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David G. Cratty (1)
Parents John Cratty, Eleanor Porter (1)
Born November 6, 1829, Delaware Co., O. (1, 28)
November 26, 1829 (15)
Died May 10, 1904 (15)
Buried Fairview Cemetery, Delaware Co., O. (15)
WIFE Martha J. Crain (1)
Parents Aaron Crain, Elizabeth Unknown (1)
Aaron Crain, Mary Elizabeth Unknown  (28)
Born September 20, 1830, Delaware Co., O. (1)
September 20, 1833 (15,28)
Died October 25, 1909 (15, 28)
Buried Fairview Cemetery, Delaware Co., O. (15)
Married November 11, 1852 (1)
November 18, 1852  (28)
CHILDREN Abe L. Cratty (1)
Amanda R. Cratty (1)
Nellie M. Cratty (1)


1860C Scioto Twp., Delaware Co., OH
983-980 D. G., 30, OH; Martha, 26, OH; Obe, 6, OH; Amanda, 4, OH (28)
Livestock & Grain Trade, Ostrander, Delaware Co., OH (1)
Mercantile Business, Ostrander, Delaware Co., OH (1)
Captain of a company of Ohio National Guards (1)
Delaware Co., OH (1)
David G. Cratty was among those who signed the 1875 petition to the Delaware County Commissioners for the Village of Ostrander to incorporate.
DAVID G. CRATTY, merchant, Ostrander. The grandfather of D. G. Cratty was a native of Ireland, but emigrated to the United States when a lad, locating in Butler Co., Penn.; here he lived until 1814, when he came to what is now known as Union Co., Ohio. Previous to his coming to Ohio, he was married to Miss Sarah Dodds. They were the parents of five sons and four daughters, all of whom reached their majority and were the parents of large families. John Cratty, son of William Cratty, and father of our subject, was quite a lad at the time his parents' came to Ohio ; he was industrious, and aided his father very much in caring for the family. He was united in marriage with Miss Eleanor Porter Feb. 11, 1818. The mother (Rosanna Porter) came to Ohio in 1814 ; she was a widow, and the mother of two sons and one daughter, whom she brought with her. Judge John L. Porter, of Union Co., is now the only living representative of the Porter family who came to Ohio in 1814. From the union of John Cratty and Eleanor Porter there were six children, three sons and three daughters, five of whom are now living. Fifty-five years after her marriage, Mrs. Cratty died. The father is still living, and is now one of the oldest residents of Delaware Co. It is said that he has cleared more land than any person now living in Scioto Township. Among the men who by their honesty, generosity and upright conduct have become a part and parcel of Delaware Co., none is more worthy of mention than D. G. Cratty, the subject of our sketch. Assisting his father on the farm in youth and early manhood, he received such education as the schools of that early day afforded; he was born in Delaware Co., Ohio, Nov. 6, 1829 ; when quite young, he taught school several winters, and in the summer months worked on his father's farm. He was united in marriage with Martha J. Crain Nov. 11, 1852. She was born in Delaware Co., Ohio, Sept. 20, 1830. Mrs. Cratty is the youngest daughter of a family of nine children, of Aaron and Elizabeth Crain, who came from New Jersey to Ohio in an early day. Soon after marriage, Mr. Crafty engaged in farming, in which he continued until about eleven years ago, when he moved to the village of Ostrander, and engaged in the live-stock; and grain trade, a business he has followed ever since, adding to it in the last two years a mercantile business. During the late war, he was Captain of a company of Ohio National Guards, in 1864, when Washington, D. C., was in danger of being taken by the rebels, his company was called upon to assist in its defense ; he was gone about four months, and saw considerable active service. He has, since the organization of the Republican party, been an earnest advocate of its principles ; has held a number of positions of profit and trust in Scioto Township. He is the father of three children-Abe L., born March 6, 1854 ; Amanda R., Nov. 5, 1856, and Nellie M., Oct. 21, 1869. (1)
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