Richard Eldredge McCullough

9 June 1852–6 December 1889 (Age 37)
Leona, Leon, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Richard Eldredge

When Richard Eldredge McCullough was born on 9 June 1852, in Leona, Leon, Texas, United States, his father, James Dillard McCullough, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Moore Loftin, was 21. He married Mary Ester Thomas on 11 January 1874, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1860 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 6 December 1889, at the age of 37, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Eldredge McCullough
Mary Ester Thomas
Marriage: 11 January 1874
Richard Willard McCullough
John Eldridge McCullough
Dellah McCullough
Arthur Monroe McCullough

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 January 1874St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States
    Age 9
    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 9
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (especially Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cú Uladh, a patronymic from the personal name Cú Uladh ‘hound of Ulster’. Compare McNally , which is from Mac Con Uladh, genitive form of the same name, and McColl , with which the name seems to have sometimes been confused. The name McCullough has sometimes been associated with Gaelic cullach ‘wild boar’, and some families in County Sligo translated it into English as Boar. However, Mac Cú Uladh is the more likely explanation.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (9)

    • Richd C Mc Culler in household of J D Mc Culler, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Richard Mc Cullough in entry for Dellah Mc Cullough, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Richard McCullough in household of James McCullough, "United States Census, 1870"

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