John McLarty and NANCY are my 3rd great grandparents. I lknow only that they had a daughter, Eleanor, married to Thomas E. Best, Rev. War Vet from Westmorland Co, PA, In tracing John McLarty, I find Catherine, whom I thnk is John's sister. Now Here in your records is John McLarty married to Nancy Huston. I can believe this is mine, because Eleanor's daugher, Nancy married Richard Hutson.
Do you have the dau, Eleanor Jane Best?
In the book: A Genealogical and Biographical Hiustory of Alleegheny Co, PA Rdited by Dr. Thomas Cushing, page 451, is the following; Archibald Kuhn: farmer, postoffice New Texas, was born near his present farm, Sept. 2, 1805, a son of Archibald and Martha (stotlet) Kuhn. His father was born in the Susquehanna Valley in 1771, came to Plum township with his father and was married here. He was a cavalry soldier at the time of the whiskey rebellion; was a surveyor on the frontier, was justice of the peace from 1809 -1815; a member of the leguislature, and in 1815 refused a second term. HE WAS FATHER OF EIGHT CHILDREN:
Michael, Jacob, Nancy, Archibald, David, Katherine, John Morgan, and William Henry Harrison. The eldest three are deceased. Our subject's great great grandfather was coming emigrants to America from Germany but the vessel they were coming in was taken by a British privateer into the port of Derry, and during there stay there his great grandfather, Adam Kuhn, was born and after a while the emigrant fessel was asllowqed to proceed on its voyage to Americia, and landed at New Holland, now New York. There the family remained until Adam wqsa grown to manhood and was married to a young laddy who shorotly before this time had come from Holland. Her Christian name was Eve, her surname not being known. This couple had three sons, Nicholas, Michael, and Mansfield. After these were grown to manhood,a nd two of them married, he (Adam) came to western Pennsylvania, about 1768, to what is Allegheny County and what is now Patton Township, made an improvement and planted an orchard. After remaining here a few years he moved to what is now West Virginia, where Eve, his wife, was killed by the Indians, and where he remained the rest of his life. His grandfather, Michael
Kuhn, married Catherine McLarty, A Scotch lady, and lived in the Susquehanna valley for a number of years. The Indians being very troublesome there at that time, and being burnt out by them, he moved down the valley and past where Harrisburg now stands,some ten or fifteen miles, and settleld near a stream called Swatasra. Here he remained until about 1782 or 1783, and then came to western Pennsylvania, and located near Ellrod's fording on the Youghiogheny River until 1788. when he came to what is now Plum Township., and bought a farm on which he and his wife lived the rest of their lives. He was by occupation a weaver. He had five sons and three daughters. In faith he was a Prysbyterian and all his children belonged to some branch of the Presbyterian Church. Sam. McMahon now owns the farm which Michael Kuhn owned and where he dieid at the age of 75 years. The subject of this memoir, at the age of 18, began to learn the scythe and sickle making trade, at which he remained five years. Machinery then took the place of hand labor, and he returned home and workekd at rough carpentry work, and later on he built a sawmill, which he operated about 40 yeatrs. He then rented the mill , bult his present home, and has since superintended his farm. He married Nov. 17,1836, Mary Craig King, of Plum township, born in 1812, a daughter of Robert and Nancy (Davidson) King. Mr. Kuhn has seven children living and three deceased. The living are Nancy D> (Mrs. Joseph McCready); Martha S. (Mrs. Logan Stotler); Jacob, Anna ( now Mrs. Austine Dildine); Susan (Mrs. ImmanueAlter); Mary Liosa and David Brainard remain on the place. The deceased are William W. killed in the army; James King, who died aged 32 years; and Robert, who diied in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn are members of the Prysbyterian Church. Mr. Kuhn has been supervisor, school director, auditor, and treasurer of the county money. He was the first republican in the township, and was sent to the first republican convention. Hhe and Mrs. Kuhn have celebrated their golden wedding.
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