Biography of James Le Clear
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James Le Clear, son of Joseph and Martha Le Clear, was born in Oneida Co., N. Y., in 1807. His father was wounded at the battie of Sackett's Harbor in the war of 1812. He died in this State in 1854. The same year Mr. Le Clear settled at Whitneyville, this tp., where he bought 80 acres of land on sec. 35, valued at $4,800. He owns also 70 acres on sec. 34. In 1826 he married Sally Hubbard, of Erie Co., Pa. Of 16 children four are now living, George R., Charlotte, Daniel and Thomas. Mrs. Le Clear died in 1859. Mr. Le Clear married Sarah Fountain, of this tp., daughter of John and Anna Fountain. They have one child, Phebe Jane, born July 4, 1863. Mr. LeClear is a Republican, and both he and wife are connected with the M. E. Church.

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