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Owen McCravey[1, 2]

Male Abt 1691 - 1760  (~ 51 years)

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  • Name Owen McCravey 
    Born Abt 1691  Roscommon county, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1742 and 1760  Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Some think he immigrated to North Carolina from County Roscommon, Ireland in the late 1600's or very early 1700's and that his name was shortened to Cravey.  Another theory is that he may be descended from the Scots Presbyterian Clan MacQuarrie who fled Scotland after the battle of Inverkeithing in 1651.
      John C. Head> wrote Tue, 3 Aug 1999
          "..... I have not found any proof of Owen CRAVEY being from Roscommon Co., Ireland or that his birth was in 1691. In my research of early NC, I located several references to many of the early settlers of NE Carolina being from Ireland, however, no exact location was mentioned. The earliest of these settlers seemed to have arrived around 1717-19 time period. There are recorded references as stated in my book that he was a weaver by trade and could read and write. In conjunction with that, almost all the time when Owen CRAVEY was present when his name was written, it was "OWEN CRAVEY". The references to him as Owen McCRAVEY, were made when he was not there to assure it was written correctly.
          I think most of this about Roscommon Co. and b. 1691 fits in with David CRAVEY of Telfair Co., GA marrying Susan STUDSTILL, b. 1803; when he had a daughter, Mary CRAVEY YANCEY, whose birth is given on the 1850 census as being 1808 and born in Burke Co., GA. In other words, someone is pulling it out of a hat.
      John C. Head"
        Owen Cravey, Sr (McCravey, MacRavey, MacCravey) was found in North Carolina 1728-29. He was being summoned to court. This was found in the book "Executive Records of North Carolina". He was listed on the North Carolina Tax List inb 1721 as living in Chowan County. He bought 150 acres in Edgecombe County, NC on Sept. 27, 1762, for 10 pounds Virginia money. He bought 165 acres in Edgecombe County on May 24, 1769 for 60 pounds Virginia money. Owen sold the 150 acres on May 19, 1770 for 40 pounds.
          He died in Edgecombe County, North Carolina somewhere between 1742 and 1749 or 1760.
          His son Owen Cravey settled in Dodge County (Formerly Telfair County), Georgia.
          County Roscommon is found in the province of Connacht with an area of some 950 square miles and has a population of 56,000 today.  It contains the ruins of a 13th Century castle, built by the English. The county town is also called Roscommon, the name deriving from Ros-Comain meaning 'wood around a monastery'.
          Geographical features of the county are the Shannon, which provides it's eastern border, and the lakes Gara, Key and Allen.  The land is predominantly rich pasture and lends itself well to the main commercial activity of dairy farming.
    Person ID I2812  mykindred
    Last Modified Jun 3, 2008 

    Family 1 [dau] (__),   d.  
     1. James Cravey,   d. Bef 1768
    +2. Priscilla Cravey,   d.
    +3. Anne Cravey,   b. North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    +4. Honour Cravey,   d.
    Family ID F2602  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sarah Brown,   b. Abt 1720,   d. Aft 1758  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1735 
    +1. Owen Brown Cravey,   b. Between 1736 and 1740, Bertie District, Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1795 OR 1809, Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     2. Hugh Cravey,   d.
    Family ID F1044  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S79] Gedcom - Bennett, Lynn.

    2. [S695] Gedcom - Hutto, George.

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