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The McKibbin Family of PA, OH that arrived in 1812

Updated January 8, 2013

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I am researching my McKibbin family, which originated with Thomas McKibbin and his wife Jane emigrating from Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland to Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, PA in 1812. They were Presbyterians. Thomas was naturalized in Paint Township, Holmes County, OH after they moved west. They had several of their children with them, including: John, David, Thomas Jr(my 2nd great-grandfather), Jane, Susannah, Mary (died as an infant on the way to America), Robert Irvine, and James (he died at age eight). Samuel, William and Alexander were born in Pennsylvania.

My ancestor, Thomas McKibbin Jr.(b. 1806 in County Down) married Eleanor Bayes (b. 1804 in Turkeyfoot Township). Eleanor was the daughter of Thomas Bayes and Anna Wright McMillen (Bayes) and the granddaughter of Jewell Stephen Bayes and his wife Nancy McMillin. Jewell Bayes was the son of Thomas Bayes, who emigrated from England to Virginia, and then traveled north to Middletown, Bucks County, PA, where in 1699 he bought 60 acres of land next to John Jewell, who owned 200 acres of land. We do not yet know where Thomas Bayes the First was born in England and we do not have documentation of the relationship between Thomas Bayes and John Jewell, but the evidence is pretty clear since there is no other Thomas Bayes or Jewell family in that area. We only have land records of Thomas Bayes and John Jewell living next to one another in 1699.
Thomas and Eleanor McKibbin went west with her parents to Wauseon, Fulton, Ohio, where they settled on a farm. Eleanor's father Thomas Bayes became very prominent in the town. Eleanor and Thomas McKibbin are buried in the Bayes Cemetery there. The rest of the McKibbin, Ziegler, Bayes, Murray and McMillen families that decided not to settle in OH went on west and settled in La Grange and Elkhardt, Indiana. Some of the children, notably the family of Samuel, who was an attorney, settled in Kosciusko County, IN, and there are many legal records there. I have the original bible of Thomas and Eleanor McKibbin, and I have copies of their wills. I am still seeking copies of the will and bible writings of Thomas and Jane McKibbin. I have a book that was sent to me by John Murray, who is a descendant of Jane McKibbin Murray.
John lives in Indiana and he wrote the book on this family.

My line is like this:
Thomas McKibbin and wife Jane (Irvine)
Thomas McKibbin Jr b. Ireland (1806) and Eleanor Bayes b. Somerset County, PA(1804)
Robert Irvine McKibbin b. OH (1839) and Nancy Jane Fairchild (1842 NY)
Royal Bird McKibbin (b. 1878 Wauseon, Fulton, OH) and Beatrice Elizabeth Hughes (b. 1887 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Hugh Robert McKibbin (b. 1911 in Beaverton, MI) and Eleanor Virginia Flanagan (b.October 13, 1915 in Dorchester (Boston), MA) Married on October 24, 1937 in Yuma, AZ
Marilyn McKibbin (living) m James Martin Sigler (living)
James II(living) married to Lori Ann Lough (1st) and Julia Faye Peffer (Sigler) 2nd (living)
Patrick Thomas Sigler (living
Jaimie Alicia Sigler (living)
By Julia Faye Sigler
Jennifer Elaine Sigler (living)
Tanner (step-son) (living)
Cynthia Jean Sigler M.D. (living)
Twins Erin Marie and Ryan Hugh (living)
Robert Scott Sigler (living) and Megan Rachelle Receski (living)
Charles Emerson (living)
Joseph Robert (living)
Andrew Rece (living)
Hugh Robert McKibbin Jr(deceased) and Donna Wearne (living) Married name Oiderma
Sarah Hepworth Kaine (living) divorced
Heather Catherine Kaine (living)
Eric Michael Kaine (living)
Lyn Sharon McKibbin (deceased 1981) and Robert Edward Moran (deceased 2000)
Robert "Bobby" E. Moran Jr (living) m to Karla (living)
Kaleb Dallas Moran (living)
Joshua Quintin Moran (living)
Eleanor "Ellie" Margaret Moran (living)
Kelley Elizabeth Moran (Litchford) living, married to David Litchford (living)
Matthew Litchford (living)
Sarah Lyn Litchford

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