Apparently, John McCullough inherited and farmed lot 17 after his mother's death. This came about because Ann died before 1849; until that time, the law stated that, in the absence of a will, the property went to the eldest child.¹º William Armstrong was a tenant there in 1850 and John's name in not shown on any of the maps: 1850, 1877 and 1906. So what became of John?
Although there is record that Patrick sold the homestead to his son Robert in 1839¹¹, in 1850 James owned all 200 acres of lot 15, concession 3, and the east half of lot 15, concession 2 across the road.¹²
Sometime after Ann's death, perhaps in 1849, James married Esther Hill.* Esther, age 35, is included as James McCulloch's [sic] wife in the 1851 Census.
James died suddenly as a result of being thrown from a load of lumber at Parkinson's Hill on the road to Guelph.¹³
John McCullough b. ~1835
Stewart McCullough b. ~1836 - d. May 27, 1914 in his 78th year¹^
Nancy McCullough b. ~1837, m. ______ Tolbert¹
Allan or Alexander¹' McCullough b. ~1839
James McCullough b. ~1840
Mary Jane McCullough - d. 1841 (1 mos.)²
Horace McCullough - d. 1842 (6 mos.)²
George McCullough b. ~1842
____¹' Jane McCullough b. ~1850
By 1906 the homestead lot had been subdivided in part because Ann and James died intestate. Disagreement among family members culminated with a court imposed settlement in 1874. Some of the land was sold as a result with the proceeds shared among James Jr., Stewart, Eliza Jane and Allan. James Jr. and Stewart used their money to repurchase some of the original homestead. Their uncle James Loghrin may also have helped in some way as there is record of him selling 30 acres along the north side of the lot to James McCullough in Feb., 1875.¹^ Esther got a 30 acre lot next to the James Loree farm and a Mary Jones got 15 acres along the concession road between concession 3 and 4.¹º The McCullough name on the this lot came to an end in 1915 when James sold the lot to Wm. H. Boys.¹º