Isaac, Sally, and Annieare given in McC Gen 1904, and may be
children of the second marriage. There is an Isaac that shows up briefly in Ohio who
says he was born in NC in 1816 (1850 census).
We have located a few records from colonial Georgia. We find Robert, Sr. already with
property in Wrightsboro Twp. St. Paul Parish in 1770, surveyed in 1769. There was also a
John McClung in 1775 in St. Thomas
Parish further south. These areas bordered SC. St. Paul's became Richmond County, GA. We know
from the Pension records of the Rev. soldier, John, that his family was in Georgia when he
was a boy. We await further records from colonial Georgia.
The next earliest records we have of McClungs in Georgia are from tax lists. In 1793 in Wilkes
County we find John McClung and George McClung. George has 200 acres "next to Kelly". John
has no land listed at that time. There was one other reference that Claborn Newsom had land
next to McClung. Sometime in 1793 Warren County was formed partly out of Wilkes. The 1794
Warren Co. tax list has these same men:
We know from John's pension records that he was in the Warren County area until about 1806.
(Land records put him in Greene, Jackson and Hall counties.)
About 1806 he moved to Haywood County N.C. for a period. This is north of Georgia.
The first three censuses of Georgia were lost in a fire: 1790, 1800, 1810. The 1820 census
index has a John McClung in Hall County (no page given). This was the county where Drucilla
McClung married Isaac York. It was formed from Jackson. This enumeration was for John, Jr.
The Georgia Land Lotteries were probably a wonderful way for our ancestors to acquire land,
but they are a nightmare for the historian. Where one can usually count on families traveling
by groups to new locations, the lotteries sent them to the four quarters. We find that our
men, Jonas, Reuben, and Hiram had ended up in the adjoining county of Gwinnett. They registered
in Gwinnett in the lottery of 1827. Hiram won land in Dist. 16, Sec. 2 of Muscogee Co.; Jonas
won land in Dist. 9, Sec. 5 of Carroll County; Reuben won land in Dist. 6, Sec. 1 of Lee County.
We do not know the disposition of these lands at this time. Sewell was still in Gwinnett Co.
by 1850 so perhaps, he didn't win a draw. Hiram and William W.won draws in the
1832 Gold Lottery. We will need to get the name of the districts where they won land.
[Georgia's 1832 Gold Lottery.
After most of the lotteries, the 1830 census index shows these men:
Charles in Newton (p 23) from S.C.
Hiram in Henry (p. 232)
John in Talbot (p. 343)
Josiah in Harris (p. 187) from S.C.
Ransom in Upson (p. 108) [probably son of George]
Reuben in Gwinnet (p. 360)
Robert in Upson (p.115) [probably son of George]
You can see northern Georgia at: MAP
The ID numbers that are added here make it possible to distinguish each individual.
The order of birth numbers and generation numbers as assigned in the early work are
also given. The index will refer only to the GA ID number. We hope to be able to assign
working numbers when some of these lineages are solidified.
Email may be sent to: J. McClung