Major Joseph McJunkin's Life after the Revolution

About the close of the Revolutionary, War Major McJunkin purchased a tract of land in the vicinity in which he was brought up and applied himself assiduously to business as long as physical energy permitted.  He raised a large family.  His worthy companion lived to an old age.  He united with the Presbyterian Church at Brown's Creek, of which he was for many years a ruling elder.

Some thirty‑five years ago the Quaker residents in that section moved off in a body to the Northwest.  They sold their place of worship to a citizen who purchased it with a view of moving the building to the plantation for a barn.  Before the removal was commenced Majors McJunkin, Otterson, James Dugan, William Hobson and others made arrangements and bought the Quaker meeting house for a place of worship.  Religious worship was commenced here by Rev. Daniel Gray, and Cane Creek Church has grown up from that beginning.

Through life he was a peaceable, industrious, enterprising man, & public spirited, upright citizen, a friend to science and a devout Christian.

He died on Sabbath morning, May 31, 1846, near the end of his ninety‑first year.  He was buried on the day following at his family burying ground, near the road leading from Union to Cook's Bridge, on Tyger River.

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