Darlington Family Comparative Notes
(McCullough & O’Hara)

April 16, 2013

These notes compare the relationship between the Darlington, (Mary) Carson and (James) O’Hara and their ties to Mary Schenley of Schenley Park fame. This also touches on the McCullough family who Pittsburgh knows as author David McCullough for whom the 6
th Street Bridge was renamed.

The Families

Darlington Section

Abraham Darlington
Abraham Darlington (b. 1690) of Birmingham, Cheshire County, England and joined his aunt, Mary Nield in Chester County, Pennsylvania about 1711.

Benjamin Darlington (1790 – 1856)
Agnes (McCullough)
William M. Darlington

Benjamin Darlington (1820)
Abraham's great-grandson, Benjamin Darlington (1820-1852), left Chester County and settled in Pittsburgh with his wife, Agnes McCullough (her mother was Jane McCullough 1766 – 1821).

Benjamin and
Agnes (McCullough) Darlington had a son
William McCullough Darlington (1815) (lawyer) (1815-1889), who married Mary Carson O'Hara. They had three children:
O’Hara (b. 1848), Mary “Minnie” (b.1852), Edith (b.1862)

William M. Darlington (1815 - 1889)
Mary Carson O’Hara Darlington (James O’Hara’s grand daughter)
Edith Darlington (Ammon)
Mary and Edith were the ones who gave the money to form the Darlington Library at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mary Carson Darlington was the author of Fort Pitt and letters from the frontier.

Francis Morris Darlington
Father to Harry Darlington (1838)

Harry Darlington (1838) (January 3, 1838 – September 27, 1914)
Source: Millionaires, mansions and motor yachts by Ross Mactaggart
Margaret McCanles DeWald on March 29, 1858 but Margaret died in 1872.
He then married
Mary Elizabeth McCullough on November 6, 1877. They had 5 children but only two, Rebecca and Harry Jr., lived to adulthood. It is believed that third son also survived. The parents of Mary Elizabeth were J. N. and Rebecca T. (Andrews) McCullough.

Harry Darlington’s Parents
Harry Darlington’s parents were Francis Morris & Ellen (Hardy) Darlington.
Harry was from Philadelphia and did not come to Pittsburgh until after the Civil War. He sold his brewery on First Avenue to Pittsburgh Brewing in1886.

Ellen (Hardy) Darlington

Harry Darlington and Mary Elizabeth McCollough lived at 721 Irwin Ave.

Harry Darlington Jr.
Harry Darlington Jr. divorced his wife Lefrda Weir around 1914.
They were married in London, lived at 709 Irwin Ave., North Side
Harry Jr. was a yachtsman and was at Long Island.
London wedding:
Harry Darlington’s mother married George W. Smith in

Harry Darlington had a daughter, Elaine. His wife remarried to George Angus Garrett after Harry died. Elaine married James Duncan Pitney in 1942.
Harry Darlington, son to 1938,

Margaret McCanles DeWald

William Darlington (1815 – 1889) 74 years
Marry Darlington
Mary & Edith are the founders of the Darlington Digital Library at the University of Pittsburgh.

O’Hara Section

James O’Hara (1753 – 1819)
Mary Carson (b. 1824)
William Carson
James (married Elizabeth Neville)
Charles (died at a young age)
Richard Butler (married Mary Fitzsimmons)
Also know to have married Mary Boyd
Elizabeth Febiger (married Harmar Denny)
Mary Carson (married William Croghan Jr. of Louisville, Ky.)

Richard, had a daughter Mary who married William McCullough

William Croghan Jr. (of Louisville, Ky.) (d. 1850)
Mary Carson O’Hara (d. 1827) (married in 1821)
William Croghan (n/a) 1837 directory lists him as a gentleman
(Died young and no longer referenced in this work)
Mary Elizabeth Croghan (April 27, 1826 – 1903)
Born in Locust Grove, Ky.
Married Captain Edward Wyndam Harrington Schenley (1799) in 1842

Mary Elizabeth Croghan (1826), who became Mary Schenley, was the daughter of Mary Carson O’Hara, who was the daughter of James O’Hara.

This work is night and day different about Mary Schenly. See page 39.

See: History of Pittsburgh:

O’Hara Family et al

McCullough Section

Christian C. Hax (1844)
Daughter: Minnie W. Hax

William McCullough (1873)
William Trice McCullough was the father of Christian Hax who was the father of David.

William McCullough was born in California, Ohio in 1873. William married a woman named Minnie from Pittsburgh (b. 1875).

Christian Hax (1899)
Christian Hax (January 14, 1899 – September 19, 1989) was the son of Ruth

C Hax (1926)
C Hax (April 4, 1926 – July 16, 2007), brother of David G.
Son of Ruth Rankin (1899 – 1985)
His grandfather, William Thomas was the founder of McCullough Electric

The McCullough family is associated through marriage with the Hax and Rankin families.

William McCullough (1821 – 1901)
He was an early owner of A M Byers, then known as Byers –McCullough.
William T. McCullough (Electric)

Christian C. Hax (1844 – 1927)
Minnie W. Hax (married William T. McCullough)

William T. McCullough (son of William McCullough 1821)
Minnie W. Hax daughter of Christian C. Hax (1844 – 1927)
William Thomas McCullough (McCullough Electric 1904) father of Christian Hax McCullough

Christian Hax McCullough
Ruth (Rankin) McCullough
Children (4):
C. Hax McCullough Jr. (1926 – 2007)
George R. McCullough
James Rankin McCullough (d. 2012)
David Gaub McCullough (b. 1933) Author

David Gaub McCullough (1933)
Rosalee Ingram Barnes
David Gaub McCullough (b. July 7, 1933) is the son of Christian Hax & Ruth (Rankin) McCullough.
Current home is Boston
David’s grandfather is the founder of McCullough Electric.
Ruth was married on September 29, 1923
Mrs. Otto C. Grub the aunt of Hax (husband of Ruth I believe)

William Thomas McCullough ()
Married to Minnie W. Hax, daughter of Christian C. Hax (1844 – 1927)
William Thomas McCullough founded Electric in 1904

Benjamin Darlington (March 9, 1790 – February 15, 1856)
Agnes (McCullough)
William McCullough (May 1, 1815 – September 28, 1889) died at Guyasuta
Married to Mary Carson O’Hara (b. Guyasuta)
Mary Carson was at the McLeod school on Staten Island

William McCullough (May 1, 1815 – September 28, 1889) died at Guyasuta
Married to Mary Carson O’Hara (b. Guyasuta)
O’Hara Darlington
Hillborn Darlington
Edith (Mrs. Samuel A. Ammon)
Mary O’Hara Darlington

J. N. McCullough was a railroad commissioner.

Family Connections

Harry Darlington (January 3, 1838 – September 27, 1914), brewery, married Elizabeth McCullough (on November 6, 1877), who was the daughter of J. N. McCullough.

Associated Breweries

There are four (3) locations identified below.
Penn Avenue at Barker Place
No brewery shown in 1872, Plate 22.

Barker at Duquesne Way
As J. M. Carson Pittsburgh Brewery (1972 Plate 22)
Shown as a Tobacco Factory in 1882.

110-112 First Avenue between Market & Wood Streets
Not shown as a brewery in Hopkins 1872.
Simply shown as Brewery in 1882, Plate 1.

First Avenue at West Street
No brewery but land associated with William Darlington; Hopkins 1872 Plate 15
Not shown in Hopkins 1882, Plate 1.

Note: A brewery (Pittsburgh Brewery) was shown on the 1835 Kenyon map between Penn & Liberty on Barker. Hopkins 1872, Plate 22 identifies the land belonging to James Brown.
Could this be the Rhodes & Verner brewery (Tracy & Wilkinson)? See Comparative Notes.

Carson & Darlington Brewery
Penn (now Penn Ave) & Barker Alley
Barker Place is in Downtown.
Unknown operating dates
Preceded by Rhodes & Verner
Carson & Harry Darlington rented space in the Joshua Rhodes brewery 1869-1874 but eventually bought the operations. The C-D Brewery was sold in 1886. Prior to this J. M. Carson operated the Pittsburgh Brewery (listed below) at Barker and Duquesne as shown on the 1872 Hopkins Atlas, Plate 22.

Darlington & Co. Brewery
H. Darlington, 1867-1890
Darlington & Co. 1870-1890
110 -112 First Ave (river side) between Market St and Wood St
Unknown operating dates
Followed by DeWald, Wuesthoff
This brewery was listed on Tavern Trove but without other descriptions or clarifications. The brewery was identified on map as H. Darlington & Co. It should be (or maybe not) noted that the property behind the brewery was owned by the Home for Professional Aged Women. The land in 1889 was owned by John Dunlap and apparently subdivided prior to the brewery being build. Carson & Darlington were at this location from 1866 until 1870. The Pittsburgh Dispatch on June 29, 1889 reported that they were refused a license.

William M. Darlington had property at First Ave and West Street in 1872 (Hopkins Plate 15) (Hopkins 1900, Plate 1), but it was not identified on the atlas as a brewery.

H. Darlington had property at First Avenue between Ferry Street and Chancery Lane in 1872 (Plate 2) but it was not identified to be a brewery.
Hopkins 1900 Atlas, Plate 4 did identify the brewery as Darlington’s (between Market & Wood).

Sanborn map shows Darlington & Co. Ale & Porter Brewery at 110 – 112 First Avenue between Market and Wood Streets.

DeWald, Wuesthoff & Co. Brewery
110-112 First Ave
Operated from 1894 and assumed to have closed in 1896.
Preceded by Darlington
They appear to have taken over the H. Darlington Brewery when it closed in 1890. The property was large enough to have the 110 and 112 address numbers.

Darlington – DeWald Connection
Harry Darlington (1838 – 1914) had a brewery in Pittsburgh but some of the most reliable sources do not give a location. His first wife was Margaret McCanles DeWald (d. 1872). Harry sold the brewery in 1886.

Pittsburgh Brewery (J. M. Carson)
Barkers Alley (now Barkers Place) at Duquesne Way (Ft. Duquesne Blvd.)
Unknown operating dates
As shown on Hopkin’s 1872 Atlas, Plate 22
The atlas showed land ownership to J. M. Carson as the brewery but it was a tobacco factory by 1882. The J. M. Carson, Pittsburgh Brewery is shown at Barker and Duquesne on the 1872 Hopkins Atlas, Plate 22. Shiras’s Brewery is shown on the1830 and 1835 Map of Pittsburgh and its Environs.

Rhodes & Verner Brewing see Penn & Barker Alley as of 1857
Unknown operating dates
Preceded by Tracy & Wilkinson
Followed by Darlington & Co.
Thurston, 1857, page 313, has George Hoefling has the address at Penn & Barker Alley

The Joshua Rhodes Brewery operated at Duquesne Way & Irwin about 1867 to 1869 and at Duquesne Way & Barkers Way about 1869-1881. He rented space to Carson & Darlington Brewery 1866-1874 and subsequently sold his brewery to Darlington & Co.