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McGuire, Strange, Berry, Wise--Ireland, VA, OH, PA

McGuire, Strange, Berry, Wise connections (Ireland, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania)

1717 Birth of Edward McGuire (1) “Major Edward McGuire” in Ardfert, Ireland
1747 McGuire sails from Ireland to Philadelphia and settles in Virginia where he acquires 6,000 acres
1806 Death of Major Edward McGuire; his children include John, Anne, Elizabeth, William, Edward (2)

1817 Reuben Strange and wife Courtney freed by Edward McGuire (probably son of Major Edward McGuire) in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA. Reuben’s children include: Richard, who married Sarah; Courtney, who married Moses Leonard; and Reuben Jr., who married Betsey. (Reuben Strange Jr. could be the VA-born man who migrated to Warren Co., OH where he married Maria Smith of LA in 1843).

1820 census: Reuben Strange and Judy Strange, free inhabitants of Winchester, Frederick Co., VA

1832 Birth of Hannah Strange (daughter of Nelson Strange) in northern VA (Fauquier Co.?)

1843 In Warren Co., OH, Reuben Strange applies for license to marry Elizabeth Moss. In the same year Reuben Strange applies for a marriage license and marries Maria Smith. (Elizabeth Moss marries William Magee in 1846)

1850 census: Richard and Sarah Strange in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA. Children: James, Reuben, Wallace, Richard, John

1852 Hannah Strange (daughter of Nelson Strange) marries William Berry in (Fauquier Co.?) VA. Children: Alfred, Henry, Lucelia, Charles, Fenton, Frank

1860 census: Reuben Strange (46, laborer, b. in VA) and wife Maria (35, b. in LA) in Warren Co., OH. Children: William, Lydia, George, John, Anna, Charles C., Calvin. Also counted in household of Rachel McGuire: George Strange, 11-yr-old son of Reuben and Maria Strange

1864 Death of William Berry (husband of Hannah Strange) in northern VA (possible Civil War casualty)

1864-65 Confederate soldiers burn Chambersburg on July 30. Uriah Wise enlisted in Union army, 210th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company K, mustered on Sept. 13, 1864 at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA; headquarters at Dinwiddie Co., VA (Petersburg campaign)

1867 Hannah Strange Berry (daughter of Nelson Strange and widow of William Berry) marries widower Uriah Wise (son of Alfred and Eliza Wise) in Fauquier Co., VA at “Western View,” home of James H. Hathaway; widower John Strange (son of Reuben and Betsie Strange) marries Clara Williams (daughter of Macklin and Evalina Williams) in Clarke Co., VA

1870 census: Reuben/Ruben and Maria Strange in Warren Co., OH; Richard and Sarah Strange in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA; Richard Strange in Scott, Fauquier Co., VA; Hannah Wise (wife of Uriah Wise, daughter of Nelson Strange) in Scott, Fauquier Co., VA. (Children of Uriah and Hannah Wise: Charlotte, Laura, Anna, Nancy, Julia, Hattie)

1878 Death of Amos, Anna, Mary, and ____Strange (child or other relative of Reuben Strange) in Warren Co., OH

1880 census: Reuben and Maria/Mariah Strange in OH; Uriah and Hannah Wise in Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA

1889 Death of Reuben Strange in Warren Co., OH

1890 veteran’s census: Uriah Wise, U.S. soldier, in Chambersburg, PA

1909 Death of Uriah Wise in Chambersburg, PA

1910 census: widow Maria Strange with son George Strange and daughter-in-law Mary in Clinton Co., OH; widow Hannah Wise in Chambersburg, PA

Warren County, OH marriage records (groom and bride applications and marriages):

Reuben Strange and Elizabeth Moss applied for license in 1843 (p.78)
Reuben Strange and Maria Smith married in 1843 (p. 78)
Elizabeth Moss and Reuben Strange applied for license in 1843 (p. 58)
Elizabeth Moss and William Magee married in 1846 (p. 58)

Warren County, OH death records, 1867-1881 and 1881-1904:

Amos Strange, 1878, p. 416
Anna Strange, 1878, p. 416
? Strange, 1878, p. 416
Mary Strange, 1878, p. 416
Reuben Strange, 1889, p. 98
Rachel McGuire, 1895, p. 67
Anna McGuire, 1900, p. 67


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