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Subject: McCoy/McGough
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 12:59:59 EST

This is a 'long shot.'
Ca 1944 there was a woman who lived in or near Newry, County Down, named
BRIDGETT McCOY, who was a descendant of the McGough family (of County Down),
of the McGoughs who remained in Ireland after many of her kinfolk (the
McGoughs, the McDowells and the Carsons) emigrated to South Carolina (the
Colonies). In 1944, when contact was made with her, she remembered stories
about McGoughs who emigrated. She apparently lived near the Mountains of
Mourne, and said that the original villages (in the same area) where McGoughs
and their kin had lived were then (1944) abandoned. One of the McGoughs she
might have remembered was Robert McGough, Sr., married to a woman named Sarah
(or Matilda), whose maiden name was probably Carson. Robert and Sarah
emigrated to South Carolina (Charleston) sometime between 1767-1772.

Does anyone know how I might proceed in locating a trace of Bridgett McCoy?
Or in locating the McGoughs of County Down? McGoughs from Down also had
emigrated to New Castle, Delaware, a generation earlier, aboard the ship
PAOLI, in the year 1736, in company with families by the name of Woods,
McAdams, McGee, Kennedy, Lapsley, McCoun, etc.

Any help or suggestion or clue is greatly appreciated.

Robert E. (Bob) Parrott, Knoxville TN .

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