Vincent Scott McClure

Vincent Scott McClure
b. 30 October 1815, Oaktown, Knox County, Indiana, to Samuel and Jane (Curry) McClure
d. 18 May 1893, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

m/1. 1834, Knox County, Indiana
Sarah “Sally” Bruce
b. Bruceville, Knox County, Indiana, to Major William and Sarah (Polk) Bruce
d. 1858, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

m/2. Oregon
Sarah Tandy Benson

Children with Sarah Bruce:
• Hester “Hettie” (1835-1901) married Isaac William Bond
• Jane married William F. Lyon
• William Henry Harrison

The family emigrated on 20 March 1853. They traveled seven months by ox and wagon with several family members to Oregon. They were part of “The Lost Wagon Train of 1853” which got lost between Fort Hall and the Cascade Mountains. They finally arrived in the Willamette Valley in late October. He was instrumental in the formation of the First Christian Church in Eugene in 1866 and served as the first deacon. He was elected to the state legislature in 1862, serving one term.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL

2 thoughts on “Vincent Scott McClure

  1. Trina Thompson-Matel

    Vincent McClure is my 4th great grandfather & is buried in the Luper Cemetery near Eugene, Oregon with his first wife, Sarah “Sally” Bruce who died 3 yrs. after they got to the Willamette Valley.
    She was sickly during the trip across the Oregon Trail & her daughter, Jane, would go to the evening campfire & light a tobacco pipe & bring it to Sally to settle her nausea. Jane became hooked on tobacco.
    Vincent’s second wife, Sarah Scott “Sally”
    Tandy McClure is buried in the Gillespie
    Cemetery in Eugene. She and Vincent had one child that died…burial site unknown at this time.


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