I do not have anything solid about the ancestors of John McVaugh (b. October 28, 1790). Diane Benventanobelieves that Joseph may be his father. Needs to be confermed. She says there is a Joseph McVaugh in the 1800 Pennsylvania census in Montgomery County as well as a Jacob McVaugh.
Here are all of my rather random notes about McVaughs earlier than 1790:
From Diane Benventano
> "Abington - This township, in the extreme southeastern section of the county... The township was organized prior to 1704. for many years the making of lime was a leading industry in this township.
"Among the first to effect a settlement here are known from record to have been the Fletchers, Morrises, ..., McVaugh, ..., many of whom still have descendants in the township and county at this date. Gordon, in his 'State Gazeteer', stated that Abington village had in 1832, 'ten or twelve dwellings, a tannery, a boarding school for boys, a tavern, two stores, and a Presbyterian church'. " pp. 294-295. Hunsicker, Clifton S.
> Joseph M. McVaugh, FamilyHistory.com, McVaugh Surname Message Board, May 22, 2000:
"I have heard an interesting rumor from a couple of sources that all of the Pennsylvania McVaughs descended from an Edmund McVaugh who arrived in Delaware on 3 August 1682 on the ship Amity, of London as an indentured servant to Thomas Holmes, general surveyor to William Penn, and came to own property near Philadelphia. I have no documented tie to my McVaughs, but Edmund's descendents have names, e.g. Luckins, similar to my ancestors.
I am sure you are aware that McVaugh is only one spelling of a bunch of McV names, e.g. McVay, McVey, McVeigh etc. There is a large group of McVaughs in the Norristown Penn. Area in the late 1700 to early 1800 time frame. I have found no documented tie in to the Abington McVaughs.
"Joseph M. McVaugh" email dated June 25, 2000
> "Thomas Holme's first appearance in Pennsylvania history is on April 18, 1682, when William Penn appointed him Surveyor-General of the Province. In his commission he is styled 'Captain Thomas Holme of the City of Waterford in the Kingdom of Ireland.' He sailed for Pennsylvania in the "Amity", which left the Downs, April 23, 1682, bringing with him his family. The historians, Proud, Gordon and Clarkson, say the "Amity" was one of the three ships that sailed in 1681, and that she was delayed by contrary winds and did not arrive until spring of the following year; other historians dispute this stateent on the ground of her sailing in April, 1682. But the former were no doubt paritally right, as to the "Amity" being one of the ships that sailed in the summer of 1681, and being delayed by contrary winds.
It is likely that this is the vessel in which Captain William Crispin sailed for Pennsylvania, which, when in sight of the capes of Delaware, was blown off and put into Barbadoes, where Capt. Crispin died; it is quite possible that then, instead of continuing to Pennsylvania, she returned to England, carrying the news of Crispin's death, and then again sailed for Pennsylvania in April, 1682, bringing Holme."
From "Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I - III", downloaded from Ancestry.com June 26, 2000
Thomas Holme's will dated Dec 10, 1694 in Dublin Twp. , Philadelphia Cnt. Edmund McQeagh is shown as a witness. "Abstracts, Will Books: A-D: 1682 - 1726: Philadelphia Co, PA, USGENWEB
> "Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leech and Rutter Families", J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia 1904, p. 15, Family Tree Maker Online: GenealogyLibrary.com, :
"Edmond McVaugh (sometimes spelled McVeaugh or McVeagh), came to Pennsylania in 1682, in the employ of Captain Thomas Holme, the first Surveyor-General of that Province, and a member of the Provincial Council. McVaugh settled in Lower Dublin Township, Philadelphia County, where, in 1702, he possessed three hundred and one acres of land. On 19 October of that year he appeared before the Commissioners of Property, and requested a re-survey of his land made up of three tracts adjoining each other. One tract consisted of two hundred and fifty acres, purchased of Peter Baynton, and two tracts contained together one hundred and one acres, purchased from Silas Crispin, son-in-law of Captain Holme; all of which lands were within the large tract in Lower Dublin Township, which Captain Holme purchased from William Penn, and through the centre of which Holme laid out a road called Susquehanna road.
Edmond McVaugh died in 1739, his will being proved 3 November of that year. He is known to have had sons Edmond, Jeremiah, and John, and a daughter Sarah, wife of Walter Moore, and, as his son Edmond is not named in his will, it is possible that he had other children than those named therein. He married Alice Dickinson, who came to Pennsylvania in 1682, with the family of James Harrison. Mrs. McVaugh was living 29 March, 1727, when she joined her husband in a deed. Among the descendants of Edmond McVaugh was Colonel Benjamin McVeaugh, who commanded a battalion of the Philadelphia County militia in the Revolution."
> A Jeremiah McVaugh born abot 1702, married Mary Potts in 1727 in Abington. There is also a Jeremiah McVaugh located in Abington in the "Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734". In the same listing for 1734 Edmond McVaugh is in Lower Dublin, Philadelphia County.
> Located in the book "Joseph Paull and some of his Descendants", by Henry N. Paul, privately printed in 1933, call number CS71.P324, Family Tree Maker Online: GenealogyLibrary.com, :
John Yerkes married about 1741 Alice McVaugh, born April 5, 1717, daughter of John, granddaughter of Edmond of Lower Dublin Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, by his wife Alice Dickinson(CONTINUES)
> From "Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1891:
Edmond McVeagh is a witness to the will of John Paul, Abington, Philadelphia County. Yeoman, February 9, 1721/2.
> Publications of the Genealogical Society of PA, December 1898, Miscellany No. 2, "Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734":
Abington Township Jeremiah McVaugh
> From: "Wills: Abstracts, Will Books: E - H : 1726-1748: Philadelphia Co, PA", , downloaded June 26, 2000:
Edward McVagh, Lower Dublin, Philadelphia County. Yoeman.
October 2, 1738. November 3, 1739. F. 138.
Children:Sarah Moore, Jeremiah and John
Grandchild:Morgan (Christian name not given)
Son and Exec:John McVagh
> Additional research on the McVaugh name in Pennsylvania from the "Ancestry.com"site, , reveals the following:
Mary McVaugh, born in 171? married a man named Mason. "Pennsylvania Archives"
Acquila McVaugh, born 175? head of household at the first U. S. Census
Benjamin McVaugh, born 175? "Pennsylvania Archives"
Edmund McVaugh, born 175? "Pennsylvania Archives"
Edward McVaugh, born 175? "Pennsylvania Archives"
Elizabeth (Taylor) McVaugh, born 175? "Pennsylvania Archives"
Equilah McVaugh, born 175? "Pennsylvania Archives"
> On April 27, 1745 a Mary Poynter married John McVeagh. From "Record of Marriages in PA prior to 1810", p. 56
> There are no McVaughs or any facimilies of the name in Abington in the 1769 Tax List, but in the Abington Tax List for 1774 a Jacob McVaugh is listed with 2 horses and 1 cow. "PA Archives, Series 3, Vol 14, pp. 307-310. Jacob again appears in Abington in 1779.
> June 20, 1776, John McVeagh married Ann Hofty. From "Record of Marriages in PA prior to 1810" Vol II, p. 362
> Benjamin McVeagh married Phebe Brinson on April 18, 1779 per the "Early Marriage Records of the First Presbyterian Church at Goshen, Orange County, New York.
> From 1790 Heads of Family Cheltenham Township:
> "Post Revolutionary War - Philadelphia County Muster Rolls, Philadelphia Militia 1783-1790", PA Archives, Vol III - 6th Series:
Upper Dublin Township
May 10, 1785
1st Batt, no compnay
Benjamin McVaugh, Col.
1st Co, 1st Batt
Benjamin McVaugh, Col.
8th Co, 1st Batt
McVeaugh, Benj Col.
8th Co., 1st Batt
McVaugh, Benjamin, Col.