Allen B Cruse1,2

M, b. 18 November 1816, d. 5 February 1889
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Allen B Cruse was Moving, Storage, Drayman.3 He was born on 18 November 1816 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He married Lydia L Mourie on 20 June 1839 at Rowan County, North Carolina.4 Allen B Cruse died on 5 February 1889 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, at age 72; "buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co NC
From the Charlotte News:
Mr. Allen Cruse died at his home on College Street in this city at 12 o'clock last night from attack (sic) of pneumonia, following a siege of the grip. Mr. Cruse was 78 years of age. His wife survives him, as does also his two married daughters, Mrs. John T Butner and Mrs. S.E. Todd.
Mr Cruse was a native of Rowan County, but had lived in Charlotte since 1840. He drove a stage between Charlotte and Salisbury untilthe completion of the Charlotte, Columbia, andAugusta road, and then he turned his attention to draying in Charlotte, an occupation he pursued until the day of his fatal illness. At the commencement of the war, he had amassed a handsome fortune, but by his kindness of heart and his readiness to assist all who applied to him, he eventually lost it all. Since then his life has been one of unremitting toil and honest endeavor. A more upright man than Allen Cruse never lived in Charlotte. He goes to his grave respected by all who knew him."1,3

Family

Lydia L Mourie b. 16 Jun 1817, d. 14 Dec 1892

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 17/485.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 39/485.
  4. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 40/485.

Mary Louvina Cruse1

F, b. 9 September 1818, d. 31 January 1892
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Mary Louvina Cruse was also known as Mary Louvina "Polly" Cruse.2 She was born on 9 September 1818 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,3 She married Andrew Shuping II at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 23 December 1844.2,4 As of 23 December 1844,her married name was Shuping.2 Mary and Sarah was listed as a household member living with Andrew Shuping II on the 1850 Census at School District No 15, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1377 1387 Andrew Shuping 26 male farmer NC
Mary L Shuping 29 female NC cannot read write
Henry J 4 male NC
Jacob 3 male NC
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1377 1387 Willam Shuping 1 male NC
Sarah Shuping 48 female NC cannot read write
Jacob Shuping neighbor.5 Mary Louvina Cruse died on 31 January 1892 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 73; "buried in Bethel Cemetery, Franklin, Rowan County, NC" Cruse Descendants.1,4

Family

Andrew Shuping II b. 26 Mar 1822, d. 3 Apr 1897

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Counts - Fentress Family Tree.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 17/485.
  4. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 40/485.
  5. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Census for Jacob Shuping.

Catherine Cruse1

F, b. 6 April 1820, d. 13 January 1890
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Catherine Cruse was also known as Catherine Cruse Klutts.2 She was born on 6 April 1820 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,3 As of 30 September 1846,her married name was Kluttz.4 She married Daniel Kluttz on 30 September 1846 at Rowan County, North Carolina.4 Catherine Cruse died on 13 January 1890 at Belknap, Johnson County, Illinois, at age 69; Burial:
West Eden Cemetery
Johnson County
Illinois, USA.2

Family

Daniel Kluttz b. 28 Nov 1822, d. bt 1871 - 1880

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Catherine Cruse Klutts.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 17/485.
  4. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 40/485.

Henry Cruse Sr1,2

M, b. 26 January 1823, d. 7 August 1899
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Henry Cruse Sr was Farmer.3 He was born on 26 January 1823 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He married Dorcus Caroline Alexander on 6 January 1847 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.3 He witnessed Dorcus Caroline Alexander's death at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, circa 1853.3 Henry Cruse Sr married Nancy Ann Burns on 5 August 1859 at North Carolina.3 Henry Cruse Sr died on 7 August 1899 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, at age 76.1,3 He was buried on 8 August 1899 at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.3

Family 1

Dorcus Caroline Alexander b. c 1826, d. c 1853

Family 2

Nancy Ann Burns b. 1844, d. 25 Feb 1926

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 17/485.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 41/485.

Elizabeth Cruse1

F, b. 13 February 1825, d. 17 December 1849
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Elizabeth Cruse was 2 children.2 She was born on 13 February 1825 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,3 She married George Miller at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 17 October 1842.4,5 As of 17 October 1842,her married name was Miller.5 Elizabeth Cruse married George Henry Miller, son of George Miller and Peggy Smith, on 17 October 1842 at Rowan County, North Carolina.5 She witnessed George Henry Miller's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 2 October 1845.5 As of 20 June 1846,her married name was Trexler.6 Elizabeth Cruse married Peter Moses Trexler on 20 June 1846 at Rowan County, North Carolina.6 Elizabeth died on 17 December 1849 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 24. Burial Organ Cemetery.4,6

Family 1

George Henry Miller b. 26 Nov 1815, d. 2 Oct 1845

Family 2

Peter Moses Trexler b. 28 Apr 1826, d. 24 Dec 1904

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 17/485.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, The Wendel Miller Family Tree.
  5. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 42/485.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Goodwin SC.

Philip M Cruse1

M, b. 14 March 1827, d. 30 October 1828
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Philip M Cruse was born on 14 March 1827 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,2 He died on 30 October 1828 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 1.1,2

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 17/485.

Rosanna Cruse1

F, b. 17 October 1829, d. between 1861 and 1870
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Rosanna Cruse was born on 17 October 1829 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,2 As of 1850, Rosanna Cruse was also known as Rose Cruse.3 Elizabeth, Rosanna, Margaret, Moses and Sophia was listed as a household member living with Philip Cruse on the 1850 Census at School District No 25, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1590 1530 Phillip [sic] Cruse 60 male farmer " [NC];
Elizabeth Cruse 50 female "
Rose 20 female " cannot read write
Rebecca 19 female "
Moses 15 male " attending school;
Sophia 13 female " attending school;
Mary A 5 female.3 " As of 18 March 1852,her married name was Fisher.4 She married Daniel Fisher at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 18 March 1852.4 Rosanna Cruse died between 1861 and 1870 at Rowan County, North Carolina; In 1860 census; could not find in 1870 census (Gary Rolph May 2014.)5

Family

Daniel Fisher b. 17 Oct 1829, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 17/485.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census about Phillip Cruse
    Name:     Phillip Cruse
    Age:     60
    Birth Year:     abt 1790
    Birthplace:     North Carolina
    Home in 1850:     School District 25, Rowan, North Carolina
    Gender:     Male
    Family Number:     1530
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Phillip Cruse     60
    Elisabeth Cruse     50
    Rose Cruse     20
    Rebeca Cruse     18
    Moses Cruse     15
    Sophia Cruse     13
    Mary A Cruse     5.
  4. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 42/485.
  5. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Joseph A Fisher inthe North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976.

Margaret Rebecca Cruse1

F, b. 20 March 1832, d. 4 June 1908
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Margaret Rebecca Cruse was born on 20 March 1832 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,2 As of 1850, Margaret Rebecca Cruse was also known as Rebeca Cruse.3 Elizabeth, Rosanna, Margaret, Moses and Sophia was listed as a household member living with Philip Cruse on the 1850 Census at School District No 25, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1590 1530 Phillip [sic] Cruse 60 male farmer " [NC];
Elizabeth Cruse 50 female "
Rose 20 female " cannot read write
Rebecca 19 female "
Moses 15 male " attending school;
Sophia 13 female " attending school;
Mary A 5 female.3 " As of 6 September 1854,her married name was Hall.4 Margaret Rebecca Cruse married Calvin Hall on 6 September 1854 at Rowan County, North Carolina.4 Margaret Rebecca Cruse died on 4 June 1908 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 76.1

Family

Calvin Hall b. 16 Jul 1820, d. 22 May 1902

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 17/485.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census about Phillip Cruse
    Name:     Phillip Cruse
    Age:     60
    Birth Year:     abt 1790
    Birthplace:     North Carolina
    Home in 1850:     School District 25, Rowan, North Carolina
    Gender:     Male
    Family Number:     1530
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Phillip Cruse     60
    Elisabeth Cruse     50
    Rose Cruse     20
    Rebeca Cruse     18
    Moses Cruse     15
    Sophia Cruse     13
    Mary A Cruse     5.
  4. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 42/485.

Moses Cruse1

M, b. 1 July 1834, d. 21 November 1876
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Moses Cruse was Bar Keeper.2 He was born on 1 July 1834 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,2 Elizabeth, Rosanna, Margaret, Moses and Sophia was listed as a household member living with Philip Cruse on the 1850 Census at School District No 25, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1590 1530 Phillip [sic] Cruse 60 male farmer " [NC];
Elizabeth Cruse 50 female "
Rose 20 female " cannot read write
Rebecca 19 female "
Moses 15 male " attending school;
Sophia 13 female " attending school;
Mary A 5 female.3 " Moses Cruse married Louisa ? on 18 May 1869 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.4 Moses Cruse died on 21 November 1876 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, at age 42.1,2 He was buried on 23 November 1876 at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.2

Family

Louisa ? b. 1849, d. bt 1871 - 1939

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 17/485.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census about Phillip Cruse
    Name:     Phillip Cruse
    Age:     60
    Birth Year:     abt 1790
    Birthplace:     North Carolina
    Home in 1850:     School District 25, Rowan, North Carolina
    Gender:     Male
    Family Number:     1530
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Phillip Cruse     60
    Elisabeth Cruse     50
    Rose Cruse     20
    Rebeca Cruse     18
    Moses Cruse     15
    Sophia Cruse     13
    Mary A Cruse     5.
  4. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 18/485.

Sophia Cruse1

F, b. 11 May 1837, d. 27 August 1907
FatherPhilip Cruse1 b. bt 1786 - 1790, d. 2 Apr 1866
MotherElizabeth Bruner1 b. bt 1793 - 1798, d. 21 Nov 1856
     Sophia Cruse was born on 11 May 1837 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,2 Elizabeth, Rosanna, Margaret, Moses and Sophia was listed as a household member living with Philip Cruse on the 1850 Census at School District No 25, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1590 1530 Phillip [sic] Cruse 60 male farmer " [NC];
Elizabeth Cruse 50 female "
Rose 20 female " cannot read write
Rebecca 19 female "
Moses 15 male " attending school;
Sophia 13 female " attending school;
Mary A 5 female.3 " She married John Newton Howie at South Carolina on 19 December 1859.4,5 As of 26 December 1859,her married name was Howie.4 Sophia Cruse died on 27 August 1907 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, at age 70.1,4

Family

John Newton Howie b. 29 Oct 1833, d. 13 Nov 1904

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census forMoses Cruser.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census about Phillip Cruse
    Name:     Phillip Cruse
    Age:     60
    Birth Year:     abt 1790
    Birthplace:     North Carolina
    Home in 1850:     School District 25, Rowan, North Carolina
    Gender:     Male
    Family Number:     1530
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Phillip Cruse     60
    Elisabeth Cruse     50
    Rose Cruse     20
    Rebeca Cruse     18
    Moses Cruse     15
    Sophia Cruse     13
    Mary A Cruse     5.
  4. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 43/485.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Bennett/Murray/ Keller Family Tree.

James S Dewitt1,2

M, b. 9 November 1844, d. 1 September 1899
FatherJohn Dewitt1 b. 1818, d. Jun 1863
MotherMargaret Cruse1 b. 21 Jul 1817, d. 11 Jun 1872
     James S Dewitt was Blacksmith.3 He was born on 9 November 1844 at Union County, Illinois.1,2 He married Laura A Walker on 25 February 1869 at Union County, Illinois.1 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Anna, Union County, Illinois. 115 109 Dewitt James S 25 male white blacksmith 1500 200 " [IL] male over 21
Laura 22 female white housekeeper "
Estella 8/12 f white IL Sept.4 As of 1880, James S Dewitt was also known as James Derritt.5 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Enumeration District 113, Anna, Union County, Illinois. 160 169 Deritt [sic] James white male 35 married blacksmith IL VA NC
Laura A white female 32 wife married IL TN IL
Stella M white female 10 daughter IL IL IL
Marie L whie female 3 dau IL IL IL.6 James died on 1 September 1899 at Anna, Union County, Illinois, at age 54. Jonesboro Gazette 9 Sep 1899: "James DeWitt died 1 Sep 1899, at his home in Anna. He was born in Union County and married in 1868 Laura Walker of Jonesboro. He left two daughters, Estella and Mamie; and three sisters, Mrs. C.C. English, Mrs. Henry Douglas, and Mrs. Ed Douglas, of near Jonesboro.".7

Family

Laura A Walker b. 25 Nov 1846, d. 28 Jan 1926
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 32/485.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p. 72/485.
  4. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, for Laura DeWitt.
  5. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, about James Derritt.
  6. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, for James Derritt.
  7. [S58] IL Jonesboro Gazette obituariies, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/gazette.html
  8. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, capelli, melvin, pierce, joiner.

Laura A Walker1

F, b. 25 November 1846, d. 28 January 1926
     Laura A Walker was born on 25 November 1846 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois; Laura A. DeWitt . . . was born 25 Nov 1846, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of Hiram and Nancy (Hargrave) Walker.1,2 As of 25 February 1869,her married name was Dewitt.1 She married James S Dewitt, son of John Dewitt and Margaret Cruse, on 25 February 1869 at Union County, Illinois.1 Laura and Mary was listed as a household member living with James S Dewitt on the 1870 Census at Anna, Union County, Illinois; 115 109 Dewitt James S 25 male white blacksmith 1500 200 " [IL] male over 21
Laura 22 female white housekeeper "
Estella 8/12 f white IL Sept.3 As of 1880, Laura A Walker was also known as Laura A Derritt.4 Laura was listed as James Derritt's wife on the 1880 Census at Enumeration District 113, Anna, Union County, Illinois; 160 169 Deritt [sic] James white male 35 married blacksmith IL VA NC
Laura A white female 32 wife married IL TN IL
Stella M white female 10 daughter IL IL IL
Marie L whie female 3 dau IL IL IL.5 They witnessed James S Dewitt's death at Anna, Union County, Illinois, on 1 September 1899. Jonesboro Gazette 9 Sep 1899: "James DeWitt died 1 Sep 1899, at his home in Anna. He was born in Union County and married in 1868 Laura Walker of Jonesboro. He left two daughters, Estella and Mamie; and three sisters, Mrs. C.C. English, Mrs. Henry Douglas, and Mrs. Ed Douglas, of near Jonesboro.".2 As of 1900, Laura A Walker was also known as Sarah A Dewitt.6 Laura died on 28 January 1926 at Anna, Union County, Illinois, at age 79. Jonesboro Gazette 5 Feb 1926: "Laura A. DeWitt died 28 Jan 1926, at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, which she joined 35 years ago. She was born 25 Nov 1846, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of Hiram and Nancy (Hargrave) Walker. She married on 25 Feb 1868, James DeWitt. She left two daughters, Mary Estelle DeWitt and Mamie L. DeWitt; and one sister, Flora Grear.".2

Family

James S Dewitt b. 9 Nov 1844, d. 1 Sep 1899
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S58] IL Jonesboro Gazette obituariies, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/gazette.html
  3. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, for Laura DeWitt.
  4. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, about James Derritt.
  5. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, for James Derritt.
  6. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, for mamie L Dewitt.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, capelli, melvin, pierce, joiner.

Louisa Cruse1

F, b. circa 1843, d. between 1851 and 1933
FatherHenry A. Cruse1 b. c 1796, d. 28 Apr 1852
MotherMargaret Hopkins1 b. 1815, d. bt 1861 - 1870
     Louisa Cruse was born circa 1843 at Union County, Illinois.1 She died between 1851 and 1933 at Union County, Illinois; "d AFT 1850" Cruse Descendants Vol 1, p. 18/485.2

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 18/485.

Mary Carter1

F, b. 31 October 1850, d. 14 May 1890
     Mary Carter was born on 31 October 1850 at Tennessee.1,2 As of 9 September 1869,her married name was Cruse.1 She married Henry Clinton Cruse, son of Henry A. Cruse and Margaret Hopkins, on 9 September 1869 at Union County, Illinois.1 Mary died on 14 May 1890 at Wolf Lake, Union County, Illinois, at age 39. "buried in Morgan Cemetery, Jonesboro, Union Co, IL" Cruse Descendants.1,2

Family

Henry Clinton Cruse b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 13 Apr 1918

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 45/485.

Sena Lyerle1

F, b. 25 September 1860, d. 2 October 1931
     Sena Lyerle was also known as Sena Leyerly.2 She was born on 25 September 1860 at Union County, Illinois; dau of Caleb Lyerly and Mary Emma Simpkins.1,2 As of 20 November 1890,her married name was Cruse.1 She married Henry Clinton Cruse, son of Henry A. Cruse and Margaret Hopkins, on 20 November 1890 at Union County, Illinois.1 Sena Lyerle died on 2 October 1931 at Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri, at age 71; or d 1932 in Scott City, Scott County MO; buried in Lightner Cemetery, Scott City, Scott County, MO -- Cruse Descendants.1,2

Family

Henry Clinton Cruse b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 13 Apr 1918

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 45/485.

Michael W Uffendill1,2

M, b. circa 1797, d. between 1881 and 1900
     Michael W Uffendill was born circa 1797 at England.1,2 He married Sophia Hess, daughter of John Hess and Susannah Cryte, on 17 September 1854 at Union County, Illinois.1 Michael W Uffendill died between 1881 and 1900 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois.3

Family

Sophia Hess b. 1802, d. 26 Oct 1880

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Green Family Tree.
  3. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Mike Uffendil.

Caroline Cruse1

F, b. 1821, d. 12 July 1911
FatherPeter Cruse1 b. 12 Jan 1797, d. 18 Feb 1852
MotherSophia Hess1 b. 1802, d. 26 Oct 1880
     Caroline Cruse was born in 1821 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois.1,2,3 As of 4 July 1841,her married name was Roberts.1 She married Joshua Roberts on 4 July 1841 at Union County, Illinois.1 She witnessed Joshua Roberts's death at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, on 15 October 1867. "buried in Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesboro, Union Co IL" Cruse Descendants.1,4 Caroline Cruse was occupation Inn Keeper. . .IN 1870 Caroline refurnished and opened the American Hotel in Jonesboro She was very energetic and industrious and deserved the success that followed. Carolina and her daughters were very civic minded and active in the Jonesboro Cemetery Association, organized in January 1869 and composed of women who cared for the lawn, etc." " Cruse Descendants between 1870 and 1910 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois.3 As of 19 October 1873,her married name was Ryan.1,4 She married James M Ryan at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, on 19 October 1873.1,4 She witnessed James M Ryan's death at Union County, Illinois, between 1874 and 1880. Caroline is widow 1880 census.5 Caroline Cruse died on 12 July 1911 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois; "buried in Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesboro, Union Co IL. . .She is buried with JOshua (her first husband) in the Jonesboro Cemetery" Cruse Descendants.1,3

Family 1

Joshua Roberts b. 28 May 1815, d. 15 Oct 1867
Children

Family 2

James M Ryan b. s 1820, d. bt 1874 - 1880

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 19/485.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 45/485.
  4. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 46/485.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Roberts Family Tree.

Joshua Roberts1

M, b. 28 May 1815, d. 15 October 1867
     Joshua Roberts was Carpenter, Mechanic, Justice of the Peace.2 He was born on 28 May 1815 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Caroline Cruse, daughter of Peter Cruse and Sophia Hess, on 4 July 1841 at Union County, Illinois.1 Joshua died on 15 October 1867 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, at age 52. "buried in Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesboro, Union Co IL" Cruse Descendants.1,2

Family

Caroline Cruse b. 1821, d. 12 Jul 1911
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 46/485.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Roberts Family Tree.

James M Ryan1

M, b. say 1820, d. between 1874 and 1880
     James M Ryan was born say 1820 at North Carolina.1 He married Caroline Cruse at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, on 19 October 1873.1,2 James died between 1874 and 1880 at Union County, Illinois. Caroline is widow 1880 census.3

Family

Caroline Cruse b. 1821, d. 12 Jul 1911

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 46/485.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Roberts Family Tree.

Melinda Bunch1

F, b. 25 February 1833, d. 13 July 1891
     Melinda Bunch was born on 25 February 1833 at McClure, Alexander County, Illinois; "dau of Cater Bunch and Maria Landers" Cruse Descendants.1,2 She married Adam Cruse at Union County, Illinois, on 16 October 1851.1,2 As of 16 October 1851,her married name was Cruse.1 Melinda Bunch died on 13 July 1891 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, at age 58; "buried in Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesboro, Union Co IL" Cruse Descendants.1,2

Family

Adam Cruse b. 25 Aug 1825, d. 11 Jan 1902
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 46/485.

Henry Cruse1

M, b. 1828, d. between 1861 and 1918
FatherPeter Cruse1 b. 12 Jan 1797, d. 18 Feb 1852
MotherSophia Hess1 b. 1802, d. 26 Oct 1880
     Henry Cruse was born in 1828 at Union County, Illinois.1 He married Lena ? say 1855 at Union County, Illinois.2 Henry Cruse died between 1861 and 1918 at Union County, Illinois; not listed as one of the children of peter Cruse in the various obituaries of Cruse children.3

Family

Lena ? b. 1829, d. bt 1861 - 1925

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census for Henry Cruse.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Mary E Cruse1

F, b. 1 April 1829, d. 11 November 1912
FatherPeter Cruse1 b. 12 Jan 1797, d. 18 Feb 1852
MotherSophia Hess1 b. 1802, d. 26 Oct 1880
     Mary E Cruse was born on 1 April 1829 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois.1,2,3 As of 23 September 1849,her married name was Sowers.1 She married David Sowers Jr at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, on 23 September 1849.1,4 They witnessed David Sowers Jr's death at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, on 28 November 1910. David Sowers died at home in Jonesboro, aged 90 years, 1 month, 17 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born in Davie Co., N.C. He moved to Little Rock, Ark., in November 1845 and in the spring of 1846 came to Union County.
He married on Sep 23, 1849, Mary Cruse.

He was a blacksmith. He taught Sunday school at the Methodist church.

His oldest child, a son, died in infancy.-
Walter W.: Sept 19, 1850-Oct 16, 2850

He left a widow,
Two daughters:
Mary Ann: Dec. 10, 1851-Jan. 18,1934 + Capt. J.C. Scott
Sarah Jane "Jennie": Oct 20, 1853-? + John W. Grear
One son:
James C. Sowers: Aug 25,1856- May 5,1935

A monument was placed at his grave in November 1911.5,6 Mary E Cruse died on 11 November 1912 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, at age 83; Mary C. Sowers died at home in Jonesboro, aged and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery beside her husband, David Sowers, who died Nov 28, 1910. They were married Sep 23, 1849. She was the daughter of Peter and Sophia (Hess) Cruse. She joined the Methodist Church when 15 years old.

She was the aunt of :
A.H. Roberts, of Murphysboro, Jackson County
Grandmother of:
David Grear, of Herrin, Williamson County
Fred Grear, of Dunning.

She left two daughters:
Mrs. Mary A. Scott
Mrs. John W. Grear, of Jonesboro
One son:
James C. Sowers, of Washington, D.C.,
One brother:
Alexander S. Cruse, aged 75 years, of Spokane, Wash.,
Four sisters:
Mrs. George W. Walburn
Mrs. Jane Stokes
Mrs. M. Andrews, aged 75 years
Mrs. M.W. Brown, aged 69 years.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
On Thursday, Sept. 23, 1909
Mr. and Mrs. David Sowers passed the sixtieth milestone on their journey through life together. The event was very quietly celebrated and without attempt at elaboration. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Sowers welcomed all who chose to call at their beautiful home in the north part of Jonesboro, where they have lived for 40 years. Their daughters, Mrs. Mary Sowers Scott and Mrs. John W. Grear, assisted in entertaining the guests and a warm hand clasp and hearty greeting was extended to all. Simple refreshments were offered the guests. Many took advantage of the opportunity to pay their respects to the fine old couple and it was a day of sweet and tender memory for all who participated.

'Tis sixty years since Mr. and Mrs. Sowers began the journey of life together. They were married by the Rev. Mr. Stoneberger, a Lutheran minister, in a house still standing near the center of town and which was the former home of Mrs. Sowers' sister, Mrs. Caroline Roberts. A Miss Helen Webb and the late Paul Misenhimer "stood up" with them.

David Sowers was born in Davidson County, North Carolina and is 89 years old. He is still active and strong, enjoys reading and takes keen interest in the affairs of modern life. His only infirmity is that he is quite deaf. He was a blacksmith in his younger years and has always been a God fearing church going, right-living Christian gentleman. The writer used to be in his class at the Methodist Sunday school ever so many years ago, when Sunday school was held there in the afternoon.

Mrs. Sowers is native born. The place of her birth was two and one half miles east of Dongola, and she is now in her 81 st year. She was the daughter of Peter and Sophia Hess Cruse and one of a family of 10 children. One brother is still living, Alexander Cruse, now in the state of Washington, and she has five sisters living whose names and ages follow: Mrs. Caroline Roberts, 88, and Mrs. George W. Walburn, 83, both living in Jonesboro. Mrs. Stokes, 74, Mrs. Andrews, 72, and Mrs. M.W. Brown, 66, all living in Anna. Mrs. Sowers has a remarkable memory and retains vivid recollections of old times. She can remember when all the country east of the Jonesboro Square and including the city of Anna was all unbroken woods and is a most entertaining talker on the good old days and times. Mrs. Sowers has been a member of the Methodist church since she was 15 years old.

Mr. and Mrs. Sowers have three children, the two daughters named above, and a son, James C. Sowers, of Washington, D.C. They also have two grandsons, David and Fred Grear, and one great-grandson, son of the former.

A host of friends, unable to be present in person, greet Mr. and Mrs. Sowers in spirit and wish them many happy returns of the day.2

Family

David Sowers Jr b. 11 Oct 1820, d. 28 Nov 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Mary C Cruse Sowers.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census for Henry Cruse.
  4. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 47/485.
  5. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, David Sowers.
  6. [S58] IL Jonesboro Gazette obituariies, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/gazette.html

David Sowers Jr1,2

M, b. 11 October 1820, d. 28 November 1910
     David Sowers Jr was Blacksmith.2 He was born on 11 October 1820 at Davie County, North Carolina; or Davidson County (Cruse Descendants)
"son of David Sowers Sr and Margaret."1,3,2 He married Mary E Cruse at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, on 23 September 1849.1,2 David died on 28 November 1910 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, at age 90. David Sowers died at home in Jonesboro, aged 90 years, 1 month, 17 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born in Davie Co., N.C. He moved to Little Rock, Ark., in November 1845 and in the spring of 1846 came to Union County.
He married on Sep 23, 1849, Mary Cruse.

He was a blacksmith. He taught Sunday school at the Methodist church.

His oldest child, a son, died in infancy.-
Walter W.: Sept 19, 1850-Oct 16, 2850

He left a widow,
Two daughters:
Mary Ann: Dec. 10, 1851-Jan. 18,1934 + Capt. J.C. Scott
Sarah Jane "Jennie": Oct 20, 1853-? + John W. Grear
One son:
James C. Sowers: Aug 25,1856- May 5,1935

A monument was placed at his grave in November 1911.3,4

Family

Mary E Cruse b. 1 Apr 1829, d. 11 Nov 1912
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 47/485.
  3. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, David Sowers.
  4. [S58] IL Jonesboro Gazette obituariies, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/gazette.html

Matthew Gillespie Stokes1

M, b. 18 March 1833, d. 2 May 1870
     Matthew Gillespie Stokes was Blacksmith, Railroad Conductor.2 He was born on 18 March 1833 at Union County, Illinois; son of John Stokes and Elizabeth Davidson.1,2 He married Sarah Jane Cruse at Union County, Illinois, on 7 October 1855.1,2 "Along with several other members of this family, Matthew paid a heavy price for speaking out against the Civil War. He wa an uncompromising Democrat and influential leader in the party. For that reason he was arrested and confined to a military prison in Cairo, Alexander Co. Not all Democrats agreed with his ideas, however. While in confinement James I Tolerand the Loyal Leaguers of Anna wrote a letter to Matthew, ated 13 May 1864 which said ". . . The Union Men of this county look upon you as a Disunionist. Now your he too goo a man to be arrested for disloyalty. I have known you for 30 years and a better neighbor I have never lived by."2 Matthew Gillespie Stokes died on 2 May 1870 at Centralia, Marion County, Illinois, at age 37; Matthew Headstone:
Matthew J Stokes
Mar 18 1833 - May 2 1870
"In 1868 his left hand was badly mangled while coupling cars and his thumb had to be amputated. Paul Dillow (of Dongola, IL) said he was hurt in a railroad accident and wa hospitalized in Centralia since that was the hospitalfor the railroad company, which is why he died in Centralia." Cruse Descendants.1,2

Family

Sarah Jane Cruse b. 5 Apr 1835, d. 2 Dec 1918
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 48/485.

Nancy Duran Sams1,2

F, b. 2 January 1843, d. 5 August 1879
     Nancy Duran Sams was born on 2 January 1843 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois; "dau of ? Sams and Lurena ?"1,2 She married Alexander Cruse at Union County, Illinois, on 15 September 1861.1,2 As of 15 September 1861,her married name was Cruse.1 Nancy died on 5 August 1879 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, at age 36. "buried in Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesboro, Union Co IL".1,2

Family

Alexander Cruse b. Oct 1837, d. 21 Jan 1924
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 49/485.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  4. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Ella Lenore Cruse.

Monroe Dillow1

M, b. 23 October 1850, d. 5 May 1935
FatherJacob C. Dillow1 b. 10 Jan 1825, d. 24 Sep 1883
MotherRosenna Sena Cruse1 b. 28 Jun 1826, d. 3 Jun 1900
     Monroe Dillow was born on 23 October 1850 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois.1,2,3 He married Sarah A Verble, daughter of Peter Verble and Margaret Correll, on 24 December 1871 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois.3 Monroe Dillow died on 5 May 1935 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois, at age 84; buried 6 May 1935 in Dongola Cemetery, Dongola, Union Co IL.3

Family

Sarah A Verble b. 23 Apr 1848, d. 15 Nov 1925
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 50/485.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 108/485.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Gerald L Cruse Family Tree.

Sarah A Verble1

F, b. 23 April 1848, d. 15 November 1925
FatherPeter Verble2 b. 16 Apr 1820, d. 16 Sep 1891
MotherMargaret Correll2 b. 1821, d. 20 Oct 1871
     Sarah A Verble was born on 23 April 1848 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois.2 As of 24 December 1871,her married name was Dillow.1 She married Monroe Dillow, son of Jacob C. Dillow and Rosenna Sena Cruse, on 24 December 1871 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois.2 Sarah A Verble died on 15 November 1925 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois, at age 77.2

Family

Monroe Dillow b. 23 Oct 1850, d. 5 May 1935
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 108/485.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Gerald L Cruse Family Tree.

Alice Elizabeth Dillow1,2

F, b. 24 February 1855, d. 7 July 1921
FatherJacob C. Dillow1 b. 10 Jan 1825, d. 24 Sep 1883
MotherRosenna Sena Cruse1 b. 28 Jun 1826, d. 3 Jun 1900
     Alice Elizabeth Dillow was born on 24 February 1855 at Union County, Illinois.1,2,3 As of 3 January 1875,her married name was Karraker.3 She married Wilburn Karraker at Dongola, Union County, Illinois, on 3 January 1875.3 Alice Elizabeth Dillow died on 7 July 1921 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois, at age 66; buried 9 Jul 1921 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Dongola, Union Co IL.3

Family

Wilburn Karraker b. 8 Jul 1853, d. 2 Jul 1911
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 50/485.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 109/485.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Sally Adams Family Tree.

Eli Dillow1

M, b. 27 August 1856, d. 20 October 1857
FatherJacob C. Dillow1 b. 10 Jan 1825, d. 24 Sep 1883
MotherRosenna Sena Cruse1 b. 28 Jun 1826, d. 3 Jun 1900
     Eli Dillow was born on 27 August 1856 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois.1,2 He died on 20 October 1857 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois, at age 1; or 29 Oct 1857 (Mowery Cannon public member tree.)1,2 He was buried at Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dongola, Union County, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 50/485.