Surname: McElwain

Biographical Sketch of James C. McElwain

JAMES C. McELWAIN was born May 14, 1821, near Russellville, Ky.; removed with his parents in childhood to Todd County, where he was reared and still resides. He is the son of Alexander, a native of the city of Cork, Ireland, where he was born in 1780, and emigrated with his widowed mother to Maryland, in 1790, thence to Logan County, Ky., about 1800 (whither his mother and family followed him), and purchased 1,000 acres of land south of Shakertown, where the mother died. Alexander married Mary W. Frazier, of Logan County, Ky., and to them were born: Frances (Parrish),

Biographical Sketch of Alexander McElwain

ALEXANDER McELWAIN is a native of Robinson County, Tenn., where he was born October 28, 1845, and removed with his parents to his present location in Todd County, Ky., in 1849, where he still retains his residence. His father, John W., born in 1816, and died in 1853, was the son of Alexander McElwain, of Ireland. John W.’s wife was Martha D., daughter of Samuel Barclay, of Warren County, Ky., and to them were born: Thomas W., Mary J. (Foster), Alexander, Martha A. (Reeves), Virginia L. (married Sullivan and afterward Pollard), Samuel.B., and Irene J. (wife of Dr. Morrison). Alexander