John McClure. In July of 1730, John McClure and his 4 brothers came from Ireland and settled n NC. Of these brothers, John, James and another whose name is unknown, afterwards migrated to Uwchlan twp, Chester Co. A patent was granted by Thomas amd Richard Penn, (
sons of Wm and proprietaries of Pa), to John and James McClure, Oct 12, 1748, for 2 contiguous tracts in Uwchlan, containing in this whole 361 acres.
The titles of these lands became subsequently vested in John McClure alone. He died seized of the same, and by his will of Dec 30, 1775, devised the same to his 2 sons, Joseph and Benjamin. John married in 1743, Jane Ahll, and to them were born 8 children - Esther m Mr Williams; James; Mary; Joseph; Elizabeth; Rachel m John Neal; Jane m John Wallace; and Benjamin.
John McClure, the emigrant, died March 25, 1777, aged 72 and his wife, Jane, Feb 15, 1762. Of their children, Joseph b Oct 27, 1749 m Martha Thompson and had 8 children - Jane, Elizazbeth, James, Joseph, Martha, John, Rachel and Mary,.
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