McCleary Family Genealogy Forum
This post is a response to one written on 03-04-01 by Dennis Brandt. Yes, the H stands for Henry. There were at least 2 William H McClearys from York Co in the early and mid 1800s. One was the uncle of the other.
William (b.1788 & d.1838) and Martha Ewing McCleary had a son named William Henry (b.1823 & d.1893). He was their 8th or 9th child. He is supposedly buried in Anamosa, Iowa. He was married to a Martha who d. in 1866 & a Mary who d. in 1886.
Issac (b. 1813 & d.1893) m. Susan Pitts (b.1811 or 12 & d. 1884). Isaac was the 3rd child of William and Martha Ewing McCleary. The 1st child born to Isaac and Susan was William Henry (b.1840 & d.1903). He is the William H who served in the 87th PVI. He married Sarah (Elizabeth) Crowel (Crowl) in 1866 or 67. She d. in 1885 at 38 yrs of age and is buried at Gatchelville (Prospect) Cemetery, Gatchelville, Fawn Twp, York Co, PA. Gatchelville is a Methodist church. He then m. Ellen A Naylor (b.1851/d.?) in Fawn Twp on 10-09-1888. The 1900 census lists Wm H & Ella A as living in Fawn Twp. There is a William Henry buried at Chanceford Presbyterian in current day Lower Chanceford Twp, York Co, PA although the McCleary family history lists Wm at Gatchelville.
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