Ambrose Crain Of Penn

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  • ID: I00001
  • Name: Ambrose Crain 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1734 in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA 1
  • Census: 1790 Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
  • PROP: 1795 Rockbridge, Virginia, USA
  • ADDR:
  • Event: Tax List 1775 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Event: Court Case 1797 Rockbridge, Virginia, USA
  • Death: 1793 in Virginia, USA 1
  • Census: 1780 Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Event: Tax List 1785 Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Note:
    Lots in Springfield VA and who bought them:
    #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.

    Another record:

    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.

    Another record:

    Rockridge County, VA Order Book 1795-1799
    p. 595.
    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.:
    Crain, Ambrouse
    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

    Marriage 1 Sarah Cunningham
    • Married: 12 MAY 1767 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

    1. Author:
      Title: OneWorldTree
      Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;

      Note:, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc.).
      Page: Database online.
      Text: Record for William Crain
    2. Title: Randy Scott Crain
      Note: 439 Glenwood Drive, Paducah, KY 42003
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