Person:William McClung (10)

William "Grandfather Billy" McClung
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
m. bef. 1768
  1. John "Black John" McClung1768 - 1850
  2. James McClung1770 - 1824
  3. William McClung, "Chunky Billy"1772 - 1853
  4. Catherine McClung1775 - bef 1832
  5. Joseph McClung, "Cranberry Joe"1775 - 1850
  6. Mary McClung1780 - 1806
  7. Charles McClung1782 - bef 1805
  8. Samuel McClung1784 - 1828
  9. Abigail Dickinson McClung1786 -
  10. Janet 'Jane' McClung1788 -
  11. Alexander McClung1792 -
Facts and Events
Name William "Grandfather Billy" McClung
Gender Male
Birth? 1738
Marriage bef. 1768 Prob. Virginiato Abigail Carpenter
Death? 18 Jan 1833 Greenbrier County, Virginia[Will filed]

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


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Will Abstract

March 1833 - William McClung:
Will: Dev.:
To Son John McClung given four hundred acres of land lying in Nicholas County, also two hundred acres each to John's sons William, James & Alexander; and two hundred acres to Margaret Martin.
To the heirs of son James McClung dec'd one dollar.
To Son William McClung one dollar.
To heirs of Catherine McCutcheon dec'd, one dollar.
To heirs of Mary McCutcheon dec'd, one dollar.
To [Son] Joseeph McClung, one dollar.
To Mary Cook, Eleanor McClung and Nancy Peters heirs of my son Samuel McClung dec'd, two hundred acres of land.
To [Dau.] Abigail Black wife of Joseph Black one dollar. Also to Samuel, John and Henderson Black two hundred acres of land.
To Jane Cavendish, wife of A. Cavendish, one dollar.
To [Son] Alex. McClung, one dollar. Also bequeath to William McClung. son of Alex McClung, four hundred acres of land. Also to James McClung, son of Alex McClung, four hundred acres of land.
To [Son] William McClung Sheriff, three hundred acres of land; also to John Coalter, four hundred acres of land; also to Ballas Smith two hundred acres of land
Give to my Executors in trust for the benefit - George a negro man all the land lying in the followeth bounds..... Which Land I desire may at the discretion of my Executors be sold for the benefit of my said Negroe George.
It is my will and desire that all lands that is not already bequeathed, together with all bonds, notes Specialties of money that I may die in proportion of be applied towards the discharge of debts that I may be jointly owing may be owing at my decease - And the remainder if any should remain I will and bequeath for the special purpose here mentioned the one half of the remainder to the support of the gospel in this section of the County.
I also devise that four hundred acres of (land) lying on Beaver Creek also my part of the Land lying on Meadow Creek be specially applied to the support of a Presbyterian Preacher of the Gospel if such can be procured who will locate himself in the Meadows this section of my will I devise shall be specially carried into effect by Son Alexander. The other half as above stated I desire may be applied towards the Education of my grand children.
And lastlyI do hereby appoint my Son Alex McClung and David Hanna and Cavendish Knight Executors of this my Last will & Testament thereby revoking all wills heretofore made by me.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 22nd day of Oct. 1832.
(Signed) Wm. McClung [Seal]
Signed, sealed and ackknowledged
In the presence of:
James Knight
Edwin C. Trent
Thomas P. Posey
Codicil: Whereas I hold a bond on John Hays for the sum... four hundred dollars which I desire he retain in his hands as long as he pays the interest & theseof which I desire may be applyed to the Education of my son Alex McClung's Children.
Cavendish Knight was appointed Executor before the signing of this will by the Testator and acknowledge in the presence of.
Greenbrier County Court
March Term 1833
The peper purporting to be the Last will and Testament of William McClung dec'd was presented in Court & proved by the oath of Edwin C. Trent a subscribing witness thereto and continued for Further proof. And at the June Term 1833 the same was presented in Court and fully prooved by the oath of James Knight an their subscribing witness and it is ordered that the same be Recorded.
Teste: John Matthews C.G.C.
[Greenbrier County Estate Settlements, Pg. 202]

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1783. - (51) William McClung granted certificate to be examined for license to practice law.
  • Vol. 1 - CIRCUIT COURT CAUSES ENDED--OLD STYLE. No. 22. Jones vs. Tomlinson.--Orator is David Jones. In 1772 David Jones made a settlement on Grave Creek, in Ohio County. Joseph Tomlinson obtained a settlement certificate for himself and Charles McLean. In 1770 David Owings made settlement near Jones, which was confirmed by law of 1799. Settlement made in 1771 on land of Joseph Coving, land claimed by Jones, by Nathaniel Tomlinson, who transferred to Joseph. In 1772 Nathaniel sold to Campbell and Talin. Benjamin Biggs was a justice of Ohio County, and Silas Hedges was sheriff in 1785. The Commissioners to settle unpatented lands in 1781 were: James Neal, Charles Martin, and William Haymond (Hayward); William McClung was chairman. Charles McClean deposes, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1804: He first went to Grave Creek Flats in 1772, where he saw George R. Clarke, who surveyed the Flats into various tracts. Plaintiff acted under the Indiana Company. Charles McClean moved with his family to Grave Creek Flats in December, 1773, and settled at McClains's Spring. He left in May, 1774, in consequence of the breaking out of Dunmore's war. Morgan Jones deposes, in Jueen County, Pennsylvania: He first visited the Flats in 1772. Plaintiff had employed George Rogers Clark to survey the Flats into tracts. The first tract was laid off for Morgan Jones. Second for Joseph Tomlinson. Third for David Jones, plaintiff. The line passed over one of the little graves. Charles McDonald was also one of the settlers.
  • Vol. 2 - William McClung and Abigail, his wife, vs. Dickinson--O. S. 61; N. S. 21--Bill, 11th March, 1803. Adam Dickinson, grandfather of Abigail, intestate, leaving his son John. Abigail was very young and residing with her grandmother. Catherine, mother of John. John died without having complied with his agreement to pay Abigail £50. Then Catherine died testate. John died testate, leaving Martha, his widow; Adam and John Dickenson; John Shrewsberry and Martha, his wife; Samuel Shrewsberry and Mary, his wife; Joseph Kinkead and Nancy, his wife. Charles Lewis and Jane, his wife (which are widow, children, heirs and devisees of John Dickenson), Abigail was daughter and sole heir of Abigail Carpenter, deceased, who was daughter of Adam Dickinson. Catherine Dickinson's original will dated 17th February, 1790 (no certificate of probate). Son John, daughter Mary, granddaughter Nancy. A statement in the papers says Adam Dickenson died intestate, leaving one son John, a daughter Mary Davis, and Mrs. McClung, the only child of Abigail Carpenter. Adam Dickinson died about 1750. It was reported that William Tate was dead, but afterwards that he was alive in North Carolina and a Justice there. (Note: the date of Adam Dickinson's death was about 1760, not in 1750 as listed in this record. This record also establishes "Abigail Carpenter" (who married this William McClung) as a granddaughter of Adam Dickinson and "Mary Davis" as a daughter of Adam Dickinson).
  • 1810-148: Augusta County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1746-1912; William McClung, Sr. vs. Andrew Moore - Andrew Moore was a member of Congress and VA State senator from 1804-1809. The suit involves disputed tracts of land in present day Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Source: Library of Virginia Website
  • Vol. 2 - Huffman vs. Huffman--O. S. 235; N. S. 83--Bill, 1812. Will of Michael Huffman dated 26th March, 1807. Daughters, Rosannah, Mary; sons, Samuel, Nathaniel, Jonas. "Recorded, Lewis Stuart, C. G. C." Deed 9th September, 1809, by Andrew Moore and wife Sarah, to William McClung, tract, part in Greenbrier and part in Kenawha -- 43,417 acres on Gauley River and Homany Creek. Recorded in Greenbrier, March, 1810. Patent to Edward and Thomas Hughes, 400 acres on Gauley River in Kenawha, 6th January, 1800. Answer of Benj. Halsonpiller says Michael Hoffman died March, 1807. Bill filed by Jacob Fishback and Hannah, Michael Zimmerman and Elizabeth, Jacob Moisley and Susannah, Rosannah Huffman, Michael Miller, Wm. Moyers and Mary, Samuel, Jonas, Sawyers and Mary (widow of Nathaniel Huffman, deceased) Huffman, Ann, Mary and John Huffman (children of Nathaniel Huffman, deceased); Mary and John being infants. Michael Huffman had a daughter Minna who married Michael Miller, but she is since dead. Also a son Nathaniel who is dead, leaving widow and three children. Michael left Benj. and Anthony Huffman his executors. Benj. was son of Jacob. (Note: this is likely a record of this William McClung, since much of his wife's family had migrated to Greenbrier County and had also intermarried with the Hughes family mentioned).
  • Vol. 2 - McClung vs. Bevins and Edgar--O. S. 254; N. S. 89--Bill, 1812. Complainants are William McClung and Robert Wahub. In 1782, William entered in Greenbrier 230 acres on Slab Camp Creek, a branch of Meadow River, including 100 acres entered by virtue of a military warrant, part of a survey made for William in 1776; another entry for 400 acres, and another for 71 acres. William and George Clendennin made a partnership to locate lands. Alexr. Welsh was surveyor of Greenbrier. Defendants are, viz: George Clendennin's heirs, viz: Andrew Bryan and Parthenia, his wife; _____ Lamb and Cynthia, his wife; John Cantrill and Polly, his wife; Henry Banks, Wm. Whitcroft, James, Henry and Ann Ringold, James Welsh, Richard Witherhead, James Bevins and Thomas Edgar. John Welch, son of Alexander Welch, deposes 23d February, 1814. (Note: this is likely a record of this William McClung).

Records in Botetourt County, VA

From Botetourt County Court Minutes:

Records in Greenbrier County, VA

  • 1781 Greenbrier County Court Minutes:
William McClung, Plaintiff agst. Jas. Gilkinson, Wm. Fullerton, Defendents, In Case. This Day came the Plaintiff by Jas. Reid his attorney & the same order as next above agst. the defendants and Wm. Fullerton the security for their appearance for the damages in the declaration mentioned.
William McClung, Plaintiff agst. James Dyche, Defendant, In Case. This Day came the Plaintiff by Jas. Reid his attorney & the same order as next above agst. the defendants and John Rogers his security. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797,]
  • 22 Sept. 1781 Greenbrier County Court Minutes: Ordered that William McClung, George Davidson and Samuel Price do view the Road from the Widow Renick's to Hugh Miller's from thence to the Road leading from Colo. Donally's to the Court House and report the rightest & best way to the next Court. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797,]
  • Sept. 1781 Greenbrier County Court Minutes: Ordered that Samuel Price, William McClung, George Davidson and John Tillery or any three of them being first sworn do appraise the Estate of Daniel Murley dec'd and return an account thereof to the Court. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797,]
  • 22 August 1782 Greenbrier County Court Minutes: William McClung, Plaintiff agst. James Gilkerson and Wm. Fullerton, Defendants, In Case. The same as next above to examine and take the Deposition of Henry Davis to bene epe, the Plaintiff giving the defendants legal notice of the time & place, & c. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797,]
  • 15 October 1782 Greenbrier County Court Minutes: William McClung, Plaintiff agst. James Gilkeson and Wm. Fullerton, Defendants. Came the Plaintiff by his Attorney, and thereupon came also a Jury, to wit, Thomas Dinwiddie, Patrick McDavid, Josiah McDowell, Christopher Bryans, William Johnson, Jacob Lockhart, James Rogers, John Wilson, Alexander McNitt, Andrew Woods, William H. Cavendish and Moses Higgenbottom, who being sworn well and truly to enquire of damages in this suit, upon their oaths do say that the Plaintiff hath sustained damages of occasion of the Trespass in the declaration specified to one penny besides his costs. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant and Wm. Fullerton security for their appearance in damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended. And the said Defendanys in Mercy be.

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  • 21 May 1783 Greenbrier County Court Minutes: Frances Arbuckle, William Arbuckle, Archer Mathews, Andrew Donnally & John Stuart Adtors [?] of Mathew Arbuckle, Plaintiffs Agst. Edward McClung, Defendant. In Case. William McClung comes into Court and undertakes for the Defendant, Case he be cast in this Suit, that he shall satisfy and pay the Condemeral [?] the Court, or Surrender his body to Prison in Execution of the same tha the said William McClungwill do it for him. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797,]
  • 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,]
McClung, Charles [Brother or half-brother of William McClung]
McClung, James [Brother of William McClung]
McClung, Joseph [Brother of William McClung]
McClung, Sam. [Brother of William McClung]
McClung, Tho. [Brother of William McClung]
McClung, Wm.
  • 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,] [Note: Thomas McClung was the brother of William McClung, this and many other records in Augusta, Rockbridge and Greenbrier Counties conclusively prove that Thomas McClung did not die in the Battle of Point Pleasant as some recent published works have claimed].

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  • 16 March 1785 - Greenbrier County Court Minutes: William McClung is appointed Surveyor of part of the road from the hill above James Kernes' to the Court House. And it is ordered that the hands that formerly worked on the said road do attend and assist the said surveyor in clearing and repairing the same when required.

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  • 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,]

Image:Wm and Agnes McClung admrs of Thomas McClung agst Amos Jenkins 17 Mar 1785 Greenbrier VA.jpg

  • 31 March 1787 - Greenbrier County Court Minutes: On the Petition of Arbuckle's Administrators against Charles and William McClung for £2-0-0 due by note the same. Judgement as the next above for the said £2-0-0 with Interest thereon from the first day of November 1783 until paid and their costs by them in this behalf expended. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797,]
  • 1788 - Greenbrier County Land Tax in John Anderson's District: William McClung, George McClung, Samuel McClung. [Note: who is this George McClung? Needs additional research].
  • 1791 - Greenbrier County Land Tax: McClung, William.
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Information on William McClung

William MCCLUNG [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1738 in , Rockbridge, VA. He died on 18 Jan 1833. He was buried in Otter Creek Cem., Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier, VA. He married Abigail Dickson.

[Notes] Abigail Carpenter 1, 2 was born in 1746 in Staunton, VA. She died on 7 Nov 1820 in Otter Creek, Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., WV. She was buried in Otter Creek Cem., Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier, VA. She married William MCCLUNG.

[Notes] They had the following children:

M i John MCCLUNG was born on 10 Jan 1768. He died on 20 Jul 185
M ii James MCCLUNG was born on 24 Mar 1770. He died on 24 Jul 182
M iii William MCCLUNG was born on 11 Apr 1772. He died on 30 Apr 1853.
F iv Catherine MCCLUNG was born on 7 Apr 1775.
M v Joseph MCCLUNG was born on 20 Dec 1775.
F vi Mary MCCLUNG was born on 14 Mar 1780. She died on 8 Feb 180
M vii Charles MCCLUNG was born on 17 Mar 1782.
M viii Samuel MCCLUNG was born on 27 Apr 1784. He died about 182
F ix Abigail Dickson MCCLUNG was born on 26 Sep 1786.
F x Janet MCCLUNG was born on 4 Oct 1788.
M xi Alexander MCCLUNG was born on 19 May 1792. He died on 9 May 1862.