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Robert McCrory
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1801, Ireland
Death: Mar. 20, 1879
Fayette County
Indiana, USA

Robert was a son of John McCrory and Lillie Akin McCrory; his siblings were Samuel, William, Margaret, and Jane. Robert married Salina M. "Celina" Saxon in Fayette Co., IN on January 28, 1823. Their ten children were John, Mary, Annie, William S., Margaret, Samuel, Clayton, Jane, Catherine E., and Salina.

Robert's sister Margaret married Alexander Gillespie Saxon who was Robert's brother-in-law.

"Robert McCrory ... a native of Ireland walked from Cincinnati to the land office at Indianapolis and there entered a quarter of a section of land two and one-half miles northeast of Glenwood in this country, where he established his home. He married Celina Saxon, who was born in Georgia and who was but a child when her parents came to Indiana, settling in Fayette county at a time when Indians still were numerous hereabout. The Indians at that time were continuing to give such cause for apprehension on the part of the settlers that the little Celina was not permitted to wander far from the house in her play, lest she should be stolen by the Indians." [Barrows 1917 History of Fayette Co., IN. p. 844.]

"...Robert McCrory was a native of Ireland who came to America with his parents when he was but a lad, the family locating in Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood. As a young man he came out to Indiana and located in Fayette county, where he presently married and established his home, one of the pioneers of the Glenwood neighborhood, and on their farm there he and his wife spent the remainder of their lives. Of the eleven children born to them all are now dead, but their descendants in the third and fourth generation are numerously represented hereabout. ...". [Centennial History of Rush County IN Vol. 2 1921 pp.109-110.]

"Obituary All that is mortal of Robert McCrory, Sr., was laid away in the church-yard here last Saturday. The obsequies were witnessed by the largest concourse of mourning relatives and friends ever assembled on like occasion in this vicinity. The subject of this notice was born in county Antrim, Ireland, in the month of August, 1800. Emigrating to America, he landed in Baltimore in 1812. Was taken from his ship while crossing the ocean by a British man-of-war to be impressed into their service as a soldier or seaman, but his youth and the earnest intercession of his mother, who was present at this trying moment, induced the British commander to give up the lad after detaining him about twenty-four hours. In a Baltimore ship-yard, shortly after landing, he witnessed the severe flogging of a slave for some trivial offense, which sight had much to do with creating in his heart a deep feeling of horror for the institution of slavery, and which remained there, as it were, a part of his being until the last vestige of the great evil ws wiped out by our late civil war. He came to Indiana in 1820 or 1821. Accumulated by honesty and hard labor considerable property, which he died possessed of. A goodly number of his years on earth were passed as a christian, unwavering and true. This is especially so of the latter, half of his evenful life. His aged wife survives him, and with their 9 children, 3 sons and 6 daughters, constitute the chief mourners. J. M. O. Glenwood, March 24, 1879." (*The fourth son, John, preceded his father in death.) [Connersville Library Microfilm.] 
 
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 Parents:
  John McCrory (1778 - 1868)
  Lillie Akin McCrory (1777 - 1843)
 
 Spouse:
  Salina M. Saxon McCrory (1806 - 1879)
 
 Children:
  John McCrory (1825 - 1865)*
  Mary McCrory Ball (1828 - 1903)*
  Anna McCrory Murphy (1830 - 1902)*
  William S. McCrory (1832 - 1899)*
  Clayton McCrory (1839 - 1880)*
  Jane McCrory Ochiltree (1843 - 1902)*
  Catherine E. McCrory McCrory (1846 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jane McCrory*
  Robert McCrory (1801 - 1879)
  Samuel B. McCrory (1803 - 1881)*
  William McCrory (1804 - 1876)*
  Margaret McCrory Saxon (1809 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Shared tombstone with spouse: "Father Robert McCrory died Mar. 20, 1879 Aged 78 yrs. 7 mo. & 5 ds. McCRORY Mother Salina wife of Robert McCrory Died Aug. 23, 1879 Aged 72 yrs. 7 mo. & 23 Ds."
 
Note: Plot #116 ''Robert. McCrory' per caretaker's records.
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Rush County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 06, 2009
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Robert and Salina were my 4th great grandparents. As I have delved into my family history, I am proud to say that these rugged people are my fore bearers.
- Derek Grubbs
 Added: Mar. 16, 2012

- mrs
 Added: Sep. 18, 2010
 
 
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