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Regarding Ochiltree and McClung

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Regarding Ochiltree and McClung

Posted: 1268929119000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Ochiltree, Ocheltree, McClung, Buck, Birk, Piercy, Shaffer, Christian, Huber, Handley, Rice, Edomm, Jeffries, McFerrin, Brifogle, Blake, Jones, Gay

The breakfast bunch at the Stoplight Cafe (Schmidty, John, Prentice and Jim) remembered both names. Since we are in our 80's and 90's, put a date on these remarks as pre-1950:
1. "There were any number of Ochiltree's around Wilton, Iowa. One family alone had about 11 children".
2. "Webb Ochiltree, an old bachelor, lived on East 4th street, just east of the courthouse".
3. "One Ochiltree had the jewelry store in Tipton".
4. "Keith Ochiltree (he graduated in the late 1930's), married Gertie Buck (a beautiful girl); they moved to the Davenport, Iowa, area".
5. "If there are any Ochiltree's around here now, I don't know about them".
6. "The McClung's lived northeast of Tipton, probably in Center township. Vern McClung ran the lumber yard. I don't know if any ever married an Ochiltree."
7. "Ochiltree" was pronounced AWK-cull-tree, with the accent on the first syllable."

Here are some notes from the Delayed Birth Certificates:
1. William Verne McClung, born June 9, 1894, in Tipton; son of Charles Stuart McClung married Anna Louise Birk. In 1942 William lived in Vultee Field,CA.
2. Charles Andrew McClung (born in Greenbrier county, VA) married Ledania Fedeila Piercy (born in Greenbrier county, VA). Their son Charles Elery McClung was born April 16, 1892 in Tipton; in 1943 was of Williamsburg, West Virginia.
3. Herbert Ochiltree, born in Cedar county, Iowa; when 20 years old, married Hulda R. Shaffer, born in Cedar county, Iowa, aged 18; in 1940 she was Hulda R. Christian, aged 64 years and of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Their first child, Roy Albert Ochiltree, born in Tipton, on Jan, 28, 1894.
4. Charles Ochiltree married Fanny Huber; their daughter Edna Pearl Ochiltree was born Jan. 13, 1898 and married one Handley in Jones county, Iowa on June 14, 1918. In 1966, she was living in Solon, Iowa.
5. William Ray Ochiltree married Laura Rice; their daughter Fayetta Mae Ochiltree was born May 19, 1897 in Sugar Creek township, Cedar county, Iowa; in 1948, Fayetta Mae Edomm was living at 1515 30th Street, Rock Island, Ill.
6. John Ray Ochiltree, born Greenbriar county, W. VA married Elizabeth Frances Jeffries who was born Greenbriar county, W.VA. Their son Clifford Ochiltree was born Jan. 16, 1867 at Tipton; in 1942 he was at Bayard, Iowa.

TIPTON ADVERTISER. May 26, 1892: Hannah (Gay) McClung, born in Pocahontas county, VA on May 8, 1830 died May 17, 1892; married James M.McClung on July l8, 1856; he died on May 21, 1881. They are buried in the Hanson Cemetery.

1878 HISTORY OF CEDAR COUNTY, IOWA: "Center township"
1. MORRIS OCHELTREE,farmer in section 5; P.O. Tipton; born in Green Brier Co., VA., May 1, 1809; lived in Virginia twenty-five years; then went to Ohio and lived seven years; then came by a team from Ohio to Cedar Co., being twenty-seven days on the way, and arrived here Nov. 2, 1842; was one of the early settlers, only a few here now who were here when he came. Engaged in farming, and has lived on his present farm thirty-one years, and althouigh he had nothing when he came, by industry and good management, he has now a property of 360 acres in his home farm; has been School Director. He has been married twice; his first wife was Francina McFerrin, from Virginia; she died in 1847. He married Mrs. Margaret Brifogle, from Ohio, in 1852. He has four children by his first wife--Mary, Ellen, Alley land Nancy; also four by his second wife--Elizabeth, Thomas H., Anna, Robert K. Mrs. Ocheltree had five children; two of her sons--William M. and Solomon, were in the army Solomon died of disease contracted in the army.
2. WILLIAM OCHILTREE, farmer, Section 34, P. O. Tipton; born in Green Brier Co.,Va., May 8, 1804; lived there thirty two years and moved to Ohio in 1836, and lived there nine years,and came by wagon to Cedar county, being three or four weeks on the way, and married here in 1845; settled in this town one of the early settlers; only a few here when he came; engaged in farming; used to haul his wheat and pork to Muscatine. Owns 192 acres of land; has held the office of Justice of the Peace two terms, and has held school and road offices. Married May Blake from Green Brier Co., Va., 1833. She died in 1853; had seven children--Robert R., Sarah Jane, Ann Eliza, Ellen, and William R.; lost two. Married Rebecca Jones, from Pocahontas Co., Va., 1857; they have three children--Laura, Minerva and Margaret and lost two children. Robert R. was in the army in the 5th Regiment I.V. I., and was wounded at the battle of Pittsburg Landing.
3. JAMES M. McCLUNG, farmer, Section 21, P.O. Tipton; born in Greenbrier Co., Va., July 21, 1827; lived there twenty nine years and came to Cedar county April 10, 1856, and has been engaged in farming, stock raising and dealing in stock; owns 265 acres of land, and has held school and road offices. Married Miss Hannah Gay, from Virginia, July 8, 1856; they have eight children, four sons and four daughters--Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, Charles, Andrew, Samuel, Alice and Everett. Samuel McClung, father of James was born in 1799 and is now living in Virginia, and has been one of the greatest hunters in that State, and the finest marksman and the best shot in Green Brier Co., or in that part of the State.
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