John McClure

1731–1780 (Age 49)
Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland

The Life of John

When John McClure was born in 1731, in Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland, his father, John McClure, was 25 and his mother, Nancy, was 22. He married Catherine about 1749, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in District 5 James River, Buckingham, Virginia, United States in 1748 and Amherst, Virginia, United States in 1790. He died in 1780, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, at the age of 49.

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John McClure
Marriage: about 1749
John McCluer
Nathan Mcclure
Robert McClure

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about 1749
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States


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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 27

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 49

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir (Scottish), Mac Giolla Uidhir (Irish), probably ‘son of the sallow lad’. 2. Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Dheòradha , Irish Mac Giolla Dheóradha ‘son of the servant of the pilgrim’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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