Walker McCulloch was my great-great grandfather.My ancestors stayed in Missouri, near Mecca in Clinton County.
It is true that Rev. A. F. H. Payne wrote that he had "celebrated the rites of matrimony" of Walker "McCulick" and Betty A. "Farris."His wife's name, however, was actually Elizabeth A. Faddis.
After Walker and Betty died, at least two of their children were sent back to Missouri.Holly lived with the family of Betty's brother, Jacob Faddis, and my great-grandmother, Jennie Elizabeth McCulloch, lived with the family of Walker's brother, George Washington McCulloch.
Jennie Elizabeth McCulloch is buried in the Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church cemetery near Mecca.Her father and brother are buried there too, as are many of the McCullochs.My father inherited part of a farm near Mecca, and I grew up not too far away (four miles, as the crow flies) on the larger part of our farm.
I didn't know where Walker McCulloch was buried until I came across it today on the "Find-a-Grave" entries for the Lonesome Dove Cemetery.
He and his family (one son and three daughters) do appear in the 1870 Census of Tarrant County, Texas, as "W Macullow."
I don't know where my great-great grandmother, Elizabeth A. (Faddis) McCulloch, is buried.I had expected her to be buried near her husband, but that is apparently not the case.
I assume B. W. McCulloch, who is the other McCulloch in the Lonesome Dove Cemetery, is their son, Benjamin.
My great-grandmother, Jennie Elizabeth McCulloch, married John Thomas Shannon.Many of the Shannons are also buried in the Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
My Aunt Betty was named for her grandmother ("Jennie Elizabeth").
Richard Thomas formerly of Smithville, MO, and now of Brookhaven, NY