The Family Record of The McCulloch Family
First, Gilbert McCulloch, our great grandfather and wife Molly and three sons arrived in South Branch Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia about 1830. Took up a government grant and settled there.
The three sons were named James, John and William (our grandfather). Gilbert’s house was on the right hand side of the road going out to Charlie Wrights; the original road to Musquodoboit.
Uncle Jim’s house was on the left hand side of the road coming down towards our old home, a beautiful setting, could see all over the universe. Uncle Jim’s wife was named Nancy, they had a family of girls. Grizzle married John or (Jock) Dickey and lived on the hill back of Jimmy Gahans, and they had a mixed family of boys and girls. I don’t remember their names, but Nellie, the youngest went to school when I did and I think one is living in Middle Stewiacke. However, Jock died and years after Grizzle married Robert Bonnell.
Now Uncle Jim had a girl named Margaret, also Nancy. Margaret was married and moved out to Missouri. They thought it was a wonderful country and had Uncle Jim and Aunt Molly move out there, but they were never contented and they both died out there.
Then comes Nancy. She married Andrew Cox of South Branch. They had a large mixed family, but I only remember a few of them. They were Martha, Isaac, Jim, Thompson, James McCulloch Cox lived on the old place, and his son Byeon is living there.
Now comes Uncle John, (he was a bachelor). His little house was where the apple orchard used to be near the old mill road. John moved his house down where we lived, and the house that is left of it is over 150 years old. (That originally was Uncle John’s house) and the portion of the house that Hommie sold to Alen Johnston’s boy was a portion of the Pratt’s house moved down in our field below the barn.
Now comes William McCulloch, our grandfather. He was a bugle boy in the Civil war. He married Martha Dunlap of Middle Stewiacke. They had two sons, our father Caleb Putnam, and a baby boy (no name) died at child birth and Dad’s mother died at the birth. Then Grandpa married again, - Blackie, had another son Isaac Newton and his second wife died. Our father was brought up by his Aunt Martha and Uncle William Dunlap. Then Grandpa was married a third time. He married Margaret Kennedy. This wife we always called Grandma. It seems that when Grandpa came home from the war, he was paralyzed, and I don’t remember of every seeing him only in the wheel chair. (this paragraph was edited by DG 2017)
ou Births & Deaths of The McCulloch Family
Name Birth Death Age
Martha Rachel April 7, 1871 July 5, 1956 85
William Campbell April 27, 1873 April 4, 1941 68
Samuel Tupper Dunlap March 30, 18 June 15, 1960 85
Caleb Putnam September 3, 1877 February 14, 1931 52
Margaret Mary (May) March 25, 1879 February 27, 1954 75
John Dunlap December 18, 1880 May 7, 1944 64
Sylvester Holmes October 12, 1882 September 12, 1939 57
Euphemia Ann July 23, 1885 Still Kicking (1974) 89
Jean Carr May 31, 1887 August 31, 1963 76
Isaac Newton June 8, 1890 March 10, 1981 90
Jean Carr Campbell McCulloch Feb. 14, 1845 Jan. 12, 1892 47
Caleb Putnam McCulloch Jan. 17, 1845 Jan. 29, 1940 95
Our Mother and Father
Julius Speyer December 24, 1878 October 4, 1966 87
John Putnam 1560-1662
John Putnam 1627-1710
John Putnam 1667-1737
Caleb Putnam 1693-1757
Caleb Putnam 1725-1751
William Putnam 1746-1831
William married Dolly Prescott 1748-1839. Their daughter, Martha married John Dunlap. Martha’s dates 1780-1875. Their daughter, Martha Rachel 1819-1847 married our great grandfather, William McCulloch.
According to information I have which came form either Aunt Phemie or Aunt Martha, Grampa McCulloch (Caleb’s) mother was Martha Rachel Dunlap and Uncle Newton (Texas) was an older stepbrother.
These are deaths taken out of the family Bible (Grampa’s)
*Janet ? Campbell died Feb. 11, 1961, Monday 9 o’clock
*Mary Campbell died Jan. 13, 1873 aged 35 years
William Campbell died June 24 age 61, 1873
Jessie Ruth Archibald died Feb. 28, 1900 (looks like 1800 but must be 1900, so she was probably born as Aunt Phemie has Feb. 14, 1845)
Jane Carr McCulloch Jan. 12, 1893 age 47
Caleb Putnam McCulloch Jan. 27, 1940, Saturday 12:30 p.m. age 95 years & 2 days
*These I think were Gramma McCulloch’s sisters that are referred to in Harvey Thompson’s version.
Just found out Jessie Ruth was a daughter of Margaret (Grandma M) sister.
This came from Vera MacLaughlin – the two attached sheets are from Phemie (my guess because of the ‘still kicking 1974’ comment). This was likely typed up, much after the original handwritten version since it included Newt’s passing. Dianne Geddes, 2014
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