WILLIAM Mc. McCULLOUGH, the only son of William, and a grandson of Isaac and Margaret McCullough, was born January 13, 1840, in Somerset township, this county. The grandparents emigrated from Ireland in an early day, and made their permanent home in Washington county, Pennsylvania.
William McCullough (son of Isaac) was born in 1813 on the home place in Somerset township, this county, and after his school days were over became a merchant in Vanceville, same county. He was married January 10, 1839, to Miss Elizabeth Hassock, also a native of the county. He died July 5, 1840, leaving his infant son to the care of the widowed mother, who lived until 1884, when she too crossed "over the dark river."
William Mc. McCollough was reared to agricultural pursuits, and received a district-school education in the schools of Somerset township. He resides on the old homestead, which consists of 155 acres of good land. The old place has flourished well under his care, for he has acquired an enviable reputation as a prosperous and practical farmer, and makes a study of his chosen calling; he is also actively identified with all worthy enterprises for the public good. He usually casts his ballot with the Republican party, but, being liberal in his views, votes for the men he considers most competent for township and county offices, regardless of their party preferences. Mr. McCullough has filled the position of county auditor for several terms of office, and has been school director for the last two years. He is a member of the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church. Mr. McCullough is unmarried.
Text taken from page 507 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed May 1997 by George & Mary Ann Plance of Gainesville, FL as part of the Beers Project.
Published June 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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