Archibald McCullough

Archibald McCullough (1769 - 1839)

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Archibald McCullough
Born in Westpen Township, Cumberland County, Province of Pennsylvaniamap
Husband of — married in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Died in Shelby, Allen, Ohio, United Statesmap
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Paternal Genealogical history for perspective: Ten Generations
10. Gr-Gr-Gr-Gr-Gr-Gr-Great Grandparents: James Sharon m. Elizabeth McCormick
9. Gr-Gr-Gr-Gr-Gr-Great Grandparents: Samuel Huston m. Isabella Sharon
9. Gr-Gr-Gr-Gr-Gr-Great Grandparents: John Clendenin m. Janet Huston
8. Gr-Gr-Gr-Gr-Great Grandparents: James Clendenin m. Isabella Huston
8. Gr-Gr-Gr-Gr-Great Grandparents: James McCullough m. Elizabeth Livingston
7. Gr-Gr-Gr-Great Grandparents: Archibald McCullough m. Isabella Clendenin
6. Gr-Gr-Great Grandparents: Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell m. Clarissa Brannum
6. Gr-Gr-Great Grandparents: John L. Campbell, Sr. m. Elizabeth McCullough
5. Great-Great Grandparents: John Wallace Campbell m. Zebuline Clarinda Rhodes
5. Great-Great Grandparents: Thomas Henry Taylor m. Elizabeth Campbell
4. Great-Grandparents: Murray Wilson Taylor m. Martha Eloise Campbell
3. Grandfather: Gerald Howard Taylor m. Olive Hiles (1) Marie Katherine Ramge (2)
2. Father: Jack Gerald Taylor m. Bobbie Jean Owenes

The families of Campbell, Clendenin, Huston, Sherron, McCullough and others are first found in or near Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania almost half a century before the Revolutionary War. These early Scotch-Irish pioneers were Presbyterians who fled Ireland for the promise of a better life in the new land called America. In an old family Bible, it is recorded that three Clendenin brothers, John, Charles and James, came to America from Dumfries, Scotland, between 1730 and 1750.

In the earliest records, this name varies from Glendenning, Glendinning and Clendining to Clendenin. Jno. Glendennin was among the petitioners of the Court of Lancaster for a road in January 1743; John Clendenin is listed as a tax payer in East Pennsboro Township beginning in 1750.

Various spellings of Sharon, includes Sherron, Sharron, and Sherran; Clendenin, Huston and other Scotch-Irish immigrants to America in the early 1700s, originated from the lowland areas of Scotland. Having migrated to Ulster in Northern Ireland during the reign of King James, life there became less desirable after James left the throne, so when William Penn, a Proprietor who had been granted the right to establish a colony, spoke of lush farmland and greater freedom in the new land of America – this appealed to the hardy Scotch-Irish, and for several decades, they were the majority of emigrants in Pennsylvania.

Cumberland County was formed in 1750; until then and before 1729, the area was part of Lancaster County, and prior to that, it was all known as Chester County. On 30 October 1744, Christopher Huston obtained a warrant from the Proprietors of Pennsylvania for 150 acres of land. On 09 November 1752, Samuel Huston obtained a warrant for a 200 acre tract of land in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, though the survey returned on 07 March 1753 showed it was 240 acres.

Christopher Huston was a tax collector. In the Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Volume 6, page 224, both Christopher Huston and Samuel Huston appear as “Associators” in Captain John McCormick's 3rd Company, 3rd Battalion, Cumberland County, in August, 1780. Lieutenant Samuel Huston also served in 2nd Lt. Capt. James Samples Company, Colonel Chambers 3rd Battalion, Pennsylvania Militia.

James Sherron (Sharon) owned a tract of land in East Pennsboro immediately to the west of Samuel Huston's plot. James became wedded to Elizabeth McCormick of East Pennsboro around 1750; she was the daughter of John McCormick and Jean Cathey McCormick. All six of James and Elizabeth McCormick Sherron's children are named in Jean Cathey McCormick's 1788 will: James, William, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Isabella. The homestead land was called “Rose of Sharon.”

Samuel Huston later married the daughter of James Sherron: Isabella Sharon. The first names: Samuel, James, John, William, Isabel, and Elizabeth were passed down through the lineages of Campbell, Clendenin, Huston, Sharon, and connected families; these surnames also appear as middle names for many male descendants. Isabella Sherron (Sharon) was born about 1744 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her father, James, died without a will in 1753. Estate papers were administered by his adult daughter, Ann Sharon, and his son, James Sharon; in order to administer his estate, they had to be over the age of 16. Likewise, unnamed minor children existed as the papers were filed in Orphans Court. One of these children would be Isabella, then less than ten years old.

John Clendenin's land was located in the extreme northwest of Silver Spring, in the angle formed by Stony Ridge and the mountain. He owned the land by the improvements he made – settling on the property, building a cabin, working the farm – not by warrant or patent. Samuel Huston and John Clendenin were brothers-in-law: John was married to Janet Huston, Samuel's sister. Sam and Janet's father, John Huston, emigrated from Ulster, Ireland about 1735.

John Huston, and his wife Margaret Cunningham Huston, were on a ship for America with John's mother, Mrs. Samuel Huston, when the passengers became suspicious of the captain and crew's motives; believing their lives were in jeopardy, and their money to be robbed, the passengers put the entire crew in irons, and sailed to Philadelphia safely.

Samuel Huston was a member of the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, known in history as the first church west of the Susquehanna river. Church records show his name in 1764 with 42 other member signatures calling for the Rev. John Steel to become pastor. In the northwestern corner of the old Samuel Huston farm, near a steep hill that once was covered in a dense wood of tall pine trees from which circumstances, is the Pine Hill Graveyard.

Early pioneers had untold hardships; if they survived the trip across the Atlantic, travel from the port to their anticipated new home could take took months. Journey was usually by boat down the river, then by wagon across uncleared terrain. Although Benjamin Franklin negotiated one treaty with the Native Americans at Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1753, hostility toward new settlers still existed.

For protection, a blockhouse erected on John Dickey's land adjacent to John Clendenin's tract, became known as Dickey's Fort. It offered comfort to the settlers but was did nothing to dissuade their Indian neighbors; stealth raids on settlements continued.
Young settlers went deer hunting in nearby woods, setting up salt licks near the spring to attract their prey. During one of these expeditions, William Clendenin, second son of John and Janet Huston Clendenin, was among those lying in wait. The group was discovered by a roving band of Indians, who fired upon the young men, fatally injuring William. The others managed to escape, covering up their comrade with leaves and branches; they returned the next day to bring his body home for burial.

Samuel Huston and Isabella Sharon Huston farmed and raised their family on this homestead near what is now known as Hogestown, Pennsylvania until they died. Samuel died in 1784, and his wife in 1804: both buried in Pine Hill Cemetery. Samuel had written his will on 15 September 1784; it was probated on 12 October 1784. John Clendenin died about 1797, aged ninety-three years, three weeks after his wife, Janet Huston Clendenin. They are also interred in Pine Hill Cemetery.

William Sharon, father of James, grandfather of Isabella, wrote his will on 7 November 1750. “ I William Sherron in the Township of East Pennsborough and County of Cumberland Yeoman […] I Bequeath to Margaret my Dearly Wife a third of all my Movable Goods and Chattels and a Chest and the Best table we have and the best iron pot except the largest we have and her Spinning Wheel she having given her comfort, that my Place and Improvements should be willed to my three Youngest Children born by her. […]
He then names his eldest daughter, Isabel, daughters Anna, Elizabeth, and Margret, eldest son James, and sons William and Hugh, as well as grandson William Calhoun. He later adds in a Codicil that his brother James Sherron is to receive “my best pair of Breeches.” William's brother, James, died intestate (without leaving a will) in 1753.
On 22 December 1740, William Sherron received a land warrant in Philadelphia for lands located in East Pennsborough Township, Cumberland County; this was the plot upon which he and his wife Margaret (Chambers) lived, then willed to their son, Hugh in 1750.

On 8 September 1755, James Sharon warrants land – sight unseen, and later survey totaling 275 acres – in Fermanagh Township, Cumberland County.
Dated 30 June 1766, Hugh Sharron, yeoman, residing in Lost Creek, Fermanagh Township, Cumberland County, sold the lands in East Pennsborough which he inherited through his father's will. The land was 143 plus acres. James Sharron also signed this deed, likely as a witness or as an administrator of his father's will of 1750.
The land located along the Conadoquinet Creek, abutted the lands of Walter Buchanan on the north. Deed Book B, page 6. On 12 August 1766, Warrant no. 846 grants about 200 acres to Hugh Sharron and William Sharron in Fermanagh Township.

In 1768, James Sherron warrants land owned by his father next to Calhoun, Buchanan and Huston lands in East Pennsboro, Cumberland County. In June of 1775, James Sherron of Carlisle sells 268 acres in Fermanagh to William Sharron of Fermanagh; land bounded by Hugh Sherron on the west and John McCormick on the north. (Vol. 1, Book D, page 283). John McCormick is James Sherron's father-in-law; Elizabeth McCormick Sherron/Sharon is his daughter.

During the Revolutionary War, James Sherron, Hugh Sherron, and William Sherron are listed in the Pennsylvania Line, Cumberland Militia from the Township of Fermanagh, 8th Company, 4th Battalion; Hugh is recorded in the Militia of Lancaster County from 1776-1777. In 1780, James is found in the Cumberland Militia, 5th Battalion; Hugh, William and Samuel are listed in the 7th Battalion.

In June 1778, John Clendenin personally appeared in court, complained that he was unable to serve military duty because of pain in his left arm. He was ordered to pay 35 pounds or serve next call.
An interesting notation discovered during research: In July, 1783, John Sherron brings suit to eject from his lands a certain tenant, John Springer, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Shadrach Montgomery married Isabel McCullough, daughter of Archibald McCullough and Isabella Clendenin and sister to Elizabeth McCullough. Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, Shadrach was raised by his step-father, whose last name was Springer. During his service in the War of 1812, he was injured. His application for pension includes a letter describing how both his birth name “Montgomery” and the name he was known as growing up “Springer” had become confused on the rolls.

This John Springer is very possibly the step-father of Shadrach Montgomery.

In 1784, James Sharron of Tyrone sells land in Fermanagh to Hugh Sharron of Fermanagh; James warranted this plot, which abuts land of William Sharron in 1754 (Vol 1, Book G, page 282). Several land transactions take place in 1785 between the Sharrons: Hugh Sharron and Abraham Sheridan warrant 143 acres in Fermanagh; some time afterward, it was patented by Hugh Sharron as his New Survey. James Sharron of Tyrone sold 116 acres of land situated Smily's Run in Tyrone; he then bought land from Robert Huey (Vol. 1, Book K, Page 247) and later purchased property in East Pennsboro (Vol. 1, Book H, Page 381). On November 1, 1785, John Creigh of Carlisle sold 200 acres located in East Pennsborough to James Sharron. (Deed Book H, Page 381).

The mentioning of Robert Huey is worth noting here: although there is no evidential proof, this man could be the first husband, or his father, of Elizabeth McCullough, daughter of Isabella Clendenin McCullough and Archibald McCullough. Elizabeth had two children by a man named Huey before he apparently died: William Huey, and Jane Huey. She then married John Campbell.

In 1787, James Sharon engaged in these transactions: sold 223 acres known as the Rose of Sharon, located in East Pennsboro, which had been warranted to James on February 23, 1786 and April 30, 1787; this property was patented on June 19, 1787 to James Sharon by Benjamin Franklin. (Vol. 1, Book H, Page 433). On April 17, 1787, he bought 150 acres in Fermanagh Township at a sheriff's sale.(Vol. 1, Book H, Page 614). Land is transferred back and forth, bought and sold, through 1795.

Archibald McCullough was born about 1769 in West Pennsborough Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. On the 1790 Census for Dauphin, Pennsylvania, Archibald McCullough is listed next to Robert McCullough, who is listed just after Robert Montgomery.

This Robert Montgomery might be Shadrach's birth father, or an older brother. Shadrach and Isabel McCullough Montgomery later name one of their sons, Robert Montgomery.

At about age 22, Archibald McCullough married Isabella Clendenin at the First Presbyterian Church at Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania. The ceremony was performed on January 20, 1791, by Clarence M. Busch.

In 1800, Archibald McCullough is enumerated in the Northwestern Territory of Ohio, listed in Washington County. In 1810, Archibald McCullough is found in North Beaver, Pennsylvania, which is located on the Ohio River. Census correctly lists 4 white males under 10, 3 white females under 10 - seven children under 16, plus Archibald and Isabel. Others listed in this Census is a “Widow” Campbell, and a Jeremiah Brannum, both names associated with our family history.

Several men served in the War of 1812: John Campbell, his brother Malcolm Campbell, and Shadrach Montgomery are known to have fought in the final war for America's independence from England.

John Campbell was born about 1778 in Ulster, Ireland. Family records indicate that he immigrated to America, with his mother and two brothers, as well as at least one sister, when he was thirteen. This estimation would put the Campbell family in Pennsylvania around 1800. Since there is a Widow Campbell on the same 1810 North Beaver, Pennsylvania Census as Archibald McCullough, it is reasonable to guess that this is John Campbell's mother.

The families of Campbell and McCullough traveled down the Ohio River to find land opened up for settlement in the early 1800s. Native Americans who had been forced westward by Pennsylvania pioneers, were now finding those of mostly Scotch-Irish and German origin building cabins and starting farms in the beautiful green lands of Ohio River territory. This discovery did not make the local Indian tribes very happy, and settlers faced with harsh elements in an undeveloped land were again met with hostility.

On 11 November 1819, John Campbell and Elizabeth McCullough were married. The 7 August 1820 Census for Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio, shows John Campbell living next door to John Johnston, Indian Agent, and his wife Rachel. John is about 42; the census indicates one son under 10 (Joseph), one daughter under 10 (presumably Isobel), John (over 25), Elizabeth McCullough Campbell, (16 under 25).

The enumerator in 1830 must have sat down with his list and later put all the names in alphabetical order, as they appear to be written such. Keep in mind that these were men on horseback, riding farm to farm, town to town, documenting residents. Often, names are misspelled, may vary from census to census, and at times, adult children who lived nearby were counted twice: once with their parents, once at their own farm or working for someone else.

That said, John Campbell is listed in Grayson Township (later became Washington Township), Shelby County, Ohio. There are three sons under 5 (William, James, John Jr.), one son 6-9 (Joseph), one daughter 6-9 (Isobel), John and Elizabeth.

Washington Township was formerly attached to Allen County and was given a separate civil entity in 1836. Since the Wapakoneta Indian Reservation covered slightly more than the northeast corner of the township, few pioneers made homes here until after the departure of the Indians in 1832. Those bred of Scotch-Irish families who came to the Ohio Territory, were strong-willed, hard-working men intent on raising families in their new homeland. So it is not surprising to find entries of land not within the reservation in 1831 of John Campbell, Shadrach Montgomery, Samuel Howell, William Spray, Thomas Chambers, and Samuel McCullough. All of these men had migrated from Pennsylvania.

The 1834 tax list for Duchonquet, Allen County, Ohio, includes Robert Branham (Brannum), John Campbell, Robert McCullough and his father, Archibald McCullough (also Isabel & Elizabeth’s father), Shadrach Montgomery (John's brother-in-law, married to Isabel), among others.

During the organization of Duchonquet Township, Shadrach Montgomery was elected an Officer, John Campbell was elected Constable, along with Henry VanBlaricome. Isabella Clendenin McCullough died about 1830, Archibald McCullough died about 1840.

The 1840 Census for Washington Township, Allen County, Ohio shows many of our ancestors. Alexander Beaty was the enumerator, but the census date is not recorded. He counts 164 citizens in the Township, 42 engaged in Agriculture (farming.) John Campbell, Samuel McCullough, Shadrach Montgomery, John M. Howell, Jefferson Howell, and Benjamin Stiles are listed in order. On the same page is William Ryan and Zachariah Ryan. The following entries show Benjamin Powell, and Samuel Blakely, who performed several marriages as Justice of the Peace. Lastly, Robert Brannum lives near Malcolm Campbell, and a widow named Sarah Howell.

Elizabeth McCullough Campbell (hereafter referred to as Elizabeth Campbell) was also known as “Betsey.” Close friends with Rachel Johnston, Colonel John Johnston's wife, the two women began Bible study in their homes for the neighboring women and children. Presbyterian by faith, all of the families gathered on Sunday, while one of the men, or a traveling Preacher, offered a sermon and prayer.

Shadrach Montgomery is considered one of the first settlers in the area, having received a bounty after his discharge from the Army in May, 1814. He took a trip from Champaign County down the Auglaize River in 1830, discovered a piece of property between Owl Creek and Clear Creek that appealed to him, and entered a claim in 1831. He purchased 80 acres from the State of Ohio, at the Piqua Land Office, for $1.25 per acre, on April 13, 1832.

In 1841, Benjamin Stiles donated 1/2-acre of his land for a Meeting House. The deed was to James Spray, Henry Waltz and Shadrach Montgomery, trustees of Olive Branch, United Brethren in Christ. They built a log structure, located across the road from the present church, which was used for 13 years until 1854. At that time, Shadrach Montgomerydonated land for the first frame church; deeded to the Olive Branch Church trustees, it was located where the current United Methodist Church was built in 1896, and is now a historical site. The cemetery that surrounds three sides of the church, sometimes called Shinbone Cemetery but formally known as Olive Branch Cemetery, is the final resting place of many Campbell, McCullough, Montgomery, and Taylor ancestors, among others.

Elizabeth Campbell's oldest daughter was Jane Huey. In 1838, Jane gave birth to a son, William Hezekiah Hubble; she was never married to his father. However, on 23 February 1840, Reverend James Spray was wedded to Jane; the ceremony was performed by Shadrach Montgomery, Justice of the Peace. Jane and James Spray had two sons: James M. Spray and Joseph Campbell Spray. Both would later serve with honor as soldiers in the 71st Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. Jane Huey Spray, age 26, died seven months after giving birth to Joseph in February, 1842. Her date of death is listed as 20 September 1842; she is buried in Scott Cemetery, Bodkins, Auglaize, Ohio.

John Campbell and Elizabeth had eleven children between 1820 and 1840. Two daughters were named in honor of Elizabeth's dear friend, Rachel Johnston; one of these girls died very young in 1838, and may have been sickly, as Elizabeth also named her youngest daughter Rachel Johnston in 1840. For brevity, only year of birth and death are listed here:

Joseph Huston Campbell, 1820–1851; Isobel Campbell, 1821–1843; Archibald McCullough Campbell, 1823–1849; John Livingston, Campbell, Jr, 1826–1903; James Clendenin Campbell, 1828–1894; William Campbell, 1829–1929; Rachel Johnston Campbell, 1831–1838; Elizabeth Campbell, 1833–1913; Robert Houston Campbell, 1836–1849; Christopher Columbus Campbell, 1838–1838 and Rachel Johnston Campbell, 1840–1912.

In December, 1840, Shadrach Montgomery presided over the marriage of John H. Campbell and Clarissa Brannum, daughter of Robert Brannum. Others who married before 1847 included William Ryon, Jr. to Malissa Taylor, and John Taylor to Irene Jane Ryon; John and Malissa were siblings to Thomas Henry Taylor, children of Henry Taylor and wife Ruth. William, Jr. and Irene were brother and sister, children of William Ryan, Sr. (Ryon/Ryan).

Other marriages listed in the Lima County Democratic News and/ or in the History of Allen County Ohio, Part III, are Shadrach and Isabella Montgomery's son, Archibald Montgomery who married the older Brannum sister, Julia Ann, in October, 1840; their ceremony was performed by Samuel Blakely. Daniel David Montgomery, married Clarissa's sister, Sarah Jane Brannum, on April 18, 1849; Hannah Montgomery, married Ebenezer Spray on June 30, 1850; Sarah Montgomery married George W. Spray on November 1, 1855. Isabel Montgomery married Richard Howell.

Washington County taxpayers in 1848 included: Robert Brannum, John L. Campbell, Malcolm Campbell, Joseph Campbell, Jefferson Howell, John M. Howell, Shadrach Montgomery, Samuel McCullough, John Powell, Benjamin Powell, Isaac Rhodes, William Ryan, Zachariah Ryan, Elijah Ryan, and. Benjamin Stiles.

In 1850, John Campbell, Sr., age 75, is a farmer with property valued at $1500. Listed on the Census with him are Elizabeth, 57, sons James, 22, and William, 20; daughters Elizabeth, 16 (marries Thomas Taylor), and Rachel, age 14.

The Washington Township, Auglaize County census in 1850 shows how near these families - our ancestors - lived to each other. Usually sons or daughters built homes on their father's land, explaining the close proximity for decades.

Enumerated next to John Campbell, Sr. is Benjamin Stiles, widowed, and six of his children – plus his daughter Rachel Stiles Campbell with her husband, John L. Campbell, Jr. On the other side of John Campbell, Sr.'s land is John and Elizabeth's son, Archibald Campbell, Julia Ann Brannum Campbell and their three children. <br / Down the road is Joseph Campbell, his second wife Mary Wilson Brannum, his son with Clarissa Brannum, John Wallace Campbell, age 8, and Jane Huey's son, Hezekiah Hubble, 13, also known as a child and listed on this census as “Hezekiah Campbell”, and Jane Wilson, 18, Mary's sister. Clarissa Brannum Campbell had died one week after giving birth to her only child, John Wallace, in 1842.
On the next farm is found James Spray, Jr, 35, his wife Harriet, his father James Spray, Sr, age 70, and four children under ten. This is probably the elder James Spray's land, as John M. Howell, 37, with wife Abigail Spray Howell, and their four children under ten are also located nearby.
Next door is Samuel McCullough - Elizabeth and Isabel's brother - with his wife and seven children. The next three farms are Richard Howell and Isabel Montgomery Howell with two children, William Ryon, Sr and wife Amelia, and William Ryon, Jr. with his wife Malissa Taylor Ryon, their two sons, and niece Rhoda Taylor, daughter of Malissa's oldest brother, William Taylor (1810-1849) and his wife Jane.
Robert Brannum is situated on the farm next to his daughter Sarah Jane Brannum Montgomery, husband Daniel David Montgomery and their baby son, Robert. On the other side of Daniel lives his parents: Shadrach Montgomery, Isabella, daughter Jane, 26; Charles, 18; Mary, 14; Sarah, 12; Shadrick, Jr, 9; daughter Hannah Montgomery Spray and her husband Ebenezer Spray.

On 5 May 1853, Thomas Taylor and Elizabeth Campbell applied for a marriage license in Auglaize, Ohio. Shadrach Montgomery performed the ceremony at Olive Branch Church. The probate record states: “License granted May 5, 1853, Thomas Taylor to Elizabeth Campbell, Affidavit on file. May 18, 1853 Returned. By the authority of the whom license, I solemnize the marriage of Thomas Taylor with Elizabeth Campbell on the 8th day of May.”

John Livingston Campbell, Sr., born in Ireland about 1778, died on 6 September 1859, at age 82 of diarrhea after one month of illness, per Mortality Census dated for "year ending 01 June 1860." There was a cholera epidemic at the time, but John's advanced age likely contributed to his death. His loss was certainly immeasurable to his family and the community that he had helped establish.

John Campbell is buried in Scott-Shanahan (Scott) Cemetery in Auglaize, Ohio. Four sons had predeceased him before 1852: Joseph, Archibald, Robert and Christopher, who died in infancy. Daughter Isobel died in 1843, and the first Rachel Johnston at age 6 in 1838. Cholera had spread rapidly through the Valley, taking its toll on all the families.
The first State Fair of Ohio, to be held in Columbus, was postponed because of the cholera epidemic in 1850-1851. Joseph Campbell and his 2nd wife Mary Wilson Campbell both died of cholera. In his estate records, Lillian Taylor quotes, “bills were paid to doctors for medicine on 26 Aug. 1849, 7 Sept. 1850 and 3 July 1851.” Three coffins were paid for: one for Mary's infant born and died in April, 1851 - the other two for Joseph and Mary. $1.00 was paid to Henry Shanahan at Scott's Cemetery for "fencing Grave Yard" in lieu of tombstones.

Samuel Huston McCullough, brother of Elizabeth and Isabel, son of Archibald and Isabel Clendenin McCullough, born 11 July 1804, died 10 February 1853. He was married to Mary Spray on 21 July 1831, daughter of Benjamin Spray. Samuel is buried in Olive Branch Cemetery.

By 1860, Elizabeth McCullough Campbell, widowed, was 67 years old. Her brothers, Samuel, and Robert Livingston McCullough, had both died. Brothers James and John, and three sisters: Isabel, Mary “Polly” and Angeline, were all married and still living. Robert Livingston McCullough was born 31 October 1806 to Archibald and Isabel. He married Amanda Lenox on 18 February 1830. Robert died 23 April 1858. He is buried with Amanda, who died in 1898, in Olive Branch Cemetery.

James Clendenin McCullough, eldest son of Archibald and Isabel, was born 5 November 1791, and married Mary J. Mackey on 13 June 1813. James and Mary had one son, Robert McCullough (1816-1894), and two daughters, Isabella McCullough (1824-1871) and Elizabeth McCullough (1829-1874). James died 5 July 1873. John Clendenin McCullough, born 2 February 1802, married Eleanor Marshall on 19 February 1829. They had two daughters and one son. John died 17 March 1863. On the 1860 Census, Elizabeth Campbell, born in Pennsylvania about 1795, is the Farm Governess, with grandson, John Wallace Campbell, age 17, living with her, listed as a farm laborer. Next farm over is son, John Livingston Campbell, Jr., 34, his wife Rachel Stiles Campbell, son Archibald, 9; daughters Jemima, 6; Elizabeth, 3; and Margaret, 1.
On the other side of Elizabeth, is Ebenezer L. Spray, Hannah Montgomery Spray, and six children under age 10. Shadrach Montgomery, now 68, and Isabel McCullough Montgomery, 63, still have two children at home: Jane, 37, and Shedrick, 20. Next to them is Mary Spray McCullough, 45, Farm Governess, widow of Samuel McCullough, with three sons: Archibald, 27; James, 19; Noah, 17; and two daughters, Isabel, 13; and Mary, 10.

Thomas Henry Taylor, age 29, and Elizabeth Campbell Taylor, 27, live in Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Ohio. Thomas' land is valued at $1200, other property at $450; they have two children, Martha, 5, and John, 3; also living with them are Thomas' nephew, John Taylor, age 22; and Elizabeth's nephew, Hezekiah Hubble, age 22. Little Martha died later that year, and is buried in Olive Branch Cemetery. Thomas Taylor and Elizabeth Campbell Taylor had seven children: Martha L. Taylor 1855–1860; John Henry Taylor 1857–1909, m. Mary Emeline Elliott; William Perry Taylor 1861–1944, m. Aretta Mae Davis; Murray Wilson Taylor 1862–1924, m. Martha Eloise Campbell, (daughter of John Wallace Campbell and Zebuline Clarinda Rhodes); twin girls Adah Rae Taylor 1871–1886 and Lillie Mae Taylor 1871–1883; and Grace Pearl Taylor 1873–1944, m Commodore “Ned” Kuhns.

During the Civil War, young men and some of their fathers joined the Union forces. Many returned with injuries or disabilities sustained from illnesses during their service; some did not return home at all.

Elizabeth “Betsey” McCullough Campbell died 27 January 1866, at age 73. Services were held at Olive Branch Church, but she was buried in Scott Cemetery next to her husband, John Campbell.

Shadrach Montgomery, born 4 February 1790, died on 18 October 1870; his tombstone spells his name “Shedrick,” an Americanized version of his given name. His wife – Elizabeth's sister – Isabel McCullough Montgomery, died 24 July 1876, at age 79. Shadrach and Isabel are both buried in Olive Branch Cemetery in New Knoxville, Ohio.

Their deaths marked the end of a generation of pioneers who migrated to the Auglaize, Ohio region when there was marshy swamp-land, Indian trails, and no “welcome home” signs – but the Campbell, Clendenin, Huston, McCullough, Montgomery, Sharron and Taylor families are still strong and live on today. Hundreds of descendants, including us, are proof of their courage, tenacity, and faith. Future generations will inherit the pride of our ancestors: may this written history help them remember, and understand, sacrifices that were made for all of us to live in the beautiful land of America. Home of the Brave, Land of the Free. God bless us, every one. Sheri Taylor Bockelman, Copyright December 22, 2011


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First Presbyterian Church
20 Jan 1791 Marriage to Isabella Cledennin
Performed by Rev. Robert Davidson
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania




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Family Bible is reportedly in possession of the family of John Waugh Clendenin of Wichita, Kansas Records of Internal Affairs Office at Harrisburg, PA. History of the Huston Families, By E. Rankin Huston Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2 Vol. 14, pages 401 and 427. SAR Membership Number 92452. Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, copyright 1905 Source: Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, copyright 1905 Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, copyright 1905 History of the Huston Families, By E. Rankin Huston, page 14 History of the Huston Families, By E. Rankin Huston Warner Beers, 1886, Part 2, Chapter 2, Cumberland County, PA Source: Source: Notes and queries : historical, biographical and genealogical, chiefly relating to interior Pennsylvania, [1st-2d ser., v. 1-2] Retrieved from on 12/17/2011 Source: Year:1790; Census Place: unknown township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: M637_8; Page:216; Image:405; Family History Library Film:0568148. Original page 56, carried from page 55. Record Of Pennsylvania Marriages, Prior To 1810. Volume I. Clarence M. Busch. State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1895. Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Volume 8. Marriage Record Of The First Presbyterian Church, at Carlisle. 1785-1812. Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Ohio Census, 1790-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes. Year:1810; Census Place: North Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania; Roll: 45; Page: 416; Family History Number: 0193671; Image: 00010. Retrieved from Family Genealogy Records and other documented sources. 1820 U S Census: Washington, Miami, Ohio, Page: 74; NARA Roll: M33_94; Image: 86. 1830 U S Census: Cynthian, Shelby, Ohio, Page: 29; NARA Roll: M19-140; Family History Film: 0337951. 1834 Tax List: Source: History of Allen County, Ohio History of Auglaize County, Ohio Indianapolis ::Historical Pub. Co.,,1923,1333 pgs., Chapter 3, pg. 375. SAR Membership Number 92452; Sons of the American Revolution, John Stark Chapter, Ohio Society Sons of the Revolution. Dated February 1, 1965. Applicant: Thomas Robert Knipfer, descendant of Lt. Samuel Huston. Original page 96 of Census book. Page 1 of Washington Township. Year:1840; Census Place: Washington, Allen, Ohio; Roll: 375; Page: 96; Image:199; Family History Library Film: 0020158. Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Retrieved online: “Shadrach Montgomery, Ohio Pioneer And Part Of Our Extended Family.” Copyright 2007-2008 Sheri Taylor Bockelman, Researched, Compiled And Written By Same. Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Campbell: Seven American Generations Originally From Ohio. Research By Sheri Taylor Bockelman, Established In 2007; Olive Branch Cemetery, New Knoxville, Auglaize, Ohio Lillian Taylor's genealogy records, dated 1964; record from court and cemetery records Find A Grave Memorial# 10494906 Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Campbell: Seven American Generations originally from Ohio. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman, established in 2007; Lima Democratic News, Allen County Ohio Marriages: Early Pioneer Marriages – 1847 Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Campbell: Seven American Generations originally from Ohio. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman, established in 2007; History of Auglaize County, Ohio Indianapolis :: Historical Pub. Co.,, 1923, 1333 pgs., pg. 474-477. Year:1850; Census Place: Washington, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: M432_660; Page: 270B; Image: 547. Year: 1850; Census Place: Washington, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: M432_660; Page: 274A; Image: 554. Lillian Taylor's Genealogical Records, dated 1964, and Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Campbell: Seven American Generations originally from Ohio. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman, established in 2007; “Shadrach Montgomery, Ohio Pioneer and part of our Extended Family.” copyright 2007-2008 Sheri Taylor Bockelman, Researched, compiled and written by same. Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Campbell: Seven American Generations originally from Ohio. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman, established in 2007; Original data: Auglaize County, Ohio Marriages, 1848-99. County court records located at Wapakoneta, Ohio. Family History Library film # (0963056 - 0963059) United States. Non-population Census Schedules for Ohio, 1850-1880. T1159, rolls 14-15, 29-30, and 102-104. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 [database on-line]. Find A Grave Memorial# 9556615 Scott Cemetery, Auglaize, Ohio “Cholera Epidemic In Ohio 1832-1866: Our Family's Victims.” Copyright 2008 Sheri Taylor Bockelman, researched, compiled And written by same. Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Campbell: Seven American Generations Originally From Ohio. Lillian Taylor's Genealogical Records, dated 1964, and Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Campbell: Seven American Generations originally from Ohio. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman, established in 2007; Find A Grave Memorial# 12758433 Olive Branch Cemetery, Auglaize, Ohio Lillian Taylor's Genealogical Records, dated 1964, and Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Campbell: Seven American Generations originally from Ohio. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman, established in 2007; Find A Grave Memorial# 11446929 Robert Livingston McCullough Seven American Generations originally from Ohio. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman, established in 2007; Lillian Taylor's Genealogical Records, dated 1964, and Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Campbell: Seven American Generations originally from Ohio. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman, established in 2007; Year: 1860; Census Place: Washington, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: M653_931; Page: 487; Image: 371; Family History Library Film: 803931. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman from census records. Year:1860; Census Place: Van Buren, Shelby, Ohio; Roll: M653_1036; Page: 295; Image: 37; Family History Library Film: 805036. Seven American Generations originally from Ohio. Research by Sheri Taylor Bockelman, established in 2007; By Sheri Taylor Bockelman: John Wallace Campbell, Civil War Veteran, Co. G. 71st O.V.I., OCWGJ, Vol. XII, 2008, Issue No. 3, pp. 127, 128-130; First, They Were Men: My Ancestors in the Civil War, 71st OVI, OCWGJ, Volume XIII, 2009, Issue No. 2. 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  1. Source: #S-1732439908 Note: Data: Text: Marriage date: 20 Jan 1791 Marriage place: Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania APID: 1,2451::4401733
  2. Source: #S-1732439211 Page: SAR Membership Number: 92452 APID: 1,2204::995811
  3. Source: #S-1715696972 APID: 1,2383::82649
  4. Source: #S-1732439211 Page: SAR Membership Number: 92452 APID: 1,2204::995811
  5. Source: #S-1732439211 Page: SAR Membership Number: 92452 APID: 1,2204::995811


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Archibald McCullough, William Ryan: early settlers
Archibald McCullough, William Ryan: early settlers


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