McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

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McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby SusanFreasRogers » Fri May 20, 2016 1:00 pm

This post is to share some information on McFaddens who I believe are ancestors on my mother Ruth McFadden's line, in the hopes that living relatives may find it of interest and want to connect and participate in this Y-DNA project.

Last month (April 2016), I found a hand-typed, 1982 compilation (about 100 pages, 8 1/2" x 11") of information entitled "McFadden-Jamison Genealogy" in Citizens Library, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Much of its information was based on two other books, plus family bibles, oral tradition, etc. It provides details on two families -- the McFaddens and the Jamisons -- who both had numerous family members emigrate from Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland to Washington County, Pennsylvania in the late 1700's. (One McFadden came a little later to Philadelphia.)

Most of the McFaddens in Washington County, PA moved to Harrison County, Ohio (most to Cadiz township in that county, some to Nottingham township) in the very early 1800's. There were many McFadden children, and more than 120 McFaddens are buried in Old Cadiz Cemetery. Several of these are written up in a Harrison County history by Hanna (one of the books that was used for the compilation I saw). There are many descendants now, in many states.

I believe my 3G grandfather Joseph McFadden was one of this family, but he moved to Fayette County, Pennsylvania rather than to Ohio. His second wife was Mary Jamison (who I have not yet been able to connect to the Jamisons in the McFadden-Jamison Genealogy book). My late uncle Richard Blair McFadden took a Y-DNA test for me before he passed away, and after I am able to test another McFadden I've identified here in California as from the Ohio McFaddens, I believe I will be able to connect my line to this group from County Cavan.

The compiler of the McFadden-Jamison Genealogy (now passed away) gave permission (in the book) for anyone to copy it, and I now have my own copy. The genealogy librarian at Citizen's Library sent the book out to me on Inter-Library Loan, and she may do the same for anyone else who wants to see it.

I hope this information will motivate others to see if they can connect to this line. Anyone with McFaddens in western Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Ohio and West Virginia are especially encouraged to research this line. Although the compiler of the McFadden-Jamison Genealogy points out that none of her sources are vital records and that dates are often differently recorded, the preponderance of material appears to show a clear connection back to Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland in the late 1700's -- a rare find indeed for anyone doing Irish genealogy research.

Susan Freas Rogers
Grass Valley, California

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Re: McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby debraymond » Thu May 26, 2016 11:56 pm

i have a tree link with Mary McFadden b 1780 Pennsylvania, d. 1814 Ohio, m. William Sharp. I believe her father to be John McFadden b. 1746 Dublin, Ireland d. 1835 Ohio, m. Margaret (Mary) Sharp (1751-1826). I am having no luck tracing their ancestors. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Deb Raymond.

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Re: McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby debraymond » Fri May 27, 2016 12:03 am

I also have Jamison/Jameson's in my family line, but none married to McFaddens. It starts with Mary Jameson b 1777 Pa d. 1836 Ohio, m. Gersham Anderson in Kentucky. i have the Jameson line back to James Noyes Jameson/Jemison b. 1628 Boston, Mass d. 1622 Boston

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Re: McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby SusanFreasRogers » Fri May 27, 2016 12:51 am

debraymond wrote:i have a tree link with Mary McFadden b 1780 Pennsylvania, d. 1814 Ohio, m. William Sharp. I believe her father to be John McFadden b. 1746 Dublin, Ireland d. 1835 Ohio, m. Margaret (Mary) Sharp (1751-1826). I am having no luck tracing their ancestors. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Hi Deb,
Based on the book I cited in my post, there were two John McFaddens, both with daughters named Mary, and your info above mixes up these people. It would be helpful to know where your information is from, since mine is not proven with vital records. According to my book:

1) a John McFadden (no dates given) who is described as "probably" related to the Washington County, PA McFadden group, married a woman named Mary _[unknown]_, settled in Washington Co and had a daughter Mary who married William Sharp.
2) a John McFadden who was born about 1746 in Coote Hill, County Cavan married Margaret Sharp, born 1751, daughter of George Sharp. They had six children, one of whom was Mary who married James Sharp.

I suppose there is a chance that these two are the same John, with the wives' names mixed up over time and the daughter's husbands' names mixed up over time (it IS odd that both daughters named Mary married a Sharp), but other info in the book suggests that this is not the case.

If an upcoming (I hope) Y-DNA test proves a connection, then the second John above (b1746) who came from Ireland is my 5G uncle, and one of his brothers (Samuel) is my 4G grandfather. No information is given in the book about their parents -- a group of siblings all came over together, apparently. I am deciding to be happy about being able to get back to the exact town and county in Ireland in the mid-1700's, without knowing the parents' names, and without being able to get back any further, since very few people can find a precise location and names for Irish ancestors born before the early 1800s.

I will send you a direct email so we can connect. :-)
Susan

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Re: McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby WilliamDick » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:17 pm

Greetings, I read your posts with great interest. My family has two McFadden lines and as of yet, no documented point of origin
in Northern Ireland. One McFadden line was in New England before 1868 and the other is related to the McFadden's you are describing.
Both lines however ended up in the same part of Ohio and then some moved on to Iowa. I recently looked at my McFadden DNA connections
in Ancestry and found 4 connections that directed me to County Cavan, but with no known family connections. I am hoping that you or others can
help fill in some gaps. The immigrant family in question is Susanna McFadden (1771) who married a Mathew Picken (1773) in or about
1791-3. We know that they were on shipboard in 1797 as that is when their eldest child, Jane was born. We do not know their whereabouts
for 6 years as there is no documentation of the birth location of their next 2 children, Mathew and Elizabeth. We know that by 1803 they
were in Jefferson County Ohio where the next child, Matilda, was born, and then they were in Harrison County Ohio, where the remaining
children, Sarah, Alpheus, Susanna, Alexander and William Oliver were born. Susanna is my triple great grandmother and she married into my other McFadden line when she married Hamilton McFadden. At least one more of this line married into the other McFaddens. It is possible that
the missing 5-6 years were spent in PA, but we have no documentation of this. Thanks Bill

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Re: McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby SusanFreasRogers » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:11 pm

Hi Bill -- my 3G grandfather Joseph McFadden, Sr. (mentioned in my first post) also ended up in Iowa, specifically in Audubon County, spending the last 14 years of his life there before dying at the age of 92. Let me know if this is the same county, or near, where your Iowa people ended up.

There is now a private Facebook page, established a few weeks ago, for those of us who either know or believe we are part of this County Cavan line. If you or a member of your family is on Facebook, you can request to join and you'll get approved (just a mechanism to avoid spammers). Search Facebook for "McFadden Genealogy -- County Cavan, Ireland" and you should find it. If you do this, then I suggest you post there with the information you gave us above. The fact that Susanna ended up in Harrison County is a pretty solid clue that they are part of this line, in my opinion. There are 184 McFaddens on FindAGrave in Harrison County, most in Cadiz.

Cheers, Susan

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Re: McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby Danmcf » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:08 pm

Samual McFadden
1724–1817
Married
Margaret Sharp
1736–1832

Who can tell me about their children?

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Re: McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby NancyL » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:32 am

Hello, i stumbled on this site last night and quickly registered. I have researched my McFadden ancestors from County Caven who settled in Washington County,PA, but then moved on to Harrison County, mainly Cadiz, OH. I obtained documents from the Harrison County Genealogical Society including the Hanna Histories. Those documents, coupled with others from the Probate Court, have determined that my direct ancestor was Dr. Samuel McFadden, brother of the Rev. War Patriot John McFadden for whom a plaque is displayed in the Old Cadiz Cemetery. Dr. Samuel, brother of John, is often confused with Samuel Buffalo who was the son of John. I have lots of information about John, his siblings and their offspring who sailed to the Colonies from Ireland in the late 1700s. I’m happy to share what i have in hopes of locating some relatives. Best regards to all, Nancy Linkov

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Re: McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby Rob » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:23 pm

NancyL wrote:Hello, i stumbled on this site last night and quickly registered. I have researched my McFadden ancestors from County Caven who settled in Washington County,PA, but then moved on to Harrison County, mainly Cadiz, OH. I obtained documents from the Harrison County Genealogical Society including the Hanna Histories. Those documents, coupled with others from the Probate Court, have determined that my direct ancestor was Dr. Samuel McFadden, brother of the Rev. War Patriot John McFadden for whom a plaque is displayed in the Old Cadiz Cemetery. Dr. Samuel, brother of John, is often confused with Samuel Buffalo who was the son of John. I have lots of information about John, his siblings and their offspring who sailed to the Colonies from Ireland in the late 1700s. I’m happy to share what i have in hopes of locating some relatives. Best regards to all, Nancy Linkov


Hi, Nancy. Thank you for joining and sharing! You might also be interested in this facebook group specifically for Cavan McFaddens:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/583448468530505/

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Re: McFaddens from County Cavan, Ireland in PA and OH

Postby NancyL » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:05 pm

I will try my best to post some of the information I’ve found about my McFadden family after the New Years weekend. Things are a little hectic right now for me right now. Happy New Year everyone!


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