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High folks! When did your family come to America?

My Great Grandmother, Mary Coyle, left Cresslough, County Donegal, in 1909 for Philadelphia. There she met a man, Joseph Gribbon (who became my Great Grandfather) and spent a year in Philly before returning to Creeslough. She intended to return to America in the Spring of 1912, but ol Joe wrote my Nana, and said: "If you don't come back to America right away, I am going to marry someone else!" My Nana got rid of the passage she had booked in April, and headed back to Philly aboard the S.S. Anchoria at the end of 1911, and got married.

The family legend also states that the passage that my Nana had booked for April of 1212 was aboard the S.S. Titanic, which as we all know was sunk on April 14th, killing Leonardo Di Caprio (and there was much rejoicing!).

Still working on my Mother side, which are Murphy's from County Cork.

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On my dad's side we come from puerto rico and spain. My Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother (parents of my dad's dad) were puertorican before moving to Brooklyn. My mom is a mixture of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh.


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Well, I am lucky enough to have a historian in the family on my mother's side who also wrote a book about our ancestors. My mother's side comes mostly from English ancestry with a wee bit of Scots and Irish ancestry as well. They immigrated in the 1700s! My dad's side came from Sicily in the 20th century and from what I understand the Celts were in that area too way back when.........I may be wrong..........but this is what I was told. unsure.gif


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My grandparents immigrated from various houses in Finland to Michigan in 1893, 1896, 1906, 1917.

I am one of the genealogists in my family. I just got an invitation from one of the other family historians to a Kaskinen ( maternal grandmother ) reunion in the family home town in northern Michigan in August. If we're up there, we'll go, but it is unlikely this year.

By the way, my Kaskinen grandfather came across on the Teutonic, which was the last White Star Liner to hold the translatlantic crossing record (in 1892).


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My maternal grandmother's parents Peter and Anna Anderson emigrated from Sweden in the late 1800's; my maternal grandfzther's ancestors (the ones about whom I have the most information, and most recently include Morgan, Franklin,Strong, Frazier, Livingston, Dykes, Hopkins, Wolsey, Gibson, Hogg, Bolton, Whaley, and Thorne, among others) started arriving in the mid-1600's, commonly after being on the wrong side of a dispute in their home country, mostly Scotland, with some from England, and a few from Ireland and Wales, with all arriving by the time of the Revolutionary War.
My father's ancestors were relative latecomers--the earliest McDonald and Abbott arriving from Ireland and Scotland in the early 1800's, and Campbell and Ulmer from Scotland and Germany in the mid-1800's.


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My grandmother came from Dunmuckram, Ballyshannon (County Donegal), Ireland and landed in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1903.

My grandfather was from Brackloon, Shrule (County Mayo), Ireland and landed in Boston, Mass. in 1905. He moved to New York right away.

My grandmother was visiting a friend in New York and met my grandfather and they began writing to each other and she eventually moved to New York and married.

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My family moved to the states in 1953 from Canada.
My mother's parents were both from England.
My dad's mother's family was also from England. His dad's family was from Scotland (three generations back).
I was born in Ontario.


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The yet-to-be verified story is that the McCullough's (under many different spellings) left the Scottish Lowlands (Galloway?) and travelled to northeast Ireland (Ulster) in the early 1600's. Then in the late 1600's to early 1700's they left for America. During the late 1700's to early 1800's they moved from Chester County, SC to what was Newton, Walton, and Henry counties in Georgia. And that's where I live today.

Some fought in the Revolutionary War, and a distant grandfather was a Confederate POW in the Civil War.



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Rebecca, I wondered how someone named Quinones found their way here. Now I know!

My grandparents on my mother's side came to the US from Scotland in 1922. Actually, my grandfather went to Canada before then to work in the silver mines in northern Ontario. In 1922, my grandmother came over (it was planned) and they were married in Toronto. Then they came to Detroit where my grandfather had secured a job with Ford Motor Company. My grandmother was born in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, in 1898. My grandfather was born in Pumpherston (sp?), which is somewhere outside Edinburgh, although I don't know what year. My grandmother always said there was Danish blood in the family somewhere, I'm sure from Norse invaders. Viking blood. Look out!

My dad's side of the family has been in the US for a very long time. I'm a little shakey on dates, but I know they came to the colonies from England sometime before the Revolutionary War and settled in Boston. It is believed that one of my ancestors was instrumental in establishing the school system there. Anyway, sometime in the early 1800's they moved to northwest Michigan. I have German ancestors who, by way of Canada, arrived in the US some time probably in the late 1800's. There are also ancestors from Scotland, France and Spain somewhere in the mix.


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QUOTE (Shamalama @ 04-Jun-2004, 10:00 AM)
The yet-to-be verified story is that the McCullough's (under many different spellings) left the Scottish Lowlands (Galloway?) and travelled to northeast Ireland (Ulster) in the early 1600's. Then in the late 1600's to early 1700's they left for America. During the late 1700's to early 1800's they moved from Chester County, SC to what was Newton, Walton, and Henry counties in Georgia. And that's where I live today.

Some fought in the Revolutionary War, and a distant grandfather was a Confederate POW in the Civil War.

Shamalama,
Here's some family history from my branch of the McCullochs which may shed some light on your information.

My g8-grandfather Samuel McCulloch emigrated from Ireland.
Samuel's mother died from a terrible famine. She gave most of her food to her children and there was not enough for her. This was approx. 1728 in Ireland.
In 1729 Samuel and his brother and father left for America. They first landed in New Jersey and stayed with a cousin. He was John McCulloch also.

Agnes Kennedy McCulloch, widow of (my g10-grandfather) Sir Godfrey McCulloch, raised Thomas McCullough in Ireland after his mother's death. He assumed the Irish spelling of the last name and his brother Samuel stayed with the Scottish spelling of McCulloch.

Samuel's mother died during the Irish Potato Famine at Ulster in 1728.

John McCulloch brought his two sons, Thomas and Samuel, to America between 1728 and December 1735.

Samuel's will was dated August 20, 1802 and proved April 24, 1802(sic), before it was written. It's possible the second 1802 should have been 1803 but who knows?

As to my g11-grandfather Alexander, it has been written: Alexander and his son Sir Godfrey, perpetrated cruelities against the widow of Gordon of Cardoness at Bush O' Bield. After "invading her ain hoose, did first beat her almost to death with the stilt wherewith she walked and then dragged her out of her hoose and left her upon the dunghill, which shortly thereafter was the cause of her death." The M'Cullochs were convivted and sentenced to a fine and imprisionment; this sentence was rescinded the next day.

1675 Sir Godfrey McCulloch succeeded to some doubtful rights.

1678 Sir Godfrey represented the Stewartry (Kirkcudbrights) in the Convention of Estates (Scottish Parliament).

1682 Sir Godfrey was appointed Sheriff-Depute of Stranraer. A commission was issued to him for "tendering the Test to Gentry and Commons within the Shire of Wigton." (Sir Godfrey was an anti-Covenanter).

1684 After this date, great animosity existed between Sir Godfrey and William Gorden. Sir Godfrey went to Gordon's house at Bussabiel to get some cattle released from pound. Both men were armed, but only Sir Godfrey fired. Gordon received a wound in the leg which proved fatal. Sir Godfrey fled to foreign parts. Years later he returned and lived in Edinburgh. One Sunday when he attended public worship, a Galloway gentleman recognized him and shouted, "Steik the door! There's a murderer in the Kirk." Sir Godfrey was arrested, tried and condemned to death. He was the last man to perish on the "Maiden," the Scottish equivalent of the guillotine. (Note: The Maiden is now in the Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh.)

Sir Godfrey was beheaded 26th of March 1697. Major Walter MacCulloch of Ardwall tells this story: Several of Sir Godfrey's friends were present and caught Sir Godfrey's head as it was severed. The decapitated body rose from its kneeling position and ran 100 yards down the Royal Mile. Major Walter feels that Sir Godfrey should not have been executed; that he was framed by those who had most to gain by his death. Although a violent man, Sir Godfrey sternly refused to have anything to do with the brutal treatment of the Wigtown Martyrs, when those women were tied to stakes and drowned in the estuary of River Bladenoch.

The following is the last speech of Sir Godfrey M'Culloch, "Of Myretoun, Knight and Baronet, who was beheaded at the Cross of Edinburgh, the twenty sixth day of March, 1697: I Am brought here good People to give Satisfaction to justice, for the Slaughter of William Gordon designed of Cardines; and therefore I am obliged as a dying Man, to give a Faithfull and True Account of that matter.

I do declare in the Sight of God, I had no design against his Life, nor did I expect to see him, when I came where the Accident happened; I came there contrair to my Inclination, being pressed by these two Persons, who were the Principal Witnesses against me, (they declaring he was not out of Bed) that I might relieve their Goods he had poinded; I do freely forgive them, and I Pray heartily GOD may forgive them, for bringing me to that place.

When I was in England, I was oft times urged by several Persons, who declared that they had Commission from Castle-Stewart and his Lady, (now the Pursuers for my Blood) that I might give up the papers of these lands of Cardines, whereupon they promised not only a piece of money, but also to concur for procuring me a Remission; And I have been several times since in the Countrie, where the Misfortune happened, and where they lived, but never troubled by any of them; Although now after they have got themselves secured in these Lands without me, they have been very active in the Pursute, until at last they have got me to this Place.

I do acknowledge my Sentence is Just, and does not Repine; for albeit it was only a single wound in the Legg, by a shot of small Hail, which was neither intended, or could be forseen to be deadly; Yet I do believe, that God in his justice hath suffered me to fall in that miserable Accident, for which I am now to suffer, because of my many other Great and Grevious unrepented for Sins: I do therefore heartily forgive my Judges, Accusers, Witnesses, and all Others who have now, or at any time Injured me, as I wish to be Forgiven.

I Recommend my wife, and poor children to the Protection of the Almighty GOD, who doth take care of, and Provides for the widow and the Fatherless; And Prayes, that GOD may Stirr up an Enable their Friends and mine, to be Careful of them.

I have been Branded as being a Roman Catholick, which I altogether disown, and Declare, as the words of a Dying man, who am instantly to make my Appearance before the Great Tribunal of the Great GOD, that I die in the True Catholick Reformed Protestant Religion, Renouncing all Righteousness of my own, or any others; Relying only upon the Merits of Christ Jesus, through whose Blood, I hope to be Saved, and whom I Trust, will not only be my judge, But also, Advocate with the Father for my Redemption.

Now Dear Spectators, As my Last Request, Again and Again, I ernestly Desire and Begg, The Assistance of Your Fervent Prayers, That, Although I stand here Condemned by Man, I may be Absolved before the Tribunal of the Great God, That in place of this Scaffold I may enjoy a Throne of Glory; That this Violent Death may bring me to a Life of Glorious Rest, Eternal in the Heavens; And that in place of all these Spectators, I may be Accompanyed with an Innumerable Company of Saints and Angles, Singing, Hallelujah to the Great KING to all Eternity.

Now, O LORD, Remember me with that Love Thou bearest to Thy Own, O visite me with Thy Salvation, that I may see the Good of Thy Chosen ones, and may Glory in Thy Inheritance. LORD JESUS Purge me from all my Sins, and from this of Blood Guiltiness, Wash me in Thy Own Blood. Great are mine Iniquities, But Greater are the Mercies of GOD! O let me be amongst the number of those for whom CHRIST died; Be Thou my Advocate with the Father, Into Thy hands do I recommend my Spirit; Come, Lord Jesus Come, and receive my Soul, Amen.
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The foregone was Printed by John Reid, in Edinburgh, and are to be sold at his Printing House in Bells Wynd. 1697.

Agnes removed to Ireland with her children after Sir Godfreys death.

An earlier Alexander was also known as Cutlar McCulloch, and it is reported that the folks on the Isle of Man had a prayer to the effect:

God keep the house and all within
From Cut McCulloch and from sin.


Or as it was sometimes rendered:

Keep me, my good corn, and my sheep and bullocks
From Satan, from Sin, and those thievish McCullochs.


Tradition tells that one night, a grey haired patriarch had just uttered the above invocation when an ironical voice answered from outside his window:

Gudeman! Gudeman! Ye pray o'er late!
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QUOTE (Mailagnas maqqas Dunaidonas @ 04-Jun-2004, 04:14 PM)


John McCulloch brought his two sons, Thomas and Samuel, to America between 1728 and December 1735.


Oh ... my ... heavens.

OK, I'm having to rebuild the computer that I stored all my Family Tree Maker stuff on, and it's taking a while to piece back together every bit and byte, but I would swear that I've seen that information before - from MY history.

You really don't think that you and I are 175th cousins, do you?

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QUOTE (Shamalama @ 04-Jun-2004, 04:07 PM)
You really don't think that you and I are 175th cousins, do you?

Nah . . . more like 8th or 9th cousins.
I thought your history sounded strangely familiar.
BTW, Thomas's descendants mostly went north of the Ohio River, while Samuel's went South, including my ancestors who ended up mostly in the Scott County, VA, area, although a few did stay in the area that seceeded from Virginia during the late unpleasantness.
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I've managed to repair an old Word document that I made once. According to it (last updated about a year ago):

James McCullough of County Antrim, Ireland, married to Margaret Buchanan, and had the following children: (1) John, (2) Alexander, (3) David, (4) Joseph, (5) Robert, (6) Sarah, (7) William

Then John (1710 County Antrim-1799 Fairfield SC) married Mary ??? He was the one that came to USA prior to 1743? They had the following children: (1) Samuel, (2) Thomas, (3) Alexander, (4) James, (5) Phoebe

This is where confusion sets in.

Samuel (1772-1830), married to Sarah, had 11 children, the last one being Oliver Hazard Perry McCullough, my great-great-great-grandfather. There was at least one generation that stayed in Chester County SC before following the frontier into GA.

Thomas (1743-1780), married to Elizabeth, had 2 children (1) Samuel, (2) Thomas

That would make back-to-back generations of Samuels and Thomases. I fear that something got duplicated, but can't verify it either way.

Any assistance/corrections you can give me will ge GREATLY appreciated. My last good contact is a 4th cousin that is in her 80's and she has failing health.

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My great great great grandfather James Wood came to the United States from Belfast in circa 1816. My great great grandfather Jacob Schwab came to the United States from Germany (Schwabish I believe) in the mid 1800's. My great grandmother Julia Rubly came from Ireland (Dublin by all accounts) in 1902. 9 generations ago circa 1710 John Brevard (From France by way of Ireland) and Mary McKnitt of Ireland came to Maryland and then moved to North Carolina. Then 10 genreations back circa 1699 Thomas and Givyn Morgan settled in Lancaster County Pennsylvania colony.

And that's the best that I can do as of this date. Does this qualify me to be a Heinz 57? unsure.gif

The Brevard branch of my family seemed to not be able to get along with anyone as they initially had to flee France due to the revocation of the edits of Nance, then got involved in some sort of religeous persecution in Ireland and ended up here in the States. John Brevard had 13 children 9 of which were sons that fought for American Independance in the Revolutionary War.


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