Cary McLellan
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Cary McLellan (1745 - 1805)

Cary McLellan
Born in Gorham, Cumberland County, Mainemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1767 in Gorham, Cumberland Co., MEmap
Husband of — married 25 Jan 1785 in Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine, USAmap
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Alias: Capt Cary McLellan.
Lieutenant, Patriotic Service Cary McLellan served during the American Revolution
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Cary McLellan is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-246775
Rank: Lieutenant


Cary McLellan was born on 1 May 1745 in Gorham, Maine. His parents were Hugh McLellan and Elizabeth McLellan[1].

He married Eunice Elder on 1 January 1767 in Gorham[2]. They had nine children, all born in Gorham[3]:

1. Mary, born 2 Aug 1767; married John Clemons
2. Eunice, born 13 Aug 1769; died young
3. Nancy, born 17 Mar 1772; died young
4. Nancy, born 13 Feb 1774; married Samuel Staples
5. Cary, born 16 Mar 1776
6. Eunice, born 16 Jun 1778; married Ai Staples
7. Alexander, born 28 Feb 1780; married 1st Chloe Davis, 2nd Belinda Donaldson
8. William, born 14 May 1782; married Mehitable Harmon
9. Samuel, born 12 Aug 1784; married 1st Sarah McLellan, 2nd Tabitha Flood

Eunice passed away in 1784, and Cary married Mary (Strout) Parker on 25 January 1785 in Cape Elizabeth[4]. They had five children:

1. David, born 21 Jun 1786; married Betsey Phinney
2. Sally, born 22 Jan 1788
3. Betsey, born 7 Nov 1789; married 1st Ebenezer Davis, 2nd Elkanah McLellan
4. Thomas, born 14 Nov 1791
5. John, born 8 Oct 1793; died young

Cary was a farmer by trade, but he also kept a hotel in town[5]. He passed away on 12 May 1805[6] in Gorham and is buried in South Street Cemetery.

Military Service

Cary was a lieutenant in Colonel Phinney's regiment during the American Revolution. He served through three campaigns and was present during both the siege of Boston and the taking of Fort Ticonderoga[7].


See also:


  1. "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Cary Mclellan, 01 May 1745; citing Gorham, Cumberland, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,930.
  2. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2017), Carey Mclellan and Eunice Elder, Marriage 01 Jan 1767; citing Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,002,650.
  3. McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 666. [1]
  4. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2017), Captain Carey Mclellen and Mary Parker, Marriage 25 Jan 1785; citing Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,205,261.
  5. McLellan.
  6. Headstone. See image.
  7. McLellan.

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McLelland-9 and McLellan-1166 appear to represent the same person because: Same DOB, DOD, and wives (Mary Strout is her correct maiden name, she married Joseph Parker and then Cary McLellan)
posted by Liat Boucher
How can Cary be his own grandfather? Also, how can his baptism predate his birth?
posted by Isara (Chellis) Argent

Rejected matches › Hugh McLellan (abt.1710-1787)