|Death: ||Mar. 1, 1899|
2nd Husband of Sarah PARCELL COBERLY
William M. CRULL was born circa 1818 in Portsmouth, Scotio, Ohio and arrived in Colorado on 20 Jun 1860. William was listed as voting in Dist 1, Precinct 12, in the 1861 elections, which implies that he had located in Huntsville by this time.
On 7 May 1865, William CRULL married recently widowed Sarah [PARSAL COBERLY] at her residence, Coberlys Halfway House in Huntsville, which she operated as a hotel, livery and stage stop for the Harmon G. WEIBLING stage lines. (Sarah's first husband, James LeRoy COBERLY had reportedly been killed by Indians near Franktown in 1864.)
The following month, 19 Jun 1865, recently widowed Julia Ann OWEN formally indentured her daughter,Elizabeth Lizzie FIELD to Sarah CRULL to work at her Coberly's Half Way House (Douglas County deeds A:42). It is believed that Sarah and 2d husband, William M. CRULL soon adopted "Lizzie" as their own and Lizzie was using the CRULL surname by the time of the 1870 census. On 15 Jan 1866, William CRULL was appointed Postmaster for Huntsville, and remained in this position until the post office was temporarily discontinued 29 Aug 1867. The 1866 tax list continues to list William also working as a Hotel Keeper (Coberlys Halfway House).
On 24 Jul 1869, William and wife Sarah sold the Coberlys Halfway House operation to George W. BLODGETT and moved to 393 Glenarm Street in Denver, where William soon found work as a carpenter. Also in 1869, William CRULL was briefly associated with D.C. OAKES in building/opening the White River Indian Agency in Rio Blanco County. D.C. OAKES and wife Olive had previously been neighbors in Huntsville where he had operated a sawmill.
The 1870 US Census, Denver, Colorado displays William CRULL 48, living in Denver with wife Sarah 46, [foster] daughter Lizzie [FIELD] 17, and daughter Thersa "Hersa" [COBERLY] SOULE 25 who was the widow of Capt Silas Stillman SOULE who had been assassinated as the result of his testimony regarding the Sand Creek Massacre.
On 17 Jun 1879, William CRULL was appointed Bailiff for the US District Court in Denver. By 1880, William and Sarah CRULL had separated and they were formally divorced 1 Sep 1881 in Denver. Now single, William eventually returned to carpentry work and died at the age of 81 on 1 Mar 1899.
After William and Sarah CRULL moved to 393 Glenarm Street in Denver in July of 1869, both continued to own lands in their own respective names in the general Huntsville vicinity, and Sarah's sons by her first marriage (COBERLY) conducted cattle ranching operations in the area.
Sarah Ann Parcell Start (1824 - 1898)*
Plot: Block 28 Lot 39 Section 7
Maintained by: Craig H. Trout
Originally Created by: Scott Braddy
Record added: Mar 31, 2009
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