William McCandish, Sr., of Buffalo Valley, Central Pennsylvania

 

1 --

William McCandish (Sr.) [could this William be the progenitor of McAninch’s in Penn.?]

 

Born - est. Abt 1730 Ireland; Died - Abt. 1783. Bur. - Buffalo Twp., Perry, PA

Source:

the Annals of Buffalo Valley 1755-1855, collated by John Blair Linn, 1877:

 

(Buffalo valley is in present day Perry County, formed 1820 from Cumberland County.

 

Buffalo Township was formed 1799 from Greenwood and Rye Townships).

1774:

"In this year William McCandish, senior, and Samuel Martin came from North Britain,

 

and settled on the Billmyer place -etc" (page 62)

1775:

(1775 tax list, pg. 71)     McCandlish, Wm.    16 acres      2 horses      3 cows

 

      [and the next line]    Martin, Samuel        15               2                2

 

election, Northumberland Co., “... held at George McCandlish” [prob. son George, below]

1780:

Inhabitants of Buffalo Twp., April 1780 “William McCandlish, senior and junior (p.181)

 

and “... returned money for taxation only: ... William McCandlish, 40 pounds” (pg. 182)

1783:

“Among the deaths this year, William McCandlish, senior, of Buffalo (Will, Sept. 11.

 

Children: Peter, John, George, Grizzelda, William junior, Jennette, Alexander and Martin.

 

Mr. McCandlish lived on place now owned by John Lesher, in Buffalo township” pg. 231)

Will:

[Will] 11 Sep 1783; [Will Date] 2/11/1783; [Probated] 9/20/1783

 

[The Deceased] McCandlish, [?] W, Sr.; [Town/Township] Buffalo

 

[Heirs] WF. Mary, CH. Peter, John, George, Grizzel, Janet, Alexander, Martin, William Jr.

 

Wills and Administrations of Northumberland County, Penn., Charles A. Fisher, pg. 20-21.

 

[In his old age, did William live with son George, Northumberland Co.? prob. died there?].

 

sp- Mary McCandish (maiden_name_unknown)

 

 

Died - est. Bef 1783 PA

( not named in husband's will, 11 Sep 1783 )

 

2 -

Peter McCandish

[children listed in the order they were named in the Will]

 

 

Born - est. 1745/1755 Ireland

("all prob born Ireland - Wm Sr to US ca 1774" [Nancy])

 

2 -

John McCandish

[could this be the "John McC[McA?]inch” in the 1800 ]

 

 

Born - est. 1745/1755 Ireland

[census, East Hanover Township, Dauphin County?]

 

2 -

George McCandish

 

 

 

Born - est. 1745/1755 Ireland

[election held at his place, 1776, so, at least 21 by then]

 

 

1776: election, Northumberland Co. “... held at George McCandlish ...” (Linn, op.cit., p.94)

 

 

1790: First Census of Pennsylvania, p.185; Northumberland Co. (not returned by townships)

 

 

      McCandlish, George males 1 under 16, 2 over 16; females 3 [total]

 

2 -

Grizzelda McCandish

 

 

 

Born - est. 1750/1760 Ireland

 

 

2 -

Jennette McCandish

 

 

 

Born - est. 1750/1760 Ireland

 

 

2 -

Alexander McCandish

[could this be Alexander McAninch, b. 17 Jun 1767?]

 

 

Born - est. 1755/1765 Ireland

 

 

2 -

Martin McCandish

 

 

 

Born - est. 1755/1765 Ireland

 

 

2 -

William McCandish

 

 

 

Born - est. 1755/1765 Ireland

("b.ca 1760? inhabitant Buffalo Twp, April 1780" [Nancy])

 

 

1790: First Census of Pennsylvania, p.113; Franklin County, Fannet, Hamilton,

 

 

Letterkenny, Montgomery and Peters Townships (western half of County):

 

 

      McCandlish, William males 0 under 16, 1 over 16; females 1 [total]

 

 

[could this be William McAninch, Dublin Township, Huntingdon County, and wife Elizabeth

 

 

1810-1820-1830-1840 census, 6 sons, 5 daughters, poss..sons Alexander, John, and James?]

 

 

 

[Source: research, William McCandish/McCandlish, Buffalo Valley, by Nancy Emery, Spokane WA]

 

 

 

McAninch Family History Newsletter   Vol. IV, No. 2, May 1996, pg. 5     page 1996-17

 

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