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Isaac Renfrew
Posted by: Mel Orme (ID *****3039) Date: January 27, 2010 at 22:15:59
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Hello, I live in the U.S. and am attempting to build the early family genealogy. I am searching for relatives of Isaac Renfrew a native of Ireland. It's rumored that Isaac's family was originally from Scotland and the family were shipbuilders. Isaac was a weaver by trade. Isaac migrated to the U.S. sometime before 1819,as his son John was born in this year, it is believed he took a ship built by the family. (no records have been found to substantiate.)The Renfrew family had apparently been in the colonies for some time according to this excerpt.

{The Renfrew sisters, Sarah and Jane, were slain by hostile Indians as they washed their clothes along the Antietam Creek in 1764 during the French and Indian War.} This tragedy occurred near the Renfrew homestead in Waynsboro,Pa. Where the family first settled in Franklin county Pa. A museum dedicated to the family was established at the homestead.

I am searching for the missing family connections to Isaac and the original early settlers in Franklin county. Sarah and Jane were my great aunts many times removed.

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