I am new at searching family genealogy, but in my recent research ran across information on John McCANDLESS, my 5th great grandfather, who was suppose to have come from Antrim, Ireland. His birth date was about 1740-1750. He married Jane CAROTHERS born about the same time and died in 1820 in the United States. She too came from Antrim or Down. I have no information on when they came to the United States but their son, James M. McCANDLESS, my 4th great grandfather, was also born in Ireland about 1772 and died in 1840 in Pennsylvania. After relocating to the United States, mostly in the Butler County, Pennsylvania area, the family prospered and owned a considerable amount of land in that area. I would appreciate any information regarding the McCANDLESS and/or CAROTHERS families of Antrim, Ireland. So sad not to know the history of the family!