ABRAM & SUSAN (BURNS) McCOLLOCH HOME
Located at West Liberty, near
Wheeling, West Virginia. (side view)
Originally the Homestead of Major Samuel McColloch of the famous
"Leap", Indian Fighter, Scout, and Hunter
he land was
originally acquired by purchase, or taken upon a
Tomahawk Grant by Major Samuel McColloch (1752-1782) of the famous
leap who was eventually killed by indians. He built and lived in a log house
there. This land passed out
of the hands of the McColloch family by 1809. In 1846, Major Sam's nephew,
McColloch (1797-1882), son of Abraham and Alcy Boggs McColloch, bought back the home
and tract of land comprised of about 125 acres. He *razed Samuel's log cabin
and built a wooden frame home. The stone part of the home was built by Abraham McColloch,
in 1856. The first floor walls being 24" thick, the second floor walls
22" thick and the
cellar walls 33" thick.
The home was in the family until it
was sold in 1951/52 by Leta McColloch, widow of Chester McColloch.
Chester was Abraham and Susan's nephew as he was the son of
Abraham's brother William "Uncle Will" McColloch, who was married to Mary Beth
The house has been added to, completely modernized and renovated
over the years up through 1990. It is currently a beautiful
plantation style home
owned by the Whitaker family.
Leta, was kind enough to send this picture of the homestead to my
mother Leila Elizabeth (Davis) Frankel, back in 1952, as well as
information on our ancestor of the American Revolution John Beck.
My Great Aunt Leila (McColloch) Redmon, also sent a letter that year in which she
states that in 1951, "we went to the homestead and it was filled
with beautiful antiques including the cradle that belonged to my
father". Aunt Leila was the daughter of James McHenry
McColloch who was a son of Abraham and Susan.
My mother drove by the home on a trip to West Virginia in the
early to mid 1970's.
by Elizabeth Louise (Frankel) Gunderson, Great, Great, Grand
Daughter of Abraham and Susan McColloch.
McColloch & Susan Burns in tree . . .
Last Updated ~ August 29, 2013