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Matthew McClure
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Birth: 1725
Death: Feb. 28, 1805
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Matthew McClure (circa 1725 - 2/28/1805)
Matthew McClure was one of the original signers of the Meckenburg Declaration of Independence.

He moved from Virginia to north Mecklenburg County, where he bought land in 1765. McClure was an elder in Hopewell Presbyterian Church and a captain in a militia company. Although he was too old to serve as a soldier in the Revolutionary War [see PRP's note, he in fact served at the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge], he worked as a steward in the hospital in Charleston and as a Civil Officer and Justice of the Peace. Colonial records show that he used some of his money for supplies at the hospital in Charlotte in 1786. His name appears as a witness to a deed for the purchase of land for the Mecklenburg County courthouse.

Bio from: King, Victor C. Lives and Times of the 27 Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence of May 20, 1775. Charlotte, NC, 1956

Although no tombstone remains he is presumed to be buried in Hopewell Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Jennet McClure (1725 - 1782)*
  Elizabeth McClure Harris*
  Thomas McClure (1753 - 1814)*
  Thomas McClure (1753 - 1818)*
  Sarah Alston McClure Henderson (1754 - 1808)*
  Jane McClure Kerns (1766 - 1820)*
*Calculated relationship
Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Larry Threatt
Record added: Mar 09, 2008
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