Ohio: 1879 – Obituary:


“On Thursday, Oct. 9th, 1879, near North Woodbury, William McAninch, an old and esteemed

citizen, died at his residence, aged 78 years, 2 months and 4 days. He was born in Huntingdon

County, Pennsylvania, Aug 5th, 1801, was united in marriage with Mary Ann Werts, in 1832,

removed to Ohio in 1836, and for the last 43 years has been a resident of Ohio. He leaves a wife,

one son, and a large circle of friends to mourn his death.” “Morrow County Sentinel”, Oct. 23, 1879,

pg. 3; copy in possession of Dr. Richard M. Cochran, Big Rapids, Michigan.


The 1832 marriage was probably in Pennsylvania, since the obit says they moved to Ohio in 1836.

William and Mary had a son, William H., b. 22 Mar. 1840, Chesterville, Morrow Co., Ohio, who

married Aurelia Ellen Dewitt, 8 Jan. 1863, Mt. Gilead, Morrow Co. The 1840 Census [McKeen.

Twp., Licking Co., OH, p.297 (M704 Roll 408)] also shows 1 female under 5 [poss. died young?]


In the 1830’s, two McAninch brothers married McLain girls in Franklin County, Pennsylvania –

“Jas. McAninch  to  Barbara McLean  1830”, and “Jno. McAninch  to  Miss McClean  1833”

[“Marriage Records of 1802-1855”, by Rev. A. A. McGinley, D.D., in the Appendix, p. 92-97 of

History of Path Valley Presbyterian Churches, Rev. D. I. Kamp and Rev. J. Warren Kauffman,

1916, Repository Press, Chambersburg, Penn.]. This William H. McAninch may be another brother

in the same family [“Family Record, by Hazel M. Houser”, “Property of Alice M. Quay”].


Ohio: 1879 – “Blair-North Fork Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Morrow County, Ohio”

“McANINCH, Wm., d. 9 Oct. 1879 - 78y 2m 4d” [last line on page 9]

and “River Cliff Cemetery, Gilead Township, Morrow County, Ohio,

Section 13 - West to East - Inside Cemetery Road, Row 1”

[3rd line] “McANINCH, Aurelia Ellen, b. Feb. 28, 184_ - d. Apr. 29, 1890” [“4_” sic, b.1844]

[4th line] “McANINCH Family Monument” [page 218], from a book of cemetery records from

Morrow County, Ohio, copies sent in by Nancy Emery, Spokane, Washington.


Questions: Are other family members buried there? Any more info about ‘Family Monument’?


Pennsylvania: 1875 -- H. H. McAninch / Tombstone of the Month Collection / The Cemeteries --

“H. H. McAninch was an early settler of Beaver Township, Jefferson County, having come from

Dauphin County, PA. He settled on land near Ohl and established a home for his family. Shortly

thereafter he was joined by his brother, William McAninch and his family, who moved to Jefferson

County from Armstrong County. H. H. McAninch died May 15, 1875, aged 56 years, 1 month, and

5 days, and is buried in the family grave yard on the McAninch homestead in Beaver Township.”

<http://www.tombstonehopper.com/html/sept2001.html> Copyright 2002, The Tombstone Hopper,

Jefferson County, PA. Patricia Steele, 10 Cherry St., Brookville, PA 15825; harrypat@alltel.net


Pennsylvania: 1880 -- United States Census, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania:


Wm. Talbot




Furnishings Store

F: Ireland, M: Ireland

Esther Talbot




Keeping House

F: Ireland, M: Ireland

William Talbot




At School

F: Ireland, M: Ireland

Robert J. Talbot





F: Ireland, M: Ireland

Alice McAninch





F: Ireland, M: Ireland










[NARA T9-Roll 1176 pg.320 ‘B’ (FHL film 1,255,176)]




Found by Beverly Osman Morris, Rio Vista, California


McAninch Family History NL, v.X.n.2  April 2002  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 2002-11


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