Mary Clingan, 17551824 (aged 68 years)

Mary /Clingan/
Given names
Birth September 1, 1755 32
Citation details: Email from Ron Bullock ( to the group dated 14 Feb 1999.
Birth of a brotherGeorge Clingan
January 25, 1760 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a sisterJenny Clingan
April 27, 1763 (aged 7 years)
MarriageJames ScottView this family
February 14, 1771 (aged 15 years)
Citation details: Inspected at Lancaster County Historical Society, 12/27/1997
Birth of a sonAlexander Scott
1773 (aged 17 years)

Birth of a daughterMargaret Scott
1775 (aged 19 years)

Birth of a daughterSarah Scott
1776 (aged 20 years)

Birth of a sonThomas Scott
1778 (aged 22 years)

Presumed to be the second-born son, named after the maternal grandfather Thomas Clingan, per Scotch-Irish naming conventions.

Marriage of a siblingWilliam ClinganJane RoanView this family
June 11, 1778 (aged 22 years)

Citation details: Second Series, Volume II, p. 352-353
Shared note: =======

======= A WHIG WEDDING IN THE REVOLUTION - In Dunlap's _Pennsylvania Packet_ for June 17, 1778, then published at Lancaster during the occupation of Philadelphia by the British we find the following reference to the marriage of Jane, daughter of Rev. John Roan to William Clingan: "Was married last Thursday (June 11, 1778), Mr. William Clingan Jr., of Donegal, to Miss Jenny Roan, of Londonderry, both of this county of Lancaster, a sober, sensible, agreeable young couple, and very sincere Whigs. This marriage promises as much happiness as the state of things in this, our sinful world will admit. This was truly a Whig wedding, as there were present many young gentlemen and ladies, and not one of the gentlemen but had been out when called on in the service of the country, and it was well known that the groom in particular had proved his heroism as well as Whigism, in several battles and skirmishes. After the marriage was ended a motion was made and heartily agreed to by all present, that the young unmarried ladies should form themselves into an association by the name of Whig Association of the Unmarried Ladies of America, in which they should pledge thier honor that they would never give their hand in marriage to any gentleman until he had first proved himself a patriot, in readily turning out when called to defend his country from slavery, by a spirited and brave conduct as they would not wish to be the mothers of a race of slaves and cowards." All honor to the memories of those patriotic women of Dauphin in the War for Independence! =======

Birth of a sonWilliam Scott
October 9, 1781 (aged 26 years)

Death of a fatherThomas Clingan
October 14, 1788 (aged 33 years)
Death of a husbandJames Scott
about 1807 (aged 51 years)
Citation details: Vols. 1-C, 1-D, 1-E, 1807-1825; Genealogical Society film JBH310
Date of entry in original source: December 29, 2000

C/184 10/5/1807: James Scott died intestate leaving 10 children: «tab»«tab»Adults: Mary, William «tab»«tab»Under 20: James, Franklin, Andrew, Margaret, Jane, [Ferrisa], Isabella «tab»Mary Scott and James [John?] McCammon, administrators «tab»Personal estate insufficient for payment of debts «tab»Want order for sale of one-third part of land to pay debts and for maintenance/education of minors «tab»Court orders sale on premises 11/27/1807 to highest bidder

C/207 12/10/1807 «tab»Unable to sell ("no person offering sufficient price") «tab»Court orders sale on 3/2/1808

C/225 March 1808 «tab»Sold to Thomas Holmes of Lancaster Co. for £250 (PA currency) «tab»Payable 4/1/1808

C/255 12/26/1808 «tab»Administrators produce accounting «tab»Balance of $1244.02 «tab»Court approves and orders distribution according to law «tab»Court also appoints Crabb,W--,Stubbs as auditors

C/276 March 1809 «tab»Administrators "could discover no title to any greater estate in the aforesaid plantation than the one equal «tab»«tab»third part which was sold." «tab»However, they did discover equitable title to one-sixth part exclusive of part sold «tab»Personal estate and previous proceeds insufficient to pay expenses «tab»Court orders sale of land on 3/31/1809 «tab»[ Reference to $100, possibly security for sale or some payment to administrators for services rendered ]

C/299 5/4/1809 «tab»Administrators report sale to Dennis Lynch of [unknown] Township in Lancaster County for $447

C/345 12/27/1809 «tab»Court appoints Bird, Green, and Hamilton as auditors

C/424 7/31/1810 «tab»Auditors met at John McCammon's house in Middletown «tab»( 3 pages of detailed accounting ) «tab»Now have $1720.35 in cash, including $29.33 cash received and $447 from Lynch property sale «tab»Paid some debts, leaving $556.46 «tab»Administrators want bonds from estate of John Long (for whom James Scott was acting executor) «tab»«tab»to be removed from this estate. Suspect that William Shaw and wife have claim against «tab»«tab»Scott estate for legacy under John Long's will. «tab»Report set aside

[ Now Roll 1640, but still film#JBH310 ] D/6 2/7/1812 «tab»Auditors' report set aside

D/475 12/27/1816 «tab»Bombach, Walker, and Abricks are appointed auditors

[ Roll 1640, Film#JBH311 ] E/610 5/3/1825 «tab»Forster, Maclean, and S---ack are appointed auditors «tab»Mentions "John McCammon, surviving adminstrator" «tab»Must report before 8/30/1825

E/641 9/20/1825 «tab»Report read and held under advisement «tab»In different handwriting: 12/6/1825 report confirmed «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»12/17/1825 After argument, report confirmed

Note: PA Archives Rolls 1639-1640.
Marriage of a childThomas ScottRebecca DouglasView this family
1812 (aged 56 years)

Birth of a granddaughterMaria Clingan Scott
December 22, 1818 (aged 63 years)
Birth of a grandsonJames Scott
September 18, 1820 (aged 65 years)

Birth of a granddaughterHarriet Scott
October 29, 1821 (aged 66 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Clingan
May 24, 1822 (aged 66 years)

Birth of a grandsonSamuel Duffield Scott
August 30, 1822 (aged 66 years)
Birth of a grandsonThomas Alexander Scott
December 28, 1823 (aged 68 years)
Birth of a grandsonGeorge Clingan Scott
August 18, 1824 (aged 68 years)

Burial of a fatherThomas Clingan

Death of a motherMargaret McFarland

Death 1824 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: p. 27
Family with parents
Birth: 1723
Death: October 14, 1788East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage Marriage1752
21 months
elder brother
Birth: September 28, 1753 30East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 24, 1822
23 months
Birth: September 1, 1755 32East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1824McConnellsburg, Fulton, Pennsylvania, USA
5 years
younger brother
Birth: January 25, 1760 37East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
3 years
younger sister
Birth: April 27, 1763 40East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Family with James Scott
Birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: about 1807Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth: September 1, 1755 32East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1824McConnellsburg, Fulton, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage MarriageFebruary 14, 1771St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
3 years
3 years
2 years
3 years
4 years
BirthA group of corresponding Clingan family researchers on the Internet.
Citation details: Email from Ron Bullock ( to the group dated 14 Feb 1999.
MarriageSt. James Episcopal Church (Lancaster, PA) Register
Citation details: Inspected at Lancaster County Historical Society, 12/27/1997
DeathFamily history notebook written by Alice Duffield Dickson Nace.
Citation details: p. 27
SourceFamily history notebook written by Alice Duffield Dickson Nace.
SourceNotes and Queries Historical and Genealogical / Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania
Citation details: Fourth Series, Volume I, p. 215 (Rev. Colin McFarquahr's membership roll for 1776)

Married by Rev. Thomas Barton

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From Mamam's Notebook: "James and Mary Scott lived in McConnellsburg and are said to be buried there, but their graves have never been found."