This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.
This column's focus is on McClintic or McClintock. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).
There are no books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte that apparently deal in part with the McClintic or McClintock family.
There are 11 first-name entries for McClintock and one for McClintric in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).
And, now, your ancestors' McClintic or McClintock neighbors in 1890:
H. A. McClintic, 35, laborer--109 Willowbank
BENNER Township:Lloyd E. McClintock, 16, Bellefonte
GREGG Township:Clarence McClintic, 18--Farmers Mills James A. McClintic, 52, farmer--Farmers Mills Elizabeth
HARRIS Township:Samuel McClintic, 51, laborer--Boalsburg Nancy Frank 18 Mary E. Cora D. William 8
HOWARD Borough:William I. McClintock, 30, liveryman Susan Russell 3 mos. Charles 22
LIBERTY Township:Torence McClintick, 27, laborer--Blanchard
MARION Township:Adam C. McClintick, 47, farmer--Walker Annie M. Harry N. 21 Irwin 17 Andrew J. McClintick, 62, farmer--Walker Margaret K. Maggie M. Grace E.
POTTER Township:James McClintick, 70, shoemaker--Centre Hill Samuel J. Elizabeth M.
WALKER Township:Adam C. McClintock, 35, farmer--Hublersburg Josephine Verna A.