George McCullough

George McCullough
b. 17 June 1780, County Antrim, Ireland
d. 25 September 1867, College Springs, Page County, Iowa

m. 1805, Ireland
Jennet Thompson
b. 5 August 1785, Rocavau, County Antrim, Ireland
d. 13 March 1859, College Springs, Page County, Iowa

Children with Jennet Thompson:

  • William (b. 1805)
  • Jennet (b. 1807)
  • John (b. 1809)
  • James Young (b. 1811)
  • Margaret (b. 1813)
  • Elizabeth (died young)
  • Elizabeth (b. 1817)
  • Sarah (b. 1819)
  • Jane (b. 1822)
  • Mary (b. 1824)
  • George (b. 1826)
  • Robert (b. 1828)

George immigrated to Indiana from Chester District, South Carolina, in 1830. He resided at
Vienna Township, Scott County, Indiana, and moved to Page County, Iowa, in 1858.

According to family tradition, after George and Jennet McCullough left Ireland in 1806, they were shipwrecked off the Bermuda Islands and detained there for a while by authorities. Six months after leaving Ireland, they arrived in South Carolina in May of 1807.

George’s grandson remembered that when the family emigrated from Indiana to Page County, Iowa, George, who was 78 years old, thought they were headed for a new promised land. Among his possessions in their covered wagon was a tombstone so that if he died on the way, his death would not go unnoted.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Lynne Emmons
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

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