James MCCREEDY

Male 1753 - 1818  (65 years)


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  • Name James MCCREEDY  [1
    • James McCready, was born ca. 1754/5, as determined by a muster roll of Dutchess County Minute men. James McCreedy of Rombout, residing in Oswego, (Beekman Patent), married Elizabeth Hoffman after third publication of the bans, first published 14 Feb. 1779. She was almost certainly the dau. of Michael and Marytje (Lewis) Hoffman although not noted in her father's will 18 May 1792. James McCready served in Capt. Israel Vail's Company, (a Beekman company). James McCreedy Jr. enlisted 1 Aug. 177 in Capt. Cornelius Van Wyck's company of Minute Men. he was age 21, born in Cutchess Co., a farmer, of Capt Reynold's Co. He was 6' tall with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and black hair. He removed to town of Saratoga, Albany, then Saratoga County, by 1790 and was on the census there at 2-3-1. he was in town of Northumberland, Saratoga Co., in 1800 at 3-3-1-0-1 and 0-0-0-0-1 between Joseph Palmer and John Schoone.

      James McCreedy of Saratoga Co., NY wrote his will 5 April 1806; proved 3 January 1820 in Clinton Co., NY. He named wife Elizabeth; sons: John, the eldest, Gamaliel, second son, third son James, fourth son Jeremiah, fifth son George, sixth son William and seventh son Charles. the entire estate was to remain with the widow while she lived and then to go to all sons equally. He named two oldest sons executors.


      E-mail from Dorie Sweeney dtd 10-8-2013:

      James McCreedy was in the army of Gen. Gates in the Revolutionary War, at the battle of Saratoga. His father and grandfather were also in the war. He died in 1818 of complications of a leg amputation, the result of a kick by a horse. He was on his way to visit fiends in Saratoga Co. [1, 2]
    Born 3 Apr 1753  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Aug 1818  Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I73304  Main Tree
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2015 

    Father James MCCREAEY,   b. Bef 1720,   d. bet. 1790-1800  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F29711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth HOFFMAN,   b. Dec 1756,   d. 30 May 1826, Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1779  Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. John MCCREEDY,   b. 11 Jun 1779, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Gamaliel MCCREEDY,   b. 28 Jun 1781, Fishkill, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1859, Beekmantown, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     3. James MCCREEDY,   b. 24 Apr 1785  [Birth]
     4. Jeremiah MCCREEDY  [Birth]
     5. George MCCREEDY  [Birth]
    +6. William Hoffman MCCREEDY,   b. 3 May 1792, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1881, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Birth]
     7. Charles MCCREEDY  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F29710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5707] Rootsweb: Northern new York Tombstone Transcription Project.

    2. [S5710] Email from Dorie Sweeney dtd 10-8-2013.

    3. [S7627] McCreedy Family Bible received 09-19-2015 from May Seaman.

    4. [S5568] FamilySearch.org: New York, Marriages, 1686-1980.