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Subject: Re: [S-I] Two brickwalls gone, Thompson-Mc Cullock, 1747-1845
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:28:00 -0500 (EST)

Spelling on family name back then is probably "McCullough" or
"McCulloch". Ending of the surname is a hard "k" sound in old Ulster speak.
McCulloch is in Massachusetts circa 1730 and Maine circa 1766
There are eleven McCullogh men as "Ruling Elders" in Ulster from 1692 to
1718. It looks like they run south from Carrickfergus, County Antrim through
Belfast and then jog left (to the west) in to Down and Tyrone and Monaghan.

Go to Rootsweb and search under email lists with the above surnames. You
will find your "kin" or researchers of the family names. None of the
spellings are "wrong" so like Linda says don't sweat the little stuff. It looks
like the "..Cullo..." part of the surname is unique. Good luck

Colin Brooks
1718 Migration Project

In a message dated 12/13/2010 7:04:35 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,

Hi Linda,
First I want to thank you for the notice of the new beta site for the
Family Search site. I was surprised at the ease of use at the new site. I
have been doing research on my surname Thompson for a while now and have many
brickwalls to overcome. I had to go through a few pages at the new site
and then BINGO!! Two brickwalls at one time, my GG grandfather Henry’s birth
date and his mothers maiden name, “Mc Cullock” and all from a church I
had never heard of. Now I have to research her name to see what I can find.
This was the info:

Henry Thompson
Born 4 May 1803
Father: Henry Thompson
Mother: Eleanor Mc Cullock
Info from: Graham's United Presbyterian Church, Pine Bush, Orange, New York

My estimate on Eleanor's birth is ca 1765 and Henry's father Henry birth
was 1747, both were from Ireland, unknown township.
Eleanor was AKA Hannah E. Thompson and nickname was Nellie.

I might as well ask while I am writing here, is anyone on this site doing
Mc Cullock research? If so please contact me at

Again Linda, thank you and many thanks for all the knowledgeable
information and effort you put into this wonderful Scotch-Irish site and I too am an
great admirer of you wit, you make research interesting [grin].

Don Thompson
Whittier, CA

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