Saturday, August 10, 2013

Robert McCready, Pennsylvania Militiaman

Mr. [Robert] McCready was married soon after making his location on the tract mentioned, and he became a school-teacher here, as he had been in York County. He taught school in Richard Wells' fort, which was one of the earliest schools in all the region west of the Monongahela.

He was elected county commissioner in 1797; was adjutant in the militia for many years, and served in that capacity under Col. John Vance, in what was called the "Lisbon campaign," in 1812. He was a large, fine-looking officer, with an unusually powerful voice, well adapted for military command. 

He died Aug. 10, 1846, at the age of ninety-four years, his death being immediately caused by a cancer on his right hand.  [Source]

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