Biography of James C. McGough
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

James C. McGough, retired, is a substantial citizen of Yellow Creek Township, and a member of one of the county's well known pioneer families. He was born in Yellow Creek Township and is the son of John and Martha (Campbell) McGough.

John McGough settled in Yellow Creek Township in 1848, having removed here from Washington County, Pa., where he was born. He cleared 156½ acres of land and became a prosperous farmer. He died June 12, 1893, and his wife died Aug. 30, 1890. Mr. McGough was a Democrat and a member of the United Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. MeGough were the parents of the following children: Robert, deceased; Mary, married Robert Vance, lives in Pennsylvania; Jane, married Henry Herbert, both deceased; Rebecca, deceased, was the wife of J. E. Toot, lives at Clyde, Kan.; Martha, married Samuel Connell, both deceased; Sallie, married J. H. Hays, lives in Yellow Creek Township; James C., the subject of this sketch; and Millie, married John E. Mick, lives in Yellow Creek Township.

James C. McGough has always lived in Yellow Creek Township. He attended the district schools and lived on the old homestead until the time of his retirement, in 1920. He has been widely known for many years as a breeder of high grade dairy cattle. Mr. McGough lives at Wellsville.

On July 25, 1901, Mr. McGough was united in marriage with Miss Mary Boyce, who was born in Yellow Creek Township, Jan. 21, 1866, the daughter of Morgan and Elizabeth (Creighton) Boyce. Both Mr. and Mrs. Boyce were natives of Columbiana County. He died in 1887 and she died in 1921. They had three children: Mrs. McGough; James, lives on the old home place in Yellow Creek Township; and William, lives at Wellsville. Mrs. MeGough died March 19, 1920, and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville. There are no children in the McGough family.

Politically, Mr. McGough is a Democrat. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and is among the representative citizens of the community in which he has spent his entire life.

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

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