|"Uncle Benny" McClure, 1812-1896|
Thanks to the well-researched book Following the McClures--Donegal to Botetourt, I know the 17th century McClure ancestors left Scotland for religious and economic reasons and settled in County Donegal. The most likely patriarch of hubby's line was James Andrew McClure, father of Halbert McClure(1684-1754). Halbert was hubby's 5th great grandfather and, happily for us, the journey taker who led our McClure ancestors to America in the 1730s.
Halbert McClure and Agnes (Steele?) had 6 children: Samuel (b. 1709), Moses (b. 1710), Nathaniel (b. 1712), Alexander (b. 1717), Hannah (b. 1719), and John (b. 1725). Halbert's son Alexander McClure was hubby's 4th great-granddaddy. Alexander's son John McClure and his wife Ann McFall, who married in 1801, were hubby's 3rd great-grandparents. John and Ann must have had other children, and I recently connected with a McFall researcher who had researched Elizabeth McClure and Jane McClure, plus hubby's 2d great-granddaddy, Benjamin McClure (1812-1896), born in Adams County, OH, and a pioneer in Wabash, IN.
Knowing about these other siblings of Benjamin McClure answered a question I had about the name of one of Benjamin's children, Train C. McClure. Turns out he was named for his uncle, Train Caldwell, who married Jane McClure in 1831 in Fayette, Indiana.
Benjamin McClure and Sarah Denning's children:
Sarah, Susan, Theodore, Mary Ann, John N., Martha Jane, Train C., Elizabeth D., Addison D., William M., Amanda "Callie" Caroline, Coroline
My posts about the McClure family include:
- The Hoosiers in our family, including a man named Train (McClure)
- Lt. Theodore W. McClure's Civil War record
- William Madison McClure died of typhoid fever
- "Uncle Benny" McClure saves a coon on the Sabbath
- Saluting Marian McClure Wood
- William Madison McClure and Margaret Jane Larimer McClure of Wabash
- Uncle Benny McClure sets up a Facebook page
- Sarah Denning McClure's obit
- Mrs. Brice Larimer McClure's obit (Floyda Mabel Steiner)
- Mrs. Brice Larimer McClure's butterscotch brownies
- Brice Larimer McClure's business card--with family notations!
- What it was like when Benjamin McClure was born in 1812
- Portraits of Brice Larimer McClure and Floyda Mabel Steiner McClure
- Mary Ann McClure Cook, daughter of Benjamin McClure and wife of Rev. Cook
- What happened in 1878, the year Brice Larimer McClure was born
- What happened in 1909, the year Marian Jane McClure was born
- The four children of Margaret Jane Larimer and Wm Madison McClure
- Thanks to local genealogy resources, Mary Ann McClure Cook's death cert
- Online libraries lead to Halbert McClure hints
- The McClures in Adams County (court cases and more)
- Marian Jane McClure and Edgar James Wood have their first baby
- Marian and Edgar visit graves in Upper Sandusky, OH
- Ann McFall and John McClure were married in Virginia
- Photo of Margaret Larimer McClure, her daughter Lucy, and son-in-law John deVelde
- Jonas Shank, husband of great-grand aunt Lucinda Helen Bentley Shank, walked 9 miles in 90 min at age 88.