DAVID UNDERWOOD McCULLOUGH, vice-president of the National Exchange Bank of Steubenville, is a well known citizen and comes of one of the pioneer families of the county. He was born in East Springfield in 1843, where his father Alexander McCullough also was born, in 1822. The latter was one of the leading farmers and stock raisers of the county, and was a son of John McCullough who came to Jefferson County, Ohio, as early as 1802.
David U. McCullough received his educational training in the district schools of his home community, and also at Harlem Springs and Scio College. In 1862 he enlisted in the Union army as a private in Company E, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and remained in the service until the close of the war. He rose to the rank of corporal and color bearer and held that rank at the time he fell in the charge at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia, having been shot in the breast and shoulders. He was in the hospital for two months, after which he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. After the war he lived four years in the West, then returned to Island Creek Township, where he has met with success at farming and stock raising. He is a man of recognized business standing and ability.
Mr. McCullough was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Jane Watson, and they have a son, Clark W. McCullough. Religiously, they are members of the United Presbyterian Church, and he is a member of the session. He also belongs to E. M. Stanton Post, G. A. R., at Steubenville.