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THE CRUMBAUGH FAMILY

Margaret Crumbaugh Sturman


George Crumbaugh was born in Ohio and is said to be one of the original settlers of Wayne County, Ohio. He and is wife Mary (Polly) Helmick had seven children;James, William, Margaret, Mary Ann, Sophia, Harriet, and Nancy Jane. The family seemed to be quite well to do. They owned lots of land that they sold, shared and fought over. The only verified photos I have of the Crumbaughs are of my great,great grandmother Margaret.


Descendants of George Crumbaugh


Generation No. 1

1.  GEORGE1 CRUMBAUGH was born 12 Feb 1795, and died Dec 1857.  He married (1) MARY HELMICK 21 Nov 1820 in Wayne Co., Ohio.  She was born 1796, and died Bef. 03 Jun 1853.  He married (2) MARY MARTIN 1853.  

More About GEORGE CRUMBAUGH:
Fact 1: 1820, Wayne co., Ohio census/Chippewa twp
Fact 2: 1830, Wayne Co., Ohio census/Chippewa twp
Fact 3: 1840, Wayne Co., Ohio census/Chippewa twp
Fact 4: 1850, Bullit Co., Ky census
	
Children of GEORGE CRUMBAUGH and MARY HELMICK are:
2.	i.	JAMES2 CRUMBAUGH, b. 1820; d. 03 Dec 1861.
	ii.	WILLIAM CRUMBAUGH, b. 1825; d. Jan 1857.

Notes for WILLIAM CRUMBAUGH:
William bought up 400 acres of land from retired Civil War soldiers warrents.  

More About WILLIAM CRUMBAUGH:
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

3.	iii.	MARGARET A. CRUMBAUGH, b. 04 Apr 1831, Roseville, Muskingum Co., Ohio; d. 25 Jun 1926, Mathervillle, Mercer Co. Illinois.
	iv.	SOPHIA CRUMBAUGH, b. Aft. 1832; m. ELSE TOMLIN.
	v.	HARRIET CRUMBAUGH, b. Aft. 1833; m. UNKNOWN BOGART.


Generation No. 2

2.  JAMES2 CRUMBAUGH (GEORGE1) was born 1820, and died 03 Dec 1861.

Notes for JAMES CRUMBAUGH:
It is rumered that James was shot while trying to deliver a summons.
	
Child of JAMES CRUMBAUGH is:
4.	i.	UNKNOWN3 CRUMBAUGH.


3.  MARGARET A.2 CRUMBAUGH (GEORGE1) was born 04 Apr 1831 in Roseville, Muskingum Co., Ohio, and died 25 Jun 1926 in Mathervillle, Mercer Co. Illinois.  She married THOMAS EDWARD STURMAN1,2,3 04 Oct 1849 in Coshocton Co., Ohio, son of EDWARD STURMAN and ROSEANNA SMITH.  He was born 17 Jan 1819 in Crick Parish, Northamptonshire England, and died 21 May 1883 in Burlingame, Osage Co., Kansas, USA.

Notes for MARGARET A. CRUMBAUGH:
The Illinois census of 1900 lists the following:

GTGT 328
Sturman, Margaret     H WF   1835 April    65   OH  wd    ch:8/7
Sturman, Thomas   s WM   1866 July     33  IL    s
Jeffrey, Lila bdr WF    1895 Feb      05  IL    s
Jeffrey, William       bdr WM    1865 Mar     35  IN    wd


Rumor has it that when Thomas Jr. brought home a young woman he was courting, his mother Margaret drove her away with a buggy whip.  Thomas never married and was living with his mother when she died.
Margaret was a very stern woman and was reportedly quite mean.  However she took in foster children when she was older.  Two of her sons never married and Margaret, jr. had no children.  
A story is told of how Margaret disguised herself as a man and joined the Union Army when she heard her husband had been injured.   She fought in his company until she was discovered.  
The name Crumbaugh means sour stomache.  Almost all of Margaret's pictures look as if she has one.
After Thomas died Margaret moved back to Illinois and shows up in several of the census reports there. 
Wife's Notes...
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Notes: 
NAME: Margaret " A."23 
!CENSUS 1920 ILL Mercer County, Matherville: STURMAN, Margaret age 85, b. Ohio (parents birthplaces "unk") STURMAN, Thomas [son] age 50 b. Illinois (father born England) [her age must be wrong, see DEATH CERT]
Postcard to "mother" from Fairfax, Oklahoma, to Mrs. Margaret Sturman, Gilchrist, Ill., dated 5 Feb 1910.
Newspaper clipping "Dies at 95"  "War Veteran"(?) Mathervi(lle)?
!CERT. OF DEATH: State of Illinois 28627  Primary Dist. No. 5212 gives b.date, b.county, name father. maiden name mother, b.place parents/ husband (dead) name etc. gives name as KRUMBAUGH Lived in Matherville for about 15 years? (1911-1926?) Gives birthplace as Coshocton Co., Ohio, differs from Ancestral File
!DEATH RECORD Mercer County 2089
!BURIAL Viola Cemetery, Lot 502
!ANCESTRAL FILE (submission AF92-103340):  Confirms info. from Death Cert. except birthplace (gives Roseville, Ohio); gives spouse and marriage info.---Submitter James Dale Hensley/ 1885 Tempe Drive/ Pocatello ID 83202
!OBIT Aledo Democrat (Illinois)newspaper, 5 June 1926
!IGI (Ba:5016539 28 / So: 1553654) gives middle Initial, confirms spouse.
Name given by Watson family members as "Krumbaugh" but find no records anywhere with that spelling.  "Crumbaugh" and Krumbach" seem best alternates Rumors:  Her family from Penn. state "colony"? "Pennsyvania Dutch?" (Amish?) German ancestors?
some involvement with Civil War, perhaps as a nurse.?

Rumor has it that Margaret was paid $500 to take the place of a bankers son in the Union army.  She enlisted as a man from Illinois.  She may have taken the name Sam. In the enlistment records of the 126th cavalry there is a M. Crumbaugh listed.  Could that be Margaret?

Note: This story is not true.  Margaret did follow Thomas to Vicksburg and she stayed there as did many other wives and families as camp followers. She had tiny babies at the time and there would have been no way she could have been a soldier. 

!CENSUS 1830 PA INDEX: CRUMBAUGH JOHN WEST /282/MT. PLEA NO "KRUMBAUGH" KRUMBACH JOHN  PHIL /085 / MOYAMENS
!CENSUS 1840 PA INDEX: CRUMBAUGH JOHN WEST /209 /MOUNT PL NO KRUMBAUGH, NO KRUMBACH
!CENSUS 1850 PA (A THRU K) INDEX: CRUMBAUGH JOHN   WES 066 (should read 067) MT. PLEA CRUMBAUGH JOHN S. ADA 036 GETTYSBU CRUMBAUGH MARY  ALL 230 MC KEESP CRUMBAUGH SAMUEL  WES O68 MT. PLEA NO KRUMBAUGH, NO KRUMBACH
!CENSUS 1850 PA , WESTMORELAND CO. MT. PLEASANT TWP (13 Aug): CRUMBAUGH John age 39/ Labourer, worth 600, b. PA ----------  Margaret age 35/ b. PA ----------  Margaret age 8 / B. PA ----------- John  age 7 / b. PA
CRUMBAUGH Samuel  age 27 "Sadler(?)" b. PA ----------  Margaret age 20 b. PA Married within the past year.

Margaret was buried in Viola Cemetery on the Monday following her death at 9 a.m. from St. Anthony's Church of Matherville, Illinois.  Father C.J. Higgins officiating.

More About MARGARET A. CRUMBAUGH:
Cause of Death: Apoplexy
Fact 1: 1885, Census shows Margaret in Burlingame, KS with sons George and Thomas
Fact 2: 1910, Census shows Margaret in Illinois
Fact 3: 1920, Postcard written to Margaret in Illinois



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