All Things McCool is for all the McCool people out there. This blog will have postings about people, places, and things that are McCool. It will have history and genealogy, too. Feel free to leave comments or send me e-mail with suggestions and comments.


14 Responses to “About “All Things McCool’”

  1. 1 brian February 15, 2009 at 3:05 am

    hi there…interesting blog! love it. haha. never knew there were so many mccools out west.

  2. 2 James September 6, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I figured that the following site might be of some relevance here 🙂

  3. 3 dinglesurf May 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

    We love you blog! Hope you get it back up and running and network all the Finn McCool’s around the world!

    Finn McCools Surf Shop, Dingle, Ireland

  4. 4 dinglesurf May 3, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Hope you revive this Blog and network all the McCool’s in the world! From Finn McCool’s Surf Co, Dingle, Ireland (

  5. 5 mccoolstuff May 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you. Who knows, I just might revive this blog. It would be nice to have more interest…

  6. 7 Deborah McCool Bond July 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    What a wondeful post as I am a Mccool looking up my roots

  7. 8 Randy McCool July 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I have another McCool site for you to check out:

  8. 9 tammy kent October 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    My name is tammy kent and i just love the homestead pics. My parents are robert clay sansing and florea henderson sansing, her parents were john cornelius henderson and flora alberta lewis, her parents, My great grandparents were grady lewis and alma lela mccool lewis her parents were horace riley mccool and laura kathryn dawkins mccool his parents were peter mccool and aleviapalmeliva foster mccool (actual name-not a typo) his parents were benjamin mccool and mary tatum mccool and i think his parents were thomas mccool and sarah gentry mccool. i live in carrollton,pickens county, alabama. While doing research on my family i have tried to include as much about the wives families as time permits – its been more than interesting – best so far definitely mary tatum mccool (wife of benjamin) is descendent of nathaniel tatum who immigrated to us before the mayflower by 1&1/2 years aboard the ship “the george”. Its also funny to note that my mother & fathers families actually crossed marital pathes many generations bfore them as the cowley family connection. Supposedly a member of the cowley family built a quilt box that i have, for my dads mother, mary adele george sansing. The older i get the smaller this world gets. My dads family is from bibb co. Alabama

  9. 10 Taylor Kent November 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I would like more information from the person who says they have Mary Adele Sansing’s quilt box. I am Mary Adele’s Great Granddaughter. My mother took care of her till her death and was given her quilt box and was told the story about how Mary Adele got it, if there is another quilt box we’d love to hear about it. My email is
    Thank you.

  10. 11 Kathy McCool January 6, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    This is a great blog! I just traced my husband’s roots back to the John McCool and the homestead. However, I can’t find anything beyond that. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would love the assistance! We are planning to travel to Ireland in 2016 to see it and as much of Ireland as we can.

  11. 12 Neil O'Connor March 27, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I am stuck and need some help tracing my tree. My mother was Norma McCool, Her father T.E. McCool was born in Sheenboro, Quebec June 25,1887. His Father was James McCool, DOB May14. 1851 in Chichester Quebec. His father was also a James McCool DOB,Oct 1, 1817 in Cullionboy, County Donegal in Ireland. He is the emigrant and my GGGrandfather. I can’t reach back any further than his father, (my GGGG) Michael McCool, approx. DOB 1780. Michael was married in 1809 to Maria Flanagan (DOB approx 1780) probably in the Donegal town area, likely at St. Agatha’s Catholic church on the main Hwy near Cullionboy just north of Donegal town.
    What we know of Michael is he married Maria and they had 5 children from 1810- 1823 approx. Besides James, they are Charles, Edward, Francis and a girl Mary. She was married in Aylmer, Quebec to John Rooney. Her brother James was a witness. Francis is buried across the Ottawa river in Pembroke, Ontario (it’s about 100 miles west of Ottawa). Edward was thought to have emigrated to the same area and later returned to Ireland where he is buried in Donegal town.
    Charles never left the island.

    If any of this rings a bell, let me know. I have over 800 entries on my tree I will share. I am using Family Tree Maker Version 11. I’d love to trace my lineage back before Michael McCooland Maria Flanagan.
    Contact me at

    our mccool website is accessible at

    • 13 April 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Michael McCool born 1786, had six siblings, Edward, John, James, Catherine, Mary,and Thomas. His father was also Michael, and his mother’s was Breen, However, her surname is unknown to me.

  12. 14 Neil O'Connor April 18, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Thank you for the information. Can you tell me where you got it ?I am looking for places and Dates of Birth. Do you have a 1st name for Breen his mother or a place of birth for her. Great to receive this news. Thanks again.. Neil O’Connor

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