Crabtree Family

NOTE: I'm still trying to figure out this line...Mary [m.1829 Joshua Sadler] could have been dau. of several of the Crabtree men...???? Can anyone HELP!!!

John Crabtree Devonshire, England; parents ukn
d.Dec. 11, 1656 Boston, MA
res.Boston, MA
m.1638 Boulton, Lancs, England; Alice Courtenay Boulton, Lancs, England; d/o Francis Courtenay and Mary Poole
she m.(2)Feb. 11, 1657, Joshua Hewes

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Crabtree II b.Oct. 25, 1639 Boulton, Lancs, England d.aft.1718 Attleboro, MA
  2. Deliverance Crabtree b.Sept. 3, 1641 Boston, MA

NOTES: From Topographical Dic. of English Emigrants to NE, 1620-1650 by CE Banks; John Crabtree...emigrated from near Manchester, England to Boston in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the early 1600's. John was a joyner (or joiner), a skilled carpenter who built houses and furniture.

He was first mentioned in Colonial records in Gov. Winthrop's Journal on February 19, 1637/38 in Boston where he was allowed 'a lot on the Mount for two heads.'

John possibly emigrated on part of the Winthrop Fleet of 1630--listed as John Crabb.

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John Crabtree II

b.Oct. 25, 1639 Boulton, Lancs, England; s/o John Crabtree and Alice Courtenay
d.aft.1715/1718 Attlebroro, MA
res.Swansea, Attleborough, and Rehoboth, MA
m.abt.1664 Bolton, Lancs, England; Hannah ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Elizabeth Crabtree b.abt.1665 Bolton, Lancs, England
  2. Benjamin Crabtree b.Oct. 12, 1673 Swansee, MA d.Nov. 20, 1736 So. Attleboro, MA
  3. John Crabtree b.March 15, 1677 Swansea, MA d.Dec. 1712 Attleboro, MA
  4. Mary Crabtree b.May 25, 1683 Swansea, MA

FROM report given by Lois Crabtree Johnson at the 2000 Crabtree Reunion:John II's inventory following his death: Value of John's estate in Attleborough at 363 1 shilling, including "...home stead housing and land together with other out lands" at 260 pounds, "...corn and other provisions" at 19 pounds 10 shillings, "...chattle, cheep and swine" at 24 pounds 5 shillings, "...arms" at 2 pounds, and other items. John was survived by his widow Hannah.

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Benjamin Crabtree

b.Oct. 12, 1673 Swansea, MA; s/o John Crabtree II and Hannah ________
d.Nov. 20, 1736 So. Attleboro, MA
bur.Newell Cemetery, So. Attleboro, MA 2, 1702 Rehoboth, MA; Elizabeth Ingalls
b.Feb. 10, 1681 Lynn, MA; d/o Robert Ingalls and Rebecka Laughton
d.aft.Nov. 1736 Attleboro, MA

CHILDREN included (all b. Rehoboth, MA):

  1. Benjamin Crabtree II b.Jan. 30, 1703/4
  2. Susannah Crabtree b.abt.1705
  3. Hannah Crabtree b.abt.1706

NOTES: Benjamin's Last Will and Testament, made on November 23, 1736. "...I give unto my beloved wife Elizabeth the use and improvement of all my land liing on the south side of the Contary Road that leadeth over Blackstone River; so called with the one half of my Barn standing their on; I like wise give to my sd wife the west end of my house and the west half of my orchard near of ajoyning...on the north side as sd Contary Road; I like wise give to my sd wife all my personal Estate except one yoak of oxen one horse four cowse and two swine and by her freely to be improved and enjoyed during the term of her natural life: All which I give as above sd in lieu of dower; and hear by do constituit my sd wife sole excutrix of this my last will and testament... To his son Benjamin he willed the remaining half of his farm.

An inventory of Benjamin Sr.'s estate when he died in 1736 was valued at 1,247 pounds, 10 shillings and 3 pence. The inventory noted that it was priced after the rate of 27 shillings for one ounce of silver. Included in the inventory along with livestock, household furniture, foodstuffs and clothes, was "...a Negro man" valued at 100 pounds. Contrary to current common knowledge, slavery was not confined to the southern US--there were slaves in most of the northern colonies well into the 1700's.

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Benjamin Crabtree II

b.Jan. 30, 1703/4 Rehoboth, MA; s/o Benjamin Crabtree and Elizabeth Ingalls
res.Attleboro, MA
m.Jemima Briggs
b.abt.1708 of Taunton, MA; d/o Thomas Briggs and Abigail Thayer
d.aft.Jun. 1757 Attleboro, MA

CHILDREN included (all b. Attleboro, MA):

  1. John Crabtree b.June 20, 1725 res.Warren, MA d.Sept. 28, 1815 m.Abigail Rice
  2. Benjamin Crabtree b.Oct. 7, 1727 m.Mary Walden
  3. Elizabeth Crabtree b.July 17, 1731 d.bef.Nov. 1736
  4. Eleazer Crabtree b.Feb. 4, 1733/34 Attleboro, MA chr.Oct. 9, 1752 Attleboro, MA d.July 3, 1824 m.April 11, 1766 Lucy Train at Weston Ma; settled in Vinalhaven, ME
  5. Jemima Crabtree b.Aug. 7, 1737 d.April 9, 1807 Sackville, Westmoreland, New Brunswick, Canada m.1763 Joseph Tingley; settled near the city of Sackville Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
  6. Agreen Crabtree b.Dec. 16, 1739 d.June 10, 1808 Crabtree's Point, Hancock, ME m.(1)May 27, 1758 Sarah Ingraham; Sarah b.July 27, 1739 d/o Elijah Ingraham and Sarah Ide d.bef.1780; m.(2 or 3)Widow Cousins b.1743 M.(2 or 3)Nov. 29, 1780; Falmouth, ME; Mary Dyer

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Eleazer Crabtree

b.Feb. 4, 1733/34 Attleboro, MA; s/o Benjamin Crabtree II and Jemina Briggs
chr.Oct. 9, 1752 Attleboro, MA
d.July 3, 1824 Vinalhave, ME
m.April 11, 1766; Lucy Train
b.June 3, 1757 Weston, MA; d/o Samuel Train and Rachel Allen
d.June 6, 1802

CHILDREN included:

  1. David Crabtree b.Feb. 26, 1781 of South Hope, ME d.Nov. 4, 1859 m.June 2, 1825 Melatiah Hawes res.Union, ME
  2. Samuel Crabtree b.1789 m.March 20, 1822 Hope, ME; Cynthia Metcalf b.1801 of Hope, ME d/o Jesse Metcalf and Deborah Thurston
  3. Benjamin Crabtree m.Julia Glover; she b.Vinalhaven, April 20, 1787
  4. son
  5. son
  6. Nancy Crabtree m.Elijah Glover; he b.Vinalhaven, ME Aug. 27, 1792
  7. Rachel Crabtree m.Charles Clapp
  8. Lucy Crabtree m.______ Getchell
  9. Jemima Crabtree d.North Haven, ME May 12, 1837 m.James Beverage; he b.North Haven, ME Oct. 3, 1789

Question: Whose son [Samuel's or Eleazer's???] was the Jesse Crabtree that 1832 Caroline Fisks? Jesse's son Frank m.1878; Harrett Young. Frank's dau. Mabel m.1909 Edward Doughty.

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______ Crabtree

  1. Mary Crabtree 29, 1804 Vinalhaven, ME d.Jan. 29. 1887 Deer Isle, Hancock, ME m.Aug. 7, 1829 Vinalhaven, Knox, ME; Joshua H. Sadler

NOTES: SeeU.S. mail steamship HERMANN, Capt. Eleazer Crabtree Master.

The 1800 Census of Portland ME counted Mary Crabtree with one female under 10 years and she was age 26-45.

Mary Crabtree b.April 17, 1797 Portland, ME; d/o Eleazer Crabtree and Mary ____

FROM Swan's Island Genealogy site:

Joshua Sadler died about 1864 in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He was born in Georgetown, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA. Lived for several years at Vinalhaven. Came to Swan's Island in 1834.

Joshua Sadler and Mary Crabtree were married on 7 Aug 1829 in Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, USA. Mary Crabtree was born about 29 Mar 1804 in Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, USA. She died on 29 Jan 1887 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She was buried in Evergreen cemetery, Sunshine Road, Deer Isle. Mary is said to have been a dau. of a Crabtree of Crabtree's Point, now in the town of North Haven, one informant stating her father was David and another Samuel Crabtree. We find but one Crabtree living in Vinalhaven in 1790, Eleazer, with a family consisting of one boy over 16 years of age, four boys under 16, and three females in the family, including his wife if she was then living, besides himself. An historical sketch of Vinalhaven printed in 1900 gives a brief account of Captain Eleazer Crabtree, stating he was a native of New York State and born 1738; was in Vinalhaven in 1760 but removed on account of trouble with the Indians, returning again in 1784 and settled on a lot at the head of Southern Harbor; also bought of John Perry the lot known as Crabtree's Point. He was a master mariner and shipbuilder and in 1804 was cast away in the vessel Lucy & Nancy, built for him the year previous in Vinalhaven, on the coast of Ireland. Capt. Crabtree and crew were picked up and landed at Liverpool, England. He was one of the first board of selectmen and was well advanced in years when he died. Nothing is said of his family, only mentioning that a grandson B.(or E.)C. Crabtree, Esq., was yet living in 1900 in Vinalhaven. The vital records of that town give the mar. undoubtedly, dau. of a bro. of this Eleazer, Jr., and Lois (dau. of Joseph) Robbins, in 1818. Mary was undoubtedly, dau. of a brother of this Eleazer, Jr., who was married a year of so previous, as she was born in 1817 (sic: 1827 subtracting 60 from 1887), per her gravestone in Sunshine Cemetery, Deer Isle, reading "Mary, wife of Joshua Sadler, d. Jan. 29, 1887, aged 60-10-0" Mary died at Stinson's Neck (Sunshine-D.I.), at the home of her son James.

Joshua Sadler and Mary Crabtree had the following children:

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