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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOSEPH McCRACKEN, P.O. Cameron, Marshall County, West 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 Virginia, 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 received his education in the common school.  He has been a very successful farmer and stock-grower, having at one time owned over six hundred acres of land.  On February 20, 1853, Mr. McCracken married Miss Mary E., daughter of Jennings J. Moss, and they have nine children, viz.: Joseph, a farmer; J. C., a physician; George and 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.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project

Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007

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