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William    McWhorter
of Pennsylvania and Ohio
(abt1745-1823)

Updated 26-Dec-1999


The following article3-generation register report  and  list of research sources about William McWhorter of Pennsylvania and Ohio was originally published in the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 4 (November 1999).


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. #2267 for William of Pennylvania and Ohio) 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
George Gray McWhorter (1762-1829) of SC & AL
Gilbert (1794-1874) & John (1801-1883) McWhirter 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
Samuel McWhirter (1824-1909) of Saratoga co., NY
Thomas McWhirter (1804-1867) of Middlebury, VT
John McWhirter (abt1830-18??) of Scotland, England & Staten Island, NY

 

William McWhorter
of Pennsylvania and Ohio

(abt1745-1823)

William McWhorter (or McWhirter) [db#2267] was born about 1745 most likely in either Pennsylvania or Ireland. He may have married twice, first in 1768 to Jane Boyd [db#5967] and second in 1774 to Jane Barr [db#2268]. Although it is possible that there were two William McWhorters most sources currently seem to support the theory that there was but one who married both Janes.

William may have been the son of Robert McWhorter [db#5964] and Sarah Johnston [db#1405] of Besalem township, Bucks co., PA. He is thought to be the William McWhorter who resided in Paxton township in what is now Dauphin co., PA. A William McWhorter was taxed in Paxton in 1770 and both a William McWhorter and a Robert McWhorter (presumed to be his brother) served in the militia there 1777-1779.

William apparently removed to Hopewell township, Cumberland co., PA by 1780 and is found listed as "William McWherters", head of household in Hopewell in the 1790 census. The household included 2 white males age 16 and older, 2 white males 15 and younger and 4 females. Listed immediately after William in the 1790 census is the family headed by "Robert McWherters" (presumed again to be his brother).

William is thought to have had three children by Jane Boyd and six more by Jane Barr. His children and grandchildren adopted a variety of spellings of the McWh*rter surname.

William’s son Robert [db#5968] appears as "Mawhorter" on his gravestone in Muskingum co., OH. Robert’s son James or "Pat" [db#6014] was recorded as "Mawharter" in the 1850 census of Athens co., OH. Robert’s son William or "Cooney" [db#823] assumed the spelling "Mewhorter".

William’s son William [db#5227] had sons who adopted "McWhirter", "Mewhirter" and "Mewherter" spellings.

Descendants of William’s sons Henry [db#5982] retained the "McWhorter" spelling, but descendants of son John Barr [db#2270] and son James [db#5984 spelled the surname "Mewhirter".

William McWhorter [db#2267] died 19-May-1823 in Harrison co., OH where he probably resided with either his son James or son John Barr, both of whom were married in Harrison co. in 1818 and 1821 respectively.

William McWhorter’s children are thought to include:

Robert McWhorter [db#5968] lived in Finley township in what is now Washington co., PA. He purchased land there in 1803 and sold it it 1836 apparently removing to Muskingum co., OH where he died in 1849 On his gravestone in the old Chandlersville Cemetery his surname is spelled "MAWHORTER".

Little is known of Sarah McWhorter [db#5969] except that she is named in the will of her grandmother, Sarah Boyd [db#5972].

John McWhorter [db#5970] died about 1803 in Washington co., PA. His wife Hannah ? [db#5973], by whom he had four (4) children before his death, remarried about 1814 to a William Toland.

William McWhorter [db#5227], is thought by most, but not all, sources to be William Sr.’s first child by Jane Barr. He bought land in Washington co., PA in 1806, sold it in 1816 and was taxed in Finley township there between 1806 and 1827. In his will of 27-May-1848, proved 27-Sep-1851, he is listed as being of Unity township, Westmoreland, PA. He names his seven children in his will.

Henry McWhorter [db#5982] was taxed in Finley township, Washington co., PA in 1811, but died around mid-century in Marion co., OH.

Margaret McWhorter [db#5983] gave birth to nine (9) children by her husband James Toland [db#5989] and died circa 1825.

John Barr "Barr" Mewhirter [db#2270] was probably born in Pennsylvania. He removed to Green township, Harrison co., OH by 30-Jan-1821 where he married Mary Ann Reed [db#2272]. John died in May 1826 leaving only two sons. It is said that on his death bed he made his wife Mary promise never to remarry. Mary kept the promise removing for a short time to Illinois with her two sons and later to Griswold, IA where she died in 1885 (59 years after the death of her husband).

James Mewhirter [db#5984] also married in Harrison co., OH on 18-Jun-1818 to Lydia Reed [db#6008] (sister of his brother John Barr’s wife Mary). By 1850 James was living in Van Wert, OH. He eventually removed to Union co., IA where he died.

Susan Iva McWhorter [db#2269] married in Ohio on 10-Aug-1810 to William McDowell [db#2271] and had at least seven children.

 


tree6.gif (2816 bytes)    The Modified Register Report which follows relates 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. William McWhorter #2267 b. abt1745, Ireland?; Bucks co., PA?, (pos son of Robert McWhorter #5964 and Sarah Johnston #1405) residences: Ireland?; Lancaster, PA, m. (1) 24-Mar-1768, in Paxton, (now Dauphin co.), PA, Jane Boyd #5967, b. 17??, (daughter of John Boyd #5971 and Jane? (or Sarah?) ? #5972) residences: Paxton, PA, m. (2) 14-Jun-1774, in Philadelphia, PA, Jane Barr #2268, b. abt1756, Philadelphia, PA, (daughter of John Barr #2277) residences: Phila.; Lancaster, PA, d. 31-May-1836. William died 19-May-1823, Harrison co., OH.

.....Children by Jane Boyd:

.......+ 2. i Robert McWhorter #5968 b. cir1769.

..........3. ii Sarah McWhorter #5969 b. cir1771, prob PA, residences: PA?.

.......+ 4. iii John McWhorter #5970 b. cir1773.

.....Children by Jane Barr:

.......+ 5. iv William McWhorter #5227 b. cir1775.

.......+ 6. v Henry McWhorter #5982 b. cir1779.

.......+ 7. vi Margaret McWhorter #5983 b. cir1783.

.......+ 8. vii John Barr "Barr" Mewhirter #2270 b. 1797.

.......+ 9. viii James Mewhirter #5984 b. cir1790.

.......+ 10. ix Susan Iva E. (Susannah) McWhorter #2269 b. cir1793.

 

Second Generation

 

2. Robert McWhorter #5968 b. cir1769, residences: PA; Muskingum co., OH, m. cir1788, Elizabeth Toland #6013, b. 17??, residences: PA; OH, d. aft1850. Robert died 24-Aug-1849, Muskingum co., OH, buried: old Chandlersville Cem., Muskingum co,OH.

.....Children:

..........11. i James (or "Pat") McWhorter #6014 b. abt1792, PA, residences: PA; Athens co., OH, m. cir1827, Hannah J. ? #6024, b. 1803, residences: OH, d. 1876. James died cir1863, Athens co., OH.

..........12. ii Thomas McWhorter #6015 b. 19-Mar-1791, residences: OH; MO, m. 18-Nov-1814, Hannah ? #6035, b. 25-Dec-1788, residences: MO, d. cir1881. Thomas died 12-Jan-1872, MO.

..........13. iii William H. "Cooney" Mewhorter #823 b. abt1794, pos Washington co., PA, residences: PA; OH; IN, m. 1819, Diana McKendry #824, b. cir1800, PA, (daughter of Robert McKendry #834 and Jane Gill #835) residences: PA; OH; IN, d. 26-Feb-1872(9), Adams co., IN. William died 3-Jan-1851, Adams co., IN, buried: Root township, Adams co., IN.

..........14. iv Boyd McWhorter #6016 b. 16-Jun-1797, residences: WV, m. 14-Jun-1821, Myranda Farabee #6043, b. 25-Feb-1802, d. 4-Sep-1885. Boyd died 4-Jul-1837, buried: Dallas, WV.

..........15. v Nancy McWhorter #6017 b. 1799, m. cir1816, John Marshall #6057, b. 1786, (son of Hugh Marshall #6056) d. 18-Oct-1862. Nancy died 24-Jul-1879.

..........16. vi Robert McWhorter Jr. #6018 b. 4-Mar-1801, residences: OH, m. cir1824, Mary (Ealy or) Ely #6071, b. 15-Jul-1803, (daughter of George (Ealy or) Ely #6070) d. 24-Sep-1894. Robert died 10-Apr-1837, Muskingum co., OH, buried: Chandlersville Cem., Muskingum co., OH.

...........17. vii Elizabeth Ann McWhorter #6019 b. 16-Feb-1803, residences: OH, m. 23-Dec-1824, Christian Plants #6085, b. 1805, d. 1891. Elizabeth died 1861, Muskingum co., OH.

 

4. John McWhorter #5970 b. cir1773, residences: Washington co., PA, m. cir1792, Hannah ? #5973, b. cir1775, residences: PA?. John died cir1803, Washington co., PA.

.....Children:

..........18. i William McWhorter #5974 b. cir1793, m. cir1811, Margaret Marshall #5978, b. 17??, (daughter of Hugh Marshall #6056). William died cir1825.

..........19. ii Elizabeth McWhorter #5975 b. cir1797, m. cir1817, Thomas Toland #5979, b. cir1795, d. cir1824.

..........20. iii Thomas McWhorter #5976 b. cir1800.

..........21. iv John McWhorter #5977 b. 16-Dec-1803, residences: WV, m. 24-Jan-1822, Sarah McQuillan #5980, b. cir1800. John died 19-Jul-1889, Marshall co., WV.

 

5. William McWhorter #5227 b. cir1775, residences: Finley, Wash.co.,PA ??, m. Mary Jane? McChesney #5228, b. 17??. William died aft27-May-1848, PA.

.....Children:

..........22. i John Mewherter #9254 b. 1790, residences: New Alexandria, PA, m. Maria Trimble #9260, b. 1814, residences: PA, d. 1888. John died 1852.

..........23. ii George Mewhirter #9255 b. 1794, residences: Congruity, PA, m. (1) Margaret McChesney #9411, b. cir1800, residences: Congruity, PA, buried: Congruity Cemetery, m. (2) Asa Young #9415, b. cir1800, residences: PA. George died 1876, buried: Congruity Cemetery.

..........24. iii William McWhirter #9256 b. 1797, residences: Westmoreland co., PA, m. Margaret ? #9822, b. cir1800, residences: Westmoreland co., PA.

..........25. iv James McWhirter #9257 b. 1798, residences: Derry, PA, m. Mary McChesney #9440, b. 1799, residences: Derry, PA, d. 1881. James died 1-Sep-1851.

..........26. v Elizabeth McWhirter #9258 b. 1799, residences: PA, m. William McChesney #9832, b. cir1800. Elizabeth died 9-Aug-1870.

..........27. vi Martha McWhorter #5229 b. 1807, residences: PA, m. Hugh Wallace #5230, b. cir1800. Martha died 1880.

..........28. vii Mary McWhirter #9259 b. cir1810, residences: PA, m. George McCurdy #9864, b. cir1800.

 

6. Henry McWhorter #5982 b. cir1779, residences: PA; OH, d. cir1849, Marion co., OH.

.....Children:

..........29. i John McWhorter #5985 b. cir1810.

..........30. ii Robert McWhorter #5986 b. cir1810.

..........31. iii William J. McWhorter #5987 b. cir1810.

..........32. iv Joseph McWhorter #5988 b. cir1810.

 

7. Margaret McWhorter #5983 b. cir1783, m. cir1801, James Toland #5989, b. cir1782, d. cir1862. Margaret died cir1825.

.....Children:

..........33. i John Toland #5990 b. cir1802, residences: WV, m. (1) cir1824, Martha Hartman #5999, b. cir1805, m. (2) cir1831, Susanna ? #6000, b. cir1800, residences: WV, d. aft1879. John died aft1879.

..........34. ii Jacob Toland #5991 b. cir1810, residences: Finley, PA, d. aft1840.

..........35. iii Henry Toland #5992 b. 2-Sep-1808, m. Sarah Ann Farabee #6001, b. 1806, d. 1862. Henry died 14-Mar-1882.

..........36. iv William Toland #5993 b. cir1810, residences: PA, m. Eliza ? #6002, b. 18??. William died 1839, Finley, PA.

..........37. v Smith Toland #5994 b. cir1810, residences: West Finley, PA, d. aft1837.

..........38. vi Aaron Toland #5995 b. 7-Nov-1815, residences: OH; IL, m. 2-Apr-1840, in Delaware co., OH, Emeline Wells #6003, b. cir1820. Aaron died 30-Nov-1899, Schuyler co., IL.

..........39. vii Cephas Toland #5996 b. 18-Dec-1816, residences: Fulton co., IL, m. 9-Feb-1843, America Anderson #6004, b. 18??. Cephas died 13-Nov-1887, Fulton co., IL.

..........40. viii Thomas Toland #5997 b. 6-Jan-1818, residences: Fulton co., IL, m. 25-Dec-1845, Mary Hays #6005, b. 18??. Thomas died 23-Nov-1892, Fulton co., IL.

..........41. ix Clark Toland #5998 b. cir1821, residences: OH; MO, m. 5-Dec-1843, in Muskingum co., OH, Sidey Crane #6006, b. 18??. Clark died 5-Jun-1896, Pittsville, MO.

 

8. John Barr "Barr" Mewhirter #2270 b. 1797, Washington co., PA?, residences: PA; Harrison, OH, m. 30-Jan-1821, in Green twp., Harrison, OH, Mary Ann Reed #2272, b. 26-Oct-1798, Northcumberland, PA, (daughter of J. Frederick Reed #2275 and Mary Eve Groves #2276) residences: PA; OH; Griswold, IA, d. 7-Nov-1885, Griswold, IA, buried: Smith cemetery, Griswold, IA. John died -May-1826, Harrison, OH.

.....Children:

..........42. i Frederick Mewhirter #2273 b. 25-Apr-1823, Cadiz, Harrison co., OH, residences: OH; Griswold, IA, m. (1) 12-Dec-1844, in OH, Elizabeth Scott Haworth #2279, b. 30-Apr-1824, PA, residences: PA; OH; IA, d. 12-Feb-1859, Waveland twp., Pottawattamie co., IA, m. (2) 1-Jan-1860, in Lewis, Cass, IA, Hannah Smith #2283, b. 7-Feb-1835, Georgetown, Vermillion, IL, (daughter of Hiram Smith #2290 and Naomi Dillon #2291) residences: IL; Pottawattamie, IA, d. 23-Jun-1898, buried: Smith cemetery, Griswold, IA. Frederick died 14-Dec-1897, Ft. Madison, Lee, IA, buried: Smith cemetery, Griswold, IA.

..........43. ii William Mewhirter #2274 b. 10-Dec-1825, Springfield, IL, residences: IL; Silverton, OR, m. (1) Elizabeth L. Walters #2278, b. 2-Apr-1827, Harrison, OH, residences: IL; Griswold, IA, d. 7-Dec-1864, Griswold, IA, buried: Flint cemetery, Griswold, IA, m. (2) Margaret (Mrs. Lane) ? #2323, b. 12-Apr-1842, residences: IA, d. 18-Jul-1879, Griswold, IA, buried: Flint cemetery, Griswold, IA, m. (3) Elizabeth "Eliza" ? #6007, b. 18??, residences: OR, buried: Old Cemetery, near Silverton, OR. William died 22-Oct-1905, Silverton, OR.

 

9. James Mewhirter #5984 b. cir1790, PA, residences: PA; OH; IA, m. 18-Jun-1818, in Harrison co., OH, Lydia Reed #6008, b. cir1794, PA, (daughter of J. Frederick Reed #2275 and Mary Eve Groves #2276) residences: PA; IA, d. 24-Feb-1877, buried: Union co., IA. James died cir1869, IA, buried: Union co., IA.

.....Children:

..........44. i Lavina Mewhirter #6009 b. cir1820.

..........45. ii James Mewhirter #6010 b. 21-Apr-1824, OH, residences: OH, m. 27-Sep-1846, Sarah Jane Harter #6011, b. 1832.

..........46. iii William Mewhorter #14329 b. cir1826, m. Elizabeth ? #14330, b. 1829.

 

10. Susan Iva E. (Susannah) McWhorter #2269 b. cir1793, residences: PA; OH, m. 10-Aug-1810, in OH, William McDowell #2271, b. 17??.

.....Children:

..........47. i Katherine McDowell #9246 b. 1812.

..........48. ii Mary McDowell #9247 b. cir1815.

..........49. iii Samuel McDowell #9248 b. cir1815.

..........50. iv Alexander McDowell #9249 b. 1818, d. 1896.

..........51. v Barr McDowell #6012 b. cir1822, m. Martha Austraw #9253, b. 1823, d. 1890. Barr died 1913.

..........52. vi Robert McDowell #9250 b. cir1820.

..........53. vii George McDowell #9251 b. 1828, m. Margaret Gibson #9252, b. cir1830.


res1AY.gif (10045 bytes)References for Researchers of William McWhorter of Pennsylvania
and Ohio.


McWhorter by Raymond Martin Bell, KEYHOLE Vol. 14 No. 4, Oct 1986, published by Genealogical Society of SouthWest Pennsylvania, p. 152.

History of the McWhirter Clan by Mrs. Ethel Keim, Latrobe, PA, published by Walter Printing Co., Latrobe, PA 1937.


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