Littleton Crabtree and Rebecca Cox

Littleton CRABTREE is said to have been born about 1790 in Orange Co., NC, to William CRABTREE and Rebecca SPEARMAN. Cecil Champenois has Littleton born at Hillsboro, Orange Co., NC.

The 1800 Orange Co. NC census shows a William Jr. CRABTREE (2 2 0 0 2 | 3 0 1 0 1), a William CRABTREE ( 0 1 1 0 1 | 1 1 0 1), a James CRABTREE Jr. (2 1 1 0 0 | 0 0 1), James CRABTREE (2 1 0 1 0 | 2 1 1 0 1) and an Abraham CRABTREE (1 0 1 0 0 | 1 0 1), all on page 614. On 553 (pg. 63 ancestry.com) is seen a Moses COX (0 1 0 0 1 | 4 1 0 1). Listed alphabetically.

Amie Akerman gives Littleton CRABTREE marrying Rebecca COX May ? 1811 in Jackson County, GA. Ann Storer gives Rebecca COX as born 1794 in Onslow Co. NC. Cecil Champenois gives Rebecca as born abt. 1780 and died 1851. 1830 census data suggests she was born between 1780 and 1790. 1840 census data suggests she was born between 1790 and 1800.

A bit of miscellaneous data. A Littleton CRABTREE had presented a petition for Pension for services in the war of 1812 in the 2nd session of the 28th congress. It’s given as being on Journal Page 64. Referred to Committee for Invalid Pensions. Then again in the 1st session of the 29th congress a petition for same was brought (journal page 202) and referred to the Committee for Invalid Pensions. The report was “adverse”. House disposed: “Laid on table”. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com) I don’t know if it might be the same Littleton CRABTREE or not.

Suggested children for Littleton and Rebecca are:

  • Irvin (Erwin, Ervin) CRABTREE b. 11 Nov. 1814 Hall County GA married Sarah Ann FAGGERT. (Hall Co. was not formed until 1818 so it is likely Irvin was born in a parent county such as Jackson Co.)
  • Jackson CRABTREE b. 1817 m. Eliza SULLIVAN
  • Alfred R. CRABTREE b. 11 March 1822 NC, d. 3 Feb 1895 at about 73, buried at Priceville Church, East of Tupelo, Lee Co., MS.
  • Littleton CRABTREE b. 1822
  • Haynes CRABTREE b. 1829 at Jones Co. MS, died 5 March 1865 at the Camp Chase POW Camp in Ohio, married Elizabeth EVANS on 7 Sept. 1853, Mobile, AL. She was born 11 Oct. 1836, died 4 Feb 1906, and is buried at Gulf Crest Cemetery at Gulf Crest, Mobile Co., AL.
  • Murphy CRABTREE b. abt. 1831 according to an 1850 census, died April 188401886 at Gulfcrest, AL. He married 17 Feb 1857 at Mobile Co. AL, Rachel SMITH.
  • Louisa CRABTREE m. Isaac CHAMPENOIS 3 Nov. 1845 at Mobile Co., AL. She was born 1818 according to an 1850 census.
  • Emma CRABTREE married John PADGETT, 9 Feb. 1846 at Mobile Co., AL.
  • Millay CRABTREE married Archibald CLARK, 24 Mayl 1853 at Mobile Co. AL. She was born 1826 according to an 1850 census.

I asked Amie Akerman what she had heard about American Indian ancestry for Rebecca Cox (there are a few rumors) and she replied, “As for Rebecca Cox being of Indian Heritage to quote my Uncle Phelan and Aunt Bea, (if you wonder why I am always quoting them, I traveled a lot in the early 80’s to visit them, and filled 6 spiral notebooks with information from them) both told me that Grandma Rebecca was a “Quaker”; I have not found any info on Rebecca’s parents or sibling’s to go any further that what I have sent you on her.”

Littleton CRABTREE Sr. can be seen in the 1830 Mobile Co. AL census. On the same page are a John FAGGETT and a Daniel FAGGETT. This Daniel FAGGETT would be the Daniel FAGGERT/FAGGARD (numerous spellings) who is the father of Sarah Ann, b. 1819, who married Irvin/Erwin CRABTREE.

1830 ALABAMA MOBILE COUNTY CENSUS pg. 11 (pg. 19 ancestry)
Franklin KIMBALL
Joseph LEMMIER?
Thomas MAY?
John CHRISTOPHER?
Joshua BRYANT
Joseph BATES Sr.
Lemuel BIRD
David WEAVER
William LEWIS
Reaubin LOWERY?
Isaac JOHNSTON
William THOMAS
Dixon WAINWRIGHT
Littleton CRABTREE 1 1 1 1 1 2… | 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 (no slaves)
NOTE: According to this there was 1 male under five in the house (b. after 1825, this is probably Haynes Crabtree b. 1829), 1 male between 5 and 10 (b. between 1820 and 1825, this would be Alfred R. b. 1822), 1 male of ten and under 15 (b. between 1815 and 1820, this would be Jackson b. 1817), 1 male of 15 and under 20 (b. between 1810 and 1815, this would be Irvin born 1814), and 1 male of 20 and under 30 (b. between 1800 and 1810). Two males between 30 and 40 (b. between 1790 and 1800). The 3 young females are all given as being under five so born between 1825 and 1830. Then there is one born 1820 to 1825 and an adult female of 40 and under 50. Louisa is perhaps the female given as born between 1820 and 1825, though an 1850 census places her as born abt. 1818. Millay or Milley is one of the females under 5, an 1850 census having her born 1826. Littleton Crabtree would be one of the two males in the 30 to 40 category, and Rebecca COX is likely the female in the 40 to 50 category.
Antwin HENTENBURG (HINDENBURG)
Dede ERENS
Henry CENTINY(?)
Jonathaon DAVIS
Joseph YUMMES
John FAGGETT 0 0 0 0 1… | 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (female 80 to 90) (no slaves)
Solomon ANDERSON
Maison CRAWFORD
Daniel FAGGETT 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 … | 1 1 1 0 0 1 (no slaves)
James MILLISON (MILKISON? WILLISON?)
John MALYES(?)

Ervin CRABTREE is seen as Evin or Ewin in the 1840 Mississippi Newton County Census. He appears to be living next door to his father, Littleton. Two more houses down is Daniel OVERSTREET, and further down is a James OVERSTREET. James is perhaps a brother of John OVERSTREET, grandfather of Mary OVERSTREET, who married Samuel Thomas CRABTREE. Her father was Jacob.

1840 MISSISSIPPI NEWTON COUNTY CENSUS pg. 145
JOHNSTON Peter
CRABTREE Evin 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 0 0 0 0 1
(1 male under 5 would be Samuel Thomas b. 1838, 1 male 5 to 10 would be Littleton b. 1835, 1 male 30 to 40 would be Irvin b. 1814, 1 female 20 to 30 would be Sarah Ann b. 1819)
CRABTREE Littleton 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 0 2 0 0 0 1
1 male under 5 would be ?, 1 male 5 to 10 might be Murphy b. 1831), 2 males 10 to 15 would include Haynes b. 1829, 1 male 15 to 20 would be perhaps Alfred R., so one of these must be the missing male in the 10 to 15 category, 1 male 20 to 30 would be perhaps Jackson b. 1817, 1 male 50 to 60 would be Littleton b. 1790, 1 female under 5, 2 females 10 to 15, 1 female 40 to 50 would be Rebecca COX.
BLACKELY John
Lee Jacob
OVERSTREET Daniel M. (James OVERSTREET further down page).

In the 1850 Alabama Mobile census, Irvin gives himself as 36, so born 1814. NOTE that Saran Ann gives herself here as 34, born about 1815 rather than 1819.

In the 1850 Alabama Mobile census, Milley, 14, and Murphy, 19, are living with CHAMPENOIS. Louisa CRABTREE married Isaac and is the Louise in the household.

1850 ALABAMA MOBILE CENSUS, Mobile Township
pg. 280
64/64 CHAMPENOIS Isaac 32 merchant b. AL
Louise 32 b. AL
J. T. 10 male b. AL
Eliza 8 b. AL
Ewill 3 b. AL
George 2 b. AL
Milley CRABTREE 14 b. AL
Murphy CRABTREE 19 b. AL

The next household over is a PERKINS, followed by a J. P. CHAMPENOIS age 28.

Littleton CRABTREE died 1849 at about the age of 59.

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