Hiram Creech Ancestors & Descendants
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HIRAM CREECH, son of Jonathan Creech of Lee County, Virginia and Jane Blair of Tennessee, was born about 1827, in Harlan County, Kentucky or in Lee County, Virginia. (The Ky. - Va. boundary line was finally established in 1880). He was shot to death on 9 May 1865, in Lee County, Virginia. Hiram was married about 1840 to MARY "POLLY" ELKINS, who was born about 1824, in Wise County, Virginia, and died after 1900, in Breathitt County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Elkins of Lee County, Virginia. Polly married for the second time to a Henry Caudill, who was born in Georgia.
By the mid 1850's they were living in Quicksand, Breathitt County, Kentucky. Hiram lived there until his death in 1865. He had the following land grants in Breathitt County: 50 acres on the Lick Fork of Quicksand 2/14/1852; 58 acres on the Frozen Fork of Mead 2/10/1854; 25 acres on Oven Fork 2/14/1854; 100 acres on Quicksand 2/14/1854; 50 acres on Oven Fork 12/14/1864.
Hiram Creech and at least one of his daughters were visiting family in Lee County, Virginia. On the 9th day of April 1865, the day the Civil War surrender was made, Hiram Creech and his brother-in-law David Wells, were murdered (shot) by Rebel gorillas (sometimes referred to as the Raiders of the Ku Klux Klan). They removed Hiram Creechs' boots and David Wells' Sunday vest, and then shot them. Hiram's daughter managed to get away. They apparently were sitting on a rail fence when the Rebel's approached them. One of the Rebel's supposedly had been like a brother to Hiram many years earlier there in Virginia. This is the one that shot him and then took the boots off his feet. From all the traditional stories I conclude this may also had been true. When they saw the Rebel's coming, they hid but the Rebel's saw them and told them to come out and they would not be harmed. So they came out and climbed up on a rail fence. The Rebel's then preceded to shoot them. Hiram's boots were made by his son, Alexander. After the war Alexander spent some time looking for the man who killed his father.
Children of Hiram Creech and Mary "Polly" Elkins:
Note 1: Alexander "Alex" Creech's volunteered for the Rebel Army 9/7/1862 in Jackson. He came home without leave and was captured by the Union forces in Magoffin Co., KY 2/22/1864. He was taken to Camp Chase, Ohio and held until 5/15/1864. They had to Pledge Allegiance to get released. When he applied for a pension in 1912 he was asked why he made the pledge. He said that they wouldn't turn him loose until he did. Here you can review some of Alex's Military Service and Veteran Grave information.
Note 2: Preceding information furnished from personal family records of Floyd M. Creech, Creech Lineage by Lillian Broughton Creech and members of "Creech Country" Newsletter.
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