There are several bios published in Pulaski Co IL on James Culbertson.
Facts taken from there:
1.James' father Jonathan moved from Obion Co TN in 1840 to Massac Co IL, where James gets married in 1849. Note: Jonathan is there on the 1850 Census, and on the Johnson Co IL Census in 1860, and his widow in on the 1865 Census of Saline Co IL.
2.Jonathan had a brother Joseph that remained behind in Obion Co TN. [Thus he is the one on the 1850 census?]
Note: On the 1840 Census for Obion Co TN, there is Jonathan 30-40 [b ca 1805 per 1850 census] Joseph age 30-40 [age 57 on Obion Co TN 1850 census, thus born ca 1803] and Josiah age 50-60 [thus born 1780-1790].
3. Jonathan was born in NC, and married Nancy RICHARDS.[Where in NC nor where married aroung 1823-4 is not given.]
4.James returns to Obion Co TN for about 10 years of time, and then moves to Pulaski Co IL. Note: James is on the Obion Co TN Census of 1860 with his family, oldest son William b 1849 is not with family, dec.
5.James was born in Maury Co TN in 1825. Note: On the 1830 Census for Maury Co TN, there is a "John" who matches in ages and number of children the family of "Jonathan."This is from a typed version, and correctness of name/abv has not been verified, so I don't know if this is Jonathan or not.
Can anyone place this family with others in TN and/or NC???