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McClure, Moses
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Friday 10 June 1892
On last Saturday the friends and relatives of Uncle Moses McClure made him a surprise dinner at his son-in-law’s, Jack Henderson, near Darlington, where he has made his home. It was the occasion of his 97th birthday.
Uncle Moses McClure was born in Fort Patterson, where the city of Lexington, Ky., now stands, June 26th, 1795. He with his parents moved to Ross County, Ohio, in 1801 and from there they moved to Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, where he learned the trade of blacksmithing. In 1825 he achieved the idea ahead of Horace Greely and came west, locating in Crawfordsville. He has lived in Montgomery County ever since. He is probably the oldest active Odd Fellow in the state of Indiana.

Source: Crawfordsville Review 2 July 1892 p 1
Uncle Moses McClure celebrated his 97th birthday at the home of his son-in-law, Jacob Henderson near Darlington, last Saturday. Mr. McClure boats of being the oldest Odd Fellow in the State of Indiana.  

Source: Crawfordsville Review 27 Aug 1892 p 5
Moses McClure, aside from Wm. Krugg the old man in the county died at the residence of his son-in-law near Shannondale, on Wednesday in the 97th year of his age. He had lived in Montgomery County since 1824. In 1825 when Crawfordsvile had 10 or 12 houses and from 40-50 inhabitans, he established the first blacksmithing and wagon repairing shop in the county. The shop wa son east Main Street opposite where the Robbins House now stands and by  strange coincidence the same ground is occupied by a blacksmithing establishment at this time. Mr. McClure was an interesting character and had a fund of pioneer incidents to relate to his acquaintances at all times. He was kind hearted, benevolent and esteemed by all who knew him. Some five years since he joined the Presbyterian Church.  A son of his resides near the Junction and other children resides in Franklin Township.  

 Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 18 October 1892
The 84th birthday of the venerable David Meharry, of Shawnee Mound, was celebrated on the 16th by a genial company of 27 of his immediate relatives and friends, who called in and spent a very pleasant day at his home. He seemed hopeful of a much longer life and to all appearances will yet live many years to do good and enjoy life. He said, “The Bible is the book of all books; it fits every case and condition and is a treasure to me.” He bears malice toward none and has charity for all.
He has lived at Shawnee Mound since 1826. He has been faithful, true and tried and will be greatly missed by the church and community when he is called home to his final reward.
The Meharrys have been very influential families in this vicinity since as early as 1824. There were seven brothers and one sister, Mary Beach, all of whom, except two, David and Rev. Samuel, have gone to their home over the silent river.

Morris, Nelson
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 23 May 1902 p 4
Sunday being the 73rd anniversary of the birth of Nelson Morris, his children and grandchildren, to the number of 24, planned a surprise on him which was complete, coming with well filled baskets and spending the day with him.

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