02/24/16 - 10:28am
The Twibell ancestry goes back to Monghan County, Ireland. John Twibell was born in 1760 and died in Montpelier, Indiana in 1853 at the age of 93.
My sisters and brothers, John, Ginger and Elaine, and Jim’s grandmother, Mary Francis Twibell McClure (known as Hattie), were descendants of this John Twibell. Perhaps that is where our dad, John Melvin McClure, got his name and why he ingrained in us, as a family living on a farm in northern Colorado, composed of mostly German, Russian community, that “You are Irish and don’t you forget it!”