I am researching the parents of Eli McNier/ McNeir/ McNeer/ McNear/ McNair. It appears that the family may have traveled from Maryland> Pennsylvania> Virginia> Ohio. According to member trees on ancestry they have Eli’s parents as John and Sarah McNier. I cannot find any listing for these individuals in an cemetery records. However, I did find a listing for a Sarah McNeer as head of Household in Darby Twp, Union, Ohio, 1840 Census. Her other sons were also listed in the same area. It appears that she is a widow.
The family group is as follows:
John McNear? Sarah McNier b. abt. 1770-1780 Catherine McNier b. 1803 PA or Maryland Hulda McNier Brown b. 1813 PA Amos McNier . b. 1814 PA ……m. Hannah Darby of Preston, Virginia John McNier b. 1814 PA…M. Eliza and Lydia Hawn of Union , Ohio Charlotte McNier b. bef. 1820.…..m. John Hawn of Union, Ohio Eli McNier b. 1821 PA…..m. Clarinda Plummer of Union, Ohio Sarah Ann McNier b. abt. 1824.……m. Abram Gabrielof Union, Ohio
Othertrees have a Margaret and Nancy McNier listed as siblings, but I have not found any evidence of this.
I believe I have found the family in Preston, Virginia, 1830 Census……Head of house is John McNear.Going back father it is extremely confusing with the various spelling. I would appreciate any help in this tangle!