Robert McWilliams


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  • Name Robert McWilliams 
    Gender Male 
    • The McWILLIAMSes were among the earliest families who settled in what
      is Liberty Township--Robert McWILLIAMS his three sons, Hugh, John,
      Robert, and daughter, Jane, who had married Robert CURRY in Ireland.
      The McWILLIAMSes bought land in 1771, which was the family homestead,
      near Mooresburg. at the time they came there there was a family named
      MOORE living where Mooresburg now stands. The sixth generation of the
      first Robert McWILLIAMS who came here is now represented in the
      children of Dr. R. S. SIMINGTON of Danville, traced as follows: The
      eldest son of Robert McWILLIAMS, Sr., was Hugh, whose son was Robert
      No. 2, and his son was Hugh No. 2, and the last named was the father
      of Mrs. Dr. Robert S. SIMINGTON, and hence her children: Gertrude,
      born November 13, 1855, and married Calvin LEINBACH, January 15, 1885;
      Harriet Elizabeth, born October 11, 1857, and Anna Jean, born June 30,
      1867, are the living sixth generation from the first Robert
      McWILLIAMS. The wife of Robert McWILLIAMS was Jean ORR. They were
      married in Scotland and removed to the North of Ireland prior to
      coming to this country. They stopped at first in Chester county, and
      the wife died a short time before they moved to this place. Hugh was
      killed by the Indians in 1775. His only son, named Robert, was six
      months old at his father's death. He was born in July, 1775.
    Person ID I24129  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Family Jane Orr 
    +1. Jane McWilliams
    +2. Lieutenant Hugh McWilliams,   b. May 1735, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1775, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Family ID F7190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart