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David Byerly  Croushorn

David Byerly Croushorn

Male 1823 - 1911  (87 years)

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  • Name David Byerly Croushorn  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 12 Oct 1823  Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    AFN CGQ7-48 
    Military Service Civil War - Confederate Army 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Died 21 Sep 1911  Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 10
    Buried Cedar Grove Cem, Bealeton, Fauquier Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 11
    Person ID I4223  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2013 

    Father George Croushorn,   b. 12 Oct 1798, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Westmoreland Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Catherine "Nettie" Byerly,   b. 1805, Botetourt Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1863, Union Springs, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1822  [2, 7
    Family ID F1621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susan Martin Black,   b. 27 Nov 1820, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1876  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1844  [1, 2, 4, 7, 12
    Children 
     1. Sara Croushorn,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Pleasant Elbert Croushorn,   b. 13 Feb 1848, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1944, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     3. Howard Vanlear Croushorn,   b. 8 Jul 1849, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1923, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Robert Newton Croushorn,   b. 24 Jun 1852, Augusta, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1856  (Age 4 years)
     5. George Marshall Croushorn,   b. 12 Oct 1854, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1933, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Ida Annetta Croushorn,   b. 12 Aug 1856, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1868  (Age 12 years)
     7. John Black Croushorn,   b. 15 Oct 1858,   d. 6 Oct 1933  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 12:43:00 
    Family ID F1533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Avery,   b. 22 Aug 1840, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1895  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1880  [7, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Hugh Samuel Croushorn,   b. 20 Aug 1883, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 12:43:00 
    Family ID F1620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • L.G. Tyler, vol. 5, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHY, p. 907 (1915), while writing about his grandson David Embrey Croushorn, wrote that David B. Croushorn was "a veteran soldier of the Confederacy...." David, who was a farmer, enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Corporal 2nd Class on 31 July 1861 in Staunton, VA, at the age of 38, in Company G, 52d Infantry Regiment, VA. He was absent for a month due to illness; was reduced to ranks as a private on 28 Jan 1862, and deserted on 30 May 1862. See: www.Ancestry.com database American Civil War Soldiers, Record # 333210, based upon The Virginia Regimental Histories Series, VA Roster C (1987)[accessed 21 May 2002].

    • The 1850 census lists "David C" Croushorn, 25, living with his wife "Susan M," 25, and two sons: "Pleasant E," 2, and "Harvey V," 1. All were born in Virginia. His wife Susan's half-brother lived on the adjacent farm. Robert Black, 48, lived with his with three children: Margaretta F, 15; Elizabeth V, 14; and "Orestes W," 12. All had been born in Virginia. 1850 U.S. Census, Rockingham Cnty, VA (M 432, Roll 974, stamped p. 53B). [An indexer has listed the surname as "Croasharn".]


    • The 1860 census records "D.B." Croushorn as a 37-yr old farmer, living with is wife Susan and 5 children. 1860 U.S. Census, Burkes Mill P.O., Augusta Cnty, VA (M 653, Roll 1333, p. 160, stamped 974).

      The 1880 census lists David B. "Crousehorn," 56, living with his second wife Martha, 40, and son John B. His son Pleasant Elbert and family live nearby. 1880 U.S. Census, Rappahannock, Fauquier Cnty, VA (T 9, Roll 1365, stamped p. 244B).
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    • Obituary, Kendall County [IL] Record (27 Sep 1911), states:
      "The funeral services of David B. Croushorn were held from the home of G.M. Croushorn (where he died) Thursday afternoon. The remains, accompanied by two sons, G.M. and John, left on Thursday evening for Bealeton, Va., where he was buried on the family lot. Mr. C. was born October 12, 1823, in Virginia, where he lived until twelve years ago. During these twelve years he has resided at the homes of his sons in Illinois. At the time of the rebellion he was drafted into the service of the confederate army, but served only a short time. He was active almost to the time of his death. About six weeks before he died he had a stroke of paralysis, from which he never recovered, death claiming him Thursday morning [21 Sep] at 7 o'clock. Five sons -- Albert [sic] at Yorkville, Howard in Virginia, G.M. at Oswego, J.B. at North Aurora, Hugh at Seattle, Wash. -- and three sisters in Virginia survive. Mr. Croushorn was a man of sterling qualities, an active member and earnest worker in the Presbyterian church, also an elder since before the sons can remember."
    • The following appeared in The Allgaier--Carlson Family Organization Newsletter (2 Oct 1967):
      "Last September we had the opportunity to visit with Nellie Miller (Mrs. Fletcher Miller) of Bealeton, Va., where she has lived all her life -- 93 years. She, personally, was acquainted with David Byerly Croushorn, who lived nearby. Her father, Hugh B. Cameron, always spoke highly of him. On one occasion when Mr. Cameron was bedridden for some time due to an injured foot Mr. Croushorn would 'come over in the evenings to sit with him.' He was an Elder in the Presbyterian church in Litchfield, about 4 miles away; he also attended the Bealeton Presbyterian church, built about 65 years ago. The home which he built is still standing today, though remodeled to a considerable degree. It stands on a small hill with the well still beside it. After the death of his second wife and before moving 'out West' to Aurora, Illinois, he took meals for a period of time at the home of his nephew, J.P. Fletcher Miller. Nellie Miller relates that he was always late for dinner."
    • (Research):
      My data shows a birth year of 1823; the LDS Ancestral File states 1822.

      Regarding his place of birth, note that when Virginia seceded from the United States in 1861, a majority of residents in the western counties objected. Those counties petitioned Congress to be re-admitted to the Union. The State of West Virginia came into existence in 1863. Pendleton Cnty, W.Va. was created from parts of Virginia's Rockingham, Augusta and Hardy counties.

  • Sources 
    1. [S284] Croushorn, Sarah M.|, Sarah Margaret Croushorn, "Ancestral Notes", (Unpublished: notes compiled approx. mid-1960's).

    2. [S283] Allgaier, Glen|, Glen Allgaier, "Croushorn Descendants Chart" (unpublished; printed Apr. 2001), and Emails & letters, (Glen Allgaier, 2455 Buckingham Pl, Brookfield, WI 53045; moroni4u@yahoo.com).

    3. [S310] VA Biography|, L. G. Tyler, Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, vol. 5, (Lewis Historical Pub. Co., New York : 1915), p.907.

    4. [S299] Byerly, J. F.|, John F. Byerly, Jr., THE BYERLY FAMILY OF THE VALLEY OF VIRGINIA, (Richmond, VA : 1994), pp. 72, 88.

    5. [S537] VA Census 1860, Augusta, Burkes Mill |, Virginia, Burkes Mill P.O., Augusta Cnty, 1860 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M653, Roll 1333, p. 974).

    6. [S577] Dickson Burials Outside Kendall |, Elmer G. Dickson, People With a Kendall County [IL] Connection Buried Outside Kendall County : 1999, (Elmer G. Dickson, Chico, CA (1999)), p.9 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S58] LDS Ancestral File|, "Ancestral File" , (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT).

    8. [S537] VA Census 1860, Augusta, Burkes Mill |, Virginia, Burkes Mill P.O., Augusta Cnty, 1860 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M653, Roll 1333, p. 974) (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S577] Dickson Burials Outside Kendall |, Elmer G. Dickson, People With a Kendall County [IL] Connection Buried Outside Kendall County : 1999, (Elmer G. Dickson, Chico, CA (1999)), p.9.

    10. [S734] Dickson's Kendall Cnty Pg|, Elmer G. Dickson, "The Kendall County, Illinos Home Page," Part of the USGenWeb Project, (http://kendallkin.org ), (Burials, Alphabetical).

    11. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com).

    12. [S742] VA Marriages, 1785-1940 |, On-line data base at http://pilotfamilysearch.org, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT), (LDS Film 33497, p. 205).

    13. [S292] Cathy Campbell |, Mary Cathleen Campbell Knopp, "Campbell/Croushorn/Nuss/Dann Family", (Mary Knopp, Rochester, MN; Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/659527/listofallpeople).

    14. [S299] Byerly, J. F.|, John F. Byerly, Jr., THE BYERLY FAMILY OF THE VALLEY OF VIRGINIA, (Richmond, VA : 1994), p. 72 (Reliability: 3).