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William, Paul, Rose & Henry McClarney of Caswell Co NC
Posted by: Elizabeth Rochelle Heyman (ID *****3364) Date: August 29, 2005 at 10:55:59
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McClarney researchers,

In the 1786 census of Caswell Co NC, Henry, Paul & William McClarney all appear as heads of households. I've been spending some time in the NC State Archives lately trying to untangle those McClarney lines. I have a lot of good information (land records, will records, estate sales, etc) that I will post to my website in the next couple of weeks. I'll post the link here when I get all the info compiled.

But, I'm still working hard on the Henry(s). There were at least 2 and possibly 3 Henrys living in Caswell Co (formed in 1777 from Orange Co NC) in the later half of the 1700s. The youngest Henry b. ~1800 (whom I call Henry Jr as per McClarney estate sale records), appears to have migrated from NC into Henderson Co KY. That connection/migration still needs to be verified (oh, and this Henry b. 1800 had a son named... Henry :-) As for the elder Henry(s) of Caswell Co, I am still researching the land, will, etc., records of them to try to determine whether they refer to one Henry or two different Henrys.

That being said, I've seen some family trees where researchers have indicated that Henry, William, etc were born in Killarney, Ireland in the early 1700s. Does anyone have PROOF, bible records, etc of that? I have been unable to locate anything that proves those births definitively and I'm hoping someone else can prove/disprove that information. If you can, please post and cite the source here.

Lastly, other family trees posted online have shown that a Henry McClarney was the husband of Rose/Rosannah. According to the many land records that I have found in Spotsylvania Co, VA (where Paul McClarney lived in the mid-1700s), Rose was in fact married to Paul, not Henry. I'll be looking at more VA records soon to see if I can find any others that pertain to the McClarneys.

Elizabeth Rochelle Heyman

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