MACFARLANE HERITAGE TRAIL
ANCESTOR: John McFarland (sometimes known as Scotland John)
DATE OF BIRTH: abt. 1706-1708 PLACE: northern Ireland
PARENTS’ NAMES: Robert and Jennet McFarland
CHILDREN’S NAMES: Robert (1730-1798) m. Martha unk., Nancy (1731-? m. Andrew Evans), James (1733-1755), Rachel (1737-?) m. John Hunter, John (1739-abt. 1803) m. to Mary Kinder, Arthur (1741-? Died as an infant), Mary (1743-?) m. James Hunter, Joseph (1745-abt. 1795?) m. a Gullion, Benjamin (1747-1823) m. Mary Blackburn
MARRIAGE TO: Mary Montgomery PLACE: abt. 1728 in Lancaster Co. PA assumed
DATE OF DEATH: aft. 1785 (He sold property in Bedford Co. VA and signed the deed in 1785. He and Benjamin moved to Greene Co. TN, and there is record of a very old John McFarland manning the arsenal in Knoxville in 1793 when Col. Robert McFarland organized a militia to fight the Indians. So his death could be as late as aft. 1793) PLACE: prob. Greene Co. or Jefferson Co.TN
1. Donegal township, Lancaster Co. 1720-abt. 1747 (see father Robert’s sheet)
2. McFarland land, Reed Creek area, present day Wythe Co. VA 1747-1756
Although John McFarland had 5 land plats in this area surveyed between 1747 and 1752 (the first and largest was over 1000 acres in the Black Lick area of Reed Creek) the land he lived on seems to be the patent on Sally Run. The image below shows several of the patents close to Wytheville. The Black Lick patent is to the east of this picture.
1749 Survey to John McFarland, 327 acres on Sally Run, a branch of Reed Creek. Patent issued as 327 acres in Augusta Co. Patent Book 32, p. 167 on June 20, 1753. He sold this land to John Finley in Nov. 1773 while he and Mary were living in Bedford Co. (Montgomery Co. Order Book 1, p. 142) This eventually became part of the Rose Hill property of F.B.Kegley whose place is marked and is still currently in Kegley family hands.
To go to this property: Take N. 4th st. (Hwy. 52) north from downtown Wytheville, cross Hwy. 81, continue on Hwy. 52 till you see Rose Hill Rd. just past Tremough Dr. Go north (right) on Rose Hill Rd. (also called 656). It takes a sharp left then a sharp right around the Kegley property. The street dead ends at Akers Rd (600). Going either way would be the McFarland property on Sally Run.
MACFARLANE HERITAGE TRAIL
ANCESTOR: John McFarland, Jr.
DATE OF BIRTH: Feb 4, 1739 PLACE: Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
PARENTS’ NAMES: John and Mary Montgomery McFarland
CHILDREN’S NAMES: John (1764-1820) m. Rebecca Bell; Mary (1764-aft. 1796) m. Alexander Ward; Rachel (1766-abt. 1845) m. John Ward, John Ogden; Benjamin (1767-1859) m. Ruth B. Jack; George (1769-bef. 1830) m. Sally Jack; Jacob (1772-1843) m. Eliz. Webb, Nancy Cathey; James Ray (1773-1839) m. Frances Webb; William (1775-1834) m. Susannah George; Reuben A. (1778-bet. 1850-60) m. Martha Campbell; David (1780-1835) m. Margaret McDowell; Catherine (1782-?)m. unk. Cain; Jesse (1784-1825) m. Isabella Henry Boyd; Anna (1786-aft. 1850) m. George Cathey
MARRIAGE TO: Mary Kinder PLACE: abt. 1762 in Virginia
DATE OF DEATH: abt. 1803
BURIAL: probably Locust Old Field Cemetery in Canton, Haywood Co. NC
RESIDENCES (List all, including years):
1. Donegal township, Lancaster Co. 1739-abt. 1747 (see grandfather Robert’s sheet)
2. McFarland land, Reed Creek area, present day Wythe Co. VA 1747-1756 (see father John’s sheet)
3. Big Otter River area, Bedford Co. Va 1756-abt. 1770. The land was not sold until 1778; however John appears on militia lists in Montgomery Co. in 1772.
1764: Deed Book 2, p. 433-434, Aug. 28. John McFarland (this would be John McFarland Jr.) purchased 212.5 acres from Joshua Early, both of the Parish of Russell, for 50 pounds current money. It is described as being at the head of Medoes's Creek. When this plat is sold May 25, 1778 in Deed Book 6, p. 48, John McFarland Jr. of County of Montgomery is selling it to Lyonell Brown for 100 pounds current money and the land is described as being at the head of Medow's Creek. In researching this plot of land further back in time, it was originally a patent belonging to Richard Randolph in Aug. 30, 1744, part of 3233 acres on the north side of the Otter River, at head of branches of Buffalo Creek and Elk Creek. The name Medoes's Creek, or any variation, has not been discovered so far. The estate of Richard Randolph of Henrico Co. sold this 212.5 plot to Joshua Early on July 24, 1764 for 50 pounds before Joshua sold it to John McFarland shortly after for the same amount. (FHL #1940776)
#2 is probable location of John Jr.’s land, #1 is his father’s
MACFARLANE HERITAGE TRAIL
ANCESTOR: Robert McFarland
BORN: abt. 1675-80 in northern Ireland
EMIGRATED FROM: northern Ireland, prob. Co. Donegal or Tyrone DATE: abt. 1719
IMMIGRATED TO: Pennsylvania DATE: abt. 1719
MARRIED TO: Jennet
PARENTS’ NAMES: unknown
CHILDREN’S NAMES: John (1706-8 to 1784) m. to Mary Montgomery, James (1710-1752) m. to Margaret Greer, Rachel (1713-1797) m. to John Wilkins, John Ramsey, Gordon Howard, Joseph (1715-1759) m. to Jean unk , Robert (1717-1797) m. to Esther Dunn, Rebecca (1720-abt. 1805) m. to Andrew Mayes, Samuel McElhenny.
DATE OF DEATH: 1751 in Donegal township, Lancaster Co. PA
BURIAL: Unknown, probably on his land
RESIDENCE: 1 mile south of Mount Joy on Chiques Creek 1720-1751