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William Henry Paine McLellan (1811 - 1895)

William Henry Paine McLellan
Born in Warren, Knox Co., Mainemap
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Husband of — married 10 Nov 1833 in Thomaston, Knox Co., MEmap
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Died at age 83 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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He is listed as a militia officer in Warren, Maine: "Ensign, March 29, 1834, Lieut. Apr. 28, 1836, Rifle co."

The 1842 New Orleans City Directory has this.

M'Clellan, A. . . . wharf builder . . . Clio b. Bacchus & Apollo Sts.

WHP moved from Maine to New Orleans. His brothers James Brackett, George Merrill, and Edward Cutter also apparently travelled to New Orleans with him, and were married there. There is also a death record for Thomas McLellan, his brother (who died 1882 of "general paralysis of the insane"?!--see the image of his death certificate). They were ship chandlers, and some of their business papers are preserved at the Special Collections department at Tulane University ("McLellan Papers 1839-1884, 92 items," kept in their Manuscripts Collection on Resources for Waterways Transportation).

His death certificate implies he moved to New Orleans ca. 1845.

He is apparently the "William H. McLellan" who is the holder of two Louisiana Patents for a "fare box," to hold money securely (no. 5,491, patented 1867, and no. 63, 804, patented 1867). See the the website on "Index to Early Louisiana Patents, 1810-1890."

He is buried in the McLellan tomb in Lafayette Cemetery; here is the inscription:

WM. H. McLELLAN BORN SEPT. 30, 1811 DIED APRIL 24, 1895 [OBVERSE] WM. H. McLELLAN [5, 6]


  • "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900", database, FamilySearch : 14 January 2020, William Henry Paine McLellan, 1811.
  • "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 November 2020), Wm H McLellan in entry for Orris Irvin McLellan and Clara Terrell, Widow, 13 Jan 1876; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 907,692.
  • "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 April 2020), Wm H McLellan in entry for Orris Irwin McLellan and Maria Emma Gueringer, 11 May 1918; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 2,293,106.
  • "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954", database, FamilySearch [1] : 28 May 2020, William H McLellan in entry for Leonora Levensaler, 1890.
  • "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954", database, FamilySearch [2]: 12 May 2020, Wm McLellan in entry for Orris Irvin McLellan, 1931.
  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch [3] : 11 November 2020, William H Mc Clellan, 1860.
  • "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch [4] : 19 March 2020), William McLellan, 1870.

See also:

  • [S93] The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of America, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965), 575.
  • [S328] William Henry Paine McLellan, His Children and GrandChildren, John Allan McLellan.
  • [S76] Certificate of Death, New Orleans.
  • [S94] The History of Thomaston, Rockland, and South Thomaston, Maine from Their First Exploration, A.S. 1605; with Family Genealogies, Cyrus Eaton, (Hallowell: Masters, Smith, & Co.), 2.307.
  • [S274] Annals of the Town of Warren: With the Early History of St. George's, Broad Bay, and the Neighboring Settlements on the Waldo Patent., Cyrus Eaton, (Hallowell: Masters and Livermore), 367.
  • [S120] Index to Early Louisiana Patents, 1810-1890, Susan Hocker.

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