Surnames include: McDowell, McCay, Adams, Baynes, Booten, Broughton, Burnham, Dent, Dickey, Evans, Flanders, Frazier, Gardner, Gray, Hamilton, Hays, Hogan, Holland, Husband, Jackson, Jordan, Kirk, Kohl, Krauss, Lockwood, McCallum, Mitchell, Morgan, Morris, Pennington, Phillips, Popko, Ragan, Rhodes, Rockefellow, Sheppard, Shure, Smart, Stafford, Stimson, Turner, Westcoat, White, and Widmeyer.
Ann McDowell was the third child and second daughter of James and Elizabeth McDowell. She was also known as Nancy, Ann (nicknamed Nancy) was born in Chester County, PA, about 1770, probably in the vicinity of Oxford. She married John McCay, Jr. of Nottingham township, Cecil County, Maryland about 1792 and lived the rest of her life in Baltimore City and Cecil County, MD.
John McCay was born about 1763 in Maryland and died possibly in 1825. He was probably the son of John and Frances McCay of Cecil County. Note: In the 18th century records, the surname seems to have been alternately spelled 'McCoy' but by the 19th century, this branch (at least) had settled on the McCay spelling.
Ann is not mentioned in her father's will (d. 1815) but her children are. Thus, it seems probable that she died between the birth of her last child and her father's death (i.e. she died between 1805-1815). John and Nancy had four children and their descendants have spread across the United States.
The children of John and Ann (McDowell) McCay:
On January 12, 1820, he married Mary Forster Broughton, the daughter of Henry Broughton and Mary Bromwell. Mary was born on February 26, 1803 and was still 16 when she married, much younger than her husband. James was a farmer and he and Mary farmed several pieces of land in various places in Cecil County. James and Mary had 11 children. Although several did not marry, those who did have had many descendants who spread from coast to coast.
James died in 1880 and Mary in 1881, both in Cecil County. They are buried in the West Nottingham Presbyterian Church cemetery in Colora, Cecil County.
On June 18, 1829, Elizabeth married William W. Stafford. She died in 1862 after she and William had had five children together. William's fate is unknown as is their final resting place. Their children and grandchildren were mostly in Baltimore, Maryland and San Francisco, California as of the end of the 19th century.
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