Miscellaneous info, and Nuggets from recent letters


Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania et al: In 1863, in the Civil War, all men ages 18-35 had to register for the draft (in the Federal states). The National Archives has most of the records from the 1863 registration, stored by (1863) Congressional Districts. If the 1863 location is known, he should have been registered, even if he didn't serve in the military.


Kentucky: War of 1812. Roster of the Volunteer Officers and Soldiers from Kentucky in the War of 1812, original published 1891, Frankfort, KY, reprinted 1992, Southern Historical Press, Greenville, S.C. 29601 --

1. "McKantlish, Jesse, private, enl. Feb. 8, 1815, to Mar. 7, 1815", [pages 268-269], Capt. John V. Bush's Co., Kentucky Militia, and

2. "McAnish, Adam, private, enl. July 1, 1814, end of service Dec. 31, 1814", [page 357], Capt. George Stockton's Company, U.S. Infantry.


Kentucky: 1822, Daniel J. McAninch [b. Abt.1796, Lincoln Co., KY, son of Daniel], married Dorcas Burks [b. 25 Dec.1800, KY]. Were they married in Mercer Co., Kentucky? [query, info rec'd from Paul Hettich, Big Sur, CA]


Kentucky: Old Willow Springs Cemetery, Casey County

Marshall McAninch reports that last year they found eight old markers and headstones, with no readable markings.

George A. McAninch [b. 1794/95, m. Elizabeth Ross, d. Aug. 1869, Casey Co.; son of Daniel, and Marshall's great-great-grand-father], was buried in this cemetery, and Marshall hopes to find the specific plot (the old, soft Kentucky limestone ages quickly in the wind and the rain).

The marker with the oldest readable date is the Samuel H. McAninch stone, son of George A. and Elizabeth McAninch, b. 1822, died in 1839 at age 17. Also, they found evidence of an old Church building, on the upper side of the land, nearer to the top of the ridge, away from the present dirt road (original old road turned along the top of the hill, near church site).


Kentucky: During the Civil War, "community and county were considerably molested by the raids of the daring Rebel, General John H. Morgan ... It is said that Uncle Howe McAninch [Henry Howard McAninch (Howe, H.H.), (not Howell, Apr.2002 /fm) b.14 Apr 1824, d.13 Jul 1910, Middleburg, Casey Co.] had a considerable amount of paper money at this time, and, wishing to hide it in some place not likely to be thought of, he climbed a martin box pole and hid the money in the martin box. After all danger from raiders had passed, he sought to retrieve his money, only to find it had been chewed up by flying squirrels."

The Men, Women, Events, Institutions & Lore of Casey Co., by W. M. Watkins, pg.38; Standard Printing, Louisville, 1939.


North Carolina: Three McInnish marriages, in the early 1800's --

1803: John McInnish m. Mary McDuffie, Dec. 23, 1803, Cumberland Co, N.C.

1811: Polly McInnish m. Donald McSwain, Nov 16, 1811, Cumberland Co, N.C.

1812: Mary McInnish m. Hugh McLean, March 26, 1812, Cumberland Co, N.C.

Does anyone recognize these people? Are they really McAninch/McIninch?


Ontario: "The 1871 census shows my great-grandparents, Thomas W. and Ellen Jan (McIninch) McGrotty, lived on a 150-acre property owned by the widow Catherine McAninch (sic). ... The property was located in Rawdon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada. ... Catherine was shown as being born in Ireland, was 35 years of age, a widow, and her religion was Church of England."

[research and letter from Esther Lively, August 1995]


South Carolina: William Shepard McAninch, recently interviewed on CNN, is a Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.


McAninch Family History NL, Vol. III, No. 3, August 1995, pg. 2 page 1995-23


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