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 James McCulloch

James McCulloch

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Death 8 Dec 1831
Burial West Leechburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 87486599 · View Source
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James McCulloch was born in Scotland and came to what is now Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania when there were just three families in the area. He acquired a large amount of land and had to often flee from Indians to the fort which was below Freeport. He was a member of the Associate Reformed Church, had a large library for that day, was a great reader and had quite a fund of religious information. He planted the first apple orchard in Allegheny Township. [From his grandson JA McCulloch's biography in "Biographical and historical cyclopedia of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania" J.M. Gresham & Co., managed by S.T. Wiley, page 471-472]

Another family story from his great-grandson is that James McCulloch came from Ireland to America with his friend Thomas Patterson during the days of the American Revolution. Their families had preceded them and gone out to settle in western Pennsylvania near Fort Pitt now known as Pittsburgh. They landed at Philadelphia, enlisted in the Continental Army, and fought through the Revolution. When it was over they made their way to Pittsburgh.

He was married to Anna (maiden name unknown) and they had four sons who survived to adulthood. James died intestate and his administration papers provide interesting information on the family.
1) His eldest son was William was born about 1893 and lived in New Orleans, Louisianna, at the time of his father's death. He married Mary Rickerman.
2) James McCulloch born 27 Mar 1785 and died four months before his father. He married Margaret Patterson, daughter of Thomas Patterson.
3) Samuel McCulloch, born about 1788 was in Buffalo, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, in August 1833 when he sold land inherited from his father.
4) John McCulloch, the youngest son, went to court requesting assistance in the division of his father James' estate. The heirs could not agree how much each son had been given during James' lifetime. As a result, the administration papers include a summary of his assets, what had been already given to each child, and a map of his land and how it was divided among his heirs.

In the 1830 census, James was listed as age 80-89 indicating he was born between 1741 and 1750.


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Gravesite Details "Anna ...James McCulloch Died May 2 1832 b. 17??"; stone is broken and top missing which may be James' data. The visible inscription applies to his wife Anna.

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  • Maintained by: Susan Montague Lundt
  • Originally Created by: Burke Stoughton
  • Added: 28 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87486599
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James McCulloch (unknown–8 Dec 1831), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87486599, citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Leechburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Susan Montague Lundt (contributor 47424388) .