04 April 2014

The McCrea Family In Montague

The McCrea Family story in the History of Leeds and Grenville:

This family of United Empire Loyalists was originally from Stillwater, New York, but removed to Canada at a very early date. Samuel McCrea was accompanied by his sons, the family receiving a large grant of land from the government. The McCreas first located in Augusta, where James remained until his death.

Samuel, John, Edward, and Thomas settled in Montague, while Alexander, after a short residence at Burritt's Rapids, removed to the vicinity of Easton's Corners.

John occupied Lot No. 12, in the 1st Concession of Montague. He was born in 1777, and married Phoebe Edmunds

My Grandmother's cousins were descendants of John and Phoebe (Edmunds) McCrea (see below).

James B. McCrea (James Edmunds McCrea3, Phoebe Edmunds2, William Edmunds1) was born 4 Sep 1850 in Montague Twp., Lanark, Ontario, Canada, and died 3 Dec 1934 in Muskegon Co., MI. He married Isabelle Cameron Abt. 1877, daughter of Duncan Cameron and Ellen Cameron.

Children of James B. McCrea and Isabelle Cameron:

  i. James Edmonds McCrea 
  ii. Adelia McCrea 
  iii. Infant McCrea
  vi. Sarah McCrea 
  vii. Mary McCrea 

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