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---State Centennial History of Highland County, Ohio, Vol. II, 1902 by Rev. J. W. Klise, Cook and McDowell Publications, 719 E. 6th St. Owensboro, Kentucky, 1930; from the biography of Martin McClure:“Martin McClure, well known in Hillsboro business circles and throughout the county as a farmer and stock-raiser of past years, is descended from a pioneer couple who first stepped upon the soil of Ross county, near by, before Highland was organized as a county.John and Margaret (Morrison) McClure were Scotch people,the former born in 1758 and the latter in 1762, who settled in York county, Pennsylvania, shortly after the close of the Revolutionary war and a few years later migrated to Piqua, Ohio. [ Piqua is in Miami Co, NW of Greenfield.] Not liking the climatic conditions then
prevailing in that part of the state, the emigrants came to Paint township in Ross county, where the husband purchased land.John McClure , Jr, son of the aforementioned couple, was born at the Ross county home May 26, 1805, and married Elizabeth Taylor, whose birth occurred March 9, 1802.The former moved to Paint township, in Highland county, where he died October 2, 1859, his wife surviving until September 7, 1864.Their son, Martin, McClure, was born in Madison township, Highland county, Ohio, January 11, 1832, and worked on the farm until he had reached the twenty second year of his life.October 5, 1854, he was married to Nancy Duncan, born October 13, 1831, and member of one of the well-known pioneer families.Her father, Robert Duncan, was born in York county, Pennsylvania, in 1777, came to Ohio in 1806 and purchased land in Madison township, Highland county, for $1.25 an acre, on which he subsequently settled.In April, 1817, he married Mary Mann [Munn?], born November 27, 1796, and daughter of James
Mann, who came from Ireland in 1800.She died in January, 1870, having long survived her husband, who passed away in September, 1843.The children of Martin and Nancy (Duncan) McClure are William T., a practicing attorney, in Columbia; Robert, a traveling salesman for a wholesale shoe house; Charles, died October 10, 1890, at the age of twenty-nine years; Sarah E., wife. of P. B. Zink, a grocer of Hillsboro; Myrtle E., at home; Arthur J., interested in the wholesale confectionary firm of Prince, Mahan & Keeney of
Charleston, West Virginia; Frederick J., bookkeeper for C. S. Bell & Co,; and Alston B.,with the Bancroft Shelving Company of Columbus.For five years after his marriage, Mr. McClure farmed in Ross county, near Greenfield, then returned to Madison township and continued agricultural pursuits during the succeeding ten years, after which he secured a place three and a half miles from Hillsboro.In1876 he went to Penn township, lived there a year or so, and then located in Hillsboro, where he opened a grocery store.For eight years he held the position of weigh master for the Baltimore & Ohio South western railroad company at this point, but the past twelve years has been dealing in real estate.His knowledge of this subject obtained him the appointment as real estate appraiser for Hillsboro and Liberty township in 1900.Mr. McClure’s religions affiliations are with the Presbyterian church and his political views are in accord with the Republican party.