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James [Cockran] McClanahan

Male 1735 - 1823  (88 years)


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  • Name James [Cockran] McClanahan 
    Born 1735  Greencastle, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1823  Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19122  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2017 

    Father James McClanahan,   b. Bef 1710, Antrim, Ulster Province, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1777, Octorara Ck. Cumberland-Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F7086  Group Sheet

    Family Isabella Craig,   b. 2 Feb 1742, Greencastle, Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1819, Greencastle, Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [1, 2
    Married 11 May 1761  Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Children of James McClanahan and Isabella Craig:
      James McClanahan1763 - 1844
      John McClanahan1764 - 1797
      Robert McClanahan1766 -
      Margaret McClanahan1768 -
      Mary McClanahan1771 - 1848
      William McClanahan1773 - 1833
      Samuel McClanahan1775 -
      Joseph McClanahan1780 -
      Isabella McClanahan1780 -
      Rebecca McClanahan1783 -
      Sarah McClanahan1787 - 1842
    Children 
    +1. James [Craig] McClanahan,   b. 10 Jan 1763, Greencastle, Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F7090  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:James_McClanahan_%2811%29.
      JAMES McLANAHAN, son of James and Mary (Cochrane) McLanahan, was born in Greencastle Pennsylvania, 5 October 1735, and died at Greencastle, Franklin County, PA, 17 Apr 1823. In 1763 he built a house on a portion of his father?s plantation, and there resided. The house is sill standing. He was a Revolutionary soldier, entering the service as a private in Captain John Jack?s Company of Militia regiment commanded by Colonel Abram Smith, 11 September, 1777. (Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, XXIV, 615, 625.) He was a prosperous farmer, and a large land owner. During the lifetime of his father, he visited Ireland. He married Isabella Craig, who is said to have been a daughter of James Craig of Cecil County, Maryland. Mr. McLanahan was buried in what is known as the Old White Church Cemetery, but his remains were removed to Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. His will, dated 23 October, 1822, was proved 21 April, 1823, and disposed of a large estate. He married Isabella Craig, 11 May, 1761. She was born 2 February, 1743, and died 16 September, 1819. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Reverend Samuel Finley, President of Princeton College. Children of James McLanahan by his wife Isabella Craig, all born at Greencastle, Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania: I. James McLanahan, born 10 January, 1763: died in Baltimore 1844. Married Elizabeth Boggs. II. John McLanahan, born 5 November, 1764; died 4 September, 1797: married, Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel Thomas Johnston. She was born in 1771, and died, 2 July, 1829. III. Robert McLanahan, born 6 December, 1766; married, Miss Dunlap. IV. Margaret McLanahan, born 4 December, 1768; married, Thomas Brown. V. Mary McLanahan, born 16 December, 1771; married, James Allison VI. William McLanahan, born 25 Apr 1773; died 27 Dec 1833; married, Mary Potter Gregg, daughter of Hon. Andrew Gregg. VII. Samuel McLanahan, born 11 September, 1775; married, Margaret, daughter of Colonel John Allison. From them descends the Reverend Samuel McLanahan, born in Greencastle on 12 February, 1853; died 3 Nov 1912, aged 59 years. He lived in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Married I: Mary Imbrie Married II: Mary Minor, daughter of the late Mary Minor & Bishop James Allen Latine Children: 5 sons I. James Craig II. Allen III. Sherirart Kennedy IV. John Davison V. Samuel Jr. VIII. Joseph McLanahan, born 11 September, 1780; married, Elizabeth Gordon. IX. Isabella McLanahan, born 11 Sep 1780; married Captain Johnston, of Hancock, Maryland. X. Rebekah McLanahan, born 2 January, 1783; married her cousin, John McLanahan, Jr., son of John McLanahan. XI Sarah McLanahan, born 26, 1787; died 10 June 1842 aged 55; married the Reverend Doctor McElroy, of New York. He died 27 Dec 1833, aged 61.

    2. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:James_McClanahan_%289%29.
      Name James McClanahan
      Gender Male
      Birth Abt. 1719
      Death Bef. 07 Jul 1761, Lunenburg County, Virginia
      http://kinnexions.com/smlawson/mcclanah.htm

      James McClanahan - d. 1760, Botetourt Co., VA . Although his will begins,"I, James McClanahan, late of Lunenburg Co., Virginia...," no evidence has been found placing him in that county. Conjecture is that he may have had some non-physical, or social, connection to the Lunenburg County. James received a portion of land from his brother John, which John purchased in May 1750 from Benjamin BORDEN. Immigrated from Scotland (possibly via County Antrim, Ulster), settling finally in Botetourt Co., VA by 1750. James' will of Oct. 20, 1759, recorded May 6, 1760 [Probate Records, Lunenburg Co., VA, Book 1, page 322], bequeaths six cows, "to be evenly divided among the children of my brother John," and names Samuel and William and sons of brother David. No record of a wife or children has been found for James.

      - Note: since Botetourt County was not established until 1769, he obviously could not have died there in 1760. He likely either died in Lunenburg or Augusta Co., (the predecessor county of Botetourt), where the McClanahan family had migrated.
      James McClanahanAbt 1719 - Bef 1761
      Isabella McClanahan1723 -
      John McClanahanABT 1724 - bef 1759
      Elizabeth McClahahanAbt 1725 -
      David McClanahanABT 1726 -
      This researcher does not find evidence to support this family. James m. Isabella Craig; not reasonable for his sister to have been named Isabella.