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Migrations to Amwell Twp. Specifically (Page 2)

From Boyd Crumrine.

Joshua Denman or his father? with other NJ families? N.J. Stayed, but son Alpheus Denman reportedly "went West" and grson Joshua Alpheus Denman moved to Akron OH by about 1850   Grandson, Joshua Alpheus Denman, took the alias of Andrew J. Donley, left wife & 5 ch. behind; started 2nd family in Ohio
The McCrackens were natives of the Highlands of Scotland, but early removed to County Down, Ireland, from which place, in about 1768, David McCracken emigrated to this country. After a short time spent in the East, he emigrated West and settled on the waters of Ten-Mile Creek...     "He left four sons, Thomas, the eldest, was killed at a raising when a young man, the others emigrated to the West."    
"Andrew McCracken, a brother of David, remained in Ireland until 1792, when he emigrated to America and came directly to this county, and lived with his brother two years before he made a purchase of land. On the 12th of April, 1794, he bought sixty-three acres of land of Jacob Housong, and on the 10th of May, 1806, forty-one acres of William McClenahan."     "He died in 1837 while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. John Finacle, then living in Athens County, Ohio., He left two sons,--John and Archibald. John emigrated to Ohio, and later to Iowa, where he died. Archibald married Lusany, the daughter of Luther Axtell, Sr., and settled on the homestead where he was born and still resides at eighty-three years of age. M.L.A. McCracken, an attorney in Washington, is a son. The daughters of Andrew McCracken all married and emigrated to Ohio."    

Maj. Daniel Axtell of East & West NJ... "...three sons came to this county about 1780, and settled in Ten-Mile Creek. But like most of the settlers of that day they did not secure titles till several years later."



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