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William C. Cline
Birth: Jun. 9, 1818
Death: May 17, 1863

Source *: From compiled notes of E. O. Basinger, Sr. CLINE CHRONICLE
* William C. Cline had two brothers who came to Missouri, John, who was older than him and Samuel, the youngest of the four brothers. The other brother, George Washington Cline went to Illinois first, had two children, one born in 1844 and one in 1857. Then we find George in Missouri in the 1860 Census. George's third child was nine years old, so he came to Lawrence County, Missouri about 1851.
* "John was the eldest of the four Cline brothers and he was listed in the 1859 Census as were William C. and Samuel".
* Like the other CLINE'S, William dealt in horses and stock. His profession and his Confederate sympathies cause his death. On May 16, 1863, while on his sick bed, William was shot in the head by Union bushwhackers. He had just sold some mules at a livestock sale for $86.06. The men came and demanded that money. When he refused, they shot and killed him in bed. Tempers were running high just before the Civil War. Parents his their children in barrels lowered into the well. Some fled to the woods. Bushwhackers poured boiling water over cows and tore up houses. William lived in "Union" territory, near the Wire Road and was known as a "Rebel" sympathizer.
* William C. Cline and his infant son, James J., were first buried in a plot in the center of Aurora where Aurora High School now stands. About 1920, they were removed to Fairview Cemetery, about 3 miles NE of Aurora in Marionville, where other members of the family are buried. William had been buried in a cedar casket lined with velvet, with a silk kerchief wrapped around his head. Ethel Norman washed it. Pieces of the cedar casket and velvet lining also remained. The remains and their stone were moved to Grammer/Fairview Cemetery.
* William died without a will and his estate was administered by his brother Samuel M. Cline. Identified as his heirs were the following: Nancy (widow), Malinda E. Mary E., Henry, July F., John W., Martha A., Samantha C., Louisa L, and George W. (Children) (From Lawrence County Probate book 1845-1874) " The final estate settlement was January 16, 1873. Over the years, his children quitclaimed the property back and forth between them. Finally, in the late 1800's, the property was owned and farmed by his son, John W. Cline.

Source **: CLINE FAMILY HISTORY complied by Muriel Ellis (Cline), and submitted by her nephew, John Robert Cline of 2 Melody Lane, Mexico, Missouri 65265.

** In 1844 William purchased land in S25 of T 17 N, RSW. At that time this land was in Barry county, but in 1845, it became part of Lawrence County, Missouri. On January 12, 1857, he registered a deed attesting that he, William C. Cline paid $400.00 to David A. Maxwell and his wife, Sarah E. Maxwell for land in the SW 1/4 of SW4, Sec 25 T 27 R 26. There he built his fine wooden farm house, which still stands.

According to family Bible records, WILLIAM CLINE and his brother John were born in Virginia. After his marriage, they lived in Kentucky until after the birth of their first child in 1841, when they moved to Lawrence County, Missouri. In 1844 William purchase land in S25 of T 27 N, RSW. At that time this land was in Barry County, but in 1845, it became part of Lawrence County, Missouri. On January 12, 1857, he registered a deed attesting that he, WILLIAM C. CLINE paid $400.00 to David A. Maxwell and his wife, Sarah E. Maxwell for land in the SW 1/4 of SW4 Sec 25 T 27 R 26. There he built his fine wooden farm house, which still stands. According to the census, William, in 1850, was worth $500 in Real Estate, and in 1860, worth $3,200 Real Estate and personal property $2,000. Like the other CLINE's, William dealt in horses and stock. His profession and his Confederate sympathies caused his death. On May 16, 1863, while on his sick bed, William was shot in the head by Union Bushwhackers. He had just sold some mules at a livestock sale for $86.06. The men demanded that money. When he refused, they shot and killed him in bed. Tempers were running high just before the Civil War. Parents hid their children in barrels lowered in the well, some fled to the woods. Bushwhackers poured boiling water over cows and tore up houses. William lived in "Union" territory, near the Wire Road and was a known "rebel" sympathizer. William and his infant son JAMES J. CLINE, were first buried in a plot in the center of Aurora. When the Aurora High School was built in the 1920's, William and his infant son, James J. Cline were moved. William had been buried in a cedar casket lined with velvet, with a silk kerchief wrapped around his head. When the bodies were disinterred, the bones were in good shape. Relatives could see where the bullet went into his skull. They marveled that the handkerchief was still intact. Herman HEMPHILL helped rebury him and saw the silk handkerchief over the wound in his head. Ethel NORMAN washed it. Pieces of the cedar casket and velvet lining remained. The remains and their stone were moved to Grammer/Fairview cemetery. William's estate was administered by his brother SAMUEL M. CLINE August 22, 1865. He left the land and house to his wife and children. The final estate settlement was January 16, 1873. Over the years, his children quitclaimed the property back and forth between them. The property finally was owned and farmed in the late 1800's by his son John W. Cline.
Brothers: John Cline; George W. Cline and Samuel M. Cline whose burial location has not been identified, family says he was buried in Marionville City Cemetery. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy Witherspoon Cline (1819 - 1891)*
 
 Children:
  Julia F. Cline Childers (1847 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grammer Cemetery
Marionville
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Syble Cline Glasscock
Originally Created by: Georgia
Record added: Dec 04, 2002
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William C. Cline
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