According to a submission to "Old Buncombe County Heritage" John Creasman was born 02/17/1818 in NC. His parents are not known to me or the person who submitted the article from which I'm quoting. The early Creasmans in Buncombe seem to be somewhat jumbled and confused, and anyone who could post a list of parents and children of this group would be performing a very great service. Apparently Phillip was the first Creasman in Buncombe, by about 1810, joined later by his (presumed) father, Adam, and uncle, Conrad. These brothers had been born in Hampshire Co (now West) Virginia, and came to Buncombe by way of Lincoln Co NC, in company with the Stroupes. There were several marriages between these two families.
Conrad and Adam had three brothers, two of whom moved to KY, and the remaining brother remained on the upper Potomac.
The article I mention says John Creasman married Nov. 7, 1843 in Buncombe Co to Drucilla Ray, b. ca. 1825, daughter of Archibald Ray and Sarah ("Sallie") Stroupe Ray. They had five children:
1. Sarah Louise b. 1845, m. James Lunsford, d. 1913, buried Riceville Presbyterian Cemetery
2. Sophronia Manerva, b. April 7, 1854, m. Jesse Alexander Ray, son of James M. Ray and Sarah Clark Ray, died June 20, 1917, buried Bethel Methodist Cemetery
3. John S., b. 10/10/1856, m. Hannah M. Stephenson, died Jan. 3, 1932, buried Bethel Methodist
4. Elizabeth, b. 1863, m. Albert Washington Walker, b. 02/26/1854
5. William Newton, known as "Kirk", born 12/17/1865, m. Rosa Alice Lunsford 01/19/1887, died 1939, buried Bethel Methodist.
The article mentions that John Creasman and James M. Ray (Sophronia's father-in-law) between them at one time owned almost all the land between Oteen and Mountain Meadows (this is a LOT of land).
This is all I have; hope it helps.
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