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Sara Harmon Sara Harmon
February 8, 2019 @ 4:01pm
I am looking for the parentage of Adam Rankin, b. 1794 in PA, married Elizabeth Pumphrey on Aug. 10, 1824 in Jefferson County, OH and d. Jan. 29, 1876 in Jefferson Township, Guernsey County, OH. Adam and Elizabeth had 3 children: Alexander & John M. (my GG-grandfather) born in Washington, PA, and Susan, born in OH. Adam served for 60 days in the War of 1812 enlisting in Capt. Gordon's Co. which served under Col. James Fenton and Gen. Porter at Loudon, Franklin County, PA in 1814. His enlistment is the earliest record I have, and I've been unable to determine his parentage. My Rankin family followed the Ohio Valley migration.
Van Rankin
May 20 @ 8:50am
Hi Sara - I know its been over a year since you've posted this, but seeing Franklin County, PA mentioned got my attention. I have been researching Pennsylvania Rankins for quite some time now to try to break through a brick wall in my lineage. So far no luck,.... but in the process I have looked into the Rankins in so many PA counties. There were 2 Adam Rankins born in the mid 1700's in Franklin County who both moved West (my notes say eventually to Kentucky but I have no notes on where they may have lived along the way). I wonder if your Adam b. 1794 was maybe a son or grandson of one of these 2 Adams? Or, alternatively, there was a William Rankin (b. 1770 in Franklin County) who moved to Centre County. He had a son named Adam that I'm not sure where he ended up relocating to.... Maybe I'm way off but just seeing Franklin County PA I thought I'd pass the information along. Best of luck to you in your search!
James KNOCH (Rankin) James KNOCH (Rankin)
December 31, 2018 @ 2:16am
George Washington Rankin (1855-1923)
Walt Rankin
December 24 @ 8:02am
James- George W. Rankin looks so like my father, Everett Edward Rankin, that we should chat. My email is waltrankin52@gmail.com
James KNOCH (Rankin)
December 30 @ 11:33pm
Are you on FB? Would be easier. Walter David Rankin was my paternal GPA.
Thomas Robinson Thomas Robinson
September 2 @ 6:52pm
Greetings. Lineage 3 here. Haven't looked at the project for quite a while. My line is Norma Louise Rankin (mom), Roy Alley Rankin, Sr., James Valentine Rankin, James , James, David of Greene co., TN The last time I looked there seemed to be a question about where David came from and it looked as though there might have been an NPE in the mix. It is both a relief and frustrating that I now have to purge my tree beyond David of Greene County with thanks to cousin George Morgan Rankin II and others for testing! Of course I must also thank this project for informing me of the latest findings.
Kelly Rankin Kelly Rankin
March 5, 2019 @ 10:59pm
Hi fellow Rankins! Thanks for creating this group and sharing insights. I’m Kelly (Rankin) Smiley, daughter of Richard “Bruce” Rankin (1940-present) of the Marion, Crittenden County, Kentucky Rankins over the past 2 centuries (nearly), and almost directly across the Ohio River from Reverend John Rankin’s Home, who’s been said (family lore) to be a relative. Dad’s (Helix) Y-DNA is R-M22, though we’re waiting for more detailed results in the near future. Dad’s brother is Dr. Harold “Pete” Rankin, and their father was Harold Cecil Rankin (Mother’s was Daisy Dean Hill, also of Marion, KY, but they moved to Iowa to raise my father and uncle. Their grandfather was James Leonard Rankin (1857-1926), their great-grandfather was Abia(h) Benjamin “Abe” Rankin (1822-1898), who was our first known Rankin to settle in this part of KY, having been born in Henderson, KY. His father was John Rankin (b. 1785 in Fredericksburg, VA, settled in Henderson, KY; d. 1841). John was married to Elizabeth Clay, and his father was said to be Moses Rankin, married to Polly Gill. These last 2 ancestors (John and Moses) are where my trail gets iffy. I’m aware of the lack of middle names in the 1700s, most of my Rankin ancestors use a middle name as their primary name, and I wonder if Moses might be a middle name. I’d found a Moses Rankin of Mason and Nicholas, KY that fits the time, but I’m wary of this relationship. I’d love to learn if anyone out there has any insights/advice into how I might learn more about my roadblock, as well as if any of these Rankins fit your trees. I’d ultimately like to find my ancestors back in Ireland and/or Scotland, and would appreciate any thoughts on this. I should add that we have Louisville Rankins, and that the family story goes that a mother and her 2 (or possibly 3) sons traveled from Europe LONG ago, the mother died en route, and each of the brothers traveled down the Ohio River, each settling in different areas. One possibly in Sumter, SC or in NC, one in TX, and ours in KY. If any of this rings true to you, please share. Thank you very much!
Robin Willis
July 25, 2019 @ 4:11pm
Kelly, I apologize for being so slow to respond to this post. I sent an email to you to talk about your roadblock issues and where I think you "fit" among the Rankin YDNA lineages. I haven't heard from you, although that may just mean I have the wrong email address. In any event, there is sufficient evidence in the Henderson County records to prove that John Rankin (wife Miss Clay, possibly Elizabeth) was the father of Abia B. Rankin. The records also provide solid evidence that Abe had six brothers and a sister. All of that info might help you at some point. The web of information connecting your Henderson County Rankins was so interesting (to me, at least) that I'm going to publish an article about them on my blog at www.digupdeadrelatives.com. I'd like to get your comments first, though! Hope to hear from you. Robin.
James KNOCH (Rankin) James KNOCH (Rankin)
March 14, 2019 @ 9:35am
Hey Robin, I am not sure how it works but ftDNA just loaded up my mtDNA data. My mtDNA Haplogroup is J1c3. So not sure if one of the admins loads it up here?
James KNOCH (Rankin)
March 21, 2019 @ 1:29am
Y-700 complete and they gave me a new Haplo which is a subset of my I-M253. Y-DNA Haplogroup I-M253 (I-Y113376)
James KNOCH (Rankin) James KNOCH (Rankin)
December 31, 2018 @ 2:13am
FYI Robin just created a new Lineage 8 for me and one other as a possible new line which has been under investigation. I, not sure may be the missing link. Anyway I am James W Rankin Jr, then James W Rankin, then Walter David Rankin, then George Washington Rankin, then James Pinckney Rankin....iffy the illusive Jesse Rankin, Robert Estes Rankin Jr....on up to my last entry is Andrew Rankin and lastly James Rankin.
Robin Rankin Willis
February 7, 2019 @ 5:25pm
James, I've talked to several people about Robert Estes Rankin, and nobody seems to have any evidence for that middle name (back when middle names were highly unusual). Have you got anything on that?
James KNOCH (Rankin)
February 9, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Uncertain. I have a Robert Estes Rankin Sr (1700-1773) born in Ireland and died in NC Find a Grave Memorial ID 178318255 references a son George (1729-1760)
Martin  Rankin Martin Rankin
February 25, 2015 @ 12:45am
Is this page the same as the one that was on worldfamilies.net? Or are they separate pages? I am currently awaiting my fathers Y-37 results. The dates for completion have been pushed back 3 times.
February 28, 2015 @ 1:51am
Do you have family from Georgia Alabama Florida Texas
Martin Rankin
March 1, 2015 @ 11:38pm
Virginia to Ohio then to Texas
Hazel Townsend
March 3, 2015 @ 1:55pm
This is the same page that was on FamilyTreeDNA. Click on DNA results to see the same information. WorldFamilies is different than this website but still has the same information that has been on it in the past.
Martin Rankin
March 6, 2015 @ 12:28am
Thanks. I did like the color coding of the comparing Y-DNA results on the other page better.
Christine Rankin Christine Rankin
December 5, 2016 @ 11:29pm
Does anyone know the parentage of Andrew Rankin 1570-1616
James KNOCH (Rankin)
December 31, 2018 @ 1:46am
I would need to verify but investigate James Rankin abt 1540 Kinross, Perth and Kinross, Scotland died abt 1600 Scotland. Mother try Jane E Phelps abt 1542 Middleton, Midlothian, Scotland died bef. 1600 Scotland
Lisa Rupert Lisa Rupert
March 12, 2016 @ 8:16pm
Hello, My DNA results don't show any connection to Rankin. However here is how I am related to Rankin. CPT. James Rankin (b. 1724 Derry, Northern Ireland) -m.- Isabella Clendenin (b. 1730 PA) Their son: James Rankin (b. 1776, PA) - m.- Margarette Massey (Massie) Their daughter: Isabelle Rankin (my 5th great grandmother) (b. 1807) -m.- William Halley Bryant (b. 1801) Their daughter: Martha Ann Bryant - m. - John B. Huckstep Huckstep is my maiden name.
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Lisa Rupert
July 1, 2016 @ 8:42pm
I have no Louisa listed as a child of James Rankin b 1776, but I have no idea if this is conclusive.
Robert R
March 8, 2017 @ 7:37pm
My maiden name is Rankin, I live a couple of hours from Rankin House, run by Rev. John Rankin. It was used to run slaves into Canada. You might contact them to see if they have any information about Rev. Rankin's family.
Robert R
November 6, 2018 @ 11:10am
I have been to Rankin House. I live in Albany, a half hour from Athens. My maiden name is Rankin.
Carla Burres
November 25, 2018 @ 8:55pm
Lisa, are you a Mitochondrial dna descendent of Margaret Massey? Can we compare? I am a direct Mt dna descendent of Louisa Rankin.
William Rankin William Rankin has a question!
July 15, 2016 @ 4:13pm
My grandfather was Ernest E. Rankin in Gastonia, NC. The y-DNA doesn't really show any direct line to the DNA results posted here (at least, that is how it reads to me)..... anyone got relatives in North Carolina?
John Alan Rankin
August 1, 2016 @ 4:45pm
I do my father was James Rankin from Greensboro, NC
Robert R
November 6, 2018 @ 11:12am
The book " The Rankin and Wharton Families and their Genealogy" from Amazon list this whole family lineage.