Name: Ambrose Crain 1
Birth: 1734 in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA 1
Census: 1790 Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
PROP: 1795 Rockbridge, Virginia, USA
Tax List 1775 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Court Case 1797 Rockbridge, Virginia, USA
Death: 1793 in Virginia, USA 1
Census: 1780 Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
Tax List 1785 Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
Lots in Springfield VA and who bought them: 2
#3 Ambrose & Sarah Crain
#5 John & Betsy Pettycrew
#17 Ambrose Crain
Springfield was a tiny town formed in 1796 just south of Natural Bridge, on the border of Rockbridge Co. and Botetourt Co. It no longer exists.
Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book C, pp. 153-154.
25 March 1795, for 160 pounds, 64 acres.
Cawfield Taylor and Rebekah his wife of Rockbridge County, VA to
William Pattycrue (Pettycrew) of the same.
Adjoining sd. Taylor, James Paul, Ambros Crain, and Andrew
Note: this land also adjoined the town of Springfield.
Rockridge County, VA Order Book 1795-1799
John Pettycrew vs Wm Pettycrew & Ambrose Crain, in debt fo 25 lbs, 5%
interest from Apr 1797.
The Pettycrews were from Hanover Twp, Dauphin Co. PA. They migrated to Rockbridge Co., near Natural Bridge, 1793-94. The Pettycrews and Ambrose Crain were neighbors in PA and VA.
1785 Assessments: East Hanover Twp, Dauphin Co.:
Peticrew, James; father of William above.
If Ambrose died in Rockbridge Co. he might be buried in the High Bridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The cemetery and church are all that remain of the town of Springfield VA.
Father: William Crain b: 1704 in Down, Ireland
Mother: Jean Milton b: 1705 in Down, Ireland
12 MAY 1767
in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
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Text: Record for William Crain
- Title: Randy Scott Crain
Note: 439 Glenwood Drive, Paducah, KY 42003