John McClung

1 March 1795–20 January 1856 (Age 60)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of John

When John McClung was born on 1 March 1795, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, William McClung, was 65 and his mother, Rebecca Linn, was 63. He married Margaretha Howell Burton on 12 October 1847. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 20 January 1856, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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John McClung
Margaretha Howell Burton
Marriage: 12 October 1847
John Burton McClung
William Lynn McClung
Anna W McClung

Spouse and Children

12 October 1847


    John Burton McClung


    William Lynn McClung


    Anna W McClung


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · DuPont Gunpowder Mill Established

Age 7

in 1802, Eleuth�re Ir�n�� du Pont established the DuPont gun mill. It was the largest maker of explosive black powder. It was located along the Brandywine River near Wilmington.

Age 17

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Luinge ‘son of Lunge’, a personal name probably meaning ‘seafarer’, although the literal meaning is ‘ship’, from Latin navis longa.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Mcclung, "United States Census, 1820"
  • John Mcclung, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Mcclung, "United States Census, 1850"

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