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John McClung was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John McClung in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Page 113--John McClung, Sr., aged 73, deposes, same time and place (deposes at Brownsburg, July, 1805).
- Vol. 2 - Page ___--John McClung, Senior, deposes, 14th December, 1807, has known the land 63 years. Downey lived on it. Believes Downey was a hunter, from seeing bear skins hang about the house. Deponent lived in Borden's grant 63 years; he is now 77 years old.
Information on John McClung
From "The Alexander Family of Scotland, Ireland and America", compiled by Francis Austin Arnold of Carrollton, Missouri, 1896 - from Genealogylibrary.com at Family Tree Maker.com
Elizabeth Alexander married John McClung and had issue:
- 1. Margaret, married Robert Tate of Augusta
- 2. Judge William, (see Collin's Kentucky, pg. 333, 442), married Miss Marshall
- 3. John, married Miss Stuart
- 4. Archibald, single in 1824
- 5. Elizabeth, married Robert Stuart
- 6. Phoeby, married first, James Paxton; he was shot; married second, Samuel Moore
- 7. Rebecca, married William Steel
- 8. James, a physician, "drowned in Licken County, Kentucky"
- 9. Joseph, married first, Elizabeth Wilson, second, Esther McClung
From Augusta County, VA records (not sure same John McClung):
NOVEMBER, 21, 1755. Page (507) Wm. Akry has removed out of the Colony. James McMurdie witness from Bedford. Robert Means's will proved. Admr. moved for by Thos. Thompson, his nephew and heir-at-law, and also by John McClung, who married Jennet, niece of decd.--given to Thomas.
Augusta County, Virginia Circuit Court Records:
Page ___--John McClung, Senior, aged 73, deposes, 15th July, 1805.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 World Family Tree, Cd.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 McClung, William. The McClung genealogy: a genealogical and biographical record of the McClung family from the time of their emigration to the year 1904.
8-3 John McClung, b. in Ireland, 1731; d. near Fairfield, Va., 1817. He was an Elder in the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church. He was a remarkably stout and fine-looking man; very straight, six feet high and very portly, weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He was a successful farmer, possessing a considerable estate in land and slaves. He had a good English education and took a prominent part in the erection of schools and churches, m. 1754, Elizabeth Alexander, b. in Ireland, Oct. 28, 1735; d. prior to Nov. 29, 1802, dau. of Archibald Alexander and his wife, Margaret Parks, and aunt of Dr. Archibald Alexander, of Princeton. Twelve children.
The children of John McClung and Elizabeth Alexander were:
1. Margaret McClung, described as a great beauty, married Robert Tate of Augusta County, VA.
2. Judge William McClung, studied law under Thomas Jefferson, later went to Maysville, KY, married Susan Tarleton Marshall of Oak Hill, Fauquier County, VA, daughter of Colonel Thomas Marshall, who was a brother of Chief Justice John Marshall.Colonel Thomas Marshall was married to Mary Randolph Keith who was a daughter of Mary Isham Randolph of Tuckahoe and a cousin to Thomas Jefferson, his mother having been a Randolph.(The McClungs are my mother's people; my father's families include the Taliaferros who also, bearing various names, weave among these Randolph connections; TJ's daughter Martha Jefferson married Thomas Mann Randolph and their daughter Anne Cary Randolph married our cousin Charles Lewis Bankhead, whose mother was Mary Warner (Lewis) Lightfoot, a daughter of our cousin Lucy Taliaferro and her husband, who was Charles Lewis of Warner Hall, Gloucester County.The Alexanders, too, so conspicuous in the early history of Presbyterianism and education in America, are connected with several others of my lines.)A son of Judge William McClung was Alexander Keith McClung, the duelist. There were other children, all given in the book.
3. Rebecca McClung, married William Steele.
4. John McClung, married Mary Stuart.
5. Archibald McClung, "owned one of the finest farms in Botetourt County," which he left to his nephew Joseph Alexander McClung.
6. Phoebe McClung who married James Paxton.
7. Elizabeth McClung, married Robert Stuart. (I understand these Stuart marriages involved the noted Stuart family of Virginia, who also have Randolph and Taliaferro ties.)
8. Dr. James McClung, moved to Kentucky and died unmarried.
9. Joseph McClung, lived at what was known as the old "McClung Mansion" near Fairfield, VA, inherited from his uncle Archibald McClung; married Elizabeth Wilson.
10. Isabella McClung, unmd.
11. Esther McClung, unmd.
12. Polly McClung, unmd.