Tom McCright of Kenedy, Texas visited the WCGS Genealogy Research Room at the Quitman Public Library this week searching for the death date, place of death, and burial site of Matthew McCright of Wood County. IF you have any information which might shed light on this matter, please post as a comment here.
The following reply was sent from Vice-president Dorothy Harbin to a McCreight query first 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 Charity was his wife. We have to deduct that there was another Matthew McCright (above) BUT, I found your Matthew (Charity) whose father was Quinton McCreight ( no wife given.
Here’s the line up:
Quinton McCreight ( no wife)
Matthew ” (wife – Charity) Bn `1785- 1841– Matthew
Thomas Newton McCright – (wife – Mary “Pop” Mann) Bn 1825-1863
marr. 12 Nov. 1850
Dd- 7 Apr. 1863- Chicago, Ill.
Quinton A. McCright – Born & Died, 18 Sept. 1852 (Infant)
Thomas Newton had a brother – Quinton A McCright – born 1831 – Ga. – Dd – ? – Texas
There was a Thomas V. McCreight born 1815-died 2 Oct.1861, – Wood Co. TX.
Your great grandmother may have gone with her brother-in-law to where you stated, but it was not her son, as he was an infant and died same day.
******** According to LDS records, is where I found this info, there was a contributor and her name is MARY FEAR – E-MAIL address – email@example.com
About the grave covered in water, there should not be any as graves and church were moved to make way for the lake. …
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;
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.