Jun. 30, 1873 Shipman Macoupin County Illinois, USA
James John McClaren was probably the son of William and Nancy McClaren. He married at Congruity church, Salem Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania 19 June 1828 to Mary Jane Hill, and they were the parents of three sons and six daughters. They resided in Indiana and Westmoreland counties, residing wherever their children might received the best educational opportunities. In 1864 he removed to Shipman, and worked as a druggist.