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William B. MCCRADY or William B. MCCREADY
Posted by: Clif McCrady (ID *****4554) Date: December 28, 2007 at 18:41:33
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I am having a very hard time trying to find out anything about William B. MCCRADY (or MCCREADY) if anyone has any information they would like to share I would appreciate it. I am putting out every clue I know and if anything clicks please post here or e-mail me. Thanks!

I dont have the document but I think it was the 1910 Census of George Brown MCCRADY that there was a Grace ROCKWELL living with them. Not sure how this connects but there seems to be a lot of ROCKWELL family members around the MCCRADY family.

There is an interesting story about a William MCCRADY in Hancock County, Illinois and the New Harmony Church. Not sure if that is my William.

I have found a William B. MCCREADY that enlisted with the 7th Iowa Cavalry for the Civil war. Not sure if it is my William or not since he would have been about 46 years old. Not probable but possible.


Year       Place       Event

1815        Vermont Born

1843       Vermont Settlement in Wheatland
       Township, Will County Founded.

1847        Ohio Married        Betsy Elizabeth Ruckman

1851        Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana        Rachel Born

1853 August 26        Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana        Christina Born

1856 December 6 Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana        Sophia Born

1859 February 17 Ford County Comes into being

1859 March 3,        Kansas                Thomas William Born

1860 June 20        Wilmington, Will County Census

1861 October 26 Wilmington, Will County, Illinois
        George B. Born

1863 February 13Cannahon, Will County, Illinois       
Rachel E. buried

1864 March 31        Kankakee County, Illinois Sarah Maria Born

1866 July 5       Illinois                James E. Born

1868 July 25       Illinois                Calvin Born

1870       Eldridgeville, Ford Co., Illinois Census
(55 Years old)

1877 August 30       Tornado in Gilman, Illinois

1880 December 28       Illinois        Died

On page 326 of the 1860 Census taken on June 20th in Wilmington, Will County, Illinois, William McCready owned no property and had $150 in personal property.

There has been much question about the birth year of William B. McCrady but according to the 1870 Census he was 55 years old and born in Vermont and he spelled his name without the e. The post office of Record was Eldridgeville, Ford County, Illinois.

About 1877 Betsy Elizabeth (Ruckman) McCRADY moved to Pierce, Nebraska.
William B. McCready and Betsy Elizabeth Ruckman had 8 children according to her Obituary.

Rachel Died when she was 12 and is buried in the McCune Cemetery.
The same cemetery as her grandfather Thomas RUCKMAN.
Christina must have passed away by 1910.
Sophia McCrady married Columbus SKELTON (SKELETON) and moved to Canada.
Thomas William MCCRADY married Lydia BELL (29 June 1889)
Thomas William died on 19 November 1912 in Pierce, Pierce County Nebraska. Lydia Bell McCrady died on 17 July 1914 Pierce, Pierce County Nebraska. She was born on 28 June 1868. Her mother was Bessie Bell.
George Brown MCCRADY Married Annie HILGERT
       George Brown died on 3 March 1911 in Pierce, Pierce County, Nebraska.
       Annie Hilgert died on 16 April 1940 in Pierce, Pierce County, Nebraska
       Her parents were Frederich HILGERG and Rosina (ROESCH) HILGERT.       
Sarah Maria MCCRADY married some a man named Halligan and moved to
South Dakota
James E. MCCRADY married Pearl
Calvin MCCRADY married Anna May ALDERSON, license issued on 3 January
       1890. He must have passed away by 1910

George Brown MCCRADY Married Annie HILGERT.
Their Children are:
George William MCCRADY
Fredrick MCCRADY
Clarence MCCRADY
Lloyd Alden MCCRADY

Again any help would be greatly appreciated.

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