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Anna McClanahan

Female 1802 - 1862  (60 years)


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  • Name Anna McClanahan 
    • d/o Alexander
    Born 1802  Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Or Iredell, NC
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 May 1862  Monmouth, Warren Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18547  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of William Reynolds
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2021 

    DNA Tests  2 people have linked a DNA test to Anna McClanahan 

    Father Leut. Col. Alexander 'Breckenridge' McClanahan,   b. 1734, Antrim, Ulster Province, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1797, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Elizabeth Shelton,   b. 1743, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1774, N. Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married
    • Son, John S. McClanahan died, unmarried, and without isssue:
      Daughters, Mrs. Abney and Mrs. Austin are identified in a chancery matter as the heirs of Alexander McClanahan.
    Notes 
    • In August of 1763, soon after the First Kerr's Creek Massacre, Alexander qualified as Captain of Militia[2] and, just after the Second Kerr's Creek Massacre, commanded a company in Col Henry Bouquet's expedition against the warring Shawnee and Delaware in 1764. There were, at first, two companies of Augusta Rifleman of 100 men each, one company led by Alexander McCalahan, with his brother John serving as Lieutenant, and one led by Charles Lewis. When the companies reached "Fort Pitt" in early October the number had increased to 1,500 men. The Virginians achieved a victory and on 9 Nov 1764, Bouquet concluded a Peace Treaty with both the Shawnee and Delaware. By the spring of 1765, the Indians returned 206 captives to their families and friends.[3]

      In 1769, Alexander, his brother Robert, Col. John Stuart, Thomas Renick, and Maj. William Hamilton made the first permanent settlement in Greenbrier Country. It was in that part of Augusta County that became Botetourt County, also in 1769.[4]

      The peace between the settlers and Native Americans didn't last. The slaughter of Chief Logan's family set the Native Tribes along the Ohio into a rage.[5] Alexander McClanahan was again called into service, this time under Charles Lewis who was promoted to Colonel. His brother Robert served as Captain under Col. William Fleming's Botetourt Company. This resulted in the "Battle of Point Pleasant". Alexander's brother, Capt. Robert McClanahan, didn't survive the battle.

      On 8 Sept 1775, Alexander McClanahan was one of the commissioners representing Augusta County charged with organizing the Minute Men. The other commissioners were Sampson Matthews and Samuel McDowell.[6] It was resolved that Augusta County supply 4 companies of 50 men. The following December, they ordained to raise 7 regiments of regulars.

      In 1775 Alexander was made Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Regiment and participated in the "Battle of Great Bridge" on 9 Dec 1775. He served under Col. William Dangerfield and William Nelson, the major. McClanahan also served at Williamsburg in 1776 under Gen. Andrew Lewis, and was commissioned full Colonel of the Seventh on 7 Oct 1776. [7]

      Alex McClanahan writes a letter to Thomas Adams on 26 Apr 1778 resigning his commission due to bad health. This info appears in the Jnls. of the House of Delegates, 1781-85/86 . [8]
    Family ID F7075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Grey Reynolds,   b. Abt 1785, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1862, Monmouth, Warren Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Hugh Alexander [Letterwriter] Reynolds,   b. 5 Oct 1832, Jackson Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1920, Monmouth, Warren Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. 'Dovey', Dove Ellen Reynolds,   b. Abt 1828, Statesville, Iredell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1919, Troy Twp., Albia, Monroe County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
     3. James L. Reynolds,   b. 1830, Statesville, Iredell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F6840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Lineage-Kenyon Leslie Reynolds
    Lineage-Kenyon Leslie Reynolds
    Lineage-LeslieReynolds-01.jpg
    Deeds Mecklenburg, Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina Showing Hugh Reynolds of Iredell Family in North Carolina; Another William Nealey possibly related to Wm. of Pittsylvania Co., Thomas Reynolds land on Buffaloe Creek original deed date 20 Aug 1753. Sold date 1774.
    Deeds Mecklenburg, Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina Showing Hugh Reynolds of Iredell Family in North Carolina; Another William Nealey possibly related to Wm. of Pittsylvania Co., Thomas Reynolds land on Buffaloe Creek original deed date 20 Aug 1753. Sold date 1774.
    Mecklenburg NC Deeds.pdf

    1849ChanceryAlexanderMcClanahan.pdf
    Document Hugh Alexander Reynolds
    Document Hugh Alexander Reynolds
    17556HughAlexanderReynolds.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S240] Lineage, Kenyon Leslie Reynolds.

    2. [S100] Internet Source, https://www.flickr.com/photos/icplphotos/collections/72157634612418936/.
      This is the s/o Hugh of Iredell, Patriot accepted by the DAR.
      Hugh Reynolds Letters and Bio

      The Letters of Hugh Reynolds.

      The Iredell County Public Library holds a collection of letters to and from the Hugh Reynolds family from the late 1850s through the 1870s. These have been scanned and placed on Flickr along with the envelopes. In some cases we have scanned envelopes that did not contain letters when we received the collection.

      Hugh Reynolds, (April 18, 1809- Oct. 16, 1878) was the son of Hugh Reynolds Sr. and his second wife Margaret McClanahan. He and his brother Reuben were probably born at Davis? Sulfur Springs, near Hiddenite, Alexander County. His father was from Ireland and owned a grist mill and was a miller by trade. Hugh Sr. was named a Patriot in the Ancestor list of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution for giving 12 bushels of wheat to the patriot army during the Revolutionary War. Hugh Reynolds Sr. moved his family to Statesville in 1827. Hugh Reynolds Sr. is buried in the extreme Northwest corner of the Fourth Creek Presbyterian Cemetery in Statesville. The tombstone itself may now be illegible.

      Hugh Reynolds Jr. was married to Jane Reid (July 24, 1807 ? Oct. 11, 1887.) on Oct. 24, 1833. She dies at the age of 80 in the Olin Township in Iredell County at the home of her husband?s brother, Reuben Reynolds. Both Hugh and Jane are buried in the Fourth Creek Presbyterian Cemetery in Statesville. They had a daughter named Margaret ?Isabella? Reynolds. Hugh?s brother Reuben Reynolds (Dec. 24, 1813 ? Oct. 20, 1903) also had a daughter named Margaret. Reuben in buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville.

      Hugh Reynolds Jr. was a prominent merchant in Statesville serving as a county commissioner. A March 23, 1883 article in The Landmark newspaper stated that the whipping post outside the old jail was built in 1860 under the direction of Messrs. C.L. Summers and Hugh Reynolds. Hugh was also part of the building committee in charge of erecting the Presbyterian Church in Statesville in 1870.

      Family lore says that the Reynolds family divided over the issue of slavery with part of the family moving to Warren County, Illinois in the 1830?s and later to Oregon. Though he was too old to serve when the Civil War began the N.C. Presbyterian reported on June 28, 1862 that ?In Statesville on June 15, Capt. Wm. H. Sanford, age 30 years; commissary in 7th Regt., North Carolina Troops; received wound at battle of Newbern; died at house of Hugh Reynolds.?

      Hugh lived near the northwest corner of Broad and Tradd Streets near his brother-in-law W.F. Watts, on lot 39. Hugh Reynolds?s place later became the Palmer House and had a well on the property. Upon his death the Carolina Watchman newspaper out of Salisbury reported on Oct. 24, 1878, ?We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Hugh Reynolds of Statesville. We have known Mr. R. long and well. He was justly held in high esteem by his acquaintances, for he was not only just and liberal in all the relations of life, but incorruptible and fearless in duty. A good man has fallen.?

      This collection of letters identifies members of the several related families. William [schoolmaster], Maggie, Hugh, Reuben, Sanfords, and others.