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Samuel McWhirter
of Saratoga co., NY
(1824-1909)

Updated 29-Jul-2001


The following article3-generation register report  and  list of research sources about Samuel McWhirter of Saratoga co., NY was originally published in the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter, Volume 5, Issue 2 (May 2001).


If new information has come to light since the date of first publication, additions or corrections made to the original text are indicated in red.


Care should be used in crediting the information presented here. What has been compiled in the McWh*rter Database, from which these articles and reports are drawn, has been contibuted by many different researchers - some more careful than others.


The numbers following each name below (i.e. #1859 for Samuel McWhirter) are the numbers assigned those individuals in the McWh*rter Database.

Quick Links to Other North American Progenitors

John McWhorter (cir1710-1757) of Albemarle co., VA
Hugh McWhorter (cir1690-1750) of New Castle co., DE
David McWhorter (1741-1789) of Lancaster co., PA
Hugh McWhorter (1757-1837) of York co., SC
Moses McWhorter (cir1700-cir1756) of Lancaster co., PA
Mathew McWhorter (abt1725-1804) of Washington co., NY
John McWhorter (1739-1813) of Washington co., NY
Thomas McWhorter (cir1710-17??) of New Jersey
Hugh E. "Hughey" McWhorter (cir1705-1784) of PA and DE
Hance McWhorter (cir1730-abt1773) of Rowan co., NC
William McWhorter (abt1745-1823) of PA and OH
George Gray McWhorter (1762-1829) of SC & AL
Gilbert McWhirter (1794-1874) & John McWhirter (1801-1883) of Scotland and Canada
John McWhorter (cir1695-1768) of Greenwich, MA
Thomas McCargo McWhirter (1793-aft1840) of McNab twp., Quebec, Canada
Samuel Mehorter (cir1795-bef1861) of Philadelphia, PA
Thomas McWhirter (1804-1867) of Middlebury, VT
John McWhirter (abt1830-18??) of Scotland, England & Staten Island, NY

 

Samuel McWhirter
of Saratoga co., NY
(1824-1909)

According to his death certificate Samuel McWhirter [db#1859] was born in Scotland although 3 census records say he was born in Ireland. His father is listed on the certificate as John McWhirter [db# 24944], place of birth, Ireland. The space on the death certificate for Samuel’s mother’s name is left blank, and even her first name is not yet discovered.

Samuel is said to have removed from co. Antrim, Ireland to South Glens Falls, Saratoga co., NY after 1850. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in Warren co., NY on 20-Oct-1859 and indicated at that time that he came to the United States "before he was 18 years of age". That would place the time of his arrival before 14-Feb-1852.

He married Rebecca Lowes [db#24943]. Since all their known children were born in NY, it is unclear whether they were married before or after Samuel immigrated to NY.

In the 1855 New York State census Samuel is listed as a laborer in a saw mill. He bought a home on Fourth Street in South Glens Falls, Saratoga co., NY on 7-May-1872. In his will dated 5-May-1908 and probated 9-Jul-1910 he left the house to his son Samuel McWhirter Jr. [db#1860]. He left other property, both personal and real, to a daughter Jane [db#20535]( "Mrs. Jane Lavoy") and another son Clifford V. McWhirter [db#1724].

Samuel McWhirter’s children include:

....Sarah Ann McWhorter [db#24946] lived only 10 years. She was born in Warren co., NY according to the 1855 NewYork State census. She is listed in the 1860 Saratoga co., NY census as "Sara Ann".

....Jane "Jennie" McWhorter [db#20535] was born in 1855 in South Glens Falls, Saratoga co., NY; married there in 1876; died there in 1909; and, is buried in the South Side cemetery there. Jane is listed in the 1860 census of Saratoga co., NY as "Mary J. McWhirter". She married Charles Augustus LaVoy [db#20536]. Jane’s daughter, Nellie LaVoy [db#20538], modeled for artist Douglass Crockwell and she appears on the front cover of the 28-Jan-1933 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

....Ellen "Nelle" McWhirter [db#27541]married Erving D. Simmons [db#27542], a civil engineer.

....John McWhirter [db#24945] died at the age of 2 1/2 and is buried in Rice cemetery in Glens Falls, NY.

....Samuel McWhirter Jr. [db#1860] was left the family home in the will of his father dated 5-May-1908. Samuel married Harriet Root [db#27544] and is buried in Glens Falls cemetery in Warren co., NY.

....Barbara B. McWhirter [db#24947] died at the age of four and is buried in Rice cemetery in Glens Falls, NY.

....Clifford V. McWhirter [db#1724] was named as a beneficiary and executor in the will of his father dated 1908. He married Aletia Woodward [db#1725]. Clifford is listed in the 1914 City Directory of South Glens Falls but disappears with his family thereafter.


tree6.gif (2816 bytes)    The Modified Register Reports which follow relate information currently in the MCWH*RTER DATABASE.
Anyone with additional information to offer or who believes that a correction to some of the information is justified should feel free
to offer their assistance.


1. Samuel McWhirter #1859 b. 14-Feb-1824, Scotland, (son of John McWhirter #24944) residences: Scot.; Saratoga co., NY, m. Rebecca Lowes #24943, b. 20-Aug-1829, Belfast, Ireland, (daughter of Peter Lowes #25651 and Ann ? #25652) residences: Ire.; Saratoga co., NY, d. 22-Apr-1897, buried: South Glens Falls, NY. Samuel died 7-Aug-1909, Saratoga co., NY, buried: Rice cemetery, South Glens Falls, NY.

.....Children:

..........2. i Sarah Ann McWhirter #24946 b. 16-Feb-1854, Warren co., NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, d. 17-Mar-1864, buried: Rice cemetery, South Glens Falls, NY.

.......+3. ii Jane "Jennie" McWhirter #20535 b. 17-Jul-1855.

.......+4. iii Ellen "Nelle" McWhirter #27541 b. 28-Aug-1857.

..........5. iv John McWhirter #24945 b. 21-Jul-1861, Saratoga co., NY, residences: Saratoga, NY, d. 26-Apr-1864, buried: Rice cemetery, South Glens Falls, NY.

..........6. v Samuel McWhirter #1860 b. 25-Mar-1864, South Glens Falls, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, m. Harriet Root #27544, b. cir1865, residences: Saratoga co., NY, d. 19-Dec-1941, Binghamton, NY, buried: Glens Falls cem., Saratoga co., NY. Samuel died 2-Jan-1926, Glens Falls, NY, buried: Glens Falls cem., Saratoga co., NY.

..........7. vi Barbara B. McWhirter #24947 b. 26-Jul-1865, residences: Saratoga co., NY, d. -Aug-1869, buried: Rice cemetery, South Glens Falls, NY.

.......+8. vii Clifford V. McWhirter #1724 b. -Nov-1869.

 

Second Generation

 

3. Jane "Jennie" McWhirter #20535 (1.Samuel1) b. 17-Jul-1855, South Glens Falls, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, m. 12-Sep-1876, Charles Augustus LaVoy #20536, b. 7-Sep-1854, Glens Falls, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, d. 27-May-1905, South Glens Falls, NY, buried: South Side cem., South Glens Falls, NY. Jane died 4-Apr-1909, South Glens Falls, NY, buried: South Side cem., South Glens Falls, NY.

.....Children:

..........9. i Frederick A. LaVoy #20537 b. 19-Mar-1877, South Glens Falls, NY, residences: South Glens Falls, NY, m. Nellie Ferris #27536, b. cir1880.

..........10. ii Ellen Alida "Nellie" LaVoy #20538 b. 22-Nov-1878, Fort Ann, NY, residences: NY; CA, m. George A. Allen #27537, b. 7-Jun-1872, Glens Falls, NY, residences: Glens Falls, NY, d. 27-Feb-1935. Ellen died 31-Jan-1962, CA.

..........11. iii William LaVoy #20539 b. 2-Feb-1880, Fort Ann, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, m. Elizabeth Coyer #27538, b. 30-Jun-1890, residences: Saratoga co., NY, d. 26-Apr-1944. William died 17-Jul-1918, South Glenns Falls, NY.

..........12. iv Jane Laura "Jennie" LaVoy #20540 b. 4-Jul-1883, Fort Ann, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, m. Anson Elroy Allen #27539, b. cir1880, residences: Saratoga co., NY, d. 20-Aug-1935, buried: Glens Falls cem., Saratoga co., NY. Jane died 17-Jul-1953, Glens Falls, NY, buried: Glens Falls cem., Saratoga co., NY.

..........13. v Charles E. LaVoy #20541 b. 17-Apr-1889, South Glens Falls, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, m. Margaret Lyons #27540, b. 5-Apr-1890, d. 3-Mar-1965. Charles died 27-Nov-1968.

 

4. Ellen "Nelle" McWhirter #27541 (1.Samuel1) b. 28-Aug-1857, South Glens Falls, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, m. Erving D. Simmons #27542, b. 25-Aug-1854, residences: Glens Falls, NY, d. 27-Feb-1915. Ellen died 20-Jun-1922, Glens Falls, NY.

.....Children:

..........14. i Edgar John Simmons #27543 b. 22-Jan-1888, residences: NY, d. 20-Jan-1936, Glens Falls, NY.

 

8. Clifford V. McWhirter #1724 (1.Samuel1) b. -Nov-1869, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, m. Aletia Woodard #1725, b. -May-1877, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, d. aft1900. Clifford died aft1913.

.....Children:

..........15. i Samuel J. McWhirter #1726 b. -Jul-1897, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY.

..........16. ii Ralph C. McWhirter #27545 b. 15-May-1909, Glens Falls, NY, residences: Saratoga co., NY, d. 17-Aug-1909, South Glens Falls, NY.


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Many thanks to Jane Knobloch of Red Hook, NY & Deanna LaVoy-Lewis of Houston, TX for the information they have contributed to the McWh*rter Database on this family.

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