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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

CAPTAIN HIRAM H. CREE, farmer and stock-grower, was born May 21, 1819, where he now resides on the farm of 160 acres, which has been in the possession of the family since 1785.  He is a son of Hamilton and Agnes (Hughes) Cree, natives of Pennsylvania, which has been the home of the Crees for many generations.  The Captain’s father was a farmer, who, in 1848, died at the age of seventy-eight, on the farm where Hiram H. now resides.  His family consisted of ten children.  Hiram, one of the youngest, was reared on the farm, and attended the common school in Cumberland Township.  He engaged in farming until 1847, when he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and was employed as salesman in a large wholesale dry-goods house.  After five months spent in that business, he resumed his farming until 1862, when he went into the army, enlisting in Company A, One Hundred and Sixty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry.  When the company was organized he was unanimously elected its Captain, in which capacity he served most faithfully throughout his term.  He was ever a gallant soldier, highly esteemed by all his company.  In 1864 he married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of James S. Kerr, and they are the parents of two children—Ellen Agnes and Rose Allena.  In politics the Captain is a Republican, in religion a Methodist, and his wife is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian 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 – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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