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Col George Croghan
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Birth: 1720
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Aug. 31, 1782
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

George Croghan, Frontiersman, Trader, Indian Agent, Diplomat, Explorer and Land Speculator. Colonel George Croghan served with Colonel George Washington during the French & Indian War, most notably with Braddock in 1755. He played a major role in Pontiac's War, and negotiated a peace treaty with Pontiac. Croghan served as Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs under Sir William Johnson for 15 years. At one time he was the second largest landowner in Pennsylvania after the Penn family. He was granted the original Otsego Tract of 80,000 acres encompassing present day Cooperstown, NY. His Mohawk wife, Catherine Tekarihoga, was the daughter of a leading Mohawk Sachem; their child, Catherine Adwontishon Croghan, married Chief Joseph Brant, the Iroquois ally of the British during the Revolutionary War. His only white child, Susannah, married Major Augustine Prevost, son of British Major General Augustine Prevost. Croghan sided with the Americans, chairing the Committee of Correspondence at Fort Pitt in 1775. He died at Passyunk, Philadelphia, on August 31, 1782, and is buried in historic St. Peter's Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphoia. A recognized Sons of the American Revolution Patriot, his grave is marked by a SAR/VA headstone. 
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  Susannah Croghan Prevost (1750 - 1790)*
  Catherine Adowentishon Croghan Brant (1759 - 1837)*
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Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Nov 18, 2007
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