23 June 2017

Some Descendants Of Samuel McCrea

This publication focused on Samuel McCrea and his descendants (including my McCrea cousins).


"SAMUEL McCREA, presumably a son of Alexander McCrea, was born in 1749 (probably in Connecticut). He moved, with his family, in 1763 to a farm northwest of Stillwater, New York, near Stafford's Bridge across Fish Creek."

"In 1776 he married Janet Simpson [and]...had ten children... . The family suffered great losses during the campaigns of General Burgoyne...[and] applied for lands across the Rideau River from the present Merrickville, Ontario...".

"After a long period of illness and infirmity, Samuel McCrea died on January 15, 1806, his wife surviving him until July 27, 1816. Both are buried in the old McGuigan Cemetery northeast of Merrickville, Ontario."

"[One of] Their ten children:
JOHN McCREA, who was born in 1777, married about 1804 to Phoebe Edmunds, who was born March 27, 1784. He died on September 10, 1863, and he and his wife are also buried in the McGuigan Cemetery."

Samuel McCrea m. Janet Simpson
John McCrea m. Phoebe Edmunds
James Edmunds McCrea m. Adelia Bigham
James Bigham McCrea m. Isabelle Cameron*
*Isabelle's sister, Anna Cameron, was my great-grandmother

James Bigham McCrea and Isabelle Cameron's children (the only grandchildren were the children of Sarah (McCrea) Munro:

James Edmunds McCrea
Sarah McCrea

**During a visit with her cousin (my grandmother, Beatrice Cameron Powers), Ellen (McCrea) Audley gave me a book, The Torch Is Passed, as well as a Kennedy half-dollar, as a reward for a poem I had written after the death of President Kennedy. [I do not have a copy of the poem]

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