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Re: Looking for relatives stemming from Thomas Creighton
Posted by: Shelba Davis (ID *****9833) Date: September 02, 2007 at 22:00:21
In Reply to: Looking for relatives stemming from Thomas Creighton by Tiffany (Creighton) Cochran of 772

I descend from Thomas and Jenny Creighton's daughter Catherine Creighton b c 1764 Ireland, d Jan 5, 1848, Wayne Co., IL. 1783 she married James Gaston, 1761 PA - 1840 Wayne Co., IL. James was the son of Robert Gaston and Margaret Logan of Lancaster Co., SC.
I have the following children for Thomas and Jenny:

1. Thomas Jr. b c 1750 Ireland d 1815 Kershaw Co. SC
md Nancy Kirkland
2. John b c 1753 Ireland d 1829 Clarke Co., AL He md (1)
Margaret McClure (2) Nancy. Some think she was a Graham
and some think a Gaston. Have not found a Nancy Gaston
that would fit.
Have been trying to work on John's line. On Ancestry.com
is the biggest mess possible. They have one they say
is John's son Hiram b 1820 with his child born 1825.
Others picked up this data and never questioned! I
know John had a son Hiram who md Mary Thomas in Jan.1820,
Clarke Co., AL. John also had a daughter Sarah who
married Robert S. Woodard in SC not long before they
all moved to Clarke Co., AL "Ancestors of Dr. Franklin
Columber Woodard and his Descendants 1757-1982" states
that Robert S. Woodard obtained his AL land grant in
Sept 1817, but not sure if he obtained the grant before
they moved from SC; however, they state Sarah's parents
Mr. & Mrs. John Creighton and many of their 10 children
were in the caravan with the Woodards from SC to Clarke
Co., AL.
3. Jane b c 1763 Ireland md John McClure. They supposedly
remained in Kershaw Co., SC
4. Catherine b 1764 Ireland d 1848 Wayne Co., IL, bur
Bovee Cem. md 20 Mar 1783 Lancaster Co., SC, James
Gaston 1761 PA - 1840 Wayne Co., IL, son of Robert
Gaston and Margaret Logan of Lancaster Co., SC.
Someone long ago confused my James with his cousin
of the same name, b 1747, who also went to IL. Still
fighting to get people to accept the right data - I
have proof.

The McClures were children of Samuel McClure and wife Sarah Rankin who, like the Gastons, had land along Little Lynches Creek in Lancaster Co., SC. Besides their children marrying Creightons, their daughter Mary married my James Gaston's brother William and another daughter Martha married James Gaston's cousin Hugh, son of John Gaston of Chester Co., SC.
Now if we could just get the Clarke Co., AL data straight we could add more to the family records.
Shelba in Texas




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