William Clingan, 17531822 (aged 68 years)

Name
William Clingan
Given names
William
Surname
Clingan
Name suffix
Jr.
Birth September 28, 1753 30
Birth of a sisterMary Clingan
September 1, 1755 (aged 1 year)
Citation details:

Email from Ron Bullock (RBul1865@aol.com) to the group dated 14 Feb 1999.

Birth of a brotherGeorge Clingan
January 25, 1760 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a sisterJenny Clingan
April 27, 1763 (aged 9 years)
Marriage of a siblingJames ScottMary ClinganView this family
February 14, 1771 (aged 17 years)
Citation details:

Inspected at Lancaster County Historical Society, 12/27/1997

Shared note: Married by Rev. Thomas Barton
MarriageJane RoanView this family
June 11, 1778 (aged 24 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!

Death of a fatherThomas Clingan
October 14, 1788 (aged 35 years)
Death May 24, 1822 (aged 68 years)

Burial
Family with parents
father
17231788
Birth: 1723
Death: October 14, 1788East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
mother
Marriage
Marriage: 1752
21 months
himself
17531822
Birth: September 28, 1753 30East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 24, 1822
23 months
younger sister
17551824
Birth: September 1, 1755 32East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1824McConnellsburg, Fulton, Pennsylvania, USA
5 years
younger brother
1760
Birth: January 25, 1760 37East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death:
3 years
younger sister
1763
Birth: April 27, 1763 40East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death:
Family with Jane Roan
himself
17531822
Birth: September 28, 1753 30East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 24, 1822
wife
Marriage
Marriage: June 11, 1778
MarriageNotes and Queries Historical and Genealogical / Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania
Citation details:

Second Series, Volume II, p. 352-353

SourceFamily history notebook written by Alice Duffield Dickson Nace.
Citation details:

p. 45

SourceA group of corresponding Clingan family researchers on the Internet.
Citation details:

Email from Sue Maxwell (smaxwell@doitnow.com) dated 28 April 1999.

MarriageView

======= 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!