Third Generation

8. Samuel3 McClure (Halbert Samuel2, James Arthur1) was born in Raphoe, Donegal, N. Ireland 1709. Samuel died May 4, 1779 in Virginia, at 69 years of age. Will was filed in Rockbridge Co VA May 4 1779.

He married Sarah McKim about 1730. He was from Rapho, County Donegal, Province of Ulster, Ireland

Tradition says that Samuel McClure had ten sons and one daughter. We know something of four of these children. One was said to be a ship surgeon in the British navy. His Christian name we do not know. Shortly after Francis' marriage he brought him some presents from his father in Ireland. One tradition states that William subsequently settled in America, but we have no proof of this. Richard McClure of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, a grandson of Francis McClure, has in his possession a masonic emblem, said to have belonged to this physician brother of Francis McClure, who was said to have been a prominent mason in Ireland. The emblem bears the date "5786." Of Francis McClure's brother, Andrew, our knowledge is more definite. He was a bachelor, a very handsome man, who always dressed well, and was known as "Beau Andy." His fiancee had died in Ireland, and he came to America, and made his home with Francis. He died (???), and his brother, Francis, and sister, Nancy, became his heirs at law. The one daughter of Samuel McClure, referred to, was Ann of Nancy. She is said to have been very well educated, and to have corresponded with a young man named Calhoun, whose family were at enmity with the McClures. She ran off and married Mr. Calhoun, who was a captain of a merchant ship, which was lost coming from India. Her parents disowned her, and Francis McClure brought her to America, where she spent the remainder of her life, and ruled his children very strictly. She died October, 1835

Samuel McClure and Sarah McKim had the following children:

child + 30 i. Francis4 McClure was born 1740.

child + 31 ii. William McClure was born about 1742.

child 32 iii. Alexander McClure was born about 1744.

child 33 iv. Ann McClure was born about 1746.

child 34 v. Agnes McClure was born about 1748. She married James Campbell. James was born about 1748.

child 35 vi. Hannah McClure was born about 1750.

child 36 vii. Mary McClure was born about 1752.

child 37 viii. Samuel McClure was born about 1754.

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