Dorcas was married three times (1)Halbert McClure. (2)Nathaniel McClure (3)Jacob Rouse. Not sure who Halbert's parents are we just found a deed listing Halbert as her late husband Halbert McClure.(Below) Halbert and Dorcas had Nathaniel, Halbert and Sarah. Nathaniel and Dorcas had Isabella, Eleanor, John, Mary and Dorcas. Dorcas Cole and Jacob Rouse had Sallie Rouse.
Nathaniel McClure; Washington Co., Va.
Inventory & assessment ordered October Court 1792
Inventory & appraisement " dec’d taken the ..Dec.1792 (only date I can read is 2 Dec 1792)
SS: John Huston , William Watson, Adam Surber
Received: 11 January 1793
Following the McClures from Donegal to Boetourt, by J. McClure, G. Honts, E.Worley page240
has this Nathaniel McClure b. 1747 md Dorcas Cole
This would place him at age 45 years old at his death
Dower was taken 15 January 1793 from Dorkess (sic) McClure in this estate of Nathaniel McClure dec’d & was returned to court and presented to be recorded.. Test : Andrew Russell
In the statement of her dower it says that the will and Testament of the deceases was witness in their hands 27 Aug 1796 sign : John Jamison, William Dicksen, David Beatie.
Also it was at court held for Washington Co. the 20th of Sept. 1796.
" Agreeable to an Order of court to us directed to pro...Dorcas McClure’s Right of Dower we met on the ....of September 1796 and agreed as follows; Beginning.. Spanish oak corner to Abraham Lefever line and from...a straight line to a black walnut and crooked poplar near the mouth of the same and along said lane to a sourwood tree near the barne(sic) thence along a lane from the barn out at the mouth of said Lane to a white oak and passing Joseph Coles line from thence along the patent line to the Beginning. Certified under our hands this day and above written. Bej’n John, John Huston, Adam Surber, John Kelly
At a court held for Washington County on the 20th day of Sep 1796. This allotment of the Dower of Dorcas McClure in the lands of her late husband Halbert McClure was returned to court and ordered to be recorded. Test: And’w Russell
1812 Deed- Heirs of Nathaniel McClure of Washington Co., Virginia
Indenture made this 22nd day of Jun in the year of our Lord 1812 between Nathaniel McClure and his wife Jane his wife, Halbert McClure, and Phebe his wife, Thomas Wilson & Sarah his wife, of the state of Kentucky and Drury Senter and Polly his wife of the first part, the said Nathaniel McClure, Robert McClure, Sarah the wife of Thomas Wilson and Polly the wife & Drury Senter being four of the heirs of Nathaniel McClure Dec’d and Jacob rouse of the County of Washington aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Nathaniel McClure & Jane his wife, Halbert McClure & Phebe, his wife, Thomas Wilson and Sarah his wife and Drury Senter and Polly his wife for Vin consideration of the sum of $533.34 . To the said Nathaniel McClure, Halbert McClure, Sarah and Polly, heirs of the said Nathaniel McClure dec’d in hand paid . They do bargain and sell unto the said Jacob Rouse & his heirs one certain tract or parcel of land containing 100 & ninety seven acres be the same, more or less lying and being in the County of Washington aforesaid on the waters of the Southfork of Holstein River on the North side of the same and bounded as followeth , to wit: Beginning at the sugartree & Hickory, thence south seventy five degrees West.. Eleven poles to a sugar tree & white walnut thence south 6/3 43 W 128 poles to a spanish oak corner to Abraham Lefevor, thence with his line S7E135potes to a large white oak, thence N78& 5 pole to two poplar and sourwood corner to James Coles land, thence 412 E 124 pole to a stake thence N 35 N 148 poles to the beginning with all it’s ap.... To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of lane ... to said Jacob Rouse and his heirs.(rest is standard script)
signed in the presence of us Andrew Moore, James Kelly and Jas Fenley
also Sa’v Lynch, John Greenway, Elias Ogden
Principal’s signatures were:
Polly Senter X
(follows on the same page:)
Harrison County , Kentucky
August Court 1812 at the Courthouse in Cynthiana on Monday the 10th day of August
Deed was proved in court by the oath of James Fenley, Andrew Moore, James Kelly subscribing witnesses there to & the same is ordered to be certified to the County of Washington in the state of Virginia. In testimony whereof Tha’ve hereunto set my hand an seal.
Dated 13 May 1813 signed: And’w Moore Clk.
(Continued same page)
State of Kentucky
Rockcastle County Court
I Henry P Buford, Clerk of the County Court af’sd do hereby certify that the foregoing deed was acknowledged by Halbert McClure before me in my office to be set and deed & the same is ordered to be certified to the County of Washington, Virginia. In Tesimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand year of Office this 20th day of May 1813 & in the 21st year of the Com’th.