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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 734-735 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Near the close of the eighteenth century this family settled in the Mohawk Valley, emigrating from Scotland, where they were of the purest Scotch blood, running back to a very early day in the history of that country. They are supposed to have been residents of the section near Edinburgh, where the American ancestor, was born and married to a girl of that neighborhood, whose name has not been preserved.

(I) Thomas McClumpha and wife are found located in Duanesburg, Schenectady county, New York, in 1796, which is taken to be about the year of their immigration. They were of the strict Scotch Presbyterian faith, and their descendants have been men and women of good standing and reputation in their different localities. Children:

  1. Thomas (2), born in Duanesburg, November 25, 1797, died in Florida, Montgomery county, New York, March 30, 1879; he was a man of influence in the latter town, where he owned a large farm on Schoharie creek, where his son Gilbert now lives; he married, in 1831, Caroline Haslett, born in Port Jackson (now fifth ward of Amsterdam), March 5, 1805, and died March 31, 1866, daughter of Thomas Haslett, a pioneer in the hat business of that town.
  2. Jeanette, born 1799, died 1897; married James Ingersoll, born in New York state, of New England ancestry; they settled in Montgomery county, where they reared a family of nine:
    1. James, married Martha Conover, and had John Jay, now a farmer of Glen.
    2. John, accidentally killed by the cars; married Jeanette Liddle, and had Alexander, John, Jeanette and Catherine.
    3. Mary, married Nelson Morford, and had James, Catherine and Nettie Morford.
    4. George, a leading stock breeder and exhibitor of Montgomery county; married Sarah Barlow, who survives him, a resident of Fonda, with a daughter Nancy Barlow.
    5. Ann, died unmarried.
    6. William, married Mary Kimball, and had Henry and ————.
    7. Sarah, married John Merenus.
    8. Nancy, a successful educator, died unmarried.
    9. Martha, married Charles Miller, who survives her, a resident of Glen; their issue was Jennie, Ella, Anna and Charity, the latter deceased.
  3. Robert, born about 1801, married Sarah J. Haslett, and had
    1. Charles, married Nancy Herrick, left a son George H.
    2. John R., married Jemima McMichael, and had a son John Chedick, and a daughter, Cora, married ———— Cooper.
  4. John, born about 1803; a merchant and grain dealer of Amsterdam, where he died at age of eighty; married Elizabeth Herrick; had two daughters —
    1. Adelia, married (first) George Herrick, (second) Dr. Leonard, of Worcester, New York;
    2. Margaret, married James Voress;
  5. James, died unmarried.
  6. Christie, married (first) William Ruggles, (second) John McMillan.
  7. Mrs. George Ingersoll, deceased; her daughter Sarah married Thomas McClue; both deceased.
  8. William, see forward.

(II) William, youngest child of Thomas McClumpha, the founder, was born in Duanesburg, Schenectady county, June 11, 1811, and died on his farm in Florida, Montgomery county, New York, April 29, 1829. He was a small child when his parents removed to Montgomery county, where he grew to manhood near Minaville, that county. He learned the tailor's trade and for several years worked in Albany, where by close economy he accumulated a small capital. Returning to Florida he united with his brother John in the purchase of a farm of three hundred acres east of Fort Hunter, near the Erie canal. This farm was afterward equally divided, William settling upon his portion and operating it successfully until his death. He married, May 17, 1837, near Minaville, Mary Staley, born November 12, 1815, died February 12, 1888, daughter of Joseph and Amy (Johnson) Staley of Florida, where they died in old age. The Staley children were:

  1. Mary (Mrs. William McClumpha);
  2. John, born July 23, 1818, died young;
  3. Lucretia, born February 20, 1831, married John Kelly, of Scotch Bush;
  4. Adeline, born December 3, 1823, married John Crawford, and removed to Crown Point, Indiana;
  5. Effie, born February 5, 1827, died unmarried, at age of eighty-seven;
  6. Barbara, born December 15, 1829, married Marshall Cramer and removed to Crown Point, Indiana; Mr. Cramer was appointed to an official position in the south, where he died of yellow fever. His widow returned to Schenectady, where she died.

Children of William and Mary McClumpha:

  1. John, born April 17, 1838, died June 9, 1845;
  2. John (2), born October 31, 1847, died December 7, 1850;
  3. W. Frank, see forward.

(III) W. Frank, only surviving child of William and Mary (Staley) McClumpha, was born on the family homestead in Montgomery county, New York, February 8, 1854. He was educated in the town schools and at Whitestown Academy. He succeeded to the farm of one hundred and fifty acres (previously mentioned) on which he has passed his life. He is a successful farmer, having a good farm well stocked and improved with suitable buildings. He married, in Port Jackson, (Amsterdam) March 27, 1877, Dora Putnam, born in Fultonville, Montgomery county, May 18, 1855, daughter of John C. and Mary C. (Consaul) Putnam, residents of the town of Glen. John C. Putnam was a descendant of John Putnam, a minister of Goor, Holland, and Rutger Putnam, his son also a minister of the same town, John Pootman (Putnam) was of Berwick in 1661, of Schenectady, New York, in 1662; he married Cornelia, daughter of Arent Andrise Bradt, and was killed in 1690 with his wife at Schenectady, by a runaway team he was driving. Their sons, Arent Victor and Cornelius, settled at Tribes Hill. It is from John Putnam through one of these sons that John C. Putnam (father of Mrs. Frank McClumpha) descends. He was born January 12, 1822, died November 12, 1891. Mary Consaul, his wife, was born March 15, 1824, died May 9, 1871. They were married in Fultonville, where they lived for a time, then removed to Port Jackson (Amsterdam), where he engaged in merchandising. Children:

  1. William, born March 30, 1846;
  2. Harriet E., January 14, 1848;
  3. John C., October 4, 1850;
  4. Anna, October 19, 1852;
  5. Cora, May 18, 1855;
  6. Dora, twin of Cora, (Mrs. W. Frank McClumpha);
  7. Howard, December 21, 1859, now an attorney of Amsterdam.

Children of Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank McClumpha:

  1. Mary, born May 6, 1878; is head of a department in a leading Amsterdam store.
  2. Jared, October 27, 1879; is a resident and business man of North Adams, Massachusetts; married Mabel Kinney, of Bogart, New York.
  3. Eugene, February 22, 1882; is located at Gardner, Massachusetts, with the Boston & Maine Railroad Company.
  4. William P., May 17, 1884, is a dairyman.
  5. John H., July 3, 1887.
  6. Alfred, April 9, 1891.
  7. Myron C., July 24, 1893.
  8. Frances R., June 4, 1896.

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