Guide to the Crabtree Family Papers
1777-1972

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Crabtree family
Title: The Crabtree Family Papers
Dates: 1777-1972 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (.75 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 327
Summary: This collection contains the correspondence, family photos, family pedigrees, census records and notes that Charlotte Crabtree Fisher collected in her attempt to construct a Crabtree family tree.
Repository: Utah State University.
Manuscript Collections

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

The Crabtree ancestors of Charlotte Crabtree Fisher can be traced back to 1683 in Yorkshire County, England. Her great-great-great grandfather William Crabtree settled near Baltimore, Maryland with his family in 1705. The Crabtree family were early settlers in Kentucky and Virginia and a number of them fought in the Revolutionary War and Civil War.

Charlotte Crabtree Fisher, who also went by the names of Lottie and Charlotta, was born on September 13, 1902 in Wilmette Creek, Illinois to Abijah Crabtree and Mary Ellen Swift Crabtree. She married Harry C. Fisher in Evanston, Illinois on May 28, 1916 and had a son Stanley Dean Fisher in 1920. She died at the age of 92 on February 20, 1991 in Glencoe, Illinois.

Content Description

This collection consists of the Crabtree family history materials in the form of correspondence, family photos, family pedigrees, census records and newspaper clippings. Box 1 is arranged chronologically and contains pedigree charts and family photos. It also contains the correspondence and miscellaneous notes that Crabtree descendant Charlotte Fisher collected in her attempt to construct a Crabtree family tree. Box 2 contains various other family materials which are arranged alphabetically.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Crabtree Family Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: The Crabtree Family Papers USU_COLL MSS 327, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 327, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronolgoically.

Processing Note :  

February of 2008

Acquisition Information :  

This collection was donated to USU Special Collections on May 24, 2000 as part of the Leonard J. Arrington Collection (LJAHA #1). Although Charlotte Crabtree Fisher collected and organized the Crabtree family papers, it remains unclear how this material came into Arrington’s possession.

Related Materials :  

See also Leonard J. Arrington Papers LJAHA 1, Series IX: 28, Fd 5 “The Crabtree Family of Wayne County, West Virginia” and William Crabtree of Crow Creek, by Eliza B. Woodall, Special Collections 929.2 C84


Detailed Description of the Collection

Crabtree family papers, 1777-1972
(40 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 William Crabtree 1777
1 2 William Crabtree Undated
1 3 James Crabtree 1848
1 4 John Crabtree Undated
1 5 Moses Crabtree Undated
1 6 Enoch Crabtree Undated
1 7 George Crabtree Undated
1 8 Abraham Crabtree Undated
1 9 James and Elizabeth Crabtree Undated
1 10 Thomas Crabtree Undated
1 11 William Crabtree III Undated
1 12 Isaac Crabtree Undated
1 13 Colston Crabtree Undated
1 14 Jack Crabtree 1977
1 15 Miscellaneous Crabtree family pedigrees Undated
1 16 Crabtree family photographs Undated
1 17 Crabtree marriage bonds from Ohio County, Kentucky Undated
1 18 Daviess County, Kentucky marriage 1817-1971
1 19 Daviess County, Kentucky marriages 1820-1970
1 20 Daivess County, Kentucky deeds 1821-1877
1 21 Hampshire County, Va marriage bonds 1824-1828
1 22 Ohio Census 1820
1 23 Tennessee Census 1830 and 1880
1 24 Index of Crabtree wills 1847-1950
1 25 Arkansas census 1880
1 26 Kentucky Census 1880
1 27 Daviess County, Kentucky marriage records 1881-1887
1 28 Daviess County, Kentucky criminal orders Undated
1 29 Crawford County, Arkansas marriage records Undated
1 30 Notebook log of grave sites Undated
1 31 Historical collection of Harrison County, Ohio Undated
1 32 Miscellaneous correspondence to Lois May Johnston 1942
1 33 Correspondence from Edith Caughon to Charlotte Fisher
Includes photographs
1954-1964
1 34 Correspondence from Nina Wright to Charlotte Fisher
Includes photographs
1965-1968
1 35 Correspondence from Harley Haton to Charlotte Fisher 1969
1 36 Correspondence from Mike Edgeworth to Ruth 1972
1 37 Index to unknown church records Undated
1 38 Miscellaneous Crabtree notes Undated
1 39 Newspaper clippings about various Crabtree family members Undated
1 40 Notebook of census records for Crabtrees and Cahills Undated

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Other families related to Crabtrees, 1965
(21 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 1 Cahill family manuscript Undated
2 2 DeMoss family Undated
2 3 DeMoss family (continued) Undated
2 4 DeMoss family (continued) Undated
2 5 DeMoss family and the Huguenot Society Undated
2 6 Hendrix family Undated
2 7 Nicholls family Undated
2 8 Pike family Undated
2 9 Robinette family Undated
2 10 Sparks family Undated
2 11 Ward family Undated
2 12 Whitt family Undated
2 13 Miscellaneous notes Undated
2 14 List of books for genealogists Undated
2 15 Notes on Colonel Richard Johnson grave site Undated
2 16 Correspondence on Fogelson family Undated
2 17 Notes on Virginia pioneers Undated
2 18 History of Vermont, Illinois Undated
2 19 American Revolution roster Undated
2 20 Roster of American Revolution soldiers buried in Indiana Undated
2 21 Address at the grave of Joseph Scott, Revolutionary War veteran 1965 October 22

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Subjects

    • Family Names :
    • Crabtree family.

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