Friday, June 4, 2010

Lucy Ann (McClure) Brundage

Birth:  Oct. 14, 1819
          Shelby County, Kentucky

Died:  Nov. 20, 1861
          McDonough County, Illinois


Lucy Brundage's gravestone  (above)  was found lying flat and mostly buried in mud and leaves in March 2008.  Her burial is in the Brundage area of the  cemetery.

Lucy Ann (McClure) Brundage was the daughter of Greenup and Mary (McComsey) McClure.  She died at age 42 years, 1 month, 6 days.  This cemetery is located on the McClure homestead that was purchased by her father, Greenup McClure, when he moved his family to Illinois in the early 1830's.

Lucy married John Brundage (born 1818 in Henderson, Kentucky) in McDonough County, Illinois on June 12, 1839. They were the parents of George, James, Mary Jane, Lorinda, Columbus, Margaret A., William, John, and two who died in infancy.  The infants, Nancy and Sarah Elizabeth Brundage, are also interred in this cemetery.  The son named John appears in the 1860 census at 3 years of age, but I cannot locate him in records after that time. He may also have died at an early age, and if so, it's quite possible that he is buried here.

After her death, Lucy's husband, John Brundage, married Susanna Moore in March of 1863. They had three children together before moving to Missouri. John Brundage died in Central City, Putnam Co., Missouri in 1888.

Burial is documented in this cemetery by this source: Duane Lester's, Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois, Volume II, Bethel-Industry.

Biographical information comes from census records, vital statistics, and marriage records from Ancestry.com and the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.

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