McCulloch One Name Study

Major Alexander McCullochAge: 69 years17761846

Name
Major Alexander McCulloch
Birth August 16, 1776 39 32
Education
Yale University

Death of a paternal grandfatherAlexander McCulloch
1798 (Age 21 years)
Death of a motherSarah Montfort Stokes
1799 (Age 22 years)

MarriageFrances Fisher LenoirView this family
September 11, 1800 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Alexander McCulloch
1800 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Sarah Montfort Stokes McCulloch
1801 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3
John Stokes McCulloch
1803 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Samuel McCulloch
1805 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary Ann McCulloch
1807 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Francis Olivia McCulloch
1809 (Age 32 years)
Death of a fatherBenjamin McCulloch
1809 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Major General Benjamin McCulloch
November 11, 1811 (Age 35 years)
Military service
He served as Aide de Camp to General James Coffee, under Andrew Jackson in the Creek Indian War, and in the War of 1812.
1812 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Harriet Maria McCulloch
1814 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Brigadier General Henry Eustace McCulloch
December 6, 1816 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#10
James Coffee McCulloch
February 4, 1819 (Age 42 years)
Residence
Since Muscle Shoals was a new country it abounded in all kinds of game and was a winter resort for the Choctaw Indians. While they lived there, his son, Benjamin, learned from the Indians to make blow guns and bows and arrows and how to use them.
1820 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Elizabeth Julia McCulloch
1821 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12
Adelaide Delia McCulloch
1825 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sonSamuel McCulloch
1826 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#13
Andrew Jackson McCulloch
1829 (Age 52 years)
Death of a brotherBenjamin McCulloch
1829 (Age 52 years)

Residence
The family moved to a 10,000 acre land grant in Dyer County, Western Tennessee, which ran from the Forked Deer river near Dyersburg north to the Obion river. Their neighbours were the Crocketts. David Crockett and Benjamin McCulloch became good friends.
1829 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sonAndrew Jackson McCulloch
1830 (Age 53 years)
Death of a daughterSarah Montfort Stokes McCulloch
1839 (Age 62 years)

Marriage of a childBrigadier General Henry Eustace McCullochJane Isabella AshbyView this family
August 25, 1840 (Age 64 years)
Death of a daughterHarriet Maria McCulloch
1840 (Age 63 years)

Death of a daughterMary Ann McCulloch
1846 (Age 69 years)
Death August 4, 1846 (Age 69 years)
Burial
He is buried three miles from Dyersburg, Tennessee, on a low hill not far from the main highway out to the Mississippi River. The stone of marble and 5 feet high, is still (1963) in very good condition, though wild honeysuckle vines have almost covered it.
August 4, 1846 (on the date of death)
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Marriage: 1758
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Marriage: September 11, 1800Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA
4 months
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Alexander McCulloch
Birth: 1800 23 19Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA
Death: 1866Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
2 years
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3 years
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3 years
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Samuel McCulloch
Birth: 1805 28 24Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death: 1826Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA
3 years
daughter
Mary Ann McCulloch
Birth: 1807 30 26Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death: 1846Gonzales County, Texas, USA
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
Major General Benjamin McCulloch
Birth: November 11, 1811 35 31Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death: Noon on March 7th 1862 the battle opened, and raged most severely. Davis fought desperately with McCulloch, McIntosh and Pike. When the battle cleared the field was strewn with dead. The Confederates fled leaving their dead including General McCulloch.March 7, 1862Pea Ridge, Ozark County, Missouri, USA
3 years
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3 years
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2 years
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3 years
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5 years
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Note

Alexander McCulloch died in 1846 in Dyer County, Tennessee and the sterling character of the man is shewn in an obituary notice written by the Reverend G. M. D. Harris who was for many years a presiding elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church, a neighbour and intimate personal friend of Alexander McCulloch, and which appeared in the Nashville Christian Advocate ‘It is with mournful pleasure that I announce to you and the readers of your Journal, the death of my old, well tried friend, Major Alexander McCulloch. His death took place in Dyer County, Tennessee, on the night of the 4th of August 1846, after an illness of three weeks, during which period his sufferings were extreme. It, however, pleased a Gracious Providence to favour him all the time with his reason, and being confident, as he often stated, during his illness, that his sickness would be unto death, he deliberately arranged his temporal affairs, set his house in order, and waited the summons of the Lord, in the comforting assurance of a gracious immortality. His religion was both experimental and practical, uniting the power with the form of godliness. In the person of Major McCulloch, grace achieved much, for by nature he was not only high minded, but high tempered, impetuous, and a stern man, whose heart was never assailed by the passion of fear. But grace subdued the lion and gave a happy direction to the energetic mind, bringing in to captivity all to the obedience of Christ. As a neighbour, he was kind: as a friend, he was sincere: as a husband, he was affectionate: as a parent and a master, he was tender. But that which spread a serene lustre upon his whole life was his unshirking piety. He was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, August 16th 1776 and was happily converted to God in Alabama in 1821. He soon after united himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church and to the day of his death exercised the joint office of class leader and circuit steward, and in the latter capacity he had but few equals and no superior. And in his advanced age, bad weather nor distance of place prevented his personal attendance at quarterly meeting. His religion was not only a principle, but a feeling. Though I have been connected with him in different periods for the last fifteen years, I cannot remember a single instance when he was not present at quarterly meeting. Love governed his soul, peace kept his heart and that sacred peace often kindled into holy joy especially during his last affliction, as he frequently remarked, that though his earthly tabernacle was fast dissolving he had a better house above, eternal in the heavens. To say that he had no faults would be to deny that he was human. But this we may safely affirm, that those who knew his faults, knew also his virtues. I yield to the truth of his death with a sorrowful heart, for I knew him well, and loved him much. But that sorrow is greatly moderated by the comforting hope that I shall soon see him again in that house whose maker and builder is God.

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