Person:William McLain (2)

William A. McLain
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
  • HWilliam A. McLain1792 - 1873
  • WMarie Nelson1803 - 1874
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
Facts and Events
Name[1] William A. McLain
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] 16 Feb 1792 Onandaga County, New York
Marriage 25 Dec 1816 Van Buren, Onondaga County, New Yorkto Marie Nelson
Census? 1820 Living in Camillus, Onandaga County, New York
Census[6] 1830 Living in Van Buren, Onandaga County, New York 121001-001001
Military? Served in the War of 1812 under Capt. Harding's Co. NY Militia as a private. Issued Survivor's certificate 17751
Death[4] 29 Jan 1873 Northwest Twp., Williams County, OhioCause: asthma
Burial[5] Pleasant View Cemetery, Montpelier, Williams, Ohio, United States
Other? According to the obit. of son Ira, they moved to Ohio in September 1844.Fact 4
Other? Apprenticed to Issac Earll of Onandaga County until the age 21.Fact 2
Other? Buried in Nettle Lake Cemetary in N. W. Twp.Fact 1
Other? Probably Apprenticed Due to Uriah's Failing Health According to GailFact 3

Resided with Isaac Earll being bound to this deposent in February 1803 as then 10 years of age and resided with him 11 years, till he was 21 years of age in the winter of 1814 when the term of engagement and apprenticeship ceased.

As per above in the 1810 Census of Onandaga County, New York Isaac Earll is listed with one male under 10, two males 16-26, 1 male 26-45 and two females under 10. (one female 16-26)

Fought in war of 1812. Served initially at Fort Oswego in upper New York and later became a lieutenant. Louise McLain Shambaugh has that he was a private in Capt. Harding's NY Militia, (Col. Dobbin), SC 17751. Volunteered at Van Buren, Onondaga County, NY abt. June 1, 1813 in a company commanded by Capt. David Parrish (his future wife's maternal uncle), from the township, and Capt. Isaac Lindsay, sent to Ft. Oswego to defend it against the British if they should come. Sent from Ft. Oswego to Smith's Mills. Discharged at Oswego, NY May 10, 1814. Pension Claim No. 14569. His land bounty warrant 10487 for 160 acres is dated June 15, 1865, but unclear if his record was clearly established. He is residing with Schuyler Nelson's father's family at time of enlistment. Mrs. Daniel Nelson (his future mother-in-law), furnished him his knapsack and packed his clothing and such provisions as seemed necessary for the time occupied in traveling to Oswego.

Land in Northwest Township, Williams Co., Ohio was a quarter section of land paid for by a bounty land warrant given him be the federal government for his service in th war of 1812.

Census of Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY in 1820. Page 143. Living next door to Daniel Nelson. 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26.

Oct. 13, 1826 there is a deed between William McLain and Isaac Earll in Camillus.

Appears to be living in Onondaga Co., NY in 1830. Page 133. 1 male 30-40, 1 male 10-15 (John), 2 males 5-10 (Cyrenus and William H.), 1 male 0-5 (Eli), 1 female 30-40, and 1 female 10-15 (Ann).

In 1833 Maria and Wm. McLean sold land to Isaac Earll in Camillus. In 1834 Maria and Wm. McLain sold land to Amos Taft in Van Buren.

Received a land patent in Monroe Co., MI on Oct. 20, 1834. Marion Watt has: SOURCE: PROPERTY RECORDS: FHL, Book, US/CANADA, FIRST LAND OWNERS OF MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 977.432, R2w p. 22: "Town 9 South Sec 2, Whiteford Township, William McLain, Monroe County, Michigan, purchase 37.97 acres, Patent 10-20-1834.

1840 Census has living in Whiteford, Monroe Co. Michigan p. 333. 1 male 40-50; 1 male 20-30; 2 males 15-20; 1 male 10-15; 1 male under 5. 1 female 30-40; 1 female 5-10.

William McLain bought 80 acres of land in Northwest Twp. on January 11, 1844 from James A. Johnson for 300 dollars.

Marion Watt has: History of Williams co. Ohio, Each Township, by William Henry Shinn. Film # 1000350, item 4. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Ut. "Ohio Real 167, Book 259, p. 261, paid Taxes 1845. William McLain."

1850 Census of Northwest Twp., Williams Co Ohio, p. 101

    William McLain       59       M       NY
    Mariah                     47       F        VT
    Eli                            22       M       NY
    Harriet                     15       F        MI
    Ira                           12       M       MI
    Eunice                      9        F        MI
    Ursilla                      5        F        OH

William McLain sold 80 acres of land in Northwest Twp. on October 30, 1858 to son Ira A. McLain for 500 dollars. Ira turned around and leased the land back to William and Maria McLain on November 28, 1860. It then appears that on September 17, 1861 William and wife sold Ira another parcel of 80 acres for 1000 dollars. It may be that William bought it back and then sold it back to Ira (?).

1860 Census of Northwest Twp., Williams Co., Ohio, p. 8 Living next to Eli 130-126 Wm. McLain 69 M

               Maria                     59       F
               Ira                          22       M
               Arzilla                    14       F
               Leonard                 12       M  (This is William's grandson)

1870 Census of Northwest Twp., Williams Co., Ohio, p. 141

               William     McLain     78     M     W     Retired Farmer              NY
               Mariah                       69     F      W     Retired House Keeper   VT
               Ira A.                         31     M     W     Farmer                           MI
               Sidney                       26     F      W                                            PA
               Harry                          9      M     W                                            OH
               Alva                            7      M     W                                            OH
               Jeremiah                     4      M     W                                            OH
               John                           2      M     W                                            OH

Gail McLain has died January 21, 1873

Info from Genserv file Smid7nr has death date as June 21, 1873 and birth 1793

Louise McLain Shambaugh has birthdate as Feb. 11, 1792 according to death date on tombstone and Earll's statement. She also has that he died on Jan. 21st or 19th, 1873

Tombstone says: William McLain d., Jan 29, 1873 aged 80y 11m

Marion Watt has the following: DEATH: RECORDS OF DEATH, PROBATE COURT, BRYAN, WILLIAMS CO. OHIO. Book 1, page 19, entry 13. "McLain, William, age 80, 21 June 1873, f armer, Ohio, Williams Co., N. West Twp., born in New York." and FHC film # 0914034, page 19, entry 13, "William McLain, 80, male, white, married , farmer, died of Asthma on 21 Jan 1873 at Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio, Resided in NW. Born in New York."

  1. Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants
    p. 356.
  2. Birthdate was calculated by deathdate and age in days, months and years.
  3. Gail McLain.
  4. Cecelia Headley Hinkle. Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio Cemetery Records
    p. 137, 129.
  5. Information received from Larry Dirr.
  6. 1830 Census of Onandaga County, New York
    p. 133.