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  • ID: I3208
  • Name: James MCCLANAHAN
  • Given Name: James
  • Surname: McClanahan
  • Suffix: Sr
  • Nickname: "The Elder"
  • Name: James McClenachan Sr
  • Given Name: James McClenachan Sr other spelling
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 98FF770C0F9BD511ABF794AB102D831B66A7
  • Change Date: 2 MAY 2010
  • _COLOR: 1
  • Note: He was in Fauquier County, VA from 1762 until 1798. He came to Bracken County, KY about 1817 and settled in the Berlin area. He build a two story log house where the Berlin school was later build. It is not for sure, whether he came from Scotland or Ireland. The surname has been spelled "McClanahan" , "McClenanch" and McClenahan", often being spelled more than one way in the same document. During automation, the name was initially spelled as "McClanahan" in the several STAFA data files. However, in the future, the spelling will be changed when a family member or research indicate the use of a different spelling.
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  • Name: Page 1
  • Birth: ABT 1750 in Fauquier County, VA
  • Will: 18 MAY 1832 Kentucky
  • Note:
    In the name of God, Amen. I, JAMES McCLENACHAN, the Elder of Bracken County and the State of Kentucky, being weak in body but sound and perfect mind, and memory, bless be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament as follows - That is to say being penitent and sorry for all my sins and most humbly desire forgiveness for the same - I commend my soul unto God who gave it to me and my body I give to the earth there to be decently buried by my Executor though as to his discretion - As to the settling of my temporal estate which it has pleased God to bestow upon me, I make the following distribution thereof viz - It is my wish and desire, 1st That at my death all my negroes and servants shall be set at "liberty" and be and forever remain perfectly "free", namely Lydia Ewell and all her children to wit, Peter Ewell, Milly Ewell, Julien Ewell, Alfred Ewell, Caroline Ewell, Vincent Ewell and Margaret Ann Frances Ewell, the daughter of Julian Ewell and all their increase should there be any. And as an indemnity to the County of Bracken and to prevent said servant's from becoming chargeable to said County I hereby give and bequeath unto my said servants Lydia, Peter, Milly, Julian, Alfred, Caroline and Vincent, one hundred (100) acres of land lying in the said County adjoining the farm whereon I now live next to Thomas McCarty's to have and to hold the same to them and their heirs forever with all the appurtenances thereto belonging in fee simple which said one hundred (100) acres is to be taken out of the one hundred and fifty (150) acre tract which I purchased of Frederick Speese,Sr, who purchased of James Coleman, deceased. I also give and bequeath unto said Lydia Ewell one (1) sow and pigs, two (2) ewes, one (1) pot and all the beds and furniture used by her and her children for the mutual benefit of them all. I also give and bequeath unto said Peter Ewell one (1) Roan Colt, one (1) shovel plow, one (1) pair of Gears, one (1) Axe, and one (1) mattock, provided: the said Peter will remain with his mother Lydia otherwise she shall have what is here given to him. I also give and bequeath unto my said servant Milly Ewell one (1) loom, two (2) beds and the gear. I also give and bequeath unto my said servant Caroline Ewell one (1) cow and her choice of them and one (1) ewe also. I give and bequeath unto said Vincent Ewell one (1) heifer calf. Should it so happen that I depart this life in the fall of the year then in that case, it is my wish and desire that the above named servants shall have the crop of corn then made together with six hundred (600) weight of Pork for their support through the ensuing year, but if I depart this life at any other time than in the fall of the year my said servants are to remain upon my farm and raise one (1) crop rent free for themselves together with one (1) years provision such as meats and bread stuff and etc. All the undue and remainder of my real and person Estate (after paying all my debts and part expenses and etc) shall be divided equally among all my children having regard to what they or each of them had already received of my Estate and such of them as have departed this life or shall hereafter depart this life before my will takes effect, it is my wish that the heirs of such deceased shall have one (1) equal share of my said Estate which deceased would have had if he or she were living except Thomas McClenachan's heirs but they shall have two hundred and fifty (250) dollars only, lastly, I hereby appoint Frederick Fishback sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament in whom I have utmost confidence, therefore he will give a bond without security (the penalty of which shall not exceed the value of my personal estate) for the performance of his duty. I hear by revoke and annul all my former Wills made by me. In testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 18th day of May 1832.
    *******
    /s/ James McClenachan * SEAL *
    the Elder *******

  • Death: ABT 1834 in Berlin, Bracken, KY
  • Burial: ABT 1834 Kentucky
  • Reference Number: 003-016259N



    Marriage 1 Elizabeth STEELE b: in -----, -----, --
      1
    • Married: ABT 1770 in -----, -----, --
    • Note: <b>Their marriage is in question?????</b> 1
    Children
    1. Has Children William MCCLANAHAN b: ABT 1773 in Fauquier County, VA
    2. Has Children Jane MCCLANAHAN b: 24 FEB 1775 in Virginia
    3. Has Children John MCCLANAHAN b: ABT 1776 in Fauquier County, VA
    4. Has Children James MCCLANAHAN b: ABT 1778 in Fauquier County, VA
    5. Has Children David MCCLANAHAN b: BET 1778 AND 1782 in Fauquier County, VA
    6. Has Children Hugh MCCLANAHAN b: ABT 1784 in Fauquier County, VA
    7. Has No Children Nancy MCCLANAHAN b: ABT 1785 in Virginia
    8. Has Children Thomas MCCLANAHAN b: ABT 1789 in -----, -----, --
    9. Has Children Andrew MCCLANAHAN b: ABT 1790 in Fauquier County, VA

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: STAFA: research of CWS
      Title: Data provided by the personal research of the founder of SMITH-TAYLOR and Allied Families Association (STAFA), MSG (ret US Army) Charles Wesley Smith. I have spent day after day walking in small to large cemeteries, recording data on the headstones. Also, reading books, documents and newspapers in libraries from the small home town library to the Library of Congress; and talking to many folks from the hills of Kentucky to the hills of Germany and many place in between. Oh, such joy and pleasure to learn of the family, both ancestors and descendants, may we continue to learn. I must admit that I was as many a young family researchers "very relaxed in the arena of documenting my research" and I often have to pay for it today, by giving a blank look in response, when questioned. However, the internet is slowing changing that, especially the help from many fellow researcher; Ancestry Family Trees; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; and, the many other Data Files on Ancestry.com. CWS Srnd Allied Families Association (STAFA), MSG (ret US Army) Charles Wesley Smith. I have spent day after day walking in small to large cemeteries, recording data on the headstones. Also, reading books, documents and newspapers in libraries from the small home town library to the Library of Congress; and talking to many folks from the hills of Kentucky to the hills of Germany and many place in between. Oh, such joy and pleasure to learn of the family, both ancestors and descendants, may we continue to learn. I must admit that I was as many a young family researchers "very relaxed in the arena of documenting my research" and I often have to pay for it today, by giving a blank look in response, when questioned. However, the internet is slowing changing that, especially the help from many fellow researcher; Ancestry Family Trees; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; and, the many other Data Files on Ancestry.com. CWS Srnd Allied Families Association (STAFA), MSG (ret US Army) Charles Wesley Smith. I have spent day after day walking in small to large cemeteries, recording data on the headstones. Also, reading books, documents and newspapers in libraries from the small home town library to the Library of Congress; and talking to many folks from the hills of Kentucky to the hills of Germany and many place in between. Oh, such joy and pleasure to learn of the family, both ancestors and descendants, may we continue to learn. I must admit that I was as many a young family researchers "very relaxed in the arena of documenting my research" and I often have to pay for it today, by giving a blank look in response, when questioned. However, the internet is slowing changing that, especially the help from many fellow researcher; Ancestry Family Trees; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; and, the many other Data Files on Ancestry.com. CWS Sr
      Name: Footnotend Allied Families Association (STAFA), MSG (ret US Army) Charles Wesley Smith. I have spent day after day walking in small to large cemeteries, recording data on the headstones. Also, reading books, documents and newspapers in libraries from the small home town library to the Library of Congress; and talking to many folks from the hills of Kentucky to the hills of Germany and many place in between. Oh, such joy and pleasure to learn of the family, both ancestors and descendants, may we continue to learn. I must admit that I was as many a young family researchers "very relaxed in the arena of documenting my research" and I often have to pay for it today, by giving a blank look in response, when questioned. However, the internet is slowing changing that, especially the help from many fellow researcher; Ancestry Family Trees; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; and, the many other Data Files on Ancestry.com. CWS Sr
      Name: ShortFootnotend Allied Families Association (STAFA), MSG (ret US Army) Charles Wesley Smith. I have spent day after day walking in small to large cemeteries, recording data on the headstones. Also, reading books, documents and newspapers in libraries from the small home town library to the Library of Congress; and talking to many folks from the hills of Kentucky to the hills of Germany and many place in between. Oh, such joy and pleasure to learn of the family, both ancestors and descendants, may we continue to learn. I must admit that I was as many a young family researchers "very relaxed in the arena of documenting my research" and I often have to pay for it today, by giving a blank look in response, when questioned. However, the internet is slowing changing that, especially the help from many fellow researcher; Ancestry Family Trees; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; and, the many other Data Files on Ancestry.com. CWS Sr
      Name: Bibliographynd Allied Families Association (STAFA), MSG (ret US Army) Charles Wesley Smith. I have spent day after day walking in small to large cemeteries, recording data on the headstones. Also, reading books, documents and newspapers in libraries from the small home town library to the Library of Congress; and talking to many folks from the hills of Kentucky to the hills of Germany and many place in between. Oh, such joy and pleasure to learn of the family, both ancestors and descendants, may we continue to learn. I must admit that I was as many a young family researchers "very relaxed in the arena of documenting my research" and I often have to pay for it today, by giving a blank look in response, when questioned. However, the internet is slowing changing that, especially the help from many fellow researcher; Ancestry Family Trees; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; and, the many other Data Files on Ancestry.com. CWS Sr
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