JOHN McCULLOUGH, a venerable citizen of Cross Creek township, who is well-known throughout the county, was born in the township in which he resides July 2, 1807. He is the son of Hugh McCullough, a native of Ireland, who came to the United States in 1792 and settled in Fayette county, Penn., where he remained until about the year 1797, when he removed to Jefferson county, and made his home in Cross Creek township, where he resided until his death, several years later. About the year 1802 he was married to Isabel Cunningham, a native of Ireland, by whom he had eight children, of whom two survive. The mother passed away in 1863. John McCullough was reared amid the scenes of the early settlement with such education in his childhood as was available at that time, and in his youth he devoted himself to farming, which has been his occupation through life. He has been a witness of the growth of the county from very nearly the days of its beginnings, and has taken an honorable part in the development of the present civilization. For sixty years he has been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church, serving as trustee, steward and class leader. In politics he was a whig, and since the organization of the latter party, a republican. Mr. McCullough was married December 26, 1833, to Jane, daughter of Joseph Hanlin, of Cross Creek township, and by this marriage five chidlren were born: Walter H., Joseph, Isabel J., Elizabeth E., and Margaret A., the latter being now deceased. The mother of these children died March 18, 1866 and Mr. McCullough was subsequently married to Jane White, whose maiden name was Dean. She has since died.
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