Crye-Cry
Family Newsletter
ISSUE 4
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 VOL 6
October/September/November
agcrye@bellsouth.net 
2002

 
October  2002
“FALL”
     Here we are at the end of 2002 and much more information coming and going to share.  We have been trying to place all the internet information we have collected into the proper places, and connect family lines we thought we had lost.  How exciting it is to learn of extended family lines, like the VanBoskirks in Missouri that are part of lost Crye sons from the Wisconsin/Indiana states.

     One particular lady in the northern states has been very helpful in filling in blanks regarding our families.  Rita Kehern has shared unselfishly with me and given me all the information she worked on for several years.  She did trace the daughters lines, as well as the sons, finding many families with older children still living to give her even more information.  A lot of the information you will find in the upcoming newsletters on the Indiana/Wisconsin Crye/Crye’s comes from Rita.  If you would like to contact her, here is her address:

Rita Yoder / Kehren  *  507-828 Horseshoe Drive  *  Boyceville, WI  54725
     I have noticed in the Social Security death records that we have lost quite a few more Cry/Crye’s since I began this newsletter and reported those records, so I will be including them again our newsletters until we are caught up.  There is a lot of data on the internet, but placing it all in a family line takes much work and figuring out.  As we put families together, other family lines appear.  Sometimes just as I think I have a family figured out, well, another marriage, nieces and nephews will surface and new leads show me additional relatives.  It is exciting as well as confusing at times.

      Let me encourage you to drop me a line and share a little more about your family.  I can say my correspondences have slowed to a near halt, but I am confident that those of us who appreciate familial information will be excited with each new find presented.  Thank you for being so willing to share and help.  It is with this in mind that I began another newsletter.
Thank you so.            Anita


 
EPIDEMICS
Year  Location Epidemic
  • 1657 Boston Measles
  • 1687 Boston Measles
  • 1690 New York Yellow Fever
  • 1713 Boston Measles
  • 1729 Boston Measles
  • 1732-3 Worldwide Influenza
  • 1738 South Carolina Smallpox
  • 1739-40 Boston Measles
  • 1747 CT, NY, PA, SC Measles
  • 1759 North America [areas inhabited by white people] Measles
  • 1761 North. America and West Indies Influenza
  • 1772 North America Measles
  • 1775 North America [especially hard in NE] Unknown epidemic
  • 1775-6 Worldwide [one of the worst epidemics] Influenza
  • 1783 Dover, DE ["extremely fatal"] Bilious Disorder
  • 1788 Philadelphia and New York Measles
  • 1793 Vermont [a "putrid" fever] and Influenza
  • 1793 VA [killed 500 in 5 counties in 4 weeks] Influenza
  • 1793 Philadelphia [one of the worst epidemics] Yellow Fever
  • 1793 Harrisburg, PA [many unexplained deaths] Unknown
  • 1793 Middletown, PA [many mysterious deaths] Unknown
  • 1794 Philadelphia, PA Yellow Fever
  • 1796-7 Philadelphia, PA Yellow Fever
  • 1798 Philadelphia, PA [one of the worst] Yellow Fever
  • 1803 New York Yellow Fever
  • 1820-3 Nationwide [starts-Schuylkill River and spreads] "Fever"
  • 1831-2 Nationwide [brought by English emigrants] Asiatic Cholera
  • 1832 NY City and other major cities Cholera
  • 1833 Columbus, OH Cholera 1834 New York City Cholera
  • 1837 Philadelphia Typhus
  • 1841 Nationwide [especially severe in the south] Yellow Fever
  • 1847 New Orleans Yellow Fever
  • 1847-8 Worldwide Influenza
  • 1848-9 North America Cholera
  • 1849 New York Cholera
  • 1837 Philadelphia Typhus
  • 1841 Nationwide [especially severe in the south] Yellow Fever
  • 1847 New Orleans Yellow Fever
  • 1847-8 Worldwide Influenza
  • 1848-9 North America Cholera
  • 1849 New York Cholera
  • 1850 Nationwide Yellow Fever
  • 1850-1 North America Influenza
  • 1851 Coles Co., IL, The Great Plains, and Missouri Cholera
  • 1852 Nationwide [New Orleans-8,000 die in summer] Yellow Fever
  • 1855 Nationwide [many parts] Yellow Fever
  • 1857-9 Worldwide [one of the greatest epidemics] Influenza
  • 1860-1 Pennsylvania Smallpox
  • 1865-73 Philadelphia, NY, Boston, New Orleans Smallpox, Baltimore, Memphis, Washington DC Cholera
  • 1873-5 North America and Europe Influenza
  • 1878 New Orleans [last great epidemic] Yellow Fever
  • 1885 Plymouth, PA Typhoid
  • 1886 Jacksonville, FL Yellow Fever
  • 1918 Worldwide [high point yr] more people were hospitalized in WWI from this epidemic than wounds.  US Army training camps became death camps, with 80% death rate in some camps.   Influenza 
  • END

     
    MIGRATION PATTERN OF
    THE SCOTCH-IRISH 1717 to 1775
         A few years back I rented a book from the Hoenstine Rental Library in Holidaysburg, PA 16648, (414 Montgomery Street).  The book is titled: "The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania", and it was written by Wayland F. Dunaway about 1944.  It appears that it was copyrighted by the University of North Carolina Press.  It's a good book to put on your list.

         I can only HOPE that it is normal for persons, from inland areas, to assume that once we have determined our eldest known ancestor as being from a COASTAL BORDERING STATE, such as NC or VA or SC, that they landed on the coast-line of that state and proceeded to move WEST. Well, at least that's what I thought. My COMMON SENSE suggested that when the ships left Europe in those very early days of yesteryear, they "AIMED" them West towards America and praised GOD if they "crashed" on dry land (no matter where it was). I guess I didn't give those ship captains enough credit for being able to control their point of entry or landing (call it ignorance or whatever you wish).
    From the book ........ "The greatest relative importance of Irish migration to America was from 1717 to 1775.”  Oh sure, there were some earlier and some later - however this is the bulk" of the Scotch-Irish.

         The 1st wave 1717-1718 (many hundreds of ships arrived)... 2nd wave 1727-1729 (even greater in number)".

         Pennsylvania was their favorite Colony, however, the coastline area was already over-populated, in their opinion, so they had to settle West of Philadelphia in Lancaster County (about 45 miles).  No doubt some had arrived earlier and were in Philadelphia and New Jersey and Maryland, Mass, NY and everywhere else, but again we're talking about the "bulk" of the Scotch-Irish.

    (NOTE this is where the Crye’s were)

         In the 1720's & 30's they spread West towards what is now the Cumberland Valley and probably a few even dared to cross the mountains farther West toward what is today Pittsburgh. There were ill feelings between the Germans camps and the Irish camps in Pennsylvania around 1740 and many a riot took place during election times. I quote from the book - "As a result the Penns instructed their agents in 1743 to sell no lands to the  Scotch-Irish throughout this region, but to make them generous offers of removal to the Cumberland Valley, farther to the Westward". When they reached the foothills of the Alleghenies their movement was "checked" for awhile by the mountain barrier and their migration was deflected  even further South into the Maryland and what is today called West Virginia.

         The beginning migration of the IRISH "inside" America was to the Cumberland Valley between 1720 & 1730. The early offers of removal to the Cumberland Valley were so liberal, many of the Scotch-Irish accepted them, and all the more readily as they were inclined to be "clannish" and were glad to remove to a district that they could call their own. Many of them had been merely squatters on the land they occupied and, having no legal titles to it, found it of no great hardship to remove to a beautiful and fertile section.

         They also were beginning to be hedged in by increasing numbers of Germans on all sides and they were finding themselves in an uncongenial environment. Other Scotch-Irish families, however, of the Lancaster County area, were more deeply entrenched and were not as easily persuaded to give up their rights to the land on which they lived. As some of the Scotch-Irish were moving out of the Lancaster County PA area, the Germans and the English were moving in, expanding their claims to the westward.

         Such was the first phase of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Pennsylvania, extending from the Delaware to the Susquehanna and from the Susquehanna to the Alleghenies.

    and then... "On to Virginia"

         When the "Valley of Virginia" opened up for settlement, beginning in the mid 1730's, the clannish Irish moved forward once again, to these un-populated areas in masses.  Land  in  the "Borden Grant" and the "Beverly Grant" in Virginia was mostly bought by the Irish of Pennsylvania, founding towns like Staunton, Lexington and Fincastle (along about a 90 mile stretch). By the early 1740's a steady stream of IRISH were pouring out of Pennsylvania and into the Valley of Virginia.

         Your money during these times would buy you 3 times as much land in Virginia as it would in Pennsylvania. Then too I assume that the plantations owners would like for the Irish to move to the frontier to cushion them from Indian attacks.

         The hardy-stock of the Scotch-Irish clan appeared nearly always to be on the leading edge  of the migratory movement. As Pioneers, they were the advance guard blazing the trail through the wilderness far out on the frontier. They were the first line of defense against the savages, bearing the brunt of the Indian wars, and courageously enduring the hardships of pioneer life.

         "During the 1740's the swelling tide of emigration gathered force and rolled ever farther Southward and Westward. It should be said that it is not claimed that ALL persons in the Valley of Virginia were Scotch-Irishmen & immigrants from Pennsylvania, or elsewhere in the colony for that matter, but only that a MAJORITY of them were".

    from there... "Into North Carolina"

         Again, quoting from the book... "The emigration of Pennsylvanians into North Carolina beginning about 1740 and getting well under way by 1750, continued in an increasing stream until the Revolution. Composed of Scotch-Irish, Germans, and smaller numbers of English and Welsh Quakers, it added a substantial element to the population of that colony. The Scotch-Irish were the LARGEST SINGLE GROUP in this immigration". Some came from Pennsylvania to Virginia

    and then... "On  to North Carolina"

         Governor Tyron reported, "In 1764 alone, over a thousand immigrant IRISH wagons have passed through Salisbury NC".

         "The Pennsylvania contingent occupied a large area between the Catawba and the Yadkin.  The Scotch-Irish settled in large numbers in the North Carolina Counties of Granville, Orange, Rowan, Mecklenburg, Guilford, Davidson, and Cabarrus, and also in the extreme northwestern limits of the colony.  The Carolina Piedmont commonly involved two or three generations of Scotch-Irish and German pioneers, each new generation moving on a journey further into the wilderness.  The area was fed from many sources, the MAIN STREAM flowing from Pennsylvania through the Valley of Virginia, while the LESSER streams of persons began at the ports of Charleston and Wilmington.  The Scotch-Irish tended to follow the Valleys towards the mountains and their Pennsylvania German counterparts settled somewhat to the East of them   -   and then…

    "On to South Carolina"

         "The emigration of the Pennsylvania Scotch-Irish to South Carolina was likewise considerable but this time they were not accompanied by their German Brethren, except perhaps a handful.  Although  some Scotch-Irishmen entered South Carolina through the port of Charleston, the MAJORITY of them came by the route through Virginia and North Carolina".  Their first settlement was in the uplands known as the "Waxhaws" and "the Long Canes".  Five or six families arrived on the Waxhaw in May 1751. It started in earnest in the 1760's and continued until the Revolution".

         The Scotch-Irish immigrants spread widely throughout the Uplands of South Carolina, settling in considerable numbers in the present counties of Lancaster, York,Chester, Union, Fairfield, Newberry, Abbelville, and Edgefield. Others settled in and around Spartanburg.

         I think we will find that at least HALF of the residents of  Virginia were first in PA (or at least their ancestors were) in the early 1700's (be they IRISH, GERMAN, ENGLISH, WELSH or whatever).  I would imagine that the great deal of the "friction" between the different races of people during these very early years of settlement was caused by the "language" barrier (isn't ironic that we still have that problem today).  As time went on and the Germans and French and others starting speaking English they began to communicate among the other groups, the hostilities began to subside and there developed a relationship between all AMERICANS.

         I would guess that the same migration pattern of the Scotch-Irish would hold true to many other races or groups making their way West during the early years of this country.

         SO, in closing, when someone tells you, or you see it written, that your earliest "known" ancestor bought land in NC, there still is a good chance that "their" ancestors may have first came through VA via PA. Of course, it would be dependant on what year things were happening.  The lack of substantial records makes it very difficult to prove a lot of things, but the possibility should be pursued.                                                David G. Moore - Indiana

    NOTE:  This article is very important in tracking the travels of  John Crye & Catherine Shimmon’s family from Chester Co., PA into Mecklenburg Co., NC on to South Carolina and back.


     
     
    OBITUARY FOUND ONLINE
         HAWN, SAM H. – 74, of Harriman, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center in Johnson City.  He was a retired sprinkler fitter superintendent and a member of the Sprinkler Fitter Union Local 669 for over 35 years.  He was also a member of Southgate Lodge #569 F&AM, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Knoxville, Shriners Temple of Chattanooga, and American Legion Post #53 of Harriman.  He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Harriman.  Mr. HAWN was preceded in death by his parents, TIM and CORA FREELS HAWN; five brothers; and five sisters.  He is survived by his wife:  NORMA JEAN HAWN; a son and daughter-in-law, DAVID C. and BEVERLY HAWN of McEwen, Tenn.; a daughter, KAREN JEAN CRYE of Knoxville; a grandson, CLAY HAWN of McEwen; a granddaughter, KRISTEN CRYE of Knoxville; and a sister, REBA ROSE of Oak Ridge.  Funeral services were held at Davis Funeral Home in Harriman on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m., with Rev. KENNETH STUBBS officiating.  Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. in the Hawn Family Cemetery in Robbins.  Davis Funeral Home in Harriman was in charge of arrangements.  (Source:  Scott County News, Vol. 84, No. 21, 22 Mar 2001, p12)
    Not sure where this fits in, if you can share with me, please email me at agcrye@bellsouth.net.  Thank you.

     

    COMBINED CEMETERY
    Monroe Co. TN

    NAME BIRTH DEATH CEMETERY
    Crye, David Mar 27, 1886 Sep 6, 1951 Consaguie Hill
    Husband [of Dessie V. Crye]

    Crye, Dessie V. Sep 13, 1897 Oct 4, 1967 Consaguie Hill
    Wife [of David Crye]
     

    Crye, Ida McGhee 1881 1972 Old City
    [Spouse Jo. M. Crye]

    Crye, Jo. M. Oct 15, 1868 Feb 21, 1929 Old City
    [Spouse Ida McGhee Crye]
     

    Crye, John Kermit 1916 1938 Old City

    Crye, Leroy Sep 14, 1895 Jul 5, 1933 Old City

    Crye, Minnie Lands Aug 5, 1901 Aug 8, 1924 Notchey Creek


    FOUND ON THE INTERNET
         Crye, Willie Mae (Peggy) age 84 of Lenoir City passed away Friday, June 28, 2002 at the Loudon Health Care Center.  Peggy was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.  Retired from the Dept. of Air Force.
         Preceded in death by parents, W. H. and Mary Eggerton; 3 brothers; 1 sister; former husband, Harold Crye.   Survived by son David Crye of Rome, NY; daughter, Helen Coker of Tuttle, OK; sister, Bertha Goodman of Tyler, TX; sister-in-law, Naomi Bright; special friend, Eleanor Spears; several nieces and nephews.
         The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday with funeral services to follow at 3 p.m. in the Click-Hawkins Chapel. Rev. Tony Collins will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lake View Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Peggy Crye.
    This is the daughter-in-law of Joseph Harrison Crye, son of Hugh & Susan Crisp.

     
    Continued from the last issue  [Issue 3   Vol 6]

    JOHN CRYE
    and
    MARGARET CATHERINE SHIMMIN

         In previous issues of this publication I began a discussion of the children of John and Catherine Shimmin Crye.  I have been trying to complete sharing information on this family so this article is continued from the previous issue.  In John’s  will he lists his children as William, David, John, James, Isabella, Sarah, Catherine, and Margaret.   An additional son Hugh has been identified to me by LDS researchers but was not mentioned in the will.

    WILLIAM CRYE  and  SARAH HAGINS CRYE

    William Crye born ca 1755 m/Sarah Higgins/Hagan

    Children are:
    Catron born 08/27/1780 NC   Mary born 01/20/1794 GA/TN
    William Jr born 05/19/1782 SC   John born 06/18/1796 GA/TN
    Hugh born 11/05/1784 GA/TN Isabel born 08/10/1798 GA/TN
    Mary born  12/08/1786 GA/TN James born 01/07/1801 GA/TN
    Joseph born 03/05/1789 GA/TN David born 02/05/1803 GA/TN
    Sarah born  09/12/1791 GA/TN Jonathan born   09/07/1806 GA/TN

    Child number 11 is David Crye, born in 1803.  Records for this child begin in Blount Co. TN

    David (John, William, David) we will continue to discuss from the previous issue.  As stated earlier, David was married to Elizabeth Tuck and had seven children we know of.  William M.; John Alexander; Sarah Emeline; Hugh H.; Susannah L.; Joseph; and James.

       In the previous issue I did list these children and who they married, along with their children.  In this issue I want to take a closer look at each child of Elizabeth Tuck & David Crye.

         David (John, William, David) and Elizabeth Tuck’s third child was Sarah Emeline.  She married William Hassler in Cumberland Co. TN about 1859/60.  They are found in the 1860 Cumberland Co. TN census listed as William Hassler age 31 and Sarah E. keeping house age 21.  They both state they were from Tennessee.  In 1870 William A. Hassler age 41 is listed as a farmer from Tennessee and living with him are Emaline S. age 31, Frances E. age 8, Flora E. age 5, and William A. age 4.  1880 Finds the family in Blount Co. TN listed as William A. Hassler age 52, Sarah E. age 42, Frances E. age 18, Flora E. age 16, and Gother A. age 14 (son).

        The 1880 census is the last one I find this family together.

       A mention in the Crossville, TN Cumberland County newspaper lists Sarah Emeline Hassler, born about 1839 died August 1898 in the poor house.  Husband:  William Hassler.  As she died in the poor house there is no listing of a marker for her grave, or where she might have been laid.  As most of the family was being buried in the Hyder Cemetery it is possible that family members placed her there in an unmarked grave.  However, having family in the area you would have thought she would not have died in the poor house with relatives to take care of her.  I do not understand this turn of events, but give the listing for your records.

       Another mention in the newspapers in Crossville is this entry.  December 20, 1899:  Mrs. Hattie Stephens, wife of Lee Stephens, died last Wednesday night at the home of her parents, William Hassler’s, on Daddy’s Creek, seven miles east of Crossville.  She had been in failing health for the past six months, the cause of her death being consumption of the bowels.  She leaves an eight month’s old son to fight the battles of the world.  The father has the sympathy of many friends and acquaintances in the loss of the earthly companion.

       Now, no obituary was found for William Hassler so I do not know when he died.  Also, there was another William Hassler in the area and this one might not be the one we are looking for.

       William and Sarah Emeline Crye Hassler’s first child Frances married Robert Dunlap around 1892 and had two sons:  Fred & Robert.  In the 1900 Cumberland Co. TN census Frances is listed as Ellen.  Robert Dunlap is 60, Ellen is 39 married eight years with two births and two children living.  Fred is six, and Robert is four.  Also living with them is Flora Hassler age 37, sister-in-law.  Robert and Frances apparently die before 1910 as they are not found in the 1910 census records.  The 1910 census for Cumberland Co., TN list Fred H. and Robert H. living with Frances’ sister, Flora E., who has married Wyley Boston in 1909.  This is Wyley Boston’s second marriage.
       Wyley Boston was married first to Ladonia/Donna Davis and they had six children.

       Flora E. Hassler was about 45 when she married Wiley Boston helping him raise his six children.  Wiley and Flora were married a couple of years when they had a son together.  They named him Wiley Pollard Boston, born in 1911 and died in 1939.  Wiley and Ladonia’s children were: Ann, Mattie, William, Harrison, Vesta C., and Manerva.  Vesta was born in 1899.

       Flora’s sister’s boys, Fred & Robert Dunlap, came to live with them before 1910.  Robert Dunlap married Vesta in 1916 and they had at least two children together, Alma F. born in 1921 and Anna R. born in 1923.

       In the 1920 census of Cumberland Co. TN Wyley is listed as head of house, age 54 and a carpenter.  His wife is Flora age 57 and the children listed are Mattie, dau; Harrison, son; Vesta Dunlap, dau; Minerva Boston, dau; Flora Boston, (granddaughter) and Wyley Pollard Boston, son.

       In the 1930 Cumberland Co. TN census Wyley Boston is listed at age 69 and a widow.  In the household is his daughter Mattie, grand daughter Flora, grand son Pollard (listed incorrectly as a grand son) daughter Vesta Dunlap with grand daughters Alma F. and Anna R.  Vesta is listed as married, not a widow.

       Wyley Boston and Flora Hassler’s son Wiley Pollard died in 1939 at the age of 28.  Flora died between 1920-1930.

       Sarah Emeline Crye and William A. Hassler’s youngest child, William Albert Hassler, also known as ‘Gother’ married Florence Unknown.  There is a death certificate for a William Albert Hassler in 1938, however it lists his parents as Sidney and Molly.  I do believe this is the correct William, however whoever filled out the parents names gave these.

       William and Florence Unknown Hassler had three children:  Albert Earl who married Belle Unknown, Nesa (female) and Otas (female) who married Frank Warner.  Frank and Otas had four children.  Bethel (female) Everette Franklin, Estel B. (male) and Leslie (male).

    Continued in the next issue

     
     
    Monroe News 6
    (from web search of Crye)
    Wednesday, January 29, 1879
         Matrimony still prospers.  On the 21st  inst., by Rev. R.L. Jenkins, at his home, Mr. Johnston Russell to Miss. Mary J. Carver.  May they live long and be happy.  We also learn that Mr. George Crye, in the lower end of the county, took to himself Miss. Sallie Peterson, daughter of Bias Peterson, to be his wife.  Hurrah for the old bachelors!

     
    Social Security
    DEATH
    Index
    Cry, Jeffery died 1998 CO
    Cry, Sarah died 1999 CA
    Cry, Lorraine H.  died 2000 TN
    Cry, Wallace H.  died 2000 TN
    Crye, Chris L. died 1998
    Crye, Jimmie L. died 1998 TN
    Crye, Joe R. died 1998 OH
    Crye, Leonard F. died 1998 NC
    Crye, Lillian . died 1998 TX
    Crye, Mittie M died 1998 LA
    Crye, Horace P. died 1999 LA
    Crye, Thomas C. died 1999 TN
    Crye, Arnell died 2000 TN
    Crye, Floy died 2000 AR
    Crye, James died 2000 TN
    Crye, Leona  died 2000 TN
    Crye, Lewis died 2000 AL
    Crye, Lillis died 2000 CA
    Crye, Mamie died 2000 TN
    Crye, Duane died 2001 GA
    Crye, Edna died 2001 GA
    Crye, Edna died 2001 LA
    Crye, Fay died 2001
    Crye, Hazel died 2001 TN
    Crye, Hershal died 2001 GA
    Crye, Jack died 2001 KY
    Crye, Lewis died 2001
    Crye, Pearl died 2001 TX
    Crye, JoAnn died 2002
    Crye, Willie died 2002 TN

    CRY/CRYE’s
    buried in
    National Cemeteries

    Albert Bailey Crye
    S1C  US NAVY
    Served from 1944-1946
    Born 1824  died 1994
    Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
    Charlie Barnes Crye
    PVT  US ARMY
    Served from 1945-1946
    born 1913  died 1979
    Riverside National Cemetery
    Aurelia L. Crye
    Born 1916  died 1996 
    Dayton National Cemetery 
    (wife of Joseph M. Crye) 
    AD1  US NAVY
    James Crye
    PVT Confederate States Army
    Born ????  Died 1863
    Finn’s Point National Cemetery
    Joseph M. Crye
    AD1   US NAVY 
    Served from 1941-1945 
    Born 1918  died 1992 
    Dayton National Cemetery
    John Henry Cry
    SGT US Marine Corps
    Served 1953-1954
    Born 1919  died 1970
    New Bern National Cemetery
    Dorothy Marie Cry 
    Born 1911  died 1986 
    Chattanooga National Cemetery 
    Wife of Wallace H. Crye, Jr
    Juanita M. Cry
    Born 1925  died 1992
    Jefferson Barracks National Cemt.
    wife of Ly Curgus Cry
    James Cry 
    Born ???  Died 1909 
    Allegheny Cemetery 
    Wallace H. Cry, Jr.
    1ST SGT   US Army
    Service date  1942-1945
     Born 1904  died 2000
    Chattanooga National Cemetery



     

    John and Catherine Brew Crye
    (parents of John Shimmon Crye, page 7)
    Archdeacon Wills 1726/7 #26, Jurby, of John Cry, died 9th December 1726:

     "This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of John Cry who departed this life on or about the 9th of December last past. He first committed his soul to God and his body to Christian burial.

    Item, he left and bequeathed to the issue begotten upon the body of his wife Chatherine ten pounds, in case they came of age to enjoy it, otherwise that half thereof vizt., five pounds was to return to his brothers, and the other five pounds to his wife. Lastly he constituted and appointed his dear and loving wife Chatherine sole Executrix of all the rest of his goods of what kind soever, as well moveables or immoveables and he left his brother William Cry & Robert Brew overseers of his issue. He declared that these sums following were due to him from Mr. John Garret 2- shillings, with 12 month interest, from Thomas Casement 20 shillings with 4 years interest, from Thomas Cleark senior Nappin 10 shillings with 9 years interest, from John Cleark Rendow 40 shillings. He declared that there were some accounts, and difference, between him and his brothe William but that were all settled and adjusted. The Testator also declared it to be his will that his wife should have the tuition of the issue and goods.

         Witnesses: Dan Skillicorn, Patrick Christian. The Executrix sworn in Court in form of Law, and also the supervisors. Probatum est & solvit, 12 pence. The child and goods in the mother’s hands who hath given pledges Patrick Christian and Robert Kelly.

          At KK Michael, March 29, 1734, Patrick Brew is this day become bound in the room and stead of Robert Kelly for the forthcoming of the goods due to the children of John Cry deceased by the death of their said father before me [signed] John Woods, Vicar General.

          November 11th, 1731, then received Cath: the Executrix of her husband John Cry the xxx of 40 shillings at and from the hands of John Clark of Rendow, declared to be due by the within will and she does hereby acquit the said Clark and Executrix of the same forever before me, Edward Moord, Registrar.               [signed her mark] Catharine Cry."


     

    Letters
    Union Co., NC  William Henderson Morris married Luticia Moore on July 22, 1875.  Luticia was the daughter of James Moore and Catherine Cry Carnes (Catherine was from Lancaster, SC).

    I am looking for more information on William Henderson Morris.  I know nothing beyond him.  I have been told that he also served in the Confederate army.  Any help would be appreciated.                 slmky@hotmail.com
     

    Sorry it has taken me so long, but I wanted to exhaust all possible avenues to find what you wanted.  Catherine Moore did not have an obituary listed in the newspaper, but here is what I did find and will document where I found it for future reference.

    *Record Source:  Putman Funeral Home Records

    Name:   Catherine Moore   White Female
    Widow     Age: 86
    Died:  March 19, 1912   Buried:  March 20, 1912
    Born in:   South Carolina
    Last known address:  410 North #8th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas

    Cause of death:  Paralysis (was probably due from a stroke)
    Physician:  Dr. Hugh Johnson
    Buried at:   Oak Cemetery
    Cost of funeral:  $33.00
    Paid for by a D. F. Moore of Russellville, Arkansas.

    (Catherine Crye/Carnes Moore is the mother of Luticia Moore)