SAMUEL N. McCULLOUGH, a prosperous farmer and land owner of Jefferson county, was born in the house which he at present occupies, AUgust 7, 1830. He is the son of William McCullough, who was born, August 7, 1830. He is the son of William McCullough who was born it is believed in Pennsylvania. The latter spent much of his life on the river, but in later years settled on the farm near the mouth of Yellow creek, now owned by his son. Here he built the residence referred to, a substantial brick edifice, in 1825. The father followed farming and also engaged in the salt business, until his death in 1857. His wife, the mother of the subject of this mention, was a daughter of Jacob Nessley, one of the earliest settlers. She died in 1879. Samuel N. McCullough received his education in the common schools of this county, and at the Steubenville academy, and completed his studies at Jefferson college, where he was graduated in 1849. He has been engaged in farming all his life, operating also a coal mine. In thses pursuits he has been successful and he is one of the extensive land holders of the county, having an interest in 1,300 acres under which coal and fire clay is found in abundance.
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