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Jonathan Stribling Crabill, Sr

  • Birth 6 Jan 1801 Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 1 Sep 1853 Maurertown, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Maurertown, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 81668359

JONATHAN STRIBLING CRABILL was born on 6 Jan 1801. Some genealogies that I have found say that he was the son of Abraham Crabill and Mary Murdock Crabill and was born in Shenandoah County, VA. I am trying to confirm this information.

First Marriage According to the Shenandoah Marriage records, Jonathan Stribling Crabill's first marriage was to Mary Catherine (Hausenfluck/Housefluke)on 22 Feb 1831.

Their marriage was blessed with the following children:
1) SARAH CRABILL (1831-1834)
2) ELIZABETH CRABILL (1834 - 1837)
3) MARY SUSAN CRABILL CRABILL LUTHOLTZ (15 Jan 1837-1930)Mary Susan Crabill married on 4 Jan 1855 to John Henry Crabill son of David Crabill and Rebecca Lutholtz Crabill. John joined the Confederate Army and was killed in the Battle of Kernstown on 24 Mar 1862. After the war she remarried to Samuel L. Lutholtz on 10 Jun 1866, the son of Isaac Lutholtz and Matilda ? Lutholtz. Samuel also served in the Confederate Army, he died October 8, 1918. Mary Susan had no means of support after her husbands death, therefore applied for widows pension August 14, 1926. She and both husbands are buried at Toms Brook Cemetery, Toms Brook, Shenandoah County, VA.
4) HARRISON C. CRABILL (31 May 1839-20 Aug 1901)
According to the Shenandoah VAGEN Confederates website
Parents: Jonathan & Mary Housefluke Crabill
Unit: Co. B, 33rd Virginia Infantry
Additional service: Co. E, 11th Virginia Cavalry
Wife: married Elizabeth A. Crabill, daughter of William Christian Crabill and Christena Eberly on 21 Dec 1865 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Both buried in the Crabill Cemetery on the family farm close to the Shenandoah River near Toms Brook, Shenandoah County, VA

5) JOHN WILLIAM CRABILL (2 Nov 1841-(1863-1865?)According to the Shenandoah VAGEN website JOHN W. CRABILL Enlisted: 1 May 1863, Toms Brook Rank: private
Unit: Co. C, 7th Virginia Cavalry
postwar rosters say he was killed in action

JONATHAN's first wife, Mary Hausenfluck (Housefluke) Crabill died in 1844.

Second Marriage One year and nine months after his first wife's death, JONATHAN STRIBLING CRABILL married a much younger woman - some 24 years younger than himself, SARAH ANN HALL on 23 Dec 1845, the daughter of Col James Bennett Hall and Margaret Rosenberger Hall of Frederick Co, VA.

Their marriage was blessed with four children:
6) LOUISA ELLEN CRABILL b. 22 Oct 1847 d. 11 Jan 1919 m. Silas Milton Funk on 12 Dec 1867 both buried in Massanutten Cemetery, Woodstock, Shenandoah County, VA. Silas was the son of Joseph Funk and Elizabeth Barr
7) MARGARET ELIZABETH CRABILL (1848-1929)who married Benjamin Eugene Wotring from Preston County, WV was buried at Toms Brook Cemetery in the Miller Plot.
8) DR. JONATHAN STRIBLING CRABILL b. 16 Jun 1850 d. 16 Dec 1930 served in 2nd Va Inf - Spanish American War in Cuba. He is buried in Havana Cemetery, Yell County, Arkansas
9)MARY FRANCES CRABILL KOONTZ b. 18 Feb 1852 d. 23 Oct 1892 m. Abraham F. Koontz on 26 Nov 1874 Abraham F. Koontz remarried after Mary Frances died and Mary Frances, he and his second wife, Lula A. ? and a couple of children are buried in Manassas Cemetery Section 10B. Abraham's date of birth and death on his stone reads 8 Aug 1851 - 8 Oct 1934.

According to Shenandoah County Historical Records, Jonathan Stribling Crabill and his second wife owned two historic homes in Shenandoah County. One was the Four Mile House located between Strasburg and Toms Brook which consisted of a large home and some 600 acres of land. This home has been lovingly restored in recent years was on the 2015 Holiday Homes Tour for Strasburg Heritage. The beautiful historic palatial brick home known as the Jonathan Crabill Tavern was built circa 1839 and served as the homeplace of the Jonathan Stribling Crabill family beginning 21 July 1849. It is located one mile south of Maurertown, Virginia, on the west side of Route 11 and on Route 600 (Saumsville Rd) note that the red bricks are now painted white. It was known for many years as "The Brick House" as it was one of the few brick residences left along that section of the Valley Pike after Sheridan's raid during the (Civil War) War between the States.
Owners included:
1 Apr 1839: Henry W. Koontz to Reuben Knicely. Deed Book RR, pages 166-167

17 May 1845: Reuben Knicely to Mark Bird. Deed Book VV, page 102

21 Jul 1849: Mark Bird to Jonathan Crabill. Deed Book ZZ, page 344

Jonathan Stribling Crabill died 1 Sep 1853 and on

13 Dec 1853: Commissioner assigned all acres to Sarah Crabill, widow of Jonathan Crabill, deceased. Deed Book 6, page 297

14 Jan 1873: Jonathan S. Crabill (obviously this would have been Jonathan S. Crabill, Jr the son of Jonathan S. Crabill) which may have been his share of the estate which he deeded to his sister Mary F. Crabill. Deed Book 11, page 258

1 Sep 1884: Abraham Koontz, trustee for Mary F. Koontz (nee Mary F. Crabill) to Abraham Rickard. Deed Book 25, page 48

Jonathan Stribling Crabill died prior to the Civil War on 1 Sep 1853 at the age of 52 years 7 months and 26 days. I believe he was buried in the cemetery which lies not far behind his house "The Crabill Tavern" or "the brick house". His grave is probably marked with one of the field stones that dot this cemetery. His second wife, Sarah Anne Hall Crabill remarried on Feb 8, 1855 to Solomon Clem. In the 1885 Shenandoah County Atlas this house is described as the Solomon Clem Residence. Sarah Ann and her second husband and several of their children's grave are well marked with both headstones and footstones in this cemetery.



I did not find a marker for Jonathan Crabill at this cemetery, but the cemetery is located behind the Crabill homestead known as the Crabill Tavern also known for many years as "The Brick House" as it was one of the few brick residences left along that section of the Valley Pike after Sheridan's raid during the (Civil War) War between the States. He died long before his second wife Sarah Anne Hall Crabill Clem so feel certain he would have been interred here since this cemetery was located on his property at the time of his death on 1 Sep 1853. There are quite a few field stones in this cemetery and if there was ever any inscription on these field stones they are long gone.





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