Sunday, May 19, 2013

General Daniel Cruger

From the History of the settlement of Steuben County, N.Y:

"...he established the Owego Democrat... ."  "He edited and published this paper until the year 1804 when he parted with his interest in the concern.  His father, having previously settled at Bath, young Cruger now made that village his home."  "....he...entered the office of General S.S. Haight as a student at law... ."  " the year 1806...about this time he was married to Miss Hannah Clement, a niece of the late Henry A Townsend, of Bath, a lady of great refinement intellectual culture and graceful accomplishments... ."
He continued to practice with increasing success, until the year 1812, when the war with England created a martial spirit throughout the country, which caused many young men to leave their occupations and enter the service of their country. Among these was Mr Cruger. He accepted a position on the staff of General McClure. [Source] 

From West Virginia: A Guide to the Mountain State:
"After her husband's death, Lydia Shepherd managed the estate until she died, at the age of 110, having outlived her second husband, General Daniel Cruger."

At my blog, In Deeds, there is a post featuring Hannah Cruger Stout Howell  who was Gen. Cruger's daughter.

There's an interesting clause in the will of General Cruger's father.

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