Miscellaneous info, and Nuggets from recent Correspondence:


Pennsylvania: Julian[sic] (Juliana?) Macinch (McIninch?) mar. Joseph Mock, Joseph b. 1798, d. 28 Mar 1872, bur. Phillpston Cem. Their son Andrew Mock, b. 15 Aug. 1832, Sugar Creek Twp., Armstrong Co., PA; mar. 8 July 1854, Barbara Templeton; d. 7 Mar. 1869, Phillipston, Clarion Co., PA. [Mock Family Historian, Vol. III 1994 No.2 pg. 21, ref "Citizen's Library"?] [“Juliana” was a common name in early Penn. (one of William Penn’s grand‑daughters) note added April 1999 /fm]


Pennsylvania: 1820 Federal Census, Armstrong Co, three McAninch families

1. John McAninch, Buffalo Twp., page 295, 011201-11201-0300 [4 M, 5 F]

1 M 10-16, 1 M 16-18, 2 M 16-26, 1 M >= 45 [John born before 1775]

1 F <= 10, 1 F 10-16, 2 F 16-26, 1 F >= 45, with 3 "in Agriculture"

2. William McAninch, Sugarcreek Twp., pg. 315, 100001-00010 [2 M, 1 F]

1 M <= 10, 1 M >= 45 [b. before 1775], and 1 F 26-45 [b. 1775-1795]

3. William McAninch, Toby Township, p. 304, 420010-00110-01 [7 M, 2 F]

4 M <= 10, 2 M 10-16, 1 M 26-45 [this Wm. and wife born 1775-1795],

1 F 16-26, 1 F 26-45, with 1 "engaged in Agriculture"

Extracted by Harold S. McAninch, 27 Sept. 1984, LDS Film 181403, S.L.C.

[Harold's comments: legibility "poor", John McAninch is "over 55", and

re Wm. McAninch, Toby Twp. "I believe this is the father of George A."]


Pennsylvania: 1810-1820-1830-1840, Huntingdon Co., Dublin Twp., another

William McAninch family [and widow Elizabeth, research by Nancy Emery]:

1810: McCaninch, Wm 2 M 0-10, 2 M 10-16, 1 M >= 45 [b.bef1765]

3 F 0-10, 1 F 10-16, 1 F 26-45 [b.1765/85]

1820: McEninch, William 2 M 16-18, 3 M 18-26, 1 M >= 45 [b.bef1775]

1 F 0-10, 2 F 10-16, 2 F 16-26, 1 F >= 45 [b.bef1775]

1830: McAninch, Elizabeth 2 M 30-40, 1 F 15-20, 1 F 50-60 [b.1770/80]

1840: McAninch, Elizabeth no Males; 1 F 20-30, 1 F 40-50, 1 F 60-70


Pennsylvania: from Nancy Emery, Spokane, Washington

"My earliest proven ancestor is John McAninch, b.1801-3 PA, married 1833 Franklin Co. to Elizabeth McLain/McLean, resided 1840 Huntingdon Co. PA, 1850 Crawford Co. OH, 1860 and 1870 Porter Co. IN. Possible fathers of John are William, b. before 1765, who lived near John in Huntingdon Co. and Alexander b. ca 1767 per family tradition with no supporting evidence. William and Alexander may be sons of William McCandlish who died 1783 in present Perry Co. PA (name spelled as in history books re his will)"


Ulster: Mac Guinness, together with its variants Guinness, Magennis, Mac Neice, Mac Creesh and others, comes from the Irish "Mac Aonghasa", from the personal name Aonghas ('Angus'), made up of 'aon' ('one') and 'gus' ('choice'), which was borne by a famous 8th century Pictish king of Scotland, said to be a son of the Irish god Dagda, and Boinn, the goddess who gave her name to the river Boyne. The surname originated in Iveagh, in what is now County Down, where the family displaced the O'Haugheys in the 12th century. The center of their power was at Rathfriland. In the 16th century they accepted the Reformation, but joined in the later wars against the English and were dispossessed of all their lands. The name is now common in Connacht and Leinster, as well as in its original homeland of Ulster. A southern offshoot of the family adopted the variant Mac Creesh, and in Monaghan, Fermanagh and south Down that name was used as an equivalent of Mac Guinness. North of the original homeland, in County Antrim, a similar process occurred, with Mac Neice or Mac Niece the variant adopted there. The Guinness family who founded the famous brewery were originally from Co. Down.

in the book "Clans and Families of Ireland", by John Grenham, pg. 142


McAninch Family History NL, Vol. III, No. 1, February 1995, pg. 3     page 1995-02


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