The surname McCullough is variously spelled McCullagh, Macullar, McCullock, etc. For introduction to the Scotch-Irish McCullloughs, see the McCullock family.
(I) Andrew McCullough was born in the province of Ulster, north of Ireland. He was educated and learned the trade of tailor in his native land. He came to America in 1825, when a young man, and made his home in Montreal, Canada, where he worked at his trade. Shortly after 1825 he came ot Chazy, Clinton county, New York, and was for many years the only tailor in the county. Work came to him from all parts of the county. He was largely self-educated and was a student of the Bible and history. He was well read and well versed in many subjects. Though he never held public office, he was active and influential in public affairs. In politics he was a Republican; in religion a Presbyterian.
He married in Ireland, Elizabeth Scott, who was born in Ireland of Scotch ancestry. She came with her husband in 1825 to this country and her eldest son John was born on the voyage. She died at Chazy at the age of seventy-two years. He died at Chazy.
Children all born in Chazy except the eldest:
1. John, born May 16, 1825, mentioned below.
2. Mary Ann, Aug. 16, 1827; died unmarried.
3. Jane Louise, Dec. 7, 1829; married Joel W. Graves.
4. James Harvey, Aug. 14, 1832; died unmarried; enlisted in the Ninth New York Cavalry during the civil war; was taken prisoner at Trevillian Station, Virginia, and confined first in Andersonville, then in a rebel prison in South Carolina; after he was discharged he was brought to Annapolis, Maryland, where he died a few days afterward of disease contracted in prison.
5. Robert S., May 11, 1834; married Hortense Clark; child, Harvey C., born in 1875, married Ella K. McDowell of Champion, N.Y. and had Ruth W.; married (second) Meletiah Hamilton, by whom he had no children.
6. Mary Ann Eliza, May 3, 1838; died unmarried.
(II) John, son of Andrew McCullough, was born on the voyage from Ireland to America, May 16, 1825, died in 1897. He grew to manhood in Chazy, New York, and was educated there in the public schools. He was a hotel proprietor in Chazy all his active life. He married Sarah A. Wilson, born at Chazy in 1828, died there in 1904.
Children, born at Chazy:
1. Thomas E., born Oct. 22, 1859, mentioned below.
2. Harvey A., April 3, 1861.
3. Kate J., June 8, 1877.
(III) Thomas E., son of John Mc Cullough, was born Oct. 22, 1859, at Chazy. He received his education there in the public schools. At the age of sixteen he began to learn his trade in the employ of the well-known building firm of Norcross Brothers, of Worcester, Mass. He worked in Boston and vicinity for four years for this concern. In 1881 he returned to Chazy and embarked in business as a carpenter and builder on his own account and continued until 1903. From 1903 to 1908 he was superintendent of the department of building and construction at Miner's farm. Since then he has been in the lumber business and has resumed business as a contractor and builder in Chazy. He has built many residences and other buildings in this county. He is also a member of the hardware firm of Marshall Wood and Riley Company, Plattsburgh, New York. His reputation as a contractor and business man is second to none. He has been successful entirely through his own efforts and energy. He commands the esteem and confidence of the entire community and is counted among the most substantial citizens. In politics he is a Republican. In 1908 he served on the Republican town committee, and in 1909 was elected to the office of supervisor of the town of Chazy. He is a member of Northern Light Lodge, No. 505, Free Masons of West Chazy, of which he is senior deacon; a member of Rouse's Point Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; also of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 621, Plattsburgh.
He married, June 11, 1885, Flora I., born at Chazy, June 25, 1864, daughter of James and Susan (Hill) Wilson. They have one son, Randall J., born Oct. 13, 1887, at Chazy.
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