Biography of John W. McClymonds
Lawrence County, PA Biographies

JOHN WELLER McCLYMONDS, postmaster of Rose Point, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, is proprietor of the leading store at that place and enjoys a large and remunerative trade throughout the community. He was born near Fortersville, in Muddy Creek Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, January 18, 1860, is a son of William and Eleanor (Weller) MeClymonds, and grandson of James McClymonds.

James McClymonds, the grandfather, was a native of Scotland, and upon coming to the United States first located in SYestmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He subsequently moved to Muddy Creek Township, Butler County, where he became owner of more than 500 acres of land. He and his wife both died there at advanced ages. They had the following children: John, James, Samuel, Isaac, William, Mary and Elizabeth.

William MeClymonds was born in Westmoreland County, and was very young when taken by his parents to live in Butler County. There he attended the common schools, and in early manhood engaged in helping farm the home place, on which he always lived, and died there in 1896, at the age of seventy years. He married Eleanor Weller, daughter of John Weller of Lawrence County, and the following were the issue of their marriage: One died in infancy; Calvin, now deceased, married Martha Hamilton and had six children; Jennie, wife of J. C. Ricketts, has two children; Audley and William; Elizabeth married L. J. Levis and has three children, Nellie; May and William; and John Weller.

John Weller McClymonds received his early education in the district schools of Butler County, supplemented by a course of study at Edenboro. He then engaged in teaching school five years, in connection with his work on the home farm. He continued his farming operations until 1900, when he purchased of Hiram Kildoo his store at Rose Point, where he has since continued with uninterrupted success. He carries a general line of merchandise and groceries, and commands an extensive patronage.

Mr. McClymonds was joined in marriage with Elizabeth Wallace, who is also of Scotch descent, and is a daughter of Peter Wallace, who was a prosperous farmer of Muddy Creek Township, Butler County. Six children were born to bless their home: William, deceased; Henry; Audley, Nellie; Paul and Jarvis, also deceased. In political affiliation Mr. McClymonds is a Republican. Mrs. McClymonds is a member of the Oak Grove United Presbyterian Church.

20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908

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