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Genealogy: Family Histories

William Crouch Family

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 06/07/2009

Descendants of ? Crouch

Generation No. 1

1. ?1 CROUCH

Children of ? CROUCH are:

        2. i. WILLIAM2 CROUCH, b. Abt. 1808, England; d. Abt. Apr 1898, Waukesha County.

        ii. EDMOND CROUCH, b. Abt. 1817.

        Notes for EDMOND CROUCH:

        Came to America and lived with his brother William for some time.

        Daily Sentinel And Gazette, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 9, 1848

        Wandered From Home - Wandered from the residence of William Crouch, in the Town of Lisbon, Waukesha Co., Wis., on Sunday, Oct. 1st, Edmund Crouch. He is five feet 7 inches in height, light complexion, dark hair, dark eyes, red whiskers, 29 years old and of unsound mind - had on when he left home, a black cloth frock coat, dark colored check pantaloons, laced boots or shoes, heavily nailed and black Beaver hat. Any person giving information where he may be found at B. Stimson's Cross Keys, E. Water st., Milwaukee or to the subscriber, will greatly oblige and shall be paid all reasonable expenses for their trouble.

        William Crouch

        Lisbon, Waukesha County

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 CROUCH (?1) was born Abt. 1808 in England, and died Abt. Apr 1898 in Waukesha County. He married (1) SARAH WILMOT 24 Dec 1832 in Stanstead Abbots, Hertford, England (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website.), daughter of JAMES WILMOT and SARAH ?. She was born 11 Apr 1815 in Watton At Stone, Hertford, England (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website.), and died Bet. 1860 - 1870. He married (2) NANCY DENT Bet. 1870 - 1880, daughter of THOMAS DENT and BETSY STURGES. She was born 03 Mar 1826 in Ferris Hill, Grand Gorge, Delaware, New York (Source: 1880 Federal Census.), and died 23 May 1905 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Notes for WILLIAM CROUCH:

Total children - 13

Waukesha Freeman - January 23, 1868; William places an advertisement to sell his farm.

"HOP-GROWERS, ATTENTION!"

I offer for sale my farm of 123 acres, situated one mile north of Sussex, town of Lisbon; is well watered, and there is a log house, good barn, and excellent stabling for horses, cattle and sheep on the premises. There are six acres in with good bearing hops - nearly all the German Grape variety - good hop-house, and everything needed for hop-raising. There is on the farm, 200 good bearing fruit trees, consisting of apples, plums and cherries; 40 acres of good tamarack, with plenty of poles, will be sold with the farm if desired. This is a capital chance for anyone wishing to organize hop-raising.

I will also sell 40 acres on sec 15, same town, 6 acres of which is cleared, balance timber. Also, 40 acres timber on section 10. Also, 18 acres on sec 22, consisting of excellent marsh and meadow, all situated in town of Lisbon. The property is sold for no fault, but the proprietor wishes to retire from business.

Also, S1/2, SW1/4 of sec 19, town 16, R5 - 59 acres;

SW1/4 of section 30, town 16, R5, 120 acres;

SE1/4 of NE 1/4, sec 17, town 15, R5;

NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 sec 17, town 15, R5, 80 acres.

This land is situated on the Naceedah Plains, west bank of the Wisconsin River, town of Marion, Juneau Co., and for hop-raising is equal to much of the far-famed Sauk County land. 20 cwt per acre was rasied on land near by last year, of excellent quality. Much of this land could be plowed up and planted with hops this spring, as it requires little cleaning.

Apply to WILLIAM CROUCH, Sussex, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

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About January 15, 1891, Waukesha Freeman reports that he sold 80 acres to his son(?) Thomas Crouch in sec. 14, 15, town of Lisbon for either $3,000 or $3,600.

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July 23, 1891 - William (Sr. or Jr.?) visiting his sister, Mrs. Wm. Sedgwick

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Waukesha Freeman, August 24, 1893 - The application of Wm. Crouch to be released from guardianship was taken up on Wednesday morning and developed many interesting points. Mr. Crouch is an old man who was placed under guardianship in 1891, after a medical examination by Drs. Wiggington and Hewitt. Later it developed that there were family differences in the case and the children believe that Mr. Crouch was competent to care for his property, and this condition finally resulted in the application in question. Note: as reported on August 31 - he is released from personal, but property guardianship is still under William Small.

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1850 Town of Lisbon Federal Census Crouch members

Annie Crouch abt 1845 Wisconsin

Arthur Crouch abt 1838 England

Edmund Crouch abt 1820 England

Elizth Crouch abt 1834 England

Emily Crouch abt 1843 New York

Saml Crouch abt 1840 England

Sarah Crouch abt 1813 England

Sarah Crouch abt 1833 England

Thos Crouch abt 1849 Wisconsin

Wm Crouch abt 1847 Wisconsin

Wm Crouch abt 1810 England

 

More About WILLIAM CROUCH:

Name 2: Listed as "Wm Cruch" in 1860 Census

Emigration: 28 Sep 1842, Departed Port of Liverpool, England on the ship "Philadelphia" in New York

Residence: 15 Nov 1877, Albert Ridley buys 90 acre farm from Wm. Couch, Town of Lisbon, for $6,000 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, November 15, 1877.)

More About WILLIAM CROUCH and SARAH WILMOT:

Marriage: 24 Dec 1832, Stanstead Abbots, Hertford, England (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website.)

Notes for NANCY DENT:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:06 PM

It's been a while since I visited your website and was I in for a surprise! Loved the music and all the interesting information that has been added. Spent a lot of time there today and I noticed I can add to the family of William Crouch b. about 1810 that you wrote up.

His second wife was a Nancy.

Nancy was the daughter of Thomas Hollingsworth Dent and Betsy Sturges.

She was born 3 March, 1826 Ferris Hill, Grand Gorge, Delaware, NY.

Family history had it that she had married a Crouch and lived in Lisbon, Waukesha, WI.

So, in my searching, I found her today in the 1880 Census with William. Also in the WI Vital records index "Nancy Crouch died 23 May, 1905 Waukesha.

Her father, Thomas Hollingsworth Dent was the son of Joseph Dent and Ann Nancy Tonge and was born in 1799 in Maltby le Marsh, Lincolnshire. The family left England and came to NY in 1804. His brother (my line) Richard Dent came to Menomonee with his son, Joseph Dent and they bought land as early as 1846 as noted on the Land Plat.

Haven't found where Nancy Couch is buried yet....but hope to. Visited Waukesha, Lisbon, Monomonee about a year and a half ago and yearn to return.

Hope this helps. Please ask if you have questions.

Sandy in WA state (Sandra Boudrou)

DENT,OLIVER,MINOR to name a few

More About WILLIAM CROUCH and NANCY DENT:

Marriage: Bet. 1870 - 1880

Children of WILLIAM CROUCH and SARAH WILMOT are:

        3. i. SARAH3 CROUCH, b. 05 Mar 1833, Kent, England; d. Bef. 1915.

        4. ii. ELIZABETH CROUCH, b. 18 Sep 1834, Kent, England; d. 20 Nov 1915.

        5. iii. ARTHUR CROUCH, b. Abt. 1838, Kent, England; d. Bet. 1920 - 1930.

        6. iv. SAMUEL CROUCH, b. Abt. 1840, Kent, England; d. Bet. 1915 - 1937.

        v. EMILY CROUCH, b. Abt. 1842, New York (Source: 1850 Federal Census.); d. Bef. 1915.

        7. vi. ANNA "ANNIE" M. CROUCH, b. Abt. 1844, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

        vii. WILLIAM CROUCH, b. Abt. 1846, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

        More About WILLIAM CROUCH:

        Occupation: 1870, Miller, working for and living with Benjamin Boorman in Pewaukee

        Residence: Nov 1915, Albion, Nebraska (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Sister Josephine's Dec. 2, 1915 obit.)

        viii. THOMAS CROUCH, b. Abt. 1848, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1850 Federal Census.).

        Notes for THOMAS CROUCH:

        At sister Josephine's death on November 4, 1937, he was the sole surviving sibling, at age 90 living in Modesto, California.

        More About THOMAS CROUCH:

        Religion: Nov 1915, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

        Residence: Nov 1937, Modesto, California.

        8. ix. CHARLES A. CROUCH, b. Abt. 1852, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

        9. x. JOHN HUBERT CROUCH, b. Abt. 1852, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

        xi. JOSEPHINE CROUCH, b. 05 Mar 1855, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. 04 Nov 1937, Waukesha Municipal Hospital (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday Evening, Movember 17, 1937 - lived only a week after an automobile accident causing a broken collar bone and five broken ribs.).

        More About JOSEPHINE CROUCH:

        Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

        Education: No. 16 District School and the Oshkosh Normal School

        Funeral: Merton Baptist Church conducted by Rev. R. harrington, and Rev. Buxton, pastor of M.E. Church of Sussex

        Occupation: Taught music, conducted the Old Fashioned Singing Schools

        Religion: Methodist Episcopal Church

        Residence 1: Nov 1937, Merton, before which she lived on the family homestead in Lisbon, then lived with different relatives in Califronia, Missouri, and Nebraska.

        Residence 2: Nov 1915, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Generation No. 3

3. SARAH3 CROUCH (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born 05 Mar 1833 in Kent, England (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website.), and died Bef. 1915. She married JOHN HARRIS. He was born Abt. 1831 in Scotland (Source: 1860 Federal Census.), and died Bef. 1870.

More About SARAH CROUCH:

Christening: 24 Jan 1834, Ebenezer-Independent, Sutton Valence, Kent, England

Occupation: 1870, Milliner living with brothers Arthur and Samuel, and two children in Platte, Andrew, Missouri

Residence: 1860, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Children of SARAH CROUCH and JOHN HARRIS are:

        i. WILLIAM4 HARRIS, b. Abt. 1852, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1860 Federal Census.).

        ii. SARAH A. HARRIS, b. Abt. 1859, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census.).

        iii. JOHN HARRIS, b. Abt. 1861, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census.).

         

4. ELIZABETH3 CROUCH (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born 18 Sep 1834 in Kent, England (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website, Note: her Waukesha Freeman obit, dated Dec. 2, 1915, indicates her birthdate is the 8th.), and died 20 Nov 1915 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, obit, dated Dec. 2, 1915; died of bronchial pneumonia.). She married WILLIAM SEDGWICK 10 Jan 1856. He died Abt. 1883.

Notes for ELIZABETH CROUCH:

Total children - 5

More About ELIZABETH CROUCH:

Burial: Lisbon-Merton Union Cemetery

Christening: 08 Feb 1835, Ebenezer-Independent, Sutton Valence, Kent, England (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website.)

Funeral: 22 Nov 1915, 2pm at Merton Baptist Church, Rev. Mr. Shawger officiating.

Religion: Apr 1871, Converted to Merton Baptist Church

More About WILLIAM SEDGWICK:

Burial: Lisbon-Merton Union Cemetery

More About WILLIAM SEDGWICK and ELIZABETH CROUCH:

Marriage: 10 Jan 1856

Children of ELIZABETH CROUCH and WILLIAM SEDGWICK are:

        10. i. ELEANOR4 SEDGWICK.

        ii. RICHARD SEDGWICK.

        More About RICHARD SEDGWICK:

        Residence: Nov 1915, Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin

         

5. ARTHUR3 CROUCH (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1838 in Kent, England, and died Bet. 1920 - 1930. He married ALICE M. ? Abt. 1876.

More About ARTHUR CROUCH:

Occupation: Bet. 1870 - 1880, farmer

Residence 1: Bet. 1867 - 1880, Platte, Andrew, Missouri

Residence 2: 1920, Living with daughter Gertrude in Jackson, Gentry, Missouri

More About ARTHUR CROUCH and ALICE ?:

Marriage: Abt. 1876

Children of ARTHUR CROUCH and ALICE ? are:

        11. i. EDITH ALICE4 CROUCH, b. Abt. 1877.

        ii. GEORGE A. CROUCH, b. Abt. 1879.

        12. iii. GERTRUDE E. CROUCH, b. Abt. 1882.

        iv. KATE CROUCH.

        v. FRED CROUCH.

         

6. SAMUEL3 CROUCH (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1840 in Kent, England, and died Bet. 1915 - 1937. He married ELIZABETH B. ? (Source: 1880 Federal Census.) Abt. 1872.

More About SAMUEL CROUCH:

Military service: 21 Aug 1862, Wisconsin Badger Guards, Co. F, 28th regiment, deserted Oct. 18, 1862

Occupation 1: 1870, Carpenter

Occupation 2: 1880, farmer

Residence 1: Nov 1915, Long Beach, California (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Sister Josephine's Dec. 2, 1915 obit.)

Residence 2: Bet. 1867 - 1880, Platte, Andrew, Missouri

More About SAMUEL CROUCH and ELIZABETH ?:

Marriage: Abt. 1872

Children of SAMUEL CROUCH and ELIZABETH ? are:

        i. MIRTIE E.4 CROUCH, b. Abt. 1873 (Source: 1880 Federal Census.).

        ii. WILLIAM S. CROUCH, b. Abt. 1875 (Source: 1880 Federal Census.).

        iii. RALPH E. CROUCH, b. Abt. Feb 1880 (Source: 1880 Federal Census.).

         

7. ANNA "ANNIE" M.3 CROUCH (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1844 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1850 Federal Census.). She married WILLIAM B. JOHNSON. He was born Abt. 1845 (Source: 1880 Federal Census, age 35.).

More About ANNA "ANNIE" M. CROUCH:

Residence: 1880, Platte, Andrew, Missouri

More About WILLIAM B. JOHNSON:

Occupation: 1880, Farmer

Children of ANNA CROUCH and WILLIAM JOHNSON are:

        i. NORMAN E.4 JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1870.

        ii. FRANK W. JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1875.

         

8. CHARLES A.3 CROUCH (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1852 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census.). He married MARY ?.

More About CHARLES A. CROUCH:

Residence: 1880, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Child of CHARLES CROUCH and MARY ? is:

        i. ELSIA M.4 CROUCH, b. Abt. 1878.

         

9. JOHN HUBERT3 CROUCH (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1852 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census.). He married ANNA ?.

More About JOHN HUBERT CROUCH:

Residence: 1880, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Child of JOHN CROUCH and ANNA ? is:

        i. MERTIE E.4 CROUCH, b. Abt. 1878.

         

Generation No. 4

10. ELEANOR4 SEDGWICK (ELIZABETH3 CROUCH, WILLIAM2, ?1) She married WILLIAM W. BROWN 12 Jun 1888 (Source: Su,ssex Sun Retrospect by Fred H. Keller, Wednesday, January 11, 2006, page 12.), son of ROBERT BROWN and LUCRETIA WEST. He was born 22 Jul 1852 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Su,ssex Sun Retrospect by Fred H. Keller, Wednesday, January 11, 2006, page 12.).

More About ELEANOR SEDGWICK:

Residence: Nov 1915, Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About WILLIAM W. BROWN:

Education: Plainview School, Carroll College (Waukesha), University of Wisconsin-Madison, gard. 1878 with farming degree. (Source: Su,ssex Sun Retrospect by Fred H. Keller, Wednesday, January 11, 2006, page 12.)

Occupation: Farmer, the "Scientific Famer"

Political 1: Postmaster for Village of Merton for 10 months (Source: Su,ssex Sun Retrospect by Fred H. Keller, Wednesday, January 11, 2006, page 12.)

Political 2: Democrat; cast his first presidential ballot for Samuel Tilden in 1876. (Source: Su,ssex Sun Retrospect by Fred H. Keller, Wednesday, January 11, 2006, page 12.)

Religion: Merton Baptist Church (Source: Su,ssex Sun Retrospect by Fred H. Keller, Wednesday, January 11, 2006, page 12.)

Residence: 1934, Merton

More About WILLIAM BROWN and ELEANOR SEDGWICK:

Marriage: 12 Jun 1888 (Source: Su,ssex Sun Retrospect by Fred H. Keller, Wednesday, January 11, 2006, page 12.)

Children of ELEANOR SEDGWICK and WILLIAM BROWN are:

        i. SON5 BROWN.

        ii. DAUGHTER BROWN.

         

11. EDITH ALICE4 CROUCH (ARTHUR3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1877. She married WILLIAM DEAN GIBSON, son of JAMES GIBSON and AGNES ?. He was born Abt. 1875 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1920 Federal Census, age 44.).

More About WILLIAM DEAN GIBSON:

Residence: 1920, Jackson, Gentry, Missouri

Children of EDITH CROUCH and WILLIAM GIBSON are:

        13. i. BESSIE BELLE5 GIBSON, b. Abt. 1902.

        ii. GRANT W. GIBSON, b. Abt. 1900 (Source: 1920 Federal Census, age 19.).

         

12. GERTRUDE E.4 CROUCH (ARTHUR3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1882 (Source: 1920 Federal Census.). She married WILLIAM E. HASKINS. He was born Abt. 1875 (Source: 1920 Federal Census.).

Children of GERTRUDE CROUCH and WILLIAM HASKINS are:

        i. ALICE A.5 HASKINS, b. Abt. 1906 (Source: 1920 Federal Census.).

        ii. FRANCIS C. HASKINS, b. Abt. 1909 (Source: 1920 Federal Census.).

        iii. MAURINA HASKINS, b. Abt. 1912 (Source: 1920.).

         

Generation No. 5

13. BESSIE BELLE5 GIBSON (EDITH ALICE4 CROUCH, ARTHUR3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1902 (Source: 1920 Federal Census, age 17.). She married WALTER RUSSELL WEAVER 1922 in King City, Missouri, son of WALTER WEAVER and MAGGIE MARTIN. He was born Abt. 1900 (Source: 1920 Federal Census, age 19.).

More About WALTER WEAVER and BESSIE GIBSON:

Marriage: 1922, King City, Missouri

Children of BESSIE GIBSON and WALTER WEAVER are:

        14. i. WALTER JAMES6 WEAVER, b. 19 Oct 1926.

        15. ii. MARY ANN WEAVER, b. 05 Feb 1928.

         

Generation No. 6

14. WALTER JAMES6 WEAVER (BESSIE BELLE5 GIBSON, EDITH ALICE4 CROUCH, ARTHUR3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born 19 Oct 1926. He married PATRICIA ANN SEGHERS 20 Jun 1946 in New Orleans, LA..

More About WALTER JAMES WEAVER:

Military service: U. S. Navy, WWII, Torpedoman on a PT boat in the South Pacific

More About WALTER WEAVER and PATRICIA SEGHERS:

Marriage: 20 Jun 1946, New Orleans, LA.

Children of WALTER WEAVER and PATRICIA SEGHERS are:

        i. WILLIAM7 WEAVER.

        ii. LANCE WEAVER.

        iii. GREGORY WEAVER.

        iv. KEVIN WEAVER.

        v. DOUGLAS WEAVER.

         

15. MARY ANN6 WEAVER (BESSIE BELLE5 GIBSON, EDITH ALICE4 CROUCH, ARTHUR3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born 05 Feb 1928. She married THOMAS DRUM 1947.

More About THOMAS DRUM and MARY WEAVER:

Marriage: 1947

Children of MARY WEAVER and THOMAS DRUM are:

        i. MICHAEL7 DRUM.

        ii. STEVEN DRUM.

        iii. DAVID DRUM.

        iv. JEFFERY DRUM.

 

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