A biography/family history of Quincy P. McClammy, farmer and rancher, is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, page 1019.The grandfather, John McClammy, of Irish stock, was a slave holding planter of Alabama and his wife, it was said, was a member of the Cherokee Tribe in Alabama.
Quincy was born, 20 Oct 1872, son of William and Mollie (Snowden) McClammy. William died about 1876, leaving a widow and the following children: Tod (El Paso, TX); Mark (Spokane, WA); Quincy P. (MT); Bettie (Mrs. Robert Boone, Imperial Valley, CA); William (Poplar, MT). Soon after the death of William, Mollie took her children to Elgin, TX, later moving to Williamson County near Hutto where the children grew up.Mollie died there as Mrs. Charles Payne and had one daughter, Katie, living in TX.When Mollie died the McClammy brothers located their little sister, Katie, with a family in Elgin and scattered in different directions.
Quincy hired out to the Frank Colbert ranch for six years in Pauls Valley and subsequently was sent as foreman to the Colbert's farm at Dennison, TX. When he left their employ, he went bone picking on the plains. Next he drove cattle with VVV ranch in Channing, TX, and the N bar N of Prarie Elk, TX.After reaching Montana, he moved to the Sweet Grass Hills, and was employed by the DHS, later known as the Pioneer Cattle Company owned by Conrad Kuhrs.
On 23 Dec 1906, Quincy married Miss Minnie Knapp, a native woman of the Sioux Tribe, daughter of Daniel Knapp, a prominent pioneer of the Missouri River country and the first merchant of Oswego, MT.Minnie Knapp McClammy was born at Fort Buford, ND, in 1882, attended school in Poplar, MT, and finished her education in Great Falls, MT. McClammy children: Pearl Bettie; Abbie; Montana Ore; Mark Benjamin; Lucy; Percella. The family settled in Oswego, MT.