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McMechen Tree

Darrell (View posts)
Posted: 22 Feb 2002 5:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McMechen
To Whom it may concern

I have a very large copy of the McMechen Tree starting with James and Hannah and expanding till the 1940's, BUT i would l like to know who is before "Capt W. McMechen" James father, where were we from and how far back do we go and who is all in our tree?

Anything would help Thank You
Darrell

Re: McMechen Tree

Posted: 15 Sep 2003 11:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
James McMechen's Father was Capt. William McMechen b. ? Jan. 1724 in South Branch Potomac. Md. He Married 3 times. James Mother was Rachel Rosanna Nivens b>circ 1728 in New Castle Cty . Del. Mar. about 1746. Capt. Wm. father so far seems to be William McMechen b. 1688 in Scotland emmigrated to White Clay Hundred Del. He mar Mary Ogle b. 1690? New Castle, Del. I am still finding different parents for William (Capt.) from different sources. We seem to have come from Scotland to Ireland in the mid 1600's then to the U.S. early 1700's.Quite a bit of History in the Del.,Md. and Va. area. I hope this helps.

Re: McMechen Tree

Darrell (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 2003 10:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the reply I had almost given up hope on someone finding anything. May i ask where did you find this information. Thanks again.

Re: McMechen Tree

Peg Ploss (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 2003 11:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Some of this info came from Capt. William's grt grand daughter. She had a lot of family notes. The W.Va. group was founded by Capt.William and his off spring.We had the privelege of meeting Virginia McMechen in Los Angeles in 1968.She was in Her 90's. She is the first cousin of my Grt.grandmother Sidney List McMechen McLain. The Info from Virgina comes from several sources. Mr.James Bitner who at the time was living in the McMechen home in the Newark,Del . area. He sent copies of the graves that he found.I would be happy to send you copies if you are interested. What type of records do you have? I may beable to fill in some blanks. Peg

Re: McMechen Tree

Alice ( Riggs )Hageman (View posts)
Posted: 23 Nov 2003 7:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi ,I'm Darell's mother and I have a big family tree(36x36 in tiny print) that starts out with James McMechen (1779) and Hannah Davidson.They have 8 children listed and I'm from the 5th child, Elizabeth who marries John Burris . I'm the 5th generation from there. My father ,Darrell Riggs, is the last generation listed on the chart.
This family tree was done about 1939 by Elizabeth Whitney Putman.
Our daughter Sherri is the one who is really doing family research . Her email address is slensing@acegroup.cc.
Sorry we are late in responding.Thank-you for responding to Darrell.

Re: McMechen Tree

Peg Ploss (View posts)
Posted: 6 Dec 2003 9:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Alice Thanks for the info. I have Elizabeth as James and Hannah McMechen's first child. Thanks for responding to my inquiry. I shall try to reach Sherri. Some of the information that I have came from her Mother via Elizabeth McMechen in California.

Re: McMechen Tree

Posted: 23 Jan 2005 6:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jan 2005 8:51PM GMT
Surnames: Burris/McMechen
Would be interested in corresponding with you regarding the Burris & McMechen lines.

Re: McMechen Tree

peg ploss (View posts)
Posted: 26 Jan 2005 4:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Steve, Glad to here from you. I have researching Capt.s line. We have a lot of information on the Wheeling area I would like to compare with you. Thanks for your reply.

Re: McMechen Tree

Alice RiggsHageman (View posts)
Posted: 3 Feb 2005 3:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandmother maiden name was Bertha Burris whose parents were John H.Burris and Melisse Duell.John's parents were John Burris and Sarah Eastman. Bertha married Frank Riggs were also was a decendent oF James McMechen and Hannah Davidson.

Re: McMechen Tree

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 11:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just notice your post. I have been working on my genealogy and would like more info on the McMechens. Orpha Davidson is my gggrandmother and she married James Davidson. Her parents are James McMechen and Hannah Davidson'
I would love any info you might have on them.

Minalyn (Bigham) Lane
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