Thursday, April 12, 2018

Poor Orson Oakes

“I cannot furnish the evidence called for in the enclosed letter for this reason.  There were but three


men who were my neighbors from Nov 1862 to March 1865 and they are dead.  during the past 12 years I have promptly furnished all the evidence called for - but there is a limit to this.  And I think I have reached that point.  I am now 78 years old and am not able to carve a living on account of age and health.  I believe I have already furnished the evidence covering this now called for.  I can only stte under oath that I contractd rheumatism while in the first service and that I have never been entirely free from it to this day" 

The time is 1901 and  for the first time in his eighteen years of dealing with the United States Pension Board, Orson has shown his frustration.  He has supplied them with every document they asked for,  in fact his pension file is nearly  200 pages long.  The file is filled with affidavits from dozens of doctors, compatriots and family members giving details of his service, his life and his injuries.  Orson himself has written much of his life story in an effort to get his pension set at an appropriate amount.

In fact in 1899 when Orson applied for an increase to  his $12 a month Invalid Pension. The board doctors stated...."Rheumatism of both knees of back and shoulders have gradually increased in severity so that he is totally disable for any manual labor.  The disease of heart has increased. all the joints are stiff -- he walks with difficulty, general debility increases with age (79).” They went on to pronounce him eligible for a $30 pension.  The increase was denied.

In 1902 Andrew Winget, 24 attested " I have known Orson Oakes all my life.  for the last 5 years I have met him frequently and since November 1901 have lived by him and done work for him.  He is not able to do anything.  He is not able to carry in a small stick of wood and hardly able to get up when down and needs constant assistance.  and it takes much of one persons time to wait on him.  His wife does this so far as she is able."  

Yet at the time of his death 1904, it is noted that Orson’s last pension payment had been in the amount of $17.  And the government didn’t stop there.  Anna’s fight to get a widows pension was eventually denied.

Why? There was no question that Orson served two different times in the Great Rebellion.  There was no question that he contracted Typhoid fever in 1862 which left his body devastated and no question that he rejoined the cause in 1865 when he was once again healthy.  Muster rolls and witness statements tell the story.
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According to his pension papers Orson served with I company of the 3rd Missouri Militia Cavalry, A company of the 11 Missouri Militia Cavalry and D company of the 14th Missouri Cavalry.

Although pension papers say the 3rd Regiment, but I would guess that the 2nd is correct is correct.  The 2nd Regiment was organized in Dec 1861 and consolidated with the 11th Regiment in April of 1862.  Attached to the District of Northern Missouri, Department of Missouri during the time Orson was a part of it

He first enlisted as private in 14 Mo Volunteer Calvary Reg 11 of the Volunteer Cav F (I) 2nd Reg. Mo Calvary on 16 Jan 1862 and was discharged on 25 Nov 1862. 

Orson reported for duty as a private in Company A of the 11th Regiment of the Missouri Cavalry Volunteers in January and was reported present in March and April. This company subsequently became Company I, Second Regiment Cavalry, Missouri State Militia.

At the time of roll call in May and June he was reported absent, in pursuit of enemy.  He was also reported absent in July and August with the note that he was sick since august first.  According to pension papers, Orson contracted Typhoid and was considered too sick to remain in the military.

On the 20th of March 1865 in Shelbyville, MO Orson reenlisted in the Company D of the 14th Regiment of the Missouri Volunteer Calvary.  He was mustered in in Benton Barrocks MO for a one year term which was credited to Black Creeks in Shelby Co MO.  Bounty due but unpaid was listed as $100.  On the enlistment papers Orson stated he was 45 years old born in Lamoil County Vermont and his occupation was a carpenter. On the muster in papers he listed his occupation as farmer.   He is listed as 6 feet tall with brown eyes, dark hair and a sandy complexion.  A $33.33 head bounty was paid for his enlistment by Captain Hamilton on May 5 from St. Louis.  Payroll vouchers show Orson was present Mar 31 to April 30, May and June 1865 (a special note on this voucher shows that the value of shells carelessly lost was 53 cents., July and August 1865,

Orson was mustered out on October 26 1865 a few weeks before the rest of the regiment which was mustered out on November 17th 1865.   The muster out voucher states that his clothing account was never settled but he had drawn a total of $56.17.  It is also listed that he had received a bounty of $33.33 and was due the same amount.  I would guess that because of the early mustering out he lost the additional $33.34.

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Did the government believe he fought on the side of the south during the missing years?  His background was Massachusetts to Vermont to Missouri.  His son in law William Naylor, who had been collecting a pension longer than Orson served a shorter amount of time and had roots to Slavery in the south.  Orson’s brother Oberion gave his sanity to the war.

Was it just government bureaucracy or is there still a tale untold?

 Perhaps a little history could enlighten us to the thoughts of the government.

When Missouri was granted statehood as a non-slave state it did not bring peace to the state but rather ushered in a reign of terror, according to historians.  Pro-south sentiment developed during the first year of the civil war.  In Missouri, Mother of the West, Walter Williams and Floyd C Shoemaker state that the resulting guerilla movement “was pitiless, its banner the black flag and its battle cry the fearful monosyllable DEATH....having no hope for themselves they left none to their victims.”

In October 1861 the state convention decided to create the Missouri State Militia led by Brigadier General John M. Schofield.  In Shelbyville, Colonel Henry S. Lipscomb organized the Eleventh Missouri State Militia.  It was the Cavalry unit of the Eleventh that Orson joined in 1862.

At the time of his induction into this unit, Orson was nearly forty, much older than the average Union soldier. But his illness was not due to age, the rigors of war hit young and old alike.  Disease slew more men than weapons and many of those who survived were never healthy again.

 or.....

Perhaps it was the background of his first wife, who had deep roots in the South. More on that later!!

Orson Oakes Pension File
Orson Oakes Service Record
Anna Oakes Widows Pension

 11th REGIMENT STATE MILITIA CAVALRY.
Organized in Missouri at large January 1 to April 20, 1862. Assigned to duty in District of North Missouri. Actions at Cherry Grove June 26 and July 1. Near Memphis July 18. Newark August 1 (Detachment). Kirksville August 6 (Detachment). Near Stockton August 8 (Detachment). Consolidated with 2nd Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry September 2, 1862, which see.

11th REGIMENT CAVALRY.
Organized at Benton Barracks and St. Joseph, Mo., March 28 to December 11, 1863. Attached to District of Stt. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1863. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. District of Northeast Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Corps, to March, 1865. Separate Cavalry Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty in District of St. Louis, Mo., till December, 1863. At Springfield and Rolla, Mo., till February, 1864. Expedition from Springfield to Huntsville, Carrollton and Berryville, and skirmish, November 10-18, 1863 (Detachment). Operations in Northeast Arkansas January 1-30, 1864. Martin's Creek January 7. Rolling Prairie January 23 (Co. "B"). At Batesville, Ark., February to April. Expedition from Batesville to Searcy Landing January 30-February 3. Morgan's Mill, Spring River, White County, February 9 (Detachment). Independence, Mo., February 19. Waugh's Farm, near Batesville, February 19. Expedition from Rolla to Batesville, Ark., February 29-March 13. Scout from Batesville to West Point, Grand Glaze and Searcy Landing March 15-21 (Detachment). Expedition from Batesville to Coon Creek, Devil's Fork, Red River, March 24-31. Van Buren County March 25. Scout from Batesville to Fairview March 25-26 (Detachment). Near Cross Roads March 27. Spring River, near Smithville, April 13 (Detachment). Jacksonport April 20. Expedition from Jacksonport to Augusta April 23-24. Near Jacksonport April 24. Ordered to Duvall's Bluff May, 1864, and duty there till October. Scout in Craighead and Lawrence Counties June 25-26 (Co. "M"). Clarendon, St. Charles, June 25-26. Clarendon June 27-29. Scout to Searcy and West Point July 26-28 (Detachment). Des Arc July 26 (Detachment). West Point July 28 (Detachment). Hay Station No. 3 July 30 (Detachment). West Point August 5. Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River August 6-16. Operations in Central Arkansas, with skirmishes August 9-15. Duvall's Bluff August 21 and 24. Long Prairie August 24. Jones' Hay Station August 24. Duvall's Bluff September 6. Searcy September 13. Expedition from Duvall's Bluff toward Clarendon October 16-17 (Detachment). Brownsville October 30. Duty at Brownsville till February, 1865. Expedition from Brownsville to Augusta January 4-27, 1865 (Detachment). Moved to Little Rock February 4, and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 27-July 3. At Greenville till July 27. Mustered out at Greenville July 27 and discharged at St. Louis August 10, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 28 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 181 Enlisted men by disease. Total 216.

 14th REGIMENT CAVALRY.
Organized at St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., November 30, 1864, to May 13, 1865. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., to June, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1865.
Duty at St. Louis, Mo., till June, 1865. Scout from Waynesville to Coal Camp Creek May 23-26. Moved to Nebraska, and frontier duty on the Plains till November. Mustered out November 17, 1865.
Lost during service 2 killed and 34 by disease. Total 36.
14th REGIMENT STATE MILITIA CAVALRY.
Organized in Missouri at large March to May, 1862. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to March, 1863.

SERVICE.--Action at Neosho May 31, 1862. Near Fayetteville, Ark., July 15. Scout in Polk and Dallas Counties July 19-23 (Cos. "B," "C," "E" and "H"). Ozark August 1-2 (Cos. "D," "F," "G" and "H"). White River, near Forsyth, August 4. Scout from Ozark to Forsyth, and skirmish, August 8-9 (2 Cos.). Mt. Vernon from Ozark to Forsyth August 14-17 (2 Cos.). Mt. Vernon September 19 (1 Co.). Expedition from Ozark toward Yellville, Ark., October 12-16 (Detachment). Mountain Home October 17. Operations about Cassville and Keetsville November 17-18. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition from Ozark into Marion County, Ark., December 9-15 (Cos. "D," "F," "G" and "H"). Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren December 27-29. Operations against Marmaduke in Missouri December 31, 1862, to January 15, 1863. Fort Lawrence, Beaver Station, January 6, 1863 (2nd Battalion). Defence of Springfield January 8. Disbanded March 3, 1863.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Ancestry of Margery McCuiston

Dunscaith Castle By John Allan, CC BY-SA 2.0,  
In his book McUisdean, James A McQuiston, FSA Scot suggests the following lineage for Robert, the father of Margery.  This is well researched, but still conjecture.  I definitely recommend that you read his book as well as that of Leona Bean McQuiston. James' discussions of the family connections are well thoiught out, he does offer a couple of other remote possibilities for the ancestry of Robert, severing at #28 Donald below.  The book refers to DNA connetions, noting that only one family in the US does not match, and suggesting that their shared background suggests McCuiston heritage from the female side.

This numbering system is suggested by James.

 (1) Conn of the 100 fights
(26) Alexander McDonald, 10th Earl of Ross d. 1449 (See the Peerage) and McUisdean for skipped generations.

 (27) Hugh of Sleat, Uisdean McDonald was born at Dingwall Castle 1436. He received a charter to the Isle of Skye from his half brother in 1449. He took over Dunscaith Castle about 1469 and received a royal charter for his lands in 1476 and in 1495. He died at Paisley Abbey in 1498.  Hugh had six sons by six different women according tradition.

(28) Donald Gallach McUisdean (a Mary/ Elizabeth Gunn) was born Caithness, Scotland early 1460s. In 1505 he took over leadership of the clan and Dunscaith Castle.  He is murdered by his half-brother Alexander in 1506.

(29) Alexander McHugh Gallach McUisdean goes to Ireland in 1565 to fight for his first cousin, Sorley Boy McDonnell taking his sons with him. He is killed at the age of 80 in 1586 while leading 100 gallowglass warriors at the massacre of Ardnarea.  Records identify him as the grandson of Hugh of Sleat.

(30) Donald Gorm Mor, last Chief of Clan Uisdean pays a fine in 1591. He builds Caisteal Uisdean on Skye in 1601.  When he died in 1616 the title of Chief of Sleat is retired.

(31) James McQuiston of Antrim served under Sorley's son Randal

(32) Alexander  who served under James Hamilton.  He had brothers John and Bryise

(33) Daniel McCuiston was born about 1660 in Dunigiven, Londonderry, Ireland.  He was among the brave defenders of Londonderry when it was seiged by enemy troops, serving under Gustavus Hamilton.  He married before 1680.

Page from Robert's notebook listing his
arrival on 6 Aug 1735
(34) John McCuiston   m. Isabel Crelon in 1699. John served as Quartermaster to Gustavus Hamilton.  In 1702 he was sent to Jamacia for a year, most likely arriving home in 1704.  John died abt 1715.  James suggests that John might have leased land upon his return home in 1704.  The normal term of leases at this time was 31 years and that would be the time when his sons Robert and Thomas left Ireland, probably the result of the rents in the area going much higher as the landholders tried to clear those engaged in the linen trade from their lands as they were hurting the industry in
England.

(35) Robert was born in Paisley in 1710.  He had brothers, James born 1700, Thomas born 1704, Alexander, Benjamin and  sisters Margory (Hamilton)  and Ann (Fleming).  Robert immigrated in 1735 with his brother Thomas, settling in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on land adjacent to James. He married Ann Denny and they had  seven known children.  In 1765 he left Pennsylvania for Rowan County, North Carolina.  He died that same year as did his brother James.  Alexander died the same year in Ireland.

(36) Margery m. John Trindle



Sources

McQuiston Documents (Dropbox)

McQuiston, James A., FSA Scot, McUisdean, 2016 author  (ScotsIrishNet) (Mountain Echo Online)

McQuiston, Leona Bean, The McQuiston, McCuiston and McQuesten families 1620-1937. , Louisville, KY, Standard Press 1937.  Link leads to Internet Archive where you can borrow book

Walker, George, A True Account of the Siege of Londonderry, 1689

Witherow, Thomas. "A True Account of the Siege of Londonderry ", Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689,

Friday, March 16, 2018

Edward McGuires Ancestry - pt 2

Enniskillen Castle - Home of the Maguires
While the exact lineage of Edward is not proven, his Uncle John Sigismund's connection to the house of Lurg was documented.

There is little doubt that the family was involved in the Irish Rebellion of 1641 and that Edward's grandfather was relocated to the area around Ardfert because of that involvement.

The rebellion began as an attempt to seize control of the English administration by surprise in order to force concessions for the Catholics.  Conor Maguire and Hugh Oge MacMahon were to seize Dublin Castle and Phelim O'Neill and Rory O'Moore were to take control of Derry and other northern towns.  Unfortunately, Owen O'Connolly revealed the plot to authorities before the 23 Oct 1641 attempt and Maguire and MacMahon were arrested.

While the plan failed,  the uprising continued.  Known as the Irish Confederate Wars, the fighting pitted Irish Catholics against English and Scots settlers.  Additionally many Catholic families either did not participate, or fought on the side of the English.

At the time in Fermanagh, there were two prominent related Maguire families:

The Irish Maguires  were the family of  Cuchonnacht II the 14th Prince who died in 1589. His son, Hugh Aodh Mag Uidhir was Lord of Fermanagh during the reign of Elizabeth I.  He died in 1600 while fighting the English in the 9 year war (1595-1603).  His son Cuchonnacht III, the 16th Prince, fled to Genoa where he died in 1608.  Portions of this family settled in Tempo, some remained loyal to the British in the 1641 rebellion, others fought on the side of the rebels.

The English Maguires were the House of Lurg.  Conor Roe (Cornelius) Maguire was knighted by Elizabeth on 15 May 1585.  He was considered a traitor by his Catholic relatives.  Bryan (Sir Bernard Maguire became the first Lord of Enniskillen in 1627.  He married a sister of General Owen O'Neil and died in 1633. His son Lord Conor Maguire was born in 1616 and executed by the English for his part in the Uprising in 1645.   His son Conor inherited the title and died wihout issue.  Rory Magwire of Hassets towne (Barony of Lurge) was considered an arch rebell. He died in 1648. His son Rory became the 5th Lord of Enniskillen.

It is this second family that Edward is most likely connected to, most likely as a descendant of a younger son of either the first Conor, or of Bryan.  The 1641 depositions are full of references to Rory Maguire.  Stories by English settlers of being evicted from their homes and left naked on the road are common.  There are a few mentions of James, is one or more the supposed grandfather of Edward?  The first names brother Rory and Bryan.

"James รด Gallogher of Dresternen in the Countie of Fermanagh yeoman a protestant sworne & examined saith That in the begining of the Rebellion vizt the xxiiijth of October 1641 Hee this Deponent at Dresterman aforesaid was forceibly deprivd robbd or otherwise dispojld of his beastes Cattle & Mares Corne howsehold goodes apparrell and debts of the value & to his losse of fowr score < a > Powndes ster By and by the meanes of Brian Maguire of the Monntaines nore Callohill in the same County gent his 2 brothers James Maguire & Rory Maguire his brother & their servantes souldjers and partakers whose names he knows not: And quickly thereupon this deponent with his wiffe & their children fled away for saffety of their lives to the howse of one Mr Dennis Sherriden a minister whoe dwelleth at drumcore in the County of Cavan: Where he this deponent & they (amongst a great number of other English) were harboured & pr savd from the rage & fury of the malicious & Cruell irish Rebells vntill about a month nere & then they came thence with the English army
Signum predicti Jacobi Gallogher
Jur 4o Augusti 1643
Joh Watson
Edw Pigott"

A second document names James of Knocknynny, gent  with a brother Cahill and a third names  James oge Maguire of Ballykilcome gent along with a long list of Maguires including Rory the son of Bryan.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Edward McGuire's Ancestry pt 1

By The original uploader was
Peter Geymayer at German Wikipedia -
Meyers Konversationslexikon, Public Domain,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12112298

John Sigismund Maguire was a Knight of the Imperial Military Order of Maria Theresa. It was awarded to the General (of Kerry) for his capture of Dresden in 1758. (A Military History of Ireland)

There is much confusion as to the ancestry of Edward Maguire, especially if you read the many online family trees.  I believe it should be possible to sort this out, but at this point it has not been done.

One clue we have is the family tradition that Edward was on his way to Austria to join the army thanks to his Uncle John Sigismund Maguire.  The following sketch of General Macguire would tend to corroborate the connection, giving Co. Kerry as his home as does the Military History of Ireland.


History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France

John Cornelius O'Callaghan - Dublin 1854


The Kerry connection puts the lie to some of the online trees that have Edward's father and even Edward born in Fermanagh.   With the prevalence of the names Constantine (Cuconnaught) and John in the Maguire family I think that researcher's have grabbed at possible records and put them together as gospel. What does seem likely is that the incorrect connections are probably relatives.

Conjecture names Edward's father, the brother of John above, as Constantine Maguire, born abt 1661. He married Julia McElligot (1663-   ) abt 1706.  Many of the online trees state that Constantine died in Virginia in 1750.  I have not seen any documentation proving that fact and in truth it seems very unlikely.  Constantine married Julia McElligot (1663-   ) abt 1706. The online trees attribute four sons to them, no actual facts have been shown to prove facts about Constantine and his family.
  • Thomas
  • James
  • John 1715  - 1750 Virginia m.  Catherine Mary McGuire (1722 - ) - again all the Ancestry trees are copied from each other, show and many show his son as his father.  
  • Edward 1717  
Constantine and John Sigismund Maguire were most likely the sons of James McGuire was born abt 1620  in Fermanagh, Ireland.  James married Cecelia (McNamara) Reagh (1623-1665). Supposedly, James settled near Tralee, McElligott, Kerry after political/religious disturbances in 1641. Again, this is all conjecture at this point, I have found no proof  of any of it.

The story as told here is related in William G Stannard's, The McGuire Family in Virginia: With notices of its Irish Ancestry and some connected Virtinia Families (Richmond VA: Old Dominion Press, 1926).  The problem is that many genealogies of the 1920 era were somewhat created, so without further corroboration, we can only be sure of the descendancy from Edward himself.  That is well documented.

The Maguires of Fermanagh by John O'Donovan
Ball of the Wild Geese - St Patricks Day in Hapsburg Austria 1766
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography Vol IV pg 343-352  

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Edward McGuire

Much has been written about Edward McGuire and his descendants, so this is just a short summary with hopefully some good links for those who are interested in learning more

Edward McGuire was born in 1717 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, most likely in the Ardfert area.

The family lore says that Edward took part in the efforts to restore the Stuarts to power in 1745 and when the effort failed, it was deemed wise for him to leave Ireland.  His uncle, General John McGuire arranged for him to join the Austrian Army.  Edward sailed for Lisbon and there contacted yellow fever. After weeks of illness he felt too weak to enter the service.  During his time there he had met Bishop Carroll of Maryland who convinced him to sail for America.  

Edward invested what money he had in a cargo of wine.  He sailed to Philadelphia, sold the cargo, and proceeded to the "Valley of Virginia".  He settled in Winchester, VA where in 1747 he purchased 346 acres from Lord Fairfax.  By 1760 his holdings were over 6000 acres.Own lot 61 of the original 70 lots of the city of Winchester, he had a hotel and tavern. In  1782 he petitioned that  the Hastings Court of the Borough be given the sole authority to grant liquor licenses as many of the sellers of intoxicants were causing great trouble.  He and the other large hotel owners managed to get this passed. 

Edward  also engaged in the business of lending money for mortgages. In Hampshire county he is listed on many land records as the mortgager or lease holder.

Edward was a member of the Hiram lodge and served on the Board of Trustees of Winchester Academy.  He served as Justice of the Peace in 1851 and remained involved in politics thorough his life. 

During the revolution he was the provisioner of Captain Nevilles company.

Edward married Susannah  before 1850 and they had five known children, John, William. Edward, Elizabeth and Ann.  Susannah's name can be found on Edwards early land records.  She died sometime before 27 July 1774 when Edward married Millicent Dobie [D'Obee], the daughter of Samuel, in Frederick, Virginia. 

Note: Many online genealogies name Edward's first wife as Elizabeth Wheeler.  Land records definitely give the name Susannah and I have not seen records that corroborate the name Wheeler.  As she is not the Trindle ancestor, I leave others to do the necessary research. 

Edward died in 1806 at the age of 89. In his will dated 19 Jul 1806/ 1 Dec 1806 he mentions his sons, John, William, Edward, and Samual and his daughters Elizabeth, Ann, Susannah and Mary McDonald. He also mentions his grandchildren Angus William, Milicent Susannah and Charles McDonald, children of his daughter Mary. 

Edward had donated the land on which the Catholic Church in Winchester stood.  His will, which was witnessed by Goldsmith Chandlee and Benjamin Chandlee, stipulated that ... "It is my will that the lot upon which the Catholic Church now stands shall be forever appropriated for that use and no other."  

Children with wife Susannah:
  1.  John McGuire was born about 1750 in Winchester, Winchester, Virginia, United States. John served with the Virginia Troops as a volunteer on the expedition to Canada and was taken prisioner at Quebec on 31st Dec 1775.  He was with Capt. Grayson's regiment in February 1777 and was wounded at Germantown in October of that year.  He resigned in April of 1778.  Later he was a private under Gen. George Rogers Clark in the reduction of the British posts in Illinois.  He belonged to the division of Gen. Clark's soldiers who received no bounty warrant. Family tradition also states that John was a spy carrying messages across the mountains to Fort Du Quesne.  While Morris' "Story of the Lower Shenandoah Valley speaks of John's going to Kentucky, family tradition places him in Huntington County, Pennsylvania after the war.  Several of his children were born there, before he moved on to Cumberland, Maryland.  A few years later he moved to the Northwest Territory, currently Ohio. He died before 1800 at the age of 50 in Ohio, United States 
  2. William McGuire was born about 1765 in Winchester, Franklin, Virginia. According to family tradition William ran away from home to join Morgan's riflemen when he was eleven years old.  He got as far as Boston but was returned home.  At the age of 13 he enlisted as a cadet in Morgan's regiment after his father finally consented.  He was wounded at the battle of Eutaw Springs.  William studied law and William and Mary College and practied in Frederick and the adjoining counties.  He was a member of the VA legislature from 1796 to 1799 and was nominated in 1798 to be chief justice of Mississippi Territory . He died in 1820 at the age of 55 in Virginia.  
  3. Edward McGuire was born in 1767 in Winchester, Winchester, Virginia, United States.  In 1818 Edward was elected as a director of Valley Bank Edward died in 1827 at the age of 60. 
  4. Elizabeth McGuire m. George McKenny in 1791
  5. Ann McGuire never married.  She was the family historian.
Children with wife Millecent:
  1. Samuel McGuire was born after 1774 in Winchester, Franklin, Virginia. Samuel started as an Ensign with the 4th Regiment Infantry USA in 1799.  By 1800 he was a 1st Lt. Following the attack of the Leopard on the Chesapeake Bay Samuel and 237 men of Hampshire county volunteered on 25 Feb 1808.  He was recommended as a major to the Governor, being described as a gentleman of untarnished honor who had a sound mind which had been improved by a liberal education.  Additionally he was a good tactician. On 15 Aprl 1812 he wrote to the Governor from Romney offering his services in the troubles with England. In 1813 he served as Captain with the 35th Infantry. He died in Romney, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States. Samuel was buried at Old Presbyterian Cemetery in Romney, Hampshire, West  
  2. Mary McGuire was born on 11 Jul 1776. She died in Mar 1809 at the age of 32 in Glengarry, Frederick, Virginia, United States.  Mary married Angus McDonald II. 
  3. Susan McGuire was born in 1780 in Virginia and  died in 1850 at the age of 70 in Shelby, Missouri.  She married William Naylor, the son of Ralph Nailor and Lacy Armstrong. (This is the line that married into the Trindle family). 
  • American Historical Society, History of Virginia (Chicago & New York:, 1924) 
  • Burgess, Louis Alexander. Virginia Soldiers of 1776. Richmond, VA, USA: Richmond Press, 1927, p278. Affidavits (Ancestry)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution  Vol I - CXXXIII (Washington DC 1890s - 1920s).  
  • Deed Books of Frederick Co, VA; Hampshire Co, VA (WV) A Guide
  • Frederick County VA Marriage Records Page 157.
  •  Frederick Co VA Will Book 8 pages 270-273.
  • Horton, Vickie Bidinger,  Abstracts from Hampshire County Minute Book 1817 - 1823,   Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 2001 (Ancestry)
  • Horton, Vicki Bidinger. Hampshire County [West] Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists, 1800-1814. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002.
  • Hu, Maxwell. A History of Hampshire County. A Brown Boughner 1897.
  • Johnson, Ross, West Virginia Estate Settlements (GEN PUBCO 1985). (Ancestry)
  • Meade, William, Old Christian Ministers and their Families in Virginia (1857)
  • Miller, T C. History of West Virginia and Its People, Volume 1. Charleston, WV: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913
  • Sage, Clara McCormack and Laura Sage Jones. Early Records Hampshire County Virginia now West Virginia  including at the start most of Virginia apart from Augusta DistrictBaltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.
  • Sims Index to Land Grants in West Virginia. N.p.: n.p., 1952. 
  • Stanard, William G, The McGuire Family in Virginia: With notices of its Irish Ancestry and some connected Virhinia Families (Richmond VA: Old Dominion Press, 1926)  Hatai Trust
  • Virginia House of Delegates, Journal of the Virginia House of Delegates (). 
  • Website, Historic Hampshire (Charles C. Hall), HistoricHampshire County, West Virginia: West Virginia's Oldest County 
  • Reynolds, William, Reynolds & McGuire Ancestors (1978 Raleigh NC)
  • Flora McDonald Williams, The Glengarry McDonalds (N.p.: Electric Scotland (original) George G Fetter Co, 1911  

Websites
Newspapers
  • Virginia. Alexandria. Alexandria Herald. 21 January 1818.
  • Virginia. Richmond. The Richmond Enquirer. 25 July 1828.


  • McGuire on Dropbox

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ardfert

Although this blog began with the intention of being all things Trindle, as time passes and few Trindles have found it, it seems that branching out to include the collateral families makes sense.  So this is the first of many posts that will include the OTHER ancestors of Ivan Trindle.  The ancestors of Millicent Chapman Trindle will be appearing on a separate blog Millie.











Edward McGuire, the only Irish Catholic ancestor of Ivan to emigrate to the US, was from Ardfert, Co Kerry.  On a recent trip to Ireland, I visitied the Cathedral and Friary there and so this diversion to collateral families begins with pictures from Ardfert.

The monestary dates to the 6th century, and no, the McGuire family was not resident in Co Kerry at that time.  Most likely, they were among those uprooted from Tyrone by Cromwell and resettled in Kerry.  But the remnants of the Monestary were there when Edward sailed from Ardfert in the 18th century.  He would have known them well as they even today are a very visible feature of the town.

The monestary was founded by St. Brendan the navigator.  In fact, the cathedral, though now in ruins was in use until the 19th century.  It dates to the 13th century.


The Friary was founded in the 13th century and taken over as barracks in 1584.  It would also have been well known to Edward and his family.


Heritage Ireland - Ardfert Cathedral
Ardfert Cathedral - Megalithic Ireland
Ardfert Cathedral - Wikipedia
Ardfert Friary - Monastic Ireland
Ardfert Pictures





Next up, the story of Edward...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

John Trindle probate 1731

One interesting find in researching Trindles, is the probate of John Trindle, a merchant in Dublin in 1731.  If our William followed normal naming rules in giving his son the name John, then his father should be John. A death for John in 1730/31 might explain why his sons would emigrate to America, where William is found in 1740.  Family tradition states that he was in Philadelphia prior to 1740 learning the trade of a tailor.

Unfortunately the wills listed in the Will Registers do not exist and to date I have found no connections between John and William...but it is a quest to keep in mind.