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Gen. William Blount McClellan

Gen. William Blount McClellan[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1798 - 1881

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  • Title  Gen. 
    Born  22 Jan 1798  Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Oct 1881  Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried  Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I1  McClellan
    Last Modified  4 Aug 2009 

    Father  John M. McClellan,   b. 23 Dec 1768, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1842, Boonsboro, Washington County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary "Polly" Wallace,   b. 29 Sep 1774, Fincastle, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1857 
    Married  01 Apr 1793  Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Martha Thompson Roby,   b. 18 Nov 1809, Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1858, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Jun 1825  Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    >1. Alden Partridge McClellan,   b. 06 Jun 1826, Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1882, Lincoln, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Marcus McClellan,   b. 16 May 1828
    >3. Amanda Oliva McClellan,   b. 25 Mar 1830, Somerville, Wilkes County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1885, Lincoln, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Mary Wallace McClellan,   b. 09 Mar 1832, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1890, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John McClellan,   b. 26 Feb 1833
    >6. Martha Roby McClellan,   b. 17 Jul 1834, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1907, San Saba, San Saba County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sarah Etheldra McClellan,   b. abt. 1838, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Francis Albert McClellan,   b. 21 Jul 1839, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1874, Talladega , Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. William White McClellan,   b. 04 Oct 1840, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1868, Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Augustus "Gus" Roby McClellan,   b. 31 Jan 1842, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1875, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Elizabeth Idora McClellan,   b. 31 Oct 1843, Talladega, Talladge County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1928, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Henry Clay McClellan,   b. 25 Jul 1846, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1864, Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Magnolia Vinton McClellan,   b. 28 Apr 1847, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1874, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    >14. Laura Worth McClellan,   b. 13 May 1849, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1896, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >15. Walter Groce McClellan,   b. 28 May 1853, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1906, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >16. John Marcus McClellan,   b. 14 Mar 1854, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1908
    Last Modified  31 Oct 2007 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Ann Stout,   b. abt. 1820, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1904, Hartwell, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Feb 1860  Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Last Modified  12 Nov 2008 
    Family ID  F24  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    William B. McClellan & wife Martha Thompson Roby
    William B. McClellan & wife Martha Thompson Roby
    Source: McLane book - McClellans of Alabama & Arkansas.
    Idlewild: Home of Gen. William Blount McClellan
    Idlewild: Home of Gen. William Blount McClellan

    Documents

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    1850 AL Census: William & Martha McClellan
    1850 AL Census: William & Martha McClellan
    Enumeration Date: 19 Dec 1950
    Location: Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

    Dwelling #1798
    1. William - Head, age 32?, born in Tennessee, real estate $15000
    2. Martha - age 39, born in Georgia
    3. Mary W. - age 17
    4. Martha R. - age 14
    5. Sarah E. - age 12
    6. Frances A. - age 11
    7. William W. - age 9
    8. Augustus R. - age 7
    9. Elizabeth - age 6
    10. Henry C. - age 4
    11. Magnolia V. - age 3
    12. Laura W. - age 1

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    1860 AL Census: William & Mary McClellan
    1860 AL Census: William & Mary McClellan
    Enumeration Date: 3 Jun 1860
    Page: 5
    Location: Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

    Dwelling #28
    1. W B McClellan - Head, male, age 62, Farmer, $17,000 real estate, born in TN
    2. MA - female, age 40, born in AL (his 2nd wife?)
    3. SE - female, age 22 (daughter Sarah)
    4. WW - male, age 19 (son William)
    5. AR - male, 17 (son Augustus)
    6. FA - male, 15 (son Francis)
    7. HC - male, 13 (son Henry)
    8. MV - female, 12 (daughter Magnolia)
    9. LW - female, 10 (daughter Laura)
    10. WG - male, 7 (son Walter)
    11. JM - male, 6 (son John)

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    5.
    1870 AL Census: William B. McClellan
    1870 AL Census: William B. McClellan
    Enumeration Date: 5 Sep 1870
    Page: 9
    Location: Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

    Dwelling #62
    1. Wm. B - age 72, farmer, real estate $10,000
    2. Mary A - age 47
    3. Sarah E - age 30
    4. Maggie V - age 21
    5. Laura W - age 19
    6. Walter G - age 17
    7. John M. - age 15

    Note - son Augustus is dwelling #67

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    1880 AL Census: Wm B. McClellan
    1880 AL Census: Wm B. McClellan
    Enumeration Date: 17 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 132
    Location: Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

    Dwelling #405
    1. Wm B McClellan - age 82, born in TN
    2. Mary A. - wife, age 62, born in AL
    3. S E - daughter, age 41
    4. Plowman, E I - daughter, age 36, widowed
    5. Plowman, Laura W - daughter,age 29, married
    6. Plowman, Marcus - son, age 4
    7. McClellan, J M - son, age 25
    8. M B - wife, age 27, born in AL
    9. Marianne - daughter, age 6 months
    10. H. Champ - grandson, age 12
    11. Marcus A. - grandson, age 7

    Following the white family members, there are many black family members, including black McClellans. Among the black McClellans are:

    1. McClellan, Becky - black, age 46, head
    2. Fannie - daughter, age 14
    3. Hugh - son, age 10
    4. Chap - son, age 8
    5. G? - son, age 1, born in June

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    Biographical Note: William Blount McClellan
    Biographical Note: William Blount McClellan
    From Reminiscences of Public Men in Alabama by William Garrett. Page 85.

    Headstones
    Headstone: William Blount McClellan
    Headstone: William Blount McClellan
    From FindAGrave.com

    Inscription: Lt. Col, 25th AL Infantry
    Confederate States Army

  • Notes 
    • Was a graduate of West Point. [9]
    • He was a pupil of General Worth and named his youngest daughter, Laura Worth McClellan after him. [10]
    • Served in the Alabama House of Representatives in 1837. [11]
    • Elected as a representative from Talladega in 1837.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] 1850 AL Census: Talladega County (Talladega), (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S10] 1860 AL Census: Talladega County (Talladega).

    3. [S11] 1870 AL Census: Talladega County (Talladega).

    4. [S13] 1880 AL Census: Talladega County (Talladega).

    5. [S2] Talladega County, Alabama tombstone inscriptions of all known cemeteries, 1700's to 1987, Upchurch, (Gregath Co.), 153.

    6. [S5] Descendants of Mary "Polly" Wallace by Nancy League, http://joepayne.org/marywallace.htm..

    7. [S16] McLane, Bobbie J. McClellans of Alabama & Arkansas. AK: Washington County Historical Society, 1962.

    8. [S18] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969. Ancestry.com.
      performed by Platt Stout

    9. [S4] Dallas Morning News.
      "In Memorium" 3 Mar 1896 - Obituary of daughter Laura.

    10. [S4] Dallas Morning News.
      "In Memorium" - 3 Mar 1896 - daughter Laura's obituary.

    11. [S8] Garrett, William. Reminiscences of Public Men in Alabama: For Thirty Years, with an Appendix. Atlanta, Ga: Plantation Pub. Co.'s Press, 1872. ., 38.