Re: Paulina "Pliney" McCullough of Port Greville

Sound good to me.
Thanks,
Jim

David Winter wrote:
>
> Jim:
>
> Robert McCullough and Mary Ann Welch were married 10 Jan 1861 at St.
> George's, Parrsboro.
>
> I guess we'll never know for sure. If she was born in 1860, then she would
> be born illegitimate / out of wedlock, then possibly a reason for the
> parents to fib about her on the Censuses about her actual age to try and
> hide this fact.
>
> My point was she was born before well before 1874 as per the 1901 Census,
> perhaps not wanting to appear older than hubby, Charles Edward Dunphy who
> was born 29 Jan 1873.
>
> As her son, Fred was brought up by his grandparents as a son, perhaps he
> wasn't all that sure when his birth mother was actually born when it came
> time to be the informant on her death record.
>
> Like you, I'm now going to go with "about 2 May 1864" as the top birth
> date
> with note: "1871 & 1881 Census". Then beneath that a second birth date "2
> May 1860" with note: "death record"
>
> Dave
>
> On 1/10/10 1:08 PM, "Jim Welsh" <welsh793@...
> <mailto:welsh793%40earthlink.net>> wrote:
>
> > Dave,
> > The way I see it is that her son, Fred was born when she was 29. Using
> > her death age of 92 would give a birth year of 1860. What bothers me, is
> > that in the census of 1871, why would the parents lie and say she was 6.
> > (1865) If that were true then she would have been 87 at her death.
> > Things like that are not always true either. The writer of the
> > obituaries puts down what they are told. Guess we'll never know for
> sure.
> > Personally, I'd go with the 1871 census.
> > Jim
> >
> > David Winter wrote:
> >>
> >> Jim:
> >>
> >> In trying to determine the correct birth date for Paulina Pliney
> >> McCullough,
> >> I located this data below. I feel she's much older than age 26 in
> 1901 but
> >> not as old as age 91, born 2 May 1860 her 1952 death record.
> >>
> >> I place her birth somewhere between siblings, Abigail (26 Jan 1862) and
> >> Rachel Mary (6 Sep 1866); about 1864.
> >>
> >> As you know, son, Frederick F. McCully was illegitimate and raised
> by his
> >> maternal grandparents. There never was a first marriage as per Pliney's
> >> obit. Somewhere, the surname changed from McCullough to McCully.
> >>
> >> Dave
> >> =================
> >> NSARM Cumberland Deaths, 1952; Page #2238
> >> Pliney Dunphy, 28 Prince Arthur St., Amherst, Widowed, Housewife
> >> Born 2 May 1860, N.S.
> >> Died 2 Mar 1952, 28 Prince Arthur St., Amherst, age 91 years, 10
> months, 5
> >> days, of Old Age
> >> D/o Robert McCulley, N.S., and Mary Ann Welch, N.S.
> >> Informant; Fred McCully, Amherst, Son
> >> Buried 9 Mar 1952, Amherst Cemetery
> >>
> >> Source: Dave Winter, 9 Jan 2010
> >> =================
> >> 1871 Census;
> >> 3786 PARRSBORO SHORE 93 MCCULLY ROBERT 44 M
> >> 3786 PARRSBORO SHORE 93 MCCULLY MARY 36 M
> >> 3786 PARRSBORO SHORE 93 MCCULLY ABY 9
> >> 3786 PARRSBORO SHORE 93 MCCULLY SALINA 6 (Paulina)(1865)
> >> 3786 PARRSBORO SHORE 93 MCCULLY RACHEL 4
> >> 3786 PARRSBORO SHORE 93 MCCULLY DELILA 1
> >>
> >> 1881 Census;
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 MCULOUGH ROBERT 55 M
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 MCULOUGH MARY 38
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 CAN..?? JAMES 26
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 MCULOUGH ABY 19
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 MCULOUGH POLINA 17 (Paulina)(1864)
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 MCULOUGH RACHEL 15
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 MCULOUGH DELILA 10
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 MCULOUGH JOAH 8 MALE
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 MCULOUGH ROBERT 5
> >> 5719 PARRSBORO SHORE 119 MCULOUGH ETHEL 1
> >>
> >> Automated Genealogy Version;
> >> 1901 Cumberland County Census, Springhill family #55, DUMPHY/DUMPHEY:
> >> 50 55 Dumphy Charles M Head M Jan 29 1873 28
> >> 1 55 Dumphey Plinrey ? F Wife M 1874 26
> >> 2 55 Dumphey Mary E. F Daughter S May 19 1891 9
> >> 3 55 Dumphey Thomas E. M Son S Nov 24 1893 7
> >> 4 55 Dumphey Alice M. F Daughter S Jan 12 1897 4
> >> ================
> >> Previously Posted:
> >>
> >> Amherst Daily News, Friday, March 7, 1952, pg. #4; Reel #2702, NSARM,
> >> Halifax, N.S.
> >> OBITUARY: Mrs. Connie Dunphy
> >> Hollowing a weeks illness, the death of Mrs. Connie Dunphy occurred
> at the
> >> home of Mrs. Shepherd Stultz at an early hour this morning. The
> >> deceased was
> >> 92 years of age. She had been a resident of Saint John for many
> years but
> >> moved to Amherst about six years ago. Her husband predeceased her.
> She was
> >> twice married and is survived by two sons, Fred McCully by her first
> >> marriage and Edward Dunphy by her second marriage; also, one daughter,
> >> Mrs.
> >> Alice Swicker of Saint John; one brother, Ernest McCully of
> Parrsboro and
> >> two sisters residing in Wolfville. The remains are resting at
> Campbell's
> >> Funeral Home, Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
> >>
> >> Source: Dave Winter, 15 Jun 2009
> >> Note: "Connie" is as published-should be Pliney; believe she was only
> >> married once to Charles Edward Dunphy; surviving Dunphy children are
> >> Thomas
> >> Edward and Alice May; "Swicker" is a misprint for Zwicker
> >>
> >> Amherst Daily News, Tuesday, March 11, 1952, pg. #4; Reel #2702, NSARM,
> >> Halifax, N.S.
> >> FUNERALS: Mrs. Pliney Dunphy
> >> The funeral service of the late Mrs. Pliney Dunphy was held from
> >> Campbell's
> >> Funeral Home, Sunday at 2 o'clock. The service was conducted by
> Major and
> >> Mrs. L. McCombs of the Salvation Army. The remains were placed in the
> >> vault.
> >> The hymns sung were: "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus". "The Old Rugged
> Cross",
> >> "Beyond The Sunset" and "Shall We Gather At The River". The pallbearers
> >> were: George Field, Lorne MacKenjie, Gordon Parker and Seymour
> >> Ferguson. The
> >> floral tributes were: Spray - Son, Fred and Annie and Shirley and
> Burton
> >> Wreath - son, Eddie of Saint John
> >> (didn't copy the rest of the floral tributes list)
> >> Those from out of town attending the service were a daughter, Mrs.
> Alice
> >> Swicker and Gordon Parker of Saint John.
> >>
> >> Source: Dave Winter, 15 Jun 2009
> >> Note: "Swicker" is a misprint for Zwicker ; Shirley and Burton are
> >> Fred and
> >> Annie McCully's children.
> >> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >>
> >>
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