Category Archives: McNair Family

Rev. John McNair’s Famous Brother-In-Law, Dr. Daniel Kirkwood

Okay, maybe not famous to you and me, but I think if you are an astronomer, you might know who he is. I first saw mention of Dr. Kirkwood in John McNair’s Princeton Theological Seminary alumni file. He was responding … Continue reading

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Rev. John McNair, His Inheritance and One of My Favorite Documents

Do you have a favorite document for one of your ancestors in your collection? I am betting you do…it is usually one that broke through a “brick wall” or perhaps it has some sentimental attachment, such as a letter from … Continue reading

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William McNair (1798-1776) and the Road Less Traveled

We are taught not to have too many assumptions in genealogy, but one custom that is generally true, is that the oldest son inherits the family farm from his father.  When he does not inherit and follow the pattern, there … Continue reading

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Rev. John McNair and the Value of Sibling Research

I am finally getting around to turning my University of Washington genealogy class paper on Reverend John McNair into a published book. I had spent a good 6 months of intensive research on the paper and visited both New Jersey and Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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