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                      DESCENDANTS OF PHILIP CRITES

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                               Don Norman

 

1.PHILIP CRITES

 

    Philip Crites or Critz, was born about 1715 and died December 7,

1796, in Hardy County VA, now Grant County, WV. He married Isabelah

Sievelo in 1736. Isabelah was born in 1722 and died January 14, 1797 in

Hardy County. Philip and Isabelah in Philadelphia aboard the ship,

Europa, Captain Lumsdaine, from Rotterdam.

    Philip's name is listed among the Palatines who signed the oath to

the government at the courthouse in Philadelphia on November 20, 1741

before Ralph Assheton Esq. The name appears Philip Critz, Crytz,

Creutzon on different lists; however, Philip signed by an X. His age is

listed as twenty-six.

    Philip and lsabelah were members of the North Mill Lutheran Church.

The tax lists, census, deeds, and church records all indicate Philip had

only two sons. Jacob and Philip, Jr.

 

Children of Philip and Isabelah (Sievelo) Crites.

 

  2.  (1). Philip Jr.

 

  3.  (2). Jacob                   b.c.     1760   d.       1836

         m. Elizabeth Henkle

 

3.JACOB CRITES    1.PHILIP CRITES

 

    Jacob Crites, a son of Philip and Isabelah (Sievelo) Crites, was

born in Berks County PA about 1760 and died in present day Grant County

WV in 1836. He married Elizabeth Henkle in Hampshire County VA about

1780. Elizabeth, a daughter of Jacob and Mary Barbara (Teter) Henkle,

was born in 1760 in Rowan County, NC and died in 1838 in Hardy County.

    Jacob Crites appears on Romney and Winchester Pay Roll dated 17

October 1775 in the Company of Captain John Harness.

    Jacob and Elizabeth reared their family in what was then Hardy

County, VA. In a deed in Hardy County dated January 11, 1803, they sold

173 acres, which had been devised to Jacob by his father, Philip Crites,

to Jacob Fisher. This was probably when Jacob and Elizabeth moved to

what is now Upshur County, WV as mentioned in the "History of Upshur

County."  He is listed as living on Painters Creek, Lewis County, until

1823.

    About this time, they returned to Hardy County.

 

Children of Jacob and Elizabeth (Henkle) Crites.

 

  4.  (1). Jacob Jr.

 

  5.  (2). Philip

 

  6.  (3). Abram                   b.c.     1780   d.Dec    1835

         m. Susan Post

 

  7.  (4). Michael

 

  8.  (5). John

 

  9.  (6). Leonard

 

 10.  (7). Elizabeth

 

 11.  (8). Jonas

 

 12.  (9). Barbara

 

 13. (10). Catherine               b.       1798   d.       1822

         m.Jacob Forinash

 

 

6.ABRAM CRITES    3.JACOB CRITES    1.PHILIP CRITES

 

    Abram Crites, a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Henkle) Crites, was born

about 1780 in VA and died December 1835 in present day Upshur County WV.

He married Susan Post in 1802 in Allegany County MD. Susan was a

daughter of Valentine and Barbara Post.

    Abram and his brother, John, purchased one hundred acres jointly 

October 17, 1808. This property, listed in Harrison County

WV Deed Book 8, was located on the East Side of Buckhannon

River. Abram appears on the 1799 communion list at North Mill Creek

Church, Hardy County.

 

Children of Abram and Susan (Post) Crites.

 

 14.  (1). Jacob                   b. Jan  3 1803  d. Apr 26 1886

         m. Lucinda Gillett May 9 1820

 

 15.  (2). Barbara

 

 

13.CATHERINE CRITES    3.JACOB CRITES    1.PHILIP CRITES

 

   Catherine Crites, a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Hinkle) Crites,

was born in 1798 and died in 1822. She married Jacob Forinash. Jacob, a

son of Charles and Mary Forinash, was born about 1796 and died April 6,

1836. Jacob married Hannah Peterson in Lewis County VA May 15, 1822.

Hannah, a daughter of William Henry and Mary E. (Bennett) Peterson, was

born in 1800.

 

Children of Jacob and Catherine (Crites) Forinash.

 

 16.  (1). Isaac                   b.Apr 14 1817

         m.Millie Ann Plant  1838

 

 17.  (2). Jacob C.                b.Dec 25 1819

         m.Nancy Fisher

         m.Mary Linger

 

 18.  (3). Malinda                 b.Mar  5 1820   d.Apr  8 1884

         m.John G. Hardman Dec 23 1838

 

 19.  (4). Catherine               b.Oct  4 1821   d.Mar  5 1917

         m.Edward Jackson McCally

 

14.JACOB CRITES    6.ABRAM CRITES    3.JACOB CRITES    1.PHILIP CRITES

 

    Jacob Crites, a son of Abram and Susan (Post) Crites, was born

January 3, 1803 in Hardy County VA and died April 26, 1886 in Upshur

County WV. He married Lucinda Gillett May 9, 1820 in Lewis County VA.

Lucinda, a daughter of Nathaniel Gillett, was born November 15, 1801 in

Massachusetts and died 23 July 1889 in Upshur County.

    Jacob was a blacksmith. He first had his shop in Lorentz, Upshur

County. He was known as the biggest and strongest man in all Upshur

County.

 

Children of Jacob and Lucinda (Gillett) Crites.

 

 20.  (1). Lucina

 

 21.  (2). Susannah

 

 22.  (3). Barbara

 

 23.  (4). Samantha

 

 24.  (5). Abraham L.              b.       1824   d.Jan 30 1914

         m. Mary Simmons Jan 15 1852

 

 25.  (6). Melvina

 

 26.  (7). Barbara Ann             b.c.     1832

 

 27.  (8). Isaac

 

 28.  (9). Fanny Loverna           b.Mar 23 1835      d.Oct 10 1916

         m. Thamer Cutright  Dec 16 1852

 

 29. (10). Louisa                  b.c.     1837

 

 30. (11). Jacob                   b.c.     1839

 

 31. (12). Elizabeth

 

 32. (13). Deborah                 b.c.     1842

 

 33. (14). Jemina                  b.c.     1844

 

 

24.ABRAHAM L. CRITES    14.JACOB CRITES    6.ABRAM CRITES    3.JACOB

CRITES    1.PHILIP CRITES

 

    Abraham L. Crites, a son of Jacob and Lucinda (Gillett) Crites, was

born in Lewis County VA in 1824 and died January 30, 1914 in Upshur

County WV. He married Mary Simmons January 25, 1852 in Upshur County.

Mary, a daughter of Jonas and Nancy Simmons, was born in 1832 and

died May 13, 1926 in Lewis County WV.

    Abraham served the Union in the Civil War for four years in Company

A, 10 th W.Va. Voluntary Infantry.

 

Children of Abraham L. and Mary (Simmons) Crites.

 

 34.  (1). William C.              b.c.     1854

 

 35.  (2). Permilia                b.c.     1856

 

 36.  (3). Peter E.                b.Aug  6 1858   b.Dec 25 1851

         m. Mary Elizabeth Casto Dec 25 1879

 37.  (4). Mary F.                 b.c.     1862

 

 38.  (5). Sarah E.                b.c.     1865

 

 39.  (6). Lucinda                 b.c.     1868

 

 40.  (7). Alice

 

 41.  (8). Edward

 

36.PETER E. CRITES    24.ABRAHAM L. CRITES    14.JACOB CRITES    6.ABRAM

CRITES    3.JACOB CRITES    1.PHILIP CRITES

 

    Peter E. Crites, a son of Abraham L. and Mary (Simmons) Crites, was

born in Upshur County VA (WV) August 6, 1858 and died there December 25,

1951. He married Mary Elizabeth Casto December 25, 1879 in Upshur

County. Mary, a daughter of Martin and Susannah (Morrison) Casto, was

born August 20, 1862 in Upshur County and died July 15, 1956.

NOTE: Peter is reported to have been born in 1851. His parents were not

married until 1852 and he is listed as 2 years old in the 1860 Upshur

county VA census. Mary was reported to have been born in 1854. She was

not listed in the 1860 Upshur County census and was listed as 8 years

old in the 1870 Upshur census.

 

Children of Peter E. and Mary Elizabeth (Casto) Crites.

 

 42.  (1). Riley

 

 43.  (2). Charles

 

 44.  (3). Nola

 

 45.  (4). Ordie

 

 46.  (5). Willie

 

 47.  (6). Fred

 

 48.  (7). Daisy

 

 49.  (8). Wesley Peter            b.Mar  1 1892   d.       1971

         m. Lula Bertha Cutright Sep 19 1915

 

 50.  (9). Minnie

 

 51. (10). Oda

 

 52. (11). Ray

 

 53. (12). Margaret

 

 55. (13).  Lloyd

 

 

49.WESLEY PETER CRITES   36.PETER E. CRITES    24.ABRAHAM L. CRITES

14.JACOB CRITES    6.ABRAM CRITES    3.JACOB CRITES    1.PHILIP CRITES

 

    Wesley Peter Crites, a son of Peter E. and Mary Elizabeth (Casto)

Crites, was born March 1, 1892 in Upshur County WV and died in 1971 in

Lewis County WV. He married Lula Bertha Cutright September 19, 1915. 

Lula, a daughter of Samuel Boyd and Adelia Samantha (Gould) Cutright,

was born January 20, 1895 in Upshur County and died July 30, 1980 in 

Harrison County WV.

 

Children of Wesley Peter and Lula Bertha (Cutright) Crites.

 

 56.  (1). Darius

 

 57.  (2). Howard Marshall         b.Jul  9 1916   d.Sep  5 1986

         m. Mary Kathryn Mick Sep 25 1937

 

 58.  (3). Beulah

 

 59.  (4). Gerald

 

 60.  (5). Paul

 

 61.  (6). June

 

57.HOWARD MARSHALL CRITES   49.WESLEY PETER CRITES   36.PETER E. CRITES

 24.ABRAHAM L. CRITES   14.JACOB CRITES    6.ABRAM CRITES    3.JACOB

CRITES    1.PHILIP CRITES

 

    Howard Marshall Crites, a son of Wesley Peter and Lula Bertha

(Cutright) Crites, was born July 9, 1916 in Upshur County WV and died

 September 5, 1986 at in Trumbull County OH. He married Mary Kathryn

Mick September 25, 1937 in Upshur County. Mary, a daughter of Audra Earl

and Marie Jane (Courtney) Mick, was born February 16, 1921 in Upshur

County.

    Howard came to Warren , Ohio, in 1942 driving a 1937 Dodge. He

became a car dealer and salesman in 1945, operating Crites Motor Sales

Co. for eighteen years. Howard was a N.A.S.C.A.R. race driver from

1950-55 driving late model, modified and stock cars.

 

Children of Howard Marshall and Mary Kathryn (Mick) Crites.

 

 62.  (1). James E.

 

 63.  (2). Howard C. "Bucky"

 

 64.  (3). Roger L.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Norman, Don, "Descendants of David W. Casto", "Descendants of Isaac Cutright"

Peake, Sandra M., "Descendants of Philip Crites"

1850, 1860 Lewis County VA (WV) census

1860, 1870 Upshur County VA (WV) census