According to the LDS files of Lois Meyer, Jane "was granted land in in Jefferson Co., AL ?/9 1819 W1/2 of NW1/4, Sec 33, Twp 18, South, Range 4 W."I couldn't make out the first numeral in the date.Below is a rough summary of land transactions I have collected regarding Richard and Jane.Richard seems to be history by the end of the Rev War (or very shortly thereafter).A Richard McLurkin appears as a private on a couple of Loyalist pay documents described as:
"Pay Abstract Nr __ , Lieut Colonel Zachariah Gibbs' Regiment, Spartan Militia, Ninety District, men who came to Orangeburgh, SC, with Lieut Colonel John H. Cruger, and Captain William Young, six-months pay, 14 Jun - 13 Dec 1780."
"Pay Abstract Nr 63, Lieut Colonel Zachariah Gibbs' Regiment, Spartan Militia, Ninety Six Brigade, Soldier's Certification, for those who came to Orangeburgh with Lieut Colonel John H. Cruger, at the evacuation of Ninety Six (Abs Nr 6 in the books of Capt John Cunningham, late Pay Master of Militia and in part paid by him), six-months pay, 13 Jun - 14 Dec 1780, 18 Sept 1781."
And we have, among others, a Richard McClarkin and a William Young on a 1783 "List of Enemies to the State" - described as being "on list returned by militia commander Colonel Benjamin Roebuck".Elender/Elinor McClurkin's first husband was a William Young described by Lois Meyer as "a British patriot & Tory in the Revolutionary War, possibly killed."Elender/Elinor McClurkin was the daughter of James McClurkin Sr.Her brother James Jr. may have also been on the wrong side during the Rev War as we have a James McClurken on a Loyalist Refugee List, described more specifically as "Distressed Refugees from Different Places, 23 Jul 1782".
Here is the rough summary of land transactions I have collected regarding Richard McClurkin and Jane:
#466 (Plat Folder 1169)
Pursuant to a precept admeasured under the hand and seal of John Brenian? Esq. Dep Surv ?? dated the 6th day Jan 1773.I have admeasured and laid out unto Richard M'Clurkan a plantation or tract of land containing 150 acres in Craven County, situate lying and being
on a branch of Jimmey's Creek, the waters of Tyger River.And bound'd W-rly by Charles Denems land, and S. E. -rly by Isaac Crow's land, and bounded on all other sides by vacant land. And hath such shape form and marks as the above plat represents.
Certified under my hand this 5th day Feb 1773.
James Wofford, D.S.
p. 14 (Memorial Book 2: 19 July - 29 Mar. 1776
RICHARD MCCLURKAM, 10 Aug. 1775: 150 acres in Craven County on a branch of Jeamey's Creek. Bounded W by Charles Devian; SE by Isaac Crowe; other sides vacant. Survey certified 30 Sept. 1774; granted 17 Mar. 1775. Quit rent in 2 years. James Wofford, DS. Delivered 14 Aug. 1775 to George Norwood. (Irish) [2-291:1]
I have admeasured and laid out unto Jane McClurkin a Tract of Land, containing one hundred Acres, situate in the District of Nintey Six on Jimmy's Creek below the Indian Boundary and hath such Form and Marks, butting and bounding as the above Plat represents.
Certified for the thirteenth Day of July 1784.
Robert HannaD.S. Ephraim MitchellSurveyor-General
(neighbor depicted on Plat is David Dinsmore)
19 Nov 1799
Jane McClurkin sells 100 acres to Paul Cassleberry for $200.This 100 acres is on Jameys Creek.A 2 May 1785 Grant by Gov William Moultrie to Jane McClurkin.Wit James Allen and Samuel Woodruff signed Jane McClurkin; s mark wit oath 15 Jan 1801 Samuel Woodruff to George Bruton re 22 Jan 1801. When Castleberry sales the same piece of property it is stated that it was part of a grant to Jean Mcclearkin.
?? Apr 1800
Jane McClurkin from Carlton Lindsey, both of Rutherford Co., for 100 pounds: 50 acres on branches of the north fork of White Oak Creek waters of the Green River, bounded by GREEN, patent originally granted to JESHONIAS TABER by Gov. Richard Dobbs in 1795. Witnessed by MARTIN EDWARDS and MICAJEY LINSEY.
28 May 1817
Isaac Crow in his will gives to Sarah Crow the other half of the tract of land whereon he lives, also one tract lying on the Tiger River being the tract he bought from Macajah Lindsey and the heirs of the widow McClurkin.He wants 100 acres taken off the upper end of said tract, land adjacent to Chasneys land and Wm. Posey.Also cites: "tract I bought from Edward Hooper"; "I give to my dtr. Hannah, son John (Crow) one tract of land lying on James Creek, being the tract I bought from William Chambler and Thomson Chambler"; "Isaac Crow the son of James (Crow) the said land"; " I give to my son Samuel Crow and his wife Rebeckah Crow his wife"; "I give to James Crow son of Samuel Crow"; "I give to Elizabeth Crow dtr. of Samuel Crow"; "I give to Samuel Crow Jr. son of Samuel Crow Senr."; "I give to Benjamin Crow son of Samuel Crow"; " and legatees Hannah Langston, Samuel Crow, Isaac Crow.I appoint Joseph Barnet, Samuel Woodruff, Esq. executors.Dated 28 May 1817.Wit:Joseph Barnett, Samuel Woodruff Senr., Easter X Shurley.Recorded 22 Oct 1817."
DEEDS RUTHERFORD CO., NC (This is present day Polk Co., NC)
2 Apr 1800
?? - 265?
Jane McClurkin from Carlton Lindsey 4/2 - 1800
50 AGranted Zechonias Taber 8/22 1795
Branch of N Fork of White Oak Creek - waters of Green River
Wit: Martin Edwards & Micajah Lindsey
3 Sep 1805
28 - 73?
Jane McClurkin from Jas Taylor of Rutherford Co., NC
9/3 - 1805 100 A N Fork of White Oak
Wit: Micajah Lindsey, Carlton Lindsey, Jane McClurkin
11 Aug 1815
29 - 270
Jane McClurkin from State of NC.8/11 1815
50 A - Waters of White Oak Creek -- ?? James Allen
27 Aug 1817
34 - 2
Rutherford Co., NC for $200 to John W. Allen 8/27 - 1817
N Fork of White Oak - 100 A
Wit: Luke Waldrop - James Allen
27 Aug 1817
34 - 1 8/27 - 1817
Jane McClurkin 50 A to John W. Allen
N Fork of White Oak Creek
???? - Jane McClurken 12/7 - 1816
Recorded 2/16 - 1822
Wit: Luke Waldrop & James Allen
DEEDS JEFFERSON CO., AL
Jane McClurken, the mother, granted land in Jefferson Co., AL
?/9 1819 W1/2 of NW1/4, Sec 33, Twp 18, South, Range 4 W.