Charles Wesley Crabtree
Born: June 2, 1849 Wayne County West Virginia
Buried: Crabtree-Thompson Cemetery, Joel's Branch, Wayne County WV. (Click for Grave Stone)
Married Mary Elizabeth Bartram March 17, 1868 Mary was born June 14, 1848 and died 1895
-Charles is listed as one year old with his family on the 1850 Wayne County Census.
-1880 Census information shows Charles Wesley as a farmer, owning his home, living in Wayne County,
-1900 Census information shows same as 1880. Son Strother lived close by (next on Census list) and
owning a farm.
Charles and Mary had 12 children
Josephine: b. Dec 10, 1868, died at age 2 years, 2 months
>>Strother b. Feb 13, 1871; d. Feb 13, 1947
Cordelia: b. Jan 22, 1873
Carmie b. Feb 20, 1875; d. April 17, 1970
Hannoch: b. March 16, 1877
Mary: b. Feb 24, 1879
Emma: b. May 4, 1881
Effie: b. Oct 11, 1883
Gussie: b. Sept 26, 1886
Charles Spurgeon: b. Dec 10, 1888
Charles Murton: b. March 10, 1890
Chauncy: b. June 13, 1892; d. May 1970. Visits and letters were exchanged with Chauncy over the years.
Chauncy kept Missouri folk informed of their West Virginia roots. On one occasion in the mid 1970s,
he took my parents to visit the Crabtree Cemetery at Joel's Branch.
(Click here to view Chauncy, his grave stone, and more)
Charles Wesley was a Pastor
Below is an article that references him:
Finley Thompson of Fort Gay died at his home last week.
Mr. Thompson had had failing health for some time, having been confined to his bed for two months. He was
converted a few weeks ago, was baptized and received into the Methodist church, South, by the writer of this
item. The body of Brother Thompson was taken to Joel's Branch for burial. Brother Thompson leaves to
mourn his loss a wife, six sons, one daughter, several brothers and sisters, and a lot of other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted by the writer and assisted by Rev. Crabtree, in the presence of a large
crowd after which his body was laid to rest. REV. J. W. BLANKENSHIP -- From Wayne County News, June
19, 1922 (http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvwayne/)