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William D. McFann

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Data Summary:

The information presented in this section is tentative. See the Notes and Credits section below for discussion of the evidence and citation of sources.

Full Name: William D. McFann
Born: 20 October 1831 in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA
Places of Residence: Greene Co, PA; Littleton, Wetzel Co, WV; Reading, Lyon Co, KS
Died: 8 Oct 1918
Burial: Robinson's Ridge Cemetery, Wetzel Co, WV
Military Service: Private, Company N, 6th W.V. Infantry, 12 October 1861 to 17 November 1864.


Father: Jonathan McFann
Born: 1800--1810
Died: After 1838

Mother: Nancy McClelland
Born: 1807
Died: After 1880


Elizabeth J. Eaton
Born: December 1836 in PA
Died: 1909
Burial: Robinson's Ridge Cemetery, Wetzel Co, WV
Date of Marriage: 21 February 1856, in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA.


Levi R. McFann
Born: 21 February 1858, in Greene Co PA

Margaret J. McFann
Born: 8 March 1861, in Greene Co PA
Died: 25 June 1937
Married: Frank A. Logsdon

Walter Eaton McFann
Born: 28 May 1865
Died: 13 March 1944 in Reading KS
Married: Abigail Schlobohm, Sept 4, 1889

Nancy E. McFann
Born: 18 October 1867 in Wetzel Co, WV
Died: 1954
Married: (1) John Hebbe; (2) Arthur M. Phillips

Rosa B. McFann
Born: 18 April 1873 in Wetzel Co, WV


This section lists all known (to me) sources of information on the family of William D. McFann. For a discussion of the evidence contained in these sources, and an explanation of how these sources were used in compiling the above Data Summary, see the Notes and Credits section below.

Census Records:

1840: not found
1850: in the household of his mother, Nancy McFann, Marion township, Greene Co, PA (pg 236, household 3).
1860: in Center township, Greene Co, PA (page 286, household 777).
1870: in Center townhship, Wetzel Co, WV (page 135, household 131)
1880: in Center District, Wetzel Co, WV (Enumeration District 103, sheet 10 [page 36 B], household 78).
1900: Clay District, Wetzel Co, WV (Enumeration District 95, sheet 14).
1910: Not yet found.

Military Pension Records:

William McFann's Pension Records, National Archives, Soldier's Certificate 706224

Court Records:

See the court records listed on Nancy McClelland's Family Page.

Cemetery Records:

"Center District Cemeteries: Robinson's Ridge Church and Cemetery", published on the Wetzel County Genealogy page. Contains the cemetery inscriptions for William and Elizabeth McFann.

Notes and Credits:

1. All the information on this page is based on the census records, unless otherwise noted below.

2. The maiden name (Eaton) of William D. McFann's wife was supplied by Sandra Kerschner Green from family sources; it is also given by William McFann on the 1898 Circular in his pension file.

3. The dates of birth for William McFann's children were given by him on the 1898 Circular in his pension file.

William McFann's date of birth was given by him the 1907 Declaration for Pension in his pension file. His date of death is given on the "Pensioner Dropped" document in his pension file.

Author: Brian McFann
Revised: 10 September 1999