Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Nelson McCLURE, M.D.


            Nelson McClure, M.D, was born in Logan county, West Virginia, February 6, 1829, and is a son of Elijah and Rhoda (Pauley) McClure, both deceased. He was united in wedlock with Mary Jane, daughter of William and Mary (McClure) Chapman, and they were blessed with one child: Louisa Hester, who married Felix Pigg, and resides in Lawrence county, Kentucky. She is the mother of three children; U. S. Grant, Gypsie J., and Lucy L. In Kanawha county, September 23, 1863, the Rev. R. Swinburn joined in marriage Nelson McClure and Nancy (Hall) Clark. She was born in Fayette county, West Virginia, in 1833, and is a daughter of Moses and Nancy (Fulley) Hall, both deceased. To Dr. and Mrs. McClure five children have been given, born as follows: Rhoda Annie Laura, November 30, 1865; Joseph A., June 19, 1867; M. Elijah N., Nancy A. E., Rosa B. H., July, 1876. Nelson McClure was township clerk, secretary of the board of education and constable of Kanawha county. Since the organizatian of Lincoln connty, he has been constable and member of the educational board in Washington district. He enlisted in the civil war in 1864, and was in Company M, 7th West Virginia Cavalry, serving until the close of the war, was discharged at Wheeling, West Virginia. Dr. McClure resides on his farm at the headwaters of Fuquas creek, Washington district, and is the only practicing physician of the vicinity. His address is Rome P. 0., Kanawha county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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