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McAninch Family History Newsletter

Volume XXI, Number 2, April 30, 2013.


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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Eleven early McA/Ninch’s in western Pennsylvania  

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1.  First Generation: Six McA/Ninch’s in early western Pennsylvania 


2.  Second Generation: (at least) Four McA/Ninch’s in early western Pennsylvania

3.  Second Generation? Third Generation? John McAninch born 23 Feb. 1821 


4.  Contemporary (William) Alexander McAninch in Central Pennsylvania 




Daniel (or David?) McA/Ninch, early western Pennsylvania (second generation?)

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Eleven early McA/Ninch’s in western Pennsylvania     


In early western Pennsylvania, circa 1780’s to 1820’s, there were eleven different McA/Ninch men

(an Archibald, two Daniel’s, two Henry’s, three John’s, and three William’s). It was difficult to get

clear title in the ‘Depreciation Lands’ north and west of the Allegheny River; only two of the six

‘First Generation’ men remained in this area, while the other four moved on to Kentucky and Ohio.


In fact, John McAninch (born ca.1760, Ireland; Allegheny County and Armstrong County pioneer)

was the only ‘First Generation’ man with sons that remained in western Pennsylvania, and his three

sons (William, John, and Henry) are the ‘Three Brothers’ in the Jefferson County history books.


And there is new information on two of the ‘Second Generation’ (and/or ‘Third Generation’?) men:

1. Daniel (or David?) McA/Ninch, 1800 and 1807, Allegheny County and Armstrong County, and

2. John McAninch, b.1821, could have been a grand-son of John McAninch, through his son Henry.


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: frank[at]McAninch.net, FrankMcAninch[at]alumni.uci.edu, mcaninch92649[at]verizon.net 



McAninch Family History NL v.XXI n.2 / April 2013 / Copyright Frank McAninch / page 2013-09

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