Old James (and Jane McMahon) from Co. Antrim, Ireland is also my ancestor. I am concerned about his birth date and the fact he came from Co. Antrim, since proof has not been found for either.
I had not seen any record where he went to Abbeville Co., SC. in 1730.Where did you find this?I only show he lived in York Co. It is my understanding that the first record found for him in America was in the 1760s, in that part of NC that became SC. His last son, David was the only child born in America, in 1768.
His son John who married Mary Black is my ancestor. Their son James married Nancy King. I only have this through family legend.I haven't been able to prove this either.James was born in York Co. and I presume Nancy came from nearby.The first record I can find of them was the 1830 McMinn Co., TN census.
I would surely like to learn more about John & Mary and their son James Pursley, and his spouse Nancy King.I need some proof.