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Mr. McLean was one of the early citizens of Boone County. He
was born November 30, 1805, in the state of Pennsylvania.
Married to Mariah Jones November 9, 1824, in Wayne County,
Ind., and came to this county in 1832. Mr. McLean was from
first to last a prominent man in the county, served as a
member of the constitutional convention in 1852, and other
minor offices. In person he was fine looking, full six feet
high, blue eyes, fair complexion. He died December 19, 1870,
and is buried at Westport Cemetery in Laporte County, Ind.
Mrs. McLean is yet living, a well preserved old lady,
residing with Washington Gibson in Jamestown. The following
are the names of William and Mariah McLean’s children: James
W., resides in Kansas; Samuel R., killed at Fort Gibson;
William C., died in hospital in Gallatin, Tenn.; Margaret
J., married to G. W. Gibson, resides in Jamestown; Mary E.,
married to E. Clemens, resides in Illinois; Sarah E.,
married to D. Piersol (deceased), buried in Laporte County,
Ind.; Anna M., married to Brice Huston, resides in Chicago;
Emily D., married to Jiles Cochran, resides in Wabash
County, Ind. Mrs. McLean was born in Green County, Tenn.,
April 3, 1809.
Boone County Biographies [database online] Boone County
INGenWeb. 2007. <http://www.rootsweb.com/~inboone>
Original data: Harden & Spahr. "Early Life and Times in
Boone County, Indiana." Lebanon, Indiana. May, 1887, pp.
Transcribed by: Julie S. Townsend - June 29, 2007