Capt. Thomas Rankin

Male Abt 1724 - 1812 or 1810


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  • Name  Capt. Thomas Rankin 
    Title  Capt. 
    Born  Abt 1724  Londonderry, Co. Derry, Ire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  farmer 
    Died  1812 or 1810  Jefferson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Capt. Thomas....early joined that conspicuous center of Scotch Irish Presbyterianism in the southwestern corner of PA in Washington Co. From that district he organized a company that did valiant service in the Revolutionary army. Four of his sons were members of that company, including Richard Rankin.... Thomas & family came down Great Wagon Rd. to Augusta Co., VA abt 1780...arrived E. TN abt 1784 (NC)
      Of the descendants of...no less than 72 of them were union soldiers in the last war....21 regular Presbyterian, 1 Cumberland Presb.& 2 Methodist ministers
    • History of the Republican Party in Ohio, page 783
      ...sold his farm in Pennsylvania at the close of the Revolutionary war for continental money, which he lost, and subsequently moved to Greene county, Tennessee, in 1784.
    Person ID  I18  Powers-Nixon-Rankin
    Last Modified  19 Aug 2007 

    Father  John Rankin, I,   b. Abt 1690, Co. Donegal, Ire. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Jan 1749, Lancaster Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Jane McElvee or McElwee,   b. 1689, Co. Derry, Ire. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1719 
    Family ID  F12  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary or Isabella Clendennin or Clendenon,   b. Abt 1725, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Jefferson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1754  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Rankin,   b. 1754,   d. 1825
     2. Richard Rankin,   b. 4 Nov 1756, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1827, Jefferson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Rankin,   b. 1758,   d. 1833
     4. Samuel Rankin,   b. 1760,   d. 1828
     5. Thomas Rankin,   b. 1772,   d. 1821
     6. James Rankin,   b. 1780,   d. 1811, Ayr Twp, Bedford Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Last Modified  16 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F11  Group Sheet