Person:William McClure (32)

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William Allen McClure
m. 12 January 1826
  1. William Allen McClure1842 - 1920
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Name William Allen McClure
Gender Male
Birth[3] 30 SEP 1842 Bloomfield, Jackson, Ohio, United States
Death[3] 15 MAR 1920 Franklin, Jackson, Ohio, United States
Burial[3] Franklin Valley Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio, United States

Civil War Service

Source: S1

Pension

Source:

  • Application 542479; Certificate 395627
  • Widow's Pension: Application 1155982, Certificate 888405


Biography

From "A Standard History of the Hanging Rock Iron Region of Ohio,An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of the Industrial and Commercial Development, Volume 2", edited by Eugene B. Willard, Daniel Webster Williams, George Ott Newman, Charles Boardman Taylor, pub. 1916, pg. 1245:


William Allen McClure. An honored old soldier and practically a lifelong resident of Jackson County, William A. McClure is spending the quiet years on his country place in Franklin Township.
He was born in Bloomfield Township of Jackson County, September 29, 1842. His father was Arthur McClure, a native of Greenbrier County, Virginia, and the grandfather was Samuel McClure, also a native of Virginia. Grandfather McClure lived in Virginia until about 1830, when he brought his family to Jackson County, Ohio, locating in Bloomfield Township. He bought some land, and lived out the rest of his career in that community.
Arthur McClure was quite young when he came with his parents to Jackson County, and subsequently he too bought land in Bloomfield Township and took up the work of general farmer and stock raiser. That was his home and his occupation until his death at the age of forty-five. He married Jane Stephenson, also a native of Virginia, who survived her husband many years. She reared nine children.
William Allen McClure grew up in his native township, had the benefit of the local schools, and was about eighteen years of age when in 1862 he enlisted in Company A of the One Hundred and Seventeenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This regiment was subsequently made the First Ohio Heavy Artillery. During a part of his service he was on detached duty, but he was in the army until after the close of the war. Upon getting his honorable discharge he returned home and applied his energies to general farming. For nine years he was in the mercantile business at Rocky Hill, but with that exception farming has been his regular pursuit now for practically half a century. About 1880 he bought the attractive place which he now owns and occupies in Franklin Township.
Mr. McClure married Miss Emily Jane Haima. They have reared a family of three children.
References
  1.   Foraker, J.B; H.A. Axline; and J.S. Robinson. Official roster of the soldiers of the state of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. (Akron [Ohio]: Werner Co., 1886-1895).
  2.   United States. Veterans Administration. Organization index to pension files of veterans who served between 1861 and 1900- [1917]. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 1949).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ohio, United States. Death Certificate. (Ohio, United States).

    cert. 23089 (1920)