HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Biographical Appendix

  

JEFFERSON D. McCLUNG

Jefferson D. McClung is a native of Iron County, Mo., born June 16, 1862, and is a son of James A. and Martha W. (Hughes) McClung.   The father was a native of Tennessee, and came to Missouri when the State was, comparatively, unsettled.   He made his home a short distance from where his son, Jefferson McClung, now resides.   Martha W.   (Hughes) McClung, was born in Washington County, Mo. (now Iron County).   Jefferson McClung received but a meager education, as he only attended the schools of his county for a short time.   His wife bore him five children, all sons and all now living, viz: William N., James H., Hugh K., Jefferson D. and Jacob L.   James A. McClung, father of the subject of this sketch, was in the late war, and went to Arkansas where he died.   Jefferson D. was married November 24, 1886, to Miss Maggie E. Hill, daughter of Uncle Thomas Hill, one of the early pioneers of Iron County.  This union has resulted in the birth of one child, Ola K.   Mr. McClung is a member of the Farmersí Alliance, and is a wide-awake, stirring young man.