John McLarty andNANCY are my 3rd great grandparents. I lknow only that they had a daughter, Eleanor,married to Thomas E. Best, Rev. WarVet from Westmorland Co, PA,In tracing John McLarty, I find Catherine, whom I thnk is John's sister.Now Here in your records is John McLarty married to Nancy Huston. I can believe this is mine, becauseEleanor's daugher, Nancy married Richard Hutson.
Do you have the dau, Eleanor Jane Best?
In the book: A Genealogical and Biographical Hiustory of Alleegheny Co, PA Rdited by Dr. Thomas Cushing, page 451, is the following;Archibald Kuhn:farmer, postoffice New Texas,was born near his present farm, Sept. 2, 1805, a son of Archibald and Martha (stotlet) Kuhn.His father was born in the SusquehannaValley in1771,came to Plum townshipwith his father and was marriedhere. He was a cavalry soldier at the time of the whiskey rebellion; was a surveyor on the frontier, was justice of the peace from 1809 -1815; a member of the leguislature, and in 1815 refused a second term.HE WAS FATHER OF EIGHT CHILDREN:
Michael, Jacob, Nancy, Archibald, David, Katherine,John Morgan, and William Henry Harrison.The eldest three are deceased. Oursubject's great great grandfather was coming emigrants to America from Germany but the vessel they were coming in was taken by a Britishprivateer into the port of Derry, and during there stay there his greatgrandfather, Adam Kuhn, was born and after a while theemigrant fessel was asllowqed to proceed on its voyage to Americia, and landed at New Holland, now New York.There the family remaineduntil Adamwqsa grown to manhood and was married to a young laddywho shorotly before this time had come from Holland.Her Christian name was Eve, her surname notbeing known.This couple had three sons, Nicholas, Michael, and Mansfield.After these were grown to manhood,a nd two of them married, he (Adam) came to western Pennsylvania, about 1768,to what is Allegheny Countyand what is now Patton Township, made an improvement andplanted an orchard.Afterremaining here a few years he moved to what is now West Virginia, where Eve, his wife, was killed by the Indians, and where he remained the rest of his life.His grandfather, Michael
Kuhn, married Catherine McLarty,A Scotchlady, and lived in the Susquehannavalley for a number of years.The Indians being very troublesome there at that time, and being burnt out by them,he moved down the valley and pastwhere Harrisburg now stands,some ten orfifteen miles,and settleldnear a stream called Swatasra.Here he remaineduntil about 1782 or 1783, and then came to western Pennsylvania, and located near Ellrod's fording on the Youghiogheny Riveruntil 1788. when he came to what is nowPlum Township., and bought a farm on which heand his wife lived the rest of their lives.He wasby occupation a weaver.He had five sonsand three daughters. In faith he was a Prysbyterianand all his childrenbelonged to some branch of thePresbyterianChurch.Sam. McMahon now owns the farm which Michael Kuhn owned and where he dieid at the age of 75 years.The subject of this memoir, at the age of18, began to learn the scythe and sickle making trade, at which he remained five years.Machinery then took theplace ofhandlabor, and he returned home and workekd at rough carpentry work, and lateron he built a sawmill, which he operated about40 yeatrs.He then rented the mill , bult his present home, andhas since superintendedhis farm.He married Nov. 17,1836,Mary Craig King, of Plumtownship, born in 1812,a daughter ofRobert and Nancy (Davidson) King.Mr. Kuhn has seven childrenliving and three deceased.The living are NancyD> (Mrs. Joseph McCready);Martha S. (Mrs. Logan Stotler); Jacob, Anna ( now Mrs. Austine Dildine); Susan (Mrs. ImmanueAlter);Mary Liosa and David Brainard remain on theplace.The deceased are William W.killed in the army;James King, whodied aged 32 years;and Robert, who diied in infancy.Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn aremembers of the PrysbyterianChurch.Mr. Kuhnhas been supervisor, school director,auditor, and treasurer of the countymoney.He was the firstrepublican in the township, and was sent to the first republican convention.Hhe and Mrs. Kuhn have celebratedtheir golden wedding.