Biography of Alfred D. McCully
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





ALFRED D. McCULLY, general farmer and a representative citizen of Chest township, who has resided on his present place for the past twenty five years, was born on the old McCul1y homestead in Chest township, June 26, 1850, and is a son, of George R. and Malinda (Wolf) McCully.

George R. McCully was born in 1820, at what was then called Wheatland, a small village in Clearfield county. He was twelve years old when his parents moved to Jordan township, and there he worked through boyhood and until his marriage at digging iron ore and burning charcoal. He then bought the old McCully homestead and after that followed farming and lumbering until I867. when, on account of his father's need of him on the home farm, he moved back to Jordan township and lived there for seven years, giving his aged father filial care during his last days. After the death of his parents he returned to his own farm in Chest township, where his death occurred in 1899. He was a man of sterling character, honest and upright in all his business dealings and was respected by every one with whom he was associated in life. For twelve years he served acceptably on the township school board. He reared his family in the faith of the Baptist church. He married Malinda Wolf, who was born in 1825 and was a daughter of Solomon and Martha (Foutz) Wolf. Her people were of German extraction, while the McCullys are of Irish descent. Joseph McCully, the grandfather of Alfred D. McCully, was born in Ireland and was eighteen years of age when he came to America. In 1837 he bought his farm in Jordan township and lived there until his death at the age of seventy-six years. He married Eliza Edmundson. The surviving children of George R. McCully and wife are: Alfred D., the oldest one of the family to be born on the homestead; John, a resident of Irvona, Pa.; George W., a farmer in Chest township; and Levi, a miner, in Jordan township.

Alfred D. McCully obtained his education up to fourteen years, in an old log schoolhouse near the McGarvey farm. Afterward he worked in the woods until he was twenty-one years of age, was married when about twenty five years old, and since then has been mainly engaged in farming. He has made many improvements on his land and has substantial buildings, finely cultivated fields and each year grows some excellent stock. He is numbered with the substantial and successful men of this section.

Mr. McCully was married in 1875 to Miss Adelia Barrett, who was born June 20, 1854, in Jordan township, Clearfield county, a daughter of Hiram and Susan (Myers) Barrett, who came from Center county. Mr. and Mrs. McCully's family consists of the following children: Minnie Johns, whom they reared from the age of ten years, and who married Wiley Queen, who is in the railroad service and lives at Irvona (they have three children); Katherine, who is a popular teacher in the public schools of Glen Hope; and John T., who assists his father. Mr. McCully and family are members of the Baptist church at Fairview, in which he has been a deacon for twenty years. In politics he is a Democrat and is very active in campaign work. In 1905 'he was elected township tax collector and has continued to serve in this office until the present.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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