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John F. McCreary,

a son of Thomas F. McCreary, was born in this county in 1853. He grew to the age of twenty-one at home with his parents, and at that age married Prudy Holmes, daughter of James Holmes whose history appears in another part of this work. After his marriage Mr. McCreary began work for himself, and has since received 163 acres of land from his father, which he has since been engaged in cultivating. He does a general farming business, and is regarded as one of the energetic young farmers of this township. Mr. and Mrs. McCreary have but one child, Gertie H.