George Washington Cluck, Sr. was born on July 22, 1832 (or 1833) in Tennessee. His parentage is unclear, although I believe his parents to be John and Mary (Hunt) Cluck. George first appeared in census records in 1850 in Hamilton County, Illinois living with or employed by the Malden family as “Washington Cluck”, aged seventeen.
George married Mary McDaniel, daughter of John and Mary (Hopkins) McDaniel on January 16, 1853 in Hamilton County. Mary was approximately four years older than George, probably born in 1828. These are the children born to their marriage:
Amanda J. – 29 May 1854
William Martin – 06 May 1857
John L. – 01 Oct 1859 (or 1860)
Cassander A. – 16 Apr 1862 – 19 Aug 1862 (4 months, 3 days)
George Washington, Jr. – 02 Feb 1866
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