Male 1761 - 1837  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name William MCCLUNG 
    Born ca 1761  Rockbridge Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 04 Feb 1837  Blount Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The McClung Family Association Web Site: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rootsr/PA-Wm.htm

      He was a teamster in Washington's army during the Revolutionary War. The following incident is told of his army experiences: "On a certain occation he was driving an army wagon containing some empty barrels. The road being very rough, the barrels made a rumbling noise. The British army, encamped not far away, heard the noice and supposing it to be the drums of the American troops, called for a line of battle and made ready for a fight."

      He moved from Rockbridge County, VA to Wilkes Co. Georgia in 1787. He was a farmer. The following church certificate was given him by the session of the Presbyterian church at Timber Ridge, Rockbridge Co., VA:

      "That the bearer, William McClung, was a single young man when he left this society the 15th of May, 1787, and from his childhood behaved without blame or reproach, was admitted to full communion with the church and left us free from any imputation that would expose him to public shame or the censures of the church, is certified at Timber Ridge Sept. 2nd, 1788.

      By: John Lyle, William Walker, John McClung, Elders."

      William McClung owned a farm of 391 acres in Wilkes County, Georgia on Upton's Creek. See: Deed Index in Wilkes County. He also owned a farm of 213 acres in Greene County, GA. on Richland Creek. The Deed Index may show this purchase in 1797.

      William moved his family to Blount County, Tennessee about 1806. The following church certficate was given William McClung upon his departure from Wilkes County, GA:

      "Smyrna, GA: 13 Jan 1806: That the bearer, William McClung, an elder, and Euphemia, his wife, have lived in this congregation a number of years past and behaved in a sober, Christian manner--are in the communion of the church and leave us with unimpeachable character, is certified by the pastor: Fras. Cummins."

      The first year they lived on the Houston farm, on Nine Mile Creek, eight miles southwest of Maryville, TN. The next year he entered a 300 acre farm on Baker's Creek, Blount (now Loudon) County, adjoining the present village of Greenback, TN. About the year 1810, he built a large brick house, in which he dwelt the remainder of his life. He was an Elder in the Baker's Creek Presbyterian Church for probably thirty years.

      he following pen picture of him was furnished by William Craig, whoknew him intimately for twenty-five years: "William McClung was tall, slender, raw-boned, about six feet high; slightly stoopt in his old age. In his prime he stood erect. He had rather narrow shoulders; head medium size; hair gray and mediumlength, beard heavy; upper lip cleanshaven, according to the custom in his day; eye-brows rather heavy; nose medium size; cheek bones prominent; eyes dark gray, sharp and piercing; face lean. He was a man of good sense, lively, and full of fun; joking with the neighbors, and servants in his employ. He was a very religious man."

      He seems to have been a man of fair education. The only civil office he ever held so far as known was that of Justice of the Peace. His Will is recorded in Blount County, TN. While carrying a basket of corn to feed his hogs, he stepped on a corncob, fell, and dislocated his hip, which accident hastened his death. He was buried in the family grave-yard about two furlongs south of the house. He died 14 Feb 1837 in his 70th year.
    Person ID I10189  Master File
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2011 

    Father James MCCLUNG,   b. 1736, Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann Gray 
    Family ID F6570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Euphemia Cunningham 
    Married 12 Nov 1789  Green Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F6573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart