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Subject: [ALCORN] Re: Alcorn
Date: 25 Jan 2003 08:55:34 -0700
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Surnames: Alcorn, McDowell, Strawbridge
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My 3Gr Grandfather, James Alcorn, came to PA about 1800 from "Ireland" but I have not been able to pin down what county he came from. Elizabeth does not appear in any subsequent Alcorn lines so does not follow naming traditions. James was a Methodist and started his own church about 1810 in Venango Co. PA. That ties to Co. Tyrone where John Wesley visited in the 1780s and all the Alcorns there apparently switched to Methodist.