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Living MCRAE.404 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living COLLINS.


Living MCRAE.404 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living COLLINS.


Living MCRAE.404 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living COLLINS.


Living MCRAE.404 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living COLLINS.


Living MCRAE.404 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living COLLINS.


Living MCRAE.3

Spouse: Living HAYWOOD. Children were: Living HAYWOOD.


Living MCRAE.5

Spouse: Living HALSTEAD. Children were: Living MCRAE, Living MCRAE.


Living MCRAE.5 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living HALSTEAD.


Living MCRAE.5 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living HALSTEAD.


Living MCRAE.5,94

Spouse: Living MEMMOTT. Children were: Living MCRAE, Living MCRAE, Living MCRAE, Living MCRAE, Living MCRAE, Living MCRAE.


Living MCRAE.5,94 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living MEMMOTT.

Spouse: Living PETERSEN. Children were: Living PETERSEN, Living PETERSEN.


Living MCRAE.5,94 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living MEMMOTT.

Spouse: Living ARMSTRONG. Children were: Living ARMSTRONG.


Living MCRAE.5,94 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living MEMMOTT.


Living MCRAE.5,94 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living MEMMOTT.


Living MCRAE.5,94 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living MEMMOTT.


Living MCRAE.5,94 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living MEMMOTT.


Living MCRAE.5,128

Spouse: Living HALSTEAD. Children were: Living MCRAE, Living MCRAE.


Living MCRAE.5,128 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living HALSTEAD.


Living MCRAE.5,128 Parents: Living MCRAE and Living HALSTEAD.


Roy MCRAE3,473 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 48663.

Spouse: Mary Eva BOYD. Roy MCRAE and Mary Eva BOYD were married. Reference Number:860956


Benjamin MCRANNALD.5,93,94 Parents: Johne MCRANNALD and Mary PRESTON.


James MCRANNALD.5,93,94 Parents: Johne MCRANNALD and Mary PRESTON.


Johne MCRANNALD5,93,94,410,411 was born in 1665 in Keppoch, Highlands, Scotland.5,93,94,410,411 He died in 1760 in Stewartstown, County Of Tyrone.5,93,94,410,411 He is reference number 3423. [master ged.FTW]

[1848096.FTW]

[Marie Kathleen's.FTW]

(1665-1760)
Our Eldest Ancestor
(Quote from "The Descendants of Johne McRannald")
     A lot has been written about Johne McRannald over the years. Most of what has been written is based upon family tradition. Some of what has been written is based upon conjecture. Little of what is written is based on extant records. The Scots maintained an oral tradition for centuries so there is a great lack of family records beyond eighteenth century. There is however a great deal written about Scottish history and the Clans that we may study to our delight and gain an insight into the early life of Johne McRannald.
    I will devote this chapter to presenting a composite historical sketch of Johne McRannald by drawing upon what has already been written in the past and by presenting opinions, questions and conjectures of my own. Why do I choose to use the name Johne McRannald rather than John McReynolds? I'll get to that in a little bit.
     It is an Irish family tradition that Johne McRannald was born about 1665 at Keppoch, in the Highlands of Scotland. Keppoch is that area now known as Glen Spean which is located about 10 miles northeast of Fort William, in the District of Lochaber. Don't look for Keppoch on a map; you won’t find it. This area was once the stronghold of the MacDonnells of Keppoch, aka the Clanranald of Lochaber, who formed a main branch of the Clan Donald family tree and who held these lands for many years by the sword rather than by title. Do not confuse the Clanranald of Lochaber (MacDonnells of Keppoch) with their cousins, The MacDonalds of Clanranald. These are two separate branches of the Clan Donald. The MacDonalds of Clanranald descended from Ranald who was a son of John, Lord of the Isles, and his first wife Amie MacRauri.
     It is also an Irish family tradition that Johne McRannald was in fact a direct descendant of Alexander de Insulus (Alexander of the Isles), aka Alasdair Carrach. Alasdair Carrach was the 1st Chief of the Keppochs and reigned as chief from c1390-c1443. Alasdair was the 4th son of Johne, Lord of the Isles by his second marriage to Princess Margaret Stuart who was the daughter of King Robert II and great-grandaughter of King Robert I (the Bruce). Our surname comes from Ranald Mor, 7th Chief of Keppoch. Ranald was characterized as "one who took to learning with zest, but was also an active warrior." Poor Ranald was beheaded in the year 1547 and his head placed above the gate at Elgin for his complicity in the slaughter of Lord Lovat at the Battle of Blar-na-leine in 1544. It was from Ranald that the latter chiefs of this clan were known as the Mac Mhic Raonuill.
     George Black's ‘The Surnames of Scotland’ lists our surname as "MacRanald (now a rare surname), Macronald, G. Macraonuill,
son of Raonull.' See RANALD. John M'Rynald or Makrynnild was part tenant of Eddirallekach, Strogartnay, 1483 (ER., IX, p. 592, 622). Donald McRanald Vaan (Bhan) appears several times in record as tenant of lands of Kintyre, 1506 (ibid., XII, p. 701, 707). His name is variously spelled in record Mckilrannandvane, McRynald Waan, McRynald Baan, and McRynall Waan. Allen McRynild was witness at Gawrie, 1589 (Poltalloch Writs, p. 139), and Alexander roy McAllane McReynald and Innes McAllane McRenald had royal remissions in 1541 (ALHT., VIII, p. 19). Ranald M'Rannald M'Couilglas of Cappycht appears in 1563 (BBT., p. 206). Complaint was made by Coline Campbell of Glenlyoun against Alexander McAne Dow McKrenald and Johne Dow McConneill McCrenild, 1583 (RPC., III, p. 589). Mac Mhic Raonuill or its translation, MacRanald (not Clan Ranald) is the patronymic form of the name of Keppoch Macdonells. MacRannal, MacRannald, MacRenold, MacReynold, MacReynylt, MacRinnell, MacRindle, MacRinnyl, MacRonall."
     It is interesting that the surname MacRanald (and its other spellings) was once very common throughout the entire MacDonald Clans. In fact, it was as common as dirt; as was the given name Johne (also Ian, Ean). This surname is now almost, if not totally, extinct and is survived mainly by our family in its anglized form, McReynolds. One explanation for this comes from Norman MacDonald’s ‘The Clan Ranald of Lochaber’ who states, " The earlier designation of the family of Keppoch: 'Sliochd Alasdair Mhic Aonghis' meaning the offspring of Alexander son of Angus, is derived from the 5th Chief, Alasdair nan Gleann (Alexander of the Glen). The later designation of 'Clan Raonaill a'Bhraighe' Clan Ranald of the Brae i.e. the Brae of Lochaber and the patronymic of the Chief: 'Mac 'ic Raonaill' i.e. the Son of the Son of Ranald, are dervived from Ranald or Raonaill Mor, the 7th Chief who fought at Blar na Leine --the Battle of the Shirts-- in 1544. The chiefs after Raonaill Mor, were generally styled in Lallans and English 'MackRonnald', 'MacRanald' etc. and later as MacDonald, MacDoniel and MacDonell. This latter form was used by Coll, the 16th Chief and his son Alexander and his direct descendants but the more common form of MacDonald appears to have been adopted by the majority of the cadet families."
     Norman MacDonald also tells us that Alasdair Carrach was described as being the "fairest haired man as they say of aney that ever was". Norman continues by adding: "The word 'carrach' however has a less complimentary meaning. Alasdair probably had a number of warts among his physical characteristics." Coincidentally, there is a little known tradition that Johne McRannald also had an irritating wart on his backside which we might presume to have been a hemorrhoid........
    What do we know of Johne McRannald’s childhood? Absolutely nothing other than what we might presume to know by educating ourselves in Scottish history. In the era of Johne’s adolescence, young men were taught to use the weapons of war as an essential element of their raising. For centuries the Highland Clans were involved in continuous wars against the Scottish Crown and for the Scottish Crown. When not involved in wars of this nature, they fought amongst each other in territorial disputes. In the mid-seventeenth century, raiding your neighbor’s lands and stealing their cattle was a way of life. For a young man to fight, and fight well, was considered a test of manhood. It is my opinion that Johne was raised in this manner; to be a warrior, possessing those military skills on how to load and fire a musket, how to wield a sword, and how to deflect a blow from an enemy by using the targe, or shield, without blinding one’s own vision of his enemy. He was also taught the strategic tactics of the famous Highland charge which was used very successfully up until the mid-eighteenth century. The Highland charge was simplistic in nature; you fired a single volley against your enemy, thus drawing the enemy’s fire in return. While the enemy was reloading, you threw down your musket and attacked your enemy with sword and targe in a full run, and with a speed and fury which overwhelmed the enemy and sent them fleeing in terror. On this subject I would highly recommend a book written by David Stevenson, "Highland Warrior, Alasdair MacColla and the Civil Wars". My claim that Johne was raised to be a warrior is arguable by his presence at the Siege of Londonderry.
     Johne was also well educated. He could read and write. He was also bi-lingual; speaking both the Gaelic and the English languages. These facts alone suggest that Johne may have come from an affluent family and may have had a formal education. Johne’s talents were not at all common in the mid-seventeenth century.
     On religion, Johne professed to be Episcopalian (Church of Ireland) as Uncle Bennie tells us: "My grandfather professed himself to be a high Churchman, or an Episcopalian; but by all I could ever learn he never was tight laced.".
     It is not known precisely when Johne McRannald migrated into Northern Ireland (Ulster) nor when he joined the military, but we can surmise that it was early in his life; perhaps as early as his 16th year. It is my personal opinion that Johne was residing in Ulster and attached to a regiment of the English army some time prior to the Siege of Londonderry (1689). It is also my opinion that Johne employed himself as a mercenary; a trade that was not considered to be distasteful in his time as it is today. Johne simply relied on his abilities and his knowledge to make a buck. There is somewhat of a misleading statement(s) in the diary of Benjamin McReynolds: "He enlisted in the British service when a young man. In the time of the Irish rebellion, under the reign of King William, he was dispatched from Great Britain to Ireland." Many assume that Johne was dispatched from Great Britian to Ireland with the specific purpose of defending Londonderry. This is not historically correct. Those military men that defended Londonderry were already present at Londonderry before the siege began. As evident in my chapter on The Siege of Londonderry, the only troops that were dispatched from Great Britian to Londonderry, before the siege began, were turned away by the infamous Lundy. Enough said on this for now but I will say more about the defenders of Londonderry in a bit.
     Benjamin McReynolds also states: "He was discharged from the service of the King, but at what point in his life I am not able to say.". Another family tradition is that Johne McRannald and his two brothers, Roland and Oliver, migrated into County Tyrone in the year 1690. It is yet another family tradition that at the time of the McRannalds’ brothers entry into Ireland that the forest was so dense that they could pass from one residence to another by passing through the treetops. No further mention has ever been given to Johne’s brothers; they vanished into obscurity. Perhaps Roland and Oliver were also in the English army and at the Siege of Londonderry with Johne. It may be that Roland and Oliver remained in the King’s service and relocated to England; which may account for the many McReynolds’ and Reynolds’ that are present in Great Britian today.
     William Howard McReynolds, author of ‘McReynolds, a Noble Clan’ would have you believe that Johne McRannald walked away from Londonderry, after the siege, and settled peaceably as a farmer in County Tyrone. I have a problem accepting this scenario unless Johne was so weakened by starvation that he was unable to fight any longer. If this was the case then is it not logical that Johne was also too weak to farm? The Siege of Londonderry was not the end of the Williamite Wars, it was the just the beginning. These wars did not come to an end in Ireland until the summer of 1691. Anyone that was attempting to farm in the midst of this turmoil was subject to plundering by the soldiers of both armies; such were the Quakers subject to this treatment, and tolerated by them, in their pacifist beliefs.
     Lord Macaulay tells us in his 'History of England' that those military men that defended Londonderry went on to fight at the Battle of the Boyne under the command of George Walker. Further, those that survived the Boyne were no doubt at the Battle of Aughrim. In short, the whole of Northern Ireland was at war between the years of 1689 and 1691. Excepting the Quakers, every able bodied man was wielding a sword on behalf of King William of Orange or the deposed King James. In the words of our cousin, Ernest Gammon McReynolds, Jr.: "What was Johne going to do, farm?". I seriously doubt that Johne McRannald, a survivor of the Siege of Londonderry, an experienced military man and a Highland warrior did so.
     Johne McRannald had courage. Johne could have easily deserted his fellow sufferers at Londonderry and joined his kinsmen, and the Jacobite cause. The entire Clan Donald were in support of King James. Johne would have been welcomed into their ranks as a member of their Clan. But our ancestor raised his sword against his own blood in defiance of their convictions over his own. Why did he do this? Was he simply obeying orders as a good soldier or was it a matter of religious conviction? I doubt the later. For whatever reason that Johne remained at Londonderry it is a sure thing that he suffered greatly in those 105 days. He lost a lot of weight! Uncle Bennie tells us, "It is said that he gave one of his fellow-sufferers a sound scrubbing for having acted his part so poorly as to have suffered a rat to escape that they were trying to catch in order to satisfy their appetite with.". Lord Macaulay tells us, "But the fighting men of the garrison were so much exhausted that they could scarcely keep their legs. Several of them, in the act of striking at the enemy, fell down from mere weakness.". He goes on to say, " Such was the extremity of distress, that the rats who came to feast in those hideous dens were eagerly hunted and greedily devoured.". Folks, anyone that survived this ordeal is worthy of our admiration and respect; no matter what their motivation may have been.
     The years that passed between the Siege of Londonderry (1689) and the date of Johne’s first marriage are vacant. This may lend credibility to my claim that Johne may have been a military man for some years after 1689. But so it was that Johne took as his first wife Mary Preston (1683-1713) a daughter of Thomas Preston. They were married in the year 1703. At this date Johne was 38 years of age and Mary Preston was 20 years of age. This is our first indication that Johne may have had an ardor for the younger ladies. Johne and Mary made their residence at Cloghog, County Tyrone. Their home was the first McReynolds home to be built in this area, having been built shortly after their marriage. This home was gutted by fire in the latter part of the nineteenth century but was rebuilt using the same stone walls. Even by today’s standards, this was a grand home indeed.
     The late Adeline McReynolds was the last of our family to occupy this residence. She died in 1991. Adeline was so highly spoke of by William Howard McReynolds in ‘McReynolds, a Noble Clan’. Adeline was the local ‘family historian’ in County Tyrone. Family sources state that before Adeline’s death, she stated that in 1979 William Howard McReynolds persuaded her into allowing him to take her family records to America for the purpose of photocopying them on the condition that these records would be returned to her. Unfortunately, William Howard McReynolds died on 29 Oct 1981; just one year after publishing his book on the McReynolds family. Family sources also state that Adeline’s records were never returned to Ireland. Based upon this information I must assume that Adeline’s records are still in the possession of William Howard’s widow, Cora McReynolds, of Mercer, MO. As you will see, there appears to be a conflict of information here. William Howard implies that the Irish family records were given to him by Adeline, unconditionally.
William Howard McReynolds writes:
A TRIBUTE
     "It was a beautiful day in Cloghog, County Tyrone, North Ireland when on March 6, 1906 there came into the home of James and Rebecca Devlin McReynolds a bundle of Love which they christened Adeline. This Lass with golden curly hair grew up as any ordinary child, romping barefoot across the open fields and playing with her three sisters, her brother, and her near-by cousins. One of the most wonderful aspects of her life was the fact that she was reared in a Christian home, a feature that does not befall many a youth. She was educated in a private school, her teacher being an English grammar school teacher who had married an Irish lad and moved to County Tyrone. Although the curriculum did not include sports, Adeline's education excelled that found in most public school systems. Her chief interest was in history and genealogies. Her mother had aspirations of Adeline becoming a school teacher but at the completion of her grammar school education Ireland was in a stage of depression and there were no finances for college fees. Adeline sought employment to help support the family. She worked for several years as a companion mate. Being a talented musician, Adeline was playing the church organ at the age of fourteen years, a role which she continued until the year 1975 when ill health forced her to retire. She was very fond of church work and taught the only Sunday School class at Clonoe Parish for twenty years. Many an Irish lad tried to capture the heart of this winsome lassy but there were none who could measure up to her story book heroes. She tells us that if a Sir Galahad had come along and taken notice of her she might have gone for him. In the year 1942 the father, James, was taken from the family. With an aging mother and an invalid sister our subject gave up her employment role and came home where she felt she was sorely needed. It was then that she was able to pursue family genealogy which had always been her dream. Armed with material she had learned from her father, records from the Parishes and Cemeteries, family photos she had always treasured, and helps from a friend at the Ulster Historical Foundation, Adeline set to work to preserve her family history for future generations. She was soon to learn that she was the only member of the family interested in the McReynolds ancestry. In the year 1971 she suffered a near nervous collapse and could no longer work at her book. The material was stored in a place believed to be secure but over the years the damp and mildew took its toll and much was lost. After an eight year search for someone who could help me with the Irish McReynolds history, in the spring of 1979 I finally found our cousin Adeline, advanced in age, living alone, sick in body, and somewhat depressed. When she received my queries concerning the family she was jubilant but sometimes annoyed at the multitude of questions. She had always hoped that an interested member of the McReynolds family would become a recipient of her collection and now in her cousin Howard McReynolds of the USA she had found one who shared her dreams. Her valued family records were sent across the waters to America and as the correspondence continued through the year Adeline's interests were re-newed. Back to places she had formally been she re-traced her steps of former years to gather material that had been lost by the expanse of time. Letters were sent to the Ulster Historical Foundation in an effort to recapture documents that had been mis-placed. Yes, the Genealogical Bug had bitten Adeline again. Adeline, we, your cousins in the USA, take this opportunity to pay tribute to you for having preserved for us this Irish portion of our McReynolds heritage. It was you who bridged the waters separating Ireland from America, a connecting link in the chain that otherwise would never have been forged; also a spiritual link that has drawn us close in the bonds of Love. We appreciate your untiring efforts and your unwavering generosity. Your dream has materialized. Much of your work is preserved.
We Salute You,
Your American Cousins"
     Johne and Mary Preston McRannald were the parents of three sons. There is no record of any daughters. The names of the sons were James, Benjamin and Oliver. Uncle Bennie states, "Benjamin died at 17 years of age with the Bible in his hand.".
     Johne apparently did well in life acquiring large farms and two mills; one in Killyman parish and one in Clonoe parish. But in Johne's 48th year, tragedy struck; he lost his first wife. Mary Preston died at the young age of 30 on July 15, 1713. Mary is buried at the Clonoe Parish Cemetery, Cloghog, County Tyrone. About fifteen feet from the front door of the parish there is a gravestone inscribed "Here lyeth the body of Mary Preston, wife of John McCrannels, who departed this life July 15, 1713, aged thirty years; also Thomas Preston who departed this life January 11, 1705, aged 78 years."
     After the loss of his first wife Johne removed to the townland of Coash in the parish of Killyman. It his here that he met a young Quaker girl, Elizabeth Shepherd. Elizabeth was born about 1694 at Dungannon, County Tyrone, a daughter of Solomon Shepherd. Elizabeth's parents and grandparents were of the Quaker persuasion. She was raised in a gentle manner to believe greatly in the sacred holiness of marriage and she accepted the tenets of Christian pacifism to offer the other cheek. By her Quaker beliefs we may imagine that she was a very loving and peaceable woman; gentle in temperament and strong in character.
     The Quakers held strongly against marriages outside of their own society; "A very dim view was taken of any Friends who so far deviated from Truth as to allow their affections to be drawn out towards a member of another denomination and for the wedding to be accomplished by a Priest (or minister) in a church". But Johne desired to be married to Elizabeth Shepherd and at that time he professed to be Episcopalian. This did not present an obstacle to Johne that he could not overcome. He simply denounced the Church of Ireland and embraced the Quaker persuasion. To Johne, this was a matter of propriety and convenience. This is our first indication that he was not "tight laced", as Uncle Bennie puts it, to any church or religion; and our second indication that Johne had an ardor for the younger ladies.
     On June 18, 1714, Johne McRannald and Elizabeth Shepherd were married by certificate at the Grange Meeting House near Charlemont. Johne was then 49 years of age and Elizabeth was age 20.
Declaration of Intention of Marriage (From the Quaker Grange Meeting House records, near Charlemont, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
John McRannell & Elizabeth Shepherd both of Charlemont Meeting House appeared and declared their intentions of marriage with one another before this meeting. William Whitonte Low & William Nuhollon, Mary Greer and Martha Marshall being appointed by the men and womens meeting held near Charlemont to make inquiry concerning their desired orderly proceedings, consent of parents & relations concerned, have returned their answers and they made inquiry and found nothing to obstruct their proceedings but that they may lawfully marry ............... the appointment of this meeting, that the said John McRunnells to publish or cause to publish their said intentions in two of several Meetings near Charlemont & if nothing then appear against them they may in a convenient season take each other in marriage. William Whitonte Low & William Nuhollon are desired to see the said marriage perfected in good order & to bring or send a copy of the Certificate to the next Province Meeting & an account of it being recorded in their Meeting Book.......... The next Province Meeting is intended to be at Lurguns.
John McRannell and Elizabeth Shepherd were married in a Meeting House near Charlemont on Sunday, the 18th day, the 6th month, 1714 AD by certificate.
     Nothing is known about Johne and Elizabeth between the years 1714 and 1737; other than they made their home about two miles from Dungannon, County Tyrone and that they had four children: Joseph, born 1715; Elizabeth, born 1717; James, born 1719; and Robert, born 1722.
     In the year 1737 an event occurred which most McReynolds’ in America owe their very existence to. Elizabeth Shepherd and her four children sailed to the New World, America. Now that sings of freedom, doesn’t it? But freedom from what? Johne remained in Ireland. In this year Johne was 72 years of age and Elizabeth was 43.
     It is a popular theory that Elizabeth and her children removed to America to escape religious persecution and that they sought to enjoy the freedom of religion which was offered in Pennsylvania by William Penn. This again is not consistent with other historical information and I personally have a problem accepting it without question.
     If you review the chapter on The Religious Society of Friends you will note that, "Emigration and persecution, coupled with a tendency on the part of the younger members of the Society for a less strict, and more fashionable creed, tended to reduce the meeting. Even in the matter of emigration Friends might not act on their own judgement, but in preparing to emigrate it was usual to give due notice to the meeting and request their approval for such action. The meeting had to be satisfied that it was not running away from persecution which had driven them to this step. If they were satisfied on this point two Friends were appointed to draw up a certificate indicating that the bearer was a member in good standing, etc.". At the time of Elizabeth’s emigration to America it is apparent that one must prove to the satisfaction of the Quaker Society that he/she was not doing so to avoid religious persecution. Elizabeth had to emphasize other reasons for the emigration that excluded religious persecution. So what other reasons might have been acceptable to the Society of Friends to allow emigration by their approval by Certificate? What drove Elizabeth and her children to emigration to America? I will attempt to offer a few ideas of my own that we might consider. Uncle Bennie tells us, "I know not the cause, nor whose fault it was, but so it was in fact that they parted." Is this not a written implication from someone close to family history that the marriage between Johne and Elizabeth ended in dis-harmony? Uncle Bennie implies that there was a definite fault in the marriage. Let us consider this implication carefully. If there was a fault in the marriage, what fault could there have been and whose fault was it?
     We have already seen that Johne was not "tight laced" to any church or religion and that he had an ardor for younger women. It is also likely that Johne, a former soldier, had difficulty accepting the pacifist ideals of the Quakers. Now I will introduce another factor that may have attributed to the ‘fault’. Again Uncle Bennie tells us, "The most of my uncle's sons became professors, but with me it is a very doubtful case whether any of them were professors of true religion. The whole of them indulged too much in the use of spirituous liquors. Roland, whose name I forgot to insert in the catelogue of his children's names, although a member, and if memory serves me right, an Elder in the Presbyterian church, having drank too much whisky, wandered out of his path, on his way from the store home, and was found next day dead and frozen, with his jug with a little whisky in it sitting beside him." Like father, like son? I'll bet against all odds that Johne pulled more than a few corks in his lifetime.
     Another factor which comes into play is the financial status of Johne McRannald in the year 1737. We have seen that Johne had acquired much wealth prior to 1714 but Uncle Bennie claims that, "My grandfather, who got broke by an attempt to build a mill, remained with his first wife's children until his death, which was in a good old age." This statement suggests that Johne may have had a turn of fortune in his later years. It also suggests that Johne may have been forced to reside with his children from his first marriage due to lack of personal funds. In support of this I will offer the following:
     From Uncle Bennie’s diary, it is apparent that one of Elizabeth’s sons, Robert, had to pay for his transport to America by becoming an indentured servant. Quote: "Robert died of the pleurasy soon after he was free from his apprenticeship". It is also suggested by Uncle Bennie that James was also an indentured servant when he states, "In the town of Lancaster my father, James, and my uncle Robert learned the carpenters' trade." Referring again to the chapter on The Religious Society of Friends, "The cost of the passage varied somewhat according to the time but was about L9 each. It is likely the majority of Quaker emigrants to the New World went the hard but cheap way as indentured labourers. That is, their passage was paid for by their first employer, but they in return had to give three years of unpaid labour." So what does all of this mean to us? It certainly implies that Johne was either so poor that he could not finance the emigration of his second family to America or that he did not wish to finance the trip; or maybe it was a combination of the two implications.
(continued in wife's notes) Parents: Alexander MCREYNOLD.

Spouse: Mary PRESTON. Johne MCRANNALD and Mary PRESTON were married. Reference Number:23525 Children were: Benjamin MCRANNALD, James MCRANNALD, Oliver MCRANNALD.

Spouse: Elizabeth SHEPHERD. Johne MCRANNALD and Elizabeth SHEPHERD were married on 18 Jun 1714 in Claremont, North Ireland.5,93,94 Reference Number:16649 Children were: Joseph MCREYNOLDS, Elizabeth MCREYNOLDS, James MCREYNOLDS, Robert MCREYNOLDS.


Oliver MCRANNALD.5,93,94 Parents: Johne MCRANNALD and Mary PRESTON.


Lottie MCRAY3,1493 was born in 1883.3,1493 She died in 1955.3,1493 She is reference number 82735.

Spouse: George A. JACOBS. George A. JACOBS and Lottie MCRAY were married WFT Est 1898-1922 in Had 2 Daughters.3,1493 Reference Number:1340874 Children were: Living JACOBS, Living JACOBS.


Alexander MCREYNOLD5,93,94,410,411 was born WFT Est 1570-1599 in Unknown Location, Scotland.5,93,94,410,411 He died WFT Est 1624-1684 in Unknown Location.5,93,94,410,411 He is reference number 3421. Parents: Donald (2Nd Lord Of The ISLES).

Children were: Alexander MCREYNOLD.


Alexander MCREYNOLD5,93,94,410,411 was born in 1621 in Of Lockaber, Scotland.5,93,94,410,411 He died WFT Est 1667-1713 in Unknown Location.5,93,94,410,411 He is reference number 3422. Parents: Alexander MCREYNOLD.

Children were: Johne MCRANNALD.


(Infant) MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born in 1857 in Mercer Co., MO.5,93,94 He died in 1857 in Mercer Co., MO.5,93,94 He is reference number 3438. Parents: Isaac Roland MCREYNOLDS and Lucinda BLACKETER.


Ada Jane MCREYNOLDS.5,94 Parents: William Marion MCREYNOLDS and Sarah Susan MORIN.


Albert MCREYNOLDS5,94 was born on 28 Feb 1872.5,94 He is reference number 8250. Parents: William Marion MCREYNOLDS and Sarah Susan MORIN.


Albert B. MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born in 1858 in Mercer Co., MO.5,93,94 He died in 1860 in Mercer Co., MO.5,93,94 He is reference number 1240. Parents: Isaac Roland MCREYNOLDS and Lucinda BLACKETER.


Archie MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born on 14 Oct 1874 in Mercer Co., MO.5,93,94 He died in 1940 in Unknown.5,93,94 He is reference number 3444. Parents: William Marion MCREYNOLDS and Sarah Susan MORIN.


Arta Mae MCREYNOLDS5,94 was born on 18 Mar 1882 in Mercer Co., MO.5,94 She is reference number 18189. Parents: Christopher Colombus MCREYNOLDS and Laresta Jane BRYAN.


Benjamin A. MCREYNOLDS.5,94 Parents: John Harrison MCREYNOLDS and Sarah Margaret BRYAN.


Celate MCREYNOLDS.5,93,94 Parents: John Harrison MCREYNOLDS and Sarah Margaret BRYAN.


Charles Howard MCREYNOLDS5,94 was born on 15 Nov 1877 in Mercer Co., MO.5,94 He is reference number 8052. Parents: James Francis MCREYNOLDS and Martha MULVANEY.


Christopher Colombus MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born on 11 Apr 1861 in Mercer Co., Missiouri.5,93,94 He died in 1943 in Unknown.5,93,94 He is reference number 1208. Parents: Isaac Roland MCREYNOLDS and Lucinda BLACKETER.

Spouse: Laresta Jane BRYAN. Christopher Colombus MCREYNOLDS and Laresta Jane BRYAN were married. Reference Number:55118 Children were: James Edward MCREYNOLDS, Arta Mae MCREYNOLDS, Clifford MCREYNOLDS, Leonard Elba MCREYNOLDS.


Clifford MCREYNOLDS.5,94 Parents: Christopher Colombus MCREYNOLDS and Laresta Jane BRYAN.


Elizabeth MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born in 1717.5,93,94 She is reference number 4922. Parents: Johne MCRANNALD and Elizabeth SHEPHERD.


Elizabeth Frances MCREYNOLDS5,93,94,409,410,411 was born on 14 Aug 1851 in Mercer Co., Missiouri.5,93,94,409,410,411 She died on 6 Dec 1889 in Mercer Co., Missiouri.5,93,94,409,410,411 She is reference number 3437. Parents: Isaac Roland MCREYNOLDS and Lucinda BLACKETER.

Spouse: Sandford Eli ADER. Sandford Eli ADER and Elizabeth Frances MCREYNOLDS were married. Reference Number:1479 Children were: Ruby ADER, Riley Columbus ADER, Almira Isabel ADER, Sabra Lucinda ADER, Martha Ellen ADER, Orlando ADER, Minne E ADER, Lavina Parlie ADER, Elie Otto ADER, Elizzie J ADER.


Ellsworth MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born on 22 Oct 1893 in Mercer Co., MO.5,93,94 He died in 1972 in Unknown.5,93,94 He is reference number 3451. Parents: William Marion MCREYNOLDS and Sarah Susan MORIN.


Freddie Oscar MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born on 14 Mar 1912 in Mercer Co., MO.5,93,94 He died WFT Est 1941-1996 in Unknown.5,93,94 He is reference number 3453. Parents: Jesse MCREYNOLDS and Edna Etta RETHERFORD.

Spouse: Living COX.


Hadley Wayman MCREYNOLDS5,94 was born on 15 Nov 1880 in Mercer Co., MO.5,94 He is reference number 6947. Parents: James Francis MCREYNOLDS and Martha MULVANEY.


Hestelia MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born in 1879 in Mercer Co., MO.5,93,94 She died in 1881 in Unknown.5,93,94 She is reference number 3447. Parents: William Marion MCREYNOLDS and Sarah Susan MORIN.


Ida Bell MCREYNOLDS5,94 was born on 28 Oct 1874 in Mercer Co., MO.5,94 She is reference number 3443. Parents: James Francis MCREYNOLDS and Martha MULVANEY.


Infant MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born in 1857.5,93,94 She is reference number 1646. Parents: Isaac Roland MCREYNOLDS and Lucinda BLACKETER.


Isaac Roland MCREYNOLDS5,93,94,410,411 was born on 23 Sep 1827 in Allen Co., Kentucky.5,93,94,410,411 He died on 2 Mar 1886 in Mercer Co., Missiouri.5,93,94,410,411 He is reference number 2849. Parents: Solomon MCREYNOLDS and Frances Nancy SIDDENS.

Spouse: Lucinda BLACKETER. Isaac Roland MCREYNOLDS and Lucinda BLACKETER were married on 27 Aug 1847 in Hendricks Co., IN.5,94 Reference Number:2647 Children were: William Marion MCREYNOLDS, James Francis MCREYNOLDS, Elizabeth Frances MCREYNOLDS, John Harrison MCREYNOLDS, Infant MCREYNOLDS, (Infant) MCREYNOLDS, Albert B. MCREYNOLDS, Solomon Harve MCREYNOLDS, Christopher Colombus MCREYNOLDS, Mary Etta MCREYNOLDS, Luther MCREYNOLDS.


Ivin Lewis MCREYNOLDS5,94 was born on 7 Apr 1879 in Mercer Co., MO.5,94 He is reference number 6505. Parents: James Francis MCREYNOLDS and Martha MULVANEY.


James MCREYNOLDS5,93,94 was born in 1719 in Killyman, Nr. Dungannon, Tyrione, Ireland.5,93,94 He died on 26 Jun 1807 in Plantation, Appomattox, VA.5,94 He is reference number 7608. Parents: Johne MCRANNALD and Elizabeth SHEPHERD.

Spouse: Mary Eliza BELL. James MCREYNOLDS and Mary Eliza BELL were married. Reference Number:107236


James MCREYNOLDS5,93,94,410,411 was born in 1774 in Caswell Co., NC.5,93,94,410,411 He died in 1839 in Putnam Co., IN.5,93,94,410,411 He is reference number 3431. Parents: Roland MCREYNOLDS and Agnes Ann RICH.

Spouse: Susannah ANDERSON. James MCREYNOLDS and Susannah ANDERSON were married on 26 Jul 1796 in Washington Co., VA.5,94 Reference Number:2645 Children were: Solomon MCREYNOLDS.

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