I’m researching Hugh McPike. According to local area history books in the United States, Hugh was born about 1761 in Donegal, Ireland.
He immigrated to Pennsylvania, USA about 1796, possibly with his father Thomas. Once in Pennsylvania, he married Mary Ann CRAWFORD and they moved about 1804 to Ohio, USA. It’s unclear whether Mary Ann was born in USA or if her family also emigrated from Ireland.
Other than the mentions in these local history books, I’ve not been able to find any records to support any of this information. I have no firm evidence that Hugh is from Donegal. I’m posting this with the hope that someone else may be researching this family or possibly have access to Irish sources that may shed light on the origins of Hugh McPike.
I'd be curious to know if McPike is a name that might be identified as being common to Donegal area. Any information would be greatly appreciated and I would be glad to share information about Hugh’s descendents in the US with anyone interested.