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Sarah McCreary[1]

Female 1806 - 1842  (35 years)

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  • Name Sarah McCreary  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Born 20 July 1806  Neshannock, Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Ancestral File No. 11HM-PST 
    Biography Melvine Moffet, daughter of Lot Moffet and his wife Sarah McCreary was born about four miles out from Newcastle, Mercer Co., now Lawrence Co., Pa on June 12 1831. Early in the spring of 1835, Lot Moffet and his brother Levi built a boat at Orange, Ohio, floated it down on Beaver Creek to Newcastle, Pa where they put their families and furniture on board, and floated out onto the Ohio River and down to its mouth. At Cairo, Ill. they went on board a steamer, which towed their boat to St Louis, Mo. There at the landing through crowding, their boat, furniture, bedding etc was sunk. After a great deal of work every thing was raised, dried, and put on board a steamer which took them to Warsaw, Ill, on the Mississippi River. From there they went by wagon to La Harpe, Ill., where they settled. Must have reached there in the latter part of May as they had a fine garden. In the fall, Lot Moffet went on a visit to New Castle, Pa, and on his way back, at a hotel, he first ate ripe tomatoes cooked. And when he reached home the family cooked some. Until then they had called them Jerusalem apples, and did not think them fit to eat.
    The next Spring, Grandfather and Grandmother McCreary came from Newcastle to visit them. In the Spring of 1842 Melvine’s mother died, and was buried at La Harpe. That spring the family moved to Augusta, Iowa. Up to this time, Lot Moffet’s work had been as a millwright and bridge builder, but when he went to Augusta he took a stock of Dry Goods and Groceries with him. He did not do well with them and in the Spring of 1844 – having married his second wife, Hannah Bar, in the Catholic Church at Burlington, Iowa, May 15th 1842 he took his family to Galena, Ill. Staid there between six and eight months, then went to Jefferson, Grant Co. to the lead mines. At this time they were thought to be rich, but the lead ran out, and about July 2nd 1848, he, with his family started on an excursion boat for St. Paul Minn. The 14th of July, 1848, was spent at “Pig’s Eye Bar”, where they were nearly eaten up by mosquitoes. At that time there was really no St. Paul – only a little log cabin, called “St. Paul’s Church, two stores (Louis Roberts’ and Jackson’s) and five or six frame houses.

    In the Fall of 1849, the family went to Little Rock, Arkansas, but came back to St. Paul the next Spring, - Apr 26 1850

    During their stay in 1848, they had first located on the Larpenteur Farm on the St. Anthony Road (now in 1896 know as Midway) – 1900 the Bohn Refrigerating Factory was used once as State Fair Grounds – then Kittsondale. They lived there but a few months, then went into St. Paul and purchased two lots on the corner of Jackson and Fourth Sts, and started a building afterward known as “Moffet’s Castle”

    Feb 21, 1853, Melvine Moffet married Wm Geo Hendrickson, and went out to the homestead in Rosetown, Ramsey Co., which remained their home until their death. Their eight children were born at the homestead, later known as Comodale, and then bought by the State Agricultural Society. ??, Stella and Willir, died there in infancy. George Lorenzo, her unmarried son, Eugene Alvin, and Albert Preston were also bired from this old home.
    Melvine M Hendrickson died Sept 14, 1898  [6
    Died 17 January 1842  La Harpe, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7
    • place name isn’t complete on edge of page, but starts out La Ha in same style as La Harpe, Ill further down the page - Roger 14 Jan 2009
    Person ID I22573  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 April 2009 

    Father Samuel McCreary or Maccririe 
    Mother Margarrette McLeary 
    Family ID F51452  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Lot M Moffet,   b. 20 September 1802, Oppenheim, Montgomery Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 December 1870, Saint Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 5 July 1826  near New Castle, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Originally entered as “within five miles of Newcastle, Pa”. Another document about Melvine Moffet says "[Melvine Moffet] was born about four miles out from Newcastle, Mercer Co., now Lawrence Co., Pa" - Roger 14 Jan 2009
    Children 
     1. Samuel Moffet,   b. 7 August 1829,   d. 5 October 1841  (Age 12 years)
    +2. Melvine Moffett,   b. 12 June 1831, near New Castle, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 September 1898, Comodale, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Margarette Moffet,   b. 12 May 1834, New Castle, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age 83 years)
     4. William Moffet,   b. 3 June 1836,   d. 15 October 1840, La Harpe, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +5. Sarah Moffet,   b. 20 March 1838, La Harpe, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 April 1923, Poplar, Roosevelt Co., Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 15 January 2009 
    Family ID F24571  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Mevline Moffet - page 1 of 2 pages about Melvine Moffet and her Descendants
    History of Melvine Moffet and her parents Lot Moffet and Sarah McCreary Page 1
    Copies of sheets handwritten by Evelyn Konantz Downing - great granddaughter of Lot Moffet and Sarah McCreary, provided by Richard Stuart of Yeochrie, a grandson of Evelyn Konantz Downing.
    Mevline Moffet - page 2 of 2 pages about Melvine Moffet and her Descendants
    History of Melvine Moffet and her parents Lot Moffet and Sarah McCreary Page 1
    Copies of sheets handwritten by Evelyn Konantz Downing - great granddaughter of Lot Moffet and Sarah McCreary, provided by Richard Stuart of Yeochrie, a grandson of Evelyn Konantz Downing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2115] Internet Web Page, Electronic, www.genealogysf.com/stanton/.

    2. [S1963] Chapter 12 of a Family History titled “Connaught & Moffat Arms, and Descents”, submitted by Richard Stuart, page 92 “Records taken from bible of Lot Moffet, in possession of his daughter Sarah Moffet (Watson) in 1915”.

    3. [S1970] Page from a bible titled “Records taken from Bible of Lot Moffet”, scanned images and printed copies submitted by Richard Stuart of Yeochrie.

    4. [S2118] GEDCOM file titled “Lot Moffet GEDCOM 4-5-09.ged”, submitted by Randy Quale.

    5. [S2116] www.familysearch.org, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    6. [S1971] Pages titled “Moffet Family - Melvine Moffet, daughter of Lot Moffet and his wife Sarah McCreary”, scanned images and printed copies submitted by Richard Stuart of Yeochrie.

    7. [S1963] Chapter 12 of a Family History titled “Connaught & Moffat Arms, and Descents”, submitted by Richard Stuart, page 92.



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