Maj. William Croghan

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Maj. William Croghan

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: 1822 (70)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Tahkarihoken Croghan and Catherine Tekarihoga Croghan
Husband of Lucy Croghan
Father of John Croghan, MD; Colonel George Croghan; William Croghan; Charles Croghan; Ann Heron Croghan Jesup and 4 others
Brother of Susannah Croghan; John Croghan; Henry Tekarihoken Croghan and Catharine Adonwentishon Croghan Brant

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About Maj. William Croghan

Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 stating Maj. William Croghan "fought in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth"


William Croghan, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1754. William migrated to the U.S. and entered the army in 1776 as Captain of Infantry, Virginia Line. He took part in the battles of the Brandywine, Monmouth and Germantown; and he was with the army that bitter winter at Valley Forge.

In 1780 his regiment was ordered south and he was made a prisoner at the surrender of Charleston. He was present at Yorktown, when the last great battle of the war was fought, though he could not share in the fighting, as he was on parole.

He served time on the staff of Baron Steuben, and he was one of the officers present at the Verplanck Mansion on the Hudson in May of 1783, when the Society of the Cincinnati was instituted.

Shortly after the war Croghan joined the increasing drift of Virginians across the mountains into the new land of Kentucky and found a home near the Falls of Ohio.

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Maj. William Croghan's Timeline

April 23, 1790
Age 38
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
November 15, 1791
Age 39
January 2, 1794
Age 42
Age 44
October 20, 1797
Age 45
April 9, 1801
Age 49
June 19, 1802
Age 50
June 19, 1802
Age 50
September 12, 1805
Age 53