Robert B and Mary Ann McCracken

Robert B McCracken was born in 1813 in Ireland and immigrated to the United States settling in Campbell County. His wife Mary Ann Davis was born in 1823 in Mason Co Kentucky.  They married 4 July 1847 in Mason Co Ky. Robert McCracken was a brick mason but was also a Newport mayor from 1862 to 1866. He served in the Washington Fire Engine and Hose Company No 1.  Robert died 22 Nov 1867 in Newport and was buried in the Newport Cemetery (now Evergreen) in Southgate.

Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, 25 November 1862, page 3


THE MAYOR OF NEWPORT SUSPENDED-By an order from Lieutenant Colonel Wm B Sipes, Military Commandant of Covington and Newport, Robert McCracken is suspended from all official authority as Mayor of the City of Newport, and the civil jurisdiction of said City is placed under the control of W J Berry, Provost Marshal.  Mayor McCracken is charged with "arresting and fining a citizen for tearing down a rebel flag, publicly displaced; and also with expressing sentiments disloyal and disrespectful to the military authorities of the United States."

The case was investigated before Colonel Sipes, yesterday and we learn that it is probably Mr. McCracken will be reinstated into office today.


Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, 19 April 1865, page 2


MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION-In accordance with the proclamation of Gov Bramlette, recommending a total suspension of business throughout Kentucky toady, Mayor McCracken calls upon the citizens of Newport to close their places of business.  The keepers of coffee houses in particular, are notified to suspend operations.


Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, 23 July 1866, page 3


THE MAYOR OF THE CITY ARRESTED-R B McCracken, Mayor of the city, was arrested on Thursday evening, upon a warrant sworn out by Constable C C Harris, charging him with rescuing a prisoner from the custody of the law. It seems that Harris had arrested and lodged in jail, a man named Hayes, on the charge of committing a breach of the peace.  The Mayor, being willing to make himself responsible for the appearance of the prisoner, went to the jail and ordered his release.

This proceeding Constable Harris thought was illegal. He accordingly procured a warrant and arrested the Mayor as stated above, taking him before Esquire Ladd for examination.  The latter decided that he had no jurisdiction of the case and dismissed it, which we presume ends the matter.


Robert B McCracken 1867 obituary

Mary Ann McCracken died 26 Oct 1868 in Newport and was buried in the Newport Cemetery.

Children of Robert B McCracken and Mary Ann Davis

1. Sarah E McCracken b-1848 in Newport; d-27 Oct 1912 in Washington DC; m-Reuben Tedrow
2. Mary Ann McCracken b-Mar 1850 in Newport; m-Boyd Lawrence Gaugh 14 Apr 1870 in Newport
3. Alido McCracken b-1852 in Newport; m-Springer
4. Robert Davis McCracken b-23 July 1858 in Newport; d-9 May 1937 in Knoxville, Illinois; m-L Margaret Miley


Children of Sarah E McCracken and Reuben Tedrow (1846-1904)

1. Charles Tedrow b-1868 in Newport
2. Robert McCracken Tedrow b-1869 in Newport; d-6 June 1893 in Newport; br-Evergreen
3. Birdie Tedrow b-24 Sep 1871 in Newport; d-17 Aug 1936 in Pittsburg Penn; m-John Shropshire


Children of Mary Ann McCracken and Boyd Lawrence Gaugh

1. Carrie B Gaugh b-1871 in Newport
2. Robert F Gaugh b-1875 in Newport; d-23 Dec 1926 in San Bernardino California
3. Florence E Gaugh b-Sep 1878 in Olive Hill Ky;


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