McClaren (McLaren), James John - Macoupin County Illinois
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Descendants of James John MCCLAREN (MCLAREN)

submitted by DeVere E McClaren

A “First Family” of Macoupin County IL

James John MCCLAREN (MCLAREN) of (William1 MCCLAREN) was born April 07, 1802 in Indiana/Westmoreland Co PA1, and died December 30, 1873 in Shipman Macoupin Co IL. He married Mary Jane HILL June 19, 1828 in Salem Twp PA, daughter of John HILL and Jane.

Notes James John McClaren was a farmer and druggist. Resided at Shipman IL James and Mary are buried at Shipman IL

Children of James John MCCLAREN (MCLAREN) and Mary HILL are:

i. Jane Wilson MCCLAREN, born June 23, 1829 in Greensburg Westmoreland Co PA; died 1920 in San Raphael CA. She married (1) Samuel James HENRY July 06, 1848 in Salem Twp PA 2. She married (2) W K FULTON Aft 1871.

ii. Agnes MCCLAREN, born March 19, 1831 in Westmoreland Co PA; died January 02, 1910 in PA. She married John BORITZ June 10, 1851 in PA.

iii. John D MCCLAREN (MCLAREN), born July 18, 1835 in Indiana Indiana Co PA3; died June 05, 1906 in Plymouth IN. He married Anna M PORTER November 15, 1858 in Indiana Indiana Co PA.

iv. Sarah Ann MCCLAREN, born January 06, 1838 in Westmoreland Co PA; died August 1919 in Hondo Medina Co TX4. She married (1) Joseph Theron ROBINSON 1860 in Andover IL. She married (2) John T MCCARTY 1866.

v. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" MCCLAREN, born December 25, 1842 in PA; died January 04, 1901 in Rialto CA. She married Samuel S WOOD 1871 in Shipman Macoupin Co IL.

vi. James Wilson MCCLAREN, born May 29, 1844 in Westmoreland Co PA; died January 09, 1908 in Lewis Edwards Co KS. He married Catherine Bassett WILLIAMS April 08, 1873 in Shipman Macoupin Co IL.

vii. Frances "Fannie" Foster MCCLAREN, born September 06, 1846 in Derry Twp Westmoreland Co PA; died November 16, 1927 in Shipman Macoupin Co IL. She married Enoch George RANDLE June 03, 1875 in Shipman Macoupin Co IL.

viii. Thomas MCCLAREN, born February 18, 1849 in PA; died February 1849 in PA.

ix. Florence "Flora" MCCLAREN, born September 26, 1852 in Derry Twp Westmoreland Co PA; died May 12, 1948 in Agnews State Hosp San Jose CA5. She married Thomas Freeman WILLIAMS December 26, 1871 in Macoupin Co IL.


1. Abstract from Bank of ShipmanMildred Phelps Wiegand1860 Census Westmoreland Co PA

2. Marriage Bk, #1166, Westmoreland Co PA

3. Civil War Pension Record # 869036Co H 2nd Batt Vol Infy, 1863-64, occupation lawyer.

4. Sarah and John buried Armstrong Plot, City Cemetery, Taylor TX because a daughter married an Armstrong.

5. Buried Oak Hill Memorial, San Jose CA

For more information on this family, contact:

DeVere E McClaren
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Ulysses KS 67880-2506

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