Several have ask me about the reunion that might be in 1998. I have tried to contact those who might have access to this information, but to no avail. Would it be possible for those of us who want a reunion to pool our resources and plan one?
What a great start the year has already given us. I have been in contact with many over the internet and we have been collecting information from all sources so I could share with you and give you more information that you can fill in areas on your family tree.
Several have written to express their joy in having a newsletter to share information and learn from their heritage. I have one family from New York that truly isn't a direct line, but a "new" line, which is exciting on its own.
Let me encourage you to complete the form in the center of this edition, copy it as many times as needed and fill it out with as many families in your line as you can remember. Without your help this newsletter will dwindle for lack of information and support. However, with your help, we will survive and become a source of information for all to look toward in completing their family heritage.
By the way, when I began this newsletter my family files were very full, but I have found that contacting so many new friends, my research had only scratched the surface. I am looking forward to getting a better and more fuller picture of the Crye/Cry family in the South, North, and even out West.
Thank you, to each of you, again for your encouragement and help in researching our name.
Connecting the Dots Anita
If you are interested, please let me know so we can get plans in order, invitations on the way, and food prepared. September or July would be a wonderful time and if that sounds good to you, let me know. I have the mailing list and will be happy to do my part from this end. Enclosed in this newsletter is a family history page. If you will fill it out and mail back to me that will help in "connecting the dots."
The Oldest Cryes in the World!
|Crye, Jennie 9/20/1892 10/15/1985 NY||Crye, Nelle 11/17/1900 1/15/1991|
|Crye, Myrtle 12/3/1894 7/15/1987 TN||Crye, Lulu 10/23/1892 9/15/1982 WI|
|Crye, Viola 10/9/1898 2/15/1991||Crye, Helen 1/25/1899 10/22/1988|
|Crye, Mary 12/26/1892 12/15/1984 AL||Crye, Ollie 8/4/1896 9/15/1984 TN|
|Crye, Ida 1/9/1881 3/15/1972 TN||Crye, Joe 5/12/1879 6/15/1967 GA|
|Crye, Jesse 12/25/1887 5/15/1978 WI||Crye, Charlie 9/22/1891 4/15/1979 GA|
|Crye, Helen 9/9/1892 1/15/1983 WI||Crye, Esther 9/28/1902 3/12/1990|
Records located on the “net” give reference to Crye families in Cleburne Co. Ark. Land records show John Crye, wife Dora, children, Ida, Berdie, Gencie, and Allie. John was awarded 80 acres August 18, 1890.
A Joseph Crye in Faulkner Co. Ark, received 40 acres 4/14/1897. No comments about children.
1820 Mecklenburg Co. NC 1830 Mecklenburg Co. NC Crye, John 110101 120201 Crye, David 10001 0021001 Crye, David 020201 210010 Crye, David 00012101 00210001 Crye, David 110010 13001 Crye, Mary 00011 00002001 1840 Mecklenburg Co. NC 1850 Union Co. NC #171-171 (same household) Crye, David 000011001 0012 Crye, Thomas age 45 Crye, Samuel 000011 10001 Crye, Mary age 37 Crye, James 10001 000001 Crye, William age 41 1850 Union Co. NC #424-424 1860 Union Co. NC page 823 #205 Crye, James age 35
Sarah age 41
Lydia A. age 6
William age 42
Crye, Thomas 54 born NC
William 52 born NC
Mary 37 born NC
1860 Union Co. NC page 866 #533 1860 Union Co. NC page 866 #534 Hannah, Samuel 61
Adams, David 17
Crye, Nancy 20 (insane)
Crye, Samuel 50
Census records can tell us much and while looking for information on the Family Tree Maker Mortality Schedule 1850-1880 USA, I have found that a Crye family was in Kansas, Doniphan County, in 1870. John, age 76, a farmer, died of an aneurism. In 1860, Whiteside County, IL a young son, age one, died of lung fever. His name was Colonel Crye.
I don't know which family these belong to, but I am searching. If you have a clue, let me know.
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In the last newsletter I printed the following will. Not knowing if you might have the old copy on hand, I wanted to seek your opinion. Reading this will, I find at the end it lists the executers. The very first few names are Sister Sarah and Jacob Ormond. Would you take this to mean that Sarah was wife of Jacob Ormond? Would he have listed her as Sarah Crye and Jacob Ormond?
Samuel Crye. July 31, 1803, probated in January 1804 Court by Samuel Adams. Being sick and weak, I give to my sister Sarah half of the land left to me by my father, all my household and kitchen furniture, and my feather bed and furniture, and to my brother John I give my rifle gun and wearing apparel. It is my will that my two horses, plantation tools, a loom and a table, and all other articles not mentioned, be sold and the proceeds used to pay my debts with any residue going to my sister Sarah. Exrs: Sister Sarah and Jacob Ormond. Wit: Samuel Adams, John Thompson, and Shared Gray. Isaac Alexander, CMC.
Take a close look at the writing and send me your thoughts. Maybe we should look for Jacob Ormond and a marriage to a Sarah Crye. Being as it was probated in 1804 no records of wives names appeared until 1850, however we may find a Sarah Ormond in the area. If you have access to the Census for NC, Mecklenburg County 1810-1850 could someone look this up for me?
Thank you for your input.
|Crye, Bobbie died 1951||Crye, Donald died 1969||Crye Hattie died 1972|
|Crye, Ernes died 1961||Crye, Henry died 1969||Crye, Ida died 1972|
|Crye, Charles died 1962||Crye, Ira died 1969||Crye, Lena died 1972|
|Crye, Dave died 1964||Crye, Sherman died 1969||Crye, George died 1973|
|Crye, William died 1964||Crye, Daisy died 1970||Crye, Roosevelt died 1973|
|Crye, Horace died 1965||Crye, Jeffie died 1970||Crye, Roy died 1973|
|Crye, Clayton died 1966||Crye, Porter died 1970||Crye, William died 1973|
|Crye, Emanuel died 1966||Crye, F. died 1971||Crye, Amanda died 1974|
|Crye, Johnathan died 1966||Crye, G. died 1971||Crye, Ernest died 1974|
|Crye, Dessie died 1967||Crye, Cas died 1972||Crye, John died 1974|
|Crye, Joe died 1967||Crye, Harold died 1972||Crye, John died 1974|
JOHN and CATHERINE SHIMMON CRYE
Last issue we listed the children of John born 1727 IOM and Catherine. I have received letters and documents stating that her name was Catherine Shimon. Their children were listed as William, David, John, James, Isabella, Sarah, Catherine, and Margaret.
Let's take the first son William. William Crye born ca 1755 m/ Sarah Higgins/HaganChildren of William and Sarah are:
|Catron born 8/27/1780 NC||Joseph born 3/5/1789 GA/TN||Isabel born 8/10/1798 GA/TN|
|William Jr born 5/19/1782 SC||Sarah born 9/12/1791 GA/TN||James born 1/7/1801 GA/TN|
|Hugh born 11/5/1784 GA/TN||Mary born 1/20/1794 GA/TN||David born 2/5/1803 GA/TN|
|Mary born 12/8/1786 GA/TN||John born 6/18/1796 GA/TN||Jonathan born 9/7/1806 GA/TN|
I have received information from Michael P. Shaver, LaCross WI and he has Joseph being born in 1781 in the Carolinas and marrying "Anna" about 1800. The following are a list of Joseph and Anna's children:
|1) Hewitt born abt 1801, married Penelope Cook, December 15, 1831, Bartholomew, Indiana.|
|2) Cintha born about 1802, married Adam Smith, October 2, 1831, Bartholomew, Ind.|
|3) Elizabeth, b ca 1802, NC, m/Caleb Bowman, 3/15/1832, Bartholomew Co. Ind. d. WI.|
|4) Penelope, b ca 1803, m/ Solomon Stout 6/30/1835, Bartholomew, Ind.|
|5) Polly, b ca 1803, m/William Irick 11/10/1840, Bartholomew, Ind.|
|6) Nelson, b ca 1804, m/Eliza Jane Raines, 5/22/1845, Bartholomew, Ind.|
|7) Mary, b ca 1805, m/John Goss, 10/14/1849, Bartholomew, Ind.|
|8) Ephraim, b ca 1806.|
|9) John, b ca 1807, NC, d ca 1872, Stanton, Dunn Co. WI.|
Notes for Caleb Bowman:
I was born in North Carolina, July 19, 1807. Lived with my father till I was in my twenty-fourth year, when I went to Indiana. I was married to Elizabeth Crye, March 18, 1832 in Bartholomew County, Indiana. I then started out to visit my father in Missouri; worked at the Salt Works on Mud River; hired to a man to go to New Orleans on the boat; on my return I contracted the measles. Landed at Cairo, and though very sick, walked all the way to father's. Uncle Tom Spencer was called and pronounced me in danger. I was placed over a kettle of boiling water and spicewood, and then put to bed. It was March before I was able to be around. As soon as able, I left for Illinois and subsequently lived for varying periods as follows: In Champaign and Tazewell Counties, Ill., Howard and Tippecanoe Counties, Indiana; thence to Richland County, Wis. Moved thence in August, 1855 to Iowa. The June following, returned to Wisconsin. Back to Indiana in 1859,
and returning to Wisconsin in 1861. I have since lived alternately in the counties of Eau Claire and Richland. Am now, March 1887, in Richland.
During my residence of something over eleven years in Illinois, I was a member of the Methodist Church. Upon going to Indiana, I joined Christian Church and since then have been an elder in that church. As for other positions, I have been a member of the town board and chaplain of the Grange Lodge.
My brothers, Joshua, William and John, and sister, Celia, were all born in North Carolina, Burke County. Celia married Drury Wills.
Now to my own children: Spicey Ann, born in Indiana, April 21, 1833; Joseph S., born in Champaign Co., Ill; John and Jonathan will furnish you the required information in their own cases.
[Signed] Caleb Bowman
West Lima WI, March 1887
Children of Caleb Bowman and Elizabeth Crye
|1) Cynthia, b 2/3/1836, IND, d 5/21/1843.|
|2) Spice, b 4/21/1838, Columbus, IND, m/ William Alvord.|
|3) Joseph S., b 2/19/1839 m/Mary Sayers|
|4) John G., b 10/26/1842 Tazewell Co. IL, m/ Mina Randolph.|
|5) Elizabeth, b 4/27/1844 d 10/30/1867.|
|6) Jonathan C., b 10/18/1846, Howard County, IND, m/ Eliza Vandyke.|
|7) Catherine, b 6/21/1849, d 10/30/1850.|
Chippewah County WI, Platt book 1888, list of owners and townships they
owned property in.
Alex Crye, township 28, N. Range 8 W
Siftings from the Morrilton Democrat newspaper, 1929, Arkansas
D.T. Crye page 135
Mrs. D. T. Crye page 135
Madeline Crye page 91
Miss Willie Bell Crye page 67, 135
Willie Bell Crye page 135
I do not have access to these records, but understand there is a book that this extract is from. If someone would look these records up, using the page numbers we could possibly have access to another family, or at least one that has been a dead end for some. Your help would be appreciated. Anita
Here it is, the next issue and the questionnaire that I said I would be sending for all to fill out. You can make plenty of copies to complete your family tree that you are aware of. Please take the time to work on these and send them to me. I have heard from many of you, so I know you will want each line as complete as possible. Thank you for your time.
Dear Ms. Green,
I enjoyed your newsletter a lot. Keep 'em coming, it was so interesting. If you have a few more left, could you please send three of them out to my sons and ex-husband? Please add them to your mailing list as they would enjoy them like I did.
It is good to hear from you and yes, I did get your post. I do have a question. Does anyone have any information on our relationship to the "tribe of dog" of the Cherokee Nation? My grandmother passed away when I was 7 years old and she was the only one I know of who may have been able to really tell the connection. My wife also has Cherokee blood from the "tribe of coon", however this connection seems lost too.
I am really looking forward to the next newsletter, you are doing a great job!. If I can be of any help, I will try to do what I can. Oh yes, are there any Crye's left on the Isle of Mann? I was talking to an O'Malley who said that the people of Mann were either fisherman or pirates, I wonder which our ancestors were?
Please send all responses for queries to
1555 Lewis Street
Cleveland, TN 37311
I will pass them along to the researchers.
1. N.F. CRYE, married Lydia Mills in Tulare County, CA December 24, 1875. What family does he belong to and what are the children's names? Will probated in Tulare County March 1, 1889.
2. Looking for any descendants from Elisha or Elihu CRYE who came to Blount County about 1820 and are buried in the Williamson Cemt.
3. Searching for parents of Thomas CRYE (1858 - 1926) who married Elizabeth HANNAH (1868 -1929). Both are buried in Avon Cemetery, NY.
4. Seeking information of David CRYE who married Hettie FUTCH, March 13, 1874 in Scott County MS.
5. Australia Crye's. Elizabeth Catherine Corkill, chr 1833 Jurby IOM, mother was Eliza CRYE, father John CRYE. Eliza had a sister Ann who also came to Australia, but cannot find out when. Do you connect with this family.
6. Joseph CRYE from IOM, owned a farm in Jurby Parish in 1643. The farm belonged to Gibbon McCray in 1515. Are you a descendant from this Joseph CRYE? Where is additional information located? Have you heard that the name was originally McCray or McCrie and possibly shortened?
7. Interested in Margaret CRYE who married Thomas WALKER. Also, Sarah CRYE, who married Andrew WALKER. (possibly Walker brothers married Crye sisters) Andrew and Sarah (Crye) Walker had a daughter, Elizabeth Walker who married James Newell Houston.
8. Seeking parents of Melissa CARDEN, mother of Rebecca Jane CASH who married Joseph Henderson CRYE.