John Memorial McCrary

1 March 1826–14 June 1904 (Age 78)
Cynthiana, Smith Township, Posey, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of John Memorial

When John Memorial McCrary was born on 1 March 1826, in Cynthiana, Smith Township, Posey, Indiana, United States, his father, James McCrary, was 28 and his mother, Matilda Forrest, was 21. He married Semantha Hannah Wells on 30 August 1849, in Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860 and Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870. His occupation is listed as first district school teacher in Dewey, White, Arkansas, United States. He died on 14 June 1904, in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Portage Cemetery, Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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John Memorial McCrary
Semantha Hannah Wells
Marriage: 30 August 1849
William Austin McCrary
Julia Mathilda McCrary
Margaret Ann McCrary
John Memorial McCrary Jr
Lovina Cemantha McCrary
Sophronia Loretta McCrary
Don Carlos McCrary
Sarah Lovisa McCrary
Jonathan Adelbert McCrary
Lois Amber McCrary
Florence Elizabeth McCrary
Alice Victoria McCrary

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  • Marriage
    30 August 1849Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1838: Van Buren, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Van Buren, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Van Buren, Iowa, United States
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 25
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of McCreary .

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Brief History of the Life of My Grandfather John Memorial McCrary

    John Memorial McCrary, son of James and Matilda McCrary was born March 1, 1826 at Posey County, Indiana. He was the second child in a family of thirteen: ten boys and three girls, namely: William For …

    Sources (68)

    • John M McCurry, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John M McQuarie in entry for Joseph Elmo Wright and Lois Roberts, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • John Memorid Mccraig in entry for Sephrona Loretta Gibbs, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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