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


Illinois: 1850: Found Jesse McAninch in the 1850 Census, in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois:

Jesse MacKinich [sic]

37  M

b.KY   Laborer

[indexed "Mackirlsh, Jesse", AIS Illinois 1850]


36  F

  " [b.Ky]

[Jesse born “Abt.1813”, Jane born “Abt.1814”]


12  M

  " [b.Ky]

[Charles b. 7 Dec. 1837, Casey Co., Kentucky]


10  F

  " [b.Ky]

[Louisa, b. Abt. 1840, mar. William Gibson]


 7  F


[Emily, b. Abt. 1843, also known as Emma]


 5  M

  " [b.Illinois]

[James F., b. 21 Apr. 1846, d.1903 Exira Iowa]

Sarah F.

 2  F

  " [b.Illinois]

[another daughter? b.“Abt.1848”] [yes, ’99 /fm]

Th[?]ssa Staats

44  F


[first name hard to read (Theressa?), surname ]

[1850, M432 Roll 108, pg. 84 (also marked 167)]

[clearly Staats, not Stotts (is she Jane’s sister?)]


Iowa: 1850, Marriage, “McAninch, James W. [married] Barker, Mary Jane, 29 Dec. 1850 CEDA IA”

(Cedar County, Iowa), in the book Iowa Marriages, Early To 1850, pub. 1990, Liahona Research, Orem, Utah. Which James W. McAninch was in Iowa this early ? How is this James related to the Samuel McAninch on the 1850 census of Cedar Co., a carpenter in the household of John Ellyson?


Kansas: "Lewis J. McAninch, son of William and Mary (Bowser) McAninch, grandson of John and Emily McAninch, was born 5 April 1822, Clarion County, PA, died 7 Dec. 1893, buried Carnahan Creek Cemetery. In 1843 in Sligo, PA, he married Jennie Myers, born 25 Aug. 1820, Clarion County, PA, died. 28 Mar. 1912, Bolivar, MO, buried Carnahan Creek Cemetery. They settled in Manhattan Twp., Riley Co., in 1883.

Lewis and Jennie's son Robert Glenn McAninch was born 11 Sept. 1856, Clarion County, PA, died 28 June 1917 MHK [sic, "Manhattan, Kansas"], buried Sunset Cemetery. He married in 1876 in Callensburg [Clarion County], PA, Lydia Ann DeHart, born 13 Feb. 1856, died 28 May 1936 MHK, buried Sunset Cemetery, daughter of Eliza and Catherine DeHart. They settled in Manhattan Twp., 1879.

He was a farmer and cattleman, and lived on a farm 6 miles north of MHK, situated where the Tuttle Creek Dam is now. They were Presbyterians.



Samuel B., born 11 May 1877, Callensburg [Clarion County], PA, died 24 Feb. 1960,


Wamego [Pottawatomie County, Kansas], married 25 Dec. 1901, Lydia Mary Inskeep


Otto Meade, born 7 Apr. 1879, Callensburg, PA, died 23 May 1970, married 6 Apr. 1904,


Newton [Harvey County, Kansas], to Carrie Jane White, daughter of E.E. and Anna White


Jennie Elsa, born 2 Jan. 1881, Manhattan [Riley Co.], Kansas, died Chanute [Neosho


County, Kansas], married 1905, to Alva D. Hull


William Huey, born 25 Mar. 1886 [Riley County, Kansas ?], died Jun 1958, Washington


[Washington Co., Kansas], married 1908 Russell [Russell Co., Kansas] to Elsa Generick


Lloyd L., born 13 Oct. 1888 [Riley Co., Kansas ?], died. 1936, mar. 1909 Ruth Kroger

Otto Meade was a 1902 graduate of KSAC [Kansas State Agricultural College] … always attended his class reunions. He farmed until 1957 in Blue Valley area. He always attended Church and was active in the Methodist Church at Garrison and later at Manhattan where he moved in 1957.”


(Gelene Shenk, R4, MHK, ggdau.), (Gail Frey, Riley, ggdau.)

In book Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie, Kansas Counties: Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee, Washington, article 888, page 401; copyright 1976, Riley County Genealogical Society, Manhattan, Kan. [Kansas State Hist. Soc., 6425 S.W. 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66615-1099]; copy rec’d from Michelle “Mikki” Kintner McAninch, Des Moines, Iowa, in letter rec’d June 1993.


McAninch Family History Newsletter   Vol. IV, No. 2, May 1996, pg. 2     page 1996-14


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