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Alexander McCracken

Alexander McCracken

Male 1749 - 1851  (102 years)

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  • Name Alexander McCracken 
    Born 25 Apr 1749  Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Sep 1851  Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Founders Cemetery, Guernsey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10151  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2013 

    Father McCracken,   b. Abt 1724, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1824, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 99 years) 
    Family ID F4396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Marshall,   b. 1776, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1827, Xenia, Greene, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1782  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry McCracken,   b. 30 Jul 1793, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1838, Wabash, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F4395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Source: findagrave.com member, janemcash #46778944); Alexander McCracken was born in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1749. In the 1770's he worked as a stone mason on the Alexander family estate. In 1782/3 he eloped with a local girl, Margaret Marshall, daughter of Henry Marshall of Derrykintone Cottage.

      About a year later, they emigrated to the United States. Their first son, Henry, died during the voyage and was buried at sea. The family continually moved westward, by 1785. Alexander and Margaret settled in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where most of their children were born - Sarah, Lillian, William, Robert, James, Alexander, Henry II and Martha. (The 1790 census lists the family in Butler County.) Around 1796 the family moved again, this time to Westmoreland County where four more children children were born - Margaret, John, Jane, and Arthur.

      Another move took place around 1806 to Allegheny County, where their last child, Mary 'Polly' was born. As the children became adults they continued to migrate westward, settling primarily in Ohio. By 1820 Margaret and Alexander also moved to Ohio, where they purchased land in Sugar Creek Township, Greene County. Margaret died 19 June 1827 in Xenia, Greene County. Sarah J.Smith, wrote in 1877, "My grandfather (Alexander McCracken) was a great singer. He used to amuse us children from dark til bedtime after he was 70 years old, singing the songs he sang to his wife."

      In his later years Alexander lived with his eldest son, William, in Cambridge, Ohio. He died at the age of 102 on 9 September 1851, Cambridge, Ohio. "He was living at the home of his son, William, was in good heath and in active possession of his physical and mental faculties. There were two doors, side by side on the porch, one opening into the kitchen, the other to the cellar stairs. In the dusk he opened the wrong door and stepped off, falling down the stairs and resulting in his death."

      Web: Ohio, Find A Grave Index, 1787-2012 Name: Alexander McCracken Sr Birth Date: 25 Apr 1749 Age at Death: 102 Death Date: 9 Sep 1851 Burial Place: Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA

      Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Name: Alexander McCracken Year: 1776 Place: New England Source Publication Code: 9760 Primary Immigrant: McCracken, Alexander Annotation: Covers era prior to 1855. Compiled from correspondence and monument inscriptions, 17th and, mainly, 18th century. Prepared for the Scottish Genealogical Society. 6,470 emigrants. Source Bibliography: WHYTE, DONALD. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the USA. Vol. 1. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1972. 504p. 2nd pr., 1981. Page: 257