|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1812|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 1862|
William McCullough, son of Peter and Levina McCullough, born September 11, 1812, in Plemingsburg, Kentucky. He married Miss Mary Williams in December 1833. They had been school mates in their youth and were taught by Milton H. Williams, Mary's father.
He was a private in the Black Hawk War, enlisting in 1832. In 1840 he lost his right arm in a threshing accident. Also in 1840 he was elected to the first of three terms as McLean County Sheriff. He then went on to be elected Circuit Clerk for four terms.
In 1861 he was commission a Lieutenant Colonel in the Fourth Illinois Cavalry and he was killed in an engagement with the rebels in Coffeeville, Mississippi on December 5, 1862.
William and Mary had eight children, four of whom are:
Mrs. Nannie L. Orme, widow of General William W. Orme; Mrs. Fannie M. Orme, wife of Frank D. Orme; William A. McCullough, died September 2, 1869 and Howard M. McCullough died July 1, 1871.
Source: The Good Old Times In McLean County, Illinois by Dr. E. Druis, 1874
Mary McCullough (____ - 1878)*
Nancy McCullough Dyson (1834 - 1912)*
William A. McCullough (1843 - 1869)*
Howard M. McCullough (1845 - 1871)*
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
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Record added: May 02, 2010
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