Ruth Crum

F, #839, b. 31 October 1892, d. August 1987
Ruth Crum
daughter of Isaac and Maggie Smith Crum
Siblings Mahlon Frank and Ruth Crum
children of Isaac and Maggie Smith Crum
ChartsBenjamin Crum Pedigree Chart
Benjamin Crum Descendant Indented Chart
FatherIsaac R Crum b. 18 Sep 1860, d. 21 Oct 1953
MotherMaggie Smith b. c 1860, d. 6 Feb 1940
Birth*31 October 1892 Ruth Crum was born on 31 October 1892 in NJG.1 
1895 NJ census1895 Ruth lived with her parents and extended family in Delaware Townhip, Hunterdon. Ruth's grandfather, Henry Crum, her Uncle George Crum and cousin Rheba Crum were members of the household in 1895.2 
1900 Census25 June 1900 She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Delaware Township, Hunterdon, NJG in the household of her parents, Isaac R Crum and Maggie Smith.1 
1910 Census20 April 1910 Seventeen year old Ruth Crum appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Delaware Township, Hunterdon, NJG in the household of her parents.3 
1920 Census*9 January 1920 She appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of 211 Spring Street, Trenton, Mercer, NJG, enumerated 9 January 1920. She was living in a boarding home and working as a stenographer for the state government.4 
Reunioncirca 3 November 1924 She attended the Crum Family Reunion hosted by her parents, Isaac and Maggie Crum, in honor of Isaac's brother, Daniel, who was visiting the East for the first time since moving to Kansas 47 years earlier.5 
Death*August 1987 She died in August 1987 at Frenchtown, Hunterdon, NJG, at age 94.6 
Last Edited11 May 2016

Citations

  1. 1900 U.S. census, Hunterdon, NJ, population schedule, Delaware Township, E.D. 6, page 12A, dwelling 269, family 291, Isaac Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 14 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T623_980.
  2. Isaac R. Crum, 1895 New Jersey State Census, dwelling 104, family 114, Delaware Township, Hunterdon, NJ, microfilm 1026332, Family History Library Salt Lake City, UT.
  3. 1910 U.S. census, Hunterdon, NJ, population schedule, Delaware Township, E.D. 6, page 5A, dwelling 105, family 111, Isaac Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 14 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T624_895.
  4. 1920 U.S. census, Mercer, NJ, population schedule, Trenton Ward 13, E.D. 104, page 10A, dwelling 186, family 217, Edmond C. Farrell: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 14 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T625_1054.
  5. Crum Reunion, Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ, 3 Nov 1924, page 18, www.genealogybank.com (accessed 13 Mar 2016). The newspaper article states that Daniel Crum was visiting from California. The 1920 and 1930 federal census shows he was residing in Kansas in those yerars. The compiler has not found any evidence he ever lived in CA.
  6. Ruth Crum, 138-30-0127, Social Security Death Index, Master File, New Jersey, 1954-1956: (Ancestry.com, accessed 14 Feb 2010).

Samuel H. Crum

M, #2560, b. 13 September 1853, d. 8 April 1938
ChartsBenjamin Crum Pedigree Chart
Benjamin Crum Descendant Indented Chart
FatherLeonard Crum b. c 1825, d. b 27 Aug 1870
MotherChristianna Honness b. c 1828
Birth*13 September 1853 Samuel H. Crum was born on 13 September 1853 in Sand Brook, New JerseyG.1,2 
1860 Census1 June 1860 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1860 in the household of his parents Leonard and Christianna at New Hampton, Lebanon Township, Hunterdon, New JerseyG.3 
1870 Census27 August 1870 He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Clarksville, Lebanon Township, Hunterdon, New JerseyG in the household of his mother, Christianna Honness Crum. He attended school during the year and was working in a factory.4 
1880 Census*2 June 1880 He appeared on the census of 2 June 1880 at Sunderland, Bennington, VTG. He was a boarder in the home of John M. Gregory and was working in a veneer mill.5 
Marriage* He married Ada M. Stilson.2 
Misc from Deed Book*16 October 1882  Samuel H. Crum, of Bennington County, VT signed a note for $500 to George Honness at the First National Bank of Clinton, NJ, for a term of three months, which could be renewed. The note was against his inheritance from his grandfather, Conrad Honness, to be received after the death of his mother, Christianna Honness Crum.6 
Probate4 January 1897 He was named heir of the Sarah White estate which was probated on 4 January 1897 at Surrogate's Office, Hunterdon County Courthouse, Flemington, Hunterdon, NJG. Sarah Crum White was his father's sister. He was to share $1000 with his two sisters.7 
1900 Census*9 June 1900 He and Ada appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of 261 Ashland Street, North Adams, Berkshire, MAG, enumerated 9 June 1900. Their children Samuel Harry, Russell S. and William Leonard were listed as living with them. Samuel was a carpenter who had been unemployed for three months. The family lived in a rented home.1 
1910 Census*18 April 1910 By 18 April 1910, the couple had moved a few houses away on the same street to 291 Ashland Street, North Adams, Berkshire, MAG. Their son William Leonard was listed as living with them. Samuel continued to work as a carpenter.8 
1930 Census*21 April 1930 By 21 April 1930, Samuel and Ada had moved to Sunderland, Bennington, VTG and their finances had improved. They now owned their own home valued at $3000 and also had a radio. Two of their sons, Samuel and William, were in the home on the day of the census. Further research is needed to determine whether the sons were living with their parents or just visiting the day the census information was taken.9 
Death*8 April 1938 He died on 8 April 1938 at Putnam Memorial Hospital, Arlington, VTG, at age 84. The last time he worked as a carpenter was in 1922. His cause of death was myocardial degeneration.2 

Children of Samuel H. Crum and Ada M. Stilson

Last Edited6 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. 1900 U.S. census, Berkshire, MA, population schedule, North Adams Ward 7, E.D. 58, page 17A, dwelling 214, family 300, Samuel H. Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 24 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T623.
  2. Samuel H. Crum, Vermont Death Certificate number 42, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Provo, UT.
  3. 1860 U.S. federal census, Hunterdon, New Jersey, population schedule, Lebanon Township, page 94, dwelling 3, family 3, Leonard Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 25 Aug 2008): National Archives microfilm M653, roll 695.
  4. 1870 U.S. census, Hunterdon, NJ, population schedule, Lebanon Township, page 265, dwelling 380, family 422, Christiana Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 25 Aug 2008): National Archives microfilm M593, roll 870.
  5. 1880 U.S. census, Bennington, VT, population schedule, Sunderland, page 522.4000, E.D. 39, dwelling 34, family 36, John M. Gregory: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 24 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T9_1341.
  6. Hunterdon Deeds, Special Deeds Book 7, page 269: microfilm 818209, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  7. Sarah White, Hunterdon, NJ Surrogate's Office Probate file 2363 (Will Book 18, page 538), Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, microfilm 802408.
  8. 1910 U.S. census, Berkshire, MA, population schedule, North Adams, ward 7, E.D. 63, page 3B, dwelling 47, family 57, Samuel H. Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 24 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T624_572.
  9. 1930 U.S. census, Bennington, VT, population schedule, Sunderland, E.D. 26, page 4A, dwelling 85, family 88, Samuel M. Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 24 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T626, roll 2426.

Samuel Harry Crum

M, #2666, b. 14 October 1883, d. 7 January 1956
ChartsBenjamin Crum Pedigree Chart
Benjamin Crum Descendant Indented Chart
FatherSamuel H. Crum b. 13 Sep 1853, d. 8 Apr 1938
MotherAda M. Stilson b. Sep 1858
Birth*14 October 1883 Samuel Harry Crum was born on 14 October 1883 in Sunderland, VTG.1,2 
1900 Census9 June 1900 He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of 261 Ashland Street, North Adams, Berkshire, MAG in the household of his parents, Samuel H. Crum and Ada M. Stilson.1 
1930 Census21 April 1930 He appeared on the census of 21 April 1930 in the household of Samuel H. Crum and Ada M. Stilson at Sunderland, Bennington, VTG.3 
Note* According to the 1930 census, Samuel had been married at the age of 28. Since his wife was not in his father's household, Samuel may have been visiting his parents on the day of the census. His occupation was structural engineer.3 
Death*7 January 1956 He died on 7 January 1956 at Sunderland, VTG, at age 72. He was a widower and retired engineer.2 
Burial*10 January 1956 He was buried on 10 January 1956 at St. Columbus' Cemetery, Arlington, VTG.2 
Last Edited26 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. 1900 U.S. census, Berkshire, MA, population schedule, North Adams Ward 7, E.D. 58, page 17A, dwelling 214, family 300, Samuel H. Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 24 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T623.
  2. Samuel Harry Crum, Vermont Death Certificate number 0031, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Provo, UT.
  3. 1930 U.S. census, Bennington, VT, population schedule, Sunderland, E.D. 26, page 4A, dwelling 85, family 88, Samuel M. Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 24 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T626, roll 2426.

Sarah Crum

F, #2555, b. 8 August 1817, d. 23 December 1896
ChartsBenjamin Crum Pedigree Chart
Benjamin Crum Descendant Indented Chart
FatherBenjamin Crum
MotherSarah Lanning b. c 1786, d. 8 Apr 1862
Birth*8 August 1817 Sarah Crum was born on 8 August 1817 in New JerseyG.1 
Marriage* She married John White, son of John White and Elizabeth Werts. (Although a marriage record has not been found, the 1880 census indicated she was the wife of John White.)2 
Deed Grantee*18 March 1858 She purchased 97.25 acres and an adjacent 14.5 acre wooded lot from Isaac Rowe for $1.00 on 18 March 1858. The land was located in Raritan Township, Hunterdon, NJG.3 
Compiler's Comment* This "puchase" from Isaac Rowe for only $1.00 was obviously a gift. Sarah had been living with Isaac Rowe probably as his housekeeper in the 1850 census. Perhaps this bargain sale was Isaac's way to show appreciation to Sarah for her services. 
Deed Grantee27 March 1863 She purchased two lots on Forkers Avenue of .1 acre from Robert Stout and his wife Elizabeth for $1200 on 27 March 1863. The land was located in Flemington, Hunterdon, NJG. The purchase was subject to $200 mortgage held by Jacob Holcomb.4 
Deed Grantor*17 September 1867 Sarah and John sold 8.47 acres of wooded lot to Captain Jacob Vorhees for $1200. This was part of the land Sarah purchased from Isaac Rowe in 1858 for $1.00 on 17 September 1867. The land was located in Raritan Township, Hunterdon, NJG.5 
Deed Grantee31 March 1868 She purchased 25.07 acres from John P. Moore and Anna, his wife, for $5000 on 31 March 1868. The land was located in Delaware Township, Hunterdon, NJG.6 
Deed Grantor1 April 1868 She sold 59.17 acres to Ephraim B. Dilts for $5444.56 on 1 April 1868. The land was located in Raritan Township, Hunterdon, NJG. This was part of the land Sarah purchased from Isaac Rowe for $1.00 in 1858.7 
Deed Grantor1 April 1868 She sold two lots of 38 acres and 6.16 acres to John Mattison for $4063.64 on 1 April 1868. The land was located in Raritan Township, Hunterdon, NJG. This was part of the tract puchased for $1.00 from Isaac Rowe in 1858.8 
Deed Grantor23 December 1868 She sold land on Forkers Alley to Nancy Shepherd for $2350 on 23 December 1868. The land was located in Flemington, Hunterdon, NJG. The grantee had to allow the current tenant to remain in the house until 1 Apr1869 without paying rent.9 
1870 Census*1870 Sarah and John appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of DelawareTownship, Hunterdon, NJG. He was a farmer with real estate worth $4500 and personal property valued at $4000.10 
1880 Census*1880 Sarah and John were still living in Delaware Township, Hunterdon, NJG in 1880. He was a 66 year old farmer.11 
Deed Grantee29 May 1880 She purchased Lot 24 of Harriet Kline from Mary L. Van Nest for $1075. on 29 May 1880. The land was located in Village of Three Bridges, Hunterdon, NJG. Mary Van Nest could continue to occupy the premises until 1 Apr 1881.12 
Deed Grantor3 April 1888 On 3 April 1888, Sarah and John sold 25.07 acres to John Moore for $3610.00. Sarah had purchased this land twenty years earlier for $5000. The land was located in Delaware Township, Hunterdon, NJG.13 
Death*23 December 1896 She died on 23 December 1896 at Three Bridges, Readington, Hunterdon, NJG, at age 79.14,1 
Burial* She was buried at Lower Amwell Cemetery, 32 Sandbrook - Headquarters Road, Stockton, Hunterdon, NJG. Her plot was in the 12th row. Her husband's plot is next to hers.15,1 
Probate4 January 1897 Her estate was probated on 4 January 1897 at Surrogate's Office, Hunterdon County Courthouse, Flemington, Hunterdon, NJG. Her will proves that her brothers were Henry and Leonard Crum and her sister was Eliza Crum Smith.16 
Research needed* The filmed will was very difficult to read. More may be discerned from reading the probate packet at the Surrogate's Office. The following names were apparent on the film: wearing apparel to nieces Arabell Crum, Sarah Jane Smith, Ellen Ann Shepherd; residue estate after sale of real estate and payment of expenses for husband to remain in comfort and his burial expenses to be divided as follows: $1000 to brother Henry Crum; $1000 to be divided among children of deceased brother Leonard; $1000 to be divided among Benjamin Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Bishop Smith, Mahlon Smith and Ellen Ann Shepherd, children of my sister Elizabeth Smith; $500 to Jason S. Crum, son of my nephew Leonard Crum; $250 to William Durham son of Joseph and Deborah Durham; remainder 1/6 to each of the following: Joseph H. Crum, Isaac R. Crum, George Crum, Daniel M. Crum, Sarah Ann?????16 
Deed Grantor1 April 1897 The estate sold land purchased from Mary Van Nest in 1880 to Lydia Ladd for $950 on 1 April 1897. The land was located in Village of Three Bridges, Hunterdon, NJG. Sarah had paid $1075 for this land.17 
Deed Grantee11 December 1897 On 11 December 1897, Paul Queen, as executor for the estate, purchased 38 acres and 6.16 acres upon default of mortgage on land previously sold to John Mattison on 1 Apr 1868 for $1095 . The land was located in Raritan Township, Hunterdon, NJG.18 
Deed Grantor1 April 1898 The Estate of Sarah Crum White sold sold three lots to Albert J. Hann for $325 on 1 April 1898. The land was located in Delaware Township, Hunterdon, NJG.19 
Deed Grantor1 April 1899 On 1 April 1899, the estate sold 38 acres to Elizabeth Mattison for $950. The land was located in Rartian Township, Hunterdon, NJG. This was land Paul Queen, executor, purchased at a Sherriff's sale on 21 Dec 1897.20 
Compiler's Comment Thanks to the generosity of Isaac Rowe when he sold nearly 112 acres of land to Sarah Crum for $1.00, Sarah and her estate were able to net over $7500 buying and selling land over the next 40 years. This was a substantial sum of money in the late 19th century and an amazing legacy for a woman who could not sign her own name. 

Family: Sarah Crum and John White

Last Edited5 May 2016

Citations

  1. Sarah White, Death Certificate 1896-97 Hunterdon Co. Death Certificates, Drawer 761, Place 55, Certificate W12, Microfilm 164, Department of State, Division of Archives and Records, 225 West State Street, P. O. Box 307, Trenton, NJ.
  2. 1880 U.S. census, Hunterdon, NJ, population schedule, Delaware Township, E.D. 65, page 10D, dwelling 197, family 213, John White: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 28 Aug 2011): National Archives microfilm 787, (Marriage is not listed in the Hiram Deats' compendium of Hunterdon County Marriage Records, 1795-1875, FHL film 818212).
  3. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 117, page 368: microfilm 807035, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  4. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 127, page 727: microfilm 807040, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  5. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 139 page 153: microfilm 807055, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  6. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 138, page 440: microfilm 807055, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  7. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 138, page 429: microfilm 807055, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  8. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 138, page 438: microfilm 807055, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  9. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 141, page 567: microfilm 807056, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  10. 1870 U.S. census, Hunterdon, NJ, population schedule, Delaware Township, page 137A, dwelling 89, famliy 95, John White: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 28 Aug 2011): National Archives microfilm M593.
  11. 1880 U.S. census, Hunterdon, NJ, population schedule, Delaware Township, E.D. 65, page 10D, dwelling 197, family 213, John White: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 28 Aug 2011): National Archives microfilm 787.
  12. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 188, page 521: microfilm 807719, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  13. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 225, page 269: microfilm 808054, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  14. Find a Grave Index 1600's-Current,www.findagrave.com.
  15. Find a Grave Index 1600's-Current,www.findagrave.com, Memorial # 49741261.
  16. Sarah White, Hunterdon, NJ Surrogate's Office Probate file 2363 (Will Book 18, page 538), Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, microfilm 802408.
  17. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 247, page 667: microfilm 807806, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  18. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 249, page 424: microfilm 807806, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  19. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 252, page 17: microfilm 807807, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  20. Hunterdon Deeds, Volume 253, page 667: microfilm 807808, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.

Sarah Crum

F, #2561, b. 1857, d. 1953
ChartsBenjamin Crum Pedigree Chart
Benjamin Crum Descendant Indented Chart
FatherLeonard Crum b. c 1825, d. b 27 Aug 1870
MotherChristianna Honness b. c 1828
Birth*1857 Sarah Crum was born in 1857 in New JerseyG.1 
1860 Census1 June 1860 She appeared on the census of 1 June 1860 in the household of her parents, Leonard and Christianna, who were residing in New Hampton, Lebanon Township, Hunterdon, New JerseyG.2 
1870 Census27 August 1870 She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Clarksville, Lebanon Township, Hunterdon, New JerseyG in the household of her mother, Christianna Honness Crum.3 
Marriage*4 April 1875 She married Jacob C. Martenis on 4 April 1875 at Glen Gardner M.E. Parsonage, Glen Gardner, Hunterdon, NJG. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. S. Woodruff.4 
Probate4 January 1897 She was named heir of the estate of Sarah White, her father's sister, which was probated 4 Jan 1897 Surrogate's Office, Hunterdon County Courthouse, Flemington, Hunterdon, NJG. She was to divide $1000 with her siblings. She may have been named to divide Sarah's wearing apparel with her female cousins and her sister but the filmed will was illegible in this section.5 
Reunioncirca 3 November 1924 Sarah Crum Martenis and her husband attended the Crum Family Reunion hosted by Isaac and Maggie Crum in honor of Isaac's brother, Daniel, who was visiting the East for the first time since moving to Kansas 47 years earlier.6 
Death*1953 She died in 1953.1 
Burial* She was buried at Spruce Run Cemetery, Glen Gardner, Hunterdon, NJG.7 

Child of Sarah Crum and Jacob C. Martenis

Last Edited26 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. Find a Grave Index 1600's-Current,www.findagrave.com.
  2. 1860 U.S. federal census, Hunterdon, New Jersey, population schedule, Lebanon Township, page 94, dwelling 3, family 3, Leonard Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 25 Aug 2008): National Archives microfilm M653, roll 695.
  3. 1870 U.S. census, Hunterdon, NJ, population schedule, Lebanon Township, page 265, dwelling 380, family 422, Christiana Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 25 Aug 2008): National Archives microfilm M593, roll 870.
  4. Marriages, Hunterdon County Democrat, Flemington, NJ, 11 May 1875, Volume XXXVII, No. 37, Whole No. 1910, http://njsuttonfamily.org
  5. Sarah White, Hunterdon, NJ Surrogate's Office Probate file 2363 (Will Book 18, page 538), Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, microfilm 802408.
  6. Crum Reunion, Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ, 3 Nov 1924, page 18, www.genealogybank.com (accessed 13 Mar 2016). The newspaper article states that Daniel Crum was visiting from California. The 1920 and 1930 federal census shows he was residing in Kansas in those yerars. The compiler has not found any evidence he ever lived in CA.
  7. Find a Grave Index 1600's-Current,www.findagrave.com, Memorial # 11619207.