MCCLEERY, Col. John1837 - 1907 (70 years)
Name MCCLEERY, Col. John Prefix Col. Born 8 Apr 1837 Milton, Northumberland Co., PA 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  Census (desc) 1860 Milton, Northumberland Co., PA living with his father and working as a teacher Census (desc) 1870 Milton, Northumberland Co., PA  working as a lawyer Census (desc) 1880 Milton, Northumberland Co., PA  working as a lawyer Census (desc) 1900 Milton, Northumberland Co., PA  living at 21 Broadway and working as the president of a trust company _UID 4C7E5324B63EA7489F8A49B1218AC73BF494 Died 29 Dec 1907  Person ID I533 Milton Families Last Modified 12 Mar 2011
Father MCCLEERY, Dr. William, b. 31 Jul 1803, Dauphin Co., PA , d. 4 Dec 1867, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA (Age 64 years) Mother POLLOCK, Margaret, b. 8 Nov 1806, d. 13 Oct 1842, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA (Age 35 years) Family ID F31 Group Sheet
Family MARR, Mary Helen, b. 9 Nov 1844, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA , d. 4 Oct 1928, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA (Age 83 years) Married 1866 Milton, Northumberland Co., PA Children 1. MCCLEERY, Edward Heber, b. 1868, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA , d. Yes, date unknown + 2. MCCLEERY, Margaret Pollock, b. Mar 1869, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA , d. 29 Apr 1942, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA (Age ~ 73 years) Last Modified 21 Oct 2014 Family ID F158 Group Sheet
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