Person:George Croghan (2)

m. 17 Jul 1789
  1. Dr. John Croghan1790 - 1849
  2. Col. George Croghan1791 - 1849
  3. William Croghan, Jr., Esq.1794/95 - 1850
  4. Ann Heron Croghan1797 - 1846
  5. Elizabeth "Eliza" Croghan1801 - 1833
  6. Nicholas (twin) Croghan1802 - 1826
  7. Charles (twin) Croghan1802 - 1832
  8. Edmund Croghan, M.D.1805 - Abt 1825
m. May 1816
Facts and Events
Name Col. George Croghan
Gender Male
Birth[4][5] 15 Nov 1791 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United StatesLocust Grove
Marriage May 1816 to Serena Livingston
Death[4][5] 8 Jan 1849 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Reference Number? Q5538230?

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George Croghan (November 15, 1791 – January 8, 1849) was an American soldier. He 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.

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  1.   Filson Historical Society (Louisville, Kentucky). The Filson Club history quarterly. (Louisville, Kentucky: The Club, 1930-2000)
    43:30-61, Jan 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)

    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.   Family Recorded, in English, William Hayden. Conquest of the country northwest of the river Ohio, 1778-1783, and life of Gen. George Rogers Clark: with numerous sketches of men who served under Clark, and full list of those allotted lands in Clark's Grant for service in the campaigns against the British posts, showing exact land allotted each. (Indianapolis, Indiana: Bowen-Merrill Co., 1896).

    George married Miss Livingston and greatly distinguished himself as a soldier at Tippecanoe in 1811, in the War of 1812, and in the Mexican War. He was a major at the time of his successful defense of Fort Stephenson at Lower Sandusky in the War of 1812, and won great fame for his gallantry on that occasion. He was then barely twenty-one years of age. Congress presented him a medal, a picture of which is given here.

    General William Henry Harrison, in his official report of this affair says: "It will not be among the least of General Proctor's mortifications that he has been baffled by a youth who has just passed his twenty-first year. He is, however, a hero worthy of his gallant uncle, General George R. Clark."

    "The brevet rank of lieutenant-colonel was immediately conferred on Major Croghan by the President of the United States for his gallant conduct, and the ladies of Chillicothe presented him an elegant sword, accompanied by a suitable address." (NOTE: McAfee History of the War of 1812.)

    A fine monument has been erected on the site of Fort Stephenson at Fremont, Ohio, in honor of Major Croghan's gallantry in holding the fort. A picture of it will be found on the next page.

  4. 4.0 4.1 George Croghan (soldier), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
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