Jacob Crumpler 1748-1817

CRUMPLER FINED: Ordered that Jacob Crumpler be fined $10 for committing insolence in this court. Ordered that the sheriff take him into custody till he paid up. It was further ordered that he be put in the stocks at the jail. (1815)

What we found on this family.

1. Jacob Crumpler is not the father of Sheriff John Crumpler.

2. Matthew Crumpler Sr. was the father of Sheriff John.

3. John, son of Jacob, had no children.

4. John, son of Jacob, was a preacher.

5. Griffin Crumpler, son of Jacob, died in 1812.

6. Evan Crumpler married Elizabeth Tatum.

7. Owen Crumpler was in War of 1812.

8. Griffin Crumpler 1814-1875 is a son of Owen Crumpler.

From the Will of John Crumpler Sr.

“Item: I give to my son Jacob Crumpler the plantation whereon he now lives that I bought of Piercybell Clay containing one hundred acres lying on Bearskin Swamp and the cattle he formerly was possessed of and one bed that is now in the possession of Elisha Wiggins and one black mare and colt to him and his heirs forever—“

Jacob patented land on his own accord with Sampson co. NC in 1782. He patented 100 acres about 2 miles west of the John Crumpler land. Jacob patented 100 acres more in 1791 and he purchased 640 acres of Alden land in 1805. The above John Crumpler Sr. 100 acres was originally patented by James Bennett and was on the west side of Bearskin run. It also was about 1.5 miles north of his other lands. John Sr. bought the land for 10 pounds in 1772. Jacob lived on this Bennett land when John Sr. wrote his will in 1782. Jacob had 300 acres of land in 1784. But when he died in 1817, he gave to son, Owen 220 areas and to his son, Evan 940 acres and to his son, John, no land. Jacob already knew that his son John wanted to be a preacher and not a farmer. For those of you that think Jacob’s son John was Sheriff John, think again. Matthew Crumpler Sr. was the father of Sheriff John Crumpler which was proven in deed 16p5 where Matthew Sr. gave 231 acres of land to his son John in 1812. Since Matthew Sr. and Jacob are brothers and about the same age, it is for sure, Jocob’s son was not Sheriff John as posted. Jacob’s son John also did not have children. You do not descend from Jacob’s son John Crumpler.

CRUMPLER ESTATE: John Crumpler, son of Jacob Crumpler, came into court and prayed administration on his deceased brother’s (Griffin Crumpler) estate which was granted. Bond was set at $2500. Securities were Sherrod Brown and Frederick Morgan. Then John Crumpler returned into court an inventory of the estate of the said dec’d. (1812)

22 January 1817 was the date when Jacob wrote his will. Owen had entered the militia for the War of 1812. Jacob (in deed 17p9), gave Owen 220 acres of land. Owen had 4 small children in 1820; he likely got married soon after coming home. Owen served in the War of 1812, but he did not get a pension or land grant. Owen purchased 270 acres from Alden in 1804 for 34 pounds. This sets his age at 1775 and no son of Jacob was over 15 in 1790. His year of birth given in 1860 as 1788; I do not think that is correct. In 1840, 1775 is more probable. Also is 1840, Owen and William G. Crumpler are in Dale, Alabama. In 1860, Owen is in Coffee Co., Alabama where he died. We do not know much of his family and likely the 3 posted children maybe correct. One of these children was Griffin 1815. His wife is listed as Sarah Emily Matthis and she is listed as having 11 children. This Griffin is listed in Family Search as a son of Redman. Owen’s wife in 1860 was Annie 1805- and likely not the mother of his children. Owen had 4 children in 1820. Here are Jacob’s children: In two cases, Giffin Crompler is listed as Giffin Owen Crumpler; Griffin Crumpler is his name.

1. Owen Crumpler 1775-1860
2. John Crumpler 1784-1855
3. Griffin Crumpler 1786-1812
4. Nancy Crumpler Peterson 1789-1840
5. Rachel Crumpler Spell 1791-1855
6. Mary Crumpler Wise 1794-1866
7. Evan Crumpler 1796-1839
8. Molsey Crumpler Honeycutt 1798-
9. Collen Crumpler 1800-1855

Jacob’s 1817 Will

“Once Touching of such Worldly Estate as it has pleased God to bestow on me I give and bequeath in the following form and manner hereinafter mentioned sig

10. First—I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter NANCY PETERSON (wife of BABEL PETERSON) a negro girl named PEGG which she has already in possession with her increase Also all the property which I have already given her.

11. Secondly. I give and bequeath unto my beloved son JOHN CRUMPLER one cow and calf also all the property which I have heretofore given him. John married Sally and had no children.

12. Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my beloved son OWEN CRUMPLER, negro man LONDON with all the property that I have heretofore given him. Owen was in War of 1812 and died 1860.

13. Fourthly. I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter RACHEL SPELL (wife of LEWIS SPELL) a negro girl called ISABELL with all the property that I have heretofore given her.

14. Fifthly. I give and bequeath unto my daughter MARY WISE (wife of MORRIS WISE) a negro girl called CANDIS, also one negro boy called WATT, also one bed and furniture—

15. Sixthly. I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter MOLSEY HONEYCUTT (wife of WILEY HONEYCUTT) a negro girl called GIN, also the property which I have heretofore given her—

16. Seventhly. I give and bequeath unto my beloved son EVAN CRUMPLER a negro man named DOE, also three cows and calves , also one horse which is now called his own also one bed and furniture—Evan married Elizabeth Tatum, dau. Of Joshua Tatum. Evan lived in Sampson in 1830 and had 2 sons and 5 daughters. Evan sold out in Sampson in 1834 and 1835 of Tatum land. Elizabeth’s mom was Sarah Simms Tatum. (d24p184)

17. Eighthly. I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter COLIN CRUMPLER my negro woman named NAN and my negro boy named SAM, also one bed and furniture also two cows and calves”

John Crumpler is also called Preacher John in some circles. In 1850 John was living with Daniel Wooten and is listed at age 81. This is 30 years older than his wife and I do not think this is correct. In 1830 they are listed as about the same age, but too old for this family. Sally, his wife, is listed at 51 in 1850. Preacher John and wife did not have children.”

Nancy Crumpler married Babel Peterson. He was in an 1816 deed 43p286 and moved north after that. From Peterson MS ZERNBABLE “BABEL”5 PETERSON (MOSES4, JOHN3, BATTE2, JOHN1) was born 1782 in Sampson, NC, and died 1837 in St. Clair, IL. He married NANCY CRUMPLER. She was born 1785 in NC, and died 1840 in St. Clair, IL.

Notes for ZERNBABLE “BABEL” PETERSON: Sold land to Cornelius Campbell 17 Feb 1816 {Sampson DB 17:286} : Notresident of NC, 18 May 1830. Children of ZERNBABLE PETERSON and NANCY CRUMPLER are:i. MOLCY MARIA6 PETERSON, d. 1874, Mason IL. ii. HADWIN PETERSON, b. 1805, Sampson County, NC. iii. THEOPHILUS PETERSON, m. RUTH FURGUSON, 08 Nov 1837, St. Clair, IL22.

Grace Rachel Crumpler 1793 married Lewis Spell in 1813. Lewis was born 1790 and he died in 1840. Their children were Owen Spell 1815-m1840 Colan Butler, Mary Spell 1817-nm 1870c, Elizabeth Spell 1819-, Jane Spell 1821-nm 1870c, Nancy Spell 1823-, and Lewis Hardy Spell 1825-nm 1870c

Mary Crumpler married 1817 Morris Wise. They had one son in 1820. By 1830, they had 4 sons and one daughter. By 1840 Morris was dead. These are some of their children: Harris 1821-nm 1860c, Morris 1827-m 1853 Nancy Crumpler, and Griffin 1834-m 1855 Martha.

Evan Crumpler married Elizabeth Tatum. Evan sold Lewis Spell 300 acres for 100 pounds in July 1817 and sold 760 acres to the Cogdell family in 1834. D24p59 I cannot identify Evan later in 1850-60.

Molsey Crumpler married 1815 Wiley Honeycutt. This family is listed in 1820c with 3 small children. Wiley is also listed as Wm Jr. in 1831 deed 24p149. John Honeycutt also had a Wiley born about 1812. I cannot ID Molsey’s children.

Colen Crumpler Never married and is listed in 1850c with children: Alexander 1828-,William 1833-,Mary 1835-, Louisa 1837-, and Virginia 1840-.

ROBINSON ESTATE: It appearing to the court that Lucretia Crumpler is entitled to her dower on the lands of her late husband William Robinson and that the necessary request of the plaintiff have been complied with, therefore ordered the clerk to issue an order commanding the sheriff to summons a jury to go upon the land of the late Wm Robinson, adjoining the land of Robert Murphy and Joshua Tatum on the east side of Great Coharie, and lay off and allott to said Lucritia her one/third part of said lands. (1824)

ZERNBABLE “BABEL”5 PETERSON (MOSES4, JOHN3, BATTE2, JOHN1) was born 1782 in Sampson, NC, and died 1837 in St. Clair, IL. He married NANCY CRUMPLER. She was born 1785 in NC, and died 1840 in St. Clair, IL. Notes for ZERNBABLE “BABEL” PETERSON: Sold land to Cornelius Campbell 17 Feb 1816 {Sampson DB 17:286} : Not resident of NC, 18 May 1830.Children of ZERNBABLE PETERSON and NANCY CRUMPLER are: MOLCY MARIA6 PETERSON, d. 1874, Mason IL, HADWIN PETERSON, b. 1805, Sampson County, NC., THEOPHILUS PETERSON, m. RUTH FURGUSON, 08 Nov 1837, St. Clair, IL22.

CRUMPLER ESTATE: Ordered by consent of Josiah Blackman guardian to Bath¬sheba Crumpler, Young Royal guardian to Redmon Crumpler, Edith Crumpler guardian to John B. Crumpler, and William Girley Crumpler minor infant of John Crumpler, dec’d, and also of Blackman Crumpler son of the said dec’d, that a committee be appointed to divide between the heirs the lands of which the said dec’d died seized and possessed of, and that the sheriff summon John Honeycutt, Fleet Cooper, Hardy Royal, Jacob Cooper and Coore Cooper to make the division. (1806)

No doubt Griffin Owen Crumpler and Griffin Crumpler is the same person. He died in 1812 and is not listed in Jacob’s will except to point out that Griffin Crumpler was dead. I do not think that you can understand the original will unless you know that son Griffin Crumpler is dead. NO one knows this on posts on genealogical websites. Maybe because he had a brother Owen, he was at times called Griffin Owen Crumpler. Griffin Owen Crumpler purchased 270 acres in 1804 and Griffin Crumpler purchased 53 acres in 1811. This same guy died in 1812 and did have property. I do not have an estate record for him. .In Jacob’s 1817 will, no Griffin or Griffin Owen is listed. Owen is listed. Evan is listed. Griffin is listed as dead. No one knows that Griffin is dead, but me. Griffin Owen Crumpler is not a real person. Jacob did not name one son Griffin Owen Crumpler and one Griffin Crumpler and one Owen Crumpler. Griffin Owen Crumpler is used on two documents before 1812. Names are mixed on Family Search, but remember, Griffin Owen Crumpler or Griffin Crumpler died in Sampson in 1812, His brother Owen was in the WAR of 1812 and he died in Coffee Co. Alabama in 1860.

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