Hi. We have the spelling of MacCluer from our grandfather Rev Donald William McDowell MacCluer. We are joined to the Halbert Maclure of Virginia line. Our grandfather's father was William McDowell MacCluer, his father was Moses Jr, his father Moses Sr, his father John Maclure (spouse Mary Allen) whose father was Halbert and mother was Agnes. Any new information of this line would be much appreciated. My sister and I will be taking a trip to Fincastle VA in May. I had not seen the "MacCluer" spelling and thought you might be interested.
You are correct, it is not seen much any more, but I have seen it spelled like that in many old documents. Even in my own line. Have you been to our McClure DNA Project? We have a lot of McClures that descend from the Halbert line, have you considered Y-DNA testing? At the least I would love to add your pedigree to our extensive Halbert line.
Our McClure project is http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/mcclure
Hope to hear from you soon