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The William Wallace McCollough farm in Chicora, Pennsylvania.

The McColloughs share a proud history dating back to the mid-1700s in America and beyond to Scotland. Their story is steeped in legends of Indian wars and attacks, heroes and rascals, soldiers and survivors, whiskey rebels and land speculators. Mostly they were farmers from Chicora, Pennsylvania – and good ones at that! Much of the information at this website builds on information from the book Descendants of Captain John McCollough and Anna Elizabeth Spangler, Pioneers of Butler County  by Curtis and Mark McCollough. Please explore the website to learn more about the McColloughs. Click on the links below for the latest entries to the McCollough journal.

  • McCollough Monument Editorial
    On September 8, 2022, the Butler Eagle newspaper editorial page posted the following article: Family Recognizes Marker’s Historical Value Last Friday, a group of descendants of the family patriarch, Capt. John McCollough, joined together along Oak Road in Chicora to begin the restoration of a monument … Continue reading
  • A Monumental Task
    The McCollough Monument on Oak Road in Chicora is nearly 100 years old.  Erected in 1927 by the heirs of Captain John McCollough, it commemorated 130 years since John and Elizabeth (Spangler) McCollough settled one of the first homestead farms in Butler County. The Monument was … Continue reading
  • An infallible cure
    We’ve been isolated for far too long. With the promise of new vaccines, we long for a cure from the Covid 19 pandemic that has swept the world in the last year. Spring is a time for renewal as it was for our McCollough ancestors. In … Continue reading
  • Wild Goose Chase
    Last night, a new McCollough (our first grandchild) was born. With tightly closed eyes, Theodore McCollough entered a new world much brighter than he has been used to. He brings a new light to our family as we emerge from winter, see the end of a … Continue reading
  • Roads north from Westmoreland
    It is encouraging to receive questions from our extended McCollough family. Some are easily answered and others require some study. For many years I have corresponded with Susan McClain, a descendant of Captain John McCollough and superb genealogist. We have collaborated to solve the mysteries of … Continue reading
Barholm Castle on the estate formerly owned by the McCullochs on the River Cree near Creetown, Scotland.