William 'Grandfather Billy' McClung
Facts and Events
William McClung was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- March 1833 - William McClung: Will: Dev.: John, James, William, Alex., Sam, Joseph, sons; Abigail Black, Jane Cavendish, daus.
- [Greenbrier County Estate Settlements, Pg. 202]
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1783. - (51) William McClung granted certificate to be examined for license to practice law.
- Vol. 1 - CIRCUIT COURT CAUSES ENDED--OLD STYLE. No. 22. Jones vs. Tomlinson.--Orator is David Jones. In 1772 David Jones made a settlement on Grave Creek, in Ohio County. Joseph Tomlinson obtained a settlement certificate for himself and Charles McLean. In 1770 David Owings made settlement near Jones, which was confirmed by law of 1799. Settlement made in 1771 on land of Joseph Coving, land claimed by Jones, by Nathaniel Tomlinson, who transferred to Joseph. In 1772 Nathaniel sold to Campbell and Talin. Benjamin Biggs was a justice of Ohio County, and Silas Hedges was sheriff in 1785. The Commissioners to settle unpatented lands in 1781 were: James Neal, Charles Martin, and William Haymond (Hayward); William McClung was chairman. Charles McClean deposes, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1804: He first went to Grave Creek Flats in 1772, where he saw George R. Clarke, who surveyed the Flats into various tracts. Plaintiff acted under the Indiana Company. Charles McClean moved with his family to Grave Creek Flats in December, 1773, and settled at McClains's Spring. He left in May, 1774, in consequence of the breaking out of Dunmore's war. Morgan Jones deposes, in Jueen County, Pennsylvania: He first visited the Flats in 1772. Plaintiff had employed George Rogers Clark to survey the Flats into tracts. The first tract was laid off for Morgan Jones. Second for Joseph Tomlinson. Third for David Jones, plaintiff. The line passed over one of the little graves. Charles McDonald was also one of the settlers.
- Vol. 2 - William McClung and Abigail, his wife, vs. Dickinson--O. S. 61; N. S. 21--Bill, 11th March, 1803. Adam Dickinson, grandfather of Abigail, intestate, leaving his son John. Abigail was very young and residing with her grandmother. Catherine, mother of John. John died without having complied with his agreement to pay Abigail £50. Then Catherine died testate. John died testate, leaving Martha, his widow; Adam and John Dickenson; John Shrewsberry and Martha, his wife; Samuel Shrewsberry and Mary, his wife; Joseph Kinkead and Nancy, his wife. Charles Lewis and Jane, his wife (which are widow, children, heirs and devisees of John Dickenson), Abigail was daughter and sole heir of Abigail Carpenter, deceased, who was daughter of Adam Dickinson. Catherine Dickinson's original will dated 17th February, 1790 (no certificate of probate). Son John, daughter Mary, granddaughter Nancy. A statement in the papers says Adam Dickenson died intestate, leaving one son John, a daughter Mary Davis, and Mrs. McClung, the only child of Abigail Carpenter. Adam Dickinson died about 1750. It was reported that William Tate was dead, but afterwards that he was alive in North Carolina and a Justice there. (Note: the date of Adam Dickinson's death was about 1760, not in 1750 as listed in this record. This record also establishes "Abigail Carpenter" (who married this William McClung) as a granddaughter of Adam Dickinson and "Mary Davis" as a daughter of Adam Dickinson).
- Vol. 2 - Huffman vs. Huffman--O. S. 235; N. S. 83--Bill, 1812. Will of Michael Huffman dated 26th March, 1807. Daughters, Rosannah, Mary; sons, Samuel, Nathaniel, Jonas. "Recorded, Lewis Stuart, C. G. C." Deed 9th September, 1809, by Andrew Moore and wife Sarah, to William McClung, tract, part in Greenbrier and part in Kenawha -- 43,417 acres on Gauley River and Homany Creek. Recorded in Greenbrier, March, 1810. Patent to Edward and Thomas Hughes, 400 acres on Gauley River in Kenawha, 6th January, 1800. Answer of Benj. Halsonpiller says Michael Hoffman died March, 1807. Bill filed by Jacob Fishback and Hannah, Michael Zimmerman and Elizabeth, Jacob Moisley and Susannah, Rosannah Huffman, Michael Miller, Wm. Moyers and Mary, Samuel, Jonas, Sawyers and Mary (widow of Nathaniel Huffman, deceased) Huffman, Ann, Mary and John Huffman (children of Nathaniel Huffman, deceased); Mary and John being infants. Michael Huffman had a daughter Minna who married Michael Miller, but she is since dead. Also a son Nathaniel who is dead, leaving widow and three children. Michael left Benj. and Anthony Huffman his executors. Benj. was son of Jacob. (Note: this is likely a record of this William McClung, since much of his wife's family had migrated to Greenbrier County and had also intermarried with the Hughes family mentioned).
- Vol. 2 - McClung vs. Bevins and Edgar--O. S. 254; N. S. 89--Bill, 1812. Complainants are William McClung and Robert Wahub. In 1782, William entered in Greenbrier 230 acres on Slab Camp Creek, a branch of Meadow River, including 100 acres entered by virtue of a military warrant, part of a survey made for William in 1776; another entry for 400 acres, and another for 71 acres. William and George Clendennin made a partnership to locate lands. Alexr. Welsh was surveyor of Greenbrier. Defendants are, viz: George Clendennin's heirs, viz: Andrew Bryan and Parthenia, his wife; _____ Lamb and Cynthia, his wife; John Cantrill and Polly, his wife; Henry Banks, Wm. Whitcroft, James, Henry and Ann Ringold, James Welsh, Richard Witherhead, James Bevins and Thomas Edgar. John Welch, son of Alexander Welch, deposes 23d February, 1814. (Note: this is likely a record of this William McClung).
Records in Greenbrier County, VA
- 1781 Greenbrier County Court Minutes:
- William McClung, Plaintiff agst. Jas. Gilkinson, Wm. Fullerton, Defendents, In Case. This Day came the Plaintiff by Jas. Reid his attorney & the same order as next above agst. the defendants and Wm. Fullerton the security for their appearance for the damages in the declaration mentioned.
- William McClung, Plaintiff agst. James Dyche, Defendant, In Case. This Day came the Plaintiff by Jas. Reid his attorney & the same order as next above agst. the defendants and John Rogers his security. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- 22 Sept. 1781 Greenbrier County Court Minutes: Ordered that William McClung, George Davidson and Samuel Price do view the Road from the Widow Renick's to Hugh Miller's from thence to the Road leading from Colo. Donally's to the Court House and report the rightest & best way to the next Court. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- Sept. 1781 Greenbrier County Court Minutes: Ordered that Samuel Price, William McClung, George Davidson and John Tillery or any three of them being first sworn do appraise the Estate of Daniel Murley dec'd and return an account thereof to the Court. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- 22 August 1782 Greenbrier County Court Minutes: William McClung, Plaintiff agst. James Gilkerson and Wm. Fullerton, Defendents, In Case. The same as next above to examine and take the Deposition of Henry Davis to bene epe, the Plaintiff giving the defendants legal notice of the time & place, & c. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- 21 May 1783 Greenbrier County Court Minutes: Frances Arbuckle, William Arbuckle, Archer Mathews, Andrew Donnally & John Stuart Adtors [?] of Mathew Arbuckle, Plaintiffs Agst. Edward McClung, Defendant. In Case. William McClung comes into Court and undertakes for the Defendant, Case he be cast in this Suit, that he shall satisfy and pay the Condemeral [?] the Court, or Surrender his body to Prison in Execution of the same tha the said William McClungwill do it for him. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
- McClung, Charles
- McClung, James
- McClung, Joseph
- McClung, Sam.
- McClung, Tho.
- McClung, Wm.
- 31 March 1787 - Greenbrier County Court Minutes: On the Petition of Arbuckle's Administrators against Charles and William McClung for £2-0-0 due by note the same. Judgement as the next above for the said £2-0-0 with Interest thereon from the first day of November 1783 until paid and their costs by them in this behalf expended. [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]. Ancestry.com
- 1791 - Greenbrier County Land Tax: McClung, William. Ancestry.com
Information on William McClung
William MCCLUNG [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1738 in , Rockbridge, VA. He died on 18 Jan 1833. He was buried in Otter Creek Cem., Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier, VA. He married Abigail Dickson.
Abigail Carpenter 1, 2 was born in 1746 in Staunton, VA. She died on 7 Nov 1820 in Otter Creek, Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., WV. She was buried in Otter Creek Cem., Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier, VA. She married William MCCLUNG.
They had the following children:
- M i John MCCLUNG was born on 10 Jan 1768. He died on 20 Jul 185
- M ii James MCCLUNG was born on 24 Mar 1770. He died on 24 Jul 182
- M iii William MCCLUNG was born on 11 Apr 1772. He died on 30 Apr 1853.
- F iv Catherine MCCLUNG was born on 7 Apr 1775.
- M v Joseph MCCLUNG was born on 20 Dec 1775.
- F vi Mary MCCLUNG was born on 14 Mar 1780. She died on 8 Feb 180
- M vii Charles MCCLUNG was born on 17 Mar 1782.
- M viii Samuel MCCLUNG was born on 27 Apr 1784. He died about 182
- F ix Abigail Dickson MCCLUNG was born on 26 Sep 1786.
- F x Janet MCCLUNG was born on 4 Oct 1788.
- M xi Alexander MCCLUNG was born on 19 May 1792. He died on 9 May 1862.