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John Cullen

John Cullen

Male Abt 1776 - 1858  (~ 82 years)

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  • Name John Cullen 
    Born Abt 1776  County Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Aug 1858  Templeton Township, Canada East Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 22 Aug 1858  St. Francois de Sales, Gatineau, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • John Cullen emigrated with his family from Killinkere, Co. Cavan to Bytown, Upper Canada in 1826. He and his eldest son Anthony worked on the construction of the Rideau Canal and c1829 settled in Templeton Township, Lower Canada as one of its early pioneers. By the mid 1850s, John and his family had become important farmers and squared timber operators in the Township and were leaders in church and community affairs.
      A complete biography is featured at www.cullenancestry.ca (Feature Story 1) and his biography and those of his descendants are the subject of the book "The Cullens of Templeton, A Two Hundred Year Journey".
    Person ID I80  Cullen family tree

    Family Elizabeth Carolan,   b. Oct 1779, Doone, Mullagh, County Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1862, Templeton Township, Canada East Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 1805  County Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anthony Cullen,   b. Abt 1806, County Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1870, Templeton Township, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary E Cullen,   b. Abt 1807, County Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1897  (Age ~ 90 years)  [natural]
     3. Michael Cullen,   b. Abt 1812, County Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1857  (Age ~ 45 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Cullen,   b. Abt 1816, County Cavan Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1863, Curran, Ontario, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     5. Bernard Cullen,   b. Abt 1816, County Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1883, Templeton Township, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     6. Catherine Cullen,   b. Abt 1821, County Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1856, Templeton Township, Canada East Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
     7. John Cullen,   b. 24 Jun 1824, County Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1885, Millbrook, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F2289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    St. François de Sales church, Pointe-Gatineau
    St. François de Sales church, Pointe-Gatineau
    This was the first church in the parish, erected c1840. John Cullen and three other colonists were instrumental in promoting a new Catholic parish in Templeton Township.
    John Cullen - site of original homestead Range 2 Lot 8 Templeton Township
    John Cullen - site of original homestead Range 2 Lot 8 Templeton Township
    The location is Blvd. St. René at Rue Cheval Blanc in Gatineau, Quebec. the trees have been replaced by a housing subdivision.
    John Cullen - Map of Bytown area showing location of original Cullen homestead at Range 2 Lot 8 Templeton Township
    John Cullen - Map of Bytown area showing location of original Cullen homestead at Range 2 Lot 8 Templeton Township
    John Cullen's signature 1828
    John Cullen's signature 1828
    Excerpt from Point Fortune merchant John Macdonell's 1828 journal. It seems that John Cullen guaranteed purchases of two individuals, probably his workers. There are 3 signatures, the first two are likely made by clerks and the third is believed to be John Cullen's signature.

    Histories
    Cullen, John (c1776-1858) and Elizabeth Carolan (1879-1862)
    Cullen, John (c1776-1858) and Elizabeth Carolan (1879-1862)
    The emigration of John Cullen and Elizabeth Carolan from County Cavan to Canada in 1826 and settlement in Templeton Township. John and Elizabeth were our first generation of Cullens in Canada.

    Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Chapter 1, pp 10-37 plus notes and appendices

    Cullen, John and Elizabeth Carolan's Children
    Cullen, John and Elizabeth Carolan's Children
    Biographical sketches of John and Elizabeth Cullen's 7 children, notes and appendices.


    Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Chapter2, pp 40-63, 268-271 and 203-225

    Cullens of Templeton -  Book introduction
    Cullens of Templeton - Book introduction
    Table of contents, introduction, acknowledgements and bibliography

    Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010


    Albums
    Cullen, John & Elizabeth Carolan
    Cullen, John & Elizabeth Carolan (11)
    Cullen, John & Elizabeth Cullen's Children
    Cullen, John & Elizabeth Cullen's Children (21)
    Album for John and Elizabeth's seven children

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Regroupement des Familles de Saint-Francois-de-Sales de Gatineau SGO1988, 237.

    2. [S57] Ancestry.ca Drouin Collection, St. Francois de Sales, Pointe-Gatineau.