Descendants of Old Robert Henry Mcfarland
Generation No. 1
1. OLD ROBERT HENRY23 MCFARLAND (ROBERT MERRIL22, ROBERT21 MCFARLANE, JOHN20, ANDREW19, DUNCAN18, ANDREW17, IAN (JOHN)16, ANDREW15, WALTER14 MACFARLANE, DUNCAN13, JOHN12, DUNCAN11, MALCOLM10 MACPARLANE, PARLAN9 MACGILCHRIST, MALDUIN8, DUNCAN7, GILCHRIST6, ALWYN5 II, ALWYN I4 MAC ARCHILL, ARKYLL3 II, ARCHILL I2 MACARCHILL, AYKFRITH1) was born 1680 in Arrochar Dunbarton, Scotland, and died Abt. 1750 in Donegal, Lancaster Pennsylvania. He married JENNETT Abt. 1698 in Donegal. She was born 1688 in Arrochar Dunbarton, Scotland, and died 1757 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Notes for OLD ROBERT HENRY MCFARLAND:
It is unclear where Robert MacFarlane was born. Some sources say Ireland and some say Scotland. The Macfarlane clan owned lands in the area of Loch Lomond. His parents migrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland and settled in the County Tyrone. The spelling McFarland is confined almost entirely to the American descendants of those members of the clan who fled from Scotland to the north of Ireland.
They moved to Ireland in time to be involved in the seige of Londonderry in 1689.
It is interesting to note what was occurring in the Loch Lomond area at about 5 years prior to Robert Henry leaving Ireland for Pennsylvania. 1995-2006 The Gazetteer for Scotland. " In the rebellion of 1715 the Macgregors took up arms in the Jacobite cause, and threatened the country to the south. In October, they seized the whole of the boats on the loch, and took them to Rowardennan. The Hanoverians were not to be out done; they organized 500 men and advanced on Loch Lomaond. They made such a fearful racket that it warned the Macgregors and other clans. The Hanoverains felt they had scared the clans off, but since they had dicovered all their boats, the clans could no longer continue their raids. Besides the Macgregors and the Colquhouns, the other two clans were the Graemes and the Macfarlanes. The lands of the Macfarlanes were passed into the hands of the Colquhouns. One of the last survivors of the Macfarlanes took up his residence in a vault of their ruined castle on Eilan Vow and gave Wordsworth a subject for his poem of "The Brownie's Cell in 1814 and again for the sonnet called "The Brownie" written on his subsequent visit in 1831. More details can be found in the Gazetteer for Scotland 1995-2006.
MEMORIALS OF A TOUR IN SCOTLAND
IN this tour, my wife and her sister Sara were my companions.
The account of the "Brownie's Cell" and the Brownies was given me
by a man we met with on the banks of Loch Lomond, a little above
Tarbert, and in front of a huge mass of rock, by the side of
which, we were told, preachings were often held in the open air.
The place is quite a solitude, and the surrounding scenery very
striking. How much is it to be regretted that, instead of writing
such Poems as the "Holy Fair" and others, in which the religious
observances of his country are treated with so much levity and too
often with indecency, Burns had not employed his genius in
describing religion under the serious and affecting aspects it
must so frequently take.
SUGGESTED BY A BEAUTIFUL RUIN UPON ONE OF THE ISLANDS OF LOCH
LOMOND, A PLACE CHOSEN FOR THE RETREAT OF A SOLITARY INDIVIDUAL,
FROM WHOM THIS HABITATION ACQUIRED THE NAME OF
THE BROWNIE'S CELL
To barren heath, bleak moor, and quaking fen,
Or depth of labyrinthine glen;
Or into trackless forest set
With trees, whose lofty umbrage met;
World-wearied Men withdrew of yore;
(Penance their trust, and prayer their store;)
And in the wilderness were bound
To such apartments as they found,
Or with a new ambition raised;
That God might suitably be praised.
High lodged the 'Warrior', like a bird of prey;
Or where broad waters round him lay:
But this wild Ruin is no ghost
Of his devices--buried, lost!
Within this little lonely isle
There stood a consecrated Pile;
Where tapers burned, and mass was sung,
For them whose timid Spirits clung
To mortal succour, though the tomb
Had fixed, for ever fixed, their doom!
Upon those servants of another world
When madding Power her bolts had hurled,
Their habitation shook;--it fell,
And perished, save one narrow cell;
Whither, at length, a Wretch retired
Who neither grovelled nor aspired:
He, struggling in the net of pride,
The future scorned, the past defied;
Still tempering, from the unguilty forge
Of vain conceit, an iron scourge!
Proud Remnant was he of a fearless Race,
Who stood and flourished face to face
With their perennial hills;--but Crime,
Hastening the stern decrees of Time,
Brought low a Power, which from its home
Burst, when repose grew wearisome;
And, taking impulse from the sword,
And, mocking its own plighted word,
Had found, in ravage widely dealt,
Its warfare's bourn, its travel's belt!
All, all were dispossessed, save him whose smile
Shot lightning through this lonely Isle!
No right had he but what he made
To this small spot, his leafy shade;
But the ground lay within that ring
To which he only dared to cling;
Renouncing here, as worse than dead,
The craven few who bowed the head
Beneath the change; who heard a claim
How loud! yet lived in peace with shame.
From year to year this shaggy Mortal went
(So seemed it) down a strange descent:
Till they, who saw his outward frame,
Fixed on him an unhallowed name;
Him, free from all malicious taint,
And guiding, like the Patmos Saint,
A pen unwearied--to indite,
In his lone Isle, the dreams of night;
Impassioned dreams, that strove to span
The faded glories of his Clan!
Suns that through blood their western harbour sought,
And stars that in their courses fought;
Towers rent, winds combating with woods,
Lands deluged by unbridled floods;
And beast and bird that from the spell
Of sleep took import terrible;--
These types mysterious (if the show
Of battle and the routed foe
Had failed) would furnish an array
Of matter for the dawning day!
How disappeared He?--ask the newt and toad,
Inheritors of his abode;
The otter crouching undisturbed,
In her dank cleft;--but be thou curbed,
O froward Fancy! 'mid a scene
Of aspect winning and serene;
For those offensive creatures shun
The inquisition of the sun!
And in this region flowers delight,
And all is lovely to the sight.
Spring finds not here a melancholy breast,
When she applies her annual test
To dead and living; when her breath
Quickens, as now, the withered heath;--
Nor flaunting Summer--when he throws
His soul into the briar-rose;
Or calls the lily from her sleep
Prolonged beneath the bordering deep;
Nor Autumn, when the viewless wren
Is warbling near the BROWNIE'S Den.
Wild Relique! beauteous as the chosen spot
In Nysa's isle, the embellished grot;
Whither, by care of Libyan Jove,
(High Servant of paternal Love)
Young Bacchus was conveyed--to lie
Safe from his step-dame Rhea's eye;
Where bud, and bloom, and fruitage, glowed,
Close-crowding round the infant-god;
All colours,--and the liveliest streak
A foil to his celestial cheek!
This next poem by Wordsworth was written some years later after he had revisited the island after the last Macfarlane had disappeared.
XV. THE BROWNIE
"HOW disappeared he?" Ask the newt and toad;
Ask of his fellow-men, and they will tell
How he was found, cold as an icicle,
Under an arch of that forlorn abode;
Where he, unpropped, and by the gathering flood
Of years hemmed round, had dwelt, prepared to try
Privation's worst extremities, and die
With no one near save the omnipresent God.
Verily so to live was an awful choice--
A choice that wears the aspect of a doom; 10
But in the mould of mercy all is cast
For Souls familiar with the eternal Voice;
And this forgotten Taper to the last
Drove from itself, we trust, all frightful gloom.
Robert was married and had grown children at the time he emigrated from Ireland to the colonies about 1720. Tradition in our family says that there were several brothers and a number of other relatives who accompanied him. Robert settled on a large body of land in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. One of the brothers it is said settled farther east, probably New York. This is said to be Andrew. Another brother, James McFarlane settled in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania along Little Chickies Creek. Another was Daniel McFarland, (Apparently, the brothers were careless in spelling their names), settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
[dad, who wrote this paragraph?--from Ryan] According to the research of Mary Helen Haines, Robert McFarland was born around 1675 in Ireland, County Tyrone. Ancestry. com mentions his birth in Scotland. His family probably settled in Ireland as part of the English monarchy's attempt to wrest control from those wild Catholics who refused to bend to the English monarch's decision to create a national English church in place of the Catholic Church allied with Rome. During the reign of James I(1603 to 1625), a concerted effort was made to settle Scottish Prespyterians in Northern Ireland. Judging from the small amount of territory that belonged to the Macfarlane clan in Scotland, you can imagine why they chose to emigrate. According to family tradition wriiten down by his great grandson in America, our Robert was born in 1675 in County Tyrone on land west of the River Foyle, east of Donegal Mountains and province. He married at 30 (1705) and began his family. In 1719 this family of Robert, wife Jennet, and five children decided to move to America to the colonial land grant of Pennsylvania.
In the late 1700's about 100 years after our part of the family left for Ireland, a Robert MacPharrie who had the second sight, declared that the days of the Clan Macfarlane were numbered. The last Chief had a famous flock of swans on Loch lomond. MacPharrie stated that when a black swan lands amonst the group the clans poweer would cease. Soon afterwards a black swan did descend and stayed for three months, and his prediction came to pass.
Children of OLD MCFARLAND and JENNETT are:
2. i. JOHN OF ROBERT24 MCFARLAND, b. August 1706, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; d. 1776.
3. ii. JAMES MCFARLAND, b. 1710, Ireland; d. 1752.
iii. ROBERT MCFARLAND, b. 1717, Ireland?; m. ESTER DUNN, 1748.
Notes for ROBERT MCFARLAND:
Robert and his wife moved to Virginia in1756.
4. iv. JOSEPH MCFARLAND, b. 1715, Ireland?.
v. RACHEL MCFARLAND, d. 1754, Pittsburg, Allegheny County; m. JOHN WILKINS, 1734.
Notes for RACHEL MCFARLAND:
Rachel evidentally married three times. Her second husband, John Ramsey in 1742, and her third husband, Gordon Howard in 1751
vi. REBECCA MCFARLAND, b. April 14, 1720, America; m. ANDREW MAYES, 1735.
Notes for REBECCA MCFARLAND:
She was baptized in the First Presbyterian church in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Rebecca married again in 1755 to Samuel McElhenny
vii. ANOTHER DAUGHTER MCFARLAND, m. WILLIAM GREER.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN OF ROBERT24 MCFARLAND (OLD ROBERT HENRY23, ROBERT MERRIL22, ROBERT21 MCFARLANE, JOHN20, ANDREW19, DUNCAN18, ANDREW17, IAN (JOHN)16, ANDREW15, WALTER14 MACFARLANE, DUNCAN13, JOHN12, DUNCAN11, MALCOLM10 MACPARLANE, PARLAN9 MACGILCHRIST, MALDUIN8, DUNCAN7, GILCHRIST6, ALWYN5 II, ALWYN I4 MAC ARCHILL, ARKYLL3 II, ARCHILL I2 MACARCHILL, AYKFRITH1) was born August 1706 in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and died 1776. He married MARY MONTGOMERY.
Notes for JOHN OF ROBERT MCFARLAND:
There is listed on the Daughters of the American Revolution Index, record of a John McFarland which we believe could be our John of Robert McFarland. The birth date is off by two years, and the death record states death in 1784. This will require more investigation. John McFarland, son of Robert McFarland and Janet(Jennett) was born in Ireland and died in 1784/1785 in Bedford County, Virginia. He married Mary Montgomery in 1728 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Virginia about 1747 to that part of Augusta County which later became Montgoery, and now is Wythe County. John later moved to Bedford County and dieds there. CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH IRISH SETTLEMENT IN VIRGINIA.
John qualified as an Ensign on November 16, 1752 (Abstracts from the Records of Augusta County, Virginia, Lyman Chalkley, VolII, page 55) "Virginia Colonial Soldiers" by Lloyd D. Bockstruck, 1988.
Children of JOHN MCFARLAND and MARY MONTGOMERY are:
5. i. WILLIAM25 MCFARLAND, CAPTAIN, b. 1745, Lancaster, Cumberland County Pennsylvania; d. January 25, 1840.
ii. JAMES MCFARLAND, b. February 10, 1732/33, Donegal Township, Lancaster County , Pennsylvania; d. July 1755, New River Augusta County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for JAMES MCFARLAND:
One source stated he died in New River while another one stated North River. According to "Families of Jefferson County, Tennessee which was found in Seattle in 1992, James was killed by Indians.
6. iii. ROBERT MCFARLAND, b. April 07, 1730, Donegal Township, Lancaster County , Pennsylvania; d. 1798, Kentucky.
iv. NANCY MCFARLAND, b. November 26, 1731, Donegal Township, Lancaster County , Pennsylvania; d. 1798, Kentucky; m. ANDREW EVANS; b. November 26, 1731, Lancaster, Cumberland County Pennsylvania.
3. JAMES24 MCFARLAND (OLD ROBERT HENRY23, ROBERT MERRIL22, ROBERT21 MCFARLANE, JOHN20, ANDREW19, DUNCAN18, ANDREW17, IAN (JOHN)16, ANDREW15, WALTER14 MACFARLANE, DUNCAN13, JOHN12, DUNCAN11, MALCOLM10 MACPARLANE, PARLAN9 MACGILCHRIST, MALDUIN8, DUNCAN7, GILCHRIST6, ALWYN5 II, ALWYN I4 MAC ARCHILL, ARKYLL3 II, ARCHILL I2 MACARCHILL, AYKFRITH1) was born 1710 in Ireland, and died 1752. He married MARGARET GREER 1730.
Child of JAMES MCFARLAND and MARGARET GREER is:
4. JOSEPH24 MCFARLAND (OLD ROBERT HENRY23, ROBERT MERRIL22, ROBERT21 MCFARLANE, JOHN20, ANDREW19, DUNCAN18, ANDREW17, IAN (JOHN)16, ANDREW15, WALTER14 MACFARLANE, DUNCAN13, JOHN12, DUNCAN11, MALCOLM10 MACPARLANE, PARLAN9 MACGILCHRIST, MALDUIN8, DUNCAN7, GILCHRIST6, ALWYN5 II, ALWYN I4 MAC ARCHILL, ARKYLL3 II, ARCHILL I2 MACARCHILL, AYKFRITH1) was born 1715 in Ireland?.
Child of JOSEPH MCFARLAND is:
i. ROBERT25 MCFARLAND.
Generation No. 3
5. WILLIAM25 MCFARLAND, CAPTAIN (JOHN OF ROBERT24, OLD ROBERT HENRY23, ROBERT MERRIL22, ROBERT21 MCFARLANE, JOHN20, ANDREW19, DUNCAN18, ANDREW17, IAN (JOHN)16, ANDREW15, WALTER14 MACFARLANE, DUNCAN13, JOHN12, DUNCAN11, MALCOLM10 MACPARLANE, PARLAN9 MACGILCHRIST, MALDUIN8, DUNCAN7, GILCHRIST6, ALWYN5 II, ALWYN I4 MAC ARCHILL, ARKYLL3 II, ARCHILL I2 MACARCHILL, AYKFRITH1) was born 1745 in Lancaster, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, and died January 25, 1840. He married ELIZABETH BETTIE JACK 1771, daughter of JAMES JACK and MARY CARNAHAN. She was born 1751 in Green Springs, Newton Township,Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and died March 15, 1824 in Lewisville, Pennsylvania.
Notes for WILLIAM MCFARLAND, CAPTAIN:
Captain William McFarland was born in what was then known as Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in or about 1745. He married Elizabeth
Jack and within a couple of years had one or two children. At this time he sold his farm consisting of 212 acres and 122 perches situated on Big Run, a tributary of the Condoguinet Creek , near Mewville and with his brother-in-law(and cousin) Patrick Jack went west by themselves to the Sewickly Valley and stayed a year. They then went to what is called Indiana County, near Jacksonville which was then unbroken wilderness inhabited by Indians and wild animals. They made a clearing then went back to Cumberland and brought back a colony, chiefly or perhaps altogether of their own kindred. The colonist built a blockhouse and cleared and planted the ground in the neighborhood, William was captain of the blockhouse and leader in all public matters. He had borne the title of Captain for a number of years before that time. Tradition says that he was a skillful Indian fighter, and that he was a comissioned officer and leader of scouts against the Indians during the Revolution. It is supposed that he had obtained his knowledge of western Pennsylvania while in a campaign against Indians. His name has not been discovered on the rolls of Pennsylvania military units; many of which were burned or lost through carelessness. (Our relative Jubal Early, Confederate Lieutenant General, burned Chambersburg which is in the county adjacent to Cumberland County. It is wondered if the records of William McFarland's participation in the Revolution were burned at Early's orders. However, many stories were remembered by "my grandfather" and his brothers which were told by Willaim concerning his Indian fighting, a lifelong business not only in his youth, but also in his older years. He used to return to Cumberland each fall for supplies accompanied by a guard. It is said he used to tell of skirmishes with the Indians.
It is said that he built the first shingled west of the Alleghenies, and the cellar of the old blockhouse was still to be seen within the memory of men living in 1910. He was a man of great strength and almost gigantic size. There were many tales told of his prowess to his grand children by old neighbors who witnessed them. He was described as "tall and dark and fierce as so many of his clan were." He could with ease straighten out a horeshoe with his bare hands. William met and killed a large bear in the woods near his house with nothing bettter than a stick which broke and left him with no alternative than to finish the bear off with his own fists (My father embroided this tale: he had Captain McFarland reach down the bear's mouth with his hand grab the inside and turn the bear wrong side out). He led a company of volunteers as a major to Black Rock on the Canadian border during the War of 1812, but peace was declared by the time they had reached there. He was 68 years old at the time He died at the age of ninety-five.
Ryan McFarland, son of Dan McFarland 2007 has been doing research on Captain McFarland and Elizabeth Jack. The significant hurrdle we need to overcome is to confirm the family history provided by one of our ancesters, Mrs. Hunsaker. She stated that Captain William McFarland was the son of John of Robert McFarland. Well, Ryan and Dan's research through Ancestry.com. , records from Pennsylvania, and the Mormon church do not show any parents for Captain William McFarland. We can find Elizabeth Jack's parents. Ryan has found several other William McFarlands who lived in the same area about the same time. One of which was a Colonel William McFarland. Our research so far seems to be leaning away from him at this point. Ryan also questioned whether our William was the one who married Elizabeth Jack.
Here are some recent thoughts provided by Ryan McFarland. "If the William/ Elizabeth's wedding date of 1771 which I have seen in a couple of places is correct, none of the Elizabeth's at the Big Springs cemetery were of an appropriate age to be married in 1771. Also, there are no Jacks listed in that cemetery. Second, if the wedding date of 1771 is correct, she could not be married to Colonel William McFarlane. This is from info from the Big Springs Cemetery on Colonel McFarlane: McFarlane, William, B. 1757, d. Jan29, 1802. One can see that he would be only 4 in 1771. There is another William McFarlane there who she could have married, however. McFarlane, William, b 1744, d April 3, 1811. We should probably look at some other cemeteries in Cumberland County, and at the same time check some other cemeteries in Indiana County. It is also posssible she is in Ebennezer Cemetery as that one on line tree states, but not listed on the websites that lists the names of people buried there. I think that if we can confirm that Captain William was married to Elizabeth Jack we can then confirm that at least at one point of his life, he lived in the same place as the Jacks in Cumberland County, if not for his whole life. This will in turn help trace back his parents I am hoping" Ryan
More thoughts from Ryan McFarland
"I just realized something. The records for Ebenezer Cemetery where Captain William and other McFarlands are buried also list Patrick Jack. You have to go to a different page. Patrick Jack's tombstone's inscription lists him as having Revolutionary War experience in Bedford County, and he is about the same age as our Captain William. To me this presents good evidence that Captain William and Patrick Jack came out to western Pennsylvania together. This makes me think that Patrick Jack actually is his brother in law and that Elizabeth is his wife at some time. Still, there is no Elizabeth McFarland or Jack that is buried at the same cemetery as William and we know that there is another William and other Elizabeth McFarlands/ McFarlanes out there. Second, I think that it would be good to revisit Patrick Jack's family/lineage. Knowing where he was born or grew up might help us place Captain William.
More About WILLIAM MCFARLAND, CAPTAIN:
Burial: Ebenezer Cemetery, black Lick, indiana County, Pennsylvania
Notes for ELIZABETH BETTIE JACK:
One source on Ancestry.com gives the date of birth as 1760
More About ELIZABETH BETTIE JACK:
Burial: Ebenezer Cemetery, black Lick, indiana County, Pennsylvania
Children of WILLIAM MCFARLAND and ELIZABETH JACK are:
i. MARGARET26 MCFARLAND, b. 1777, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
ii. JOHN MCFARLAND, b. 1779, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; m. (1) CHRISTINE MITCHELL; m. (2) CATHERINE LEWIS.
7. iii. WILLIAM OF WILLIAM MCFARLAND, b. October 02, 1785, Cumberland, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; d. August 13, 1870, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
iv. JANE MCFARLAND, b. 1785, Pennsylvania.
v. ELIZABETH MCFARLAND.
6. ROBERT25 MCFARLAND (JOHN OF ROBERT24, OLD ROBERT HENRY23, ROBERT MERRIL22, ROBERT21 MCFARLANE, JOHN20, ANDREW19, DUNCAN18, ANDREW17, IAN (JOHN)16, ANDREW15, WALTER14 MACFARLANE, DUNCAN13, JOHN12, DUNCAN11, MALCOLM10 MACPARLANE, PARLAN9 MACGILCHRIST, MALDUIN8, DUNCAN7, GILCHRIST6, ALWYN5 II, ALWYN I4 MAC ARCHILL, ARKYLL3 II, ARCHILL I2 MACARCHILL, AYKFRITH1) was born April 07, 1730 in Donegal Township, Lancaster County , Pennsylvania, and died 1798 in Kentucky. He married MARTHA 1758. She was born Abt. 1734 in Orange County, North Carolina.
Notes for ROBERT MCFARLAND:
Robert qualified as a Lieutenant on November 16, 1752 (Abstracts from the records of Augusta County, VA, Lyman Cahlkley Vol II page 55
Soon after his marriage in 1758, they moved south to Orange County, North Carolina. n about 1768, they movetd to Bedford County until about 1771, then to Boteout County, Virginia. In 1779, they moved to Washington County, Virginia, then to Jefferson County, Tennessee.
Children of ROBERT MCFARLAND and MARTHA are:
i. ROBERT26 MCFARLAND, b. March 15, 1759, Orange County North Carolina; m. (1) MARGARET MCNUTT; m. (2) MARY NEAL; m. (3) MARY WEAVER.
ii. BENJAMIN MCFARLAND, b. October 1769, Bedford County, Virginia; m. (1) MARTHA STINSON; m. (2) MARY RATCLIFFE.
Generation No. 4
7. WILLIAM OF WILLIAM26 MCFARLAND (WILLIAM25, JOHN OF ROBERT24, OLD ROBERT HENRY23, ROBERT MERRIL22, ROBERT21 MCFARLANE, JOHN20, ANDREW19, DUNCAN18, ANDREW17, IAN (JOHN)16, ANDREW15, WALTER14 MACFARLANE, DUNCAN13, JOHN12, DUNCAN11, MALCOLM10 MACPARLANE, PARLAN9 MACGILCHRIST, MALDUIN8, DUNCAN7, GILCHRIST6, ALWYN5 II, ALWYN I4 MAC ARCHILL, ARKYLL3 II, ARCHILL I2 MACARCHILL, AYKFRITH1) was born October 02, 1785 in Cumberland, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, and died August 13, 1870 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He married (1) MARGARET LEWIS. She was born 1793 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died April 12, 1866 in Conemaugh, Indiana, Pennsylvania. He married (2) NANCY FREW. He married (3) MARGARET D. LEWIS 1810 in Pennsylvania. She was born 1785 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died April 12, 1866 in Conemaugh, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Notes for WILLIAM OF WILLIAM MCFARLAND:
As of yet, we know little of William of William other than he had ten children; David died in infancy.
Notes for MARGARET LEWIS:
Margaret Lewis was supposed to be of the same family of Merriweqather Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This has yet to be substantiated, but it was told through our family and, Florence Virgina Hunsaker of our family heard the same thing from a woman in Oklahoma. She told her that she was related to Meriweather Lewis. When she asked her her name she said her maiden name was McFarland.
More About MARGARET LEWIS:
Burial: End of line
More About MARGARET D. LEWIS:
Burial: End of line
Children of WILLIAM MCFARLAND and MARGARET LEWIS are:
i. NANCY27 MCFARLAND, b. November 1812, Indiana, Pennsylvania; d. September 25, 1887; m. JOSEPH WILSON.
ii. JAMES MCFARLAND, b. October 1814, Indiana, Pennsylvania; d. 1863; m. (1) MARGARET SMITH; m. (2) MARY MCMULLEN, 1839; b. November 29, 1817; d. 1852; m. (3) MARY A. MATTHEWS, October 04, 1859.
iii. JOHN MCFARLAND, b. November 07, 1817, Indiana, Pennsylvania; m. (1) MARTHA STEELE; m. (2) JANE DILL.
iv. ALEXANDER MCFARLAND, b. July 1822, Indiana, Pennsylvania; d. July 16, 1858.
v. SARAH MCFARLAND, b. 1832, Ohio; d. November 15, 1897; m. BEECHER BRISTOL.
vi. DAVID MCFARLAND.
vii. ELIZA MCFARLAND, b. 1824; d. May 17, 1867; m. CHRISTIAN HEMLER.
viii. MARGARET MCFARLAND, b. January 15, 1827; d. May 1896; m. JOSEPH M. MOORHEAD.
ix. REBECCA MCFARLAND, b. September 10, 1830; d. April 29, 1882; m. SCOTT LOWMAN.
Child of WILLIAM MCFARLAND and NANCY FREW is:
x. MARGARET ADELINE27 MCFARLAND, b. Slippery Rock, Porterville, Pennsylvania.
Children of WILLIAM MCFARLAND and MARGARET LEWIS are:
xi. REVEREND WILLIAM B.27 MCFARLAND, b. February 09, 1820, Indiana Co., Pennsylvania; d. June 08, 1904, Lewiston, Idaho; m. (1) MARGARET VINEY COCKAYNE; b. Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia; d. End of line; m. (2) ELVIRA EVALINE EARLY, January 1857; b. 1828, Franklin, Virginia; d. May 18, 1896, Corder Missouri; m. (3) ELVIRA EARLY, January 1857; b. 1828, Franklin County,Virginia; d. May 18, 1896, Corder, Missouri.
Notes for REVEREND WILLIAM B. MCFARLAND:
Willaim B., the third son of William of William, entered into the ranks of the Methodist Ministry early in life at the age of nineteen. This being one of the rare cases of Presbyterians of that time that left their own faith for that of another. As his family was opposed to the step, William struggled through college unaided. After his ordination, 1842 at the Pittsburgh Annual Conference, he removed to Virginia and travelled the circuit both in Virginia and Ohio. However, the Central Methodist University archives information center of their ministers do not have him listed as travelling in Virginia. He married his first wife, Margaret Viney Cockayne and begot three children: Florence Virginia, Lucy Willette, and Margaret Hannah who died in infancy. Margaret was a lineal descendent on her mother's side to Flora MacDonald who was the girl who rowed Bonnie Prince Charlie across a lake to safety. This was a very heroic thing to do. When the Methodist Church split along North and South lines because of the Civil War, his alligence was with the South, and he attended the St. Louis Annual Conference in 1857.
They had moved to Lexington, Missouri which was north of the Mason-Dixon Line. However, the state had many Southern sympathizers including its governor. The governor's troops under the direction of Captain (later General) Sterling Price engaged the Federal troops under General Lyon near William's home. The Federal troops looted the houses around the area and took Elvira's silverware. Also, a young lady who was helping take care of the McFarland's children had the ear-rings yanked out of her pierced ears. William, being a minister, was listed as a non combatant. However because he was the brother-in-law of a Rebel General, he was taken out to be shot on two different occasions. On both occasions he talked the "Blue Bellies" out of shooting him. After the war, the silverware was returned anonymously to Elvira.
One morning in April of 1865, the McFarland family was at the breakfast table when one of Grandpa's congregation came to the door. He said, "Brother McFarland, I have some terrible news; President Lincoln has been assassinated!" William's answer was, "Then God help the South. That is the worst thing that could have happened."
(Put this as paragraph 2)
William married his second wife, Elvira Early, a sister of the Confederate General Jubal A. Early in the same year of the Methodist Episcopal Conference which split the church into North and South and in a few months, They moved west again, being stationed as a pastor in Independence, Missouri. It was here that his two children Robert Early and Mary Paine were born. They later moved to Westport where Cameron Scarritt was born. She was nicknamed Dixie because she was born on the Fourth of July during the Civil War. These two young girls met an early death when a kerosene lamp overturned on a dining room table on which they were sitting. Samuel incurred serious burns that plagued him all his life (he finally died of cancer as a result of these burns over 35 years later). After the war three more children were born: Harriet Lewis in Lexington, William B. Jr. and Samuel Laurie in Waverly.
William was a preacher for sixty-two years. The following is a statement from his Journal near the end of his life.
"1904. This is the commencement of a new year; I am now eighty- four years of age; I have gone beyond what I have expected; I am now living by the day; I know not what a day may bring forth; time is rapid in its flight; it waits for no man; I now commence another journey for another year; I may complete it, or, I may not - no earthly one can tell; the will of the Lord be done; shall I meet the ones that have gone on before me? None can tell; I give myself to Him who gave Himself to me. Here, Lord, I give myself to thee. It is all I can do. Oh, thou blessed One, I give my all to Thee for time and for eternity. Amen"
According to research by Ryan McFarland (Missouri United Methodist Archives-http://www.centralmethodist.edu/librarymetharchive/meth detail.asp/serial no=3949) the Reverend William McFarland's burial place was Corder, Missouri. It is in the document, "our Honored Dead"
It stands to reason that the Reverend moved to Lewiston to be with his sons Samuel L and Robert Early who were practicing law there at the time. Elvira had died about 5 years before, so he probably wanted to be buried with her in Corder, Missouri.
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Burial: Corder, Missouri
Notes for ELVIRA EVALINE EARLY:
Elvira Early became the second wife of William. She was the sister of the conferderate general Jubal A. Early. After a few months, they moved west to Independence Missouri to be come a pastor there. Two children were born here: Robert Early and Mary Paine. They then moved to Westport where their third child was born: Cameron Scarritt. She was known all her brief life as Dixie because she was born on the fourth of July during the Civil War. The two girls met a sad death on November 17, 1876 when they were fatally burned when a kerosene lamp overturned on a dining room table on which they were sitting. Samuel received serious burns which disabled him a good deal of his life.
One instance during the Civil War, William, Elvira, and Robert Early Senior and two half sisters were riding in a carriage. As they went through a wooded area, armed men surrounded the carriage. They asked questions of Elvira, and when she told them she was the sister of Jubal Early, the leader of the band gave the order, "Let them pass". "They were bushwackas----Quantrell's notorious guerrillas.
xii. JAMES MCFARLAND, b. October 1814.
xiii. JOHN MCFARLAND, b. November 07, 1817; m. (1) MARTHA STEELE; m. (2) JANE DILL.
xiv. ALEXANDER MCFARLAND.
xv. MARGARET MCFARLAND.
xvi. REBECCA MCFARLAND.
xvii. DAVID MCFARLAND.