David McClure and Mary Cameron

DAVID McCLURE is a grandson of James and Nancy (Crouch) McClure, who were born in Scotland, whence they emigrated to Pennsylvania in an early day. They settled on a farm in North Strabane township, Washington county, where thirteen children were born to them, and where the father died in 1854.

David McClure (father of our subject), a son of this pioneer couple, was born in the year 1802, in North Strabane township. He grew to manhood on the home farm, and in 1823 was married to Mary Cameron, who was born in 1802, a resident of the same neighborhood. Eleven children were born to them, of whom the following are living: James, David, Samuel, Mary, Joseph, Belle (wife of William Hickson), Martha (Mrs. Robert Kerr), William and Robert. Mr. McClure was a prosperous and influential farmer. In politics he affiliated with the Democratic party, and in religious connection both he and his wife were very active members of the old Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, with which they were connected many years. Mr. McClure died in 1876, having been preceded by his wife in 1834.

Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893

David McClure b. 1802 Aug 17 in North Strabane, Washington, Pennsylvania, died 1876 in , Washington, Pennsylvania, married in 1823 in , Washington, Pennsylvania to Mary Cameron b. abt. 1802, died 1835 Oct 3 in , Washington, Pennsylvania.

  • James E. McClure b. 1826 in Pennsylvania married Martha McCosh
  • David b. 1830 Oct 20 in North Strabane Township, Pennsylvania, d. 1903 June 14, married Nannie A. Thomas
  • Samuel b. 1833

Nancy died and David married 2nd, 1835 March 5 in , Washington, Pennsylvania to Lavina Hutchinson b. 1814 Feb 14, North Strabane, Washington, Pennsylvania.

Their children were:

  • Mary Jane b. 1837
  • Joseph Hutchinson b. 1839 Aug 28, died 1930 Aug 1, married Martha R. Palmer Parramore
  • Isabel b. 1843 (wife of William Hickson)
  • William b. abt. 1845
  • Martha b. abt. 1848 (Mrs. Robert Kerr)
  • Robert b. abt. 1852
  • Jackson b. abt. 1854

Son James was listed as the executor of James’ will in which he was appointed the guardian of his sisters, Mary and Martha. David grew up on his father’s farm. Source: Compiler of James Taylor McClure and Nancy Crouch information.

Census information:

Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 499; Page: 58.
Joseph CAMERON
Jno MCEL…?
Isaac ANDERSON
David MCCLURE 1111 – 1 / 1 – 1 – 1
Jas. S. SCOTT
Josiah CRAWFORD

1850 Pennsylvania, Washington County, North Strabane
Pg. 33
74/74 James McCluer 82 Farmer $4400 b. Ireland
Mary 33
Hannah 24
Nancy 46
Martha 5
75/75 David MCCLUER 47 farmer b. PA
Lavinah 34
Samuel 17
Mary Jane 13
Joseph 11
Isabel 7
William 5
Martha 2
76/86 George PALMER household

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: North Strabane, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1192; Page: 763; Image: 195.
137/137 David McClure 58 day laborer personal prop $200
Lovina McClure 50
Joseph McClure 18
William McClure 16 attended school
Martha McClure 14 attended school
Robert McClure 8
Jackson McClure 6
138/138 Libertine TOWES and family
139/139 Robert CROUCH and family

Source: Source: Thank you to Shirley McClure Gillenwater for pointing me to David McClure and Mary Cameron as parents of James.

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