Jenny Clingan, 1763

Jenny Clingan
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Birth April 27, 1763 40
Marriage of a siblingJames ScottMary ClinganView this family
February 14, 1771 (aged 7 years)
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Inspected at Lancaster County Historical Society, 12/27/1997

Shared note: Married by Rev. Thomas Barton
Marriage of a siblingWilliam ClinganJane RoanView this family
June 11, 1778 (aged 15 years)

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Second Series, Volume II, p. 352-353

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======= 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 25 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Clingan
May 24, 1822 (aged 59 years)

Death of a sisterMary Clingan
1824 (aged 60 years)
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p. 27


Family with parents
Birth: 1723
Death: October 14, 1788East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage: 1752
21 months
elder brother
Birth: September 28, 1753 30East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 24, 1822
23 months
elder sister
Birth: September 1, 1755 32East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1824McConnellsburg, Fulton, Pennsylvania, USA
5 years
elder brother
Birth: January 25, 1760 37East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
3 years
Birth: April 27, 1763 40East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
SourceFamily history notebook written by Alice Duffield Dickson Nace.
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p. 45

SourceA group of corresponding Clingan family researchers on the Internet.
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Email from Sue Maxwell ( dated 28 April 1999.