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|Friday, 11 May 2007|
Descendants of Joseph McClintock (1768-1849)
Joseph McClintock was born in 1768 in Belfast, Ireland and immigrated to America to settle in what would become Monroeville (Pennsylvania) in 1790. His wife, Martha was from Saltsburg, Pennsylvania; the couple had seven children (John, Charles, Andrew, Joseph, Margaret, Nancy and Catherine).
Historical records show that the property on which they eventually settled had been owned by Matthew Simpson who, in 1827, sold it to Joseph McClintock.
As Joseph’s children went on to have families of their own, many stayed in the area to live near the family homestead, just as John and his wife Mary moved next door to his brother Charles and his wife, Margaret. John’s sister, Catherine McClintock, was to marry Josiah Young from another of the nearby farm families.
Joseph’s son John was both a farmer and a stonemason. It was John who probably built the “McGinley House,” using local sandstone, in about 1830. The McGinley House is said to be the oldest standing (in 2006) stone farm house in Monroeville. One of John and Mary’s daughters, Margaret, married a young man from a neighboring farm, Isaac McGinley, and so, through marriage, the farm house passed to John’s son-in-law -- whose family was to give it its historic name.
Over time, the sturdy farm house John McClintock built would become the home of several other prominent Monroeville families (including the Tinsleys, the Solomons, and the Millers), before being designated as an historic landmark in 1976.
Throughout much of the 1800s, the McClintocks continued to flourish in the area, intermarrying with other pioneering families of Monroeville such as the Youngs, the Clugstons, and the Abers. Descendents of Joseph McClintock were to contribute towards building their community as farmers, laborers, carpenters and wagonmasters. Many of the family would become members of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. One of those, Charles Henry McClintock (b. 1834) served in the Civil War, and is buried in Monroeville at the Cross Roads Cemetery, next to the Old Stone Church.
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