McCreary Family and Holt Family
I am a descendant of the George McCreary who, according to hisRevolutionary War Pension Application, was born in Armagh, Ireland around 1752.I am descended through his son James McCreary (1789-1871) and his first wife Mary Holt (1791-1831).
I believe that Mary Holt's father was Evan Holt. (interesting side note: if you read George McCreary's Pension Application, you will see that Evan Holt submitted an affidavit supporting George's pension request.)At any rate, many trees list Evan Holt's wife as Charity McCreary, and some trees report that she was born in Armagh, Ireland in 1764.
If these facts are true, it seems likely to me that George McCreary and Charity McCreary are related and perhaps siblings. If that is the case, it would mean that James McCreary and his wife Mary Holt were first cousins, which is common enough.
Does anyone know of a familial connection between Evan Holt's wife Charity McCreary and George McCreary, father to James and father-in-law to Mary Holt?
Thanks for any information you might be able to provide.