Thomas Wright
(Abt 1750-Abt 1819)
Lillie Wofford
William McClanahan
Nancy Wright
(Abt 1780-)
John Thomas McClanahan


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1. Francis Huddleston

John Thomas McClanahan

  • Born: 10 Jan 1804, , , SC 1
  • Marriage (1): Francis Huddleston
  • Died: 8 Aug 1864, , Hickman, TN at age 60

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information. 2 3 The 1850 and 1860 Census report his birthplace as South Carolina, but two of his son's death records report their father was born in North Carolina.

2. Census in 1850 in Civil District 1, Hickman, TN. 4 The 1850 census recorded Thomas M. McClanahan, 45, living with his wife Frances, 40; Leonidas, 18; Frances, 14; Mortimer, 10; Howell, 6; William, 2; and Jane, 6 months. Also in the home listed apart at the end as if not their child is John McClanahan, 18. All were born in Tennessee except Thomas in South Carolina.

Also a neighbor is John McClanahan, farmer, 24, living alone.

On the next census page as a close neighbor is farmer Absolum McClanahan, 50, living with wife Lydia, 42; William, 21; Catherine, 19; Absolum, 16; Robert, 14; and James, 4. All children were born in Tennessee, the father in Kentucky, and mother in North Carolina. His real estate was valued at $2000.

Next door is his son, David, farmer, 23, with his wife, Mary, 24; and Catherine, 2.

3. Census in 1860 in Civil District 1, Hickman, TN. 1 The 1860 census recorded J. T. McClanahan, farmer, 56, with wife Francis, 44; daughter Xantippe, 22; son Howell D., 16; Wim. B., 12; daughter Jinny, 11; Josephine, 9; and William, 4. Everyone was born in Tennesee except J. T. in South Carolina. His real estate was worth $3500 and possessions $3958.

Two farms later on the page is A. N. McClanahan, farmer, 24, living with wife Nancy, 28; Mary M., 1; and brother Robert W. McClanahan, 22, farmer. Evernone was born in Tennessee. His real estate was worth $1500 and possessions $1090.

4. Book: The HIstory of Hickman County, Tennessee, 1900. 5
In 1840 Thomas McClanahan bought the lands of Mills Eason, which were adjoining to those of Jesse Eason. McClanahan married a sister of Jack and Howell Huddleston. The children of this union were: L. B., Mortimer, Lycurgus, Dee, "Dock", William; Josie, who married Kinzer; Xantippe, who married Burton Anderson; and Nellie. The sons of Thomas McClanahan, under the firm name of McClanahan Brothers, operated a cotton gin, tanyard, stillhouse, and sawmill south of the Columbia and Centerville Road, near the Stanfill old mill, about 1868.

John married Francis Huddleston, daughter of John W. Huddleston and Celia Adams. (Francis Huddleston was born about 1816 in , , TN.)


1 1860 United States Census, Tennessee, Hickman County, 1st Civil District, Series: M653 Roll: 1257 Page: 3.

2 Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955 (, J. T. McClanahan in entry for William Byrd McClanahan, 1930.

3 Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955 (, John Thomas McClanahan in entry for James Thomas McClanahan, 1943.

4 1850 United States Census, Absolum McClanahan in household of Absolum McClanahan, Hickman county, Hickman, Tennessee, United States; citing dwelling 557, family 557, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 884.

5 Spence, W. Jerome D., The History of Hickman County, Tennessee (1900. 532 pp.).

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