The McClanahans

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Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company, 1894 - 43 pages
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Page 17 - several companies of militia and freeholders of Augusta " forwarded to the representatives of the county in the Legislature their "sentiments" on the subject of religious liberty. They demanded that " all religious denominations within the Dominion be forthwith put in full possession of equal liberty, without preference or pre-eminence,
Page 24 - M'Clanahan, to land on the island, which was performed as expeditiously as our small vessels would admit of. On our arrival, we found the enemy had evacuated the place with the greatest precipitation, and were struck with horror at the number of dead bodies, in a state of putrefaction, strewed all the way from their battery to Cherry Point, about two miles in length, with a shovel full of earth upon them...
Page 23 - Instructions were then ordered to be drawn up by the Rev. Alexander Balmaine, Mr. Sampson Mathews, Captain Alexander McClanahan, Mr. Michael Bowyer, Mr. William Lewis, and Captain George Mathews, or any three of them, and delivered to the delegates thus chosen, which are as follows: 'To Mr. Thomas Lewis and Captain Samuel McDowell. — The committee of Augusta county, pursuant to the trust reposed in them by the freeholders of the same, have chosen you to represent them in Colony Convention...
Page 13 - April 5, 1779. Council appropriated stores for this ship. (4) November 3, 1779. M. CLARKSON, Marshal to the Court of Admiralty, represented that he had been violently opposed and insulted in the execution of his office by "Blair McCLENACHAN...
Page 24 - Beating at ten o'clock & four in the afternoon. battle of Great Bridge, near Norfolk, December 9, 1775, in which every British grenadier was killed, without loss to the Virginians.
Page 6 - " in that peace in this wilderness for which their hearts had longed in their native land.
Page 25 - The union between these two families, Lewis and McClanahan, beginning at that early period, has been frequently repeated down to the present time. ' ' Thomas Lewis, the county surveyor, was disqualified for military service by defective vision, but was a man of culture and influence, and held various important positions. He was a member of the House of Burgesses and of the State Convention in 1775, and commissioner in 1777 to treat with the Indian tribes on the Ohio. He died October 31, 1790.
Page 39 - December 1, 1835, having numbered ninety-four years ; his wife survived him two years and died at the same age. (For a sketch of his life, see Foote's Sketches of Virginia, Second Series, pages 108-9.) 7.
Page 10 - after having lived at various places in Staunton, removed to his farm, a mile south of town, now ( 1886) owned by Mrs. Gay and her children.
Page 43 - McClanahans in the Indian wars and in the war of the Revolution, was not suffered to be lost in that '

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