Pennsylvania: early 1800’s, Huntingdon County and Mifflin County, central Pennsylvania


According to Kruise and Latherow family records, Lydia “Mackenych” [sic, Lydia McAninch]

was born at Shade Gap,[Huntingdon County], Pennsylvania, and married William Latherow [1].


William Latherow was born about 1803, and died 31 October 1854 in Wayne, Mifflin County,

Pennsylvania. William married Lydia McAninch, daughter of (William) Alexander McAninch and

Agnes Cornell. Lydia was born about 1808 in Shade Gap, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

The last ‘sighting’ of Lydia is in the 1880 census, at age 72, when she is living with her son,

John W. Latherow, and his wife Anna, in Newton Hamilton, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania [4].


William and Lydia (McAninch) Latherow had eight children:

1. Mary A. Latherow, born 1825.

2. Eleanor Latherow, born 1827 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.

3. William Latherow Jr., born 1830 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; he died on 4 October 1888.

4. Catherine Latherow, born February 1835 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania..

5. Elizabeth Latherow, born July 1837 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; she died 25 January 1912.

6. John Watson Latherow, born 9 January 1842 in Pennsylvania; he died on 16 February 1914.

      John married Anna Isabel Ackley, who was born in 1854, and died about 1947, Mifflin County,

      Pennsylvania. She was buried in Newton Hamilton Cemetery, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.

7. Mary Ann Latherow, born 1845 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.

8. Andrew Jackson Latherow, born 10 April 1851, died 11 December 1922.


[1] Dr. Richard Cochran, Big Rapids, Michigan, <>; correspondence

from Terry Kruise of Irvona, Pennsylvania, with this very likely connection to the old McAninch

family of Huntingdon County. Richard’s comments: “We've always had an ‘unassigned’ female in

the calculations of the early census records of the William McAninch family, and to my knowledge

we haven't put any other family than William's in the vicinity of Shade Gap.”


[2] Census records, Dublin Township., Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania


McCaninch, Wm 2 M 0-10, 2 M 10-16, 1 M >= 45 [b.bef.1765] [William, prob. four sons]


3 F 0-10, 1 F 10-16, 1 F 26-45 [b.1765-1785] [probably his wife, probably four daughters]


McEninch, William 2 M 16-18, 3 M 18-26, 1 M >= 45 [b.bef.1775] [probably five sons]


1 F 0-10, 2 F 10-16, 2 F 16-26, 1 F >= 45 [b.bef.1775] [1820 M33 Roll 104 pg.16 line 6]



And, in 1830, two different McAninch families, each with a female Head-of-Household --


McAninch, Elizabeth 2 M 30-40, 1 F 15-20, 1 F 50-60 [b.1770-80] [two sons and a daughter?]


Richard Cochran wrote “The 1830 census for Dublin Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa. shows a


household headed by Nancy McAninch, with 1 male, 10-14 years of age (e.g., b. 1816-1820)


and 1 female, age 30-39 of age (b. 1791-1800). Nancy follows an entry for Wm. McClain, Sr.”


[4] 1880:

John W. Latherow

Self  M[married]

36  PA  Track Hand



Anna Latherow

Wife  M[married]

26  PA  Keeping House



Lydia Latherow

Mother-in-Law  W[widow]

72  PA  At Home



Newton Hamilton, Mifflin County, Penn., NARA T9-1156, LDS 1,255,156, pg. 204C



McAninch Family History NL, v.XII.n.4  October 2004  Copyright Frank McAninch  page 2004-30


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