Facts and Events
Thomas McCullough was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- pg 1065 - Will of Thomas McCullock, dec'd. 24 Nov 1780. Oaths by Robert Campbell & Thomas Scott. Excr: Isabella & John McCullock. Securities: Benjamin Estill, George Finley, John Kinkead. [Source: Annals of SW Virginia, (Part II) by Summers].
- pg 1071 - 20 Mar 1781 Inventory & appraisal of Thomas McCullock estate recorded. [Source: Annals of Montgomery County, Virginia].
- pg 1346 - 9 Oct 1780, Thomas McCulloch. His estate to wife Isabel & his ch: John, Robert, Rachel, Mary, Martha, Sarah. Exec: John McCullock. Witnesses: Robert Campbell, Theo. Scott, John Finley, James Logan. Probated 4 Nov 1780. [Source: Annals of Montgomery County, Virginia].
Records of Thomas McCullough in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Muster List of 1742: Heare followeth a list of all the Muster (?) of Augusta County under their respective officers and Captains: Captain John Smith's List: John Smith, Captain; John Moffet, Lieutenant; William Anderson, Ensign; Daniel Daniston, Sergeant; Sam Hogshead, John Hogshead, Will Hogshead, Dan. McAnear, Math. Edmeston, John Finley, Walter Trimble, John Francis, Robert Ralston, John Young, Alex. Blair, Alex. Craig, Thomas Gillespy, And. Erwine, Benj. Erwine, John Erwine, Edw. Erwine, John Trimble, James Trimble, Rob. Moffett, James Wright, Rob. King, Jam. Armstrong, John Pattison, Jas. Lesley, Felix Kanady, Thomas Gordon, And. Mitchell, Jas. Robertson, Gabrl. Pickins, Rob. Leeper, Sam. Moore, John Miller, James Miller, Patr. Quine, Mat. Armstrong, John Ramsey, Dan. Daniston, Sam Northward, Rob. Renick, John Archer, Sampn. Archer, Jam.'s Sayers, Thos. McCulough, George Anderson, John Anderson, Rob. Poage, Rob. Patterson, Jas. Craford, Will Baskins.
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1745-1748. - Thomas McCollough and Andrew Lewis (Surety), ordinary license bond, 12th February, 1745.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 12, 1745/6. - (17) Thomas McCullogh--Ordinary license--his house.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 18, 1746. - (48) James Hogshead, Thomas Black, William Wright, William Guy, Robert Gwin, Charles Hays, George Anderson, Adam Miller, James Robinson, Thomas McCulloch, appd. Constables last Court qualified.
- Vol. 1 - August 22, 1746. - (85) Daniel Deniston, Jr., to be Constable vice Thos. McCullock.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 21, 1747. - (335) Thos. McCullock, charged with detaining goods of Wm. Burk, acquitted.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 19, 1747/8, Page (373) Mary McCullough makes oath that the goods levied on at suit of Saml. Gay vs. Thos. McCullough, her son, are the goods of herself and her grandchildren and not those of Thomas.
- Vol. 1 - MAY AND AUGUST, 1748. - John McCreery, assignee of Alexander Lewis, vs. Thomas McCullogh.-- Bond to Alexander Lewis, 22d November, 1745. Witnesses, John Lewis and Andrew Lewis.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 23, 1763. - (131) Thomas and Robert McCullough, witnesses from Albemarle.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 17, 1768. - (319) Hemp certificates: Andrew Buckanon, Thomas McCollock and Andrew Smiley.
- Vol. 2 - George Fugate vs. Mahon--O. S. 177; N. S. 63--Bill, 1808. In 1772 Francis Fugate, father of orator, settled on a tract within now County Russell, on big Moccasin Creek, where he lived until his death. In 1774 he had a survey made under the Loyal Company; but in 1781 when he applied to the Commissioners for a certificate, Robert Trimble claimed the land by an improvement before Francis, and got the certificate. About 15 days afterward Francis died intestate. Orator was infant, oldest son and heir, the widow was Agnes, who married _____ Mahan. Agness answers in Russell County, 1809. In 1771 Francis was living in Washington County and purchased from a negro (man of color) William Car, a tract on Mockerson Creek who is supposed to have bought from John Morgan. In 1771 there was a small cabin on the land called Robert Trimble's cabin, into which the Fugate family moved. Francis Fugate swore he would die before he gave up the land (in 1781), but in about 30 days he was dashed to pieces by a fall from his horse, leaving six small children. Answer of John Wood and Allen Riley in Russell, 1809. Agness is widow of Henry Mahon. In 1792 Francis's estate is distributable as follows: Wife, Nancy, (now Mahon); daughter, Mary (now Davis); son, George; daughters, Sarah and Peggy; son, Francis. Henry Dickeson deposes at Russell Co. Ho., 4th July, 1810, he first knew the land in 1776. First knew Robert Trimble in 1775; he was living near Abingdon and moved to Kentucky. Zachariah Fugate deposes ditto. He was on the land in 1777; brother of Francis; they had a brother Hendley Fugate. Agness was a widow with a son named James, before she married Francis. George was 8 or 9 years old when Francis died. John Fugate deposes ditto. Wm. Baldridge deposes ditto. _____ Colebert Fugate was uncle of orator. John Montgomery deposes in Russell County, 1810. In 1771 he moved out to this country in company with his father, Alexander Montgomery, his mother, Martha, and his brother, Alexander, and others. The same fall Robert Trimble, Benj. Logan and some others stayed at his father's house. William Carr is supposed to be a near relation to Genl. Joseph Martain. Deponent's brother, Alexander, is a gunsmith who is 2-1/2 years older than deponent. Deponent is now 46. John Tate deposes in Russell. He moved to this country in 1771 and in 1772 it was said by the old settlers that if Francis Cooper had not sold his place to John Morgan he might now have had it to live on himself. Morgan sold to Karr before deponent came to this country. John Smith, Esq., deposes in Russell 24th February, 1810. He moved to this country in 1769 or 1770 in fall of the year, in company with John Morgan and others. John Fregor deposes in Russell County, 15th February, 1810, that he moved to Moquesin Creek to the place where he now lives, in company with Francis Fugate et als, who were then moving their families in 1771 or 1772. Deponent's son Joseph was born 16th September, 1771. Jesse Kain also settled near. Alexander Montgomery deposes in Russell, 7th March, 1810, that in 1771 he moved with his father to this part of the country and lived with his father 8 or 10 years. In 1772 one William Huston, _____ Frazier, and Francis Fugate returned up Mockerson and Fugate said he had been improving land at the Rocky Spring. Francis Fugate moved there with his family in 1772 or 3. Deponent was 48 years old the first of last month. John Tate deposes in Russell County, 24th February, 1810. He moved to Moquesin Creek with his family in the last of November, 1772, and Francis Fugate was then living on the land. Francis died in 1781. Francis's widow had four children by Francis living at his death, and was pregnant with another. Samuel Haddox deposes, 10th August, 1810, in Clay County, Kentucky, in 1780 he moved to the land in dispute. Francis's stepson was 10 or 11 years old at the time of Francis's death. Deponent believes Allen Riley was not even born in 1770 and in 1781 he was probably in Fauquier County. Benjamin Fugate deposes 10th August, 1810, in Clay County, Kentucky. About 31 or 2 years ago he came to the place in dispute and lived there about two years. On 13th day of the month after the Commissioners' Court sat, Francis was killed by a fall from his horse. Francis had a son George and three daughters, and the child his wife was bearing was a boy. Hanah Fugate deposes, 10th August, 1810, in Clay County, Kentucky. John Campbell deposes 24th August, 1810, in Washington County, Virginia. In 1771 or 1772 Robert Trimble moved with his family to this country and settled about two miles from the land in question, lived there until some time after the Commissioners' Court, and then moved to Kentucky. Mary Moffett deposes 24th August, 1810, in Washington County. She remembers that in 1772 Robert Trimble moved to the country. Trimble was then married to Mary's husband's sister. John Vance deposes, 24th August, 1810, in Washington County. He moved to the country in 1771. John McCullock deposes as above. About five months after Trimble built his cabin, Mockerson Creek became totally vacated for fear of Indians, and remained so about a year or more, Francis was one of the first settlers that returned. (John Campbell says he has known Jno. McCullogh since a boy.) John Montgomery deposes 13th August, 1810, in Russell County. In 1771 he moved to this country with his father, Alexr. James Davison deposes in Russell, 11th July, 1810. On 1st January, 1774, deponent moved to Mockerson Creek; has known Alexr. Montgomery ever since 1774, when Alex was 12 or 13 years old (perhaps not so much). John Frasure deposes as above. He moved to the place where he now lives on Mockerson Creek in company with Francis Fugate and others in 1771 or 1772. It was customary for hunters to mark or brand trees (when hunting), sometimes with powder or coal. Deponent's son Joseph was born 16th September, 1771. Mary Frazier deposes as above. Joseph Davison deposes as above. Jesse Cain married deponent's wife's sister. Colbert Fugate is married to John Tate's daughter. Mary Davison deposes as above. She is now in her fiftieth year, and thinks she was about 14 when she came to this country, when she saw Francis Fugate living in a cabin. Jesse Cain married Mary's sister. John McCulogh (ck) deposes at Abingdon, 20th August, 1810, about a day before Christmas in 1770 deponent's father moved with his family to Mockerson Creek and made a settlement within about two miles of the land now in controversy. About early in 1771, Robert Trimble came to deponent's father's looking for land. Shortly afterwards Trimble returned and asked assistance in raising a cabin. Deponent's father and Thomas Whurry and two or three other men went. (Deponent was then about 8 years old.) Deponent went along. In the fall of 1771 Trimble came with his family and stopped at Samuel Briggs's, near where Abingdon stands, took up land in Walker's grant and moved his family there. Francis Fugate was a rash, overbearing man. At the time Trimble built his cabin there was not a family on the north side of Clinch Mountain nearer than ten miles except deponent's father No one was living on the creek except his father. Deponent's father was dead at the time the Commissioners sat in 1781. Isbel McCullock deposes as above. Is mother of John McCullock. She was acquainted with Mrs. Trimble when she lived in Augusta. Rachel Jameson deposes as above. Is sister of John McCullock and two years older. Her father moved to Moqueson Creek in 1770. Some little time after Robert Trimble and John Gross and some others came to her father's house. In June, 1771 her father moved his family to North Fork of Holstein.
Records in Montgomery County, VA
- pg 974 - 25 Nov 1777 Thomas McCullock on grand jury. [Source: Annals of Montgomery County, VA].
- pg 1000 - Thomas McCullock be reccommended for Lt. of Militia of Washington Co. [Source: Annals of Montgomery County, VA].
Records in Washington County, VA
- Page 70 - John Kinkead, assignee of Halbert McClure...394 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on both sides of the meadow branch, waters of the north fork of Holstein River...Beginning on the south side of a ridge of knobs at the head of a hollow...October 2, 1783 - Halbert McClure, assignee of Joseph Martin, assignee of Thomas McCullock...400 ac...in the Rich Valley on the waters of the north fork, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1773...August 16, 1781 - Halbert McClure assigns to John Kinkead by purchase on October 5, 1781...Signed: Halbert McClure. Witnesses: Ben. Estill
- Page 283 - Robert McCulloch...250 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on both sides of the north fork of Holstein River...Beginning at the foot of the knobs by McClures branch...by the mouth of Moffets branch...June 3, 1785...Robert McCulloch, legatee of Thomas McCulloch, decd., assignee of John Simmons...40 ac. on the south side of the north fork of Holstein River...includes improvements...208 ac. surveyed on December 10, 1774...actual settlement made in 1770...August 18, 1781.
- Thomas McCulloch was a lieutenant in command of his company in William Campbell's regiment of Virginia Militia. On October 7, 1780, he was mortally wounded, and died from the effects of his injury five days later. His remains lie in Little Brittain Cemetery, and on the rough stone marking his grave is this inscription: "Here lies the body of Lieutenant Thomas McCulloch belonging to Colonel Campbell's Virginia Regiment who lost his life in and for the honorable, just and righteous cause of liberty in defeating Colonel Ferguson's infamous company of bandetta at King's Mountain, October 7, 1780." He had two sons, John and Robert, and four daughters, Mrs. Rachel Jamison, Mary, Sarah, Mrs. Martin Hagy, and Mattie, Mrs. John Newhouse. (Note: marriage records in Maryland and Washington County, Virginia show Sarah as the wife of John Hagy and Martha 'Mattie' as the wife of Isaac Newhouse, not John)
- [Source: http://genforum.genealogy.com/mcculloch/messages/997.html].
CAMPBELL, MCCULLOCH, PATRICK posted by Donna Akers Warmuth on Friday, March 28, 1997
PATRICK, Robert, Rachel, Isobel. Augusta Co, VA; 1738-1761. Am searching for more information on Isobel PATRICK, b 1738 in Augusta Co, married Thomas MCCULLOCH, d. unk in Washington Co, VA. They relocated to Washington Co, VA in 1770's. Isobel PATRICK was dau of robert PATRICK b 1715 in Ireland, m. Rachel CAMPBELL in unk, died 1761 in Augusta Co, VA. Who was Rachel CAMPBELL's father?