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Name: Peter McCreary/Martin <peteandjune@dejazzd.com>
Date: 2011-05-08
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? pa
What is their full name? Robert McCreary
Comments:
Our family lived in Hallstead Susquehanna county Pa. USA
We were seperated due to marital problems. My father and 2
of my sisters are deceased. Information about my mother and younger sister at this writting has not been found.
Our family history as I know it started in the 1930's and continued into the 1940's. Any information about this family would be appreciated.

 

Name: David McCreary Earle <dezdkado@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-02-18
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? Yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Father
What is their full name? Frank Dubose McCreary, Jr.
Comments:
This site was my first big push into finding my McCreary ancestry. Comments by visitors here, as well as DNA research at FTDNA and lots of patient online helpers, resulted in great success. I have been able to trace my lineage, by paperwork and genetics, back seven generations to "Barnwell" Robert McCreary (immigrated to colonial SC from Ireland) through his son Adam. If you are running into a brick wall in your research, I highly suggest that you get in contact with the McCreary surname project at FTDNA. Also, ask anyone who will listen as many questions as possible. If you are researching the McCreary family in Texas, particularly in the counties of Falls, McLennan, Bexar, and Swisher, please contact me at my email address. I'd be happy to help, or point you to someone, or a site, that can help.
 

Name: Beverly Ray Trousdale <momtrousdale@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-28
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Mother
What is their full name? James Washington McCreary
Comments:
I am the gggrand daughter of James Washington McCreary through his son Phillander Thomas. My daughter found a very thin bit of information that may link JW as a son of John McQuary B:NOV 1754 Lynchburg, Appomattox County, Virginia, son of John MacQuarrie B:1681 Laggan, Ulva, Scotland D:abt 1746 Ulva, Argyll, Scotland. Very sketchy info to be found past JW. I would be grateful to any soild info about the parents of JW.
Beverly Ray Trousdale

 

Name: Laurie McCreary-Burke <jolacaja@planet.eon.net>
Date: 2009-04-16
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Father
What is their full name? James Marvell McCreary
Comments:
I descend from James McCreary and Amelia Reed, of Wayne Co. IL. I have been unable to find much concrete information about these two but know that Amelia Reed was born in Wayne Co. IL in 1828 and suspect that James McCreary was also born there in about 1825. It is likely that James died in about 1854 after having fathered three children (Benjamin 1848, Mary 1850, Samuel Curtis 1852).

From DNA testing, I know we descend from McCrearys/McCrarys of South Carolina. Our DNA pattern is very similar to that of descendents of Robert McCreary of Barnwell SC, to descendents of John McCrary of Laurens SC/Baldwin GA and to descendents of Andrew McCreary of Greenville SC.

All the participants in the McCreary DNA project whose North American roots are in SC have DNA more similar to each other than they do to any of the other participants in the project.

Participants whose roots are in NC and PA are also showing several distinct patterns of DNA. I have found the DNA test to be the most useful tool for proving descendency for all McCrearys. It helps to focus our research on those to whom we are related and to eliminate from our research those to whom we are not related.

For any who are interested, the McCreary/McCrary DNA project is at familytree.org.

 

Name: Edward McCreary <eddiemct@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-12-20
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? father
Comments:
Hello. The McCreary's as far as i know were 'planted' here from Scotland (in county tyrone, Northern Ireland). We now live in County Antrim.
 

Name: Marilyn McCreary <marilynkm@centurytel.net>
Date: 2008-02-22
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? Yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Father
What is their full name? Marvin William McCreary
Comments:
GGGG Granddaughter of William McCreary born in 1805 in N Carolina. Brother of John and Julius and Martha. He married Catherine Smith in 1829 in NC? Died in 1863 in Jasper, GA. Son William Benson McCreary moved the family to Oklahoma and then back to Texas and then to Oklahoma during the Land Rush.
 

Name: David McCreary Earle <dearle@usaid.gov>
Date: 2006-04-05
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? Yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Pa
What is their full name? Frank Dubose McCreary, Jr.
Comments:
I have no information of worth beyond my own father, and I would appreciate any help. My father was an Army brat and born in Alexandria, LA in 1943. He attended Baylor University in Waco, TX, achieving degrees in physics and math. ROTC at Balor led him to a career in the USAF as a Communications Officer (Capt.) at Lackland AFB, TX. He died in a car accident June 30, 1970, and was survived by his wife Carol Jean Stone (b. 3/28/1945 Valley City, ND), his son David Frank McCreary (b. 7/24/1968 Lackland AFB, TX), and daughter Jill L. McCreary (b. 8/4/1970 Lackland AFB, TX - d. 12/28/1998 San Antonio, TX). Frank's father (Frank Sr.) was an Army Doctor who retired to San Antonio, TX and died in 1967 or 1968.
 

Name: Lynda C. Moseley <adlymo@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-07
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? Yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Father's paternal line
What is their full name? Ancestor: Robert McCreary, Sr. b. about 1735 Ireland
Comments:
The new McCreary surname group project at www.familytreedna.com is now up and running. Please email me if you are a male McCreary; a male whose natural father is/was a McCreary by birth; or a female McCreary descendant who knows a male McCreary who would be willing to be tested. Since the test is a Y-DNA test to determine the likelihood of a common ancestor between test participants in the DIRECT PATERNAL line, female McCrearys are not eligible.

Any variation of the surname McCreary is welcome to establish a database within the project. Some known variations include McCreery, McCrary, McRory, and McCravy. I am also very interested in talking to any McCrearys living in Ireland who would like to be tested.

The cost of testing is discounted for members of the group project, so please contact me before you order a test. The link to the project and order page is http://mailman.barnwellsc.com/mmstdod.pl?BACKGROUND=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2efamilytreedna%2ecom%2fsurname_join%2easp%3fcode%3dL82713%26amp%3bspecial%3dtrue

My direct line is Robert McCreary, Sr. born about 1745 probably Down Co., Ireland who married Mary Fortune b. 1746. Robert purportedly came to America about 1764, settling in Kershaw District near Camden, SC, then migrating to Barnwell District about 1770, where he died about 1810-15.

Thank you,

Lynda C. Moseley
Project Administrator

 

Name: Ben McDonald, III <bmcd584@numail.org>
Date: 2005-08-30
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? Yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Father
What is their full name? Bennie Lee McDonald, Jr
Comments:
My father's mother was Hinda Ann Lee- Her mother was Caroline Ann McCreary Who married Samuel Henry Lee in Falls Co. Texas approx 1900. Caroline's Father was Elijah Frank McCreary born 1850 in Conecuh Co., Alabama. Elijah Frank's farther was Elijah McCreary son of Adam McCreary of SC, Adam was the son of Robert McCreary and Mary Fortune of SC, I have a fair amount on this family but I am always looking for more. Thanks, Ben
 

Name: Nancy <ntooman@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-12
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? McCreery - San Francisco
Comments:
Andrew McCreery got to California in 1844. He came from Ireland to I believe Pennsylvania and traveled overland with brothers as teamsters. Possibly one brother ended up in Texas?
 

Name: Donna <dlwep@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-21
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? pa
What is their full name? Moses Alvin McCreary
Comments:
I'm not having much success with the web site. The pictures all come up "not found". hmmm ?
 

Name: JUDITH MCCREARY <FNCYFACE61@AOL.COM>
Date: 2004-02-05
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? YES
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? FATHER
What is their full name? MASON FREDERICK MCCREARY
Comments:
WE ARE FROM WESTERN PA. HIS FATHER WAS JOHN MASON MCCREARY, AND MOTHER WAS NORA MYERS.
 

Name: Donna McCreary <donna.mr@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-15
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? Yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Dad
What is their full name? Galen Robert McCreary
Comments:
I am the ggggranddaughter of James Washington McCreary, born c. 1805 in Rowan County, NC.

I know about his marriage and descendants, but I am looking for his parents and also for the exact date of his death. I believe he died sometime after 1883 in St. Francois County, Missouri.

Any information appreciated.

 

Name: Mary Kernan <mkernan62@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-09-28
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? no researching for sister-in-law
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? pa
What is their full name? James Washington McCreary
Comments:
Also would like information for Samuel McCreary born 1805 N.C. believe to be a brother to James, that moved to Texas.
 

Name: Hayley Picard (nee McCreary) <haymccreary@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-05-30
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? Yes, but not of Texas
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Father
What is their full name? Derek Johnston McCreary
Comments:
Always searching the web for distant relations. We know my g-g-grandfather (Johnston McCreary, Drummurphy, Castlefin, Co. Donegal, Ireland) had a couple of siblings that emigrated to the U.S. but we're unsure of their names. Not if they are linked with yours.
 

Name: William Henry McCreary <clanmccreary@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-01-01
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? father
What is their full name? Charles Allen McCreary
Comments:
My grandfather, William McCreary, came from Ireland to Colorado to be a cowboy, but eventually moved eastward to Iowa and married. He and his wife Katherine then moved north to Regina, Canada with there infant son, my father. In 1958 my parents, Charles and Etta, with my brother Charles and I moved to Longmont, Colorado.

I now live in the Denver area with my wife Lavina, have two grown daughters that have given me four wonderful grandkids.

 

Name: Will McMunn <willmcmunn@att.net>
Date: 2002-11-30
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? Yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Pa
What is their full name? Mary Maud McCreary
Comments:
Mary Maud McCreary was a daughter of William E. McCreary of Indiana County, PA. She married Homer Arthur Kessler Stiffler. They had two children, Bertha Naomi Stiffler (my great grandmother) and William Blair Stiffler.
Any link to your McCreary lines? Please drop me a line at willmcmunn@att.net. We are trying to find any information on Mary Maud McCreary. Thanks in advance!

 

Name: Janice Hughes Talley <jet@texasonline.net>
Date: 2002-09-20
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? John Allen M McCreary's wife was sister to my great-grandfather. Lawson Hughes
What is their full name? Louisa Hughes McCreary
Comments:
Found your photo of Walter Alvin (Jack) McCreary's headstone in Lubbock County and it lead me here.

Janice

 

Name: judith mccreary <fncyface61@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-28
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? father
What is their full name? mason f. mccreary
Comments:
Mason F. Mccreary was born to John Mason Mccreary, Nora Myers. Portage, Pa. His siblings were Wilson, Ross, John,
Charlotte, Isabelle. They are all deceased.
Portage, Pa. is in Cambria county.


 

Name: judith mccreary <fncyface61@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-28
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? father
What is their full name? mason f. mccreary
Comments:
Mason F. Mccreary was born to John Mason Mccreary, Nora Myers. Portage, Pa. His siblings were Wilson, Ross, John,
Charlotte, Isabelle. They are all deceased.

 

Name: Shari Mccreary Price <sharimprice@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-07-10
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? Pa
What is their full name? Joseph William McCreary
Comments:
I am looking for a connection to a McCreary/McCreery family of Lancaster Co., PA in 1816.
I have a Joseph (M.) McCreary/McCreery born June 24, 1816 in Lancaster Co., PA.
He may have had a brother Samuel born in 1810.

 

Name: Shari Mccreary Price <sharimprice@softhome.net>
Date: 2002-07-05
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? YES
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? PA
What is their full name? JOSEPH WILLIAM MCCREARY
Comments:
Looking for a James McCreary of Port Arthur, TX in 1953.
That is where he was listed as living in his father's obit. The family was of Hillsville, Mahoning Twp., Lawrence Co., PA.
Father: Joseph William McCreary; Mother: Minnie Cearfoss McCreary; Brothers: Herbert, Cecil,and Joseph; Sisters: Melissa, Ruth, Minnie and Dorothy
We have a large family and are interested in knowing his descendants.

 

Name: Shari McCreary Price <sharimprice@softhome.net>
Date: 2002-05-07
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? ggrandfather
What is their full name? Joseph William McCreary
Comments:
Joseph and Minnie Cearfoss McCreary of Hillsville, Mahoning Twp., Lawrence Co., PA.
I am looking for their son's James relatives of the TX area 1953.
My ggrandmother's obit said James lived in Youngstown, OH in 1942.
My ggrandfather's obit says James lived in TX in 1953.
James had brothers named, Herbert, Cecil, Joseph, and Charles (died at 10 months in 1916).
James had sisters named, Melissa, Ruth, Minnie and Dorothy.
I would like to share family names and history with any of James relatives.

 

Name: Donna Weppler <dlwep@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-26
Are you a McCreary Descendant ? yes
If so, which parent (mother or father) ? grandmother
What is their full name? Edyth May McCreary
Comments:
My 3rd gt grandfather was Samuel McCreary b. 27 May 1805 NC, m. 9 Aug 1827 in Washington County, MO, Martha Neal, dau of Joseph Neal sr, they had 11 children born there between 1828-1848. then family moved to TX.
Samuel died Nov 1853 (according to tomb stone) in Rockwall Co, and is buried Murphy City Cem, Collin Co, TX.
would love to share info, and find out his parents names.