James Cumbie was born in South Carolina around 1784. ( NOTE: there is evidence that Leander ( Lee Andrew- c1758 ) and Matilda Turner were his parents ). James owned a mill on Pee Dee Creek in South Carolina and co-owned a mill on Potato Creek in Pike County, Georgia, with his son, Benjamin Riley Cumbie. He was a Baptist Minister. The name of his first wife can not be confirmed. Some records list a Mary ( Mary's maiden name may have been " Dear " ). They had 7 children. He married second, Elizabeth Culpepper, a widow with 7 children, about 1831. She was born in South Carolina around 1802. It has been said that her children also took the Cumbie name. Elizabeth may have died on 3 July, 1884 near Ozark, Alabama. James and Elizabeth had 7 children. James Cumbie was drafted and served in the War of 1812 as a private in the Company of Captain John M. Sally in the 21st Regiment, 5th Brigade and Commanded by Major Alexander Juhan, on 18 June 1812. He was drafted from the Orangeburg District, South Carolina and his place of residence is listed as the Orangeburg District. He made rank of 2nd Class on 30 September 1814 and was discharged at Fort Marion,Bufort Island, South Carolina on 12 December 1814. He is listed on the 1830 Barnwell County, South Carolina Census, and also is shown as selling land in 1830 and 1831 in Barnwell County. He left South Carolina in 1831/32 and is shown with land in the 8th District on Potato Creek in Pike County, Georgia in January 1832. In March 1835 and January 1838, he has land in the 8th District adjoining Buffington land. He is shown on the 1850 Georgia ( Pike County ) Census. In Pike County, Georgia, on 12 December 1850, he makes a Bounty Land application for his service in the War of 1812 (40 acres). On 11 April 1855, he makes application for additional land in Pike County, Alabama. On 28 December 1855, he was granted 120 acres near Fryars Bridge. On 23 October 1856, he buys land in Coffee County, Alabama, and is on the Coffee County Census in 1860. On 20 February 1864, he sells land to his son, Solomon S. He is shown on the 1866 Alabama State Census (Coffee County). This is the last record of James. It is believed that James and his wife died in Coffee County.
I have a large file of James Cumbie's other children ( 14 ) . All information was given to me by William Cumbie, son of Andrew Judson Cumbie.
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