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From: Rita Werner <>
Subject: [BROWN] Michael McGuire and Rachael Brown, MD?
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 21:21:10 -0600
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone here knows anything about Michael McGuire
who was married to Rachael Brown in MD? Here's the info I have received
from two sources (Bob Bavis, who provided the quoted info from Mrs.
Rogers, and William Shaffer) :
RACHAEL BROWN, daug of GEORGE and Mary STEVENSON BROWNE (the "e" in
George's surname was dropped when he named his children) was born 1743
in Baltimore Co., MD, and died May 01, 1818. She married MICHAEL
MCGUIRE, JR., son of MICHAEL MCGUIRE, SR. and PATIENCE WELLS, October
03, 1766 in Taneytown, Frederick Co., MD. He was born 1717, and died
November 17, 1793 in Alleghany Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA.
Notes for RACHAEL BROWN:
(Information provided by William L. Shaffer):
Rachael Brown, dau. of George Brown and Mary Stevenson was born ca. 1742
and married on Oct. 3, 1766 at Taneytown, MD to Michael McGuire, son of
Michael McGuire Sr. and Patience Wells. Michael Jr. was married to Mary
Burke in 1739. She died before 1766. Rachael and Capt. Michael McGuire
lived for a time in the Taneytown area. In 1788, he purchased about
1200 acres in what is now Cambria Co. PA and was the first white man to
establish a residence within the limits of that county. He, along with
his family and other Maryland residents, moved to what is now Cambria
Co., shortly after he purchased it. This became known as the McGuire
Settlement, and later a Catholic Church was built there on land donated
by the McGuires. One of the first priests, Father Gallitzin, named it
Loretto, after the city in Italy, but the town was not laid out until
>From "The Children of George and Mary (Stevenson) Brown" by Mrs F. C.
It is by no means certain that it was Rachel Brown who m. Joseph
Algier. Will of Joseph Algier (Fred. Co. Wills, Vol. GM#2, f. 37) dated
April 16, 1783 and probated June 2, 1783, mentions wife Rachel and two
Catherine, wife of Conrad Ake
Margaret, wife of Patrick Griffith.
More About RACHAEL BROWN:
Burial: St. Michael's Cem., Loretto, Pa.
More About MICHAEL MCGUIRE:
Burial: Loretto Twp., Cambria Co., PA
Children of RACHAEL BROWN and MICHAEL MCGUIRE are:
MARY MCGUIRE, b. September 02, 1767, Pipe Creek, Frederick Co., MD; d.
December 17, 1835
LUKE MCGUIRE, b. October 02, 1768, MD; d. April 17, 1831, Allegheny
Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA.
HENRY MCGUIRE, b. February 28, 1770, MD.
Capt. RICHARD MCGUIRE, b. December 12, 1771, MD; d. January 13, 1855.
PATIENCE MCGUIRE, b. April 22, 1773, MD.
RACHAEL MCGUIRE, b. June 11, 1774, MD; m. JAMES WALSHE (or JOHN B.
RUTH MCGUIRE, b. September 07, 1776, MD, poss. married a Mr. GORMAN,
however notes from another say she was never married..
APPOLONIA MCGUIRE, b. February 10, 1779, MD; d. May 24, 1861.
MICHAEL JOSEPH MCGUIRE, b. April 08, 1785, MD.
Any information on either the McGuire or Brown families would be greatly
appreciated. (Corrections welcome as this is not my own information,
however, comes from very reliable sources.) Thanks!
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