John McAninch, of Kentucky and Tennessee                       [article updated 2018]


[updated 2018, corrections, and new ‘a’b’ pages (16, 17a,b, 18a,b, 19a,b, 20a,b,c,d);

 original contents, revisions /1999, font 2003, updated August 2018 /Frank McAninch]


This article presents the known facts about "John McAninch" individuals (one or more)

in Kentucky and Tennessee, and states my current hypothesis that this is the same

family, which moved from Casey County, Kentucky, southwest to Giles County,

Tennessee. Kathy McAninch, Houston, Texas, contributed original Tennessee notes and

research, but the speculations below are solely my own responsibility.    [1995 /Frank]


Kentucky land grant records and county tax books establish that Daniel McAninch was

in the same small part of Kentucky (originally Lincoln Co., now part of Casey County,

formed 1807) from 1799 through (at least) 1817. This (earliest) Daniel McAninch

(Daniel, not ‘Daniel O.’) had four five (known) sons –               [Daniel, not ‘O.’ /2018]

1. John McAninch, b.Abt.1780 [the subject of this article]

2. Samuel McAninch, b.Feb.1789; m. Polly Skidmore, went to Indiana

3. George A. McAninch, b.Abt.1794; m. Elizabeth Ross, stayed in Casey County

4. Daniel McAninch, b.Abt.1796; m. Dorcas Burks, went to Indiana       [‘Burks’ /2018]

5. youngest son, b.1802-1804, on 1810 and 1820 census [added April 1999 /fm]


For reference, there was one other pioneer McAninch family in the same area --

William McAninch, b.bef.1765, wife Laodieca Rawson, and five known sons:

1. James McAninch, b.bef.1789, in Giles County, Tennessee, 1812 and 1814    [/2018]

2. Jonathan McAninch, b.1789, m. Telitha Turpin, went to Missouri                 [/2018]

3. William D. McAninch, b.Abt.1805, m. (unknown) Brown, went to Mississippi [/2018]

4. Samuel McAninch, b.Apr.1807, m. Margaret Myers, went to Missouri           [/2018]

5. Jesse McAninch, b.Abt.1812, m. Jane D. Staats, went to Illinois                 [/2018]


John McAninch himself first appears in the Lincoln County Tax Records in 1801,

as 1 White Male over 21, no White Males 16-21, and 2 Horses [Book 3, p.24].

In 1799 and 1800, Daniel had 1 White Male 16-21, but none in 1801; thus,


John turned 21 in 1800-1801, and his DOB is estimated "John b. Abt.1780".

Later that same year, on October 7, 1801, John McAninch married Patsy Cooper,

daughter of William and Susannah Cooper, Patsy, in North Carolina.

They were married by Thomas Hill, the record is found just across the county line

in the next county, Pulaski County, Kentucky.                       [Patsy, updated /2018]


John McAninch is listed in Lincoln County Tax Records in the five years 1801-1805,

inclusive; in 1803 [Book 3, pg. 16, no. 9] he is listed on 200 acres, watercourse

"Fishing Creek", 1 White Male over 21, and 2 horses; the 200 acres was "Entered"

by John McAninch, which means that John was the original claimant to that land,

as recorded by the Lincoln County Commissioners.



"John McAninch, of Kentucky and Tennessee", updated, new ‘a’b’ pages, 2018 /Frank

[original contents (except as noted); change font for online presentation (May 2003)]


McAninch Family History Newsletter, Vol. III, No. 2, May 1995         page 1995-16


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