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The McCullar Family of NC, GA, AR, & TX

Updated September 24, 2009

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Surnames include Bailey, Clardy, Faulkner, Floyd, Furr, Gorham, Hambright, Johnson, London, McCullar, McKee, Pace, Poston, Simpson, & Smith.

Benjamin McCullar, is my GGGGrandfather. The McCullar clan was part of the great emigration from Ulster to America during the 18th Century. They originated from County Antrim, and probably landed at or near Savannah. Carolina Land records show the name spelled McCulloch and McCulloh.

The 1820 census for Wilkinson Co. GA listed Benjamin McCullar, John McCullar and Wm. McCullar (name spelled McColor in this record). These 3 are believed brothers, and legend has them hiking from Carolina to Georgia, where we know they served together in the 3rd Regiment (Wimberly's) Georgia Militia during the War of 1812/ Creek Indian War. Benjamin is also listed in 1830 census for Wilkinson Co, and, in 1840 Benjamin McCuller and John McCullar are listed in Marion Co. GA

Benjamin McCullar is listed in the 1850 Census for Union Co. AR, Franklin Township, p.291:
Benjamin McCullar, age 59, Farmer born in NC, value of real estate 4,000
Wife Susannah (Pace), age 54, born in SC
Daughter Harriet, age 21, born in GA
Son Jesse, age 19, born in GA
Son George, age 17, born in GA
Son John, age 15, born in GA
Daughter Sarah A., age 8, born in GA

Benjamin is also listed in the 1860 Census for Union Co, Cornie Twp, Roll 51, Book 1, P. 191. At age 70, Benjamins hosehold includes his 2nd wife (Malinda (Harper) and 3 young daughters (Catherine E. 5, Bendetta 4, and Susan M. 2). Just before the Civil War, old Ben was a wealthy cotton farmer and cattleman, with Real Estate valued at $15,000 and Personal Estate of $60,000.

Ben's son Jesse is my GGGrandfather, whose full name was Jesse James Benjamin McCullar (JJB1). He married Amanda Jane Faulkner(date unknown). Amanda Jane is the daughter of James M. Faulkner (1850 Census for Union Co. AR, El Dorado Township, Roll 432, Image 457). Their son J.J.B. McCullar (JJB2)was born in 1856 in El Dorado, AR, and he is my Great Grandfather. JJB1 McCullar died in 1859 (age 28) and is buried in the Faulkner Family cemetery in El Dorado. JJB1 and Amanda Jane also had a daughter, Sarah Emily McCullar, b.1854.

My GGrandfather (JJB2) McCullar was in the lumber business in North TX. He married Rachel Clardy Sep 11 1881 - marriage in Collin Co. TX. Rachel was born in Johnson County Texas in 1860 and was the daughter of N.S. and Mary Clardy. JJB2, Rachel, and both of her parents are buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Denton, TX.

After their marriage JJB2 and Rachel tried homesteading in Hale County, TX. JJB2 was on the original school board for the first public school in Hale Center. Like a lot of other pioneers who bought land with cheap loans from the state, their farm failed, and they retreated to Denton, where JJB2 launched his lumber business.

In the 1900 Census for Denton Co. TX, 30-46-9-53
McCullar, Jessie W H Aug 1858 44 AR
McCullar, Ray C. W May 1860 40 MO
McCullar, Glenn L. S Mar 1883 17 TX
McCullar, Jessie L. S Jun 1885 14 TX
McCullar, Fred L. S Aug 1889 10 TX
McCullar, Bennie R. D Feb 1892 08 TX
McCullar, Dink W. D Mar 1894 06 TX
McCullar, Zelmo B. D Jul 1896 03 TX
McCullar, J.J.B. S Dec 1898 01 TX

Clardy L. McCullar (my Grandfather, born 11 Nov 1900 after the 1900 Census) was the baby of the family. He died February 1984 in Ventura, CA.

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