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Date: Thu, 23 Oct 97 18:53:51 EST
Did someone say MacRae??
With all the back and forth on other issues that this list has had, I almost
forgot why I joined it - my 5 x great grandfather, Robert McCrea/McRae of
Cumberland Co. PA, Fairfax Co. VA, and Wilkes Co. GA. (Also his
father-in-law William ALLISON of Cumberland Co. PA.)
Robert McCREA/McRAE may have been the son of a James McCrea of New Castle
Co. DE, A Robert McCrea (he used that spelling until he moved to GA in the
1790s) was granted letters of administration, as next-of-kin, for the estate
of James McCrea on 3 Mar 1760. Robert's eldest son was named James, eldest
daughter Catharine, 2nd son William, and 2nd daughter Rebecca. It appears
that he followed Scottish naming convention, since his wife's (Agnes
"Nancy") parents were William and Catharine (Craig) Allison - therefore, one
might surmise that his father was named James, and his mother, Rebecca.
Robert left quite a paper trail in PA, VA, and GA, but not enough to
identify for sure who his parents were. Robert died in Wilkes Co. GA before
8 Mar 1802, when his will was proved. Dr. Ken McCrea of PA has compiled an
impressive chronology of events involving Robert. (and Ken isn't a
descendant). BTW, Robert's other children were named John, Robert, Nancy,
Henry, Margaret, and Allison (I'm not sure of the order). Robert may have
had one or two brothers living in Cumberland Co. at one time or another -
perhaps Samuel and John. The original McCreas in Delaware, I believe, are
supposed to have come from the Ulster Plantation.
William ALLISON is known to have immigrated to America from the North of
Ireland (and thereby definitely qualifies for this list). He was born 17 Jun
1696 and died 24 Dec 1778 in Cumberland Co. (in a part that is now Franklin
Co.) PA. As I said above, his wife was Catharine Craig. His children were
Col. John, Rev. Patrick, Agnes "Nancy (who m. Robert McCrea/McRae), Robert,
William, and Catharine "Kitty" (who m. James Hendricks and moved to GA), in
order. They were born between 1738 and 1751 in Cumberland Co. PA.
Sound familiar to anyone?
P.S. Sorry, Geoff - all I know is "Sgur Urain" and Eilean Donan (Hope I
spelled these OK)
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