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McAninch Family History Newsletter

Volume XII, Number 1, January 15, 2004.


A clearing house for McAninch and related surnames [McAninch, McIninch, McNinch (-sh)].

Published Quarterly since 1993.              Articles solicited, and Queries accepted.




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McAninch Land Records in Early Giles County, Tennessee

pg.2004-02 to 2004-08



The Editor’s Corner


Nine years ago, we published a brief index list of 18 early McAninch land-transfer records in early

Giles County, Tennessee (MFHN, vol.II n.4, December 1994, pg.1994-37). It has taken me more than

nine years, and I have finally read all of those early Giles County land records, and quite a few more.


The resulting “McAninch Land Records in Early Giles County, Tennessee” article is based on the

27 deed records in the Deed Books of Giles County, from 1814 to 1841, by three different men:

John McAninch, from 1814 to 1841; Henry McAninch, 1835-1836-1837; and Samuel McAninch,

1829 and 1832 (transcriptions on the web-site, http://www.mcaninch.net > Genealogy > Tennessee).


The first two deeds, John McAninch buying land in 1814 and 1816, refer to existing ‘Indian claim’s,

to be resolved by the U.S. Government, and the last few entries chronicle John’s 1840 purchase of a

Steam Sawmill, and its apparent failure in 1841, when he is economically forced to divide all of his

property into fourths with “Alexander Ferguson, John H. McAninch and Samuel D. McAninch”.


Iowa in the new Century: Shawn McAninch is now a Realtor in Des Moines, with a new website,

McAninch properties, at http://www.mcprops.com. Check it out, and meet Shawn and his family.


The Year of the Monkey: Chinese New Year is the second New Moon after the winter solstice, and

2004 is a Chinese ‘Green Wooden Monkey Year’, http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2004.htm.


Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, a time for family reunions,

honoring ancestors, and thanking the gods for their blessings. “Gung Hay Fat Choy”, the traditional

greeting, can be translated as “Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.”


This McAninch Family History Newsletter is Published by Frank and Jan (Mauk) McAninch

17531 Montbury Circle, Huntington Beach, California 92649-4823    Telephone: 714-846-5134

Email: family @ McAninch.net, FrankMcAninch @ alumni.uci.edu, or frankmac @ worldnet.att.net


McAninch Family History NL, v.XII.n.1   January 2004   Copyright Frank McAninch   page 2004-01

Permission granted to copy freely for any non-commercial purpose except copyrights owned by others


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