Notes for Michael Crotty: 1. Michael Crotty came to America about 1813 with 2 brothers and a sister, the sister died during the voyage and was buried at sea. Michael served 7 years as an indentured servant to Dr. James Floyd in Bedford City, Virginia. He then obtained his citizenship and married Mary Ann Dowdy in 1821. She resided just south of Liberty (now Bedford City), Virginia. She died in 1844 and Michael then migrated to Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe County, Virginia.
2. In 1846 Michael married the widow Mary Pennington Dunn. (Source "Mercer County Historical" 1985 pgs. 138-139 Michael Crotty story by Anna Gray Crotty Branyon and Arnold Crotty.
3. Michael's first nine children were born in Bedford County and the next three in Franklin County, and the last two children were born in Monroe County. All of Michael's children except Eleanor migrated to Virginia and settled there. This was the generation that served in the civil war. Michael had 7 sons and 1 grandson serve in the confederate army from Mercer, Monroe and Greenbrier Co, VA. Aug. 21, 1861 they joined Co. "C" of the 151st Virginia Infantry in Princeton, Mercer Co, VA.
More About Michael Crotty: Burial: Abt. 1849, Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe Co, VA.
More About Michael Crotty and Mary Ann Dowdy: Marriage: March 05, 1821, Bedford Co, VA.
More About Michael Crotty and Mary Pennington Dunn: Marriage: November 24, 1846, Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe County, Virginia.
Children of Michael Crotty and Mary Ann Dowdy are:
+James T. Crotty, b. Abt. 1821, Bedford Co., VA, d. Abt. 1890, Mercer Co, VA.