Yours truly in pink scarf...pottery displays some of the things I made this year!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The McNeal married the McElhany

On May 1, 1787 in Paxtang Presbyterian Church, William McElhany married Elizabeth "Betsy" McNeal who was born in 1768, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Information about her parents is given later in this post.

Here's information about the Paxtang Presbyterian Church, PA (located in Harrisburg PA) which is the building where the McElhaney wedding took place.
Built in 1740 the church is the oldest Presbyterian Church building in continuous use in Pennsylvania, and the second oldest in the United States. The present stone sanctuary was erected in 1740, replacing a log meeting house which had previously served as the place of worship. A stone marker south of the sanctuary indicates the site of the log building. A replica of the log meeting house was erected north of the present sanctuary.
Paxton Presbyterian Churchyard

 When Betsy McNeal McElhany died Oct. 30, 1849 she was buried in Lyme, Huron County, Ohio.


Betsy McNeal McElhany was the daughter of  Robert McNeall who was born in 1738 and died Sep. 23, 1818, in Livingston County, New York. His monument is in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo, Livingston County, New York. His wife  Jane McNeall  was born in.1741 and died Mar. 28, 1818, and is buried also in Geneseo, Livingston County, New York.



1 comment:

Karen S. said...

Mt. Pleasant sounds like a lovely place, and your pictures certainly prove that.