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Migrations to Amwell Twp. Specifically (Page 2)
From Boyd Crumrine.
|Joshua Denman or his father?
||with other NJ families?
||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
|"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
in Washington, PA
and other Families of "Washpa"
All newspaper items posted with permission of
the Observer-Reporter Oct. 13, 2005.
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