Jacob McConathy was born Nov. 4, 1766, in Wilmington, Delaware, died March. 29, 1827, in Fayette Co., Ky. Tradition states that Jacob McConathy was the son of the first marriage between his father Robert McConaughy who was born in 1725 and Anne Springer.
He did not get along well with his father's second wife and went from Delaware to Va, where he changed his name from McConaughy to McConathy.
His captain's commission is signed by Patrick Henry for some Va. militia service.
He moved to Fayette Co., Ky., in 1797, and is said to have owned part of the first steam mill operated west of the Alleghanies, at or near Lexington, Ky.
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Samuel McConehy or McConathy (b. ca. 1745, d. 1818 SC) served in the American Revolution (veteran’s claim #53). He lived in District 96, later named Laurens County, SC. His will was proven 2 Nov. 1818 in Jasper Co., GA.
His wife Margaret died in 1823 in SC.
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