George W. Cree

Male, CreeID#4351, (October 1864 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
George W. Cree was born in October 1864 in Iowa, USA. He was the son of John Cree and Sarah Jane Cree (married name).

George W. Cree married Emma A. Cree (married name).

His daughter Ona A. Cree was born in August 1889 in Iowa.

His son Alvin F. Cree was born in November 1891 in Iowa.

His daughter Julia C. Cree was born in January 1893 in Iowa.

His son Glenn Cree was born in June 1899 in Iowa.

His daughter Roxy Cree was born c 1902 in Iowa, USA.1

His daughter Eliza Cree was born c 1905 in Indiana, USA.1

His son John Cree was born c 1907 in Iowa.1

His daughter Lois Cree was born c 1910 in Iowa.1

Children of George W. Cree and Emma A. Cree (married name)

Child of George W. Cree and Mary Elizabeth Piper

References

  1. [S9] Census Returns.
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Emma A. Cree (married name)

Female, CreeID#4352, (March 1867 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Her married name was Cree. Emma A. Cree (married name) was born in March 1867 in Iowa, USA.

Emma A. Cree (married name) married George W. Cree, son of John Cree and Sarah Jane Cree (married name).

Her daughter Ona A. Cree was born in August 1889 in Iowa.

Her son Alvin F. Cree was born in November 1891 in Iowa.

Her daughter Julia C. Cree was born in January 1893 in Iowa.

Her son Glenn Cree was born in June 1899 in Iowa.

Her daughter Roxy Cree was born c 1902 in Iowa, USA.1

Her son John Cree was born c 1907 in Iowa.1

Her daughter Lois Cree was born c 1910 in Iowa.1

Children of Emma A. Cree (married name) and George W. Cree

References

  1. [S9] Census Returns.
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Ona A. Cree

Female, CreeID#4353, (August 1889 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Ona A. Cree was born in August 1889 in Iowa, USA. She was the daughter of George W. Cree and Emma A. Cree (married name).
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Alvin F. Cree

Male, CreeID#4354, (November 1891 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Alvin F. Cree was born in November 1891 in Iowa, USA. He was the son of George W. Cree and Emma A. Cree (married name).
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Julia C. Cree

Female, CreeID#4355, (January 1893 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Julia C. Cree was born in January 1893 in Iowa, USA. She was the daughter of George W. Cree and Emma A. Cree (married name).
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Glenn Cree

Male, CreeID#4356, (June 1899 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Glenn Cree was born in June 1899 in Iowa, USA. He was the son of George W. Cree and Emma A. Cree (married name).
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Roxy Cree

Female, CreeID#4357, (c 1902 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Roxy Cree was born c 1902 in Iowa, USA.1 She was the daughter of George W. Cree and Emma A. Cree (married name).

References

  1. [S9] Census Returns.
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John Cree

Male, CreeID#4358, (c 1907 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
John Cree was born c 1907 in Iowa, USA.1 He was the son of George W. Cree and Emma A. Cree (married name).

References

  1. [S9] Census Returns.
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Lois Cree

Female, CreeID#4359, (c 1910 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Lois Cree was born c 1910 in Iowa, USA.1 She was the daughter of George W. Cree and Emma A. Cree (married name).

References

  1. [S9] Census Returns.
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Willie Cree

Male, CreeID#4360, (27 December 1897 - December 1976)
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Willie Cree was born on 27 December 1897 in Miami County, Kansas, USA. He was the son of Oliver Sherman Cree and Nellie Blanche Molleson.

Willie Cree died in December 1976.
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Clyde Clarence Cree

Male, CreeID#4361, (8 January 1900 - July 1972)
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Clyde Clarence Cree was born on 8 January 1900 in Paoli, Miami County, Kansas, USA. He was the son of Oliver Sherman Cree and Nellie Blanche Molleson.

Clyde Clarence Cree died in July 1972 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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Oliver Cree

Male, CreeID#4362, (abt. 1904 (census) - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Oliver Cree was born abt. 1904 (census). He was the son of Oliver Sherman Cree and Nellie Blanche Molleson.
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Elmer Cree

Male, CreeID#4363, (abt. 1906 (census) - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Elmer Cree was born abt. 1906 (census). He was the son of Oliver Sherman Cree and Nellie Blanche Molleson.
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Earl Cree

Male, CreeID#4364, (abt. 1909 (census) - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Earl Cree was born abt. 1909 (census). He was the son of Oliver Sherman Cree and Nellie Blanche Molleson.
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Luella May Cutting

Female, CreeID#4365, (30 January 1875 - 1941)
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Luella May Cutting Luella May Cutting apparently had a first marriage to Benjamin Franklin Siegfried. Her married name was Cree. She was born on 30 January 1875 in Kansas, USA.

Luella May Cutting married Oliver Sherman Cree, son of Marcus D. Cree and Susannah Catherine Bates, on 5 July 1921 in Johnson County, Kansas, USA.

Luella May Cutting died in 1941 in Kansas.

Family: Luella May Cutting and Oliver Sherman Cree

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Mary Ann Cree

Female, CreeID#4366, (2 August 1813 - 25 July 1895)
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Her married name was Ruble. Mary Ann Cree was buried in Old Dover Cemetery, Belmont County, Ohio, USA. She was born on 2 August 1813 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of John Cree and Nancy Brothers.

Her father John Cree died c 1820? In Belmont County, Ohio.

Mary Ann Cree married Daniel Ruble on 16 March 1833 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Mary Ann Cree died on 25 July 1895 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Family: Mary Ann Cree and Daniel Ruble

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Daniel Ruble

Male, CreeID#4367, (14 December 1805 - 15 September 1900)
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Daniel Ruble was buried in Old Dover Cemetery, Belmont County, Ohio, USA. He was born on 14 December 1805 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA.

Daniel Ruble married Mary Ann Cree, daughter of John Cree and Nancy Brothers, on 16 March 1833 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His wife Mary Ann Cree died on 25 July 1895 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Daniel Ruble died on 15 September 1900 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Family: Daniel Ruble and Mary Ann Cree

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Margaret Cree

Female, CreeID#4368, (August 1815 - after 1900)
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Margaret Cree was buried in Old Dover Cemetery, Belmont County, Ohio, USA. Her married name was Gillaspie. She was born in August 1815 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of John Cree and Nancy Brothers.

Margaret Cree married John Gillaspie on 21 March 1833 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her daughter Malissa Gillaspie was born in 1834 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her daughter Nancy Jane Gillaspie was born in 1835 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her son Wellington William Gillaspie was born in September 1837 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her daughter Mariah Elizabeth Gillaspie was born in 1839 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her son David Gillaspie was born in 1840 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her son John J. Gillaspie was born in September 1842 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her daughter Minerva Hannah Gillaspie was born in 1844 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her daughter Mary M. Gillaspie was born in 1846 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her son Ithamer P. Gillaspie was born in December 1848 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Her son George W. Gillaspie was born in November 1850 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Margaret Cree died after 1900 in York Township, Belmont County, Ohio, USA.

Children of Margaret Cree and John Gillaspie

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John Gillaspie

Male, CreeID#4369, (10 April 1810 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
John Gillaspie died. Y. He was buried in Old Dover Cemetery, Belmont County, Ohio, USA. He was born on 10 April 1810 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA.

John Gillaspie married Margaret Cree, daughter of John Cree and Nancy Brothers, on 21 March 1833 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA.

His daughter Malissa Gillaspie was born in 1834 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His daughter Nancy Jane Gillaspie was born in 1835 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His son Wellington William Gillaspie was born in September 1837 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His daughter Mariah Elizabeth Gillaspie was born in 1839 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His son David Gillaspie was born in 1840 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His son John J. Gillaspie was born in September 1842 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His daughter Minerva Hannah Gillaspie was born in 1844 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His daughter Mary M. Gillaspie was born in 1846 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His son Ithamer P. Gillaspie was born in December 1848 in Belmont County, Ohio.

His son George W. Gillaspie was born in November 1850 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Children of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree

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Malissa Gillaspie

Female, CreeID#4370, (1834 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Her married name was Carpenter.

Malissa Gillaspie died. Y. She was born in 1834 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.

Malissa Gillaspie married David Carpenter on 6 January 1854 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Family: Malissa Gillaspie and David Carpenter

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Nancy Jane Gillaspie

Female, CreeID#4371, (1835 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Her married name was Campbell.

Nancy Jane Gillaspie died. Y. She was born in 1835 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.

Nancy Jane Gillaspie married William B. Campbell on 7 September 1864.

Family: Nancy Jane Gillaspie and William B. Campbell

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Wellington William Gillaspie

Male, CreeID#4372, (September 1837 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Wellington William Gillaspie died. Y. He was born in September 1837 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.

Wellington William Gillaspie married Sevilla L. Bonar on 3 January 1867 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Family: Wellington William Gillaspie and Sevilla L. Bonar

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Mariah Elizabeth Gillaspie

Female, CreeID#4373, (1839 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Her married name was Ramsey.

Mariah Elizabeth Gillaspie married Abraham Ramsey. Mariah Elizabeth Gillaspie was born in 1839 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.

Family: Mariah Elizabeth Gillaspie and Abraham Ramsey

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David Gillaspie

Male, CreeID#4374, (1840 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
David Gillaspie died. Y. He was born in 1840 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.
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John J. Gillaspie

Male, CreeID#4375, (September 1842 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
John J. Gillaspie died. Y. He was born in September 1842 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.

John J. Gillaspie married Martha E. Trigg on 15 December 1867 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Family: John J. Gillaspie and Martha E. Trigg

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Minerva Hannah Gillaspie

Female, CreeID#4376, (1844 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Minerva Hannah Gillaspie died. Y. She was born in 1844 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.
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Mary M. Gillaspie

Female, CreeID#4377, (1846 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Mary M. Gillaspie died. Y. She was born in 1846 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.
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Ithamer P. Gillaspie

Male, CreeID#4378, (December 1848 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Ithamer P. Gillaspie died. Y. He was born in December 1848 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.

Ithamer P. Gillaspie married Sarah Janet Giffin on 23 December 1869 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Family: Ithamer P. Gillaspie and Sarah Janet Giffin

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George W. Gillaspie

Male, CreeID#4379, (November 1850 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
George W. Gillaspie died. Y.

George W. Gillaspie married Catherine S. ?. George W. Gillaspie was born in November 1850 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.

Family: George W. Gillaspie and Catherine S. ?

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Sarah Janet Giffin

Female, CreeID#4380
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Her married name was Gillaspie.

Sarah Janet Giffin married Ithamer P. Gillaspie, son of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree, on 23 December 1869 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA.

Family: Sarah Janet Giffin and Ithamer P. Gillaspie

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Sevilla L. Bonar

Female, CreeID#4381
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Her married name was Gillaspie.

Sevilla L. Bonar married Wellington William Gillaspie, son of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree, on 3 January 1867 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA.

Family: Sevilla L. Bonar and Wellington William Gillaspie

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Martha E. Trigg

Female, CreeID#4382
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Her married name was Gillaspie.

Martha E. Trigg married John J. Gillaspie, son of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree, on 15 December 1867 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA.

Family: Martha E. Trigg and John J. Gillaspie

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Abraham Ramsey

Male, CreeID#4383
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Abraham Ramsey married Mariah Elizabeth Gillaspie, daughter of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree.

Family: Abraham Ramsey and Mariah Elizabeth Gillaspie

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William B. Campbell

Male, CreeID#4384
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
William B. Campbell married Nancy Jane Gillaspie, daughter of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree, on 7 September 1864.

Family: William B. Campbell and Nancy Jane Gillaspie

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David Carpenter

Male, CreeID#4385
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
David Carpenter married Malissa Gillaspie, daughter of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree, on 6 January 1854 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA.

Family: David Carpenter and Malissa Gillaspie

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Catherine S. ?

Female, CreeID#4386
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Catherine S. ? married George W. Gillaspie, son of John Gillaspie and Margaret Cree. Her married name was Gillaspie.

Family: Catherine S. ? and George W. Gillaspie

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John Cree

Male, CreeID#4387, (20 December 1818? - age 23)
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
John Cree was born on 20 December 1818? In Belmont County, Ohio, USA. Robert H Cree writes, "This date is taken from a barely legible tombstone inscription in which the
last digit of the year is completely illegible. There seems to be some indication of curvature on the top of
this digit so it could be a 6 or an 8 or a 9. He was the son of John Cree and Nancy Brothers.

John Cree died age 23 in Belmont County, Ohio. He was buried in Old Dover Cemetery, Belmont County, Ohio, USA.
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Marshall F. Cree

Male, CreeID#4388, (30 November 1890 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Marshall F. Cree died. Y. He was born on 30 November 1890 in Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of Stewart Theodore Cree and Laura V. Bear.
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Delmer C. Cree

Male, CreeID#4389, (16 May 1898 - February 1979)
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Delmer C. Cree was born on 16 May 1898 in Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of Stewart Theodore Cree and Laura V. Bear.

Delmer C. Cree died in February 1979 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA.
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Jane Ella Cree

Female, CreeID#4390, (5 February 1875 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Her married name was Frank.

Jane Ella Cree died. Y. She was born on 5 February 1875 in Wayne Township, Monroe County, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of George D. Cree and Martha Marie McKay.

Jane Ella Cree married Oscar J Frank on 3 June 1893 in Monroe County, Ohio, USA.

Family: Jane Ella Cree and Oscar J Frank

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James William Cree

Male, CreeID#4391, (20 August 1876 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
James William Cree died. Y. He was born on 20 August 1876 in Wayne Township, Monroe County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of George D. Cree and Martha Marie McKay.
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Joseph Sheridan Cree

Male, CreeID#4392, (21 July 1878 - 7 July 1904)
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Joseph Sheridan Cree was born on 21 July 1878 in Wayne Township, Monroe County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of George D. Cree and Martha Marie McKay.

Joseph Sheridan Cree died on 7 July 1904.
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Oscar R. Cree

Male, CreeID#4393, (25 October 1882 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Oscar R. Cree died. Y. He was born on 25 October 1882 in Wayne Township, Monroe County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of George D. Cree and Martha Marie McKay.
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Mary Elizabeth Cree

Female, CreeID#4394, (10 August 1885 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Mary Elizabeth Cree died. Y. She was born on 10 August 1885. She was the daughter of George D. Cree and Martha Marie McKay.
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Myrtle Maybelle Cree

Female, CreeID#4395, (25 May 1892 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Myrtle Maybelle Cree died. Y. She was born on 25 May 1892 in Wayne Township, Monroe County, Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of George D. Cree and Martha Marie McKay.
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George B. Cree

Male, CreeID#4396, (September 1894 - )
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
George B. Cree was born in September 1894 in Wayne Township, Monroe County, Ohio, USA. He was the son of George D. Cree and Martha Marie McKay.
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Oscar J Frank

Male, CreeID#4397
ChartsLine 19. The Robert Cree Sr line of PA
Oscar J Frank married Jane Ella Cree, daughter of George D. Cree and Martha Marie McKay, on 3 June 1893 in Monroe County, Ohio, USA.

Family: Oscar J Frank and Jane Ella Cree

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William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA)

Male, CreeID#4398, (20 November 1751 - 6 April 1835)
ChartsBranch 20b. The William Cree branch of PA
William Cree was born in County Down in what is now Northern Ireland on 20 November 1751. The names of his parents are unknown. He came to America, along with his brother Robert, shortly before the Revolutionary War and probably disembarked at Philadelphia. It is not known if other members of the family accompanied the two brothers to this country. William and Robert Cree are both shown on the1778 and 1779 tax assessment lists of Tyrone Township, Cumberland (now Perry) County, Penna. They are both listed as 'single freemen' which means that they were at least 21 years of age and were unmarried at that time. It is not known with whom they were living with in Tyrone Township as there were no other Crees listed in this township at that time. It is possible that they worked as farmhands or even as indentured servants to some of the other Scotch-Irish immigrants who had settled in this area.

William Cree was married on 27 April 1780 to Jane Marshall by the Rev. John Linn, pastor of the Centre Presbyterian Church, located in what was then Tyrone Township, Cumberland County, Pa. Jane Marshall was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Marshall of Rye (now Center) Township, Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pa.

Several years after their marriage, William and Jane Cree left Cumberland County and moved on westward to Jefferson Township, Washington (now Greene) County, Pa. where they settled along Muddy Creek at the site of the present town of Khedive. On February 4, 1789, William Cree warranted 250 acres of the land on which they had settled, and in accordance with the custom of the time, he called it 'Ashton', possibly for some place associated with his boyhood in Northern Ireland. Later, in 1796, he warranted an additional 50 acres adjacent to his original tract. It is interesting to note that a portion of this land has been continuously owned and occupied for more than 200 years by descendants of William and Jane Cree.

William Cree and his wife had seven children, two of whom were born in Cumberland County and five who were born on the Greene County homestead. William Cree died on 6 April 1835 and his wife died four years later. They are both buried in the family graveyard on the hilltop just behind the old stone house (still remaining) that William built sometime around 1796. Their son, William Jr. and their daughters, Esther Gwynne and Catherine Gregory, are also buried in this burial ground.

William Cree was a farmer all of his life and upon his death, in accordance with the provisions of his will, his homestead farm was divided between his sons, John and William, Jr. They both continued to farm their portions of the old family homestead up until the time of their deaths.1 William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA) was born on 20 November 1751 in County Down, Ireland.2 He was the son of Unknown #4 Cree.

A discussion of the relationship between Robert Cree Sr of Cumberland Township, Greene County, PA, and William Cree Sr of Jefferson Township, Greene County, PA.

There has been a considerable amount of speculation and controversy over the past few years among Cree researchers as to whether William Cree, who settled in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Pa. was a son of Robert Cree, Sr. who had settled about the same time a few miles away in Cumberland Township, Greene County, Pa.

We do know that Robert, Sr. had a son William, as he is mentioned in Robert's Will. We further know that the William who we are discussing here was of the proper age to have been Robert, Sr's son. We also know that Robert, Sr. and William both came to Washington (now Greene) County from Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pa. sometime between 1782 and 1785.

From this knowledge, it would seem likely that Robert, Sr. could indeed have been the father of William Cree of Jefferson Township. Consequently, numerous persons who have conducted a limited amount of research on the Crees of Greene County, Pennsylvania have assumed this to be so and have included this assumption in their various written, printed and electronic listings.

However, as a result of many years of research into the background of the Cree families who first lived in Cumberland County, Pa. and later in Washington County, Pa. (including Robert, Sr. and William Cree) I have reached the conclusion that , although there might have been some relationship between these two, they very definitely were not father and son. Accordingly, I am listing herewith some of the recorded data, known facts and personal assumptions that have prompted me to reach this conclusion.

First, and perhaps foremost, is the documented fact that there were two different William Crees of approximately the same age living at the same time in different but adjacent townships of Cumberland County, Pa. In Series 3, Volume 20, page 97 of the Pennsylvania Archives, William Cree and Robert Cree are listed in the Rye Township, Cumberland County tax assessment lists for the year 1778 as 'Freemen'. Also, in Series 3, Volume 20, page 102, a William Cree and a Robert Cree are listed in the Tyrone Township, Cumberland County tax assessment lists for the same year of 1778 as 'Freemen'. The term 'Freeman' was used in these tax assessment lists to indicate an unmarried male over 21 years of age who owned no real property. So according to this data, recorded in the official archives of the State of Pennsylvania, there were two William Crees and two Robert Crees of approximately the same age and unmarried, living in different townships of the same county appoximately 10-15 miles apart in the same year of 1778.

It is also a matter of record that Robert Cree, Sr. owned land and lived in Rye Township, Cumberland County, prior to his moving on to Cumberland Township, Washington (now Greene) County, Pa. So we must therefore assume that the William and Robert who were shown in the Rye Twp. assessment lists for 1778 were the sons of Robert Cree, Sr. as we know from his Will and from other sources that he had sons with these names.

So then who was the Robert Cree and the William Cree who were shown in the Tyrone Twp., assessment lists for 1778? Obviously, Robert was the one who married Mary Roddy and who remained in Cumberland (now Perry) County and who died there in Tyrone Township in 1832. And it seems logical to me that William could only have been the one who married Jane Marshall in 1780 and moved shortly thereafter to what is now Jefferson Township, Greene County, Pa.

Both Robert Cree who spent the remainder of his life in Tyrone Township, Perry County and William Cree who moved on to Greene County, were married by the Reverand John Linn, Pastor of the Centre Presbyterian Church in what was then Tyrone Township, Cumberland County. This would indicate that William was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church while living in Cumberland County. And it is a known fact that after moving to Jefferson Twp.,Washington (now Greene) County, Pa., William and all or most of his children were Presbyterians. John Cree, oldest son of William was buried in the Glades Presbyterian Cemetery near Carmichaels, Greene County, where William himself attended church. His daughter, Mary Kincaid and his daughter, Jane Holder, are both buried in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Jefferson, Greene County and most of the children of his son, William Jr. and many of his grandchildren are buried in the Muddy Creek Presbyterian Cemetery near his old homestead at Khedive, Greene County.

But Robert Cree, Sr. was a Methodist and apparently all, or at least most of his known children were Methodists. Robert and his wife Janet were members of the Shepherds Methodist Church near their home in Cumberland Township and all evidence indicates that they, as well as at least two of their children and a number of their grand children, are buried in the cemetery there.

We know that James Cree, son of Robert, Sr., settled in Monroe County, Ohio and was instrumental in establishing a Methodist Church in that county at an early date. Two of his sons, John and Hamilton, were later quite active in the Methodist Church in Saylor County, Iowa, where they both lived. Elizebeth Cree, widow of Robert Cree, Jr., was a member of the Methodist church at Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio and she and one of her grandsons are buried in the Methodist Cemetery at that place. Also one of her daughters, Mary Cree Morton, is buried in the Methodist Cemetery at Jefferson, Greene County, Pa. Finally, Hamilton Cree, Jr., son of Hamilton Cree and grandson of Robert Cree, Sr. was a Methodist minister in Brooke County, West Virginia.

So from all of this information, it seems evident that Robert Cree, Sr. and all or most of his children were Methodists, while William Cree and all or most of his children were Presbyterians. One would surmise that if William of Jefferson Township had been a son of Robert, Sr., he too would most likely have been a Methodist and would have been a member of the same church as that attended by his parents and his brothers and sisters. However, there is conclusive evidence that he chose to attend the Glades Presbyterian Church in the nearby town of Carmichaels.

In the 'History Of Greene County' by the Reverend William Hannah, (1882), pages 310-311, we find the following excerpt - "James Vance came from Ireland previous to the War of the Revolution in company with a friend whom he called Billy Cree. Vance was drafted into the army soon after his arrival and parted with his friend Cree in Philadelphia. After the close of the war, Vance settled near Morristown, New Jersey and in 1796 he emigrated from there to Greene County, Pa. James Vance was a Presbyterian and attended the Glades Presbyterian Church. To this neighborhood his friend Billy Cree had also emigrated some time previous. At the church services, the two men, having sat down side by side at the Communion Table, recognized each other as they arose, and after the service was over, they had a good time renewing their old friendship".

The significance of this excerpt from Reverend Hannah's book is that Billy Cree, who was obviously the William Cree of Jefferson Township, was evidently living in or near Philadelphia at the beginning of the Revolutionary War while it is a documented fact that Robert Cree, Sr. and his family were living in Rye Township, Cumberland County, Pa. as early as 1773. This also confirms the fact that William Cree attended Glades Presbyterian Church, as previously noted.

Another important point of discussion concerning the relationship (or lack of relationship) between Robert Cree, Sr. and William Cree is that a common method of confirming a connecting relationship between individuals or families is by the comparison of given names, as certain given names tend to run or repeat in certain family lines. For instance, among the known descendants of Robert Cree, Sr., the given name Robert appears in nearly every family for a number of generations. The same is true of the given name Hamilton which also appears in a number of families through at least several generations, either as a first or a middle name. This name was derived from the maiden name of Robert Cree, Sr's wife, Janet Hamilton. However, among the descendants of William and Jane Marshall Cree, the name Robert or the name Hamilton does not appear one single time through at least five generations of descendants.

So, if from all of the material presented here, we assume that William Cree of Jefferson Township was not the son of Robert Cree of Cumberland Township, then what did become of this William Cree who we know was the son of Robert, Sr. as noted in his Will and elsewhere? After being shown as a beneficiary in his father's Will which was written some time after 1795, William seems to have disappeared from all further records. It is quite possible (but not proven) that he was the father of the William Cree who is shown in the 1810 Federal Census lists for Floyd County, Kentucky. This William is shown in the census records as having been born between 1765 and 1784 which would have placed him in the proper age group to have been William's son. It is also a known fact that numerous individuals and families from the Greene County area of Pennsylvania migrated into Kentucky during the period from 1790 to 1800. It is a family tradition among the descendants of the William Cree of Floyd County that he came to Kentucky from Pennsylvania. William Cree of Floyd County, Kentucky died in 1814 leaving a widow and two children.

Finally, family tradition tends to strengthen the 'two William Cree' theory. Sometime around 1965, I made at least three visits to Miss Eva Cree at her home in Khedive, Greene County, Pa. She was about 80 years old at that time and lived in a small house along the main highway within sight of the old stone house that William Cree built about 1796. Eva (1884-1978) was the daughter of Charles H. Cree (1862-1926) and was a great, great granddaughter of William Cree, Sr. through his son John. At the time of these visits, she was the oldest living descendant of William Cree still living in this area. Eva had an extremely sharp mind for a person of her age and everyone in the area referred her to me as the local authority on the Crees. She was very positive in her contention that her Cree line (she referred to it as the 'Muddy Creek' Crees) was in no way related to the Robert Cree, Sr. line which she referred to as the 'Carmichael' Crees. She said that her father had often told her that it was common knowledge in his family that they were two entirely different branches of the Cree family. Eva said that as a child (sometime around the turn of the century) they had held a Cree reunion at the family farm at Khedive and that Cree 'cousins' came from as far away as Iowa and Illinois. However, she said that none of the 'Carmichael' Crees were invited or had attended this reunion. Eva also told me that her father often mentioned the trip that he, as a young man, along with some of his relatives had made to Perry County, Pa. to visit some of their 'cousins' living there. The only Crees living in Perry County at that time were descendants of the Robert Cree of Tyrone Township who was shown, along with William, in the 1779 tax assessment lists. He is the one that from all available evidence was the brother of William Cree, Sr.

One final bit of evidence should definitely prove that there were two different William Crees living in relative proximity to each other in the Greene County area of Pennsylvania in the late 1700s or the early 1800s. In Robert Cree, Sr's Will, which was written sometime between 1795 and 1813, we find the following entry - 'I give and bequeath unto my son William Cree the sum of twenty five pounds'. This proves that Robert Cree did indeed have a son William and that he was one of the beneficiaries of his Will. This said Will was witnessed by three persons, one of whom was a William Cree. However, according to the existing laws of the State of Pennsylvania, any person who was a beneficiary to a Will could not be a witness to this same Will. It was a legal requirement that Wills must be witnessed by 'disinterested parties'. Since this Will could not legally have been witnessed by Robert Cree's son William, then it obviously was witnessed by the only other William Cree living in the area and that was the William of Jefferson Township.

Since we conclude from the above that this William was not the son of Robert, Sr., if there was any relationship at all between the two, then there is some possibility that since William was approximately 19 years younger than Robert, he might have been his nephew.

Robert H. Cree (2006.)2



In 1775 William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA) was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The significance of the excerpt from Rev. William Hannah's History of Greene County is that Billy Cree, who was obviously the William Cree of Jefferson Township, was evidently living in or near Philadelphia at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, while we know that Robert Cree Sr and his family were living in Rye Township, Cumberland County, PA, as early as 1773. This also confirms that William Cree attended Glades Presbyterian Church as previously noted.3

In 1778 William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA) and Robert Cree (of Tyrone Township PA) were living in Tyrone Township, Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pennsylvania, USA. Both William and Robert were listed as Freemen, that is, unmarried men under 21 years of age.4

William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA) married Jane Marshall on 27 April 1780 in Centre Presbyterian Church, Tyrone Township, Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pennsylvania, USA. Centre Presbyterian Church.

His daughter Mary Cree was born on 1 March 1781 in Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pennsylvania, USA.

His daughter Esther Cree was born on 10 December 1782 in Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pennsylvania.

His daughter Anne Elizabeth Cree was born on 10 August 1784 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA.

His daughter Catherine Cree was born on 8 October 1788 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.

His daughter Jane Cree was born on 28 March 1791 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.

His son John Cree was born on 5 August 1794 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.

His son William Cree Jr was born on 18 May 1796 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.5

His daughter Mary Cree died on 3 February 1815 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA.

William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA) left a will dated 8 May 1834.

WILL OF WILLIAM CREE

In the name of God Amen, I, William Cree of Jefferson Township in the County of Greene, being advanced in life but of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding (blessed be to God for the same) calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed to men once to die, do make this my last Will and Testament, to wit: Principally and first of all I commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executor. And so to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life.

I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit: First - it is my will that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as it conveniently may be after my decease.

Second - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane the use and benefit of all my real estate during her natural life and one horse and saddle and bridle, one bed and bedding, two cows and such house furniture and kitchen utensils as are necessary for her comfort and convenience during her life.

Third - I will and bequeath unto my son John Cree that part of my farm lying on Muddy Creek which is west of the road leading to Jefferson. Beginning on the southwest boundary line on the tract where the road leading from the state road on the south fork of Muddy Creek to Jefferson intersects or crosses the line aforesaid, thence along the road that is located but not cut out or opened till it intersects the road now occupied or traveled near the north fork of Muddy Creek, thence along the said creek at the mouth of the lane and continuing the lane and road towards Jefferson through my said farm, thence adjoining land of Jacob Strawn heirs, James Gwynn, Richard Long Esq. and others to the place of beginning, supposed to contain 150 acres be the same more or less to him the said John Cree, his heirs and assigns forever, and the other half of all my personal estate not otherwise bequeathed, on condition of his paying to my legatee such sums or proportions as is by me hereinafter bequeathed to my daughters and their heirs, and herein after mentioned to be paid by him or his heirs.

Fourth - I will unto my son William Cree the residue and remainder of all my real and personal estate to him, his heirs and assigns forever on condition that he shall pay unto my legatees the sums or proportion herein bequeathed or willed to my daughters particularly declared for him to pay them. I will and bequeath to the heirs of my daughter Mary who was intermarried with William Kincaid two hundred dollars, the same to be divided between the heirs of the said Mary. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Hester intermarried with James Gwyne two hundred dollars. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth intermarried with Nicholas VanBuskirk two hundred dollars. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Cree four hundred dollars and a mare and colt known as belonging to her, a saddle and bridle, two cows and five yearlings, two beds and bedding with the appurtenances and carpeting known to the family as belonging to her, one bureau and chest, one set of chairs and the cupboard furniture, spoons and plates and the kitchen utensils (after the decease of my said wife Jane), also one spinning wheel. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Jane intermarried with Abraham Holder two hundred dollars. It is my will that each of my aforesaid daughters shall have three legacies or money within two years after my decease and that my daughter Caty (Catherine) have the whole of the property hereby bequeathed to her except the $400.00 immediately on my decease, only the kitchen utensils coming to her at the death of her mother. And it is my will that my sons John and William shall pay the above mentioned legacies to my said daughters at the times above mentioned and that the said William pay one hundred and fifty dollars more than the aforesaid John in view of the fact that I consider the land hereby given to him, the said William, of greater value than the part given to my son John.

And lastly, I constitute and appoint my said sons John and William Cree to be Executors of this Will hereby revoking all former Wills and bequest by me hereafter made declaring this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this eighth day of May, 1834.

William Cree (seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Testator, William Cree as his last Will and Testament who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses.

James Henderson
John Fordyce.

William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA) died on 6 April 1835 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in the Willam Cree family cemetery, Khedive, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The home of William and Jane (Marshall) Cree in Khedive, Greene Co. PA, is now on the National Register of Historic Homes, thanks to the loving restoration, investment, and hard work of its present owners. The house is stone and built ca. 1790 in 'typical' Irish style. The Crees had a special formula for mortar, according to a family historian. It has lasted these many years till some walls recently cracked due to underground mining...hopefully, being placed on the Register will protect "Ashton" from the ravages of the 21st century.6,7
The Cree homestead near Khedive

Children of William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA) and Jane Marshall

References

  1. [S226] The Cree Families of Pennsylvania, GEDCOM file created by Robert H Cree, 2006, "All text in these web pages of the Cree Families of Pennsylvania is copyright (c) Robert H Cree 2006."
  2. [S316] Robert H Cree research files, 2006.
  3. [S350] Reverend William Hannah, History of Greene County (n.p.: n.pub., 1882), "James Vance came from Ireland previous to the War of the Revolution in company with a friend whom he called Billy Cree. Vance was drafted into the army soon after his arrival and parted with his friend Cree in Philadelphia. After the close of the war, Vance settled near Morristown, New Jersey, from which place he emigrated to Greene County, Pa, in 1796... James Vance was a Presbyterian and attended the Glades Church. To this neighborhood his friend Billy Cree had immigrated some time before, and the two men, having sat down side by side at the Communion Table, recognized each other as they arose, and after the service was over they had a good time renewing their old friendship."
  4. [S351] Unknown record type, Series 3 Vol 20 p 102.
  5. [S530] John Woolf Jordan, Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette and Greene Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 3 (Fayette County PA: Lewis historical publishing company, 1912), p 825.
  6. [S16] Personal communication, Posting by Maxine Hobbs on Cree Family Genealogy Forum (Genforum) 13 Dec 2003.
  7. [S310] Website Find a Grave web site (http://www.findagrave.com/), http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
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Jane Marshall

Female, CreeID#4399, (1752 - 29 October 1839)
ChartsBranch 20b. The William Cree branch of PA
Jane Marshall was buried in the Willam Cree family cemetery, Khedive, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Notes on Joseph Marshall of Perry County, Pa.

Joseph Marshall was born in Northern Ireland about 1725. He came to this country at an early age with his brother Michael and probably lived first in Lancaster County, Pa. After the Albany Purchase of 1754, large numbers of Scotch-Irish settlers living in Lancaster County crossed over the Blue Mountains into what is now Perry County and took up lands in that area. The Marshall brothers were no doubt part of this settlement as they are shown in the tax lists of 1766 as jointly owning 300 acres of land in Rye Township, Cumberland County, now part of Centre Township, Perry County, Pa. The Joseph Marshall homestead was located approximately one mile to the northwest of New Bloomfield, county seat of Perry County.

There has been considerable speculation that Joseph Marshall married Mary Pedan but this has never been proven, although we do know that her first name was Mary. It is a known fact though that the first wife of Michael Marshall, brother of Joseph, was a Pedan.

Joseph Marshall and his wife spent their lifetimes on their homestead in Centre Township and are buried in the old abandoned Poplar Hill Cemetery, within sight of their home.

Children of Joseph and Mary Marshall -
John - married - Elizebeth Graham. Moved to Kentucky
Jane - born - 1752
died - 29 October1839
married - William Cree on 27 April 1780
buried - on homestead in Jefferson Twp. in Greene County, Pa.
David - born - 23 February 1754
died - 24 April 1821 in Kentucky
migrated to Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1786
Michael - born - 1755
died - 10 March 1830
married - Elizebeth Beatty
buried - Poplar Hill Cemetery
was known as Major Michael Marshall. He inherited his father's homestead where he lived and died.
Mary - married - James Power
Joseph, Jr. - married - Mary White
Catherine - married her first cousin, Samuel Marshall, son of Michael Marshall
Eleanor - married - Joseph Jones. Her married name was Cree. She was born in 1752 in Probably Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Jane Marshall married William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA), son of Unknown #4 Cree, on 27 April 1780 in Centre Presbyterian Church, Tyrone Township, Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pennsylvania, USA. Centre Presbyterian Church.

Her daughter Mary Cree was born on 1 March 1781 in Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Her daughter Esther Cree was born on 10 December 1782 in Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pennsylvania.

Her daughter Anne Elizabeth Cree was born on 10 August 1784 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Her daughter Catherine Cree was born on 8 October 1788 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Her daughter Jane Cree was born on 28 March 1791 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Her son John Cree was born on 5 August 1794 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Her son William Cree Jr was born on 18 May 1796 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.1

Her daughter Mary Cree died on 3 February 1815 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Her husband William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA) died on 6 April 1835 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Jane Marshall died on 29 October 1839 in Khedive, Jefferson Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Children of Jane Marshall and William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA)

References

  1. [S530] John Woolf Jordan, Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette and Greene Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 3 (Fayette County PA: Lewis historical publishing company, 1912), p 825.
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Mary Cree

Female, CreeID#4400, (1 March 1781 - 3 February 1815)
ChartsBranch 20b. The William Cree branch of PA
Mary Cree was buried in Presby. Cemetery, Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA. She was born on 1 March 1781 in Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pennsylvania, USA. She was the daughter of William Cree (of Jefferson Township PA) and Jane Marshall.

Her daughter Jane Kincaid was born in 1801.

Mary Cree died on 3 February 1815 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Child of Mary Cree and William Kincaid

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