Monday, March 28, 2016

The Crousore Family, Part I

The Crousore Family, Part I:

First Generation

1.  Nicholas Crousore12 was born about 1731 in probably Germany. He died about 1813 at the age of 82 in Springhill Twp., Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.3 He was also known as Nicholas Kraushaar. It is believed that the Kraushaar [Crousore] family came from Germany and settled in Eastern Pennsylvania. There were two 'Krausshars' who arrived at Philadelphia on 23 October 1752 aboard the Rawley [Captain John Grove], Johannis Claus Krausshar and Johanes Krausshar. The Rawley departed from Rotterdam, The Netherlands and made at least one other stop - Plymouth, England - before sailing for America. Johannis Claus could be Nicholas Crousore.
Several undocumented sources place his birth in Pennsylvania in 1757. However, considering that Nicholas fathered children by the late-1750s, this date is undoubtedly wrong. A birth of 1730-40 would be more reasonable. If the above mentioned Johannis Claus is Nicholas and was 21 when he arrived, his birth would have been about 1731.

 There were Kraushars in the Kittatiny or Blue Mountain area  of Berks, Lebanon and Dauphin counties between 1754-1763. They were listed among families massacred by Indians during that time period.  (A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776, Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, p. 17) It may well be that Nicholas' family settled in that area of Pennsylvania before moving west. Nicholas may have spent time in Cumberland Co., although residency there is undocumented.
The family migrated westward into Fayette County, where records of Nicholas Crousore appear after the Revolutionary War. His family consisted of wife Elisabetha and, at least, ten children.

Nicholas and Elisabetha were probably married during the mid-1750s. Eldest son Nicholas may have been born as early as 1757. His rejected Revolutionary War pension application states 1760. Other undocumented sources give "before 1773." Margaret, apparently the eldest daughter, had children by 1779-1780, so would have been born in the 1758-1761 range.

Nicholas Crousore purchased a 249 acre tract of land on the waters of Jacobs Creek in Springhill Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania by warrant 7 April 1785. The land was surveyed 10 February 1786 and the patent was granted 13 July 1803. The tract was called "Pisgah." [Fayette Co., PA Land Records: C-21:264]

On 8 February 1788, Nicolaus and Elisabetha Kraushar were sponsors at the baptism of Joh. Peter Hayd, born 4 April 1787, son of Jacob and Magdalena Hayd.

Nicolas Crowshore was listed as a distiller in 1789 for Fayette Co. (
History of Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, Franklin Ellis, I.H. Everts & Co., Philadelphia, 1882, p. 768)
Elisabetha evidently preceded Nicholas in death, as she was not mentioned in the 1815 estate settlement petition. Nicholas probably died in 1813. Christian Crousore sold his portion of Pisgah to brother-in-law, Jacob Haught on 26 April 1814. (Fayette Co., PA Deeds, book?, page?)

The Fayette County Orphans Court Records for 5 November 1815 [Volume 1, p. 169-170] includes a petition filed by Jacob Haught against Nicholas Croushour, eldest son of Nicholas Croushour, dec'd for the division of the estate. This document lists the following children of the deceased:
Nicholas [eldest son]
John
Jacob
Christian
Margarette, wife of Michael Pack [actually Bock]
Catherine, wife of John Haught
Mary, wife of Jacob Haught
Elizabeth, wife of George Stewart
Susannah, wife of Solomon Reel
Magdalena [dec'd], first wife of Jacob Haught - their children: Peter, Jacob, Nicholas, William, and Jacob, Elizabeth [wife of Thomas Hillard], Magdalena [wife of Mathias Doran], and Margaret.
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The 1790 Heads of Families for Fayette Co., Pennsylvania [p. 109] lists Nicholas Crouser in Springhill Township with 4 free white males over 16,
  3 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.
Also listed among the Heads of Families for 1790:
Micael Peck, Dauphin County [1 male over 16, 4 under 16, 2 females ] p. 88
John Haught, Springhill Twp., Fayette Co. [1 male over 16, 1 male under 16,
                      2 females] George Stewart, Washington Co . [1 male over 16, 4 males under 16,
                            3 females]
The 1800 Pennsylvania Census [Computer Index] Volume 1 A-K, edited by Ronald Jackson shows three Crowsers in Fayette County [p. 593]:

John - 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26, 1 other free person,
            and 8 slaves. Marey - 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-45,
              1 other free person, 8 slaves. Nicholas - 1 male under 10, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 1 male over 45,
                 1 female 26-45, 1 other free person, 8 slaves. George Stewart [p. 519]: 1 male 26-45 and 1 female over 45.

The 1810 Fayette Co., PA Census [Fisher, 1972] shows the following:
Christian Crowsoar, Springhill [951] - 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45,
                                                            1 female under 10, 1 female 26-45. John Crowsoar, Springhill [951] - 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 male over
                                 45, 2 females under 10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45. __________________________________________________________________________________

Of interest are the names of three females recorded among the death records in
Jacobs Lutheran Church & cemetery, Masontown, German Twp., Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, 1793-1885 [Della Reagan Fischer, McKeesport, PA, 1974]. In all three instances the surnames are marked 'illegible.' p. 53 - Catherine - 8-? -1796
p. 58 - Elizabeth - 8-10-1796
p. 61 - Magdalena - 11-?-1807 w/o Jacob

The last two names are quite intriguing. Could Elizabeth be the wife of Nicholas Crousore? It is know that she preceded her husband in death.
Magdalena, wife of Jacob, is nearly an ideal fit for Nicholas' daughter and wife of Jacob Haught.
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[Spelling variations from different sources: Crousore, Croussore, Crowsore, Crawsaw, Crowsoar, Craushour, Crowshore, Croushour, Crouser, Crowser, Cronson, Croushore, Craushaur, Crowso, Kraushaar, Krausshar and others.]

Nicholas Crousore and Elisabetha [Crousore] were married circa 1756 in Pennsylvania. estimate based on the birth of children Elisabetha [Crousore]2 was born circa 1736 in possibly Pennsylvania. estimate based on birth of children She died before 1813 at the age of 77 in Springhill Twp., Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.3

Nicholas Crousore and Elisabetha [Crousore] had the following children:

              2              i.   Margaret Crousore, born ca 1758, Pennsylvania; married Michael Bock, ca 1777, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died 1820–1830, Harrison Co., Virginia, United States.

              3             ii.   Nicholas Crousore Jr., born ca 1760, Pennsylvania; married Elizabeth Christlieb / Chrislip /Crislip, ca 1800, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died aft 1850, Barbour Co., Virginia, United States.

              4            iii.   Elizabeth Crousore, born ca 1762, Pennsylvania; married George Stewart, ca 1790, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died 1842–1850, Prob Greene Co., Illinois, United States.

              5            iv.   Catherine Crousore, born ca 1764, Pennsylvania; married John Haught, ca 1785, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died aft 1820, Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States.

              6             v.   Magdalene Crousore, born ca 1767, Pennsylvania; married Jacob Haught/Hayd, ca 1786, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died ca 1803/4, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.

              7            vi.   Mary Crousore, born ca 1769, Pennsylvania; married Jacob Haught/Hayd, ca 1804/5, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died 1830–1840, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.

              8           vii.   John Crousore, born abt 1773, Pennsylvania; died aft 1850, Howard Co., Indiana.

              9          viii.   Susannah Crousore, born ca 1774, Pennsylvania; married Solomon Reel, ca 1792, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died 1850–1860, Jackson Twp., Rush, Indiana, United States.

           10            ix.   Christian Crousore, born abt 1777, Pennsylvania; married Susannah [Crousore], abt 1810, Pennsylvania; died ca 1865, Howard Co., Indiana, United States.

           11             x.   Jacob Crousore, born 18 Oct 1779, Pennsylvania; married Martha Griggs, 1797, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died 5 Aug 1841, Vermillion Co., Illinois, United States.

Second Generation

2.  Margaret Crousore3 (Nicholas-1) was born circa 1758 in Pennsylvania.3 She died in 1820–1830 at the age of 62 in Harrison Co., Virginia, United States. She was also known as Margaret Bock.3 Margaret, wife of Michael Bock, was named as a daughter and heir of Nicholas Crousore in 1815.
 
Margaret Crousore and Michael Bock were married circa 1777 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.3 Michael Bock4 was born circa 1757 in Fredericktown, Cecil, Maryland, British America.5 He died on 23 Mar 1838 at the age of 81 in Harrison Co., Virginia, United States.6 Michael Bock's surname has been erroneously transcribed as "Pack" in the 1815 petition of his Father-in-law's estate.
Michael married Margaret Crowser about 1777 in Fayette Co., based on the birth of daughter Abigail in 1779. Margaret was probably born between 1758 and 1761 and died during the 1820s. There was no female in the 1830 census over 45.

In his application for a Revolutionary War pension [S6679] on 9 April 1833, Bock stated that he was born near Fredericktown, Maryland in 1757. He further swore that he moved with his father in 1769 to the Monongalia [Monongahela] River region of Virginia that later became Fayette Co., Pennsylvania and settled along Georges Creek, where he resided for the next 24 years.

Bock served several tours of duty on the western frontier [Ohio-Virginia-Pennsylvania] during the war, mostly on guard/spy duty.
May 1776: He served three months under Captain Bickman at Pricketts Fort and Fort Pitt.
April 1778: He served one month under Captain Ward at Wheeling and Fishing and Middle Island Creeks.
May 1778: He served under Captain Wetsel [Wetzel] guarding settlements between the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers.
1778: He was drafted into Captain Neal's company, but hired a substitute named Nicholas Claenhow [name nearly illegible]. The substitute marched with the company under General Lachlan McIntosh's command, but soon deserted.
1779: He was required to serve in place of the deserter, serving under Colonel John Gibbons at Fort Pitt for twelve months
1882: He served one month at Garrets Fort and one month under Captain Myers at Evans Fort.

Bock had no documentary evidence of his service, having lost his discharges.
  Michael relinquished all claims to his pension.
The pension claim was investigated by D.A. Washington G. Singleton, who investigated several claims in the area. On 10 March 1835, Bock's name was one of 25 that Singleton had dropped from the pension rolls, determining the claim a fraud.

In 1810 Michael
  Bock then moved to Harrison Co., Virginia [now part of Marion Co., West Virginia.] He died near Farmington on 23 March 1838.   An 1860 affidavit by his son John, administrator to Michael's estate, named the surviving children and heirs of two deceased daughters in addition to himself: Michael, Nicholas, David, Solomon, Abigail Shaver, Margaret Ensminger, Sarah, Hannah [John] Baker, Catherine Shaver, dec'd (children: Michael, Sarah and Margaret), Elizabeth [Jacob] Wolfe (children: Margaret, Aaron, Susanna, Sarah.)    

Michael Bock and Margaret Crousore had the following children:

           12              i.   Catherine Bock, born 1775–1784, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married _________ Shaver; died bet 1838 and 1860, probably Virginia.

           13             ii.   Abigail Bock, born ca 1779, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married _______ Shaver; died 16 Aug 1860–1870, Marion Co., West Virginia, United States.

           14            iii.   Michael Bock Jr., born ca 1782, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Hannah Martin, 25 Apr 1817, Harrison Co., Virginia, United States; died 1860–1870, Marion Co., Virginia, United States.

           15            iv.   Elizabeth Bock, born 1785–1790, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Jacob Wolf; died bef 1838, probably Virginia.

           16             v.   Nicholas Bock, born ca 1787, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Emilia Baker or Miller, ca 1822, Harrison Co., Virginia, United States; died 21 Jul 1861, Marion Co., Virginia, United States.

                            vi.   Sarah Bock7 was born circa 1791 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.8 She died on 11 Jun 1861 at the age of 70 in Marion Co., Virginia, United States.8 Sarah did not marry. In 1860 she was residing in Marion Co., Virginia with her nephew, Solomon Bock, Jr. and sister, Abigail Shaver.

           17           vii.   George Bock, born 6 Apr 1791, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Cynthia Morgan, 4 Sep 1816, Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States; died 7 Jul 1842, Vermillion Co., Illinois, United States.

           18          viii.   Margaret Bock, born 1791–1799, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married _______ Ensminger; died aft 1860, Marion Co., West Virginia, United States.

           19            ix.   David Bock, born ca 1792, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Mary Randall, ca 1814, Harrison Co., Virginia, United States; died Dec 1879, Monongalia Co., West Virginia, United States.

           20             x.   Solomon Bock Sr., born ca 1796, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Margaret Randall, ca 1823, Probably Harrison Co., Virginia, United States; died 8 Dec 1882, Marion Co., West Virginia, United States.

           21            xi.   Hannah Bock, born 13 Dec 1799, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married John Baker, ca 1826, Probably Harrison Co., Virginia, United States; died 13 Dec 1885, Marion Co., West Virginia, United States.

           22           xii.   John Bock, born ca 1801, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Mahala Ensminger, 14 Oct 1845, Marion Co., Virginia, United States; married Elizabeth Baker, ca 1826, Harrison Co., Virginia, United States; died 14 Apr 1877, Marion Co., West Virginia, United States.

3.  Nicholas Crousore Jr.9 (Nicholas-1) was born circa 1760 in Pennsylvania.910 He died after 1850 at the age of 90 in Barbour Co., Virginia, United States.11 Nicholas Crousore Jr. has been a confusion of numbers and spouses. His birth has been estimated from 1757-1777 and his wife assigned to his father by many researchers.
In an affidavit sworn to on 16 September 1833, Nicholas, then 73 years old, stated that he was born in 1760 in Pennsylvania. At the time, Nicholas was petitioning for a military pension [rejected]. He was identified as the eldest son in the 1815 estate settlement of his father, so would have been born before 1773 [John's birth year.]

Nicholas resided at the family homestead until his marriage to Elizabeth Christlieb/Chrislip. Elizabeth was born in 1781, making her about 19 years her husband's junior. It is not known whether Nicholas was previously married. After the marriage the Crousores moved to Harrison Co., Virginia. That part of the county where the family settled eventually became Barbour County.

Based on the 1810-1830 censuses, Nicholas and Elizabeth had another daughter born 1805-1809 and possibly a son and daughter born 1821-1825.
 
Nicholas Crousore Jr. and Elizabeth Christlieb / Chrislip /Crislip were married circa 1800 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.10 [based on age of eldest known child] Elizabeth Christlieb / Chrislip /Crislip10,12, daughter of Jacob Christlieb / Chrislip /Crislip and Anna Singer, was born on 5 Sep 1781 in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, United States.1214 She died on 17 Jan 1857 at the age of 75 in Probably Barbour County, Virginia, United States.1314 She was also known as Elizabeth Crousore.10 Elizabeth has been frequently identified as the wife of Nicholas Crousore Sr. Given her birthdate, Elizabeth could not be the elder Nicholas' spouse.
Elizabeth was born in 1781 and was still 10-21 years her husband's junior. She was not named in her father's will, but son George was bequeathed $5.

Nicholas Crousore and Elizabeth Christlieb / Chrislip /Crislip had the following children:

           23              i.   Michael Crousore, born ca 1803, Springhill Twp., Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States; married Mahala Kittle, 6 Mar 1829, Randolph, Charlotte, Virginia, United States; died 10 Oct 1850, Wood Co., Virginia, United States.

           24             ii.   George Crousore, born ca 1806, Harrison Co., Virginia, United States; married Mary Simon, 22 Jan 1836, Harrison Co., Virginia, United States; died 1868, Barbour Co., West Virginia, United States.

           25            iii.   John Wesley Crousore, born ca 1808, Barbour Co., Virginia, United States; married Nancy Harris, 1841, Virginia.

                            iv.   Charles Crousore was born circa 1810 in Barbour Co., Virginia, United States.15

                             v.   Solomon Crousore was born circa 1813 in Barbour Co., Virginia, United States.13 He died on 3 Oct 1880 at the age of 67 in Marion Co., West Virginia, United States.16

                            vi.   Joseph Crousore was born circa 1815 in Barbour Co., Virginia, United States.13

           26           vii.   Catherine Crousore, born ca 1817, Barbour Co., Virginia, United States; married George W. Thompson, 18 Jan 1841, Harrison Co., Virginia, United States.

           27          viii.   William Crousore, born 15 Oct 1821, Barbour Co., Virginia, United States; married Amelia Heffner Metz, 12 Oct 1851, Marion Co., Virginia, United States; died 19 Oct 1893, Dents Run, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

4.  Elizabeth Crousore17 (Nicholas-1) was born circa 1762 in Pennsylvania.3 She died in 1842–1850 at the age of 80 in Prob Greene Co., Illinois, United States.18 She was also known as Elizabeth Stewart.3 Elizabeth's maiden name was recorded as "Cranshaw" in many Stewart compilations. That it was Crousore was confirmed in the 1815 estate settlement petition of Nicholas Crousore. Also Elizabeth was listed in her 1842 divorce papers as having a name similar to "Croushor" by a man who knew the family in Lawrence Co., Ohio.
Elizabeth may have been born as early as 1762 or as late as 1771. The births of her children from about 1793-1809 would favor 1771 [age 22-38].

Elizabeth Crousore and George Stewart were married circa 1790 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.3,1718 Marriage is mentioned as having been at Uniontown, Penn. Date est. based on birth of eldest child. They were divorced in 1842 in Greene Co., Illinois, United States.18 George Stewart17 was born on 10 May 1758 in Frederick Co., Virginia, British America.17 He died after 21 Nov 1850 at the age of 92 in Cass Co., Illinois, United States.17 George Stewart was born in Frederick Co., Virginia in 1758. At the time of the Revolutionary War he was living in the Western Territory of Pennsylvania [later Washington Co.]. In his 1850 pension application, Stewart stated that he had enlisted at Martinsburg, Virginia on 4 July 1778 and served as an Indian spy under General Wayne and Colonels Daniel Morgan, Stewart, Febiger, Meigs and Butler. He served under John Stewart at Stony Point, Long Island [supposedly a relative]. Stewart also stated that he had previously know Gen. Anthony Wayne of Chester Co., Pennsylvania. He joined the Pennsylvania Line under Wayne's orders. George went on to serve at White Plains, King's Ferry and was with Morgan's Riflemen at Middlebrook, New Jersey. Under Col. Butler he spied on Indians and Tories. Stewart was 92 on 21 November 1850 in what was probably his final communication with the pension office. It is likely that he died shortly thereafter. [Revolutionary War Pension & BLW Applications, M804: R.10.153]
In later communications with Washington, a Stewart descendant stated that George had a brother James. The communicant was informed that Stewart never received a pension, further supporting the idea that he died in late 1850 or early 1851.

Stewart married Elizabeth Crousore during the late 1780s or early 1790s. Many Stewart notes have Elizabeth identified at Cranshaw. One, citing the obituary of Martha Stewart Griffith [daughter of John Chilton], claims that Elizabeth was "of the Merthgr-Tydoll Cranshaw, the great draping establishment known over half of Europe."
  
The Stewarts left Pennsylvania for the region that would become Scioto Co., Ohio in the fall of 1796. They settled on the Ohio riverbank before moving to the foot of a hill, just above the French Grant, and started a farm. The Stewarts lived in one of the areas six log cabins in 1798. Later, the Stewarts moved to a French Grant plot on Gennet's Creek. The part of Scioto Co. where the Stewarts lived became Lawrence Co. in 1816.

George moved his family to Green Co., Illinois between 1827-1830. He and Elizabeth divorced in 1842. Stewart then married Anna Burch on 24 October 1842. George was 84 and Anna was 25 with a 3 year old daughter. It is not yet known how long after the divorce that Elizabeth died.

George Stewart and Elizabeth Crousore had the following children:

           28              i.   Stephen Stewart, born 1793, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Caroline Duduit, 23 Mar 1815, Scioto Co., Ohio, United States; died 23 Jan 1856, Massac Co., Illinois, United States.

           29             ii.   Anna Stewart, born 1795–1799, French Grants [Ohio]; married David Adkins, 14 Dec 1814, Scioto Co., Ohio, United States.

           30            iii.   Delilah Stewart, born 4 Jul 1796, French Grants [Ohio]; married Reuben Kelley, 1 Jul 1819, Scioto Co., Ohio, United States; died 24 Feb 1877, Clinton Co., Missouri, United States.

           31            iv.   Elizabeth Stewart, born ca 1799, French Grants [Ohio]; married William Kimball, 16 Oct 1817, Scioto Co., Ohio, United States.

           32             v.   John Chilton/Chaney Stewart, born 7 Aug 1800, French Grants [Ohio]; married Sarah McCartney, 16 Mar 1820, Lawrence Co., Ohio, United States; died 5 Mar 1871, Sherritts, Lawrence, Ohio, United States.

           33            vi.   Amos Stewart, born ca 1802, French Grants [Ohio]; married Dorcus Baccus, 13 Nov 1825, Scioto Co., Ohio, United States; died 29 Oct 1853, Greene Co., Illinois, United States.

           34           vii.   Joel Stewart, born 7 Dec 1803, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States; married Sarah Thurston, 30 Dec 1824, Lawrence Co., Ohio, United States; died 1 Jun 1847, Arenzville, Cass, Illinois, United States.

           35          viii.   Mary Stewart, born 1805–1810, Scioto Co., Ohio, United States; married Manly Thomas, 30 Oct 1823, Scioto Co., Ohio, United States.

           36            ix.   Uriah Stewart, born ca 1809, Scioto Co., Ohio, United States; married Susan A. [Stewart], ca 1831, prob Illinois.

5.  Catherine Crousore19 (Nicholas-1) was born circa 1764 in Pennsylvania.19 She died after 1820 at the age of 56 in Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States.19 Catherine probably died in Virginia, but may have moved to Ohio with one of her children and died there.

Catherine Crousore and John Haught were married circa 1785 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.19 John Haught19 was born circa 1760 in prob Pennsylvania.19 He died after 1820 at the age of 60 in Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States.19 John Haught married Catherine Crousore about 1785. John was named on the Fayette Co. tax lists for 1785-1799. He was on the Monongalia Co. property list on 31 May 1813.
On 14 April 1800, John and Catherine Haught and Jacob and Magdalen Haught [the latter of Pennsylvania] sold part of a 324 acre tract [from a 25 October 1792 patent] to Peter Tennant for $485.
 
On 8 October 1804 the above named Haughts sold 155 acres to Samuel Varner of Green Co., PA [part of a larger tract patented to John and Jacob on 5 October 1792] for $310.
The Haughts were recorded on the censuses for Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA in 1790 and Monogalia Co., VA in 1810 and 1820.
John Haught and Catherine Crousore had the following children:

           37              i.   John E. Haught, born ca 1785, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Elizabeth Mills, ca 1807, Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States.

           38             ii.   Tobias Haught, born 30 May 1790, Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States; married Catherine Hensel, Sep 1811, Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States; died 25 Jan 1884, Washington Co., Ohio, United States.

           39            iii.   Nicholas Haught, born ca 1791/2, Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States; married Catherine Barr.

                            iv.   Peter Haught was born circa 1791 in Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States.19 He died on 23 Feb 1813 at the age of 22 in Fort Meigs, Virginia, United States.19

           40             v.   Jacob Henry "Big Jake" Haught, born ca 1794, Green Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Mary Cannon, ca 1810, Pennsylvania or Virginia; died 1850–1859, Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States.

           41            vi.   Ann Elizabeth Haught, born ca 1796/7, Monongalia Co., Virginia, United States; married Joseph Haught, 19 Feb 1815, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died ca 1877, Independence, Washington, Ohio, United States.

6.  Magdalene Crousore20 (Nicholas-1) was born circa 1767 in Pennsylvania.3 She died circa 1803/4 at the age of 37 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20 She was also known as Magdalene Haught.3 Eight children born to Magdalena and Jacob Hayd were named in the 1815 petition to determine the value of her father's estate: Peter, Jacob Jr., Nicholas, William, Joseph, Elizabeth Hilyard, Magdalene Doran, and Margaret.
It would appear that at least three other daughters were born to the couple, all born between 1875 and 1794 [based on the 1810 census] and all three died before 1815. One, Magdalena, born about 1788, most likely died before 1795. A second Magdalena was born about 1796.

There is also some mystery concerning the boys. A son George, born about 1795, appears on most family lists, but not among the heirs. Another son, Jacob's birth is in question. The primary birth year is given as 1789, but census records give a different story:
1850 [M432_783, p. 230A]: 1804/5;
1860 [M653_1384, p. 23]: 1802/3;
1870 [M593_1701, p. 176B]: 1806/7;
1880 [T9_1415, p. 176B]: 1796/7.
1789 seems to be way off, as 1796/7 is the earliest birth suggested in 1880. The 1850-70 censuses tighten the range to 1802-1807 and a birth in that range seems more consistent.

The
Haught Family of America website used the 1810 census to examine the list of children of Jacob Hayd and Magdalena Crousore, as well as her sister Mary. There were at least one boy and two girls belonging to Magdalena shown in that enumeration and possibly one boy and three girls belonging to Mary. Another girl born 1811-20 appears in 1820.

Magdalene Crousore and Jacob Haught/Hayd were married circa 1786 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.3 Jacob Haught/Hayd20 was born circa 1767 in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, British America.20 He died after 1850 at the age of 83 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20 Jacob Hught was originally believed to be the brother of John and the son of Peter, but a Haught DNA Project determined that the trio were unrelated. In fact, many early records have Jacob's surname as Hayd and it morphed into Haught or Haut later on.
From the
German Church Records of Western Pennsylvania, 1772-1791, Vol. I [Record #238, p. 56, Pastor Paul Miller Ruff, 1994]: On 8 Feb. 1788 Nicholas Kraushar & Elisabetha are sponsors at the baptism of Joh. Peter Hayd, born 4 April 1787, son of Jacob Hayd & Magdalena.
Jacob married twice. First to Magdalena Crousore, about 1786, and second to her sister Mary, probably about 1805. Jacob was still living in 1850 at age 82.
A great-great-granddaughter, Mary J. Shinn, reminisced about Jacob in an 1823 letter: She said that Jacob arrived in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania while the Indians still there. He had to leave several times. Jacob took up Tomahawk Rights [marking deadened trees with initials to claim the land]. He had a large farm and married twice to sisters. According to Mary Shinn, Jacob refused to tell the children which of the Crousore girls was their mother, saying "You are all my children." Although he did not believe in churches, Jacob spent Sundays reading from his Dutch Bible. He told tales of the Indians, showed Mary where they hid from the Indians and where the Indians killed his brother George.

The 1815 Fayette Co. tax list showed Jacob with 818 acres valued at $5780. He also had a distillery, saw mill and grist mill valued at $700.
 

Jacob Haught/Hayd and Magdalene Crousore had the following children:

                              i.   John Peter Haught was born on 4 Apr 1787 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20 He was baptized on 8 Feb 1788 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20 He died in 1843 at the age of 56 in Pike Co., Illinois, United States.20

                             ii.   Magdalena Haught was born in 1788 in Pennsylvania.20 She died before 1796 at the age of 8 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20

                            iii.   Nicholas Haught was born circa 1793 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20

                            iv.   Elizabeth Haught was born on 31 Jan 1794 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20 She died on 3 Mar 1850 at the age of 56 in Breman, Rushcreek, Fairfield, Ohio, United States.20

                             v.   George Haught was born circa 1795 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20 He died after 1860 at the age of 65 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.21

           42            vi.   Joseph Haught, born ca 1794/5, South Branch Valley, Virginia, United States; married Ann Elizabeth Haught, 19 Feb 1815, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died 24 Nov 1876, Washington Co., Ohio, United States.

                           vii.   Magdalena Haught was born circa 1796 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20

                          viii.   Jacob B. Haught Jr. was born circa 1797 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20,22 He died on 24 Mar 1888 at the age of 91 in Grant, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.22

                            ix.   Margaret Haught was born circa 1801 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20

                             x.   William Haught was born circa 1803 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20

7.  Mary Crousore20 (Nicholas-1) was born circa 1769 in Pennsylvania.3 She died in 1830–1840 at the age of 61 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20 She was also known as Mary Haught.3 The exact date of Mary Crousoure's marriage to her sister's widowed husband, Jacob Haught, is unknown. Based on the birth of Magdalena's youngest known child, William, in 1803, it is likely that Magdalena died about that time. Mary probably would have married Jacob shortly thereafter, since he was left with a house full of pre-teens. 1804 or early 1805 seems a likely timeframe.
The 1810 and 1820 censuses suggest that Mary gave birth to four children born between, say, 1806 and 1812. Of these, only a son Abraham has been accounted for.

Mary probably died during the 1830s.

Mary Crousore and Jacob Haught/Hayd were married circa 1804/5 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.3 Jacob Haught/Hayd20 was born circa 1767 in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, British America.20 He died after 1850 at the age of 83 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.20 Jacob Hught was originally believed to be the brother of John and the son of Peter, but a Haught DNA Project determined that the trio were unrelated. In fact, many early records have Jacob's surname as Hayd and it morphed into Haught or Haut later on.
From the
German Church Records of Western Pennsylvania, 1772-1791, Vol. I [Record #238, p. 56, Pastor Paul Miller Ruff, 1994]: On 8 Feb. 1788 Nicholas Kraushar & Elisabetha are sponsors at the baptism of Joh. Peter Hayd, born 4 April 1787, son of Jacob Hayd & Magdalena.
Jacob married twice. First to Magdalena Crousore, about 1786, and second to her sister Mary, probably about 1805. Jacob was still living in 1850 at age 82.
A great-great-granddaughter, Mary J. Shinn, reminisced about Jacob in an 1823 letter: She said that Jacob arrived in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania while the Indians still there. He had to leave several times. Jacob took up Tomahawk Rights [marking deadened trees with initials to claim the land]. He had a large farm and married twice to sisters. According to Mary Shinn, Jacob refused to tell the children which of the Crousore girls was their mother, saying "You are all my children." Although he did not believe in churches, Jacob spent Sundays reading from his Dutch Bible. He told tales of the Indians, showed Mary where they hid from the Indians and where the Indians killed his brother George.

The 1815 Fayette Co. tax list showed Jacob with 818 acres valued at $5780. He also had a distillery, saw mill and grist mill valued at $700.
 

Jacob Haught/Hayd and Mary Crousore had the following child:

           43              i.   Abraham Haught, born ca 1809, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Margaret Merryman, ca 1826, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; died 1850–1855, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.

8.  John Crousore1,10,23 (Nicholas-1) was born about 1773 in Pennsylvania.1 He died after 1850 at the age of 77 in Howard Co., Indiana.10 John Crousore was the son of Nicholas and brother of Christian. John and Christian appear in the 1810 Census for Springhill Township, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania.
By 1814 John had moved his family to Ohio. Initial research pointed to Meigs Co. There was a Jacob Crowser recorded there in 1820 [1820 US Federal Census for Letart Twp., M33_88, p. 112A], however the size of the household [12] eliminated John's son as the Meigs Co. resident. Jacob would have been about 15 and unmarried. Likewise the John and Jacob Crowsoes living in Meigs Co. in 1830 [Roll 35, p. 241] are not the correct Crousore family.
Clinton Co., Ohio turned out to be the home of John Crousore. He was recorded there in the 1820 census, as was Christian. Children Elizabeth and Jacob were married there. Several of the families that made the move to Indiana at the same time as the Crousores and intermarried with them were from that part of Ohio.
John moved his brood to Delaware Co., Indiana, where John and several of his sons purchased land. [BLM/GLO Patent Search]

John Crousore: title transfer issued on 5 August 1837 for 40 acres in SENW quarter of Section 36, Twp. 21-N, Range 8-E, 2nd PM, Delaware Co.

John Crowsaw: title transfer issued 15 March 1837 for 40 acres in SESW quarter of Section 36, Twp. 21-N, Range 8-E, 2nd PM, Delaware Co.

Jacob Crousore: title transfer issued 1 August 1837 for 40 acres in NENW quarter of Section 31, Twp. 21-N, Range 9-E, 2nd PM, Delaware Co.

Stephen Crowsaw: title transfer issued 1 August 1837 for 40 acres in SWSW quarter of Section 36, Twp. 21-N, Range 8-E, 2nd PM, Delaware Co.

The Crousores moved to Howard Co., Indiana in the late 1840s. [BLM/GLO Patent Search]

John took 80 acres in the E1/2SW quarter of Section 5, Twp. 23-N, Range 4-E [[20 March 1849];

John Jr. acquired 80 acres in the S1/2NW quarter of Section 5, Twp. 23-N, Range 4-E [20 March 1849];

Stephen purchased 80 acres in the W1/2SE quarter of Section 5, Twp. 23-n, Range 4-E [20 March 1849];

Jacob bought 80 acres in the E1/2NE quarter of Section 19, Twp. 23-N, Range 5-E [20 March 1849];

Christian took up 160 acres in the NE quarter of Section 15, Twp. 23-N, Range 5-E [20 March 1849]

John Crousore last appeared on the Howard Co. census in 1850. It is assumed that he died sometime during the 1850s. The name of his wife has yet to be learned.

John Crousore had the following children:

           44              i.   Elizabeth Crousore, born ca 1798, Pennsylvania; married John Smith, 3 Jun 1819, Clinton Co., Ohio, United States; died 1850–1859, Howard Co., Indiana, United States.

           45             ii.   Jacob Crousore, born abt 1804, Pennsylvania; married Ama Jemima Smith, 29 Aug 1822, Clinton Co., Ohio, United States; died 1877–1878, Lone Tree Twp., McPherson, Kansas, United States.

           46            iii.   Catharine Crousore, born ca 1809, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Nicholas Reel, 28 Jun 1827, Rush Co., Indiana, United States.

           47            iv.   Madaline Crousore, born abt 1810, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Henry Miller, 26 May 1843, Delaware Co., Indiana, United States; married John Defenbaugh, 24 Nov 1855, Howard Co., Indiana, United States.

           48             v.   John C. Crousore Jr., born 30 Nov 1814, Clinton Co., Ohio, United States; married Hannah Secrest, 29 Mar 1838, Delaware Co., Indiana, United States; died 19 Jan 1887, Howard Co., Indiana.

           49            vi.   Mary "Polly" Crousore, born abt 1815, Clinton Co., Ohio, United States; married Samuel Langley, abt 1835, Madison Or Delaware Co., Indiana, United States; died 1895, Tipton Co., Indiana, United States.

           50           vii.   Stephen Crousore, born 16 Jul 1818, Clinton Co., Ohio, United States; married Ruth Langley, 7 Oct 1841, Delaware Co., Indiana, United States; died 2 Jan 1900, Howard Co., Indiana.

9.  Susannah Crousore24 (Nicholas-1) was born circa 1774 in Pennsylvania.3 She died in 1850–1860 at the age of 76 in Jackson Twp., Rush, Indiana, United States.24 She was also known as Susannah Reel.3 Susanna Crousore Reel was still living at the time of the 1850 enumeration. She was residing with the family of her son-in-law Robert Berry and daughter Susan.  
Susannah Crousore and Solomon Reel were married circa 1792 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.3,25 based on est. birth of eldest child Solomon Reel2425 was born circa 1772 in Pennsylvania.25 He died on 18 Jan 1837 at the age of 65 in Rush Co., Indiana, United States.25 Solomon Reel was residing in German Twp., Fayette Co., Pennsylvania in 1810 with his wife Susanna [Crousore] and five children. [M252_54, p. 951] Solomon served in the 2nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia. [War of 1812 Service Records, Ancestry.com] By 1820 he had relocated to Washington Twp., Warren Co., Ohio. His family had grown with the addition of three children. [M33_87, p. 435] Members of Susanna's family had settled in neighboring Clinton Co.
On 10 February 1823, Solomon purchased 80 acres in Rush Co., Indiana (Sec 13 Twp 14N R 9E 2nd PM) [US Gen. Land Office Records, Ancestry.com]

The migration to Rush Co. was a multiple family effort. In addition to Solomon Reel, there was his brother Nicholas, members of Susanna's Crousore family, Nicholas' Reeder in-laws, and others.

Solomon was the administrator of his brother Nicholas' estate 1830-1833.

Solomon, himself, died 18 January 1837. Susanna died during the 1850s.

Solomon Reel and Susannah Crousore had the following children:

                              i.   Jackson Reel26 was born circa 1794/5 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.2627 He died before 1837 at the age of 42 in Ohio or Indiana.26 Jackson Reel was named as an heir of Solomon in the latter's estate settlement of November 1839.  In addition, the settlement named three heirs of Jackson - namely Moses, 'Barbary' and Valena.

           51             ii.   Jacob Reel, born 1795–1799, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Sarah Benson, 12 Sep 1822, Warren Co., Ohio, United States; died bef 11 Nov 1839, Rush Co., Indiana, United States.

           52            iii.   Nicholas Reel, born 1801–1809, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Catharine Crousore, 28 Jun 1827, Rush Co., Indiana, United States; died bef 1850, Probably Madison Co., Indiana, United States.

           53            iv.   Nancy Reel, born ca 1801, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Jonathan Fleener, 15 Apr 1824, Rush Co., Indiana, United States; died 13 Dec 1884, Grant Co., Indiana, United States.

           54             v.   Leah Reel, born ca 1805, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married James Van Valkenburgh, 16 Jun 1829, Rush Co., Indiana, United States.

           55            vi.   Susan Reel, born ca 1808, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married Robert Berry, 5 Nov 1832, Rush Co., Indiana, United States.

           56           vii.   Delila Reel, born ca 1816, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married William H. Reeder, 9 Oct 1836, Rush Co., Indiana, United States; died Mar 1850, Rush Co., Indiana, United States.

           57          viii.   Barbara "Barbary" Reel, born 1821, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States; married William Stout, 29 Oct 1838, Rush Co., Indiana, United States; died 1870–1880, Delaware Co., Indiana, United States.
10.  Christian Crousore (Nicholas-1) was born about 1777 in Pennsylvania.1 He died circa 1865 at the age of 88 in Howard Co., Indiana, United States.1

Christian Crousore and Susannah [Crousore] were married about 1810 in Pennsylvania.28 Susannah [Crousore] was born about 1789 in Virginia.28 She died before 1870 at the age of 81 in Howard Co., Indiana, United States.28

Christian Crousore and Susannah [Crousore] had the following children:

           58              i.   John Crousore, born 1812, Pennsylvania; married Caroline Treadway, 16 Apr 1835, Clinton Co., Ohio, United States; married Mary Ann Love, 11 Apr 1852, Howard Co., Indiana; married Sarah Ann McFatridge, 17 Aug 1871, Howard Co., Indian Territory, United States; died Aug 1898, Howard Co., Indiana, United States.

           59             ii.   Jacob Crousore, born 11 May 1814, Clinton Co., Ohio, United States; married Rhoda Ann Bogue, 1837, Madison Co., Indiana, United States; died 12 Apr 1891, Howard Co., Indiana, United States.

           60            iii.   Susanna Crousore, born 1 Dec 1822, Clinton Co., Ohio, United States; married Ithamer Love, 10 Feb 1841, Howard Co., Indian Territory, United States; died 6 Mar 1863, Howard Co., Indiana, United States.

           61            iv.   Jesse Crousore, born Mar 1835, Clinton Co., Ohio, United States; married Eliza J. Hardin, 16 Dec 1861, Indiana.

11.  Jacob Crousore2930 (Nicholas-1) was born on 18 Oct 1779 in Pennsylvania.29,31 He died on 5 Aug 1841 at the age of 61 in Vermillion Co., Illinois, United States.29,31 alternate date: 5 September 1841 Jacob Crousore, son of Nicholas, has been confused with his nephew Jacob [b. 1804]. Both spent time in Ohio, but an examination of the census records for Miegs Co., Ohio clearly shows that the elder Jacob resided there. Ages and number of family members do not fit the nephew.
Jacob was born in 1779 and married Martha Griggs at 18 in 1797 in Pennsylvania. Martha six years his senior. They moved to what became Letart Twp., Meigs Co., Ohio shortly after the marriage. Jacob served in the 1st Regiment of Ohio militia in Captain William Foulk's company during the War of 1812. In 1816, "Jacob Crowser" appeared on a list of "Proprietors Within the County." (Ohio 1787-1840 Land & Tax Records, p. 248, MyFamily.com, 19 Nov 2005) He was also named on a tax list in 1819, as "Jacob Crowse." (www.rootsweb.com/~ohmeigs/misc/taxlist_1819.html) The Crousores remained in Meigs Co. until 1830. The family then moved to Vermillion Co., Illinois. Martha died there in 1835 and Jacob in 1841. They were interred in the Humrick Cemetery, Ridge Farm, Vermillion Co., Illinois.

Jacob Crousore and Martha Griggs were married in 1797 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, United States.30 Martha Griggs was born circa 1773 in Monongalia Co., Virginia, British North America.29 She died on 30 Aug 1835 at the age of 62 in Vermillion Co., Illinois, United States.29

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