Cullen Pulliam born about 1770, NC Father, John Pulliam, born about 1748, NC Mother, Harty Smith Married Elizabeth Cooper- May,17 1790 in Franklin Co, NC Probably in 1790 census in Franklin Co, NC, Halifax Dist., M637, R7, Pg.45 with his father, John Polliam, 2/4/4 Cullen is a witness to the will of Samuel Chairs in 1801 inRichmond Co, NC 1810 census Montgomery Co, NC, Chappel Dist., M252, R41,Pg.59, 10110/2101 1830 census Richmond Co, NC, Black Jack Dist, M19, R124, Pg.193, 00000001/000000001
WILL OF SAMUEL CHAIRS
In the name of God amen I Samuel Chairs of Richmond Co., North Carolina knowing that it is appointed for all men to die and being in sound mind and memory I do make this my last will and testament that is to say first of all desire that all my just debts be paid.
Item: I lend all my personal estate to my beloved wife during her life or widowhood on - ------ of them cases.
Item: I give unto my sons William Chairs and Joseph Chairs all my lands to be equal divided between them then all my estate to be divided between my daughters and beloved wife equality as here under names Suffey Chaires, Sarah Chaires, Mary Chaires Anna Chaires
Item: I also request that Nathaniel Glot have fifty pounds out of my personal estate if he continued in the employment of my estate until he is twenty one years of age and I all so appoint my beloved wife Lively Chairs, Vachel Chaires and Peter Ussery my Executors of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills here to fore made by me
Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of September 1801
Signed Attest: Collom Pullum by mark SAMUEL CHAIRS Richard Ussery
I believe Cullen to be the father of Silas Pullum/ Pulliam B. about 1794 in NC based on this circumstantial evidence.
Silas is the right age to be the oldest son on the 1810 Montgomery Co. NC census
Cullen’s brother Alsa Pullum is listed on the 1800 Montgomery Co. NC census R33, Pg.498, 00100
Sally Morgan is listed on the same page of the 1810 Montgomery Co. NC census with Curren Pulliam, possibly mother of Sarah Pulliam who married Silas in about 1813
Silas is still living in Montgomery Co, NC in 1830, Cullen is still living in neighboring Richmond Co.
Silas moves his family to Hardeman Co, Tn in about 1837.
I am unable to find Cullen after 1830.
The Chairs family, who Cullen knew in Richmond County in the early 1800s used Vachel and Tilmon as family names.
Silas used these names for two of his sons.
In the 1850 Hardeman Co. TN, census, M432, R881, Pg.112, Household 627 is Vachel Pullum,
Household 628 is John J. Chairs, a nephew of Samuel Chairs. Tilmon Pullum is living in his household and serving as Overseer.
One of Silas Pulliam's daughter's married a Ussery.
Though I can find no evidence that connects them directly, this shows they knew the same families and were connected to them from at least 1801 to 1850.