This James McAffee was born about 1745 and died in
1814, with burial at
Warrior Run Cemetery, Pa. Gravestone Picture
"McAffee's came from County Antrim, Ireland to the Colonies in about 1735, a family of weavers. Sinking Springs, (Berkshire Co.), Pa. is somehow connected in their history." (Click for an historical view of the Scots-Irish in America)
They had three children:
+1) James; born 6 July 1771 who married Martha McMichael.
2) Mary; born about 1776 who married Capt. John McMichael, brother of Martha.
During the Revolutionary War he served as a Private in the Northumberland County Militia of the Continental Line. He is listed among those "Soldiers Who Received Depreciation Pay as per canceled certificates on file in the Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania State Library." Also among the "List of [Soldiers of the Revolution who Received pay for their Services] taken from manuscript record, having neither date nor title, but under [Rangers of the Frontiers, 1778-1783], was published in Vol. XXIII, (page 245) Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series by former editor."
And also under "Election of Officers in the
Militia of the County of Northumberland, Thursday,
September 13, 1798.