Wm - VA
Phil - VA
John - N
Ben - P
Sam - P
of McCulloch and McCulloh
Esq of Grogan
& 1st wife
& 2nd wife
This is my working hypothesis - the way
I see it as of this moment!!
using analysis by Bob
Epperson of James Iredell's
Genealogy of the McCulloch Family
James Iredell writing in 1773:
"James of Grogan the last mentioned of that name in the foregoing genealogy
had among other children the three following -- William, James, Henry -- & a
Daughter married Charles Macartney of Dublin Esq."
"William had issue, a. James [now of Camdege
near Dundall in Ireland, in whose possession the Memories are, from whom the
copy referred to was obtained] who is yet a Bachelor. b.
William, a merchant in Dublin, who is now a Widower. By his wife [whose name was
Coleman] he had three children, now living, two Daughters & a Son ----- Henry
[late Secretary of this province] two of whose daughters are now living there].
*Note this last item of info was misplaced somehow as it
refers to James of Grogan's son-in-law rather than his son and has caused much
confusion by historians and genealogists.
"James married Mary the daughter of James Ferguson MD. Belfast in
Ireland by whom he had issue two daughters, Margaret & Jane.
a. Margaret was married on the 1st Aug 1750 to W Francis Iredell Merchant
in Bristol, a son of the Rev. W. Francis Iredell of Dublin. Their issue is as
follows - James born 5 Oct 1751 [N d] Francis born 21 Dec 1752, Charles born
1756, Arthur born 1758, and Thomas born Dec 1760. Besides these, who are now
living, they had three sons & a Daughter who died --- one Son, named Thomas,
born between Francis & Charles, a Daughter named Mary, born between Arthur
and Thomas, & two sons names William & Henry, youngest of all. ........
"b. Jane, the other daughter of James
Mculloh Esq was never married & lives with her mother in Belfast. W. Francis
Iredell has one brother, Thomas, living in Jamaica, never married.
"I forgot to mention that James McCulloch of Grogan, Esq. had among
many other children by a first wife, a daughter married to Henry McCulloch, a
Scotsman, who had issue Alexander McCulloch of Halifax County in N. Carolina
Esq. - & who is cousin by the half blood to James &
William McCulloch in Ireland, Mrs. Iredell,
& Henry Eustace McCulloch the only surviving child of Henry McCulloch Esq,
the brother of William & James; & Miss
MaCartney, by the whole blood." as interpreted by Bob Epperson
Children of James McCulloch of Grogan and first wife:
married Charles Macartney of Dublin Esq d 1750
brother of Eleanor who married Rev. W Francis Iredell of Dublin
a. Margaret Macartney
b. James Macartney bef 1745 - bef 1773
2. Mary McCulloch
married Henry McCulloch, a Scotsman
McCulloch 1715 Ireland - 1798 NC
married ca 1736 Sarah Hill 1716
NC - 1771 NC
Children of James McCulloch of Grogan and second wife:
1. William McCulloch, a merchant in Dublin, Ireland
a. James of Camdey near Dundalk
on the southeastern coast of Northern Ireland
unmarried in 1773
b. William a merchant of Dublin
married a Coleman
i. Ann McCulloch
iii. Willy MCulloch at
Droghedra School in 1768 and 1771
Henry McCulloch Sec of State of NC est 1710 - 1755
2. James McCulloch died 1745
married in Belfast Ireland Mary Ferguson, dau of James
a. Margaret McCulloch
married 1 Aug 1750
William Francis Iredell Jr, merchant in Bristol
son of Rev W Francis Iredell of Dublin and Eleanor Macartney
i. James Iredell 5 Oct 1751 Lewes, England - 1799 Edenton
later US Supreme Court Justice buried at "Hayes"
married 18 July 1773 Hannah Johnston ca 1756 - 1826
dau of Samuel Johnston and wife Helen Scrymoure
ii. Francis Iredell
21 Dec 1752 - 1773 Africa
as clerk for Royal Africa Company (Iredell papers Vol 1, p 28, footnote)
Iredell ca 1754 - bef 1760 dy
iv. Charles Iredell
Iredell 1758 -
vi. Mary Iredell d
bef 1773 dy
vii. Thomas Iredell Dec
viii. William Iredell ca 1764 -
probably born about 1764 since James Iredell asks father if
Billy can write in letter of 15 Jun 1771 (Iredell Papers Vol 1, p 71),
died in early 1772 as James Iredell notes in a 20 Jul 1772 letter to his
father (Iredell Papers, Vol 1, p 105)
Henry Iredell ca 1764 - prob bef 1770 dy
must have died before 1770 because he is not mentioned
James Iredell’s letters referring to his other younger brothers, e.g. letter
of 15 Jun 1771
McCulloch never married living with mother 1773
3. Henry McCulloh est 1700 - 1779
-he was the London merchant -the land
speculator in NC - author of the stamp act
Turnham Green, in the county of Middlesex - in 1778 says parish of Chelsea
-prosperous merchant 1726
- ca 1736 conceived the idea of getting grants and paying for the same by the
importation of settlers
arrived in NC in 1741 and returned
home to London in 1747; ...author of the stamp act...
after 1761 his son
Henry Eustac McCulloh ran his affairs in
married 1st Mary Houston died ca 1732
a. James McCulloch living
in 1745 d. ca 1750
left a child -- appears to be
connected with Elizabeth Green also in will
i. James McCulloch bef 1749 - living in Duplin Co in 1778
named in Grandfather Henry's will of 1778
married 2nd Penelope Eustace buried at Chiswick
Church 25 Apr 1767
a. Penelope Eustace
McCulloh buried 8 Jan 1766
b. Henry Eustace McCulloh ca 1740 - 1812
married Udell ? [his
widow when he wrote his will 1805]
had child out of wed-lock with Molly Cooke
i. George McCulloh ca 1768 -
Papers of James Iredell Vol 1, pp 25-29 Henry
E. McCulloh to James Iredell
, 10 May, 1769
. . You may acquaint the person who seemed to doubt of my consent as to her
marriage that I shall be very happy to hear it, if for her advantage, and that I
shall not withdraw my kindness. . . . If Molly should get a husband, inform me
what is to be done with the youngster. If she continues to take good care of
him, I will continue my allowance. Write me a little of family matters now and
then. Adieu. Be happy as I wish you!
of Papers of James Iredell: Molly was the mother of Henry Eustace
McCulloh's illegitimate son George. The earlier veiled remarks concerning
marriage in this letter likely refer to Molly.
|letter from Hill to McCulloch - 4 Col Rec NC 1100
"I sincerely condole with you on the loss of your promising son
James. It has been likewise my misfortune to lose my son Ben. We must
submit to the will of God.
My best wishes attend Mrs. McCulloch, Henry and Miss Penelope and are
sincerely offered for your health and happiness.
July 23rd 1750
Bailey connects this letter to Alexander in error I believe - it fits
13 Feb. 1744
. Narrate 1p.,
13 May 1745
His wife Mary McCulloh otherwise
His nephew Mr Wm. McCulloh.
His eldest daughter Margt. McCulloh.
His second daughter Jane McCulloh,
James Stewart, Co. Antrim, Esq., and Charles Macartney,
, merchant, trustees.
To James Macartney son of said
Charles Macartney £300 when 21 years.
Alice Bowker of the
. His servant Alice Boyce £100 for
her faithful service.
James McCulloh of
, Co. Antrim, Esq., and his said nephew Wm. McCulloh exors.
His real and personal estate.
Witnesses: John Treanor,
, Edmd. Wall,
Memorial witnessed by: Paschall Wilson, William Bigger,
116, 414, 81200
Wm McCulloch (seal)"
Analysis by Bob
In a letter dated
15 Mar 1767
, Margaret Macartney makes the following statement, “My Aunt
McCulloh seems to me to be in a very
. Give my Duty to my
Uncle and Love to your Papa and Mama and Believe me to be Dear James your ever
In a letter dated
5 Mar 1767
, Henry McCulloh writes to James (Dear Jemmy) Iredell in response to
a letter from the 16 year-old apparently informing him of the stroke suffered by
Iredell’s father and the poor condition of the family’s finances.
Obviously, Iredell has requested advice on employment opportunities to
help the family. Going to
he would be seeking
a position with his father’s brother, Thomas Iredell.
5th March 1767
received your letter dated the 28th of February and have been very sensibly
affected by your father's misfortunes; the ill state of health he labors under,
and the melancholy prospect there is for his family. What adds to my concern is,
that I am so circumstanced, that it is really not in my power, at present, to
God my son arrives in time, I shall consult with him what may be proper to be
done for you, as it would give me great pleasure to put you in a road to provide
for yourself. In the meantime, if you do not go to
(which I think will be no bad scheme), I
would have you endeavor to get into some counting-house
or office, in order to keep you employed in some business or other. Mrs.
McCulloh recovers slowly. She is not yet able to walk.
She joins me in her love to your father, mother, and all the family.
May God in his mercy grant you relief. I am, dr. James, Your affectionate
friend and servant,
letter refers to the condition of Henry’s wife, who based on
records dies and is
25 Apr 1767
Henry is awaiting the return of his son, Henry Eustace McCulloh, who is
finishing his negotiations on surrendering the balance of his father’s 1.2
land grant from the
Crown. As a result he is unsure of
his own finances. This letter
confirms, Margaret Macartney’s letter of
15 Mar 1767
above when she
refers to her Aunt McCulloh.
the place of Henry McCulloh established as one of the three sons of James
McCulloch of Grogan by his
second wife, it is very strange that Iredell would leave Henry out of his
discussion and refer instead to Henry the late Secretary instead.
This is especially glaring in view of the fact that James Iredell’s
financial position was dependent on Henry McCulloh and his son Henry Eustace
McCulloh. Iredell took on Henry
Eustace’s position as Collector of Customs at the
in early 1769 as an
18 year-old. He received the
position in his own right by a commission dated
5 May 1774
. Iredell continued to
provide legal support to Henry E, until the 1780s.
With that much involvement and to some degree debt owed to the
McCulloh’s, it is surprising that he leaves them out of his discussion except
in reference to the cousins of Alexander McCulloch.
Both this omission early in the genealogy and the mention that Henry
E’s father is the brother of William and James seems to confirm the earlier
reference to Henry the late Secretary is in fact a “typographical” or more
correctly, scribner’s (writer’s) error.
25 Apr 1767
am, dear cousin, Yours very affectionately”
8th February 1768
Cousin, I Receiv'd both your favours of the 11th of Decr. and 25th of Jany,2
My Brother Continues at
and is very well. My Dada and Sister Join in Affectionate Complimts. To
all Friends With you, I am Dr Cousin Your very
Affectionate Humble Servant, Ann McCulloh
20 Mar 1771
Wm. McCulloh is just recover'd out
of a dangerous fever. The
Girls are Well. Willy is still at
They fear he will have a disagreeable operation soon to go thro' as they
have some cause to think he has a polypus growing in his Nose.”
pdf file -Genealogy of the
McCulloch Family By James Iredell 9 June 1773
Transcribed by Robert D Epperson 14 Jan 2007
1. Genealogy Transcription
2. Original Genealogy