John Dennis McCullough
Co F 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
March 16, 1891: William M. PERRINE, aged 38, Oakwood, Paulding Co., Ohio. He has been well and personally acquainted with claimant for 20 years that occupation of applicant is that of a farmer. That he resides about one mile distant from claimant and knows that he is unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of a trouble in his head and throat which he believed to be catarrh. That he complains of heart and lung trouble. Has considerable cough and pains in chest. The he has always been a man of strictly moral and temperate habits and his disabilities are not due to any viscious habits and are of a permanent character he having be complaining for many years.
March 16, 1891: Thomas C. LITTRICK, aged 43, Oakwood, Paulding Co., Ohio. That the said claimant has always been a man of strictly moral and temperate habits and his disabilities are not due to any viscious habits and are of a permanent character. That he is troubled greatly with an affliction of the head which I believe to be catarrh which causes him to be frequently confined to the house. He also complains of his lungs and chest. Know these statements by reason of living on the adjoining farm to
him and observing his condition.
May 3, 1893: John MCCULLOUGH, aged 46, Hartsburg, Putnam Co., Ohio. That he is the claimant in above named claim. That he incurred gastro-instestinal indigestion about the year 1868 and that the said disability was the result of a sudden checking of chronic diarrhea which he contracted while in the line of duty, a private in Co. F 45th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry about 1865. That the same was not due to viscious habits, and is a permanent character, having existed to such an extent that for many years physics in the shape of pills or salts are required for the movement of his bowels. That by reason of disease of respiratory organs, gastro-intestinal indigestion disease, heart and lumbago he is nearly totally disabled from the performance of manual labor.
May 8, 1893: A. C. SHERRARD, MD of Oakwood, Paulding Co., Ohio. I have known John MCCULLOUGH for the past 8 years as his family physician during which times I have at various times prescribed for him for gastro-intestinal derangements, lumbago and heart disease. The nature of the disease appears to by nitral insufficiencies. At the present date I find his condition as above described but intensified as compared with former examination. In my judgement it is of a permanent nature and at the present time he is not able to perform more than 1/4 of an able-bodied man's daily labor, nor has he been for 3 years.
September 27, 1899: Children living: Sarah Jane 15 Sep 1869; Jehba E. 20 Oct 1875; Catharine A. 22 Apr 1878; Juby H. 28 Jun 1880; Charles D. 1 Sep 1882; Joseph E. 1186; ---- J. 4 Oct 1889; Elida 15 Mar 1894; Anna P. 27 Jul 1897.
December 30, 1901: A. D. STOUFFER, 56 and Dennis CUDLEY, Oakwood, Paulding Co., Ohio. They have each been well and personally acquainted with the above named John MCULLOUGH for many years and each know by reason of being neighbors of him and seeing him very frequently and observing his condition. That during the past year and particularly since May 8, 1901, the said John MCCULLOUGH has been physically unable to earn a support by manual labor.
December 30, 1901: C. C. TITLER, aged 75, Oakwood, Paulding Co., Ohio. That he has been well and personally acquainted with the above named John MCCULLOUGH for 2\5 years and now by being near neighbors and seeing him very often and observing his condition. That during the past year and particularly since May 8, 1901 the said John MCCULLOUGH has physically been unable to earn a living or a support by manual labor.
December 30, 1901: John MCCULLOUGH, 55 years, Oakwood, Paulding Co., Ohio. He is the claimant above named. That under date of about August 29, 1900 he filed claims for an increase of pension. That he was examined by board of surgeons at Defiance, Ohio May 8, 1901. That on December 16, 1901 he said "claim was rejected on the grounds that the rate of pension $6.00 per month is the highest rate warranted for the degree of inability to earn a support by manual labor." That his rejection is an error for the reason that from November 19, 1900 he has absolutely been unable to earn any part
of a support by manual labor. That at time of his examination May 8, 1901 owing to his physical condition he had great difficulty in getting before the board. That he submits evidence in support of this and asks that his claim be reviewed as he is sure a great injustice has been did him. March 22, 1915:
Date and place of birth: 15 April 1847 Madison County, Ohio
Name of Organization in which you served: 45 OVI
Post Office at enlistment: West Canaan, Madison Co., Ohio
Wife's full name: Catherine Ann PERRINE
When, Where and by Whom married: May 24, 1869, Paulding Co., Ohio by Clark
CAREY, JP No official record, only Bible record
Wife died May 31, 1912 Paulding Co., Ohio
Children: Sarah J 15 SEP 1869; Hattie R 12 Jul 1872; John N 15 Jun 1974; Ida E 20 Oct 1875; Catharine A. 22 Apr 1878; --- H. 28 Jun 1880; Charles A. 17 Sep 1884; --- E. 21 March 1186; --------- 9 Feb 1889; ----------- 6, Jul 1891; ------------ 15 Mar 1894; ---------- 31 Jul 1897
Are you Married? Martha Jane Coder 11 Jun 1917 Brown Twp., Paulding Co., Ohio by John STOUFFER Family and court record.
Had a son in the World War.
October 28, 1924
John MCCULLOUGH, aged 77 of Oakwood. Enrolled at Columbus Ohio 31 Mar 1864 as a private in Co. F 45th OVI. Civil War. Honorably discharged at Victoria, Texas 3 Oct 1865.
Personal description: 6 feet, light complexion; gray eyes, brown hair. Farmer. Born 15 Apr 1847 Canaan Twp., Madison Co., Ohio. He requires the regular personal aid and attendance of another person on account of the following disabilities: cancer on left cheek and ear, that he is under the doctors care all the time and that he requires the aid of another person at the time. That at the present time he is under the care of Dr. A.C. SHERRARD who advised the use of (x-ray)treatment which he is now taking. That since leaving the service he has resided in Madison and Paulding Co;, Ohio, that since 1868 he has resided in Paulding Co., Ohio. Witnesses: Essa CHRISTY and Anna COLGAN of Oakwood, Ohio.