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Thomas M'Cord or McCord born abt 1847 in Moneymoore, Londonderry, Ireland. 

Thomas McCord married Sarah Matilda Carlise, (born about 1830 in Moneymoore, Londonderry) Sept. 2, 1869 at Desertlyn Church of Ireland in Desertlyn Cookstown. (name: Sarah Matilda Carlisle registration district: Magherafelt event type: MARRIAGES registration quarter and year: 1869 volume number: 11 page number: 843 digital folder number: 4179384)

I have five children for Thomas & Sarah:

1. Thomas John McCord 1871-1880

2. Thomas William McCord born December 17, 1872 in Moneymoore, Londonderry, baptised or christened in Moneymoore. Thomas, emmigrated to the USA and arrived at Ellis Island, NY on Nov. 14, 1893. He sailed from Glasgow, Scotland on the SS Anchoria. He was listed as headed to Wilmington, Delaware. 

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Thomas married Rebecca Jane Campbell in Wilington, Delaware on June 5, 1903. They both lived in Philadelphia, PA.  Rebecca was the daughter of Robert Mark Campbell and Mary Hampton.

Thomas & Rebecca had only two children - Lillian McCord 1904 - 1983 and Thomas William McCord, Jr, born and died in 1906.

Thomas William McCord, Sr died in Philadelphia, PA in 1908 after an accident and infection. Rebecca remarried in 1913 but never had anymore children. Daughter, Lillian did not remember her father or her brother. Lillian married, had 2 daughters, 4 biological grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren all living in the USA. I am one of the grandchildren of Lillian.

3. Lilla Charlotte McCord 1874-1876.

4. Herbert McCord (not verified but a name on an old photo was labeled as Herbert. b1875?

5. Joseph McCord born ant 1880


I have no parents for Thomas McCord or any siblings. I do not know what happened to any of Thomas & Sarah's children other than Thomas William McCord.

I think Sarah Matilda Carlise's father may have been Samuel Carlisle but I have no proof. I have no mother nor siblings for her either. I think Sarah died in March 1899 in Belfast?


I do not know if anyone else came to the USA or if they remained in Ireland.

I was a member of the US Clan McCord but have never found any links to another family.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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Hi there


Births/Baptisms/Marriages/Deaths – pre1790-1800 – The reality of finding documentation
pertaining to births/baptisms/marriages/deaths in Ireland prior to 1800 – particularly in rural areas
– is that they simply may not exist. Some registers for urban areas pre-dating 1800 may exist –
though often these can be fragmented- as there was an increased need in cities or larger towns to
document the population. Please also note that the Church of Ireland was the official church of the
country and therefore the bulk of information that does survive for earlier periods is often from
these registers.
ROMAN CATHOLIC: Most Catholic records are held locally - One site which might be of use is -
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/ - where you can ‘browse’ an overview of available
records per county. If you have any difficulty, you could try writing to the parish priest for possible
CHURCH OF IRELAND: Church of Ireland parish registers for the period up to 1870-are public
records. Registers are available for about one third of the parishes, however many were destroyed
in the Public Records Office in Dublin in 1922. Most are still held by the local clergy, although
some are in the National Archives of Ireland and others are in the Representative Church Body
Library in Dublin. A list of all surviving registers is available in the National Archives. http://
ireland.anglican.org/about/42 and http://www.nationalarchives.ie/. The Anglican Record Project
is has created an index to their records: http://ireland.anglican.org/cmsfiles/pdf/AboutUs/library/
PRESBYTERIAN: Presbyterian registers are held in three main locations: in local custody, in the Public
Records of Northern Ireland (PRONI) http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/family_history.htm and at
the Presbyterian Historical Society http://www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com in Belfast. PRONI
has microfilm copies of almost all registers in Northern Ireland and also lists of records held by the
Presbyterian Historical Society. For the rest of Ireland, almost all records are in local custody. It can
difficult to locate these as many congregations in the South have moved, amalgamated, or simply
disappeared over the last sixty years.
The next thing you could do is find the counties and places in Ireland your family names are most
prevalent. Look at the website http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/surname/ and perhaps
something will match some other clue you may have found elsewhere? If nothing turns
up – it is advisable to try different variations of the spellings of the names. If you have a possible
first name you could try the Irish Census 1901, 1911 at www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ or the land
valuation record called Griffiths Valuation


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