McClaskey Misc. #02

Misc. McClaskey


McClaskey, J.W.

Civil War:
Roster of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry

James McClaskey




James McClaskey




Battle of Stones River

CAMP TULLAHOMA, TENN., January 10, 1863.

Capt. T. E. STAKE,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., Trabue’s Brigade, Breckinridge’s Division.

“…Monday, the 29th, about 2 p.m., the Ninth and Sixth Kentucky and Forty-first Alabama Regiments and Cobb’s battery moved into the field first described, Company A, under Capt. C. B. McClaskey, of this regiment, being thrown forward to the high mound, in connection with a company from each of the other two regiments. Very soon thereafter they became engaged with the enemy, when the regiments and battery were moved forward to and occupied the mound, this regiment taking position in a thicket 200 paces to the right, the Forty-first immediately in rear, and Ninth to the left of the battery, the skirmishers having taken position beyond in the corn-field. Afterward, about dusk, Company G, Capt. Gran Utterback commanding, was moved to the left of Company A, but before getting into position the two companies were attacked by a large force of the enemy and driven back over the brow of the hill; but upon discovering the presence of the regiments the enemy precipitately retreated across the river and made no further demonstration that night. The regiments and battery which, previous to the attack, had commenced to move, were then marched about 400 yards to the rear, leaving our skirmishers in possession of the hill. Two men of Company G, and Lieutenant [J. B.] Holman, of Company E, were wounded in this attack. Subsequently, during the night, this regiment again moved forward near the line of skirmishers, and about daylight took position in the thicket above described…”

In the State of Kansas:

April 14, 1886

The mode of distribution was for the Agent to call the name of an applicant and let him select his boy after talking to him and learning his wishes. Where two applicants wanted the same boy the choice of guardian was made by the boy himself. Those who have taken the younger boys are expected to treat them as their own in the matter of schooling and providing for them; the eldest boys are to remain one year and are then expected to decide for themselves. The boys and one girl were distributed as follows:

Jas K.P. Smith, 12 yrs old, to W.H. McClaskey
Beverly, West Virginia: The Blackman-Bosworth Store
Beverly, West Virginia: The Blackman-Bosworth Store

Slaves built the store building under the supervision of bricklayer J. W. Bradley, who had a brick yard along the bank of the river. Mr. Blackman had a mercantile store here until the Civil War, and the store was later operated by McClaskey and Hanshaw.

A list of McClaskey’s buried in Lawrence County, Ohio cemeteries

McCLASKEY Anna Hammond Upper Zoar Cemetery
McCLASKEY Benjamin F. Upper Zoar Cemetery
McCLASKEY Dovie M. Upper Zoar Cemetery
McCLASKEY James Fayette Moore Cemetery
McCLASKEY Jesse Upper Zoar Cemetery
McCLASKEY Rose Fayette Moore Cemetery


ZACHARIAH4, ABZLAM3, NEWTON2, EZRAL1) was born June 23,
1879, and died November 30, 1934. She married ISAAC
MCCLASKEY October 07, 1914 in Osgood, Sullivan County,
Missouri, son of JOHN MCCLASKEY and MARY. He was born
November 03, 1861, and died April 19, 1925.

Cemetery: Ashberry Church

Marriage: October 07, 1914, Osgood, Sullivan County,

i. ALETHA KATHRYN9 MCCLASKEY, b. August 04, 1915;
d. August 04, 1915.

Father: Henry SPARKS ~
  • BIRTH: 1780, Prob, Allegheny, Pa
  • DEATH: Prob, Lawrence, Indiana
Mother: Mary MCCLASKEY ~ DEATH: 23 Jun 1816, Prob, Jefferson, Kentucky
MARRIAGE: 15 Jan 1807, Jefferson, Kentucky

A History of The Methodist Episcopal  Church
By Nathan Bangs
Volume II (Third Revised Edition, Published in 1853)
The General Conference of 1808

“…Philadelphia Conference:

David Bartine, James Bateman, Thomas Boring, Thomas Burch, Michael Coate, Ezekiel Cooper, John McClaskey, Stephen G. Roszel, Thomas F. Sargent, Asa Smith, Richard Sneath, John Walker, Thomas Ware, George Woolley….”
“…It will be perceived that the above correspondence was considered by the parties concerned as altogether confidential, and was so kept, according to Bishop White’s account of the transaction, until the summer of 1804, when he communicated the fact, in answer to their inquiries, to the Rev. Simon Wilmer, of the Protestant, and the Rev. John McClaskey, of the Methodist Episcopal Church. “The matter being variously reported,” says Bishop White, “a copy of the letter was, after some lapse of time, delivered to the Rev. Dr. Kemp, of Maryland, and at last published in a controversy raised in the diocese….”
“…New York Conference — Ezekiel Cooper, John Wilson; New England Conference — George Pickering, Joshua Soule; Western Conference — William McKendree, William Burke; South Carolina Conference — William Phoebus, Josias Randle; Virginia Conference — Philip Bruce, Jesse Lee; Baltimore Conference — Stephen G. Roszell, Nelson Reed; Philadelphia Conference — John McClaskey, Thomas Ware…”
“…Sixty-seven were located, thirteen were returned supernumerary, twenty-two superannuated, one expelled, and four had died. Two of the last, namely, John McClaskey and Michael Coate, had been long and favorably known to the Church, highly distinguished for their deep piety, indefatigable and useful labors; and in their death they gave a lively testimony to the power of religion to sustain them in their passage to immortality and eternal life. Though the race of the others, Lewis Hobbs and William S. Fisher, was comparatively short, yet it was brilliant, and ended as it began, in the grace of God, and in the hope of an eternal reward…”

“…My brother went to see him, and found him very poorly, to whom he said, ‘Brother Ffirth [sic], I am going to die, and tomorrow you must go to Philadelphia, for brother McClaskey to come and preach my funeral sermon:’ to which my brother replied, ‘Father Abbott, you may continue for some time yet, as the time of your death is uncertain.’ ‘No,’ said he, ‘I shall die before you would get back from Philadelphia, unless you should travel in the night.’ My brother replied, ‘It will not answer to go before your decease.’ ‘Why,’ said he, ‘ I shall die, and I do not wish my body to be kept until it is offensive: you know the weather is warm and the distance is considerable.’ “That is true,’ replied my brother, ‘but if I were to go to Philadelphia for brother McClaskey, to preach your funeral sermon, and you were not dead, the friends would laugh at me, and he would not not come.’ ‘Ah!’ said he, ‘it may be so; I never thought or that; perhaps it will be best to stay until I am dead….”

McClaskey’s in Kentucky!

Montgomery County History, HW Beckwith (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 167
John J. ELMORE, farmer, Crawfordsville, was b. in Dearborn Co, Ky Sept 18, 1818.  About 1823 he came with his parents to Mont CO with an ox-team hitched to a two-wheeled cart, and also with a wagon and team of horses.  They settled in the forest, cleared off the land, erected a log cabin, and endured all the trials and hardships incident to pioneer life.  They first traded and went to mill in Terre Haute.  His father and mother were both Baptists.  His father was an old-line Whig, and afterward republican and d. in 1865.  Mr. Elmore began farming for himself at the age of 22.  He now has a nice home just E. of Crawfordsville. He was married the first time in 1840 to Ann HUFFMAN.   She died in 1878 and was a member of the Methodist Church.  He was marr. the second time March 24, 1880, to Mattie McCLASKEY, d/o James and Nancy McClaskey.  Her parents were members of the Methodist Church, came from Ky and settled in this county in 1830.   Mr. Elmore is a republican and was formerly a Whig, voting first for Gen. Harrison, in 1q840. M/M Elmore are both members of the Methodist Church.

Original Land Purchasers of Ripley County, IN

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Date Purchased

One Response to McClaskey Misc. #02

  1. Tom Watson says:

    I’m trying to find a picture of Dr. Isaac McClaskey, who lived outside Bloomfield, Ky.
    I have photos from his family’s album, but only a couple are identified. He specialized
    in treating epilepsy and wrote an important paper on it. Was a graduate of the
    University of Louisville Medical School. Anyone have a picture of him?
    Phone Tom Watson (502) 252-9991. I am the author of “Confederate Guerrilla
    Sue Mundy” and am a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
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