Sgt Philemon Henry McCracken headstone

Sgt Philemon Henry McCracken headstone

Philemon Henry McCracken, born June 25, 1845, died Mar 26 1913, military marker at Lynn Haven, FL.

Philemon enlisted into the Civil War in May of 1861 from Bradford Pa to serve with Co "K" 50th PA Vol Inf. He was wounded in the left knee at South Mountain. For which he was promoted to the rank of Sgt He was at the Dedication of the Gettysburg Monument by Special Order of the war Department. He was a member of the Grand Army Of the Republic "GAR" and died in Lynn Haven Fl where he is buried.

Submitted by Jim McCracken, grandson


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McCracken relatives

My great grand Ulyssess S. McCracken was Philemon's first child from his first marriage to Arvilla Matilda Rought. Philemon McCracken would be my great great grandfather! So glad to find this link! Hello to all my new found relatives!

Philemon Henry McCracken

Barrie, I'm sure I can help you with lots of info on my grandfather,
Philemon, b. 1845 Wyalusing Bradford County, Pa.
md. Twice, to Matilda Arvilla Rought, 1865
md. 1896 to my gr/mother, Sarah Ann (Sadie) Handley
pls email me and I will share my findings.

Family Line

Jim, which of your grandfathers children are you the son of? I am from the line of his daughter, Henrietta "Etta" from Detroit, MI. Can we exchange information?


Philemon H McCracken

I am the youngest son of William Albert McCracken..

Philemon H. McCracken

Hi Kim, I am age 66, the brother of Jim, age 63. He lives in Keyser,Wva, our home state. I live in St. Cloud,Fl, retired for a yr. and planning to return home to the hills soon.
We are grandsons of Philemon H. McCracken, Sgt. co. c, 50th Pa Vol. Inf. I have ample info for which I am anxious to share. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Ronnie Gene McCracken



Ulysses Stephen McCracken

Barrie, Your great great grandpappy is indeec Philemon's first child.
He is named after General Grant by way of his first name only.
The middle "S" is not for Simpson (Grant) but for Stephen Rought,
Medal of Honor winner for yankin the rebel flag at the battle of the
Wilderness in Virginia. Stephen was youngest brother of Philemon's
first wife Matilda Arvilla Rought. They had 10 children, she died, then Philemon md. my grandmother, Sarah Ann Handley of Buffalo,
West Virginia -- my home state. The second mg. involved 6 more
youngins. [email protected]

McCracken Family History

Hi Ronnie,

Sorry it took so long for a reply, three years, just found your response. I took some time away from the family history due to work commitments, but back into discovering new info.
I hope this now finds you back in West Virginia. I have relocated to Naples Florida from Michigan.
As I stated before my line of McCrackens come from Philemon's first marriage, his daughter Henrietta "Etta" McCracken Deutsch (Kabel). She was lived in Detroit, Michigan. Blanche and Katie stayed with her from time to time. Katie lived in California and Denzil lived with her during some of his years working for Standard Oil. After looking for info, was there just two marriages for Philemon, some where I saw a third marriage to Elsie Beegle or is Elsie married to Philemon, Jr.
Anyway, thanks for the response, I hope we can contact again. contact: mgr7650 at


My grandmother maiden name was Mccraken Anna was her first name. she married A Humes in Kane pa where they raised their family wondering if we are related.I also have family from Bradford Pa.