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


Idaho: 1917 – “Ernest McAninch, [birth] 22 May 1882, [registration] Canyon County, Idaho

in the World War I Draft Registrations, <http://www.ancestry.com>. He is a son of James Ira

McAninch, b.12 Oct. 1851, Iowa, and Phoebe Walters, b.4 Oct. 1856, Iowa, mar.1874-1878?, Iowa?

James and Phoebe had 8 children, went to Tonkawa, Kay County, Oklahoma, and are buried there.


Indiana: 1860’s -- William S. McAninch, of Hendricks County, served as Corporal and Sergeant

in the 18th Indiana Artillery Battery, from August 1862, to their return home in June, 1865. He was

born Mar. 5, 1835, in Hendricks County, youngest son of Samuel and Polly (Skidmore) McAninch,

grand-son of Daniel McAninch, of Kentucky. On Feb. 1, 1859, William married Mary M. Johnson,

in Hendricks County, Indiana, and they belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Coatesville,

Hendricks County. Together, they had six children, with the first two daughters born in Indiana;

after the war, they moved to Iowa (Keokuk County, 1865, then Ringgold County); William died on

4 Jan.. 1901, and is buried in Oralabor Cemetery, Ankeny (north of Des Moines), Polk Co., Iowa.


The 18th Indiana Artillery was organized and lead by Capt. Eli Lilly, who later founded the 

world-famous drug company in Indianapolis, after the war. During the war, the 18th fought mostly

in Tennessee (Stone River, Chickamauga); the 18th went with Sherman to Atlanta, returning with

General Thomas, and fought at Nashville and Franklin. One of the books about the 18th mentions

William twice, as Sergeant of the fourth detachment at Chattanooga, March 1863 (p.185), and as

[gun] sergeant again in Middle Tennessee, Nov. 1864, on their way to the battle at Franklin (p.235)

Yankee Artillerymen, Through the Civil War with Eli Lilly’s Indiana Battery, by John W. Rowell,

Univ. of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 1975 [listed as William L. McAninch, a transcription error].


Ireland: “Celtic”, from Keltoi, Greek. “Herodotus, who had given the Celts their name “Keltoi”,

didn’t speak highly of them because the name translates to “Worrisome, meat-eating savages” from

  .ke-el.-.to-o.i, oke-eli-ito-ohi: okela (meat) elikatu (to nourish) itoaldi (worrisome) ohil (savage).

Julius Caesar, who was in close contact with the real Keltoi, supplied us with many Keltic names in

his book “Conquest of Gaul” and not a single one of them can even remotely be considered related

to Gaelic; they are all made up with the use of the Ogam formula and all can be translated with the

Basque dictionary.” Edo Nyland, B.C. Canada <http://www.islandnet.com/~edonon/literary.html>.


Massachusetts: Scotch-Irish Warning Outs in Boston: “Boston Record Commissioners Report #13”

“Anno 1719: Persons arriving from Ireland ye 9th of June vizt.: ... [list includes] ... Andrew

Pernis Cooper, John Maccanis [sic] & wife & 3 children, John Henderson & wife & 5 children,

William Miller & wife & 4 children, John Criton & one maid, John Severwrit, Francis Grey & wife

with 3 children, were on the 13th of June warned to depart.”

By the time the ships of Scots-Irish arrived in 1718, the towns around Boston had been settled for

nearly 100 years, so, many new immigrants were “warned out” almost immediately, so that they did 

not become “public charges”. Found at <http://www.rootsweb.com/~maillist>, Scotch-Irish-L [list].


Ohio: 1840 Census, Henry McAninch, Jackson County, Licking Twp. -- “McInage [sic], Henry”,

only two people, 1 male, 60-70 [Henry, b. May 18, 1777, age 63 in June, 1840], and 1 female, 50-60

[wife Mary, born June 1, 1788, age 52 in June, 1840] [National Archives, M704, Roll 405, pg. 53].

Henry McA. family, daughter Anna’s sewing sampler, McAninch F.H.NL, VI-3, July 1998, pg. 24.


McAninch Family History NL, VI-4  October, 1998  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 1998-32


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