The early Linn family of Delaware is allied to the McClungs with two connections:
1. The William who went to Delaware married Rebecca Linn. He was born ca 1728 to the son of the immigrant, William.
2. The John McClung who was born in PA ca 1763 and was taken to Georgia when a small child was apprenticed out to Hugh Linn who may have been his uncle. This Linn family had moved to Rowan County, NC from Delaware.
Abstract of the Will of John Linn. Storekeeper. Aug 18, 1797. Feb. 24, 1798. O.322
Father and mother, William and Mary Linn, in Ireland, bros., William, David, Cunningham, and Henry; sisters, Rebecca
and Mary. Exc. John Miller, Phila., and Andrew Catherwood, Wil.
The person my apparent gggg-grandfather, John McClung, was apprenticed to in NC was Hugh Linn/Lynn. (See note below.) John McClung (b. 1763, d. 1844) was mentioned in my list posting on 1/3/2004, as probable father of Drucilla McClung (b. 1798, d. 20 Jan 1882) and Am Rev War patriot, b. in Lancaster Co., PA. The researcher who identified him as Drucilla's father sugested his (John McClung's) mother was probably a Linn also. This coincidence of names further fuels my speculation that Drucilla might have been related somehow to the Nancy McClung who married John Walker III. (Lived in Rockbridge Co., VA)
JOHN McCLUNG, Orphant Bound unto Hugh Lynn to Larn the Art and Mistry of a
Cooper and to Sarve till he Cums to Age of 21 Years he Being at this time
___ Years and to Sarve 8 years and ___ months, and his Master to Give him
a Sett of Tools, etc.
Robert McClung, probable uncle of John McClung who was apprenticed to Hugh
Linn/Lynn of Rowan Co., NC. Robert McClung (probably the one who ) was married to Mary Coborn in
1759 in Pennsylvania, and died in Wrightsboro, GA.
"Wrightsboro was originally in the St. Paul's Parish which was a large
area on the Savannah River that separated Georgia from South Carolina.
Wrightsboro was in Richmond County before 1790, then Warren County when it
was cut from Richmond. Robert McClung (given as McClen in one land record)
had his land surveyed in 1769 and granted in 1770. There was also a THOMAS
LINN [my emphasis - kwc] in this area. Further down in St. Thomas Parish
was a John McClung who may have been a relative. Records from this time
period are meager."
In a reply to my Wigton-Walker list message, Jerry Penley said that
several Houston girls (the Houstons are connected to these Walkers, too)
married Linn men. (McClungs also married into the Houston family in Ireland and in PA)
Hugh Linn shows up in North Carolina (maybe with his in-laws?).
Hugh Linn married Margaret Huston, daughter of Christopher Huston. This
Christopher was the one who died in 1726 in Delaware/PA.
"Hugh LINN born c 1705 is said to have been a sea captain. He came to Cold
Water Creek in Rowan in 1770 from Brandywine Hundred, New Castle Co., DE.
His wife was Mary daughter of Christopher HUSTON. Hugh LINN is named as
son-in-law in the 6 Dec 1726 will of Christopher HUSTON of Mill Creek
Hundred, New Castle County, DE.
Hugh LINN had a son Robert LINN, a daughter Susannah, and a son-in-law
Thomas IRWIN who were named in his 1785 will as well as a granddaughter
The will is recorded in Rowan County Will Book C:183."-- The Heritage of
Rowan County, North Carolina, 1991, Vol. 1, p. 437.
Christopher Houston who died about 1726, had a son named Samuel. Excerpt
of Samuel's will is mentioned here:
Samuel HOUSTON, a farmer of E. Nottingham Twp., Chester County, PA, wrote
a will in 1739 listing wife Esther, mother Martha, with his personal
estate later going to Robert Christopher HOUSTON, James HOUSTON, Anne
WALKER, Margaret LINN, Jennett LINN, and Martha LINN. (Source; Dr.
Martin's book "Pickin up the Porters.")
HOUSTON, SAMUEL. E. Nottingham. Farmer. September 19, 1739. May 27, 1741. B. 82.
To wife Esther all real and personal estate during life, she paying £3 yearly to my mother Martha Houston during life and at her decease. Personal estate to Robert, Christopher and James Houston, Anne Walker, Margaret Linn, Jennet Linn and Martha Linn to be equally divided. The plantation called Philips Bottom and Philips hill with the improvements be returned to Christopher and James Houston free of charges they paying to Robt. Houston and others above named £10 each.
There is nothing to show the relationship of above legatees to the testator. Acct filed by Henry and Esther
Glesford. September 1, 1742.
So the people mentioned in Samuel's will are his brothers and sisters and some of their children. Margaret, Jennet
and Martha were Samuel's sisters and all were married to Linn men. The only one that I know of is Hugh Linn, who
married Margaret (Mary) Houston/Huston.
The LDS Ancestral File has a Robert Lyne b. ca 1738 and lived in Richmond, VA. He was the son of
Thomas Lyne, Jr. b. ca 1717 and also lived in Richmond, VA with his wife, Mary nee Sanford. She was b. ca 1717.
Thomas Lyne Sr. was b. ca 1697 and md a lady named Elizabeth born about the same time. We do not know if they
are related to the Delaware branch.
The family of Thomas Jr. consists of:
1. Robert Lyne b. ca 1738
2. James Lyne b. ca 1740
3. Thomas Lyne b. ca 1742
4. Susannah Lyne b. 4 Sep 1744 and md Reuben Settle 8 July 1760
5. Mary Lyne b. ca 1746
6. Bathia Lyne b. ca 1748
7. Anne Lyne b. ca 1750
8. Elizabeth Lyne b. ca 1752. All of Richmond, VA
1. Robert Linn b. 1787 at Monroe Corners, Sussex, NJ. md Elizabeth Ryerson b. 1792; md 1818 Sussex, NJ.
He was the son of Andrew Linn, MD b. 1755 in Hardwick Twp, Sussex, NY and md 1785 to Ann Carnes (1765-1846).
Andrew was the son of Joseph (1715-1891) md 1747 Martha Kirkpatrick who was born in Belfast Ire. 1725.
Joseph was the son of Andrew (1685-?) and Margarett.
Robert Linn (ca 1736-1853) md Elinor or Ellenor Leonard (1745-1860) maximum ranges. Submitted by
Robert D. Mowrey; firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Linn (1716-1772) Abercome, West Lothian, Scotland md Isobel Stevenson ca 1677. His father was
James Linne who md 1678 to Christiane Rae. This Robert's children were Margaret, Isobel, Helen, John all born
in West Lothian, Scotland.
Hugh Linn b. in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland died in Virginia. He was the son of Eleanor Somerville.
Hugh's son was Robert Linn b. 1746 in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; md there. He died 1794 at Fivemiletown, Clogher,
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Submitted by William Kent Brunette; PO Box 25701 Washington, DC 20007
There was a Hugh Linn who md Ann Worrell, b. ca 1732 at Marple, Delaware, PA. She was the daughter of
Jonathan and Mary Taylor Worell. Submitted to PRF by Allen Butler (email@example.com) 2342 S. McClintock,
Tempe, AZ 85282.
Hugh Linn b. 1753 at Newry, Down, Ireland; died 1 Jan 1815 at Horse Valley, Franklin PA.
He married Sarah Widney (1757-1810) in 1777 possibly County Antrim in Ireland. Their son, John Linn
was born 19 Mar 1778 County Down, IR and died 6 Dec 1845 at Concord, PA. Submitted to PRF by Denise
Leedom; 425 N. Tenth St., Lebanon, PA 17046.
Ann Linn (not sure of her husband) was the sister of Rhesa Howard, of Baltimore County, MD. Source:
Affidavit below from "The documents were discovered by Leonaro Andrea while researching Ephriam Smith,
Quaker, Union County, SC" during week of August 6-11, 1945 at the SC His(torical) Com(mission)." The
documents today are housed at the SC State Archives under "Miscellaneous Records (WEXX p. 63-65/St 375):"
Richmond County : On the third day of March 1787 came Ann Linn/Len(?) before me Thomas Carr Esq. one of
the Justices assigned to keep the Peace in said County and being duly proven on the Holy Evangelist of
Almighty God doth declare and say that some time in the year seventeen hundred sixty three or sixty four
that a certain John Litten Jones was an oversseer for her father John Greeniff Howard and that the said
John Litten Jones lived with a woman of the name Sarah which she was informed was his lawful wife that
the deponent saw them live together as man and wife and that she does thoroughly believe that the said
Jones and Sarah was actually married and this deponent further declares that some time in the year 1772
or 1773 the said John Litten Jones desired this deponent in the State of Georgia not to mention of his
being married in Maryland as he was married to a lady in Charleston the then Province or State of South
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