McJunkin Family genealogy
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1. Robert1 McJunkin was born Abt. 1680 in Scotland. He married Margaret Caldwell.
She was born Abt. 1686 in Ulster Province, Ireland.
Child of Robert McJunkin and Margaret Caldwell is:
+ 2 i. Samuel2 McJunkin, born Abt. 1725 in County Tyrone, Ulster Province, Ireland; died 25 April 1808 in Christian County KY.
2. Samuel2 McJunkin (Robert1) was born Abt. 1725 in County Tyrone, Ulster Province, Ireland, and died 25 April
1808 in Christian County KY. He married Ann Bogan 09 September 1754 in Wilmington, Delaware. She was born Abt. 1730 in Pennsylvania Colony, and died 1781 in South Carolina.
Children of Samuel McJunkin and Ann Bogan are:
3 i. Anne (Nancy)3 McJunkin. She married Daniel Conner.
4 ii. Jane McJunkin.
5 iii. John McJunkin.
+ 6 iv. Major Joseph McJunkin, born 22 June 1755 in Chester County PA; died 31 May 1846 in Union County SC.
+ 7 v. Daniel McJunkin, born 30 November 1756 in South Carolina; died 20 March 1825 in Greenville County SC.
Daniel Mcjunkin was an American Revolutionary patriot. He married Jane Chesney. He was a Revolutionary War Patriot, serving in the Battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Prior to this battle, he was captured by the British and escaped. He was later "run through" by a British Officer's sword.
+ 8 vi. Samuel McJunkin, born Abt. 1759; died 31 October 1841 in Greenville County SC.
9 vii. Margaret McJunkin, born Abt. 1760. She married Captain Robert Beatty.
10 viii. Robert McJunkin, born Abt. 1762 in South Carolina; died June 1780 in South Carolina.
Notes for Samuel McJunkin
Migration to America:
Samuel McJunkin purportedly migrated to America in about 1740; he married Ann Bogan at Holy Trinity Church in Wilmington, Delaware on 9 September 1754. His first son, Joseph, was born in Chester County PA on 22 June 1755.
To avoid Indian problems along the PA frontier, the family migrated to South Carolina, arriving in the Tinker Creek area of what is now Union County SC on 24 December 1755. All of Samuel's other children, starting with Daniel, were born in this area of South Carolina Colony. A number of other families migrated to South Carolina with the McJunkins, including the Brandons, Bogans, Youngs, Steens and Kennedys.
The earliest mention of Samuel McJunkin, Sr. in the official records of South Carolina, that I have been able to find, is when he surveyed a 150-acre tract of land located on Tinker Creek, on 23 May 1765. He received a patent for this land on 13 February 1768.
Families that settled on Tinker's Creek, SC in south central Union County in 1755 include: Samuel MCJUNKIN, the BRANDONs, the BOGANs, the YOUNGs, the STEENs, and the KENNEDYs.
6. Major Joseph3 McJunkin (Samuel2, Robert1) was born 22 June 1755 in Chester County PA, and died
31 May 1846 in Union County SC. He married Ann Thomas 09 March 1779 in Ninety-Six District SC, daughter of Colonel Thomas and Jane Black. She was born 15 January 1757 in Chester County PA, and died 17 March 1826 in Union County SC.
This Joseph McJunkin is a well known Revolutionary War soldier, whose "Memoirs" is a significant primary source of information concerning the War in the SC Backcountry.
Children of Major McJunkin and Ann Thomas are:
11 i. Samuel4 McJunkin, born 25 January 1780 in Ninety-Six District SC; died 01 June 1815 in Union
County SC. He married Jemima Glenn Saunders Abt. 1803 in South Carolina; born May 1783 in Goochland County VA.
Notes for Samuel McJunkin
This Samuel McJunkin died in Union County SC in a rather bizarre manner, on or about 1 June 1815. The county coroner's inquest stated the following:
"Union District - 1 June 1815.
"An inquest taken before William Kennedy, Coroner, upon the dead body of Capt. Samuel McJunkin lying dead at his own dwelling house upon the oaths of twelve good and lawful men being duly sworn and charged. Saith that the said Samuel McJunkin came to his death according to all evidence and circumstance that came before them by the stroke of an axe glanced out of a Negro man's hand, stoke him under the chin and split him upward which was the cause of his death. Negro man name Dick belonging to said McJunkin. ... " [See "Union County Coroner's Inquisitions 1806-1869," page 205.]
12 ii. Ann Jane McJunkin, born 16 November 1782.
13 iii. John Thomas McJunkin, born 29 January 1785.
14 iv. Abraham McJunkin, born 27 February 1787.
15 v. William Humphries McJunkin, born 16 January 1789.
16 vi. Joseph McJunkin, born 08 October 1791. Buried in the Cane Creek Quaker Cemetery. Major Joseph's son Joseph (b 1791, d. 1850) and his wife Nancy, and some others of the family are located there.
17 vii. James Black McJunkin, born 20 November 1793.
18 viii. Benjamin McJunkin, born 20 October 1796.
19 ix. Amelia Sarah McJunkin, born 31 May 1799.
20 x. David W. McJunkin, born 02 May 1801.
21 xi. Davis L. McJunkin, born 16 February 1803.