m. ABT 1705
Facts and Events
James McClung was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
James McClung Sr.'s land (Borden Tract MW, 2 Tract: 1) 200-acres, patented in 1754; and 2) 390-acres acquired from John McKee (Macky) 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. (Note: land of James' son Henry McClung is adjoining the tract acquired from John McKee to the northeast).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
Records of James McClung in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on James McClung
From The McClung Family Association Web Page: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rootsr/PA-Jms-Jr.htm
1-2 James McClung, Jr. of Pennsylvania McClung Genealogy, 1904 and Updates James McClung was probably born in Ireland. He probably came with his family from Ireland to Philadelphia, PA about 1740. (We have yet to locate ship passenger list). He moved to Rockbridge Co., VA with his brother, William and Hugh, about 1742. He is thought to have married Mary McKy. We have this note from a newspaper clipping:
"John McKy had but few relatives. The McClungs were his nephews. Some say he gave them a tract of land; others, that they gave him a little gray mare in turn. It is said when James McClung married a girl who had gone out to service, they called her a serving girl) that old Grandfather said: 'O never mind, wives are hard to get;' which shows some were somewhat clannish. John McKy died in 1773. Henry McClung and William McClung were two of the appraisers of his estate."
He is believed to be the James McClung, Sr. who in 1753, signed a call to the Rev. John Brown to become pastor of Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church in Augusta (now Rockbridge) County, VA. (See Foote's Sketches of Virginia, pp 96-8). James is also supposed to be the James McClung whose will is recorded at Lexington, VA, in Will Book 1.
On Sep 5, 1786, William McClung was made co-executor. William McClung, Joseph Reid and Thomas Buford were the administrators.
THE DESCENDANTS OF JAMES AND MARY McKEY McCLUNG James and Mary had children: James, Henry, William, and Agnes. If there were more children than this, they probably died before James II. The McClung Gen (1904) has these children out of birth order. We will attempt to correct this as we are informed.
The FIRST child of James and Mary McKy McClung was born in Va ca 1728 in Ireland. He married ca 1750 Elizabeth (Bettie) Houston, aunt of Gen. Sam Houston of Texas, and daughter of Robert Houston. (See Houston Family by Rev. Samuel Rutherford Houston, D.D., p. 36). They had nine children (most birthdates estimated).
2-4 JANE McCLUNG PAXXX The second child of James and Elizabeth Houston McClung was born ca 1755 in Rockbridge Co., VA. She married a Mr. Patton.
3-4 ANNIE McCLUNG PAXXX The third child of James and Elizabeth Houston McClung was born ca 1758 in Rockbridge Co., VA. She married 27 Dec 1791 to James Martin.
4-4 ESTHER McCLUNG PAXXX The fourth child of James and Elizabeth Houston McClung was born ca 1761 in Rockbridge Co., VA. She married 9 Sep 1802 to John McCullough.
5-4 MARGARET McCLUNG PAXXX The fifth child of James and Elizabeth Houston McClung was born ca 1764 in Rockbridge Co., VA. She did not marry. She died at the home of William H. Letcher, father of Gov. John Letcher of Lexington, VA.
6-4 JOHN McCLUNG PAXXX The sixth child of James and Elizabeth Houston McClung was born ca 1767 in Rockbridge Co., VA. He married 6 Dec 1814 to Jane Beggs in Rockbridge Co., VA. They are believed to have had a daughter named Phoebe, heir of her grandfather, James McClung. See his WILL.
7-4 JAMES McCLUNG III PAXXX The seventh child of James and Elizabeth Houston McClung was born 1770 in Rockbridge Co., VA. About 1801 he married Mary Ann Henry, a descendant of the Patrick Henry family of Virginia. They emigrated about 1815 to Madison County, KY; thence about 1825 to Charleston, IN and then on to Livoinia, IN. He died 9 Aug 1834 in Indiana. They had ten children.
8-4 SAMUEL McCLUNG PAXXX The eighth child of James and Elizabeth Houston McClung was born ca 1772 in Rockbridge Co., VA. He died in Maysville, KY.