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William McJunkin Union Co, SC 1750-1799

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William McJunkin Union Co, SC 1750-1799

Posted: 2 Mar 2010 10:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McJunkin, Hollingsworth
Who is William McJunkin found in Union Co., S.C. from 1775 until 1799? Many sites on the internet list him as the son of Robert McJunkin and Margaret Caldwell and show him born about 1720. I do not believe this to be correct. The earliest records found of him are his service records in the later part of the Revolution. Records show he served 415 days in the militia from 7 May 1780 until 25 June 1782. There are land records for him in 1784 and 1792 in the Brown’s Creek area. The 1790 census show William with 1 male over 16 (William), 1 male under 16 (son Aquilla b 1788), 3 females ( wife Mary and 2 daughters) and 1 other free person(?). On 25 Sept. 1786 he asks that an indent be given to Elias Hollinsworth for militia service and on 18 January 1787 he asks that an indent be given to Samuel McJunkin for a horse he lost in service. William wrote a will on 25 Jan. 1799. It mentions wife Mary and sons Aquilla and Lott. On 1 May 1799 the court asks William Kennedy and Thomas Brandon to inventory his estate. Mary is on the census records for 1800 and 1810 and these place her birth between 1765 and 1770. Mary died in 1819 and left a will which names her children. Now the questions If William was born in 1720 would he be serving in the militia in 1782 at age 62, possible but doubtful. The oldest son Aquilla was born in 1788 making William 68 years old then and 75 + years when his last child was born. Would he have married a woman 45 years younger than him? Facts do’t fit him being the son of Robert McJunkin born in 1680 in Scotland. There are other McJunkin’s in Union Co. during this period Joseph, Samuel and Daniel. I think all are related to William but not sure how. Elias Hollinsworth I believe is Mary’s father. If anyone has any documentation to prove or disprove any of this it would be appreciated.

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