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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David Critchlow
Martha Leach
Marriage: about 1753
James Critchlow
Martha Critchlow
Joseph Critchlow
Margaret Critchlow
David Critchlow
John Critchlow
William Critchlow
Jane Critchlow

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"

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


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


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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