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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John McLean
Stella Vanetta Gridley
Marriage: February 1878
Atwater J McLean
Lucy Alberta McLean
Otto Gilbert McLean
Leah Ester McLean
Ray Howard McLean

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)


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


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


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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