Person:William McLain (3)

William Harvey McLain
m. 25 Dec 1816
  1. Ann Mariah McLain1817 - 1886
  2. John G. McLain1819 - 1911
  3. Cyrenus Augustus McLain1821 - 1849
  4. William Harvey McLain1824 - 1902
  5. Daniel D. McLain1825 -
  6. Eli Nelson McLain1828 - 1895
  7. Addison D. McLain1831 -
  8. Harriet Lucinda McLain1833 - 1916
  9. Ira A. McLain1838 - 1894
  10. Priscilla Eunice McLain1841 - 1917
  11. Arzilla A McLain1845 - 1919
m. 1 Jan 1849
  1. Jeremie McLain
  2. Alonzo McLain1850 - 1928
  3. Eli Nelson McLain1851 - 1928
  4. George Washington McLain1853 - 1879
  5. Ralph C. McLain1854 - 1916
  6. Eulala B. McLain1855 -
  7. Mary E. McLain1857 - Bef 1940
  8. Andrew Jackson McLain1861 - 1931
  9. Martha Malinda McLain1862 - 1900
  10. William Harvey McLain, II1866 - 1948
  11. Melissa Jane "Millie" McLain1868 - Bef 1938
  12. Arrilla McLain1870 - Bef 1938
m. 8 Apr 1872
  1. James "Jimmy" Harrison McLain1873 - 1897
  2. Ruth Irene McLain1876 - 1946
  3. Thomas Thom McLain1879 - 1879
  4. Frederic McLain1880 - 1964
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] William Harvey McLain
Gender Male
Birth[3] 11 Apr 1824 Onondago County, New York
Other divorcedMarriage fact
with Esther Caroline Conklin
Marriage 1 Jan 1849 Whiteford, Monroe County, MichiganMarried by C.F.W. Rawson, J.P.
to Malinda Dennis
Residence? 1850 Whiteford, Monroe Co., Michigan1850 census
Marriage 8 Apr 1872 to Esther Caroline Conklin
Occupation? farmer
Death[1] 1 Aug 1902 Spring Lake, Williams County, OhioCause: cancer
Burial[4] Pleasant View Cemetery, Montpelier, Ohio
Other? Had 10 sons and 6 daughters

GenServ file smid7nr has birth as April 11, 1824

1850 Census of Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan p. 596 William H. McLain 24 M Laborer NY Melinda 21 F NY Alonzo 2/12 M MI

1860 Census of Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan p. 296 1167-1179 Wm. McLain 36 M NY

                  Malinda              30     F      NY
                  Alonzo                10     M     MI
                  Eli (N)                  8      M     MI
                  Washington        7      M     MI
                  Ralph                  6      M     MI
                  Lilly                    4       F      MI
                  Mary E.               3      F      MI

1870 Census of Williams County, Ohio p. 144 McLain, William 46 M Farming NY

  Malind               42   F    Keeping House   NY
  Eli N.                 18   M   At Home              MI
  Ralph                15   M   At Home              MI
  Mary                 12   F    At Home              MI
  Andrew             10   M    At Home             MI
  William             4    M                               OH
  Martha              6    F                                OH
  Malissa            2     F                               OH
  Orilla             4/12   F                                OH

Louise McLain Shambaugh has that in April 1872, William I and Esther(Hester) moved to her farm of 40 acres, about 7 miles distant from William's & Martha's former residence. He never owned any real property.

Marion Watt has: LAND: William Co. Ohio, DEEDS 1864-1873. FHC, SLC. " William H. McLain, vol. 37, page 273, sold land 1 Nov 1872."

    DEEDS OF WILLIAMS CO, OHIO 1874-1881.  film # 0913792, "McLain, Esther C. vol. 46, 134."  "Esther C. McLain and Husband, vol 46, p. 224, purchase 1880.
    RECORDS OF DEEDS, WILLIAMS COUNTY, OHIO. VOL 37, PAGE 273.McLain, William H. sold land Nov 1, 1872.

1880 William Co., Ohio census p. 451C McLain, William M 56 Farmer NY NY VT

    Hester C.            F  40   Keeping House  OH  NY  VT
    James                M   7                              OH  NY  OH
    Ruth                   F   4                               OH  NY  OH

Pugh, Francis F 13 Step-Daughter

Louise McLain Shambaugh has that they William and Hester were divorced in 1880.

William H. McClain obituary: Died. William H. McClain on August 1st, 1903, aged 78 years, 3 months and 21 days. The deceased was born in Onondaga county N.Y., April 11th, 1824. In 1833 he came with his parents to Monroe County, Mich. He was united in marriage to Miss Milenda Dennis, January 1st, 1848 (actually 1849). In In 86(has to be incorrect) he with his wife and seven children located in Northwest towhship, William County, O. He was the father of sixteen children, ten sons and six daughters. He was an acceptable member of the R.U.B. church and very frequently expressed his confidence in his Savior. During his illness he was submissive and patient, bearing his sufferings with christian fortitude and , resignation, firmly abiding his time and anxiously awaiting the hour of his departure. He had tasted the bitter cup of earthly sorrow and had his full share of losses and crosses, but no more will the dear old father bear the pain and disappointments of this life, and his son Andrew xxxxxx made him truly say

  "Farewell my freinds and children dear,
  I leave the earth and leave you here;
  I go to rest with kindred clay.
  Until the resurrection day."
  His funeral was held on Sunday, Aug. 3rd, from the residence of his son, Andrew, sourth of Suring Lake, and his remains were taken to the Pleasent View R.U.B. church where Rev. G.W. Long preached and an appropriate sermon before a very large audience assisted by the Friend choir.
  Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
  Father McLain leaves six sons, two great-grandchildren, one brother, three sisters and many friends to cherish his memory.  May the all find favor in the eves of him who was sent to heal the broken hearted and comfort all who are bruised.  The children wish to express their gratitude to all those who rendered such timely aid, and assistance in the burial of their father.

(Marion Watt has that this obituary came from Obituary :Montpelier Enterprise, Thursday, Aug 14, 1902. Montpelier Library, Montpelier, Ohio. )

On September 30, 1862 a R.H. Wicoff sold 40 acres to William H. McLain in Northwest Township for 500 dollars. It would appear that William sold that same land to A.W. Dennis (presumably some kin to Melinda) on July 30, 1872 for 1000 dollars. I believe this same tract of land was sold to William's son Alonzo in 1879 by A.W. Dennis for 1000 dollars.

Louise McLain Shambaugh has that he was a farmer and veterinarian in practice. She also has papers that says there was a child born on August 8, 1864 whose name is Willy. This is a seperate child from William Harvey McLain, II.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gail McLain.
  2. GenServ file smid7nr individual 4739.
  3. William H. McLain's obituary.
  4. Family Record from Bible.