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John McCandless ~1798-~1845
Posted by: Jessie McCandless Date: February 12, 2001 at 22:29:54
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I'm looking for any information whatsoever on the John McCandless below. I can't seem to find anything about his heritage at all. I'd be interested in also hearing from any other decendants, especially since I'm going to Ohio over spring break to find out more on this individual--that way I can share what I find! Please e-mail me if you can help or would like to share in my findings.
Jessie McCandless
sj31500@cs.com
(John is my 4th great-grandfather)



Descendants of John McCandless
Generation No. 1

1. JOHN MCCANDLESS was born 1798 in ?Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania?, and died 1845 in ?--he lived in Antrim, Madison Township, Guernsey County, Ohio. He married MARY ANN NEEL October 09, 1828 in Harrison County, Ohio by Reverend Benjamin Wood, daughter of WILLIAM NEEL and MARY SHERIDAN (Source: Certified copy of Marriage Certificate from Harrison County, Ohio Common Pleas Court). She was born 1809 in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland or Belmont County, Ohio, and died 1883.

Notes for JOHN MCCANDLESS:
Guernsey County (Ohio) Clerk could find no will on record. However, she did find an appearance docket:
"No. 1407
Judge's Fees: $6.00
L. Burris Sheriff: $3.30
Appearance Fees: $3.00
$12.30

Lee Neel Adm. of John McCandless, dec'd. vs. Mary Ann McCandless
Petition to sell real estate Nov. 10th A.D. 1856. Petition filed by T.W. White, Esq., attorney for Administration. Same day subpeona issued for Defts residing in Guernsey county Nov. 22nd. Notice to Defts in Noble Co. filed on Dec. 1, 1856. Subpeonas returned endorsed rec'd the writ on the 10th day of Nov. 1856 and on he same day service the same on Mary Ann McCandless, Sarah Jane McCandless, Asberry McCandless, Mary Ann McCandless, jr., Alexander McCandless, Temperance Elizabeth McCandless by delivering to each a certified copy of this writ. Aslo by delivering to said Mary Ann McCandless, mother of said minors with whom they reside with a certified copy of this writ. L. Burris, Shff Journal no. 1 p. 490. Order of appointment opened Dec. 15. Report of Appt. filed and order of sale made Jan. 29, 1857. Report of sale filed and motion for confirmation Journal No. 1 p. 503. Sale confirmed and Deed ordered."

Listed in the 1840 Heads of Household for Guernsey Co., OH:
"M225 McCandlas, John Madison Twp. p. 345"

From the McCandless e-mail message list--could this be my John?

Name: JOHN MCCANDLESS
Date: 01 Jun 1831
Location: OH,
Document #: 2811
Serial #: OH0390__.304
Sale Type: CASH ENTRY SALE
Acres: 78.4900
Meridian or Watershed: OHIO RIVER SURVEY
Parcel: Township 11 N, Range 13 W, Section 22


More About JOHN MCCANDLESS:
Medical Information: 47 years old at death

Notes for MARY ANN NEEL:
**1850 Guernsey County, Ohio Census for Madison Twp with her children (pg. 409 A):
"Mary A. McCandlass age 41 b. OH
Geo, 19, OH
Wm, 17, OH
Sarah, 15, OH
Asberry, 13, OH
Mary A., 12, OH
John, 9, OH
Temper E., 5, OH"

**Also listed is another McCandlass in same Twp, (pg. 394B), relation unknown:
"Eliza McCandlass age 21 b. OH
William age 20 b. OH"

**1860 Census--Noble Twp., Noble Co., OH
511-502
Mary A. McCanless 51 widow Domestic OH
John A. 17 farm hand OH
Temperance E. 14 OH

524-515
George McCanless 30 Carpenter OH
Eliza R. 29 Domestic OH
Mary 03 OH
John C. 01 OH

525-516
William McCanless 27 Carpenter OH
Martha 22 Domestic OH
John A. 02 OH


More About MARY ANN NEEL:
Medical Information: 74 years old at death

More About JOHN MCCANDLESS and MARY NEEL:
Marriage: October 09, 1828, Harrison County, Ohio by Reverend Benjamin Wood

Children of JOHN MCCANDLESS and MARY NEEL are:
2. i. GEORGE HANNAH MCCANDLESS, b. June 30, 1830, Antrim, Madison Township, Guernsey County, Ohio; d. October 16, 1886, Rose Valley Township, Stafford County, Kansas.
3. ii. WILLIAM N. MCCANDLESS, b. Abt. 1833, Ohio; d. July 01, 1886, Noble Co., OH.
iii. SARAH JANE MCCANDLESS, b. 1835, Ohio.
iv. ASBERRY OR ABNER MCCANDLESS, b. 1837, Ohio.
v. MARY A. MCCANDLESS, b. 1838, Ohio.
vi. JOHN A. OR ALEXANDER? MCCANDLESS, b. 1841, Ohio; d. July 12, 1860, Noble Co., OH.

Notes for JOHN A. OR ALEXANDER? MCCANDLESS:
Died at age 16.

More About JOHN A. OR ALEXANDER? MCCANDLESS:
Burial: Ragan Chapel Cemetery, Noble Co., OH

vii. TEMPERANCE E. MCCANDLESS, b. 1845, Ohio.


Generation No. 2

2. GEORGE HANNAH2 MCCANDLESS (JOHN1) was born June 30, 1830 in Antrim, Madison Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, and died October 16, 1886 in Rose Valley Township, Stafford County, Kansas. He married ELIZA RUTH CALVERT August 30, 1855 in Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio, daughter of REZIN CALVERT and NANCY COTTON. She was born July 09, 1830 in ??Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio??, and died April 05, 1916 in Rose Valley Township, Stafford County, Kansas.

Notes for GEORGE HANNAH MCCANDLESS:
George Hannah McCandless

George Hannah McCandless, son of John McCandless and Mary Ann Neel, was born June 30, 1830 in Antrim, Madison Township, Guernsey County, Ohio and died October 16, 1886 in Antrim, Rose Valley Township, Stafford County, Kansas. He married Eliza Ruth Calvert, daughter of Rezin Calvert and Nancy Dodson Cotton, August 30, 1855 in Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio.
George had three brothers, William, Abner (who later moved to Seattle, Washington), and Alexander (who died when at 16), and two sisters (names unknown). George and William moved to Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio and worked in the carpenter trade.
George also served as a Private in the Union side of the Civil War. He was discharged honorably from the 161st Regiment, Company H, Ohio Infantry. At the close of the Civil War George H. and his family moved to Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri.
In Spring of 1877, George and his daughter Emma came to Antrim in Stafford County, Kansas from Missouri. The rest of the McCandless family came out in the fall of that year.
According to the 1885 Stafford County, Kansas Census for Rose Valley Township, George owned 320 acres (valued at $2000), three horses, two mules, nine milk cows, twenty-one cattle, one swine, and one dog. It appears that compared with those in the surrounding area, George was quite well off. He is listed as a farmer who came to Kansas from Missouri.
Rodger Russell now owns the original McCandless homestead. It is located two miles directly south of the home of Violet McCandless on the east side of the road. Thankfully, the entire place is well-preserved and a beautiful sight to see.
No obituary is available in the St. John News because the paper did not exist at the time of his death.
George was one of the first to be buried in Rose Valley Cemetery, Rose Valley Township, Stafford County, Kansas.

**1860 Census--Noble Twp., Noble Co., OH
524-515
George McCanless 30 Carpenter OH
Eliza R. 29 Domestic OH
Mary 03 OH
John C. 01 OH

Look in DAR Lineage Books 152 Vols.

More About GEORGE HANNAH MCCANDLESS:
Burial: 1886, Rose Valley Cemetary, Stafford County, KS
Medical Information: 56 years old at death
Occupation: Carpenter
Soundex Code: M225

Notes for ELIZA RUTH CALVERT:
Ted McCandless, Eliza's grandson, tells of a rosebush Eliza brought with her to Antrim from Missouri. In the Stafford County soil the flower flourished and spread, and root-stalk starts were given to others. Ted's mother, Lula, received one of them and that same red rose was still flourishing in 1955 on their farm.
Eliza died the day before the weekly newspaper printing, so she ended up with two obituaries. The first, very brief article appeared in the St. John Weekly News on April 6, 1916, titled "Death of Aged Lady," and it reads:
" Grandma McCandless, one of Rose Valley township's most highly respected ladies, died at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The funeral services will be conducted from Antrim Methodist church tomarrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be in Plano cemetary. Grandma McCandless would have been eighty-six years of age, had she survived until the coming July. Obituary has been promised for next week."
The second appeared in the St. John Weekly News on April 20, 1916. Titled "Eliza Ruth McCandless," it reads:
"In our last issue we promised a more extended mention this week week of the death of Mrs. Eliza Ruth McCandless, who died last week in Rose Valley township at the home of her daughter Mrs. N.C. Adams. Complying with our request a friend of the family has handed in the following.
Mrs. Eliza Ruth McCandless, or as she was known by almost everyone in the Antrim neighborhood where she had lived so long, "Grandma" McCandless, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N.C. Adams, in Rose Valley township, Wednesday, April 5, 1916.
Taken with a stroke of paralysis about two weeks before, she suffered much and felt that her time had come to go to the Better Land.
She was born near Hiramsburg, Ohio, July 9, 1830, and had she lived until the coming July, would have been eighty-six years old.
August 30, 1855, she was married to George H. McCandless and ten years after moved to Missouri, where the family lived until 1878, when they moved to Stafford county, Kansas.
The country was very new at the time and it was from her that the post office got its name--Antrim. She, with her husband, endured many hardships incidental to pioneer life, but with their energy, thrift, and careful management, brought up their large family who have all done well and made their mark in the world.
Her husband's death occurred in 1886, and for nearly thirty years, she made her home with her children, where she was always a welcomed guest. Besides her five daughters and three sons, she is survived by twenty-two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, most of whom were present at the funeral."
Eliza's birthplace is questionable, because of the history of the area: "Noble county was formed from the surrounding counties in 1851. Hiramsburg was named for its founder, Hiram Calvert [Eliza's uncle]. The survey was made by John F. Talley Nov. 5, 1836. The original plat contained 20 lots. An addition was made by the same proprietor in 1838 and another in 1858. Before this date, Hiramsburg would have been part of Morgan county." Source: 1887 History of Noble County, Ohio by L.H. Watkins.

More About ELIZA RUTH CALVERT:
Burial: 1916, Rose Valley Cemetary, Stafford County, KS
Cause of Death: stroke
Medical Information: 86 years old at death
Places Lived: Bet. 1865 - 1878, Missouri
Places Lived (2): Aft. 1878, Stafford County, Kansas

More About GEORGE MCCANDLESS and ELIZA CALVERT:
Marriage: August 30, 1855, Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio

Children of GEORGE MCCANDLESS and ELIZA CALVERT are:
4. i. MARY MATILDA3 MCCANDLESS, b. May 08, 1856, Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio; d. November 10, 1939.
5. ii. JOHN CALVERT MCCANDLESS, b. March 02, 1859, Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio; d. July 24, 1959, Stafford County, Kansas.
iii. EMMA LUCRETIA MCCANDLESS, b. November 14, 1860, Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio; d. March 03, 1949, Ninnescah Hospital, Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas.

Notes for EMMA LUCRETIA MCCANDLESS:
Emma never married. She is buried beside her parents in Rose Valley Cemetery, Stafford County, Kansas. Her bed belongs to Violet McCandless and remains in the same room that she slept in.
*****According to the 1895 Stafford County Census, Emma lived with her parents in Rose Valley Township.
Emma was a charter member of the Antrim Methodist Church.
She was considered too frail and thin to ever have children, so she never married. She lived with her brothers and sisters, spending most of her time with her brother William and his wife Lula in the house currently owned by Violet Burwell McCandless.
A poem on her obituary reads:
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep
From which none ever wakes to weep
A calm and undisturbed repose
Unbroken by the last of foes.

More About EMMA LUCRETIA MCCANDLESS:
Burial: Rose Valley Cemetary, Stafford Co., KS
Occupation: 1885, Housewife

6. iv. CLARA ALVARETTA MCCANDLESS, b. March 08, 1862, Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio; d. April 13, 1956.
7. v. SARAH ADELINE MCCANDLESS, b. November 01, 1863, Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio; d. February 14, 1936.
8. vi. WILLIAM ALEXANDER MCCANDLESS, b. July 13, 1866, Freeman, Cass County, Missouri; d. July 16, 1952, Stafford County, Kansas.
9. vii. GEORGE ELMER MCCANDLESS, b. November 30, 1868, Freeman, Cass County, Missouri; d. June 28, 1962, Stafford County, Kansas.
viii. ALBERT LEE MCCANDLESS, b. August 14, 1872, Freeman, Cass County, Missouri; d. Abt. 1888.

More About ALBERT LEE MCCANDLESS:
Cause of Death: typhoid fever

10. ix. CLEO AMANDA MCCANDLESS, b. November 02, 1874, Freeman, Cass County, Missouri.


3. WILLIAM N.2 MCCANDLESS (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1833 in Ohio, and died July 01, 1886 in Noble Co., OH. He married MARTHA A. OR J. UNKNOWN. She was born March 04, 1837 in Ohio, and died February 27, 1907 in Noble Co., OH.

Notes for WILLIAM N. MCCANDLESS:
Moved to Noble with George.


**1860 Census--Noble Twp., Noble Co., OH
525-516
William McCanless 27 Carpenter OH
Martha 22 Domestic OH
John A. 02 OH


Buried next to wife and son John in Ragan Chapel Cemetery, Noble Co., OH
"W.N. 1 Jul 1886 Age 53.10.28"

More About WILLIAM N. MCCANDLESS:
Burial: Ragan Chapel Cemetery, Noble Co., OH

More About MARTHA A. OR J. UNKNOWN:
Burial: Ragan Chapel Cemetery, Noble Co., OH

Children of WILLIAM MCCANDLESS and MARTHA UNKNOWN are:
i. JOHN N.3 MCCANDLESS, b. Abt. 1858; d. March 04, 1879, Noble Co., OH.

Notes for JOHN N. MCCANDLESS:
Census says John A.; Grave says John N.

More About JOHN N. MCCANDLESS:
Burial: Ragan Chapel Cemetery, Noble Co., OH

ii. SAVANNAH MCCANDLESS, b. Abt. 1865.
iii. NEVADA MCCANDLESS, b. Abt. 1870.
iv. LEONA MCCANDLESS, b. Abt. 1877.







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