Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 3 / editor-in-chief, John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921.
“McCLURE - The McCLURE family came to this country from Ireland many generations ago, and have been equally honored and prominent in both lands.
(I) JUDGE McCLURE spent the greater part of his life in Mifflin township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, where he was one of the pioneers of the section.He assisted in clearing a great part of the land of timber, and was actively engaged in farming.His political affiliations were with the Republican part, and he was a member of the Methodist church.He married CATHERINE COX and had children: ALEXANDER, FRANCIS, ANDREW, of whom further; SUSANNAH, MARGARET, SARAH.
(II) ANDREW McCLURE, son of JUDGE and CATHERINE (COX) McCLURE, was born in Mifflin township in 1824, and died in 1908.He was educated in the public schools, and in early manhood established himself as a farmer, and was identified with agricultural pursuits almost all his life, only a short period, about fifty years ago, being spent in mercantile business.He lived near McKeeport on the White Oak Levels.He was active in the interests of the Republican party, and served as tax collector.His religious affiliations were the Methodist church, in which he was also active.He married MARY, a daughter of SAMUEL and CATHERINE (WEBB) KELLY, and they had children: CATHERINE, married RUFUS McKEE; ELIZABETH, married HENRY MIKLE; SAMUEL A., of further mention; DANIEL, married PRISCILLA TAYLOR; SARAH, married A. D. FOSTER; MARTHA, married GEORGE B. WATKINS; JOHN married BELLE McHAFFEY; BERT B., married SARAH McCORMICK.
(III) SAMUEL A. McCLURE, son of ANDREW and MARY (KELLY) McCLURE , was born in McKeesport, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, December 28, 1858.He was educated in the public schools of Versailles township, and upon the completion of his studies assisted his father in the cultivation of the farm.He purchased the farm on which he is at present located, about 1893, this consisting of one hundred and twenty-six acres.He raises general market product, and has set out a young orchard which is in fine condition, and promises much for the future.He gives his political support to the Republican party, and is a devout member of the Presbyterian church.MR. McCLURE married, in 1884, LAURA, a daughter of WALTER and SUSANNAH (STEWART) FOSTER, and they have one child, HAZEL FOSTER, born in 1886, who married JAMES GIBSON, and has one child, SAMUEL FOSTER GIBSON.”