McA/I/Ninch in the Published Pennsylvania State Archives (continued)


McAnitch (sic, in book) (no first name), Rye Township, Cumberland Co., (Acres) "100"


(Horses) "2" (Cattle) "0" (3rd Series, Vol.20, p.752, Cumberland Co. 1785) [Note 2019]

[Rye Township created 1766, from Tyrone Township (established 1754); this land now

 in present-day Perry County, which was created in 1820, set off from Cumberland Co.].


McNinch, Archd [Archibald], Westmoreland County Rangers, same man, 2 payroll lists:


a. “Received from the State of Pennsylvania. By the hand of John Wilkins Ju’r [sic]

    the amount [a]nnexed to my name, being in full for the pay due me for the service

    of my rifle in the troops commanded by Captain Sloan, Year 1794.”

    [added at end of list] “And. McNinch March 19 [1794] 2 [dollars]”, [pg. 629], and

b. "a pay roll of the Westmoreland County Rangers under the command of Captain

    John Sloan’s company at Plum Creek and other stations, 1794 . . . April 1st, 1794.

    Time of discharge Dec’r 6th, 1794." "Archd. McNinch Private 54 (dollars) 59 (cents)"

(6th Series, Vol. 5, page 629 and 795, in the section “Pennsylvania Militia 1790-1800”).

[Westmoreland Co. created 1773, set off from Bedford, whose parent was Cumberland].


McAnish, John, taxed on 99 acres, Armstrong Co., April 12, 1838 [no township listed]


(3rd Series, Vol.26 pg.654, Armstrong County 1801-1884), [this is believed to be John

McAninch of Sugar Creek Twp., pioneer in Armstrong Co., born ca.1760, Ireland;

Armstrong Co. created 1800, from parts of Allegheny, Lycoming, and Westmoreland]


McNinch, John, xs.[sic, xs?] Indiana Co., 99 acres, Warrantees of Land, Apr. 12, 1838


(3rd Series, Vol. 26 pg. 672, Indiana County 1805-1894, Warrantees of Land). [Indiana

created 1803, from parts of Lycoming and Westmoreland; Armstrong borders Indiana

on the west, so, could be the same John McAninch? (same tract size, exact same date)?].


McAninah, Alex. Ex.[Executor(s)?], Huntingdon County, 75 acres, Jan. 28, 1845


[no township listed] (Third Series, Vol. 25, pg. 745, Huntingdon County 1787-1889).

[Huntingdon County created 1787, from Bedford (originally part of Cumberland Co.);

most of orig. Dublin Township, Cumberland Co., now in present-day Huntingdon Co.].


The Townships of Mother Cumberland, including Bedford, Blair, Centre, Cumberland,

Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry Counties, Pennsylvania; 1943,

by Raymond M. Bell, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania.

[Note 2019] actual microfilmed 1779, 1785 tax records reported in MFHN v.XXVII n.1 June 2019

McA/I/Ninch in the First Census of the United States

First Census of the United States, Pennsylvania, 1790, lists two McAninch’s and 2 McNinch’s:


McAninch, Daniel 3-1-4-0-0, Washington Township

Westmoreland County (page 268)

  3 Free white males, 16 years and above (inc. Daniel)

1 Free white males under 16 years

  4 Free white females (wife and 3 daughters?)

0 No other free persons, 0 no slaves


McAninch, John 1-1-3-0-0; in Derry Township,

Westmoreland County (page 260)

  1 Free white males, 16 years and upward (i.e. John)

1 Free white males under 16 years

  3 Free white females (wife and 2 daughters?)

0 No other free persons, 0 no slaves


McNinch, John 1-2-2-0-0, City of Philadelphia

occupation listed “Weaver” (p.224)


McNinch, Patrick 1-6-3-0-0, Northumberland Co.

(not returned by townships; p.187)

McAninch Family History Newsletter  Vol. IV, No. 1

February 1996, page 1996-04

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