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Re: Meetch in PA from 1750
Posted by: Nancy Downey (ID *****6974) Date: August 15, 2005 at 08:21:12
In Reply to: Meetch in PA from 1750 by cbellamy of 276

I am descended from John Meetch, Sr. through his daughter, Elizabeth Meetch who married Robert Lyon. Below is some information on this family that I think will help you. I copied it from:
Egle's Notes and Queries of Pennsylvania, 1700-1800s
First and Second Series vol ll, Notes and Queries, Page 403:
" Meetch, John, the son of an Irish magistrate, was born in Enniskillen, county Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1724. he received a good education. Marrying in opposition to his father, he came, with his wife to America about 1752, landing at New York. From thence they went to the headwaters of the Susquehanna, finally passing down that river, locating on the north side of Peter's mountain, thus being one of the early pioneers of that locality. In 1756 his family was driven off by the Indians----but returned when the settlers had organized for their defense. In the French and Indian War Mr. Meetch took up arms in aid of the fontiers, and when the storm of the Revolution burst upon the country he was an active participant, being in Captain John Reed's company during the Jersey campaign of 1776-7. Mr. Meetch died at his residence in 1794, his wife surviving him only a few years. They had five children who reached maturity: Nancy, m. John Cavet went to Knoxville, Tenn., where she died at the age of ninety; Mary, m. -----Brown, removed to Westmoreland county; Rebecca, m. ----Dunlap, settled in Erie county; Elizabeth, m. Robert Lyon, removed to Northumberland county; and John, who married and remained on the homestead."
If you have any additional information, I would love to have it. Have you discovered the name of John Meetch, Sr.'s wife?? do you have additional information on John Meetch, Jr. and his family.
Nancy Downey

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