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David b.~1775: Spouses of descendants

David b.~1775: Spouses of descendants

Posted: 18 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Jul 2001 11:34AM GMT
Surnames: McCann, Petty, McCan, Williard, Sterling, Moser, Bare, Townsend, Sangston, Casey, Fowler, Areford, Mercer, Provance, Tobin, Blair, Wood, Couch, Crow, Helmick, Durr, Ozenour, Ganse, Norman, Johnson, Collins, Goodwin, Steele, Secrest, Frets, Hardin, McClain, Scritchfield, Cline, Inks, Barber, Wolfe, Darrall, Franks, Hostetler, Wendell, Hoover, Litzenberg, Grooms, Christopher
Hi,
Thought I'd try a different approach to locating "cousins."
Have constructed a list of spouses' names from just the first three generations of David McCann's descendants. David was b. abt. 1775, lived in Fayette County, PA and is thought to have been a son of James McCann [and Agnes Petty ?]and a grandson of Lawrence McCan and Mary _____ who lived in what later became Lewis County, WV. Here are the full names of those who married into this McCann family, a few of whom are direct McCann descendants themselves:

Areford, Henry b. 1810
Barber, Unknown b. ~ 1850
Bare, Nicholas b. ~1835
Blair, Flora L. b. 1873
Casey, Pauline b. ~ 1851
Christopher, Sarah b. 1880
Cline, Martha b. ~ 1800
Collins, Mary C. b. 1850
Couch, Mary Adelia b. 1866
Crow, Selina b. 1856
Darrall, James Solon b. 1859
Durr, Frances b. 1848; Mary A. b. 1851
Fowler, Hannah b.~1855
Franks, Mary Louisa b. 1849
Frets, Eliza J. b. 1869
Ganse/Gans, Elizabeth b. 1870
Goodwin, Andrew b. 1838
Grooms, John Wesley b. abt. 1873
Hardin, Unknown b. ~ 1829
Helmick, Patience b. ~ 1798
Hoover, Rebecca b. 1805
Hostetler, Cora Anne b. 1873
Inks, Nancy b. ~ 1825; Susan b. 1828
Johnson, Rebecca b. 1858
Litzenberg, Annabella b. 1850
McClain, Delilah b. ~ 1831
Mercer, Daniel E. b. 1865
Moser, Abraham b. 1833; Andrew A. b. ~1850
Norman, John b. ~ 1821
Ozenour, Elizabeth b. ~1837
Provance, John Alexander b. 1815; Jesse b. 1818
Sangston, James b. ~ 1839
Scritchfield, Millia Jane b. ~ 1865
Secrest, Mary Caroline b. 1859
Steele, Rebecca J. b. 1827
Sterling, John b. ~ 1830
Tobin, Barbara b.1852; Ida May b. 1863
Townsend, Samuel b. ~ 1814; Samuel b. 1840;
Wendell, William S. b. ~ 1852
Williard, Mary b.~1815
Wolfe, Mary b. 1854; Anna C. b. 1865
Wood, Ellen b. 1847

Would love to hear from anyone who connects to any of these individuals. Regards, Jane

Re: David b.~1775: Spouses of descendants

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 5:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe who they called Aunt Betsy is my GGG grandmother married to sam Townsend. I can not find anything on Sam townsend except the robbery of mail with Dr. John F Braddee
and I would love to have more info on Elizabeth McCann if you could help it would be great. June Storer ( Townsend)

Re: David b.~1775: Spouses of descendants

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 8:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCan, McCann, Helmick, Townsend, Mack, Braddee, Goodwin
Hi, June,
Nice to "meet" you!
Thank you for your posting. Very likely you know that Elizabeth "Betsy" McCan/McCann was a daughter of Hugh McCan/McCann and Patience Helmick. Betsy's dob has been variously recorded as 1814, 1815, 11 May 1816 (recorded by the Brethren Minister Rev. Jacob Mack) and May 1817 (reported by Betsy in 1900.) Her obituary in April 1910 reported that she was 96 and she was quoted earlier as saying she was over 100 years of age. She told her story to two reporters within a few years of her death, including the name of her husband, Samuel Townsend. And, she revealed his association with Dr. John Braddee who had robbed the U.S. Postal Service in Uniontown, Fayette, PA during the 1830's. Betsy and Samuel were reportedly living in Greene County when the news arrived of Dr. John Braddee's arrest. Samuel left immediately and a Sheriff's posse arrived at Betsy's door just as she could no longer hear her husband's horse's hooves. Samuel returned from time to time, trying to convince Betsy to join him "on the road" but she refused; this suggests that her children born after 1840 were Samuel's. She also told of their early married life "on the road" with Samuel bringing "presents" to their lodging rooms each night. Samuel had "saved" Betsy from the terrors of being an abused servant-girl by marrying her when she was about 16. The 1840 Census of German Twp., Fayette, PA shows Elizabeth Townsend as Head of Household with only one male child under the age of 5. Apparently over the years Betsy became a much beloved citizen of Fayette County whose funeral was held in a Mennonite Church outside of Masontown; she is buried in that church's cemetery. Betsy had died in Bruceton Mills, Preston Co., WV while visiting her daughter Harriet Goodwin.
Best regards,
Jane
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