Looking for any info on John McCrave -- my ggg-grandfather.
Here is what I know about John: Birth: about 1811, County Armagh, Ireland Death: California Gold Rush?(around 1854-1858) Spouse: Ann Bailey Children: Jane, Catharine, Mary, Nancy, James, Rosa (Rose/Rosella)
Lived in Elizabethtown, Essex County, NY from at least 1834 (probably earlier) until about 1854; owned a farm in the area for which we found foreclosure papers (good reason to head for the Gold Rush?)
NOTE: We have found spelling variations on many documents, such as McRave, McCrea, McRea and in some cases the signature was just signed with an "X."
Although I have posted this in the McCrave forum, any info about Ann Bailey (parents William and Sarah) or the McCrave children is greatly appreciated, as well!