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Maclay, William
Magee, George, Hall
McCREA, ROBERT,
McCREA, SAMUEL,
McCREA, THOMAS,
McCRIGHT, WILLIAM,
McCULLOUGH, George,
McCULLOUGH, Hance,
McCULLOUGH, James,
McCULLOUGH, Robert,
McCUNE, Captian Samuel
McCURDY, Alexander
McCURDY, Arthur
Mickley, Abraham, Stephey
Mower,George W.


The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VII

MACLAY, William, representative, was born in Lurgan township, Franklin
county, Pa., March 22, 1765; son of John and Jane (Dickson) Maclay, and
grandson of Charles and Eleanor (Query) Maclay and of David and Catherine
(Greenlee) Dickson. He was married, Dec. 22, 1789, to Margaret, daughter of
Alexander Culbertson. He was a member of the Pennsylvania assembly in 1807
and 1808; a representative in the 141h and 15th congresses, 1815-19, and was
an associate judge for the district composed of Adams, Cumberland and
Franklin counties. He died in Franklin county, Pa., Jan. 4, 1825.

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SOURCE: HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, 1887, page: 749-750
GEORGE MAGEE, farmer, P.O. Amberson Valley, represents one of the old time families, who came to the Valley over a score of years prior to the Revolutionary period. Patrick Magee, his grandfather, was born in Ireland, where he married a Miss Hall, daughter of James Hall, and with her and one child, John, immigrated to America, and settled on the farm now owned by our subject, and there died. He reared the following children: John, George, James, Adam, William, Alexander, Patrick, Nancy, Mary and Nicolai. Adam, the father of our subject, was born on the homestead in 1779, being the third son. The farm was left to him and his younger brother, Alexander, whose interest he subsequently purchased. Upon this farm he spent his life, and died August9, 1854. His wife was Martha Appleby, who was born near Shade Gap, a daughter of John Appleby. George Magee, our subject, was reared on the farm, and remained with his father until his death, and worked for him. March 27, 1847, he married Margaret J. Taylor, who was born April 18, 1825, a daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Adams) Taylor, and they had one child, William A. Mr. Magee is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and has served as trustee and deacon for several years. He is a Democrat, the political faith of his father. Our subject's son, William A. married Margaret, a daughter of Robert McVitty, and five sons and two daughters have been born to them: Clinton A., Emma, Robert C., Franklin G., Joseph, William and Cora M. George Magee has filled several positions of trust in the township; he is a Democrate in politics. Submitted by: Judy jlvj@pa.net
MAGEE HOMEPAGE
back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** From the book: American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania Robert McCREA Private under Capt. Daniel Clapsaddler, Capt. Wm. Long, and Capt. James Young in 1777-1778-1781. Robert McCrea, son of Samuel, is named in the Will of Wm. Allison, of Antrim Twp., dated 1777, thus: "Dau. Agnes, wife of Robert McCrea." Robert McCrea was one of three men appointed to mark out the boundary lines between Cumberland and Bedford Counties. In 1793 Robert McCrea was in Woodford Co. Ky., as witness to a Power of Atty. to Benj. Ramey of Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., Penna. Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 6, p. 71, 94, 117, 520, 522, 548. Sincerely, Sharon Lantzy WygantSSchu22739@aol.com back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** From the book: "American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania" SAMUEL McCREA 6th Penna Batt., Col. Wm. Irvine, Capt. Abraham Smith, Private Samuel McCrea enlisted Feb. 12, 1776, d. Aug. 10, 1776. The above Samuel McCrea left a Will at Carlisle, Penna. recorded March 25, 1778; he names wife Elizabeth, sons, Robert, Thomas John, James, William, Isaac, David, a dau. Jean Armstrong, and daus. Shusana, and Elizabeth. They were of "Entrim" Twp. Elizabeth McCrea d. 1777 was dau. of Robert McClelland and his 2nd wife Elizabeth Ewing. James Ewing of Hunterdon County, NJ and Robert McClelland were founders of the Middletown Twp., Presby., Church, now Elwyn, Delaware, Co. Penna. one of the oldest in that part of the State. Deeds show that Samuel McCrea sold land in 1769 to James Wishard, "on the Waters of Antietam" and Thomas McCrea sold land in 1775 to John Wishard. The Will of John Wishard, Nov.1777 at Carlisle Penna. Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 2, p. 232, 235 Sincerely, Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** From the Book: "American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania" THOMAS McCREA Private under Capt. Daniel Clapsaddler in 1780-1781. He mar. Dec. 20, 1770, by Rev. John King, Susanna Coil. He appears in Bedford Co. Penna., and gave service there in militia. He was a son of Samuel McCrea of Franklin Co. Penna. His Will is recorded at Greensburg, Penna., dated and prob. 1804. He names wife Susanna, Grandson Thomas Trimble; son-in-law Wm. Trimble. The Executors & Witnesses were old Franklin Co. men,-Michael and Charles Campbell and Alexdr. Moorhead. In Cross Creek Graveyard, Washington, Co. Penna.; William McCrea d. September 3, 1841, aged 85 yrs.Sarah McCrea d. March 3, 1825, in 49th year. One James McCray left a Will at Erie, Penna., recorded 1840. John Allen left a Will at Erie, Penna., in which he named McCreas, Wards, and many others, prob. 1838. Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 6, p. 93, 116. Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** From the book: "American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania" WILLIAM McCRIGHT Was a pvt., in Capt. John Jack's Company in 1778, a probable son of David McCreight. Court records at Carlisle give the Will of David McCreight, of Letterkenny Twp., May 10, 1774. He names a son Willian; Daus; Margaret & Sarah McCreight; Grandau: Kethrin Shields; 4 children: Mary; Wm.; Margaret; Sarah. Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 6, p. 169 Sincerely, Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** From the book: "American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania" GEORGE McCULLOUGH Was in Air Twp, Bedford Co, Penna., Jan. 29, 1789, subject to military duty. George McCullough son of Archibald, came to America, presumably from Derry, Ireland. He landed in Newcastle Co., Del., where he mar. Mary Crosby about 1770. They had John b. June 28, 1771; 2nd child was Rebecca. George McCullough mar. 2nd, Mary Eynon, dau. of Wm. Eynon, issue, Eynon McCullough. He mar. 3rd, Sarah, dau. of Evan and Catherine Phillips of what is now Warren Twp., Franklin Co., Penna. They had issue: Evan; Samuel; Mary; Catherine; Hannah; Rachel; and Jane. George McCullough later came to the vicinity of Upton, a taxable in 1786, a tanner by trade. He was a Coudin of Archie McCullough, who was in the Enoch Brown massacre. Of the above issue, John McCullough mar. Elizabeth McCune in 1795, who was born 1772. They had issue: Archibald Scott b. 1797; Rebecca b. 1799; Mary Ann b. June 5, 1803; Isabella b. Sept. 2, 1805; Eleanor b. 1808; Elizabeth b. Nov. 26, 1810; Margaret D. b. Feb. 8, 1814; John Free b. Dec. 18, 1816; John McCullough d. Jan. 4, 1851. His wife Elizabeth McCune McCullough d. June 4, 1847. Penna. Arch. 6th Ser. Vol. 3, p. 36. Sincerely, Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com Surnames: Anderson, Hasselor, Kingston, Lamer (Leamer, Lehmer), Lantzy (Lenzi), McAnulty,McCullough, McLane (McLain,McLean, McLene), O'Cain Patton, Robertson/Robinson, Shankle, Simpson, Sitter, Steen, Stuchell, Thompson (Thomson), White, Wygant. back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** From the book: "American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania". HANCE McCULLOUGH Served as Lieut. in the Cont. line, and as Lieut. in 1780-81-82 under Capt. Walter McKinnie. He was a son of James McCullough of Peters Twp., and a brother of John, the Indian Captive. Letters of Admr., on the estate of Hans McCullough were granted Aug. 20, 1789. Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 4, p. 295 Vol. 6, p. 263, 297, 304. Sincerely, Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com Surnames: Anderson, Hasselor, Kingston, Lamer (Leamer, Lehmer), Lantzy (Lenzi), McAnulty,McCullough, McLane (McLain,McLean, McLene), O'Cain Patton, Robertson/Robinson, Shankle, Simpson, Sitter, Steen, Stuchell, Thompson (Thomson), White, Wygant. back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** From the book: "American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania" JAMES McCULLOUGH The Company of Capt. William Rippey, made up largely of Franklin Co. men, Jan. 1776, James McCulloch, Corp. James McCullough of Peters Twp., died Dec. 19, 1781, naming the following heirs: Wife Martha to have the use of the following books, viz: my large Bible, Whatsends body of devinity and Browns explanation of the Romons, during her life, then to the use of son Hance. To brother Archibald McCullough my white Coat and Jacket; sons John and Hance; Dau. Jean McClelland; Dau. Mary Foster; Grandson James McClellan; (Hugh Foster to Mary McCullough, Jan. 5, 1779). The above James McCullough may not fit the service given. It is open to question. Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 2, p. 236 McCauley's Hist., of Franklin Co. p. 80 Sincerely, Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com Surnames: Anderson, Hasselor, Kingston, Lamer (Leamer, Lehmer), Lantzy (Lenzi), McAnulty,McCullough, McLane (McLain,McLean, McLene), O'Cain Patton, Robertson/Robinson, Shankle, Simpson, Sitter, Steen, Stuchell, Thompson (Thomson), White, Wygant. back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** From the book: "American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania" ROBERT McCULLOUGH Private in 11th Penna. Regt., C. L. b. in Scotland about 1732, mar. Miss McCartney in 1753. They had issue: Janet b. 1754 mar. Ephraim Wallace Apr. 25, 1774; Agnes mar. Joshua Marlin March 25, 1776; Sarah mar. Hugh Barclay June 19, 1777. The above marriages were by Rev. Alex. Dobbin and they were from "Canigogig." Robert also had a son Samuel who probably mar. Margaret Downey (of William). Deeds show Robert McCulloch, (Miller) of Antrim Twp., conveying land to his son-in-law Hugh Barclay of Balt., Md., also shows Samuel McCullough and wife, Margaret selling land given him by his father Robert McCullough. Stewart's Hist., of Indiana, Co., Penna., p. 674 Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com Surnames: Anderson, Hasselor, Kingston, Lamer (Leamer, Lehmer), Lantzy (Lenzi), McAnulty,McCullough, McLane (McLain,McLean, McLene), O'Cain Patton, Robertson/Robinson, Shankle, Simpson, Sitter, Steen, Stuchell, Thompson (Thomson), White, Wygant. back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** BIO: SAMUEL McCUNE, CAPTAIN >From the book: "Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania" Is shown with his company, Phila., Aug. 13, 1776. Through the years 1778-80-82, Capt. Samuel McCune Esq., appears in service as a private with Capts., John Campbell, and Wm. Moorhead. He is regarded as one of the Rev. War Soldiers of Middle Springs Presby. Church. Mr. John G. Orr, in his interesting article on "Early Grist Mills of Lurgan Township"states that a stone Grist Mill was built about 1775 by Samuel McCune, and the picture given is a fine example of the period; the land was an original grant to McCune from the Penns. An old account book of Capt. Samuel McCune, was used in his business as a Miller, distiller, and farmer. The initial entry in this account book is the roll of Capt. McCune's Company of revolutionary service, made by his own hand, dated August 13, 1776. Under Orphan's Court, May, 1803, is shown a petition from two sons-in-law of Samuel McCune, Esq., decd., to wit: Robert Sterrit mar. Rosannah McCune; John Campbell mar. with Elizabeth McCune; the widow Eleanor and seven children: John, Elizabeth mar. John Campbell; Rosannah mar. Robert Sterritt; Margaret mar. George Ritchey; Kesiah; Eleanor; Maria; Said Maria born since the death of said Samuel McCune, her father. Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 6, p. 31, 34, 134, 135, 388, 400, 440, 443, 587. Sharon Lantzy Wygant back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** BIO: ALEXANDER McCURDY From the book: "Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania." In 1776 was serving under Capt. Wm. Peebles, Penna., Rifle Regt., Col. Samuel Miles. In 1780-81, he was with Capt. John McConnell as 2nd Lieut. in Militia, and he appears in Westmoreland Co., Penna., under Pension applications, where he testified to the service of Wm. Waddle. Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 6, p. 267, 302. Penna. Arch, 5th Ser. Vol. 2, p. 358, 361, 364, 369, 371, Vol. 4, p. 594. Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** BIO: ARTHUR McCURDY >From the book: "Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co. Pennsylvania." Born in Scotland, moved to County Antrim, Ireland and immigrated to America prior to the Revolution, with sons John; James; Robert; and Hugh. James and Hugh settled in Franklin Co., Penna., John in Virginia, and Robert in Adams Co., Penna. Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ******************************************************************************** Source: HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA., 1887, page-952 Abraham Mickley, farmer and stock grower, P.O. Waynesboro, was born in Washington County, Md., near the Mason and Dixon line, September 26, 1834. His parents, Daniel and Elizabeth (Zettie) Mickley, were natives of Adams County, Penn. His father was born December 8, 1795, served in the war of 1812; was a farmer and settled here in 1828, near the line, where he remained until he retired in 1861, when he removed to Waynesboro. His family consisted of twelve children, all of whom grew to maturity and of whom our subject is the eighth. The earliest years of our subject were spent on the farm with his parents and in attending the country schools, and subsequently he attended Franklin and Marshall College, where he remained one year, since which time he has been engaged in agricultural persuits. His brother, John, was a Union soldier in the Seventeeth, Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was killed in a skirmish in Virginia. His eldest brother, Peter, was killed by lighting. Abraham was married in 1861 to Elizabeth, daughter of George and Mary Ann (Winters) Stephey, natives of WashingtonCounty, Md., and of German origin. To this union the following named children were born: Harvey, who graduated at Frankllin and Marshall College June 18, 1886; Emma, Daniel and Nora Grace. Mr. And Mrs. Mickley are members of the Reformed Church. He is a republican in politics; takes an active interest in school affairs and has served as school director of the township. Submitted by: Judy jlv@pa.net
back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ********************************************************************************************* Source: HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA., 1887, page-786 George W. Mower, coach maker, Fayetteville, was born December 27, 1844 in Fayetteville, Penn, a son of David Mower, a native of Cumberland County, Penn. The ancestors of the Mower family are supposed to have been of German origin. David was a wheelwright and came when a young man to Franklin County, where he learned the trade in Mowersville: he then moved to Fayetteville and worked in one place for fifty years. He was a good mechanic, well known and esteemed. He died in February, 1883, aged seventy- one years. He married Sarah daughter of Tobias Ritter, and she is still living at the age of seventy-one years. To Mr. and Mrs. David Mower were born the following named children: Mary E., Barbara A., Sanuel A., George W., Maria C., William Henry (deceased), Sarah A., John F., and Charlotte W. George W., our subject, was reared and educated in Fayette- ville; in early life he learned his trade, principally with his father; also learned coach making, and has followed both trades all his life. He spent one year in Ohio; he married Martha J., daughter of Daniel Palmer of an old family of the county. She is yet living, the mother of five children: Howard S., Wiley P., Leigh R., Reid, and an infant girl. Mr. and Mrs. Mower are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1863 Mr. Mower enlisted in the defence of his county, in Company D, Twenty- first Pennsylvania Cavalry, and served out his term, six months. He then enlisted in 1884 in the Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company K, and served until the close of the war. He participated in several engagements, among them the battle of Sailor's Creek. He is a member of the G. A. R., Captain Stevens Post; on polities is a Republican. Submitted by Judy Vulgamott back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies **********************************************************************