Photo taken about 1876 at Slieveroe
|Robert Hamilton Reed
|Born: October 24, 1847
||Born: April 3, 1853
|Died: September 16, 1881
||Died: February 27, 1944
|Father: Dr. Thomas REED
|Mother: Mary Anna HODGE
|Married: October 26, 1875 at Derryvalley by Rev. Wm. Reid
(by special licence). SOURCE: Family Bible at Gika Jackson's.
THEIR FOUR CHILDREN:
Eva Oliver REED, born November 19, 1876, married James USSHER
Maud "Mattie" Elizabeth REED, born May 18, 1878, married
Margaret Hamilton REED, born 1880 died as a child September 8, 1891*
Thomas Jackson REED, born 1881 (or May 25, 1880 according to McCullagh
*An entry in Sarah WHITESIDE's Daily Remembrancer
Book, September 8: "Poor wee Marjorie Reid died 1891" (NOTE:
The spelling of REED and REID lacks consistancy in all our family
DR. ROBERT HAMILTON REED
Photo Credit: Dave Hall.
From Full Circle, we learn that he lived at Slieveroe
and served the Cahans congregation and the wider community for
many years (p. 321). He was a contributor to the Ballyalbany
Manse construction (p. 274) and in 1880 - the year before his
untimely death - was ordained as an elder in the congregation.
His father, Thomas REED, was also a doctor and the medical dispensary
was run out of their home at Slieveroe.
DEATH: September 16, 1881. Dr. Robert Hamilton Reed of Slieveroe.
Age 34. Was coronor for the Northern Division of Monaghan and
Medical Officer for Kilmore Dispensary District & also had
a private practice. He died Friday night after “a tedious
illness, the immediate cause of death being inflammation of
the lungs”. “He was kind and considerate to the
poor never permitting personal inconvenience to interfere with
what he considered his duty to them. In the dead of night he
was as willing to hasten to their relief as at midday, and by
frequent exposure in this way, it is to be feared his constitution
became impaired and unable to withstand an attack which, when
stronger, he could readily have shaken off”. NOTE: Lord
Rossmore and Colonel Lloyd came to his funeral & 70 members
of the Masonic Order (he was Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge
#351 in Monaghan). SOURCE: Bartley, Thompson,
McKean, Gardiner & Jackson papers
The source for his birth date is from the IGI on-line; no source
material was available for the entry, so I have no idea how
reliable it is. Wendy Jack found a reference to his death at
Index to Obituaries of Irish-Born http://tiara.ie/obidxr.htm
( If the birthdate of 24 Oct 1847 is correct, he would only
have been 33 when he died, not 34):
|SURNAME, First Names: REED, Robert Hamilton Dr
Where from: Slieveroe MOG IRL
Paper: Cork Examiner (COR IRL)
When Published: 1881-9-21
She was the younger sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON and the older
sister of David JACKSON. Of her chikdren, Alice is the link
that (thankfully) ties us to our Aussie "cousins".
Were it not for the assistance of one of them, Wendy JACK, I
would be nowhere on all this. Also, thanks go to David Nesbitt
and his book, Full Circle: A Story of Ballybay Presbyterians
- where he tells of memorials which were at Cahans and have
been moved to First Ballybay (p. 325-326):
The McCullagh Memorial was under the front window on
the wall to the graveyard side. When she died in 1944, Mrs
Margaret McCullagh of Slieveroe had included in her will a
clause expressing her wish that her son give £5 yearly
to Cahans in her memory 'where she so long worshipped'. He
did more than this to keep her memory alive. William Armour
dedicated the memorial to one who had been 'for many years
a staunch supporter of the congregation' (Presbyterian Herald,
November 1950). Margaret McCullagh, née Jackson, had
first married Dr Robert Hamilton Reed of Slieveroe, then Andrew
Bradford McCullagh, son of Thomas McCullagh of Derryvalley."Memorial
tablet erected in Cahans, now moved to 1st Ballybay:"In
loving memory of / Margaret McCullagh / who died 27th February
1944 / Erected by her children
Photo taken at Sliveroe
July 14, 1932.
At 79 years of age.
|Andrew Bradford McCullagh
||Born: April 3, 1853
|Died: July 1, 1897
||Died: February 27, 1944
|Father: Thomas MCCULLAGH
|Mother: Sarah MCCULLAGH
|Married: August 31, 1887 at Freeduff Presbyterian Church
by Rev. David Jamieson. SOURCE: Family Bible at Gika Jackson's.
|THEIR SIX CHILDREN
Sarah "Sallie" MCCULLAGH
Mary "Mollie" MCCULLAGH, born abt 1890, married Thomas Dare
Elizabeth "Lizaba" MCCULLAGH, married William GRAHAM
Alice "Brownie" Margaret MCCULLAGH, born abt 1894 married
George David MCCULLAGH, born 1896 and died in 1918, in WWI
John "Jack" MCCULLAGH, born 1897, married May COLTMAN
The date of this family photo from Slieveroe is likely 1900-1901.
From left to right: Brownie (Alice Margaret McCullagh), Eva (Eva
Oliver Reed), Mollie (Mary McCullagh), Jack (John McCullagh),
Tom (Thomas Jackson Reed), Lizaba (Elizabeth McCullagh), "Mother"
(Margaret Jackson), Sallie (Sarah McCullagh), George (George David
McCullagh), Mattie (Maud Elizabeth Reed ).
Undated - probably 1903-1905.
From left to right: Unknown woman, Margaret JACKSON (seated),
George MCCULLAGH, "Sally"MCCULLAGH, "Molly"
JACKSON, possibly Thomas Jackson REED, Unknown boy, "Jack
MCCULLAGH, possibly Mattie REED, unknown boy, "Brownie"
MCCULLAGH, "Lizaba"MCCULLAGH and Eva REED.
A group of relatives at Slieveroe on the
occasion of the wedding of James Ussher to Eva Reed
BACK ROW: Unknown*, Unknown*, William Ussher, Mollie McCullagh,
MIDDLE ROW: Charles Ussher, Unknown*, Grannie McCullagh (Margaret),
Alan Skuce, Mattie Skuce
FRONT ROW: George McCullagh, Lizaba McCullagh & Brownie McCullagh
Uncle Tom Reed. Date 1904
NOTE: These identifications were most likely done by John McCullagh
Jackson. The notes add that one of the unnamed people would most
likely be Bessie Brown