McCune, Hugh

Hugh McCune, farmer, P.O. Oakville, is a grandson of Robert McCune, who came from Ireland about the middle of the last century. The latter's son, Hugh, father of our subject, was born in this country in 1772, and died in 1828. His wife was Rebecca (Brady) McCune. Their children were as follows: Isabella, born April 18, 1797, wife of William Duncan, now deceased; Jane, born April 26, 1799, wife of James Boyd, and also deceased; Hannah, born August 9, 1802, deceased; Robert, born September 28, 1804, married Nancy Gibb, and died in Illinois; John, born May 24, 1807, married Jane Henderson, and died in Hopewell Township; James, born February 5, 1809, married Matilda Williams, and lives in Westmoreland Co., PA; Samuel, born April 2, 1811, deceased; Elizabeth, born May 13, 1811 [Note: this is as printed in the text, but is obviously an error] ,deceased; Joseph, born March 17, 1817, married Sallie Crider, and died on the home farm, and Hugh, our subject, born December 15, 1815, on the place where he now lives, in a brick house built by Hugh and Joseph. The property has never since been out of the family. His father's farm is now owned entirely by our subject who has never left it, and who is now recognized as one of the industrious and thrifty farmers of the neighborhood, who have done much to develop the agricultural resources of the county. By his strictly temperate, industrious and upright habits he has accumulated a competence, and enjoys in a high degree the confidence and esteem of all. Though of strong political convictions, he has never sought office, preferring to aid his party without self-seeking. An old line Whig, he is now a Republican. He is a member of Big Spring Presbyterian Church, and takes a warm interest in temperance matters and all other good works.[bib]254[/bib]