Biography of I. H. Cullen
Columbiana County, OH

I. H. Cullen, retired, is a substantial citizen of East Liverpool, and a Civil War veteran. He was born in Hancock County, W. Va., Jan. 22, 1845, and is the son of Isaac and Eliza (Marshall) Cullen.

Isaac Cullen, deceased, was a fanner during his life, which was spent in Hancock County, W. Va. At the outbreak of the Civil War he volunteered his services but on account of his advanced age was rejected. However he was able to enlist in the militia of West Virginia and was active in guard and prison duty. Five of his sons served throughout the Civil War. To Mr. and Mrs. Cullen were born 11 children as follows: Julian, Sarah Jane, Emma Viola, George, and Richard, all deceased; Marion M., deceased, served throughout the Civil War as a member of Company I, 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; S. H., and Isaac Newton, both deceased, were also members of Company I, 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; I. H., the subject of this sketch; John M., deceased, was a member of the first West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; and Anna E., lives at New Cumberland, W. Va.

I. H. Cullen grew up on his father's farm, attended the district schools of Hancock County, and until his retirement in 1920, engaged in mining. He lives at 1110 Avondale Avenue.

In 1867 Mr. Cullen was married to Miss Mary Grumley, a native of Jefferson County, Ohio. She is deceased and is buried in New Cumberland, W. Va. Mr. and Mrs. Cullen had six children: Jessie L., married Charles Reager, lives at East Liverpool, and they have three children, Ulan May, married Guy Pettinger, Alda and Charles Reager; Jeanette R., the widow of Walter McLean, lives at Canonsburg, Pa.; Ada Belle, married Charles Mercer, lives at Massillon, Ohio; Alvin S., lives at Ross Meadows, Ohio; Mary E., lives with her father; and I. H. Jr., lives in East Liverpool.

Mr. Cullen served with Company D, 17th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry, during the Civil War. It was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John S. McDonald, and later by Colonel Day. Mr. Cullen is an active member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He is a respected citizen of East Liverpool, where he has lived since 1913.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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