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Crouch, James, was born about 1728, in Virginia. The Crouches were an old family, who emigrated at an early day from England and settled in King and Queen county, near the court house. James Crouch received a good education, came to Pennsylvania prior to 1757, purchasing about three thousand acres of land in York county, where the town of Wrightsville now stands, on which he settled for a few years, but which he subsequently sold and removed to then Paxtang township, Lancaster county, Pa., where he bought one thousand acres of land. He was a soldier of Quebec, being a sergeant of Capt. Matthew Smith’s company of Paxtang volunteers. On his release from captivity he became an officer of the associators, and subsequently paymaster of the battalion He served during the whole of the Revolutionary war with honor and distinction. He died at his residence, Walnut Hill, near Highspire, Pa., on the 24th of May, 1794, aged 66 years. Colonel Crouch married, September 22, 1757, Hannah Brown, born 1727; died May 24, 1787. Their children were: Edward, Mary, married Col. James Cowden, Elizabeth, married Matthew Gilchrist, removed to Washington county, Pa., and Hannah, married to Roan McClure.


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