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 don’t 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.
William B. MCCRADY (MCCREADY)
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
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
Lloyd Alden MCCRADY
Again any help would be greatly appreciated.
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