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John McCreary,

farmer, York Township, a native of Kentucky, settled in this county prior to 1806, coming from Kentucky and locating on the hills in York Township. He entered land there, and resided there till his death. He married Eleanor PICKET, a sister of Heathcoat Picket, by whom he reared three children: Rachel, Jane and Robert--the second the only one now living. This wife died, and in 1815, he married Martha Cox, a native of Kentucky, her father having been killed by the Indians. By this union eight children were reared: John F., Nellie, William W., Thomas, Sallie, Absalom, Alexander and Martha, all living but Sallie. The father died in 1866; mother, in 1875.