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Daniel Laird McMunn I of Pennsylvania

Updated June 23, 2007

Daniel Ellsworth McMunn

214 Maple St.

Pleasantville, PA 16341

danmcmunn@yahoo.com

DAVID MCMUNN

David McMunn is surely the illegitimate child of Emigrant Daniel McMunn & Agnes Montgomery , David was born in Pitt Twp.Allegheny Co. in 1791. He served in the Pennsylvania Militia under Capt. Barrickman in 1812 where it gave his birth and his residence as Plum Twp. Allegheny Co. Pa. David also shows up on jury duty in 1818. The 1800 census for Allegheny Co. Pitt Twp. Pa. for Daniel McMunn (Emigrant) indicates 2 boys up to 10 is shown, one 1791 (David) and the second Abt 1793 (John). The 1810 census Allegheny Co. Plum Twp shows up to 10 (James and Daniel) , one boy 10-16 (John) and 1 boy 16-26 which should be David. The only other mention of David in in the ejection court action against Samuel McMunn in 1851 and this shows him as AL (Deceased). A Mary McMunn also is listed here (David's Wife or the sister not identified in the 1800 census?). After 1820 David drops from the picture and can be assumed he is deceased. Evidence on the 1830 census shows his brother John ends up with 4 unexplained children whose names are probably Robert (1821), Daniel (1823), John (1825) and George (Abt 1828). (Note: Pittsburgh and it's people mentioned John being raised by his Uncle). Therefore David must have died Abt 1828-1829 leaving his 4 children for his brother John to raise. See John McMunn's census of 1830 & 1840. John moved to Westmoreland Co in 1839 and beginning in 1830 John had 8 other children with the first (Jackson ) being born Abt 1830 and listed in the 1840 census.
The above information is not fully documented but fits the scenario on events that have taken place. The record of Daniel Laird McMunn (1823) follows those events.

Daniel Laird McMunn


Daniel Laird McMunn was born in Allegheny Co. Plum Twp. Pennsylvania in July 1823 ( Note: Death record indicates he was born in Westmoreland Co. His ancestors probably thought he was born there because he was living with his Uncle John. Daniel first shows up in the 1850 census where he is working on the William Armstrong Farm in Plum Twp. After this he is found in Lawrence County, Wayne Twp. in 1854 where he and his brother Robert purchased 50 acres of land from Robert leech who also came from Allegheny Co. Plum Twp. (See History of Lawrence County and her people). According to Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church (Ellwood City, Pa) Robert McMunn was admitted in the church in Dec 2 1853. It also stated he left and returned to Allegheny Co.
In 1861 Daniel married Mary Catherine Klingensmith at the home of Robert Leech. The 1910 census states she came From Ireland in 1850. Daniel & Mary sold the land that him and Robert bought in Lawrence Co. The deed showed that he was willed the land from his brother Robert who was in the Civil War and died of TB in Nov or Dec 1862. Robert was buried in Laird Cemetery Allegheny Co Plum Twp. named after Rev. Francis Laird
Robert McMunn made up his Will in Nov. 1861 in Allegheny Co. Pa. He also left his brother George $100.00, and John $100.00 and Daniel the land in Lawrence Co. Wayne Twp. Pa., Probate for the will was Dec 1862. Robert joined the Civil War in Westmoreland Co. (more ties to this Co.). and left from Allegheny Co. Roberts discharge Certificate indicates he was 40 years old on Nov. 11 1862 .
George was found in the 1850 census working for Mary Maginkin and his future wife Caroline Sands living close to where he worked. Robert could not be found in the 1850 census but in the 1860 census he is working for James Armstrong the son of William Armstrong whom Daniel worked for in 1850. James Armstrong was also executor of Roberts's will.
John McMunn (Daniel's Brother) was not found in the census until 1860 in Westmoreland Co. Pa. Burrell Twp. which is another link to this County. John married Jane Dinsmore.
Daniel Laird McMunn and Mary had 2 daughters Elizabeth Anna (married William L. Fr

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