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Rev James McCrea
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Birth: 1711
Lifford
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: May 10, 1769
Bedminster
Somerset County
New Jersey, USA

Rev. McCrea the first pastor of the Lamington Presbyterian Church from 1740 - 1766.

He attended the Log College in Neshaminy, PA to study theology under Rev. William Tennent, Sr., founder of the college, and graduated Aug 5, 1739. Was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick Nov. 7, 1739, ordained Aug 4, 1741, became Pastor of Lamington Church 1740. He preached by riding from village to village in the area around Lamington, a circuit of 200 miles. In 1766 he asked to be release as his work had worn him down. He had a home and farm at Lamington, Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co., N. J. and there he retired.

Sons in the Revolutionary War
Colonel John McCrea, American Army
Lieut William McCrea 12th Albany, N.Y. Regt.
Pvt. Samuel McCrea, 12th Albany, N.Y. Regt.
Dr. Stephen McCrea, surgeon American Army
Pvt. Philip McCrea, American Army
Capt. Creighton McCrea, 75th Highlanders, Queens Rangers.
James McCrea, 12th Albany, N.Y. Regt.
Major Robert McCrea, Capt in Queens Rangers, and Major in 5th Royal Vet. Battalion.

Father of daughter, Jane McCrea, who was scalped by Indians. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Archibald McCrea (1667 - 1765)
  Margaret Creighton McCrea (1684 - 1760)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Graham McCrea (1722 - 1753)
  Catharine Rosbrugh Mc Crea (1734 - 1813)
 
 Children:
  James McCrea (____ - 1826)*
  John McCrea (1746 - 1811)*
  Samuel McCrea (1749 - 1809)*
  Phillip McCrea (1753 - 1781)*
  Robert McCrea (1754 - 1835)*
  Jane McCrea (1760 - 1777)*
  Creighton McCrea (1763 - 1818)*
 
 Siblings:
  James McCrea (1711 - 1769)
  Edith Rebecca McCrea (1764 - 1765)**
  William Archibald McCrea (1765 - 1802)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Lamington
Somerset County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Alice Martin LaRue
Record added: Jun 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53648303
Rev James McCrea
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Reverend James McCrea
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Dec. 12, 2016
Reverend James Mc Crea
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Sep. 1, 2016

- Sherry
 Added: Jul. 27, 2015
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