Sarah and Lawrence McMullen

This page is a place to summarize information on my gg-grandmother Sarah McMullen, her father Lawrence McMullen, and other McMullens who might or might not be related.  Contact me by email if you think you're related.

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Basic Evidence

A Possible Identification of Lawrence

Enos McMullen is mentioned in many records.  A good summary is below, excerpted from :
2. Enos McMullen.

          1790 Census, Franklin County,
          Fannet/Hamilton/Letterkinney/Montgomery/Peters Townships, Pa. Eneas
          McMullen 11500?
          1800 Census, Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, Pa. Eneas McMullin
          1803-1807 Tax Rolls
          1807 Petition

          He married Catherine.

          1813 Pascal Confession

          They had the following children:
                          i.      Lawrence (1803-)
                          ii.     Mary Ann (1805-)
                          iii.    Margaret (1809-)
                          iv.     Enos (1815-)
                          v.      Catherine (1818-)
The family of an Enos McMullen b 1810 is mentioned at

McMullens in Cambria County

Miscellaneous McMullens

Descendants of James McMullen

Matthew and Jacob McMullen are mentioned in the church records of Father Gallitzin of Cambria Co, who sometimes travelled to Huntingdon County for baptisms and weddings apparently.  A number of people have listed them as children of James McMullen (< 1790-14 April 1823, Black Log Valley) and Ann Donoughe (24 Nov 1777, Bedford Co, Pa-16 May 1840, Allegheny Twp, Cambria Co).  (She is said to be daughter of John Donoughe (b. 1735 in Londonderry, died 1805) and a woman named Ann.  James was a lumberer and killed by a falling tree. ( I've read that the trees the Black Log Valley was named after are long gone; perhaps this one had its revenge.) Matthew is supposed to be the first McMullen to have moved from Black Log Valley to Cambria Co, first to Loretto, later to Chest Springs, and he died in St. Augustine.  His brothers Hugh (1804-1864) and James (1811-1887) also moved there.  (There are also sisters Bridget, Isabella, Mary, Ann, and Lizzie mentioned in Robert Yeatts' family tree, and siblings S.W. and A.L.)
    Thus many of the McMullens I've seen in Cambria Co records for years may be related to us after all.
    Thomas Stobie's family tree states that James's father was Peter, but the only source offered is an LDS file, which is often worse than no proof.  I must contact him.
    There are 50 McMullens listed in the cemetery records of St. Michael Cemetery, Loretto, Allegheny Township (online at ), including several who were of similar age to James and could be more relatives originally from Huntingdon Co: Samuel McMullen 1759-1853, m. Susan Logan 1769-1851; Margaret 1794-1880; James 1799-1847, m. 1823 Rebecca McDermitt 1802-1887.

McMullens in Huntingdon County

Amazing Collection of Miscellaneous Early McMullens

Many 18th and 19th century McMullens are listed by Tony Bentivegna at


Will of 11-5-1803: "I, Jacob Cherry of Sinking Valley Huntingdon County [now Blair Co?] ... appoint Peter McMullen and Simon Litsinger to be my lawful and only executors to this my last will and testament".  The web page says, there is a strong possibility that [Jacob] is buried in St. Luke's McMullen Catholic Cemetery in Sinking Valley. [now Blair Co?]  ""the records to St. Lukes are gone" according to the Blair Co Histo Soc.   "The Peter McMullens and Jacob and Andrew Cherry are mentioned in 'Catholics Trails West' as Catholics in Sinking Valley at the end of the 18th century"

Web page quotes the introduction to the book
St. Luke’s Church and McMullen Catholic Cemetery. Altoona, PA: Blair County Genealogical Society:

"The land for the cemetery was bequeathed in a will to the Catholics of Sinking Valley by Peter McMullen. Peter died on July 16, 1809. St. Luke’s Church was built in 1840, but Catholic missionaries had been saying Mass in the homes of Mordicai McClain and Peter McMullen as early as 1799. The church was closed in 1916."


Web page of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Shade Valley, Pennsylvania 1798-1948. A Brief History of St. Mary's Catholic Church lists the following McMullen graves:

Saint Luke's Cemetery

   "A cemetery in Sinking Valley also dates to the eighteenth century. Peter McMullen, who founded Saint Luke's Cemetery, arrived in the summer of 1784. When McMullen died, he deeded that part of his plantation as a burial ground for "Roman Catholics and no others." Revenue from McMullen's cemetery was sent to Father Gallitzin." from
The article also talks of Prince Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin, a Catholic priest, whose name is preserved in the town in Cambria Co.  He was the first pastor of Loretto, Pa.   One site says this is near Altoona, another says St. Luke's church is near Laurelville.

Peter McMullen of Sinking Valley, Blair Co

"In 1787 the original township of Tyrone contained the following free holders: ... Peter McMullen", from BIOGRAPHICAL AND PORTRAIT CYCLOPEDIA OF BLAIR COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA by SAMUEL T. WILEY AND W. SCOTT GARNER on the web at  "This township, whose territory is better known as Sinking Valley, is bounded on the north by Snyder township and Huntingdon county; on the east, by Huntingdon county and Catharine and Frankstown townships; on the south by Frankstown township; and on the west by Logan and Antis townships."

"The first Catholic settlers in Sinking Valley appear to have been John McGuire and Peter McMullen from the Big Pipe Creek Settlement in
Western Maryland, near Taneytown, a mission stop of the Conewago priest."   From p. 637 of Catholic Trails West, quotation found at

Tyrone Township today is west of Huntingdon city, Huntingdon Co., so not in the immediate vicinity of Tell Township.

Tax Records

Jen Amrhein found the following McMullens in the Huntingdon County tax records, all in Tell Township: In the 1873 Atlas of Huntingdon County, residents' names are shown where they live.


Correlated Individuals in Huntingdon Co

G0 (generation 0), born <= 1760

G1, born 1761-1780

G2, born 1781-1810

G3, born >= 1811

Other Family Trees

John Kelso, Sr. b. 1779-80 in Ireland d. 1860 - 61 in Brookville, PA buried Old Jefferson Cemetery, Brookville. m. Isabella McMillan (McMullen) b. 1781 in Ireland d. 7-26-1852 in Brookville, PA burined Old Jefferson Cemetery, Brookville.  John brought his family to America in 1813, landing at Philadephia, PA, locating at McAlary's Fort in Huntingdon Co. He moved to Jefferson Co. in 1820. The family lived in the "Irish Settlement" in Rose, now Clover township, about 3 miles below Brookville. He was a member/elder of the Presbyterian Church.   Their first son, William, was born 1807 in Co. Down, Ireland.  [Since they were married before they immigrated, and came later than the other McMullens, there's probably no relation, but you never know.]

McMullens in Cambria County

McMullens in Indiana County

McMullens in Cumberland Co.

Queries from Others

Over the years I've gotten many queries from other people seeking McMullens, and have usually noted them for the case that they do turn out to be related, or I come across information on them during my own search.  Here are a few.  I won't include e-mail addresses that weren't already on a web page, since they tend to get sucked up into spam databases, and I don't want do that to anyone.

Internet Searches Done

If I don't write these down, I do them again and again!