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Mary Ross McCullough

drawing from a tintype, ca. 1850

Who was Mary Ross?

Mary Ross is one of the ancestors who have sent many McCullough researchers off on a wild goose chase. I had worked out a nice theory, when I discovered some family papers and pictures that gave a completely new perspective. However, we still don't know the whole story. 

What we do know is that the wedding of Mary and Sheridan was reported to be one of the largest ever held in Centre County until that time.  Mary was also credited with "being of uncommon intelligence" and very witty.

A story on her descendants states that she was "a lineal descendent of Betsy Ross, who made the first American flag".  This, however, is not true, since, as far as we know, Betsy never had any children by her Ross husband, who died before Mary was born.  Still, there is probably a link to that Ross family.  Look in the mystery section of this site for more details!

Ancestors of Mary Ross

Generation No. 1

1. Mary Ross, born March 1803 in Walker Twp., Centre Co., PA; died 5 September 1866 in Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA. She was the daughter of 2. Jonothan Ross and 3. Jane "Jennie" McCalmont. She married (1) Sheridan McCullough 27 January 1825 in Jacksonville Presbyterian Church?, Walker Twp., Centre Co., PA. He was born 16 September 1801 in Baltimore, MD, and died 26 December 1888 in Corsica, Union Township, Jefferson Co., PA. He was the son of William McCullough and Rachel Sheridine.

Generation No. 2

2. Jonothan Ross He married 3. Jane "Jennie" McCalmont 1 March 1803.

3. Jane "Jennie" McCalmont She was the daughter of 6. Thomas IV McCalmont and 7. Mary Guilford.

Child of Jonothan Ross and Jane McCalmont is:

          1 i. Mary Ross, born March 1803 in Walker Twp., Centre Co., PA; died 5 September 1866 in Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA; married Sheridan McCullough 27 January 1825 in Jacksonville Presbyterian Church?, Walker Twp., Centre Co., PA.

           

Generation No. 3

6. Thomas IV McCalmont, born 1745 in Co. Armaugh, Ireland; died 6 September 1819 in Jacksonville, Centre Co, PA. He was the son of 12. Thomas III McCalmont and 13. Sarah Wallace. He married 7. Mary Guilford 1773.

7. Mary Guilford, born 1745 in Ireland; died 7 May 1803 in Jacksonville, Centre Co, PA. She was the daughter of 14. William Guilford and 15. Jennet (Jennie?) (Guilford).

Child of Thomas McCalmont and Mary Guilford is:

          3 i. Jane "Jennie" McCalmont, married Jonothan Ross 1 March 1803.

           

Generation No. 4

12. Thomas III McCalmont, born Abt. 1700 in Ireland; died 1766 in Delaware River near Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of 24. Thomas II McCalmont. He married 13. Sarah Wallace.

13. Sarah Wallace, born Bet. 1700 - 1725 in Ireland.

Child of Thomas McCalmont and Sarah Wallace is:

          6 i. Thomas IV McCalmont, born 1745 in Co. Armaugh, Ireland; died 6 September 1819 in Jacksonville, Centre Co, PA; married Mary Guilford 1773.

           

14. William Guilford He married 15. Jennet (Jennie?) (Guilford).

15. Jennet (Jennie?) (Guilford)

Child of William Guilford and Jennet (Guilford) is:

          7 i. Mary Guilford, born 1745 in Ireland; died 7 May 1803 in Jacksonville, Centre Co, PA; married Thomas IV McCalmont 1773.

           

Generation No. 5

24. Thomas II McCalmont, born Abt. 1667 in Scotland or Ireland. He was the son of 48. Thomas I McCalmont and 49. Rachel Cox or Margaret (McCalmont).

Child of Thomas II McCalmont is:

          12 i. Thomas III McCalmont, born Abt. 1700 in Ireland; died 1766 in Delaware River near Philadelphia, PA; married Sarah Wallace.

           

Generation No. 6

48. Thomas I McCalmont, born Abt. 1641 in Argyllshire, Scotland. He married 49. Rachel Cox or Margaret (McCalmont).

49. Rachel Cox or Margaret (McCalmont)

Child of Thomas McCalmont and Rachel (McCalmont) is:

          24 i. Thomas II McCalmont, born Abt. 1667 in Scotland or Ireland.

 

 
Updated: 2008-01-15