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McCracken, McCrackin

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McCracken, McCrackin

Posted: 7 Mar 1999 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jan 2005 8:02PM GMT
Surnames: McCracken, McCrackin, Crackin, Oliver, Kelsey, Mercer

John McCracken and Margaret of Washington County, TN from PA


Mary - John Kelsey

Catharine - Samuel Greer

John McCracken, Jr. 10 Dec 1777 - 9 Apr 1859 married
Ann Kelsey 13 Feb 1778 - Dec 10 1856
Buried Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery located on Washington College campus
John's will was witnessed by W. G. Blair and R. L. Blair, Jr.

Henry Mc Cracken married
1/ Nancy Barclay
2/ Catherine Hamilton
(Happy McCracken's line - Real Estate in Jonesboro in 1970's)

Robert (married twice) went to Arkansas
1/ Nancy A. Mc Clure
went to Arkansas

Samuel married Alice Mercer dughter of Joseph Mercer
Samuel went to Bradley County TN where he got a land grant in 1852 for the War of 1812 and is supposed to be buried in the Heneger Cemetery (no stone located). From a deed from Joseph Mercer's heirs we know Joseph Mercer's land adjoined the McCracken's.

John with Margaret's will named 4 grandsons:

William K., son of John
John, son of Henry
John, son of Robert
John son of Samuel

Our John we believe was the son of Samuel and Alice.

Our John married in Washington County TN in 1835 to Dicey Oliver (we have this original marriage license in my aunt's possession). They moved to Monroe County TN. John died in the Civil War and is buried in the National Cemetery in Nashville.
We believe one of his sisters was Martha Gilbreath.

John and Dicey's son Samuel (b. 1841) moved with his family by way of Missouri to Pontotoc Co. OK where he is buried at Lightning Ridge Cemetery near Roff OK.

We have much McCracken material gathered to sort all this out.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
donnanga 7 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Barbara Ward 21 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Carol Wilkers... 10 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Jane Taylor 21 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT 
mikkimouse4D 14 Apr 2012 3:00AM GMT 
Faye Laxton 2 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT 
donnanga 3 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Margaret_Patt... 20 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT 
mikkimouse4D 31 Aug 2012 4:54PM GMT 
caudelin 3 Nov 2006 3:22PM GMT 
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