Neil McCullom, farmer, section 6, Dayton Township, was born in Scotland, Oct. 10, 1841. His parents, Duncan and Isabella (Campbell) McCullom, were relatives of Scotland, and came to America in the fall of 1856, settling in Oceana County, Mich., where they passed the remainder of their lives. Mr. McCullom lived at home until 22 years of age, then rented a farm of his brother in Dayton Township, upon which he lived most of the time for three years. In the spring of 1865 he bought 120 acres of land in the above named township, to which he has since added 50 acres, and has about 120 acres in a fair state of cultivation, where he now resides.
He was married in what is now Denver Township, Dec. 24, 1864, to Sarah A., eldest daughter of Isaac H. and Susan A. (Sheldon) Cogswell, who were natives of New York, and came to Michigan in 1852. They afterward came to this county, settling in Denver Township, on section 28. Mr. Cogswell was one of the oldest settlers of Newaygo County, and filled many prominent positions in the county and township, being Probate Judge six year's, and Supervisor of Dayton Township several years. He afterward moved to Oceana County, where he lived until his death. Mrs. Cogswell is a resident of Lansing, Mich.
Mrs. McCullom was born in New York, June 20, 1843 and came to Michigan with her parents, and remained at home until her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. McCullom have had seven children, viz: Maria, Archibald, Isabella, Henry and Duncan C. are living, Mary and Annie are deceased. Mr. McCullom is a member of the Masonic lodge; was a charter member of Hesperian Grange, No. 495, P. of H., and in politics belongs to the National party. Himself and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.