|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1820|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1897|
John Russell McClellan and his wife Susan Frances and their eight children came to Klamath County, arriving late on June aternoon in 1879, at the home of his sister, Madeline; where she and her husband, Henry C. Laws farmed in Langell Valley, Oregon.
John and his wife Susan were natives of Fulton County, Kentucky. Their first child Albert Henry, was born there Oct 4, 1856. When Albert was 2 years old, they left Kentucky to come West. They traveled don the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, then to Cuba and Panaman and across the Isthmus by muleback. They traveled north along the coast of Mexico and California to San Francisco. They lived in the Sacramento Valley for a few years, then moved to Sutter County where they farmed at Pleasant Grove. John was a wagon maker and carpetner. Seven children were born to them there: FLora, twins Adelina and Angelin, Victoria, John Owen, Allen Elzie, Susan Madeline, and Oscar Otis. Their ninth child Oscar Otis was born in Bonanza, Oregon.
John and Susan took a homestead in near Bonanza, Oregon where they raised cattle. After a severe winter in 1890 when they lost their cdattle, they went by wagon train to Montague, California to be near their daughter, Susan Madeline Hudson. They built a home there and were engaged in farming, carpentry, and blacksmithing. They died there and were buried in Little Shasta Cemetery.
KLAMATH COUNTY HISTORY 1984
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Susan Frances McClellan (1833 - 1922)*
Little Shasta Cemetery
Created by: J
Record added: Jan 23, 2010
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