History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement
Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889
Cushing, Thomas, 1821.
JOSEPH McCLURG (deceased) was born in County Antrim, Ireland, and died in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 30, 1851, aged 62 years. His father, THOMAS McCLURG, was also a native of County Antrim, of Scotch antecedents, and his mother, ELIZABETH, was a sister of SIR WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, of that county. About 100 years ago THOMAS McCLURG migrated to Pittsburgh. He died Aug. 2, 1829, age 70 years. He had three sons and two daughters: JOSEPH, JOHN, THOMAS, MARTHA and MARGARET. JOSEPH in March 1817 married JULIA, daughter of JAMES FLEMING, descended from the houses of FLEMING and MacDONALD, of Scotland. Of their children only two are living: MISS MARY A. McCLURG and MRS. M. VARNER, who reside on the estate. MRS. McCLURG died before her husband, in July, 1845. The other children were THOMAS B., JOSEPH, JAMES, MARGARET (MRS. MILLARD), and ELIZABETH J. (MRS. LAFERTY).
THOMAS BARTHOLOMEW McCLURG (deceased), eldest son of JOSEPH McCLURG, was born in Pittsburgh, Nov. 6, 1819...On reaching manhood he relieved his father of the cares of his larger estate, which he managed many years with the aid of his younger brother, JOSEPH. On the death of the latter he became sole trustee. He died March 15, 1873, leaving no male descendant of his father, two sisters and a grand-niece being the only near relatives that survive him. He never married.
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