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1st Generation In America McCURDY: James McCURDY



1. James McCURDY1,2,3
Birth: 1706, Ireland4
Death: After March 5, before May 2, 1770, Salisbury Tsp, Lancaster, Penna  [Will written May 5, proved May 2, 1770, Salisbury Tsp]
Will Info James McCURDY: Immigration: James McCurdy and his wife emmigrated together.  Bound for Philadelphia, it is said that bad luck forced their arrival at the James River.  From their arrival point, the family went north  to their original intended destination in Penna. I have not found record of the ship upon which he came, neither the exact year of his arrival. Mellon stated he   žCame to America About 1720. Settled in Salisbury Twp, Lancaster Co, Pa.Ó 38while Blanchard wrote he "came to America about 1726. He first located on the James River, Vt [editorial note: James River is not in Vermont] but later, 1731, moved to Pennsylvania"38  [it is further said by some that  the boat turned quick about from the James River, and then went on to the Elk River45. after which the family went on to Lancaster County, Penna  ] Father: Daniel of Ahoghill McCURDY
Mother: Margaret LAUGHLIN
[Her father is not known but She appears to be related to her son Pathrick's  wife Mary Margaret Laughlin as Pathrick and his wife were "cousins" according to contemporaneous extant  letters. Whether this was first degree cousinship or not is not known but allows for further research on her ascendancy]
NOTES on Ascendancy of James McCurdy in which former direct ascendancy to John Turk McCurdy is rebutted and ascendancy to John's brother  Daniel is gained, yielding the  STEWART ascendancy to the ancient royals of Scotland gained through Daniel's marriage.

Spouse: Polly  COOKE9,1 Emmigrated with her husband, see Notes on Immigration , above. Nothing further is known of her or her ascendancy.
Marr: In Ireland10
 


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NOTES ON ASCENDANCY for James McCURDY:
The previous ascendancy of James McCURDY to John Turk McCURDY (A younger brother of Daniel of Ahoghill McCURDY] was substantiated in part by work by Rachel H.L. Mellon in 190337, to which D M Swope, in compiling  genealogy, referred and as such it was in our family notes. H. Percy Blanchard , a McCURDY geneologist publishing in the 1930s, himself perpetuated this lineage but  in later work  retracted it, naming Daniel McCurdy [brother to John Turk McCurdy]  as JamesŪ father in his subsequent writings38. It is through the later work of Blanchard that we learn of ascendancy through Daniel, James' father, to Patrick (Petheric of the Cairn). Through PatrickŪs (Petheric of the Cairn) marriage to Margaret STEWART we garner the STEWART royals of her previous generations, rising  directly to  Robert II Stewart of Scotland, first Stewart King in liason with Moira LEITCH, to whom that King  was not married.

This Information on James McCURDY's father as Daniel of Ahoghill McCURDY  is further [ and  most convincingly of ALL sources] solidified by the 1810 letter of Mary McCurdy  from Raithlin, Ireland  and to her Brother John then residing the Guinea Coast of Africa. In it she details the family, stating much of her information on the previous generations came from "grandfather's brother Neil, yet alive at 81" This then living 81 year old Neil McCURDY was Grandson of Daniel  of Ahoghill McCURDY, and so the  nephew of our James McCURDY under discussion. This then falls in the arena of "Living History" and is then more trustworthy than the secondary source of Blanchard. In part  the letter reads: "...[Neil's] father, Pethrick, was the eldest of six children: Pethrick, Daniel, Neil, Margaret, James and Cecelia. James married Polly Cook and went to America about 50 years ago. Uncle Neil says his grandfather was Daniel, the youngest of five brothers: James, David, William, John and Daniel. All these had children but William. David's children were girls. Daniel died in 1747 at the age of 70 years. His wife's name was Margaret Laughlin. Daniel's father's name was Pathrick, one of the five brothers who were refugees from Scotland. .....ž [This last Pathrick of her letter is AKA Patrick (Petheric of the Cairn).

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About James McCURDY, his wife and Children [Great Great Grandson's Text written 1892-caveat emptor]
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Notes on Immigration Date for James McCURDY and wife Polly COOKE:
Sources (including written notes of D M  Swope)  site MellonŪs THE LARIMER, MCMASTERS AND ALLIED FAMILIES by Rachel H.L. Mellon published  1903,6 [predating the 1930 Blanchard entry  from which the emmigration of 1726 is taken, and where Mellon's ascendancy as presented is rebutted ] stating James McCurdy arrived to America from Rathlin Island in 1720. This appears echoed in the following text from the National Genealogy Society Quarterly, which clearly sites Mellon in the following: " Five McCurdy bros emig c 1666 from Isle of Bte, Scotland to Londonderry Ireland. Dsc James (1689-1771) emig to Lancaster Co c 1720. Some dsc from presb congregation of Rock Cr eek mig to OH (Clifford N Smith in National Genealogy Society Quarterly, v.  58, # 4, 269 (1970), (Larimer et all Genealogy by Rachel H L Mallon, 1903), (AHS)
Mayer-McCurdy entry in Monocacy and Catoctin, Vol. 2, European Origins of Settlers, Page 77 and 78"  found in Genforum Library.
To confuse matters, a letter written by Mary McCurdy of Rathlin, Ireland in 1810 to her brother John, then residing on the Guinea Coast of Africa and describing events as told to  her by her  Grandfather McCurdyŪs brother  Neil, then 81 and žyet aliveÓ , states that žJames married Polly Cooke and went to America about 50 years agoÓ.7  This comment on  'fifty years previous' brings us to a date of 1760 , far post dating the findings of Blanchard of this couple's emmigration 1720. Much work on the McCurdys was done in the early 1900s, and relied on the imperfect recollections of then living descendants. Much confusion in the McCurdy lines is evident in these correspondances, although they hold great value for research purposes. Although Mary's reported dates of James' emmigration are not correct, her geneological information in the letter itself falls into "Living Memory" relevant to her Uncle Neil and can not be so easily discounted as the date of James' emmigration.
Blanchard, who presents a ca. 1726 immigration states:
"James, the fourth child of Daniel and Margaret (Laughlin) McCurdy, was born in 1706. In 'Historical
Genealogy"' p. 73, he is erroneously spoken of as son of John.   He married Polly Cook, and came to America about 1726. He first located on the James River, Vt [editorial note: sic,..the James River runs south of Penna ] .but later, 1731, moved to Pennsylvania."
 Reference: "The Ancestral McCurdys" by H. Percy Blanchard. The Covenant Publishing Co., London, 1930, p. x (chart four),
p. 39.
Some researchers report that the boat first  went to the James River, from which it turned about and then went on to the Elk River 45.and from this point the family countinued to Lancaster County, Penna.
In the Adams County Historical Society folder on the McCurdys (from info compiled by several researchers nationwide) it is stated James lived 1690--1771 (source sites Mellon).

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LINKS relevant to  Scots Irish Immigration:

Pedigrees and People of the UK; Immigration Lists
Gateway To Searchable Online Passenger Lists
IrelandGenWeb Passenger Lists Arranged by Century and Destination "This list is as complete as possible for passenger lists that deal specifically with Ireland emigrants. It is arranged by year and destination (Australia, Canada and New Zealand at the bottom)."
18th Century Transformations [growth, immigration, demographics]
Our Scotch-Irish Heritage [the derivation of the term Scots Irish is nicely discussed here]
Scotch-Irish Immigrants by Walter H. Berg, Jr. [gives a nice history of the people and cause of migration ]
The Scots Irish Migration
The Scots/Irish Immigration of the 1700s
Scots Irish Immigration
The Ulster Scotch-Irish in America  "Their History, Traits, Institutions and Influences, Especially as Illustrated in the Early Settlers of Western Pennsylvania and their Descendants"  by John Walker Dinsmore.  The writer appears to have a grandparent suffering Indian "invasion" in 1784. This is part of a page appearing rt dedicated to the erradication of Sein Fein, and advancing  the Ulster Protestants.
Colonial Scots Immigrants: Scots Irish Foundation. "
 "The Scotch-Irish Foundation (PO Box 181, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010) was established as a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation in 1949, specifically to collect records relating to the Scots-Irish and to preserve their history. They collect published books, family histories, letters, journals, and other records relating to Scots-Irish immigration and settlement in America. Upon entrance, each member contributes a "Family Registration" form detailing information on his or her Scots-Irish ancestors. Membership in the foundation costs $10.00, after which there are no annual dues"
Scots Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America; Excerpts from the book by Charles Knowles Bolton.
To Serve Faithfully and Well:› Labor and Indentured Servants in Pennsylvania: 1682-;  Salinger, Sharon V.› Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, Inc. 2000.  "This book cannot be described as a žmustÓ for the genealogistŪs book shelf, but it does provide a serious economic survey of indentured servitude in Pennsylvania.› Anyone researching the Pennsylvania colony will benefit hugely from this detailed study of this rather unique institution.› The author has applied some sophisticated statistical techniques in her study"
David Cahill, The Cambridge History of the English Language
The 6 nations; Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth
A Chronology of American History
 

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About James McCURDY [Great Great Grandson's Text written 1892-caveat emptor ]:

žJames (99) McCurdy had four children, viz: Archibald (94), James, Hugh (95) and Robert (96). He never removed from Lancaster County, but died there about 1765. Of the above named sons of James McCurdy, Archibald, the oldest remained in Lancaster County, in possession of the homestead, and is the ancestor of the Virginia branch. Hugh and James went to Franklin County, Penn., where some of their descendants still reside; and Robert, my great grandfather went to Adams County, Pa. The latter had three sons, via: William (4) - my grandfather (who was elected over Thaddeus Stevens to the legislature, Robert (4) and James (4). Robert went to Ohio, and I know nothing of his descendants. James died, leaving one son who settled in New Albany, Indiana, and William remained in possession of his father's farm in this, Adams County. He married Nancy King, and had two sons: John King (5), a physician, whose daughter still resides in Reading, Pa., as Robert (5), my father, who died in 1885. I can only bring my own claim of title to this end, and I regret that I have not complete data at hand concerning the sons of Archibald, James and Hugh; but I suppose it is not possible to obtain them. There may be some information to be had, in Virginia, concerning Archibald's descendants, which can be added to this paper.
Gettysburg, Penn.
January 30th, 1888." Chas. M. McCurdy."39


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1.1 Archibald McCURDY11,2

Death: 1795, Lancaster Co, PA. Caveat Emptor: This Info is according To ResearcherŪs Notations Adams Co, Hist Society Unsourced to primary reference . The death date also appears in an unsourced McCurdy Post: Notations in the McCurdy file at the Adams County Historical SOciety show Mary married Thompson as a will entry in RobertŪs will, and to HIS grandson.  One of these must be wrong. Who was MaryŪs father?
Burial: "old Pegun Church-yard in Lancaster county".12 [Must mean Pequea Presbyterian Church Cemetery  where William Brisben is also buried]
Spouse: Hannah WATSON9,13
Children: Blanchard calls this Archibald McCURDY the  "Father of the Virginia Branch "9 H. Percy Blanchard, "The Ancestral McCurdys", The Covenant Publishing Co., London, 1930, p. X (chart four); page 30, p. X (chart four); page 30.

Chas. M. McCurdy wrote January 30th, 1888:
"James (99) McCurdy had four children, viz: Archibald (94), James, Hugh (95) and Robert (96). He never removed from Lancaster county, but died there about 1765. Of the above named sons of James McCurdy, Archibald, the oldest remained in Lancaster county, in possession of the homestead, and is the ancestor of the Virginia branch. Hugh and James went to Franklin county, Penn., where some of their descendants still reside; and Robert, my great grandfather went to Adams county, Pa. The latter had three sons, via: William (4) - my grandfather (who was elected over Thaddens Stevens to the legislature . . . . ) Robert (4) and James (4). Robert went to Ohio, and I know nothing of his descendants. James died, leaving one son who settled in New Albany, Indiana, and William remained in possession of his father's farm in this, Adams County. He married Nancy King, and had two sons: John King (5), a physician, whose daughter still resides in Reading, Pa., as Robert (5), my father, who died in 1885. I can only bring my own claim of title to this end, and I regret that I have not complete data at hand concerning the sons of Archibald, James and Hugh; but I suppose it is not possible to obtain them. There may be some information to be had, in Virginia, concerning Archibald's descendants, which can be added to this paper . . . . "
Gettysburg, Penn.
January 30th, 1888. Chas. M. McCurdy."39

Eleanor McCurdy wrote February 7th, 1888:
"Archibald (94), the oldest son of James (99) McCurdy, the first emigrant, was my great grandfather. He married Hanna Watson, and left three sons and one daughter; died in 1793, and he and his wife are buried in the old Pegun Church-yard in Lancaster county. His son Archibald remained in possession of the homestead in said county. His survivors were all daughters. John Adams (4) removed to Virginia in 1840, where he purchased land. His sons were James Brisben (5) and Franklin (5); neither of them married. James inherited his father's Virginia home, and died in 1863. Franklin died in Mexico. Two sisters survived them but are now dead. James Watson (4), my grandfather, married Agnes Waggoner, and came to Virginia in 1813. Mary (4), the sister, married a Mr. Thompson, and some of her descendants are living in Huntington, Pa. My grandfather had four sons and one daughter, of the sons, William (5), the oldest, went early in life to Missouri, and left one son, James Watson (6), the only male representative of this branch of the family. James (5) who went with the first gold-mining company from this state to California, died there in 1850. James Watson (5), my father, remained in Jefferson Co., and died in 1881. The youngest son, Charles W., inherited the family home, 'Mountain View" (now owned by his daughter Elizabeth McCurdy Mathias); he died in 1871; and Elizabeth (5), who married Major I. Harrison Kelly of Fredericksburg, Va., and died in 1883.
"Eleanor McCurdy
February 7th, 1888." 39, 13

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1.2 James McCURDY15,2



Spouse: NN7
Married: Franklin County, Pennsylvania7
Went to Franklin Co., Penna9 From Hist. Geneology McCurdy family, and without citations, based on family data,  it appearsžJames McCurdy, the second son of James and Polly was married in Franklin County, Pennsylvania and his son, Elder James, married Mary Brown and they had five children.... ž7
Children: History of Franklin Co., PA presents this flawed ascendancy in bio of a "descendant" with only cryptic reference to this James as a grandfather highlighted below:
"Maj. James McCurdy, farmer, P. O. Willow Hill, was born in this township on the farm he now owns, December 4, 1807.› His great-grandfather, Arthur McCurdy  [sic] , a Scotchman by birth, moved from the land of his nativity to County Antrim, Ireland, and immigrated to America prior to the Revolution.› He settled in Pennsylvania, and from him are descended four of the name: John, James, Robert and Hugh [sic] › James and Hugh settled in this county, John in Virginia, and Robert in Adams County, Penn.› The subject of this sketch is of the third generation in America of the same name, James being the name of his father as well as that of his grandsire.› His father was born in this township in 1770, and married Mary Brown, a daughter of Allen Brown.› He died in 1822 aged fifty-two years.› The following are the names of his children: Anna, Margaret, James, Jane and Stephen O., all of whom reared families.› Stephen O. located in Fannettsburg, this county; Anna married John Alexander; Margaret married James Rankin, and settled in Clarion County, and Jane married John Casey.› James, our subject, located on the homestead, where he has remained up to the present writing, having engaged in farming.› He married Elizabeth Klippinger, daughter of Anthony and Mary (Hess) Klippinger.› For several years Maj. James McCurdy was employed in the mill which his grandfather built, and afterward engaged in farming.› During the days of militia and general training he held important positions in the State militia, was brigade inspector of the Second Brigade of the Eleventh Division of Pennsylvania Militia.› Five children have been born to him: Margaret, wife of John Wolf of Fannett township, this county; Stephen O., Anthony K., Elizabeth and Mary, wives of David and A. S. Flickinger, respectively.› Anthony K. and Stephen served in the civil war, returned home unscathed, and are now residents of the township.› Mr. McCurdy has for many years been identified with the Presbyterian Church, and is an official member of the same, as was his father before him.› In politics he is a Republican. ž16
 

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1.3 Hugh McCURDY15



Mellon reports that he Went to Franklin Co., Penna, as does Blanchard 9 and Historical Geneology of the McCURDY Family indicates he died there unmarried 15 as does D E McCURDY, who wrote: žHugh McCurdy, the third son of James and Polly died unmarried in Franklin County, Pa. ž17
Notations in the Adams Co., Historical Society for this Hugh show that he and brother James lived in Franklin or Cumberland Counties, but these entries are unsourced from a McCurdy researcher writing to the society.
However, encountered on online trees is reference  to a wife Jean or Jane COOKE, and it is at the webtree of Larry and Kathy McCurdy in the Ancestry.com tree entries 45 that much detail can be found on a Hugh of Franklin County, twice married, first to Jean "Jane" COOKE with 6 children shown of union and 2nd to Catharine Surname Unknown,  with  1 child of that union. This tree includes census records, and his will. They source their ascendancy of this Hugh to Mellon's entry in her 1903  THE LARIMER, MCMASTERS AND ALLIED FAMILIES stating "Hugh went to Franklin Co., Penna"

According to Larry and Kathy McCurdy [at the webtree of Larry and Kathy McCurdy in the Ancestry.com tree entries]  Hugh's marriages and children are:
1st Spouse: Jean žJaneÓ COOKE

Marr: about 1761, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Children:


2nd Spouse: Catharine

Marr: abt 1801  Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Children:


Hugh's will, census and data entires as presented by Larry and Kathy McCurdy can be viewed at their site.

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1.4 Robert McCURDY [Patriot] [See link for much more detail which continues this the writer's direct line]



Birth: 1736, Salisbury Lancaster CO, Penna
Death: 8 May 1810, At His Farm, Cumberland Twp. ,Adams County, Penna
Resided: Leacock, Lancaster County, and York [now Adams County] in lands pertaining to the Manor of Maske dispute
Spouse: Ann CREIGHTON33,6,34 Marr: 31 Mar 1761, By Rector (Thomas Barton) St James Parish, Lancaster Co, Pa

Children detailed at Robert McCurdy and Ann Creighton's own page are also presented here for ease of reference. Much more information on each is available through this Children Link:

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Sources for  this page : James McCURDY married Polly COOKE and Children

1.letter written by Mary McCurdy of Rathlin, Ireland in 1810 to her brother John, then residing on the Guinea Coast of Africa and quoting her Grandfather McCurdyŪs brother  Neil, then 81. Letter is  found in  HISTORICAL GENEALOGY OF THE McCURDY FAMILY, compiled prior to 1917 and published by the author. Work is Compiled letters unverified by hard data, Written and compiled by D. E. McCurdy Copied by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend, Lubec, Maine 1994, and found at URL  http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html
2. H. Percy Blanchard, "The Ancestral McCurdys", The Covenant Publishing Co., London, 1930, p. X (chart four); page 30.
3. Entry written by Charles McCurdy 1888 and found in H Percy Blanchard žthe Ancestral McCurdyŪs, The Covenant Publishing Co., London, 1930. Reads:
ž"James (99) McCurdy had four children, viz: Archibald (94), James, Hugh (95) and Robert (96). He never removed from Lancaster county, but died there about 1765. Of the above named sons of James McCurdy, Archibald, the oldest remained in Lancaster county, in possession of the homestead, and is the ancestor of the Virginia branch. Hugh and James went to Franklin county, Penn., where some of their descendants still reside; and Robert, my great grandfather went to Adams county, Pa. The latter had three sons, via: William (4) - my grandfather (who was elected over Thaddens Stevens to the legislature . . . . ) Robert (4) and James (4). Robert went to Ohio, and I know nothing of his descendants. James died, leaving one son who settled in New Albany, Indiana, and William remained in possession of his father's farm in this, Adams County. He married Nancy King, and had two sons: John King (5), a physician, whose daughter still resides in Reading, Pa., as Robert (5), my father, who died in 1885. I can only bring my own claim of title to this end, and I regret that I have not complete data at hand concerning the sons of Archibald, James and Hugh; but I suppose it is not possible to obtain them. There may be some information to be had, in Virginia, concerning Archibald's descendants, which can be added to this paper . . . .
›Gettysburg, Penn.
January 30th, 1888.
Chas. M. McCurdy."
URL http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pattianne/history/Father of the Virgina Branch9 p. X (chart four); page 30.
4. H. Percy Blanchard, "The Ancestral McCurdys", The Covenant Publishing Co., London, 1930, p. X (chart four); page 30, p.X (chart four) page 30.
5. žRootsweb McCurdy-L     McCurdy's of Lancaster and Franklin Co,Ó Thu, 18 Jun 1998 01:35:48, Jennifer E. Whiteford, Rootsweb  McCurdy-L  (mailing lists),Subject: James McCurdy of Lancaster Co., PA. http://searches2.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/textindices/M/McCURDY+1998+305584046+F, 092000, jenbooks@bellatlantic.net,
6. Mellon, Rachel Hughey Larimer , b. 1847 (Main Author), The Larimers, McAllisters and Allied Families, 1903, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. FHL US/CAN Film, Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : LDS Centers, 847634.
7. HISTORICAL GENEALOGY OF THE McCURDY FAMILY, compiled prior to 1917 and published by the author., Work is Compiled letters of then living descendants, unverified by hard data, Written and compiled by D. E. McCurdy Copied by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend, Lubec, Maine 1994, http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html.
8. H. Percy Blanchard, ž" The Ancestral McCurdys"   CHAPTER IX   The sons of Petheric, " The Refugee",Ó http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?Welcome=1010208269.
9. H. Percy Blanchard, "The Ancestral McCurdys", The Covenant Publishing Co., London, 1930, p. X (chart four); page 30, p. X (chart four); page 30.
10. Letter from Mary McCurdy written 1810 and describing family history provided by her Great Uncle Neil. In it she says that žJames McCurdy married Polly Cooke and went to AmericaÓ. This infers that the marriage took place in Ireland. This letter appears in HISTORICAL GENEALOGY OF THE McCURDY FAMILY, compiled prior to 1917 and published by the author., Work is Compiled letters unverified by hard data, Written and compiled by D. E. McCurdy Copied by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend, Lubec, Maine 1994. URL: http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html,
11. Entry written by Charles McCurdy 1888 and found in H Percy Blanchard žthe Ancestral McCurdyŪs. Reads:
ž"James (99) McCurdy had four children, viz: Archibald (94), James, Hugh (95) and Robert (96). He never removed from Lancaster county, but died there about 1765. Of the above named sons of James McCurdy, Archibald, the oldest remained in Lancaster county, in possession of the homestead, and is the ancestor of the Virginia branch. Hugh and James went to Franklin county, Penn., where some of their descendants still reside; and Robert, my great grandfather went to Adams county, Pa. The latter had three sons, via: William (4) - my grandfather (who was elected over Thaddens Stevens to the legislature . . . . ) Robert (4) and James (4). Robert went to Ohio, and I know nothing of his descendants. James died, leaving one son who settled in New Albany, Indiana, and William remained in possession of his father's farm in this, Adams County. He married Nancy King, and had two sons: John King (5), a physician, whose daughter still resides in Reading, Pa., as Robert (5), my father, who died in 1885. I can only bring my own claim of title to this end, and I regret that I have not complete data at hand concerning the sons of Archibald, James and Hugh; but I suppose it is not possible to obtain them. There may be some information to be had, in Virginia, concerning Archibald's descendants, which can be added to this paper . . . . "

"Gettysburg, Penn.
January 30th, 1888." Chas. M. McCurdy."
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pattianne/history/Father of the Virgina Branch9 p. X (chart four); page 30.
12. Entry from "Eleanor McCurdy" February 7th, 1888.
This is a collection of family letters pertaining to the correspondant's  geneology, many dated from close of 19th Century, Compiled and Written by Edward Elbridge Salisbury and Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury New Haven, Connecticut›, Copyrighted and Privately Printed in 1892, Edited and Updated regularly by Patti Anne McCurdy, Ottawa, Ontario, 1998. URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pattianne/history/,
13. Ibid.
15. DESCENDANTS OF JAMES MC CURDY found in HISTORICAL GENEALOGY OF THE McCURDY FAMILY, compiled prior to 1917 and published by the author., Work is Compiled letters unverified by hard data, Written and compiled by D. E. McCurdy Copied by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend, Lubec, Maine 1994.  URL http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html
16. "History of Franklin Co., PA", Found on line at URL  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jwroots1/mcc8.html.
17. A concise history of John McCurdy of Ballyconnell and of Patrick McCurdy of Rathlin, Ireland and their descendants, including a history of their ancestry to Gilcrist Makuredy, a Scottish Chief, and to Robert II, King of Scotland., Written and compiled by D. E. McCurdy Copied by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend, Lubec, Maine 1994, This book was compiled prior to 1917 and published by the author. Submitter states žThere are a great many errors in the book so be waryÓ. URL  http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html.
18. John Watt, viewed 092200, McCurdyL@Rootsweb, kiwi@whidbey.net. {a descendant and researcher with whom I was in contact]
19. Link to source on web Unsourced entry on web tree: http://members.telocity.com/~celowejr/pafg158.htm#3872.
20. Will Abstract Robert McCurdy
From "Abstracts of Adams County, Pennsylvania Wills (1800-1826)" Kevin L Greenholt. Family Line Publications. 1988.
Robert McCURDY, Cumberland Twp, sick, Children: William, Robert, Nancy PAXTON, James, Margaret w/o George SHEKELY, Martha w/o Samuel TAGGART, Mary w/o Robert THOMPSON, grandson: Robert McCurdy PAXTON. Exec: Sons William, Robert. WItnesses: Robert HAYES, David HORNER, Robert MAJOR. Written: 5 Aug 1805 probate 25 May 1810. Self.
33. Yeager, James M, Brief "History of Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside Families", No Further info, Source cited in McCurdy folder from a researcher.
34. Will Abstract William Creighton
žGREIGHTON, WILLIAM   (Name should be CRIGHTON.)   Leacock Twp.
November 10, 1790    November 20, 1790
Wife: Barbara Creighton.
Children: Mary, Martha, Margaret and Ann.
Grandchildren: William, Samuel and Margaret Erven and
Isaac Litner (parents' names not stated).
Ex.: Robert McCurdy and William BrisbenÓ
URL
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/lancaster/wills/willabstf-g.txt daughter.
35. Rachel H. (Larimer) Mellon, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III, Entries in  : The Sheakley Line & The McCurdy Line, Text Accessible via www.Ancestry. com under, p 1514.
36. Will Abstract Robert McCurdy
"Abstracts of Adams County, Pennsylvania Wills (1800-1826)" Kevin L Greenholt. Family Line Publications. 1988
Robert McCURDY, Cumberland Twp, sick, Children: William, Robert, Nancy PAXTON, James, Margaret w/o George SHEKELY, Martha w/o Samuel TAGGART, Mary w/o Robert THOMPSON, grandson: Robert McCurdy PAXTON. Exec: Sons William, Robert. WItnesses: Robert HAYES, David HORNER, Robert MAJOR. Written: 5 Aug 1805 probate 25 May 1810.
37. THE LARIMER, MCMASTERS AND ALLIED FAMILIES by Rachel H.L. Mellon 1903. Authors: Mellon, Rachel Hughey Larimer , b. 1847 (Main Author). Note   Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of  Utah, 1960. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. FHL US/CAN Film  847634
The [Now believed incorrect] entry regarding the McCurdy ascendancy reads:ÓAbout the year 1666 the five McCurdy brothers (Patrick, David, William, John, and Daniel) sailed from Bute, Scotland, in an open boat to the north of Ireland; Patrick settled in the Cairn, Ballintoy, Antrim County, the others settled in Londonderry County.  After the siege John came to America.  It is surmised that "John Turk" was the father of James.Ó
38.  "The Ancestral McCurdys" [by H. Percy Blanchard. The Covenant Publishing Co., London, 1930]  p. x (chart four), p. 39.Ó8; CHAPTER IX   The sons of Petheric, " The Refugee" ]  Blanchard in his tome sited states: " James, the fourth child of Daniel and Margaret (Laughlin) McCurdy, was born in 1706. In 'Historical Genealogy', p. 73, he is erroneously spoken of as son of John  He married Polly Cook, and came to America about 1726. He first located on the James River, Vt. [Editor's note, The James River in Va, NOT Vt] ; but later, 1731, moved to Pennsylvania. T. They had four sons:

39. McCurdy Family History.
This is a collection of family letters pertaining to the correspondant's geneology, many dated from close of 19th Century. Compiled and Written by Edward Elbridge Salisbury and Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury New Haven, Connecticut. Copyrighted and Privately Printed in 1892. Edited and Updated regularly by Patti Anne McCurdy, Ottawa, Ontario, 1998. URL http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pattianne/history
40. H. Percy Blanchard " The Ancestral McCurdys"   CHAPTER IX   The sons of Petheric, " The Refugee"  http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?Welcome=1010208269
41. Unsourced post:
žArchibald died in 1795. He married Hannah Watson and they had four children: Archibald, Jr. who married and had issue of daughters; John A.; James W.; Mary, who married a Thompson.  URL:  http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html

42. Noted in portion of work entitled "Descendants of James McCurdy" in the Tome HISTORICAL GENEALOGY OF THE McCURDY FAMILY, compiled prior to 1917 and published by the author., Work is Compiled letters of then living descendants, unverified by hard data, Written and compiled by D. E. McCurdy Copied by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend, Lubec, Maine 1994, http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html.

43.  Will abstract: March›5,›1770››››››May›2,›1770› for MC›CURDY,›JAMES›
Children:›Archibald,›Robert,›Hugh›and›James.›
Ex.›Archibald›McCurdy.››Salisbury›Twp.› ›
from Abstracts of Lancaster Co, PA, Wills, 1732 - 1785 ,page 102 of Ancestry.com subsription

44. Letter 1810 from Mary  McCurdy  of Raithlin, Ireland and to her brother John then in the Guinea Coast of Africa. In part it reads:
ž I will tell you all that I have learned from Uncle Neil, grandfather's brother, still living at the age of 81 years.
His father, Pethrick, was the eldest of six children: Pethrick, Daniel, Neil, Margaret, James and Cecelia. James married Polly Cook and went to America about 50 years ago. Daniel married Jeanet Jackson. Neil never married. He died two years ago at the age of 97.
Margaret died a few weeks ago at the good old age of 100. She was a grand old woman; I've often heard her tell how her grandparents was persecuted by the Episcopalians and other sects in Scotland and how her grandfather fled to Ireland with four brothers in a boat and the hardships they had crossing the Clyde. I also heard her talk of a visit she took with her nephew, Jackson McCurdy, to Ayr and there saw Robert Burns, then a young man of no note but afterwards became a famous poet.
Cecelia died in 1779 at the age of 85. Pathrick died in 1798 at the age of 98, he married his cousin Mary Laughlin. Uncle Neil says his grandfather was Daniel, the youngest of five brothers: James, David, William, John and Daniel. All these had children but William. David's children were girls. Daniel died in 1747 at the age of 70 years. His wife's name was Margaret Laughlin. Daniel's father's name was Pathrick, one of the five brothers who were refugees from Scotland.
Pathrick, John and Daniel was in the bloody battle of the Boyne in 1690. Some of them, with their families, were in the siege of Derry.
....Uncle Neil says his grandfather was Daniel, the youngest of five brothers: James, David, William, John and Daniel. All these had children but William. David's children were girls. Daniel died in 1747 at the age of 70 years. His wife's name was Margaret Laughlin. Daniel's father's name was Pathrick, one of the five brothers who were refugees from Scotland. .....ž
HISTORICAL GENEALOGY OF THE McCURDY FAMILY compiled prior to 1917 and published by the author.Work is Compiled letters unverified by hard data.Written and compiled by D. E. McCurdy . Copied by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend, Lubec, Maine 1994. URL http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html

45. Larry and Kathy McCurdy.   "McCurdy - Ancestry" an online tree  From Webtrees found in Ancestry.com  . This tree includes land records for some entries, wills, and sources in general for entries. VERY well researched.  URL  http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1908887&id=I39
This site also Sites Mellon, The Larimer, McMasters and Allied Families, pages 58-59,  for identification of Hugh of Franklin twp, son of James and Polly McCURDY. It then proceeds with land acquisiton, census entries and will for HUGH, showing two marriages and 6 children to first marriage, one to second. It also mentions that James McCurdy's boat first by stormy weather went to James River, turned about quickly, went to Elk river, from which the family quickly went to Salisbury Twp, Lancaster, Penna.
 
 

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