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William Maclin III (1735 - bef. 1803)

Lt. Col. William Maclin III
Born in Brunswick County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half] and
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before before age 68 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USAmap
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1776 Project
Lieutenant Colonel William Maclin III served with Virginia Militia during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
William Maclin III is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A072955.

Judge William Maclin III[1] of Surry, Brunswick, and Dinwiddie counties (where he held land)[2]

Parents: not known; father possibly named William (Research Notes say this William was sometimes "Jr.", but that does not necessarily mean that his father was William, just that there was another William Maclin in the area who was older).
born 1735 in Brunswick County, Virginia[3]
Wife: Sarah Clack[3] (Sally, Sary), born 1731 in Brunswick County, Virginia[1]
married 25 Sep 1754 (bonded)[2][4] in Lawrenceville, Brunswick, Va.[1]
  • Anna Maclin (b 1755),[1] married Richard Bolling Cross[3]
  • Mary Maclin (b 16 Jan 1757),[1] married William Cocke/Cox[3]
  • Dolly Maclin (b 1757)[1]
  • Sarah Maclin (b 1758),[1] marrried Elijah Robertson[3]
  • John Maclin (b 1760)[1]
  • William Maclin IV (b 1761)[1]
  • James Maclin (b 1762)[1]
  • Jane Maclin (b 1763)[1]
  • Elizabeth Maclin (b 9 Jul 1765)[1]
  • Rebecca Maclin (b 1767)[1]
  • Sackfield Maclin (b 1769)[1]
Died: March 1803 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee[1] (before 9 March)[3]

Research Notes

Sometimes called William Maclin, Sr. or William Maclin, Jr. Children born probably Brunswick Co., Virginia. Order of birth of sons and daughters not known. Anna was first child, Mary second. Probably William was oldest son and John youngest son. Will dated 10 Nov 1802 probated 9 Mar 1803.[1]

William married Sarah Clack and had eleven children.


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Rootsweb online tree, entry for William Maclin (accessed 29 August 2018), citing
    • Research Notes: Kinfolks by William Curry Harllee (p 2472)
    • Born/Died: Ancestral File #4FFL-CQ, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (data as of 5 January 1998)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Family chronicle and Kinship Book, Octavia Zollicoffer Bond
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 29 August 2018), "Record of Lieutenant Colonel William Maclin", Ancestor # A072955.
  4. Virginia Magazine, V28.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with William:

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Maclin-118 and Maclin-57 appear to represent the same person because: Same father. Same death date/place.
posted by Sarah Sharpless
William MacLin is a confirmed DAR Patriot for Mary Helen Foster Dunnam.