Debra McCann's Family History

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  • ID: I00067
  • Name: Arthur McCann
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BET 1784 AND 1789 in PA
  • Death: BET 1835 AND 1841 in Gallatin Co., IL
  • Note:
    Mercer County, PA Orphans Court Book 1804-1825, August Term of 1805, Page 5
    Arthur McCann, Sr., deceased. Arthur McCann, Jr., a minor child of the deceased, above the age of 14, desired Andrew Denniston for guardian. Petition granted. The following year he appears on the 1806 Tax List here.

    History of Clinton County, Union Township, pg. 484-485
    As early as 1811-12, Thomas and Arthur McCann came to Wilmington and built and operated a pottery near the middle of the block, between South and Mulberry streets, and north of Locust street. They manufactured a dark colored, finely-polished ware, which was in great demand in the place, as that previously in use had been mostly pewter. The Delft ware was next introduced. The McCanns who were natives of the Emerald Isle, were energetic men and good citizens. In February 1815, when the news of Jackson's victory Cory at New Orleans reached Wilmington, a month after the battle, the McCanns headed a movement toward netting up a celebration in honor of the event. They were successful in the attempt and a " good time" was indulged in. Holes were bored in trees, and after powder had been placed in them, they were plugged up, the fuses lighted, and the trees were blown to pied. Other things were done to make the day a memorable one. The McCanns left the place previous to 1819.

    History of Clinton County, Catholic Church, pg. 506
    The next Catholics to locate in this county were Thomas and Arthur McCann, also natives of Ireland. In the summer of 1811, they opened a pottery on South street, in Wilmington, and, for many years, did a large business, as nearly all of the early pioneers used their ware, which was very beautifully and skillfully made. They remained about seven years, and, during the war of 1812, were prominent in upholding the patriot cause against English oppression. They took a leading part in celebrating the victory of Gen. Jackson over the English at New Orleans, in 1815, which celebration was held in a grove on the present site of the West House.

    Court of Common Pleas Vol 1 1812-1816 (Info provided by Sheila Mitchell)
    Page 105, Case where a woman named Elizabeth Jones who was living in the McCann home sued a man named Watkins for bastardy.
    Page 204, Thomas McCann was called as a witness in a case against a horse thief.
    Page 263, On Dec 23, 1814, Arthur McCann and Leonard Ellis, distillers of spirit liquor on a still with the capacity of 132 gallons, ordered to pay revenue of $137 or $82 each.

    Wilmington, Clinton Co., OH Deed No. 501, made 1814, received Feb 11, 1815, recorded Mar 9, 1815.
    Arthur and Barbary McCann and Thomas and Polly McCann sold land for $380 to Samuel H. Hale. Witnesses: David Suvell and John Caseda.

    Oct 17, 1815, Deed, Arthur and Barbary McCann, for $200, released their interest in the land they inherited from Barbary's father Stephen Smith, in Alexandria, Scioto Co., OH, to Barbary's two brothers, John and James Smith.

    Nov 5, 1818 Arthur received a land patent in Gallatin Co., IL, where he also appears in the 1820 Census.




    Father: Arthur McCann b: 1755
    Mother: Mary Catherine Veith

    Marriage 1 Barbary Smith b: 1785 in PA
    • Married: 12 NOV 1810 in Scioto Co., OH
    Children
    1. Has Children Daniel McCann b: 26 JAN 1816 in Wayne, Adams Co., OH
    2. Has Children Stephen Smith McCann b: 04 OCT 1811 in Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH
    3. Has Children Arthur J. McCann b: 1814 in Scioto Co., OH
    4. Has Children Thomas McCann b: 12 FEB 1824 in KY

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