Biography of Henry McCrillis
Orleans County, NY Biographies





McCrillis, Henry came from the north of Ireland and settled at Portsmouth, N. H., in 1742. The family is of Scotch descent. The first of the family to settle in Orleans county, were George S. and Bowden MeCrillis. (brothers) who came at an early date. They were Sons of Michael, who was a son of John, and he a son of John whose father was Henry McCrillis, referred to above. Michael MeCrillis, born in 1778, was the father of ten children. One son, Lafayette, was a colonel in the Union army during the Rebellion and was brevetted brigadier general. He died at Washington, D. C., in 1876. Geo. S. McCrillis was born in Northfield, N. H., January 2, 1801, and was a machinist by trade. He purchased lands just south of Holley and became a farmer. He married Jane Smith. and they had two daughters, Mary J., and Henrietta, who married Francis D. Cogswell. George S. MeCrillis died December 9, 1835. His brother, Bowden McCrillis, was born in New Hampshire, February 22, 1805. On coming to this county he settled at Clarendon where he became a farmer. He married Hannah Cram, of Peterboro, N. H., and two of their children, George S. and John L., are still livin The father died in Clarendon, October 21, 1826. John McCrillis, brother of George and Bowden, came to Orleans county in 1834 from Boston. Soon after he purchased a farm in Clarendon and lived there until 1847, then purchased a farm about a mile west of Holley, where the remainder of his life was spent. John McCrillis married Elizabeth Omans, daughter of Jacob Omans, of Clarendon. The children by this marriage were: George S. who died in Connecticut; John D. and Frank, who settled in Missouri; Charles, who died in early manhood, and Marcus M. Mrs. McCrillis died April 13, 1855, end in 1856 Mr. McCrillis married Calista Kellogg, who died December 28, 1892. John McCrillis died March 4, 1887. His son, Marcus M. McCrillis, was born in Clarendon August 23, 1845. He is a farmer and resides on the old homestead. Mr. McCrillis is a member of Holley Lodge I. O. O. F., and Murray Lodg; F. & A. M. In 1876 he married Eliza Skeban, daughter of Matthew Skehen and their children are: Charles M., March, Elizabeth C., and Edna G.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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