nan clendenin at right



DUNCAN MacRAE - b. 1749 d. 1789

of Strathglas, Invernesshire, Scotland, married ANN CAMERON and emigrated with his family to America arriving at Norfolk, VA, in 1773,  He settled first in Wilmington, N.C. and then moved to Moore County and then on to Campbelltown, which is now Fayetteville.  They had the following daughter from whom we are descended - Margaret MacRae.  See the area where Duncan was born - http://glenaffric.org/strathglass.html  





married HENRY COOK,  a planter of Alamance County, son of Henry Cook of Petersburg, VA. who settled near the Daniel Holt place in 1750, near Burlington, NC.  They had the following daughter from whom we are descended - RHODA EVERETT COOK





married FISHER CLENDENIN  of Alamance County, NC.  They had the following son from whom we are descended



JOHN COOK CLENDENIN b. about 1843 died April 1893; married MOLLIE WOLLEN.  He was a printer and lived in Greensboro, NC.  They had the following son from whom we are descended - HENRY WEBSTER CLENDENIN born July 27, 1865 ; died May 11 1926.  




HENRY WEBSTER CLENDENIN - b. 1882 - d. 1926

married NANNIE BELLE McNAIRY of Guilford County.  Her father was in Real Estate and this is where Clendenin Realators of Greensboro, NC comes in.   They had the following daughter who was my mother.  NANNIE BELLE CLENDENIN.  She was born on Dec. 18, 1910 and died on April 2, 1972




NANNIE BELLE CLENDENIN - b. 1910 - d. 1972

married JAMES EMMETT TERRELL of Ashland, VA. in 1937.  He was my father and was born on Aug.16, 1911 and died on Nov. 7, 1967.  When he died he was Executive Vice President of Mead Johnson Pharmacutical Company a division of Bristol Meyers.  They had two children - NANCY CLENDENIN TERRELL born Jan. 12, 1940 and JAMES EMMETT TERRELL, JR -





married MORTON FRANKLIN LONGNECKER, MD (Bud) on August 27, 1960.  Bud was born on Dec. 12, 1936 in Winchester Indiana.  He was an Orthopedic Surgeon in Biloxi, Ms. until his retirement in 2005.  They had the following sons - MICHAEL EMMETT LONGNECKER and GREGORY STUART LONGNECKER


JAMES EMMETT TERRELL, JR -- born March 14, 1944 died on August 19, 1989.  He was the owner and President of Hambrecht Terrell International - a multi-diverse architectural firm.  He left no children.





MICHAEL EMMETT LONGNECKER was born on Jan. 20, 1964.  He received his BA from Rollins College in Winter Haven, FL, and presently owns X-Treme Parasail Co. in Oahu, Hawaii with his brother, Greg.  He is the father on one son - TAYLOR HILTY LONGNECKER


GREGORY STUART LONGNECKER was born on April 4, 1966 in Bethesda, MD.  He is a graduate of the USCG Electrical Mechanics School and holds a 100 ton USCG Masters Lisence.  He is the father of four children - LAUREN ELIZABETHE LONGNECKER, CHRISTIAN TERRELL LONGNECKER, HANNAH MARIE LONGNECKER AND LUKE LONGNECKER




TAYLOR HILTY LONGNECKER was born on July 10, 1989 in Bar Harbor, Maine.  He is presently a Junior in High School and is an accomplished musician and artist.  He lives with his mother, Tina Hilty, on Plum Island, MA.


LAUREN ELIZABETH LONGNECKER - was born on June 30, 1988 in Oahu, Hawaii.  She is currently a senior in high school and is a Champion Swimmer and Honor Student


CHRISTIAN TERRELL LONGNECKER - was born on Aug 21, 1996 and is a student in the third grade in Oahu, HI.  He is also a great little artist and swimmer.


HANNAH MARIE LONGNECKER - was born on Aug. 23, 1997 in Oahu, HI and is in the second grade.  


LUKE LONGNECKER - was born on March 23, 2005 in Oahu, HI





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ORANGE COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Fisher Clendenin, 19 Apr 1811


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In the name of God, Amen. I Fisher Clendenin of the County of Orange, being

bery sick and weak in body but in perfect mind & memory.  Thanks be given to

God, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is

appointed for men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and

Testament, that is to say, principally first of all I give and recommend my

soul to God who gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried

with decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors, not doubting

but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty

power of God, and as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to

bless me with this life, I give, demise and dispose in the following manner

and form.


First, I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Ann the whole of my land

for her benefit and the support of the Children until my oldest son, Thomas

arrives at the age of twenty one years, provided she shall remain a widow, but

if she shall  at any time previous to that period enter into the married state

she shall have no more claim to said land, but if she shall remain in

widowhood shall be entitled to a good support from said land during her

natural life.  I further give and bequeath to my said wife one bay horse, two

feather beds & furniture, two cows a& calves.  I also give her the right and

title to a Negro girl named Amy during the terms of three years.  At the

expiration of which time her title to said girl shall cease and said girl

shall be sold to the highest bidder for the equal benefit of my five sons and

the child whether male of female of which my wife in now pregnant.


Secondly, the whole of my movable property except the above mentioned articles

and what shall be hereafter mentioned shall be sold to the highest bidder and

the produce equally divided among my five sons, Thomas, Joseph, William,

James, Fisher and the child whether male or female of which my wife is now

pregnant.  It is further to be understood that in the event of my wifes

marriage before the period as above specified the whole of my land shall

immediately be sold to the highest bidder, but if her Widowhood should

continue  at the period above mentioned such part of said land shall be sold

for the equal benefit of my above mentioned children, and shall not interfere

with the provision necessary for her support, but if after the above mentioned

period she shall marry the whole of the land shall be sold and the produce

appropriated as before mentioned.


Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Sarah one chest of

drawers and at the age of eighteen years or upon her marriage she shall

receive from the produce of the sale or sales before mentioned one horse and

saddle worth thirty pounds lawful currency in this state.  Fourthly, I give

and bequeath to my apprentice William Izzel one sorrel mare called Nance,

provided said apprentice shall continue with my family until the tenth of June

next ensuing, and shall demean himself with propriety, but if he shall in

these condition fail, said mare shall be sold with the above mentioned

property and the produce in the same way appropriated.


Lastly, I nominate and appoint my dearly beloved wife Ann and William Bradshaw

Jun., my executors to carry this my last Will into full effect and to settle

all my worldly business.


Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Fisher

Clendenin as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his

presence and I the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names

this 19th day of April, in the year of our Lord 1811.


Leonard Prather

James Turner


Fisher Clendenin


Bible Records of Old Donald MacRae by Larry Cates -  [email protected]


The earliest family mentioned in the following Bible record lived in Fayetteville from 1778.  Old Donald MacRae was a tailor with a shop on Dick and Gillespie Streets.  His son Finley, my ancestor, was also a tailor, sharing his shop for a while and then moving off to Montgomery County where his wife's family lived.


I do not have a copy of the original record.  The following manuscript is from a copy of a transcription owned by the Tennessee State Library, made originally by Annie S. Hackney in June of 1938.  She was working for the Maury County Bible, Family and Tombstone Records, Historical Records Project and made her copy from the Bible, then in the possession of Mr. T.W. Crowe of Columbia, Maury Co., TN.  


The Bible was printed by A. Paul, 72 Nassau St., New York, 1824.

 Original Parantage of Donal MacRae born in Strathglass, Invernesshire, Scotland.

Elizabeth McRae was born 20th May, 1762

Rodrick McRae was born -- Novr. 1764

Alexr. MacRae was born 14th June 1766

Findley McRae born 1768

1.  Duncan McRae born 16th May 1749 – d. 1789 -  married Ann Cameron d. 1781 and emigrated to America

Marsy [Mary?] McRae born 20 Dec. 1770

Ann McRae born 15th March 1773

Christopher McRae born in Fayette Ville North Carolina 24th July 1777

Margaret McRae born July 1779

Farquhard McRae born 20th Decr. 1781

 Deaths of the original family of Donald McRae Deceased in America.

Ann McRae wife of Donald McRae Departed this life 23rd Dec. 1781

Donald McRae Departed this life 3 June 1789 3 O'Clock P.M.

Alexr. McRae a native of Scotland in Strath Glass Shaire of

Ross was maried to Rachel Helton of Orange County 8th Sept. 1796.

Donald McRae was born 10th Oct. 1797

Nancy McRae born 10th March 1799

Susanna P. McRae born 1st Feby 1801

2.  Margaret R. McRae born 2nd July 1803 m Henry Cook, a planter of Alamance Co., son of Henry Cook of Petersburg, VA who settled near the Daniel Holt place in 1750, near Burlington, NC

Elizabeth C. McRae born 21st Feb 1805

Duncan G. McRae born 22nd June 1809 [should be 1807]

Farquhard McRae born 22nd Augt. 1809

Alexr. H. McRae born 3rd Octr. 1811

 Deaths in the family of Alexr. McRae

Rachel McRae wife of Alexr. McRae was born 1st Jany 1773--she departed this life 15th Septr. 1823  Aged 50

years Eight months and 14 days

Alexander McRae Seignour departed this life 27th Decr 1843 Aged 77 years 6 months & 10 days

Daniel McRae departed this life April 5th 1852 aged 51 years 7 months and 10 days

Farquard McRae departed this life 13th May 1854 aged 45 years 3 months & 9 days

Alexander McRae Jr. Departed this life December 7th 1866 Aged 55 years 2 months 4 days

 Marriages in the family of Alexr. McRae

Nancy McRae was married to Samuel McAdams the 18th Jany 1819

Susanna P. McRae was married to John R. Tolaferro 10th March 1819

Elizabeth McRae was married to Claborn Terril Hillard the 9th June 1830

Margaret McRae was married to John Stephenson the 11 of February 1829

Duncan McRae and S.E. Raimey was married 25th March 1840

Robert Alexander McRae was Born 21st March 1841

Martha Rachel Henrietta McRae was Born 26th of August 1842

Duncan McRae was Born 22 September 1845

Robt. Alex McRae Departed this life 26th March 1841 age 6 days

Sarah E. McRae departed this life 6th July 1848  Age 28 years 11 months & 22 days, was born 26th August 1819

Duncan McRae Sr. departed this life November 29th 1868 Aged 61 years 5 months and 7 days

Joseph Cook McRae was born May the 6th 1802


I will add the following notes about the earliest family members:


Roderick McRae (of Donald) (Nov 1764--8 Apr 1850) Moved first to Robeson Co., NC, then settled in Marlboro Co., SC. He married Margaret McRae (1777--Aug 1842)


Alexander McRae (of Donald) moved to Orange Co., NC, then to Maury Co., TN where he died as described above.


Findley McRae (of Donald) (1768--c. 1817) moved to Montgomery Co., NC, mid 1790's.  He had previously married,c. 1788 Flora McRae, daughter of Duncan McRae of Montgomery County.


Duncan MacRae (16 May 1769--10 Feb 1837) m. Rhoda Young (1773--6 Jan 1854) and remained in Fayetteville where his family became very prominent citizens.


Ann McRae (b. 15 Mar 1773) married a McLean near Fayetteville, perhaps in Moore County.  He is usually thought

to have been named Duncan McLean.


Christopher McRae (24 Jul 1777--1798) never married and supposedly died at sea.


2.  Margaret McRae (b. Jul 1779) m. Henry Cook of Orange Co., NC


Farquhard McRae (20 Dec 1781--1819)  Never married.  Died in the Great Fire at Wilmington, late in 1819.


I am working on a book concerning this McRae family and their cousins in Montgomery County.  I would welcome any input from interested parties. Larry Cates


Henry COOK


____ - 1799

WILL : 19 Aug 1799, Orange County, NC

PROBATE : Nov 1799, Orange County, NC

DEATH : 1799, Orange County, NC


Family 1 : Rebecca ?

MARRIAGE : ABT 1770, Sussex County, VA


 Augustine COOK

 Hamlin COOK

 John COOK

+Henry COOK Jr.


This two-story house was built by Francis and Mary Boyd McNairy before March 15, 1781, when it was used as a field hospital following the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The couple had ten children between 1763 and 1786. The eldest, John, studied law in Salisbury, NC and became acquainted with Andrew Jackson. When John returned to Guilford County, Jackson came with him and lived in the McNairy home during 1787-8.


Around 1820 this log house was covered with weather boarding and significant changes were made to the interior. It was moved from its original site in northwest Guilford County in 1967 so that the museum staff could supervise its restoration and operation. Guided tours allow the visitor to see furnishings typical of the time.


My grandmother was a McNairy as was my mother, below, whose name was Nannie Belle McNairy Clendenin