Friday, June 4, 2010

Greenup McClure

Born:     May 19, 1790
              Jessamine County, Kentucky

Died:     Feb. 19, 1856
              McDonough County, Illinois

He was a son of John and Lucy McClure originally from Jessamine County, Kentucky. (In early records the surname was sometimes spelled "McLure.")

In 1810 he married Polly (Mary) McComsey in Shelby County, Kentucky. In about 1831, along with his wife, children, parents, brother James, and brother-in-law Samuel Workman he removed to Morgan County, Illinois. In 1835 he made the first of two land purchases in McDonough County which gave him a total of 160 acres in section 22, Bethel township, McDonough County, Illinois. He established the Pioneer Cemetery on his property in 1838.

Greenup and Mary McClure were the parents of: James Q. (1811); Martin (1814); Sarah Jane [Venard] (1815); Lucy Ann [Brundage] (1819); Margaret [1. Harris 2. Cooper] (1821); Lorrin [Thompson] (1823); Robert Lee (1827); Mary Elizabeth [1. Hoover 2. Hudson] (1832); and Georgetta (1838).

Primary sources:
  • "Venard-Van Antwerp-. . . McClure . . . etc. Genealogy," by Daniel Lloyd Venard, 1983, Macomb, Illinois, and "Corrections & Additions for Venard-Van Antwerp Genealogy" by Daniel Lloyd Venard, 1988.
  • Additional biographical information comes from census records, vital statistics, and marriage records from Ancestry.com, and the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.
  • Burial is also documented by: Duane Lester's, "Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois, Volume II, Bethel-Industry."
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very excited to find information on Greenup McClure. I am his 6x great grand daughter.
My mother started this genealogy 10 years ago before she died so I decided to continue it. My name is Mary (McClure-Venard-Goff-Everitt-Shaffer)Thuilliez