Averille Crites1

b. 5 June 1873, d. June 1874
Father*William Crites1 b. 1838
Mother*Miriam J. Crawford1 b. 1835
Birth*5 June 1873Averille Crites was born on 5 June 1873 in Braxton County, West Virginia,1
Death*June 1874 and died in June 1874 in West Virginia at the age of one year.2

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Averille Crites on 5 June 1873 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Crites and Miram Jane Crites, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of male baby Crits in June 1874, age 1, born about 1873 in Braxton County, son of William Crits and Miram Jane Crits, referencing FHL Film# 175032. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

Daniel Crites1

b. 1872
Father*Jesse Crites1 b. 1842, d. 5 Feb 1905
Mother*Frances Donaldson1 b. 1834
Birth*1872Daniel Crites was born about 1872 in West Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 18801 June 1880Daniel was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 8 years old and "at home."1,2

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Frances Jane Crites, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 447B; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 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.

Elizabeth Crites1

b. September 1832
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*September 1832Elizabeth Crites was born in September 1832.1
(Daughter) Census US 18506 September 1850Elizabeth was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 6 September 1850 in the household of her parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 18 years old.2,3

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, Elizabeth (Crites) Pringle, Memorial# 215084623. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.

Homer Crites1

b. 1869
Father*Jesse Crites1 b. 1842, d. 5 Feb 1905
Mother*Frances Donaldson1 b. 1834
Birth*1869Homer Crites was born about 1869 in West Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 187018 July 1870Homer was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was one year old.1
(Son) Census US 18801 June 1880Homer was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 9 years old and "at home."2,3

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 Jesse and Frances Jane Crites, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 447B; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [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.

Jacob M. Crites1

b. 11 December 1815, d. 14 March 1911
Birth*11 December 1815Jacob M. Crites was born on 11 December 1815 in Virginia.1
Name VariationHis full name was Jacob Michael Crites.1
Marriage*1834He married Mahala Pringle in 1834.2,1,3
(Husband) Death7 September 1891Jacob became a widower when Mahala (Pringle) Crites died on 7 September 1891 at age 80.2
Death*14 March 1911He died on 14 March 1911 in Upshur County, West Virginia, at age 951
Burial* and was buried near his wife in Point Pleasant Cemetery, Abbott, Upshur County.1,2

Family

Mahala Pringle b. 18 Jan 1811, d. 7 Sep 1891
Child1.Mahetable Crites1,4 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, Jacob Michael Crites, Memorial# 52638024. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mahala (Pringle) Crites, Memorial# 46244586.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Mahala 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 30, Lewis, Virginia; Roll: 956; Page: 34a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mahetable “Hettie” (Crites) Crites, Memorial# 44498322.

Jasper Newton Crites1

b. 10 July 1875
Father*William Crites1 b. 1838
Mother*Miriam J. Crawford1 b. 1835
Birth*10 July 1875Jasper Newton Crites was born on 10 July 1875 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Jasper Newton Crites on 10 July 1875 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Crites and Miriam Crites, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.

Jesse Crites1

b. 1842, d. 5 February 1905
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*1842Jesse Crites was born about 1842.1
(Son) Census US 18506 September 1850Jesse 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 6 years old.2,3
(Son) Census US 18603 July 1860Jesse 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 17 years old and had attended school within the census year.4
Marriage*1867He married first, as her second husband, Frances Donaldson, daughter of John Donaldson and Christina Cresimore, in 1867 in Braxton County, West Virginia.5
Census US 1870*18 July 1870Frances and Jesse Crites were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. Jesse was 27 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $225, and Frances was 30 years of age and keeping house. Four children were enumerated with the couple in 1870. Their son, Homer, was one year old, and Frances's three children from her first marriage, John H. Crawford, Margaret S. Crawford and Sarah Crawford, were ages 10, 7 and 5 years, respectively.6
Census US 1880*1 June 1880Frances Jane and Jesse Crites were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. Jesse was 35 years of age and farming, and Frances Jane was 34 years of age and housekeeping. Neither was able to read or write. Their two children, Homer and Daniel, were ages 9 and 8 years, respectively, and were "at home." Frances's two older children from her first marriage were also enumerated with the Crites couple in 1880. John H. Crawford was 22 years of age, recorded as a boarder, and worked as a laborer; and Margaret S. Crawford was 17 years old, also recorded as a boarder, and did housekeeping work. Frances's younger daughter from her first marriage, Sarah Crawford, who was 15 years old, was enumerated in 1880 in the household of Frances's sister, Sarah (Donaldson) Cutlip, and her husband, Allen Cutlip, in Holly, Braxton County.7,8
Divorce*Jesse Crites and Frances Jane Crites separated, and were likely divorced, before 1891 when Jesse married a second time.9
Marriage*1891He married second Mary Elizabeth Lawson in 1891 in Braxton County, West Virginia.10,9
Death*5 February 1905He died on 5 February 1905 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at about age 63.1

Family 1

Frances Donaldson b. 1834
Children1.Homer Crites6 b. 1869
2.Daniel Crites7 b. 1872

Family 2

Mary Elizabeth Lawson b. Jan 1870, d. 26 Feb 1950

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, Jesse Crites, Memorial# 29292127. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Frances Crawford and Jesse Crites in 1867 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  6. [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.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Frances Jane Crites, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 447B; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [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.
  9. [S1387] West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Jesse Crites and Mary Lawson in 1891 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Elizabeth (Lawson) Crites, Memorial# 29330693.

John Crites1

b. 1802, d. 1880
Birth*1802John Crites was born about 1802 in Virginia.2
Marriage*27 October 1825He married Margaret Skidmore on 27 October 1825 in Nicholas County, Virginia.1,3
Census US 1850*6 September 1850Margaret and John Crites were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 6 September 1850 in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. John was 48 years of age and a farmer, and Margaret was 46 years of age. Eleven of their children were enumerated with them in 1850. William R.'s middle initial was recorded by the census taker as "H.". He was 23 years of age and worked as a farmer with his father. Marshall, whose occupation was recorded as "none" Elizabeth, Michael and Wilson were ages 20, 18, 15 and 13 years, respectively; Virginia, Naham, Mounterville and Jesse were ages 11, 10, 8 and 6 years, respectively; and Abraham and John were ages 4 and 2 years, respectively. The couple's second daughter, Lucinda, was not enumerated with her parents and siblings and was about 20 years old in 1850. She was likely either accidently missed by the census taker or away from home when the census was taken. The couple's married daughter, Sarah, was enumerated nearby with her husband, Isaac Rose, on the next previous census page.4,5
Census US 1860*3 July 1860Margaret and John Crites were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 3 July 1860 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. John was 56 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $5,000 and a personal estate valued at $275, and Margaret waw 56 years of age. Neither was able to read or write. Five of their children were enumerated with them in 1860. Michael was 23 years of age; Mounterville, Jesse, Naham and Abraham were ages 18, 17, 14 and 13 years, respectively, and had all attended school within the census year; and their daughter, Virginia, was 18 years old and had also attended school within the census year. Also enumerated with the Crites family in 1860 was the couple's 5-year-old granddaughter, Catharine Cutlip, the daughter of the Crites's daughter, Lucinda, and her husband, George Allen Cutlip. We've not yet found the enumeration in 1860 of Catharine's parents, although the family of her father's sister and brother-in-law, Catharine and William Ellison, in 1860, was enumerated in the next household on the same census page as Margaret and John Crites, with young Catharine. And Catharine's father, before her parents' marriage, on the 1850 census, had lived with the Ellison family. In 1850, the Crites and Ellison families were enumerated 6 census pages apart. In 1870, after the birth of Catharine's brother and the death of her father, her mother, Lucinda (Crites) Cutlip, with the two children were with the Ellison family whose household was enumerated one census page before the Crites household. Additionally, a Henry F. Crites, who was 19 years old, was also enumerated in the Crites household in 1860. Henry was not included with the John Crites family in 1850 or 1870 and we have not been able to determine with any certainty which Crites family he belonged to.6
Census US 1870*18 July 1870Margaret and John Crites were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. John was 67 years of age and farming, with real estate valued at $1,200 and a personal estate valued at $204, and Margaret was 68 years of age and keeping house. Three of their children were enumerated with them and five others were very nearby. In their parents' household were Mounterville and Naham, who were ages 28 and 24 years, respectively, and farming with their father, and Virginia who was 19 years old and recorded with "no occupation". John and Margaret's sons, William, Jesse and Abraham, and daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Isaac Rose, were all recorded with their families on the same census page with their parents, and their son, William Riley Crites, was enumerated with his family near the top of the next census page.7
(Husband) Death23 January 1874John became a widower when Margaret (Skidmore) Crites died of fever on 23 January 1874 at age 70.8
Death*1880He probably died before the census was taken in 1880 in his early to mid-70s.2
Burial*He was buried with his wife in Crites Mountain Cemetery, Braxton County, West Virginia.2

Family

Margaret Skidmore b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Children1.Sarah Crites9 b. 1825, d. 1913
2.William Riley Crites10 b. 10 Jun 1826, d. a 7 May 1910
3.Lucinda Crites+11 b. 1830, d. a 18 Jul 1870
4.Marshal Crites12 b. 1830, d. 10 May 1864
5.Elizabeth Crites13 b. Sep 1832
6.Michael Crites4 b. 1835
7.William Crites+1,3 b. 1838
8.Virginia Dare Crites14 b. Oct 1839
9.Jesse Crites+15 b. 1842, d. 5 Feb 1905
10.Mounterville Crites16 b. 1842, d. 5 Feb 1917
11.Naham M. Crites17 b. 15 Apr 1842, d. 23 Sep 1899
12.Abraham Crites18 b. 1848, d. 9 May 1885
13.John Crites19 b. 1849, d. 1879

Citations

  1. [S2539] Multiple authors, Vital statistics, 1853-1860 of West Virginia. Although the title of this collection indicates West Virginia, the area was actually still a part of the state of Virginia until it was officially admitted as a U.S. state as West Virginia on June 20, 1863. This collection is a microreproduction of original manuscripts held at the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, and includes births, marriages and deaths: marriage on 15 March 1860 in Braxton County, Virginia, of Miriam Crawford, age 24, born about 1836 in Braxton County to John and Susan Crawford, and William Crites, age 21, farmer, born about 1839 in Braxton County to John and Peggy Crites, referencing FHL Film# 34484, DGS# 7499352, image# 329 of 503, Line# 9; on 10 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Vital statistics, 1853-1860 of West Virginia.
  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, John Crites, Memorial# 189131669. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Crites and Margaret Skidmore on 27 October 1825 in Nicholas County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, UT, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Margaret Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret “Peggy” (Skidmore) Crites, Memorial# 189131670.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah “Sally” (Crites) Rose, Memorial# 215084888.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Riley Crites, Memorial# 57577217.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda (Crites) Cutlip, Memorial# 215083114.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marshal Crites, Memorial# 537134.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Crites) Pringle, Memorial# 215084623.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Virginia Dare “Jennie” (Crites) Long, Memorial# 189017469.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jesse Crites, Memorial# 29292127.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mounterville Crites, Memorial# 189133315.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nathan M Crites, Memorial# 91835360.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Abraham Crites, Memorial# 215082406.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Crites, Memorial# 215087970.

John Crites1

b. 1849, d. 1879
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*1849John Crites was born about 1849.1
(Son) Census US 18506 September 1850John 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 2 years old.2,3
Death*1879He died in 1879 at about age 301
Burial* and was buried in Crites Mountain Cemetery, 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, John Crites, Memorial# 215087970. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.

Lucinda Crites1

b. 1830, d. after 18 July 1870
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*1830Lucinda Crites was born about 1830.1
Name VariationShe was called Cinda.2
(2nd Daughter) Census US 18506 September 1850Lucinda was not enumerated with her siblings on the 1850 census taken on 6 September 1850 in the household of her parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. She was about 20 years old in 1850, and was likely either accidently missed by the census taker or away from home when the census was taken.3,4
Marriage*1854She married George Allen Cutlip, son of David Cutlip and Susan __?__, about 1854.5,1
(Wife) Death1866Lucinda became a widow when George Allen Cutlip died about 1866 at about age 31.5
(Sister-in-Law) Census US 187018 July 1870Lucinda was enumerated with her two children on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of her brother-in-law, the widowed husband of her deceased husband's sister, William Ellison, near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was a widower, 75 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate valued at $190. Ten other individuals wee enumerated with him in 1870. Four of his younger children, John C., Araminta, Jennings and Ai were ages 14, 12, 10 and 8 years, respectively, and all were recorded as "at home"; Lucinda (Crites) Cutlip, the widow of William's deceased wife's brother, George Allen Cutlip, was 40 years of age and keeping house; Lucinda's two children, Catharine Cutlip and Peter Cutlip, were ages 15 and 7 years, respectively, and recorded as "at home"; and Susan Ellison, William's eldest daughter from his marriage to Catharine Cutlip, was 22 years of age and keeping house. Two additional children were enumerated in the Ellison household in 1870. Sarah Ellison was 4 years old and Elisabeth Ellison was one year old. We have not yet identified how they were related to each other or to other members of the Ellison family.6
Death*after 18 July 1870She died after 18 July 1870, the date she was enumerated on the 1870 census in Franklin, Braxton County, at about age 401,6
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Cutlip Cemetery, Little Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia.1,5

Family

George Allen Cutlip b. 1835, d. 1866
Children1.Catharine Cutlip6 b. 1855
2.Peter Cutlip2 b. 26 Mar 1862, d. 15 Feb 1927

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, Lucinda (Crites) Cutlip, Memorial# 215083114. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Peter Cutlip, Memorial# 190563107.
  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. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Allen Cutlip, Memorial# 215083137.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William Ellison, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Mahetable Crites1

b. 22 March 1843, d. 17 August 1918
Father*Jacob M. Crites2,1 b. 11 Dec 1815, d. 14 Mar 1911
Mother*Mahala Pringle3,1 b. 18 Jan 1811, d. 7 Sep 1891
Birth*22 March 1843Mahetable Crites was born on 22 March 1843 in Lewis County, Virginia.1
Name VariationShe was called Hetty, which was also spelled Hettie.4,1
Marriage*5 February 1866She married Abraham Crites, son of John Crites and Margaret Skidmore, on 5 February 1866.1,5,4
(Wife) Illness27 August 1883News of a terrible disease afflicting Hetty's husband, 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 1952.6,7,8
(Wife) Death9 May 1885Hetty became a widow when poor Abraham died on Saturday morning, 9 May 1885 at their 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.5,7
Death*17 August 1918She died on 17 August 1918 in Tenmile, Upshur County, West Virginia, at age 751
Burial* and was buried near her husband in Big Bend Church Cemetery, Sago, Upshur County.1,5

Family

Abraham Crites b. 1848, d. 9 May 1885

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, Mahetable “Hettie” (Crites) Crites, Memorial# 44498322. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob Michael Crites, Memorial# 52638024.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mahala (Pringle) Crites, Memorial# 46244586.
  4. [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.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Abraham Crites, Memorial# 215082406.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [S2546] History of Necrotizing Fasciitis, online at https://www.glynns.co.uk/necrotising-fasciitis/…. Hereinafter cited as History of Necrotizing Fasciitis.

Marshal Crites1

b. 1830, d. 10 May 1864
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*1830Marshal Crites was born in 1830.1
(Son) Census US 18506 September 1850Marshal 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 20 years old, and his occupation was recorded as "none."2,3
Marriage*He married Serena M. Williams, daughter of James Williams and Bathsheba __?__.4
Civil War (U.S.)*31 December 1863During the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army on 31 December 1863 at Weston, Lewis County, Virginia, and served in Company K of the West Virginia Calvary.5
Death*10 May 1864He died on 10 May 1864 at Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, at about age 341
Burial*4 December 1867 and was buried in a cemetery one mile east of Charleston in Kanawha County. He was removed from that cemetery on 4 December 1867, and was reinterred in Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, in Plot# E, O, 725.6,1

Family

Serena M. Williams b. 1834

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, Marshal Crites, Memorial# 537134. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marshall and Serena 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: 396; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2540] U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865, online at www.ancestry.com, record for Marshall Crites, age 26, born about 1837, enlisted on 31 December 1863 at Weston, Virginia, and served as a Private in the First Cavalry, referencing the National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Record Group Title: Records of the AGO, 1780s-1917; Record Group #: 94; Series Number: M508; Roll #: 0003. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.
  6. [S2541] U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, reinterment of Marshall Crites, died on 10 May 1864, buried at Grafton, West Virginia in Grafton National Cemetery, in grave site# 765, referencing The National Cemetery Administration; Grafton National Cemetery, Burial Ledger, c. 1861-1992. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960.

Marshall Crites1

b. 1862
Father*William Crites1 b. 1838
Mother*Miriam J. Crawford1 b. 1835
Birth*1862Marshall Crites was born about 1862 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 187018 July 1870Marshall was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 8 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Miriam J. Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Michael Crites1

b. 1835
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*1835Michael Crites was born about 1835 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 18506 September 1850Michael 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 15 years old.1,2
(Son) Census US 18603 July 1860Michael 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 23 years of age.3

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.

Mounterville Crites1

b. 1842, d. 5 February 1917
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*1842Mounterville Crites was born about 1842 in Braxton County, Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 18506 September 1850Mounterville 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 8 years old.2,3
(Son) Census US 18603 July 1860Mounterville 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 18 years old and had attended school within the census year.4
(Son) Census US 187018 July 1870Mounterville was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 28 years of age and farming with his father.5
Marriage*18 January 1878He married Elizabeth Jane Pierson, daughter of Albert Pierson and Elizabeth Jane Brown, on 18 January 1878 in Nicholas County, West Virginia.6,1,7
(Husband) Death6 April 1905Mounterville became a widower when Elizabeth Jane (Pierson) Crites died of dropsy on 6 April 1905 at age 44.6
Death*5 February 1917He died on 5 February 1917 in Birch River, Nicholas County, West Virginia, at about age 751
Burial* and was buried in Birch River Cemetery, Birch River.1

Family

Elizabeth Jane Pierson b. 4 Sep 1860, d. 6 Apr 1905

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, Mounterville Crites, Memorial# 189133315. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Margaret Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Jane “Betty” (Pierson) Crites, Memorial# 189133316.
  7. [S2543] West Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriage Records, 1863-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 17 January 1878 of Mounterville Crites and Elizabeth Jane Pierson in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriage Records, 1863-1900.

Naham M. Crites1

b. 15 April 1842, d. 23 September 1899
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*15 April 1842Naham M. Crites was born on 15 April 1842.1
(Son) Census US 18506 September 1850Naham 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 10 years old.2,3
(Son) Census US 18603 July 1860Naham 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 14 years old and had attended school within the census year.4
Marriage*1861He married Mazilla A. Board, daughter of George Board and Elizabeth Parsons, in 1861 in Jackson County, Virginia.1,5,6
(Son) Census US 187018 July 1870Naham was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 24 years of age and farming with his father.7
Death*23 September 1899He died on 23 September 1899 at age 571
Burial* and was buried in Southern Methodist Church Cemetery, Summersville, Nicholas County, West Virginia.1

Family

Mazilla A. Board b. 28 Aug 1844, d. 15 Mar 1921

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, Nathan M Crites, Memorial# 91835360. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mazilla A (Board) Crites, Memorial# 91835337.
  6. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mazilla Board and Nathan M Crites in 1861 in Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Margaret Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Peter Crites1

b. 1868, d. 15 June 1872
Father*William Crites1 b. 1838
Mother*Miriam J. Crawford1 b. 1835
Birth*1868Peter Crites was born about 1868 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1,2,3
(Son) Census US 187018 July 1870Peter was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 2 years old.1
Death*15 June 1872He died on 15 June 1872 in Braxton County at age 4.2,3

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Miriam J. Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Peter Crits on 15 June 1872, age 4, born about 1868 in Braxton County, son of William Crits and Moriah J Crits, referencing FHL Film# 175032. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Peter Crites on 15 June 1872 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 4, born about 1868 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Crites and ... J., referencing FHL Film# 572705.

Piper Crites1

b. 1869, d. February 1870
Father*William Crites1 b. 1838
Mother*Miriam J. Crawford1 b. 1835
Birth*1869Piper Crites was born about 1869 in West Virginia1
Death*February 1870 and died in February 1870 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 1.2
(Son) Census US 187018 July 1870Piper was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was one year old.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Miriam J. Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Crites in February 1870 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 1, born about 1869, son of William Crites and Miriam Crawford, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

Salena Crites1

b. 1865
Father*William Crites1 b. 1838
Mother*Miriam J. Crawford1 b. 1835
Birth*1865Salena Crites was born about 1865 in West Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 187018 July 1870Salena was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of her parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 5 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Miriam J. Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Crites1

b. 1825, d. 1913
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*1825Sarah Crites was born about 18251
Name Variation and was called Sally.1
Marriage*before 1 June 1850She married Isaac Rose before 1 June 1850.2,3
Census US 1850*5 September 1850Sarah and Isaac Rose were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 5 September 1850 in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. Isaac was 23 years of age and a farmer, and Sarah was 25 years of age. They had been married within the census year. Sarah's parents, Margaret and John Crites, were enumerated nearby, with eleven of their other children, on the next page of the census.3,4
Census US 1860*14 August 1860Sarah and Isaac Rose were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. Isaac was 32 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $20, and Sarah was 31 years of age and unable to read or write. Their four children were enumerated with them. Sabina, Mary and William were ages 9, 6 and 4 years, respectively; and young Philip was one year old.5
Census US 1870*18 July 1870Sarah and Isaac Rose were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. Isaac was 40 years of age and farming, with real estate valued at $150, and Sarah was 42 years of age and keeping house. Six children were enumerated with their parents in 1870. Sabina, Mary and William were ages 19, 15 and 13 years, respectively; Philip and Benjamin were ages 11 and 8 years, respectively; and young Washington was one year old.6
Census US 1880*23 June 1880Sarah and Isaac Rose were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 23 June 1880 in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Isaac was 53 years of age and a farmer, and Sarah was 52 years of age and keeping house. Neither was able to read or write, and Sarah was sick with consumption. Three of their children were enumerated with them in 1880. William was 21 years of age, single, unable to read or write, and worked on the family farm; and Benjamin and George W. were ages 17 and 10 years, respectively.7
Death*1913She died in 1913 at about age 881
Burial* and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.1

Family

Isaac Rose b. 1827

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 “Sally” (Crites) Rose, Memorial# 215084888. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Roy Rose, Memorial# 215084870.
  3. [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. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [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.
  5. [S18] 1860 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: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 460; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Sarah Rose, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Sarah Rose, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Pages: 423C-423D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Virginia Dare Crites1

b. October 1839
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*October 1839Virginia Dare Crites was born in October 1839 in Lewis County, Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 18506 September 1850Virginia was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 6 September 1850 in the household of her parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 11 years old.2,3
(Daughter) Census US 18603 July 1860Virginia was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 3 July 1860 in the household of her parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 18 years old and had attended school within the census year.4
(Daughter) Census US 187018 July 1870Virginia was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of her parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 19 years old and recorded with "no occupation."5

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, Virginia Dare “Jennie” (Crites) Long, Memorial# 189017469. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Margaret Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

William Crites1

b. 1838
Father*John Crites1,2 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1,2 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*1838William Crites was born about 1838 in Braxton County, Virginia.1,3
Name VariationHis full name may have been Wilson William Crites. He, we believe, was the Wilson Crites enumerated with his parents on the 1850 census, and married in 1860 as William Crites. His brother, William Riley Crites, was born in 1826.3,1,4
(Son) Census US 18506 September 1850Wilson 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 13 years old.5,6
Marriage*15 March 1860He married Miriam J. Crawford, daughter of John Crawford and Susan Woods, on 15 March 1860 in Braxton County, Virginia.1
Census US 1870*18 July 1870Miriam J. and William Crites were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. William was 32 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $300, and Miriam was 35 years of age and keeping house. Their three older children, Marshall, Salena and Peter, were ages 8, 5, and 2 years, respectively, and the baby, Piper, was one year old. Miriam's sister, Ellender Crawford, was also enumerated with the family in 1870. She was 37 years of age and recorded as being "without occupation". William's parents, Margaret and John Crites, were enumerated in the next household on the same census page, and the families of his brothers, Jesse and Abraham, were enumerated in the next two households after their parents on the same census page. Next on the same census page was the family of his sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Isaac Rose, and their eldest brother, William R. Crites, with his wife and children, were near the top of the next census page.7

Family

Miriam J. Crawford b. 1835
Children1.Marshall Crites7 b. 1862
2.Salena Crites7 b. 1865
3.Peter Crites7 b. 1868, d. 15 Jun 1872
4.Piper Crites7 b. 1869, d. Feb 1870
5.Averille Crites8 b. 5 Jun 1873, d. Jun 1874
6.Jasper Newton Crites9 b. 10 Jul 1875

Citations

  1. [S2539] Multiple authors, Vital statistics, 1853-1860 of West Virginia. Although the title of this collection indicates West Virginia, the area was actually still a part of the state of Virginia until it was officially admitted as a U.S. state as West Virginia on June 20, 1863. This collection is a microreproduction of original manuscripts held at the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, and includes births, marriages and deaths: marriage on 15 March 1860 in Braxton County, Virginia, of Miriam Crawford, age 24, born about 1836 in Braxton County to John and Susan Crawford, and William Crites, age 21, farmer, born about 1839 in Braxton County to John and Peggy Crites, referencing FHL Film# 34484, DGS# 7499352, image# 329 of 503, Line# 9; on 10 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Vital statistics, 1853-1860 of West Virginia.
  2. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Crites and Margaret Skidmore on 27 October 1825 in Nicholas County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, UT, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  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, Wilson's age recorded as 13 years, and his year of birth estimated as 1837. Hereinafter cited as 1850 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, William Riley Crites, Memorial# 57577217. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Miriam J. Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Averille Crites on 5 June 1873 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Crites and Miram Jane Crites, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  9. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Jasper Newton Crites on 10 July 1875 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Crites and Miriam Crites, referencing FHL Film# 573797.

William Riley Crites1

b. 10 June 1826, d. after 7 May 1910
Father*John Crites1 b. 1802, d. 1880
Mother*Margaret Skidmore1 b. 23 Mar 1803, d. 23 Jan 1874
Birth*10 June 1826William Riley Crites was born on 10 June 1826 in Pocahontas Acres, Braxton County, Virginia.1
Name VariationHe was often called Riley.2
(Son) Census US 18506 September 1850William R. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 6 September 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. The census taker recorded his middle initial as "H.". He was 23 years of age and worked as a farmer with his father.3,4
Marriage*5 December 1850He married first Permelia Rose, daughter of James Rose and Ann Butcher, on 5 December 1850.5,1
(Husband) DeathMay 1873Riley became a widower when Millie (Rose) Crites died in May 1873 at about age 41.5
Marriage*1874He married second Mahala Clark, daughter of John A. Clark and Ellen __?__, in1874.6,1,7
Death*after 7 May 1910He died after 7 May 1910, the date, at age 78, he was enumerated on the 1910 census in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. On the 1920 census taken on 17 February in the household of their widowed son, Tom, his wife, Mahala (Clark) Crites, was enumerated as a widow.1,8,9
Burial*He was buried in Crites Mountain Cemetery, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Family 1

Millie Rose b. 1832, d. May 1873

Family 2

Mahala Clark b. 18 Aug 1856, d. 20 Jun 1941

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, William Riley Crites, Memorial# 57577217. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Riley Crites, Memorial# 57577217, the name recorded on his gravestone is Riley.
  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. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Millie (Rose) Crites, Memorial# 189319054.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mahala (Clark) Crites, Memorial# 19276974.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William R. and Mahala Crites, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 423D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William R. and Mahala Crites, (their surname recorded as "Chriles" by the census taker), Year: 1910; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1677; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1375690. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Tom Crites, Year: 1920; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1949; Pages: 4B-5A; Enumeration District: 7. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.

Ezra Croasdale1

Marriage*He married Ann __?__.1

Family

Ann __?__
Child1.Jeremiah Croasdale1 b. 29 Aug 1694

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 645. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Jeremiah Croasdale1

b. 29 August 1694
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Ezra Croasdale1
Mother*Ann __?__1
Birth*29 August 1694Jeremiah Croasdale was born on 29 August 1694.1
Marriage*22 July 1720He married Grace Heaton, daughter of Robert Heaton Jr. and Grace Pierson, on 22 July 1720.1
Residence*Grace and Jeremiah raised their family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Grace Heaton b. 6 Aug 1703

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 645. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

James Crocker Jr.1

(Witness to Will) Will2 June 1803Ephraim Tilson Jr., James Crocker Jr. and Obadiah Lyon signed as witnesses to the will of John Hooper dated 2 June 1803 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 550902, 1807, John Hooper will and probate# 10647, Volume 42, pages 83-85 and Volume 39, pages 437-438. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.

Mary Ann Crocker1

b. 24 January 1849, d. 17 March 1914
Birth*24 January 1849Mary Ann Crocker was born on 24 January 1849 in Ontario Province, Canada.1,2
Marriage*24 January 1867She married David Davern on 24 January 1867 at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Joseph, Corunna, Lambton County, Ontario Province. David was 25 years of age and Mary Ann was age 18.3,4
Census Canada 1871*2 April 1871Mary A. and David Davern were enumerated on the 1871 census taken as of 2 April 1871 in Sombra, Bothwell District, Ontario Province, Canada. David was 30 years of age and a farmer, and Mary Ann was 23 years of age. They were Roman Catholic and were enumerated with their three children. Rosanna was 4 years old; Francis E. was 3; and Bridget E. had been born in August and was 8 months old.5
Census Canada 1881*4 April 1881Mary and David Davern were enumerated on the 1881 census taken as of 4 April 1881 in Sombra, Bothwell District, Ontario Province. David was 41 years of age and a farm labourer, and Mary was 30 years of age. They were of Irish nationality and their religion was Roman Catholic. Seven children were enumerated with the couple in 1881. The four oldest, Rosanna, Francis, Elizabeth and Margaret, ages 13, 11, 9 and 7, respectively, were all going to school; and the younger children were the twins, William and Mary, who were age 4, and the baby John, who was one year old.1
Immigration*1882Mary Ann and David Davern immigrated with their children from Canada to the United States about 1882.6,4
Census US 1900*20 June 1900Mary A. and David Davern were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 20 June 1900 in McMillan, Luce County, Michigan. David's age was recorded as 54, although he would have been about 59, and he worked as a laborer, and Mary Ann was recorded as 46 years of age, although she was actually about 51 years of age. They had been married for 48 years, although the years were recorded as 28, they owned their house free of mortgage, and Mary Ann had given birth to twelve children, four of whom were living. Frank and Hattie were the only two enumerated with their parents in 1900. Frank was recorded as 25 years of age, although he was about age 31, and worked as a laborer; and Hattie was 16 years old and at home.4
Census US 1910*15 April 1910Mary Ann and David Davern were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 on Truman Avenue, McMillan Township, Luce County, Michigan. David was recorded as 87 years of age, although he was actually only about age 69, and he worked as a hire-out laborer, and Mary Ann was 61 years of age. They owned their home free of mortgage, were recorded as having been married for 40 years, although they had actually been married for 43 years, the only marriage for each, and Mary Ann had given birth to twelve children, only three of whom were living. Only Frank was enumerated with his parents in 1910. He was single, recorded as 29 years of age, although he was actually about age 41, and worked as a laborer in a chemical plant. The couple's two surviving daughters, Rose (Davern) Taylor and Elizabeth (Davern) Hinds, and their husbands, Arthur Taylor and William Hinds, respectively, were also enumerated in Michigan in 1910. Rose and Arthur lived in Chippewa County, and Lizzie and William lived on Truman Avenue in McMillan Township. the same Avenue as Lizzie's parents.7
Death*17 March 1914She died on 17 March 1914 in Newberry, Luce County, Michigan, at age 652
Burial* and was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry.2

Family

David Davern b. 16 Mar 1841, d. 6 Nov 1914
Children1.Rosanna Davern1 b. 1867, d. 1955
2.Francis E. Davern1 b. 18 Nov 1868, d. 15 Feb 1917
3.Elizabeth Davern1 b. Aug 1870, d. 3 Dec 1943
4.Margaret Davern1 b. 1873
5.William Davern1 b. 2 May 1877
6.Mary Addie Davern1 b. 2 May 1877
7.John Evangelist Davern8,1 b. 7 Dec 1879
8.Hattie Davern4 b. Jul 1883

Citations

  1. [S1868] 1881 Canadian Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Mary "Daverin", Sombra, Bothwell, Ontario; Roll: C_13276; Page: 49; Family No: 232. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Canadian Census.
  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, Mary Ann (Crocker) Davern, Memorial# 46842605. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S2132] Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of David "Daverin", age 25, born about 1842, son of Timothy "Daverin" and Ann "Fichet", and Mary Ann "Crother", age 18, daughter of William "Crother" and Rosa Ann "Murrey", married on 24 January 1867 in Corunna, Ontario, Canada, referencing Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923, Diocese of London (Ontario), London, Ontario. Hereinafter cited as Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Mary A. "Daveren", McMillan, Luce, Michigan; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0090; FHL microfilm: 1240726. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2124] 1871 Census of Canada, online at www.ancestry.com, David and Mary A. Davern, (transcribed as "Daoome"), Sombra, Bothwell, Ontario; Roll: C-9894; Page: 24; Family No: 82. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Census of Canada.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lizzie "Hynds", McMillan, Luce, Michigan; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0090; FHL microfilm: 1240726.
  7. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Mary Ann Davern, McMillan, Luce, Michigan; Roll: T624_658; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0157; FHL microfilm: 1374671. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2132] Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of John Evangelist Davern, age 0, born on 7 December 1879, son of David Davern and "Margaret" Crocker, baptized on 8 December 1879 at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Sombra, Ontario, Canada, referencing Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923, Diocese of London (Ontario), London, Ontario.

Mary Crockford1

b. circa 1721, d. 25 December 1801
Birth*circa 1721Mary Crockford was born circa 1721, as calculated from her noted age at death.1
Marriage*27 December 1752She married William Whittemore, son of Pelatiah Whittemore and Margery Pepperell, on 27 December 1752 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1
Death*25 December 1801She died on 25 December 1801 in Portsmouth at age 80.1

Family

William Whittemore b. 10 Mar 1711, d. a 1775

Citations

  1. [S966] Bradford Adams Whittemore and Edgar Whittemore, compilers, "The Whittemore Family in America", New England Historic and Genealogical Register Volumes 106, 107 and 108 (1952-1954): Volume 106, pages 264-269. Hereinafter cited as "Whittemore Family in America."

Anne Croghan1

b. 19 October 1872, d. 4 March 1912
Father*John Croghan1
Mother*Catherine Doorly1 b. 5 May 1841, d. 3 Apr 1930
Birth*19 October 1872Anne Croghan was born at 4:00 am on 19 October 1872 in Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
Name VariationShe was called Annie.2
Relationship Note*Anne and Bidelia Croghan were twins, with Bidelia the older, having been born one-half hour ahead of Anne.1
(Daughter) Emigration15 May 1898Annie emigrated from Ireland with her mother and siblings, departing on 15 May 1898 from Queenstown, County Cork, on the ship Umbria. Her name was transcribed as "Nannie", her age as 11 and her occupation as child. The family’s surname on the ship's manifest was written correctly as "Croghan" and was transcribed incorrectly by Ancestry as "Loghan". The family's ticket number was 8707 and their group, in addition to their mother Kate, consisted of her sons, Hugh and Joseph and daughters Julia, Annie, Tessie and Monica. They reported their last place of residence as Strokestown, Ireland and were going to depart the ship in New York City.3
(Daughter) Immigration22 May 1898Their ship arrived in New York City on 22 May 1898 and, remarkably, immigration officials did not change the spelling of their surname. Immigration recorded everyone's health as "good", and noted that Kate's daughter Annie had a deformed back from a fall. On arrival in America, Kate's occupation was recorded as "widow". She reported they were planning to join Thomas Conry who resided at 930 Spruce Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and that they had a total of $700 with them.4
(Daughter) Census US 19006 June 1900Annie appeared on the 1900 census in the household of her mother taken on 6 June 1900 at 863 46th Street, Ward 34, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. She was single and 26 years of age, although the year of her birth was reported incorrectly as 1873. She was not employed.5
(Daughter) Census US 191019 April 1910Annie appeared on the 1910 census taken on 19 April 1910 in the household of her mother at 897 North 48th Street, Ward 44, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. She was recorded as single, 26 years of age, although she was actually 37, and was not employed.6
Death*4 March 1912She died of acute dilation of her heart and cardiac hypertrophy of a duration of about one month on 4 March 1912 in her home at 897 North 48th Street, Ward 44, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 39. Her mother, who lived at the same address, provided the information for Annie's death certificate and reported her date of birth as 19 October 1883, while the year was actually 1872.2,7
Burial*She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.8

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 11 November 1872 of the births of Bidelia Croghan at 3:30 am and Anne Croghan at 4:00 am, twin daughters of John Croghan a shopkeeper of Strokestown, and Kate (Doorly) Croghan, born on 19 October 1872 in Strokestown, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, Annie Croghan, certificate# 30269, died 4 March 1912, age 28 in Philadelphia, father John Croghan and mother Kate "Doorley". Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.
  3. [S1799] UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, the Croghan family's surname incorrectly transcribed as "Loghan", ticket# 8707, included Kate age 56 and a servant, Julia age 25 and a servant, "Nannie" age 11 and a child, Tessie age 9 and a child, "Monia" age 8 and a child, Hugh age 17 and a labourer, and Joseph age 21 and a labourer. Hereinafter cited as UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  4. [S1791] New York, U.S. Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957, online at www.ancestry.com, the Croghan family, ticket# 6707, included Kate Croghan age 56 and a widow, Julia Croghan age 25 and a servant, "Jannie" Croghan age 11 and a child, "Jessie" age 9 years and 5 months and a child, Monica (transcribed as "Marian") Croghan age 8 and a child, Hugh Croghan age 17 and a labourer, and Joseph Croghan age 21 and a labourer, citing New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 0022; Line: 1; Page Number: 75. Hereinafter cited as New York, U.S. Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Kate Croyhan", Philadelphia Ward 34, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0878; FHL microfilm: 1241476. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Catharine" Croghan, Philadelphia Ward 44, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1412; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 1111; FHL microfilm: 1375425. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1815] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, Annie Croghan, died 4 March 1912, citing FHL Film# 1421314. Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915.
  8. [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, Annie Croghan, Memorial# 145430954. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Bidelia Croghan1

b. 19 October 1872
Father*John Croghan1
Mother*Catherine Doorly1 b. 5 May 1841, d. 3 Apr 1930
Birth*19 October 1872Bidelia Croghan was born at 3:30 am on 19 October 1872 in Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
Relationship Note*Bidelia and Anne Croghan were twins, with Bidelia the older, having been born one-half hour ahead of Anne.1

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 11 November 1872 of the births of Bidelia Croghan at 3:30 am and Anne Croghan at 4:00 am, twin daughters of John Croghan a shopkeeper of Strokestown, and Kate (Doorly) Croghan, born on 19 October 1872 in Strokestown, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.