THOMAS McCLELLAND is of Irish descent, his grandfather, Thomas McClelland, having been born in County Donegal, Ireland. and immigrated to America when about seventeen years of age, first landing at New York. Thomas McClelland entered the war of the Revolution, and served till the close of the contest, receiving a cut in the head, besides being wounded in both ankles. He was afterward married to Nancy, daughter of Samuel Fergus, and their children were William, Margaret (Mrs. William McLain), Mary (Mrs. John Allen), Hugh, John, Martha (Mrs. James Brown) and Thomas. Mr. McClelland passed the earlier part of his married life in Adams county, Penn., and in the year 1790 removed to South Strabane township, Washington Co., same State, where he remained until his death. Politically he was identified with the Democratic party, and in religion was formerly a member of the Covenanter Church, but afterward united with the United Presbyterian Church at Washington.
William McClelland, son of Thomas and Nancy (Fergus) McClelland, was born in Adams county, Penn., in 1783, and was six years of age when his parents brought him to Washington county, where he obtained his education. He was united in marriage with Mary, daughter of John Allen, also a resident of South Strabane township, and to their union were born the following children: Eliza, Nancy (Mrs. Samuel McQuay), Thomas, Rebecca (Mrs. James Waller), Jane and John. Mr. McClelland was a Democrat in politics. In religion he was formerly a member of the Presbyterian Church at Washington, but after united with the United Presbyterian.
Thomas McClelland was born March 6, 1818, on the farm in South Strabane township which is his present home, and received a subscription-school education. On March 17, 1842, he was married to Martha, daughter of William Waller, a resident of Somerset township; he was united in marriage with Mary Peese, and settled on the home farm. His children are Andrew, Elizabeth, Mary, William, Ruth A., Rachel, Sarah, George, James, Margaret, Martha and William. Mr. McClelland is a Democrat in politics, and has held the offices of road supervisor and school director. In religion he is an adherent of the Presbyterian Church at Pigeon Creek.
Text taken from page 1207 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed February 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published February 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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