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Rachel McClintock McClure

Female 1783 - 1822  (38 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rachel McClintock McClure was born on 29 Oct 1783 in North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire (daughter of Rev. David McClure and Hannah Pomeroy); died on 2 Apr 1822 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 16 Nov 1788

    Rachel married Elihu Wolcott on 27 Nov 1806. Elihu (son of Samuel Wolcott and Jerusha Wolcott) was born on 12 Feb 1784; died on 2 Dec 1858 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizur Wolcott was born on 7 Aug 1817; died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. David McClure was born on 18 Nov 1748 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Deacon John McClure and Rachel McClintock); died on 25 Jun 1820 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    "He assisted Dr. Eleazer Wheelock in founding Dartmouth College, and taught there 1769-1772; he was ordained a missionary to the Delaware Indians in Ohio, 1772; pastor of the Congregational Church at East Windsor, Conn., 1786-1809; trustee of Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H., and trustee of Dartmouth College, from which institution he received the degree of D.D., in 1800." [History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family, citation details below.]

    From John P. Peters's "Preface" to Diary of David McClure, citation details below:

    Dr. McClure's grandfather, Samuel, and his brother David, with others, came from the neighborhood of Londonderry to Boston about 1728, and established a Presbyterian church in that city, later known as the Federal Street Church. Samuel McClure was the first Deacon of this church, and was succeeded in that office by his son John and his grandson Thomas. The latter resigned his office and left the church when it turned Unitarian under Dr. Channing.

    David, the writer of this diary, was the son of John, the son of Samuel McClure, and of Rachel, daughter of William McClintock, one of the original immigrants. He was born in Newport, R. I., Nov. 18, 1748, but most of his early life was spent in Boston, where his father kept a retail grocery. His early training was obtained in Lovell's Latin School. At the age of fifteen, after a brief experience in a shop, he was sent to Dr. Wheelock's school at Lebanon, Conn., to prepare to become a missionary to the Indians. In 1765 he entered Yale College, and graduated in 1769, in the same class with the elder President Dwight. The late Rev. E. H. Gillett, D.D., in an article in Hours at Home, Feb., 1870, entitled "Yale College One Hundred Years Ago," gives a few extracts from letters of McClure and his schoolmate, David Avery. The former, under date of Oct. 30, 1765, writes to Dr. Wheelock of the dreadful way in which Freshmen are handled by the upper-class men. "Freshmen," says he, "have attained almost the happiness of slaves." Oct. 30, 1767, he writes "Jonne [John Wheelock, later President of Dartmouth College, then a Freshman at Yale] has been ordered up once or twice into the long garret with the rest of his class, and I think twice alone. It gives me great grief to see such practices held up in this seat of learning, and so little religious manners prevalent." In another letter, written after his experience among the Oneida Indians, he says "Mr. Johnson and I rarely converse in any other language [than Indian]. I hope not to lose what little I have already attained." As his diary also shows, his intention to be a missionary to the Indians was always before his mind. Later in his college course he writes about Dr. Daggett as follows "The Rev. President and tutors are universally loved in College, and have a tender concern for our future as well as present welfare and happiness."

    After graduation, McClure took charge of Moor's Charity School at Lebanon, Conn. In 1770 he moved with the school to Hanover, N. H., where he was head of the school and tutor in Dartmouth College. In May, 1772, he and Frisbie were ordained to go as missionaries to the Delaware Indians on the Muskingum River, in Ohio, the expenses of the mission being supplied by asociety in Scotland. Owing to the unsettled conditions in that region preceding the outbreak of the Revolution, the mission proved a failure, and in 1773 McClure returned to New Hampshire, where he was installed pastor of the church at North Hampton in 1776. Dec. 10, 1780, he married Hannah Pomeroy, daughter of Rev. Dr. Benjamin Pomeroy, of Hebron, Conn., and niece of President Wheelock. She died in 1814, and in 1816 he married Mrs. Betsy Martin, of Providence, R. I., who survived him. In 1786 he was installed as pastor at East Windsor, Conn., where he also established a school. In 1798 his voice failed. After this he preached only occasionally, and finally, in 1807, resigned his salary, and in 1809 his pastorate, but continued to teach school almost if not quite to the time of his death. He was always deeply interested in Dartmouth College, and personally in its first President, his old teacher, Rev. Eleazer Wheelock, D. D. In 1777 he became a trustee of the college, and in 1800 it conferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. In 1795 he published a volume of Sermons on the Decalogue (Beach & Jones, Hartford). In 1811, in conjunction with Dr. Parish, he wrote Memoirs of Rev. Eleazer Wheelock. In 1818 appeared a second volume of his sermons, entitled Sermons on the Moral Law (printed and published by Wm. S. Marsh, Hartford). He also wrote a History of East Windsor.

    In Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit, Dr. McClure is described as a small man, well formed, and with very attractive manners, a man of culture and scholarship. He was a good preacher, and his sermons, contrary to the tendencies of his day, were moral and practical, not theological.

    David married Hannah Pomeroy on 10 Dec 1780 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut. Hannah (daughter of Rev. Benjamin Pomeroy and Abigail Wheelock) was born on 8 Dec 1751 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 9 Apr 1814 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Hannah Pomeroy was born on 8 Dec 1751 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut (daughter of Rev. Benjamin Pomeroy and Abigail Wheelock); died on 9 Apr 1814 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 1. Rachel McClintock McClure was born on 29 Oct 1783 in North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died on 2 Apr 1822 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Deacon John McClure was born about 1682 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland (son of Samuel McClure); died on 30 Aug 1769.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    According to the diary his son, John McClure "was shut up in Londonderry at the age of 7 years, with his parents, at the time when it was besieged by an army of papists commanded by King James 2nd & suffered all the horrors of famine." This would be a reference to the Siege of Derry, 18 Apr to 28 Jul 1689, in which over 4000 Protestants out of a population of 8000 died.

    Deacon married Rachel McClintock on 5 Aug 1740. Rachel (daughter of William McClintock) was born in in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland; died in 1765 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Rachel McClintock was born in in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland (daughter of William McClintock); died in 1765 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. David McClure was born on 18 Nov 1748 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 25 Jun 1820 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Rev. Benjamin Pomeroy was born on 19 Nov 1704 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut (son of Capt. Joseph Pomeroy and Hannah Seymour); died on 21 Dec 1784 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 11 Nov 1704, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Minister in Hebron from 1734 to 1784. Army chaplain in the French and Indian war. Chaplain of the 3rd regiment, Connecticut line, Jan 1777 - Jul 1778.

    Benjamin married Abigail Wheelock on 23 Oct 1734. Abigail (daughter of Deacon Ralph Wheelock and Ruth Huntington) was born on 3 Mar 1717 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1803 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Abigail Wheelock was born on 3 Mar 1717 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut (daughter of Deacon Ralph Wheelock and Ruth Huntington); died on 8 Jan 1803 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 3. Hannah Pomeroy was born on 8 Dec 1751 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut; died on 9 Apr 1814 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Samuel McClure (son of John McClure).

    Notes:

    Came from Londonderry, Ireland in 1729; on 14 Jul 1630 he was elected First Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Scotland in Boston, Massachusetts, layer known as the Federal Street Church. He lived the rest of his life in Boston.

    Children:
    1. 4. Deacon John McClure was born about 1682 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland; died on 30 Aug 1769.

  2. 10.  William McClintock was born in in of Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland.
    Children:
    1. 5. Rachel McClintock was born in in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland; died in 1765 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  Capt. Joseph Pomeroy was born on 26 Jun 1672 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Medad Pomeroy and Experience Woodward); died on 16 Dec 1712 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Joseph married Hannah Seymour on 29 Nov 1692. Hannah (daughter of Richard Seymour and Hannah Woodruff) was born about 1675; died between 1727 and 1728 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Hannah Seymour was born about 1675 (daughter of Richard Seymour and Hannah Woodruff); died between 1727 and 1728 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 6. Rev. Benjamin Pomeroy was born on 19 Nov 1704 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 21 Dec 1784 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut.

  5. 14.  Deacon Ralph Wheelock was born on 12 Feb 1683 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts (son of Capt. Eleazer Wheelock and Elizabeth Fuller); died on 15 Oct 1748 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1682, of Windham, Windham, Connecticut
    • Alternate birth: 12 Feb 1682, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Deacon of Windham church in 1729. Ralph and Ruth Wheelock's son Eleazar Wheelock (1711-1779) was the founder of Dartmouth College.

    Deacon married Ruth Huntington on 8 Jan 1708 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. Ruth (daughter of Deacon Christopher Huntington and Sarah Adgate) was born on 28 Nov 1682 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut; died on 1 Sep 1725 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Ruth Huntington was born on 28 Nov 1682 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut (daughter of Deacon Christopher Huntington and Sarah Adgate); died on 1 Sep 1725 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 7. Abigail Wheelock was born on 3 Mar 1717 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1803 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.