Crews

 

My Crews ancestors

Most of the information I have found on the Crews line is compiled from these books:
Crews(e) Family Record
by James L. Holloway (1988)
Our Cruze Ancestors
by Elmer A. Houser (1994)
GENERATION 1

James Madison Crews was born on 17 Nov 1758 in Virginia. "He had an older brother, Gideon, born in 1752 and in pension papers filed in 1819, James said that he had a sister born ca 1754 who was "insane". Some of us believe there was also a brother, Caleb. James' parents are unknown, but there is some speculation that his father was a Joseph Crew. However, the available records show land transactions from 1788 to 1792 between James and Gideon and a Walter Crew.  Records of this Walter end in 1792, suggesting that he was an older person and had died. In the author's view, this makes Walter a prime candidate to be James' father. But of course, Walter could have been an uncle or cousin who died young or left the area.  James and his brother, Gideon, enlisted in the Continental Army on 9 May 1776 in Buckingham Co., Virginia. They served for about a year as privates, in Captain Thomas Patterson's Company of the Sixth Virginia Regiment. They then transferred to Colonel Morgan's Virginia Regiment and served about a year and were in the battles of Saratoga, Edge Hill and in many skirmishes. They both later received pensions for their services. Gideon's was pension number S37371 and James' was number S39387, allowed for 4 Jun 1818 in Knox Co. Tennessee.  After the war, James and Gideon lived in Buckingham Co. for another fifteen years. They were taxed on small numbers of houses and cattle. James owned a slave beginning in 1790."  James married Lucinda Hood.  Source: "Our Cruze Ancestors" by Elmer A Houser.  The 10 children of James and Lucinda are:

1 William Crews (Abt. 1785 in Buckingham, VA - Aft. 1770 in Knox, TN)
    Married
Elizabeth Hood
    1. Anne Crews
(1825 - )
    2. Lee Crews
(1825 - )
           (1) John  (2) Robert  (3) Jack  (4) Lee

    3. William Cruze
(Feb 3, 1828 - Sep 30, 1921 in Knox Co., TN)
        Married Lucinda Cummings (1831-1887) on Jan 2, 1848 in Knox Co., TN - 12 children

    4. Lucinda Crews
(Oct 20, 1832 in Knox Co., TN - Jan 24, 1907)
        Married Michael Houser (1833-1863) on Sep 14, 1858 - 3 children

    5. Sarah Crews
(Jan 13, 1836 in Knox Co., TN - Jan 1, 1914 in Knox Co., TN)
        Married Labon Johnson on Sep 18, 1887

    6. Nancy Sue Crews
(Aug 28, 1838 in Knox Co., TN - Oct 30, 1917)
        Married Isaac Houser (1834-1905) on Jan 4, 1872

    7. Susannah Crews
(Jun 12, 1840 in Knox Co., TN - Mar 2, 1924 in Blount Co., TN)
        Married William Marion Lee
2 Ellison Crews (See Below)
3 James T. Crews (1789 in Prince Edward, VA - Feb 23, 1852)
    Married
Lannice Childress on Oct 22, 1816 in Knox, TN
    1. Ellison Crews
(1817 - )
    2. Claiborn Crews
(Feb 11, 1819 - ) Married Elizabeth Leach
    3. Lucinda Crews
(1823 - ) Married James Pryor
    4. John White Crews
(Dec 19, 1824 - ) Married Margaret Brakebill Sherrill
    5. Sarah Ann Crews
(1825 - )
    6. Mary J Crews
(1825 - ) Married George Marcus Gilbreath
    7. James Crews
(1833 - )
    8. Campbell Crews
(1834 - )
    9. Nancy Crews
(1834 - )
  10. Susan Crews
(1836 - )
  11. Amanda Crews
(1841 - )
  12. Eliza A Crews
(1844 - ) Married John Jesse Weaver
4 Elizabeth Crews (1792 in Buckingham, VA - )
    Married
James Kirby on Mar 17, 1808 in Knox, TN
5 John Crews (1793 in Buckingham, VA - Sep 17, 1876 in Vigo County IN)
    Married
Elizabeth R. McCowan on Feb 3, 1825 in Vigo, IN
    1. James H. Crews
(Nov 14, 1825 in Vigo County, IN - )
        Married Mary A Green on Sep 10, 1850 in Jasper Co., IL

    2. Hannah C. Crews
(1829 in Vigo, IN - )
        Married Robert J. Caldwell on Nov. 29, 1854 in Vigo, IN

    3. Asenath Crews
(1832 in Vigo, IN - )
        Married Elias B. Sheets (1820-1882) on Mar 14, 1859 in Vigo, IN

    4. Alexander Crews
(Feb 28, 1834 in Vigo, IN - Nov 29, 1894 in Vigo, IN)
        Married Sarah Ellen Thompson on May 17, 1877 in Terre Haute IN - 8 children

    5. Gideon Crews
(1836 in Vigo, IN - )
    6. Harriett Crews
(Oct 2, 1838 in Vigo, IN - Oct 22, 1919 in Vigo, IN)
        Married George W. "Tom" McCoy on Mar 23, 1865 in Vigo, IN - 4 children

    7. Elizabeth Crews
(Oct 19, 1840 in Vigo, IN - May 27, 1841 in Vigo, IN)
6 Gideon Crews (1794 in Buckingham, VA - aft. 1842)
   
Married
Nancy Johnson on Nov 3, 1825 in Blount, TN
7 Walter Crews (1798  in Knox, TN - 1835)
   
Married
Nancy Walker on Apr 26, 1821 in Knox, TN
    1. Mary E Crews
(1821 - aft 1870)
        Married Stephen Kelley on Oct 15, 1835 in Indiana - 8 children

    2. Nancy Crews
(1824 in TN - )
        Married William Vestal on Sep 21, 1843 in Vigo, IN - 4 children

    3. Lucy Crews
(Dec 27, 1826 - )
    4. Elizabeth Crews
- Married Lewis Baker
    5. Ellen Crews
- Married William Dwyer
8 Nancy Crews (Abt. 1800 in Knox, TN - Aft 1842)
      Married
Robert Bayless
9 Robert Crews (1801 in Knox, TN - Sep 1868 in Knox, TN)
     Married
Mary Ann Burnham on Feb 16, 1823 in Knox, TN
     1. Lavinia Crews
(Oct 28, 1823 - 1896)
         Married Peter Wheeler on Jun 30, 1848 in Knox, TN

     2. Archibald Crews
(Jun 3, 1825 - 1859)
         Married Susannah Baker on Aug 14, 1843 in Knox, TN

     3. Leondas Harvey Crews
(May 1830 - Mar 24, 1910)
         Married Leondas Harvey Crews on Feb 20, 1856 in Knox, TN
              1. Mary Jane Crews - Married Jacob H. Houser

     4. Mary Jane Crews
(Nov 24, 1833 - Nov 13, 1864 in Knox, TN)
         Married John D. "Dutch" Sayne on Dec 29, 1854 in Knox, TN

     5. William R. Cruse
(1836 in Knox, TN - Apr 27, 1865 in Memphis, TN)
         Married Sarah Ann Marine on Sep 20, 1858 in Knox, TN - 3 children

     6. Sarah Ann Crews
(Jan, 1846 in TN - Nov 21, 1917 in Knox, TN)
         Married William C. Mayfield on Sep 12, 1861 in Knox, TN
              1. Robert Brady Mayfield (Apr 1862 in Knoxville, IN - )
                  Married Magnolia Davis (1866-) on Nov 30, 1886 in Knox, TN

     7. George Demarcus Crews
(May 11, 1848 - 1905 in Blount, TN)
         Married Deliala Elizabeth Griffin on Sep 20, 1866 in Knox, TN
10 Archibald B. Crews (Apr 8, 1808 in Knox, TN - Jan 15, 1878 in Knox, TN)
     Married
Margaret J Brown on Feb 8, 1836 in Knox, TN
     1. James C. Crews
(1838 - )
     2. William W. Crews
(Aug 22, 1839 - ) Married Charlotte E. Payne
     3. Rebecca E. Crews
(Oct 19, 1841 - ) Married Andrew W. McMillin
     4. John E. Crews
(May 23, 1845 - ) Married Mary Catherine Slatery
     5. Andrew Jackson Crews
(May 27, 1848 - Apr 21, 1891 in Knox, TN)
         Married Susannah Catherine Houser on Dec 31, 1869 in Knox, TN
              1. Lawrence D. Cruze
              2. Benjamin Cruze

     6. Nancy Juliana Crews
(Jul 8, 1849 - ) Married John M. Payne
     7. Susan C. Crews
(1851 - )
     8. Cynthia Ann Crews
(Dec 30, 1852 - )
         Married John Franklin Cruze on Jul 23, 1876 in Knox, TN
 
GENERATION 2

Ellison Crews, son of James and Lucinda, was born in Knox Co., Tennessee between 1780 and 1790 in Buckingham County, VA.  He was married there to Sarah Gillespie and moved to Vigo Co., Indiana before Aug 8, 1818 where his son James was born. Ellison owned a farm in Vigo Co., Indiana at the time of his death. After Ellison's death Sarah with at least three of her sons per; James, William and Ellison Jr. moved to Monroe Co., Iowa where they are listed in the 1850 U.S. census. Sarah was born in the state of PA. The 12 children of Ellison and Sarah are:
 

1 Lucy Crews (Dec 11, 1809 - Before 1835)
2 Elizabeth Crews (Jan 1, 1811-) Married Lee Ray

     1. William Ray
(1834-) Married Eliza
     2. Alexander M Ray (1835-)
     3. Andrew B Ray (1839-)
     4. Martin C Ray (1842-)
3 Margaret Crews (Aug 24, 1812 -) Married Thomas L Smith
4 Nancy Crews (Mar 23, 1814 - Before 1835)
5 Annie Crews (Oct 22, 1815 - Apr 13, 1891) Married William Henry McBride
William McBride and wife Annie, taken around 1890

     1. Sarah Jane McBride (1839-1909) Married Isaac Elder
     2. Mary Anna McBride (1841-1900) Married Unknown Patterson
     3. Margaret McBride
(1841-) Married Mary Jane Bamford
     4. George W McBride
(1843-1883)
     5. Melissa Eliza McBride
(184701899) Married Robert Franklin Yantis
     6. Mararda McBride
(1849-)
     7. John Anderson McBride
(1851-1913) Married Mary Bayne
     8. William B McBride
(1853-) Married Nancy Catherine Crews
     9. Clara McBride
(1858-1882)

6 Anderson Crews (Feb 26, 1817)
7 James Crews (See Below)
8 Jane Crews (Nov 6, 1820 -)
9 John Crews (Aug 29, 1822 - May 18, 1825) Married Mary Jane Caldwell

     1. George Crews
(1848-1871) Married Emily
     2. Sarah Ann Crews (1849-1935) Married Unknown Bloom
     3. Nancy Catherine Crews (1852-1939) Married William B McBride
     4. Mary E Crews (1854-1871)
     5. William Crews (1854-1917) Married Phrosine Humphrey
     6. David Crews (1858-1907)
     7. Ellison Crews (1860-1907)
     8. Laura Crews (1862-1921) Married John Mark Porter
     9. John E Crews (1865-1935) Married
Evelana Barrett
10 William Crews (Jul 2, 1824 - Sep 25, 1853) Married Nancy McMulin
11 Sarah Crews (May 27, 1826 -)
12 Ellison Crews (Aug 8, 1828 - 1903) Married Mary J. Messinger
 
GENERATION 3

James Crews, son of Ellison and Sarah was born on August 08, 1818 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN.  He was of English descent, a religious man, member of the Christian church. After his father Ellison Crews died in 1835, his mother Sarah and three sons, James, Ellison and William Crews moved to Monroe County, Iowa where they are listed in the 1850 US census. James was married here to Rhoda McMulin, daughter of Joseph McMulin and Mary Young.  All of their children were born in Iowa.  In 1877 the family moved west in a covered wagon, 608 miles, and settled on a school section near Austin, Sumner County, Kansas. James Crews came home ill from work one day. Rhoda helped him to bed and sent for a doctor. He did not regain consciousness and died of a stroke in 1881, age 63 years. James and neighbors laid out the Austin, Kansas cemetery and received burial lots for the work so when he died he had a home to go to.   Source: "Crews Family Records" by James Holloway.  The 9 children of James and Rhoda are:

1 Sarah Crewse (Jan, 1854) Married James Booth.

     1. Ila Booth
     2.
Davis Booth
2 Mary Ann Crewse (Jan 24, 1857 - Apr 10, 1897)  
     Married Abijah Fagg
on Oct, 1878 in Sumner, KS

     1. Emma Jane Fagg
(1885-1951)
               
Married William Monroe Hare
                (1) Dewey Lee Hare (May 11, 1898 - Jun 6, 1948) Married True L
                (2) Katie Hare (1900 - 1922)
                (3) Lola Hare (Jan 10, 1901 - Aug 28, 1924)
                     Married Wiley Austin Creed on Apr 25, 1922 in Wellington, KS
                (4) Robert Theodore Hare (Nov 23, 1903 - Oct 1, 1986)
                     Married Ova Flora Mae Bengs on Jul 30, 1925
                (5) Dollie Louise Hare (Apr 4, 1906 - Oct 15, 1996)
                     Married Wiley Austin Creed
     2. Mary Elizabeth Fagg (1879-1920)
                Married Francis Abraham Doramus on Dec 11, 1901 in Sedan, KS
                (1) Nettie Olive Doramus (May 22, 1902 - Jan 22, 1954)
                     Married James Bryon Peirsol on Jun 1, 1921
                (2) Annie Doramus (Abt, 1904 - Abt. 1904)
                (3) William A. Doramus (Feb 28, 1905 - Jun 16, 1985)
                     Married Lois Susie Cruzan on Mar 16, 1927
                (4) Velda Lee Doramus (1907 - 1907)
                (5) Mon Morrow Doramus (Mar 20, 1909 - 1968)
                     Married Edna McKague on Sep, 1933
                (6) Dollie Eva Doramus (Aug 29, 1912 - May 30, 1986)
                     Married Lei Murphey on Mar 19, 1932
                (7) Dewnis Milton Doramus (Jul 14, 1914 - )
                     Married Ella Irene Richardson Jones
                (8) Frances O'dell Doramus (Apr 28, 1916 - )
                     Married Rollie Elmer Wood
                (9) Elmer Harold Doramus (Jan 24, 1919 - Jun 9, 1974)
                      Married Beulah
              (10) Abijah Richard Doramus (Jan 9, 1921 - Jan 5, 1971)
                     Married Illa Serena Oney on Aug 6, 1942
              (11) Lydia Jane Doramus (1923 - )
              (12) George Leroy Doramus (Jun 11, 1924 - Oct 24, 1947)
                    
Married Opal M. Ode in 1947
              (13) Abijah Richard Doramus (Jan 9, 1921 - Jan 5, 1971)
                     Married Illa Serena Oney on Aug 6, 1942
              (14) Mary Louise Doramus (Jun 11, 1926 - )
                     Married Elven Charles Oney on Dec 1, 1942
              (15) Doris Mae Doramus (Jan 26, 1929 - )
                     Married Stanley Boyd Case on Sep 2, 1948
     3. Lydia Olive Fagg (1889-1952)
                Married Arthur Sherman Stewart on Aug 3, 1906 in Wellington, KS
                (1) Wanda A Stewart (Jan 12, 1907 - Mar 2, 1907)
                (2) Zelan Betty Stewart (Jan 21, 1908 - Jun 29, 1983)
                     Married Arly Bradly in 1925
                (3) Susie Flo Stewart (Dec 27, 1911 - )
                     Married James Paul Byrum on Aug 23, 1930
                (4) Erma Nevada Stewart (Aug 30, 1913 - Nov 18, 1943)
                     Married Reamey Carpenter in 1931
                (5) Artie Norma Stewart (Apr 2, 1916 - )
3 James Ellison Crewse (Jul 25, 1858 - Dec 26, 1915) Married Elizabeth Hare

     1. Louis Crewse
(Jan 14, 1891-Dec 26, 1892)
4 John Ezra Crewse (Jul 25, 1858 - Dec 24, 1933) 
       Married Charlotte Pierson on Nov 1, 1882 in Ottumwa, IA

     1. James Crewse
(Died in infancy)
     2. William Crewse
(Died in infancy)
     3. George Crewse
(Died in infancy)
     4. Lewis Crewse
(Died in infancy)
     5. Charles Crewse
(Died in infancy)
     6. Florence Mable Crewse
(1893-1974)
              
Married Cyrus Oren Troxel on Jun 7, 1914
              
(1) John Harold Troxel (Dec 21, 1914 - Jul 7, 2004)
                    Married Frances Mae Helms on Sep 26, 1937
     7. Sarah Jane Crewse
(1899-1959) Married David Wilson Howard
               (1) Karrel Edwin Howard
               (2) Vurlie Charlotte Howard
- married Lester Levin
                         Drake Maxwell Levin (Aug 17, 1946 - Jul 4, 2009)

                         guitarist with the band "Paul Revere and the Raiders"

               (3) Albert Truman Howard (Oct 3, 1924 - Jun 24, 1940)
               (4) Ralph Russell Howard
     8. Jerry Ellison Crews
(1902-1952) Married Emalee Ellen Doramus on Oct 14, 1928
               (1) Charlottte Mae Crews
               (2) Florence Elizabeth Crews
               (3) John Laroy Crews
               (4) Jeraldine Ellen Crews (Jun 5, 1939 - Aug 31, 1980)
     9. Mary Crewse (1906-)
5 Nancy Emily Crewse (See Below)
6 George Marion Crewse (Nov 7, 1862 - May 27, 1911)
     
Married Emily Mae Doramus (1868-1959) on Jan 31, 1893 in Matfield Green, KS

     1. Rhoda Ellen Crewse
(Dec 14, 1893 - Mar 1, 1979)
         Married William Shadrick Burden on Dec 22, 1912
               Cecil, Eva, Esther, Ruth, Thelma, Mary, Marjorie, Floyd, Robert
               Lester, Cleo, Maudie, Verlyn, Dean, Boy, Kenneth
     2. Mary Anna Crewse
(Mar 7, 1896 - May 27, 1972)
         Married Walter Leroy Burden on Jan 17, 1915
     3. John Lewis Crewse
(Aug 1897 - Jan 31, 1898)
     4. James Henry Crewse
(Jan 22, 1898 - Dec 13, 1965)
         Married Vivian Ethel Holloway abt. 1936
     5. Ellison Crewse
(Mar 3, 1899 - )
     6. Elizabeth Rilla Crewse
(Jun 23, 1901 - Oct 23, 1983)
         Married William Alexander Headley
     7. Peter Ellison Crewse
(Mar 9, 1905 - May 6, 1987)
     8. Ernest Crewse
(Aug 7 1906 - )
     9. George Jesse Crewse
(Apr 15, 1909 - Mar 23, 1925)
7 Lydia Arilla Crewse (Jan 24, 1865 - Jun 1, 1954)
     
Married Lewis Irwin Snyder (1863-1910)

     1. Kathryn Mary Snyder
(May 1, 1884 -Jul 17, 1968)
             
Married Theodore H Westbrook in 1905
              (1) Lewis Eugene Westbrook (Jul 30, 1921 - May 4, 2000)
                   Married Ruth Emma Badgley on Jan 14, 1945
              (2) Mary Arilla Westbrook (May 1, 1924 - Jul 27, 2011) Married Earl Hill
     2. George Cecil Snyder
(Aug 19, 1892 - )
    
3. Sherman Lewis Snyder
(Apr 24, 1898 - Nov, 1981)
        
Married Marjorie L Thompson
              (1) George R. Snyder (Aug 9, 1927 - Sep 16, 1983)
                   Married Mary Adair Carmichael
    
4. Richard Ivin Paul Snyder (Jan 13, 1902 - Feb 9, 1982)
8 Rhoda Jane Crewse (Nov 16, 1867 - 1956)
    
Married William Sherman Tecumseh Griswold (1865-1943) on Oct 6, 1892.

"Rhoda Jane Jennie Crewse Griswold about the time of marriage"
Picture courtesy of Angela Loy

     1. James Levi Griswold (Jul 6, 1893 - Jan 8, 1974) Married Bonnie Nelson on Oct 16, 1915
     2. Esther Ellen Griswold
(Jun 24, 1898 - Apr 9, 1981) Married Harry Clifford Loy on Jun 18, 1924
          
   (1) Harry Griswold Loy (Sep 27, 1925 - Jan 2, 1910)
    
3. Betty Rhoda Charlotte Griswold 
(Nov 1, 1902 - Jan 10, 1984) Married
Earnest E Offen

#1 = Betty Griswold
#2 = Esther Griswold
#3 = George Snyder
#4 = Sherman Snyder
#5 = James Levi Griswold (centered)
#6 = Richard Snyder (Dick)
Picture courtesy of Angela Loy

9 Dollie Ellen Crewse (Sep 25, 1870 - Feb 10, 1958)  
       
Married James Irwin Holloway on Feb 29, 1888 in Morton Co., KS

     1. Jennie Rhoda Holloway
(Dec 20, 1888 - 1918) Married Lenard Newton Butcher on Mar 6, 1913
          
    (1) Mildred Marian Dessie Butcher (Dec 20, 1913 - Mar 15, 1971) Married George Reed
               (2) Myrtle Olive Butcher (Jan 5, 1915 - ) Married Howard Henry Cope in July 1939
               (3) Emory Cecil Butcher (May 30, 1916 - Jul 2, 2001) Married Lillian Shelton on Feb 11, 1944
               (4) Anna Mae Butcher (Sep 18, 1917 - Mar 10, 1919)
     2. Ellison Edward Holloway
(Sep 3, 1890 - Jan 5, 1977) Married Dora Alice Clinton on Jan 1, 1914
          
    (1) Irvin Lynn Holloway (Oct 7, 1914 - Sep 1981) Married Verna Fuller on Aug 3, 1935
               (2) Paul Clinton Holloway (Jan 12, 1917 - Dec 24, 2011) Married Clarabelle Jones on May 8, 1937
               (3) Edward Everett Holloway (Sep 8, 1921 - Jul 1981) Married Esther Boyd on Nov 6, 1941
               (4) George Holloway (Mar 20, 1924 - 1925)
               (5) Imogene Jean Holloway (Sep 20, 1926 - ) Married Lloyd Charles Matthews on Aug 3, 1942
               (6) Mary Alice Holloway (May 14, 1931 - Apr 10, 1993) Married Harold Duane Edwards on Jan 2, 1950
               (7) Charlotte Juanita Holloway
     3. John Ray Holloway (Mar 12, 1892 - Dec 21, 1978) Married Nellie Alpha Clark on Dec 21, 1913
               (1) Dorothy Lucille Holloway (Dec 13, 1914 - Nov 21, 2003) Married Van Richard Webb on Sep 13, 1935
               (2) James Lafayette Holloway (Jul 8, 1918 - Feb 3, 2013) Married Genevive Alma Scurini on Aug 26, 1946
                          Author of the book "Crews(e) Family Record"
               (3) Lewis Raymond Holloway (May 4, 1920 - Apr 21, 1980) Married Livia Teresa Scurini
               (4) Triplet Girls Hollway (May 28, 1924 - May 28, 1924) - Premature birth
               (5) Nellie Florine Holloway
               (6) Harvey Leigh Holloway
     4. Marion Abijah Holloway (Nov 15, 1894 - Mar 12, 1969) Married Ila Smith on Aug 6, 1925
          
    (1) Marjorie Esther Holloway (Nov 17, 1926 - Aug 17, 1990) Married Oren Lee McDonald on May 19, 1946
               (2) Phyllis Lorene Holloway (Dec 13, 1928 - Feb 21, 1994) Married Harian Heckman Blough on Aug 15, 1948
               (3) Sharon May Holloway
     5. Ila May Holloway (Sep 9, 1896 - Jun, 1918) Married Ira Krill on Nov 7, 1917
    
6. Lula Belle Holloway
(Aug 28, 1898 - ) Married Lester F Slack on Nov 7, 1917
               (1) Robert William Slack (Feb 21, 1921 - Abt 1944) Married Betsy on Jul 6, 1941
               (2) Donald Eugene Slack (Nov 29, 1926 - Abt. 1946)
     7. Floyd William Holloway (May 8, 1900 - Jul 16, 1967) Married Thelma Lohr on Sep 23, 1923
               (1) Ila Holloway (Jun 16, 1924 - Dec 23, 1984) Married Thomas William Cloughton on Apr 27, 1943
               (2) Dollie Mae Holloway
               (3) William Francis Holloway (Jan 25, 1930 - Oct 8, 1987) Married Joanne H Meyer on Oct 22, 1955
               (4) Dale Eugene Holloway
     8. George Lewis Holloway (May 15, 1902 - Dec 8, 1962) Married Lelia B Thomas on May 9, 1939
               (1) Lewis James Holloway
     9. Vivian Ethel Holloway (Oct 10, 1904 - Jun 3, 1943) Married Ernest Durfee on Oct 19, 1925
          
    (1) Beryl Elaine Durfee (Jun 2, 1926 - Abt 1997)
               (2) June Lanita Durfee
   10. Earl Robert Holloway (Feb 2, 1907 - Dec 2, 1986) Married Ruby Louise Cope on Dec 2, 1930
          
    (1) Robert Wayne Holloway
               (2) Betty Lee Holloway
   11. Dollie Marie Holloway (Sep 1, 1909 - Jul 22, 1987) Married Wilbur Larison on Oct 24, 1927
               (1) Marion Fern Larison
               (2) George Wilbur Larison
               (3) Donna Marie Larison


Sisters Lydia, Rhoda and Dollie, taken in the 1950's.


Rhoda and 4 daughters, taken around 1910

GENERATION 4

Nancy Emily Crewse, daughter of James and Rhoda was born on December 02, 1860 in heads/nancyc.gif (3497 bytes)Lucas County, Iowa.  She married William Frank Marshall before 1880.  William is the son of Thomas Marshall and Rhoda Furnas.  Nancy and William had 9 children.   They settled in Wellington, Kansas.  In 1900 they moved to Eugene, Oregon where their 2 youngest children were born.  She died on August 25, 1936 after falling down the cellar stairs and fracturing her scull in Umapine, Oregon where she was living with her son, Frank Marshall.  I descend from their son William Edward Marshall who married Irene Schwiening.

 

Migration pattern of my Crews family
VA -- TN -- IN  -- IA

  

Surnames that married into my Crews family
GILLESPIE HOOD
MCMULIN MARSHALL

 

Special Documents
Here is the last will and testament of James Crews.

 

Crews information on the internet
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Books
Crews(e) Family Record by James L. Holloway  (1988)

350 page book consisting mostly of the descendants of James Crews and Rhoda McMullen.   James is the grandson of James Crews and Lucinda Hood and son of Ellison Crews and Sarah Gillespie.  This book has many articles and documents related to the authors direct line.  It also goes into some of the early Crews history of James and Gideon.   If you descend from Ellison Crews, this book provides a great deal of information.   Note - this book is not available from any known source and is hard to get.

Our Cruze Ancestors by Elmer A. Houser (1994)

46 page book detailing the early Crews families.  Mostly covers the family of William Crews, the eldest son of James and Lucinda who married Lucy Childress and Elizabeth Hood.   This is the author's direct line.  If you descend from James and Lucinda, this book is worth a look.  Some libraries may have this book, and it also may be available by writing to Elmer Houser.


My Descent From The Crews Line

Generation Father Mother
9 Walter Crews (1730-)  
8 James Madison Crews (1758-1841) Lucinda Hood (1759-1838)
7 Ellison Crews (1780-1835) Sarah Gillespie (1787-)
6 James Crews (1818-1881) Rhoda McMulin (1833-1913)
5 Nancy Emily Crewse (1860-1936) Rhoda Furnas (1824-1906)
4 William Frank Marshall (1845-1909) Nancy Emily Crewse (1860-1936)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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