Crusenberry Family Genealogy Forum
Hi Barbara, It's nice to hear from someone else who is pursueing the Crusenberry name.
I don't have any info on Jane Crusenberry but suspect their may be a tie-in. What I do have is the following: William Crusenberry was born 11 June, 1818 (according to his tombstone) His daughter, Margaret's death certificate list William's birth place as Boston, MA. Census records have him as being born in Virginia. As mentioned in my query, family lore says he arrived in Boston as a orphan cabin boy of Welsh descent and that he took the name Crusenberry from the ship's captain. It also has him working in Boston long enough to bring over a sister (name unknown). At any rate, he seems to have been in Virginia later. His wife is listed as Susan A. Crusenberry, born 16 Dec. 1822. Haven't found her maiden name. They probably married in Virginia. They had several children, birthplace unknown, including Matthew E., James W.(my ggreat-grandfather) and Emma T. who married W. H. Cole Sr (seems suspiciously like a tie-in)and Margaret. All but James are buried in rural Sampson Co. NC. James married 1st Caroline Langston, had 10 children by her, and upon her death, married Mollie Weeks and had 10 more children. John, my great-grandfather appears to have been among the second batch. I'm told James operated a "woodlot" and always prefered oxen to mules.
There are lot's of Crusenberry's in VA. particularly the southwest area streaching on into Kentucky. Many of these believe Crusenberry is a derivitive(sp) of Quiesenberry. My greatgrandfather appears to have had at least one sibiling who settled in Norfolk, VA. further complicating the VA. search. I haven't had the time I would like to research this any further, but hope that someone like you can aid and abet. Please keep in touch and happy hunting.