|Birth: ||1765, Scotland|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1839|
James T. McCray is the son of James T. and Ellen "Nellie" Bell McCray. He married Eleanor Townsley November 17, 1791.
James T. McCray served as a Private in Captain Jacob Stake's Company, 10th Pennsylvania Regiment. On September 10, 1778 he enlisted for the duration of the war. In 1782 he is also shown as a Private 8th Class in Captain John Woods' 7th Company, 1st Battalion, Cumberland County Militia, and also in 8th Class, 8th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia in 1778.
He came to America with his parents and settled in eastern Pennsylvania, later coming to Westmoreland County, PA. and then to Concord Township in 1800 and settled on about 800 acres. He married Eleanor Townsley, and had 9 children, (1) Joseph, married(i) _____ Townsley, (ii) Sara Scott; (2) James, married Sarah Blakeslee, daughter of Captain David Blakeslee Sr; (3) William, married Jane Bruce; (4) George, married in 1831 to Polly Blakeslee, daughter of David Blakeslee Jr.; (5) Eleanor or Ellen, married Samuel Heath; (6) Jane, married James Gray; (7) John, married Sarah Blakeslee, daughter of David Blakeslee Jr. (8) Robert, married Betsy Blakeslee, daughter of David Blakeslee Jr; (9) Betsy, married Jesse Blakeslee, son of Captain David Blakeslee Sr.
Sources: Erie County DAR Book Soldiers of the American Revolution pp. 90-91, pub. 1929; Erie County SAR List, 1962; Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. 3, p. 507; Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. 6, pp 137 & 537; Will Erie County Courthouse, dated. 9 Dec 1939, Reg 10 Jan 1840; Cheney Collection, Erie Co. Historical Soc., Bk #133. Revolutionary Patriots in Erie County, Pennsylvania, published in 1992 by the Erie Chapter, Pa Society SAR.
Eleanor Townsley McCray (1768 - 1818)
Joseph McCray (1794 - 1884)*
James T McCray (1796 - 1833)*
William S McCray (1799 - 1835)*
George McCray (1803 - 1877)*
John T McCray (1805 - 1855)*
Eleanor McCray Heath (1806 - 1876)*
Robert McCray (1808 - 1892)*
Betsey McCray Blakeslee (1810 - 1850)*
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Originally Created by: Ted K
Record added: Apr 02, 2004
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