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Pvt Ernest M. Crippen
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1842
Livingston County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 15, 1920
Livingston County
Michigan, USA

Ernest-7 Crippen was the son of Ansel-6 Crippen and his wife Marilla Paddock.

5 CRIPPEN siblings: Millard Filmore, Henry L., Isaac, William Harrison, [Self], and Emma Ackerman and Smith.

Ernest married 1) Helen Luce on September 4, 1870 in Deerfield, Lenawee, MI.

3 CRIPPEN children: Arthur E. (1883-1956) m. Bernice Croute; Estella/"Rilla E." Crippen m. Benjamin Wilson in 1896; and Lela/Lelia Crippen B-1878 m. Lebert R. Bird in 1899.

Ernest married 2) Alice Swann on April 12, 1916 in Detroit, Oakland, MI. After Ernest's death she married Harrison Gaunt.

1850 Brighton, Livingston, MI:
Ansel Crippen M 42 New York
Mary Crippen F 36 New York
Filmore Crippen M 17 New York
Henry Crippen M 14 New York
Isaac Crippen M 13 Michigan
Harrison Crippen M 10 Michigan
-->Ernest Crippen M 8 Michigan
Emily Crippen F 5 Michigan [Emma]

1860 Cannot find.

1870 Brighton, Livingnston, MI:
Ansel Crippen M 62y New York
Marilla Crippen F 57y New York
Ernest Crippen M 27y Michigan
Cora Crippen F 19y Michigan [Emma's dau.]

1870 Michigan:
Ansell Crippen 62
Marella Crippen 51 [Marilla]
Ernest Crippen 27
Cora Crippen 19

1880 Livingston Co., MI:
Ernest Crippen 36
Helen Crippen 28
Estella Crippen 7 [child] [m. Benjamin Wilson]
Lelia Crippen 2 [child]
Ansell Crippen 72 Father [Ansel]
Marilla Crippen 88 Mother

1890 Cannot find.

1900 Cannot find.

1910 Cannot find.

1920 Livingston Co., MI:
Matilda Broadmare 64
Grant Broadmare 36
Ernest Crippen 76
Alice Crippen 46

CIVIL WAR veteran: Along with his four brothers, he voluntarily joined MI Co. I, 9th Infantry. INFANTRY

Brighton Historical Society:

"Ernest, the youngest son of Ansel and Marilla Crippen, was born on April 14, 1842 in the family home on Hacker Road, 1/8 mile north of Grand River. His parents had settled in that SW of Section 18 in Brighton Township a few years earlier. By the time he reached maturity he had served in the Civil War 9th Michigan Volunteers, Co. I. Ernie married Helen Luce July 4, 1870. They farmed there until moving into Brighton in 1904. Earnest Crippen died in Brighton March 15, 1920. Helen died in 1912.

"How might the farm have acquired the name Springdale Farm? The barn was located at the top of a steep hill above Ore Creek. A small shallow pond (locally called Moss Lake) lay just north. One night, during an unusually heavy rainfall, an enormous gully was formed in the hill below the barn. The next day a large spring was discovered flowing from the gully. This spring, undoubtedly, was the source of Moss Lake. The lake's water level was greatly lowered and never resumed its former size. The spring ran strongly for years providing an abundant supply of water for the live stock and for cooling cans of milk in preparation for shipment to the dairy for bottling. The dam on Ore Creek, which formed Woodland Lake, has obliterated all evidence of the spring. At that time, Grand River continued north on Hacker Road making a sharp left turn at Bendix to skirt a large hill before continuing west toward Howell.

"More research is necessary to determine when the cut was made through the hill providing an easy curve instead of the original sharp turn. During the 30s, perhaps earlier, Crippen's barn became a clubhouse for a real estate venture. High school proms and other parties were held there. The barn is believed to have burned in the mid 1950s. The house still stands. Ore Creek now quietly flows under 1-96, under Grand River (south of Cross Street) and into Brighton's downtown where another dam forms the Mill Pond.

"When Ansel and Marilla (Paddock) Crippen came to Brighton Township from Penfield, New York in 1835, they brought with them two sons: Millard Fillmore (1832) and Henry L. (1835). Isaac (1837), Harrison (1839), Ernest (1842) and Emma (1844) later joined the growing family in the Crippen home on Hacker Road. (Take a look when you drive by.)"

Compiled from Bill Pless memories, Mrs. Myron West's scrapbook, 1915 Livingston County Atlas. Marieanna Bair.
SEE Crippen entries online:
Lineage (direct) to Thomas-1 CRIPPEN:

CRIPPEN: Ernest-7 M. Crippen, Ansel-6 B. Crippen, William-5 Crippen m. Content Standish, John-4 Crippen, John-3 Crippen, Lieut Jabez-2 Crippen, Thomas-1 CRIPPEN.
Lineage to Edward-1 FULLER, passenger on the Mayflower, 1620:

FULLER: Ernest-9 M. Crippen, Ansel-8 B. Crippen, William-7 Crippen m. Content-6 STANDISH, John-6 Crippen, John-5 Crippen, Jabez-4 Crippen m. Thankful-4 FULLER, John-3 Fuller, Samuel-2 Fuller, Edward-1 FULLER.
Lineage to Captain Myles-1 STANDISH, military leader of the Mayflower passengers, 1620:

STANDISH: Ernest-7 M. Crippen, Ansel-6 B. Crippen, William-5 Crippen m. Content-6 STANDISH, Israel-5 Standish Jr., Israel-4 Standish Sr., Samuel-3 Standish, Josiah-2 Standish, Myles-1 STANDISH.
Source: Approved Mayflower Descendant certificates from Mayflower Society for Myles Standish and Edward Fuller through Isaac-7, Ansel's son.
Family Photo Collection: with Mary E. Warner. Some pages with the original photos are with the MI State Library. Photos collected and identified with genealogical information by Russell Lewis Warner, GRS, in 3-ring binder and loose pages.
Source: Kathryn E. (Crippen) GRS & Russell Lewis Warner GRS, compilers of these particular Crippen family records, 1960-1980; added to by their daughter, Mary E. Warner, 2011.
Census search: Fraya Weiss, 2012.
Research: Mary E. Warner, 2011, 2014. 
Family links: 
  Ansel B. Crippen (1808 - 1884)
  Marilla Paddock Crippen (1813 - 1890)
  Helen E. Luce Crippen (1852 - 1912)
  Arthur E. Crippen (1883 - 1956)*
  Millard Filmore Crippen (1833 - 1905)*
  Henry L. Crippen (1835 - 1923)*
  Isaac Crippen (1837 - 1923)*
  William Harrison Crippen (1839 - 1915)*
  Ernest M. Crippen (1842 - 1920)
  Emma A. Crippen Smith (1844 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
Brighton Village Cemetery
Livingston County
Michigan, USA
Maintained by: Mary E. Warner
Originally Created by: Beal27
Record added: May 08, 2010
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