James Reyburn Crockett and Elouise “Louisa” Wright

James Reyburn CROCKETT, son of Samuel CROCKETT and Margaret REYBURN (RAYBORN) was born 21 April 1803 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died 18 Aug 1870 at about 67 in Boone County, Missouri. He is buried in the Wright Cemetery at Boone Co.

James married, 10 Sep 1829 at Boone Co., MO., Elouise “Louisa” WRIGHT, daughter of Samuel WRIGHT and Nancy KELLY. Elouise was born 28 July 1807 KY and died 1 Jan 1875 at about 68, in Boone Co. MO. She is buried at the Wright Cemetery.

From “The Founding of Boone County Missouri”:

“On Southern Two-mile Prairie were Overton Harris, Peter Bass, Peter Ellis, Tyre Martin, Lawrence Bass, Mason Moss, D.M. Hickman, Wilson Hunt, John Broughton, Benjamin White, David Doyle, Samuel Crockett, Philip and Benjamin Barns, Daniel Vincent, Lewis Woolfolk, William Shields, Wm. Simms, Noah Sapp, Ed. Bass, Abraham Barns, John Jamison, Robert and Cyrus Jones, Richard Lawrence, Durrett Hubbard, Francis Lipscomb, J.P. Lynes, John Yates, Ambrose C. Estes, Stephen Chapman, Richard and James Barns, Elias Simms, Mosias Jones, John M. Smith, Michael Hersh, Daniel Hubbard, James Harris. On the Two-mile Prairie north of the St. Charles road, were Samuel, Elijah and Sampson Wright, Elias Newman, Isaac Geyhert, Charles Helm, James Chandler, Wm. Edwards, Elijah Stephens, Thomas Peyton Stephens, Samuel Riggs, Absalom Renfro, Nicholas McCubbin, Wm. Wright, Wm. Timberlake, James and Hugh Crockett, Benjamin Estill, Rev. Mr. Kirkpatrick (a Methodist preacher), Asa Stone, Thomas D. Grant, Roger N. Todd, Levi McGuire, Lazarus Wilcox, Thomas C. Maupin, Nicholas S. Kavanaugh, John Read and James Barns.”

James and Louisa had the following children:

  1. Samuel CROCKETT b. 1830 June 24 in Missouri, died 1879 March 8 at Boone County, Missouri. Married 1866 Oct 1 in Boone to Miriam E. Brown b. 1841 Oct 9 in Missouri.
  2. James Kelly CROCKETT b. 21 Sept 1832, died 12 October 1909/1910, married 1852 Sept 28 to Millie Ann STRICKLIN b. 1835 Dec 12, Daviess or Boone County, Missouri, died 1910 Nov 29 at Chautauqua County, Kansas. She was a daughter of Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth (Eliza) Shock. Direct line.
  3. William Francis CROCKETT was born 1834 Dec 17 and died in infancy.
  4. Hugh Rayburn CROCKETT b. 1837 June 17 in Missouri, died 1907 in Denver. Married Laura Allen Fray who was born abt 1846 in Missouri.
  5. David Kirkpatrick CROCKETT b.1840 Jan 6 in Boone County, Missouri, died 1911 Oct 2, married 18 March 1862 in Audrain County, Missouri to Sarah Beauford WRIGHT.
  6. Mary A. CROCKETT b. 1843 June 6 in Missouri.
  7. John Thomas Crockett was born 1846 Jan 26 in Missouri and died 1923 Sep 11. 1872 Sep 26 in Boone County Missouri. He married Mary H. St. John.
  8. Agnes CROCKETT b. 1848 March 26 in Boone County, Missouri, married CREELMAN. (Agnes CROCKETT passed along to family the CROCKETT genealogical information that I began with as resource many years ago.)
  9. Beverly CROCKETT. b. 1 Nov 1854 d. 19 May 1834 is buried at the Wright Family Cemetery.

James R. Crockett & Archibald Turner were witnesses & appeared in court on the Last Will of John McBride (#437 – Boone Co., MO Wills & Administrations 1850-1861).

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CENSUS DATA:

I have located the family, following their marriage, on the following censuses:

1830 BOONE CO. MO CENSUS
P0098L24 James Crocket 0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 0-0-0-0-1

1830 MISSOURI BOONE COUNTY COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP CENSUS
pg. 93
Thomas CONYERS
Peter WRIGHT
William JEWEL
….
Riley SLOCUM 1 2 1 – 1 – 1 | – 1 – – – 1
(1 male slave under 10, 1 female under 10, 1 under 24)
Note: Riley Slocum married Nancy Agnes Crockett, sister of Samuel, daughter of Hugh Crockett and Rebecca Lorton.
William RIPLEY
Pg. 96
shows:
Reuben BLACK
Robert NELSON
William RIDGEWAY
James SELF
Thomas TENNER or TURNER
Richard ESTES
Joel PENIER or PENICK
Tandy BRUE?
John HUSTON
Samuel JOHNSON
Edward IRA?
Andrew HANNAH
Turner HADEN
Charles McCLANE
Samuel HUDDLESOR?
Elizabeth SPENCE
Frances WILLIAMS
Andrew SPENCE
Samuel MORES
Richard SANUE? B.
William CARE? or CANE?
Patsy TABERT?
Richard Cone?
William ?
John CONE?
Hiram PHILIPS
NOTE: Lives near Thomas STRICKLIN in 1850 census)
John SHOCK with 1 male of 15 and under 20, 1 male of fifty and under sixty, 1 female of five and under ten, 1 female of ten and under fifteen, 1 female of twenty and under thirty, and 1 female of fifty and under sixty. White. Slave schedule had 2 females under ten years of age, 2 females of ten and under twenty-four, and 1 female of thirty-six and under fifty-five.
Pg. 97 shows:
Henry SHOCK with 1 male under 5, 1 male of twenty and under thirty, 1 female of twenty and under thirty. No slaves.
Hector SHOCK with 1 male under 5, 1 male of twenty and under thirty, 2 females under 5, 1 of twenty and under thirty. No slaves.
Thomas STRICKLIN with 1 male of 20 and under 30, and 1 female of 20 and under 30
William SIMS
Stanley CRUSE
Thomas BROOKS
James BROOKS
Asa STONE
Robert F. GIBS
Benjamin WHITE
Enoch McCARTA
Teri McGUIRE
John LEWIS
Jesse LEWIS
Nathaniel LEWIS
Joshua DAVIS
Elya DAVIS
Allen McGUIRE
James G. HAZE
Thomas McCLANE
William McCLANE
Elizabeth Mc?
Sarah HENRY
Thomas D. GRANT
James PIERSON
William B. GRANT
Clifton G. MAUPIN
Pg. 98
Samuel WRIGHT 1 1 2 1 1 – 1 | – – – 1 – – 1
(2 male slaves under 10, 3 under 24, 1 24 to 36, 1 36 to 55, 1 famale slave under 10, 1 36 to 55)
JAMES CROCKET – – – – 1 | – – – – 1
James CRAWFORD
Pg. 99 (21 ancestry)
Thomas WRIGHT
John PHILIPS
Warner PHILIPS
Samuel CAMPBELL
Samuel CROCKET – 2 1 1 2 1 – 1 | – – 1 1 – – 1
(no slaves)

1840 BOONE CO. MO COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP CENSUS
pg. 118
? SULLINGEN?
Sam. KURNAN (KUMAN?)
Robert NELSONG
Joseph PORSENGER
Nancy BARNETT
Maria KENTLEY
Sarah MURNY?
Abner HAYDEN
Amos LUDAK?
Wm. STONE
M. P. WILLS
Thomas D. GRANT
John MAYO
John ROWLAND
Benjamin CAVE
Filander? FINLEY
Jacob LANGSTON
Wm. STEPHENS
Nancy REDMAN
James CROCKETT 2 1 1 – – 1 | – – – – – 1
(Slaves: – – – – – – | – 1)
Nancy WRIGHT – – 1 1 2 | 2 – – – – – – – 1
(Slaves: – 3 – – 1 – | – – – – 1)
James K. WRIGHT 1 – – – – 1 | – – – – 1
(Slaves: – – 1)
Michael ROBINSON
Peter WRIGHT Sr. – – 2 – – – – 1 | – – 2 – 1 – – 1
(Slaves: – – – – – – |1 – – 1)
NOTE: Peter Wright, d. May 28 1847 at 59, was the son of William Wright who also migrated to Boone County. Peter was born in Virginia on June 27, 1787. He married Jenny Edmondson/Edmiston near Nashville, Tennessee on September 20, 1810. They moved to Boone County from Davidson County, Tennessee in 1819, and he served as one of the first three members of the County Court (Commission), taking office in May, 1821. He also served two terms in the State House of Representatives, 1823-1827, and he was appointed to the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri in 1844. In his role as surveyor, he laid out Broadway in Columbia. Buried in Wright Family Cemetery. Jennie d. August 11 1863 at 78. A son, Eleazor W. R., d. December 8, 1825 at age 8 is also buried at the Wright Family Cemetery. He was killed by the fall of a burning tree where the cemetery is now located. Son Joseph WRIGHT d. 6 Sept 1827 is also buried there. And Harriet WRIGHT d. 28 Oct 1865 at age 54, another daughter.
SOURCE: http://www.bocomo.org/cemetery/wright/wr1b005.txt

William WRIGHT – 1 1 – 1 – – – – 1 | – 1 1 – – 1 – – – 1
(Slaves: 1 1 4 – – – |1 1 1 2)
Elijah WRIGHT – – 3 2 1 – 1 | – – 1
Daniel MOURNING
Thomas KARNES
John RUD or REED
John B. FINLEY

1850 BOONE CO. DISTRICT 8 MO CENSUS
pg. 452
1729/1729 Daniel ONEAR and Elizabeth
1730/1730 Allen ONEAR
1731/1731 Samuel H. PRATHER
1732/1732 David W. S. CRAMP
1733/1733 James R. CROCKETT 46 $1000 b. VA
Louisa 43 KY
Samuel 20 m farmer MO
James 17
Hugh 13
David 10
Mary A. 7
Agnes 2
John T. 4
(Slaves: 1 f 25 mu)
NOTES: It appears that Nancy CROCKETT, daughter of James and Louisa WRIGHT, is living next door with Nancy WRIGHT, Louisa’s mother.
1734/1734 Nancy WRIGHT 65 $2500 b. KY
Thomas 31
Andrew H. 20 b. MO
Nancy CROCKETT 15
1735/1735 Samuel WRIGHT 33 doctor b. KY
Mary 22 b. MO
Wm. D. 11/12
(Slaves: 1 30 m b)
1736/1736 William TIMBERLAKE 60 Farmer $2000 b. KY
Rachel 48 b. TN
James E. 18 Farmer b. MO
Mary M. 16
Latitia F. 5
Richard B. KIRKPATRICK 21 Farmer
W. R. KIRKPATRICK 18 farmer
1737/1737 William E. WRIGHT 30 farmer b. TN
Augusta C. 20 b. Germany
Joanna S. 1 b. MO
Lane 66 b. VA
Harriett 37 b. TN
Analisa 24 b. MO
NOTE: William Edmondson Wright, b. 18 Dec 1818, d. 9 July 1898, was the son of Peter and Jennie Edmondson Wright. Born near Nashville, TN, he moved to Missouri with his parents in the summer of 1819. He was one of Boone’s Guards organized to fight in the Mexican War in the 1840s. W. E. Wright was elected County Surveyor in 1880.
1738/1738 John T. HENRY and Harriett (b. KY)
1739/1739 Benjamin BROOKSHIRE (NC) and Milly (KY)
1740/1740 Sidney D. GREEN and Mary B. (KY)
1741/1741 George FREDERICK (PA)
1742/1742 Peter F. CARTER (VA)
1743/1743 James K. WRIGHT 41 Farmer $800. b. KY
Mary 35 TN
Leonidas 12 MO
James 3
Paul 1
1744/1744 Samuel CROCKETT 76 farmer b. $1500 VA
Elizabeth 55
Walter C. 36 farmer TN
Elizabeth A. CALLAHAN MO 14
1745/1745 Elijah WRIGHT 57 farmer $3000 b. VA
Robert 23 b. KY
Martha 20 b. MO
James 21 Harry 19
1746/1746 Thomas WRIGHT 31 farmer $600 b. KY
Sarah H. 24
Henry E. 4 b. MO
Susan T. 2

1860 BOONE CO. MO. CENSUS
1046 Crocket, Jas. R. 56 M Va
Louisa 52 F Ky
Samuel W. 30 M Mo
David R. 20 M Mo
John T. 14 M Mo
Rebecca C. 12 F Mo
Beverly D. 5 M Mo

Comments
4 Responses to “James Reyburn Crockett and Elouise “Louisa” Wright”
  1. Merry Beahan says:

    could you tell me where the Wright Family Cemetery in Boone County Missouri is located? I am trying to take photos of some of the headstones for people at findagrave.com. Thanks you!

  2. jmk says:

    Merry, I have:

    Wright Cemetery, NW 1/4 Sec. 13, Town 49, Range 12, Boone, Missouri

    There are some pics up there from Wright Cemetery, loaded by Warren Lawrence. I’ve not had contact with him but see if you can get hold of him, he’d be able to tell you where it is.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=crockett&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=26&GScnty=1406&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=9048774&df=all&

    Good luck!

  3. Tom Thomason says:

    Hi,

    I’m a relatively distant relative (4th cousin 5x removed) of James Reyburn Crockett and I have a bit of a problem concerning his date of death. The general consensus (and the headstone in the Wright Cemetery) indicate a date of 18 August 1870. The only problem is that I have a Census Report from Township #49 (Sturgeon), Boone county, Missouri with an enumeration date of 29 September 1870 that carries him, his wife Louisa and four of their children (David K, John T, Rebecca & Beverly B). The previous pages all show sequential dates for September. Although I’m well aware of the shortcomings of Census reports (witness the discrepancies of middle initials for David and Beverly) I find it a bit questionable that the census taker would include an individual who had been deceased for almost six weeks. Does anyone have a reasonable explanation ?

  4. jmk says:

    Hi, Tom. I’ve the same report.

    The official enumeration date for the 1830-1880 censuses was June 1st. So, though the census was taken in Sept, it was supposed to show the data for the family as it was on June 1 1880.

    Enumerators were also inconsistent in their handling of this.

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