David Critchlow

Male1735–16 February 1811

Brief Life History of David

David Critchlow was born in 1735, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America as the son of James Critchlow Sr. 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
Martha Leach
Marriage: about 1753
James Critchlow
Martha Critchlow
Joseph Critchlow
Margaret Critchlow
David Critchlow
John Critchlow
William Critchlow
Jane Critchlow

Sources (9)

  • Legacy NFS Source: David Critchlow - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: David Critchlow
  • Davd Crutchlove, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • David Critchlon, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1753Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (4)


    Age 41

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


    Age 41

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

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 59

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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