I descend from Thomas and Jenny Creighton's daughter Catherine Creighton b c 1764 Ireland, d Jan 5, 1848, Wayne Co., IL. 1783 she married James Gaston, 1761 PA - 1840 Wayne Co., IL. James was the son of Robert Gaston and Margaret Logan of Lancaster Co., SC. I have the following children for Thomas and Jenny:
1. Thomas Jr. b c 1750 Ireland d 1815 Kershaw Co. SC md Nancy Kirkland 2. John b c 1753 Ireland d 1829 Clarke Co., AL He md (1) Margaret McClure (2) Nancy. Some think she was a Graham and some think a Gaston. Have not found a Nancy Gaston that would fit. Have been trying to work on John's line. On Ancestry.com is the biggest mess possible. They have one theysay is John's son Hiram b 1820 with his child born 1825. Others picked up this data and never questioned! I know John had a son Hiram who md Mary Thomas in Jan.1820, Clarke Co., AL. John also had a daughter Sarah who married Robert S. Woodard in SC not long before they all moved to Clarke Co., AL "Ancestors of Dr. Franklin Columber Woodard and his Descendants 1757-1982" states that Robert S. Woodard obtained his AL land grant in Sept 1817, but not sure if he obtained the grant before they moved from SC; however, they state Sarah's parents Mr. & Mrs. John Creighton and many of their 10 children were in the caravan with the Woodards from SC to Clarke Co., AL. 3. Jane b c 1763 Ireland md John McClure. They supposedly remained in Kershaw Co., SC 4. Catherine b 1764 Ireland d1848 Wayne Co., IL, bur Bovee Cem. md 20 Mar 1783 Lancaster Co., SC, James Gaston 1761 PA - 1840 Wayne Co., IL, son of Robert Gaston and Margaret Logan of Lancaster Co., SC. Someone long ago confused my James with his cousin of the same name, b 1747,who also went to IL. Still fighting to get people to accept the right data - I have proof.
The McClures were children of Samuel McClure and wife Sarah Rankin who, like the Gastons, had land along Little Lynches Creek in Lancaster Co., SC. Besides their children marryingCreightons, their daughter Mary married my James Gaston's brother William and another daughter Martha married James Gaston's cousin Hugh, son of John Gaston of Chester Co., SC. Now if we could just get the Clarke Co., AL data straight we could add more to the family records. Shelba in Texas