Samuel McClung

17 March 1818–9 April 1891 (Age 73)
Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel McClung was born on 17 March 1818, in Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, Capt. James McClung, was 41 and his mother, Mary Campbell, was 38. He married Margaret Haffner on 9 June 1840, in Augusta, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Woodland Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 April 1891, in Astoria, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Astoria, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel McClung
Margaret Haffner
Marriage: 9 June 1840
Andrew Jackson McClung
Mary Elizabeth Mc Clung
Sarah Catherine McClung
Nancy J McClung
Granville A. Mc_ Clung
James Samuel Legrand McClung
Mary Houston McClung

Spouse and Children

9 June 1840
Augusta, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Age 1

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 21

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

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)

  • Samuel McClung, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Mcclung, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sam Mc Clung in entry for Andrew B. Forsythe, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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