Smith Mystery O Day- Amanda (Thomas?) McClurg- Rowan Co KY
John C W McClurg
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Have a new Smith member of the McClurg surname that matches into Smith grouping R-M269-108 At least one of the Smiths in the group has determined that their surname is actually McPherson.
The earliest ancestor for whom there is proof is John C W McClurg born KY married Maude Sargent. He appears on the 1900 Morgan Co KY census with mother shown as "Manda McClurg". In 1880 the same brothers and sisters appear in 1880 Rowan Co KY household of Sarah M Thomas age 68 and there is a younger Sarah M Thomas age 27. Is this the same person as "Manda McClurg" in 1900? Second, there is a Benjamin Thomas child in that 1880 census. On Benjamin Thomas' death certificate he listed his parents as Benjamin Franklin Thomas and Amanda McClurg. To add to the mystery, there is also an Amanda McClurg of the right age in Rowan Co KY, daughter of Jessie McClurg.
What we are trying to sort out is exactly who is Amanda (Thomas or McClurg), is, who is the father of John C W McClurg, because it doesn't appear to be Francis McClurg. From the member
From a YDNA standpoint, we would like to have a descendant of Benjamin Franklin Thomas d 1964 Richland Co OH to compare test with. And if there are any known male Hargis descendants of Barney Hargis, would like to compare these as well.