We are looking to gather genealogical information on our Cumbo family.  If you are (or think you are) descended from Emanuell Cambow we’d love to hear about you and your family. Cumbo surname spelling derivations include Cumba, Cumbaa, Cumbee, Cumby, Cumbia, Cumboe, Cumbow, Combo, Cumber and others.

If you would like to help us add leaves to our very rich family tree, please enter your information in the form below and include – in the message section – your genealogical Cumbo line from you as far back as you can go.  Your information will be used for genealogical purposes and to share the information we have found about Emanuell Cambow with those who are interested.

We look forward to connecting with you and learning about your Cumbo family branch.

Thank you.

Cumbo Genealogy Form



  1. Requesting assistance in locating Lost Genealogy on Cumbo Family Reunion July 15 -17 July 2016 Saturday Night in the Entertainment Room at the Woodlands Hotel in Williamsburg, VA

  2. The picture of Henry Berry Lowry (Lowery/Lowrie) used in this Family Tree isn’t him (according to his great great great grandson Dr. Dean Chavers). Unfortunately the picture of Quinny Irvin Godwin has been mistakenly used as HBL for over 35 years. Just thought I would let you know. It is literally everywhere, so the likelihood of it being corrected is slim. Here is a message from Dr. Chavers on another blog/family history page: “Your photo of Henry Berry Lowery is actually Quinn Godwin. It got taken from Quinn’s grandson’s house under mysterious circumstances 35 years ago and published as HBL. It is unfortunate that it happened, and that you and many others were duped. Would you take it off your website? Quinn was my great-great-grandfather. See my books “Modern American Indian Leaders” and “Racism in Indian Country.”…” Here is his wiki bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Chavers

    1. Thanks for the heads up . The photo is sourced from HBL descendants, one of whom has written books about him and used the image. Let me check with them.

  3. I am a member of the Cumbo (Cumbee) family from McClellanville, Berkeley County, SC
    –St. Thomas Parish, Berkeley County, SC
    –St. Denis & St. Thomas Parish, Charleston County, SC
    I am researching records for Elias Cumbee (b. about 1811; d. 1870) who lived in this area. His grandmother was Susan Cumbo (husband-Solomon Cumbo). She was given a land grant for plantation-lands in St. Thomas Parish (Hell Hole Swamp area). The plantation-estate was called Northampton. They also had a daughter (Susan Cumbo who married Hiram Hodge). Are we connected?

    1. Barbara, Pleasure to connect with you. We are likely distantly connected. Learning more about Solomon’s ancestry will help us better understand our possible connection. Your research on ELias and the Northampton plantation sounds fascinating. Please keep me posted! Best, Andre

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