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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


M. M. McCLELLAND, retired farmer, Ruff’s Creek, Penn., was born on the farm where he and his family reside in Washington Township, Greene County, December 22, 1824, a son of John and Nancy McClelland (nee Montgomery).  His father was a native of Pennsylvania and his mother of Harford County, Md.  They were married in Greene County, Penn.  Mr. McClelland departed this life in 1840, and his widow May 5, 1862.  The subject of our sketch was united in marriage February 27, 1848, with Elizabeth Mettler, born in Columbia County, Penn., May 6, 1826, a daughter of Daniel and Waty Mettler, (nee Baker).  They were natives of Pennsylvania, married there, and in 1831 moved to Knox County, Ohio; from there they moved to Williams County, in 1860, and in 1866 went to Iowa, where he died December 13, 1884.  His widow survives him, making her home with her children.  Mr. and Mrs. McClelland have ten children, of whom five are living—Sarah F., wife of J. D. Iams; Cary, Elmira, wife of Stephen Cox; Emma J. and Ettie.  The deceased are Melvin T., Waty A., Marinda, Mary and Lourinza.  She was married October 30, 1878, to Jacob Johns, and died September 7, 1879.  Mr. McClelland was raised on a farm and has been engaged in farming almost all his life.  He owns 345 acres of land, constituting one of the finest farms in Washington Township.  He was elected to the office of county auditor in 1856 and served the term of three years.  He is now serving a second term as justice of the peace of Washington Township, having at different times successfully filled almost all the township offices.  He has also been a member of the Masonic order for twenty years.  His wife is a faithful member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 14 May 2008

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