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 Samuel McClellan

Samuel McClellan

Fayette, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Dec 1861 (aged 76)
Preble County, Ohio, USA
Burial Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 16024768 · View Source
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Husband of Catherine (Larsh) McClellan.

In the 1850 Preble County, Ohio census, there is no "d" at the end of the surname. The children listed in this census are: Theodore, Margery, Washington B., Drusilla, Catherine, Newton, Louisa and Thomas J. The children not listed are Charles, John R., Samuel and Sarah. OBITUARY pasted in a Bible owned by Debbie Cooper:"DIED - On Friday morning, Dec. 27th, 1861, at his residence in Dixon township, Samuel McClellan, aged 76 years.

"The deceased was born in the State of Pennsylvania, whence his father's family removed to Kentucky, and settled near Millresburg, when the subject of this notice was but three years old. On the third day of Jan. 1812, he was married to Catherine Larsh; so that, at his death he wanted but six days of having been married 50 years. He continued to reside in Kentucky up to the year 1819, when he removed to and settled in this county, near to the place on which he resided at his death. He reared a large family of children, eleven of whom, (six sons and five daughters) together with his wife, survive him.
"Uncle Sam., (so everybody called him,) was widely known and highly esteemed. His kindness of heart and accommodating disposition were as widely known as was his genial, smiling face. None knew him but to love him. In every time of need, in sickness, in poverty, in every distress, he was ever ready with kind words and a helping hand. No kinder man ever lived, and none more fully enjoyed the esteem and confidence of his neighbors and acquaintances. -- His heart and his hand were ever open to the necessities and wants of the suffering and needy.

"During the greater portion of his long and useful life, he was a very active, industrious, hard working man, and did much in subduing the primitive forests, and to improve the country. For the past ten years, however, his health has been declining. Although much afflicted of late years, his cheerfulness and uniform kindness knew no abatement.
His las[t] sickness was borne with unusual patience and equanimity -- awaiting his departure with perfect composure and resignation.

"He was buried at Concord cemetery, on Sunday, attended by a very large concourse of relatives, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances." More About SAMUEL MC CLELLAN: Burial: December 29, 1861, Concord Cemetery, Dixon, Preble, Ohio Occupation: 1850, Farmer: Real Estate Value: 1850, $8,000

My note:
Three children are buried in Harris Cemetery, Preble County, that died young:

Susan J. Born in Maysville, Ky. 1818-1820
Lewis L. Born in Preble Co. Oh 1821-1822
Infant dau. Born in Preble Co. Oh 1825-1825

A findagraver, Steve Hunt, has sent me 5 additional children's names to add.

John R. McClellan born Nov 30, 1812 in Maysville, Ky. Buried in Goshen Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana
Samuel R. McClellan born Apr 18, 1814 in Maysville, Ky.
Charles L. McClellan born Apr 3, 1815 in Maysville, Ky.
Thomas J. McClellan born May 13, 1835 Preble County, Oh
Washington B. McClellan born Aug 19, 1826 Preble County, Oh




  • Created by: Lynda S. Wise
  • Added: 6 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16024768
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel McClellan (22 Apr 1785–27 Dec 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16024768, citing Concord Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Lynda S. Wise (contributor 46481022) .