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I am trying to find information on:

James McCallister, B ~ 1720-1730 likely Northern Ireland. Married Mary McGloughlin 1747 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. 

Spelling of surname is varied - McAlister, MccAlister, McAllister, etc.

 We do know his wifes name was Mary (per his will) but do not know where she was born or even if her maiden name was McGloughlin.  (there were many James McCallisters in Philadelphia in the mid 1700's. 

We believe his children were born in Virginia and might give a clue to what his/her  parents/siblings names were:

Thomas, John, James, Richard, Edward, Garrett, Mary and Hannah. 

We do know that by the mid 1750's he owned land in Virginia.

I can not find passenger lists or any indicatation of when he/she imigrated to the United States.

Are there resources that could help me determine when he/she arrived in the United States?


Jeanie McCallister 



Wednesday 12th January 2022, 10:50PM

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  • At rootsireland there's a transcription for the baptism of a James McAllister in the CHurch of Ireland parish of St. Columb on 20 Nov 1723. Mother Isabella McAllister, Father Alexander McALlister.

    Name: James Mccalister Date of Birth:
    Date of Baptism: 30-Nov-1723
    Address: Parish/District: ST. COLUMB'S
    Gender: Male County Co. Derry
    Denomination: Church Of Ireland
    Father: Alexander Mccalister Mother: Isabell Mccallister

    I hope this is helpful, thought the parents' names do not match the names of James's children...


    Thursday 13th January 2022, 12:34AM
  • Patricia,

    Thanks for assisting me  in my long standing endeavor to find out more about James M.  I can not say for sure if these are his parents but I do know that he was not Catholic so at least that matches!

    I will look more at rootsireland.

    Thanks again,




    Thursday 13th January 2022, 09:38PM