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James D. McClelland

Male 1831 - 1897  (66 years)


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  • Name James D. McClelland 
    Born 16 Jun 1831  County Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1897  Saranac Lake, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Oct 1897  Pine Ridge Cemetery, Saranac Lake, Essex County, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00684  Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2014 

    Father Dark Gordon McClelland,   b. Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1855 
    Mother Islaye ?,   b. Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Wise,   b. 13 Sep 1836, Elizabethtown, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1918, Saranac Lake, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1851 
    Children 
     1. Roswell W. McClelland,   b. Mar 1852, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1853, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    +2. William McClelland,   b. Feb 1854, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1918  (Age ~ 63 years)  [Natural]
    +3. Mary J. McClelland,   b. May 1856, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    +4. Susan Ellis McClelland,   b. Feb 1857, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1924, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     5. Roswell W. McClelland,   b. Jun 1864,   d. May 1866, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    +6. Martha Ellen McClelland,   b. Jan 1867, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1956, Miami, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     7. James D. McClelland,   b. Sep 1868, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1890, Saranac Lake, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    +8. Fred S. McClelland,   b. Sep 1869, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age ~ 61 years)
    +9. Eliza L. McClelland,   b. Jul 1872, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, Tupper Lake, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +10. Agnes Rosamond McClelland,   b. 4 Oct 1874, Saranac Lake, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1931, Papineau Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     11. Sanford McClelland,   b. Dec 1877,   d. Jan 1878  (Age ~ 0 years)
     12. Clara Virginia McClelland,   b. 6 Apr 1879, Saranac Lake, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1928, Lewiston, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     13. Lena C. McClelland,   b. Dec 1881, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Apr 1932  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Family ID F0242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jun 1831 - County Armagh, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1897 - Saranac Lake, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Oct 1897 - Pine Ridge Cemetery, Saranac Lake, Essex County, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    McClelland Street
    McClelland Street
    Street in Saranac Lake, New York named after the McClelland family.
    James Street
    James Street
    Street in Saranac Lake, New York, named after James McClelland
    Selfridge Family
    Selfridge Family
    Back row; Robert C. Selfridge and wife Eliza, John T. Selfridge (father of Robert C.), unknown, Elinor Selfridge, Dorothy Selfridge and unknown.
    Front Row; Unknown girl, William Kohankie, Ralph Kennedy, unknown adult holding infant (possibly Kenneth Story), possibly Mary Wise McClelland, possibly James McClelland holding unknown infant and Ransom Selfridge holding unknown boy.
    Picture was taken at the Old Homestead in Hudson Falls, NY.

    Documents
    Record: Citizenship
    Record: Citizenship
    James McClelland Oath of American Citizenship
    18 Jan 1853
    Essex County Court, Elizabethtown, New York

    Headstones
    James & Mary McClelland
    James & Mary McClelland
    James McClelland
    Born
    June 1831
    Died
    Oct 1897
    His Wife
    Mary E. Wise
    Sept 13, 1836
    Aug 30, 1918

    McClelland

    (This stone has names on three sides. James & Mary McClelland, Roswell & Sanford McClelland and James D. & Roswell McClelland)

    Histories
    James McClelland
    James McClelland
    Notes
    Descriptive Guide to the Adironacks
    Descriptive Guide to the Adironacks
    James McClelland is listed under Saranac Guides
    The French Hill Neighbourhood in Saranc Lake, NY
    The French Hill Neighbourhood in Saranc Lake, NY
    The French Hill was land owned by James McClelland
    Letters from Lady Amelia Matilda Murray - mentioning of James McClelland
    Letters from Lady Amelia Matilda Murray - mentioning of James McClelland
    Lady Amelia Matilda Murray was a British botanist and botanical artist who became a maid of honour to Queen Victoria in 1837. Murray traveled through the Adirondacks in 1854 or 1855, escorted by New York State governor Horatio Seymour, guided by Mart Moody and James McClelland and accompanied by another lady and gentleman, unnamed. They stayed at Baker's Hotel which she described as the "last house of reception on the Saranac River." She was hailed as the first woman to "cross the woods," presumably along with the lady who was her companion.

    Census
    1870 US Census
    1870 US Census
    Harrietstown, Franklin County, New York
    1875 New York State Census
    1875 New York State Census
    Harrietstown, Franklin County, New York
    1880 US Census
    1880 US Census
    Saranac Lake, Franklin County, New York

  • Notes 
    • The Plattsburgh Sentinel
      November 12, 1897

      The Late James McClelland
      The death of James McClelland, which occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday October 20, removed from the Adirondacks a man who had been identified with the growth and prosperity of the village of Saranac Lake during practically itís entire existence. Born in the County Armagh, Ireland, in 1831, he removed with his parents to Canada when an infant, and, before reaching his majority, married Mary E. Wise, and settled in a small lumbering district in the heart of the then comparatively unknown Adirondack wilderness. For thirty years he followed the business of guiding during the summer and lumbering in the winter. As a guide Mr. McClelland always ranked among the honorable and trustworthy in the profession, and was employed by some of the best parties that came to the woods. The fact that he was often engaged by the same parties season after season is sufficient proof that the services he rendered gave satisfaction. As time advanced, the little lumbering district developed into the enterprising Saranac Lake village of today. Its early growth was slow, and the amusements to be enjoyed during the long winter evenings were few. Mr. McClelland was possessed of much natural ability and wit, and his fund of interesting anecdotes and experiences were ever in demand. For a considerable time he was the regular contributor to the Troy Daily Times, the Essex County Republican and other publications. He was often called upon to speak at the debating societies, to which he always belonged and which he greatly assisted in keeping alive and interesting. When the only religious services at Saranac Lake were the Union meetings held at the school house, Mr. McClelland was a regular attendant, and always contributed to the support of the preacher, not only at the Sunday collections, but at church socials and by subscriptions as well. He had a remarkably good understanding of the Bible, and for a long time was the Bible class teacher in the Sunday School. He has a kindly and sympathetic heart, was a friendly and obliging neighbor and a worthy and respected citizen. He was the father of a large family for whom he had the deepest affection and whom he educated to the best of his ability. During the school session his children seldom were absent, and always ranked well in their studies, causing him to entertain in them a natural and justifiable pride. His pleasantest and happiest hours were those enjoyed at his home fireside, surrounded by his wife and children. He will be missed not only by those of his home circle, but by his many friends and acquaintances throughout this portion of the Adirondacks. Mr. McClelland is survived by his widow and nine children, two sons and seven daughters, who have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. The funeral service was held at the Methodist Episcopal Church on Friday, Oct. 22, and was conducted by the Rev. Clarence Miller, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Sevell.


      Christmas 1894 visited daughter in Montreal, QC