When Joseph McClure was born on 26 August 1825, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Thomas McClure, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Strain, was 37. He married Mary A Sitton on 22 February 1844, in Rabun, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Gilmer, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and Shoal Creek Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 24 September 1897, at the age of 72.
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir ‘son of Gille Odhar’, the ‘swarthy lad’. Compare Irish Mac Giolla Uidhir regularly Anglicized McAleer .
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