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Bev Gillihan To the Commissioner of Pensions

The memorial of the undersigned Nancy McLain daughter of John McLain who was a soldier of the Revolutionary War respectfully shows that her father the aforesaid John McLain entered the service in South Carolina in Lieut. James Martin's Company in 1779 in which he served fifty seven days also seventy two days duty in Capt. James Martin's Company in Col. William Bratton's Regt in 1780 as horseman (the first fifty seven days being in Ross Regt) Also one hundred days as prisoner taken at Briar Creek Defeat from 3rd March to 11th June 1779 in all two hundred & twenty days as will be seen by reference to the Comptrollers Genls Office of South Carolina that the said John McLain departed this life in York District South Carolina on the thirty first day of
July one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine in proof which she refers to the affadavits of Dr. John Hall and Clark Robeeson herewith sent and also in proof the service of John McLain refers to the Certificate from the Comptroller Genl Office and also the affadavits of James Jamieson & Robert Wilson that there remains alive the following children of said John McLain viz your petitioner & Obadiah McLain, Arthur McLain, Martha Creekman & Louicy Stewart, they therefore
claim the benefits of the Acts of Congress in such cases made and provided and request that a pension scerticate may be issued to them to be paid at Charleston in the State of South Carolina
Sworn to and subscribed before me November 25th 1846
JMRoss, OYD /s/ Nancy H. MClain

Pension Office
Dec. 15, 1846

Miss,

The papers forwarded by you in the case of your deceased father, John
McClain, have been examined, and I regret to say that there is no law allowing a pension to the children of a parent who died prior to 7th June, 1832.
Miss Nancy H. McClain
Yorkville,
S.C.


South Carolina }
York District }
Personally appeared Robert Wilson before me and made oath that he
was well acquainted with John McClain and served with him in the Revolutionary War in the years 1780 and 1781 & that he served under Co. Hill & Genl Sumter and the Army was stationed in No Ca and march into So Ca to Rock Mount.
Sworn to and subscribed September 8th 1846 /s/ Robert Wilson
Before me
Samuel G. Brown, Magst.

South Carolina }
York District }
Personally came Joseph Jameisoon before me and made oath that
he was acquainted with Joh mcClain and served with him in the year 1780 that they lay quartered for osme time at Ancrums (?) Old Field in Richland District that McClain served under General Sumter

Sworn to and subscribed Sept 8th 1846 his
Before Me Joseph x Jameison
Samuel G. Brown Magst. mark

Comptroller Gen'ls Office
Columbia, S. C. Sept 16th, 1846

Book V}
Indent 603}Issued the 12 September 1785 to John McClain for Thirty-two
pounds 13 S. 6 D. for duty in 1779 and 1780 per
acct from the Commissioners
Prinl L32:13:6D Int. L2:5:8D

Book V}
Account 603} John McClain

His account of 57 days duty as horseman in Lieut. James Martin's Company in 1779 also 72 days duty in Capt. James Martin's Company in Col. William Bratton's Regt. in 1780 as horseman (the first 57 days in Ross Regt. -- also 100 days as prisoner taken at Briar Creek
Defeat from 3rd March to 11th June 1779 at 100 a day certified by Lieut. James Martin, in all 229 days Sterling L29:18:5D

I certify the above to be a true copy of the Record in this Office
For Comptroller Genl
/s/ J Aug Black

Papers in the National Archives in Washington submitted in support of a request for a pension by the survivors of John McLain, which was rejected because he had deceased and there was no pension available to survivors. [R6616]
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Bev Gillihan Name: MCLAIN, ARCHIBALD
Rank: Sergeant
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 10th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers

Name: McLain, Benjamin
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Commander: Williamson

Name: MCLAIN, CALVIN W.
Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 2nd Regiment Cavalry Volunteers
Company: D

Name: MCLAIN, D. M.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 71st Regiment E.M.M.
Company: B
Commander: Capt. Wood's Battalion

Name: MCLAIN, DANIEL
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 29th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: D

Name: MCLAIN, EDWARD
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: VMM
Name of Unit: Flood's Ste. Genevieve County VMM
Company:
Period of Service: GO 3

Name: MCLAIN, GEORGE
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: United States Reserve Corps
Name of Unit: 4th Regiment USRC
Company: I
Period of Service: 3 Months

Name: MCLAIN, GEORGE W.
Rank: Sergeant
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 2nd Regiment Cavalry Volunteers
Company: D

Name: McLain, George W.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Type of Unit: Infantry
Name of Unit: 6th Missouri Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: K
Commander: Captain Liles

Name: MCLAIN, GEORGE W.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers CSA
Name of Unit: 6th Regiment Infantry Volunteers CSA
Company: K

Name: MCLAIN, H. D.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 6th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: B

Name: MCLAIN, HENRY
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri State Militia
Name of Unit: 12th Regiment Cavalry M.S.M.
Company: H

Name: MCLAIN, HENRY
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri State Militia
Name of Unit: 3rd Regiment Cavalry M.S.M.
Company: M

Name: MCLAIN, JACKSON
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 31st Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: C

Name: MCLAIN, JAMES
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Artillery
Name of Unit: 1st Regiment Artillery Volunteers
Company: E

Name: MCLAIN, JAMES
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 26th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: A

Name: MCLAIN, JAMES
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 2nd Regiment Cavalry Volunteers
Company: D

Name: MCLAIN, JAMES
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 7th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers
Company: D

Name: MCLAIN, JAMES
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Name of Unit: Holman's Battalion Sharp Shooter Volunteers
Company: A

Name: MCLAIN, JAMES W.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 5th Regiment Provisional E.M.M.
Company: M

Name: MCLAIN, JOHN
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 10th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: B

Name: MCLAIN, JOHN
Rank: Major
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 41st Regiment E.M.M.

Name: MCLAIN, JOHN
Rank: Musician
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 51st Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: C

Name: MCLAIN, JOHN S.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 88th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: F
Period of Service: GO 107
Commander: CAPT. MAJOR'S

Name: MCLAIN, JOHN S.
Rank: 1st Sergeant
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 88th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: G

Name: MCLAIN, JOHN W.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 30th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: B

Name: MCLAIN, JOHN W.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: United States Colored Troops
Name of Unit: 65th Regiment USCT Infantry
Company: D

Name: MCLAIN, LAFAYETTE
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 41st Regiment E.M.M.
Company: C

Name: MCLAIN, LAFAYETTE
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 88th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: F
Period of Service:
Commander: CAPT MAJOR'S

Name: MCLAIN, LAFAYETTE
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: ANDREW COUNTY
Company:
Period of Service: GO 107

Name: MCLAIN, LAFAYETTE
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: Andrew County Battalion E.M.M.
Company: B

Name: McLain, Levi
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Name of Unit: 2nd Missouri Volunteers Cavalry
Commander: Captain Savery

Name: MCLAIN, LEVI
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Name of Unit: 2nd Regiment Cavalry Volunteers CSA
Alternate Unit Name: Savery's Company attached to 2nd Regiment Cavalry Volunteers
Company: SAVERY'S

Name: MCLAIN, LEVI
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers CSA
Name of Unit: 6th Regiment Infantry Volunteers CSA
Company: G

Name: McLain, Levi D.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Type of Unit: Infantry
Name of Unit: 6th Missouri Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: G
Period of Service:
Commander: Captain Clark

Name: McLain, Marion
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Name of Unit: 2nd Missouri Volunteers Cavalry
Company: A
Commander: Captain Zollinger

Name: MCLAIN, MARION
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers CSA
Name of Unit: 2nd Regiment Cavalry Volunteers CSA
Company: A

Name: MCLAIN, MARTIN
Rank: Musician
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 8th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: B

Name: MCLAIN, MICHAEL
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 51st Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: E

Name: MCLAIN, MICHAEL
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization:
Name of Unit: 52nd Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: A

Name: McLain, N. B.
Rank:
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Confederate
Organization: Missouri State Guard
Name of Unit: 1st Division
Alternate Unit Name: Stoddard County Rangers

Name: MCLAIN, NATHANIEL
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 10th Regiment Provisional E.M.M.
Company: H

Name: MCLAIN, PETER
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit:
Organization: VMM
Name of Unit: Bridges' North Missouri Railroad Company (Colored Company)
Company:
Period of Service: GO 3

Name: MCLAIN, ROBERT M.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 26th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Company: A

Name: MCLAIN, ROBERT M.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Name of Unit: Holman's Battalion Sharp Shooter Volunteers
Company: A

Name: MCLAIN, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: United States Colored Troops
Name of Unit: 65th Regiment USCT Infantry
Company: D

Name: MCLAIN, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit:
Organization: Six Months Militia
Name of Unit: Mercer County Battalion Six Months Militia
Company: C
Period of Service: 6 Months

Name: MCLAIN, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Telegraph Corps
Name of Unit: Smith's Telegraph Corps Volunteers
Company: B

Name: MCLAIN, W. H.
Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 68th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: L

Name: MCLAIN, WALTER S.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri State Militia
Name of Unit: 12th Regiment Cavalry M.S.M.
Company: H

Name: MCLAIN, WALTER S.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri State Militia
Name of Unit: 3rd Regiment Cavalry M.S.M.
Company: M

Name: MCLAIN, WILEY
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: United States Colored Troops
Name of Unit: 65th Regiment USCT Infantry
Company: E

Name: MCLAIN, WILLIAM
Rank: Sergeant
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 26th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: F

Name: MCLAIN, WILLIAM J.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 3rd Regiment Provisional E.M.M.
Company: C

Name: MCLAIN, WILLIAM S.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 30th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: B

Name: MCLAINE, ARCHIE
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 31st Regiment E.M.M.
Company: F
Oct 26, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Last Name First Name Spouse: Last Name Spouse: First Name County: Date:

MCLAIN ALLEN
SMITH LUCINDA
Putnam 2-6-1845

MCLAIN BARBARA
CROWDER ANDREW I.
Fountain 12-17-1849

MCLAIN CALVIN C.
HARLAN CELINA M.A.
Fayette 1-27-1847

MCLAIN DANIEL
MILLER NANCY
Dearborn 7-8-1845

MCLAIN ELIZABETH
FRAZEE DECATUR M.
Bartholomew 9-2-1847

MCLAIN ELIZABETH
GRAY ISAAC
Switzerland 1-6-1827

MCLAIN ELIZABETH
MCLAINE JOHN L.
Marion 4-26-1846

MCLAIN ELIZABETH
VOORHEES JAMES C.
Marion 10-31-1844

MCLAIN EMALINE
PHILPOTT BENJAMIN
FOUNTAIN 8-24-1843

MCLAIN GEORGE
CLEVINGER MARY
Delaware 6-5-1834

MCLAIN GEORGE
JONES RACHEL
Marion 2-9-1830

MCLAIN HENRY
BOWMAN MARY
Fountain 2-18-1849-

MCLAIN JESSE
COX HANNAH
Cass 9-23-1843

MCLAIN JOHN
CLARK SUSANNAH
Johnson 9-25-1834

MCCLAIN ABBET
STEVENSON MARGARET
Jennings 3-28-1839

MCCLAIN ALLEN
NOEL SARAH ANN
Parke 10-4-1848

MCCLAIN AMERICA
SUTTON SILAS
Jackson 11-2-1841

MCCLAIN ANN
JONES JONATHAN
Orange 1-15-1846

MCCLAIN ANN
RUNYON KELSO
Jefferson 1-4-1829

MCCLAIN ANNA
SPENCER DAVID
Scott 12-29-1850

MCCLAIN ARCHIBALD
BUCKELS MEHETHABEL
Delaware 11-21-1844

MCCLAIN ARCHIBALD
POWELL SABEL Wabash
5-20-1836
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