8. Rudolph Smith3 McClure (Samuel2, unknown1) was born in Hickory, Lawrence Co, PA April 18, 1844. The county should probably be Butler since Lawrence Co. PA was not incorporated until 1848. Smith died August 01, 1885 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 41 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY
He married Rebecca Jane Raymond in Petroleum Center, Venango Co, PA, June 11, 1872. Rebecca was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada March 30, 1846. Rebecca was the daughter of William Raymond and Louisa Lehman Barr. Rebecca died June 25, 1937 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 91 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY "Roudolf" is listed with his family in the 1850 census at age 4. "Smith" is listed with his family in the 1860 census at age 15.
In the 1870 census Shamburgh, Oilcreek twp, Vanango Co, PA page 386, Smith McClure (age 25) is recorded with a hours of other Oil Miners.
In the 1880 census Parker Twp, Butler Co PA page 399, Smith (age 35) is recorded with his wife Rebecca (age 32), Cressie (age 7), Ross (age 5) and Mertie (age 3). Smith is laborer born in PA.
Rudolph served as a Private in Co.G.78 Regiment Inf. of Pennsyvania Volunteers in the Civil War and is listed as "Smith McClure". He enlisted on July 19 1864 and was discharged on November 9 1864. On his return home from his 100 day tour of duty, he had some sort of an eye infection. Eventually, based on the pension papers, he went blind in one eye. He was also suffering with what the doctor called Neuralgia. The disease apparently affected the limbs, chest and head. Rudolph had a few attacks previous to his death. He recovered enough to be walking around town and soon after reaching his home, he suddenly died. In a doctors report, he states that he could find no evidence of heart problems and noted the cause of death as Neuralgia. The pension for him took over 10 years to process and eventually was granted to his widow. According the the pension request papers, this time, particularly after Rudolph's death, was very hard for the family. Looks as if very little money, if any, was coming into the household.
Regimental History PENNSYLVANIA ONE HUNDRED and NINETY-THIRD INFANTRY (One Hundred Days)
One Hundred and Ninety-third Infantry. - Col., John B. Clark; Lieut.-Col., James W. Ballantine; Maj., Horatio K. Ty- ler. Co. E of this regiment was recruited in Lawrence county, a part of Co. I in Warren county and the remainder in Alle- gheny. It rendezvoused at Camp Howe, Pittsburg, and was mus- tered into the U. S. service July 19, 1864, for a 100 days' term. A few days later it left for Baltimore and was there as- signed to Nagle's brigade. It was engaged during its term of enlistment in guarding the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore railroad, and on provost guard duty in and about Wilmington, Del. It was mustered out at Pittsburg, Nov. 9, 1864. Before leaving for home, Capt. McMunn of Co. A was instrumental in se- curing the reenlistment of a considerable number of the men to serve during the remainder of the war. These men were distrib- uted according to their preferences among the regiments at the front.
Rudolph Smith McClure and Rebecca Jane Raymond had the following children:
14 i. Cressie C4 McClure was born in Martinsburg, Butler Co, PA 1873. Cressie died 1885 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 12 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY as CC McClure Cressy died when he was 12 years old
+ 15 ii. Ross Raymond McClure was born December 30, 1874.
16 iii. Myrtle May McClure was born in Martinsburg, Butler Co, PA January 27, 1876. The affidavit attached to the pension request by Rebecca give the birth date and place of birth.
The 1900 census lists her birth as December 1876.
Cemetery shows birth year as 1877. Myrtle died January 16, 1952 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 75 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY She married Claude E Jacox 1907.
Claude was born New York April 13, 1886. Claude was the son of Charles Jacox and Elvenie unknown. Claude died September 25, 1949 at 63 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY (See Claude E Jacox for the continuation of this line.)
+ 17 iv. Alfred Smith McClure was born September 06, 1882.
18 v. Ida E McClure was born in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY January 03, 1885. Ida died October 31, 1970 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 85 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY She married Thomas C Martin in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, June 24, 1913.
Tom was born in Pennsylvania April 01, 1889. Tom was the son of John Martin and Alice unknown. Tom died March 15, 1980 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 90 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY
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