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Eleanor B. McClanahan[1]

Female 1803 - 1881  (78 years)


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  • Name Eleanor B. McClanahan 
    Born 10 Mar 1803  Statesville, Iredell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Aug 1881  Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cedar Creek Cemetery, Little York, Warren Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20724  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of William Reynolds
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2020 

    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 Thomas McCauley Reynolds,   b. 15 Oct 1782, Statesville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1869, Warren Co.,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married
    • Son, Thomas L.E. Reynolds (1833-1864) buried in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Warren County, Illinois
    Children 
     1. James Blackburn Reynolds,   b. 17 Feb 1838, Warren County, Illlinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1911, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. William A. Reynolds,   b. 1826, Statesville, Iredell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1865, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. Martha Ellen Reynolds,   b. 18 May 1840, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1924, Warren, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F7707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    DAR - Hugh Reynolds of Iredell
    DAR - Hugh Reynolds of Iredell
    DAR - Hugh of Iredell.pdf
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map_of_Augusta_County_1755-1760.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39769032/elenor-b_-reynolds.
      Elenor B. McClanahan Reynolds
      Birth 1803, North Carolina
      Death 15 Aug 1881 (aged 77?78)
      Warren County, Illinois
      Burial: Cedar Creek Cemetery
      Little York, Warren County, Illinois

    2. [S107] Family Histories.
      2nd marriage