30 March 2012

Williams County, Ohio Early Wills - Alexander McClure #2

By Pamela Pattison Lash

The parent county of Williams County, Ohio was Darke County.  If one looks at the sources for the timeline of this family, one will see the ever present Darke County named.  This was the second will in the collection of early wills for Williams County, but strictly speaking the resources were found elsewhere and the participants did not appear to ever live within the confines of present day Williams County.

McClure, Alexander 2 – 29 Sept 1827 
·       Of Williams Co, late of Darke Co; will written on 18 Sept 1827; mentions wife Nancy, only son Samuel age c7Y; daus – Elizabeth Ramsey, Jane McClure, Martha McClure, Rosana McClure; owned 110A on east fork Whitewater in Darke Co which he grants ½ to Samuel when of age and wife and 116A on Auglaize in Williams Co to be divided equally among the daughters; executors wife and Jonathan Thomas; he signed will; witnesses Christopher Stroufe and John Evans

Alexander McClure (c1782 pos Rockbridge, VA – bet 18-29 Sept 1827 Williams Co, OH); s/o Samuel and Rosannah Steele McClure who mar 24 Jan 1782 Rockbridge, VA; both buried in Friendship Cem, Hollansburg, Darke Co, OH

Alexander’s father was a Revolutionary War soldier. This McClure family appears to have traveled to Woodford Co, KY and in 1812 moved again to Darke Co, OH. In Samuel McClure’s will (1818) he mentioned wife, Rosannah, and son Alexander, who is of age but still lives with parents – he gets management of the farm in Darke Co, OH until he marries and other land.

1820 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH p74
Alexander McCluer 100010-10010; his mother widow Rosanna McCluer on p75

1825 Adult Males in Darke Co, OH – Alexander McClure (History of Darke County Ohio, Frazier, Wilson, 1997, V1 p161-163)

Agnes Nancy McClurken (3 Jan 1794 SC – 22 Jan 1875 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH; bur Providence Cem, Darke Co, OH); d/o Matthew and Jennet McClurken who mar c1786 Laurens Co, SC (pos first cousins); later widower father mar Mary Gaston Elliott, c1800 SC

M1 Nathan Ramsey, 3 Jan 1811, Preble Co, OH; he died 8 Dec 1812 OH
Child – Elizabeth (1812 OH – 23 Sept 1878 pos Fayette Co, IL; mar James D Atkins, 30 Oct 1832, Darke Co, OH)

M2 Alexander McClure, 25 June 1819, Franklin Co, IN (Indiana Statewide Marriage Index through 1850)
Samuel (6 Apr 1820 OH – 14 Apr 1873; mar Mary Davidson, 1 June 1849)
Jane  (20 Jan 1822 OH – 18 Mar 1907; mar Andrew Scott, 5 Jan 1843, Darke Co, OH))
Martha (1824 OH – aft 1910 Preble Co, OH) 1880 living in Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH w/sister Mary Ann and her husband William Ellis
Rosana (1827 OH)

M3 George Adkins, 8 Oct 1830 OH, Darke Co, OH
William R (Sept 1831 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH; mar Adeline Hart, 16 Nov 1855, Darke Co, OH)
David H (4 Nov 1833 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH; mar Margaret Mullenix)
Mary Ann (Jan 1836 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH; mar William H Ellis, 2 Sept 1875, Darke Co, OH)
James M (June 1837 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH; mar Mary Eliza Hart, 26 Sept 1860 Darke Co, OH)
George H (20 Oct 1841 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH – 29 Mar 1842 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH)

1830 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH p19 – Nancy McCluer 001-120101

1840 Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH p26 – George Adkins 1201101-0102001

1850 Harrison, Darke, Ohio; Roll: M432_674; Page: 369B; Image: 259.
h/h 257/262 Adkins, George 50 OH farmer (under household of Phillip Eddington)
Nancy 60 NC
McClure, Martha 24 OH
Adkins, William 19 OH
David 17 OH
Mary Ann 16 OH
James 12 OH

1860 Harrison, Darke, Ohio; Roll: M653_956; Page: 2; Image: 6; Family History Library Film: 803956.
h/h 3/3 Adkins, George 60 MD farmer
Nancy 55 NC
McClure, Martha 35 OH
Adkins, Mary A 22 OH
James M 21 OH farmer (1900 White River, Randolph Co, IN James says father born Delaware, mother born in SC)

1870 New Madison, Harrison, Darke, Ohio; Roll: M593_1194; Page: 203B; Image: 411; Family History Library Film: 552693.
h/h 74/74 Adkins, George 69 DE farmer
Nancy 76 SC
Martha 46 OH
Mary 37 OH