William McCrackan

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William McCrackan, son of Andrew McCrackan and Margaret McDowall, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Barnsallie, Wigtownshire, Scotland, 22 January 1736.1 He died at New Haven, Connecticut, 3 July 1809, at age 74,1 and was buried at Grove St. Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut.1,2

William married Sarah Miles, daughter of Captain James Miles and Phebe Thompson, at New Haven 8 October 1772.1

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated at New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, with 1 free white male over 16, 4 under 16, 5 free white females, and 2 slaves.3

William had an older brother John who died 19 Sep 1767, aged 32, at New Haven and left a will that reads in part: "My whole estate to my brothers Alexander, James and William and my sister Grisel McCrackan. My father Andrew McCrackan and my Uncle James McDoul in the Strand London to be my Executors."

William lived in New Haven for 42 years (1767-1809).

The Find a Grave memorial includes a picture and an obituary.4,1,5


Sarah Miles b. 20 May 1749, d. 26 Dec 1809
  • (…) McCrackan1 b. 7 Dec 1773
  • John McCrackan1 b. 5 Mar 1775
  • Sarah McCrackan1 b. 23 Feb 1777, d. 8 Nov 1849
  • Polly McCrackan1 b. 20 Dec 1778
  • William McCrackan1 b. 17 May 1780, d. 15 Feb 1845
  • Nancy McCrackan1 b. 21 Mar 1784
  • Henrietta McCrackan+1 b. 19 Mar 1786, d. 6 Jul 1816
  • James McCrackan1 b. 23 Jun 1788, d. 24 Nov 1849
  • George McCrackan1 b. 6 Jun 1790, d. 9 Nov 1790
  • Elizabeth McCrackan1 b. 11 Dec 1791
  • George Miles McCrackan1 b. 23 Nov 1794
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  1. [S53] Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, 9 vols. in 3 (1924-1932; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1974), 1157, further cited as Jacobus, New Haven Families.
  2. [S2323] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed July 2022), memorial page for William McCrackan, Find a Grave memorial #103428088, maintained by SRK, further cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), CT:103, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  4. [S130] Peter Wilson Coldham, American Wills Proved in London 1611-1775 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 242, further cited as Coldham, American Wills in London.
  5. [S2323] Find A Grave, memorial #103428088.