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Col John Creigh

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Col John Creigh

  • Birth 24 Aug 1741 Ireland
  • Death 13 Feb 1813 Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 33027188

Judge John Creigh, born in Carnmoney, Antrim county, Ireland, immigrated from Belfast on April 12th 1761, landing in Philadelphia May 19 1761. He went to Carlisle, PA June 1st 1761.
On June 18th 1776, John Creigh went to Philadelphia as one of the delegates from Cumberland County to attend the meeting of the provisional Congress which met at Carpenter's hall. (Source: PA Archives vol 6, page 962, 4th series.)
On June 26th 1776 he marched with his company from Carlisle to join the Continental forces at Perth Amboy.[Revolutionary War](Source: PA Archives vol 5 pp 77-78.)
On July 31 [1776] he was commissioned Captain of the 6th Company 2nd Battalion. (Source: PA Archives vol 14 p 381.)
Apr 10, 1777, he was commissioned Recorder of Deeds for Cumberland Co. PA in 1785 he was elected and served as member of the Assembly. Dec 9, 1797, was appointed by Governor Mifflin an Associate Judge for Cumberland County, which office he held until his death, Feb 17, 1813. He was Ruling Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle for many yrs.
His wife Jane (Huston) Creigh and he had the following children: Isabella, Thomas, Samuel, John, Mary and Elizabeth.
Information from Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, (Chicago:The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), p 677-8.

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Jane Creigh, wife of John Creigh, (Esq.) Died Oct. 31. 1808. Aged 59 years. His mother, Jane Creigh, Died Jan. 9. 1797. Age 81 y. John Creigh, Esq. Died Feb. 13. 1813. Age 72 y. [son] Thomas Creigh died October 29th 1809. in the 41st year of his age.

Gravesite Details Grave found in the following book: by Parkinson, Sarah Woods.. Memories of Carlisle's old graveyard : containing a list of the inscriptions on all stones in the enclosure in 1898 and describing a walk through a part of the graveyard. Carlisle, PA.:
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