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Free Genealogy Biography of Hugh McCall,
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Hugh McCall

Hugh W. McCall attorney at law, was born in Lower Chanceford Township, York Co., Penn., June 15, 1839, is a son of James L. and Sarah D. (Whiteford) McCall, and is of Scotch-Irish and English descent. The father of Mr. McCall was born in Lower Chanceford Township, January 9, 1806, and his mother was born in Harford County, Md., in 1805. The McCall family has been identified with the history of York County for more than 150 years, and the maternal grandfather of our subject was a soldier in the war of 1812.

Receiving an academical education, Mr. McCall went, in 1861, to Mansfleld, Ohio, and took up the study of law, under Judge Thomas W. Bartley, ex-governor of Ohio.

Our subject in 1862 enlisted in Captain Miller's company, which was at that time ordered to the defense of Cincinnati which was threatened by Kirby Smith; in this capacity he served for thirty days, and returned to Mansfield and resumed his legal studies, which he continued until 1863, when he came to York County, where he raised and organized Company A, of the Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cavalry, 182nd Regiment, commanded by Col. W. H. Boyd, until he was severely wounded at Cold Harbor.

Mr. McCall was commissioned captain February 19, 1864, and this position he held until the close of the war.

He completed the study of the law in the office of Hon. Thomas E. Cochran of York, and was admitted to the bar August 27, 1866, and has since continued the practice of his profession. He is a Republican, and in 1868 was a delegate of the National Republican Convention at Chicago. He was married in 1871 to Miss Rachel E. Kell, a native of Franklin County, Penn. Their children are as follows: James S., born August 15, 1872; Hugh C., March 17, 1874, and Samuel K., April 9, 1876. Mr. and Mrs McCall are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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