MCCREARY, Thomas

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  • Name MCCREARY, Thomas 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I579  Main
    Last Modified 17 Jun 1998 

    Father McCREARY, Samuel 
    Mother Margaret 
    Notes 
    • Some time during the year 1802 Samuel McCreary came from the Buffalo Valley, in Union County, in the eastern part of the State, and located on the east side of Neshannock Creek, about two miles northwest of the present village of Eastbrook. He was the first settler on the place, and made the first improvements. He built a round log house, and lived in it with his wife and one child, Enoch McCreary, who was but two years of age when his father came to the county. Mr. McCreary 's brother, Thomas, accompanied him, and they each took up a tract of one hundred acres. Shortly after their settlement Thomas McCreary died, and his was consequently one of the first deaths in the neighborhood. Samuel McCreary was out several times to Erie during the War of 1812-15. He eventually became the owner of some 600 acres of land in the vicinity of the place where he settled, chiefly lying along the Neshannock Creek. He died shortly before the breaking out of the Southern rebellion. The McCreary's were originally from Ireland, emigrating from that country at some period subsequent to the War for Independence between the American Colonies and Great Britain. He was the father of ten children. The first birth in his family after he came to Lawrence County was that of his daughter, Betsey, about 1804. In 1806, another daughter, Sarah, was born, and in 1808, a son, Thomas. [1]
    • Samuel McCreary, the grandfather, was the first of the family to take up his residence in Lawrence County, coming from Eastern Pennsylvania as early as 1802. He settled in the woods in what is now Hickory Township, erected a cabin and set about the task of clearing his farm of its timber and underbrush, a herculean task known only to the pioneer. He served with credit during the War of 1812. His wife's given name was Margaret, and they were married prior to their arrival in this new western country. [2]
    Family ID F491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LINDSEY, Jane 
    Notes 
    • Thomas McCreary was born in Neshannock Township, November 7, 1808, and engaged in farming there all his life, his farm being located along the creek in the eastern part of the township. He died in January, 1899. He was a Whig, later a Republican in politics, and served as supervisor, overseer of the poor, and as school director. He married Jane Lindsey, a daughter of George Lindsey, she being a native of what is now Wilmington Township, Lawrence County. Seven children blessed this union, six of whom arrived at maturity, namely: S. Clark; Margaret (Pattison), of Union Township; George L., a member of Company F, One Hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, who was wounded in the battle of Spottsylvania, and died while in the service; Baxter, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Henry, of New Castle, and Nancy, deceased wife of Thomas Pomeroy, of Oregon. Religiously, Mr. McCreary and his wife were members of the United Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder about forty years. [3]
    Children 
     1. MCCREARY, S. Clark,   b. 8 Dec 1838, Neshannock Township, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. MCCREARY, Margaret
     3. MCCREARY, George L.
     4. MCCREARY, Baxter
     5. MCCREARY, Henry
     6. MCCREARY, Nancy
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2012 10:46:14 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S387] 20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Aaron L. Hazen, (Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1908), 31833012051915., 244 (Reliability: 2), 1908.

    2. [S387] 20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Aaron L. Hazen, (Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1908), 31833012051915., 525-526 (Reliability: 2), 1908.

    3. [S387] 20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Aaron L. Hazen, (Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1908), 31833012051915., 526 (Reliability: 2), 1908.