I am glad I helped to clarify things for you.
David and James were the immigrants that launched two Petticrew lines in America. They are thought to be brothers. I am descended from James. Much is known about the descendants of both of these immigrants, but their Old World origins are a mystery. David had a son John Finley; John's Rev. War pension application stated he was born in Ireland. We have no idea where in Ireland, though. I am always interested in any help to find the origins of immigrants James and David.
Since you claimed Catherine, here is info on her parents and siblings, courtesy of the same Petticrew researcher. It again carries my caution that much is undocumented and therefore requires verification.
DAVID PETTICREW born 1713, and died July 02, 1784 in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He married ELIZABETH FINLEY. She was born Abt. 1715 in (possibly) Armagh, Ireland, and died 1804 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
More About DAVID PETTICREW:
Date born 1713. This is computed from David's Tombstone in the East Hanover Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; it states he died in 1784 at age 71. His name is spelled Pettecrew there.
More About ELIZABETH FINLEY:
Will: May 25, 1804, Register of Wills, Washington County, Pennsylvania
Children of DAVID PETTICREW and ELIZABETH FINLEY are:
i. ROSANNA PETTICREW, b. Abt. January 1752; d. Wayne Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.
ii. MARGARET PETTICREW, b. Abt. January 1754; d. 1825, Amwell Township, Washington County, PA.
iii. CATHERINE PETTICREW, b. Abt. January 1756; d. Abt. 1796, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
iv. JOHN FINLEY SR. PETTICREW, b. March 20, 1758, Northern Ireland; d. September 19, 1838, Cass County, Michigan.
v. JAMES SR. PETTICREW, b. April 26, 1761; d. April 29, 1821, Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.
vi. ELIZABETH PETTICREW, b. Abt. January 1763; d. Abt. 1827, Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Thanks for your sources about Samson Nicholl.
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