Capt. Samuel McClung, of Muddy Creek
Facts and Events
Capt. Samuel McClung was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's: [unless otherwise listed]
- Page 107.--17th September, 1771. William Dean's will--To wife; to daughter, Mary; youngest daughter, Elizabeth; son, John; to son, Adam, executor. Teste: Saml. McClung, Andrew Bourland, Sarah Bourland. Proved, 17th August. 1773, by McClung and Sarah Bourland. Adam Dean refuses to qualify. Administration granted Sarah, the widow, who qualifies (__ her mark) with Adam Dean, Saml. McClung.
- 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 198.--16th July, 1788. Commission to George Clendenin and Samuel McClug, gent., Justice of Greenbrier, to take privy examination of Elizabeth, wife of William Long, deed to Anthony Mustoe, dated September, 1786. Executed and returned, 20th July, 1788.
Records in Greenbrier County, VA
- April 1781 - Greenbrier Court Orders - Ordered that James Huston, Saml. McClung and James Thompson do view the way from Thos. Kincaid's Sand on Muddy Creek to James Huston's and make report to the Court of the rightest and best way. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- 22 Sept. 1781 - Greenbrier County Court Minutes: This Court doth appoint Samuel McClung Surveyor of the Road from Kincaid's Cabbin to James Thompson's over Muddy Creek Mountain and the inhabitants of Muddy Creek are to assist him in opening said Road as laid off by Samuel McClung, James Huston and James Thompson and keeping the same in repair. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- 22 August 1782 - Greenbrier County Court Minutes: Samuel McClung is appointed Captain of the Militia on Muddy Creek in the Room of William Hamilton who is appointed Major, James Garrett Lieutenant the Richard Humphries Ensign. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- 20 May 1783 - Greenbrier County Court Minutes: William McCoy, James Knox, George Clendenin, James Thompson, Andw. Woods, Samuel McClung and Thomas Wright took the Oath of Captain of the Militia for this County according to law. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- McClung, Charles [brother of Samuel]
- McClung, James [brother of Samuel]
- McClung, Joseph [brother of Samuel]
- McClung, Sam.
- McClung, Tho. [brother of Samuel]
- McClung, Wm. [brother of Samuel]
- 1787 - Greenbrier County Land Tax List - Samuel McClung. Ancestry.com
- 21 February 1787 - Greenbrier County Court Minutes: At a Court continued and held for Greenbrier County the 21st day of February 1787. Present: John Anderson, William Poage, Samuel Williams & Samuel McClung, Gentlemen. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- 1788 - Greenbrier County Land Tax in John Anderson's District: William McClung, George McClung, Samuel McClung. [Note: who is this George McClung? Needs additional research]. 
- 1792 - Greenbrier County Land Tax: McClung, Samuel. Ancestry.com
Information on Samuel McClung
Captain Samuel MCCLUNG [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1744 in , Rockbridge, VA. He died on 10 Apr 1806 in , Greenbrier, VA. He was buried in 1 Mi W of Smoot, Greenbrier, VA. He married Rebecca BOURLAND.
Rebecca BOURLAND 1, 2.Rebecca married Captain Samuel MCCLUNG.
No Indian attacks were documented for Hamilton’s Fort although there was an attack nearby in April 1780. Testimony of pensioner John Patterson suggests that this attack involved seven to nine Indians who attacked the home of Lt. Samuel McClung on Muddy Creek, wounding him, and further downstream, the home of James Monday (possibly the same as the James Mooney shown in the Appendix). Monday was mortally wounded and his wife and child captured. Captain Hamilton found Monday and took him to Hamilton’s Fort, where he died. Patterson recalled in his pension application that William Hamilton had sent out a warning to the Big Levels area, and a call for reinforcements, but we have found no mention of further action from this raid. As noted above, Capt. Hamilton did fear his fort might be attacked in May 1778, and moved his garrison to the larger Arbuckle’s Fort.