Ralph C. Crawford1

b. 4 January 1889, d. 13 April 1927
Father*Jordan J. Crawford1,2 b. 4 Nov 1847, d. 26 Nov 1922
Mother*Margaret Alice Ashby1,3 b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 14 Apr 1950
Birth*4 January 1889Ralph C. Crawford was born on 4 January 1889 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 19008 June 1900Ralph was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 11 years old, able to read, although not yet to write, and had attended school for 5 months of the census year.4
Death*13 April 1927He died on 13 April 1927 in Sutton at age 381
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ralph C Crawford, Memorial# 81425614. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jordan J Crawford, Memorial# 81425608.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Alice (Wine) Crawford, Memorial# 139598811.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Alice Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Crawford1

b. 1865
Father*Charles Crawford1 b. 1833
Mother*Frances Donaldson1 b. 1834
Birth*1865Sarah Crawford was born about 1865 in West Virginia.1
(Stepdaughter) Census US 187018 July 1870Sarah was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Frances and Jesse Crites, near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. Sarah was 5 years old.1
(Niece) Census US 188021 June 1880Sarah was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 21 June 1880 in the household of her aunt and uncle, Sarah and Allen Cutlip, in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Young Sarah was 15 years old. Her mother and siblings were enumerated that year in the household of their mother and stepfather, Jesse Crites, and Sarah's aunt, Sarah (Donaldson) Cutlip, and Sarah's mother were sisters.2

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Frances Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Allen and Sarah Cutlip, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 421D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Ellizabeth Crawford1

b. October 1888, d. 4 January 1929
Birth*October 1888Sarah Ellizabeth Crawford was born in October 1888 in Kentucky.2
Name VariationShe was called Lizzie Beth.3
Marriage*15 September 1912She married, as his first wife, Corda Jackson Hamby on 15 September 1912 in Carlisle County, Kentucky.3,4
Death*4 January 1929She died on 4 January 1929 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky, at age 404
Burial* and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Oakton, Hickman County.1

Family

Corda Jackson Hamby b. 14 Dec 1884, d. 26 Aug 1960
Child1.Happy Jack Hamby5 b. 27 Aug 1919, d. 8 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Elizabeth (Crawford) Allen, Memorial# 97957829. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Byrum S. and Sallie Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Magisterial District 6, Graves, Kentucky; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0098; FHL microfilm: 1240523. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 15 September 1912 in Carlisle County, Kentucky, USA, of Corda J. Hamby and Miss Lizzie Beth Crawford, citing FHL Film# 000321388. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Corda Jackson Hamby, Memorial# 93994474.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Happy Jack Hamby, Memorial# 47801318.

Sarah Link Crawford1

b. 11 February 1895, d. September 1987
Father*Jordan J. Crawford1,2 b. 4 Nov 1847, d. 26 Nov 1922
Mother*Margaret Alice Ashby1,3 b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 14 Apr 1950
Birth*11 February 1895Sarah Link Crawford was born on 11 February 1895 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 19008 June 1900Sarah L. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 5 years old.4
Death*September 1987She died on September 1987 in Sutton at age 921
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Link Crawford, Memorial# 81425610. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jordan J Crawford, Memorial# 81425608.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Alice (Wine) Crawford, Memorial# 139598811.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Alice Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Uriah Crawford1

b. 1831
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1831Uriah Crawford was born about 1831 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 185020 August 1850Uriah was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 19 years old and working with his father and brother, Charles, as farmers.1
(Son) Death14 June 1855If Uriah was still living at the time, he was about 24 years old when his mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.2,3

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.

William Crawford1

b. 1843, d. 8 March 1892
Father*John Crawford2,1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods2,1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1843William Crawford was born about 1843 in Braxton County, Virginia.1,2
(Son) Census US 185020 August 1850William was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 7 years old.3
(Son) Death14 June 1855He was about 12 years old when his mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.4,5
(Brother) Census US 18701 July 1870William Crawford and his brother, Jordan, were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 1 July 1870 in the household of Mary and James Wine, who was a farmer, in Franklin, Braxton County, Virginia. William, who had been widowed, was 26 years of age, Jordan was age 21, and they both worked as farmers with James Wine.6
Marriage*2 September 1870He married second, as her second husband, Mary Jane (Wine) Ashby, daughter of James Wine and Mary Fisher, on 2 September 1870 in Braxton County, West Virginia. William was 28 years of age, Mary Jane was age 24, and both had been widowed.1
Census US 1880*5 June 1880Mary Jane and William Crawford were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 5 June 1880 in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. William was 38 years of age and worked as a laborer, and Mary Jane was 35 years of age and keeping house. Three children and a niece were enumerated in the Crawford household in 1880. Ida Roberta Ashby, Mary Jane's daughter from her first marriage, was recorded with the Crawford surname. She was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year. The couple's two daughters, Hattie and Amanda O. Crawford, were ages 6 and 4 years, respectively. Also enumerated in the Crawford household in 1880 was the couple's niece, Clara L. Cogar, whose mother was Mary Jane Crawford's sister. Clara was 19 years old, unable to write and worked as a hired servant for the family. Clara had also been enumerated five days earlier, on 1 June 1880, in the household of her parents, Margaret and Thomas Jefferson Cogar, in Otter, Braxton County.7,8
Death*8 March 1892He died on 8 March 1892 at about age 492
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County.2

Family

Mary Jane Wine b. 1845, d. 9 Jun 1894
Children1.Hattie Crawford7 b. 1874
2.Amanda O. Crawford7 b. 30 Jan 1880, d. 16 Aug 1943
3.Charles W. Crawford9,2,10 b. 17 Mar 1885, d. a 29 Jul 1953

Citations

  1. [S2532] Family History Library, West Virginia, County marriage records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1776-1971. Marriage records, available online, compiled from abstracts, transcriptions, and originals of West Virginia county marriage records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed: "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2ZF-Q7XK : 29 September 2021), William Crawford and Jane Ashby, 1870; marriage of William Crawford, age 27, widower, laborer, son of John and Susan Crawford, and Jane Ashby, age 24, widow, daughter of James and Polly Wine, both born in Braxton County and both residents of Braxton County, married on 2 September 1870 in Braxton County by William D. Baxter; image made available by www.wvculture.org; digital images, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, County marriage records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1776-1971.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Crawford, Memorial# 243116726. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Mary Wine, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 418B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Mary Jane Crawford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 410A; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Margaret Cogar, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 447A; Enumeration District: 009.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charley Crawford, Memorial# 29292600.
  10. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Chas W Crawford on 17 March 1885 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Crawford and Mary J Crawford, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.

______ Crawford1

Marriage*He married Margaret A. Cutlip, daughter of Allen Cutlip and Margaret F. Lewis.1
Relationship NoteIt troubles us that we have not yet been able to identify the husband of Margaret A. (Cutlip) Crawford. We know his surname was Crawford, and that he and Margaret had separated, and likely divorced, before the 1880 census was taken. Margaret and their daughter, Medora J. Crawford, were enumerated in 1880 in the household of Margaret's father and stepmother, Sarah and Allen Cutlip, in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Medora, who was born about 1874, died in April of 1885 at age 12.

We had originally thought that Margaret A. (Cutlip) Crawford's husband might become important in our search for Brick Wall Harry Crawford because we had been concentrating our search for Harry among the Braxton County, West Virginia Crawfords. Medora's mother, Margaret A. (Cutlip) Crawford, was the stepdaughter of Sarah (Donaldson) Cutlip, who was a sister of Frances (Donaldson) Crawford Crites who had married, as her first husband, Charles Crawford, a son of John Crawford and Susan (Woods) Crawford, whose extended family had ended up becoming the primary focus of Harry's Brick Wall research. We noted that Sarah Crawford, the younger daughter of Frances (Donaldson) Crawford Crites and her first husband, Charles Crawford, was also enumerated in Allen Cutlip's household on the 1880 census.

If anyone reading this can help us identify the husband of Margaret A. (Cutlip) Crawford, please contact us.1,2

Family

Margaret A. Cutlip b. 1843
Child1.Medora J. Crawford1 b. 1874, d. Apr 1885

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Allen and Sarah Cutlip, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 421D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Dora J Crawford in April 1885 in Holly District, Braxton County, West Virginia, age 12, born about 1873 in Braxton County, daughter of Margaret Crawford, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

Minnie T. Crecelius1

b. 1 November 1868, d. 31 December 1909
Birth*1 November 1868Minnie T. Crecelius was born on 1 November 1868 in Crawford County, Indiana.1,2
Marriage*1887She married, as his first wife, William Sherman Montgomery, son of Jesse Montgomery and Nancy Ann King, about 1887.1,3,2
Death*31 December 1909She died of cancer of the uterus on 31 December 1909 in Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, at age 411
Burial* and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington.1

Family

William Sherman Montgomery b. 6 Dec 1865, d. 8 May 1936

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Minnie T (Crecelius) Montgomery, Memorial# 169089702. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William S. and Minnie T. Montgomery, Year: 1900; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0030; FHL microfilm: 1240365. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Sherman Montgomery, Memorial# 169089418.

Mary Cree1

Marriage*She married Thomas Morton.1

Family

Thomas Morton
Child1.Mary Morton1 b. 18 Oct 1814, d. 17 Jul 1895

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 291-292. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Martha E. Creech1

b. June 1839
Birth*June 1839Martha E. Creech was born in June 1839 in Indiana.2
Marriage*30 December 1858She married, as his first wife, James A. Wyant, son of John Wyant and Sarah Anderson, on 30 December 1858 in Vigo County, Indiana.1,3
Divorce*after 1880Martha E. (Creech) Wyant and James A. Wyant Sr. were divorced after 1880. They were still enumerated as married on the 1880 census and were living in Franklin, Darke County, Ohio. James was a farmer and Martha was keeping house. They had had nine children together by then, eight of whom were living.1,4
Census US 1900*26 June 1900Martha was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 26 June 1900 in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, Drilla and Charles Hughs, in Bradford, Miami County, Ohio. Although she was divorced, she was recorded as a widow. Her surname was spelled "Wyan" by the census taker and she was 60 years of age. She had given birth to nine children, five of whom were living. Her son-in-law, Charles, was a locomotive engineer and they rented their house. Martha's daughter, Drilla, had given birth to five children, three of whom were living and all three, Marie, James R. and Glen, ages 5 years, 3 years and 8 months, respectively, were enumerated in the Hughs household.2

Family

James A. Wyant b. 24 Apr 1834, d. 12 Mar 1914

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James A. Wyant Sr., Memorial# 185030983. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles and Drilla Hughs, Year: 1900; Census Place: Bradford, Miami, Ohio; Roll: 1304; Page: 17; Enumeration District: 0080; FHL microfilm: 1241304. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 December 1858 in Vigo County, of James A Wyant and Martha E Creech, referencing Vigo County, Indiana, original record located in Vigo County, Indiana in the County Clerk's Office, Book: 2; Page: 129. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Martha Wyant, (their surname spelled "Wient" by the census taker), Year: 1880; Census Place: Franklin, Darke, Ohio; Roll: 1010; Page: 85C; Enumeration District: 058. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Arabella Elizabeth Crenshaw1

b. 16 February 1826, d. 9 December 1898
Birth*16 February 1826Arabella Elizabeth Crenshaw was born on 16 February 1826 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.1
Name VariationShe was called Belle.1
Marriage*17 December 1844She married John Gorin Rogers on 17 December 1844 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
(Wife) Death10 January 1887Belle became a widow when Judge John Gorin Rogers died on 10 January 1887 at age 68.2
Death*9 December 1898She died on 9 December 1898 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 721
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Section P of Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago.1,2

Family

John G. Rogers b. 25 Dec 1818, d. 10 Jan 1887

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Arabella Elizabeth “Belle” (Crenshaw) Rogers, Memorial# 107538641. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Judge John Gorin Rogers, Memorial# 107538215.

Christina Cresimore1

b. 1795
Birth*1795Christina Cresimore was born about 1795 in Virginia.2
Marriage*21 June 1822She married John Donaldson on 21 June 1822 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1,2

Family

John Donaldson b. 1796
Children1.Sarah Donaldson2 b. 1825
2.Robert Donaldson2 b. 1827
3.Ann Donaldson2 b. 1832
4.John Donaldson2 b. 1833
5.Frances Donaldson+1,2 b. 1834
6.Henry Donaldson2 b. 1836
7.Margaret Donaldson2 b. 1847

Citations

  1. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Donaldson and Christina Cresimore on 21 June 1822 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Christina Donaldson, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: Western District, Nicholas, Virginia; Roll: 963; Page: 377a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Andrew J. Crews1

b. 1833
Birth*1833Andrew J. Crews was born about 1833 in Patrick County, Virginia.1
Name VariationHis full name was Andrew Jackson Crews1,2
Name Variation he was also called Jackson.1
Marriage*4 September 1856He married Barbara A. Whaling on 4 September 1856 in Patrick County, Virginia.1

Family

Barbara A. Whaling b. 1835
Child1.Martha M. Crews1 b. Jun 1866, d. 1950

Citations

  1. [S1405] Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 4 September 1856 in Patrick County, Virginia of Jackson "Cruise", single, age 23, born about 1833 in Patrick County, Virginia, son of R. Cruise and L. Cruise, married Barbara Whaling, age 21, single, born about 1835 in Patrick County, Virginia, daughter of P. Whaling and L. Whaling, referencing FHL Film# 2048468, ID# im 480. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Andrew J. and Barbara A. Crews, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 467B; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Elizabeth Crews1

b. 1752, d. 18 May 1840
Birth*1752Elizabeth Crews was born about 1752 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1
Marriage*1 February 1780She married Richard Powell on 1 February 1780 in Amherst County, Virginia.1,2
(Wife) Death1815Elizabeth became a widow when Richard Powell died in 1815 at about age 72.2
Death*18 May 1840She died on 18 May 1840 in Amherst County, Virginia, at about age 88.1

Family

Richard Powell b. 1743, d. 1815
Child1.Thomas Powell+1,3 b. 1784, d. Feb 1828

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G9ML-KQ4. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LHHB-JKJ
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GQS5-R4N

Martha M. Crews1

b. June 1866, d. 1950
Father*Andrew J. Crews2 b. 1833
Mother*Barbara A. Whaling2 b. 1835
Birth*June 1866Martha M. Crews was born in June 1866 in Virginia.1,3,4
Marriage1887She married first, as his second wife, William C. Hollandsworth in 1887 in Braxton County, West Virginia.5
Children*Martha and William had four children together.3,6
(Wife) Death12 December 1917Martha became a widow when William C. Hollandsworth died on 12 December 1917 at age 73.7
Marriage*20 May 1922She married, as his second wife, Richard J. Cutlip, son of Richard A. Cutlip and Elizabeth Rose, on 20 May 1922 in Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.8,9
Divorce*before April 1930Martha and Richard were divorced before April 1930, when they were living separately and each reported their marital status as Divorced when they were enumerated for the 1930 census.10,11
Death*1950She died in 1950 at about age 844
Burial* and was buried as Martha Hollandsworth in Birch River Cemetery, Braxton County, West Virginia.4

Family

Richard J. Cutlip b. 26 Dec 1860, d. 27 Sep 1953

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Andrew J. and Barbara A. Crews, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 467B; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1405] Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 4 September 1856 in Patrick County, Virginia of Jackson "Cruise", single, age 23, born about 1833 in Patrick County, Virginia, son of R. Cruise and L. Cruise, married Barbara Whaling, age 21, single, born about 1835 in Patrick County, Virginia, daughter of P. Whaling and L. Whaling, referencing FHL Film# 2048468, ID# im 480. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William C. and Martha M. Hollandsworth, (their surname spelled "Hollinsworth" by the census taker), Year: 1900; Census Place: Hamilton, Nicholas, West Virginia; Roll: 1768; Page: 19; Enumeration District: 0103. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Hollandsworth, Memorial# 103035034. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Martha M "Cruise" and W C "Hollinsworth" in 1887 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of W. C. and Martha M. Hollandsworth, (their surname spelled "Hollandworth" by the census taker), Year: 1910; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1677; Page: 13a; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1375690. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Crawford Hollandsworth, Memorial# 75441040.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Jenkins Cutlip, Memorial# 86785016, with thanks to the Walter Pack Family for sharing the name, date and place of Richard's second marriage to Martha M. Hollandsworth.
  9. [S1387] West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Richard Jenkins Cutlip and Martha M Hollandsworth in 1922 in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States.
  10. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Martha M. Hollandsworth as a "sister" in the household of General Hollandsworth, her first husband's eldest son by his first wife, in Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia; we note the Hollandsworth surname was spelled "Hollinsworth" by the census taker. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Richard Cutlip as a boarder in the household of George and Martha Cremeens in Clay, Harrison County, West Virginia; we note the Cremeens surname was spelled "Creemeens" by the census taker.

Henry Allen Crider1

b. 8 December 1876, d. 18 October 1949
Birth*8 December 1876Henry Allen Crider was born on 8 December 1876.1
Marriage*He married Dollie May Tull.2,1
Death*18 October 1949He died on 18 October 1949 at age 721
Burial* and was buried in Section 195 1/2 of Highland Cemetery, Stamford, Haskell County, Texas.1

Family

Dollie May Tull b. 21 Feb 1884, d. 25 Sep 1954
Child1.Lawrence L. J. Crider1,3 b. 17 Mar 1902, d. 18 Oct 1981

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Allen Crider, Memorial# 38292461. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Dollie May (Tull) Crider, Memorial# 38292427.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lawrence J. Crider, Memorial# 38292499.

Lawrence L. J. Crider1,2

b. 17 March 1902, d. 18 October 1981
Father*Henry Allen Crider3,1 b. 8 Dec 1876, d. 18 Oct 1949
Mother*Dollie May Tull4,1 b. 21 Feb 1884, d. 25 Sep 1954
Birth*17 March 1902Lawrence L. J. Crider was born on 17 March 1902.1
Marriage*He married first Lillian Green, daughter of Egbert Burgess Green and Minnie Arminda Meads.1,5
(Husband) Death12 August 1980Lawrence became a widower when Lilliam (Green) Crider died on 12 August 1980 at age 77.6,5
Marriage*18 January 1981He married second Juanita Holland on 18 January 1981 in Jones County, Texas.7,2
Death*18 October 1981He died on 18 October 1981 in Stamford Memorial Hospital, Stamford, Jones County, Texas, at age 791,2
Burial* and was buried with his first wife in Section 244-G5 of Highland Cemetery, Stamford, Haskell County, Texas.1,5

Family 1

Lillian Green b. 16 Dec 1902, d. 12 Aug 1980

Family 2

Juanita Holland b. 1918

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lawrence J. Crider, Memorial# 38292499. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 18 October 1981 in Stamford, Jones County, Texas, USA, of Lawrence L J Crider of Stamford, Jones, Texas, USA, age 79, cement contractor, married to Juanita (Holland) Crider, born on 17 March 1902 in Texas, son of Henry Crider and Dolly Tull, informant Juanita Crider, burial on 20 October 1981 in Highland Memorial Cemetery, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Texas, USA. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Allen Crider, Memorial# 38292461.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Dollie May (Tull) Crider, Memorial# 38292427.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lillian (Green) Crider, Memorial# 38292530.
  6. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 12 August 1980 in Stamford Memorial Hospital, Stamford, Jones County, Texas, USA, of Lillian Crider of Stamford, Jones, Texas, USA, age 77, housewife, wife of Lawrence Crider, born on 16 December 1902 in Texas, daughter of E. B. Green and Minnie Meads, informant Lawrence Crider, burial on 14 August 1980 in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Stamford, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Texas, USA.
  7. [S2185] Texas, U.S., Marriage Index, 1824-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 18 January 1981 in Jones, Texas, USA, of Lawrence L Crider, age 78, born about 1903, and Juanita B Cole, age 63, born about 1918, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Marriage Index, 1824-2014.

Richard Crisp1

Marriage*He married Sarah __?__.1

Family

Sarah __?__
Child1.Sarah Crisp1 b. 15 Sep 1672, d. 24 Apr 1744

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."

Sarah Crisp1

b. 15 September 1672, d. 24 April 1744
Father*Richard Crisp1
Mother*Sarah __?__1
Birth*15 September 1672Sarah Crisp was born on 15 September 1672 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*11 April 1695She married first William Harris Esq. on 11 April 1695 in Brattle Street Church, Boston.1,2
(Wife) Death22 September 1721Sarah (Crisp) became a widow when William Harris Esq. died on 22 September 1721.1,2
Marriage*5 April 1722She married second, as his second wife, John Leverett on 5 April 1722 in Boston.1,2
(Wife) Death3 May 1724Sarah (Crisp) Harris became a widow for the second time when John Leverett died suddenly on 3 May 1724.1,2
Marriage*15 July 1725She married third Honorable John Clark Esq. on 15 July 1725 in Boston. Their marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Benjamin Colman.1,2
(Wife) Death6 December 1728Sarah (Crisp) Harris Leverett became a widow for the third time when Honorable John Clark Esq. died on 6 December 1728.1,2
Marriage*6 May 1731She married fourth, as his second wife, Reverend Benjamin Colman, son of William Colman and Elizabeth __?__, on 6 May 1731 in Boston. Their marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend William Cooper.3,4,2
Death*24 April 1744She died after a long illness on 24 April 1744 at age 71.1

Family 1

William Harris Esq. d. 22 Sep 1721

Family 2

John Leverett d. 3 May 1724

Family 3

Honorable John Clark Esq. d. 6 Dec 1728

Family 4

Reverend Benjamin Colman b. 19 Oct 1673, d. 29 Aug 1747

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S934] Ebenezer Turell, The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, D.D. Late Pastor of a Church in Boston, New England, who Deceased August 29th 1747, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle and by J. Edwards, 1749), Chapter IX, pages 207-223. Hereinafter cited as The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman.
  4. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", pages 231-232, noting the year of their marriage incorrectly as 1731.

Johan Crispe1

b. say 1527
Father*William Crispe1 b. c 1491, d. b 19 Jan 1553
Mother*Anne Godbold1 d. b 17 Mar 1553
Birth*say 1527Johan Crispe was born say 1527 in Laxfield, Suffolk County, England.1
Marriage*circa 1548She married Nicholas Fiske, son of Richard Fiske, circa 1548, probably in Laxfield.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 28 September 1569Johan became a widow when Nicholas Fiske died before 28 September 1569.1,2

Family

Nicholas Fiske b. c 1517, d. b 28 Sep 1569
Child1.Mary Fiske+3,4 b. c 1561

Citations

  1. [S1363] Clifford L. Stott, "William Crispe of Laxfield, Suffolk, Great-grandfather of Anthony and Joshua Fisher of Dedham, Massachusetts", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 151, pages 291-299 (July 1997). Hereinafter cited as "William Crispe of Laxfield, Suffolk."
  2. [S1362] G. Andrews Moriarty, "Genealogical Research in England: The Fiske Family", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (the article spans several volumes and years): Nicholas Fiske, April 1934, Volume 88, pages 142-145. Hereinafter cited as "The Fiske Family."
  3. [S1363] Clifford L. Stott, "William Crispe of Laxfield, Suffolk", reporting that Mary was a legatee in the will of her father Nicholas Fiske and in the will of her sister Esther Fiske.
  4. [S1255] Philip A. Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy : record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1636-1640, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898), pages 1-4, noting in error Mary's parents as William and Anne Fiske. Hereinafter cited as The Fisher Genealogy.

William Crispe1

b. circa 1491, d. before 19 January 1553
Birth*circa 1491William Crispe was born circa 1491, probably at Laxfield, Suffolk County, England.1
Marriage*He married Anne Godbold, probably in Laxfield, Suffolk County.1
Will*20 November 1552He wrote his will dated 20 November 15521
Death*before 19 January 1553 and died in Laxfield before 19 January 1553 when his will was proved.1

Family

Anne Godbold d. b 17 Mar 1553
Child1.Johan Crispe+1 b. s 1527

Citations

  1. [S1363] Clifford L. Stott, "William Crispe of Laxfield, Suffolk, Great-grandfather of Anthony and Joshua Fisher of Dedham, Massachusetts", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 151, pages 291-299 (July 1997). Hereinafter cited as "William Crispe of Laxfield, Suffolk."

Cary O. Criss1

b. March 1887
Father*Clifford A. Criss1 b. 6 Jul 1858, d. 30 Jun 1929
Mother*Alice J. Guisinger1 b. Aug 1860, d. 3 Dec 1909
Birth*March 1887Cary O. Criss was born in March 1887 in Kansas.1
(Son) Census US 190018 June 1900Cary O. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 18 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. He was 13 years old, had attended school for six months of the census year, and worked as farm laborer.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clifford A. and Alice J. Criss, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas; Roll: 481; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0051. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Cecil L. Criss1

b. October 1898
Father*Clifford A. Criss1 b. 6 Jul 1858, d. 30 Jun 1929
Mother*Alice J. Guisinger1 b. Aug 1860, d. 3 Dec 1909
Birth*October 1898Cecil L. Criss was born in October 1898 in Kansas.1
(Son) Census US 190018 June 1900Cecil L. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 18 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. He was one year old.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clifford A. and Alice J. Criss, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas; Roll: 481; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0051. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Clara E. Criss1

b. November 1892
Father*Clifford A. Criss1 b. 6 Jul 1858, d. 30 Jun 1929
Mother*Alice J. Guisinger1 b. Aug 1860, d. 3 Dec 1909
Birth*November 1892Clara E. Criss was born in November 1892 in Missouri.1
(Daughter) Census US 190018 June 1900Clara E. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 18 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. She was 7 years old and had attended school for six months of the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clifford A. and Alice J. Criss, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas; Roll: 481; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0051. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Clifford A. Criss1

b. 6 July 1858, d. 30 June 1929
Father*Daniel Criss2
Mother*Mary Starks2
Birth*6 July 1858Clifford A. Criss was probably born about 6 July 1858 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.3,2,4
Name VariationHis full name was Clifford Albert Criss.5,2
Marriage*22 November 1876He married first Alice J. Guisinger on 22 November 1876 in Vigo County, Indiana.6,7
Census US 1900*18 June 1900Alice J. and Clifford A. Criss were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 18 June 1900 in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. Clifford was 41 years of age and a farmer, and Alice was 39 years of age. They rented their farm, had been married for 23 years, and Alice had given birth to eight children, six of whom were living and enumerated with their parents in 1900. Their eldest son, Oliver T., was 18 years old, worked as a farm laborer, and had attended school for two months of the census year; sons Oscar W., Cary O. and James L. were ages 15, 13 and 10 years, respectively, had all attended school for six months of the census year, and worked as farm laborers; daughter, Clara E., was 7 years old and had attended school for six months of the census year; and baby Cecil L. was one year old. Everyone in the household, with the exception of Cecil, was able to read, write and speak English.1
(Husband) Death3 December 1909Clifford became a widower when Alice J. (Guisinger) Criss died on 3 December 1909 at age 49.8
Census US 1910*21 April 1910Clifford A. Criss was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 21 April 1910 in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. He was a widower, 50 years of age, rented his house, and worked for wages as a laborer for a railroad grading company.9
Marriage License9 June 1923A marriage license was issued to Clifford Criss and Mary Knight in Jackson County, Missouri, on 9 June 1923. Clifford was reported as 63 years of age and a resident of Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, and Mary was 60 years of age and a resident of Snohomish County, Washington.10
Marriage*10 June 1923He married, as her third husband, Mary J. (Mansell) McKichan Knight, daughter of William Mansell and Elizabeth Kemp, on 10 June 1923 in Jackson County, Missouri. They were married by J. S. Davis, a Minister of the Gospel.5,11,10,12
Death*30 June 1929He died on 30 June 1929 at 2511 Maple Street, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, at age 705,2
Burial* and was buried with his first wife in Plot 28-24-02 of Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas.5,8

Family 1

Alice J. Guisinger b. Aug 1860, d. 3 Dec 1909
Children1.Oliver T. Criss1 b. Jan 1882
2.Oscar W. Criss1 b. Jul 1884
3.Cary O. Criss1 b. Mar 1887
4.James L. Criss1 b. Feb 1890
5.Clara E. Criss1 b. Nov 1892
6.Cecil L. Criss1 b. Oct 1898

Family 2

Mary J. Mansell b. Nov 1862, d. 20 Jan 1935

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clifford A. and Alice J. Criss, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas; Roll: 481; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0051. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1894] Washington, U.S., Death Index, 1940-2017, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Clifford Albert Criss, age 74, married to Mary Criss, rancher, of Snohomish County, Washington, on 30 June 1929 at 2511 Maple Street, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, USA, born on 6 July 1854 in Terre Haute, Indiana, son of Daniel Criss, born in Indiana, and Mary Starks, birthplace not known, informant Mary Criss of 2511 Maple Street, Everett, removal on 8 July 1929 to Independence, Indiana, for burial, referencing Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, Washington Death Index, 1940-2017. Hereinafter cited as Washington, U.S., Death Index, 1940-2017.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clifford A. and Alice J. Criss, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas; Roll: 481; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0051, Clifford's date of birth reported as July 1858.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Clifford Criss, Memorial# 94730458, recording his date of birth as 12 August 1854. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Clifford Criss, Memorial# 94730458.
  6. [S1566] Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Clifford Criss and Alice Guisinger on 22 November 1876 in Indiana, United States, married by Allen D Harris, citing page and referencing FHL Film# 001392957. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001.
  7. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 November 1876 in Vigo County, of Clifford Criss and Alice Guisinger, referencing Works Progress Administration; Index to Marriage Records: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940; Series Title: Vigo County, Indiana ;index to Marriage Records 1840-1920 Inclusive Volume W. P. A., Original Record Located: Vigo County Clerk's Office; Book: 7; Page: 138. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice Criss, Memorial# 94730429.
  9. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clifford A. Criss, Year: 1910; Census Place: Yates Center Ward 1, Woodson, Kansas; Roll: T624_449; Page: 6a; Enumeration District: 0151; FHL microfilm: 1374462. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage license on 9 June 1923 in Jackson County, Missouri, USA, to Clifford Criss, age 63, of Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, and Mary Knight, age 60, of Snohomish County, Washington, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Josephine (Mansell) Knight, Memorial# 210430436.
  12. [S2160] Missouri, U.S., Jackson County Marriage Records, 1840-1985, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 10 June 1923 in Jackson County, Missouri of Clifford Criss and Mary Knight, recorded in Jackson County, Missouri, USA, citing Certificate# 1923A0007911. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Jackson County Marriage Records, 1840-1985.

Daniel Criss1

Birth*Daniel Criss was born in Indiana.1
Marriage*He married Mary Starks.1

Family

Mary Starks
Child1.Clifford A. Criss+1 b. 6 Jul 1858, d. 30 Jun 1929

Citations

  1. [S1894] Washington, U.S., Death Index, 1940-2017, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Clifford Albert Criss, age 74, married to Mary Criss, rancher, of Snohomish County, Washington, on 30 June 1929 at 2511 Maple Street, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, USA, born on 6 July 1854 in Terre Haute, Indiana, son of Daniel Criss, born in Indiana, and Mary Starks, birthplace not known, informant Mary Criss of 2511 Maple Street, Everett, removal on 8 July 1929 to Independence, Indiana, for burial, referencing Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, Washington Death Index, 1940-2017. Hereinafter cited as Washington, U.S., Death Index, 1940-2017.

James L. Criss1

b. February 1890
Father*Clifford A. Criss1 b. 6 Jul 1858, d. 30 Jun 1929
Mother*Alice J. Guisinger1 b. Aug 1860, d. 3 Dec 1909
Birth*February 1890James L. Criss was born in February 1890 in Kansas.1
(Son) Census US 190018 June 1900James L. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 18 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. He was 10 years old, had attended school for six months of the census year, and worked as farm laborer.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clifford A. and Alice J. Criss, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas; Roll: 481; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0051. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Oliver T. Criss1

b. January 1882
Father*Clifford A. Criss1 b. 6 Jul 1858, d. 30 Jun 1929
Mother*Alice J. Guisinger1 b. Aug 1860, d. 3 Dec 1909
Birth*January 1882Oliver T. Criss was born in January 1882 in Arkansas.1
(Son) Census US 190018 June 1900Oliver T. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 18 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. He was 18 years old, worked as farm laborer, and had attended school for two months of the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clifford A. and Alice J. Criss, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas; Roll: 481; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0051. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Oscar W. Criss1

b. July 1884
Father*Clifford A. Criss1 b. 6 Jul 1858, d. 30 Jun 1929
Mother*Alice J. Guisinger1 b. Aug 1860, d. 3 Dec 1909
Birth*July 1884Oscar W. Criss was born in July 1884 in Arkansas.1
(Son) Census US 190018 June 1900Oscar W. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 18 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. He was 15 years old, had attended school for six months of the census year, and worked as farm laborer.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clifford A. and Alice J. Criss, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas; Roll: 481; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0051. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Abraham Crites1

b. 1848, d. 9 May 1885
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*1848Abraham Crites was born about 1848 in Virginia.1,2
(Son) Census US 18506 September 1850Abraham was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 6 September 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 4 years old.3,4
(Son) Census US 18603 July 1860Abraham was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 3 July 1860 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year.5
Marriage*5 February 1866He married Mahetable Crites, daughter of Jacob M. Crites and Mahala Pringle, on 5 February 1866.6,1,2
Illness*27 August 1883News of a terrible disease afflicting Abraham Crites of Crites Mountain, Braxton County, was reported on 27 August 1883 in the Wheeling, West Virginia newspaper, The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, after receiving the story from the Braxton County Democrat. Abraham had been an invalid for about five years and the story expressed surprise that he was still alive. Before his illness, he had been a man of higher than normal height and weighed about 180 pounds. His weight, at the time of the article, was reported not to exceed 40 pounds, and his disease was described as a wasting one as he had gradually declined in flesh and might be described as a walking skeleton. The article reported that his thigh could be easily spanned by an ordinary hand, and his arms and the rest of his person were equally afflicted, "the whole presenting a ghastly and unnatural sight." The article said, "When lying on his back in bed, Mr. Crites' backbone can be plainly felt by placing one's hand on his stomach, and his kidneys can also be felt with the hand." The news article wrote that with all this terrible burden, the most interesting fact in the case was that he could walk, sometimes being able to walk out of the house.

Little, if anything, was known by Abraham's doctors about this rare flesh-eating disease we now know as "necrotizing fasciitis" which may have been first mentioned by Hippocrates in the fifth century B.C. During the Civil War, necrotizing fasciitis was described as "hospital gangrene" by a Confederate Army surgeon and in 1924, long after Abraham's death, Frank L. Meleney reported a series of 20 patients as having this strange type of gangrene which was then dubbed "Meleney's gangrene". While this tragic and deadly affliction, also called "galloping gangrene", has been described throughout history, it was not termed "necrotizing fasciitis" until 1952.7,8,9
Death*9 May 1885Poor Abraham died on Saturday morning, 9 May 1885 at his home in Crites Mountain, Braxton County, at about age 37 after his long, agonizing and very sad illness. He had become well known throughout the state as the "Braxton Skeleton" as he dwindled away over the years to nothing but skin and bones. His affliction had continued, for all those years, to baffle all the medical skill available to him, and we suspect his wife and children were greatly impacted by his constant pain and suffering.1,8
Burial*He was buried in Big Bend Church Cemetery, Sago, Upshur County, West Virginia.1

Family

Mahetable Crites b. 22 Mar 1843, d. 17 Aug 1918

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Abraham Crites, Memorial# 215082406. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Abraham and Hetty Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Margaret Crites, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 205b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Sarah Rose, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 205a.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Margaret Crites, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 376; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mahetable “Hettie” (Crites) Crites, Memorial# 44498322.
  7. [S2545] Abraham Crites and his Wasting Disease, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Monday, 27 August 1883, page 4, under "News of the State", reporting that the Braxton Democrat said: Abraham Crites of Crites' mountain, Braxton County, is a physical curiosity and that his case is certainly an interesting one; has been an invalid for nearly five years and how his has lived all this time is surprising; Mr. Crites, before his affliction, was a large man, weighing about 180 pounds; his weight at this time will not exceed 40 pounds; his disease is a wasting one as he gradually declines in flesh and at this time might be termed a walking skeleton; his thigh can be easily spanned by an ordinary hand, and his arms and the rest of his person are equally afflicted, the whole presenting a ghastly and unnatural sight; when lying on his back in bed, Mr. Crites' backbone can be plainly felt by placing one's hand on his stomach, and his kidneys can also be felt with the hand; with all this terrible burden, the most interesting fact in the case is that he can walk, sometimes being able to walk out of the house. Hereinafter cited as Abraham Crites and his Wasting Disease.
  8. [S2544] Abraham Crites 1885 Death in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Monday, 11 May 1885, page 1, reporting the death of Abraham Crites of Braxton County, well known throughout the State as the "Braxton Skeleton," died at his home last Saturday morning; Mr. Crites was afflicted with a disease that baffled all medical skill, he having dwindled to nothing but skin and bones; his thigh could easily be spanned, while his backbone could be distinctly felt by passing your hand over the opposite portion of his body; he was a man a little above the average height and it was said he would not have weighed over forty pounds at his death; his age was estimated at 50 years, and began wasting away five years before his death; he was able to walk about until a few days before his death. Hereinafter cited as Abraham Crites 1885 Death in Braxton County, West Virginia.
  9. [S2546] History of Necrotizing Fasciitis, online at https://www.glynns.co.uk/necrotising-fasciitis/…. Hereinafter cited as History of Necrotizing Fasciitis.