Biography of William A. McCulloch
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McCulloch, William A., has been a resident of the town since 1832. He was born February 14, 1810, and is a son of Hathorn McCulloch, who emigrated from Scotland in 1803 and died in 1859. Mr. McCulloch resides upon a portion of a tract of land situated about one mile and a half from the village of Greenbush upon which, during the war of 1812, extensive barracks were erected, making it the chief military station near the northern frontier during that contest with the mother country, and, measurably, historic ground. The tract was purchased from the United States government in the year 1831, by Hathorn McCulloch above mentioned, after whose decease the portion not disposed of during his lifetime to William A. McCulloch, was divided between his grandchildren, William H. Kirtland and Mrs. Augusta G. Genet. Mrs. Genet is the wife of George C. Genet, a son of Edmond C. Genet, minister plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the United States in 1792, who lived for many years and until his death in this town. Mr. and Mrs. Genet make use of their portion of the tract as a summer residence, while Mr. McCulloch, since his retirement from active business pursuits, occupies his portion continuously. Mr. McCulloch was reared and educated in the city of Albany. In 1841 he married Caroline M., daughter of William Aiken, one of the founders of the village of Greenbush. To them were born three children: William H., a lawyer by profession, died in New Mexico. His surviving sons, Aiken and Walter B., are both residents of East Greenbush.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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