Susan, I started a message to you yesterday, but it suddenly flew off the page, so I'm hoping you did not receive that garbled mess.
I would appreciate any info you have on Samuel McClennen. I would also love to know where you found the news articles. The only news items I have found were from Hornellsville, NY. The reference was to a lodging house owned by McClennans in the 1850's.Much later a member of my McClenin family lived there, but I don't know if there is a connection.
I looked through my McClenin stuff today and found 3 references to a Samuel. They are: 1800 Census Samuel McClennan, Colerain, Lancaster, PA 1830 Census Samuel McClennen, Upper Darby, PA Burial of Pvt Samuel McClennan 1845-1922, Montgomery Cemetery, Montgomery Co., PA
I have not come across the given name Samuel in my tree.The names that occur most frequently are John, William & Thomas.
I have a hunch that the Philadelphia area may be the area to look for my family as well.