James McCanlis/McCanles

This information is contributed by D. Silver

James McCanlis/McCanles was born in Pennsylvania. He married Jane McDowell.  He 
is listed in the Orange County NC deeds in April 1768. His will in Orange County links 
him to his wife,Jane, and children. To wit: John Cammons, Robert  Lindsay, Elizabeth 
Johns, James David and William MCanlish. It was written in 1783 and proven in May 1784.
Jane/Jean McCanless' will is in Orange County in 1806. 

"Revolutionary Army Accounts"(Volume VI.Page 4,Folio 2) 

Heading: Accounts of Claims exhibitted into Comprollers Office ...passed December 1787 


Claimant: Jas McCanlas for service done for the State 

Sum Claimed:2 pounds,8 shillings 

 To whom the certificate was delivered: Jane McCanlas 

Other information:None 

One of James and Jane McCanles' sons was David McCanles. David was born around 1760 
in Pennsylvania. He married Catey Wasson on 15 October 1792 in Rowan County NC.
According to land records they moved to Iredell County where they probably died  around 

"Revolutionary Army Accounts"(Volume C,Page 142,Folio -) 

Heading: The United States of America To the State of NC Dr. For Sundries furnished and 
Cash paid the Militia of NC VA and SC 


To whom paid:David McCanless 

Number of voucher:6814 

Amount:14 pounds,Specie 

Other information:None 

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