The Mcnames family, or at least a portion migrated through New York State in a trek to the west. My lineage is the Ontario branch. Peter, Henry, James Mcnames entered Ontario in the Niagara region in approximately 1804. Migrating further into Ontario James met and married a Charlotte Schram, daughter of an Empire Loyalist. James swam across the Detroit river to Michigan and his wife and children joioned him there. They had 13 children. After James died Charlotte went further west and remarried and had more children. Peter and Henry moved into the Oxford county area where Lenord McNames, a shoemaker by trade, made the first baseball used in the first organized baseball game played in Beachville Ontario. Lenord and his family migrated to the Cookstown area, home of the American version of baseball.
Peter continued west and settled in the Middlesex county area with his wife Poebe Brinks. This line is still in this area and I am the last male member of our line.
I have further information on my home computer which I will forward on later.
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