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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
these, Moore, who was the father of the subjeot
of this sketch, was reared in his native
county, and there lived and died, his death
occurring August 28, 1848, in the sixtyfourth
year of his age. He was a planter by
occupation, a man of no public record but a
volunteer in the war of 1812, in which, however,
hli saw no active service, peace having
been declared before his command, which
was raised late, got into the field. Moore
McCulloch married Lydia, the daughter of
Thomas MeCulloch, a native of Belfast, Ireland,
whose wife was 3Mary Cantrol, and who
had the following children: Andrew, Thomas,
David, Lydia, Pattie and Sallie. Moore and
Lydia McCullock had the following children:
Thomas; Margaret, who was married to Daniel
Tickle; Mary, who was married to Allen
Gant; Robert, the subject of this sketch;
Josiah; Lydia J. E.; Ellen, who became the
wife of S. C. Fox; Elizabeth, who was imarried
to John P. All)right; and Sarah Jane,
who was married to Peter Waggoner.
Robert McCulloch, with whom this article
is mainly concerned, was reared on the farm
where lie was born, in Alamance county,
North Carolina, spending his boyhood and
youth in the labors, sports and diversions
common to farm life in those days and receiving
in the intervals of these pursuits and
diversions the rudiments of a common English
education in the schools of the neighborhood.
He began reading medicine at the
age of twenty under the preceptorship of Dr.
E. F. Watson, a successful physician of Alamance
county, with whom he spent the
greater part of three years. He then graduated,
in 1852, from the Jefferson Medical
College of Philadelphia, and located for the
practice of his profession in his native county.
Two years were spent in that countyy
and one in Lenoir county, when, in 1855, he
came to Texas and took up his residence in
Milani county. Resuming the practice at
once in his new home, he has followed it
actively and with reasonable success since.
Dr. McCulloch has resided for the last thirtyeight
years in the locality where he first
settled, in the eastern part of Milam county,
near Maysfield. When he took up his abode
in this vicinity the country was very sparsely
settled, and the circuit of his calls extended
from Little river to Pond creek and from
Elin creek to the Brazos river. His professional
duties were necessarily pursued under
conditions that called into exercise the best
qualities that he possessed. For the faithful
discharge of his duties he has endeared himself
to the people of the locality where he
lives, and there are many, especially among
the older citizens, who will have no one else
when overtaken by sickness. Like most
other country physicians, Dr. McCnlloch has
always had more or less farming interests,
and in addition to his professional duties has
devoted considerable time to agriculture and
November 6, 1855, Dr. McCulloch married
Miss Elizabeth C. Moss, a native of
Talladega, Alabama, and a daughter of A. H.
Moss, who was born in Virginia, February
22, 1800. A. H. Moss was a son of William
Moss, who was also a. Virginian by birth.
William Moss married Charlotte Cooper, and
had the following children: John; Jane, who
married Henry Franklyn; Courtny, who
was marrieJ to John Tardy; Mary, who
was married to Dr. Willis Franklyn; Charity,
who was married to Smith L. Young;
William; and Elizabeth, who was married to
Dr. James Hopkins.
A. H. Moss was reared a farmer, enirgrated
to Alabama at the age of twentytwo,
settling in Talladega county; moved
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/709/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .