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The mc mullens (slide show version nov 2010)


Summary of presentation made at Thomas Cary McMullen reunion in June 2009. Location was Keltys, TX. Includes errors that will be corrected.

Summary of presentation made at Thomas Cary McMullen reunion in June 2009. Location was Keltys, TX. Includes errors that will be corrected.

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  • 1. A Brief Journey Through Our Past (about 200 years anyway)
  • 2. William and Martha leave Ireland in 1755 Antrim, Ireland
  • 3. On to America! William and Martha arrive in Virginia
  • 4. Thomas McMullen • Williamson County TN – Born 1785 • Married Margaret Patterson in 1811 • Fought in War of 1812 with TN Volunteers • Received Land Grant for War Service • Was a mover!
  • 5. Evidence of Thomas in War of 1812 • COLONEL ROBERT STEELE • DESIGNATION: 4th Regiment West Tennessee Militia Infantry • DATES: January 1814 - May 1814 • MEN MOSTLY FROM: Jackson, White, Bedford, Giles, Lincoln, and Maury Counties • CAPTAINS: James Bennett, Robert Campbell, John Chitwood, Samuel Maxwell, James Randals, Richard Ratton, James Shinault • BRIEF HISTORY: • Part of the brigade led by General Thomas Johnson, this regiment was composed of about 450 men. Colonel Steele and his men were left at Fort Strother while Jackson marched the rest of his army to Horseshoe Bend where the climactic battle of the Creek War was fought (27 March 1814). Steele's regiment served as wagon guards for supplies from Fort Deposit and built boats to transport supplies down the Coosa River to Fort Williams. From Camp Blount at Fayetteville, the regiment took the much-traveled route through Huntsville, Fort Deposit, and Fort Strother.
  • 6. • Moved from Nashville area to Rutherford area (Gibson County) about 1822 (Davy Crockett’s neighbor in the 1830 census). The Thomas McMullen Trail
  • 7. Thomas & Davy • Info from 1830 Census of Gibson County TN. • McMullen, Thomas 2211001- 0011001 males: two under 5 (John Dixon & ?), two 5-10 (Silas & Robert A), one 10-15 (Wm R). Age 45 • Crockett, David 00121001-1220101 He was 44 then, so they were also very close in age. He moved to Gibson County in 1822.
  • 8. Gibson County TN The move to Gibson County was in “wild” western TN in Indian country. Plenty of bears, panthers, & wolves. Was the last place Crockett lived before leaving for Texas and the Alamo in 1835.
  • 9. • Nashville area to Rutherford area (Gibson County) by 1830 (Davy Crockett’s neighbor) • Rutherford to Coffeeville MS area (Yalobusha County) in 1849(?)-1850 The Thomas McMullen Trail
  • 10. Signature
  • 11. Signature
  • 12. Moved to Texas! • Only 3 years in Mississippi • Another Land Grant? • 1853 when Robert A. was 31 and James Ulman was a young boy (about 1) • Past the bluffs near Vicksburg while traveling down the Mississippi River
  • 13. • Nashville area to Rutherford area by 1830 (Davy Crockett’s neighbor) • Rutherford to Coffeeville MS in 1850 • Coffeeville MS to Bay St. Louis MS in 1853 • Thomas dies in Bay St. Louis in 1853 from Yellow Fever • Robert A. and William R. move with other members of family to TX The Thomas McMullen Trail
  • 14. Robert A. McMullen • Born 1823 in Williamson County TN • Married Jane Agee in 1849 • 7 Kids • Moved to Texas in 1854 when he was 31 • Short stint in Civil War when he was 38 (exempted due to age) • Died at 47 in 1869
  • 15. Robert A. & William R. in same Regiment
  • 16. John D. McMullen • Robert A. & William R.’s little brother • Born 1828 in Williamson County TN • Married Rebecca Ferguson in 1850 • Stayed in MS when others moved to Texas • 7 Kids • Served in Civil War in 29th MS Infantry, Company E • Died at 36 on November 30, 1864
  • 17. • Letter from JD McMullen to his wife on Sept 10, 1864 • During the fight for Atlanta (Lovejoy Station is where current Hartsfield airport is located) • One of seven soldiers (out of 96) who survived • JD’s company joined Walthall’s Division. • Book: On constant move right after this letter until Battle at Franklin TN • Likely killed during a night fight and buried with about 400 other unidentified soldiers from MS • Bloodiest 5 hours of the Civil War • McGavock Cemetary • m/mcgavock-cemetery/
  • 18. James Ulman McMullen 1896
  • 19. Thomas Cary McMullen
  • 20.
  • 21. McMullen Family Tree Line
  • 22. McMullen Family Tree Line James Black Knight of Lorn Stewart John Stewart Alexander Stewart Robert Stewart Marjorie Bruce Robert Bruce Robert de Bruce *Robert de Bruce (Lord) & Isabel Matilda Mar & Elizabeth de Burgh Robert de Bruce & Isabel de Clare Isabel de Clare Isabel Marshall *William the Protector Marshall John Fitzgilbert Gilbert Fitzrobert Robert Henry *William the Conquerer *Robert II of Normandy *Richard II of Normandy *Richard I of Normandy *William I of Normandy *Rollo Ragnvaldsson Ragnveld Eysteinsson
  • 23. Rollo Duke of Normandy
  • 24. William I Duke of Normandy
  • 25. Richard I Duke of Normandy
  • 26. Notes on Thomas rchival_collections/r_s/files/schwab_nichols.html SCHWAB, LUCILLE-NICHOLS, C. HOWARD, COLLECTION BOX 2 Continued Folder 10 HOSPITALS, DOCTORS, DISEASES, AND MEDICINE 11. Pie Dufour's a la mode: Yellow Fever History, unidentified newspaper, n.d. 12. Fever Led to Naval War, unidentified newspaper, n.d. 13. Many Died in Orleans Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1853, Times-Picayune, April 16, 1968 14. City's Greatest Foe Was Yellow Fever, States-Item, June 6, 1977 SCHWAB, LUCILLE-NICHOLS, C. HOWARD, COLLECTION BOX 6 SCRAPBOOK 5 Continued Article • 149. Dreaded Disease Killed 9,000, Epidemic of Yellow Fever Brought Disaster in 1853, unidentified newspaper, n.d.