THE DESCENDANTS OF JOB & FRANCES (STOUT) THROCKMORTON & THEIR LATE 18-th CENTURY MIGRATION TO VIRGINIA & OHIO
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The abstract of Jobs pension file states: "Job Throckmorton, N.J. line, Mary, W6256, soldier married Mary [-?-] 15 Oct. 1769 and soldier died 19 Nov. 1800, widow applied 29 July 1837 in Monmouth Co., N.J., aged 85, soldier and widow raised 11 children of which the oldest was born in 1770."156
In the "Wilkinson Letters," Simeon Brown stated that "Job, a brother of William, adhered to the Quakers even in Virginia." (See ¶4. above for brother William.) CWT also believed that Job removed to ???? Co., Va.157
The children of Job & Mary Throckmorton apparently remained in N.J.
Lewis was a farmer. He was mentioned in Sarah (Throckmorton) Nichols 1755 will.
Lewis Throckmorton of Hampshire Co., Va. was listed as a Revolutionary War non-military patriot by Anne Waller Reddy in The Heritage Encyclopedia, Vol 21 (edited and published by Jim Comstock, Richwood, W. Va.
On 22 Jan. 1777 Lewis Throckmorton witnessed a deed in which his wifes parents, William & Rachel Demoss, leased and released to Jonah Leaman of Berkeley Co., Va., 120 acres of Great Cacapon. The deed was recorded 12 May 1778.161
In the 1782 tax list for Hampshire Co., Va., Lewis Throgmorton was head of a household of 10 whites and 0 blacks.162 In 1784 he was head of a household of 10 whites, 1 dwelling and 1 other building.163
In the 1787 tax list Luis Throckmorton was charged with a tax for himself, 1 white male 16-26 [son Job or Jonathan?], 0 blacks, 2 horses, mares, colts & mules and 5 cattle.164
On 18 Oct. 1794 Lewis Throckmorton witnessed a deed from George & Sarah Tarvin to John Easton for 417 acres approximately one mile from the Potomac River.165
Lewis & Rachel owned large tracts of land on the south branch of the Potomac River and on the Cacapon River. Evidently in preparation for their planned removal to Ohio they made the following sales:
14 Sep. 1795: 37½ acres in Hampshire Co. to Thomas Flora of Hampshire Co. Witnesses: Jacob Flora [see ¶iii. below], Jacob Chrisman & Mary Chrisman,
16 Sep. 1797: 37½ acres on the Potomac River to Robert Rogers of Hampshire Co. Witness: Andrew Woodrow,
18 Sep. 1797: 361 acres near the Potomac River to Charles Bevin of Hampshire Co. Witness: Andrew Woodrow, but Lewis death prevented their move west.
The children of Lewis & Rachel Throckmorton were:
- JOB THROCKMORTON, born Monmouth Co., N.J. 176_(?), married SARAH [-?-], died between 29 May 1780 and 21 Dec. 1780, leaving two unmarried daughters and no wife.166
In his 29 May 1780 will Job bequeathed all of his personal estate to his two daughters two-thirds to Sarah and the balance to Mary. He appointed as his executors Morgan Morgan, Esq., of Berkeley Co., Va., David Pye of N.Y. and Philip Grandon of N.J.167 The estate was appraised 21 Dec. 1780 at £1,880/2/0. At a public sale, £2,805/6/0 was realized.168
The two children of Job Throckmorton were probably born in Va.:
- SARAH THROCKMORTON, died after 1780.
- MARY THROCKMORTON, died after 1780.
- JONATHAN (JOHN) THROCKMORTON, born Hampshire Co., Va.
- LEWIS THROCKMORTON Jr., born 1769/70 Hampshire Co., Va.,170 married Mrs. DRUSILLA (HARTLEY) FLORA 1794 in Pike Co., Ohio, died 1857-1860, possibly buried in Grahamville Cemetery, Scioto Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio. Drusilla was born in Maryland 16 Mar. 1774, died 28 Mar. 1870 in Sunfish Twp., Pike Co., Ohio, probably buried in Bethel Cemetery, Pike Co., Ohio. Her parents were Thomas & Rebecca (Bigustoff) Hartley.171
Lewis sold his land in Hampshire Co., Va. in 1796. He and his brother Daniel (see ¶viii. below) then joined a party to trek through Pennsylvania to Ohio.
Lewis enlisted in the Infantry at Portsmouth, Jackson Co.(?), Ohio. He served from 20 Sep. 1813 until discharged 20 Mar. 1815. He was a corporal in Capt. John T. Chunns Company, 17th U.S. Infantry. From Portsmouth he was marched to Chillicothe, where he guarded British prisoners. In the spring of 1814 he went to Lower Sandusky. From there he sailed to Put-in-Bay Island and on to Erie, Penn.; thence into northern New York State and Canada. He served as a wheelwright. In 1850 he applied for a pension, giving his age as 83 years. That dates his birth to 1767. Probably he had exaggerated his age in order to get the pension. In his pension claim he stated that the cold and exposure of the campaign caused severe back trouble and other ills. On 2 Apr. 1851 he was granted at the Jackson Co. Court House 160 acres of land. Whether he used or sold this land is not known. His pension file number is IF-18422.172
In the 1840 census for Scioto Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 26) a Lewis Throckmorton was head of the following household:
- 2 males 15-20 [son Joseph & ?]
- 1 male 20-30 [son Thomas]
- 1 male 60-70 [Lewis]
- 3 females 15-20 [?]
- 1 female 50-60 [wife Drusilla].
LBS states that "Lewis had a very roving disposition, as shown by the census records and the widely scattered births of his children."173 He was a wheelwright and a blacksmith.174
At the time of the 1860 census Drusilla was living with her son Thomas (see ¶k. below).
The twelve children of Lewis & Drusilla Throckmorton were:175
- SARAH THROCKMORTON, born ca. 1795 in Hampshire Co., Va., married SAMUEL THOMAS FOSTER 1815, died 1865. Samuel was born 1795 in Penn. He was a farmer.
Samuel & Sarah first lived in Kentucky. In the 1830 census index for Kentucky there are two Samuel Fosters listed one in Salem, Livingston Co. (p. 016) and one in the Eastern division of Harrison Co. (p. 178). After 1830 they settled in Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio. [See 1850 census for Franklin Twp., Jackson, Ohio (p. 302) for Samue Foster, head of household].
The children of Samuel & Sarah Foster were:
- Thomas Foster, 34, male, born Ky., farmer
- Mary Foster, 32, female, born Ohio.
They had five children. Also living with them was a Joseph Throckmorton, born ca. 1835 in Kentucky.
- SUSANNA THROCKMORTON, born 1797/8 in Hampshire Co., Va., married ELIJAH DETTY 19 June 1831 in Jackson Co., Ohio (by Charles Rose, JP),176 died after 1880, probably buried in Bethel Cemetery, Pike Co., Ohio. Elijah was born ca. 1793. At the time of the 1850 census for Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 707) Elijah & Susanna Detty were living next door to Susannas brother Lewis Throckmorton (see ¶f. below).
The children of Elijah & Susanna Detty were:177
- ELSIE (AILSIE/ALSAY) THROCKMORTON, born 11 June 1800 (1803?) in Va., married JAMES W. CRABTREE 23 Nov. 1819 in Jackson Co., (Figure 29), died 11 Jan. 1887 in Morgan Twp., Scioto Co., Ohio. James was born in 1794 in MD, died 28 Jan. 1872 in Morgan Twp., Scioto Co., OH. He was the son of William & Sarah (Graham) Crabtree. James was a farmer.
At the time of the 1850 census for Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 725) James & Elsie Crabtree were living next door to Elsies brother Thomas Throckmorton (see ¶k. below). Later Elsie lived with her eldest son Abel in Nebraska for 3 years and then returned to Ohio to live with a daughter.
The eighteen known children of James & Elsie Crabtree were born and reared in Jackson Co. three miles from Cove in Scioto Twp. About 1855 they all moved to Scioto Co. with the exception of Lewis, who moved to Pike Co.:178
- DANIEL THROCKMORTON, born 10 Aug. 1800/01 in Licking Co., Ohio, married MARGARET SNOOK 1828/29, died 27 Aug. 1893 in Morgan Twp., Scioto Co. Margaret was born ca. 1799 in Penn., died before 1870.
In the 1840 census for Scioto Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 26A), a Daniel Throckmorton was head of the following household:
- 1 male 5-10
- 2 males 10-15
- 1 male 40-50
- 2 females <5
- 1 female 10-15
- 1 female 15-20
- 1 female 40-50.
Daniel & Margaret lived on McCullough Creek in Morgan Twp., Scioto Co. In 1870 Daniel was a retired blacksmith living with his son Daniel Foster.
The children of Daniel & Margaret Throckmorton were:179
- MARGARET CRABTREE born 1856, married NATHAN ALTMAN 9 Nov. 1872.
- ELISHA CRABTREE born 1859, married MARY McCORKLE 3 July 1882, killed by a train Apr. 1912.
- DANIEL FOSTER CRABTREE born 22 Nov. 1860 in Jackson Co., married ROSABELLA WILLIAMS 11 Dec. 1892 in Scioto Co. Jane Faye (Thorne) Anderson (email@example.com) is a descendant.
- LISA JANE CRABTREE
- NANCY MARIE CRABTREE
- WILLIAM VINTON CRABTREE born 1865 in Jackson Co., married SARAH ABIGAIL McINTYRE 17 Oct. 1886 in Scioto Co.
In 1850 Joshua was living in Clay Twp., Scioto Co., OH, with his wife Narcissa and children Lucinda and Josephus. The children of Joshua and Narcissus were:
- LUCINDA MARSHALL born 1847 in Ohio, married ZACK MILES.
- JOSEPHUS MARSHALL born 31 July 1848 near Stockdale, OH, married (1) PARMELIA ANN McCOY 2 Apr. 1874, married (2) KEZIA ELIZABETH BRANNAN 6 Nov. 1916, died 9 Mar. 1927 in Lumberport, Harrison Co., OH. Kezia was born 8 Aug. 1894, a daughter of Olonzo John & Susanna (Throckmorton) Brannan (see ¶II above). Data from Patricia Sexton, a granddaughter of Josephus (<PJSTON@aol.com>).
- SARAH ANN MARSHALL born 1851 in Ohio, married JONAS ROCKWELL.
- ELIZABETH THROCKMORTON, born 9 Jan. 1804 in New York, married HENRY LOOP, died 14 June/Sep. 1900 in Newton Twp., Pike Co. Elizabeth lived near Bethel and owned some land there. She had no children.
- LEWIS THROCKMORTON, born 19 Dec. 1806 in Jackson Co., Ohio, married CATHARINE JACOBS 23 June 1831 in Jackson Co. (by Charles Rose JP),181 died 7 Nov. 1883 in Bethel, Ohio. Catharine was born 12 July 1810 in Jackson Co., died 27 July 1884 in Pike Co. Her parents were John & Susanna (Traxler) Jacobs.
On 11 Dec. 1835 Lewis & Catherine Throckmorton sold 31 acres in the SW¼ of S19/T6/R19 (Scioto Twp., Jackson Co.) to Lewis Crabtree for $60. Witnesses were J. B. Gelleland & Thomas Crabtree.182 Lewis Crabtree may have been the father of the James L. Crabtree who married Drusilla Throckmorton (see ¶i. below).
In the 1840 census for Scioto Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 26), Lewis Throckmorton was head of the following household:
- 1 male 5-10 [son Benjamin]
- 1 male 10-15 [?]
- 1 male 30-40 [Lewis]
- 2 females <5 [daughters Lucinda & Sarah]
- 1 female 5-10 [daughter Belinda]
- 1 female 30-40 [wife Catharine].
In the 1850 census for Scioto Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 707). Lewis Throckmorton was head of the following household (all born in Ohio):
- Louis Throckmorton, 43, male
- Catherine Throckmorton, 41, female
- Malinda Throckmorton, 18, female
- Benjamin Throckmorton, 16, male
- Lucinda Throckmorton, 14, female
- Sally Throckmorton, 12 female
- William Throckmorton, 8, male
- Stephen Throckmorton, 6, male,
- Nancy Throckmorton, 4, female
- Emily Throckmorton, 2, female.
In 1860 Lewis & his family lived in Pike Co. The eleven children of Lewis & Catharine Throckmorton were:183
- ANN THROCKMORTON, born 1808 in Penn., married JOHN W. CRABTREE 1825, died 5 Oct. 1866 in Scioto Co., Ohio. John was born 1801 in Penn., died 21 Sep. 1866. At the time of the 1850 census, they were living in Bloom Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 176). They then removed to Morgan Twp., Scioto Co. They were buried in the Martin Cemetery in Morgan Twp.
The children of John & Ann Crabtree were:185
- RACHEL THROCKMORTON, born 1810 in Ohio, married SETH W. CRABTREE 1831 in Jackson Co.,186 died 28 Sep. 1872 in Scioto Co., Ohio, buried in Martin-Rockdale Cemetery.185a Seth was born 1803 in Ohio, died between 1850 and 1860. He was a farmer in Hamilton Twp., Jackson Co. In the 1850 census for Hamilton Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 344) Seth was head of a household. Around 1855, the family moved to Morgan Twp., Scioto Co.
Seth first paid taxes in Union Twp., Scioto Co. in 1856. Seth & Rachel were buried in the Martin-Rockwell Cemetery.
The children of Seth & Rachel Crabtree were.187
- DRUSILLA THROCKMORTON, born 1813 in VA (Boonesville, KY?), married JAMES L. CRABTREE 17 Aug. 1831 in Jackson Co. (by Charles Rose, JP),188 died Feb. 1875 in Scioto Co. James was a farmer in Scioto Twp. He was born 24 Nov. 1811, died 9 Apr. 1894. He was a son of Lewis & Susanna (McKean) Crabtree. James & Drusilla were buried in the Bethesda Cemetery, Scioto Twp., Jackson Co.
In the 1860 census for Scioto Twp., Jackson Co., OH, James Crabtree was head of the following family, all born in Ohio:188a
- James Crabtree, 48, M, father, value of real estate $2,500, value of personal estate $300, can't read or write
- Drusilla Crabtree, 47, F, can't read or write
- Anna Crabtree, 22, F
- David Crabtree, 16, M
- Drusilla Crabtree, 12, F, attending school
- Ezra Crabtree, 10, M, attending school
- James M. Crabtree, 8, M, attending school
- Warren Crabtree, 4, M.
The children of James & Drusilla Crabtree were all born in Ohio:189
- Jeremiah Crabtree, 27, M, farmer, value of real estate $550, value of personal estate $245, born Ohio
- Mahala Crabtree, 23, F
- Albert Crabtree, 2, M
- Victoria A. Crabtree, 1, F.
In 1860 their children were:
- ALBERT CRABTREE born ca. 1858
- VICTORIA A. CRABTREE born ca. 1859.
In 1936/8 Warren swore on oath that he and his family resided in Jackson Co., OH, until 1882 when they removed to Plato, MN. About 1889 they removed to Ortonville, MN, and about 1899 to Esquagamah Twp., Aitkin Co., MN. The children of Warren & Susan were:
- RUTHERFORD BURCHARD CRABTREE born 21 June 1877 in Jackson Co., OH, married PERL FASET, died in Port Angeles, WA.
- JULIA ARVILLA CRABTREE born 14 June 1884 in Glencoe, MN, married (1) ROBERT FRANKLIN CHUTE 5 July 1905 in Duluth, MN, married (2) JOHN E. HOEL, died 23 May 1963 in International Falls, MN. Alan D. Chute (adchute@JonesDay.com) is a descendant.
- HAZEL DELLMAY CRABTREE born 7 July 1890 in Ortonville, MN, married ERVIN MURPHY, died in Aitkin, MN.
- IRTIE CRABTREE born 3 Sept. 1893 in Ortonville, MN, married CARL ZAVITZ WATT 12 July 1917, died 6 Jan. 1976 in Gtants Pass, Josephine Co., OR.
In the 1850 census for Jackson Co., Ohio, Thomas Foster was head of the following household:
- Thomas Foster, 34, born Ky.
- Mary Foster, 32, born Ky.
- William F. Foster, 12
- Jonathan Foster, 10
- Eliza Foster, 9
- Evadine Foster, 8
- Rachel Foster, 5
- Sarah A. Foster, 3
- Job Foster, 2
- Joseph Throckmorton, 25.
- THOMAS THROCKMORTON, born 1818 in Ky., married EMILY BUSH 1843, died after 1880. Emily was born 1825, died between 1855 and 1860.
In the 1850 census for Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 129), Thomas Throckmorton was head of the following household:
- Thomas Throckmorton, 31, male, born Ky., farmer
- Emily Throckmorton, 25, female, born Ohio
- John Throckmorton, 7, male born Ohio
- Lewis Throckmorton, 4, male, born Ohio
- Sarah Throckmorton, 3, female, born Ohio.
In the 1860 census for Scioto Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio,(p. 129), Thomas Throckmorton was head of the following household:
- Thomas Throckmorton, 41, male, born Ky., farmer
- John Throckmorton, 16, male, born Ohio
- Lewis Throckmorton, 15, male, born Ohio
- Sarah Throckmorton, 13, female, born Ohio
- Drusilla Throckmorton, 8, female, born Ohio
- Daniel Throckmorton, 5, male, born Ohio
- Drusilla Throckmorton, 80, female, born Va.
Thomas conducted a monument-making business near Grahamville (a ghost town in 1973), Scioto Twp., Jackson Co. The Grahamville Cemetery (also known as Sugar Camp or Crabtree Cemetery) is located on Route 42, south of Petersburg. Thomas made most of the stones in this cemetery.190
The children of Thomas & Emily Throckmorton were all born in Ohio:191
- JOSEPH THROCKMORTON, born 4 Nov. 1825 in Ky., married LAVINIA RAY 29 Aug. 1851 in Portsmouth, Ohio, died 29 Sep. 1891 in Bradford, Ark. Lavinia was born 3 Dec. 1834 in Portsmouth, Scioto Co., died 27 Apr. 1899 in Arkansas.
At the time of the 1850 census, Joseph was living with his sister Mary (Throckmorton) Foster (see ¶j. above). At age 38 Joseph served as a private in the Civil War in the 147th Regiment, Company B, OVI, from 2 May 1864 to 30 Aug. 1864. Joseph owned several acres of land near Arion, Scioto Twp., Jackson Co. He sold this land in 1885 and removed to Bradford, Ark.
Joseph & Lavinia are said to have had 20 children. Several died young. The 13 known children were:192
The children of Edward & Martha Ann Throckmorton were:
- JOSEPH AMOS THROCKMORTON born 26 June 1878, died 8 Apr. 1879
- MARY ELIZABETH THROCKMORTON born 2 May 1880, died 14 Feb. 1894
- NARCISSUS MARGARET THROCKMORTON born 19 Oct. 1882, died 24 Oct. 1902
- THOMAS ALFRED THROCKMORTON born 19 Oct. 1882, died 22 Jan. 1886
- MARTHA MATILDA (Tillie) THROCKMORTON born 5 Oct. 1885 in Ohio, died in 1982 and was buried in Nokomis, Ill. She married DANIEL O. O'BRIEN circa 1904. Daniel was born in 1880 in Mo., and died in 1955 in Ill. He was a son of William H. O'Brien (born in 1852 in Pike Co., Ohio, died in 1934 in Ill.) and Tamar Lock (born 1853 in Ohio) and a grandson of Wilford O'Brien (born 1812 in Ohio, died 1863 in Pike Co., Ohio) and Mary Ann Rodgers (born 1810 in Va., died ca. 1879 in Ohio). Data kindly supplied by a greatgreatgreatgranddaughter of Wilford & Mary Ann O'Brien (<Riviere76@charter.net>).
Revised 16 Feb. 2003
Revised 29 Dec. 2005
155. Personal communication from Lynn Goodman, 15 Nov. 1990; LDS, Ancestral File.
156. Virgil D. white, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files (1992), 3491.
157. CWT, 225 & 442.
158. Mrs. Mary (Brown) Slaughter, 9 Sachem Rd., Greenwich, CT is a descendant of Charles & Rebecca Demoss' son Lewis.
159. CWT, 217.
160. LDS, Ancestral File
161. Clara McCormack Sage & Laura Sage Jones, Early Records of Hampshire County, Virginia (1976), 13.
162. Heads of Families at the First Census of the U.S. Taken in the Year 1790; Virginia (1908), 27.
163. Ibid. 72.
164. Nettie Schreiner-Yantis & Florence S. Love, The 1787 Census of Virginia.
165. Sage & Jones, Early Records of Hampshire County, Virginia, 56.
166. LBS, 15.
167. Berkeley County, Virginia, Will Book 1:199.
168. Ibid., 1:270.
169. - Blank -
170. Ronald A. Hatfield, Descendants of Lewis Throckmorton & Drusilla Hartley (1996).
171. LDS Ancestral File has John & Rebecca (Biggerstaff) Hartley.
172. LBS, 18-19; Virgil D. White, Index to War of 1812 Pension Files (1989), 1713.
173. LBS, 17-19.
174. Personal communication from Mrs. Bonnie S. Crabtree, 2223 Nelson Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90278.
175. LBS, 21-26.
176. Jackson County, Ohio, Marriage Records, B:5.
177. LBS, 23 & 27.
178. LBS, 24, 36-40.
178a Jackson Co., OH, Marriage Certificate 1020COH.
178b Carol Crabtree Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) , a great-granddaughter of Thomas & Elizabeth, has contributed much to the family of James William & Alsey (Throckmorton) Crabtree.
179. LBS, 24, 155.
179a LBS, 156 & 170.
179b LBS, 156 & 284.
179c LBS, 157.
180. Personal communication from Carol (Crabtree) Boomer's mother, Mrs. Bonnie S. Crabtree, 2223 Nelson Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90278.
180a LBS, 155 & 167-169; data from Roberta Maynard at <email@example.com>.
181. Jackson County, Ohio, Marriage Records, B:5.
182. Jackson County, Ohio, Deed Book B:592.
183. LBS, 24-25, 178-181.
184. Jackson County, Ohio, Marriage Records, C:137.
185. LBS, 25, 251-2.
185a. Data from Gerry White (<Gerry@GerryWhite.net>).
186. Jackson County, Ohio, Marriage Records, B:9.
187. LBS, 25, 280.
188. Jackson County, Ohio, Marriage Records, B:6.
188a Census data kindly supplied by Alan Chute (adchute@JonesDay.com).
189. LBS, 25-26, 282.
190. LBS, 33.
191. LBS, 26.
192. LBS, 21, 26, 284-286.