William Butler Cumby

Brief Life History of William Butler

When William Butler Cumby was born on 9 July 1857, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, his father, James Alexander Cumby, was 45 and his mother, Louise Jane Weatherford, was 40. He married Cornelia J Burns on 23 December 1902, in Halifax, Virginia, United States. He lived in Birch Creek, Halifax, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Meadville, Halifax, Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 11 October 1926, in Banister, Halifax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in South Boston, Halifax, Virginia, United States.

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William Butler Cumby
Cornelia J Burns
Marriage: 23 December 1902

Sources (13)

  • William Cumbs in household of Alexander Cumbs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W B Cumley, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • W B Cumby, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Altered form of Native American (Lumbee) Cumbo . Compare Cumbee .

English: probably a variant of Cumber or Coomber (see Coomer ) in which final -er has been shortened to -e and raised to -y.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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