Robert McClanahan

Male 1730 - Aft 1755  (> 26 years)


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  • Name Robert McClanahan 
    Born 1730  Orange Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Other-Begin 23 Sep 1755  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Annals of Augusta County, Virginia p 117
      In several letters, Governor Dinwiddie expressed disapprobation of the conduct of Captain Dickinson, of the Augusta rangers, in allowing certain Indians to slip out of his hands. They were called '' praying Indians," because they professed to be Christianized, but were supposed to be partisans of the French. Some friendly Cherokees were expected at Staunton to be employed against the Shawnees, and the Governor wrote to David Stuart and Robert McClanahan to treat these allies well.

      A letter written by Robert McClanahan, dated September 23, 1755, relating to supplies for rangers and Indian allies, was found among the papers in an old suit. The name of the person to whom it was addressed, does not appear; but circumstances indicate that it was either William Preston or Robert Breckinridge. The writer speaks of one hundred and fifty Cherokees who were expected, and inquires when and to whom the supplies should be delivered. He says that Capt. Dickinson and his company had "a small scrimmage" with nine Indians, in which one white man and one Indian were killed, and "two small Indian boys belonging to the Cherokees, being captives, were released." The boys were at Fort Dinwiddie, and the Governor had been written to in regard to them. If the Cherokees were informed about the boys, "perhaps it might exasperate them against our enemies," says the writer.
    Died Aft 1755  Fishersville, Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Cem, Fisherville, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery Entrance
    Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery Entrance
    Entrance to the North section of the cemetery
    Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    North section of the cemetery. It is separate from the South section. It has older stones up to the modern day.
    Person ID I16  Roots
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2012 

    Father Elijah McClanahan,   b. Abt 1705, Co Antrim, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1794, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Ann Ewing Owens, (Immigrant),   b. Abt 1705, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, of, Salem, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 1727  Co Antrim, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Breckenridge, (immigrant),   b. Abt 1730, Co Derry, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, Fishersville, Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years) 
    Married Abt 1750  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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