|1. ||Abigail Hannah CRAPO was born 1777, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (daughter of Elnathan CRAPO and Else STRANGE). |
Abigail married Benjamin HEAD 03 Apr 1796, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Benjamin was born 27 Mar 1771, Little Compton, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]
- Hannah HEAD was born 04 Jan 1799.
- Palmer HEAD was born 11 Feb 1797.
|3. ||Else STRANGE was born 1747. |
- Also Known As: Alice
- Fact: Daughter of Lot Smith and Hannah Hathaway
- Fact: Was married first to ? Strange
- Name: Elsie Smith
- Seth CRAPO was born 1769.
- Hannah CRAPO was born 1774, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Lot B. CRAPO was born 1778.
- 1. Abigail Hannah CRAPO was born 1777, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Drusilla CRAPO was born Abt 1782, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 10 Mar 1794, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Abraham CRAPO was born 1771, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Paul CRAPO was born 1772, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
|4. ||John CRAPO was born 22 Feb 1711, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts (son of Peter CRAPO and Penelope WHITE); died 22 May 1779, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was buried , First Parish Cemetery, Rochester, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts. |
- Death: Aft 16 May 1783, Rochester, Mass.
Excerpt from Certain Comeoverers: He was born in 1711. In 1734 he married Sarah Clark, the daughter of a neighbor. In 1739 his father Peter conveyed to him twenty acres "by the orchard of Joseph Ashley" near Peter's Sniptuit holdings. It was here perhaps that he lived. In 1743 his father deeded to him additional land. In 1744 he purchased a large tract in the "gore." The consideration was L150. He is described in this deed as a "husbandman". I am of the impression that I somewhere found him described as a "blacksmith, " but I am unable to verify the statement. In 1762 he and his brothers, Peter and Hezekiah, made a partition of the land which they received as residuary legatees under their father's will, and to John was given the land which the first Peter purchased of Ebenezer Lewis not far from the Pond. There are several other records of land transfers to and from him. He was living as late as 1779 when he conveyed most of his lands to his son John, junior, having doubtless given his other sons their shares by helping them establish the lumber business in Freetown. His son Peter, of whom more anon, was the father of Jesse Crapo.
John married Sarah CLARK 07 Nov 1734, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of John CLARK and Mary TOBEY) was born 18 Mar 1714, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 24 Dec 1776, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was buried , First Parish Cemetery, Rochester, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]
|5. ||Sarah CLARK was born 18 Mar 1714, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (daughter of John CLARK and Mary TOBEY); died 24 Dec 1776, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was buried , First Parish Cemetery, Rochester, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts. |
- Joshua CRAPO was born 28 Jun 1746, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 10 Jun 1834, New Portland, Somerset Co., Maine; was buried , Chesterville Hill Cemetery, Chesterville, Franklin Co., Maine.
- Jean CRAPO was born 14 May 1750, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 1828.
- Rest CRAPO was born 11 Jan 1753, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 07 Apr 1834, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.
- John CRAPO was born 09 Jan 1758, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; was christened 04 Jun 1758, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 12 Nov 1831, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
- Peter CRAPO was born 04 Dec 1743, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 03 Mar 1822, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts; was buried , Crapo Cemetery, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.
- John CRAPO was born 26 Feb 1739, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 03 Apr 1740, Rochester, Plymouth County, Masssachusetts.
- Sarah CRAPO was born 01 Feb 1740, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 1800.
- Arista CRAPO was born 07 Dec 1748, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 07 Mar 1749, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
- 2. Elnathan CRAPO was born 10 Oct 1737, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 1800.
- Mary CRAPO was born 17 Mar 1755, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 1817.
- Consider CRAPO was born 25 Aug 1735, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 13 Oct 1815, Savoy, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
|8. ||Peter CRAPO was born 1670, Bordeaux, France (son of Nicholas CRAPEAU); died Between 20 Feb and 01 May 1756, Will Proved, Rochester, Plymouth, Mass.. |
- AFN: B68C-GH
- Also Known As: Pierre
- Birth: Abt 1668, Isle d'Elvire, France
- Birth: 1677, Bordeaux, France
According to "Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. 13 - William White": Tradition says that as a lad Peter was shipwrecked on Cape Cod about 1680 and given the name of Pierre Crapeau. He lived with Francis Coombs in Middleboro.
Excerpt from "Certain Comeoverers": "The tradition which your great grandfather Henry Howland Crapo preserved of his great great grandfather Peter the First was taht as a young lad, the only survivor of a French vessel from Bordeaux, he was cast ashore somewhere on the coast of Cape Cod. Subsequently, very likely through the action of the public authorities, since he was clearly a public charge, he was "put out" to one Francis Cooms, who brought him up. This tradition is corroborated from an independent source. Judge Coombs, the cashier of the Bedford Bank, and the grandfather of George Coombs, a schoolmate of mine) was familiar with a tradition of his family that they took in a little French boy, called him Crapaud, cared for him and reared him.
Another similar tradition preserved by Philip M. Crapo of Burlington, Iowa, who derived it from the Albany Crapos, who in turn derived it from Philip Crapo, a distinguished lawyer of Providence in the last century, was to the effect that the boy Piere was left with Francis Coombs by his brother, the commander of a French man-of-war wrecked on the coast of Cape. Cold. the brother (he is called Nicholas in this tradition) promised that when he returned to france he would send for the lad. He was never more heard from.
Similar traditions varying in detail have been preserved in several Crapo families in Dartmouth and Rochester. They all agree in making our common ancestor a young boy, French by nationality, and the survivor of a wreck. In several of these traditions a brother appears, sometimes as Nicholas and sometimes as Francis. If there was, indeed, such a brother, he must have died or disappeared, because all the known Crapos were easily traced back to our Pierre. It is fair to assume that the date of the wreck was not long before 1680. It would be interesting to try to discover by the shipping records whether any merchant vessell bound for some port in America c;eared from Bordeaux about that time was never more heard from. It would seem that the loss of a French man-of-war in those days might possibly be traced in the archives of the naval history of France. It is not inconceivable that should you devote the time and labor to look into the matter yhou migth discover what your name really is, and who were the people that little cast-away boy called father and mother.
Sarah Tappan Crapo always pretended to claim that Pierre was the "lost Dauphin" and consequently that she was rightfully Queen of France. Chronology sufficiently disposes of this fantasy. The poor little fellow known as the "lost Dauphin" was Louis XVII of France, a son of Marie Antoinette, born in 1785 and died (probably) in 1795 in the prison from which his father and mother were taken to the guillotine. Sa Vie, son Agonie, sa Mort (M.A. de Beauchesne, 1853) tells the story of this unfortunate little prince which is even more thrilling that the somewhat similar history of the two princes in the Tower of London. No less than twenty persons claimed aafterwards to be the lost Dauphin, tailors, shoemakers, a Jewish music teacher of London, and most distinguished of all, the Rev. Eleazer Williams, a issionary to the Oneidas, who lived in Hogans burg, New York, and who cut a great figure in Paris for a time with his pretensions. It is fortunate that we are not of these.
A much more probable theory has been advanced by those learned in such matters that our cast-away was from one of the numerous bands of Huguenots who fled to New England at the end of the Seventeenth century. The tradition that he came from Bordeaux is partially corroborative evidence. It was at Bordeaux that Richelieu encountered the most stubborn revolt of heretics that vexed his wondrous reign. The Rounsevells and the Demoranvilles and the Volottes, all well known Rochester and Freetown families, are currently supposed to have been of Huguenot origin. That Pierre Crapaud, who ws subsequently closely connected with several of these families through the marriages of his children, may have originally been in some way associated with the Huguenot refugees is not improbable. Mr. William T. Davis, the historian of Plymouth, some years ago suggested to me that Pierre may possible have been on that somewhat famous ship wrecked on the coast of Cape Cod in 1694, on which Francis le Baron, the "nameless nobleman," was either a passenger or an officer. The tradition of Pierre's somewhat dramatic entrance on the scene by means of a wwreck would make this plausible, yet I am inclined to think that if he was "a boy" when he was cast ashore 1694 is rather too late a date for his advent. Moreover this explanation of Pierre's arrival would preclude his association with Francis Coombs, as to which the tradition is quite as persistent as that he was French, a boy, and the survivor of a wreck.
After all it matters not so much whether this little chap was a son of a smug bourgeois of Bordeaux, the brother of an aristocratic commander of a french man-of-war, the persecuted companion of a nameless nobleman, or, even, by the grace of God eldest son of the King of France, Dauphin of Viennois,--as it does matter that he was a sturdy, thrifty pioneer of New England who "made good".
Frances Coombs was a son of "Mr. John Combe," a Frenchman, who appeared in Plymouth prior to 1630 and died prior to 1648. He married, 1630, Sarah Priest, daughter of Degory Priest. Her mother was a sister of Asaac Allerton of the Mayflower and had first married John Vincent. Degory Priest, her second husband, died in Keyden and just before crossing in the Ann in 1623 his widow married Cuthbert Cuthbertson. Mr. Cuthbertson and his wife brought with them a boy, Samuel, and two little girls, the children of Mrs. Cuthbertson and her husband Degory Priest. The children are afterwards erroneously described in the Plymouth records as the children of Cuthbert Cuthbertson. One of these daughters of Degory Priest married Phineas Pratt and the other, Sarah, married "Mr. John Combe.: John Combe, whose name soon became corrupted to Coombs, acquired some little property in Plymouth and is mentioned on the records in connection with land grants and minor municipal employments. He died prior to 1648 at which time his wife went back to the old country, deserting her children, who came under the faithful care of William Spooner, an ancestor of yours, whom John Coombs had indentured when he was a destitute young lad. One os these children was Francis, who took a somewhat prominent part in the affairs of Plymouth, acting as officer in various town matters, and being closely associated with Thomas Prence in several real estate deals, amoun which was the purchase of "Namassakett," later known as Middlebury and still later as Middleboro. In 1667 Francis Coombs was living in Plymouth but probably removed to Middleboro soon after its purchase. He was a selectman of "Middlebury" in 1674 and 1675. In 1675 he was associated with Lieutenant Morton in settling the estate of Governor Prence. He was one of a committee of two who distributed in Middleboro the funds sent by devout Christians in Ireland to alleviate the distress caused by King Philip's War. In 1678 he petitioned the court at Plymouth for a minister to be estqablished at "Middlebury," and the same year he was licensed by the Court "to keep an ordinary." This ordinary was probably situated at the "Green," some miles north of the present main village, and for a century and a half it continued to dispense hospitality to travellers. It was to this public house that little Pierre Crapaud went under indenture to Francis Coombs about 1680. How old he was at that time we cannot know. The traditions from various scources unite in disignating him as a mere boy. In 1682 Francis Coombs died. The ordinary was carried on by his widow, who received a license therefor in 1684. Francis Coombs had first married Deborah MOrton, and by her had several daaughters, but no son. His second wife and widow was Mary Barker Pratt, a daughter of Samuel Pratt, his cousin. Soon after 1684 Mary Barker Pratt Coombs married David Wood of Middleboro and continued for a time, at least, to carry on the ordinary. Whether "Anthony" Coombs, who may have been a brother of Francis Coombs, was ever associated in the management of this inn I have not been able to ascertain. There seems to be some trafition to that effect. Some seventy-five years ago this same tavern was still in existence, kept by one Abner Barrows and a portion of the building at that time was thought to be a part of the "old Coombs ordinary." It was here doubtless that Pierre Crapaud grew up, working as chore-boy and assistant.
In the name of God Amen---this 20th day of February A.D. 1756 I Peter Crapo of Rochester in the County of Plimouth Yeoman do make this my Last Will and Testament first I Recommend my Soul to God who Gave it, & my body to the Ground to be buried in decent Christian Buriall @ the discretion of my Esecr. wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form. Imprs. I give and Bequeath to my Loving wife Ann Crapo all the Household Goods and Stuf She brought to me @ time of Marriage, and also I give her a Sutable maintenance both in Sickness and in helth to be Provided for her by my three Sons hereafter Enjoyned to the Same and said Meantenance and Support to be what may be for her Comfortable Subsistance in every Respect according to her age & Quality.
Item -- I, Give to my son Frances Crapo and to his Heirs and assigns forever, the Dwelling House and Land he now lives on being in Rochester aforesd, Being all my Lnads on the Easterly Side the Ditch or Brook runing out of the South West corner Sniptuit Pond having sd. Pond on the north, Nicholas and Seth Crapo's Land on the South, the Long Pond So called, and other mens Land on the East Together with my Tow Islands in said Sniptuit pond, he paying so much of the Bond I have on him to four of my Daughters Hereafter named as I shall assign within twelve Months after my decease.
Item--I Give to my Three Sons Peter, Crapo, Junr., John Crapo and Hezekiah Crapo, and to their Heirs and assigns forever in Equall Shares all my other Estate both Real and Personall not before Disposed off, in this my will nor by Deeds Excepting the Bond abovesaid on my son Francis, they Paying my Just Debts and Funerall charges, and Providing for their said Hond. Mother, in Law my Wido, as abaove Expressed, and after my decease Deliver to her the Household Goods and Stuf She brought to me @ time of Marrage.
Item --- I Give to my son Nicholas Crapo five Shillings Money and that with what I have already given him, to be his proportion of my Estate.
Item--- I Give to my four Daughters, vix. Susannah Samoranvill, Mary Spooner, Elizabeth Luke, and Revecca Mathews Twenty Dollars to each of them, to be paid them by my said son Francis Six months after my decease, and it is to be in full discharge of the Bond aforesaid, and if either of my said four Daughters shall dye before payment then to be Payd to their Heirs---
Furthermore it is my Will That what I have herein given my Son John Crapoo, is to be accouanted in full Discharge of any and all demands he may make on my Estate for anything contracted before the Date hereof. Finally I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Son Hezekiah Crapoo Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament and I do hereby Revoke and Disanull all former Wills by me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this and no Other to be my Last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and Year first above writen.
Peter Crapoo (Seal)
Peter married Penelope WHITE 31 May 1704, Rochester, Plymouth, Mass.. Penelope (daughter of Samuel WHITE and Rebecca GREEN) was born 12 Mar 1687, Rochester, Massachusetts, Plymouth, County; died 23 Nov 1738, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]
|9. ||Penelope WHITE was born 12 Mar 1687, Rochester, Massachusetts, Plymouth, County (daughter of Samuel WHITE and Rebecca GREEN); died 23 Nov 1738, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Massachusetts. |
- AFN: 9KBT-PK
- AFN: HMV8-BB
- Burial: , , Ma
- Birth: 12 Mar 1681, Rochester, Plymouth, Mass.
- Francis CRAPO was born 14 Oct 1705, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was christened 1705, , Mass; died 11 Apr 1794.
- Susanna CRAPO was born 05 Nov 1707, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was christened 1707, , Mass; died Aft 28 Dec 1757.
- Peter CRAPO was born 20 Nov 1709, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was christened 1709, , Mass; died Aft 04 Nov 1762.
- 4. John CRAPO was born 22 Feb 1711, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ; died 22 May 1779, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was buried , First Parish Cemetery, Rochester, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
- Mary CRAPO was born 27 Sep 1713, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was christened 1713, , Mass; died 28 Dec 1757, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Elizabeth CRAPO was born 1715, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 02 Mar 1759, Dutchess Co., New York.
- Rebecca CRAPO was born 22 Mar 1717, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 30 Jan 1791, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Hezekiah CRAPO was born 12 Mar 1719, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 11 Mar 1795, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Nicholas CRAPO was born 15 Dec 1721, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 03 Oct 1793, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Seth CRAPO was born 19 May 1723, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; died Bef 10 Nov 1810, Ballston, Saratoga, New York, USA.
|10. ||John CLARK was born 07 Oct 1685, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts (son of John CLARKE and Mary WALKER); died 1760, Rochester, Plymouth, Ma. |
John married Mary TOBEY 02 Nov 1709, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Mary (daughter of John TOBEY and Jane ?) was born 16 Mar 1684, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1760, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachussetts. [Group Sheet]
|11. ||Mary TOBEY was born 16 Mar 1684, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of John TOBEY and Jane ?); died 1760, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachussetts. |
- Ebenezer CLARK was born 18 Oct 1710, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died , Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- Mary CLARK was born 30 Oct 1723, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- 5. Sarah CLARK was born 18 Mar 1714, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 24 Dec 1776, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was buried , First Parish Cemetery, Rochester, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
- Mary CLARK was born 08 Oct 1728, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- Jean Jane CLARK was born 19 Oct 1712, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 16 Apr 1760, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- William CLARK was born 11 Nov 1717, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 1755, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- Mary CLARK was born 18 Mar 1715, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died , Rochester, Plymouth, Massachussetts.