William F Creecy

22 December 1831–2 October 1918 (Age 86)
Giles, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William F

When William F Creecy was born on 22 December 1831, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Creasy, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Hill, was 46. He married Adaline Griggs on 30 April 1855, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Civil District 12, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 8, Wayne, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 2 October 1918, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Cole Cemetery, Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee, United States.

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William F Creecy
Adaline Griggs
Marriage: 30 April 1855
Nancy R. O. Creecy
Joseph Caroline Creecy
Martha Jane Creecy
James Alfred Creecy
Mary C. Creecy
Infant Creecy
George Franklin Creecy
Josephine Francis Creecy
Susan Emaline Creecy
Even Elden Creecy
John Samuel Creecy
William W. Creecy

Spouse and Children


    Adaline Griggs


30 April 1855
Wayne, Tennessee, United States


    Nancy R. O. Creecy


    Joseph Caroline Creecy


    Martha Jane Creecy


    James Alfred Creecy


    Mary C. Creecy


+7 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 31

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Creasy .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm T Creecy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Creesy in household of John Creesy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Creasey, "United States Census, 1880"

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