McCullar Family History

From the Winston Herald, June 12, 1896
Submitted by Robin Sterling

Two brothers came from England to America and settled in Virginia in the colonial days; they took an active part in the Revolutionary war for independence. Billy McCullar was Capt. of a company of Americans. Some time after the war several of the family immigrated south, some to the northwest and some remained in Virginia and North Carolina. The family has been Baptist in belief and practice as far back as any account can be given. Not one of them, as to the men, has ever been known to belong to any church but the Baptist church. Politically, they have affiliated with the Democratic party since its organization in the year 1796--not one has been known to claim any party but the Democratic party. There are 16 voters in North Ala., eleven in Winston County. The Rebellion, or civil war found a number South of the Mason & Dickson line. All of the old members of the family, South, strongly opposed secession and all voted against the measure, but when the Southern States withdrew from the Union and a call was made for volunteers all of the able bodied men of the family went into the service of the Confederacy. Not one of the name South fought against the South. All who were North belonged to the Federal Army that we know anything of. Andrew McCullar, Sr., the father and grandfather of the family who now reside in Winston county had seven sons in the Confederate service. Richard P. McCullar was killed in a charge on the Federal batteries at the battle of Shilo in a few feet of the mouth of the cannons. Ransom M. McCullar was what is known as a sharp-shooter, and was killed near Vicksburg, Mississippi on top of the breastworks. Andrew McCullar, Jr., was wounded near Atlanta, Ga., in the battle of New Hope Church--in consequence lost his leg. Noah N. McCullar, was slightly wounded twice in the face--once at Gettysburg, Pa. Farming and stock raising has been the chief pursuit of the family. There has been a few bad, dissipated men among them according to the number, tho some have been considered dangerous men when stirred. There is at this time a large number of the relation in the West, in Arkansas and Texas. John P. McCullar has held some honorable position in the state of Texas and is said to be a fearless and patriotic man. They have followed the opinions and practices of their ancestors for several generations and today they are scattered over several states in the Union, and they stand together religiously and politically almost as a unit.