4.JOHN4 CARNEY (THOMAS3, THOMASCARNEY2JR., THOMAS1CARNEY) was born Abt. 1730 in Prince William County, VA, and died Aft. 1811 in Mason County, VA.He married UNKNOWN. Notes for JOHN CARNEY: Taken from the "Hackers Creek Journal" - "John Carney was born about 1730, died after 1811.He is listed as a "Papist" (meaning "Pope") in 1748/9.Ref:"Green's List of Tithables" (Library ofCongress, Manuscript Room, Washington, D. C.).This reference would lead one to believe that John was a Catholic.He is named in the lease of Thomas Carney and posted Bond of Administration of the Estate of Thomas Carney (his father), deceased in March 19, 1744.In the will of John Carney, (his uncle) mentioned previously, he is listed as a son of Thomas Carney.Berkeley Co records dated 20th day of March 1775, states John Carney sold livestock and personal effects to John Lynn and Joshua Carney of Stafford Co, VA, perhaps in anticipation of moving to Frederick Co." Taken from the book, "West Virginia in the American Revolution" - John Carney served as "2nd Sergeant"in Captain Abraham Sheppard's Company in Berkley County and was taken prisoner by the British on 11/16/1776. A passage from the book, "Pioneers in Jackson Co, WV" by John A. House 1906, stated that at least two of John's sons were killed in the Revolutionary War, but doesn't say which ones; however, the April 1986 edition of the "Hacker's Creek Journal" speculated that William and James were the ones killed. Also taken from "Pioneers in Jackson Co, WV", was a statement that the "Bush Fort" located on the Buckhannon River was destroyed by indians in 1782 and that the Parsons and Carney families were in the Fort when it was taken.The book does not reveal whether or not there were any casualties or how the families escaped etc. In 1811, John Carney went with his son, Thomas Carney, to Mill Creek, Jackson Co, VA (W. VA.) where he soon died. John Carney was a Baptist Minister. Children of JOHN CARNEY and UNKNOWN are:
JOHN CARNEY5 JR., b. April 15, 1757, Frederick County, VA; d. Abt. 1838, Richwood,Union Co, Ohio; m. CATHERINE SMITH, 1790; b. Abt. 1769, VA; d. Abt. 1840, White Co, Indiana.
Notes for JOHN CARNEY JR.: Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.Pension #16070. John Carney Jr. was a Baptist Minister and presided over the 2nd church ever organized in Lewis Co, VA, the Good Hope Baptist Church, opened in 1804.
More About JOHN CARNEY JR.: Burial: Union Co, Ohio
More About CATHERINE SMITH: Burial: Norway Cemetery, White Co, Indiana
ANTHONY CARNEY, b. Abt. 1764, VA.
Notes for ANTHONY CARNEY: Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and was listed in the Romney and Winchester Pay Rolls.
FRANCIS CARNEY, b. Abt. 1765, VA.
Notes for FRANCIS CARNEY: Francis Carney was listed as the joint owner of land, with Thomas Carney, on the South Branch in old Frederick Co, according to "Shenandoah Valley Pioneers" by T. K. Cartmell.
WILLIAM CARNEY, b. Abt. 1767, VA.
Notes for WILLIAM CARNEY: Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and thought to have been killed.
JAMES CARNEY, b. Abt. 1769, VA.
Notes for JAMES CARNEY: Served as a Captain in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and was thought to have been killed.Source:"West Virginia Revolutionary Ancestors" by Anne Waller Reddy.