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[This information is from Vol. IV, p. 1626 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.]

Daniel McClure, ancestor of Mrs. Alena Wardle, was of Scotch-Irish parentage; he was a farmer of Albany county, New York. He was twice married and had five children by first wife:

  1. Wellington, born on the home farm in southwestern Albany county, August 18, 1815, died at Saugerties, Ulster county, New York, July 8, 1875; he was a farmer; married Phoebe Kelly, November 10, 1830; children:
    1. James Edgar, died in infancy;
    2. Catherine Ann, married, June 6, 1866, Robert DeLaVergne, born March 30, 1840, in Albany county, New York, son of Moses Smith and grandson of Theodore B. DeLaVergne, born in France. Moses Smith DeLaVergne was born in Massachusetts, settled in Albany county, where he was engaged in the undertaking business. He was an active Republican, town clerk and member of the Dutch Reformed church. He married Fannie Aikin. Child: Robert DeLaVergne, a traveling salesman all his life until his retirement in 1908, for the last twelve years "on the road" he represented the Hammond Beef Company of Chicago. He is a Democrat in politics, and resides in Hudson, New York. Children of Robert and Catherine Ann (McClure) DeLaVergne:
      1. Fannie, married Norton M. Denegar, June 15, 1892; child, Norma DeLaVergne;
      2. Maretta, born April 16, 1870, died March 19, 1883;
      3. McClure, born April 27, 1871, died September 4, 1871;
      4. Nora McClure, married, December 30, 1896, Edward W. Harrington.
  2. Nelson, of California.
  3. William, of Michigan.
  4. Jeanette, of Illinois.
  5. Hannah, of Albany.

Daniel McClure by a second marriage to Widow Cobden had three children:

  1. James Emory, of whom further.
  2. Frances Asbury, twin of James E., born 1839.
  3. Daniel, removed to the west.

(II) James Emory, son of Daniel and ———— (Cobden) McClure, born in 1839, died April 5, 1888. He was an architect, builder and contractor. Among his large contracts were the Freylinghuysen residence at Lenox, Grand Hotel at Summit, Chatham Depot and Coxsackie schoolhouse. He built many of the local residences in Hudson and the Dutch Reformed church at Germantown. He was a Republican in politics, a member and one of the official board of the Methodist Episcopal church in Hudson. He was leader of the choir and through his efforts a handsome pipe organ was obtained for the church. He was superintendent of the Sunday school, a worker for the welfare of the church, to which he gave liberally.

James E. McClure married, in 1861, Kate Utter, born 1840, died May 17, 1887, daughter of Welcome and Pauline (Bogardus) Utter. The latter died July, 1888. Welcome Utter was a boot and shoe maker and formerly lived in Catskill Mountains. Kate Utter was the eldest of three children; her brother Edgar died September, 1888, her sister Alice died aged eight years. Children of James E. and Kate McClure:

  1. Alice P., died in infancy.
  2. Alena, born in Hudson, New York; received a musical education, becoming a well-known and proficient performer on both piano and pipe organ; she is the organist of the Methodist Episcopal church at Hudson and an instructor of piano classes; she married, December 29, 1898, James Harold Wardle, son of Dr. John Knight Wardle. Child,
    1. James McClure, born November 19, 1899.

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