John McLean

Brief Life History of John

When John McLean was born on 11 December 1836, in Guilford, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Harvey McLean, was 41 and his mother, Esther Bennett, was 35. He married Stella Vanetta Gridley in February 1878. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Granite Township, Phillips, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Troupsburg, Troupsburg, Steuben, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 10 March 1901, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

John McLean
1836–1901
Stella Vanetta Gridley
1852–1935
Marriage: February 1878
Atwater J McLean
1880–1905
Lucy Alberta McLean
1883–1953
Otto Gilbert McLean
1885–1932
Leah Ester McLean
1889–1987
Ray Howard McLean
1896–1979

Sources (8)

  • John Mc Lean, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John McLain in entry for Lynn D Brown and Leah E McLain, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • John Mclean, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (7)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867

Historical Boundaries: 1867: Phillips, Kansas, United States

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Eáin, ‘son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of (Saint) John’. Compare Irish McAloon and McGlone .

History: This is the name of a major Scottish clan traditionally associated with the island of Mull, which claims descent from Gille Eáin na Tuaidh (‘Gillean of the Battleaxe’), who lived in the 13th century.

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

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