Martha C. CRAPO

Female 1852 - 1912  (60 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Martha C. CRAPO was born 28 Mar 1852, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan (daughter of David CRAPO and Mercy E. SOULE); died 22 Oct 1912, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1860, Living with parents in Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan
    • Census: 1870, Living with husband in parents in Odessa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Census: 1880, Living with husband in Odessa, ionia Co., Michigan
    • Census: 1900, Living with husband in Sunfield, Eaton Co., Michigan

    Martha married Henry VAN HOUTEN 20 Jan 1870, Woodland, Michigan. Henry was born 26 Jan 1847, Salem, Michigan; died 3 Feb 1920, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Stanley C. VAN HOUTEN was born 15 Aug 1871, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; died 16 Mar 1953; was buried , Fairplains Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan.
    2. Mamie VAN HOUTEN was born 1874, Odessa, Ionia Co., Michigan; died 1877, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    3. Harry VAN HOUTEN was born 1873, Odessa, Ionia Co., Michigan; died 2 May 1896; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    4. Mary VAN HOUTEN was born Abt 1877, Michigan.
    5. Edna May VAN HOUTEN was born 21 Mar 1883, Odessa, Ionia Co., Michigan; died 1920; was buried , Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Ingham Co. Michigan.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  David CRAPODavid CRAPO was born 16 Sep 1808, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts (son of Jesse CRAPO and Phoebe HOWLAND); died 01 Jan 1879, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan
    • Census: 1860, Living in Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan
    • Census: 1870, Living in Odessa, Ionia Co., Michigan

    David married Mercy E. SOULE 09 Oct 1831, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Mercy was born 07 Mar 1812, Westport, Massachusetts; died 06 Aug 1886, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mercy E. SOULEMercy E. SOULE was born 07 Mar 1812, Westport, Massachusetts; died 06 Aug 1886, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Marcia Sowle
    • Fact: Daughter of John H. Soule and Sophia Gray
    • Census: 1860, Living with husband in Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan
    • Census: 1870, Living with husband in Odessa, Ionia Co., Michigan
    • Death: 03 Mar 1886, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan

    Children:
    1. Sophia S. CRAPO was born 25 May 1834, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 26 Mar 1909; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    2. Anna M. CRAPO was born 23 May 1835, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 07 Jun 1863, Sebawa, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    3. Hannah A. CRAPO was born 14 Nov 1836, Bloomville, Seneca County, Ohio; died 15 Jan 1893, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    4. Jane Warren CRAPO was born 28 Dec 1839, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 13 Jul 1901, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    5. Mary Abbey CRAPO was born 04 May 1842, Bloomville, Seneca County, Ohio; died 18 Sep 1868, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    6. Jesse I. CRAPO was born 19 Apr 1844, Bloomville, Seneca County, Ohio; died 10 Jun 1863, Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia; was buried , Seven Pines National Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia.
    7. Egara C. CRAPO was born 14 Aug 1846, Bloomville, Seneca County, Ohio; died 1926, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    8. Thomas H. CRAPO was born 8 Oct 1846, Bloomville, Seneca County, Ohio; died 19 Dec 1918, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    9. Alma E. CRAPO was born 30 Jun 1850, Bloomville, Seneca County, Ohio; died 19 Aug 1928, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    10. 1. Martha C. CRAPO was born 28 Mar 1852, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; died 22 Oct 1912, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jesse CRAPO was born 22 May 1781, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (son of Peter CRAPO and Sarah WASTE); died 11 Jan 1831, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1820, Dartsmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Excerpt from "Certain Comeoverers"; In 1798, Peter Crapo purchased from Thomas Russell a farm of ninety acres extending from Buzzard's Bay westerly to the Bakertown Road half way between the road from Smith's Neck to Russell's Mills and Macomber's Corner, near the "Gulf Road." It may be that Jesse was sent by his father to cut the hay off the salt meadows and perhaps he boarded with Henry Howland. If so he must have found the accommodations somewhat limited in a little farm house with fifteen children more or less. However it happened, he picked out Phebe Howland as his helpmeet, and she proved, in deed, his better half.
    After they were married they lived for a time with Jesse's father, Peter Crapo, in Freetown near the Dartmouth line, or in Dartmouth near the Freetown line, I know not which. It was there that your great grandfather Henry Howland Crapo was born, May 24, 1804. Evidently the plan arranged for the newly married pair was that they should acquire a farm on the Rockadunda Road not far from the bride's birthplace. Soon after the marriage the work on the new home must have commenced. It was very soon after 1804 that Jesse Crapo and his wife with their little son Henry Howland moved into the new house. The deed of the property from Barnabas and William Sherman to Peter Crapo was given in 1807, and not recorded until 1826. Perhaps Jesse Crapo with the aid of his father and his brothers and sisters did not finally pay for his property until 1807. It seems clear, however, that he was living on the Rockadunda farm soon after 1804. In 1822, he purchased of Silas Kirby five acres adjoining. In 1830, he purchased of Reuben Kelley seven acres adjoining. He also owned the "Barbary Mash" purchased of Barbary Russell, and an undivided fourth part of the marsh at the "Great Meadows" which his father had left to him and his brothers Charles, Reuben, and Abiel.
    Jesse Crapo was a kindly, lovable man, whose gentle nature and recognized rectitude led him to be chosen on several occasions as an arbitrator in the disputes of the neighborhood. In him the restless ambition which distinguished his father and his great grandfather lay dormant, in order, perhaps, that he might transmit it in redoubled intensity to his eldest son. It is characteristic of him that he should have been a private in the militia company of which his son, who had not reached his majority, was the Captain. Hard, unremitting labor brought from the farm a mere subsistence. He would not, indeed, have been called poor as Dartmouth farmers went. It was a good sized farm with considerable land in tillage. He had stock, and doubtless a horse and chaise. The farm buildings were substantial. The dwelling house unusually ample and comfortable for its day. Yet surplus money and the opportunities and luxuries which money may bring were never within his achievement. He died January 11, 1831, in the fiftieth year of his age. Just before he passed away he asked to have your grandfather, William Wallace Crapo, who was a baby of eight months, placed on his bed beside him.

    Jesse married Phoebe HOWLAND Between 23 Apr and 10 Jul 1803. Phoebe (daughter of Henry HOWLAND and Rhoda CHASE) was born 29 Mar 1785, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 22 Dec 1870, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Phoebe HOWLAND was born 29 Mar 1785, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts (daughter of Henry HOWLAND and Rhoda CHASE); died 22 Dec 1870, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Henry Howland CRAPO was born 24 May 1804, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 23 Jul 1869, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan; was buried , Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan.
    2. 2. David CRAPO was born 16 Sep 1808, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 01 Jan 1879, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan; was buried , Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.
    3. Joseph H. CRAPO was born 04 Dec 1812, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 07 Oct 1892, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
    4. Phebe Ann CRAPO was born 06 Mar 1817, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 13 Jun 1894, New Bedford, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.
    5. William Wallace CRAPO was born Jun 1824, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 24 Jul 1825, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Peter CRAPOPeter CRAPO was born 04 Dec 1743, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts (son of John CRAPO and Sarah CLARK); died 03 Mar 1822, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts; was buried , Crapo Cemetery, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1790, Freetown, Bristol Co., Mass.
    • Census: 1800, Dartsmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
    • Census: 1820, Dartsmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
    • Death: 10 Mar 1822, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

    Notes:

    Excerpt from "Certain Comeoverers": Peter Crapo, the second of the name, the son of John, the son of Peter, was born in 1743. He seems to have been a stirring sort of man of strong character, great energy and considerable achievement. There are many stories of his forceful methods and abounding vitality. When fifteen years of age it would appear that he volunteered from Rochester in the French and Indian War. At all events there was a Peter Crapo who was one of the company that met at Elijah Clapp's in Middleboro on the morning of May 29, 1758, and at a little afer sunrise commenced its march to and participated in the bloody and disastrous battle of Ticonderoga in which their General, Lord Howe, was slain. It certainly seems more probable that the Pter Crapo who wewnt on this expendition was this Peter, the son of John, born in 1743, rather than his uncle, the only other Peter then existant, who was born in 1709 and would consequently have been almost fifty years of age.
    With such an experience in his boyhood it is not surprising that in the alarm of the nineteenth of April, 1775 (the battle of Lexington of which Paul Revere gave warning on the evening of the eighteenth), Peter Crapo as a private, and his brother Consider as Sergeant, marched under Captain Levi Rounseville from Freetown to the camp at Cambridge, as is set forth in the muster rolls at the State House in Boston. How long he served at this time I know not. It is possible, although not likely pehaps, that with Benedict Arnold he again traversed the road to Ticonderoga, leaving Cambridge May 3, and, joining Ethan Allen, assisted in the capture of the fortress on May 10. It is somewhat interesting that in response to this same alarm of April 19, 1775, men contains these two names in sequence, "William Crapo, corporal, Caleb Coombs, private." In the records of Rochester's quotas throughout the war the name of Crapo appears many times.
    Peter again appears on the muster rolls as a private, his brother Consider as a sergeant, and his brother Joshua as a corporal, in Lieutenant Nathaniel Morton's company of militia from Freetown belonging to the regiment commanded by Edeard Pope, Esquire, which marched out on the alarm of December 8, 1776, "agreeable to the orders of the Honorable Council thereon." On this occasion Peter was given twenty days' pay, to wit: L2. 10s. 8d.
    It was, however, as an active man of business that he has left his footsteps on the sands of time. You will remember that the first Peter was something of a lumberman, since he bound himself to deliver those "one thousand good merchantable rails at Acutshnet landing," and his grandson Peter's greatest effort in life was as a lumberman, logging the cedar and pine trees of Dartmouth and Freetown and sawing them at his mill at Babbitt's Forge at the head of the Quampanoag River. Afterwards his grandson, Henry H. Crapo, by a somewhat curious turn of fortune, became a lumberman and logged the pine forests of Michigan, sawing the lumber at Flint.
    At what date Peter, the second, moved from Rochester to Freetown is not certain. I find a deed of land in Freetown from Bigford Spooner in 1770 to Peter's brother Joshua. This land was in the vicinity of the land which Peter later occupied. Joshua did not remain in Freetown. He is said to have imigrated to Maine. Peter and his brother Consider were settled in Freetown in 1773. They were engaged in the lumber business. In 1774 and for nearly twenty years thereafter Peter and Consider Crapo were actively engaged in logging and sawing as appears by the numerous recorded deeds to them. Their sawmill was "partly in Freetown and partly in Dartmouth" at the place called "Quampog where a forge formerly stood called Babbitt's Forge." At one time an Abraham Ashley and a Mereba Hathaway, a widow, were partners in their business. John Crapo, their father, conveyed several tracts of land to them and seems to have been interest with them in their business and may have lived with them for a time. He is always described, however, as "of Rochester." Some after 1790 Consider withdrew from the business and moved to Savoy, Massachusetts. The deeds of partition between the brothers are dated in 1797. Both brothers were owners of considerable tracts in Dartmouth, owning salt meadows on Sconticut in Troy, now Fall River. In 1793 Consider sold his homestead farm to Thomas Cottle of Tisbury, Dukes County, who removed thither. This was in the immediate vicinity of the sawmill since he reserved to his brother Peter a right of flowage appears to have taken in Richard Collins as a partner in the business. In 1793 the sawmill burned down but it apears to have been rebuilt. Down to the time of his death in 1822, Peter Crapo, as abundantly appears by the land and court records, was actively engaged in business.
    Peter had a large family of children, fourteen in all, and it would seem that his manner of caring for them was distinctly patriarchal. As each child came of age and was about to be married, he summoned all the other children, the married and the unmarried, to undertake some special work whose profit might be devoted to settling the child to be married. In the case of a daughter with a dowry, in the case of a son with a homestead farm. It was in this way that by the united efforts of the whole family your great great grandfather Jesse was given his home and farm on the Rockadunda Road near the home of his wife's father, Henry Howland.
    Peter kept the title of the various farms acquired for his sons in his own name, and when he died left them severally by his will, dated February 20, 1822, to their occupants, devising his own homestead fram, which, as appears by the inventory of his estate, was much the most valuable, to his youngest son Abiel, the baby of the family, on whom he placed the duty of caring for his widow. To his widow he also gave fifty dollars, one cow, and "the use and improvement of the south front room in my dwelling house with a privilege to pass and repass through the kitchen and porch and to the well to draw water, as well as a privilege in the cellar and the use and improvement of all the household furniture during her life." Considering her somewhat limited domain all the furniture may have been too liberal, but it is to be hoped that Abiel really did do his duty and made his mother comfortable. He gives to his "seven daughters" three hundred and fifty dollars each, and all of his household furniture after his widow's death. His estate was inventoried at something over $10,000, which was in those days a considerable estate.
    Peter Crapo married Sarah West. The "intention of Marriage" is recorded in the Rochester town records, whereby it appears that Peter Crapo of Rochester and Sarah West of Dartmouth were "published" May ye 18th, 1766. They were married by Doctor Samuel West on NOvember 13, 1766, as appears by Doctor West's notes, which were found by the Rev. William J. Potter in an old attic in a house in Tiverton belonging to one of the famous old gentleman's descendants. It is not probable that Sarah West was related to Doctor West. She may have been an unrecorded daugher of one Charles West, originally of Middleboro, who doubtless descended from the Duxbury Wests. He lived in Bristol County at one time, and he was to some extent connected in business relations with the Crapos. Or, she may have belonged to one of the numberous Dartmouth Families of West, who were for the most part descended from Matthew West, who was in Lynn in 1636 and was subsequently of Portsmouth.. the fact that she was married by Doctor West leads me to suspect that she lived in that part of Dartmouth, now Acushnet, near the Rochester line. If so, she may have been a descentant of Stephen West who married one of John Cooke's daughters. When Sarah died, Peter married Content Hathaway of Dartmouth, and again the marriage ceremony was performed by Doctor West on October 13, 1789. At that time Peter was in Freetown and it may be that he chose for his second helpmeet a relative or friend of the the first. Many of the descendants of Stephen West and Arthur Hawthaway, both sons in law of John Cooke, lived in the northeasterly part of the town of Dartmouth not far from Rochester bounds. Sarah died May 6, 1789, in the forty-second year of her age. Her gravestone of grey slate with carved cherubims and a scriptural verse stands on the right side of Peter's stone. He died March 3, 1822, aged seventy-nine years. On his left is the stone of Content Hathaway, who died October 27, 1826, in the sixty-eighth year of her age. All three stones are well preserved and are placed in an old private burial ground, where many of Peter's descendants lie buried, in North Dartmouth, not far from Braley's Station, and near the dwelling house formerly of Malachi White.

    Peter married Sarah WASTE 13 Nov 1766, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Sarah (daughter of Charles N. WASTE and Deborah WILLIAMSON) was born 04 Sep 1748, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts; died 16 May 1789, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts; was buried , Crapo Cemetery, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Sarah WASTESarah WASTE was born 04 Sep 1748, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts (daughter of Charles N. WASTE and Deborah WILLIAMSON); died 16 May 1789, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts; was buried , Crapo Cemetery, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Sarah West Waste
    • Death: 16 May 1789

    Children:
    1. Peter CRAPO was born Abt 1767, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died Bef Jun 1830, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
    2. Azubah CRAPO was born 08 Jun 1768; died 02 Jul 1860, North Collins, New York.
    3. Richard D. CRAPO was born Mar 1770, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; died 24 Aug 1848, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
    4. Joshua CRAPO was born 1771.
    5. Elizabeth Betsey CRAPO was born 30 Dec 1771, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; died 12 Jun 1840, Westport, Massachsuetts; was buried , William H. Gifford private lot, Blossom Road, North Westport, MA.
    6. Sarah CRAPO was born 1775; died 1841.
    7. Reuben CRAPO was born 05 Aug 1777, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 25 Sep 1860, Westport, Massachsuetts.
    8. Charles CRAPO was born 18 Apr 1780, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 23 Aug 1862, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.
    9. 4. Jesse CRAPO was born 22 May 1781, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; died 11 Jan 1831, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
    10. Deborah CRAPO was born 04 Apr 1786, Westport, Massachusetts; died 01 May 1866, North Collins, New York.
    11. Susanna CRAPO was born 23 Jul 1793; died 11 Feb 1887.

  3. 10.  Henry HOWLAND was born 03 Jan 1757, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts (son of David HOWLAND and Lavinia RUSSELL); died 1817.

    Henry married Rhoda CHASE 16 Nov 1777, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Rhoda (daughter of John CHASE and Lovina HAMMOND) was born 19 Jun 1759, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts; died 1803, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Rhoda CHASE was born 19 Jun 1759, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts (daughter of John CHASE and Lovina HAMMOND); died 1803, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Phoebe HOWLAND was born 29 Mar 1785, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 22 Dec 1870, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.