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Re: McClatchey, McClatchy, Macclatchie, McLa
Posted by: Ron DeWitt (ID *****6992) Date: July 15, 2005 at 11:59:01
In Reply to: Re: McClatchey, McClatchy, Macclatchie, McLa by Joy of 94

The families of shoe and boot makers who appear at Stouts Grove in the 1850 census are descendants of the Pennsylvania McClatcheys who came to America from Ulster in about 1765. Initially settling in Lancaster County, where the family increased by 3 or 4 children, they moved westward as the frontier stabilized. While the family was living in Derry Twp., Westmoreland Cty, PA, in the 1790s, the eldest son Robert died. By 1800 the rest of the family had moved on to Armstrong Cty, PA., leaving behind in Derry the widow of Robert with two sons and a daughter. The James who appears in Stouts Grove is the elder of the two sons, named after the grandfather who brought the family from Ulster. The Margaret that he married is Margaret Doty, purportedly a descendent of Edward Doty of the Mayflower company. Their son, Daniel, married another Doty, Margaret's cousin Rachel. The line persists and I have been in contact with a living descendent. Robert is James' son, and the Susan he married is Susan Elizabeth Brownfield, who was born in Kentucky and lived in Illinois. Susan was Robert's second wife, the first being Elizabeth Paget, with whom he had a son William H. and a daughter Elizabeth Anglina. Susan is the stepmother of the two children listed in the 1850 census. I have found no record of William H. after the 1850 census, and it may well be that he was a casualty of the Civil War. Susan bore Robert H. nine children, whereupon in the late1860s he "ran off". The step daughter Elizabeth Anglina stayed on with her stepfamily and appears with them in the 1870 census for Somer, Champaign Cty, IL.
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