Shelby County

John C. McClure



John C. McClure

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 540

     proprietor of Sunnyside Farm, an attractive name that pleases the ear and prepares the stranger traveling through Clinton township, for the fifty acres of finely cultivated land that spreads out before him, is one of the well-known citizens of the county, having had business interests in many parts of it during some fifteen years or more. He was born in Green county, O., in 1844, and is a son of John and Elvira (Young) McCIure.
     The parents of Mr. McCIure came of Virginia people on the paternal side and of North Carolina on the maternal. The father was a carpenter by trade and in later life also followed farming. Both he and wife were members of the Presbyterian church. Their family consisted of the following children: Jennie, wife of Jacob Wilson; James Harvey; David Franklin; Andrew H.; John C.; Cyrus; Mary, who is deceased; Elizabeth and Augustus. The parents lived into old age and at death were laid to rest at Bellbrook, O.
    John C. McCIure had such educational advantages as the district schools offered in his boyhood, and he remained with his father on the home farm until he was 
thirty-five years old. He then became a traveling salesman, first covering the country selling nursery stock and afterward contracting for hedge fence. He now carries on general farming on his productive land, raising some good stock but keeping it for his own use.
    In May, 1879, Mr. McCIure was married to Miss Josephine Stevenson, who was born in Orange township, Shelby county, O., a daughter of Samuel S. and Margaret (McCIure) Stevenson. Samuel S. Stevenson was born near Xenia in Greene county, O., and died in his eighty-seventh year, in Shelby county, to which he had come when twenty-one years old. He was a carpenter and contractor and was a well-known and highly respected man. He married Margaret McCIure, who was bom in Shelby county, and the following children were bom to them: Jennie, who is the wife of William Wilson; Anna, who is the wife of John Thompson; Josephine, who is the wife of Mr. McCIure; J. Frank; Frances, who is the wife of W. S. Shaw; and Harry. Mr. and Mrs. McCIure attend the United Presbyterian church. In politics, like his late father, Mr. McCIure is a republican.

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