CREECH FAMILY

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 4A: Pine Mountain Settlement School History – Creech Family
Series 09: Biography – Families

CREECH FAMILY, 1911 – 2015


TAGS: Creech Family; Pine Mountain Settlement School; Kentucky mountain families; genealogy charts, William Creech Sr., Sally Dixon Creech, Pine Mountain valley community, PMSS workers, PMSS Boarding Students, PMSS Community Students


The Creech Family includes William Creech Sr., and Sally Dixon Creech, the founders and donors of the land for the Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, Kentucky. Today the family is broadly dispersed throughout the country. However, when William Creech came to the Pine Mountain valley, he settled among other members of the extended Creech family who lived only a short distance from each other. As the successive generations grew and married, there were many families in the long valley who could claim “kin” to the Creeches.


CREECH FAMILY: Other Resources

Owen, Jackie. Early Settlers on the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River, Harlan County, Kentucky, and Adjoining Counties: Families Included Are Adams, Ball, Blair, Branson, Caudill, Chadwell, Collier, Creech, Day, Ely, Ewing, Howard, Kelly, Napier, Nolan, Parker, Posey, Scott, Sims, Spencer, Turner and Many Other Related Connections. Salisbury, North Carolina: Jackie Owen, 1990. Print.

A more extensive genealogical history may be found in the privately published “The Creech Legacy” (1985), a tome of over 400 pages of family history.

Online resources such as Ancestry.com and other commercial genealogical sites may also be searched for those wanting additional information on this important Pine Mountain family.

Also, for assistance in researching histories of families in Eastern Kentucky see: Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy – FamilySearch Wiki


CREECH FAMILY: Highlights from the PMSS Collections

Go to CREECH FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS for a list of Creech Family members whose names have been found in correspondence, biographies, narratives and other historical accounts in the PMSS Collections.

CREECH FAMILY: In Pine Mountain Valley Community, 1916-1942

TITLE LAST NAME FIRST NAME DATE OF INFO SOURCE OF INFORMATION NOTES
Begley Mary Elizabeth (Lizbeth) 1926, 1930s COBB STORIES “Visit to Harmon…”; Merrow Corres I Granny Creech’s grandchild, Oscar Begley’s daughter
Begley Reny (Arlene?) 1930s COBB STORIES “Visit to Harmon…” Granny Creech’s grandchild, Oscar Begley’s daughter; married Ben Scearse
Begley Mallie 1930s COBB STORIES “Visit to Harmon…” Granny Creech’s (child?) grandchild, Denver Begley’s daughter
Creech Delia 1916, 1938 CHRISTMAS AT PMSS “The Beginning”; COBB STORIES “Visit to Line Fork/Pettit’s…” Henry’s wife.
Creech Uncle Dan 1916 CHRISTMAS AT PMSS “The Beginning”
Creech Angela 1934 COBB STORIES “Party for…”
Creech Aunt Sal 1916 CHRISTMAS AT PMSS “The Beginning”
Mr. & Mrs. Creech Columbus 1934 – 1942; 1938 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942; COBB STORIES “Visit to Line Fork/Pettit’s…”  Married Emily Hill
Creech Granny (Grannie) 1934, 1935 COBB STORIES “Visit to Uncle…”;”Farewell…”; “Visit to Harmon Turners…”; “Taking Moving Pictures….” “Mr. Creech was Granny’s first husband.”
Mr. & Mrs. Creech Bill 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942; COBB STORIES “March of Time…”
Mr. & Mrs. Creech Henry 1926, 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942;
Merrow Corres I
Wife: Delia
Creech Joe 1926 Merrow Corres I
Mr. & Mrs. Creech Kermit 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942; COBB STORIES “Sunday School…” Married Mary Turner, but “left some time ago.”
Mr. & Mrs. Creech Alta 1937 COBB STORIES “A Trip to Turkey Fork…” Alta is the wife
Mrs. Creech Mary 1930s COBB STORIES “Visit to Harmon..” Separated from husband; has one child
Creech Family 1937 COBB STORIES “Handing…” Walter, Jeanette, Goldie: attended Cobb’s Sunday School at Divide, KY.
Creech Emily 1938 COBB STORIES “Visit to Line Fork/Pettit’s…” Sister to the Cornett boys in Boston.
Lewis Ben 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COM RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942; COBB STORIES “Visit to Harmon …” Mrs is Henry Creech’s sister.
Mr. & Mrs. Scarce (Scearse) Ben 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942; COBB STORIES “Visit to Harmon…” Wife: Rena Begley, Granny Creech’s (daughter?) granddaughter
Turner Family 1937 COBB STORIES “Handing…”; “Sunday School…” Walter, Floyd, MInnie, Mary (Chester? O’Toole – formerly married to Kermit Creech)

CREECH FAMILY: PMSS Workers, 1911-2010

LAST NAME FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME OTHER NAME JOB TITLE NOTES PMSS YEARS
Creech Emily (Emma) (Jane) Hill, Miss Emily; Creech, Mrs. Columbus Assistant in Kitchen 1921-1923, 1925-1928; Housemother 1931-1932; Kitchen Summer 1933, 1934. From Jeff, Perry Co., KY; Worked with Miss Gaines in the kitchen. 1921-1923; 1925-1928 1931-1932; 1933, 1934
Creech Evelyn Johnson, Mrs. William Kitchen – Dietician Charles Creech’s sister. Aug 1943 – Jan 1944
Creech James Charles Creech, Mr. Charles Farm; Maintenance Henry & Ruth Creech’s son; Uncle Wm’s grandson. Born in Pine Mt. Community. Friend of Bill Hayes. He bought & built house on Creech farm, which PMSS bought. Matt Boggs current resident of the house. Oct 1950 – Nov 1951
Creech Kermit Member, Bd of Trustees 1980s
Creech Ruth Smith, Miss Ruth AND Creech, Mrs. James Charles English Teacher & Office Help, Mar 1946 – May 1947; Teacher 2nd – 3rd Grades; Librarian in 1955-1957. Mar 1946 –  May 1947, 1952; 1955-1957
Creech Sally Dixon, Miss Sally “Aunt Sal” Donor Wife of William Creech 1911
Creech William “Uncle William” Donor Donated original tract of land to PMSS; First cousin to Fern Hayes’ grandfather; mother (Sara or Sally) was a Campbell. 1911
Leach Robert Member, Bd of Trustees; Advisory Council Class of 2010: Committees: Regional Heritage & Interpretation, Development & Public Relations; Bill Leach, former bd mbr, is his brother, They are sons of a daughter of Henry Creech. 2006-2010

CREECH FAMILY: PMSS Boarding Students, 1914-1949

CREECH FAMILY: PMSS  Student Correspondence Files, 1927-1930
(Source: BOX 30 STUDENTS – Bo-C)

ID# NAME(S) DATE(S)
30-102 Creech Family [Gilbert, Albert, William] 1927
30-103 Creech, Elsie, Oma and Wilmer 1922-1925
30-104 Creech, Eula 1929
30-105 Creech, Grant 1921-1922
30-106 Creech, Hillery 1924
30-107 Creech, Kermit 1924-1930
30-108 Creech, Luanna 1930
30-109 Creech, Lucinda 1929-1930
30-110 Creech, Maude 1922
30-111 Creech, Ocie 1927
30-112 Creech, Orie May 1926
30-113 Creech, Stella 1926-1927
30-114 Creech, Strail and Joseph 1926-1927
30-115 Creech, Tilford 1924
30-116 Creech, William 1925-1927

CREECH FAMILY: PMSS Student Correspondence Files, 1922-1967
(Source: BOX 40 STUDENTS – Cor-Cre)

40-41 Creech, Alberta William 1931-1935
40-42 Creech, Angela 1943-1949
40-43 Creech, Bertha 1937-1942, 1957
40-44 Creech, Carol 1937-1943
40-45 Creech, Charles 1934
40-46 Creech, Christa Belle 1938
40-47 Creech, Earl 1940-1941
40-48 Creech, Elmer 1938-1940
40-49 Creech, Elsie and Oma 1926-1930, 1949, 1959-1960
40-50 Creech, Evelyn 1937-1938
40-51 Creech, Golde and Jeanette 1934-1935
40-52 Creech, Henry 1939-1940
40-53 Creech, Hobart 1937
40-54 Creech, Mary Hoe 1939-1940
40-55 Creech, Raleigh 1937-1939
40-56 Creech, Reginald Burton 1938-1947
40-57 Creech, Robert 1933-1936
40-58 Creech, Rosalie 1936-1938
40-59 Creech, Sarah Ellen 1947-1948, 1967
40-60 Creech, Sue Ellen 1948-1956
40-61 Creech, Walter Lee 1934-1935
40-62 Creech, Wilmer 1922-1924, 1929, 1934-1935

CREECH FAMILY: Community School Students

LAST NAME – FIRST NAME – MI – DATE OF BIRTH – DATE OF RECORD

Creech Bonnie 1940-04-02 1950
Creech Gene Aubrey 1937-02-13 1957
Creech Grace 1940-02-11  1948
Creech Sylvia 1942-07-05 1957
Creech Walter 1941-11-15 1948
Creech William Donald 1942-07-04 1956
Creech Yvonne 1940-05-01 1948


CREECH FAMILY: GALLERY

[NOTE: For additional photographs of the Creech Family, go to WILLIAM & SALLY CREECH FAMILY and VI 37 FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS – Creech Family]


See Also:

COLUMBUS CREECH Biography
CREECH COTTAGE
CREECH FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS
EMILY HILL CREECH Biography
GUIDE TO CREECH FAMILY LETTERS
HENRY C. CREECH Biography
OMA CREECH Biography
RUTH SMITH CREECH Biography
SALLY DIXON CREECH Biography
VI 37 FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS – Creech Family Photographs
WILLIAM & SALLY CREECH FAMILY
WILLIAM CREECH Biography
WILLIAM CREECH A SHORT SKETCH OF MY LIFE Autobiography

Return to GUIDE TO FAMILIES IN THE PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY


Title

Creech Family

Identifier

CREECH FAMILY

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Creech Family ; Kentucky mountain families ;

Subject LCSH

Creech Family.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Families — Kentucky.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2018-08-14 aae

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet.

Source

Series 09: Biography – Families

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography – Families.

Coverage Temporal

1911 – 2015

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of the Creech Family ; clippings, photographs, books by or about the Creech Family.

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2018-09-09 aae ;

Bibliography

Sources

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.

The Creech Legacy, [History of the Creech Family] Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Archival material.

BOX 30 STUDENTS – Bo-C ; GUIDE TO PMSS WORKERS 1913-2000s ; PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY RESIDENTS LIST 1910s-1940s ; GUIDE TO BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS, 1929-1949 ; COMMUNITY SCHOOL STUDENTS LIST A-Ga OR Gi-Z. Series 09: Biography – Families. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

Bibliography

Creech Sr., William. “Uncle William’s Reasons” fundraising brochure, Series 17: Publications. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers, Pine Mt., KY. Creech explains the reasons his community needed a school at Pine Mountain; 3 pages, 1915(?). Internet resource.

Early Settlers on the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River, Harlan County Kentucky and Adjoining Counties by Jackie Owen (1990) [out of print].

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