The Mcclure Family
Theclassics Us, 2013 - 74 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... Andrew McClure and Mary Mitchel had five children. 1. James Mcclure, b. Augusta county, Va., November 4, 1789, and died at his home near Rogersville, Tenn., April 11, 1866. He emigrated about 1815 to Ashe county, N. C, removing a year or two later to Lebanon, Russell county, Virginia, thence to Tennessee. The following letters give in brief outline this period of his life: "jeffersonton, N. Carolina, June 23, 1816. Dear Brother: I embrace this preasent opportunity of informing you that I am well at preasant and all my family, which is But Small. My wife gives her best Respects to you. I am out of the way of hearing from you by way of private opportunity. I received a letter from you during this Spring, which was the only acct I have had for some time. I received a letter from Sister Polly in the month of May, which was the last acct I had from your Country for some time. I have no knews from this Country that is worth writing. I have some idea that I shall Take a ride to the Western Country the latter part of the summer or winter, and if I find that I can be pleased with the Country, I shall in all probability leave this Country as soon as possible. I do intend to erect a tan-yard between this and next Spring if I should leave this Country, which I think I will at this time. If I should go I want Brother Thomas to go with me when he is done learning his trade. I think he can do as well, and better perhaps, than whare he is. I wrote a letter to him some time ago. If I can get what money is owing to me I can establish myself some whare that perhaps I can make a living. If Thomas had about three or four hundred dollars in Cash with what I shall have, if he should be inclined to go with me, we could make a grand Establishment in the western...
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