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 Samuel Caldwell McJunkin, Sr

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Samuel Caldwell McJunkin, Sr

  • Birth 25 Jan 1725 Ireland
  • Death 25 Apr 1808 Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 82212471

This is a cenotaph.

Married 09/09/1754 in Holy Trinity (Old Swede's) Church, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE to Mary Anne Bogan.

Their issue:

1. Maj. Joseph Caldwell McJunkin (1755-1846)
2. Daniel Bogan McJunkin (1756-1825)
3. Robert Alexander McJunkin (1762-1780)
4. Jane McGee McJunkin (1763-?)
5. Samuel Caldewll McJunkin, Jr. (1764-1841)
6. John William McJunkin (1765-?)
7. Margaret Eleanor McJunkin (1766-1840)
8. Rebecca Anne 'Nancy' McJunkin (1768-?)

He has a two bronze markers outside the door of the Masonic Chapel, Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, KY.

Upstate South Carolina (28 months ago)
Thanks for posting this photo. I'm descended from him on my mother's side of the family. I had heard about this marker. I doubt that I will ever go there. He was too old to fight in the war, but two of his sons, Joseph and Daniel, did. They are both buried in SC. Samuel was a representative sent from his community to vote for or against ratification of the Constitution. He voted against it, along with many others from upstate SC.
Upstate South Carolina

creneedavis (28 months ago)
WOW! Thanks so much! I couldn't really find much info about him, just his son Joseph, so I really appreciate the information you have provided.

FL DAR Markers (15 months ago)
There are 55 members of DAR who have been verified to this man. He may not have fought, but he is considered a Patriot, nonetheless. His service is listed as both Civil and Patriotic, as a Member of Legislature in 1782, and a juror.
Service Source: HENDRIX & LINDSAY, JURY LISTS OF SC 1778-1779, P 102; ERVIN, SC IN THE REV, P 115
The upper marker was placed by a Florida DAR chapter.

Samuel, his brother William & father Robert migrated from Ireland to Cumberland Co., PA in 1741.

I have a note stating Samuel & Mary Anne also lived in Spartanburg Co., SC. I don't know if this was before or after arriving in Union Co., SC.

Migration to America:

Samuel McJunkin purportedly migrated to America in about 1740; he married Ann Bogan at Holy Trinity (Old Swede's) Church in Wilmington, Delaware on 9 September 1754. His first son, Joseph, was born in Chester County, PA on 22 June 1755.

To avoid Indian problems along the PA frontier, the family migrated to South Carolina, arriving in the Tinker Creek area of what is now Union County, SC on 24 December 1755. All of Samuel's other children, starting with Daniel, were born in this area of the South Carolina Colony. A number of other families migrated to South Carolina and settled on Tinker Creek with the McJunkin's, including the Brandon's, Bogan's, Young's, Steen's and Kennedy's.

The earliest mention of Samuel McJunkin, Sr. in the official records of South Carolina, that have been found, is when he surveyed a 150-acre tract of land located on Tinker Creek, on 23 May 1765. He received a patent for this land on 13 February 1768.

South Carolina historical note: Until 1868 there were districts instead of counties.

Samuel McJunkin was too old for active campaigning during the Revolution, but urged the Colonists to revolt and was imprisioned for his efforts. He recognized the new government by serving as a Juror.

Birth date wrongly given as 05 Sep 1725 in Broderbund "World Family Tree", Vol 18, Tree 1184.

Samuel served in the American Revolution and in the South Carolina Legislature.

Military Service Bet. 1759 - 1760 Served with Col. Chevillette and Capt. Ed. Musgrove in the Cherokee Expedition from Ft. Prince George, SC.

Tinker Creek is between Union & Whitmire, SC.

He served as Justice of the Peace under the Royal Government prior to the Revolution, and in 1781 was elected to the legislature, representing the Broad River Dist. (Upper or Spartan) for 1781-1782; and again 1786-1788.

In 1807, although 82 years of age, and a widower - Ann Bogan McJunkin died during the Revolution while nursing her son, Major Joseph McJunkin, of smallpox - he decided to move to Indiana with his daughter Jane McDaniel, and others along the new trail opened through Kentucky. En route to Indiana he died on the Boone's Trail in Kentucky in 1807, and was buried in an unmarked grave by the Trail road.

SAMUEL McJUNKIN..Born Sept. 5, 1725 in Ireland.Born in Ireland, Settled in Cumberland Co, PA. @1741
Moved to (Union Co.) SC. Found in The Colonial America, 1607-1789,Census Index for 96 District, SC Listed in 1779. Fought in Revolutionary war.Listed N.S.D.A.R., Volume III, Ancestor's Index, pg. 256. also volume II, pg 259.
Jury list 1778-1779 Misc. Act No. 1123, for District 96. Pg. 102. Samuel McJunkins.
He was married to Ann Bogan on Sept. 9, 1754 at Holy Trinity Church in Wilmington, Deleware. Their first child was born in Chester Co., PA in 1755. The family came to Tinker Creek (Union Co.), SC in December of 1755.
Samuel served under Colonel John Chevillette's command on expeditions to Ft. Prince George in 1759-60. Married Anne Bogan prior to going to the seige of Fort Schuyler. Joseph McJunkin, his son, was born in 1755 and the seige of Fort Schuyler was in 1757. Samuel fought in the Indian Wars, 1761-2-3.
He also is on the lists for services to frontier forts to Fort William Henry in 1762
He served as Justice of the Peace under the Royal Government prior to the Revolution,and in 1781 was elected to the Legislature , representing the Broad River District 1781-1782.

He was a prisoner with Cornwallis at the Battle of Cowpens, having been wounded previously at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He held the position of magistrate under the Colonial Government, and was originally a Captain, but on account of his age surrendered his position and Joseph succeeded his father. Joseph McJunkin was the executor of his will, filed Bundle 5 page 33. Samuel was also a member of the Legislature at Jacksonborough in 1782. He was a member of the Legislature in 1782-1788
Samuel McJunkin in 1807,at the age of 82 years,decided to move to Indiana with his daughter Jane McDaniel,and others along the trail opened through Kentucky.Enroute to Indiana he died on the Boone Trail on April 25, 1808 in Christian County, Kentucky and buried in an unmarked grave.
"Captain Samuel McJunkin took patent to the following lands;

"Crown Patent 1762, 800 acres near Tinkers Creek, Ninety-six District, Vol 2 page 68".
507 acres, Tinkers Creek, Dec 4, 1786, 10 Qt.257
220 acres June 5th 1780
300 acres Oct 15th, 1784 on the Saluda.
400 acres Aug. 18, 1785, 4 Qt. 377.

DAR Patrriot Index.
SC Patriots in Am. Rev by Bobby Moss, page 631: He served 72 days in
the milita under CPT Josph Huges and COL Brandon from 1 APR to 29 JUN
1781. A.A.5082A;X2398

Captain John Lillard Chapter
Kentucky State DAR
Williamstown, Kentucky
Grant County, Kentucky

Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestors of Past and Present Members


McJunkin, Daniel Jane Chesney SC 1 WPNS
McJunkin, Samuel Ann Bogan SC 1 PS

SINDX L Name F Name Date County St. Township
M252 McJUNKIN Joseph 1779 Old 96th D SC No Twp. Listed
M252 McJUNKIN Samuel 1779 Old 96th D SC No Twp. Listed

In 1780, William Sims was about 12 years old and lived in that area of South Carolina which became part of Union County in 1785. In the interview, Sims mentions Samuel McJunkin and "Bloody Bill" Cunningham as follows:

"I knew the McJunkin family, a very clever set of people & great Whigs. The old man, Samuel, was very angry with DANIEL for marrying into a Tory family (CHESNEY).

" ... I saw Bloody Bill Cunningham when he ordered my mother to leave the Country. His face was long and bony. ... "

More About Samuel Esq. McJunkin:
Census: 1790, Pg. 90, of the 96 District, Union Co. SC
Military service: Bet. 1777 - 1781, SC and other places
Will: Bet. 1799 - 1814, Will Book "A" pg. 86-87-88, Christian Co., KY

Stewartstown is now in County Cookstown.

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine

Vol. XLIV - No. 4 - April 1914

General Department - Answers - P. 226

2709. McJunkin - Robert McJunkin, a native of Scotland, m Margaret Caldwell and settled in County Tyrone, Ireland, where several children were born, and emigrated to America in 1741, settling in Penna. (Pennsylvania) Samuel, one of the sons born before they emigrated, m Anne Bogan, lived some years in Cumberland Co., Penna., and then moved to S. C., where he settled in 1755 on Tinker Creek, four miles from the Union Co. Court House. They had a large family, some of whom were Joseph (q.v.), Jane, Margaret who m Capt. Beaty, and Daniel, who was badly wounded at the Battle of Camden, S. C. Samuel was a J. P. under the Royal Government; but during the Rev., took part with the provinces, and was a staunch advocate for the liberties of the people. He was held prisoner of war most of the time of the Tory ascendancy in the state and was under Cornwallis' charge at the time of the battle of Cowpens. In 1781, he was elected a member of the legislature that met at Jonesboro in 1782. After the Rev., he sold his property to his son-in-law, Capt. Beaty, and started to move to Indiana with some of his children, was taken sick on the way and died in Kentucky, where he was buried beside the public road. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church for forty years. His son, Joseph, b. Cumberland Co., Penna., June 22, 1755, emigrated with his parents to Union Co., S. C., where he m Mch. 9, 1779, Annie Thomas, dau of Col. John and Jane (Black) Thomas, who was b Jan. 15, 1757. Their ch were Samuel, b Jan. 25, 1780, d June 1, 1815; Ann Jane, b Nov. 16, 1782; John Thomas, b Jan. 29, 1785; Abraham, b Feb. 27, 1787; Wm. Humphries, b 1789, d 1806; Joseph, b Oct. 8, 1791; James Black, b Nov. 20, 1793; Benjamin, b Oct. 20, 1796; Amelia Sarah, b May 3, 1799; David W., b May 2, 1801; and Davis L., b Feb. 16, 1803.
Joseph served faithfully under Brandon and Sumter throughout the Rev. and d May 31, 1846. He was an elder for sixty years and the place has been filled by one of his descendants to the present time. Abram McJunkin, fourth son of Joseph, m Margaret Savage, dau of Capt. John Savage, who is said to have fired the first gun at Cowpens. He d Apr. 29, 1859, after having been a ruling elder for thirty-five years and is buried in Cane Creek Cemetery, Union Co., S. C.
Mrs. L. D. Childs, 2202 Plain St., Columbia, S. C.

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