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17:45: [Living Sipe] edited the Biography for Elizabeth (Wilson) McConnell (abt.1735-aft.1790). [Thank [unlisted] for this]

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If this marriage source is incorrect for our Arthur and Elizabeth McConnell, it could mean that our Arthur and Elizabeth did arrive on a ship as husband and wife from Ireland as some trees and two of the three written biographies claim. The third biography was silent about their marital status upon arrival, stating only that they immigrated prior to the Revolutionary War. I still have no proof even though I joined Ancestry for a two week free trial to see if there were any enlightening immigration records. Ship's passenger manifests weren't required to be submitted to local authorities until after 1750, and they may have arrived before then. However, I am going to now approach my research as if Arthur was the first paternal immigrant of this McConnell line due to a preponderance of evidence.
If this marriage source is incorrect for our Arthur and Elizabeth McConnell, it could mean that our Arthur and Elizabeth did arrive on a ship as husband and wife from Ireland as some trees and two of the three written biographies claim. The third biography was silent about their marital status upon arrival, stating only that they immigrated prior to the Revolutionary War. I still have no proof even though I joined Ancestry for a two week free trial to see if there were any enlightening immigration records. Ship's passenger manifests weren't required to be submitted to local authorities until after 1750, and they may have arrived before then. However, I am going to now approach my research as if Arthur was the first paternal immigrant of this McConnell line due to a preponderance of evidence.
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* Other reasons I believe our Arthur was not living in Lancaster County in 1754 are illustrated by two quotes from ''The History of Cumberland County''<ref>The History of Cumberland County (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/history/local/beers1886/beers-02.txt)</ref> as follows:
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* Other reasons I believe our Arthur was not living in Lancaster County in 1754 are illustrated by two quotes from ''The History of Cumberland County''<ref>The History of Cumberland County (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/history/local/beers1886/beers-02.txt)</ref> follow:
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* "In 1730 Secretary Logan* wrote thus: 'I must own from my own experience in the land office that the settlement of five families from Ireland gives me more trouble than fifty of any other people. Before we were broke in upon, ancient friends and first settlers lived happily, but now the case is quite altered.' The quick temper and belligerent character of this people, which kept them generally in a kind of chronic broil with their German neighbors, did not seem to improve with time, for in 1743 Secretary Peters wrote in very much the same strain as had done his predecessor, and even the Quaker forbearance of the Proprietaries finally became exhausted, so that in or about 1750, the year in which Cumberland County was organized, positive orders were issued to all the agents to sell no more land in either York or Lancaster County to the Irish, and to make very advantageous offers to those of them who would remove from these counties to the North Valley."
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* A mystery I have always wondered about. Why does a person born in colonial America want to name his farm Dundee? It makes a bit more sense if he had originally lived in a part of the world in which he or his wife might have known about or even visited Dundee, Scotland.
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* "A pamphlet containing an historical sketch of Carlisle, together with the charter of the borough and published in 1841, also says: 'In the year 1755 instructions were given by the proprietaries to their agents that they should take especial care to encourage the immigration of Irishmen to Cumberland County. It was their desire to people York with Germans and Cumberland with Irish. The mingling of the two nations in Lancaster County had produced serious riots at elections.'**"
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* There is another reason - a mystery I have always wondered about. Why does a person born in colonial America want to name his farm Dundee? It makes a bit more sense if he had originally lived in a part of the world in which he or his wife might have known about or even visited Dundee, Scotland.
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* Arthur and Elizabeth did first settle in North Cumberland Valley near Mifflintown, as the proprietaries were inviting the Irish to do in spite of not having fairly purchased the land from the Indians and here's my proof:
* Arthur and Elizabeth did first settle in North Cumberland Valley near Mifflintown, as the proprietaries were inviting the Irish to do in spite of not having fairly purchased the land from the Indians and here's my proof:


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