MACFARLANE HERITAGE TRAIL
ANCESTOR: John McFarland, Jr.
DATE OF BIRTH: Feb 4, 1739 PLACE: Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
PARENTS’ NAMES: John and Mary Montgomery McFarland
CHILDREN’S NAMES: John (1764-1820) m. Rebecca Bell; Mary (1764-aft. 1796) m. Alexander Ward; Rachel (1766-abt. 1845) m. John Ward, John Ogden; Benjamin (1767-1859) m. Ruth B. Jack; George (1769-bef. 1830) m. Sally Jack; Jacob (1772-1843) m. Eliz. Webb, Nancy Cathey; James Ray (1773-1839) m. Frances Webb; William (1775-1834) m. Susannah George; Reuben A. (1778-bet. 1850-60) m. Martha Campbell; David (1780-1835) m. Margaret McDowell; Catherine (1782-?)m. unk. Cain; Jesse (1784-1825) m. Isabella Henry Boyd; Anna (1786-aft. 1850) m. George Cathey
MARRIAGE TO: Mary Kinder PLACE: abt. 1762 in Virginia
DATE OF DEATH: abt. 1803
BURIAL: probably Locust Old Field Cemetery in Canton, Haywood Co. NC
RESIDENCES (List all, including years):
1. Donegal township, Lancaster Co. 1739-abt. 1747 (see grandfather Robert’s sheet)
2. McFarland land, Reed Creek area, present day Wythe Co. VA 1747-1756 (see father John’s sheet)
3. Big Otter River area, Bedford Co. Va 1756-abt. 1770. The land was not sold until 1778; however John appears on militia lists in Montgomery Co. in 1772.
1764: Deed Book 2, p. 433-434, Aug. 28. John McFarland (this would be John McFarland Jr.) purchased 212.5 acres from Joshua Early, both of the Parish of Russell, for 50 pounds current money. It is described as being at the head of Medoes's Creek. When this plat is sold May 25, 1778 in Deed Book 6, p. 48, John McFarland Jr. of County of Montgomery is selling it to Lyonell Brown for 100 pounds current money and the land is described as being at the head of Medow's Creek. In researching this plot of land further back in time, it was originally a patent belonging to Richard Randolph in Aug. 30, 1744, part of 3233 acres on the north side of the Otter River, at head of branches of Buffalo Creek and Elk Creek. The name Medoes's Creek, or any variation, has not been discovered so far. The estate of Richard Randolph of Henrico Co. sold this 212.5 plot to Joshua Early on July 24, 1764 for 50 pounds before Joshua sold it to John McFarland shortly after for the same amount. (FHL #1940776)
#2 is probable location of John Jr.’s land, #1 is his father’s