David Critchlow

Brief Life History of David

When David Critchlow was born in 1735, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, James Critchlow Sr, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Gibson, was 33. He married Martha Leach about 1753, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 16 February 1811, in Franklin Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Laird Cemetery, Plum, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Critchlow
1735–1811
Martha Leach
1736–1789
Marriage: about 1753
James Critchlow
1754–1834
Martha Critchlow
1765–1856
Joseph Critchlow
1767–
Margaret Critchlow
1769–
David Critchlow
1773–
John Critchlow
1756–1795
William Critchlow
1760–1830
Jane Critchlow
1770–1841

Sources (10)

  • Legacy NFS Source: David Critchlow - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: David Critchlow
  • David Critchlow, "Find A Grave Index"
  • David Critchlow, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"

World Events (5)

1773

Historical Boundaries: 1773: Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Croichlow in Bury (Lancashire), recorded in the surname de Cruchelowe in 1324 and Croichelay in 1563. The name is perhaps also derived from Crouchley Farm in Lymm (Cheshire), though this name is of uncertain age; or from an unidentified place in southern England whose name has a similar origin (from the British Celtic crouco- ‘hill, barrow’ in an English guise + Old English hlāw, hlǣw ‘hill, barrow’). The original -low has sometimes been replaced with -ley (compare Critchley ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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David Critchlow

The earliest forbear of the Critchlow clan, David Critchlow, came toAmerica from Ireland. He settled first in Westmoreland county,Pennsylvania, about the middle of the eighteenth century. There were n …

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