Martha McCreight, was born in 1816 in Indiana County, PA, where she lived with her parents until her father's'death when she was 7 years of age. About 1823, she came to Brookville to the
home of her uncle, Benjamin McCreight where she resided until the age of 16 years.
She became a teacher in the subscription schools of Jefferson County when she was 16, and in 1860, she began teaching in the
public schools. Her career as a teacher included nearly every term of school for until the end of the school year in 1893. Having
taught school for 50 years, she retired in 1893, going to DuBois to live with her niece, Mrs. Bell.