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Descendants of John Carmichael & Elizabeth Crow

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 CARMICHAEL1 was born 1746 in Washington County, Pennsylvania2, and died August 03, 1841 in Monroe Co. Ohio. He married ELIZABETH CROW3 Bef. 1774 in Pennsylvania, daughter of JAMES CROW and ELEANOR. She was born 1750 in Donaghmore, Ireland4, and died 1830 in Marshall County, West Virginia.

Notes for J
Enlisted in the Pennsylvania Colony's Washington County Militia, First Battalion 1781-2 under Lt. Col. Henry Enoch, Captain Wood and Colonel Wood in 1775 for 6 years. He was wounded in the shoulder and leg and lost the sight in his right eye. File Number S-26989
He fought in the following battles: Bunker Hill, Ticonderoga and Three Rivers.

John first came to what is now Brook County, West Virginia and bought property, February 6, 1797, on Short Creek. John and Elizabeth sold part of this property to John Jr. and his wife Mary on December 6, 1798. On June 26, 1809 he turned over all his property to John Jr. for services and one dollar. This transaction was made so that he could apply for his invalid pension for his service in the Revolutionary War. He was awarded a pension in the amount of $60.00 per year in December 1808. April 24, 1816 it was raised to $96.00 per year.

John went with his family around 1810 to what is now Marshall County, West Virginia. The Carmichael family took up 600 acres of land, but they lost all but 140 acres of it because of an old patent called a squatters lease. A story is told that the Carmichael men came first and struck a path to this land. They built a cabin and went back for their wives. When they returned they could not find the cabin. They had to build another one. Two years later they found it on the other side of the creek. The second cabin they built was near the Carmichael Cemetery.

David Carmichael's heirs sold 105 acres of this land on April 10, 1871 for $1,953.00 (Deed book 19, page 320, Marshall County, West Virginia). The other 40 acres had been sold by other members of the family earlier.

On December 22, 1831, John applied to have his pension changed to Monroe County, Ohio. "Because his wife was lately deceased and himself infirm came to reside with his son." In April 1842 James Carmichael, Administrator of John Carmichael estate went into court (Monroe County, Ohio) and proved that John Carmichael, late pensioner Revolutionary War, died August 3, 1841. The only living heirs are John Jr., Samuel and James Carmichael.

John was laid to rest in the Stafford Cemetery, Monroe County, Ohio, beside his son James. He died in his 96th year. The daughters of the American Revolution have erected a marker at his grave.

REF: Monroe County, Ohio Families, Page 97-98, Monroe County, Chapter. Ohio Genealogical Society.
This was duplicated in a book done by Audra Wayne (Wheeling, West Virginia, and may have been submitted by her to the source noted above.

In September 1838 John applied for additional pension benefits and stated at that time he thought he was 96 years old. Which would have made him 100 years old at the time of his death in 1841

More About J
Marriage: Bef. 1774, Pennsylvania
Children of J
2. i.   ELIZABETH2 CARMICHAEL, b. 1774, Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1841.
3. ii.   JOHN CARMICHAEL, JR, b. 1779, Pennsylvania; d. March 23, 1845, Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio.
  iii.   HUGH CARMICHAEL5, b. 1784, Pennsylvania; d. 1818, Marshall , West Virginia.
Comment 1: No Issue

4. iv.   JAMES CARMICHAEL, b. July 26, 1789, Pennsylvania; d. December 18, 1866, Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio.
5. v.   SAMUEL CARMICHAEL, b. 1790, Pennsylvania; d. 1848, Washington County, Aurelius TWP. Ohio.
6. vi.   DAVID CARMICHAEL, b. September 23, 1793, Pennsylvania; d. June 24, 1832, Marshall County, West Virginia.
  vii.   HERMAN CARMICHAEL5, b. 1795, Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1830, Marshall County, West Virginia.
Herman, did not have a good mind. He was the first one buried in the old Carmichael Cemetery. A week before he killed himself he picked out the place and said he would be buried there in a week and he was.

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