Re: McCulloch family of Jefferson Co. Mo.
My great-great-grandfather's probate record did not mention his daughter-in-law or her children, one of whom is my ancestor, even though they were mentioned in his will. The probate record of another ancestor did not list his children by his first wife.I think his second wife had something to do with that, but that's a long story. So be careful not to make assumptions about any records you find.
As for just who the parents of James R. McCulloch were, that will take more research to determine. I agree that his parents were probably not Charlotte and James, since Charlotte had no sons listed in the 1840 census. James R. would have been 9 or 10 when the 1840 census was taken.However, James McCulloch on page 102 of Big River twp. does have a young son. This cannot be James who was married to Esther, since Esther is listed in 1830 as a single parent. I imagine that means that her husband was already deceased by 1830.
The child in question is listed as being under 5, but we both know that census takers frequently made errors.Perhaps the square indicating 5-10 should have been marked instead.You may have some idea who this James, age 30-40 may be, and therefore, who the child is.If so, I would be glad to hear your opinion.
No, I am not related to the McCulloch family, nor the Manion family of MO.I volunteer to help many people.My first cousin's wife is the person descended from James R. McCulloch. My late husband's Manion family immigrated from Co. Mayo, Ireland to Finch, Ontario, Canada; and then to Panama, Shelby Co., IA.