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William Croff
(1721-1753)
Mary Bray
(1720-)
Joseph Tidds Simonds
(1689-1766)
Hannah Abbe
(1707-1754)
John F. Croff
(1741-Abt 1820)
Elizabeth Simonds
(1748-Abt 1838)
Abner "Abba" Croff
(1787-1857)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rhonda Eddy

Abner "Abba" Croff 1

  • Born: 10 Aug 1787, Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Marriage (1): Rhonda Eddy
  • Died: 4 May 1857, Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, USA at age 69
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bullet  General Notes:

When Abner was young he went to Panlet, VT. and after his marriage he lived in Wallingford for many years then Starksbaro VT. and then Danby, Vermont. He was a carpenter and builder by occupation.


From the History of Danby:

Descendants of Abner "Abba" Croff
Generation No. 1
1. ABNER "ABBA"5 CROFF (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)1 was born 10 Aug 1787 in Ware Hampshire Co. Massachusetts, and died 04 May 1857 in Danby Rutland Co. Vermont. He married RHONDA EDDY. She was born in Wallingford, and died 04 May 1857 in Danby, Rutland Co. Vermont.
Children of ABNER CROFF and RHONDA EDDY are:
2. i. SAMUEL6 CROFF.
ii. NOBLE CROFF, m. (1) LUERETIA EDDY; m. (2) EMILY FAY.
More About NOBLE CROFF:
Occupation: A printer in Richmond Vt.
iii. BETSEY CROFF, m. HARRY BOSTWICK.
More About BETSEY CROFF:
Residence: Pawlett Vt.
3. iv. JOHN F CROFF.
v. HULDAH CROFF, m. HENRY REMINGTON.
vi. MARSELLE CROFF.
4. vii. EZRA CROFF, d. Abt. 1863.
5. viii. DANIEL CROFF.
ix. LAURA CROFF, m. CALEB REYNOLDS.
x. GEORGE CROFF, d. 1867.
Notes for GEORGE CROFF:
George was in a soldier in the late rebellion, and rose from a private to the position of Major.
Major George E. Croff, son of Abner Croff, enlisted fro three months in Co. K. 1st Vt. Regiment. After the expiration of his term of service, he again enlisted, Feb. 12, 1862, in Co. D 7th Vt. Regiment, and occupied the position of Lieutenant, until March 1, 1863, when he was promoted Captain. He finally rose to the position of Major, which rank he held for several months previous to his discharge. He remained with the regiment until it was discharged, and returned home, as strong and resolute as when he entered the service. He came home, after his long service, with a glorious record, and an untarnished career, to be again an active, useful citizen. His health however, in the course of a year or so, began to fail him, and he fell a victim to consumption, in the spring of 1867, aged 28.He was a good soldier and a brave officer. His deserving mother received his pension.
Generation No. 2
2. SAMUEL6 CROFF (ABNER "ABBA"5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) He married JOANNA THOMPSON.
More About SAMUEL CROFF:
Burial: Wallingford a town the he resided for several years
Occupation: Painter by trade
Religion: Member of the Masonic fraternity
Residence: Borough
Children of SAMUEL CROFF and JOANNA THOMPSON are:
i. JANE7 CROFF, m. DAVID EDDY.
ii. ANGELIA CROFF, m. EZRA B. PARKER.
iii. FREELOVE ANN CROFF, m. MILTON PEMBER.
iv. ISRAEL CROFF, d. 06 Jan 1863, While serving in military.
Notes for ISRAEL CROFF:
Israel T. Croff enlisted for three years in Co. H. 10th Regt. Aug. 8, 1862. He died of disease Jan. 6, 1863, aged 23. He was not of a very robust constitution, and when he entered the service, but few supposed he could endure the fatigue and sufferings incident to a soldier's life. But not withstanding this his patriotic spirit prompted him to lend assistance duty to his imperiled country, and he is said to have performed his duty faithfully, as long as he was able. His remains were brought home for interment.
3. JOHN F6 CROFF (ABNER "ABBA"5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) He married HARRIETT BOSTWICK.
Notes for JOHN F CROFF:
He lived at the Corners, where he kept tavern. He removed to Fort Edward, N.Y., and served as Capt. in the late War. Resided at Malone, N.Y.
Children of JOHN CROFF and HARRIETT BOSTWICK are:
i. GILBERT7 CROFF.
More About GILBERT CROFF:
Occupation: Architect and house builder
Residence: Fort Edward
ii. ABNER CROFF.
iii. MARSELLE CROFF.
iv. DELIA CROFF.
v. JOHN CROFF.
vi. EUGENE CROFF.
4. EZRA6 CROFF (ABNER "ABBA"5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN died Abt. 1863. He married ADMEDA PORTER, daughter of SENECA PORTER. She died 1862.
Notes for EZRA CROFF:
Ezra enlisted fro nine months, in Co B. 14th VT. regt. Aug. 27, 1862. He served his term out and on returning home was attacked with the typhoid fever, and died soon after. His wife died of consumption, while he was in the service. He left three orphan children, who received his pension.
More About EZRA CROFF:
Medical Information: Died of Typhoid Fever
Children of EZRA CROFF and ADMEDA PORTER are:
i. CROFF7 CHARLES.
ii. H. LAURA CROFF.
iii. ELIZABETH CROFF.
5. DANIEL6 CROFF (ABNER "ABBA"5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) He married CHARITY SHELDON.
More About DANIEL CROFF:
Occupation: Housewright, cabinet maker and painter, in which he is unequalled
Children of DANIEL CROFF and CHARITY SHELDON are:
i. WILLIE7 CROFF.
ii. GEORGE CROFF.
Endnotes
1. History of Danby Vermont. 2 3


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Abner married Rhonda Eddy. (Rhonda Eddy was born in Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, USA and died on 19 Jun 1871 in Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, USA.)


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Sources


1 Cindy Smith, Michigan to David Leas, e-mail, 01-28-2011; privately held by Leas.

2 William Francis Crafts, The Crafts family: A genealogical and biographical history of the descendants of Griffin and Alice Craft, of Roxbury, Mass. 1630-1890 (Google eBook) , 752; digital images, The Crafts family: A genealogical ... - Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=M3XCFlk3sVMC&source=gbs_navlinks_s : downloaded 29 Jan 2011).

3 Cindy Smith, Michigan to David Leas, e-mail, 02-06-2011; privately held by Leas.


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