|George W. Cully
Son of W.H & N.E. Cully
Peaceful Be Thy Slumber
Courtesy of Edward Ellis-Havelock Historian
George W. Cully was born to William Henry Cully and Nancy E. Harkley on December 27, 1869 in Craven County, North Carolina and lived until November 6, 1919. He was the brother of my Great Grandfather Ambrose E. Cully. George had other siblings (Sarah F., Melvina and Isabella).
George was married to Alvania Canady (Canaday/Canada) other variances of surname. They had one child William Allen Cully.
George W. Cully was buried at Little Witness Church Cemetery that is now known as MCAS Cherry Point Cemetery. George was a member of the Black Masonic Lodge and he has the Mason symbol on his headstone. It is very possible that George was a member of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, The first Black Masonic Lodge established after emancipation. This Lodge served as the mother Lodge of all the other’s throughout the State. (Knowing that the Masonic Lodge usually keeps good records, I will be contacting to get more information on George’s membership and status with the Masons.
George was a farmer and his wife Alvania was a storekeeper (selling groceries).