Re: John McCullough 1774-77 at Fort Pitt, PA
Thanks for the information Jeanne.As my original query stated, I suspect this John McCullough at Fort Pitt is one in the same with John McColloch (most common spelling) who was father of Captains John and Sam as you indicate in your response.However, since posting this query, I've become aware of another John McCullough buried in the Beulah cemetary in Allegheny Co. that would have been also alive at this time:
Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery
(Allegheny County PA)
McCULLOUGH, Janeb.1764 d.1825
Westmoreland Co. Militia - Rev. War
McCULLOUGH, Margaret b.1800d.1870
McCULLOUGH, Rebecca Janeb.1830d. 1839
Samuel McCULLOUGH b.1826d.1842
McCULLOUGH, Sarah b.1790d.1845
McCULLOUGH, Williamb.1794 d.1838
McCULLOUGH, William Perryb.d.
Either of the John's listed above could have served at Fort Pitt.I have no clue as to the origin of this family other than the indication that John served in the Revolution in the Westmoreland Co. Militia.All of western PA was in Westmoreland Co. at the time of the Revolution, but I do have a reference for a John McCullough on the 1773 tax roles for Mt. Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland Co. (near present-day Greensburg, PA).I don't think either of these two John McC's at Beulah cemetary are related to the John McColloch from Short Creek.
By the way, if you are interested in the McCollochs of Wheeling, you should read the newly published history of the McCollochs of Ohio Co. by Sam McColloch of Katy, Tx.It is the most definitive work to date on this well-known frontier family.