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The Temperance Movement and Rev. John McNair

Sort of the opposite of “got me at hello” huh?  Napping yet?  No guilt, that was how I felt when I got to the temperance section of the book I am writing about Rev. John McNair.  But without a doubt, … Continue reading

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Conflicting Evidence: When Did Rev. John McNair Get Married?

A woman ought to know her own wedding anniversary right?  But what if the minister’s records and a letter from the bride conflict?  That is what happens for Susan Adeline Hunt McNair.  When asked for her marriage date to Reverend … Continue reading

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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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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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