Apr. 18, 1810 Norwich Chenango County New York, USA
Oct. 9, 1894 Antimony Garfield County Utah, USA
Son of Levi McCullough & Isabella Hamilton
Married Clarinda Altania Bartholomew, 9 Jan 1834 Evans, Erie, New York
Children- Julia Frances McCullough, Eliza Esther McCullough, Henry Judson McCullough, Emily Jerusha McCullough
Desert News, Jan 12, 1895 Page 32 Levi Hamilton McCullough was born in the town of Shenango, Shenango county, state of New York, April 18th, 1810 and died October 9th, 1894, at the residence of his grand-daughter, C. A. Brinson. He received the Gospel in Michigan and came west and enlisted in the Mormon Battalion and made the trip out to California and back to Winter quarters.
----------------------------------------------------- story of Levi H. McCullough, a private in Company C.
After his July 16, 1847, discharge in Los Angeles, McCullough and other battalion members collected their $31.50 in wages, bought pack animals and supplies and began the long trek back to their loved ones.
But when they reached the Salt Lake Valley on Oct. 16, they found their families had not yet arrived. Ill-clothed, hungry and tired, they continued on, backtracking eastward.
The weather turned bitterly cold. They slogged through icy rivers, huddled together in blizzards and survived on the carcasses of their worn-out horses and mules.
Finally reaching Winter Quarters, Iowa, on Dec. 18, McCullough learned his wife and 2-year-old daughter had perished and his surviving children had been farmed out to other families.
The devastated McCullough and two traveling companions accepted a friend's offer of food and shelter. Later that night, one of McCullough's little sons was brought in.
Gazing in some confusion at the exhausted, dirty visitors in their tattered clothing, the boy finally asked: "Which one of these ragged men is my father?"