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JOHN CROWE m. Mehitable Miller
JOHN CROWELL (1662 - 1728) m. Bethiah Sears
BETHIA CROWELL (1689 - 1752) m. Joseph Atwood
YELVERTON CROWE (c. 1620 - 1683/4) of Yarmouth m. Elizabeth Unknown
ELISHUA CROWELL (b. c. 1647/8) m. John Gifford
JOHN CROWE (b. c. 1590/5) of Charlestown and Yarmouth
John Crowe was probably born between 1590 and 1595. [Ref] He married Elishua Unknown. [Ref]
John and Elishua were in Charlestown by 1634. [Ref] Mr. John Crowe sold a dwelling house and land in Charlestown to Matthew Avery on 16 (4) 1638. [Ref]
He is in the Yarmouth section of the 1643 list of those between 16 and 60 able to bear arms in Plymouth Colony. [Ref]
Mr Anthony Hatcher, Mr. Thomas Howes and Mr. John Crowe were originally chosen to apportion land in Yarmouth. This led to complaints and in Mar 1647/8 the Court appointed Capt. Miles Standish to visit the town and settle the differences. Mr. Star, William Nickerson and Robert Dennis were added to the committee to apportion land for the following year. This led to acrimoney and assorted defamation and slander suits by and against William and others. In Oct 1650 the Court ordered the suits to cease. [Ref, p. 58-9]
Children of John Crowe and Elishua Unknown:
Parents: John Crowe [Ref, p. 9]
John Crowe married Mehitable Miller. [Ref,
Children of John Crowe and Mehitable Miller:
YELVERTON CROWE (c. 1620 - 1683/4) of Yarmouth
Parents: John Crowe and Elishua Unknown [Ref]
Yelverton Crowe was probably born about 1620. [Ref] He died between 23 Dec 1681, when he signed his will, and 8 Mar 1683/4, when it was proved. [Ref] Yelverton's wife is said to have been named Elizabeth. [Ref]
Researchers have often said that Yelverton and John Crowe were brothers, more likely Yelverton was the son of John and Yelverton's daughter Elishua was named after her paternal grandmother. [Ref]
Yelverton was at South Sea in West Yarmouth in 1640. [Ref] He is in the Yarmouth section of the 1643 list of those between 16 and 60 able to bear arms in Plymouth Colony. [Ref] He was a surveyor of highways on 2 Jun 1646. [Ref] He was a freeman by 3 Jun 1657. [Ref]
In his will, "Elverton Crowell alias Crow of Yarmouthe" mentions his sons Thomas, John, Edward and Samuel; his wife, the mother of Thomas; his granddaughter Elizabeth Gifford. He does not mention his daughters Elishua, Elizabeth and Mary. [Ref]
Children of Yelverton Crowe and Elizabeth Unknown:
JOHN CROWELL (1662 - 1728)
Parents: John Crowe and Mehitable Miller [Ref, p. 9][Ref]
John Crowell was born on 3 Jan 1662 in Barnstable. [Ref] He died on 15 Oct 1728 in Barnstable. [Ref] John Crowell, Jr. married Bethiah Sears [Ref, p. 9] on 27 May 1684 in Chatham. [Ref][Ref]
Click here to see a photo of his grave in the Dennis Village Cemetery in Dennis on the Finadagrave website. The inscription says: "Here Lyes the | Body of Mr | John Crowell | he Decd October | 15, 1728 in ye 67 Year of his Age"
Children of John Crowell and Bethiah Sears:
ELISHUA CROWELL (b. c. 1647/8)
Parents: Yelverton Crowe and Elizabeth Unknown.
Elishua Crowell was born about 1647/8. She married John Gifford.
BETHIA CROWELL (1689 - 1752)
Parents: John Crowell and Bethiah Sears [Ref, p. 9]
Bethia Crowell was born on 13 Apr 1689 in North Dennis, Massachusetts. [Ref, p. 9] Bethia, the wife of Joseph, died on 2 Jan 1752, age 63, and is buried in Eastham. [Ref, 8;2] She married Joseph Atwood [Ref, 80;17] on 12 Oct 1710 [Ref, p. 9] in Yarmouth. [Ref]
Click here to see a photo of her grave in the Cove Burying Ground in Eastham on the Findagrave website.
Bethia was granted 30 pounds in the settlement of her husband's estate on 20 Mar 1740. [Ref, p. 10]
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Crowell, Levi, John Crowe and his Descendants, New York, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1903.
Editor, "The Gravestone Records in the Ancient Cemetery at Eastham, Mass.," Mayflower Descendant 8, 1906, 1-4.
Editors, "Record Book of the First Church in Charlestown", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 25, 1871, 339-344.
Fish, Stuyvesant, Anthon Genealogy, New York, unknown, 1988.
Gifford, Stephen W., Jr., "Yelverton Crowell of Yarmouth, Mass.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 125, 1971, 231-236.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.
No author, "Crowell Family of Yarmouth," in Leonard H. Smith, comp., Library of Cape Cod History and Genealogy, V. 2, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.
Shurtleff, Nathaniel B. "List of Those Able to Bear Arms in the Colony of New Plymouth 1643," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 4, 1850, 255-259.
Smith, William C., A History of Chatham, Massachusetts, Hyannis, F.B. & R.P. Goss, 1909.