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Re: McCready/Campbell Connections, Beaver Co., PA, early 1800s
Posted by: Paul Swan (ID *****7219) Date: October 28, 2012 at 11:26:35
In Reply to: Re: McCready/Campbell Connections, Beaver Co., PA, early 1800s by Darrel Hockley of 1473


I have no definitive answer for you, but the timing is about right.

My notes regarding Anne:

"McConnell [1965] gave Jonathan Phillips as the name of Anne's father, but a later source (now lost) wrote that the latter was very definitely Samuel, Jonathan's brother, and provided also the name of Anne's mother as Margaret. The loss of that 2001 citation makes either choice problematic.

"McConnell’s source is that on 13 Dec 1849 Stewart and Anne’s son Samuel McCready, “as attorney in fact for the heirs of Ann McCready, deceased, joined other heirs of Jonathan Phillips in a deed to John S. Phillips in settlement of Jonathan’s estate”. She goes on to write that Jonathan was born 1746 and died 1830 (19 years to settle the estate?), and that the land involved was “part of that bequeathed to Jonathan in the will of his father Samuel Phillips, deceased”, dated 24 Feb 1802. She assumed that the land was in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as that is where Jonathan was buried in the United Presbyterian Cemetery."

If you have a will of 1802 for your Samuel, the names of the heirs in that might tie the lines together, but McConnell's lack of a source for her mention of the 1802 will leaves open the possibility that she found the will and simply assumed that she had the correct connections. (Her research consisted heavily of assumptions.)

The negative argument is that your Samuel, who I presume is the one born 19 Mar 1727 in Saint Maryannes Parish, Cecil, MD [], was a Catholic. The McCreadys were Scotch-Irish immigrants, and it is somewhat unlikely -- though not impossible -- that Stewart would marry a Catholic girl. (Or that a Catholic girl would marry a Scotsman!)

Hope this is of some use to you. I would appreciate your letting me know if you now or later find that there is indeed a connection.



McConnell, Marie (Mrs. F. M.). "The McCready Clan, of Scotland, Ireland and Pennsylvania, Relating Principally to Seven Brothers, Two Sisters, and Their Cousins, with Notes on Others", Tampa, Florida, 1965.

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