Today I was told of a book called “The Book of the Generations of William McFarland and Nancy Kilgore 1740-1912″ which details at least some of the Main and McFarland families. There’s even an physical description of Robert McFarland and Anna Main:
“Previous to 1831 Robert McFarland lived in Loudon Co., Va., in Frederick Co., Md., and probably in some counties of West Va., along the Potomac river. As a journeyman shoemaker, he never stayed long in one place and frequently moved his family with him from place to place. He was a very large, strong man, over 6 feet tall, and weighing over 200 pounds. In those rough frontier days he was the hero of many a village scrimmage. He was converted in middle age, and with his wife, joined the Methodist Episcopal church.
Anna Main was a small woman, of German parentage. The name was a very common one at that time among the Germans of Southern Pennsylvania and Maryland. Four of their children having moved to Richland Co., O., Robert McFarland, with the rest of his family, moved in wagons to Ohio in the fall of 1831, settling in Washington Twp., Richland Co. Washington Twp. lies directly south of Madison Twp., in which Mansfield, the county seat, is situated. Washington Village is near the northeast corner of the township, about a mile from the north and east line. The post office was called Barnes P. O.. but has been discontinued many years.” page 14.
Because the book was written in 1912 it is out of copyright and I will save a PDF copy of the William McFarland book here.