On July 13, 2013 the annual William Edgar McCulloh family reunion was held. The reunion was held in the Little Cove in Franklin County, PA. The William Edgar McCulloh family are descendants of the original McCullohs to settle in the Little Cove in Franklin County, PA. All but two or three reunion attendees piled into a bus for a tour of the historic McCulloh sites in the Little Cove.
The Methodist Episcopal Church
The McCullohs were founding members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in The Little Cove. This building was built in 1859 and much of the interior of the church is unchanged. These McCulloh descendants stopped into the church and sang several hymns during the tour on July 13, 2013. This video is just a brief excerpt and includes views of the church interior.
The Stone Church (Graves of John, Elizabeth, Melinda and Margaret McCulloh)
Although the McCullohs were founding members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the M.E. Church building wasn’t constructed until 1859. Consequently, several of our ancestors who died prior to 1859 were buried in the German Reformed Lutheran Church graveyard. McCulloh descendants stopped into the graveyard to view the graves of our direct ancestors John and Elizabeth McCulloh. Also their daughter Margaret and their grand-daughter Melinda. Quite often in the early church the Christians would gather together in cemeteries for worship. One reason they worshiped in a graveyard was that in doing so, they were surrounding themselves with a “great cloud of witnesses” that had died before them. For the early church, this wasn’t simply a history lesson, as the martyrs in the cemetery were their family, friends and fellow church members. In a certain sense, standing there and singing hymns among the graves of our ancestors, I caught just a glimpse of what this may have been like. This video is just a brief excerpt of our July 13, 2013 visit.
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