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Jerusha McCracken
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Birth: 1744
Death: Oct. 4, 1794

Samuel McCracken, son of Thomas and Margaret, was born in Mount Bethel Township circa 1746-1747 and died there on the 8th of September 1794 in his 48th year. In 1787 Mount Bethel Township was divided into Upper and Lower Mount Bethel Townships. He first appears as a Ranger in John Neilson's Company 9 July 1776. He received a certificate dated 25 April 1781 for 12 days Militia duty in that month as a Sergeant signed by Captain Hugh Gaston. In 1784 he was a Sergeant in the 5th Battalion. In 1785 he was a Sergeant in Middaugh's Company and elected Ensign in the 2nd Battalion. He was an Ensign in the 3rd Company, 19 May 1786 and finally, in 1790, he was a Lieutenant in the 3rd Company, 7th Battalion. He married Jerusha McIlhenny (McIlhaney). The 1790 census lists him with 1 male over 16 and 3 females. Samuel McCracken's daughter, Agnes, was appointed administratrix of his estate, 15 December 1794 but her administration did not satisfy her sister, Eleanor, who asked for accounting 18 December 1800. According to the 1850 Census of Upper Mount Bethel, Eleanor McCracken is recorded as E. McCracken, age 70, female, living with her son James. Eleanor died in the spring of 1852, shortly before the birth of her last grandchild, Phoebe McCracken. Phoebe McCracken has stated that Eleanor married her first cousin, Henry McCracken. Samuel and Jerusha are both buried at "Three Churches," lots 121 and 122. Children: Eleanor, Agnes, James and William. Daughter Agnes married a man named Barnes and became the mother of Agnes Barnes who died 18 October 1873 at the age of 70. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 1952, V 40, Issue 2, Pg. 64-69. The McCracken's of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, by George E. McCracken PhD., F. A. A. R.

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  Samuel McCracken (1746 - 1794)
Scotch-Irish Presbyterian Cemetery
Martins Creek
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lots 121 & 122
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Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Oct 11, 2005
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Jerusha McCracken
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