Friday, June 4, 2010

James McQuiddy McClure

            Shelby County, Kentucky

Died:   June 2, 1845
            McDonough County, Kentucky

James McQuiddy McClure was the son of Greenup and Mary "Polly" McClure who owned the land on which this cemetery was established. He moved from Kentucky with his parents and siblings in the early 1830's, settling briefly in Morgan County where he married Lydia Margaret Hudson on August 3, 1834. They were the parents of seven children:  Mary Ann, Samuel (born & died in 1837, he is also probably buried here), Sarah Margaret, George William, Isaac Parker, Hester Jane, and James Robert. He died of smoke inhalation after battling a prairie fire. No grave stone has been located for him or his parents likely due to the deteriorating condition of the cemetery.

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