The Loghrin Family History
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Ann (Agnes¹) Loghrin
b. ~1816 - d. 1848 wife of James²
On Apr. 19, 1833 a marriage bond^ was issued for James McCullough, yeoman, and Ann Loghnin [sic], spinster, both of Eramosa Township.  The bondsmen were Matthew Crooks, Esq., and Silas Brad Winters, yeoman, both of Ancaster Township.  The witness was Daniel Reynolds.°  The exact date of the marriage remains unknown.
James was the second of 12 children born to Patrick McCullough and Mary Hamilton.  Patrick and Mary were born in Ireland or Scotland but were married in Ireland about 1800.*  Some of their children were born in County Monaghan, Ireland as were the children of the Loghrins. They homesteaded the west half of lot 15, concession 3.  Patrick, who died in 1849 at the age of 80* years, is buried in the same plot as James and Ann in the McCormick Cemetery, Eramosa.²
In 1838 Ann and James were among the founding members of the The First Presbyterian Church in Eramosa (Barrie Hill church); Ann's father was an elder there.**  There is no record of other McCulloughs being members in that church. In fact, many McCulloughs appear as members of Methodist Churches in Eramosa^^; however, they may not have been descendants of Patrick and Mary.
In 1838 William Alford and his wife, Martha née McCullough, sold their east half of lot 17, con. 2 to Ann McCullough for 123£ and moved to Alamo Township, Michigan; Martha was James' sister.  Ann's older brothers, James and Thomas Loghrin, witnessed the transaction.°°  James farmed this lot and the east half of lot 15, concession 2 according to Eramosa Assessment Rolls from the 1830s. 
James McCullough
b. ~1806³ - d. Sept. 13, 1853*
Segment from the 1906 map^^
        ¹ From the "Historical Tree" in Appendix III.
        ² Names taken from headstones in the McCormick Cemetery, The Tweedsmuir History Project, Riverside Women's Institute, Vol. 1, p. 181, held at the Wellington County Archives.
        ³ Birthdates for James and his children are deduced from the 1851 Census.
        * Kathleen R. K. Linderholm, Family Group Sheet for the McCullough family, p. 1.  A copy of this document sent as an email attachment, Feb. 25, 2008, is on file with with Tom Loghrin
        ^ Marriage bonds were prepared for Protestant marriages by licence.  After obtaining the bond, a licence was issued and the marriage took place a few days later.  The bondsmen were people who knew the groom and would guarantee that no legal reasons existed why the couple could not marry.  This explanation came from www.genhelp.org .
        ° Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1803-1834 compiled by Thomas B. Wilson, (Lambertville, N.J.: Hunterdon House, 1985), p. 285.
        ** The History of Barrie Hill United Church and Community 1832-2007, written and edited by The 175th Anniversary History Committee (Owen Sound: Stan Brown Printers Ltd., 2007), p. 12.
        ^^ Eramosa Township Methodist Churches from http://freepages.genealogy.
rootsweb.com/~methodists/eramosa.htm
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        °° Linderholm, p. 18.
        ¹º Linderholm, p. 9-10.
        ¹¹ Linderholm, p. 4.        
        ¹² Frank Day, Here and There in Eramosa, (Guelph: Leaman Printing Co., 1953), p. 42 (Insert).
        ¹³ Linderholm, p. 9.
        ¹* Except as noted, the family is listed as it is shown in the 1851 Census; neither John nor Jane is mentioned in the "Historical Tree".
        ¹^ The Tweedsmuir History Project, Riverside Women's Institute, Vol. 1, p. 141, held at the Wellington County Archives.
        ¹' These names are obscured by an ink blot in the 1851 Census and therefore very difficult to read; the last one might be Eliza.  In the "Historical Tree" Allan is not listed; Alexander is.        
        ¹** Day, p. 138 (Insert).
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

Family:¹*
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
Con. 1             Con. 2         Con. 3
Segment from the 1850 map¹²
 Con. 2            Con. 3