Murtagh Cullen, born about 1747, married Bridget Devlin, daughter of Mark Devlin. Children of Murtagh and Bridget Cullen were: Patrick, John, James, Charles, Hugh, Michael, and Nancy.
I recently began researching my Cullen family history. My great-great-grandmother, Mrs. P. Cullen, came to the USA (verbal family history suggests from County Tyrone) in 1836. She was accompanied by her eldest son James, age 7; son Michael, age 4; and another relative, Thomas Cullen, age 30. In addition, she gave birth to a son, Peter (my great-grandfather), during the voyage on the Atlantic Ocean (July 4, 1836). I have been unable to find any record of her husband or what his name was and cannot find record of my great-great-grandmotherís first name. We do not know how long they remained on the east coast before eventually making their way to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, area. Brothers James, Michael, and Peter all fought in the US Civil War. James died in the war and is buried in Louisiana. Sometime after the war, my great-grandfather, Peter, moved to the Town of Little Black, Taylor County, Wisconsin. I would be very appreciative of any information about this Cullen family.
I am looking for information (particularly townland and parents) of my great-great grandmother, Bridget Collins or Cullen. She came to Galena, Illinois, USA between 1837-1839. Immigrating with her was her sisters Ann and Mary and probably a brother John.
Bridget married John Burke in Galena and their children were Mary (born 1840), Ann, Catherine, Bridget, Margaret Gertrude, Elizabeth, William, John and Thomas. Bridget died in the early 1870s.
Ann married Anthony Perring and Mary married George Nichols in Illinois.
Interested in hearing from anyone with an ancestor named Murtagh Cullen.