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  1. Joseph McCracken: Birth: ABT 1775 in Pa. Death: 1855 in Curry Run,Clearfield Co.,Pa

  2. Robert McCracken: Birth: 1777 in Pa. Death: 18 May 1852 in Knox Twp.,Clearfield County,Pa

  3. James McCracken: Birth: 1779. Death: in Iowa

  4. Thomas McCracken: Birth: 1781 in Pa. Death: 1847 in Ferguson Twp.,Clearfield County,Pa

  5. Daniel McCracken: Birth: 1784. Death: 1856

  6. Mary Elizabeth McCracken: Birth: 26 Apr 1786. Death: 6 Oct 1823

  7. John McCracken: Birth: ABT 1787. Death: in Iowa

  8. William McCracken: Birth: 1788. Death: 1851

  9. Nancy McCracken: Birth: ABT 1790 in Huntington Co.,Pa.

  10. Margaret McCracken: Birth: ABT 1792. Death: ABT 1831 in Pike Twp.,Clearfield Co.,Pa

  11. Sarah McCracken: Birth: ABT 1794 in Huntingdon Co.,Pa. Death: 11 Jul 1824

  12. Greenwood McCracken: Birth: ABT 1797. Death: AFT 1822 in Pike Twp.,Clearfield Co.,Pa


Notes
a. Note:   Tradition has him being born on board the vessel bringing his parents to America. History of Clearfield Co., PA - Aldrich "The McCrackens, who are to be numbered among the pioneers of Clearfield Co., PA, and who are now (1887) a numerous family in this locality, came to the then unsettled river country about the begining of the 19th century, soon after the advent of 'Squire" Arthur Bell, to whom they were related; a relationship that has ever since been maintained. The pioneer of the McCracken family was James. He is remembered as having been a man of great physical strength and activity, a trait that was transmitted to his sons, and of which they made frequent use in all athletic sports." A. Y. Straw "James, first settled with his family on the river above Curwensville (now Pike Twp.) on a farm owned later by George Addleman. He then moved on the ridge where Bloomington is located, (Ferguson Twp.) The land was later owned by the Peal Coal Company." The following are listed in the first count of Clearfield County in Jan. 1807. James McCracken; Thomas McCracken; Joseph McCracken, freeman; James McCracken Jr., freeman; Robert McCracken, freeman; Daniel McCracken, freeman. THE GREENWOOD, BELL, McCRACKEN, and HOCKENBERRY CONNECTION: Food for thought... From Perry Co., PA the Greenwood (and probably the Hockenberry) family fled after Braddock's defeat and the Indian war that followed in July of 1756. They crossed the Susquehanna River to Fort Hunter in Paxton Twp., Lancaster Co. Sarah Rebecca Greenwood was born in July of 1756, probably at Fort Hunter or nearby. (William Bell the father of Arthur Bell, moved to Paxton, between 1753 to 1755.) The James McCracken family of Lancaster Co. had purchased 55 A just south of Three Mile Island on Conewago Creek in Newberry Township, York Co. in 1753. The family of Arthur Bell lived in Middletown, just north of Three Mile Island, in 1761 when Arthur was born. Mr. Greenwood joined the war in May of 1758 and since his 3rd daughter, Mary Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia in May of 1759, it's probably safe to assume that he relocated his family to the city for safty during that time. Mr. Greenwood returned to Perry Co. where he is taxed from 1763 to 1768. His next 4 children were born during this time. The Greenwood family again fled from their home in 1764 this time to Middletown. Probably seeking refuge with his friend William Bell. In 1769 and 70 he is taxed in Carlisle, PA where his last child was born. He returned to Philadelphia before 1774 where he was taxed through 1783. The records of St. James and Zion Church record a marriage on Dec. 29, 1772 of Joseph Greenwood, widower and Jane Caruther, widow. Rebecca, Mary and maybe Ann were married during this time probably in Cumberland Co. Did the family stay behind when he went to Phila.? Did his wife die in Carlisle? He joined the American revolution from Philadelphia in 1777 under Capt. John Downey. The 3 sons-in-law James McCracken, Arthur Bell and Casper Hockenberry all served in the Cumberland Co. Malitia during the American revolution. Letters of administration were taken out by sons Joseph and William on 7 Jan 1814. Served as a Private in Thomas Askey's Company, 6th Battalion of the Cumberland County Malitia, commanded by Colonel James Dunlap. Tradition has him being born on board the vessel bringing his parents to America. History of Clearfield Co., PA - Aldrich "The McCrackens, who are to be numbered among the pioneers of Clearfield Co., PA, and who are now (1887) a numerous family in this locality, came to the then unsettled river country about the begining of the 19th century, soon after the advent of 'Squire" Arthur Bell, to whom they were related; a relationship that has ever since been maintained. The pioneer of the McCracken family was James. He is remembered as having been a man of great physical strength and activity, a trait that was transmitted to his sons, and of which they made frequent use in all athletic sports." A. Y. Straw "James, first settled with his family on the river above Curwensville (now Pike Twp.) on a farm owned later by George Addleman. He then moved on the ridge where Bloomington is located, (Ferguson Twp.) The land was later owned by the Peal Coal Company." The following are listed in the first count of Clearfield County in Jan. 1807. James McCracken; Thomas McCracken; Joseph McCracken, freeman; James McCracken Jr., freeman; Robert McCracken, freeman; Daniel McCracken, freeman. THE GREENWOOD, BELL, McCRACKEN, and HOCKENBERRY CONNECTION: Food for thought... From Perry Co., PA the Greenwood (and probably the Hockenberry) family fled after Braddock's defeat and the Indian war that followed in July of 1756. They crossed the Susquehanna River to Fort Hunter in Paxton Twp., Lancaster Co. Sarah Rebecca Greenwood was born in July of 1756, probably at Fort Hunter or nearby. (William Bell the father of Arthur Bell, moved to Paxton, between 1753 to 1755.) The James McCracken family of Lancaster Co. had purchased 55 A just south of Three Mile Island on Conewago Creek in Newberry Township, York Co. in 1753. The family of Arthur Bell lived in Middletown, just north of Three Mile Island, in 1761 when Arthur was born. Mr. Greenwood joined the war in May of 1758 and since his 3rd daughter, Mary Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia in May of 1759, it's probably safe to assume that he relocated his family to the city for safty during that time. Mr. Greenwood returned to Perry Co. where he is taxed from 1763 to 1768. His next 4 children were born during this time. The Greenwood family again fled from their home in 1764 this time to Middletown. Probably seeking refuge with his friend William Bell. In 1769 and 70 he is taxed in Carlisle, PA where his last child was born. He returned to Philadelphia before 1774 where he was taxed through 1783. The records of St. James and Zion Church record a marriage on Dec. 29, 1772 of Joseph Greenwood, widower and Jane Caruther, widow. Rebecca, Mary and maybe Ann were married during this time probably in Cumberland Co. Did the family stay behind when he went to Phila.? Did his wife die in Carlisle? He joined the American revolution from Philadelphia in 1777 under Capt. John Downey. The 3 sons-in-law James McCracken, Arthur Bell and Casper Hockenberry all served in the Cumberland Co. Malitia during the American revolution. Letters of administration were taken out by sons Joseph and William on 7 Jan 1814. Served as a Private in Thomas Askey's Company, 6th Battalion of the Cumberland County Malitia, commanded by Colonel James Dunlap.


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