where and when was john j mcclure born?

+3 votes
John J Mcclure is the father of William Christopher McClure.
William was born in 1853 in Sun Rise, Cecil, Maryland. William married and had 6 children, the youngest being my grandfather George Lloyd McClure.
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William C McClure's mother appears to be Mary McClure.              https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRX7-K5F

John J. Mc Clure

mentioned in the record of William C. Mc Clure and Virginia Grant

Name John J. Mc Clure
Gender Male
Wife Mary Mc Clure
Son William C. Mc Clure
Name William C. Mc Clure
Birth Date 1853
Birthplace Maryland
Age 31
Spouse's Name Virginia Grant
Spouse's Birth Date 1862
Spouse's Birthplace Prince Geo. Co.
Spouse's Age 22
Event Date 20 May 1884
Event Place Richmond, Virginia
Father's Name John J. Mc Clure
Mother's Name Mary Mc Clure
Spouse's Father's Name James Grant
Spouse's Mother's Name Marie Grant
Marital Status Single
Spouse's Marital Status Single

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John Mcclure

United States Census, 1880

Name John Mcclure
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place Canton, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Gender Male
Age 62
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Occupation Druggist
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1818
Birthplace Maryland, United States
Father's Birthplace Maryland, United States
Mother's Birthplace Maryland, United States
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 478
Person Number 0
Volume 1






John Mcclure Self M 62 Maryland, United States
Mary Mcclure Wife F 60 Maryland, United States
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)
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My best guess:

John J Mcclure

United States Census, 1870

Name John J Mcclure
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 31
Race White
Race (Original) W
Birth Year (Estimated) 1838-1839
Birthplace Virginia
Page Number 50






Elizabeth Mcclure   F 53 Virginia
John J Mcclure   M 31 Virginia
Julia R Mcclure   F 28 Virginia
Agnes Mcclure   F 26 Virginia
Thomas W Mcclure   M 20 Virginia
William J Mcclure   M 17 Virginia
Zoreda Mcclure   F 10 Virginia


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United States Census, 1870

Household ID 408
Line Number 32
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M593
GS Film number 000553195
Digital Folder Number 004268434
Image Number 00306

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ4T-RDZ : 17 October 2014), John J Mcclure in household of Elizabeth Mcclure, West Virginia, United States; citing p. 50, family 408, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,195.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)
+1 vote
In the interest of teaching you to fish, FamilySearch has the best collection of "free" indexed record IMO. These include censuses, marriages, births, deaths, draft cards, some immigration records. Their collection is ever growing as they have a large set of volunteer indexers. I've done some indexing for them, their setup makes it easy, I figure it's my due for all the searching I do.

You can get to the FamilySearch search page and others from profiles here, but I keep forgetting where, and I have the URL, so I just go directly: https://familysearch.org/search

Fill in the fields that seem important to you, press the search button, and records will come out. Compare the information carefully to what you know about the family you are researching. You might get different results if you mix things up a bit. For the question you posted, I might try:

William Christopher McClure, birth 1853 Maryland
William Christopher McClure, father John J McClure
John J McClure, birth 1813 to 1833
George McClure, birth year, (I'm guessing you have at least a good estimate, but you didn't share), state if you have it
George McClure, father William Christopher McClure

The best matched records will be at the top, though I've found some good ones past the "not quite, but may still be of interest" line. If you get too many records, add more search terms that will narrow it down. Cap things by guessing at birth and/or death dates.

I like birth, marriage and death records for tying parents and children together, censuses are great for tying whole families together. There is useful information on WWI and WWII draft cards, but I would skip enlistment records for the Civil War or earlier unless you are looking for a very unique name. As I've been untangling confused McClure records recently, I can tell you that you will find tons of Georges, Williams, and Johns. Pay attention to birth dates, places of residence, parent/child information you find. If you get back to the 1700s, you'll find they kept using the same handful of names over and over again, so there are many Halberts/Alexanders/Georges/Thomases/Johns, all living in the same area, related (nephews, cousins, sons) but not the same. If you happen to end up in my branches, I have some sources (genealogy books on paper) that may help.
by Julie Campbell G2G6 Mach 1 (16.9k points)

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