JOHN CRICKMUR

 

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 THE STORY AS I KNOW IT.

Actually, this story is a combination of family tale and supposition. We don't yet have proof. We know a Crickmur and a Culpepper were wed in Virginia and had immigrated to Kentucky by the early 1820s. The site in Virginia where a number of Crickmurs and Culpeppers could be found was Norfolk.

This piece of "The Story" is about the first two generations of Creekmans to be in Virginia. The link to our Kentucky Crickmurs is still missing.

The name has a number of variations. I will use the one that came with the documentation or story.

John Creackmon was born about 1654 in Norfolk Virginia. He was the oldest of four children born to Edmond Creekmon  and  Jane Wood. Edmond had immigrated to Norfolk. We do not know from where, but most likely England.

John married Dorothy Ballintine  about 1679 in Norfolk. They had the following children:
1. Samuel
2. Jane
3. John Jr.
4. George
5. James
6.. Sarah unmarried in 1708/9
7. Frances unmarried in 1708/9

John was a boatwright. He was also heir to the home plantation on Deep Creek located on the southern branch of the Elizabeth River.

According to Cavaliers & Pioneers by Nell Marion Nugent, in Dec 1714 Samuel Creekmur owned 52 acres in Norfolk county on the south side of Deep Creek adjacent to Culpeper's land.

The last will and testament of John Creekmur was dated 1/4/1708/9 and proved 8/17/1711. This can be found in Norfolk county Deed Book 6, page 206. It mentions "My beloved wife Dorothy my executrix,.. my brother Edmund Creekmore to have my grate iron pot... and land joyning to the Line of Edward Creekmur". And all the children mentioned above with specific bequests. For instance Frances received a mare and the looking glass that was her grandmothers.

The Virginia Genealogist 1966 contains a lengthy compilation of this family called Creekmore Notes compiled by Mabel Thornton and Elizabeth Wingo. It also contains all the bequests of John Creekmore's will.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

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        1. Connect this family with the Caldwell County Kentucky Creekmurs. .

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