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OurLife.us is a family website about the McMullen Family with lines dating back centuries to Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and other European countries.

This living site is dedicated to the many members of past generations who gave us not only the families of our heritage, but the attributes that mark it. They were the adventurers, the risk takers, the pilgrims, the preachers, the explorers, the pioneers, the builders, the soldiers, the farmers, the railroad workers, the miners, and heroes, the models and examples, who make our heritage full of remarkable history. Not only did they leave their homelands and followed a dream, but in many cases they fulfilled those dreams and much more, leaving us a legacy to make our own path through. They brought with them their ancestors, so when you read about one person, there are many behind that one life that was enriched immeasurably by those who came before.

As you read about each of these lives, you will find that each life brings something unique to the family tapestry. We invite you to look deeply, as this is as much your story as it is ours.

The McMullen family came from County Monaghan and Armagh to New York in 1845, 1847 and 1852 from Liverpool to New York. They settled in Argyle, New York and were part of the South Argyle United Presbyterian Church settlement. The South Argyle United Presbyterian Church was started by a gift of 500 acres in Argyle, New York from the King of England and a Scottish Sect of Presbyterians and the General Associate Synod of Scotland and the Presbyterian Church -http://argyllpresbytery.org.uk. around 1782. We have traced our heritage of McMullen's to also include Riddle/Riddell, Williamson and Wilson from Ireland.


The name of McMullen or MacMullen is a combination of the word Mac., meaning "Son of", and Mullen, which is believed by some etymologists to be derived from the gaelic Mullin meaning "Miller", others states however, that Mullen is derived from the Celtic Millan, meaning "The Bald". One writer adds that the name of MacMullen and MacMillan are the same, the former being the Irish spelling of the name and the latter the Scottish. However this may be the name is found in the ancient Scottish and Irish and the early American records, in the various forms of MacMhaolian, MacMillion, MacMillin, MacMillen, MacMullan, MacMullin and MacMullen, all of which also appear with the prefix Mac shortened to Mc. The spelling given at the beginning of this article and several of the others are frequently found in America in modern times.

The Progenitor of the Irish line of the family was Connor, Son of Dermond Fionn, the thirteen Christian King of Connaught, whose brothers, Muirgheas of Murias died in the year 815 A.D. These brothers were fourteenth in descent from Brian, elder brother of famous Niall Mar, from whom were descended the O'Neilis, Monarch of Ireland, Kings of Ulster, and Princes of Tyrone.

Brian was the father of Duach Galach, the first Christian King of Connaught and progenitor of the O'Connors, King of the Place, Connor, Son of Dermond Fionn was the father in the early ninth century A.D. of a son named Donall, who was the father of a son named Maolan. It was from this son that the O'Mhaolians or O'Maolans took their surname, the name later became Mullen or MacMullen.

An Irish Blessing

May Good St. Patrick bless you and keep you in his care and may
our Lord be with you to answer every prayer.

An Irish Prayer

May the rains sweep gentle across your fields,
May the sun warm the land,
May every good seed you have planted bear fruit,
And late summer find you standing in fields of plenty.

Most Famous Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
May the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

An Irish Language Phrase

Erin go Bragh
meaning "Ireland until Eternity"

Scottish Blessing

If there is righteousness in the heart,
There will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
There will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.

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McMullen Sunset

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Feature Articles

feature 1 Samuel McMullen featured in 'A History of the State of Nevada' SAMUEL McMULLEN, had a large ranch near Deeth, in Elko county, Nevada and also large land interests in Ruby valley, Nevada. He had a fine record as a farmer and stockman in Nevada, and in the earlier years of his residence in this country was engaged in many successful enterprises. Read More....

feature 2 Samuel Riddell featured in 'A History of the State of Nevada' SAMUEL RIDDELL, for over twenty years was a prominent and well known resident of Starr valley, Elko county, Nevada and retired from a life of activity which was so useful and gave him such a full share of worldly prosperity, and was an American citizen for fifty-five years, Read More...

feature 3 Rose McMullen featured in 'A History of the State of Nevada' ....November 16, 1898. Mr. Clark married Miss Rose McMullen, and they have two children, both born in Elko county, namely: James Moses and Leah Glenn. Mrs. Clark is a member of the Presbyterian church and she affiliates with the Knights of Pythias, and is highly respected in the order and in the entire community. Miss Rose McMullen is the daughter of James Jr and Matilda McMullen, and niece to Samuel McMullen featured above. Read More....

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