Name: Andrew Linn
Birth: ABT 1700 in Carncastle Parish, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, UK
Death: ABT 1800 in Green River, Green, Kentucky
Name: Andrew Lynn
Birth: 1700 in Waterford, Ireland( to New Jersey with parents at 1 yr. of age)
Came to America with his parents and settled on Long Island. He continued to live there until he married. Then he and his family moved to New Jersey. His wife died in New Jersey
1700 born, date derived from page 7. of the Lynn/Linns in the Draper Manuscripts, transcribed by Phyllis J. Bauer. Place of birth of Andrew from James W. Lynn, see below:
gedcom via rootweb: Carncastle parish, Antrim, Ireland
marriage place from bio sketch of William Linn on Phyllis Bauer's Lynn/Linn in the Draper Manuscripts, page 7
1700 born, date derived from page 7. of the Lynn/Linns in the Draper Manuscripts, transcribed by Phyllis J. Bauer. Place of birth of Andrew from James W. Lynn, see below
gedcom via rootweb: Carncastle parish, Antrim, Ireland
1701:Andrew came to America with parents at 1 year of age, when a child at the breast. Also called Andrew "Babe in Arms" Lynn by James Wesley Lynn in the Lynn/Linn Lineage, Vol. 4, No 3, fall 1990, page 73
family settled on the Muskonekonk in New Jersey, according to Andrew Linn in the Draper Mans1750: about this time, emigrated with family to the western frontier of Maryland, near where Fort Frederick on the Potomac was subsequently erected about half way between Hancock and Hagerstown.
Andrew Lynn was the first of our ancestors whose name is actually recorded. It is said that he was baby in his mother's arms when his family landed in Boston in 1701. In the book "William Mentor Graham - The Man Who Taught Lincoln", it is stated that Andrew was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lynn and was one year old at the time. Nothing else is known of Andrew's parents. But we do know that he had a brother named Thomas.
Andrew married the daughter of a man that he worked for. No record has been found of her first name. However, her last name was Crow. The families of Andrew and his brother, Thomas, lived for many years in northwestern New Jersey in the valleys of the Powhatcong and the Muscometcong. It was here that Andrew Jr., William, Nancy, and one other daughter were born.
In the 1750's, the two families headed southwest toward western Maryland. Andrew's son, Benjamin, was born as they passed through Chester County, PA. Upon reaching Maryland, they settled near where Fort Frederick was located and then later moved to Oldtown, MD. This town is located at the junction of the north and south branches of the Potomac River. It was established by Colonel Thomas Cresap, the dominating figure in western Maryland at the time. It is believed that another son, James, was born here in Maryland.
Maryland was simply a stopping place for the Lynn's although they did stay about 17 years. But there are no records of them owning any land or paying any taxes in Maryland. The Ohio Company had formed in 1746 to settle the land of southwestern Pennsylvania. However, settlement to the west depended on the expulsion of the French and removal of the Indians. So the Lynns waited in Maryland and some of them died there.
In an attack by Indians on Stoddard's Fort, Maryland, Andrew's brother, Thomas, and one of his sons, were killed. Thomas Jr. was scalped and permanently blinded in the same attack. Isaac, another son of Thomas, age 10, was captured and held for 12 years by the Indians. Mrs. Clinkenbeard, a daughter of Thomas, died from exposure.
After the French and Indian War and the signing of a peace treaty with the Indians in 1765, Andrew went to southwestern Pa. and settled on the Monongehela River in the Christopher Gist settlement, a few miles from Redstone Creek. This settlement is now known as Brownsville, Pa. Gist was an explorer in Ohio and Kentucky for the Ohio Company and was also a scout for George Washington at the time. Gist had previously settled in what is now Mount Braddock. But he was driven out by the French and Indians after Braddock's defeat.
In 1776, Virginia, which also claimed southwestern Pa., split her West Augusta District into three counties. The county seat of Monongalia was in New Geneva. This West Augusta District was also claimed by Pa. as part of Cumberland Co. In 1771 it became part of Bedford Co. Pa. In 1773 Westmoreland Co. Pa. was formed and almost exactly matched that area claimed by Virginia. Fayette Co., Pa. was formed in 1783.
The last record of Andrew in Pa. as a landowner is the deed showing where he and his son, James, sold a 3,000 acre tract on Little Redstone Creek on March 31, 1784. Shortly thereafter, Andrew and James went to Kentucky. In the year 1800, Andrew died in Kentucky.
Written by: Ray A. Lynn Jr.
Father: Andrew Linn b: ABT 1671 in Ulster, Antrim, Ireland
Father: Thomas Andrew Linn b: 1671 in County Antrim, Ulster, North Ireland
Rachel Crowe b: ABT 1704
in Long Island
in Long Island, New York
- Note: _STATMARRIEDmarriage place from bio sketch of William Linn on Phyllis Bauer's Lynn/Linn in the Draper Manuscripts, page 7
- William Linn b: ABT 1734 in Warren County, New Jersey
- Nathan Linn b: ABT 1736 in Warren Co., New Jersey
- Andrew Linn b: ABT 1737 in New Jersey
- Benjamin Lynn b: ABT 1738 in Chester Co., PA
- James Lynn b: ABT 1755 in Town Creek, Frederick Co., Maryland
- Nancy Elizabeth Lynn b: 1758 in Augusta, Virginia, USA
- David Lynn
- Unknown Lynn b: in New Jersey