The Ohio Cruits
(info last updated 3/12/12)
Someone posted online that they believed that Henry Moon and his
wife Ellin Hatton had moved from Lancashire England to Waterford VA
shortly after 1803. They were Hannah's parents. No
- William and Hannah Moon Cruit are the main
originators of the Ohio Cruits. The family stories are that Hannah came
to America with her parents at age six to Waterford, VA. William, the
story goes, crossed the Atlantic 13 times as a fisherman or sailor,
lived in southern W. Va.
or Virginia, was appointed to whip slaves, so he hitched a single horse
a little wagon and came north to Fairfield County, Ohio. William may
lived for a while in Waterford, VA, Loudon county. Their first son,
was born in Washington, D.C. See WILLIAM
and HANNAH'S obituaries.
William named 5 of his 7 sons after 5 of his brothers, which gives
excellent proof as to exactly which family he was from back in Totnes
and Paignton England.
- William Cruit (b Devonshire, England near
Dartmuth Mar 1797, d Aug 28, 1864) m Hanna Moon (b near Wigan,
Devonshire or Lancashire, England, Aug 6, 1803 d May 2, 1878) bought
land in Lancaster, Ohio about 1828.
- 1. George
Washington (b 1/9/1827, d
10/12/1910.) Census says he b in D.C., other family info says
VA.. He m Sarah E.
i. Geoge W. (b 1855)
ii. Essa M. (b 1858, m Mr. Wolfe)
iii. Florana (b July 1860)
iv. Robert Felton (b 28 July 1862, d 1945,
1891 m Hattie Pool [b 1870, d 1896] m Berta Viola Smith, resided
Buffalo Co., Nebraska)
1. Beulah Gertrude
2. Robert Leroy
3. Clarence F. (b abt 1902, d age 16 in
4. Ruth L. (b abt 1906, m Mr. Downing)
5. Helen V.
6. Mabel (Lois) (b 23 Feb 1913, m Glenn
Hendrickson 20 Jun 1936)
- 2. Mary Ann (b
7/27/1828, census & family
source says b VA, d 10/6/1869) m John Cullumber 10/14/1846
- 3. Ellen (b 1830
Ohio) m Samuel P. Baker
- 4. William Jr. (b May
1832, d Dec 2, 1894) m
Mary Kiger 3/27/1856
i. Edith (d at 15 months)
vii. W. J.
viii. Jessee Hughs
- 5. Richard (b
1834, d 2/5/1864)
- 6. Henry (SEE
(b Fairfield Co., Ohio, Aug 24, 1835, d May 22, 1916 Shelby Co., OH)
- 7. Gilbert (b
1837, d 1908) m Maggy E. Harman
i. Anna? L. (b 1880)
ii. Lena K. (b 1884)
iii. Hazel L. (b 1894)
- 8. Robert (b
8/19/1839, d 9/27/1916) m Julia
i. George T. (b 1867, d 1950)
ii. Samual H. (b 1869)
iii. Dora E. (b 1870)
iv. William J. (b 1873, d 1913)
1. Harold Williamson
2. William Merrill
4. Mary Alice
v. Mabel M. (stillborn, 1887)
vi. Emma M. (b 1874)
vii. Robert W. Jr. (b 1877)
viii. John T. (b 1879)
ix. Ina O. (b 1889)
- 9. Hanna G. (b
1844) (raised Mary E. Meier,
of a boy and girl) m John Williamson
- 10. John T. (b 1845 or 46, d
- 11. Rachel (b 1849, d
- While William and Hannah Moon Cruit from
England are the ancestors of most if not all of the modern day Cruits
who came from Ohio, other Cruits were in the Ohio area even earlier.
The mystery is where these even earlier people fit in.
- From Adams County Ohio Marriage records: Henry
Cruett married Pricilla Henderson May 1, 1817.
- 1823, Sep 30. James Cruit m. Sarah Yokem.
<> From a History of Adams County, this: "James A.
Cruit and William Cruit were in Co. E, 91st Regt. Ohio Vol. Inf.
William Cruit wounded
in battle of Cloyd's Mountain, W. Va. William died in rebel prison June
1864. James A. Cruit died rebel prison Nov. 11, 1864." I have
checked the military pension records and
these two soldiers seem to show up as Crutes, not Cruits. But, this
record was found
in Knoxville National Cemetery records in Knox County,
Tennessee: Cruit, William, d.
06/01/1864, PVT E 91 OHIO INF,
Bur Henry Emery College, Plot: A 1944.
- Index to Ohio Tax Lists 1800-10 had this
John, Adams Co., page 7, 1807.
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