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Alney McLean
Birth: Jun. 10, 1779
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1841
Muhlenberg County
Kentucky, USA

US Congressman. Born in North Carolina, he moved to Kentucky in June of 1799 to accept an appointment as the first Surveyor of Muhlenberg County. One of the founders of Greenville, Kentucky, he was elected as a trustee. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1805, and commenced to practice as an attorney in Greenville. McLean was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 1812 and 1813. He organized a company of militia immediately after news arrived that a second war with England was declared. McLean was commissioned as Captain of the 1st Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Militia and served under Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Caldwell. In 1814, he commanded a company of detached militia, the 24th Kentucky Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel William Mitchusson, and participated in the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. After the battle, McLean and his company was accused by General Andrew Jackson of retreating against orders and were assigned to fatigue duty. McLean came to resent Jackson and his policies and helped to form the National Democratic Republican Party in opposition to him. After the war, McLean returned to Kentucky and was elected to represent Kentucky's 5th District in the United States House of Representatives. He served from 1815 to 1817 and again from 1819 to 1821. He became a Circuit Court Judge and presided over the 14th District of Kentucky from 1821 until his death in 1841. A close friend of Henry Clay, he was the Presidential Elector from Kentucky on the Clay ticket in 1824 and on the Clay and Sargent ticket in 1832. He died near Greenville. McLean County, Kentucky, established in 1854, is named for him. His brother, Robert D. McLean was a prominent surgeon. (bio by: K Guy) 
Family links: 
  Ephraim MacLean (1730 - 1823)
  Elizabeth Davidson McLean (1734 - 1820)
  Tabitha Russell Campbell McLean (1785 - 1850)*
  Tabitha R McLean (1815 - 1898)*
  Samuel Russell McLean (1817 - 1851)*
  Alney McLean (1819 - 1905)*
  Charles W McLean (1819 - 1899)*
  George McLean (1821 - 1823)*
  Rowena McLean (1827 - 1861)*
  Transylvania R. McLean Noel (1829 - ____)*
  Margaret McLean Brank (1761 - 1837)*
  Ephraim McLean (1765 - 1818)*
  Jane McLean Ewing (1769 - 1847)*
  Charles McLean (1771 - 1825)*
  William McLean (1773 - 1814)*
  Samuel Mortimer McLean (1775 - 1850)*
  James Davidson McLean (1777 - 1843)*
  Alney McLean (1779 - 1841)
  Robert Davisdon McLean (1783 - 1875)**
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Caney Station Cemetery
Muhlenberg County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K Guy
Record added: Dec 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23526326
Alney McLean
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Alney McLean
Added by: D. L. Lee
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I've added more info to McLean's page at my 4th great grand uncle. Trying to see that your grave is kept clean in real life. RIP. XOXO
- JC Wilson
 Added: Mar. 22, 2016
I am so proud of my daughter for going to New Orleans to honor your service at the 200th anniversary celebration of the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 2015. Thanks for your service. 3rd Great Grand NieceAF Sanford, Nashville, TN
- Alma Sanford
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015
RIP 4th Great Grand Uncle
- BD
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014
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