The Dumas & Morris Family Repository


The Dumas & Morris Family Repository


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picture Amanda M. CROPP

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1825 - ,, Virginia, USA 3
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Events

Notes
She had a residence on 15 Nov 1870 in Elk Twp., Barbour Co., WV. 4


Spouses and Children
1. *Jacob S. HUDKINS 5 
       Marriage: 24 Jan 1867 6
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Alexander HUDKINS 7


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Benjamin CROSHAW

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1640 8
    Christening: 
          Death: 1645 8
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Major Joseph CROSHAW 9
         Mother: Living


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Major Joseph CROSHAW

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1610 8
    Christening: 
          Death: 1667 8
         Burial: 


Spouses and Children
1. Living
       Children:
                1. Mary CROSHAW 10
                2. Rachel CROSHAW 8
                3. Unity CROSHAW 8
                4. Benjamin CROSHAW 8
                5. Joseph CROSHAW 8

2. Living

3. Anne HODGES 8 
       Marriage: 1661 8
         Status: 

4. Margaret TUCKER 8 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 

5. Living
       Children:
                1. Richard CROSHAW 8

Notes
General:
Major Joseph Croshaw (1610-1667) was a substantial planter living near Williamsburg in the US Colony and Dominion of Virginia who served in the Colonial Militia during the Indian massacre of 1622 Crowshaw in Elizabeth City County, Virginia , the son of Captain Raleigh Croshaw . He became a substantial planter and lived just a few miles from present-day Williamsburg, Virginia . He served in the Colonial militia during the massacre of 1622 . On December 10, 1651, he was listed as owning in York County, Virginia . The land was on the South side of the York River (Virginia) , commonly known by the name of the poplar Neck, abutting North West upon the mouth of St. Andrews Creek, North East upon said River and South East upon Croshaw Desire Creek, dividing this from the land now in possession of his brother Richard Croshaw, South West along the Indian field upon the land of James Harris and West by North upon the land of Samuel Snead. In one of the rooms of his house, Joseph Croshaw of York had hung five pictures, whether portraits or landscapes it is impossible to discover from the inventory of his estate. Major Joseph Croshaw was listed as having eleven horses and seventy-seven head of neat cattle in the inventory of 1657. The 1667 listed Major Joseph Croshaw of York as the owner of forty sheep. The 1668 inventory of the estate of Major Joseph Croshaw included the following pewter objects: two candlesticks, forty-two dishes, four porringers , thirty-six spoons, one bedpan, and one still. Some of his flagons , tankards, plates, saucers, salts, basins, and chamber pots , although unspecified as to material, were undoubtedly also made of pewter. The inventory of 1668 also listed The Croshaw estate to have in it's possession a large quantities of 1000 bricks manufactured either by their own servants or by transient laborers. It also listed the "Croshaw Personality", a silver sack-cup, a silver tankard of the largest size, valued at four pounds sterling, perhaps equal in purchasing power to an hundred dollars in our modern currency, and twenty-four silver spoons. Croshaw married five times and had six children:

1. Finch. She is said the be the mother of his first five children.
Mary Croshaw (1632-1687), married 1. Henry White; 2. Thomas Taylor.
Rachel Croshaw (1635-1670), married 1. Ralph Graves; and 2. Richard Barnes.
Unity Croshaw (1636-1669), married Colonel John West .
Benjamin Croshaw (1640-1645), died young.
Joseph Croshaw (1642-1650), died young.
2. Elizabeth Yeardley, the daughter of Governor George Yeardley .
3. Anne Hodges (d.1663).
4. Margaret Tucker (d.1664).
5. Mary Broomfield, who survived him. She gave him one child just before he died.
Richard Croshaw (1667-1682).

Other genealogical sources have stated Elizabeth Yeardley and Anne Hodges to be mothers of his first five children. However, records show that Croshaw married Elizabeth Yeardly in 1644 and Anne Hodges in 1661, much later than the birthdates of his older children.

In his will that was dated March 10, 1667, Joseph Croshaw bequeathed three silver spoons and three silver sack -cups to his wife, and one silver beaker, one silver candle-cup, and two dram cups of the same metal to his son Richard Croshaw. This will was probated on April 10, 1667 in York County, Virginia. Sources


"Crowshaw", by Martha Woodroof Hiden; William and Mary Qtrly (2), XXI, pp265 70.

"General Historie", by John Smith, 1624, Vol III, pp 78 81, Vol IV, pp. 151 154.

"The Complete Works of Captain John Smith", edited by Philip L. Barbour; Vol II, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1986.
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picture Joseph CROSHAW

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1642 8
    Christening: 
          Death: 1650 8
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Major Joseph CROSHAW 9
         Mother: Living


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Katherine CROSHAW

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 


Spouses and Children
1. *Captain Thomas GRAVES 11 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. John GRAVES 11
                2. Thomas GRAVES 11
                3. Verlinda GRAVES 11
                4. Ann GRAVES 11
                5. Katherine GRAVES 11
                6. Francis GRAVES 11


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Mary CROSHAW

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 1632 8
    Christening: 
          Death: 1687 8
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Major Joseph CROSHAW 9
         Mother: Living

Spouses and Children
1. Living
       Children:
                1. Mary WHITE 12

2. Living


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Rachel CROSHAW

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 1635
    Christening: 
          Death: 1670 8
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Major Joseph CROSHAW 9
         Mother: Living

Spouses and Children
1. Living

2. Living


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Richard CROSHAW

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1667 8
    Christening: 
          Death: 1682 8
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Major Joseph CROSHAW 9
         Mother: Living


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Unity CROSHAW

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 1636 - Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, James City, Virginia, USA 8
    Christening: 1636 - West Point, Charles River, Virginia, USA 13
          Death: 20 Apr 1669 - , New Kent, Virginia, USA 8 13
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Major Joseph CROSHAW 9
         Mother: Living

Spouses and Children
1. Living
       Children:
                1. Lt. Col. Nathaniel WEST 13
                2. Unity WEST 13
                3. Anne WEST 13
                4. John WEST III 13
                5. Capt. Thomas WEST 13

Notes
Birth Notes:
Now Williamsburg County, Virginia.
Christening Notes:
Now in King William County, Virginia.
General:
Unity Croshaw (ca. 1636 - April 20 , 1669 , New Kent County , Virginia ) was the daughter of Major Joseph Croshaw , one of the main figures of early Jamestown Settlement . She was the grandchild of Raleigh Croshaw , one of the founders of Jamestown. She was the daughter-in-law of Colonial Virginia Governor John West (governor) of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia (now part of the United States ). But she is perhaps most notable as the reportedly shrewish wife of Colonel John West , son of Governor John West , who divorced him for adultery when he left her to live with Cockacoeske who was the queen of the Pamunkey Indians and a cousin of Pocahontas .
Biography
Unity Croshaw was born at Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, James City, Virginia. She was christened in 1636 at West Point, King William County, Virginia, and she married Colonel John West there in 1654 . The couple had the following children:
Captain Nathaniel West (b. 1655-1724), he was mentioned in records as a Captain in 1662 , a Major in 1667 , Lt. Colonel in 1673 . He commanded the militia of the county. Nathaniel married his second cousin Martha Woodard. Their son-in-law, William Danridge, was Martha Washington's uncle.
Unity (Susannah) West (b. 1657), married George Martin.
Anne West (b.1660-1708), married Henry Fox.
John West III (b. 1666), married Judith Armistead.
Captain Thomas West (b. 1670-1714), married Agnes (?).
Unity died on April 20 , 1669 in New Kent County Virginia.
Sources
"Records of York County, Croshaw, vol. 1664-1672, p. 257"
"Long Melford Through The Ages, by Barry L. Wall, East Anglian Magazine Ltd., Ipswich, Suffolk"
"Claiborne of Virginia, Descendants of Colonel William Claiborne, The First Eight Generations, by John Frederick Dorman and Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., MD,Gate Way Press Inc., Baltimore, Maryland"
"The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr., 1894)"
"Middle Peninsula Historic Marker "Cockacoeske"
"Cockacoeske, Queen of Pamunkey: Diplomat and Suzeraine." W. Martha W. McCartney."
"Tax Rolls, March 1660. 3 March 1659."
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picture Living

      Sex: M


Spouses and Children
1. Living
       Children:
                1. Living
                2. Living
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Sources


1 Velva Retzlaff, Descendants of Richard Hudkins (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas), Amanda M. Cropp.

2 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=West-20Virginia&IN=000297&PN=45b&CD=483), Amanda Hudkins.

3 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=West-20Virginia&IN=000297&PN=45b&CD=483), Age 45 born Virginia.

4 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=West-20Virginia&IN=000297&PN=45b&CD=483).

5 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=West-20Virginia&IN=000297&PN=45b&CD=483), Jacob S. Hudkins.

6 Velva Retzlaff, Descendants of Richard Hudkins (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas).

7 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=West-20Virginia&IN=000297&PN=45b&CD=483), Alexander Hudkins.

8 Joseph_Croshaw. Reference.com, n.d., wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Joseph_Croshaw).

9 John H. Wilson, The Dumas Families Vol. 1 Jerome (Jeremiah) Dumas (np, 1212 West El Paso St., Fort Worth Texas 76102).

10 Anne Babin, "Ancestors of Martha Hammond," database, Genealogy(http://www.annebabin.com/marthahammond.html).

11 Roxann Tipp, Morris (Location: Original email in possession of Ronna Dumas).

12 Freda Payne Dumas, A Dumas Genealogy: Ancestors and Some Descendants of Edmund Dumas 1810-1882 (URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/dumas/messages/693.html).

13 Unity_Croshaw. Reference.com, n.d., wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Unity_Croshaw).


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