Jesse CRAPO

Male 1781 - 1831  (49 years)


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  • Name Jesse CRAPO  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 22 May 1781  Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Dartsmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 11 Jan 1831  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 8, 9
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "Certain Comeoverers"; In 1798, Peter Crapo purchased from Thomas Russell a farm of ninety acres extending from Buzzard's Bay westerly to the Bakertown Road half way between the road from Smith's Neck to Russell's Mills and Macomber's Corner, near the "Gulf Road." It may be that Jesse was sent by his father to cut the hay off the salt meadows and perhaps he boarded with Henry Howland. If so he must have found the accommodations somewhat limited in a little farm house with fifteen children more or less. However it happened, he picked out Phebe Howland as his helpmeet, and she proved, in deed, his better half.
      After they were married they lived for a time with Jesse's father, Peter Crapo, in Freetown near the Dartmouth line, or in Dartmouth near the Freetown line, I know not which. It was there that your great grandfather Henry Howland Crapo was born, May 24, 1804. Evidently the plan arranged for the newly married pair was that they should acquire a farm on the Rockadunda Road not far from the bride's birthplace. Soon after the marriage the work on the new home must have commenced. It was very soon after 1804 that Jesse Crapo and his wife with their little son Henry Howland moved into the new house. The deed of the property from Barnabas and William Sherman to Peter Crapo was given in 1807, and not recorded until 1826. Perhaps Jesse Crapo with the aid of his father and his brothers and sisters did not finally pay for his property until 1807. It seems clear, however, that he was living on the Rockadunda farm soon after 1804. In 1822, he purchased of Silas Kirby five acres adjoining. In 1830, he purchased of Reuben Kelley seven acres adjoining. He also owned the "Barbary Mash" purchased of Barbary Russell, and an undivided fourth part of the marsh at the "Great Meadows" which his father had left to him and his brothers Charles, Reuben, and Abiel.
      Jesse Crapo was a kindly, lovable man, whose gentle nature and recognized rectitude led him to be chosen on several occasions as an arbitrator in the disputes of the neighborhood. In him the restless ambition which distinguished his father and his great grandfather lay dormant, in order, perhaps, that he might transmit it in redoubled intensity to his eldest son. It is characteristic of him that he should have been a private in the militia company of which his son, who had not reached his majority, was the Captain. Hard, unremitting labor brought from the farm a mere subsistence. He would not, indeed, have been called poor as Dartmouth farmers went. It was a good sized farm with considerable land in tillage. He had stock, and doubtless a horse and chaise. The farm buildings were substantial. The dwelling house unusually ample and comfortable for its day. Yet surplus money and the opportunities and luxuries which money may bring were never within his achievement. He died January 11, 1831, in the fiftieth year of his age. Just before he passed away he asked to have your grandfather, William Wallace Crapo, who was a baby of eight months, placed on his bed beside him.
    Person ID I13873  Main Tree
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2015 

    Father Peter CRAPO,   b. 04 Dec 1743, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1822, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah WASTE,   b. 04 Sep 1748, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1789, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Marriage Banns 14 May 1766  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Married 13 Nov 1766  Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F04931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phoebe HOWLAND,   b. 29 Mar 1785, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1870, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Between 23 Apr and 10 Jul 1803  [1
    Marriage Banns 23 Apr 1803  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Married 10 Jul 1803  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Gov Henry Howland CRAPO,   b. 24 May 1804, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1869, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     2. David CRAPO,   b. 16 Sep 1808, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1879, Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
     3. Joseph H. CRAPO,   b. 04 Dec 1812, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1892, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Natural]
     4. Phebe Ann CRAPO,   b. 06 Mar 1817, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1894, New Bedford, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
     5. William Wallace CRAPO,   b. Jun 1824, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1825, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F05974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 May 1781 - Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Banns - 23 Apr 1803 - Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jul 1803 - Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Dartsmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1831 - Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S03460] The Kirbys of New England by Melatiah Everett Dwight.

    2. [S01672] Ancestral Chronological Record of the William White Family.

    3. [S03531] Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts to the year 1850 Vol II-Marriages.

    4. [S01952] Certain Comeoverers by Henry Howland Crapo.

    5. [S00091] "The Peter Crapo Clan" by Richley H. Crapo, (Name: Name: Updated 7 Dec 2005;;).

    6. [S7913] A Short History of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America, Charles Elihu Slocum, M.D., Ph. D., (Charles Elihu Slocum, M.D., Ph. D., - Syracuse, NY 1882).

    7. [S00108] 1820 Census Massschusetts.

    8. [S02709] New England Ancestors: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.

    9. [S02377] Genealogy.com: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1600s-1800s.