Thomas McAdoo, a farmer, age 40, together with wife Esther McAdoo a spinster (of flax) age 30, and sons Joseph age 7; John age 4; and James age 3: arrived in New York from Londonderry aboard the Oceanus on 1 June 1838.
The five McAdoo's in this family are each tagged as a "Landed Alpha" to denote their status as a documented first-arrival in North America from Ulster/Ireland/Scotland.
1839-06-01; Arrival: New York, New York: From Londonderry: Thomas McAdoo –farmer- age 40, Esther McAdoo –spinster (textiles) age 30, Joseph age 7. John age 4, James age 3, arrived from Londonderry aboard Oceanus. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Roll 038; Line: 14; List Number: 331. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives in Washington DC.