Hello. I am a direct descendent of Hugh.. wondering about the addit. information.

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I am researching my line.. my gr gr grandfather was Leo B McClellan whose father was Frank Eugene McClellan whose father was Charles D McLelan whose father was David . I show Charle's wife as Maria...

I am wondering if you have any information on any Watson marriages in this line.

Hugh and Watson had adjoining properties in Gorham, fought in the Revolution

together and raised their families together.

I do see a Mc Clellan and Phinney marriage .. Phinneys and Watsons do connect

but the brick wall I am researching is :

David Mc Clellan sp McLelan ? m Betsey Fhinney.. does anyone know

if Betsey's mom was a Mc Clellan ? or further up the ladder of her ancestry ?


Thank you in advance .


Tina McLelan Schraier
WikiTree profile: David McLellan
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It would appear from the data on familysearch.org that the Betsey Phinney who married David McLellan is most likely the daughter of Edmund Phinney and Sarah Hamblin, or possibly the dau of Stephen Phinney and Anna Huston.  In either case, these 2 men are sons Edmond Phinney of Barnstable, MA and Elisabeth Meserve.

US Census, 1850 Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

David Mclellen M 64 ME abt 1786

 Betsey Mclellen F 63 ME abt 1787

 Maine, Births  and Christenings

Betsey Phinney

Birth  01 May 1787 Gorham, Cumberland, ME

Father Edmund Phinney

Mother Sarah Hamblen

Edmund Phinney

Birth  26 Nov 1760  Gorham, Cumberland, ME

Father Edmund Phinney  Mother Betty Meserve

Sarah Hamblen

Birth  07 Dec 1759  Gorham, Cumberland, ME

Vs. Birth  17 Dec 1761 Gorham,ā€‹ Maine

Father Joseph Hamblen  Mother Hannah Whitney

Stephen Phinney

Birth  10 Mar 1763  Gorham, Cumberland, ME

Father Edmund Phinney

Mother: Betty Meserve

Maine, Marriages

Groom Stephen Phinney

Bride Ann Huston

Marriage 09 May 1788

Betsey Phinney

Birth  05 Jun 1789 Gorham, Cumberland, ME

Father Stephen Phinney  Mother   Anna Huston

From:  DAR.org

Edmund Phinney Jr born on 26 - Nov - 1760 at Gorham ME died at Harrison ME on 18 - Jun - 1828 and his ( 1st ) wife Sarah Hamblen born on 7 - Dec - 1759 at Buxton ME died at Harrison ME on 15 - Feb - 1833 married on 26 - Mar ā€“ 1780. 

The Said Edmund Phinney was the child of  Edmund Phinney born on 27 - Jul  - 1723 at Barnstable MA died at Gorham ME on 15 - Dec - 1808 and his ( 1st ) wife Elizabeth Meserve born on 2 - Sep - 1730 at Scarboro ME  died at Gorham ME on 6 - Aug - 1795 married on - - 1750.

PHINNEY, EDMUND Ancestor #: A090859




Service Description:

2) REP TO GEN COURT, 1778-9

Spouse:  Elizabeth Meserve

2 Answers

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Are you refering to Hugh who's father was a baron that came with William of Normandy and was at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  The Hugh who was alloted the Castle Rozel for his primary residence as well as other properties.  The Hugh that took the surname De Rozel which was later changed to Russell?  If so I might have some information
by Living Butchino G2G6 Mach 4 (45.2k points)
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Hi Tina,

I too am searching for McClellan's. I believe we may have some connections in common. My grandfather was Eugene Robert Nicholson of Wallace, Idaho.  My grandpa Gene's mother was Beulah Elizabeth McClellan, whose father was Frank Eugene McClellan and mother was Alice May (Willet) McClellan. Frank died at 46 and Alice remarried, her new last name was Mohler. Aside from Beulah, Frank and Alice had Margaret Fay, Leo Alfred, Harold James, and Wilma Mae. When Frank died, it appears that Leo provided information for the death certificate and he listed Frank Eugene's parents as Charles and Elizabeth.  Hope this helps. A cousin of my dad who has done a lot of family research believes Elizabeth's maiden name could have been Sawtelle.


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