Query: McCreight (and response)

Member Mark Reid shared the following query he received and his response:

The query: I am trying to find the exact location of the grave of Matthew MCCREIGHT, listed with one other grave between Alba and Yantis, on Hwy. 154. I believe this to be the grave of my G-G-Grandfather, I don’t know who the other grave could be. If any body has a picture of the head stone, I would certainly appreciate a copy. If all this other fails, possibly the e-mail address of someone who could help me.

This grave should date from the late 1840’s to the 1850’s. My Great Grandfather Thomas Newton McCright is listed on the Wood County Tax rolls during the 1850’s paying taxes on 100 acres in Western Wood County. Matthew would be Thomas’s father. I expect Matthew is buried on the land that Thomas was farming.

Thank you very much;

John McCright
jemccright@aol.com

Mark’s Response: According to our cemetery book 4, pg 157, Matthew McCreight 10 August 1833 – 9 Feb 1902 and Winney Allen McCreight _____ – 2 August 1879 are buried in a family cemetery located as you describe. Apparently the researcher was unable to find the cemetery. Headstone information was obtained from a member of the family.
Highway 154 runs from Quitman to Yantis and the grave site is said to be close to the “Pleasant Divide” community.
If any family member can give a better description of the location, I will be glad to go there (assuming I can get permission to cross private property) and photograph whatever marker I can find.

If you have additional information share, you can contact John McCright at the email address above. Also, please post a copy of the response as a comment to this post.

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  1. […] posted here as a response to an inquiry by member Mark Reid. Reference post from January 2011: Query: McCreight (and response) … Since you stated that the Matthew ( wife – Winney Allen) is not the one, but the […]

  2. Hello John and Mark – I edit the volume, These are the McCreights and am interested in this query. I think the family you seek is this one below.
    (109) ARN MATTHEW, son of William, b 10 Aug 1833 in Autaga, Co., AL, m (1) on 20 Jul 1856 in __ to Winney ALLEN, she b 1839 in __, AR, she d 2 Aug 1879 (no issue). In 1858 he is Postmaster of Lake Fork, Wood Co, Post Office and in 1860 lived and farmed in Quitman, Wood Co, TX. Thomas V., his half-brother, is also living in his house then. . He m (2) 16 Nov 1879 in __ to Sarah Elizabeth ROBBINS, she b 17 Nov 1846, she d 11 Nov 1901, bur Pilgrim’s Rest Cem., Alba, TX. Matthew d 9 Feb 1902.
    This family is in Chap 1 of the volume. However, there is another TX McCreight family in Chap 5 descended from onw Quintin McCreight of SC. I have been trying to extablish the link between these families with no luck. Perhaps we can collaborate on this puzzle?
    Doug McCreight
    Springfield, VA

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