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Re: Mary Catharine Tole Rockingham Co., VA
Posted by: Karen McPherson (ID *****3023) Date: February 12, 2005 at 16:20:05
In Reply to: Re: Mary Catharine Tole Rockingham Co., VA by john cooper of 27

I'm so glad you are still here! I noticed that the last post you made was quite a while ago so I was afraid you wouldn't see my message.

I just started researching this line two days ago. At the bottom of this message I will give you an outline desc. tree of what I have so far. Mary Catherine's mother was Catherine Craun, a sister of my 4th great grandfather, John Frederick Craun Jr. They were raised in Augusta Co., VA.

The next four paragraphs are from the book, Craun Family in America, published in 1950:

A baptismal record, 10/7/1789, for Catherine Krahn was found in Rader's Lutheran and Reformed Church, Timberville, Virginia, sponsors Phillip Reimel and his wife Catherine Reimel. [They are Catherine's grandparents on her mother's side.]

According to Augusta County records, Catherine separated from her husband, then went back together after 22 years. [I have found no evidence she went back to him in my research.] By will, she was granted a 1/6 interest in her father's estate for life, the principle, after her death, to go to her two daughters, her only children. They were Mary and Elizabeth.

The following is a copy of the receipt given by her and her daughters and their husbands, to Frederick Craun, Jr., executor of the Frederick Craun estate.

"Received of Frederick Craun, executor of the last will and testament of Frederick Craun, deceased, the just and full sum of Eleven Hundred and Forty-two dollars, it being the full amountof Catherine Tole's legacy left her by the last will and testament of her father Frederick Craun, the said deceased, in his lifetime. For value received. Witness our hands, this 17th day of November, 1837."
Catherine (X) Tole
Henry (X) Miller
Mary (X) Miller
James (X) Fairburn
Elizabeth (X) Fairburn

Catherine Craun and Joseph Tole were married May 23 or 28, 1815 in Augusta Co., VA. Joseph is quite a mystery man. I'm actually hoping that you might know something about him. On the 1880 census, Mary Catherine stated that her father was born in NJ. I cannot find him on any census at any time. I have used multiple spellings and variations of the name Tole. I did find a Joseph Tole born 1762 in NJ, but he appears to have died at the age 19. So if you have any family legends or Bible records or anything that would give me a place to start looking I would appreciate it.

Catherine Craun was head of household in 1830, living with her two daughters. I can't find them in 1840 yet, but they resurface in 1850. In 1850, Catherine is age 53 (63? - hard to read) and is living with son-in-law James Fairburn in Lewis Co., VA. Her name is spelled Tole.

In 1860, Catherine is age 70 and is living with son-in-law James Fairburn in Roane Co., VA. Her name is spelled Tole. In 1870 the Fairburns have moved to Warren Co., IL (apparently following the Millers) and Catherine is not with them. I am assuming she died, possibly before they moved.

No where was Joseph to be found, so I don't know where the info came from that she went back with him after 22 years.


OK...enough for now. I will leave you with what I have on the desc. of Catherine Craun and Joseph Tole. When you are ready, I have a little more on Catherine Craun's ancestry. If this tree is unreadable, I can send it to you in an email.

Descendants of Joseph Tole
                            
       1        Joseph Tole       b: in NJ       
.              +Catherine Craun       b: September 15, 1789 in VA       d: Bet. 1860 - 1870
...       2        Mary Catherine Tole       b: Abt. 1816 in VA       
.......              +Henry Miller       b: Abt. 1816 in VA       
.........       3        George S. Miller       b: Abt. 1836 in VA       
.........       3        Catherine Miller       b: Abt. 1837 in VA       
.........       3        James L. Miller       b: Abt. 1839 in VA       
.........       3        Elizabeth Miller       b: Abt. 1841 in VA       
.........       3        Hiram C. Miller       b: Abt. 1843 in VA       
.........       3        Mary C. Miller       b: Abt. 1845 in VA       
.........       3        Henry E. Miller       b: Abt. 1847 in VA       d: Bef. 1860
.........       3        John W. Miller       b: Abt. 1848 in VA       
.........       3        Peach Miller       b: Abt. 1850 in VA       
.............              +Mary       b: in IL       
...............       4        Delphina Miller       b: Abt. 1877       
.........       3        Martha Miller       b: Abt. 1854 in VA       
...       2        Elizabeth Tole       b: Abt. 1820 in VA       d: Bet. 1870 - 1880 in Warren Co., IL
.......              +James A. Fairburn       b: Abt. 1815 in VA       
.........       3        Eliza J. Fairburn       b: Abt. 1834       
.............              +Unknown Halbert/Holberd              
...............       4        Lilly Halbert       b: Abt. 1856 in VA       
...............       4        Marcellus Halbert       b: Abt. 1858 in VA       
...............       4        Laura Halbert       b: Abt. 1862 in VA       
...............       4        Clinton Halbert       b: Abt. 1864 in IL       
.........       3        Catherine A. Fairburn       b: Abt. 1836       
.........       3        Harriet E. Fairburn       b: Abt. 1839       
.........       3        Sarah A. Fairburn       b: Abt. 1841       
.........       3        Rebecca E. Fairburn       b: Abt. 1844       
.............              +Oscar Stice              
.........       3        Clarence Fairburn       b: Abt. 1851       
.............              +Elizabeth Powell              
.........       3        John W. Fairburn       b: Abt. 1854       
.........       3        Salina Fairburn       b: Abt. 1857       
.............              +Manuel Boal              


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