Posted by Gerry Cullen on June 18, 2014 at 01:25:12:
My grandfather, Dominick Cullen (name could be spelt Cullinane) was born 1859 and when old enough emigrated to the US. Letters found in recent years suggests he was in Boston and either stayed with, or had a close association with a family called Winston, from the same townland in Ireland. Not sure how long Dominick was in America but I would think only a few years at most as he returned on/or after 1881 to claim his inheritance to my great-grandfather's house and land in Carrick, Ballinlough, County Roscommon, Ireland. He is said to have met, either on the ship to the US, or while in Boston, or indeed on the ship home to Ireland, a lady called Catherine (Kate or Katherine)Prendergast from Drumineen, County Mayo, Ireland whom he married a few years later. I have tried searching the US Census records for 1880 to no avail and numerous ship's lists again without any result. Looking for anyone who has access to such a database or links with genealogy society in Boston that may help.