Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H.H. Hardesty and Company, 1884.
Rpt. in West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock.
Richwood: Comstock, 1974.
WILLIAM FRANCIS McCLUNG – owner of 130 acres of land in Blue Sulphur district,
is farming some portion of the land, and grazes twenty head of cattle yearly.
He was born in Greenbrier County, June 21, 1833, and his first wife was Martha M.
GEORGE, daughter of William GEORGE of this county, and was born May 28, 1840, and
died September 17, 1877. Their children were: Allie J., born June 10, 1862, lives
at home; Lulu R., August 18, 1864, is a school teacher, living at home;
Elizabeth C., June 26, 1867, lives at home; Walter G., April 18, 1871, died
July 18, same year; Joseph F., July 18, 1873, is at home. The grandfather of
Martha M. GEORGE was Thomas GEORGE, who built the first house in Grassy Meadows,
and whose hunting exploits are elsewhere given. The paternal grandfather of
William F. McCLUNG was also a noted hunter and prominent among the early
settlers of Greenbrier County. Samuel and Jane (KINCAID) McCLUNG, who were
born in Greenbrier County, were the parents of William F. His father is still
living at Grassy Meadows, his mother died in 1846. In Greenbrier County,
March 23, 1880, William F. McCLUNG was joined in marriage with Martha S.
FEAMSTER, who was born in this county, March 17, 1840. William and Mary
(TYREE) FEAMSTER were her parents. Her father, born in Greenbrier County,
is still a resident here, with post office address at Asbury; her mother
was born in Fayette County, now West Virginia, and died in February, 1877.
W. F. McCLUNG may be addressed at Palestine, Greenbrier County,
Transcribed and submitted by Valerie F. Crook,