Query: McClure

By , January 16, 2013

1/15/2013 20:45:54
Thomas McClure
401 Crawford Cemetery Rd
Sylva NC 28779

“I am interested in any information on aThomas MCCLURE who was in Orange County ca 1753-1759.  He signed Petition to the King as a Representative of Orange County in 1759.  I believe he is my 6th ggrandfather.  I noted on your list of surnames that MCCLURE, MCCLUER and MCLURE 1750-1820 is listed as families of interest.

This Thomas received a warrant for land in July 19, 1756 in vicinity of Mebane’s Mill, South Buffalo Creek joining Mebane’s line.

Thomas and Francis MCCLURE were both certified as chain carriers in July 1756.  They were both later in Rowan County along with Andrew.

Any info where they came from; other family., etc would be most appreciated.

Tom McClure   



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One Response to “Query: McClure”

  1. Stewart says:

    The Warrant of 1756 doesnt appear as a Grant, since I could not find any Granville Grant issued. The South Buffalo is on the western edge of OLD Orange Co. which is a strip of Guilford Co. today. When looking for Granville grants, I found Richard McClure as SURVEYOR in Tyrrell Co., for the Granville District ca 1748/9. Is it possible that Thomas being a C.C.C. may have originated from a relative being a survyeor? If so, then maybe Richard is related. Again, the 1752 boundary of Old Orange (western boundary) was with Rowan, which ran from Virginia all the way down through today’s Randolph Co. Therefore, when boundaries changed (1770) McClure could be in Guilford Co.

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