Pennsylvania: 1742-1790


Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1790, by John B. Linn, Genealogical Publishing Company –

No McA/I/Ninch, nothing remotely close


Before the American Revolution, in the Province of Pennsylvania, marriage licenses were issued

from the Office of the Provincial Secretary, those listed in this work dating from 1742. All 10,000

marriages are based on public records as opposed to church records.


Pennsylvania: 1837, Philadelphia








James McAninch

Place of Origin:

Great Britain and Ireland


Declaration of Intent:

Oct 07, 1837

Quarter Sessions Court


Oath of Allegiance:

Oct 09, 1843

Pennsylvania Supreme Court






Index Records of Alien Declarations of Intent or Oaths of Allegiance, 1789-1890,


Philadelphia, Vol. 7, letter M – “McAninch, James, Philadelphia”; and


Philadelphia Naturalization Records, by P. William Filby, pub. Detroit, Michigan,


Gale Research Co., 1982.


Pennsylvania: 1865, Jefferson County


“Samuel A. Gordon was married September 21, 1865, to Matilda McAninch, daughter of

George and Mary (Hetrick) McAninch, the former of whom was a farmer and lumberman.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon had but one child, William . . .”


Other extracts from the article offer additional information about Samuel A. Gordon --

“He was born in New York state, September 8, 1843”, “May 20, 1861, when but seventeen

years of age, he enlisted in Co. K, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves”, “He was wounded in the

stomach at the battle of North Anna, Virginia, and was honorably discharged at Pittsburgh,

June 14, 1864”, “After the war he engaged in the lumbering business in Jefferson county,

Pennsylvania”, and he married Matilda McAninch on 21 Sept. 1865, in Jefferson County.

“It was in 1870 that he came to Wright county [Minnesota] and bought 200 acres of land

in section 27, Corinna township”, and he “died in Corinna township February 8, 1914”.




History of Wright County, Minnesota, by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, Vol. I,


published Chicago, H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1915; pg. 356-357



McAninch Family History NL v.XVI n.3 / July 2008 / Copyright Frank McAninch / page 2008-19


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