John McCloy[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]

Male 1835 - 1888  (52 years)


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  • Name John McCloy 
    Born 26 May 1835  Cuilhill, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptized (LDS) 15 Nov 1855  Knightswood, Dunbarton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Endowed (LDS) 19 Sep 1868 
    Died 14 May 1888  Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I37954  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father Richard McCloy,   b. 1813, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1865, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 52 years) 
    Mother Hannah Raler Cunningham,   b. 1809, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Oct 1833  Cuilhill, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 7 Jun 1954  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16715  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • LDS Membership Record in Kilwinning Branch Scotland (1857-1886) FHL British Film 104154 gives his birth date and place. Gives baptism date in Knightswood by Robert Cunningham. He was confirmed by Alexander Hay 16 Nov 1855. Says he emigrated. He was ordained a Teacher in the Partick branch by Elder Robert Cunningham 5 May 1856. He was ordained an Elder in the Partick branch by Robert Cunningham 3 Jul 1863.

      Salt Lake City Directory (FHL US/CAN 1377409) lists in 1869:
      McCloy John, miner, 2d wd. 6 S. cor. 4 E.

      Family group sheet submitted by Wm H. Ingalls Jr. Family Organization gives birthplace of John McCloy as Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland.

      BIOGRAPHY: From "My Personal History wtih Thoughts and Recollections" vol 2, by Mildred McCloy Isaacson, Oct 1999 (FHL US/CAN 921.73 Islm v. 2) "My father's father, John McCloy Sr. was born in Kilhill, Lancashire, Scotland. What schoolin he had was in his hometown in Scotland. He was converted to the gospel in Scotland. He came to Utah sometime in the year 1860 with his mother, brother and a sister. They settled first in Ogden and Hooper and then they made their home in Murray. For awhile he worked at the tithing office where he met Henrietta McKay and he married her. I think it was while he was woring her, he was sent to Granite in Little Cottonwood Canyon to help cut stones for the Salt Lake Temple. He was stone cutter in Scotland. He also worked for sometime digging the Salt Lake Canal that ran from the point of the mountain to the east bench in Salt Lake City. This was dug in an effort to float granite blocks, but it failed. John McCloy Sr. was born May 26, 1835 in Kilhill, Lancashire, Scotland. He was married on September 19, 1869. He died about 1892 in Idaho. My grandmother, Henrietta McKay, was born November 28, 1842 in Dundee, Forforshire, Scotland. She died December 23, 1902 in Murray, Utah. When Grandpa McCloy came to Salt Lake, he homesteaded 16 acres that was covered with sagebrush. If you homesteaded it, and improved it, the Government gave the land to you. A lot of people homesteaded the ground when it was still covered with sagebrush. My Grandpa got 16 acres which started at 6400 South and went east to about 3rd or 4th East and then it went South for a considerable distance. Al of his children got a share of the property that he homesteaded. The four generation of McCloys lived on that property. I mentioned that my grandfather was a stone cutter. He was called to cut stone at the granite quarry in Little Cottonwood Canyon. He was cutting the big granite blocks for the temple. He also helped to bring the blocks down. First they tried to float them down by digging a canal but the stream was not big enough to float them down. When the plan didn't work, they had to bring the blocks by 4 horse teams to pull them. They started by working every day of the week on the temple. But they found out that if they horses had a day of rest, they could carry more blocks and carry them faster than when they did not have a day of rest!. . . My Grandpa McCloy was working on his farm and he was cutting hay with a team of horses. While he wa cutting hay, a pheasant flew up and the team ran away with him and he fell off and broke his leg. Grandma had to go get the neighbors to get him in the wagon. She had to go get a team of horses for the wagon and take him to Salt Lake City to get his leg set. Every time she hit a bump on the way to Salt Lake City, he would really complain. Grandpa left his family and was never heard from again. The story was around that he died of food poisoning in a sheep camp in Idaho. His grave site was searched for also, but was never found. Recent records show that he died in Rexburg, Idaho in 1888. My Aunt Henrietta McCloy, daughter of John McCloy, said that her father left. She didn't know why, but she would not be guilty of juding him because she was not 'his judge.' She felt like even though he left them, she hoped to see him again.. . . After Grandpa McCloy left, Henrietta (McKay McCloy), his wife, needed to find a way to support the 5 children. She walked to Salt Lake and back to take midwife lessons because she wanted to be a mid-wife and do something helpful while supporting the children."

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] Internet Link - Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998).

    2. [S33340] England - 1851 England Census, The National Archives of the UK (TNA), (Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851.).
      Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, reference 625, enum book 8, page 13,
      address--Shotts Road to Edinburgh and Glasgow lists:
      Richard McClay, head, mar, 38, coal miner, born Lanark, Old Monkland;
      Hanah McClay, wife, mar, 42, born Lanark, Old Monkland;
      Margaret McClay, dau, unmarried, 17, dress maker, born Lanark, Old Monkland;
      John McClay, son, 15, coal miner, born Lanark, Old Monkland;
      Robert McClay, son, 14, coal miner, born Lanark, Old Monkland;
      Hanah McClay, dau, 12, at home, born Lanark, Old Monkland;
      Richard McClay, son, 3, at home, born Lanark, Old Monkland;
      Sarah McClay, visitor, widow, 73, born Lanark, Old Monkland.

    3. [S9882] England - 1841 England Census, The National Archives of the UK (TNA), (Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841.), FHL Brit Film 1042783.
      address Tulley frieze
      Richard McCloy, 30, M, coal M, born in this county
      Hannah McCloy, 25, F, born in this county
      Margaret McCloy, 6, F, born in this county
      John McCloy, 5, M, born in this county
      Robert McCloy, 4, M, born in this county
      Hannah McCloy, 2, F, born in this county
      Old Monkland Crosshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

    4. [S325] Book - An Enduring Legacy, Pearce, Louise B., Editor, (Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1985).
      An Enduring Legacy, volume one, p. 68
      "This bag was used by Henrietta McKay Mc-Cloy. She was born in Dundee, Forforshire, Scotland, one of eight children. AFter joining the Latter-day Saint Church, she sailed from Liverpool, England, spending six weeks on the water and walking the entire distance from Winter Quarters to Salt Lake Valley, arriving in 1866. When the youngest of her six children was six months old, her husband went to Idaho to find work. He died shortly thereafter, leaving her without means of support for herself and family. She then decided to become a midwife, enrolled in a class in Salt Lake City and walked to school ten miles each way for a year, learning the profession which she practiced for twenty-two years. So careful and skilled was she that not one woman died under her hands. She died December 23, 1902, from tuberculosis, contracted while waiting on an old friend who had the disease."

    5. [S5274] Database - Mormon Immigration Index 1840-1890, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (CD #50174).
      Ship: Underwriter (March 1860)
      Robert McCloy, age 23, Origin Scotland, occ: Miner
      John McCloy, age 22, origin Scotland, occ: Miner

      Ship: Underwriter
      Date of Departure: 30 Mar 1860
      Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
      LDS Immigrants: 594
      Church Leader: James S. Ross
      Date of Arrival: 1 May 1860
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Sources: BMR, Book #1047, pp. 137-162 (FHL #025,691); Customs #330 (FHL #175,556)

    6. [S38171] LDS - Kilwinning (Ayrshire, Scotland) Branch Records, 1857-1886, LDS Church, FHL Brit Film 104154..
      John McLoy
      b. Kilhil, , Scotland 26 May 1835
      baptized Knightswood, Dunbarton, Scotland by Robert Cunningham 15 Nov 1855
      confirmed by Alexander Hay 16 Nov 1855
      emigrated

      Robert McCloy
      b. Kilhil, , Scotland 26 Mar 1837
      baptized Knightswood, Dunbarton, Scotland by Alexander Hay 20 Sep 1855
      confirmed by Robert Cunningham 27 Sep 1855
      Emmigrated

      Office bearers of Kilwinning Branch
      John McCloy
      teacher in Partick by Elder Robert Cunningham 5 May 1856
      elder in Partick by Robert Cunningham 3 Jul 1863
      emmigrated

      Robert McCloy
      deacon in Partick by Elder Alx Hay 18 Jun 1857
      emigrated

    7. [S37] USA - 1870 United States Census, US Census Bureau, East Weber, Weber, Utah post office: Uintah p. 416, 2 Jul 1870.
      family 5, house 5,
      Robert McCloy, 34, M, W, farmer, Scotland
      Anna McCloy, 23, F, W, keeping house, England
      Robert McCloy, 3/12, M, W, Utah

      family 6, house 6
      John McCloy, 40, M, W, farmer, Scotland
      Mary McCloy, 30, F, W, keeping house, Scotland
      Mary McCloy, 6/12, F, W, Utah

      family 7, house 7
      Anna McCloy, 60, F, W, none (occupation), Scotland
      Richard McCloy, 20, M, W, farm laborer, Scotland

    8. [S7906] LDS - Patriarchal Blessing Index, LDS Church, US/CAN Film 392670.
      John McCloy
      Pat. Bl. 75:121
      b. 26 May 1835 in Scotland
      s. of Robert McCloy and Margaret Cunningham
      rcvd. 9 Feb. 1862 at Salt Lake City, S.L. Co., Utah
      Ephraim
      Pat. Charles W. Hyde

    9. [S10298] LDS - Endowment House Temple Records, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Special Collections., Film #183405.
      19 Sep 1868 endowed
      John McCloy
      b. 26 May 1835
      Kill Hill, Lanark, Scot
      bap 15 Oct 1856
      Parents: Richard McCloy and Hannah Rater Cunningham
      ordained by A.H. Raleigh

    10. [S10298] LDS - Endowment House Temple Records, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Special Collections., Film #1149515.
      p. 167
      John McCloy
      b. 26 May 1835
      Killhill, Lanark, Scotland [Cuilhill]
      Henrietta McKay
      b. 24 Nov 1842
      Dundee, Forfar, Scotland
      sealed 19 Sept 1868
      by Orson Pratt
      Endowment House
      witnesses: W. W. Phelps and Geo. A. Smith

    11. [S217] Family History Research, by Linda Snow Westover, Orem, Utah, 8 Feb 2006.

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