III. Nathaniel George to Rachel Jones and John McIninch; 1797, 1807, recorded 1808


Know all men by these presents that Nathaniel George of the Town of Greensburg Merchant ... bound ... to Rachel Jones and John McIninch both in Allegheny County and State of Pennsylvania ... George doth bargain and promise to ... Rachel and John their heirs and assigns a clear deed out of the office for fifty acres of land and ten pounds in store goods five pounds and in cash five pounds against the first day of November ... George doth further promise to give ... Rachel full and free possession upon the first day of September if requested ... Rachel and John doth firmly agree and promise to keep settled for ... George his heirs or assigns free for the space of five years a certain tract of land situate in Allegheny County in the Slippery rock path Bounded by James Cogley ... N. 87 E. 34.3 perches South 87 W. 240 by Daniel McClelland situate in the west side of the Allegheny ... further agree to convey to ... George his heirs or assigns the remainder of [said] tract of land forever ... George ... firmly bound to ... Rachel and John to give them the improvements for part of the fifty acres ... Rachel and John ... bound to clear eighteen more acres of land ... under good fence ... with a house fit for the habitation of seven ... sixteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven Greensburgh.

Sealed and delivered [in] the presence of

Nathaniel George  {seal}


John Hill, James Christy [sp ?]

Rachel Jones    {seal}



John [his mark] McIninch  {seal}

Westmoreland County ss

Before me one of the Judges in and for the County aforesaid personally appeared John Hill one of the subscribing witnesses to the within articles of agreement who ... saw Nathaniel George and Rachel Jones sign their names ... and John McIninch set his mark also to the said article of agreement in his presents and that he this deposant [sic] signed his name thereto at the same time as a witness

Sworn and subscribed before me the 30th December 1807.

John Hill

Recorded 23 January 1808; Armstrong County, Deed Books, Volume I, page 160.


IV. Henry McAninch to Abraham Parkison, 1807


This indenture made the fifteenth day of August A.D. Eighteen hundred and seven between Henry McAninch of Buffalo Township, County of Armstrong and State of Pennsylvania and Polly his wife of the one part and Abraham Parkison of the town of Kittanning in said county of the other part ... said Harry [sic] McAninch for ... four hundred dollars ... hath granted bargained sold released and confirmed ... unto the said Abraham Parkison his heirs and assigns ... a certain lot or piece of land in the Township of Buffalo ... situate lying and being on the West side of the Allegheny River opposite Pine Creek Bounded by survey of improvements in the names of Samuel Cooper, William Sloan +c [etc.] Containing one hundred fifty acres same or less Purchased by Archibald McCall (from Robert Cooper the first settler and improver of said land) and made over to the said Henry McAninch by article of agreement of the said Archibald McCall the actual settlement whereof was legally proved in Greensburgh by the said McAninch according to the laws of Pennsylvania the said tract according to the original survey containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less as aforesaid. Together with all ... rights ... liberties ... improvements hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging ... have hereunto subscribed, set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first within written.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us

Henry McAninch    {seal}


Sam’l. Harrison, Geo. Ross

Mary McAninch [sic, not Polly]  {seal}

Received the day of the date above written Indenture and from the above named Abraham Parkison the sum of four hundred dollars being the full consideration money therein mentioned


Present  Sam’l Harrison

Henry McAninch

Armstrong County, Deed Books, Volume I, page 123


McAninch Family History Newsletter   Vol. IV, No. 3, August 1996, pg. 6     page 1996-26


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