My McClurg family was from the counties of Chester and York in Pennsylvania. The McClurgs of Rowan and Logan counties of Kentucky are reported as being from a McClurg who left Pennsylvania and went down the Ohio River via Flat Boat to Maysville, KY and thence 75 miles into the wilderness. Maysville was in the Wilderness then wasn't it?
The report further stated from this McClurg all Kentucky McClurgs sprang.
The male McClurg DNA has been tested from canidates of this Pennsylvania McClurg family and from the male McClurg canidate from Kentucky and the results were an exact match.
If the connection can be made of the KY McClurgs and the York County PA McClurgs, then their entire lineage and history can be connected on back to 1708 in Scotland.
This is not a small genealogical project to find the origin of the KY McClurgs, It needs assistance of all interested parties. Somewhere along the line someone must have the story with more specific names and dates, or stories of tradition to follow up on.
Thanks for your interest.
William T. McClurg
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