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CARSON, Sarah Matilda "Mary"

CARSON, Sarah Matilda "Mary"[1]

Female 1729 - 1779

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  • Born  1729  County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    _UID  4489858DCA59E1488B494AD3415242524355 
    Died  1779  Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  1779  Probably Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ANCESTRAL_FILE_NUMBER: AFN: 1131-V1

      Source: Book Carolyn McGough Rowe "A Glimpse of the Past" (1988)
      Direct Descendants of Robert McGough to Mattie Elizabeth McGough
      1 Robert McGough b: 1725 Newry, County of Down, Northern Ireland>1773 Charleston, SC d: 1778 Prob Mecklinburg, NC, will dated 1778 Buried where: Unknown. Married Sarah Matilda" Carson b: Abt. 1725 Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland>1773 Charleston SC d: Abt. 1779 Mecklenburg CO, North Carolina, listed in Will of husband Robert Buried where: Unknown



      Coming to America
      The Carsons and the McGoughs were good friends. On June 19 or June 30, 1773, they sailed from Newry, Ireland to America. The ship could have been the Elliott, under the command of John Waring. It arrived in South Carolina on Aug. 18, 1773
      Modified 20 May 2015 by Carla Filgas


      Immigrating from Ireland to USA
      Modified 30 Aug 2015 by Jennifer Kitchens




      Emigrated around 1771. They landed in Charleston, S.C. after a voyage of some three months. From there they made their way overland to Mecklenburg, N.C. (Charlotte is in Mecklenburg, S.C.) There Robert McGough bought a tract of land in 1773 from Patrick Jack, a noted Scotch-Irish tavern keeper in Charlotte.

      Perhaps saied in June 1773 on the Elliott.??

      Our oldest ancestor was Robert McGough, Sr., who with his wife--who is traditionally called Matilda Carson McGough--left County Down in company with 40 others, neighbors and kinsmen by the name of Carson and McDowell. They sailed from the sea port of Newry on their way to Charleston, South Carolina. It was the year of 1771. After a stormy voyage that is said to have lasted three months, they finally landed at Charleston, more dead than alive.

      They fled from Ireland because of British oppression

      The McGoughs, along with related Carsons, McDowells and Pattersons, probably left Newry, Ireland, on June 19, 1773, and arrived at Charleston aboard the Elliott on August 18, 1773. The Elliott <http://englishamerica.home.att.net/spls/773sc003.htm> was advertised as a 300 ton sailing vessel that could carry 200 passengers and as the fastest sailing vessel owned by Ireland. The ship was owned by Newry interests. On April 23, 1773, she was advertised as sailing from Newry directly to Charleston on May 25. (Ships seldom left on the advertised sailing date.) The South Carolina Advertiser and General Magazine published a notice of the arrival of the Elliott in Charleston on August 20, 1773. This was the only direct voyage advertised from Newry to Charleston in 1773. Several other ships and routes are possible, including ships from Belfast which made a call at Newry. See: Ulster Emigration to Colonial America 1718–1775 by R. J. Dickson (1966), especially pages 236 and 263.

      This was about the time of the Declaration of Independence, it will be remembered and America from the time of Robert McGough's landing was at war with Great Britain. There was no area in the whole south that was more of a hot bed of rebellion than Meclenburg County and surrounding area. It was at Charlotte that the famous Declaration of Independence was signed before the more famous one was signed in Philadelphia on July the 4th. The first settlers of the Mecklenburg area were almost 100 percent Scotch Irish Presbyterians and strongly opposed to Great Britain. The McGough’s were apparently right at home in the midst.
    Person ID  I32  McGough_Tarno
    Last Modified  3 Aug 2017 

    Father  CARSON, William Calvin,   b. 27 Jun 1682, County Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1748, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  FERGUSON, Sarah Ann,   b. 18 May 1687, Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1746, Ulster, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jun 1704  Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  C628363553F6894E9E0F0E9890EA68BC6A1A 
    Family ID  F724  Group Sheet

    Family  MCGOUGH, Robert Joseph,   b. 1725, Down, Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1778, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married  Abt 1760  Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  133F2CAE147EE34FB9941834D1A5F309FBA8 
    Children 
     1. MCGOUGH, Mary,   b. 1756, Down, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
     2. MCGOUGH, John,   b. 21 Aug 1761, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1847, White Plains, Greene, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. MCGOUGH, Isabella,   b. 13 May 1764, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1838, Crawford, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. MCGOUGH, Robert JR.,   b. 1 Dec 1765, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1827, Summerfield, Dallas, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. MCGOUGH, William Carson,   b. 1767, Down, Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Jones, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. MCGOUGH, Sarah,   b. 1768, Tyrone, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Crawford, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. MCGOUGH, Robert,   d. DECEASED
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] GEDCOM File : Gedcom_BU from web.ged, Edward McGough.