|John McClure (1801-1881)
and the Colorado Connection
|THE FRANCESCO LAND GRANT:
|[John Alexander McClure's sister]
and baby, Charles Harris.
The photo was taken in Durango.
Rachel is holding her grandchild,
Charles Harris, Born 1892.
The young woman is Jennie Gribble-
Harris, Rachel's daughter.
Rachel spent a lot of time at her home
and was a wonderful grandmother.
Every Friday she took her butter and
eggs into Durango in a little 2-wheeled
cart and often brought back small
treats. She was very neat and clean, a
good housekeeper, and a great cook.
|Rachel Matilda McClure Gribble
[John Alexander McClure's sister]
The photo was taken about the time her
husband died in Walsenburg, Colorado. The
closest "big town" to La Veta, in fact the county
seat of Huerfano County ca. 1880s