John McClure was born about 1804 in North Carolina. He married Vinny ? and they moved to McNairy Co. TN before the 1850 census. Vinny died between 1850 and 1860. Between 1860 and 1870, John moved to Decatur Co. TN along with his son Dempsey. John's son Samuel had moved to Decatur Co. earlier and was an early merchant in Perryville. Dempsey's carpentry skills were well known in his new home in Decatur Co.
John married Malinda Adkisson the second time and died before 1880. John is the progenitor of the many McClures of Decatur Co. TN. The Descendants of John McClure can be downloaded from this web site. The Adobe Reader is required for this file and the download may be slow for dial up Internet users.