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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BRADY McCULLOGH, who conducts a large farm in West Pennsboro township, Cumberland county, is a grandson of William McCullogh, and a son of John McCullogh.

John McCullogh was born Oct. 12, 1803, in West Pennsboro township, and was reared to farming, which occupation he followed until he was thirty years old. He then went to Pittsburg, Pa., and for three years was captain of a steamboat plying between that city and New Orleans. He next went to Baltimore, where he was engaged in the packing business, remaining in that city until 1859, when he went to Westmoreland county, Pa. The last few years of his life were passed in retirement at Greensburg, where his death occurred Feb. 3, 1884. In the year 1845 he bought the old McKeehan farm in West Pennsboro township, known as Mt. Pleasant, where his son Brady now lives. He married Miss Sarah Dunbar, of Newville, by whom he had one child, Jane, who died at Newville. For his second wife he married Eliza C. Welty, of Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., Pa., and to this union were born six children: Welty, who is deceased; Eliza Jane, who lives at Greensburg, wife of W. T. Dorn; Brady, whose name introduces this sketch; Horace, who was killed at Greensburg; Tabitha, who died at Greensburg; and Annie W., who was married in Greensburg to Denna C. Ogden, who resides in Greensburg. The eldest of this family, Welty McCullogh, was born Oct. 10, 1845. And is a graduate of Princeton College, and was the first Republican elected to Congress from his district, which he represented from 1886 to 1888; he died in 1889, aged forty-six years. The mother died Dec. 18, 1882.

Brady McCullogh was born April 22, 1853, in Baltimore. He accompanied his father on the latter’s removal to Greensburg, and when he took up work began in the mercantile line, in which he continued for thirteen years. He then went to Cambria county, Pa., where he remained four years, and in 1884 he came to Cumberland county, settling on the old home place, which he bought from his father in 1885. This tract comprises 186 acres of valuable land lying in West Pennsboro township, and here Mr. McCullogh has successfully engaged in farming up to the present time. He has been uniformly successful, and has gained a position among the most substantial citizens of his township, maintaining a high reputation for honor and integrity in all his transactions.

In 1876 Mr. McCullogh was married to Miss Ellen L. Storn, daughter of Louis and Margaret (Pfaff ) Storn of Germany, and the following named children have been born to them: John B. died in infancy; Tabitha is at home; Welty and Horace attend high school at Newville; Annie died in infancy; Brady, John, Eliza C. and Denna C. O. are also at school. The family attend the Presbyterian Church of Newville. Socially Mr. McCullogh is an Odd Fellow, holding membership in Highland Lodge, No. 128, of Cambria county, and politically he sympathizes with the Republican party.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company. 

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