Person:James McClung (13)

James McClung
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Name James McClung
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1736
Marriage bef. 1771 to Nancy "Agnes" Dickinson
Death? 28 August 1790 Greenbrier County, Virginia

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


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Will Abstract

Sept 28, 1790 - James McClung will: Dev.: Nancy, wife; William, son; Jane, Elizabeth, Nancy, Catherine, daughters.
[Greenbrier County Estate Settlements, Pg. 202]

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - AUGUST 18, 1767. - (211-212) The following produced certificates for hemp: Alexr. Gibson, Francis Brown, Thos. Paxton, Saml. Newberry, Saml. Henderson, Nichs. Sollace, Edward Sharp, Henry Larkin, Alexr. Walker, John White, John Black, James Trimble, Saml. Downey, Walter Cunningham, Moses Trimble, James McClung, John McClure, Halbert McClure, Joseph Long, David Campbell, James Walker, Joseph Lapsley, Israel Christian, Henry Lung, Jonan. Whitley, John McElwroth.
  • Page 244.-[12th June, 1789] - List of book debts due Thomas Stuart--By John Allison (Middle River); James Bates, Jr.; Manis Burgey; James Buchanan (near John Tate's); ditto (Burden's Land); John Bell, son to the widow; Wm. Burbridge; Wm. Barnett (Rockfish); John Caldwell (son Samuel); John Cock (Mason); Jno. Campbell (son to Henry); Robt. Campbell (son to widow); Robt. Cowan (son to James); William Campbell (Sander's son); Robt. Campbell (Smith); Alex. Elliot (son to George); William Fulton (Bigham's son-in-law); James Frazer (Scotchman); ditto (Long Meadow); William Fulton (schoolmaster); James Henry (son to Samuel); Robt. Hamilton (Doctor); John Henderson (shoemaker); Samuel Hays (blacksmith); Wm. Jamison (son to Robert); ditto (Christian's Creek); Wm. Johnston (Brushy (Brusley?) Neck); John Kilpatrick (son to Thomas); James Kilpatrick (Thomas' son); John Lyle (widow's son); Joseph Long (Forks); Edward Long (taylor); John Montgomery (wagonmaker); Jno. Moore (Abney's place); Robert Mitchell (John's son); James McCroscery (John's son); William Moore (D. brother); Alex. Moore (D. brother); James McClung (John's son); James McCown (Frank's son); Alex. Montgomery (son to John); James Moore (son to widow); Wm. McClenachan (Doctor); James McClure (owned A. Reed's place); Mr. _____ Oglebay (son to James Brady); Wm. Poage (Holston); Robert Patterson (carpenter); Wm. Reed (taylor); John Robertson (Providence); James Stuart (Providence); Samuel Steel (Providence); Charles Stuart (millwright); widow Stuart (Burden's Land); John Stuart (taylor); John Sinters (Suinters) (Patrick Martin's son); Robert Stuart (Pastures); John Shields (son to John); William Stuart (schoolmaster); John Thompson (wheelwright); John Thompson (son to James); Thomas Wilson (Caylor's town); John Walker (Forks); Samuel Wilson (James' brother); Thomas Welson (Chesnut Ridge); John Weir (Smith's cousin); Alex. Walker (farmer); John Wilson (Robert's son); James Weir (Jeremiah Teford's father-in-law); Edward Walton; John Weir (Hugh's brother); Hugh Weir (Smith); John Weir (Robert's son); George Taylor (Botetourt); David Steel (Robert's son); James Walker (son to John); David Robertson (Providence); Jno. Starling (Botetourt); Christopher Migrons; Wm. Napper; Jno. Long (Holston).

Will of James McClung

In the name of God Amen, I James McClung of the County of GreenBrier and Commonwealth of Virginia. Being sick and weak in Body, but of perfect Mind and Memory, Thanks to the Almighty God for his Mercies and calling to Mind the mortality of the Body, & knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following, First I recommend my Soul to almighty God who gave it and my Body to the Dust of the Earth to be buried in a christianlike and deacent Manner, not doubting but they will again Reunite at the General Resurrection by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Goods and Estate wherewith It has pleased God to bless me with this Life, I give and dispose of in the following Manner and form, Vizt.
Item, after my just Debts and funeral Expenses are paid, I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife Nancy, her thirds of the plantation I now live on together with the Mantion and other out Houses thereunto adjoining during her Widowhood also my Negro Girl by the name of Nann, to my Wife during Life, together with an Equal share of my personal Estate (not particularly enumerated) with my five Children that are unmarried.
I give and bequeath to my Son William, the Tract of Land I now live on to him and his Heirs forever with all the appertenances thereto belonging And touching my Negro Man Jarvis.
It is my Will and Desire that my Executor here after to be Named continue, him the said Jarvis at Labour for the Support of my Wife and five Children on said Farm Until they are otherwise provided for, unless he the said Jarvis should prove disobedient then on that Condition, It is my desire that he be sold, and his price to to the discharge of my just Debts If any should remain, & to the Education of those of my Children that are now unmarried, And the ballance of my personal Estate, I allow to be equally divided amongst my five Children, Viztl, Jane, William, Elizabeth, Nancy & Catherine, when they respectfully come of age or marry.
Item, it is my Will and Desire that if my Negroe Girl Nann (that I have desired to my Wife during Life) should, have any increase, it is my Will that the said Increase be equally divided between my five Children that are now unmarried, when they Respectfully Come of age or Marry, And if my son William should die before he has lawful issue, it is my Will and Desire that my Land that I have devised to him, __ all as every other Legacy herein Willed to him be equally divided between his four sisters above mentioned or to the survivor or survivors of them Respectfully, And if any of my said four daughters should die before they Marry or come of age it is my Will and desire that their share or shares be equally Divided amongst the survivor or survivors of them.
And lastly I do hereby Constitute & appoint my true and faithful friend, Samuel Brown Executor of this my last Will and Testaments, Revoking as disallowing of all former Will or Wills by me in my wise mind made, Ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have here unto set my Hand and Seal this tenth Day of August One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine.
[Signed] James McClung [His X Mark]
Signed, Seal'd, published pronounced and declared to be my last Will & Testament in the presents of:
Geo. Clendenin
Saml. Brown
And. Hamilton
Samuel Price
John McClung
At a Court held for Greenbrier County the 28th Day of Sept. 1790. Samuel Price and John McClung, Two of the witnesses to the written Will proved and same and its ordered to be continued for further proof.
[Signed] John Stuart.

Records in Greenbrier County, VA

McClung, Charles [brother of James]
McClung, James
McClung, Joseph [brother of James]
McClung, Sam. [brother of James]
McClung, Tho. [brother of James]
McClung, Wm. [brother of James]
  • 20 July 1785 - Greenbrier Court Orders: On the petition of the same [Sampson and George Mathews] against James McClung and George Davidson for £3-3-0 due by note the same Judgement as the next above for the said £3-3-0 and the costs in this behalf expended. But this Judgement by discharged by the payment of £1-11-6 with Interest thereon from the 10th day of December 1774 til payment & the costs aforesaid. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797,]
  • 22 February 1791 - Greenbrier Court Orders: Ordered that Samuel Price, Jacob Price, William Johnston and James Reid or any three of them being first sworn before a Justice of this County appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal Estate of James McClung dec'd. and return the appraisement to the Court. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797,]

Image:James McClung Estate Appraisement Order 22 February 1791 Greenbrier Court Minutes.jpg

  • 31 August 1791 - Greenbrier Court Orders: On the Motion of Agness McClung widow of James McClung decd. who came into Court and relinquished her Claim in her said Husband's Will and Claimed her right allowed by Law to the said Estate which is granted by the Court. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797,]

Image:James McClung Greenbrier Court Order 31 Aug 1791.jpg

Information on James McClung

James MCCLUNG [Parents] 1, 2 died in 1790. He married Nancy DICKINSON.

Nancy DICKINSON 1, 2.Nancy married James MCCLUNG.

From post:

Nancy Dickinson was found as an infant in a burned out fort and adopted by a Col. Dickinson. I am descended of her daughter Katherine McClung b. Sept 1788 m. Samuel Kincaid, Greenbrier County, (West) VIrginia.
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  1. National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

    James McClung, b. 1736, d. Sept. 28, 1790 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; married in 1772 to Nancy Dickinson, b. 1752 in Augusta County, Virginia, d. aft. 1799 in Greenbrier County, VA