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From Ireland to VA, PA, & KY

From Ireland to VA, PA, & KY

Sherry J. Lowe (View posts)
Posted: 913204800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McGinnis
I am searching for any connection or info on my McGinnis family.

Francis (Maginnes) McGinnis was born cir 1740 near Dublin, Ireland. He emmigrated to US and settled in McKeesport, PA. Francis and Rebecca had the following known children:

John b. cir 1775 in Maryland; David b. cir 1777 in Pennsylvania; Samuel b. McKeesport, Westmoreland Co., PA (we believe he settled in Ohio), James; Agnes; Margaret b. cir 1780 Westmoreland Co., PA; and William Woodrow b. 5 Dec 1782 McKeesport, Westmoreland Co., PA (became the progenitor of the Carter, Greenup and Lewis Co., Ky. McGinnis lines).

Francis also owned land in Frederick Co., VA.

Timeline for Francis McGinnis

16 April 1753 Francis purchased land in Frederick Co., VA
15 June 1758 Francis joined the miltia as minuteman in Frederick Co., VA
Oct, 1766 Francis sold land in Frederick Co., VA
1772 Francis appears on the Bedford Co., PA tax list
1773 Francis appears on the Westmoreland Co., PA tax list
1774 Francis enlisted to fight in Lord Dunmore's War in Frederick Co.,VA
14 Oct 1777 Francis swore an Oath of Fidelity in Westmoreland Co., PA
1778 Francis served on the jury in Westmoreland Co., PA
1779 Francis sold property in Westmoreland Co., PA
1780 Francis bought property in Westmoreland Co., PA
1782 Francis is listed on themilitia roster for Westmoreland Co., PA
1783 Francis joined the Westmoreland Rangers in Westmoreland Co., PA
1784 Francis owned land in Westmoreland Co., PA
1786 Francis appears on the Westmoreland Co. PA tax list
1789 Francis appeared before the Grant inquest in Westmoreland Co., PA
1794 Francis sold some property in Westmoreland Co., PA
1803 Letters were granted to Rebecca for Francis' estate.
16 Mar 1806 wife, Rebecca, and son, John, were appt as administrators of Francis' estate.

My McGinnis lineage is as follows:

* Francis (Maginnes) McGinnis (cir 1740) - (1803) m. Rebecca Jane ______ McGinnis (28 Mar) - (9 May 1868)
. * William McGinnis (5 Dec 1782) - (7 Mar 1854) m. (25 Oct 1819) Jane Brown McGinnis (22 Mar 1798) -
. . * Ruben McGinnis (22 Nov 1821) - (3 Mar 1913) m. (25 Dec 1843) Martha Patsy Caroline Black McGinnis (14 May 1828) - (1907)
. . . * William Jasper McGinnis (22 Jan 1845) - (24 Jan 1929) m. (28 Oct 1873) Matilda McCleese McGinnis (2 May 1843) - (1 Jan 1919)
. . . . * Thomas McGinnis (4 May 1880) - (1 Jun 1947) m. (30 May 1903) Ida May Parker McGinnis Oney (13 Aug 1887) - (15 Oct 1962)
. . . . . * John Henry McGinnis (2 Aug 1904) - (17 Mar 1944) m. (21 May 1928) Sarah Ethel Staggs McGinnis Hill (27 Sep 1906) - (16 Jul 1988)


Posted: 979041600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993413656000
Surnames: Mcginnis

Do you have a Benjamin Franklin McGinnis in your data?

Re: From Ireland to VA, PA, & KY

Posted: 1367234956000
Classification: Query
I stumbled across this post.Not sure if you are still searching for information. I live in McKeesport, PA. Would you like for me to see if I can learn anything here in McKeesport?

Re: From Ireland to VA, PA, & KY

Posted: 1434651948000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McGinnis, Johnson, Adkins
My mother was an Adkins. I have traced my family tree through Caroline McGinnis Johnson to her father William McGinnis. I have documentation through William but can find no citable proof of his connection to Francis McGinnis. I've checked with Westmoreland County, PA but have had no luck, so maybe I'm asking the wrong questions. Can you point me in the right direction to get this information, if it is out there? Thanks.
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