|Looney web site with info on McClellands (part 7 David Looney Branch)
|The McClellands of Sullivan Co., N.C. (Tn.)
These McClellands came from Ireland, then probably from Penn. and/or northern Virginia, into Sullivan County,N.C., now Tennessee, about 1780, after a prolonged sojourn in Augusta and other Virginia counties.
Among them were the following children of John McClelland, Sr.:
1. Abraham McClelland md. (1) ---- and had one daughter, a.Ann McClelland md.(1) widower, John Wallace, with at least four children, including Abraham Wallace,b.1782, before John was killed by indians. Ann married (2), Captain Will Lowry and had David and William Lowry. Abraham Wallace md. (1) 9 September 1802, Ann McClelland (perhaps a cousin), with William Lowry, a bondsman (Blount County, Tennessee) They had eight children. Abraham married (2) Nancie Ann Harding.
Abraham McClelland married (2) ----, and had Rachael, who md.1780, James Gregg, born 1759; a son, who married and had George McClelland, who as an old man wrote a letter about his grandfather, etc., in 1907.(See item 13034 in July 1848 issue of GENEALOGY AND HISTORY.)
2. Jane McClelland md. (1) Edward Sharpe (Will 8 May 1770, Botetourt County, Virginia) and had Edward Sharpe, Anthony Sharpe
She married (2) Samuel Gamble and had at least Annis Gamble who md. Nathan Gregg, born 1753.
3. Mary Ann McClelland md. ca. 1755 or 1756, David (2) Looney.
4. John McClelland,Jr. No information.
5. William McClelland. md. 22 December 1766, Barbara Walker,b. 1741, and had:
a. Anna. Born 26 Oct 1767. md. Rev. Samuel Carrack.
b. John. Born 13 Dec.1768. md. Mary Wallace,born 1775.
c. Jane. Born 26 Oct.1770. md. James LOONEY.**
d. Samuel.Born 12 Feb.1773. md.(1) Rachael McCampbell & (2) Ann Twitty.
e. Abraham.Born 1 Nov.1776. md.(1) Julia Annis Looney & (2) Jane Patterson Walker,both cousins. He died in Missouri.
f. Elizabeth. Born 1 Nov.1776. md. James Weir.
g. William. Born 13 May 1779.md. Elizabeth Sevier.
h. James. Born June 1780. md. cousin Jane Patterson Taylor and moved to Kentucky.
i. David. Born 18 April 1783. Died 28 Dec.1858.