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


Indiana: 1852, Morgan County [south of Hendricks County] – Elisha McAninch, son of Samuel

and Polly (Skidmore) McAninch, grand-son of Daniel McA. of Kentucky, named Executor in Will:

Edmond Worley. ... Son, James Lewis Worley, a minor; ... Ex: Elisha McAmick [sic]. Witn:

Abraham Wood and William Alexander. ... Aug. 12, 1852, A/P [actual probate] Oct. 14, 1852”.

Morgan County, Indiana, Will Abstracts, Books 1 and 2, 1847-1887, compiled by Noble K. Littell,

Former Judge, Morgan Superior Court, Martinsville, IN; McDowell Publications, Utica, KY; p.39.


Pennsylvania: 1790’s: Archibald McCall, two McAninch land records in early Armstrong County:


1. William McIninch [sic] to Mordekiah McDonald; recorded 29 Jan. 1808 (Vol. I, pg. 168-169);

    “. . . north west of Allegheny River . . . agreement made with Archd. McCall Merchant of the City

    of Philadelphia . . . twenty-ninth day of November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety six”


2. Henry McAninch to Abraham Parkison, 1807 (Vol. I, pg. 123); “, . . on the West side of the

    Allegheny River opposite Pine Creek . . . Purchased by Archibald McCall . . . made over to . . .

    Henry McAninch by article of agreement of the said Archibald McCall the actual settlement

    whereof was legally proved in Greensburgh [Westmoreland County] by the said McAninch ...”

    [but, no records in Westmoreland Co.; McAninch F.H.NL, Vol. IV, No. 3, Aug. 1996, pg. 5-8]


Archibald McCall was instrumental in starting the Philadelphia Stock Exchange --

“Led by Robert Morris, Thomas Willing, Archibald McCall and Teach Francis, over

two hundred Philadelphia merchants subscribed 348 Pounds to finance the opening of the

London Coffee House in 1754 by William Bradford, a printer. The London Coffee House

soon became the center of Philadelphia's business and political life. Sea captains, merchants,

auctioneers, slave-traders and soldiers congregated here to do business and to talk politics.

For many years, a portrait of King George hung on the Coffee House wall.

As English tax policies grew more oppressive, Philadelphia's merchants mobilized.

Talk in the London Coffee House turned to politics and strategy. John Adams met here with

Dr. Benjamin Rush and other advisors. The King's portrait came down. When the Declaration 

of Independence was signed a few blocks away, the business of the city changed to revolution.

William Bradford left to serve in General Washington's army. Robert Morris, the "Financier 

of the American Revolution", made sure that Washington had funds to feed and arm his troops.

“A Blueprint for America's Free Markets, The History of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange”,

found by Liz Watson, tracing Henry McAninch: <http://www.phlx.com/exchange/history.html> 

Other Archibald McCall references can be found in early Armstrong County land records, including 

“About 1807 Rosanna [Quigley, widow of Samuel Mateer] ... acquired the improvement on a tract

of 429 acres 58 perches... in District #8 northwest of the Alleghany River on a branch of Limestone

Creek, near West Mosgrove in what is now [1975] Franklin Township, Armstrong County. . . . 

improvement on this property had been begun 16 November 1793 by William Todd Esquire, . . . 

the final land survey and patent to Archibald McCall and Jonathan H. Sloan . . . ”

McTeer - Mateer Families of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, by Frances Davis McTeer,

pub. 1975, pg. 42; found by Liz Watson <http://www.smokykin.com/ged/f000/f72/a0007201>


Tennessee: 1836, Giles County, Tax List -- “Dist. No. 6 Begins at the northwest corner of No. 2 ...”

McAninch, John [A/TL] 1500” [Acres, Taxable Land?]; page 27, top of 2nd column; re-printed 

in Giles County Historical Society Bulletin, Pulaski, Tenn., Vol. 24, No. 3, July 1997, pages 26-27.


McAninch Family History NL, VI-3  July, 1998  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 1998-29


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