Biographical Profile: Sgt. Samuel S. McClure, Company D, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 100th Regiment

Transcribed by Tami McConahy, 2nd great-grandniece of Corp. Thomas John Martin, Co. F. from "History of Beaver County, 1888.

History of Beaver County, 1888

Page 684

S.S. McClure, farmer, P.O. Enon Valley, Pa. was born in Beaver county in 1838. This family on account of persecution were compelled to leaver their native land, Scotland, and came to America in the seventeenth century. William McClure located in Lancaster county, Pa., and to this pioneer were born five sons, among whom was one James. He came to Gettysburg, Adams county and engaged in farming. He was married to Elizabeth Lemmond, who bore him three sons. John, the youngest, who was born in 1810, was married to Mary Jane Black, of Allegheny county, and to them were born six children. He was a farmer by occupation; came to Beaver countyin 1838, where he settled on a farm which he afterward purchased. He died in 1874. Samuel S. McClure the third child born to John and Mary Jane (Black) McClure received a liberal education, and was reared on the farm which he now owns. He married in 1865, Ella, daughter of James McGeorge of this county, and two sons, John Kirk and Everett Lemond, were the result of the union. Mr. McClure enlisted in 1861 in Company D, 100th Regiment, known as the "Round Head Regiment," and was in active service three years. He was wounded, taken prisoner and confined in Libby prison five months. He is a member of the G.A.R.; in politics he is a Republican. He has been an elder in the United Presbyterian church for several years.

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