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.
ANDREW HUTCHISON McCLUNG – farmer and stock-raiser of Meadow Bluff
district, owning 550 acres of valuable land on Big Clear Creek, is a native
of Greenbrier County. He was born on Meadow River, May 18, 1832, and he
married on Laurel Creek, this county, March 12, 1856. John and Hannah
(McMILLIAM) McCLUNG were his parents, and he married Nancy Ann, daughter
of Alexander and Elenor (THOMPSON) McCLUNG. She was born in Greenbrier County,
April 20, 1857. Their children were born: Onalaska, December 26, 1856, died
August 24, 1876; Lenora, January 24, 1859, died October 11, 1865; Leanna Ada,
November 7, 1860; Robert Otte, December 23, 1862, died October 5, 1865;
Lewis Edgar, April 28, 1865; Paul Hudson, February 24, 1867; Louisa, June 18, 1869,
died in infancy; Homer, September 23, 1873; Cary, July 18, 1875. The living
children are all at home. The father of Andrew H. McCLUNG was born in Augusta County,
Virginia, January 20, 1762, came to Greenbrier County in 1766, and
died in this county, July 20, 1850. Hannah, his wife, was born in this
county, February 14, 1795, and here died November 30, 1861. William McCLUNG,
father of John, was the first settler on Meadow River, locating here in 1766.
He took a tomahawk entry for 100,000 acres on Meadow River and its
tributaries, and made his home here when the Indians were so troublesome
that he plowed with his rifle strung to his shoulder and his wife and three
children took refuge in the dense swamp while he was working, only returning
to the cabin at night when he was there to defend them. The parents of Mrs.
McCLUNG were born in Greenbrier County, her father in 1805, and her mother
in 1815, and they are still living here. Andrew H. McCLUNG was captain of
Company C, 79th Virginia military, Confederate service, war between the
states. He was sixteen years justice of the peace in Meadow Bluff district,
and has been for twelve years postmaster at Big Clear Creek P.O., Greenbrier County,
Submitted by Valerie F. Crook,