James Jackson McCluer Biography

James Jackson McCluer, Bellville, Jefferson Township


James Jackson McCluer and Wife, Nancy Wheeler Tuthill
James Jackson McCluer was born near Bellville, Oh., 20 Sep 1818. When he was 19, the family moved to Ill.. In Ill. he married Nancy W. Luthill (Tuthill) in 1840. They came to Mo. in 1864. He went west in 1891, spending 2 years in Mont. & Calif. & has since lived a number of years in Garden Plain, Kan.. The last 3 years has been spent with his wife at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dewitt C. Campbell. He leaves his wife & several children. Services and burial at the Allendale M.E. church and cemetery.

James J. attended his brother John A. McCluer's wedding and also his golden wedding and his brother John A. McCluer attended his wedding and golden wedding anniversary.

James J. McCluer's wife, Nancy Wheeler Tuthill is 8th descendent from John Alden of Mayflower fame. A most unusual entry on the 1850 Census for Perry County Illinois indicates such and was later proven by their descendants. James Jackson McCluer died March 19, 1904 near Allendale, Smith Township, Worth County, Missouri and is buried in the cemetery there.

by James W. McCluer, March 2000  

1. The Cassville Republican, John A. McCluer , May 28, 1896, Barry County, Missouri.
2. 1850 Census from Perry County, illinois, Residents of 1850, District Number Seven (east of) 25th of September, 1850, page 379, Dwelling #652, family #658, 32 years, male, farmer, 490, Microfill Roll# 124.
Worth County Missouri Death Notices From Area Newspapers 1904-1906"published by the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society