The families of Neil Culbreth and Martha Autry are well documented in the early records of North Carolina. The Culbreths were Scots and the Autrys were French by way of Ireland. The Culberths settled in present day Sampson County and the Autrys settled in Edgecombe County. Neil was born in 1740, in Gigha Island, Kintyre, Scotland. At the age of ten, he and his family immigrated to NC. Martha was born on January 31, 1753, in Edgecombe, NC. Neil and Martha had fourteen children, five of whom died in early childhood. Upon his death, Neil, a farmer, owned 1354 acres of land valued at $1073. This land was located in present day Sampson County, on the Black River, near Roseboro. They are both buried in the Neil Culbreth Cemetery, located on Dunn Road/ #1002, Roseboro, NC.
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