James Cullen was born in 1846 in Peel, New Brunswick. In 1864 he applied for a grant of land and began a small farm near his father’s homestead. From there, events unfolded, as Cullen crossed the border, married Rosellah Twist, and became one of the most celebrated villains in Aroostook County history.
Winslow York, Dena Lynn. "“They Lynched Jim Cullen”: Story and Myth on the Northern Maine Frontier." Maine History 40, 2 (2001): 126-136. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol40/iss2/4