The earliest record of a McWhorter in Washington County (Pa) is that of Robert McWhorter in Finley Township in 1800. A brother, William, is listed in 1806, another brother, Henry, in 1811. There is no documentary record of a third brother, John, who died about 1803. A sister, Margaret married John Toland about 1803. There were several McWhorter-Toland intermarriages.
These McWhorters were likely children of William McWhorter who is listed in Paxton Township, now Dauphin County (Pa) 1768-1778 and in Hopewell Township, Cumberland County (Pa) 1779-179-. Beside William in the 1790 census (2 2 4) is his brother, Robert (1 2 4). This Robert was born in Bucks County (Pa) in 1747 and was taxed in Paxton 1771-1780. He was living in Washington County, Indiana in 1833, See his Revolutionary Pension Application S16195.
Both William and Robert served in the militia at Paxton 1777-1779. They may have been sons of William McWhorter, Sr. taxed at Paxton 1770, and grandsons of Robert, taxed at Besalem Township, Bucks County 1744. WILLIAM McWHORTER b. c1745 Bucks Co. Pa d ?May 19-1823 ?Harrison Co. Ohio m1 Mar 24-1768 Jane Boyd, dau of John (d 1772) & Sarah Boyd, Paxton Twp, now Dauphin Co, Pa - m2 Jun 14-1774 Jane Barr b 1756 d May 31-'36 living Paxton Twp 1768-78; living Hopewell Twp, Cumberland Co, Pa 1779-90+; Brother, Robert, listed next to William in 1790 census
1. Robert McWhorter b 1769 d Aug 24-1849 Muskingum Co, Ohio m c1788 Elizabeth Toland, living 1850 - - 1800 census, Finley Twp, now Washington Co Pa; bought land 1803, sold it 1836 a. James b 1789 d 1863 Athens Co, Ohio m1 c1815 ---; m2 c1827 Hannah J --- 1803 -1876 i. James b Jan 6-1816 d Feb 5-1894 m Apr 27-1835 Mary Farabee 1819-1886 ii. Lavina iii. Elizabeth m Ebenezer Hunter --- iv. Rebecca m --- Nichols v. Margaret m --- McFadden vi. Silas b 1832 vii. George b 1835 viii. Eliza b 1836 m --- Ely ix. Emily b 1838 m --- Harrold b. Thomas b Mar 19-1791 d Jan 12-1872 Mo - 1850 in Ohio m Nov 18-1814 Hannah --- b Dec 25-1788 d 1881 i. Robert b Jan 20-1815 d May 21-1885 Muskingum Co m Deborah --- b 1814 ii. James b May 13-1816 iii. John b Jan 21-1819 d 1884 Vinton Co, Ohio m Sarah Jane ---- 1821- iv. Israel b Apr 19-1823 d Jul 2-1845 v. Eliza Jane b Sep 13-1825 c. William "cooney" b c1794 d 1851 Adams Co, Ind m c1819 Diana McKendry c1800 -1872 i. Elizabeth b c1820 m Nov 14-1841 John Adam Hill ii. John b c1821 m Sep 9-1841 Huldah Mann iii. Sarah Jane b c1823 d Jan 2-1865 m May 11-1841 Joseph Mann iv. Hannah b c1826 m Jun 18-1843 Peter Spangler v. James B b c1829 d 1854 m Feb 25-1847 Hannah Reynolds vi. Robert Henry b May 22-1831 d Jan 26-1887 m Eunice Bowers vii. Louisa b c1834 d c1850 viii. Selina b Aug 5-1837 d Mar 24-1916 m Aug 18-1852 Sanford Seymour ix. William H b c1840 m Jun 3-1861 Rachel N Miller d. Boyd b Jun 16-1797 d Jul 4-1837 buried Dallas W Va, m Jun 14-1821 Myranda Farabee b Feb 25-1802 d Sep 4-1885 she m2 c 1842 Andrew Cain; m3 Mar 19-1847 Benjamin Gunn b 1771 d Feb 8-1855 i. Emily b Oct 24-1822 m Jacob Thompson ii. Ann Eliza b Aug 21-1825 d Feb 1883 m John Chesser iii. Samuel S. b Nov 18-1827 d Mar 22-1909 m Mary Hamilton 1834-190_ iv. William b Jan 28-1831 d Jun 22-1993 m Dec 15-1871 Margaret Hunt 1837-1884 v. Harrison S b Sep 3-1833 d apr 14-1906 m Lydia Jane Fordyce 18__ vi. Alexander b Jul 10-1836 d Nov 13-1913 m Nancy King 1842-1890 e. Nancy b 1799 d Jul 24-1879 m c1816 John (son of Hugh) Marshall b 1786 d Oct 18-1862 i. Margaret b Jan 17-1817 d Mar 25-1902 m Sep 7-1837 Charles Farabee b. 1814-1875 ii. Eliza Ann b c1821 m --- Martin iii. Rosanna b Jul 19-1824 d Jan 24-1886 m Christian Plants 1822- iv. John b c1829 v. Robert b 1832 vi. Mary b 1835 m Jeremiah Ealy 1831-1903 vii. James b 1838 viii. Asenath (Lena) Melissa b 1840 f. Robert b Mar 4-1801 d Apr 10-1837 Muskingham Co, Ohio m c 1824 Mary (dau of George) E(a)ly b Jul 15-1803 d Sep 24-1894 i. George b 1825 m Nancy Hunter ii. Margaret b 1827 m Isaac Williamson iii. Elizabeth b 1829 m Elias McPeck iv. Mary b 1831 m George Clapper v. Nancy b 1833 m J Maxwell vi. Thomas b 1836 m1 Jun 14-1859 Barbara Hunter m2 Jane Hunter 1833-1913 g. Elizabeth Ann b Feb 16-1803 d 1861 Muskingham Co m Dec 23-1824 Christian Plants 1805-1891 2. Sarah McWhorter b c1771, named in will of grandmother, Sarah Boyd 3. John McWhorter b c1773 d c1803 Washington Co, Pa m1 c1792 Hannah --- b c1775, she m2 c1814 William Toland c1790- a. William b 1793 d c1825 Ohio or Ohio Co, W Va m 1811 Margaret (dau of Hugh) Marshall; she m2 ---McClure i. William b Feb 9-1812 d May 21-1872 Noble Co, Ind m Mar 19-1837 Prudence Pierson 1816-1870 ii. James b c1815 iii. Elizabeth b 1818 m. James Stewart iv. Rosanna b 1820 m Oct 27-1840 David Marshall - Shelby Co, Ohio v. Thomas b 1822 b. Elizabeth b c1797 m c1817 Thomas Toland b c1795 d c1824 i. James b May 27-1818 d Jan 4-1904 m Elizabeth Fordyce 1824-1893 ii. Thomas b 1823, single c. Thomas b c1800 d. John b Dec 16-1803 d Jul 19-1889 Marshall Co, W Va m Jan 24-1822 Sarah McQuillan i. James b 1823 d Nov 13-1903 m Mary A Shepherd 1821-1906 ii. John b Aup 15-1824 d Jan 21-1827 m Mary A Shephard 1821-1906 iii. William b Jun 21-1829 d Apr 6-1896 m Dec 1-1853 Mary A Caldwell iv. Elizabeth b 1832 d 1884 m John Ransom d 1891 4. William McWhorter b c1775, single - taxed Finley Twp, Washington Co 1806- 1827m bought land 1808, sold it 1816 5. Henry McWhorter b c1779 ?d 1840 Marion Co, Ohio - taxed Finley 1811 ch: ?John, Robert, William, Joseph 6. Margaret McWhorter b c1783 d c1825 m c1801 James Toland 1782-c1862 a. John b 1802 living 1879, W Va m1 c1824 Martha Hartman m2 c1831 m2 c1831 Susanna --- b. Jacob - Finley Twp 1840 c. Henry b Sep 2-1808 d Mar 14-1882 m Sarah Ann Farabee 1806-1862 d. William d 1839 Finley twp m Eliza --- e. Smith - West Finley 1833-37 f. Aaron b Nov 7-1815 d Nov 30-1899 Schuyler Co, Ill m apr 2-1840 (Delaware Co, O) Emeline Wells g. Cephas b Dec 18-1816 d Nov 13-1887 Fulton Co, Ill m Feb 9-1843 America Anderson h. Thomas b Jun 6-1818 d Nov 23-1892 Fulton Co, Ill m Dec 5-1818 Mary Hays i. Clark b 1821 d Jun 5-1896 Pittsville, Mo m Dec 5-1843 (Muskingham Co, O) Sidey Crane 7. Barr McWhorter b c1786 d 1826 Harrison Co, Ohio m Jan 30-1821 Mary Ann Reed b 1800, living 1850 Van Wert Co, Ohio a. Frederick b Apr 29-1823 d Oct 14-1897 Iowa m1 Elizabeth Haworth m2 Hannah Smith 1835-1898 8. James McWhorter b 1790, living 1850 Van Wert Co, Ohio m Jun 18-1818 (Harrison Co, O) Lydia Reed b 1794 a. Lavina b. James b c1824 m Sarah --- b 1832 c. William b c1826 m Elizabeth -- b 1829 and others 9. Susan McWhorter b c1793 m William McDowell - Ohio a. Barr b 1822 d 1913 and others
Help has been received from E Margaret Tuten and Dorothy J. Sprague.
This article was transcribed by Helen Durbin of Charleroi, PA in May 1998.
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