Person:Thomas McClung (2)

Thomas McClung, of the Battle of Point Pleasant
b.abt. 1734
d.bef. 17 August 1784 Greenbrier County, Virginia
m. Abt. 1726
  1. John McClung, "Curly John" of Bath County, VAabt 1731 - 1830
  2. Thomas McClung, of the Battle of Point Pleasantabt 1734 - bef 1784
  3. James McClung1736 - 1790
  4. William "Grandfather Billy" McClung1738 - 1833
  5. Joseph "Sinking Creek Joe" McClungabt 1740 - 1836
  6. Capt. Samuel McClung, of Muddy Creek1743 - 1806
  • HThomas McClung, of the Battle of Point Pleasantabt 1734 - bef 1784
  • WNancy "Agnes" Blackabt 1747/48 - aft 1827
m. 24 JAN 1765
  1. John "Curly John" McClungabt 1768 - bef 1848
  2. Alexander McClung1770 - 1816
  3. Edward "Muddy Creek Ned" McClung1774 - 1820
  4. Charles McClung1775 - 1847
  5. Jane "Jennet" McClungabt 1780 - aft 1825
  6. Thomas McClung, Jr.abt 1782 -
  7. Rachel McClung1785 - bef 1815
Facts and Events
Name Thomas McClung, of the Battle of Point Pleasant
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1734 [range bet. 1728-1740]
Marriage 24 JAN 1765 to Nancy "Agnes" Black
Alt Death? 10 October 1774 Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia[Some mistakenly believe that he may have died in Battle of Point Pleasant]
Death? bef. 17 August 1784 Greenbrier County, Virginia[Estate Administration Granted to widow Agnes and brother William]


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

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Thomas McClung and the Battle of Point Pleasant

NOTE: This Thomas McClung did NOT die in the Battle of Point Pleasant as some have written. There are no records (will, estate inventory, etc.) to support that he died in 1774, but there are many records to support that he died ten years later (1784} in Greenbrier County, Virginia. The existence of an Augusta Court Claims Record in 1775, delinquent list records in Augusta County in 1779, U.S. Census Records, a series of Court and land records in Greenbrier County from 1782-1786 and land records in Rockbridge County, make it obvious to most McClung researchers that Thomas McClung lived past the Point Pleasant Battle by another ten years. In addition, Rockbridge County Court Records in "William Moore vs. McClung's Heirs" clearly lists all of his children, including those born after the Battle of Point Pleasant, and disprove the notion that he died in the Battle. Apparently a likely ficticious Bible Record has surfaced claiming to support the notion that Thomas McClung died in the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant, and some recent published works also have similar claims, ignoring records to the contrary. The McClung Family Association and Early McClung Families in Virginia and West Virginia (among others) also concur in the conclusion and have also determined that Thomas McClung lived until 1784 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.

Although not listed in many of the online lists of soldiers serving in the Battle of Point Pleasant, Thomas McClung still may have participated in the battle, as the Augusta County Claims Record in 1775 showing Thomas McClung asking [to be re-imbursed] "for the value of one Heifer" for the Battle of Point Pleasant. This record the year AFTER the celebrated battle again clearly shows that although he may have lost his horse in the battle, that he was certainly not a casualty of the Point Pleasant conflict.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 8.--16th August, 1769. Joseph McClung and Margaraet, of the Cowpasture, to Thomas McClung, planter, £__, 93 acres on Cowpasture, John Moore's land, in possession of John Moore. Teste: James Crockett, James Stevenson, John Jameson.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's: [unless listed otherwise]

Know all Men be thes presents that I Robert Means Do mak over my right and title of the within manched (sic-mentioned) to John McClung one soral horse branded on the neare shoulder with this 2 and I do leave to the said John McClong in the hand of Edward Thompson som of seventheen pound Virginia money and I do leave in the hands of Thomas Thomson the source of ninetheenten pounds virginia money to the said Thomas McClong and I do leave the note of James Nilley which is in the hands of Thomas Black wife a keeping to the saide John McClong and I do leave my sadle and bridle to Thomas McClong and I do this and all other Demand at my Death leavae to the said John McClong and Thomas McClong as witness my hand this 212 day of October 1754.
(Signed) Robert Means
Witness present: James Gay, Jenet Warrick
At a Court cond. & held for Augusta County Novr the 21, 1755. This Last Will and Testament of Robert Means decd being produced in Court was proved by the Witnesses thereto & admitted to record and no Executor being named on the motion of thomas Thompson, Nephew and heir at law of the said decd who made oath according to law certificate is granted him for obtaining Administration with the wil annexed in due form giving security whereupon the said Thompson with George Wilson and Hugh Hicklen his securities entered into and ackd. their Bond for the said Thompson true & faithful Administration of the sd. decd. Estate.
Recorded in Augusta County Clerk's Office, Staunton, VA. (Will Bk 2, p. 127)
  • Page 127.--21st October, 1754. Robert Mean's will - To John McClung. Money in hands of Edward Thomson and Thomas Thomson. To the said Thomas McClung, the note of James Nilly, which is in hands of Thos. Black; wife a keeping, to said John. Teste: James Gay, Jenot Warrick. Proved, 21st November, 1755, by the witnesses; administration granted Thomas Thompson, nephew and heir-at-law of Robert Means, who qualified with sureties Hugh Hicklin and George Wilson.
  • September 1758: the [Virginia] House of Burgesses appropriated £20,000 to settle the arrears in the pay of the militia, that had been engaged in the French and Indian war previous to that date, together with the accounts due for furnishing provisions. &c. to the troops, and for work on the forts. Of this amount the Augusta people received £3,866-3's-5d or nearly three times the sum received by any other county. Included on the list of Militia members were the following (all listed as Privates): McClung, James; MeClung, John; McClung, Thomas; McClung, Joseph. [Source: West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1903, pg. 135].
  • Vol. 2 - MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY. 1765--January 24, Thomas McClung. [Note: the bride's name was not included in this record].
  • Page 388.--20th June, 1769. William Ward, of South Carolina, to John McClung. £52.10, 279 acres, part of Borden's 92100, and 30 acres, being part of an entry of King's land adjoining the same; corner Thomas Wilson. Teste: John Handley, Edward ( ) Thompson, Thomas ( ) McClung. Delivered: Daniel Kidd, January, 1779.
  • 1775-Augusta Co. Claims Records [For Battle Of Point Pleasant] Thomas McClung for the value of one Heifer. [Note: apparently Thomas McClung's horse may have died at Point Pleasant. Perhaps that's where the story started...].
  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents, Augusta County Levy for 1779: Thomas McClung, gone. [Note: the fact that this record was some five years AFTER the Battle of Point Pleasant supports that Thomas McClung had out-lived the battle in 1774. He was living in Greenbrier County in 1779 [then part of Botetourt County], which was formed in 1782 from parts of Botetourt and Montgomery Counties].
  • 1779: Name: Thomas McClung; State: VA; County: Augusta County; Township: No Township Listed; Year: 1779; Record Type: Rent Role; Page: NPN [No Page Number]; [Source: Database: VA Early Census Index, Ancestry.com]. [Note: another record that supports that Thomas McClung had out-lived the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774].

Records in Greenbrier County, VA

  • 1782 Greenbrier Co. Land Book: Thomas McClung, James McClung, William McClung [Pg. 3], Joseph McClung [Pg. 4]. [Note: James, William and Joseph McClung were all brothers of Thomas] [Source: Land Book, Greenbrier County, 1782-1786, Ancestry.com]
  • 1782 Greenbrier Co. Tax List-
Thomas McClung on Mr. Wm. Bunch’s Dist., had 1 Pole, 9 horses and 23 cattle.
Joseph McClung on Mr. Wm. Bunch's Dist, had 1 Pole, 1 Negro, 17 horses and 12 cattle. [Note: this is Thomas McClung's brother]
New River Notes
Came the parties by their attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury to wit: James Byrnside, Patrick Lockhart, David May, Levi Lockhart, William Clendenin, Robert Clendenin, Spencer Cooper, Thomas Edgar, Ward George, Andrew Hamilton and Christopher Brian, who being sworn well and Freely to inquire of damages in this suit upon their oaths do say that the plaintiff hath sustained damages by occasion of the defendants breach of the promise and assumption in the declaration mentioned specified to Two pounds six shillings and three pence besides his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended. Whereupon the defendant and with the Court oughtnot to proceed to Judgement on the verdict aforesaid for the following reasons and because the Court will advise thereupon day is given the parties aforesaid here until the next Court. [Note: written on left margin: "No errors filed"]
  • 1 May 1782 - Greenbrier Court Orders - William Fullerton, Plaintiff Agst. Thomas McClung, Defendant. In Case, Joseph McClung comes into Court and undertakes for the Defendant that in Case he shall be cast in this suit he shall satisfy and pay the consideration of the Court or render his body to Prison in execution for the same, or that he the said Joseph will do it for him. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 20 June 1782 - Greenbrier Court Orders - William Fullerton, Plaintiff, Agst. Thomas McClung, Defendant. In Case, Special Impartance.
  • 22 August 1782 - Greenbrier Court Orders - William Fullerton, Plaintiff Agst. Thomas McClung, Defendant; In Case. On the motion of Defendant and a Commission is awarded him to examine & take the Deposition of James Gilkeson de bene epe he giving the Plaintiff legal notice of the time and place of taking the same. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 16 October 1782 - Greenbrier Court Orders - William Fullerton, Plaintiff Agst. Thomas McClung, Defendant; In Case. General Issue. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 1783: Only two men in the 1783 Sinking Creek neighborhood were taxed for slaves – Joseph McClung (one slave), and Andrew Donnally (nine slaves). In the Muddy Creek community, five men were taxed for slaves – William Feamster (two slaves), William Morris (three slaves), Samuel McClung (two slaves), Thomas Kincaid (one slave), and John Wilson (two slaves). Cattle and horse ownership were much more common and dispersed across the two communities, with Sinking Creek farmers owning between zero and 25 cattle, with a mean of seven cows, and zero to 20 horses, with a mean of seven horses. The larger horse owners in Sinking Creek included Andrew Donnally (15), James Donnally (20), John Flinn (15), James Hughart (18), Joseph McClung (20), Thomas McClung (13), James McCoy Jr (13), William McCoy (15), and John Patton (11). The larger cattle owners included most of these same men plus William Cavendish (15) and William Fullerton (12). Muddy Creek farmers owned a similar range of zero to 24 cattle and zero to 20 horses, with a mean of five cattle and six horses. The larger horse owners were James Jarrett (13), Michael Keeny (14), Thomas Keeny (10), Samuel McClung (20), and James Patterson (10). Large cattle owners included most of these same men plus William Hamilton (22), Martin Keyser (24), Peter Shoemaker (13), John Viney (16), William Morris (12), Thomas Carraway (12), Richard Humphries (15), and Conrad Yocum (22). West Virginia Culture website
  • 6 January, 1783 Greenbrier Land Book--the last entry to include the place where Thomas McClung now lives, being a survey made for Charles Lewis in the year 1774. Ancestry.com
  • 21 May 1783 - Greenbrier Court Orders - William Fullerton, Plaintiff Agst. Thomas McClung, Defendant; In Case. Came the parties by their attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury. To wit James Byrnside, Patrick Lockhart, David May, Levi Lockhart, William Clendenin, Robert Clendenin, Spencer Coooper, Thomas Edgar, James Ward, George Andrew Hamilton and Christopher Brian, who being sworn well and freely to inquire of damages in this suit upon their oaths do say that the Plaintiff hath sustained damages by occasion of the Defendant's breech of promise and assumption in the declaration mentioned specified to Two Pounds six shillings and three pence besides his own by him about his suit in this behalf expended, Whereupon the defendant that the Court oughtnot to proceed to Judgement on the verdict aforesaid for the following reasons and because the Court will advise thereupon day is given the parties until the next Court. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 21 May 1783 - Greenbrier Court Orders - Ordered that Thomas McClung be fined 10 shillings for swareing profanely swearing 2 oaths in court and William McClung ackknowledged himself security for the payment thereof at Laying of the next County Levy. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 22 May 1783 - Greenbrier Court Orders -
On the motion of Robert Thompson Ordered that Thomas McClung pay him two hundred and ninety pounds of Tobacco for two days attendance as a witness for the said McClung at the suit of William Fullerton and once coming and return from Augusta sixty miles.
The same to John McClung five hundred and ninety pounds of tobacco for twice coming & returning from Augusta sixty miles. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 20 November 1783, Thomas McClung served on a jury in Greenbrier County. [Greenbrier County "Early Court Records", Larry Schuck, page 131].
  • 1785-1786 Land owners Greenbrier Co.- Thomas McClung for Lewis heirs-400 acres.
McClung, Charles [brother of Thomas]
McClung, James [brother of Thomas]
McClung, Joseph [brother of Thomas]
McClung, Sam. [brother of Thomas]
McClung, Tho.
McClung, Wm. [brother of Thomas] [Note: it appears certain that the Thomas McClung listed in this Census is the brother of the other five McClung's listed. This is perhaps one of the more conclusive records indicating that Thomas McClung did not perish in the Battle of Point Pleasant in the previous decade].
  • 28 May 1784 - Greenbrier Court Orders: Thomas McClung, Plaintiff, Against Hezekiah Lewis, Defendant; In Case. James Hanna came into Court and Undertaken for the Defendant and that in case he shall be cast in this Suit he shall satisfy and pay the Condemnation of the Court or surrender his body to Prison in Execution for the same or that he the said James will do it for him Whereupon by the Consent of the parties this Suit is dismiss and it's Ordered that the Plaintiff Payments the Defendant his Costs. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 17 August 1784 - Greenbrier Court Orders: On the motion of Agnes McClung and William McClung, administration is granted to them of the estate of Thomas McClung deceased, whereupon they made oath, entered into, and acknowledged bond, with George Clendenin and William Clendenin, their securities, in the sum of three hundred pounds, with condition according to law, and it is ordered that William H. Cavendish, William Mac Coy, and Joseph McClung, or any two of them, being first duly sworn before a justice of this County for that purpose, do appraise the slaves, if any, and personal estate of the said decedant, and return their appraisement thereof to the Court. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com] [Note: The Administrators of Thomas McClung's estate were William McClung, the brother of Thomas and Agnes, Thomas McClung's wife]
  • 17 March 1785 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William Fullertons, Plt. against Thomas McClungs Admistrs, Deft.; Upon a Bond taken on a unit of Trespass suit ot of this County Court by the Plaintiffs against the Defendants This day the Pltf by his attorney and is appearing by the affidavit of that the deft have had legal notice of this motion the said defts were solemly called but came not. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt. recover against the said defendants Eleven Pounds six shillings and two pence the penalty of the said Bond, and his costs by himin this behalf expended, and the defts in mercy &c. But this judgement is to be discharged by the payment of five pounds thirteen shillings and one penny together with Interest thereon to be computed after the rate of Five per centum per annum from the 22nd day of June 1784 until paid and the costs. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 17 March 1785 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung Admrs. of Thomas McClung, Plaintiffs, against Amos Jenkins, Deft., In Debt. Samuel Brown came into Court and undertook for the defendant that in case he shall be cast in the suit, he shall satisfie and pay the comdemnation of the Court or render his Body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Samuel Brown will do it for him. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 20 July 1785 - Greenbrier Court Orders: George Briscoe against William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, the same as the next above. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 28 August 1785 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Amos Jenkins, Defendant. In Debt. The same. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 18 May 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Amos Jenkins, Defendant. In Debt. Ordered that this suit be continued and that the Deft. payth costs thereof. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 16 August 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Amos Jenkins, Defendant. In Debt. This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury to wit: William Elliott, John Handley, William Myars, William Gray, George Welch, Francis Boggs, Samuel Hirons, John Stephens, Christopher Vaughab, Daniel Marra, Thoms. Gillaspy and William Craig who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the Ipue [?] joined upon their oath do saythat the deft. doth owe to the Plts six pounds thirteen shillings and nine pence and their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expended, and the said Deft. in mercy. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 16 August 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders:Ordered that William and Agnes McClung, Admrs. of Thos. McClung deceased pay unto Thomas Redman two hundred twenty five pounds of tobacco for nine days of attendance, also to Richard Williams one hundred twenty five pounds of tobacco for five days attendance as witnesses against Amos Jenkins. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 19 August 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders: On the Petition of James Cowden against William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased for £3-1-6½ due by note the same Judgement as the next above for the said £3-1-6½, with interest thereon from the 22nd day of August 1766 until paid and his costs by him in this behalf expended. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 23 November 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Amos Jenkins, Defendant. In Debt. On the motion of the Deft. by his attorney an Injunction is granted him to stay the proceedings at common Law til the mabeordr [?] can be heard in Equity upon his giving Bond with security according to Law, the Plts. having filed their Bill. It is ordered that the same be continued for the Deft. to file his answer thereto. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 31 March 1787 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against McClungs Administration is ocntinued. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 31 August 1787 - Greenbrier Court Orders: Amos Jenkins, Pltf., Against William and Agnes McClung, Admrs. of Thomas McClung decd. On an Injunction. On the motion of the Deft. the Court is of opinion the said Injunction be disolved & that the Plt. pay the Defts. their costs. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 28 November 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Thomas Cooke and Wallace Bratton, Defts. In Debt. Abraham Malone came into Court and undertook for the Deft. Bratton that in case he shall be cast in this suit he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his Body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Malone will do it for him. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 28 November 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Samuel Gillian, Deft. Francis Boggs Jr. came into Court and undertook for the Deft. Bratton that in case he shall be cast in this suit he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his Body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Boggs will do it for him. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 27 February 1788; Pages 178-79 of Volume 1 report an action against William Briscoe and Agnes McClung (widow of Thomas), administrators of the estate of Thomas McClung, who was deceased before that date. [Note: It is unlikely that administration of the estate would have still been active 14 years after the death of Thomas, as would be the case if he had died in 1774. More likely is that he died after 1783, as is implied by his presence on a Greenbrier County jury in November 1783 and available Greenbrier County tax records].
  • 28 August 1788 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Thomas Cooke and Wallace Bratton, Defts. In Debt. This day came the parties by their attorneys and the said Defts relinquishing his former plea their attorney saith he is not informed by the said Pltfs. to give any other answer for them, and says nothing in barr or preclusion of the Pltfs. action whereby the Pltfs. remains undefended by the said Defts. Therefore on the motion of the Plfts by his attorney It is considered by the Court that the Pltf. recover against the Defts. Five pounds two shillings the debt in the declaration mentioned and their costs by them in this behalf expended, and the said Defts. in mercy &c. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 28 August 1788 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Nancy McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Samuel Gillian and James Hanna, Defts. In Debt. This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury to wit the same as the next above who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak, upon the Issue joined on their oaths do say that the Defts doth owe to the Pltfs. seven pounds twelve shillings the debt in the declaration mentioned and their costs by them in this behalf expended, and they do absess the Pltfs. damages by occasion of detention of the said debt to one penny. But this Judgement is to be discharged by the payment of Three pounds twelve shillings with Interest thereon at the rate of five per centum per annum from the 18th day of October 1785 until paid and the costs. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com] [Note: this Court record refers to Thomas McClung's widow as "Nancy", and not with her nickname "Agnes", clearly proving that it was Nancy "Agnes" Black that was a party to the numerous suits in Greenbrier County involving her husband].
  • 29 August 1788 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased is continued at the Petitioners costs. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 30 August 1788 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung Admrs. of Thomas McClung deceased against John Blake the same [case is continued]. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 30 April 1789 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased is continued. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 30 April 1789 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of William and Agnes McClung Admrs. of Thomas McClung deceased against John Blake is continued. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 29 August 1789 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased is continued. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 29 August 1789 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung Admrs. of Thomas McClung deceased against John Blake the same as the next above. [is dismissed and it is ordered that the Petitioner pay unto the Deft. his costs by him in this behalf expended]. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 3 April 1790 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased is continued. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 4 September 1790 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased is continued. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 28 September 1790 - Greenbrier Court Orders: On the motion of Agness and William McClung administrators of the Estate of Thomas McClung dec'd It is ordered that William Craig and Samuel Price examine, state and settle the accounts of the administration of the said decendents Estate, and make report thereof to the Court. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]

[Note: in an interesting coincidence, the date of this Greenbrier County record is the EXACT same day that Thomas McClung's brother James McClung had his will entered into the Greenbrier County Will Book, as follows:

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. [Note that the same Samuel Price witnessed the will of James McClung AND was named to settle the administration of his sibling Thomas McClung, providing even more evidence that Thomas McClung did not perish at Point Pleasant in 1774].
  • 2 April 1791 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased. Ordered that this suit be continued. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 2 June 1791 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against Thomas McClung is Ordered to be Dismissed. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 30 March 1792 - Greenbrier Court Orders: Christopher Brian, Pltf., Against Edward McClung, Deft.; On Notice. Sir Take notice I shall move for a Judgement against you on the first day of next November Court to be held for Greenbrier County for the amount of money I have paid for you to Aaron Anglen assignee of the Executors of the Estate of Thomas McClung Deceased. I being security for you in a bond to said Estate which notice was fully proved by the Oath of William Johnston whereupon it is Considered by the Court that the Pltf. recover against the said Deft. Twenty five pounds four shillings the amount of the Money paid as Security for the said Defendant and his Costs in this behalf Expended & the said Defendant in Mercy &c. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]

Records in Rockbridge County, VA

  • 10 February 1792: [Wm. Moore v. McClung's Heirs (John McClung)]: The Commonwealth afs. of Virginia. To the Sheriff of _______ County. Greeting you are hereby commanded to summon John McClung, Junr., Alexander McClung, Charles McClung, Edward McClung, Jennet McClung & Rachel McClung Heirs of Thomas McClung Deceased, Mary McClung, Jennet McClung, William McClung Heirs of James McClung Deceased & John McClung, Samuel McClung, Edward McClung & Charles McClung, Wm. McClung, David Moore & Jennit his wife Heirs of John McClung Snr. Deceased to Appear before the Justices of our Court of Rockbridge County at the Courthouse on the first Tuesday in march next then and there to answer & Bill in Chancery Exhibited against them by William Moore and this they shall in no wise Owrit [?] under the penalty of one hundred pounds each, and have then there this Writ. Witness Andrew Reid Clerk of our said County Court of Rockbridge at the Courthouse the 15th Day of February 1792 - and in the 16th year of our Foundation.
(Signed) A. Reid.
  • 1799: [Wm. Moore v. McClung's Heirs (John McClung)]: ...That Thomas McClung hath since departed this life leaving ___ to Wit: John McClung, Alexander McClung, Edward McClung. Jane McClung, & Rachel McClung & Thomas McClung infants under the age of 21 years.
  • 12 November 1799: [Wm. Moore v. McClung's Heirs (John McClung)]: The Answer of John McClung son of Thomas [McClung] to the Bill of complaint against himself & others exhibited in the County Court of Rockbridge by Joseph McClung. This answer being for himself & also as Guardian for Rachel McClung & Thomas McClung infants & orphans of the said Thomas McClung deceas. and for Jinney McClung, Sally McClung, Polly McClung & Edward McClung Infts. & orphans of Edward McClung dec'd. [Note: this record is critical in proving that Thomas McClung lived past the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. Since his children Rachel and Thomas [Jr.] were identified as "infants & orphans" of Thomas McClung, Sr., they would have been born AFTER 1778 [under age 21 in 1799], thereby disproving the notion that Thomas McClung Sr. had died in 1774]
  • 12 November 1799: [Wm. Moore v. McClung's Heirs (John McClung)]: The joint answer of Alexander McClung, Edward McClung & Jane McClung children of Thomas McClung dec'd and Joseph Dixon & Nancy his wife late Nancy McClung daughter of James McClung dec'd to the Bill of complaint exhibited in Rockbridge Court against them & others by Joseph McClung. These defendants saving to themselves all just proper exceptions to the Complaintants Bill for answers thereto saith - That they know only from information that the sales mentioned from their Grandfather to their Uncle James, from him to Edward & from him to the Complaint. took place - However if the Complaintant can prove to the satisfaction of the Court that said sales did actually take place they cannot in justice prove his demand. Wherefore, they pray to be hence discharged.
  • 12 November 1799 - [Wm. Moore vs. Heirs of John McClung, Rockbridge County, VA] - Edward McClung & Jane McClung children of Thomas McClung Deceas'd came before me a Justice of the Peace for said County and made oath that the within file is justly stated as far as relates to their knowledge. Given under my hand this 12th day of November 1799. (Signed) James McCay.
  • [abt. 1 Jan. 1800] - The answer of John McClung son of Thomas McClung to the file of complaint exhibited against himself & others in the County Court of Rockbridge by William Moore.
The answer being for himself & also as Guardian for Rachel McClung & Thomas McClung Infts. [Infants] & orphans of sd. Thomas McClung & for Jinny McClung, Sally McClung, Polly McClung & Edward McClung Infts. [infants] & orphans of Edward McClung dec'd. [Note: this is another important record "Wm Moore vs. Heirs of James McClung", which proves that Rachel & Thomas McClung, "infants & orphans" of Thomas McClung were not yet adults in 1799/1800, proving yet again that Thomas McClung, Sr. DID NOT DIE at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774 as he clearly had children AFTER that year].
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References
  1.   Congressional Record for Thomas McClung at the Battle of Point Pleasant.

    http://www.thomasmcclungatpointpleasant.com
    - disputed by many McClung researchers, contradicted by Augusta and Greenbrier County records.

  2.   Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) for Thomas McClung.

    http://www.thomasmcclungatpointpleasant.com
    - disputed by many McClung researchers, contradicted by Augusta and Greenbrier County records.

  3.   DNA proof that Rebecca Stuart was the mother of Thomas McClung.
  4.   Cole, J. R. History of Greenbrier County. (Elkview, West Virginia: West Virginia Genealogical Society, 1995), pg. 209.

    THE GREENBRIER McCLUNGS.

    (1) Thomas McClung, the eldest son of John, died probably October 10, 1774. He married Nancy Black.

  5.   Wikitree.com.

    There is ample documentary evidence that Thomas McClung was alive in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) until at least 1783. In 1988 and following years, Larry Gordon Shuck published transcriptions he had made of many Greenbrier County records in his multi-volume work Greenbrier County (West) Virginia Records (Denver Public Library, Call Number: G929.375488 S562gr). Volume 1 (1988) of Larry Shuck's work has transcriptions of Greenbrier County "Early Court Records" and shows the following references to Thomas McClung: 20 August 1782, regarding suit of William Fullerton (page 112) 23 August 1782, regarding suit of William Fullerton (pages 114-115) 21 May 1783, "fined for profane swearing 2 oaths in court" (pages 123-124) 20 November 1783, served on a jury (page 131) Pages 178-79 of Volume 1 report an action on 27 February 1788 against William Briscoe and Agnes McClung (widow of Thomas), administrators of the estate of Thomas McClung, who was deceased before that date. It is unlikely that administration of the estate would have still been active 14 years after the death of Thomas, as would be the case if he had died in 1774. More likely is that he died after 1783, as is implied by his presence on a Greenbrier County jury in November 1783 and available Greenbrier County tax records. Volume 2 (1989) of Larry Shuck's work has transcriptions of Greenbrier County personal property tax lists for 1782-1783 and 1786-1788 (none for 1784-1785). Page 36 shows that Thomas McClung had 9 horses and 23 cows in 1782 and that he had 13 horses and 20 cows in 1783. Page 73 shows no listing for Thomas McClung among the several McClungs on the tax list for 1786-1788, implying that he had died before those years. Revolutionary War Muster and Pay Records available at Ancestry.com

    http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McClung-171

  6.   Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).
  7.   On October 10, 1774: Six months before the 'shots heard round the world' were fired at Lexington and Concord, 1,000 rugged Colonial militiamen, under the command of Col. Andrew Lewis, met and defeated the combined forces of the Indian Nation, commanded by Chief Cornstalk at the confluence of the Ohio and Great Kanawha Rivers. If the Shawnee had claimed victory, an alliance with the British may have developed and weakened the position of the colonists during the Revolutionary War. Most of the brave soldiers who were killed during the battle were taken to Point Pleasant and buried in the cemetery. But forty-six militia men were buried on the battlefield, and for over two hundred years, they were forgotten by the nation.

    Eventually, the bodies of the men who had been buried on the Point Pleasant Battlefield were discovered in a mass grave on the site. Using the top forensic scientists and genealogists in the country, the remains of 25 of the men were positively identified, and the others were listed as unknown. The United States Congress recognized these men as unheralded patriots, and the facts of their death were entered into the 102 Congressional Records on November 1, 1991.

    Thomas McClung was born in Virginia in 1728, to pioneer parents John and Rebecca Stuart McClung. Thomas married Nancy Black, and the couple lived in the Greenbrier territory of Virginia. Thomas was one of the unheralded patriots who died and was buried on the Point Pleasant Battlefield. In addition to the forensic findings, Congress and the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution have provided numerous genealogical records that prove beyond any doubt, that Thomas McClung did die at Point Pleasant. These include McClung family Bible entries confirming his death, and sworn testimony that other soldiers such as Private Henry Dickenson witnessed his death and burial on battle field on October 10, 1774.

    America owes a debt of gratitude to all the brave colonial militia men of Virginia who fought in what has come to known as the opening battle of the Revolutionary War. We owe a special thanks to the forty-six men whose sacrifice was forgotten for two centuries.

    - disputed by many McClung researchers, contradicted by Augusta and Greenbrier County records.