Friday, July 02, 2010

Major Andrew McClary & Elizabeth McClary 1725-75

Andrew McClary, was born about 1725, in Ireland, married Elizabeth McCrillis about 1760, at Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire, there was no record of children

In 1793, she had a claim in Congress for a seven year half-pay.


WAR DEPARTMENT, February 21, 1793.

That Elizabeth McClary states that she is widow of the late Major Andrew McClary, of Colonel John Stack’s regiment, who was killed by a cannon ball in the action of Bunker’s hill, on the 17th day of June, 1775.

That she did not know of the resolution of Congress granting seven years’ half-pay to the widows of such officers as had lost their lives in the service,’ until after the time appointed for making application for said half-pay had elapsed. She therefore prays for relief.

Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution.

McClary, Andrew (N. H). Major 1st New Hampshire, 23d April, 1775: killed at Bunker Hill, 17th June. 1775.

From the recorders of New Hampshire.

[Major Andrew McClary went from Epsom . He was a man of fine
personal appearance, and a brave officer . He was with the regiment
at Bunker Hill, and was killed by a chance shot from the enemy during
the retreat.-ED. ]

[In H. of Rep ., April 25, 1780, the foregoing petition was granted .
Michael McClary was a grandson of Andrew McClary, one of the first settlers of Epsom, and nephew of Maj. Andrew, who was killed at Bunker Hill. He was at Bunker Hill as second lieutenant of the Eighth company of Stark's regiment, and was in command of the Fifth company, Scammel' s regiment, in 1777 ; was adjutant-general of the state from 1742 to 1813, and, state senator from 1796 to 1802, inclusive.-ED. ]

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