Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 4A: Pine Mountain Settlement School History – Creech Family
The Creech Family that includes William and Sally Dixon Creech and their descendants is large and extended. Today the family is broadly dispersed throughout the country but when William Creech came to the Pine Mountain valley, he came with other members of the extended Creech family. As the family grew and married, there were many families in the long valley who could claim “kin” to the Creeches.As seen in this brief outline of the children of William Creech and Sally Dixon Creech, the family was similar to many mountain families in the numbers of children. The average family size for mountain families in the 19th and early 20th century was between 6 and 10 children.
A partial list of Creech family members who frequently interacted with Pine Mountain following the 1913 establishment of the School are included in the brief outline below. A more complete genealogy of the family is in the chart that follows and in online resources such as Ancestry.com and other commercial genealogical sites.
The children of William and Sally Creech:
Martha (died in infancy)
Rhoda (m. H. Wilder)
Columbus (b. 1881, m. Emily HIll)
Henry C. (m. Delia Blanton)
Nancy Ann (m. John M. Lewis)
William R. Creech (m. Joany Minyard)
Polly (m. Ben Lewis, d. 1936)
Joe Creech (m. Sudie Smith)
Absolom (d. 1909)
UNCLE WILLIAM CREECH’S LETTER
The following newsletter sent to friends of Pine Mountain Settlement School in 1916 describes Uncle William Creech’s vision for the new school and the advances of the School since its founding in 1913. For a transcription of “Uncle William’s Letter,” go to CREECH LETTERS !916.
Also See: GUIDE TO CREECH FAMILY LETTERS
|SERIES 04||PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL|
|Alt. Title||William and Sally Dixon Creech Family|
|Creator||William Creech and Sally Dixon Creech|
|Alt. Creator||Henry Clay Creech and Creech family|
|Subject Keyword||Creech Family ; William Creech ; Henry Creech ; Delia Creech ; Sally Dixon Creech ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; ; mountain families ; genealogy charts ; Uncle William Creech’s vision ; Creech correspondence ;|
|Subject LCSH||Creech Sr., William, — 1845 – 1918.
Creech, Sally (Dixon), — 1846 – 1925.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region.
Rural schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.
|Description||Letters of correspondence from William Creech, the founder and donor of the land for the Pine Mountain Settlement School, KY. Letters describe his activities and life prior to the founding of the School and in the succeeding years. The letters, largely addressed to Katherine Pettit and to other members of the Board of Trustees, provides information on the formation of the agreements that passed the land to the School and the formal arrangements of the School.|
|Publisher||Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY|
|Contributor||Family of William and Sally Dixon Creech|
|Date||Date digital: 2008-06-30 ; 2015-03-22|
|Type||collection ; text ; images ;|
|Format||Letters ; documents ; photographs and copies of same ;|
|Source||Pine Mountain Settlement School Archive ; Creech family ;|
|Relation||Pine Mountain Settlement School administration ; Katherine Pettit ; Ethel de Long Zande ;Series 4A: Pine Mountain Settlement School History – Creech Family ;|
|Coverage temporal||1911 – ;|
|Coverage spatial||Pine Mountain Settlement School, KY ; Jane, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;|
|Rights||Any display, publication or public use must credit Pine Mountain Settlement School, Kentucky. Copyright retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.|
|Donor||Creech family and associated friends of Pine Mountain Settlement School.|
|Citation||Creech Family Records. Series 4A: Pine Mountain Settlement School History – Creech Family. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Archival material.|
|Processed by||2008 hw ; 2015-03-22 hhw ;|
|Last updated||2008-06-30 ; 2015-03-22 hhw ;|
|SERIES||1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920|
|1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929,1930|
|1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940|
|1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950|
|1951 – 1960|
|1961 – 1970|
|1971 – 1980|
|1981 – 1990|
|1991 – 2000|
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