Person:Henry McClung (1)

Henry McClung
b.ABT 1739 Ireland
m. bef. 1728
  1. James McClungABT 1728 -
  2. Agnes 'Nancy' McClung1730 - 1809
  3. John McClungest 1735 - bef 1779
  4. Henry McClungABT 1739 - 1784
  5. William McClungABT 1741 - 1793
m. abt. 1765/66
  1. James McClung1767 - 1817
  2. Margaret 'Margaretta' McClung1777 - 1839
  3. Ester McClung1778 - 1850
Facts and Events
Name[1] Henry McClung
Gender Male
Birth[2] ABT 1739 Ireland
Marriage abt. 1765/66 to Esther Carothers
Burial? 1784 Timber Ridge Presbyterian Churchyard, Timber Ridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Death[2] 3 FEB 1784 Rockbridge County, Virginia

Henry McClung was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Henry McClung's land (Borden SW, 2 Tracts: 1) 70 acres patented to Henry McClung by Borden's Executors in 1764; 2) 150 acres sold to Henry McClung by his father, James McClung in 1765, part of the 390-acre tract sold to James by John McKay in 1763) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 532.--15th March, 1764. Same (From Borden's Executors) to Henry McClung, £11, 70 acres, part of 92100; corner Samuel Lyle; old corner to said McClung. Delivered: Henry McClung, 17th September, 1800.
  • Page 345.--14th September, 1765. James McClung and Mary ( ) to Henry McClung, £60, 150 acres, part of 390 acres whereon James now liveth; corner tract belonging to Henry McClung. Teste: James Dryden, Samuel McClung. Delivered: James McClung, Jr., 7th April, 1796.

Will Abstract

Rockbridge Co., Va. Will filed May 4,1784.
wife Easter
s. James McClung
s. Samuel McClung
s. William McClung
s. Henry McClung
d. Margaret McClung
d. Esther McClung


Will of Henry McClung
In the name of God, Amen. This twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, I, Henry McClung, of Rockbridge, county and State of Virginia, being weak of body but of sound mind and memory, Calling to mind the mortality of my Body, and that it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do make and ordain this to he my Last Will and Testament; first, I recomend my Soul to God gave it, and my Body to the Grave, to be Buried at the Discretion of my Executors, not Doubting but that the will he united again by the mity Power of God at the Last Day, and so far as such Worldly Estate as it bath pleased God to Bless me with.
I give, Bequeath and dispose of in the following manner: First, I order that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid by Executors out of my personal Estate.
Second, I give and bequeath to my Well Beloved Wife Easter on Large brown Mar together with her saddle and all my household furniture to be her entire property. I likewise order that my Wife Easter have a sufficient Maintenance, Give her by my son James and her Living in my Dwelling house during her natural life.
I likewise order that my Negro Girl Moli be kept by my Executors for the use of my Wife Easter during her natural life; But, Provided that she should not appear to be useful, then my executors may with the advise of my wife may dispose of her at any time they may think proper, and the annuel Profits arising from such Disposal to be my Wife Easters property during her natural Life.
Thirdly, Son William one third part of land I now live on Lying on South Side of my plantation and joining Lines with William McClung and Samuel Lyle.
To son James one third of land middle part on which dwelling house stands.
To Samuel north-west part.
James, William and Samuel to pay to son Henry.
To my two daughters Margaret and Easter. My three youngest Sons William, Samuel, and Henry.
(Signed) Henry McClung
[Source: "The McClung Genealogy, by William McClung, pg. 11, some portions not quoted verbatim].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Page 428.--Processioners appointed, viz: Hugh Crockett and Isaac Taylor, from head of Roanoke to Fort Lewis. Edward Carvin and Nathaniel Evans, from Fort Lewis down on Waters of Roanoke. Thomas McFerran, James Moore, Jr., James Alcorn, Wm. Rolands, on waters of Cuttawba and James River on South Side. James Simpson, John Maxwell, John Mitchell, Jonathan Whitley, between Buffelow and James River. Joseph Lapsley, Wm. Hall, Wm. Paxton, Saml. McClure, John Gilmer, Jonathan Cunningham, between Buffelow and North River to the North Mountain. John Lyle, David Gray, Wm. Caruthers, John Paul, from North River to Beveriey's Line on South Side of Burden's land road that leads to John Paxton's. William Kennady, Robt. Steel, Archibald Reach, William Reach, John Thompson (James's son), Henry McClung, from North River to Beverley's Line between the Great Road to the Court House by Cap. McDowell's and to North Mountain. William McFeeters, Jr., George Berry, James Sawyers, Jr., William Bell, Jr., from Burden's line to the Road that goes from Staunton to Jenning's Gap on the North Side of Kennady's Road.
  • Page 126.--14lh May, 1768. William Taylor's estate appraised, by David Gray, Henry McClung, William Lusk.
  • Page 478.--12th September, 1771. William Lusk's estate appraised by Henry McClung, Daniel Lyle, Wm. Ramsey. Statement of the part of above estate willed to wife, Elizabeth Lusk.
  • Page 200--22d November, 1773.-- John Macky's will--To wife, Mary; to son, Henry, a plantation in Forks of James River in Botetourt County, 170 acres; to son, William, 360 acres the testator lives on; to daughter, Jane; to daughter, Mary: to daughter, Esther; to daughter, Betsy. "Until my children come to full age." Executors, wife Mary, brother-in-law Wm Porter, Henry McClung. Teste: Archibald Alexander, Joseph Reed, John Peoples. Proved, 15th March. 1774, by the witnesses. Executors qualify (Mary __ her mark) with Saml. McDowell. John Porter.
  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1775-- page 39, James Reah, Mill Creek, between Calf and Cow Pastures; George Elliot, Borden's Land; David Williamson, Borden's Land; Joseph Waughub, Pastures; John Hamilton, Tyger's Valley; Moses McClure, B. L.; Henry McClung, B. L. (Borden's Land); Robert Fearis, B. L.; Jacob Warwick, Greenbrier; Andrew Taylor, B. L.;

Information on Henry McClung

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #6075, Date of Import: May 3, 2006]

Of Virginia.

  1. Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 2, Ed. 1. (Release date: November 29, 1995), Tree #6075.

    Date of Import: May 3, 2006

  2. 2.0 2.1 Judith McClung (e-mail: The McClung Family Association Web Site.
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    Henry McClung
    Birth: 1739
    County Dublin, Ireland
    Death: Feb. 3, 1784
    Timber Ridge (Rockbridge County)
    Rockbridge County
    Virginia, USA

    "Henry McClung: Departed this life Feb. 3, 1784 - aged 45 years"