Margaret McCullough

Female 1791 - 1881  (89 years)


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  • Name Margaret McCullough 
    Born 13 Nov 1791 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Jul 1881  Cedar Springs, Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From S. L. Morris--An Autobiography:

      His [Samuel Morris's] wife was in some respects the most remarkable woman of the county. Left a widow with six small children, she not only managed the estate well but accumulated considerable property. I have seen her mount a horse when seventy-five years of age, and ride over her large plantation and direct her numerous "hands" in the cultivation of her varied crops. Her children often complained of her indiscriminate charities, but she maintained that God had entrusted her with worldly possessions, that she was accountable for her stewardship, and that liberality tended not to poverty but to plenty.

      She knew her Bible; and when occasionally the worldly-wise or skeptical attacked church and religion in her presence, she never failed to take up the gauntlet in defense of God and truth; and her antagonists ordinaraily limped away, so discomfited by the laugh she turned against them that they seldom repeated the experiment. As an illustration, on one occasion a scoffer in the community said to her: "Mrs. Morris, do you believe in the resurrection of the body?" To which she replied: "Most certainly I do, for such is the teaching of God's Word." "Well," said the skeptic, "How is it possible for God to reproduce the dust of the millions who have been dead for centuries?" Quick as a flash came her knockout reply: "Please tell me, Mr. Frazier, where you could hide a particle of this dust so God could not find it?" She was very small in stature and was so bent with age and reduced in flesh that she could not have weighed over 70 pounds when she died in July, 1881, lacking only three months of being ninety years old. She and her husband were above reproach, and sleep side by side in the cemetery of Cedar Springs Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

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    Last Modified 4 Aug 2014 

    Father James McCullough,   b. 1755, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1817, Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Mary Garrison,   b. 1755, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1838, Montgomery Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Morris,   b. 7 Mar 1796, Cedar Springs, Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1841, Cedar Springs, Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1816 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Morris
     2. Louisa Morris
     3. Samuel Tappan Morris,   b. 14 Apr 1821,   d. 16 Sep 1848, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     4. Sarah Morris
     5. James Hervey Morris,   b. 6 May 1829, Reedy Branch, near Harrisburg, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1864, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Family ID F013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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