History of Fulton County, Illinois; together with
Sketches of its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious,
Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons
and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chas. C. Chapman & Co.,
Peoria, Illinois, 1879, page 446-447, Astoria Township
John McClelland, farmer and stock-raiser, was born in this
county in March, 1840. His father, Robt. McClelland, of whom we speak
above, was born in Ireland and came to America nearly half a century
ago. He at first settled in Ohio, then came to Bond Co., Ill. John grew
to manhood in Fulton Co., and remembers the time when Astoria was
composed of only a few plainly constructed houses. At such odd times as
the duties of the farm would permit he attended the district schools.
In 1865 he was united in marriage to Miss A. Hopkins, a daughter of G.
D. Hopkins, a well-known early settler of this county. There were born
of this marriage 4 children, - Laura M., Esther H., Albert J. and E. M.
Mrs. McC. died in 1872, and in 1874 he was married to Miss T. M.
Bartholow. They have two children: Emily and Robt. C.
submitted by Carla Finley