Person:George Croghan (2)

Col. George Croghan
d.08 Jan 1849
m. 17 July 1789
  1. Dr. John Croghan1790 - 1849
  2. Col. George Croghan1791 - 1849
  3. William Croghan, Jr.1794/95 - 1850
  4. Ann Heron Croghan1797 - 1846
  5. Elizabeth Croghan1801 - 1833
  6. Nicholas Croghan, 'Twin'1802 - 1826
  7. Charles Croghan, 'Twin'1802 - 1832
  8. Edward Croghan1805 - abt 1825
m. May 1816
Facts and Events
Name Col. George Croghan
Gender Male
Birth[4] 15 November 1791 Locust Grove, Louisville, Kentucky
Marriage May 1816 to Serena Livingston
Death? 08 Jan 1849

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George Croghan (November 15, 1791 – January 8, 1849) was an American soldier. was born at the Locust Grove farm in what is now Louisville, Kentucky and died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal.

Two of his famous uncles were Captain William Clark and General George Rogers Clark because his mother, Lucy Clark, was their sister. His father was William Croghan of Dublin, Ireland and served in the revolutionary war at the battles of Brandywine and Monmouth. His wife Serena Livingston was the granddaughter of Robert Livingston (1718-1775) of Clermont Manor New York.

Croghan studied at the College of William and Mary and joined the army after he graduated in 1810. He fought at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. He also served at Fort Meigs (modern Perrysburg, Ohio) with distinction. For his defense during the Battle of Fort Stephenson, Ohio during the War of 1812, he was promoted to the rank of colonel. He later led a troop that was defeated in the Battle of Mackinac Island.

Following the war, he resigned from the army during a reduction in force and served as a postmaster in New Orleans. In 1825, he became one of the two inspector generals in the army. During the Mexican-American War he fought as a colonel at Monterrey.

Croghan died in the cholera epidemic of 1849, which also took the life of former President of the United States James K. Polk. Colonel Croghan is buried at the site of Fort Stephenson, now Fremont, Ohio.

The village and town of Croghan, New York are named after him.

It is believed that later in life he had a problem with alcoholism. He was cordial and considered to be very much a gentleman.

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  1.   Filson Historical Society (Louisville, Kentucky). The Filson Club history quarterly. (Louisville, Kentucky: The Club, 1930-2000), Vol. 43, Pages 30 thru 61., January 1969.

    WILLIAM CROGHAN, SR. [1752-1822]: A Pioneer Kentucky Gentleman
    by Thomas, Samuel W.
    Page 50 - George Croghan 1791-1849

  2.   Bagby, Alfred. King and Queen County, Virginia. (New York: Neale Pub. Co., 1908), Page 378.

    This from Col. Fleet of Culver: Thos. Walker, ancestor of the distinguished Dr. Thos. Walker, and Riveses of Albemarle (see Thomas Walker (explorer) ), and Gov. Thos. Walker Gilmer (see Thomas Walker Gilmer ), was from K. & Q." - Semple, John and James S., were sons of Rev. James Semple of England. John settled in King and Queen, marrying a Miss Walker. There son, Robert B.A. Croghan[sic] Semple[recte] married Lucy Clark, and their son, Major Croghan, then a mere youth, held the fort at Sandusky against Gen. Proctor (see Henry Procter (British Army officer) ) with a large force of Indians and whites. He also distinguished himself at Tippecanoe (see Battle of Tippecanoe ).

  3.   Semple Family of Long Dreghorn and Kirkhouse, Scotland.

    Arthur, Stanley Clisby; Charles Patton Dimitry; and George Campbell de Kernion. Old Families of Louisiana. (New Orleans, Louisiana: Harmanson, 1931), Pages 355, 361, 2009.

    Page 355 - Robert Semple, brother to Steele Semple -
    Page 361 - Robert Semple, a brother of Sarah Jane Semple who married Col. Thomas Butler (q. v.), was descended from the Semples of Kirkhouse, Scotland.
    Samuel Semple of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    See Clan Semple