Mary Emely McClellan is actually the daughter of James Samuel McClellan and Hulda (Mathis) McClellan. She is one year old in the 1860 Holmes Co., MS census living with her parents, James and Hulda McClellan, and older brother, John Patton McClellan, age 4.
In 1870 John McClellan and Mary Ann (Glasgow) McClellan, the parents of James Samuel McClellan, are living in Sunflower Co., MS. Two of James and Hulda's children are living with them; Mary Emely and William McClellan. Another sibling, Hulda McClellan, is living with Robert McClellan in Hempstead Co., AR.
These are the three children of my Great Grandparents that were "given away" by my Great Grandmother Hulda McClellan during the Civil War because she could not feed them. The oldest son, John Patton McClellan, stayed with James and Hulda when they moved to Old Bradley County, Arkansas from Mississippi during the War. Later the children remained with the families that took them in. William and Mary Emely McClellan remained with my GG Grandparents and were raised as their own. Hulda remained with Robert McClellan.
Nancy McClellan Feroe