The information below is from a manuscript titled, A BACKWARD LOOK. It was written by my maternal grandmother MAUDE McANINCH BILDERBECK at the request of her granddaughter,
KRISTENLAVERNEBRACEWELL.. Grandmother Bilderbeck was 8o years old when she started writing A BACKWARD LOOK on October 21, 1963. In her own words, “Since I have just passed my eightieth birthday (born September 5, 1883), and I am ninety-five percent blind, there may be some black spots in front of my memory just as there are in front of my eyes.” “I have often heard my father say that the McAninch family was Scotch-Irish and lived in Northern Ireland, and that they were Protestant. I have often heard him tell of the First McAninch to come to America. He was my great grandfather, SAMUEL McANINCH.”
SAMUEL McANINCH, along with his brother (Name unknown), came to America from Northern Ireland in the 1840’s. The brothers settled in North Carolina and became successful farmers. After several years, Samuel sent for and married his childhood sweetheart POLLY SKIDMORE.
SAMUEL McANINCH and POLLY (SKIDMORE) McANINCH are the parents of:
DANIEL McANINCH, farmer, Coatsville, Indiana, married PHEBE PIKE, born 1827, died 1883. Parents of:
JOSEPH FREEMAN McANINCH – Company B, 117th Indiana Infantry, Union Army, 1863-64 (six months)
DANIEL ALEXANDER McANINCH
DANIEL ALEXANDER McANINCH, born, December 12, 1849 in Coatsville, Indiana. Married RHODA BELINDA WILSON, married December 27, 1868.
Children of DANIEL ALEXANDER McANINCH and RHODA BELINDA WILSON are:
JOHN FREEMAN McANINCH, January 23, 1870
DORA ELLEN McANINCH, August 27, 1872
ALVIN (4) Mary (2) and infant twins, ARTHUR and ATLAS, all died of whooping cough.
GEORGE DANIEL ELWOOD McANINCH
MAUDE McANINCH, September 5, 1883
WILLIAM MILTON McANINCH, March 15, 1885
FRED THOMAS McANINCH, March 17, 1887
VERN WILSON McANINCH, September 20, 1890
MAUDE McANINCH, born September 5, 1883, Coatsville, Clay Township, Hendricks County,Indiana, died October 1978, Winter Park, Orange County, Florida,United States,married JAMES LOREN BILDERBECK born 1885, Grand Pier, Pope, Illinois,
Children of MAUDE McANINCH and JAMES LOREN BILDERBECK are:
JAMES L BILDERBECK