Name: Archibald MCHARG 1 2 3 4 5
Birth: ABT 1761 in Raburn's Creek, 96th District, Laurens District, South Carolina
Death: 3 JAN 1840 in Ashville, St Clair County, Alabama
Kinship to WD Hosey 4th Great Grandfather
Kinship to WD Hosey 5th Great Grandfather
1795 Census Laurens County, South Carolina
1830 Census Ashville, St. Clair County, Alabama
Reference Number: 2554
ARCHIBALD MCHARG: Born on Meharg Branch of the Raburn's Creek in Laurens County, South Carolina
FACT #1: Pension: Enrolled on July 23, 1833. Resident of St Clair Co., AL, age 71. Rev. Pen. Roll in Vol xiv, Sen Doc 514; 23rd Congress 1st session 1833-34. (1911 list of Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama, p. 83)
Archibald believed to have fought with his father, William Meharg, against the Tories during Revolutionary War.
Appling GenForum: Mattie Martin, 20 Sep 1999
Here are marriage dates that may interest you if you don't have them. St. Clair County, Alabama, Barry L. Coker and Elizabeth Apling, Lic. 3-4-1837, m. 3-5-1837; Larkin Coker and Susan Apling, , Lic. 2-18-1832, m.2-23-1832.
On 8-23-1823, Archibald Meharg married, in St. Clair County, his old neighbor from South Carolina, Temperance Coker. These are probably her sons. Mattie Martin
Appling GenForum: Terrye Lambert, 25 Feb 1999
My husband's line descendants from Thomas through Joel to Susan who was the mother Catherine "Kitty" Favor who married William Meharg in Alabama. This line eventually ended up in Independence County, Arkansas. I can fill in quite a bit of the line from Catherine down.
Grahams turned into McHargs (Graham Genforum)
Posted by: Cristine Clarke Date: June 03, 1998 at 22:48:25
My ancestor John McHarg was supposedly named John Graham. When he gambled away the
family fortune he spelled it backwards and it became MAHARG which was corrupted to McHarg.
John would have been born about 1800-1815 probably in Maghera, county Derry/Londonderry
Ireland. He had at least 2 sons, Thomas and Archibald born 1832. Both sons emigrated to USA by 1880 because their inheritance was gone. John was also educated to be a Presbyterian minister. Any clues appreciated
Re: Grahams turned into McHargs (Graham Genforum)
Posted by: Richard Graham Date: March 08, 2000 at 08:05:56
In Reply to: Re: Grahams turned into McHargs by Nancy Ross of 3451
I am a Graham from Scotland. My Graham's were relocated to County Roscommon, Ireland in
1606 by King James who wanted their land. This is well documented in the book STEEL BONNETS.Many changed their name to Mchargs and Maharg to return secretly to Scotland.
Re: Grahams turned into McHargs (Graham Genforum)
Posted by: Michael Talley Date: July 23, 1998 at 20:21:10
In Reply to: Grahams turned into McHargs by Cristine Clarke of 3451
Your story is close to mine. My ancesters changed there name from Graham the Maharg, now spelled Meherg or Meharg. They did this in the 1500s because the Grahams were banished from Scotland to Ireland and they wanted to sneak back in. My Great..Grandfather's name was John and he had a son named Archibald. John lived in South Carolina in the 1700's and was killed by tories in 1782.
Re: Grahams turned into McHargs (Graham Genforum)
Posted by: Mattie Martin Date: September 18, 1999 at 18:12:25
In Reply to: Re: Grahams turned into McHargs by Michael Talley of 3451
I am an Alabamian descended from Archibald Meharg. Do you know whether or not he had a daughter Mary? Mattie Martin
Re: Thomas Appling (1755-1835) VA (Appling Genforum)
Posted by: Mattie Martin Date: September 20, 1999 at 15:56:58
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Appling (1755-1835) VA by Terrye Jones Lambert of 228
On 8-23-1823, Archibald Meharg married, in St. Clair County, his old neighbor from South Carolina, Temperance Coker.
Dr. Betty S. Drake documents: McHarg in Laurens Co., SC (A lot of this document was in short hand and not very ledgible).
126. 8/24/1793-2/17/1794, Archibald McHurg & w. Rebecca to Benj. Camp pl. for L12 stg, 100a. on Mountain Cr. of Reaburns Cr. gr. by Pinckney 1790, b. on sd B.C., Calvin Coker, Jonathan Downs. Wit: Jonathan Downs, J.F. Wolff, Joseph Downs, J.P. Plat shown.
277. 9/28/1793-08/29/1794. Archabald McHurg & w. Rebecca to Salathiel Shockley for L50, L40 a. on McHargs Br. of Rabun Cr. now in sd S.'s possession Gr. to Nehemiah Franks, b. on Chas. Gary, Stephen Potter. Wit: jas. Floyd, Drewry & Thos. Coker, Jonathan Downs, J.P. Nash.
Archibald McHarg had grant with John Hunter. Archibald McHerg Witness 2-20-1802.
Thomas Lane Duncan, b. 1781 VA, mar. 1st Elizabeth McHurgh or McHarg of Laurens Co. SC, in Franklin Co. AL 1820-23, in Hardeman Co. TN 1830, in Pontotoc Co. MS 1837, d. ca 1858.
"Abstract of Early Records of Laurens Co. SC, 1785-1820" by Sara M. Nash (TN Gen. Soc. Lib., from Evelyn Sigler 5/17/84)
Deed J-55: 6 Dec. 1805, Arch. McHurgh, John McHarg, Thos. Lane Duncan and wife Elizabeth, Wm. Allison and wife Margaret, and Polly McHurg to Susannah McHurg for her natural life our right and share of 140a on Lick Creek of Reedy River lately belonging to Mchurg decd for support and maintenance of sd. Susannah. Wit. Robt. Coker, Chas. Allen; Joseph Downs JP. Rec. 7 Feb. 1809. (pg. 294) (Stuart Duncan comment 6/16/86: The McHurgs apparently did not arrive until ca 1790, and lived along the waters of Raburn's Creek, which is a long way from Duncan's Creek.)
Deed G-606: 14 Jan. 1803, Minyard (x) Harris, John Harris, and Stephen Garrett to Abner Pyles, $100, 100a on Norths Creek former property of Stephen Harris decd, bounded on James Henderson, Wm. Teague, Jas. Leek, Thos. Wilks. Wit. David Cowan, Thos. L. Duncan; John Davis JP. Rec. 27 March 1803. (pg. 223)
Will C1-181: 9 Dec. 1805, sale of estate of Wm. McHerge decd; purchasers include T.L. Duncan and McHerg names.
179. 11/14/1805. Thadius Sims decd Ad of est gr to Geo Madden Harris. Sec. Thom Babb, Fedk Purtz. Undated. Wm McHarg decd. Ad of est gr to John McHarg & Susannah McHurg. Sec: Archbld Mcharg, Abrum Bolt.
11/07/1805. Thadius Sims decd. appr of est by Silvs _____, on David McCaa sw appr
12/9/1805. Wm McHerge decd. Sale bill of est. Pruch: Polly Susannah, John * Elenr McHerge, James Johnston, T L Duncan, J F Wolf. Ad: Susannah & John McHerge.
192. 01/06/1806. Joseph Brownlee decd ____ of est gr to Easter & Joseph Brownlee. Sec: david McCaa, Frederick Purtz.
1/2/1806. Wm Brooks minor made choyce of Blackgrove Glenn as gdn. Sec: Silvanus & Wm Walker.
46. 3/1/1804-12/05/1808. Archibald McHurg (Harge?) to Wm. Mcharge for __25, 36 a. Plat by Jonth. Downs shows b. on Jacob Roberts, Widow McHargh, Robt Bolt's heirs, Jos. Downs, Part of Orig. gr. to sd A.M. Wit: Aron Moore, John McHarge, Joseph Downs, J.P.
55. 12/06/1805-02/07/1809. Archd McHurgh, John McHarg, Thos. Lane Duncan w. Elizabeth, Wm. Allison & w. Margaret, & Polly Mchurg to Susannah McHurg for her natural life our right & share of 140 a. on Lick Cr. Reedy R. lately belonging to Mchurg decd for support and maintence of sd Susannah. Wit: Robt. Coker, Chas. Allen. Joseph Downs, J.P.
Alexander McHerg buying at sale 1808 WB C-1:355
134. 02/15/1810-03/06/1810. John McDavid to James Downing for ____. ______b, on David & Brison Dunlap, John Stephens, David Ross. See above. Archd McHarge, Tempy Coker. Chas. Allen, J.C.
96. 11/1810-06/05/1815. John McHargh, Wm Allison & w. Margaret. Susanna McHargh to Geo Peak for $200, our right claim in 10 a. on Lick Creek of Raburns Creek which fell to us by the decrease of Wm McHurgb.n. on wm Milner, w,w, on Joseph Downs, John Bolt, Jacob Roberts gr to Archabel McHargh & Reuben Walker. Wit: John Bolt, Tempy coker, D.R. of Nancy w. of John McHarg, Jonthn Downs, JQ. Pr: Chas Allen.
97. 08/22/1806-06/05/1815. Wm Bryson to Nancy Tinsley w. of Abrham for $100, 100 a. on Bush R. orig gr to Benj Powell. Wit: C. Little, Mary Johnson. Pr: Wm. Fulton, JP.
Nancy Hammond m John McHurg of Peter will, 1816
264. 1/26/1816. Will of Peter Hammond. Leg: Wife Ann; sons Isom, Wm, Peter. daus Roady Roberson, Sally Garrett, Nancy McHurg, Betsy Garrett of Beaverdam Cr (of Enoree R) Ex: sons. Wit: Isarel Couch, Reuben _____, son, Saml Couch.
Archibald sold 60 ac. 06/07/1819, getting ready to leave??
Archibald McHarg moved to St. Clair Co., AL in the 1820's. His first wife, the mother of William McHarg, was Rebecca Bolt. His second wife and mother of the younger children was Temperance Coker. Archibald died on Jan. 3, 1840. William seems to have been one of the older ones. William married Catherine Favor in St. Clair Co. on Jan. 10, 1826. --Taken from a book entitled "The Posey Family in America" by Lloyd Franklin Posey and Betty Sue Drake Posey, page 200
On the seventeenth day of January, 1833, there appeared before Judge John H. Garrett, Judge of the County Court of St. Clair County, Archibald McHarg (later spelled Meharg) who applied for a pension. McHarg (Meharg) stated that he was a resident of Ashville, age seventy-odd. He did not remember the exact date of his birth. He declared that he had entered the military service of the United States as a volunteer in the month of May, 1781, in Lawrence County, South Carolina.
He gave names of his officers and said that part of his service was directly under General Greene. However, most of the time his company was a company of rangers and horsemen. Their duties were guarding the frontiers, dispersing bands of outlaw Tories, and keeping close watch on the marauding Cherokee Indians. They were constantly on the move and were on tours which lasted from six to eight weeks.
Archibald Meharg had no discharge or other papers to verify his service. He told the court that part of his service was done in the company of his father, whom the Tories killed during thier last tour. James L. Lewis, a Baptist preacher, vouched for Mr. Meharg's honesty, saying that he had known the old man for many years. Doctor Charles C. P. Farrar, an Ashville physician, stated under oath that he remembered his father and Archibald Meharg having long conversations relative to their experiences while fighting in the Revolutionary War. They had been neighbors back in South Carolina.
Others signing affidavits as to Archibald Meharg's honesty and integrity were John Massey, Archibald Sloan, Peyton Rowan, and Joshua W. Hooper. These sworn statements were accepted as proof of his military service and he was granted an annual pension of $35.00.
Archibald Meharg was married to Temperence Coker at Ashville on August 23, 1823. It is not known if he had previously been married. Temperence was granted his pension allowance at his death in 1840. Ashville Cemetery and those in surrounding communities have been searched for the grave of this old soldier and no marker has as yet been found. Court house records show that property belonging to his family was sold to Bennett Oldham. This property is located near Greensport in Township 14. At the time of sale, the descenants of Archibald Meharg were living in Calhoun County.
Taken from the St. Clair Observer (Pell City, St. Clair Co., AL), Thursday, July 3, 1975, "Ring for Liberty! Archibald Meharg of Ashville was among freedom fighters."
Father: John MCHARG(UE) , Sr. b: ABT 1740 in Northern Ireland or Pennsylvania
Mother: Susanna WOODS b: ABT 1740 in Probably Orange County, North Carolina
Rebecca (BOLT?) b: 9 FEB 1760 in Laurens District, South Carolina
in Laurens District, South Carolina
- Mary MEHARG b: ABT 1786 in Rabun Creek, 96th District, Laurens District, South Carolina
- Unknown MEHARG b: ABT 1788 in Rabun Creek, 96th District, Laurens County, South Carolina
- William Archibald MAHERG b: 2 JUL 1795 in Rabun Creek, 96th District, Laurens District, South Carolina
- John MEHARG b: 1798 in Rabun Creek, 96th District, Laurens District, South Carolina
- James MEHARG b: 1801 in Rabun Creek, 96th District, Laurens District, South Carolina
- Unknown MEHARG b: ABT 1803 in Rabun Creek, 96th District, Laurens County, South Carolina
Temperance COKER b: ABT 1785 in Laurens County, South Carolina
23 AUG 1823
in Ashville, St Clair County, Alabama
- Mary MEHARG b: 1824 in Ashville, St. Clair County, Alabama
- Rebecca MEHARG b: 1826 in Ashville, St. Clair County, Alabama
- Caroline MEHARG b: 1827 in Ashville, St. Clair County, Alabama
- Lucinda MEHARG b: 1832 in Ashville, St. Clair County, Alabama
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