I. First Generation
JAMES MCAFFEE

This James McAffee was born about 1745 and died in 1814, with burial at Warrior Run Cemetery, Pa. Gravestone Picture
On 4 October 1770 he married Jane Durham. She was born in 1741 in Ireland and died in 1823.

"McAffee's came from County Antrim, Ireland to the Colonies in about 1735, a family of weavers. Sinking Springs, (Berkshire Co.), Pa. is somehow connected in their history." (Click for an historical view of the Scots-Irish in America)

They had three children:

+1) James; born 6 July 1771 who married Martha McMichael.

2) Mary; born about 1776 who married Capt. John McMichael, brother of Martha.

3) Margaret.


Series 3 of the Pennsylvania Archives shows under "Warranties of Land for 1730 - 1898", James McAffee. That may be his father (1749) and (1833) his son who left for Roscoe 1838.
Lancaster county 1733-1896 Date of Survey
McAffee, James 50 acres March 29, 1749
Juniata County 1833-1891 Date of Survey
McAffee, James 50 acres June 5, 1833

During the Revolutionary War he served as a Private in the Northumberland County Militia of the Continental Line. He is listed among those "Soldiers Who Received Depreciation Pay as per canceled certificates on file in the Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania State Library." Also among the "List of [Soldiers of the Revolution who Received pay for their Services] taken from manuscript record, having neither date nor title, but under [Rangers of the Frontiers, 1778-1783], was published in Vol. XXIII, (page 245) Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series by former editor."


His name is also listed in the "Supply Tax" for Northumberland County for 1783 and 1784..
Acres Horses Cattle 1783 1784
McAffee, James 200 1 1 £3.5.3 £3.18.3

And for "State Tax" in 1785 and 1787 for Northumberland County, Turbutt Township:
1785 acres horse cattle Tax
McAffee, James 100 2 2 £0.10.5
1787
McAffee, James 2 2 £0.1.4

And also under "Election of Officers in the Militia of the County of Northumberland, Thursday, September 13, 1798.
3rd. Regiment, 1st. Battalion, Rifle Company, Ensign - James McAffee
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