Early McCandless Families

My McCandless line has been a brick wall for almost twenty years.  The earliest I can trace this family line is to John McCandless, born in 1798.  The earliest evidence of his existence was a note in the Harrison County, Ohio Newspaper stating he needed to pick up his mail in 1827, a year before he married Mary Ann Neel in the same county.  All efforts to date, including traveling to the region, have been exhausted.  There are two other options available: to trace all his descendants to see if any can shed light on his history, or to trace all the early McCandless lines to see if any lead to him.  On this page, I will attempt the latter.  The following is a simple list of all the known early McCandless lineages prior to 1798.

Maryland

George McCandless
    +Sarah
        --George McCandless, b. April 10, 1773 in Maryland.  Christened June 24, 1773 in Baltimore, Maryland (2)
        --James McCandless, b. August 5, 1776 in Maryland.  Christened November 24, 1776 (2)


Pennsylvania

Alexander McCandless, b. 1750; d. January 24, 1817 (buried in Montour Cemetery, Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) (1)
    +Jenny Wilson b. 1739; d. April 13, 1806 (buried in Montour Cemetery, Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) (1)

Alexander McCandless, will written November 29, 1812; will proven January 23, 1813, Fawn Township, York County, Pennsylvania; will executors Hannah McCandless and Robert Gorden; wife Hannah McCandless; Children Agness, Ruthia, James, and John. (3)

Alexander McCandless
    +Margaret Sutton, b. 1766 in Pennsylvania to William Sutton; d. June 16, 1864 in Pennsylvania (buried in Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery, Clinton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (1)

Alexander McCandless, b. 1763; d. December 31, 1812 (buried in Slate Ridge Cemetery, Delta, York County, Pennsylvania) (1)

Alexander McCandless, b. 1781; d. 1848  (buried in Montour Cemetery, Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) (1)

David McCandless, b. 1776 in Ireland; d. December 6, 1871 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  95 year old widower, resided at 709 S. 15th Street, 26th Ward.  "1871-12-08; Paper: Public Ledger.  MCCANDLESS--on the 5th instant, David McCandless, aged 95 years.  The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, from his late residence, 709 south Fifteenth street, this afternoon, at 1 o'clock.  Internment at Mount Moriah.  (buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania) (1)

Hugh McCandless, b. abt 1767; d. January 11, 1856 (buried in Raccoon Church Cemetery, Candor, Washington County, Pennsylvania) (1)
    +Jane Unknown, b. abt 1778; d. July 26, 1853 (buried in Raccoon Church Cemetery, Candor, Washington County, Pennsylvania) (1)

James McCandless, b. 1794; d. October 21, 1850 (buried in Slate Ridge Cemetery, Delta, York County, Pennsylvania) (1)

James T McCandless, b.  1793; d. December 18, 1863 (buried in McCandless Cemetery, Butler County, Pennsylvania) (1)

Jane McCandless b. 1774; d. 1845 (buried in Montour Cemetery, Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) (1)

Jane McCandless, b. 1774; d. December 2, 1845  (buried in Montour Cemetery, Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) (1)
    +James Elliot d. 1837  (buried in Montour Cemetery, Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) (1)

John McCandless, b. August 19, 1782; died March 9, 1859 aged 76 years, 6 months, 18 days in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  He was a farmer and served in the war of 1812.  He is buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Enon Valley Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. (1)
    +Mary Young, b. August 3, 1792 to Captain William Young and Mary Elder.  Married August 3, 1792.  m. abt 1813.  d. February 9, 1868.  She is buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Enon Valley Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. (1)
        --William McCandless, b. March 5, 1815
        --Nancy McCandless, b. September 15, 1816; d. 1898
            +Smith Hamill
        --John McCandless, b. April 13, 1818
        --Jane McCandless, b. 1821
        --Robert W. McCandless, MD, b. August 1, 1823
        --James Kennedy McCandless, b. February 14, 1837

John McCandless
    +Jane Carothers
        --Unknown son
        --Unknown son
        --Unknown son
        --William McCandless, b. October 20, 1777 in Ireland; d. February 19, 1850 in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
            +Nancy Fish, b. June 7, 1783 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania to Nathan Fish and Nancy Jane Campbell; m. April 3, 1801.  d. September 24, 1870 in Butler County, Pennsylvania.  She is buried in Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, Butler County, Pennsylvania (1)
                --John Fish McCandless, b. 1802; d. 1869
                --Nathan Fish McCandless, b. 1803; d. 1891
                --Jane Carothers McCandless, b. 1806; d. 1898
                    +Unknown Thompson
                --Nancy Fish McCandless, b. 1808; d. 1892
                --Mary Ann McCandless, b. 1810; d. 1865
                --Robert W. McCandless, b. 1812; d. 1878
                --Josiah McCandless, b. 1816; d. 1875
                --Anderson McCandless, b. 1818; d. 1884
                --Jemima McCandless, b. 1820; d. 1893
                    +Unknown Rodgers
                --Porter McCandless, b. 1823; d. 1884
                --William Coulter McCandless, b. 1825; d. 1901

Margaret McCandless, b. 1782; d. 1852  (buried in Montour Cemetery, Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) (1)

Robert McCandless, b. 1745; d. April 27, 1813
    +Jane Unknown, d. 1798
        --John "Jack" McCandless, d. 1844 (buried at McCandless Cemetery, Butler County, Pennsylvania) (1)
            + Margaret Unknown
                --William O. McCandless
                --Margaret McCandless, b. 1822; d. 1873
                    +Unknown McBride

Robert D McCandless, b. 1785; d. June 9, 1879 in West Sunbury, Butler County, Pennsylvania (buried in West Sunbury United Presbyterian Church Cemetery, West Sunbury, Butler County, Pennsylvania) (1)
    +Unknown
        --Martha McCandless, d. 1871
            +Unknown McQuillen

Robert McCandless, resided in Clay Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania in 1870 (4).  Born abt 1796 in Ireland, Tanner (4).
    +Elizabeth Unknown, b. abt 1799 in Pennsylvania (4)

William McCandless, b. abt 1752 in Scotland; d. December 1826 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (buried in Raccoon Church Cemetery, Candor, Washington County, Pennsylvania) (1)
    +Martha McBride, b. abt 1755 in Scotland and died after January 1827 (buried in Raccoon Church Cemetery, Candor, Washington County, Pennsylvania) (1)
        --Margaret McCandless, b. 1792; d. 1864
            +Unknown Marshall

Sources:
1.  Find-a-grave.com
2.  "Maryland, Births and Chrstenings, 1650-1995," index, FamilySearch *https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4ZX-6VK: accessed 2 January 2015), George McCandless in entry for George McCandless, 10 Apr 1773; citing Maryland; FHL microfilm 13,699.
3.  York County Will Abstracts 1749-1819.  Retrieved from http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/york/wills/willabstrl-o.txt
4.  United States Census, 1870 via familysearch.org.  Robert McCandless, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 10, family 67, NARA microfilm publication M593, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC; FHL microfilm 552,814




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