Thursday, August 4, 2011

Brick Walls--Gabriel McCullough

I spent the evening yesterday searching for info on one of my brick walls in Perry County, Alabama. His name is Gabriel J McCullough. He was born in Tennessee, probably Warren County, about 1817.
I am glad that I at least got to Warren County, I happened to find his sister, Martha Jane McCullough McCraw, in the 1850 Perry County, Alabama census. A Mr. Hugh LeBaron transcribed the census for USGENWEB http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/perry/census/1850/notes.txt
Luckily, he also had additional information that he was kind enough to add. He states Martha was born in Warren County November 21, 1817. Since my Gabriel was born about 1817, and also in Tennessee, I'll be headed next (via computer) to Warren County.
Here is the 1850 census in Perry County:

1850    ALABAMA     PERRY    SEVERE
Series: M432  Roll: 12  Page: 337
2/2
Wm McCullough  49  Farmer  200 SC
Elender  47  SC
Thomas H  15  AL
Gabriel J  26  TN
Rufus G  18  AL

I have not been able to find too much on parents William and Eleanor? There is an older son, William, that was born in SC in 1815, so marriage is probably in SC.
A younger son, James also born in TN in 1820.

The 1860 census:

1860    ALABAMA    PERRY    OAK GROVE
Series: M653  Roll: 20  Page: 702
491/491
Wm McCullough, 67, SC, Insane
Ellenor McCullough, 67, wife. SC

1860    ALABAMA    PERRY    SEVERE
Series: M653  Roll: 20  Page: 730

Gabriel J Mccullough 39, Real Estate 500, Personal 280, Farmer
Mary A Mccullough 29, AL
Sarah E Mccullough 2, AL
Mary E Mccullough 10/12, AL




Anyone have any suggestions??