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James McClanahan

Male Bef 1710 - 1777  (~ 67 years)

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  • Name James McClanahan 
    • This is James McClanahan who is identified in the diaries of the Reverend John Cusbertson. His families are acquainted with the Reynolds, Neeleys, Devins and likely traveled south from Pennsylvania to Virginia and North Carolina.
    Born Bef 1710  Antrim, Ulster Province, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1777  Octorara Ck. Cumberland-Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19112  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 

    Father John McClanahan,   b. 1688, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1750  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Agnes McCubit/McChubit/McCubbins,   b. 1688, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1706  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7073  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Cockran/Cockrane,   b. Abt 1712, Franklin County Pennsylvania Conococheague Society Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1782  (Age ~ 70 years)  [1
    +1. James [Cockran] McClanahan,   b. 1735, Greencastle, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1823, Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F7086  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Wikitree,

      James McClannaghan.
      It is recorded in the land office at Harrisburg, Pa., that a warrant was issued at Philadelphia, May 17, 1734, to James McClannaghan, to take up two hundred acres of land on Octorara Creek, in Lancaster County. This warrant was returned as transferred to William Webster on the 18th of December, 1746. A few months after this transfer, i. e. t on the 18th of April 1747, James McClannaghan took out a warrant for one hun- dred and fifty acres of land along the Maryland line. For this and for other land he received a patent in 1762. His will was made on the 6th of June, 1764, and was probated on May 27, 1777. There was a Scotch-Irish settlement on Octorara Creek, and the most of the settlers of the Cum- berland Valley in Pennsylvania, came in from the lower counties.

      This James McClannaghan came to America, as nearly as can be ascertained, about 1739, from the North of Ireland, and died A. D. 1771. His son, James McLenahan, married Isabella Craig, of Cecil County, Maryland, in 17-61. Their son, James, married Elizabeth Boggs, of whom were born five children, the eldest of which was J. King McL,enahan, now living in Hollidaysburg, Penn. Their son John married E. Johnston and begat Thomas Johnston (who became a prosperous mer- chant of Philadelphia), and Isabella, afterwards Mrs. George Brown, of Baltimore, who built the "Brown Memorial Church." William McLena- han, the sixth child of James and Isabella, mar- ried Mary Gregg, and begat four children, the second of which was James X., who was a mem- ber of the Thirty-first Congress, from 1849-53.

      The similarity of the names ? McClannaghan and McClannahan, and the identity of many of the family surnames, together with the coincidence in the time of their coming to America from the North of Ireland, render it very probable that James and Robert were near of kin, and probably brothers.,437119

      McClanahan Lineage From: "Dennis Stamm"

      JAMES McCLANAHAN, son of John and Janet (Buchanan) McLanahan of County Armagh-Ireland, of Scotch-Irish descent, immigrated to Pennsylvania, from Co. Armagh, Ireland, sometime prior to 1734. He seems to have first settled on Octorara Creek, in Lancaster County, where he purchased a tract of 200 acres, the warrant of survey for the same being dated 17 May, 1734. (Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, XXIV, 466.) He later purchased a large tract of land at a point which became Greencastle, Franklin County, to which he removed, and there lived in a log fort. He continued his residence at this point until his death. On 18 April, 1747, he received a warrant of survey for 150 acres, which tract was not surveyed until 8 May, 1768, when it was returned as containing 293 acres. (See Land Office Records.) Mr. McLanahan did not engage in public life, finding more congenial occupation in clearing his broad acres, and tilling the soil. He married, presumably about 1730, Mary Cochrane, whose ancestry has not been traced. His last will and testament, dated 6 June, 1764, was proved 27 May, 1777, and names wife Mary and sons James and John. He probably died shortly before the latter date, and, after the custom of that day, was buried on his own plantation. His widow was the executrix of his will, and survived him until 1782. Her will, dated 26 October, 1779, was proved 11 June, 1782, and names grand-daughter Mary Minor, daughter of her son John, who was then deceased, and grand-daughters, Margaret and Mary, daughters of her son James, the latter being named as the executor of the will. Children of John and Mary (Cochrane) McClanahan: I. John McLanahan. He is said to have married Miss Agnew. II. James McLanahan, born 5 October, 1735: died 17 April, 1823.
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