Person:Uriah MacLane (1)

m. 21 Oct 1740
  1. Susanna MacLain1740/41 -
  2. Dennis MacLain1742 - 1777
  3. Charls MacLaine1743 -
  4. Elizabeth MacLaine1744/45 -
  5. Mary MacLaine1746 -
  6. Sibyll MacLane1748/49 -
  7. Uriah MacLane1750 - 1822
  8. Lucy MacLain1753 -
  9. Sarah MacLain1755 -
  10. Obed MacLain1757 -
m. Bet 12 Jul 1785 and 1786
  1. Jane McLain
  2. William A. McLain1792 - 1873
  3. John McLain1792 - 1855
  4. Van Renselear McLain1801 - 1877
  5. Abner E. McLainAbt 1805 - 1890
  6. Eleanor "Nelly" McLain1809 - 1892
  7. Philander McLain1811 - 1903
  8. Nancy McLain1817 - Aft 1900
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Uriah MacLane
Gender Male
Birth[3] 5 Nov 1750 Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Other[7] 11 Nov 1750 Gail has as birthdate.Fact 2
Marriage Bet 12 Jul 1785 and 1786 Pittstown, Rensselear County, New Yorkto Elizabeth Morell
Other Married by David Brown, EsquireMarriage fact
with Elizabeth Morell
Census[8] 1820 Living in Cato, Cayuga County, New York
Death[4] 3 Mar 1822 Cato, Cayuga County, New York
Other[5] 5' 6" Light compected, Dark hairedFact 3
Other[6] Listed on birth record as Uri Maclane. Son of Charls --- and Susanna -----Fact 1

Fought at Lexington, Bunker or Breed's Hill, Bennington, Stillwater, and Saratoga.

Enlisted Jan. 8, 1777 in Capt. Christopher Marshall's 10th Massachusetts company in Col. Thomas Marshall's regiment.

Discharged June 28, 1782

After having gone to Wilton or Litchfield, NH with his stepfather and mother, Uriah at the age of 17 returned to Chelmsford and asked the probate judge there to have Samual Perham assigned as his guardian. Oliver Fletcher, Justice of the Peace wrote:

 "I hereby certify that Uri McLain, son of Charles McLain, late of Chelmsford, in the same County, deceased upward of 16 years of age cums before me & made choice of Samual Perham of Chelmsford afore yeoman to be guardian of his person & estate until he shall attain his age of twenty one years."

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols. Volume 10 page 534 "McLain, Uriah, Woburn. Private, 4th co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence Woburn; also, Capt. Christopher Marshall's (7th) co., Col. Thomas Marshall's (10th) regt.; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Dec. 20, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777; credited with 44 days allowance; subsistence also allowed for 11 days(220 miles) travel on march from Boston to Bennington; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls for Jan. and March, 1779, dated West Point; enlistment, 3 years; reported re-engaged April 4, 1779, for the war; also reported transferred to Light Infantry co. April 1, 1779; also, descriptive list of men belonging to 4th co., 10th Mass. regt, who enlisted for the war, as returned by Capt. Christopher Marshall; rank, Private; age, 30 (also given 31) yrs; stature. 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; hair, dark (also given brown); occupation, carpenter: birthplace, Chelmsford; residence, Woburn; enlisted April 1, 1779 (also given enlisted April 4, 1779, by Capt. Marshall); reported received State bounty; also, Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt; service from Jan. 1, 1781, 24 mos."

Volume 10 page 538 Mclane, Uriah, Woburn.Private, Capt. Marshall's co., Col. Marshall's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780.

Uriah said in court that he had been in the battles of Lexington (April 19, 1775), Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), Stillwater (Saratoga) (September 19, 1777), taking of Burgoine (Burgoyne) (October 17, 1777) and a number of other skirmishes.

Another place says that Uriah joined the 10th Massachusetts.

In the 1800 census there is a Heartman Morrell living in Cayuga Co., NY 10010-10010. Gail has that this is a father or brother. I believe it to be a brother of Elizabeth.

I believe Uriah McLain may be living with a brother in law(?) Hartman Morrell on the 1810 census of Cayuga County, New York on p. 78. There are two males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 2 males 26-45, 1 male 45 and over, a female under 10, and one female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45.

1820 Census in Cato, Cayuga County, New York. 100001-01001 Uriah is over 45, 1 male under 10 (Philander), wife over 45, 1 female 10-16 (Eleanor). If there is a Nancy, this does not show her. Hartman Morral is living by Uriah.

Hartman Morrill appears in 1830 in Livingston Co., NY on p. 138. 001110001-1201001

  1. Abstract of Birth.
  2. Vital Records of Chelmsford Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849
    p. 96.
  3. Abstract of Birth for Uriah MacLane.
  4. A copy of a declaration by Elizabeth Morell McLain Sharp.
  5. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War
    p. 534.
  6. Abstract of Birth for Uriah MacLane.
  7. Gail McLain.
  8. 1820 Census of Cayuga County, New York
    p. 65.