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The Creighton Line : 1st Generation in America Creighton: William Creighton
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1. William Creighton

Birth: 1710, žapparently of Fermanah, Ulster, Ireland AncestryÓ.3
Death: 1790, Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co, Penna [will was written 10 Nov 1790 and proven 13 Nov 1790]2 Some give date of death as 10 Nov 1790 -this has not been verified.
Alias: CRIGHTON. GRIGHTON in some will abstracts 4  found also under William CREIGHTON
Father: Unknown [See history of Family Creightona general commentary on the name- part of Volume II: Our Europeans  ]
European Origin:
Willliam Creighton was apparently of Fermanah, Ulster, Ireland Ancestry  [D M  Swope's Notes cite william Creighton , his wife Barbara, Anna Creighton their daughter and Robert McCurdy  her husband to  "the LARIMER, McMASTERS and Allied Fa milies" by Rachel H.L. Mellon Pub 1903 with comment on ancestry of William as above)].3
Religion: Unknown. He is found in Lancaster within the Scotch Irish community with its strong Presbyterian ties,  and his daughter's children were married in a Presbyterian Church. It is not unlikely he was Presbyterian, but it is not impossible that he is not.
Spouse: Barbara1died after Nov 1790 as she is mentioned in his will. Nothing further is known of her.
Marr: said to be 31 May 1761   Lancaster County, PA (unverified but  frequently repeated date and place)
Children : See Children of William and Barbara Creighton
Immigration: Unknown but before 1752 based on his loss of an indentured servant posted that year. No detail or verification of his purported place of birth has been encountered.
Resided: Apparantly Fermanah, Ulster, Ireland and definately Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Penna by 1752.
In Penna Gazette 1752, the following was posted: Maxwell MŪCormick, Irish Servant, age c. 19, runaway from William Creighton, of Leacock twp, Lancaster Co.; He ran away some time ago and called himself Jonathan Hawthorn (16 July).5
He is noted in 1771 tax lists for Lancaster County, in Leacock where there is  another [unknown related Thomas Creighton]
žCREIGHTON, THOMAS 101   LECCK   0       2       4       0
CREIGHTON, WILLIAM 101  LECCK   112  [acres]    3   [number of horses]     3   [head of cattle]     0  [sheep]  ž

Data Introduction reads: "The first column is the name of the tax payer/land owner. If the occupation of the person is listed in the original it will appear behind the name. The second column is the page number of the volume in the published Pennsylvania archives. The third column is the township where the person was  recorded. The remaining columns are (in order) A=Number of  acres; H=Number of horses; C=Head of cattle; SH=Number of sheep; S=Servants/Slaves, and T=Tax.later notation in middled of pages states this info is from the Penna Archives,  from the third series, Vol. 17.ž6

Robert Creighton's  will abstract Children of William and Barbara Creighton:

1.1 Mary CREIGHTON8,9

Died: After Nov 13 1790
Noted in McCurdy family Folder of the Adams County Historical Society and containing info from many researchers nationwide. This entry sites the R. Mellon book 1 and  YeagerŪs work 10


She is mentioned in her father's will:

November 10, 1790 .  November 13, 1790
CREIGHTON, WILLIAM written žNovember 10, 1790 . Proved     November 13, 1790
Wife. Barbara Creighton.  Children: Mary, Martha, Margaret and Ann.
Grandchildren: Isaac Lightner, William, Samuel and Margaret Erv (parents' names not given).
Ex. Robert McCurdy and William Brisbin.  Leacock Twp.Ó 4


Spouse: UNKNOWN
IGI hit has him as John George LIGHTNER13 [no sources and unverified by me] . There is the known alliance of LIGHTNER in her father's will with an unknown Creighton Dtr evidenced through grandson Isaac Lightner named in William Creighton's will 11,12,13

Children:

1.2 Catharine CREIGHTON [Purported dtr under research]

Death: before 1790?, Not mentioned in fatherŪs will

Noted in McCurdy family Folder of the Adams County Historical Society and containing info from many researchers nationwide. This entry sites the R. Mellon book 1 and  YeagerŪs work 10 These entries indicate that Ann Creighton [this entry's purported sister, was the fifth of 5 daughters]
If in fact she is William's dtr, she may be the link to the Lightner or Evren grandchildren mentioned in William Creighton's will.

Not shown in fatherŪs will abstract-dead before, or is she within this family group in error?
His will abstract žNovember 10, 1790      November 13, 1790
             CREIGHTON, WILLIAM
             Wife. Barbara Creighton.  Children: Mary, Martha, Margaret and Ann.
             Grandchildren: Isaac Lightner, William, Samuel and Margaret Erven
             (parents' names not given).
             Ex. Robert McCurdy and William Brisbin.  Leacock Twp.Ó 4



1.3 Martha CREIGHTON9

Died: After Nov 13 1790 as she is mentioned in her father's will

Noted in McCurdy family Folder of the Adams County Historical Society and containing info from many researchers nationwide. This entry sites the R. Mellon book 1 and  YeagerŪs work 10

Martha is shown in her fatherŪs will abstract-
His will abstract žNovember 10, 1790      November 13, 1790
             CREIGHTON, WILLIAM
             Wife. Barbara Creighton.  Children: Mary, Martha, Margaret and Ann.
             Grandchildren: Isaac Lightner, William, Samuel and Margaret Erven
             (parents' names not given).
             Ex. Robert McCurdy and William Brisbin.  Leacock Twp.Ó 4

Spouse: William [Unverified and Under Research] McMUNN

There is a Martha Creighton found in unverified IGI hit:
MARTHA CREIGHTON
Sex:› F Marriage(s):
Spouse:› WILLIAM MC MUNN
Marriage:› 7 Sep 1770
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Source Information:
Film Number: 1760911
Page Number:
Reference Number:›


1.4a Margaret CREIGHTON*

Birth: Unknown. 1756?, IGI for Margaret Creighton born in Lancaster, NFI [Unverified and source indicates NFI, assumed to mean Not Firm Information]. If she turns out to be the Martha Creighton who married William McMunn, her birth date may preceed this.
Death: After Nov 13 1790 as she is mentioned in her father's will

Noted in McCurdy family Folder of the Adams County Historical Society and containing info from many researchers nationwide. This entry sites the R. Mellon book 1 and  YeagerŪs work 10

She is shown in fatherŪs will abstract-
His will abstract žNovember 10, 1790      November 13, 1790
             CREIGHTON, WILLIAM
             Wife. Barbara Creighton.  Children: Mary, Martha, Margaret and Ann.
             Grandchildren: Isaac Lightner, William, Samuel and Margaret Erven
             (parents' names not given).
             Ex. Robert McCurdy and William Brisbin.  Leacock Twp.Ó 4

Spouse: UNKNOWN
[Isaac IRWIN is shown in unverified IGI hit]  {is this AKA son in law Evren assumed in her father's will through precense of Evren grandchildren there ?}I
Marr:  (IGI match and unverified ) 1778, Lancaster, Penna
For Research: Marriage Lancaster County occuring between William McMunn to Martha Creighton 7 Sep 1770 25

Other spouses: Isaac [aka Irwin?] EVREN




1.5 Ann  CREIGHTON10,1,9[See Dedicated page for expounded sources and greater detail on this Direct Ancestor] 

Birth: žOf Lancaster PennaÓ15
Death: before 1890 [not mentioned in husbandŪs will written 1805}16 and after Nov 1790 [in father's will]

Noted in McCurdy family Folder of the Adams County Historical Society and containing info from many researchers nationwide. This entry sites the R. Mellon book 1 and  YeagerŪs work 10 and sites her as the last of 5 daughters.

shown in fatherŪs will abstract-
His will abstract žNovember 10, 1790      November 13, 1790
             CREIGHTON, WILLIAM
             Wife. Barbara Creighton.  Children: Mary, Martha, Margaret and Ann.
             Grandchildren: Isaac Lightner, William, Samuel and Margaret Erven
             (parents' names not given).
             Ex. Robert McCurdy and William Brisbin.  Leacock Twp.Ó 4
Alias: She appears as Ann [Nancy] in LDS file.  Her marriage record provides her names as Ann KRATOON [Robert McCurdie to Ann Kratton 31 Mar 1761 17 ]   She also appears as Nancy (Ann) CREIGHTON [from confusing post in genforum 23 There are Two seperate transcriptions of her father's will, one in which he appears as William Creighton and one as William GREIGHTON
Spouse: Robert McCURDY20 [Patriot] Marr: 31 Mar 1761, By Rector (Thomas Barton) St James Parish, Lancaster Co, Pa22
žRobert McCurdy, son of James McCurdy, married Ann Creighton, of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. They later removed to York county. Their daughter Margret married George Sheakley (see Sheakley). ž18 [Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III
Rachel H. (Larimer) Mellon]
The historical Society at Gettysburg includes a fellow researcher's notations that Ann and Robert were  married by By Rector (Thomas Barton) . The date usually given for the marriage is Mar 30 1761. The following record appears to be a license to marry.
McCurdie, Ann Kratton    Date:  Mar 30, 1761        Event:  Marriage      Record ID:  313128      Relation:  Bride      Location:  Lancaster Co., PA         Church:  St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster Co., PA       Remark:  License.
McCurdie, Robert      Date:  Mar 30, 1761        Event:  Marriage        Record ID:  313128       Relation:  Groom        Location:  Lancaster Co., PA        Church:  St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster Co., PA         Remark:  License.    19


Children of Ann Creighton and Robert McCurdy [detail on children, spouses and their known children all available at this general link] :



1.6 Dtr unnamed. Could be one of those mentioned above or another not mentioned.  Does NOT necessarily mean that there is a 6th dtr. 

Does NOT necessarily mean that there is a 6th dtr. This represents sort of two dtrs unnamed, one married Lightner, one married Evren. Could be one of those mentioned above or another not mentioned in William Creighton's will.

Spouse: Lightner or  Spouse: Evren  [Isaac [aka Irwin?] EVREN4]
 

William Creighton's will abstract shows
žNovember 10, 1790      November 13, 1790

             CREIGHTON, WILLIAM
             Wife. Barbara Creighton.  Children: Mary, Martha, Margaret and Ann.
             Grandchildren: Isaac Lightner, William, Samuel and Margaret Erven
             (parents' names not given).
             Ex. Robert McCurdy and William Brisbin.  Leacock Twp.Ó 4
Children Lightner [Litner in one form of will ]
Isaac [before  1790-]
Children Evren:
William (before 1790-)
Samuel (before 1790-)
Margret [Margaret] (before 1790-)




Sources

1. Mellon, Rachel Hughey Larimer , b. 1847 (Main Author), The Larimers, McAllisters and Allied Families, 1903, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. FHL US/CAN Film, Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : LDS Centers, 847634.
2. Will Abstract William Creighton. žGREIGHTON, WILLIAM   (Name should be CRIGHTON.)   Leacock Twp.. November 10, 1790    November 20, 1790. Wife: Barbara Creighton.Children: Mary, Martha, Margaret and Ann.Grandchildren: William, Samuel and Margaret Erven andIsaac Litner (parents' names not stated).Ex.: Robert McCurdy and William BrisbenÓ
URLhttp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/lancaster/wills/willabstf-g.txt
3. Family Notes from D M  Swope-research and interviews. žapparently of Fermanah, Ulster, Ireland AncestryÓ.
4. F. Edward Wright, Abstracts of Lancaster Co, PA Wills, 1786 - 1820, Abstracts of wills executed in Lancaster County, PA, between 1786 and 1820., Genforum.com Library subscription publication, p 22.
5. žAbstracts from the "PA Gazette," 1748-1755, Abstracts, 1752, Page 186,Ó Genforum Library-Under Genealogical Records: Pennsylvania Colonial Records, 1600s-1800s, žTitle PageÓ for the library entry above: Early Pennsylvania Land Records, Minutes of the Board of Property of the Province of Pennsylvania, edited by William Henry Egle, with a new forward by George E McCracken.
6.   1771 Lancaster Co. Pa. Tax Lists, page two of online transcription. http://www.geocities.com/hsdurbin/lancast/1771Lancast1.html.
7. F. Edward Wright, Abstracts of Lancaster Co, PA Wills, 1786 - 1820, Abstracts of wills executed in Lancaster County, PA, between 1786 and 1820., Genforum.com Library subscription publication, p 48.
8. Ibid. p 22 (fatherŪs will abstract).
9. daughter as mentioned in Will Abstract William Creighton. žGREIGHTON, WILLIAM   (Name should be CRIGHTON.)   Leacock Twp.. November 10, 1790    November 20, 1790. Wife: Barbara Creighton.Children: Mary, Martha, Margaret and Ann.Grandchildren: William, Samuel and Margaret Erven andIsaac Litner (parents' names not stated).Ex.: Robert McCurdy and William BrisbenÓ
URLhttp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/lancaster/wills/willabstf-g.txt
10. Yeager, James M, Brief history of Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside Families, No Further info, Source cited Adams County Historical Society in McCurdy folder from researcher.
11. W.CreightonŪs will-Lightner. From F. Edward Wright, Abstracts of Lancaster Co, PA Wills, 1786 - 1820, Abstracts of wills executed in Lancaster County, PA, between 1786 and 1820., Genforum.com Library subscription publication, p 22.
12. Ibid. p 48- W GREIGHTONŪs will-duplicate-Litner.
13. IGI hit. unverified ancestral file base.Mary CRIEGHTON. Sex:› F Marriage(s):Spouse:› John George LIGHTNER.Marriage:› 13 Jun 1768.St James Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Source Information:Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type A458226 - 458226  Film NONE
14. IGI match, unverified ancestral file base.John George LEITNER LIGHTNER.Individual Record FamilySearchŰ Ancestral File v4.19
John George LEITNER LIGHTNER (AFN: 571T-Z6)  Pedigree.Sex:› M Family. Event(s):Birth:›  10 Nov 1739.New Holland, , Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Death:›  1779. Parents: Father:› Nathaniel LIGHTNER LEITNER (AFN: 5326-GS)  Family. Mother:› Margaret LA RUE (AFN: 5326-H0).Marriage(s):Spouse:› Mary CREIGHTON (AFN: D1CB-VG)  Family. Marriage:› 13 Jun 1768, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

15. Rachel H. (Larimer) Mellon, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III, Entries in  : The Sheakley Line & The McCurdy Line, Text Accessible via www.Ancestry. com under, p 1514.
16. Will Abstract Robert McCurdy. "Abstracts of Adams County, Pennsylvania Wills (1800-1826)" Kevin L Greenholt. Family Line Publications. 1988.Robert McCURDY, Cumberland Twp, sick, Children: William, Robert, Nancy PAXTON, James, Margaret w/o George SHEKELY, Martha w/o Samuel TAGGART, Mary w/o Robert THOMPSON, grandson: Robert McCurdy PAXTON. Exec: Sons William, Robert.WItnesses: Robert HAYES, David HORNER, Robert MAJOR. Written: 5 Aug 1805 probate 25 May 1810.
17. Robert McCurdie to Ann Kratton 31 Mar 1761. From Website žLANCASTER COUNTY MARRIAGES FROM 1753-1854Ó, žLancaster Co. Pa. Marriages; part [page] 3 of 3,Ó http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/5429/lancast/Lancastmarr3.html,
18. Rachel H. (Larimer) Mellon, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III, Entries in  : The Sheakley Line & The McCurdy Line, Text Accessible via www.Ancestry. com under, žThe McCurdy LineÓ.
19. Church Records: Adams, Berks & Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania 1729-1881 . Part of Genforum Library Paid Subscription.
20.  Self. Will Abstract Robert McCurdy. "Abstracts of Adams County, Pennsylvania Wills (1800-1826)" Kevin L Greenholt. Family Line Publications. 1988.Robert McCURDY, Cumberland Twp, sick, Children: William, Robert, Nancy PAXTON, James, Margaret w/o George SHEKELY, Martha w/o Samuel TAGGART, Mary w/o Robert THOMPSON, grandson: Robert McCurdy PAXTON. Exec: Sons William, Robert.WItnesses: Robert HAYES, David HORNER, Robert MAJOR. Written: 5 Aug 1805 probate 25 May 1810.
21.  žMCCurdy, RObert of Cumberland twp, died on the 8th at his farm aged 74 yearsÓ.žAdams County Sentinel (Centinel) -Spelling varies at Historical Society-mostly Sentinel,Ó Adams County Newspaper published Gettysburg, Sited by the Adams county historical society in mcCurdy file, Wed May 16 1810 edition
22.žRobert McCurdie to Ann Kratton 31 Mar 1761Ó. Website žLANCASTER COUNTY MARRIAGES FROM 1753-1854Ó, žLancaster Co. Pa. Marriages; part [page] 3 of 3,Ó http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/5429/lancast/Lancastmarr3.html,

23. Nancy (Ann) CREIGHTON [from confusing post in genforumat http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?creighton::mccurdy::814.html]

24. Rachel H. (Larimer) Mellon. Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III. Entries in  : The Sheakley Line & The McCurdy Line. Text Accessible via www.Ancestry paid subscription. He was born 1760 according to this source but  but this disputes the newspaper death announcement žage 54Ó

25. Transcription of LANCASTER COUNTY MARRIAGES FROM 1753-1854, page three


NOTES on Mary McCURDY and Robert Thompson
Note the Clingan, Thompson names among the following, names with which Mary's siblings intermarried.
In January of 1824 the members (partial list) of  Piney Creek Church show a Samuel Thompson as Elder of the church, members.....
...Robert Thompson, Mary Thompson, , Elizabeth Thompson,, AnnThompson, and Eleanor Thompson...Margaret Paxton, William Paxton...Elizabeth McCrea, Thompson McCrea, Samuel Thompson, Elder, Archibald Clingan, Elizabeth Clingan, William  Clingan...John Ferguson Sr, John Ferguson, Rebecca Ferguson....Sally Jamison, Miss Jamison, Kelly (colored), and Jack (Colored).

The Robert Thompson and Mary Thompson in the first entries, along with the three female Thompsons following MAY be Mary McCurdy and her husband Robert Thompson.....but I have yet to establish children for them, and ascendancy for Robert.

There are a Robert and Mary Thomson buried in the churchyard as per transciption of the Piney Creek Presbyterian Cemetery

THOMPSON

  Robert d/ 1 Apr 1851 @ 85y
  ,,,Mary (wife) d/ 28 Mar 1861 @ 87y
Sarah d/ 4 Jun 1871 @ 65y
William N. (12 Sep 1840 to 11 May 1902)
...Isabella A. (wife) (29 Sep 1841 to 26 May 1904)
John d/ 12 Mar 1890 @ 82y.11m.14d
...Louisa (wife) d/ 22 Dec 1886 @ 78y.12d
Henry Clay (9 Jun 1838 to 28 May 1863)
William d/ 1 Jun 1790 @ 68y
 THOMSON
Mary Ann (w/o James) d/ 4 Aug 1836 @ 36y.2m.29d
Margaret d/ 23 Sep 1823 @ 41y
Samuel d/ 13 Nov 1831 @ 63y
Calvin no dates
John "
Samuel "
Mary E. "
Hugh d/ 9 May 1812 @ 64y
William d/ 4 Jul 1800 @ 89

In addition there are Thompsons associated present as original squatters in the  Manor Of Maske who may be in the ascendancy of her husband.


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