Descendants of William McElHinney
Compiled by Jeff Powell from the original records of
Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM1 MCELHINNEY died 1762 in County of Londonderry in Ireland. He married (1) MARSHALL. He married (2) AGNES MELEVERY.
Children of WILLIAM MCELHINNEY and MARSHALL are:
i. JOSEPH2 MCELHINNEY.
After the death of his
father he supported his father's widow and the younger children
2. ii. MARY MCELHINNEY.
Children of WILLIAM MCELHINNEY and AGNES MELEVERY are:
iii. JANE2 MCELHINNEY, m. GEORGE O'DAIR.
iv. WILLIAM MCELHINNEY.
v. SAMUEL MCELHINNEY, d. India.
3. vi. JOHN MCELHINNEY, b. 1753; d. 05 Jan 1834, Lawrence, Washington County.
Generation No. 2
2. MARY2 MCELHINNEY (WILLIAM1) She married PURLING.
Child of MARY MCELHINNEY and PURLING is:
i. WILLIAM3 PURLING.
3. JOHN2 MCELHINNEY (WILLIAM1) was born 1753, and died 05 Jan 1834 in Lawrence,
Washington County. He married NANCY HETTRICK, daughter
of SAMUEL HETTRICK and MARGARET HEMPHILL. She was born
in or near city of Londonderry in the North of Ireland, and died 1826 in
Artnagunnig near the City of Londonderry, Ireland.
More About JOHN MCELHINNEY:
Burial: 08 Jan 1834,
the family burying ground at the upper end of the farm near the public road.
Cause of death (Facts
Pg): 05 Jan 1834, Without pain or apparent disease.
Emigration: 1832, To
Pittsburg, USA where his son Joseph lived. Brought with him his daughter Anne,
who never married.
Health: 1833, Wounded
leg by the fall of a small tree which confined him to the house.
Height about 5'-8", eyes blue, hair brown - afterwords grey.
member of the Covenantes Church, a Carmeronian.
Residence: Lived near
Colmore Point below Londonderry in the north of Ireland
More About NANCY HETTRICK:
Cause of death 1826,
Lingering Consumption with Anasarca.
Misc: She was
remarkable for neatness of person and propriety of speech.
Children of JOHN MCELHINNEY and NANCY HETTRICK are:
i. JOHN3 MCELHINNEY, d. in
ii. JOSEPH MCELHINNEY, d. in infancy.
iii. JOHN MCELHINNEY, b. 1775, The Point of Colmore in the County of
Londonderry, Ireland; d. 1798, Artnagunnig near the City of Londonderry,
Occupation: A linnen
iv. ANNE MCELHINNEY, b. 1778, Colmore Point, in the County of Londonderry,
Ireland; d. 19 Oct 1870, Marietta, Ohio , USA.
More About ANNE MCELHINNEY:
burying ground in Lower Lawrence county near Hills, Ohio
Cause of death: 19 Oct
1870, Of Paralysis at the residence of her niece Mrs. Matilda Chambers
Character: She was
remarkably amiable in her character and disposition, of industrious habit, and
she rendered herself very useful in helping to care for the family of her
Emigration: 1832, To
Pittsburg, USA, with her father.
Health: 25 Dec 1855,
While on a visit to her oldest nephew - Dr. Joseph M. McElHinney - near Newport
Ohio, she fell upon the icy ground and received an injury of the right hip
joint, after which she was unable to walk without support.
Misc: Made her home
with her father until his death, afterwards she made her home with her oldest
niece - Mrs Matilda Chambers of Washington County, Ohio
Physical Description: .
Complexion very fair but freckled. Eyes blue and tender. Hair dark red.
Attitude erect. Weight about 140 lbs.
member of the Covenantes Church, until she came to Ohio, when she joined the
Presbyterian Church for convenience.
4. v. JOSEPH M MCELHINNEY, b. 1780, Colmore Point, in the County of Londonderry,
Ireland; d. 05 Sep 1840, Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio, USA.
Generation No. 3
4. JOSEPH M3
MCELHINNEY (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1780 in Colmore Point, in the County of
Londonderry, Ireland, and died 05 Sep 1840 in Lawrence, Washington County,
Ohio, USA. He married MARY MILLER 19 Oct
1820, daughter of JOHN MILLER and GRIZZIE WITHRO. She was born
12 May 1798 in Middle Edinreagh in the parish of Glendermont near Londonderry
in the north of Ireland..
More About JOSEPH M MCELHINNEY:
Burial: 1840, He was
buried in the old Chambers' burying ground at the Caywood Church in Lower
Lawrence County, about 7 miles east of Marietta by the Woodsfield road.
Cause of death: 05 Sep
1840, While at work in the woods with his son Joseph, he felt sick and unable
to work and went home and continued unwell for 8 or 10 days, having some
symptoms of ague. On the 4th of September he was induced by his friends to send
for a doctor.
Character: He was
somewhat loquacious and would never give up his Scotch dialict.
Education: He attended
school until over 30 years of age, and in the old slow fashion of learning he
became what was considered quite a scholar.
Emigration: 1831, With
his family, he sailed from Londonderry on board the Sail Ship John Buckman and
after a long and dangerous voyage of 31 days out of sight of land, landed in
Philadelphia in June and stopped 8 days with a friend and distant relative Mr.
Health: He had been
naturally healthy during his whole lifetime and had no sickness of any
consequence except the Small Pox in infancy in a light form, and a attack of
Pleurisy shortly after his marriage.
Interests: He was fond
of outdoor amusements, particularly that of hunting. From the time of his
landing in America, he gave up the idea of sporting with dog and gun, and was
incessant at work - always in a hurry.
Misc: When emigrating,
he brought with him 3 poor persons - John Culbertson, Matty Foster, and her
niece Isabell Brookins, the first and second of whom paid him honorably, but
the latter was very ungrateful and repaid nothing.
farming with his father until the spring of 1831 when he emigrated to the
United States. In Pittsburgh he wrought at the Smooth Rolls in Miltonberg's
Rolling Mill. In Ohio he went into the business of clearing, farming, logging
Height about 5'-7". Weight about 160 lbs. Hair brown, Beard sandy, Eyes
blue, Skin very white but somewhat freckled, Attitude perfectly erect, and
Religion: He was a
member of the Covenantes Church in Ireland, but after he came to Ohio he belonged
to the Congregational Church in Marietta and afterwards to the Presbyterian
Church in Lawrence for convenience of attendance.
Residence: 1831, Came
over the mountains by wagon to Pittsburg Pa. In 1832 he removed to Lawrence,
Washington County, Ohio on Little Muskingum at the lower end of what was call
the "Long Narrows" where he purchased 200 acres of Congress Land.
More About MARY MILLER:
Geneology book #:
McElHinney - 79 - Gen3
Misc: 1840, She was
left a widow with 5 children at home - the youngest but 6 weeks old. She kept
her family together and managed her farm until April 1858 when she sold out her
possessions on the Little Muskingum and moved to Allegheny City, with the 3
Height 5'-4", Weight about 130 lbs.
Eyes blue grey, Hair brown, Skin fair and rather pale, Chest very deep, Nose
straight. When old her face wrinkled considerably and her shoulders became very
Children of JOSEPH MCELHINNEY and MARY MILLER are:
5. i. MATILDA4 MCELHINNEY, b. Jul
1821, Edenreagh a village near Londonderry in the north of Ireland.; d. 01 Sep
1889, Marietta, Ohio , USA - at her residence on Second Street..
6. ii. JOSEPH MILLER MCELHINNEY, b. 16 Apr 1824, Artnagunnig near the City of
Londonderry, Ireland (on Good Friday); d. 04 Sep 1906.
iii. JOHN ALEXANDER MCELHINNEY, b. Jun 1827, Artnagunnig near the City of
Londonderry, Ireland; d. 1829.
Burial: 1829, At Enoch
Kirk, one of the five churches built by St. Patrick when a missionary in
7. iv. NANCY JANE MCELHINNEY, b. 31 Dec 1829, Antnagunnig, Ireland; d. 04 May 1888.
v. CATHERINE ANN MCELHINNEY, b. 27 Feb 1832, Bayardstown (now in Pittsburg) PA; d.
Oct 1832, Bayardstown (now in Pittsburg) PA.
Burial: The burying
ground belonging to Dr. Black's Church (Covenanter)
8. vi. DAVID M. MCELHINNEY, b. 09 Jan 1834, Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.
9. vii. ALEXANDER MILLER MCELHINNEY, b. 23 Feb 1838, Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.
10. viii. CATHERINE GRACE MCELHINNEY, b. 25 Jul 1840, Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio; d.
15 Jul 1884, Newport, Ohio - at the home of her oldest brother.
Generation No. 4
5. MATILDA4 MCELHINNEY (JOSEPH M3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born
Jul 1821 in Edenreagh a village near Londonderry in the north of Ireland, and
died 01 Sep 1889 in Marietta, Ohio, USA - at her residence on Second
Street.. She married JOSEPH CHAMBERS 14 Feb
1837, son of JOHN CHAMBERS and ANNE GREER. He was born
01 May 1806 in Grandview, Washington County, Ohio, USA.
More About MATILDA MCELHINNEY:
family burying ground.
Emigration: 1831, With
her parents first to Pittsburg, Pa. USA, where they stopped a year and half,
then removed to Lawrence, Washington Co. Ohio.
Height about 5'-5". Weight 130 to 160 lbs. Eyes blue grey. Skin fair and
rather pale. Hair brown and wavy. Attitude erect.
Married and lived 8 miles from Marietta on Little Muskingum on the S.E. side of
the creek where her children were born. She induced her husband in 1850 to
remove to Harmar in order to educate their children. They afterward removed to Marietta.
Children of MATILDA MCELHINNEY and JOSEPH CHAMBERS are:
i. LUCY ANN5 CHAMBERS, b. 19 Jul
1838, Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio; d. 23 Feb 1858, Harmar, Ohio - at the
house of her parents.
Burial: The Chambers burying
ground in Lawrence, Ohio
11. ii. MARY ELISABETH CHAMBERS, b. 13 May 1840, Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.
iii. NANCY M. CHAMBERS, b. 28 Sep 1842, Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio; d.
28 Jul 1904, Barrackville, WV - at her home; m. JAMES STEEL; d. 09 Aug
1901, Barrackville, WV - at his home.
More About NANCY M. CHAMBERS:
Misc: Had no children
iv. JOSEPH MCELHINNEY CHAMBERS, b. 15 Jul 1847, Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio; d.
21 Jun 1904, Barreckville, WV.
More About JOSEPH MCELHINNEY CHAMBERS:
Cause of death (Facts
Pg): Died of Bronchial Consumption at Barreckville, WV at the home of his
sister Nan Steele, June 21, 1904 aged nearly 57.
6. JOSEPH MILLER4 MCELHINNEY (JOSEPH M3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born
16 Apr 1824 in Artnagunnig near the City of Londonderry, Ireland (on Good
Friday), and died 04 Sep 1906. He
married (1) ARABELLA ROSS HANNOLD 18 Sep 1849 in Washington County Infirmary by Rev.
L.L. Fay of Lawrence, daughter of ISAIAH HANNOLD and PATIENCE ROSS. She was born
06 Jun 1821 in Near Strattonville, Clarion County, Pa. USA, and died 06 Mar
1892. He married (2) FRANCES PAMELIA DANA 04 Apr 1893,
daughter of CHARLES DANA and EUNICE CHURCHILL. She was born
25 Oct 1848 in Washington County, Ohio, and died 1907.
More About JOSEPH MILLER MCELHINNEY:
Burial: Newport, Ohio
Commenced attending a school taught by Mr. Wright and his sister Miss Wright at
the age of about three or four years. In Bayardstown USA he attended first in
Mr. Dickey's School and afterwards in Mr. Martin's School before they moved to
Emigration: 1831, Came
with his parents to America via Philadelphia and Harrisburg to Pittsburg Pa.
where they lived a year and a half. In December 1832 he came with his parents
to the upper end of Lawrence, Washington County Ohio, on the Little Muskingum
where they settled
1861, In May 1861 he was elected First Lieutenant of the First Volunteer
Company of Militia ever raised in Newport under Captain Chris Greene. On a
second election July 30, 1861 he was re-elected to the same company which
belonged to the 3rd Brigade7th Division
Misc: 1840, In the
fall of 1840 his father dying, he took the management of the farm and family.
Occupation: 1842, In
1842 he commenced teaching in the First School District of Lawrence near
Chamber's Mill and continued to teach during the winter seasons in Independence,
Lawrence, Ludlow, or Newport until 1849 and the during the whole year in
Newport until spring 1854.
Residence: 1857, In
the spring of 1857 he removed to the suburbs of the village of Newport where he
continued to practice medicine.
More About ARABELLA ROSS HANNOLD:
Burial: Newport, Ohio
Education: 1842, In
1842-3 she attended school taught by J. M. McElHinney in the district in which
her father lived and was a school director. She afterwards attended the
Marietta Female Seminary superintended by Mr. Lyonel Terry
Emigration: Went with
her parents to Mississippi where they lived a short time and then came back and
lived about 2 years in Allegheny City, Pa. In 1840 she removed with her parents
to Marietta where she served as Tailoress under Mr. Jud Roberts
and teacher and housewife and florist
More About FRANCES PAMELIA DANA:
Burial: Newport, Ohio
Misc: 2nd wife of
Joseph Miller McElHinney
Children of JOSEPH MCELHINNEY and ARABELLA HANNOLD are:
12. i. FRANCOIS BUCHANAN5 MCELHINNEY, b. 18 Sep
1853, Newport, Ohio - opposite St. Marys.
13. ii. ADELLA ANN MCELHINNEY, b. 16 May 1852, Newport, Ohio - in the house opposite
the Baptist Church; d. 1920.
14. iii. JOSEPH HANOLD MCELHINNEY, b. 13 Oct 1850, Newport, Ohio -in the house afterwards
known as the Eureka House.
7. NANCY JANE4 MCELHINNEY (JOSEPH M3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born
31 Dec 1829 in Antnagunnig, Ireland, and died 04 May 1888. She married GEORGE VINCENT FRY 25 Sep 1849 in
Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio - at the home of her mother. He was born 1823 in Smithfield, Jefferson
County, Ohio, and died 26 Jun 1879 in Newport, Ohio - at the home of his
brother-in-law Dr. J.M. McElHinney.
More About GEORGE VINCENT FRY:
Children of NANCY MCELHINNEY and GEORGE FRY are:
15. i. GEORGE VINCENT5 FRY, b. 17 Oct
1850, Centre, Morgan County, Ohio.
ii. JAMES MELANCTHON FRY, b. May 1852, Centre, Morgan County, Ohio; d. Centre,
Morgan County, Ohio - in infancy.
16. iii. EVANGELINE HENRIETTA FRY, b. 22 Feb 1854, Salem, Washington County, Ohio.
iv. CLARISSA CHARLOTTE FRY, b. 20 Apr 1856, Salem, Washington County, Ohio; m.
(1) WILLIAM W. BEACH; b. 13 Apr 1845; d. 29 Jul 1887, Ashland, Ohio - at
home of acute spinal disease; m. (2) JOSEPH UNDERWOOD.
More About CLARISSA CHARLOTTE FRY:
More About WILLIAM W. BEACH:
Misc: Beach family 94
Occupation: Teacher and
Ashland, Co, Ohio
More About JOSEPH UNDERWOOD:
Misc: Second husband of
Clarissa Charlotte Fry
Residence: Hannibal, MO
8. DAVID M.4 MCELHINNEY (JOSEPH M3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born
09 Jan 1834 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio. He married HARRIET BARNES 1862 in
Allegheny City, PA, daughter of BARNS and ELISABETH BERGER. She was born
04 Jun 1840 in Westmoreland County, PA.
More About DAVID M. MCELHINNEY:
bricklayer, brickmaker, builder, merchant and photographer
Children of DAVID MCELHINNEY and HARRIET BARNES are:
i. BESSIE B.5 MCELHINNEY, b. 09 Mar
1863, Uniontown, PA.
More About BESSIE B. MCELHINNEY:
Residence: 1895, is
with her mother a Springdale, PA - 30 miles up the Allegheny
17. ii. FRANK ALEXANDER MCELHINNEY, b. 25 Nov 1866, Wellsburgh, West Virginia.
9. ALEXANDER MILLER4 MCELHINNEY (JOSEPH M3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born
23 Feb 1838 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio. He married LIZZIE ELLIS Sep 1870,
daughter of SAMUEL ELLIS and LUCY BRUCE.
More About ALEXANDER MILLER MCELHINNEY:
mayor of Guthrie, Oklahoma
More About LIZZIE ELLIS:
Education: Graduate of
Steubenville Female Seminary
Misc: Only daughter of
Dr Samuel Ellis of Greenupsburg, KY
Children of ALEXANDER MCELHINNEY and LIZZIE ELLIS are:
i. LUCY E.5 MCELHINNEY, b. 27 Aug
1871, Lincoln, NB; m. S. ALBERT STRADER, 17 Jan 1895.
More About LUCY E. MCELHINNEY:
ii. SAMUEL ADELBERT MCELHINNEY, b. Dec 1873, Lincoln, NB.
More About SAMUEL ADELBERT MCELHINNEY:
iii. MARY MILLER MCELHINNEY.
iv. RAY MCELHINNEY.
More About RAY MCELHINNEY:
v. ALEXANDER MCELHINNEY, b. Silver Cliff, Col..
More About ALEXANDER MCELHINNEY:
vi. BURNIE MCELHINNEY, b. Silver Cliff, Col..
vii. MARSHALL MCELHINNEY, b. 19 Feb 1891.
viii. AUBREY MCELHINNEY, b. 18 Sep 1894.