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MacFarlane Heritage Trail: Benjamin McFarland 1767-1859

MacFarlane Heritage Trail --Ancestor Information Form

MACFARLANE HERITAGE TRAIL PROJECT

ANCESTOR INFORMATION FORM  

ANCESTOR: Benjamin McFarland

BIRTH: 21 December 1767 (Source: date by family member, mrdarnel@gmail.com. I have emailed him for the source of DOB and DOD). (Source:  1850 Census indicates 1767 and in Virginia.)

 EMIGRATION (1st known ancestor): Robert McFarland 1680-1750

PARENTS’ NAMES: John McFarland b. 4 February 1739 in Lancaster, Pa- d. 17 October 1803 in Buncombe, North Carolina.  Mother: Mary Kinder b. 1742 Bedford, Bedford, Virginia-d. 1820?

Spouse: Ruth Buchanan Jack m. 15 July 1788 Greene, Tennessee. 1850 US Census list she is born in Pennsylvania around 1766. She died 6 September 1853 in Russell County, from wounds received in a fall. It states on the record that her father’s last name was Jack. She, her son John (1792), grandson John (1815) died the same day 26 July from pneumonia and John (1792)’s wife, Elizabeth died 12 January 1853 from pneumonia.

 

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