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


Illinois: 1832 –Soldiers of the Black Hawk War, Madison County, Illinois. “Captain Armstrong’s Company of Mounted Volunteers: Commanded by Major Nathaniel Buckmaster; stationed for the protection of the frontier between Ottawa and Chicago at Fort Walker; mustered out July 26, 1832.

Non-Commissioned Officers: ... Corporals, Martin Bridges, Calvin Kinder, William McAninch ...

“Midwestern Heritage”, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1975, pg. 98; found by Marjorie McA. Waggoner, San Jose.


New York: 1863 – Henry McNinch, Private, 24th N.Y. Battery, captured in North Carolina, held as Prisoner of War at Andersonville, transferred, died Sept. 23, 1864, at Charleston, South Carolina.

“Andersonville Prisoners of War” [no McA/Ininch], at <http://www.ancestry.com>, April 3, 1999.


Additional info: “McNinch, Henry - Private. Enlisted 19 Dec. `63 at Leicester, Livingston Co., N.Y., at age 18. Mustered in 5 Jan. `64. Captured 20 April `64 at Plymouth, N.C. He was sent to Andersonville, and one report says he was removed to Florence where he died. War record states he died in Charleston, S.C. about the 16th or 30th of Sept. 1864 Also listed as Henry [Mc]Eninch.


This battery, originally Battery B, Rocket Battalion of Artillery, became 24th Battery, Nov. 1, 1862. ... recruited principally in the counties of Monroe and Wyoming, and at Perry; organized at Buffalo, completed at Albany; and there mustered in service of the United States for 3 years, Dec. 7, 1861. The bulk of the men came from the New York counties of Wyoming, Monroe, and Livingston.”


Source, add’l info: roster posted by Conrad Bush, 24th N.Y. Independent Battery Historian, email <nyltart24@aol.com>, web site <http://members.aol.com/CWPPDS/24roster.html#M>.


Ohio: 1900 – “Bellefontaine Boy Served in the English Army -- Charles Hardy McAninch is the son of Clifford McAninch, of Iron City Addition, Bellefontaine, and though he …will not be 21 until the 14th of June, 1902, he has seen service in South Africa as a soldier in the English army and is now at Ft. Mead, South Dakota, where he joined the U.S. Cavalry a short time ago.


“Young McAninch left Bellefontaine in the Spring of 1900, and went to St. Louis, where a few months later he hired to go to England with a load of mules. Upon arrival on British soil he joined the English army and served in it nine months. His parents did not know he was back in America until they received a letter written August 11 apprising them of his presence in Ft. Mead and enlistment there. …A scar on one of the young man’s cheeks from a bullet graze will serve to keep alive the memory of those nine months spent in South Africa in warfare with the Boers …”


Bellfontaine [Ohio] Weekly Examiner, Friday, Aug. 23, 1901, pg. 1; found by Rich Cochran


Tennessee: “Giles County was established in 1810.  Between that time and 1865, the Court House was destroyed twice by fire. Many of the County Clerk’s record books were destroyed in the fires, including all of the marriage books.”, from the Introduction to Previously Unpublished Early Marriage Records of Giles County, Tennessee, compiled by Andy Weddington, transcribed by Betty Markle Marsicek, pub. by Williamson County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 585, Round Rock, Texas 78680, Sept. 1994. Unfortunately, there are no McA/I/Ninch entries in this new book.


Tennessee: Query, 1820 – “Looking for parents and siblings of Mary McAninch who married Jordan Whitley, 16 March 1820 [Giles County, Tennessee]. Mary died 26 Nov 1845. Could her parents have been John and Patsy McAninch of Giles County who moved to DeSoto County, Mississippi between 1840 and 1850? Jordan’s 2nd wife was Lucy Perry Brown.” Query, Giles Co. web site, Pat Rogers, 11575 Windridge Dr., Pickerington, OH 43147; PPRogers@compuserve.com.


McAninch Family History NL, VII-3  July 1999  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 1999-18


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