C. D. McCULLOUGH
a substantial citizen and general farmer of Shelby county, O., resides in section 22, Cynthian township, where he owns 160 acres of fine land well adapted for both farming and stock raising. He was born January 13, 1869, in Auglaize county, O., and is a son of Robert and Margaret (Downy) McCuIlough.
Robert McCuIlough was born and reared in Columbiana county, O., but moved to Auglaize county soon after he was first married. He followed farming all through his active life and owned 116 acres of land in Auglaize county and later bought forty acres in Turtle Creek township, Shelby county. His death occurred on the latter farm when aged seventy-nine years, eleven months and eighteen days. His first marriage was to Jane Hoey who died in Auglaize county, the mother of five children: Susan, Margaret, Sophia, James and John. His second marriage was to Margaret Downy Guilbert, who was born in Darke county, O., and died in Auglaize county, nine years
after her husband, when aged seventy-nine years, six months and twenty-four days. She was a widow when she married Mr. McCuIlough and had three children: Walter D., James and Mary A. Guilbert. To her second marriage two children were born: Alice, who is the wife of Isaac Anderson, of Wapakoneta, O.; and C. D. McCuIlough. Mr. and Mrs. McCuIlough were estimable people in every relation of life and were members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Hardin, O. Their burial was in the Olive Branch cemetery in Auglaize county.
C. D. McCuIlough was eight years old when his parents moved on the farm in Turtle Creek township and he attended the common schools there and afterward assisted his father until his own marriage, since when he has resided in Cynthian township. His present farm had been somewhat improved by his father-in-law, the late Jonathan Wegley, and the supplementary improvements made by Mr. McCuIlough have been of a very substantial character. With the exception of fifteen acres in timber, all the farm is well drained and Mr. McCuIlough raises excellent crops and stock. He has always devoted his main attention to agricultural interests and for seven years has been a member of the Shelby county Fair Board and for two years served as vice-president of this body.
Mr. McCuIlough was married to Miss Sarah A. Wegley, a native of Mercer county, O., a daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Wegley. Mr. Wegley married Sarah Circle, of that county, in which they continued to live until 1876, when they moved to Washington township, Shelby county, and lived there until 1885, when they removed to Cynthian township and settled on a tract of 170 acres. The parents of Mrs. McCuIlough remained on that farm until the death of the father, in 1892, when aged fifty-five years, when the mother retired to Lockington, 0. and later to Piqua, where her death occurred in 1911, the burial of both being in the cemetery at Lockington. They were members of the United Brethren church and much esteemed people wherever they lived. They had the following children: James, Mary, Emanuel, Fred, Joseph, Eva, Sarah A., Daisy and Olive.
To Mr. and Mrs. McCuIlough seven children have been born, namely: Carrie Margaret, deceased; and Warren C., deceased; Sarah Josephine; Wilma; Robert Ross ; Mabel and Harold. All were given educational opportunities in the Hopewell special school district.