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Please could you tell me if you have any details of my grandfather James Cullen born in Co. Derry around 1898 and died 12 07 1977 at Lifford hospital County Donegal. He married my grandmother Frances Doherty in Newtowncunningham Co Donegal they had 14 surviving children. I am very interested in my grandfathers roots and would like to know of any information that you hold on him at his sisters, and would be grateful to any help you could give me. Many thanks.
Help please with any information of Hugh Cullen born c1820 married to Agnes Orr, no dates. Had a son Daniel born c1844 married Jane McGlone in Desertmartin 1874. Also a son Richard born c1848 married Eliza Martin in Desertmartin in 1867.
Saw article by Kathleen Fagnani inquiring about information for a Michael Cullen, Lansford, PA. I believe this would be my great-grandfather of Lansford, PA. If Kathleen Fagnani is still looking for information, she could contact me at (- above email address -). or if anyone knows anything about Kathleen Fagnani and where to reach her, please notify me.
My great-grandfather Dennis Malley (or Melley) lived in NJ and in PA where he worked on the railroads. We have documented his residency in Luzerne Co., PA 1880; Centre Co. 1883; and then Clearfield Co. in the 1890's. No one in our family knew the location of his Irish homeland but rumors say he came from Mayo or Donegal.
In the US Census of 1880, Luzerne County, PA, Dennis Melley is listed as 'partner' to a Patrick Cullen who was a hotelkeeper. Dennis was also living at the hotel with his wife Sarah Jane Vliet who hailed from NJ.
Except for some real estate-related papers in Clearfield Co., we've been unable to locate anything showing siblings or a hometown in Ireland.
Perhaps someone in the Cullen family knows of our Dennis Malley/Melley?
Please could you tell me if you have any details of my grandfather James Cullen born in Co.Derry around 1898 and died 12 07 1977 at Lifford hospital County Donegal. He married my grandmother Frances Doherty in Newtowncunningham Co Donegal they had 14 surviving children. I am very interested in my grandfathers roots and would like to know of any information that you hold on him at his sisters, and would be grateful to any help you could give me. Many thanks.
I am researching my father's side of the family who come from Co Donegal. His grandmother was Bella CULLEN, born c1866, according to the 1911 census, in Co Donegal. She married a William MOONEY in Ramelton, Co Donegal. Unfortunately, that's all I know about Bella. If anyone has any information on Bella from the Ramelton, Letterkenny,or Milford areas of Donegal, I would be pleased to hear from them!
My Great Grandfather's name was Michael Cullen and he lived in Lansford, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. He was a miner in the anthracite coal mine. His date of birth was 1/1846 and according to which census you are looking at, he was either born in Ireland ,England or Pennsylvania. Since I could not find him on the 1850 census, I'm leaning towards Ireland. Unfortunately, I do not know of his parents nor any siblings. He married a Bridget Carr, daughter of John and Sarah Maloy Carr from Donegal. If anyone knows of this family please contact me.
Received from a Cullen born in Donegal:
I am originally from north Donegal (Fanad Head), my family being the sole one bearing the name Cullen on the whole peninsula. However, my father was born and raised in RosGuill which is another northern peninsula in county Donegal. That area reaching into Downings is thickly populated with Cullens. There is a high concentration of Cullens there, while there are very few Cullen families in any other part of county Donegal. All of the Cullen families in the area used the name Cuillin and sometimes Cuilin, but in recent times with the demise of the Irish language they changed to CULLEN. Pennsylvania was a popular destination for many of the immigrants from this region, and to this day there are many Cullens in the Philadelphia area and in Pittsburgh. (Including my own family members and relatives).
Local people in Rosguill and Fanad still pronounce the name as Cuillinn rather than Cullen, even though the spelling may have changed. This probably has to do with the fact that these are areas where the Gaelic language is still used to a certain extent, or perhaps they want to retain a part of what they really are.
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