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Brig-Gen. James Wall Scully and his son of same name..

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Born 1837 in Ennisnag, Co. Kilkenny, came to U.S. as a boy with his father 1851, enlisted 1856 and posted to artillery. Colourful career till his retirement in 1901. Died 1918 in Atlanta.
He had married Mary Adelaide Cuddy in Baltimore in 1857 before being posted to Texas. My mother (who was a Scully of the same family) used to correspond with a daughter about 70 years ago. Does anyone have any information on his son another James Wall Scully .I heard he had been killed in France in 1918.

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on 2014-10-28 08:18:47

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by flynndd on 2015-03-17 11:37:14

James Wall Scully and Mary Cuddy's son James Wall Scully was my grandpa's father. Please email me at [email protected] to share info on him.

by flynndd on 2015-03-17 11:37:50

My grandfather was James Wall Scully III.

by 2406 on 2015-03-18 06:21:56

Your grandfather must have been the Colonel James Wall Scully who was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington, born 1903, died 1991. Right ?
Do you know the story of the family in Ireland before Thomas Sadleir Scully brought out his wife and family in 1851 ? I don't want to be repeating something you might already know.
email me at [email protected] and tell me what you know.

by 2406 on 2015-03-24 06:41:02

In the late 18th century James Scully with his wife Catherine Lyons lived at Kilfeacle, near Cashel, Co. Tipperary. They had 12 children, of whom the fourth son was named William Timothy born 15 May 1778 and was destined to be the grandfather of James Wall Scully 1. In the year 1796 he was a boarder at Mr Clarke's school in Cashel, preparing for entry to the prestigious Trinity College in Dublin in 1797. It must have been in this year that he met Anna Sophia Roe, a member of a family living near Cashel well known to the Scully family. What happened next is shrouded in mystery. William entered Trinity on 21 January 1797 but soon after there was a secret marriage between William and Anna, probably somewhere in Dublin. According to William's mother "the widow Row had imposed on his youth in getting them illegally married when he was not yet 18 years of age and not capable of knowing what he was about." His father James did not find out until later when he exploded in his journal on Feb. 20 1798 "My son William is married to the Widow Row's daughter, an old girl without a fortune. He or she will repent or I will give them but £50 a year." Anna was 2 years older than William in fact and as a widow's daughter would have had no dowry, which james would have expected in any arranged marriage. There is no mention anywhere of a baby
but there is no other possible reason for the haste and secrecy. Whether Thomas Sadleir Scully was born just before or just after the marriage is not at all clear, but there is no mention of any child in the Scully records. William was withdrawn from Trinity and sent to study to be a doctor in Edinburgh with stern orders from his father never to set foot in Irekand again. He graduated in 1801 and sert up in practice in Totnes in Devon. Anna must have joined him there for the Scully records show the birth of a daughter Anna in 1804 and another daughter Harriett in 1807. The £50 yearly allowance continued until the death of James in 1816. In his will William was to get £300 a year but it seems he had difficulty in collecting this from the executors and compounded for a lump sum in 1837. Relations with the family back in Tipperary seem always to have been strained. William's only visit back to Ireland was a secret one in 1806 ("without my permission" James furiously notes in his journal) and it looks as if he came over to see how his son Thomas was getting on. The Sadleir family were another big-farm family like the Scullys and William's sister Joanna was married to one of them so it seems that it was they who looked after the boy's education.
Well, that's enough for now. More later if anyone is interested,

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