MCCLEERY, Col. John

MCCLEERY, Col. John

Male 1837 - 1907  (70 years)

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  • Name MCCLEERY, Col. John 
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 8 Apr 1837  Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography

    • Col. John McCleery, a prominent attorney of Milton, and a leading member of the Northumberland county bar, was a son of Dr. William McCleery, born in Milton April 18, 1837, was educated at the old Milton Academy and at the Tuscarora Academy, and graduated from Princeton in the class of 1858. Studying law with his uncle, ex-Governor Pollock, he was admitted to the bar just before the breaking out of the Civil war. He did not hesitate to subordinate his personal interests to the needs of his country. The beginning of June, 1861, found him at Harrisburg, as captain of Company II, 34th Pennsylvania Reserves. Twice he was severely wounded and June 30, 1862, fell into the hands of the enemy, and for a brief period was an inmate of Libby prison. He became lieutenant colonel of the 28th Pennsylvania Militia, but disability from his wounds made it necessary for him to retire from the army. Resuming the practice of law, he also interested himself in local business enterprises, being one of the founders of the Milton Car Works, in 1864, and later of the Milton Iron Works. He was president of the Milton Trust & Safe Deposit Company, which he had helped to establish. He was finally compelled by physical suffering to withdraw from all business and professional activities. As a soldier he measured up to a rare standard of efficiency. In private life he was an educated, cultured gentleman. For a number of years, he was a companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion.
    Census (desc) 1850  Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census (desc) 1860  Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his father and working as a teacher 
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    working as a lawyer 
    Census (desc) 1880  Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    working as a lawyer 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    living at 21 Broadway and working as the president of a trust company 
    _UID 4C7E5324B63EA7489F8A49B1218AC73BF494 
    Died 29 Dec 1907  [6
    Person ID I533  Milton Families
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2011 

    Father MCCLEERY, Dr. William,   b. 31 Jul 1803, Dauphin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1867, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother POLLOCK, Margaret,   b. 8 Nov 1806,   d. 13 Oct 1842, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet

    Family MARR, Mary Helen,   b. 9 Nov 1844, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1928, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1866  Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. MCCLEERY, Edward Heber,   b. 1868, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. MCCLEERY, Margaret Pollock,   b. Mar 1869, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1942, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Apr 1837 - Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1850 - Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his father and working as a teacher - 1860 - Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1866 - Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a lawyer - 1870 - Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a lawyer - 1880 - Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 21 Broadway and working as the president of a trust company - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 299.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 1.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 3.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 20 N Ward.

    5. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 20 Ward 2.

    6. [S4] Gravestone.