William McLellan
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William McLellan (1759 - 1843)

William McLellan
Born in Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 27 Jul 1782 in Mainemap
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Died at age 83 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
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1776 Project
Lieutenant William McLellan served with 2nd Regiment, Cumberland County Militia, Massachusetts Militia during the American Revolution.
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William McLellan is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-246789
Rank: Soldier

William McLellan was born on 7 July 1759 in Falmouth, Maine. His parents were James McLellan and Abigail McLellan[1].

He married Jane Harding on 27 July 1782[2]. They had eleven children[3]:

1. Elkanah, born 22 May 1783; married 1st Anna Roberts, 2nd Betsey (McLellan) Davis
2. Sarah B., born 9 Aug 1785; married Samuel McLellan
3. Rebecca, born 11 Dec 1787; married Samuel McLellan (2nd wife)
4. Elizabeth, born 2 Jul 1790; married Thomas Blake
5. Martha, born 15 Feb 1793; married James Harding
6. James, born 13 Jun 1795; married 1st Abigail Walker, 2nd Sarah Booker
7. Jane, born 21 Aug 1797; married Simeon Davis
8. Polly, born 17 Feb 1800; married 1st George Manson, 2nd John Boothby
9. Samuel, born 31 Mar 1802; married Susan Burbank
10. David, born 8 Apr 1805; married Mary Libby
11. William, born 8 Apr 1805; married Amanda Jones

William was a soldier during the American Revolution, serving in the Bagaduce expedition in 1779. He was captured during the battle but escaped and made his way home to Gorham[3]. He passed away on 13 May 1843 in Gorham[4] and is buried in Eastern Cemetery[5].


  1. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HK8-93Z : 4 November 2017), William Mclellan, Birth 07 Jul 1759; citing Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 9,829.
  2. "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F48F-NZ2 : 10 February 2018), William Mclellan and Jenny Harding, 27 Jul 1782; citing , reference 34; FHL microfilm 10,928.
  3. 3.0 3.1 McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 667.
  4. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HVK-K65 : 17 October 2017), William Mclellan, Death 13 May 1843; citing Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,002,650.
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #120497074
  • Massachusetts. 1896-1908. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War : A Compilation from the Archives. Boston: Wright and Potter Print. Co. State Printers Volume 10, Page 543, 544.
  • History of Colonel Jonathan Mitchell's Cumberland County Regiment page 52

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