Person:Rebecca McClellan (3)

Rebecca McClellan
b.Abt 1842
m. 11 Jun 1840
  1. David McClellanAbt 1841 -
  2. Rebecca McClellanAbt 1842 -
  3. Marian McClellanAbt 1845 -
  4. Madison McClellanAbt 1846 -
  5. Warren McClellanAbt 1847 -
  6. Mary Ellen McClellan1849 - 1927
  7. Edmund McClellanAbt 1854 -
  8. Margaret McClellanAbt 1857 -
  9. Sarah McClellanAbt 1859 -
  10. Flora McClellanAbt 1862 -
  11. John McClellanAbt 1864 -
Facts and Events
Name Rebecca McClellan
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1842

William Rider, third son of Henry and Mary Rider, was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca Jane, second daughter of William and Isabelle McClellan, April 8, 1858; bliss McClellan was born in Worthington Township Aug. 1, 1828; her father was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa., 1793 ; her mother, whose maiden name was Hazlet, was born near Hagerstown, Md., in September 1793; her parents were married in Westmoreland Co., Penn., A. D. 1819; her father was of Scotch descent; his father and mother and some of his brothers and sisters were born in Scotland; they emigrated to Ireland, where they remained a few years, and from there they came to America. William McClellan was a soldier in the army of 1812; he served a Lieutenant in a company of Pennsylvania militia, commanded by Capt. Charles Hurl; his regiment was commanded by Col. Irvin Hurl. Andrew Hazlet, grandfather of Mrs. Rider on her mother aside, was born Dec. 22, 1756 ; he was married to Miss Ruth Adams, who was descended from the same line of ancestry at John and John Q. Adams ; Miss, Adams, who subsequently became Mrs Andrew Hazlet, was either first or second cousin to John Q. Adams; Andrew Hazlet was a soldier in the war of the Revolution; his father and mother and infant brothers were murdered by the Indians; he served through the Revolutionary war and participated in many of the hard-fought battles ; was with Washington during that memorable winter at Valley Forge; he died about 1832, and was buried in Westmoreland Co., Penn. William and Isabelle McClellan came to Ohio about 1823 ; they first settled in Summit Co., where they remained till 1828, when they removed to Richland, and located near Newville, in Worthington Township. Mr. McClellan was a shoemaker by occupation, and continued at that trade until 1838, when he purchased the farm now owned by Worth Lemmons in this township. He continued to reside on this farm as long as he lived ; he died July 6, 1866, aged about 72 years; his widow died April 7, 1877, aged about 84; they are buried at the Bunker Hill graveyard. They were the parents of eight children, four sons and four daughters ; the names of those who survived the period of infancy are as follows: Nathaniel D., John A., Ruth A., Andrew H., Rebecca J., Rachel M„ William D. and Elizabeth M. William D. died when about 4 years old; Andrew H. was a soldier in the Mexican war ; tie served with credit during the full term of his enlistment; was engaged in many battles wherein he displayed great courage; he died of disease contracted in the army, at Mansfield, on his way home; he was aged about 23 years. Nathaniel died in Mansfield in January, 1879, and was buried there. Rachel married John Simmons, by whom she had two children, a son find daughter, both of whom are living; she died in 1853, and was buried at Bunker Hill; at her death Mr. Rider and wife took the two children, raised and educated them and trained them to habits of usefulness; Mr. and Mrs. Rider are the parents of one child, a son, born Aug. 18, 1859; died May 10, 1863, and is buried at Bunker Hill. Mrs. Rider wrote a very touching poem on the death of her only child. The following accident in the early life of Mrs. Rider may be worthy of note: When she was about 2 years old, she was playing in the yard with her brothers there and sisters, when a huge hog, belonging to her father, seized her in his massive jaws and started for the woods, closely pursued by the terrified father and mother, brothers and sisters. Their loud cries soon brought some of their neighbors on the scene, who joined in the race, but not until the ferocious brute had dragged the child over logs and through the brush for near half an hour, could he be made to relinquish his hold. The parents expected to find her dead, but strange to say, she was uninjured save a few slight scratches. A son of John McClellan has been living with Mr. Ruler and wife since he was about 4 years old. They propose giving him a liberal education.