Critchlow, Thomas

Thomas Critchlow
b: 5 OCT 1812
d: 28 DEC 1889
Biography
From The Gray Clan p.24-25 - "Sophia''s son Thomas b. 1813 lived to be 77. He had the ideal qualities of the merchant. Had started a store or trading post, as they were called at that time, at Powder Mill near the head of the Run Creek. The exact location of this post being unknown, but it is known that there were several dwellings on the land that lies to the East of the old powder mill, which was established by the Grays, McKinneys and Purviances, as described elsewhere.

This post must have been started about 1829-30, from existing records, was removed to the newly planned Village of Peterstown (Conoquenessing) in a building which stands now (1951) on the Northeast corner of Main and Renfrew St. The Store was open for business two days a week, he also was the first Post Master in this same building since 1852.

In the 1860s the Critchlows sold out and removed to Prospect, PA. establishing a mercantile business there, still owned and operated by his descendants.

The mother spent her life with her son Thomas, living to 1871. Thomas died in 1889 well known and respected by a host of friends. It is told that he was rather gruff spoken. Little Birdie Nicklas came into his store, the old fashioned counters were high and sloped inward to the floor, she was tiny and the overshoot hid her. She piped up, "Please Mr. Critchlow, Twant ti get"------- At this he leaned over the high counter and demanded, "What do you want?" He sounded so gruff that she was badly frightened and ran crying home."
Facts
  • 5 OCT 1812 - Birth - ; Connoquenessing, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 3 OCT 1813 - Birth -
  • 28 DEC 1889 - Death - ; Prospect, Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • 1850 - Residence - ; East Connoquenessing, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1860 - Residence - Residence Post Office: Petersburg ; Connoquenessing, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1870 - Residence - Residence Post Office: Prospect ; Prospect, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1880 - Residence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Self ; Prospect, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1850 - Residence - ; East Connoquenessing, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1860 - Residence - Residence Post Office: Petersburg ; Connoquenessing, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1870 - Residence - Residence Post Office: Prospect ; Prospect, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1880 - Residence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Self ; Prospect, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
Ancestors
   
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John Critchlow
30 MAR 1786 - 19 AUG 1814
  
  
  
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Thomas Critchlow
5 OCT 1812 - 28 DEC 1889
  
 
  
Thomas Gray
ABT 1761 - 1853
 
 
Sophia Gray
24 SEP 1784 - ABT 1871
  
  
  
Mary James
ABT 1761 - ABT 1830
 
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas Critchlow
Birth5 OCT 1812Connoquenessing, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Death28 DEC 1889Prospect, Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Marriageto Elizabeth Dodds
FatherJohn Critchlow
MotherSophia Gray
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Dodds
Birth18 MAY 1818Pennsylvania
Death27 JUL 1891United States of America
Marriageto Thomas Critchlow
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MFranklin Pierce Critchlow
Birth4 DEC 1852Butler County, Pennsylvania
Death6 SEP 1943Prospect, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage28 FEB 1884to Margaret Rebecca Thompson at Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
MThomas Jefferson Critchlow
Birth1855Pennsylvania
Death1921
Marriageto Elizabeth Fisher
MGeorge Washington Critchlow
Birth13 FEB 1853Connoquenessing, Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Death17 DEC 1932Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Marriage1880to Felicia E Nisbet
FAdelia Critchlow
Birth16 JAN 1857Prospect Pennsylvania
Death21 JUL 1948Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, USA
Marriageto Orin McCoy Russell
Evidence
[S1763]Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
[S1764]Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
[S1765]Ancestry.com, Nevada, Death Certificates, 1911-1965 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016).
[S1767]Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
[S1766]Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
[S1769]Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
[S1768]Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
Descendancy Chart
Thomas Critchlow b: 5 OCT 1812 d: 28 DEC 1889
Elizabeth Dodds b: 18 MAY 1818 d: 27 JUL 1891
Franklin Pierce Critchlow b: 4 DEC 1852 d: 6 SEP 1943
Margaret Rebecca Thompson b: 12 AUG 1854 d: 13 MAY 1939
Howard Thompson Critchlow b: ABT 1885 d: 1964
Thomas Roscoe Critchlow b: 26 APR 1887 d: 1955
Robert Franklin Critchlow b: 22 SEP 1889 d: 17 MAR 1963
Alice B Critchlow b: 10 MAR 1893 d: MAY 1987
Francis Mayne Critchlow b: 7 JUL 1895 d: 3 JUL 1969
Thomas Jefferson Critchlow b: 1855 d: 1921
Elizabeth Fisher d: 1943
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George Washington Critchlow b: 13 FEB 1853 d: 17 DEC 1932
Felicia E Nisbet b: 1856 d: 1930
Paul N Critchlow b: FEB 1882
John Nisbet Critchlow b: AUG 1891
Adelia Critchlow b: 16 JAN 1857 d: 21 JUL 1948
Clinton Russell d: 1943