From Carl Kukkonen@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jan 23 10:11:08 2021
My wife Noreen Dorothy Cullen is trying to find her roots in Ireland. She has done a lot of work and identified her family in the US. We run into a dead-end with her great-grandfather.
Patrick Joseph Cullen
BIRTH 1827 • Townland, Maynaugh, Ireland
DEATH 24 JUL 1893 • Menlo Park, San Mateo Co, California, USA
The furthest back we can find is the 1860 U.S. Census where he was in Allegheny County Pennsylvania with an Edward Cullen. The information above is from his tombstone. The date of his birth could be off by as much as seven years. It is probably 1827 –
1834. The largest problem is that we cannot find the location of his birth. Does anyone know where Townland, Maynaugh is and where the town records can be accessed? There are many Patrick Joseph Cullens and because his birth date is uncertain, we are at
a dead-end. We would appreciate any help. My email is Kukkonen@Cox.net.
I would suggest making a free account at findmypast so that you can search their Catholic records for free. There is a Charles Cullen baptized in 1839 whose parents are Michael Cullen and Anna Lynch. It lists their residence as Moynagh.