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Cree Family


 

Descendants of James Cree

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  James1 Cree died Abt. 1780.  He married Margaret Shame-Maple. 

       

Child of James Cree and Margaret Shame-Maple is:

+      2                 i.    Robert Sr2 Cree, born 1732 in County Down, Ireland; died June 20, 1820 in Greene Co., Pennsylvania.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Robert Sr2 Cree (James1) was born 1732 in County Down, Ireland, and died June 20, 1820 in Greene Co., Pennsylvania.  He married Janet Hamilton 1760 in County Down, Ireland.  She was born 1734 in County Down, Ireland.

 

Notes for Robert Sr Cree:

Information on the Robert Cree family from Rootsweb: Doug Grammer grammerj@Marietta.edu

 

 

More About Robert Sr Cree:

Burial: Shepherd Chruch Cemetery, Green Co., Pennsylvania

       

Children of Robert Cree and Janet Hamilton are:

+      3                 i.    James3 Cree, born 1765 in Northern Ireland; died 1837 in Monroe Co., Ohio.

        4                ii.    Hamilton Cree, born January 11, 1776.

        5               iii.    Ann Cree, born Abt. 1768.  She married Eli Mundel.

        6               iv.    Florence Cree, born 1769 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania.  She married John Michael Rosenberry.

        7                v.    Robert Cree.  He married Elizabeth Villers.

        8               vi.    Margaret Cree, born 1761.  She married Samuel Jackson.

        9              vii.    Jane Cree.  She married Robert Rose.

        10           viii.    William Cree, born 1752.  He married Jane Marshall.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        3.  James3 Cree (Robert Sr2, James1) was born 1765 in Northern Ireland, and died 1837 in Monroe Co., Ohio.  He married Isabella Abt. 1785 in Pennsylvania.  She was born 1762 in Northern Ireland, and died March 26, 1848 in Monroe Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for James Cree:

Marietta Land office records.

Cree, James 1813 book A-163 resident of Belmont County.

donation lands

+++++++++

from Rootsweb: Robert Dean James & Isabella family

 

James Cree was the son of Robert and Janet Hamilton Cree. He was

born in Northern Ireland and accompanied his parents and some of his

brothers and sisters to this country about 1770 where they first settled

in Bart Township, Lancaster Co., Pa. His sons, Hamilton and John,

both state in the Federal Census of 1880 that their father was born in

Ireland.

 

James was probably born about 1765, as he was not yet old enough to

appear on the tax assessment lists for Cumberland Twp., Washington

Co., Pa. in 1784 although several of his brothers were listed in this

assessment. However, his name does appear on the next assessment list

which was taken in 1788. He was also old enough in 1790 to be shown in

the Federal Census for Washington Co. as having a wife and one son and

one daughter. Assuming that he was born in 1765, he would have been 19

years of age in 1784, 23 years of age in 1788 and 25 years of age in

1790. In the 1830 Federal Census for Center Township, Monroe Co.,

OH, he is shown as being between 60 and 70 years of age, which would

have placed his birth date between 1760 and 1770.

 

James Cree obviously lived with his parents in Lancaster and

Cumberland Counties in Eastern Penna. and moved with them to Washington

(now Greene) Co., Pa. about 1783. He no doubt married in Washington

Co. sometime between 1785 and 1788. His wife's first name was

Isabella but no evidence has ever been found of her family name.

 

James Cree was still living in Penna. in 1795 for in that year he is

shown as being one of the buyers at the executor's sale of the property

of his late brother, Robert Cree, Jr. which was held in Washington

Co., Penna. In the will of Robert Cree, Sr. which was probated on 6

April 1813, James is listed as being one of his heirs.

 

The first written indication of James Cree's residence in OH seems

to be the statement in Caldwell's History of Belmont Co., OH which

states that he came to York Township, Belmont Co. on 25 June 1805.

However, he was evidently living somewhere in OH prior to that date as

his son Hamilton (born 1799) and his son William (born 1803) are both

shown in the census records as having been born in OH.

 

Other records and bits of information about James Cree, as taken from

various histories, newspapers, and Court records of Monroe Co.,

OH, are listed below in chronological order.

 

1818 - Monroe Co. Tax Listes - owned two horses and two cows

 

 

1820 - Federal Census - Center Twp., Monroe Co., OH

 

James Cree

 

1 female - 10-16 2 males - under 10

1 female - over 45 1 male - 10-16

1 male - 16-18

3 males - 18-26

1 male over 45

 

1822 - James Cree served on Monroe Co. Grand Jury

 

1824-1825 - Hardesty's " History of Monroe Co., OH" lists

James Cree and his wife as being early members of the Methodist Church

 

1826 - James Cree and Isabella, his wife, sold to Hamilton Cree on

24 January, 20 acres of land - Township 5, Range 6, Marietta lands

 

 

1830 - Federal Census - Center Twp., Monroe Co., OH

 

James Cree

 

1 female - 10-15 1 male - 15-20

1 female - 20-30 2 males - 20-30

1 female - 60-70 1 male - 60-70

 

 

1837 - Monroe Co. Deed Book, Vol. III, page 14, dated 15 March.

James Cree, Sr. and Isabella, his wife, sold property to Joseph Morris

 

1837 - July term of Monroe Co. Court - Will of James Cree, Sr.

admitted to the Court for probate by his executor, John Cree. (from

this and from the preceding item, it is obvious that James Cree died

sometime between March 15 and July of 1837)

 

1838 - Monroe Co. Deed Book, Vol. III, page 268 - dated 21 May.

The heirs of James Cree, late of Monroe Co., sold land in

Township 6, Range 5 to John Morris. The heirs as listed are -

 

Hamilton Cree and Prudence, his wife

William Cree and Phebe, his wife

James Cree and Nancy, his wife

John Cree and Mary, his wife

Isaac Barrett and Margaret, his wife

Joseph Scott and Elizabeth, his wife

Robert Morris and Isabella, his wife

Isaac Cartwright and Nancy, his wife

 

From the above item and from other sources, it would appear that James

Cree had at least four sons and four daughters.

 

1848 - Monroe Co. newspaper, "Spirit of Democracy", issue of March 28

 

"Died on Sunday last, very suddenly, at the home of J. Gibson, Center

Township, Mrs. Isabella Cree, relict of the late James Cree, Sr., aged 86 years

 

 

 

       

Children of James Cree and Isabella are:

        11               i.    John4 Cree, born 1781.

        12              ii.    Sarah Cree, born 1789 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania.  She married Francis Van Schoich May 14, 1805 in Belmont Co., Ohio.

        13             iii.    Isabella Cree, born 1790 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania.  She married Robert Morris.

        14             iv.    Nancy Cree, born 1793 in Pennsylvania; died in Gutherie Iowa.  She married Daniel Hupp in Monroe Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for Nancy Cree:

From Rootsweb: Lord Norman Gray

 

        15              v.    Margaret Cree, born 1795 in Pennsylvania; died April 08, 1880 in Malaga, Monroe Co., Ohio.  She married Isaac Barrett April 09, 1812 in Belmont Co., Ohio.

+      16             vi.    Hamilton Cree, born January 19, 1799 in Ohio; died January 20, 1877 in Luther Twp. Boone Co., Iowa.

        17            vii.    Elizabeth Cree, born 1800.  She married Joseph Scott.

        18           viii.    William David Cree, born March 01, 1803 in Ohio; died October 14, 1870 in Kenton Co., Kentucky.  He married Phoebe Morris.

        19             ix.    Nancy Cree, born Abt. 1806.  She married Isaac Cartwright February 08, 1821.

+      20              x.    James Cree, born October 08, 1807 in Belmont Co., Ohio; died May 09, 1875 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

        21             xi.    John Cree, born October 13, 1810 in Belmont Co., Ohio; died January 23, 1893 in Denver, Arahapoe Co., Colorado.  He married Mary Boone Shaw July 07, 1836 in Ohio.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        16.  Hamilton4 Cree (James3, Robert Sr2, James1) was born January 19, 1799 in Ohio, and died January 20, 1877 in Luther Twp. Boone Co., Iowa.  He married Prudence Waite February 08, 1821 in Ohio.  She was born November 01, 1803 in NY, and died January 27, 1893 in Boone Co, Iowa.

 

More About Hamilton Cree:

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Luther, Iowa

 

More About Prudence Waite:

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Luther, Iowa

       

Children of Hamilton Cree and Prudence Waite are:

+      22               i.    Eliza Ann5 Cree, born December 04, 1821 in Monroe Co., Ohio; died July 11, 1893 in Omaha, Nebraska.

+      23              ii.    Sarah Cree, born August 03, 1824 in Monroe Co., Ohio; died February 02, 1903 in Polk Co., Iowa.

        24             iii.    Polly B. Cree, born April 23, 1829 in Monroe Co., Ohio.  She married J. C. Gregg.

        25             iv.    Stephen Waite Cree, born January 13, 1832 in Monroe Co., Ohio; died April 15, 1897 in Luther, Boone Co., Iowa.  He married Mary E Capps October 07, 1857 in Iowa Falls, IA.

        26              v.    John Martin Cree, born November 23, 1833 in Monroe Co., Ohio; died in San Jacinto, California.  He married (1) Lydia Howard October 27, 1857; died Bef. 1871.  He married (2) Lenora Nagle November 23, 1871 in Iowa.

        27             vi.    Nancy Jane Cree, born October 30, 1837; died August 23, 1845 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Nancy Jane Cree:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

        28            vii.    Charles E Cree, born August 1844 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died November 22, 1852 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Charles E Cree:

Burial: Newport Cemetery


 

20.  James4 Cree (James3, Robert Sr2, James1) was born October 08, 1807 in Belmont Co., Ohio, and died May 09, 1875 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Nancy Gadd January 03, 1833.  She was born August 29, 1808 in Pennsylvania, and died April 29, 1875 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for James Cree:

Taken from the History of Washington County by H Z Williams

pg 570 James Cree and his wife Nancy Gadd emigrated toOhio from Pennsylvania in 1840, and located in this township. Both died in1876.

 

Hotel Keeper

 

1840 Census Newport, Ohio

Males 2- under 5; 3- 20-30

Females 1-20-30

 

Also listed in1840 Newport Hamilton Cree 40-50

 

died Sunday May 9, 1875 at 1:30 am

 

May 20, 2005 Marietta Times

Ada L. Parks, 104, formerly of Cambridge, Ohio, and 132 Wells St., Marietta, died Tuesday (May 17, 2005) at The Arbors at Marietta.

She was born Feb. 9, 1901, to Alex and Mary Cree Smith in Monroe County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Parks, in 1965. She is survived by one son, James R. Parks of Southgate, Mich.; and three daughters, Gertrude Turner of Canton, Ohio, and Helen Dennis and Mary Lou Fruia of Marietta; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and five great-great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Ada was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters, and one grandchild.

She was a longtime member of the Sixth and Washington Streets Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., with Roger Rush officiating. Burial will be in Cambridge, Ohio. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

 

 

 

More About James Cree:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

Notes for Nancy Gadd:

died Thursday 29th day of April, 1875 at 1 pm

 

More About Nancy Gadd:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of James Cree and Nancy Gadd are:

        29               i.    Sarah Jane5 Cree, born November 28, 1833 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died July 27, 1875 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

+      30              ii.    Alfred P Cree, born April 30, 1837 in Washington Co., Ohio.

        31             iii.    John R Cree, born February 08, 1841 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died March 06, 1909 in Athens, Ohio.  He married Catherine L Kline; born May 02, 1844 in Athens, Ohio; died January 11, 1928 in Athens, Ohio.

 

More About John R Cree:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

+      32             iv.    David Hamilton Cree, born July 25, 1847 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died November 10, 1919 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

        33              v.    Joseph William Patton Cree, born June 20, 1850 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died October 03, 1851 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Joseph William Patton Cree:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        22.  Eliza Ann5 Cree (Hamilton4, James3, Robert Sr2, James1) was born December 04, 1821 in Monroe Co., Ohio, and died July 11, 1893 in Omaha, Nebraska.  She married David M McKibben June 11, 1840 in Washington Co., Ohio, son of David McKibben and Elizabeth Sharp.  He was born April 06, 1808 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About David M McKibben:

Occupation: Boatbuilder

       

Children of Eliza Cree and David McKibben are:

        34               i.    James Nelson6 McKibben, born November 16, 1841.

        35              ii.    Mary Melissa McKibben, born February 20, 1843.

        36             iii.    Harriet Ann McKibben, born June 06, 1845.

        37             iv.    Sarah Elizabeth McKibben, born May 04, 1847.

        38              v.    Ellen McKibben, born April 17, 1849.

        39             vi.    Susan Posey McKibben, born May 04, 1851.

        40            vii.    Joseph William McKibben, born July 22, 1853.

        41           viii.    Cynthia Josephina McKibben, born October 23, 1855.

        42             ix.    Samatha Jane McKibben, born September 29, 1857.

        43              x.    Elmer Orrin McKibben, born September 27, 1862.

 

 

        23.  Sarah5 Cree (Hamilton4, James3, Robert Sr2, James1) was born August 03, 1824 in Monroe Co., Ohio, and died February 02, 1903 in Polk Co., Iowa.  She married (1) James O'Bleness September 10, 1845 in Newport, Ohio, son of Henry O'Bleness and Lutitia McKibben.  He was born February 15, 1823 in Washington Co Ohio, and died June 07, 1863 in Miliken Bend, Iowa.  She married (2) Henry H. Bradley March 05, 1885 in Polk Co., Iowa. 

 

More About Sarah Cree:

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Polk Co., Iowa

 

Notes for James O'Bleness:

Died from a wound received in the Civil War Corporal Co. C, 23rd Iowa Infantry

 

More About James O'Bleness:

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Polk Co., Iowa

       

Children of Sarah Cree and James O'Bleness are:

        44               i.    Lutitia J.6 O'Bleness, born February 19, 1849; died October 20, 1932.  She married Lewis Sisley January 16, 1873 in Polk Co., Iowa.

        45              ii.    Eliza Theresa O'Bleness, born December 19, 1850 in Washington Co., Ohio; died February 22, 1924.  She married Elijah Trent April 20, 1866 in Polk Co., Iowa.

        46             iii.    Stephen Harvey O'Bleness, born April 01, 1853 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died March 18, 1915 in Polk Co., Iowa.  He married Cordelia Fairbanks Howland December 25, 1875 in Polk Co., Iowa.

        47             iv.    John Martin O'Bleness, born June 12, 1855 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died March 15, 1921.  He married Clara M. Fisher February 24, 1877 in Polk Co., Iowa.

        48              v.    Lewis W. O'Bleness, born September 01, 1858 in Washington Co., Ohio; died September 01, 1858 in Washington Co., Ohio.

        49             vi.    Mary Evaline O'Bleness, born August 12, 1859 in Iowa; died May 11, 1935 in Polk Co., Iowa.  She married Joacb Eli Witmer April 22, 1877 in Polk Co., Iowa.

        50            vii.    William E. O'Bleness, born October 23, 1861 in Polk Co., Iowa; died November 30, 1936 in Polk Co., Iowa.

        51           viii.    Hamilton Cree O'Bleness, born June 30, 1846 in Washington Co., Ohio; died May 23, 1909 in Los Angles, California.  He married Martha A. Riley in Wisconsin.

 

 

        30.  Alfred P5 Cree (James4, James3, Robert Sr2, James1) was born April 30, 1837 in Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Martha Davenport September 06, 1865 in Washington Co., Ohio.  She was born Abt. 1843 in Ohio.

 

More About Alfred P Cree:

Occupation: 1880, Grocer

Residence: 1880, New Matamoras, Ohio

       

Children of Alfred Cree and Martha Davenport are:

        52               i.    Nancy6 Cree, born December 31, 1869.

        53              ii.    Mary L. Cree, born Abt. 1867.

        54             iii.    George D. Cree, born Abt. 1877.

 

 

        32.  David Hamilton5 Cree (James4, James3, Robert Sr2, James1) was born July 25, 1847 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio, and died November 10, 1919 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Lousia Caroline Heinzleman March 06, 1871 in Washington Co., Ohio, daughter of Christian Heintzelman and Anna Stull.  She was born June 10, 1846, and died 1920 in Newport, OH.

 

Notes for David Hamilton Cree:

This 7.5" by 9.75" (19.7 by 24.7) image depicts the Cree House Hotel in Newport, Ohio. The hotel operated from the 1850s to the 1880s. It was operated first by James Cree, then by D.H. Cree. The post office was located in the Newport Hotel from April 10, 1863 until March 22, 1866, when Alfred P. Cree served as postmaster.

 

More About David Hamilton Cree:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Lousia Caroline Heinzleman:

Burial: Newport Cemetery, Washington Co, Newport, OH

       

Child of David Cree and Lousia Heinzleman is:

+      55               i.    James Albert6 Cree, born June 07, 1872 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio; died December 08, 1943 in Utica, Ohio.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

        55.  James Albert6 Cree (David Hamilton5, James4, James3, Robert Sr2, James1) was born June 07, 1872 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio, and died December 08, 1943 in Utica, Ohio.  He married Bertha Alice Hays March 01, 1899 in Washington Co., Ohio, daughter of Preston Hays and Mary Rea.  She was born November 25, 1870 in Newport Township,  Washington Co., Ohio, and died November 30, 1937 in Utica, Ohio.

 

Notes for James Albert Cree:

Buried at Newport are John (b. 1841) and Kathern L. Cree (b.1844). also David Halton (1847-1919) and Louise Heintzelman Cree (1846-1920)

 

In 1900 Ohio census listed as living next door to Harry and "Lizza" Hays are John and Kathern Cree.

 

1880 Ohio Washington Co Newport twp

Cree, D. H. 32

Lousia 32

Albert 7

 

Cree, J. R. 37

Kate 33

Annie White 8 dau

 

In 1935 Bertha is living at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Albert is sick with influenza and James has a shop nearby. They live over a garage. 

 

More About James Albert Cree:

Burial: Newport Cemetery, Washington Co, Newport, OH

 

Notes for Bertha Alice Hays:

Taken from: "The Church Today" by Mary Heeter. A speech given about 1960 in the Newport Methodist Church

" In 1943, we were the recepient of new hymnals, presented by the Cree and the Bachelder families in memory of Bertha Hays Cree and Mildred Hays Bachelder."

 

More About Bertha Alice Hays:

Burial: Newport Cemetery, Washington Co, Newport, OH

       

Children of James Cree and Bertha Hays are:

        56               i.    Ruth Alberta7 Cree, born 1906; died 1906.

 

More About Ruth Alberta Cree:

Burial: Newport Cemetery, Washington Co, Newport, OH

 

        57              ii.    Eugene Hays Cree, born 1902; died 1902.

 

More About Eugene Hays Cree:

Burial: Newport Cemetery, Washington Co, Newport, OH

 

        58             iii.    James Everett Cree, born July 18, 1909 in Utica Ohio; died October 1980 in Utica, Licking Co., Ohio.  He married Mary Florence Curtis January 14, 1938.