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Excerpt from Emma Cullum Cortazzo, 1842-1918Of my Grandfather and Grandmother Huidekoper, I write nothing. The latter died before my birth, and my beloved Grandfather is so admirably pictured in his Life, by Mrs. Tiffany, and in my Fathers sketchMoreExcerpt from Emma Cullum Cortazzo, 1842-1918Of my Grandfather and Grandmother Huidekoper, I write nothing. The latter died before my birth, and my beloved Grandfather is so admirably pictured in his Life, by Mrs. Tiffany, and in my Fathers sketch of him, and in his Pomona Hall, that nothing I could say would add to what has already been excellently told.Of my Grandfather Cullum I know too little. He died while my Mother was young. He was born in New York on November 20, 1780. When he was three years old his Father, also an Arthur Cullum, was exiled to Nova Scotia, as a Loyalist. He is mentioned in the Appendix to Sabines History of the Loyalists of the American Revolution as follows: Arthur Cullum, a Loyalist Associator at New York, 1782, to remove in the following year to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, with his family of seven persons. I infer that the Loyalist died in Nova Scotia, probably in Halifax, where he later removed. A child was born shortly after the landing of the exiles on the barren and inhospitable shores of the colony, as the birth, death and burial of John, infant son, etc., is recorded in the register of the Parish Church of Shelburne. The Mother of this infant and wife of the Loyalist, hence the Mother of my Grandfather, was Rebecca Meade. In the Registrars Office at Shelburne appears the record of a grant of one town lot and one water lot, by the British Crown, to Arthur Cullum, in 1787, but it seems doubtful whether he ever took up this land or remained in Shelburne, then a mere village, and it seems probable that he sought a home in Halifax, where more of the comforts of life and better means of education existed.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.