McA/I/Ninch 1700s-1800s Events in the Philadelphia area



1681

The Pennsylvania Colony (Province of Pennsylvania),was founded in English North


America by William Penn on March 4, 168, by royal charter granted by King Charles II.


The name Pennsylvania, roughly translated as "Penn's Woods", was created from the


Penn surname (in honor of William's father, Admiral Sir William Penn) and the Latin


word ‘sylvania’, meaning "forest land". The Penn family held the proprietary charter


until the American Revolution, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was created,


one of the original thirteen states.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Pennsylvania



1685

Three original counties, Bucks, Chester, and Philadelphia, were defined [1] (p.224)

1729

Lancaster County, created 10 May 1729, from Chester (inc. Bedford area) [1] (p.135)

1749

York County, created 19 Apr. 1749, from Lancaster (including Adams area) [1] (p.270)



1750

Cumberland County, created 27 Jan. 1750, from Lancaster and Non-County, including


southwestern Penn. [1] (p.87) . . . . often referred to as "Mother Cumberland" because


of the twenty counties that were later created from it [Franklin, Bedford, Somerset,


Greene, Washington, Westmoreland, Cambria, Blair, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry and Centre,


as well as parts of Beaver, Allegheny, Armstrong, Indiana, Clearfield, Clinton, Union and


Snyder]. In 1750, Cumberland County lands . . . stretched from the Susquehanna River


on the east, to the Forks of the Ohio on the west, and Maryland on the south.


http://gardnerlibrary.org/encylopedia/creation-cumberland-county-pennsylvania



1750

[1750-1767] Eleven early McA/Ninch's in western Pennsylvania

-1767

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 First Generation: (William) Alexander McAninch in central Penn.


Two of the 'First Generation' men, Daniel (b.1750-1755) and William (b.bef.1765) are


related (brothers or cousins), and went to Kentucky together. However, there are no


proven family connections (yet) among the other four McA/Ninch's and their families:


John McAninch (b.ca.1760), Archibald McNinch (b.1760-1765), William McAninch


(b.1770-1775), and Henry McAninch (b.1777). MFHN v.XXI n.2 Apr.2013 p.2013-10


http://www.mcaninch.net/Newsletter/mfn21y2013/m21p10w6.htm


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McA/I/Ninch 1700s-1800s Events in the Philadelphia area               / November 2018


McAninch Family History NL v.XXVI n.2 / Copyright Frank McAninch / pg.2018-14




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