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Marriage: Children:
  1. Jacob Crum: Birth: ABT 1766 in Pennsylvania.

  2. Abraham Crum: Birth: 15 SEP 1768 in Pennsylvania. Death: 14 SEP 1836 in Milton, Wayne Co., Indiana

  3. William Cronis Crum: Birth: 1770. Death: 14 NOV 1822 in Wayne Co., Indiana

  4. David Crum: Birth: 1773 in Pennsylvania. Death: AFT 1836

  5. Rebecca Crum: Birth: 1774 in Pennsylvania. Death: 02 SEP 1833 in Mansfield Farm, Monroe Twsp., Pike Co., Indiana

  6. John Crum: Birth: BET 1777 AND 1778 in Pennsylvania. Death: AFT 1850 in Delaware Co., Indiana


Sources
1. Title:   Record of the Lane and Crum families to A.D. 1881.
Author:   Lane, Clark
Publication:   Originally written March 1, 1881, but updated to December 1897.
2. Title:   Eastern Indiana Crum Family web site, Url: http://members.aol.com/indycrums/
Publication:   Mid to late 1990s.
3. Title:   Barb Johnson research, Recipient: CWL, Recipient Address: <barlor@marsweb.com>
Author:   Johnson, Barb
4. Title:   Lane Genealogy
Author:   Lane, Warren Wilson (?)
5. Title:   History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley Embracing an Account of the Early Pioneers,...
Page:   p. 344ff.
Author:   Jones, U.J.
Publication:   (1857)-1997
6. Title:   Robert Fry
Author:   Fry, Robert
7. Title:   History of the Foster Family, Url: http://home.comcast.net/~eleom/genealogy/foster_history.htm
Publication:   E.L. Marshall, 1/2004, Original Date, 1902. Web site compiled 1998, updated to March 2002
8. Title:   History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley Embracing an Account of the Early Pioneers,...
Author:   Jones, U.J.
Publication:   (1857)-1997
9. Title:   Research of Gail Vanderhoof, Author Address: <gailweld@peoplepc.com>
Author:   Vanderhoof, Gail (nee Weld)

Notes
a. Note:   ather of Abraham ("our Peter"). 1: Was he the Peter descended from Gilbert Crum? 2: Was he the Peter killed by Indians in Huntingdon County, PA? 3: What was his wife's last name Cronsis? Lane? neither?
  As of 2003, the answer to 1) appears to be reasonably well established as yes, though no definite proof has been found. As for 2), there is a family tradition that our Peter was killed by Indians and there was a Peter Crum so killed, so the answer here is probably yes. As for 3), it is unlikely Peter's wife was a Lane, and the Cronis last name seems to come from the middle name of son William.
  Wayne Reynolds has his birth date as Sep. 13, 1770 and death date as June 16, 1852, both of which are well out of line. It is this Peter who Reynolds says married Mary Lane on Feb. 26, 1787. These dates cannot apply to Abraham's father, so this is most likely another Peter Crum. This may explain the confusion over our Peter's wife's name.
  Peter and Mary may have had a second daughter, a Catherine or "Caty," but no good evidence on this and this may be a confusion with the granddaughter Catherine (dau. of Abraham). Caty Crum is listed as daughter by Gail Ward and others.

Note:   There are three main areas of confusion over the Peter Crum who was the f
b. Note:   0. Barb mentions that Peter & Mary Crum's names are recorded in a family bible, but this bible has yet to appear.
Note:   Barb Johnson's tree gives Peter as son of Gilbert with birth date ca. 174
c. Note:   rseas? Some claim he was born in "western New York." If Peter, father of Abraham, is son of Gilbert, then he was born in New Jersey.
Note:   Peter may have been born in New York (Ulster Co.?), or New Jersey, or ove
d. Note:   o be held somewhat suspect.
  "And now we come to the last Indian massacre in the Valley of the Juniata. It occurred on the left bank of the Little Juniata, near the farm of George Jackson, in the latter part of August, 1781.
  At that time there was a regular force of militia in the garrison at Huntingdon, another at Shaver's Creek, and another at Fetter's. The Indians were well aware of this, for they constantly kept themselves advised by spies of the progress of affairs in the valley. The settlers, feeling secure in the presence of the militia, abandoned the forts and went to their farms. During the summer of 1781 the alarms were so few that people began to consider the days of their trials and tribulations as passed away; but it appears that it was ordained that another black crime should be added to the long catalogue of Indian cruelties.
  One evening, George Jackson, hearing a noise in a corn-field adjoining his house, went to the door to ascertain the cause. Dark as the night was, he made out the figures of two men, who he thought were stealing corn, or at least about no good; so he let loose his dogs-a hound and a bull-dog-upon them. The hound gave tongue, and both started directly into the field, where they bayed for some time; but the men did not quit the field. In ten minutes the dogs returned, and Mr. Jackson found that the skull of the bull-dog had been wounded with a tomahawk. This circumstance led him to suspect the real character of the intruders, and he went into his house, took down his rifle, and returned to the porch. The light which shone out of the door when Jackson opened it revealed the position of affairs to the Indians, and they ran to the other end of the corn-field, closely pursued by the hound.
  Peter Crum, a worthy man, well known and highly respected by all the settlers in the neighborhood, was a near neighbor of the Jackson's. He had rented the Minor Tub Mill, and on the morning after the above occurrence he went to the mill a little before daylight and set it going, then raised a net he had placed in the stream the night before; after which he started leisurely on his way home to get his breakfast. In his left hand he carried a string of fish, and over his right shoulder his rifle; for, notwithstanding the great security people felt, they were so much in the habit of constantly having a rifle for a traveling companion, that many of the old pioneers carried it on all occasions during the remainder of their lives.
  When Crum reached the bend of the river, a mile below his mill, at a time when an attack from Indians would probably have been the last thing he would have thought of, he heard a sharp crack of a rifle, and on looking around saw two Indians on the hill-side. He dropped his fish, and opened the pan of his rifle to look at the priming, when he noticed that he was shot through the right thumb-at least it was so conjectured. Catching a glimpse of one of the Indians, he attempted to fire, but the blood of his wound had saturated the priming. The Indians noticed his unavailing effort to shoot, and, probably thinking that he was trying to intimidate them with an empty gun, jumped into the road. One of them appeared, was armed with a rifle, the other with a heavy war-club. The later, it is supposed, approached him from behind, and dealt him a blow upon the skull, which felled him, and the blow was evidently followed up until the entire back part of his head was crushed in the most shocking manner, after which they scalped him, and disappeared.
  When found, (which was supposed to be within two hours after the murder,) Crum was lying with his face to the ground, his rifle by his side, and the Indian war-club, clotted with blood and brains, lying across his body,-a sad sight for his wife who was among the first on the spot after the tragedy.
  This murder, committed in open daylight on a frequented road, in the very heart of a thickly-populated country, did not fail to produce the most intense excitement, and a party of rangers started at once after the marauders. They soon got upon their trail, and followed them to the top of the mountain, getting sight of them several times; but they were always out of rifle-range. They knew they were pursued, and took such a route as the rangers could not follow, and also eluded them, and carried in triumph to the British garrison at Detroit the last scalp taken by the red men in the Juniata Valley. "
Note:   Killed by Indians is the standard story, though given source this needs t


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