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Family: Elijah McClanahan / Agatha Strother Lewis (F7089)  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5

m. 1 Sep 1795


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  • Elijah McClanahanFather | Male
    Elijah McClanahan

    Born  20 Apr 1770  Botetourt, County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 Dec 1857  Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    McClanahan Cemetery Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  1 Sep 1795  [6, 7]  Botetourt County, Virginia  [6, 7] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Capt. William McClanahan, Sr. | F7112 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sarah Nealey/Neeley | F7112 Group Sheet 

    Agatha Strother LewisMother | Female
    Agatha Strother Lewis

    Born  15 Mar 1779  Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Jun 1852  Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    McClanahan Cemetery Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Colonel Andrew Lewis | F7237 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Maria Walton | F7237 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Nancy McClanahan

    Born  1814  of Botetourt, or Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1903  Christiansburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    East Hill Cemetery Salem, Virginia  Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Frances Lewis 'Fannie' McClanahan

    Born  Abt 1820  Montgomery County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 May 1860  Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Charles Addison Miller/Micou | F8032 
    Married  1852  Botetourt, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Lucy Anne McClanahan

    Born  18 Nov 1809  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Feb 1888  Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Salem, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  William Z.C. Johnston | F8485 
    Married     

  • Sources 
    1. [S80] Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=_UU3AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq=william+mcclanahan+married+sarah+neeley&source=bl&ots=3IXR8bnmca&sig=MJ9Asso72qpEpAhKlE03-83PgFE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjgiMD6y9fWAhXD5yYKHYaQBfkQ6AEITTAG#v=onepage&q=william%20mcclanahan%20married%20sarah%20neeley&f=false.
      Offspring of William McClanahan, Sr. and Sarah [Nealey] his wife.
      Elijah b. 20 Apr 1770; m. 3 Sep 1795, Agatha Strother Lewis, d/o Col. Andrew Lewis, who then lived on Bent Mountain; 12 offspring. Col. Andrew Lewis was fourth s/o General Andrew Lewis.

    2. [S100] Internet Source, http://showalter.blogspot.com/2011/03/.
      Elijah McClanahan
      1998.26.59
      February 1830
      Final page of a letter from George Hancock in Louisville, Kentucky, to Edward Watts near Salem, Virginia, regarding the account between John Tompkins and Hancock, including several bonds of Elijah McClanahan, and instructions for the money when the bonds come due

      1998.26.60
      December 6, 1829
      Letter from George Hancock in Louisville, Kentucky, to Edward Watts near Big Lick (now Roanoke), Virginia, regarding several matters of business, including bonds, debts, payments, estates, and lawsuits, and also Hancock's intention of returning to Virginia in the spring; he mentions Henry Edmundson, J. W. Richardson, William Lewis (whom he expected to see in Ohio but missed), Jacob Flegar (whom he saw in Fincastle, Virginia), Backus, Wood (the master commissioner in the estate of John Caswell Griffin), Grabil (or Graybill) and Wilson (whom he is suing in chancery), Allen Taylor, James Littlepage Woodville, Elijah McClanahan, and William C. Williams.
      1998.26.67
      August 30, 1831
      Deed for the sale of a 250-acre tract of land to Edward Watts by Elijah McClanahan as executor of James Mason, the land lying south of the Roanoke River near the eastern border of Botetourt (now Roanoke) County, Virginia; also mentions William and Samuel Seagraves and Peter and Jacob Kefauver.
      1998.26.68
      January 22, 1832
      Statement of the account of Elijah McClanahan with Edward Watts, showing $14.60 due on a note after payments to the heirs of Rowland Madison and carriage of flour to Pattonsburg (now Buchanan), Virginia, and Lynchburg, Virginia.
      1998.26.30
      1830s?
      List of title papers belonging to Edward Watts, for land conveyed to him by Adams, Breckinridge, Douglas, Eskridge, Langhorne, Lewis, McClanahan, Mills, Nofsinger, and Pitzer.
      Breckinridge to Watts No 4 p 154
      same to same 4 " 348
      Adams to ~~ 11 " 415
      Eskridge M. to ~~ 16 " 469
      McClanahan to ~~ 17 " 2
      Pitzer to ~~ " 154
      Lewis to ~~ " 432
      Langhorne to ~~ 18 337
      Nofsinger to ~~ 19 435
      Mills to ~~ 21 586
      Douglas to 21 629
      Division of A. Lewis land Book C page 322

      1998.26.31
      August 1-2, 1820
      Plat and land division among the heirs of Andrew Lewis; the heirs include Jane (McClanahan) Lewis, Sarah Nealy (Lewis) Wood, John Lewis, William Lewis, Patsy Lewis, Samuel Lewis, Emeline Lewis, Eliza Lewis, and Jane Anne Lewis; the land was in Botetourt (now Roanoke) County, lying roughly between the Great Road (Orange Avenue, route 460) and Mill Branch (now Lick Run). The text of this document is contained in 1998.26.12, 1998.26.31 and 1998.26.32. The first is incomplete, lacking the plat at the beginning and a few lines at the end. The third has some additional information at the end. There are trivial differences in the texts.
      1998.26.48
      March 1826
      Note for $100 from Drury Childers, George Bright and William Muse to the estate of William McClanahan, witnessed and signed, and receipted as paid in full by Elijah McClanahan, for the rent of Glade Creek mill.
      1998.26.01.b
      August 5, 1817
      Copy of a land agreement between Edward Watts and William McClanahan, by which McClanahan sold to Watts his remaining interest in land bought by William Watts, Edward?s father, from John Breckinridge; the land adjoins holdings of the Evans family.
      1998.26.02
      March 1, 1786
      Plat and survey of land in Botetourt (now Roanoke) County for William McClanahan; the land adjoins holdings of John Breckinridge, the Evans family, and John Meux, and was assigned to McClanahan by William White. The land lay partly along Peter Evans? Big Spring Branch (Crystal Spring), flowing into the Roanoke River.
      1998.26.03
      December 6, 1792
      Indenture, or deed, between John Neeley and Susanna his wife and James Neeley and Catherine his wife of the one part, and Peter Evans of the other part, for sale of property in Botetourt (formerly Augusta, later Roanoke) County; some missing parts in 1998.26.01.a. The purpose of this document appears to be to clear the title of the three tracts of land described, each of 400 acres. They had been granted to Mark Evans by patent in 1748. On the death of Mark Evans, his eldest son Daniel Evans inherited the property, and in 1751 sold it to Peter Evans, whose kinship is not specified but who must have been a younger son or brother of Mark Evans. However, Daniel Evans's two daughters, Susanna and Catherine, were coparceners, which is to say, they shared in the inheritance. As a result, they had a legal claim to the property, but in this document of 1792 they in effect confirm their father's sale. The two sisters had both married men named Neeley (the spelling varies), who also therefore shared the claim. John and James Neeley may have been brothers, but that is not specified here.
      1998.26.05
      April 30, 1806
      Copy of a deposition by Daniel McNeill in a lawsuit over land by John Breckenridge against Mark Evans and others; like 1998.26.03, this document attempts to settle disputed claims over land along the Roanoke River in present Roanoke County, Virginia, and known as ?The Barrens?. Among the claimants and surveyors mentioned are William Carvin, John Poag, William Preston, Francis Smith, the heirs of William Watts, Daniel Evans, Peter Evans, James Neelley, Robert Breckenridge, John Neilley and his wife Susanna Evans, and James Neilley and his wife Catherine Evans.


    3. [S126] United States Archives, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/roanoke/cemeteries/mcclanahan.txt.
      Roanoke County VA Archives Cemeteries....McClanahan Cemetery
      ************************************************
      Glenna Garnand Garner January 13, 2009
      MCCLANAHAN CEMETERY - Roanoke County, VA
      Located: on a Knoll on the East Side of 24 Street between Loudon Ave and Melrose Ave.
      TAKEN FROM TOMBSTONES, OBITS, DEATH RECORDS AND TOMBSTONE RECORDS TAKEN
      PRIOR TO 1920 BY THE ROANOKE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND WPA SURVEY:

      MCCLANAHAN, Agatha Strother Lewis 13 Mar 1779 - 14 Jun 1852 Wife of Elijah; Grand-daughter of General Andrew Lewis
      MCCLANAHAN, Elijah, COLONEL 20 Apr 1770-01 Dec 1837 (Death Record Has Died 01 Dec 1857; Age 87 Yrs 7 Mos 10 Days; Wid of Agatha; Son of William & Sally McClanahan; Informed By E B McClanahan)
      MCCLANAHAN, John No Date - 16 Jul 1854 Age 1 Yr 9 Mos 6 Days; Son of E B & F E

    4. [S130] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah_McClanahan.
      Bibliography

      Breckenbridge, James. 1783-1904. Papers. Abstract: Correspondence (chiefly relating to Breckinridge's legal career and his land speculation in western Virginia and Kentucky), legal papers, deeds, militia orders and returns, receipts, accounts, and other papers. Includes description of iron works in Wythe County, Va., Mutual Assurance Society receipts, and rates charged by ordinary keepers (1770). Topics mentioned in correspondence include Virginia and U.S. politics, local elections, War of 1812, settlement of Kentucky and Tennessee, Indian wars, slavery, and Virginia militia, with specific references to formation of Kentucky government, congressional sessions of 1793-1797 and 1805-1812, the Kentucky Resolutions (1798), troubles with squatters in Indian territory, expeditions against Indians (1791 and 1813), collection of whiskey taxes, excise taxes, the national bank, internal improvements, trial of Aaron Burr, mill owned by Breckinridge, and support of two illegitimate children. Correspondents include John Breckinridge, Robert Breckinridge, William Breckinridge, Henry Clay, Francis Walker Gilmer, Peachy R. Gilmer, George Hancock, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, John Marshall, Elijah McClanahan, James McClung, Francis Preston, John Preston, William Preston, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Archibald Stuart, and Bushrod Washington.
      National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. "Villa Heights".
      Roanoke Times. March 20, 2018. "Historic mansion in northwest Roanoke added to state landmarks register."
      White, H. M. The McClanahans. 1716. Abstract: Family history and genealogy compiled by White of the McClanahans, a Scotch-Irish family that settled in Virginia after 1716. The book describes the family's involvement in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Included is information on the Poage family.
      References

      "William McLenachan's Will, 1820." Kegley, F. B. Kegley's Virginia Frontier: The Beginning of the Southwest, the Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783, with Maps and Illustrations. Roanoke, Virginia: Southwest Virginia Historical Society, 1938. Pages 532-533.
      Summers, Lewis Preston, George W. L. Bickley, and Charles B. Coale. Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 1929. Page 383.
      Summers, Lewis Preston, George W. L. Bickley, and Charles B. Coale. Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 1929. Page 448.
      White, H. M. The McClanahans. 1894. [1] Chapter IV. Also pages 40-42. Roanoke, Virginia. The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company. 1894.
      Summers, Lewis Preston, George W. L. Bickley, and Charles B. Coale. Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 1929. Page 462.
      Writers' Program (U.S.). Roanoke, Story of County and City. [Roanoke]: [Stone Print. and manufacturing Co.], 1942. Page 330.
      Findagrave.com
      Summers, Lewis Preston, George W. L. Bickley, and Charles B. Coale. Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 1929. Page 934.
      Kagey, Deedie Dent. When Past Is Prologue: A History of Roanoke County. Roanoke, Va: Roanoke County Sesquicentennial Committee, 1988. Page 132..
      Kagey, Deedie Dent. When Past Is Prologue: A History of Roanoke County. Roanoke, Va: Roanoke County Sesquicentennial Committee, 1988. Page 106.
      Cox, Ray. 2017. Early Roanoke County founder rests at well-groomed gravesite. Roanoke Times. Apr 10, 2017.
      Kagey, Deedie Dent. When Past Is Prologue: A History of Roanoke County. Roanoke, Va: Roanoke County Sesquicentennial Committee, 1988. Page 705.
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      Virginia. Alleghany Turnpike Company Records. 1847.
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    5. [S47] Newspaper Article, https://www.roanoke.com/news/early-roanoke-county-founder-rests-at-well-groomed-gravesite/article_fe5bbde1-f44b-5da4-90bd-4a9c547988be.html.
      The Roanoke Times (Roanoke.com)
      Early Roanoke County Founder Rests at Well-Groomed Gravesite
      The McClanahan Cemetery was restored by the Historical Society of Western Virgiia, a Boy Scout service project and jail trustees.
      A short walk up a gentle hill just off Melrose Avenue and 24th Street Northwest in Roanoke City reveals a site of just one example of the society's beneficiaries, a restored graveyard linked to the earliest days of Roanoke County.




    6. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate, https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE113575&vid=FHD&vid=FHD.
      McClanahan, Elijah m. Agatha Lewis, 1 Sep 1795 Botetourt Co., VA

    7. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com.
      Children of Elijah and Agatha Lewis McClanahan:
      Elizabeth Madison McClanahan Cox, 1799?1891
      Mary Thomas McClanahan Montague, 1805?1871
      Lucy Anne McClanahan Johnston, 1809?1888
      Agnes L McClanahan Ingles, 1812?1888
      Nancy McClanahan Bass, 1814?1903
      Catherine McClanahan Ingles, 1817?1887