Biography of David McCelland
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

DAVID McCLELLAND, one of the pioneers of Richland Township, was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., September 1, 1808. He is a son of John and Elizabeth (Riddle) McClelland, and a grandson of McClelland, who emigrated to this country from Ireland. His father was a First Lieutenant in the war of 1812. At the age of eighteen, our subject came to Ohio with his uncle, William McClelland, who was a blacksmith, and with whom he learned the trade, serving an apprenticeship of three years. At the expiration of that time, he returned to Pennsylvania: after plying his trade there three years, returned to Fairfield County, Ohio, where he continued to follow his trade. He then followed teaming on the Columbus (Ohio) & Baltimore (Md.) pike, and from Zanesville to Maysville, Ky., pike, for about three years. In 1843, he married and settled in Ross County, where he continued to reside till 1849, when he came to Ridge Township and purchased a farm of sixty acres. About 1864, he removed to this township, and buying eighty acres of land, paying theref or $2,100. He has improved his farm, till it is now valued at $75 per acre. He removed to Wharton in 1880, and has since lived retired. His marriage took place March 19, 1843, with Miss Martha A. Greek, daughter of Jacob and Martha (Miller) Greek, of German ancestry. Mr. and Mrs. McClelland have been blest with seven children, viz.: Margaret A. wife of Adam Snook; William, Jacob, George and John. Sarah E. and an infant are deceased. Mr. McClelland embarked in life with few means, but by his untiring industry and perseverance, he has acquired property to the value of $10,000. He has always affiliated with the Democratic party, having cast his first vote for Gen. Jackson. Mr. McClelland and wife are highly respected pioneers in the community in which they reside.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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