Person:John McClung (4)

John McClung, Sr. of Rockbridge County, VA
b.abt. 1705 Galloway, Scotland
m. ABT 1705
  1. William McClungbef 1704 - bef 1784
  2. Matthew McClungbet 1705-1720 -
  3. Mary McClungbet 1705-1720 -
  4. Isabel McClungbet 1705-1720 -
  5. John McClung, Sr. of Rockbridge County, VAabt 1705 - 1787
  6. Charles McClungbet 1705-1720 -
  7. James McClung, Sr.est 1705/07 - abt 1779
  8. Hugh McClungest 1725-1730 - ABT 1786
  • HJohn McClung, Sr. of Rockbridge County, VAabt 1705 - 1787
  • WJanet Thompson1710 - 1760
m. Abt. 1726
  1. Thomas McClung, Battle of Pt. Pleasant Participant1728 - bef 1784
  2. John McClung, "Curly John" of Bath County, VAabt 1731 - 1830
  3. James McClung1736 - 1790
  4. William 'Grandfather Billy' McClung1738 - 1833
  5. Joseph "Sinking Creek Joe" McClungabt 1740 - 1836
  6. Capt. Samuel McClung, of Muddy Creek1744 - 1806
  7. Charles McClung1748 - 1793
  8. Nancy McClung1750 -
  9. Edward McClung1756 - 1792
  10. Jannet McClungabt 1758 -
  • HJohn McClung, Sr. of Rockbridge County, VAabt 1705 - 1787
  • WRebecca Stuartbef 1743 - 1781
m. aft. 1760
Facts and Events
Name John McClung, Sr. of Rockbridge County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1705 Galloway, Scotland
Marriage Abt. 1726 Pequa, Pennsylvaniato Janet Thompson
Marriage aft. 1760 to Rebecca Stuart
Death? February 1787 Rockbridge County, Virginia

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


Welcome to
Old Augusta

Early Settlers
Beverley Manor
Borden's Grant

……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky


Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 212.--21st November, 1759. Robert Houston to Samuel McDowell, John McClung, John Lyle (Lisle) Wm. Alexander and John Thomson, trustees, appointed in name of trustees of Presbyterian Congregation of Timber Ridge, 5 shillings, 1 acre and 9 perches, part of Robert's plantation upon which acre, &c., the Presbyterian Meeting House is erected. Teste: Archibald Alexander, Mathew Lyle, John McClung, Jr.
  • Page 388.--20th June, 1769. William Ward, of South Carolina, to John McClung. £52.10, 279 acres, part of Borden's 92100, and 30 acres, being part of an entry of King's land adjoining the same; corner Thomas Wilson. Teste: John Handley, Edward ( ) Thompson, Thomas ( ) McClung. Delivered: Daniel Kidd, January, 1779.
  • Page 187.-[abt. 1773/74] - William Alexander to John McClung. 304 acres whereon said Alexander now lives. Teste: Samuel Lyle. Samuel McDowell, Wm. Alexander.

Processioning List of 1760

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Page 276.--1760: Processioned in Capt. Moore's Company by John Stephson, Nathaniel Evins: For Nathaniel Evins, for Wm. McCreerey, for Thos. Willson, for John Stevenson, for John McClung, for Wm. McClung, for Alex. Moore, for Adam Reed, for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Paris, for Thomas Bard, for John Cunningham, for Mathew Huston, for John Mountgumery, for Wm. Moore, for Wm. Lockridge, for Thomas Boyd, for John Boyd, for Thomas Hill, for Robert Ware (Wire), for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Beard, for Wm. Wardlaw, for Andrew Steel, for James Steel, for Joseph Kennedy, for John Lowry, for Samuel Huston, for James Eakins, for John Hanly, for John Logan, for Alex. Logan, for Alex. McNutt, for James McNutt, for John Rosman, for Andrew Dunkin, for John Wardlaw, for Wm. McCanless, for James Cowdan, for John Moore. (Note: John and his son William are likely the ones listed in this processioning list).

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 127.--21st October, 1754. Robert Mean's will - To John McClung. Money in hands of Edward Thomson and Thomas Thomson. To the said Thomas McClung, the note of James Nilly, which is in hands of Thos. Black; wife a keeping, to said John. Teste: James Gay, Jenot Warrick. Proved, 21st November, 1755, by the witnesses; administration granted Thomas Thompson, nephew and heir-at-law of Robert Means, who qualified with sureties Hugh Hicklin and George Wilson.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 21, 1755. - (507) 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.
  • Page 70.--20th March, 1759. Archibald Alexander to Wm. Alexander, £8, 208 acres; corner Mrs. Cummins, Thos. McSpeden's corner. Teste: Jno. McClung, Joseph Alexander, James ( ) Edmeston.
  • Page 215.--18th September, 1759. John ( ) Coyler (Coyler, Collier, Colyer) and Sisely ( ) to Robert Huston, £25, 95 acres on a branch of Bufflow Creek called Colyer's Creek patented to John, 16th June, 1756, on creek; corner Jno. Summers. Teste: Wm. Lusk, John ( ) Alleson, John McClung.
  • Page 289.--16th April, 1763. James Greenlee's estate appraised, by Saml. McDowell, Jno. McClung, Jas. McDowell--Negro slaves; Robt. Brownfield's note, Robt. Telford's note, Geo. Seaton's note, David Griffey's note, Lewis Morgan's note, Jno. Logan's note, Jno. Skilton's note, Robt. Bradshaw's note; debt vs. Thos. Cottrel. Insolvent notes of Lawrence Moiren, Joseph and Robt. Tarr, Ezekiel Clements, Jno. Ross, Thos. Taylor, Lawrence Moiren, Patrick Downing, Wm. Centern.
  • Page 377.--Processioners appointed as follows, viz (1764): William Robinson and James Robinson, from Heads of Roanoke to Fort Lewis. William Bryan and James Neilly, from Fort Lewis on Waters of Roan Oke. James Rowland and Joseph Montgomery, Thomas Ramsey and James Lawderdale, on Waters of Catawbo and James River on the South Side. James McGayvock, James Gilmore, John Poage, John Thompson, between Buffalo and James River. John Paxton, Abraham Brown, Andrew Miscampbell, Alex. Collier, between Buffalo and the North River to the North Mountain. Wm. Taylor, Thos. Paxton, Moses Whitesides, Jno. McClung, from North River to Beverley's line between the Great Road to the Court House and South Mountain. Andrew Hall, James Buchanan (son of William), Thos. Berry, James Trotter, from North River to Beverley's line between the Great Road to the Court House, by Cap. Bowyers and the North Mountain.
  • Page 503.--18th December, 1766. David Bryan's will, of Roanoke-- Executors, wife, brother William and John McClung; to daughter, Mary, infant; to son, William; to son, David; has sold tract to William Cox, deed to be made to him. Tcste: Thos. Barnes. Thos. Lloyd, Wm. Bryan. Proved, 18th March, 1767, by Barnes and Bryan. Elizabeth (her mark), the others refusing, qualifies, with Wm. Christian, Walter Crockett, Robt. Breckridge.
  • Page 354.--14th August A. D., 1770. John Stephenson's estate, appraised by Thomas Wilson, John McClung, James McCampbell, James Buchanan--William Chambers' account, insolvent; John Michel Siver's bond, not all solvent; Eracker Smith, James Doearn.
  • Page 23.--17th November, 1772. Recorded. James McDowell's appraisement by Archibald Alexander, John McClung, Alex. Stewart, John Lyle--7 negroes, 1 weaver called Christopher Lightfootder, 1 servant boy called Jack McGuire.
  • Land Grant Survey - Page 269 - James Ewin, 122 acres, Middle River. Adjoining John McClung, Robert Patterson, Matthew Wilson, Samuel McClung. March 2, 1775. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 92-93].
  • Page 459.--19th November, 1776. Archibald Alexander's bond as sheriff, with John McClung, Wm. Alexander, Robert Carruthers, James Lyle.
  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 19, 1786. - (187) Claim of Joseph Thompson for one gun, appraised at £800, reduced by scale to £3, 4/ specie--allowed. Claim of Robert Stuart for 1 beef. Claim of John Sutlington for 3 bushels wheat. Claim of John McClung for 422 lbs. beef. Claim of James Hughart for 787 lbs. beef. John Dickinson for beef. Ralph Lafferty for beef. Wm. Rhea for beef. James Young for 3 days driving cattle. Alexr. Kirk for 2 days driving cattle. Isham Berry for one certificate for militia service under Capt. Wm. Grissem of Albemarle for £4, 13, 4, dated 9 July, 1783. Isham Berry for one certificate for militia service under Capt. Henry Burke, dated June 4, 1783.

Records in Rockbridge County, VA

  • 18 May 1778 - John McClung, John Lyle and James Lyle inventoried the estate of Robert Lusk. USGenWeb Archives

Information on John McClung

John MCCLUNG [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1718 in , Galloway, Scotland. He died in 1788 in , Rockbridge, VA. He married Rebecca STUART.

[Notes] Rebecca STUART 1, 2 was born in 1722 in , Galloway, Scotland. She died in , Rockbridge, VA. She married John MCCLUNG.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas MCCLUNG died on 10 Oct 1774.  [s/b died bef. 17 Aug. 1784] 
  M ii Joseph MCCLUNG. 
  M iii William MCCLUNG was born in 1738. He died on 18 Jan 183
  M iv James MCCLUNG died in 1790.  
  M v John MCCLUNG was born in 1733. He died in 1830.  
  M vi Captain Samuel MCCLUNG was born in 1744. He died on 10 Apr 180
  M vii Edward MCCLUNG was born in 1756. He died in 1792.  
  M viii Charles MCCLUNG 1, 2 was born in 1748. He died on 27 Jan 1793 in , Kanawha, VA.  
  F ix Nancy MCCLUNG was born in 1750.  
  F x Janett MCCLUNG was born in 1762.
  1.   ROOTS-L.

    The Greenbrier McClung's

    John's first wife and mother of his children was Janet Thompson, daughter of John Thompson who died in 1743. Her brothers were James, Robert, and the Thomas Thompson, administrator in the will of Robert Means. Her aunt was Nancy, wife of Robert Means.

    John McClung came from Ireland and settled with his cousins in what became Rockbridge County, VA. At the time he came, his wife was Rebecca Stuart. There is ample evidence that this was the second wife, and not the mother of his children. Eva Christensen who died in the 1960s had come to that conclusion after many years of research. Some of her notes were published in Journals. The following letter from Evelyn Witeck summarizes the research done by these two women: