McClure, David, 1748-1820

McClure, David, 1748-1820



  • Existence: 1748 - 1820


David McClure was born on November 18, 1748 in Newport, Rhode Island. At the age of fifteen he was sent to Dr. Wheelock's school in Lebanon, Connecticut to prepare to become a missionary to the Indians. In 1765, he entered Yale College and graduated in 1769. After graduation, McClure took charge of Moor's Charity School in Lebanon, Connecticut. In 1770, he moved with the school to Hanover, NH, where he was head of school and tutor in Dartmouth College. In May 1772, he was ordained to go as missionaries to the Delaware Indians in Ohio but returned to New Hampshire in 1773. In 1776, McClure was installed pastor of the church at North Hampton. In 1777, he became a trustee of Dartmouth College and in 1800 received an honorary doctorate from the College. McClure died on June 25, 1820.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Dartmouth College. Board of Trustees opinion

Mss 804562
Identifier: Mss 804562
Date(s): 1804-10-12

In English.

David McClure diary

Codex 003333
Identifier: 003333
Date(s): circa 1767-1819

Diary of David McClure (1748-1820).

David McClure papers

McClure MS-1311
Identifier: MS-1311
Date(s): 1636 to 1900
Scope and Contents The papers of David McClure contain correspondence, deeds, sermons, writings, notes, legal papers and journals related to his personal and professional life and that of his large extended family. Many of the items relate to his involvement with Moor's Charity School, in Lebanon Connecticut and Hanover New Hampshire as well as his work as a tutor and trustee of Dartmouth College. Material related to his service as pastor of the church at North Hampton is also included. Family names...

Religious notes

McClure MS-1311: David McClure papers
 Folder: 000125, Box: 7
Date(s): undated
Scope and Contents

Two-pages of religious notes by David McClure.

Thomas McClure letter

McClure MS-1311: David McClure papers
 Folder: 799561, Box: 3
Date(s): 1799-10-11
Scope and Contents

Three page letter from Tho. McClure of Bristol to D. McClure, informing him that he wishes him to send him Trumbull's "History of Connecticut." His sloop from the West Indies. His daughters' studies. His visit to relatives on Deer isle.

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