Canadian McClungs: James Adam

JAMES ADAM McCLUNG

Compiled by Jack Scott

Just as most of the McClungs who immigrated to the U.S., Most of our Canadian cousins also came from Ireland. This family also has the tradition that the father of this clan was from Scotland. One of the descendants of this group was the famous suffragette, Nellie McClung. She is found in this record. This family was recorded in the McClung Genealogy, 1904, as the Toronto McClungs (page 249).


1-1 _____ MCCLUNG
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This man was born 1730 in Parish of Fintona, Ireland. He was the Great Grandfather of Rev James A McClung father-in-law of Nellie Letitia (Mooney) McClung.

1-2 JAMES ADAM MCCLUNG
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The first known son was born 1760, Dover, Ireland. He married a Miss McClung (a relative) who was born in Lived in Townland of Drumdery near Fintona, Ireland. He lived to be over 90 years old. They had five known children.

1-3 WILLIAM McCLUNG
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The first child of James Adam McClung and his wife was born in Ireland in 1780. He married Elenor Harper. He died in Canada at an advanced age.

2-3 JOHN McCLUNG
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The second child of James Adam McClung and his wife was born in Ireland in 1782. He emigrated to Canada in 1842. He settled 40 miles from Toronto. He died at age 60. He was married and had five children and four sons.

1-4 JOHN MCCLUNG
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The first son of John McClung. He married ? MCCLUNG.

1-5 JAMES MCCLUNG
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The first child of John McClung

2-5 THOMAS MCCLUNG
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The second child of John McClung

3-5 SAMUEL MCCLUNG
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The third child of John McClung

4-5 JOHN MCCLUNG
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The fourth child of John McClung

5-5 MARY JANE MCCLUNG
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The fifth child of John McClung

6-5 MARJORIE MCCLUNG
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The sixth child of John McClung

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2-4 MARY MCCLUNG
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The second child of John McClung m. JAMES MCFEETER.

3-4 JANE MCCLUNG
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The third child of John McClung married JOHN GREY. They had one child: JOHN5 GREY.

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3-3 SAMUEL McCLUNG
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The third child of James Adam McClung and wife was born in Ireland ca 1785. He moved to Canada late in life. He died in Canada at a very old age.

4-3 JAMES McCLUNG
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The fourth child of James Adam McClung and wife was born ca 1790 in Ireland. He had three sons who were born in Ireland. He married a Miss McClung. He was the grandfather-in-law of Nellie Letitia (Mooney) McClung. They had ten children:

1-4 ROBERT McCLUNG
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The first child of James McClung was born ca 1822. He married ELIZABETH PARKER. He farmed near Tay Township near Midland Ontario, Canada. They had six children.

1-5 HARPER MCCLUNG
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The first child of Robert and Elizabeth Parker McClung was born 1872. He md ELIZABETH SYKES. He farmed in Tay Township between Midland and Vasey. He had a son, Harold.

1-6 HAROLD McCLUNG
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The first child of Harper and Elizabeth Sykes McClung. He was a farmer.

2-6 STANLEY McCLUNG
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The second child of Harper and Elizabeth Sykes McClung. He was a farmer.

3-6 ORVILLE McCLUNG
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The third child of Harper and Elizabeth Sykes McClung. Orville McClung also farmed there. Orville moved to Wyebridge and owned a garage and insurance business there.

2-5 ELLEN MCCLUNG
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The second child of Robert and Elizabeth Parker McClung was born in Ontario.

3-5 ELIZABETH MCCLUNG
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The third child of Robert and Elizabeth Parker McClung was born in Ontario.

4-5 MARRY MCCLUNG
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The fourth child of Robert and Elizabeth Parker McClung was born in Ontario.

5-5 JENNIE MCCLUNG
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The fifth child of Robert and Elizabeth Parker McClung was born in Ontario.

6-5 REBECCA MCCLUNG
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The sixth child of Robert and Elizabeth Parker McClung was born in Ontario.

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2-4 SAMUEL McCLUNG
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The second child of James McClung was born ca 1824. He md a Miss WRIGHT.

3-4 THOMAS McCLUNG
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The third child of James McClung was born ca 1826.

4-4 WILLIAM McCLUNG
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The fourth child of James McClung was born ca 1828. He md. MARY BROWN.

5-4 MARY ANNE McCLUNG
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The fifth child of James McClung was born ca 1830. She married SAMUEL NEWSOM. They had one child, MARY NEWSOM.

6-4 REBECCA McCLUNG
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The sixth child of James McClung was born ca 1833.

7-4 JANE McCLUNG
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The seventh child of James McClung was born ca 1835.

8-4 THOMAS McCLUNG
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The eighth child of James McClung was born ca 1835. He married MARTHA. They had one child.

1-5 ANNIE MCCLUNG
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The first child of Thomas and Martha McClung married FRANK DOWLEY.

10-4 REV-JAMES A.(ADAM) McCLUNG
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The tenth child of James McClung was born March 21, 1837, in Ireland. He died ca 1919, at Winnipeg, Manitoba. He married Annie E. Meharry 1870 in County Cavan, Ontario County, Canada, daughter of ROBERT4 MEHARRY and LETITIA4 BLACKSTOCK. She was born April 03, 1849 in Cavan Twp., Durham Ontario, Canada. In the 1901 census, he stated that he immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1842. He was a Methodist minister.

The following is the Minsterial background of Rev. James A. McClung from the Encyclopedia of Methodism in Canada, Vols. 1&2, has yielded the following information about his career in ministry with the Methodist Church:

Began Ministry in 1863
1863 - Cartwright
1864/65 - Coboconk and Carden
1866 - Omemee
1867 - Makham
1868 - Ordained, Newcastle
1869 to 1871 - Manvers
1872 to 1874 - Kleinberg
1875 - Mono Road (Toronto?)
1876 - Castleton
1881/82 - Uxbridge
1883/84 - Sunderland
1885 - Allandale
1886/87 - Sault Ste. Marie
1888/89 - Port Arthur
1890 to 1892 - Manitou
1893 to 1895 - Treherne
1896 to 1898 - Stonewall
1899/00 - Selkirk
1901/02 - Winnipeg, Sup'd
1886/87 - Algoma District

Note from archivist:

The Encyclopedia gives no further biographical information, nor do we have a biographical file here at the Archives. However, it does suggest a good place to start would be the Cartwright area of Ontario. Also, you might try contacting the Central Archives of the United Church for a possible biographical file or obituary.

James A McClung retired from the Methodist Church Ministry and moved to Winnipeg in 1901 he was still very much alive in 1914 and fighting vigorously for women's rights in the Methodist Church.

CHURCHES OF CHIPPEWA COUNTY AND THEIR HISTORY Taken from the Illustrated Atlas of Sault Ste. Marie, MICHIGAN, USA, by Sauer - 1888. (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH SAULT ST. MARIE ONTARI0)

The Methodist Church ws organized here in 1864 by Rev. Samuel Down. The following is a list of the ministers: Revs. Samuel Down, Samuel Fear, E.S. Curry, Thomas Cleworth, P.S. Will. A.R. Campbell, J. Anderson, N.A. McDermid, and the present minister, " Rev. J.A. McClung". Their church edifice on Pim Street, cost about $2,000. Present number of communicants 53.

Later we find Rev. James A. McClung performing a baptism in January 1871 in Wesleyan, Alberta, Canada:

Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register... Mother, Residence, Birthplace, Birthdate, Bapt-date, Bapt-place, Minister. ...

S. Howard, Fallis, James, Elizabeth, Manvers, Manvers, 1871-05-01, 1871-01-01, Manvers, McClung ...Pages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wjmartin/wm-f_4.htm - 24k - Cached - Similar pages

3 284 Durham Co. Manvers Twp. Elizabeth Fallis Thomas Lydia Manvers Manvers 1864-01-14 1871-07-03 Manvers McClung, Rev. J. A

REV-JAMES MCCLUNG and ANNIE MEHARRY had at least five children.

1-5 WILLIAM A MCCLUNG
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The first child of Rev. James A. and Annie Meharry McClungs was born 7 June 1870, at Manvers Township, Duraham County, Ontario Canada.

2-5 ROBERT WESLEY MCCLUNG
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The second child of Rev. James A. and Annie Meharry McClungs was born October 31, 1871, Manvers Township, Duraham County, Ontario Canada; d. 1 Nov 1958, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. He md. (NELLIE) ELLEN LETITIA MOONEY, August 25, 1896, Manitou, Manitobia, Canada; b. October 20, 1873, Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada; d. September 01, 1951, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Notes for (NELLIE) ELLEN LETITIA MOONEY:

The Mooney family emigrated from Ontario to the Canadian West in 1880 to homestead south of Brandon, Manitoba. Nellie attended school from age ten to fifteen. At age sixteen, in 1889, she completed Normal School (teacher training).

When Nellie was hired to teach in the small town of Manitou in 1890, she boarded with the Methodist minister, Reverend James McClung and his wife Annie. Mrs. McClung, who was president of the local chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, was at first a mentor and later, a mother-in-law. Nellie married Robert Wesley McClung in 1896.

When Nellie McClung was born, as Helen Letitia Mooney, in Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada, in 1873, she was not a person under Canadian law. Nor was her mother a person. Women were denied certain rights that men enjoyed, including the right to vote. In law, we were economically dependant on father or spouse. If we inherited property, our husbands owned it. If the husband died, the widow could be left penniless, to raise children in poverty. We were excluded from many careers, including politics, the law, or medicine. However, there was one woman doctor practicing in Ontario, without a licence. Thus Nellie Mooney was born into a world of inequity. But it was a world that some reformers were determined to change; and, they were willing to flout the law when the law was wrong.

Nellie died Sept 1, 1951 at the age of 77 years after being in a coma for forty some hours.

2-5 ELEANOR McCLUNG
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The second child of Rev. James A. and Annie E. Meharry McClung was born in Canada in 1874. She married Charles Percy Anderson.

3-5 JAMES EDWIN STAN McCLUNG
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The third child of Rev. James A. and Annie E. Meharry McClung was born in 1878 in Canada. He married Gladys Myrtle Cochrane who was born in 1889.

4-5 HERBERT SAMUEL McCLUNG
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The fourth child of Rev. James A. and Annie E. Meharry McClung was born in 1875. He married Jessie Emma Parker.

5-5 LETITIA LOLITA MCCLUNG
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The fifth child of Rev. James A. and Annie E. Meharry McClung was born in 1880.


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