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Creighton Family Bible and Records, Perth, Fulton County, NY

Lisa Hendrixson found this bible in an antique shop in Indiana and snapped these photos to contribute to our site! She is not related to this family. The original images are linked to this page. The images themselves are not necessarily in chronoligical or sequential order, but simply 15 images from the bible. The transcription and additional family information was researched by Lisa Slaski.

Note: some of the writing is difficult to read, and one page (2 sides) is missing a portion. Mispellings of dates and common words are corrected, but names are as they appear on the page. The images themselves are provided for you to review. Some events are written in the bible on multiple pages. As with most bibles, there are several handwriting styles indicating different people filling in the information. If you know this family and find what you think is an error in the transcription, please feel free to send it in. Where I'm not as confident of the transcription or have added a comment, I have placed the information in [ ].

Family Information

Gathered from this bible and other sources, but focused mostly on the names which appear in the bible. This is a very large family, but as it is a family bible, mostly it follows down just one line of descendants [Daniel-->James-->William].

1. Daniel Creighton was born about 1761 and died 25 Dec 1838 at the age of 77 years. He was married to Isabella Cameron, who died 9 Aug 1836. They had 9 children; five of them are named in this bible:

The basis of the following information was taken from the "Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs," edited by Cuyler Reynolds, New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911; Vol. III, pp. 1048-1050. Additional information was added from the bible itself [info from bible was used when conflicting information was present between the two sources].

Daniel Creighton, was born in Perthshire, Scotland. He came to the United States when a young man, and settled in Fulton county, where he cleared and improved a farm. He married, in Fulton county, Isabella Cameron, born in Scotland, a member of the numerous and powerful clan of that name. They both lived to be old people and left a numerous family. Children:

        1.    John Creighton; emigrated to Canada in early life and there lived and died.
        2.    Jeannette [also Jennet or Janet] Creighton; d. 14 Mar 1884 in Michigan; m. Alexander McVein, a farmer of Livingston county, NY, later of Michigan.
        3.    Isabella Creighton; m. John McIntyre.
        4.    James; b. 18 Nov 1804; d. 1890.
        5.    Daniel Creighton; m. Mary Butler; had four children.
        6.    Margaret Creighton; died at the age of fifty years; unmarried.
        7.    Peter Creighton; m. Julia Griswold; he was a lawyer; died at the age of seventy years; without issue.
        8.    Duncan Creighton; b. 11 Nov 1809; d. 3 Mar 1886; m. Ursula Major; left a son and a daughter.
        9.    Mary Creighton; d. aged 58 years; m. John Clark; had five children.

James Creighton, the fourth child of Daniel and Isabella (Cameron) Creighton, was born in Perth, Fulton county, New York, November, 1804, died June 1, 1890. He was reared a farmer, and passed his life on the Creighton homestead farm in Perth. Both he and his wife were members of the United Presbyterian church. He was married on 12 Nov 1835 to Ann Frasier, born November 22, 1808, died August 20, 1871. Children:

        1.    daughter; b. 16 Nov 1836; d. 16 Nov 1836
        2.    Jane F. Creighton; b. 21 Mar 1838; d. 15 Nov 1915; m. on 22 Nov 1859 James Major; daughter Anna Major; resided in Rochester, NY.
        3.    Margaret Ann Creighton; b. 2 Nov 1839; d. 20 May 1865
        4.    son; b. 19 May 1841; d. 19 May 1941
        5.    Isabella Creighton; b. 17 May 1842; d. 14 Jun 1922; m. 1 Feb 1871 Alexander McFarlan
        6.    William James Creighton; b. 26 Mar [or Apr?] 1844; d. 23 Mar 1908; m. 18 Jan 1882 Elizabeth Hill
        7.    Mary Creighton; b. 31 Aug 1850; d. 16 Mar 1926; m. 15 Nov 1888 Alexander Carmichael; a retired farmer of Gloversville; no issue.

Isabella Creighton, fifth child of James and Ann (Frasier) Creighton, was born in Perth, Fulton county, New York, March 17, 1842, married February 1, 1871, Alexander McFarlan. Alexander McFarlan, fifth child of Patrick and Milly E. (Carmichael) McFarlan, was born on the old homestead in Perth, March 6, 1839. He was educated in the public schools, and followed the business of a farmer until 1887, when he retired to Amsterdam, New York, where he engaged in the real estate business. He was for several years a member of the board of sewer commissioners in that city, which is his present home; he married, in Perth, February 1, 1871, Isabella Creighton, born in that town May 17, 1842. Children:

        1.    Byron McFarlan, b. 19 May 1872; a groceryman of Schenectady, New York.
        2.    James P. McFarlan; b. 14 March 1882; m. Ina Thompson; he was a manager at Model Heating Company; resides in New York City.

William James Creighton, sixth child of James and Ann (Frasier) Creighton, was born in Perth, Fulton county, New York, on 26 Mar [or Apr?] 1844. He was married to Elizabeth Hill on 18 Jan 1882. He died on 23 Mary 1908. They resided in Broadalbin. Children:

        1.    Margaret Creighton; m. Mr. Boynton of Broadalbin; has children Elizabeth and Josephine Boynton
        2.    William Creighton; of Rochester, New York
        3.    Alexander Creighton; of Broadalbin
        4.    Frances M. Creighton; of Gloversville.

More information on William J. Creighton, son of James, and grandson of Daniel and Isabella Cameron Creighton

History of Fulton County, by Washington Frothingham, D. Mason & Co., 1892, Part II, Family Sketches page 31

Creighton, William J., Perth, was born on the farm of his present residence March 26, 1844, a son of James and Ann (Frazer) Creighton. His grandfather, Daniel Creighton, was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1763, and came to this country when twenty-five years of age, and located on the same farm where William J. now lives. His wife Isabella Cameron, was also born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1770. They were married in this country, and were the parents of nine children, of which James was the third. Daniel Creighton was a shoemaker, and learned his trade in Scotland. He died December 25, 1838. James Creighton was born September 1, 1804, and always lived on the old homestead. November 12, 1835, he married Ann Frazer, of Albany. They were the parents of five children, four of whom are living: Jennie, wife of James P. Major, of Rochester: Isabella, wife of Alexander McFarlan, of Mayfeild; Mary, wife of Alexander Carmichael, of Johnstown; and William J., our subject. James Creighton died in 1890, and his wife, Ann, died in 1871. William J. has always lived on the homestead farm. he was education in the common schools of Perth, and assisted his father on the farm until 1877, when he assumed control of the farm and has since successfully conducted it. At the death of his father it was left to him, and he is proud of being the owner of the old historic spot. It is a place of 100 acres, mostly under cultivation for general farming. Mr. Creighton has never been much interested in politics, being content to be known as a successful farmer and good citizen.

More information on Peter Creighton, son of Daniel and Isabella Cameron Creighton

Albany Morning Express, Saturday, 25 Apr 1891.

Amsterdam: ... Peter Creighton died Thursday afternoon at his home on Grove street. He had been in failing health for several months. Mr. Creighton was one of the best known citizens of Amsterdam. He was a son of Daniel Creighton of Perth, and was born February 11, 1812. He studied law with the late Nicholas Hill and came to Amsterdam about 50 years ago. He practiced his profession and pursued the insurance business here until a few years ago. He was an ardent Republican. He accummulated a handsome estate. Six years ago he married Julia Griswold by whom he is survived.

More information on Duncan Creighton, son of Daniel and Isabella Cameron Creighton

Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Thursday Evening, 4 Mar 1886

Duncan Creighton, a much respected and well-to-do farmer of Perth Center, died yesterday of pneumonia, at the advanced age of 76. Mr. Creighton was born and always lived in the vicinity of Perth Center. He was a brother of Peter Creighton of this city and James Creighton of Perth. The funeral will be held from the house Saturday, at 2 p.m. The interment will be made at Perth Center.

Amsterdam Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat, Friday, 19 Jan 1906

Mrs. Ursula K. Creighton died Thursday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock at her home in Perth Center, after a short illness, of pneumonia. Mrs. Creighton was born on the Major homestead farm in the town of Perth, September 12th, 1812, and was therefore in the 94th year of her age. She was one of a family of twelve children born to the late John and Jane Maxwell Major. In 1836 she was united in marriage to Duncan Creighton, who died March, 1886. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary U. Creighton, of Perth, three sons, Daniel of the town of Florida, John M., of Madiera, Cal., and David of Pert; one brother, H. B. Major of Perth, and one sister, Mrs. Jane Vander Bogart of this city. Mrs. Creighten had passed her whole life as a resident of the town of Perth and in early life was united with the U. P. church, being one of its most active workers. The funeral will be held at her home Monday morning at 11 o'clock, the Rev. Daniel McClellan officiating. Interment in Perth.

More information on the Rev. Daniel Creighton McVean of Franklinville

Rev. Daniel Creighton McVean is the son of Duncan McVean and Jennet/Janet Creighton. She was the daughter of Daniel Creighton and Isabella Cameron. His obituary is pasted into the bible. The bible has the death date for his mother, Jennet, listed as Jennet McVean Creighton, but the death date is only 1 day off of what others state as the death date for Jennet Creighton McVean.

Historical Gazetteer And Biographical Memorial Of Cattaraugus County, Ny, Ed By William Adams, Published 1893

Rev. D. C. McVEAN was born Oct. 10, 1818, in Caledonia, N. Y. His parents settled on the farm where he was raised in 1816. His twin brother, John C. McVEAN, still resides on the homestead. After receiving the usual drill of a village school, D. C. studied at Cambridge, N. Y., and Cleveland, Ohio. In after years he said that while a boy working on a farm a premonition sometimes came over him that he should preach the gospel. His mother was left a widow and his labor was needed at home. At the age of seventeen, on profession of faith in his Master, he united with the United Presbyterian church of Caledonia. He graduated at Union College in 1844 and was licensed to preach in June, 1847. After laboring as a licentiate in the New England States and in the south he accepted a call from the Lyndon church in this county and was ordained and installed pastor Jan. 29, 1850. During the sixteen years he labored there the church grew and prospered. The membership was scattered, yet he was indefatigable in his work. After the resignation of his charge at Lyndon his labors were mostly confined to Franklinville, where he resided, and where by his efforts a nucleus was formed around which gathered those who afterward formed the membership of the First United Presbyterian church of Franklinville, which was organized by Mr. McVEAN on June 25, 1867 with forty members, and now there 214 communicants. An epidemic soon afterward broke out in the community and during his visits he became the victim of the disease, and while he was preaching on the last Sabbath before his death he was stricken with this malady and died the following Saturday. Mr. McVEAN married M. J., daughter of Abram GILLESPIE, of Orange county, N. Y. Their only son, Creighton, died at the age of seventeen. In 1848 Mr. McVEAN, Dr. Henry VAN AERNAM, and Hon. S. S. SPRING located in Franklinville. To the united efforts of these three men, aided by Hon. J. K. BUTTON, the citizens of Franklinville and adjacent towns and indebted for the endowment of Ten Broeck Free Academy.

The Presbyterian historical almanac and annual remembrancer of the church, by Joseph M. Wilson, for 1868, Vol 10, page 274-275

McVean, Daniel Creighton. - The son of Duncan and Janet (Creighton) McVean, was born in Caledonia, Livingston county, N.Y., Oct. 10, 1818. He was a relative of Rev. W. McLaren, D.D., for many years pastor of the United Presbyterian church of Fall River, Mass., and for the present a resident of Toledo, Ohio. He was reared under the pastoral care of D. C. McLaren, D.D., and at an early age made profession of his faith in Christ. He soon after conceived the thought of devoting himself to the work of the Gospel ministry. As soon as he could be spared from home, where his widowed mother greatly needed his help, he went to Cambridge, Washington county, N.Y., where he attended at the academy, then under the charge of Wm. Beattie, Esq. His memory is warmly cherished by all who there made his acquaintance. When Mr. Beattie left Cambridge to establish a school in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. McVean followed him, and remained there for a considerable period under his instruction. In 1840 he entered the Freshman class in Union College, where he graduated in 1844. He pursued his theological studies under Dr. McCarrell, in the seminary of the Associate Reformed Synod of New York, at Newburg, and in June, 1847, he was licensed to preach by the Associate Reformed Presbytery of Caledonia.

For two or three years he traveled among the churches as a probationer. His health at this time was somewhat broken, and for its benefit he went South and spent one winter among the Associate Reformed churches there. There are many in that region who remember him with great affection. He at length accepted a call from the Associate Reformed church of Lyndon, and Jan. 29, 1850, was ordained and installed as its pastor by the same Presbytery that had licensed him. This was his first and only pastoral charge, and he remained in it for sixteen years.

He was happily married June 13, 1849, to Miss J. A. Gillespie, daughter of Abraham Gillespie, Esq., a man well known and very highly esteemed in Orange county, N.Y., and who for many years filled the office of ruling elder in the Associate Reformed church of Bloomingburg. A brother of Mrs. McVean, Rev. Jonathan Gillespie, was pastor for several years of the Hamptonburg church, and died when just entering upon a new pastoral charge in Hebron. Mr. McVean's residence was in the village of Franklinville, Cattaraugus county, N.Y.

After having been pastor of the church of Lyndon for sixteen years, he felt it his duty to resign that charge. He was still regarded by that people, however, with undiminished affection and esteem. He was living yet among them, and was laboring as he had always done for the highest good, when his last sickness came upon him. Dysentery in a malignant form had become epidemic in Franklinville, and he was endeavoring to do his duty as a minister in visiting the sick when he himself was smitten with the disease. Its course was rapid, and in about a week he died. During his sickness he bore frequent and emphatic testimony to his friends concerning the presence of Jesus with him. On the 7th of September, 1868, he passed away peacefully, and we may say triumphantly. His widow and his son, his only child, he commended trustingly to the grace of God.

His last service was in preaching the gospel, and that was a work that he loved with all his heart. He was a faithful pastor, going from house to house, warning every man, and giving to each one his portion in due season. He was eminently godly, and wherever he went there was manifest upon him a sweet savor of Christ. The spirit of love rested upon him in large measure, and to such a degree that few were ever offended with him for his faithful and pointed dealings. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord; their works do follow them.

History Of Allegan And Barry Counties, Michigan, D. W. Ensign & Co., 1880, page 282

[This is information about Rev. Daniel C. McVean's brother, Duncan C. McVean, but provides a lot of historical information on the McVean and Creighton families]


Among the pioneers of America who left the old country to make for themselves and their posterity homes in a country where land was plenty and cheap, there came from the highlands of Scotland representatives of the McVean and Creighton families. Daniel McVean came with the British army during the Revolutionary war, he having enlisted on condition that at the close of the war he could return or remain, as he saw fit. He was a sergeant, but remained with the army only until he could honorably leave it. After the war he emigrated to Montgomery Co., N. Y., which was then new, and where he was among the first settlers. He bought three hundred acres of land, which he cleared and improved, and on which he died. His son Duncan was born on the old homestead, in Johnstown, where he remained until after his marriage to Miss Jennette Creighton, when he moved into Livingston Co., N. Y., where he was a pioneer. His wife's father, Daniel Creighton, came from Scotland soon after Daniel McVean, Sr., and also settled in Montgomery County. Duncan McVean bought one hundred and fifty acres of land in Livingston County, which he made into one of the fine farms of that county, and where he passed the remainder of his days. There were born to them seven children, of whom Duncan C. was the sixth. He was born in Caledonia, Livingston Co., N. Y., Nov. 29, 1826 ; remained with his father until he was twenty years old, receiving a common-school education, with one year at the Genesee Academy. In 1846, Mr. McVean came to Michigan, coming to Buffalo with a team and wagon. At Buffalo he, with his team, took passage on a steamer for Detroit; then, following the old Territorial road, he came to Allegan County, arriving in Martin in September, where he bought of the government the southwest quarter of section 30, in partnership with his brothers John and Daniel C, whose interest he afterwards purchased. To this farm he has added, until he now owns three hundred and twenty acres of well improved land, one hundred acres of which he has chopped and cleared himself, and on which he has built a fine house and out-buildings, a view of which appears on another page of this work. In politics Mr. McVean is an ardent Republican, but not a politician ; in religion a Presbyterian, of which church he has been a member twenty-five years. In 1852, Mr. McVean was married to Mary Johnson, who died March 24, 1853. On the 29th day of November, 1855, he was again married, his choice being Miss Mary Davidson, who was born in Pavilion, Genesee Co., N. Y., Oct. 16, 1836, daughter of Robert and Mary (Simpson) Davidson, who emigrated from Scotland. There have been born to Mr. and Mrs. McVean nine children, viz. : Franklin D., Daniel J., Mary A., Flora A., Elizabeth, Hugh D., Jennette F., Millard C. and Marion S., twins.

The Creighton Family Bible

This appears to be a bible first owned by James and Ann Fraser Creighton. As all of Ann's siblings as well as her parents are listed in the bible, but only a few of James siblings along with his parents are listed in the bible, it's likely that the bible entries were written by Ann, or by someone during her lifetime. It appears that it was then handed down to James and Ann's only living son, William J. Creighton who married Elizabeth Hill, as all of thier children show up in it as well.

Transcription of Image 1:

[parents of James Creighton]

Daniel Creighton Sen.
Died Dec 25 1838
age 77 years

Isabella Cameron
wife of Daniel Creighton
Senior died [August?] 9th


Transcription of Image 2:

Newspaper clipping: Obituary, June 1, 1890, Amsterdam Democrat

James Creighton, one of the oldest residents of Fulton county, died Sunday at the home of this daughter, Mrs. Alexander McFarlan, near Vail's Mills, of general debility, at the advanced age of 86 years. Mr. Creighton was born on the family homestead at Perth and with the exception of two years' residence in Caledonia, N.Y., always lived there. In his early life he was a politician of some renown and for a long time held office of justice of the peace and of sessions. He was a great reader and deep thinker and few persons had a clearer idea of the general history of the world or of current events. He was an estimable man and was respected by all who knew him. He leaves one brother, Peter Creighton, of this city, one son, William, of Perth, and three daughters, Mrs. James Major of Rochester, Mrs. Alexander Carmichael of Johnstown, and Mrs. Alexander McFarlan of Vail's Mills.


Transcription of Image 3:

[parents of Ann Fraser, wife of James Creighton]


Jane Fraser died
on the 29 of February 1848
aged 77 years

John Fraser died on the
19 of April 1852
aged 87 years


Transcription of Image 4:

[children of John and Jean/Jane Fraser, except perhaps James Malcom born in 1824?]


John Fraser born March 12th 1766
Jean Fraser born January 2th 1772
Jesse Fraser born June 18th 1795
James Fraser born Octobert 18th 1796
Alexander Fraser born February 13th 1799
Morice Fraser born June 7th 1801
Isabella Fraser born November 19th 1802
Janet Fraser born November 11th 1805
Ann Fraser born November 22th 1808
John Fraser born December 20th 1811
James Malcom born March 22th 1824


Transcription of Image 5:


John Fraser married
Jean Fraser married March 3th 1794

Ann maried [sic] with James Kreighton
November 12th 1835


Transcription of Image 6:

Birth and Death of
the first son of
James and Ann Creighton May 19, 1841

Birth and Death of the first
dau. of James and Ann
Creighton Nov 16, 1836


Transcription of Image 7:

Names; Births; Deaths

James Creighton; Nov 18, 1804; June 1, 1890
wife Ann Fraser; Nov 22, 1808; Aug 20, 1871


[children of James Creighton and Ann Fraser]

Jane F. Creighton; Mar 21, 1838; Nov 15, 1915
Margaret Ann Creighton; Nov 2, 1839; May 20, 1865
Isabella Creighton; May 17, 1842; --
William J. Creighton; Apr 26, 1844; Mar 23, 1908
Mary Creighton; Aug 31, 1850; Mar 16, 1926


William J. Creighton children

Maggie; Nov 12, 1882; --
Fraser; Dec 25, 1883; Aug 1884
Lewis Hill; Dec 23, 1884; Aug [1894?]
William James; Jan 15, 1887 (written over 1886); --
Frances Mary; March 25, 1888; --
Alexander McFarlan; Jan 7, 1890


Transcription of Image 8:

James Creighton
married to
Ann Fraser, Nov 12, 1835

Jane F. Creighton to
James P. Major, Nov 22, 1859

Isabella Creighton to
Alexander McFarlen, Feb 1, 1871 [or 1870?]

William J. Creighton to
Elisabeth Hill, Jan 18, 1882

Mary Creighton to
Daniel A. Carmichel, Nov 15, 1888


Frances M. Creighton to
Henry J. Hutchings, Jul 22, 1913

William J. Creighton to
May L. Hawthorne, May 8, 1928


Transcription of Image 9:

James Creighton married to Ann Fraser [written across both columns]
Nov 12th, 1835 B[y] Re[v] W. Butcher
in [Perth?] NY at his fathers' house

[left column only]

Isabell Creighton married
to Alexander McFarlan
February the 1t, 1871, by Rev. Clark
At [his] fathers house

[Mary] Creighton
[Daniel] Carmichel
[ ] 1888 at the [home of] his father in Perth
By [Rev] Andrew Henrey at
5 [ ] Evening

[right column only]

Jane Creighton married
to James Major Nov
22th 1859, by Rev. [F] Clark

William J. Creighton
married to Libey Hill
January 18th 1882 at his
House in Broadalbin

William J. Creighton Jr. to
May L. Hawthorne
May 8, 1928


Transcription of Image 11:

Transcription of Image 10 - closeup of newspaper clipping in image 11:

[left column]


James Creighton Born
Nov 18th 1804

Ann Fraser Born
Nov 22d 1808 at Albany

Newspaper clipping: Obituary; no newspaper date or name indicated


In Memoriam - The Rev. D. C. McVean was born October 10th, 1818, in the town of Caledonia Livingston Co., N.Y. At the early age of seventeen he united with the A. R. Congregation of Caledonia. He graduated at Union College in the class of '44, was licensed to preach the gospel in June '47, and was ordained and installed pastor of Lyndon Congregation, Caledonia Presbytery, N.Y., Jan. 29th, 1850. During his sixteen years' labor in this congregation, many souls were added to the kingdom of Christ through his instrumentality. He was an earnest and zealous laborer, a sincere and devoted Christian, and exhibited in his daily walk and conversation much of the sprirt of his blessed Master. Though his charge was a laborious one, scattered over an extensive field, yet he was indefatigable in his labors, visiting from house to house, catechising and exhorting his people to more devoted personal piety. As a pastor he was endeared in the hearts of the people. As a minister he was instant in season and out of season, teaching, exhorting, rebuking and entreating. As a citizen he was highly esteemed so that it was said of him, "We can ill afford to lose such a good man from the community of Franklinville." As a father he was kind and indulgent. As a husband none can appreciate his worth but she who mourns his loss. After resigning his charge, his labors were mostly in the town of Franklinville, where he resided; and by his efforst a nucleus was formed around which clustered those who now compose the new and flourishing congregation, organized by him on the 25th of June last. His illness was short and severe; but it was borne with Christian resignation. He calmly died, as one having finished his mission, returns with joy to his Father's house, in which he said that he felt assured there was a mansion for him; adding another testimony to the fact that, "Blessed are they that die in the Lord." While we deeply mourn his loss, yet with resignation we submit. It is the Lord's will, who doeth all things well. While our own hearts are filled with sorrow, yet our sympathies and prayers are not wanting on behalf of the bereaved widow and son. The exhortation to us is, "Be ye also ready."

By order of the Session of Franklinville.

C. Thompson S. C.

[right column]


1st daughter born Nov 16, 1836 died

Jane Creighton
Born March 21t, 1838

Margaret Creighton
Born Nov 2d, 1839

son born May 19, 18[41] died

Isabella Creighton
Born May the 17, 1842

William James Creighton
Born March [written over April] [ ] 1844

Mary Creighton
Born [ ] the 31
Day of August 1850

Fraser Creighton
first son of W. J. Creighton Born December
25th 1883 Christmas


Transcription of Image 12:

[left column]


W. J. Creighton first held a
Daughter Born Nov the 12th
1882. 12 o'clock Sunday Night
Jane Margaret Creightin

2d Boy -
Lewis Hill Creighton
Born 1884

[others are children of William J. Creighton, but this next one is about Duncan Creighton, an uncle of William's]

Duncan Creighton Nov
the 11th 1809 in [Pirth?]
then [Brodalon?]

3d Boy
Wm J. Creighton Jr.
Born Jan 5th 1887

Frances M. Creighton
Born March 25th 1888

Alexander Creighton
Born Jan 15 1889 [but 1890 written over it]

[right column]

Newspaper Clippling: Obituary; no newspaper date or name indicated

[this is likely Mary Creighton Clark, wife of John Clark and daughter of Daniel and Isabella Creighton]

CLARK - At her residence in this village, on Wednesday, wife of John M. Clark, in the 58th year of her age.

Widely known in this community, Mrs. Clark was as widely esteemed. Natuarlly endowed with an excellent judgement, she became the wise counsellor, the firm friend, the kind neighbor and the devoted wife and mother. Domestic in her tastes, her family had her best energies, and her sudden death make a wide breach in the household, leaving them mourners, indeed. Warmly attached to the U.P. Church - with which she united in her youth - for nearly forty years she has maintained her interest and connection with the church at Perth Centre, where, too, she will be missed as a consistent member and exemplary christian. Her attentions to the sick of all classes should not be forgotten. By night or day she was always ready to go at the call of the distressed. Her neighbors will miss her from their sick beds - but she has gone where sighing and sorrows are no more, and where the weary are forever at rest - to her Savior and her God.

Newspaper Clipping: Obituary; no newspaper date and name indicated

CREIGHTON - At his residence in Perth, N.Y., March 3rd, 1886, of Pneumonia, in the 77th year of his age, Mr. Duncan Creighton.

Deceased was the son of Daniel and Isabella Creighton, and was born November 11th, 1809, in Perth, (then Broadalbin) [must be talking about the towns of Perth and Broadalbin as they change over the years] N.Y., within sight of the place where he died. He was married to Miss Ursulu K. Major, March 23rd, 1836. Had he lived for the period of 20 days longer, they would have spent 50 years of happy married life. He united with the A. R. congregation of Broadalbin, (now U.P.,) then under the pastoral care of Rev. David Caw, in June 1837. With this congregation he remained connected during life. He was a good citizen, an affectionate husband, a kind father, a humble and consistent Christian. His last illness lasted but a few days. But he was able to indicate his reliance upon the finished work of Christ as the basis of his hopes. A widow, three sons and one daughter are left to mourn his loss. "The Lamb which is in the midst of the throwne shall feed them, and lead them unto living fountains of water; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." - A. H.

Newspaper Clipping; death notice; no newspaper date or name indicated

MAJOR - In this city, March 12th, 1882, Frederick Creighton, only son of James P. and Jennie F. Major, in his 16th year.

Funeral from 41 Pearl street, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited.


Transcription of Image 13:

Transcription of Image 15 - closeup on a portion of image 13:

[left column]


Birth and Death of first son of J and A Creighton
May 19th 1841

Margaret A Creighton
Died May the 20th
1865 age 25 years
5 months 18 days

Ann F Creighton daughter of John Fraser of Albany NY
Departed this life 1871
August the 20th at 10 oc. p.m.
evening disease [Conduntion] and Dropsey of abdomen

[I think this following entry should be Jennet Creighton McVean]

Jennet McVean Creighton
Died at her house in
Plainville Michigan on
the 14th March 1884
in the Eighty Eighth year of
his [sic] age. 88.

Jane F. Creightin Major died
Nov 15, 1915 Daughter of Jas and Ann
F. Creightin, Perth N.Y.

Isabell Creightin McFarlan
died June 14, 1922, Daughter of Jas and Ann F.
Creightin Perth N.Y.

[Anna] A. Major - June 18, 1932
Daughter of James Major and Jane Crieghton
75 yr 6 mo. [18] Days [this seems to be for her, but could be for Mary Creightin Carmichael written above it]

[right column]


Birth and Death of first
Daughter of J and A Creighton
Nov 16th 1836 [1836 written over 1846]

Isabella Creighton
wife of John D. McIntyre
Departed this life Sept
the 13th 1873 in the
village of Amsterdam

Fred Major son of Jas
and Jane Major at
Rochester, N.Y. March
the 12th, 1882

James Creighton died
Sabbath June 1st 1890
at one o'clock, 85 yrs,
six months, 12 days


Newspaper Clipping: death notice; newspaper date and name not indicated

CREIGHTON - Near Perth Centre, Aug. 20th, 1871, Anna, wife of James Creighton, Esqr., in the 63 year of her age.

Her death is greatly lamented by her family and friends. Calmly and gently she passed away, hoping and trusting in Jesus for a "Better Country" beyond the grave - even a heavenly one.


William J. Creighton Sr.
died March 23 1908, son
of James and Ann F. Creighton
(age 64)

Mary Creightin Carmichael died
March 16, 1926 Daughter of Jas
and Ann F. Creightin


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Anna C. Major June 18, 1932 age 70 years
daughter of James P. Major and Jane F. Creighton

Byron McFarlan Mar 4, 1934, age 61
son of Alexander McFarlan and Isabell Creighton

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