Miscellaneous info,  and Nuggets from recent letters (by States, alphabetical order)



(Kansas Kin quarterly [“KK”], Riley County Kansas Genealogical Soc., Manhattan, KS)


"R. G. McAninch", resided Blue Twp, Pottawatomie Co., Kan. (adjoins Riley Co. on east)


[Robert Glenn McAninch, 1856-1917, b. Clarion Co., PA; Kansas Kin, May 1980, pg.38]


“S. B. McAninch", resided Sherman Twp, Riley Co. [Samuel b.1877; KK May 1978 p.33]


"McAninch W. H. [age] 36", on Poll Tax list, Blue Township, Pottawatomie Co. Kansas


[William Huey McAninch, b. 25 Mar 1886; Kansas Kin, May 1983, p.36; KK at H.B.PL]


Pennsylvania to Ohio?: could this be same Archibald McNinch (or McA or McI ?) who served in the

Westmoreland Co. Frontier Rangers ? (info from published Pennsylvania State Archives in this issue)


McIninch, Archibald

2 0 0 1 1 - 0 0 1 0 1, Armstrong County, Sugar Creek Twp, p.394


2 males under 10 (b.1800-1810), 1 M 26-45 (b.1765-1784), 1 M 45 & over (b. Bef.1765)


1 female, 16-26 (b.1786-1796 ), 1 female, 45 & over (Archibald's wife?, name unknown )


McNinch, Arahabel,

Scioto County, Way. township, pg.119 (also indexed as Arapel ?)


McNinche, Archibald

Franklin County, Was. township, p. 18 [Washington twp. ’99/fm]


Pennsylvania or Virginia? During the late 1700’s, area now south-western Pennsylvania was disputed between Pennsylvania and Virginia; the original Mason-Dixon survey ended at the Susquehanna River and both Pennsylvanians (coming West over the mountains) and Virginians (coming North from the Potomac and Shenandoah Valleys) contested the area around present-day Pittsburgh. At the time of the American Revolution, those loyal to Virginia enlisted in the 9th and 13th Virginia Regulars, and those loyal to Pennsylvania joined the Pennsylvania Militia. Before the border was settled in 1790 (extending the Mason-Dixon line west to its present length), this part of Pennsylvania had also been part of West Augusta County, Virginia. Today, some records may be found in many different places:

1. Greensburg, Pennsylvania, county seat of Westmoreland County

2. Morgantown, West Virginia, at the University of West Virginia Library

3. Richmond, Virginia, in the Virginia State Archives

4. Washington County, Penn., has some Virginia deed records in early Deed Books A, B, and C

5. Westmoreland, Greene, and Fayette Counties also have early records of some Virginia deeds

6. the Pennsylvania Archives contain info concerning tax rolls

From “The Keyhole”, Genealogical Society of Southwestern Penn. (Washington Co.), Vol. IV, 1976.


Ulster: 1718, Emigration:

“The city of Derry was the emigration port for counties Derry, Donegal and Tyrone for well over two centuries. Emigration on a large scale, through the port, began in 1718 when four Presbyterian ministers with many of their congregation embarked at Derry on 5 ships for Boston. Tens of thousands of Presbyterians, the so-called Ulster-Scots, emigrated from the county in the 18th century. In the period 1750-1775, 128 ships were advertised as sailing to the American colonies from the port of Derry; of which 99 were destined for Philadelphia, 10 for Charlestown, South Carolina, and 10 for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

County Londonderry, Sources For Family History, page 4, by Brian Mitchell, at Genealogy Center, Derry (part of Irish Genealogical Project), pub. 1992.

Brian Mitchell also published The Surnames of Derry in 1992, which has no listings for McA/I/Ninch.


Ulster: 1796: Spinning Wheel Premium Entitlements list does not list any McAninchs. The Spinning Wheel Index is an index to names of … people who were given a spinning wheel by the government (Ireland was still a Colony of the British Empire). These people had to grow at least 5 acres of flax; the wheel was to spin the linen thread. The Index has names from 30 of 32 counties, but about 85% of the names are from Northern Ireland, where the linen mills were. [Beth Mullinax, IGSI, Minnesota]


McAninch Family History Newsletter   Vol. IV, No. 1, February 1996, pg.2    page 1996-02


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