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McCullough History                    

The first McCullough ancestor for whom we have (undisputed) records is William McCullough, born about 1768, either in the Philadelphia or York, PA area. The account below of the Descendants of Hugh McCullough, supposedly the father of William, is pieced together from family papers, research books & information gathered from distant "cousins". I welcome all additions and corrections (contact:  e-mail), particularly on the earlier history in Maryland and Europe. There are also some McCullough photos in the Mysteries section, most taken between 1850 and 1895. Let me know if you recognize anyone! I also have many identified photos (not yet on the site) of Sheridan & Mary Ross McCullough's children and grandchildren. 

According to an article about the descendants of Sheridan McCullough, published in the Clarion Democrat, (Clarion, Pennsylvania, vol. LXXII, No. 12, November 2, 1911), the first of our McCullough family in America was Hugh McCullough, who arrived around 1748. Other than the mention of Hugh in this article, I have never found any other references to a Hugh McCullough that could directly link to our family.

Although the Hugh tradition is fairly strong (probably based on this article), recently acquired information suggests that William McCullough's father was James, not Hugh, and that the Mary McCullough mentioned in the above article as a sister of William's was in fact his daughter, perhaps by an unknown first wife. I am still researching this possibility.Tombstone of William McCullough, 1768-1840 and granddaughter Jane.

Hugh supposedly settled near Baltimore, Maryland and it is there in Harford County that the first documented reference to William McCullough (1768 - 1840) is found : his marriage to Rachel Sheridine in MD in 1796. (see photo of tombstone at Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, PA on right)

Their son, Sheridan, was born in Baltimore in 1801, and some time before 1820, the family moved to Centre Co., PA. In 1825, Sheridan married Mary Ross, the daughter of Jonathan Ross and Mary McCalmont. Their son William was born March 1, 1828, and sometime between 1827 and 1830, the family moved to Jefferson Co., PA

William McCullough married Elizabeth Jane Frampton December 28,1842. William and Elizabeth Jane were the parents of William Sheridan McCullough, born January 28,1863.  More information on the McCullough, Frampton, Ross and Sheridine families can be found by clicking the links at the left.
 

Descendants of Hugh McCullough

Generation No. 1

1. HUGH1 MCCULLOUGH was born Bef. 1745 in Ireland, and died Aft. 1770 in MD?.

More About HUGH MCCULLOUGH:

Immigration: 1748

Children of HUGH MCCULLOUGH are:

        2. i. WILLIAM2 MCCULLOUGH, b. 1768, Maryland; d. 1840, Corsica, Union Township, Jefferson Co., PA.

        ii. JOHN MCCULLOUGH, b. Bef. 1768.

        More About JOHN MCCULLOUGH:

        Note: Served in Revolutionary War

        iii. ARCHIBALD MCCULLOUGH, b. Bef. 1768.

        More About ARCHIBALD MCCULLOUGH:

        Note: Served in Revolutionary War

        iv. POLLY MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1750 - 1770; d. MD?; m. JOHN HULL; b. Bet. 1750 - 1765; d. MD?.

        More About JOHN HULL:

        Military service: Served under Commodore Perry

        Note: Received Congressional Gold Medal

         

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 MCCULLOUGH (HUGH1) was born 1768 in Maryland, and died 1840 in Corsica, Union Township, Jefferson Co., PA. He married RACHEL SHERIDINE 4 February 1796 in Harford, MD, probably daughter of JAMES SHERIDINE. She was born Abt. 1769 in Maryland, and died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Walker Twp., Centre Co., PA ?.

More About WILLIAM MCCULLOUGH:

Burial: Roseville, near Corsica, Union Township, Jefferson Co., PA

Occupation: Cooper

Children of WILLIAM MCCULLOUGH and RACHEL SHERIDINE are:

        3. i. SHERIDAN3 MCCULLOUGH, b. 16 September 1801, Baltimore, MD; d. 26 December 1888, Corsica, Union Township, Jefferson Co., PA.

        4. ii. JAMES MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1790 - 1800, MD?; d. Aft. 1830, Centre Co., PA.

         

Generation No. 3

3. SHERIDAN3 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 16 September 1801 in Baltimore, MD, and died 26 December 1888 in Corsica, Union Township, Jefferson Co., PA. Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Corsica, PA. He married MARY ROSS 27 January 1825 in Jacksonville Presbyterian Church?, Walker Twp., Centre Co., PA, daughter of JONOTHAN ROSS and JANE MCCALMONT. She was born March 1803 in Walker Twp., Centre Co., PA, and died 5 September 1866 in Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA. Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Corsica, PA

Link to:  Sheridan's 80th Birthday    Sheridan's Obituary    

Children of SHERIDAN MCCULLOUGH and MARY ROSS are:

        5. i. WILLIAM4 MCCULLOUGH, b. 1 March 1828, Jefferson Co., PA; d. 18 December 1919, Mechanicsville, Clarion Co., PA.

        6. ii. JOHN B. MCCULLOUGH, b. 14 March 1847, Union Twp., Jefferson Co., PA; d. 18 January 1929, Erie, PA.

        7. iii. RACHEL SARA MCCULLOUGH, b. 8 August 1833; d. 1923, Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA.

        8. iv. DAVID ROSS MCCULLOUGH, b. November 1839, Union Twp., Jefferson Co., PA; d. 10 August 1897, Yorktown, VA.

        v. JAMES LINN MCCULLOUGH, b. 10 November 1830; d. Bef. November 1911, Brookville, PA.

        vi. REBECCA JANE MCCULLOUGH, b. 30 March 1842, Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA; d. 29 December 1920, Gaylord, Otsego Co., Michigan; m. DAVID R. SOWERS, 30 August 1860, Brooksville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; d. Van Buren Co., Michigan.

        More About REBECCA JANE MCCULLOUGH:

        Burial: Bagley Cemetery, Gaylord, Michigan

        vii. ELIZABETH MCCULLOUGH, b. 11 April 1836; d. 18 feb 1933, Corsica, Union Township, Jefferson Co., PA.  Link to Elizabeth's obituary

        9. viii. ANNA MARY MCCULLOUGH, b. 26 May 1844; d. Aft. January 1929, Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA.

        ix. JANE MCCULLOUGH, b. February 1826; d. Bef. 1860, Died at 16 years old..

         

4. JAMES3 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born Bet. 1790 - 1800 in MD?, and died Aft. 1830 in Centre Co., PA.

(note: this info on James is highly likely, but not proven beyond a doubt.  1820 census records for William in Walker Twp. show 2 male children, one slightly older than Sheridan. After Sheridan's marriage, a James McCullough appears in the 1830 census records as the only McCullough in Walker with the child listed below and an older man of William's age. After that, he disappears, and we know that William moved to Corsica in that period, where he died.)

Child of JAMES MCCULLOUGH is:

        i. (UNKNOWN)4 MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1821 - 1825.

         

Generation No. 4

5. WILLIAM4 MCCULLOUGH (SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 1 March 1828 in Jefferson Co., PA, and died 18 December 1919 in Mechanicsville, Clarion Co., PA. Burial: Clarion Cemetery, Clarion Co., PA

He married ELIZABETH JANE FRAMPTON 28 December 1842, daughter of WILLIAM FRAMPTON and MARY WILLIAMS. She was born 7 August 1828, and died 9 February 1898 in Mechanicsville, Clarion Co., PA. Burial: Clarion Cemetery, Clarion Co., PA

Children of WILLIAM MCCULLOUGH and ELIZABETH FRAMPTON are:

        10. i. WILLIAM SHERIDAN5 MCCULLOUGH, b. 28 January 1863, Mechanicsville, PA; d. 5 October 1941, Pittsburgh, PA.

        11. ii. DAVID J. MCCULLOUGH, b. 14 December 1864; d. Aft. 1919, Beaver Falls, PA.

        12. iii. BERTHA ANNA MCCULLOUGH, b. 2 April 1871; d. Abt. 1938, Clarion, PA.

        13. iv. EDWARD M. MCCULLOUGH, b. 6 October 1868; d. Aft. 1919, Beaver Falls, PA.

        14. v. C. SPURGEON MCCULLOUGH, b. 16 March 1859; d. Aft. 1919, Cleveland, Ohio.

        15. vi. LIZZIE O. MCCULLOUGH, b. 26 March 1861; d. Bef. 1919, Beaver Falls, PA.

        vii. CARRIE E. MCCULLOUGH, b. 6 December 1866; d. Aft. 1919, New Kensington, PA; m. N. HECKMAN.

        viii. MARY A. MCCULLOUGH, b. 15 July 1849; d. Bef. 1919, Graham Co., WA; m. (1) SAMUEL CALDWELL; m. (2) DENTON D. TUCKER.

        ix. SARAH M. MCCULLOUGH, b. 24 December 1851; d. Bef. 1860.

        x. CHARLOTTE MCCULLOUGH, b. 26 January 1854; d. Bef. 1860, Clarion Co., PA.

        16. xi. SARAH J. MCCULLOUGH, b. 29 March 1855; d. Hallton, PA.

        17. xii. CLARENCE BLAKE MEYERS MCCULLOUGH, b. Abt. 1868; d. Aft. 1919, Youngstown, Ohio; Adopted child.

        xiii. CELIA J. MCCULLOUGH, b. Abt. 1857.

         

6. JOHN B.4 MCCULLOUGH (SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 14 March 1847 in Union Twp., Jefferson Co., PA, and died 18 January 1929 in Erie, PA. He married HENRIETTA MATSON 15 August 1871. She was born Bet. 1847 - 1851 in Union Twp., Jefferson Co, PA, and died Bef. 1927.

More About JOHN B. MCCULLOUGH:

Burial: Pisgah cemetery, Union Twp., Jefferson Co, PA

Children of JOHN MCCULLOUGH and HENRIETTA MATSON are:

        i. SIMONE J.5 MCCULLOUGH, b. 1876; d. Aft. 1929, Corsica, PA.

        ii. ENOLIA MCCULLOUGH, b. 1883; d. Aft. 1929, Corsica, PA.

        iii. ACTA MCCULLOUGH, b. 1879; d. Aft. 1928, Wilkinsburg, PA.

        iv. MARK M. MCCULLOUGH, b. 1891; d. Aft. 1929, St. Mary, PA.

        v. ELIZABETH MCCULLOUGH, b. 1893; d. Aft. 1829, Bridgeville, PA; m. MARVIN ROWLEY; b. Bet. 1890 - 1895; d. Bridgeville, PA.

         

7. RACHEL SARA4 MCCULLOUGH (SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 8 August 1833, and died 1923 in Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA. She married EDWARD BEAN ORCUTT 8 August 1854 in Sheridan McCullough residence/Corsica-Brookville,PA, son of DAVID ORCUTT and PHOEBE ENGLISH. He was born 3 October 1827 in Charleston, Penobscot Co., ME, and died in Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA.

More About EDWARD BEAN ORCUTT:

Occupation: Proprietor of the Orcutt House

Child of RACHEL MCCULLOUGH and EDWARD ORCUTT is:

        i. CAD5 ORCUTT, m. MAE (ORCUTT); b. 15 May 1881; d. 6 April 1970, Corsica, PA.

        More About MAE (ORCUTT):

        Burial: 8 April 1970, Pisgah Cemetery, Corsica, PA

         

8. DAVID ROSS4 MCCULLOUGH (SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born November 1839 in Union Twp., Jefferson Co., PA, and died 10 August 1897 in Yorktown, VA. He married PHOEBE KAYLOR 15 May 1866 in by Rev. James Montgomery, Presbyterian Church of Clarion, PA. She died Aft. 1897.

Children of DAVID MCCULLOUGH and PHOEBE KAYLOR are:

        i. KATE5 MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1867 - 1869; d. Aft. August 1897, Clarion, PA; m. JOHN JOHNSON.

        ii. HARRY MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1867 - 1871; d. Aft. 1897, Clarion, PA.

        iii. ELLA MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1867 - 1875; d. Aft. 1897, Pittsburgh, PA.

        iv. LUCY MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1867 - 1875; d. Aft. 1897, Pittsburgh, PA.

        v. JOHN MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1867 - 1875; d. Aft. 1897, Elk Garden, W. Va..

Link to David Ross's obituary

9. ANNA MARY4 MCCULLOUGH (SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 26 May 1844, and died Aft. January 1929 in Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA. She married DAVID S. ORCUTT. He was born 10 December 1839, and died 3 August 1911 in Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA.

Children of ANNA MCCULLOUGH and DAVID ORCUTT are:

        i. MELVIN D.5 ORCUTT, d. Birmingham, Ala.

        ii. DAVID S. MCC ORCUTT, d. Bef. 1911.

        iii. FRANK R ORCUTT, d. Pittsburgh, PA.

        iv. LULU B ORCUTT, d. Aft. 1911, Chicago, IL; m. G.E. MERRILL; d. Chicago, IL.

        v. ELIZABETH B ORCUTT, d. Aft. 1911, Corsica, PA.

         

Generation No. 5

10. WILLIAM SHERIDAN5 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM4, SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 28 January 1863 in Mechanicsville, PA, and died 5 October 1941 in Pittsburgh, PA. He married ELLA LYON 21 April 1885 in Clarion, PA, daughter of JACOB LYON and NANCY ROSS. She was born 18 October 1861 in Clarion, and died 2 December 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Burial: 9 October 1941, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA

More About WILLIAM SHERIDAN MCCULLOUGH (click on link):

Obituary    Forbes Field Obituary   Will

 

More About ELLA LYON:

Burial: 4 December 1926, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA Lot 268 Sec.19

Children of WILLIAM MCCULLOUGH and ELLA LYON are:

        18. i. WILLIAM EDWARD6 MCCULLOUGH, b. 26 February 1886, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA; d. 18 December 1972, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

        ii. EDITH LEONE MCCULLOUGH, b. 7 September 1888; d. October, New York, NY; m. (1) ERROL E. DEEMER; m. (2) J. MALCOLM HOOD.

        More About EDITH LEONE MCCULLOUGH:

        Burial: Atlantic City, NJ

         

11. DAVID J.5 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM4, SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 14 December 1864, and died Aft. 1919 in Beaver Falls, PA. He married HATTIE TAYLOR. She was born Bet. 1860 - 1870, and died in Beaver Falls, PA.

Child of DAVID MCCULLOUGH and HATTIE TAYLOR is:

        i. LYLE6 MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1885 - 1900.

         

12. BERTHA ANNA5 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM4, SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 2 April 1871, and died Abt. 1938 in Clarion, PA. She married JAKE W. RUSSELL. He died in Clarion, PA.

Children of BERTHA MCCULLOUGH and JAKE RUSSELL are:

        i. RUTH6 RUSSELL, b. Bet. 1890 - 1905; m. (UNKNOWN) SMITH; b. Bet. 1885 - 1900.

        ii. LILLIAN RUSSELL, b. Bet. 1890 - 1905; m. JAMES MCCURDY; b. Bet. 1890 - 1905.

        iii. WILLIAM RUSSELL, b. Bet. 1890 - 1905.

         

13. EDWARD M.5 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM4, SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 6 October 1868, and died Aft. 1919 in Beaver Falls, PA. He married MARY HULINGS Abt. 1892, daughter of THOMAS HULINGS and MARY WATERSON. She died Aft. 1932 in Beaver Falls, PA.

Children of EDWARD MCCULLOUGH and MARY HULINGS are:

        i. VERA6 MCCULLOUGH, b. Abt. 1893; m. STEPHEN CARRIER, 25 April 1912, Clarion, PA.

        ii. VIVIAN MCCULLOUGH, b. Abt. 1898; m. (UNKNOWN) EBERHART.

         

14. C. SPURGEON5 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM4, SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 16 March 1859, and died Aft. 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio. He married SADIE (UNKNOWN) in Darlington, PA. She was born Bet. 1855 - 1865.

Children of C. MCCULLOUGH and SADIE (UNKNOWN) are:

        i. IRENE6 MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1880 - 1890; d. Cleveland, Ohio.

        ii. JOHN MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1880 - 1895.

        iii. ERNEST MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1880 - 1895.

        iv. WAYNE MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1880 - 1895.

        v. CHARLIE MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1880 - 1895.

         

15. LIZZIE O.5 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM4, SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 26 March 1861, and died Bef. 1919 in Beaver Falls, PA. She married EDWARD O. SLOANE. He died in Beaver Falls, PA.

Children of LIZZIE MCCULLOUGH and EDWARD SLOANE are:

        i. BIRDIE6 SLOAN, b. Bet. 1880 - 1890; m. ALEXANDER SLICK.

        ii. FOREST SLOAN.

        iii. NELL SLOAN, m. (UNKNOWN) SMITH.

        iv. HATTIE SLOAN.

         

16. SARAH J.5 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM4, SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 29 March 1855, and died in Hallton, PA. She married JOHN ION.

Children of SARAH MCCULLOUGH and JOHN ION are:

        i. MABEL6 ION, b. Bet. 1878 - 1885; m. (UNKNOWN) YOUNG.

        ii. RUBY ION, b. Bet. 1880 - 1885; m. (UNKNOWN) LAUGHURS.

         

17. CLARENCE BLAKE MEYERS5 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM4, SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 1868, and died Aft. 1919 in Youngstown, Ohio. He married MAGGIE KELLY. She died in Youngstown, Ohio.

Children of CLARENCE MCCULLOUGH and MAGGIE KELLY are:

        i. RUTH6 MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1888 - 1900.

        ii. BERNICE MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1888 - 1900.

        iii. WILLIAM MCCULLOUGH, b. Bet. 1888 - 1900.

         

Generation No. 6

18. WILLIAM EDWARD6 MCCULLOUGH (WILLIAM SHERIDAN5, WILLIAM4, SHERIDAN3, WILLIAM2, HUGH1) was born 26 February 1886 in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA, and died 18 December 1972 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He married ETHEL MAUDE THOMAS 14 September 1918 in Evans City, PA, daughter of VICTOR THOMAS and JENNIE HAYS. She was born 9 August 1896 in Fairview, Butler Co., PA, USA, and died 28 May 1975 in Pittsburgh, PA.


 
Updated: 2008-01-15