Robert McClure Dryden

30 December 1802–22 June 1862 (Age 59)
Harrison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Robert McClure

When Robert McClure Dryden was born on 30 December 1802, in Harrison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Nathaniel Dryden, was 40 and his mother, Mary Agnes McClure, was 40. He married Rebecca Emmaline Hunter on 4 July 1839, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 June 1862, in Belfast, Marshall, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Robert McClure Dryden
Rebecca Emmaline Hunter
Marriage: 4 July 1839
Nathaniel Thaddeus Dryden
Ephrim Robert Hunter Dryden
James N. Polk Dryden
Mary Elizabeth Dryden

Spouse and Children

4 July 1839
Marshall, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 10

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 16

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in Cumbria or Northumberland, where the name is still common, and perhaps named from Old English drȳge ‘dry’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert M Dryam, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Robert M Dryam, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Robert M. Dryden, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"

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