History of Greene County,
JOSEPH McCRACKEN, P.O. Cameron, Marshall
Va., was born in Washington County, Penn.,
February 13, 1827. He is a son of Daniel
and Mary (Crall) McCracken, natives of Pennsylvania,
and of Irish and Dutch descent. His
father, who died in West
was a farmer all his life. His family
consisted of eight children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the
oldest. He was reared on the farm and
his education in the common school. He
has been a very successful farmer and stock-grower, having at one time
over six hundred acres of land. On
20, 1853, Mr. McCracken married Miss Mary E., daughter of Jennings J.
they have nine children, viz.: Joseph, a farmer; J. C., a physician;
J. M. B., farmers; Mary, wife of H T. Winnett; S. W. S. and Samuel E. Two of the children are deceased.
Mr. McCracken is a Republican. He
and his wife and children are members of
the Methodist Episcopal Church.
History of Greene
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007
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