George Washington McCLURE was born in Union County, seven miles east of Morganfield, on 07 Apr 1833, and was the only child of Alexander McCLURE of Rockbridge County, Virginia, a comer to kentucky in 1812. His early education was obtained from the ordinary schools of his county, until at the age of fourteen years he was sent to New Albany, Indiana, and placed under the tutorage of Prof. John B. ANDERSON. He remained three years at New Albany, and then entered Centre College, Danville, where he completed his education. He then returned to Union County, and commenced farming upon a large and successful scale. At the age of twenty-six, and in January 1859, Mr. McCLURE was married to Miss Mary H. DIXON, daughter of Captain Henry DIXON, and granddaughter of Capt. Hal DIXON. On 01 Jan 1870, he removed with his family to Henderson County, and on 01 Jan 1872, occupied his new and handsome residence in the town of Corydon, where he has since continued to reside.
Mr. McCLURE has served a number of terms as Trustee of the Public School of the town of Corydon, and twice or more times honored in his appointment as Chairman. For five years or more he has been appointed by the County Court, Trustee of the Henderson High School. In every position of trust he has evinced marked ability and good, reliable judgment. Mr. McCLURE is a man of large means and is regarded one of the staunchest men of the county. His home is one of the happiest and handsomest. Mrs. McCLURE is a most excellent lady, of fine judgment, and to her, perhaps, a great share of credit is due her husband'' success in life. They have three children. The eldest, Miss Anna, married several years since, Mr. L. E. HEARNE, of Boyle County. Henry is a brilliant young man, and will eventually make his mark in the world. Within the last twelve months, Mr. McCLURE has built in Corydon a magnificent flouring mill of large capacity and capable of turning out the best brands of flour known to the trade.
Starling's History of Henderson County, Kentucky, 1887.
GEORGE WASHINGTON McCLURE REFERENCES
MARRIAGES IN HENDERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY, 1858 - 1900
A. H. McClure - Mary E. Carroll, 04 Apr 1869, Book 009, Page 067
1870 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
George W. McClure age 36, Page 63, House No. 109; Mary age 31; Henry age 10; Anna age 8; Ella age 2 are listed under John E. Dixon's household.
1880 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
G. W. McClure age 47, Page 287, House No. 3; Mary age 41; Henry age 20; Annie age 17; Ella age 11; Ricke Hinkle (f) age 17; C. G. Bell age 28.
G. W. McClure, 25 Aug 1890, Fernwood, Age unknown, 304, 2
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