Doddridge County Roots

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William E. CRITCHFIELD

Male 1834 - 1864  (30 years)


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  • Name William E. CRITCHFIELD 
    Born 10 May 1834  Aleppo Twp, Greene Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation carpenter  [2
    Military Pvt, Co M, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War  [3, 4
    • Civil War records on file at Doddridge County Court House show that W. E. Crichfield [sic] enlisted in the Union Army on Jan 3 1862. According to his grave marker, he was a member of Company M, 6th West Virginia Infantry, with rank of Private. His death occurred on Aug 10 1864 in Cumberland, MD, and was the result of falling from a window of a hospital building. Circumstances of his death are described somewhat differently in his military records on file at fold3.com and the National Archives, which state that he was killed when a hospital building was blown over by a storm and fell on him.

      He was buried in the Nutter Cemetery on the Maxwell Farm in Doddridge County. Location of the cemetery was specified as "4.0 miles west of Porto Rico on Route 23. Cemetery 400 ft. north of highway." This corresponds to oral family history provided by Walter Ray "Shiner" Husk, who advised that a headstone does exist for William, but not for his wife Malinda buried beside him.
    Died 10 Aug 1864  Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Buried Maxwell Farm, Hughes River Rd, near Porto Rico, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I6518  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 25 May 2016 

    Father John CRITCHFIELD, Sr.,   b. 24 Jan 1786, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1865, Trapp Run, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Sarah WHITLATCH,   b. 1798, Greene Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1849  (Age 51 years) 
    Family ID F2299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Malinda Ann WATSON,   b. 12 May 1842, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1908  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1860  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Notes 
    • 1870 Census, Roane Co, WV (Walton Twp), enumerated on Jun 25 1870:
      John W. Wyatt, 23, farmer; Malinda A, 27; T. E. Crichfield (male), 9; Rosetta Crichfield, 6; Wm. E. Crichfield, 5; David L. Crichfield, 3; Nancy A. Crichfield, 1.
      (Note: The surnames of the two younger children should have been entered as Wyatt.)

      1880 Census, Roane Co, WV (Walton District), enumerated on Jun 23 1880:
      John W. Wyatt, 33, farmer; wife Malinda, 36; son David L, 13; dau Nancy A, 11; son Jasper F, 9; dau Mary J, 7; dau Manerva E, 5; dau Amanda P, 4; dau Frances L, 2; unnamed dau, 1 month (born in May); stepson Thomas I. Chrihfield, 19; stepson Wm. E. Crihfield, 15.
    Children 
     1. Thomas Irvin CRITCHFIELD,   b. 23 Mar 1861, Roane Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1946, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Rosetta CRITCHFIELD,   b. CA 1863, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William E. CRITCHFIELD,   b. 13 Sep 1864, Trapp Run, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1834 - Aleppo Twp, Greene Co, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 1864 - Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S222] Lizabeth Cottrill White, Charleston, WV 25314 .

    2. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR Bk 1-A, p. 132.

    3. [S12] Doddridge County Court House, West Union, WV.

    4. [S103] Walter Ray "Shiner" Husk (1900-1993).

    5. [S12] Doddridge County Court House, West Union, WV.
      Civil War Records.

    6. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR Bk 1-A, p. 132.
      Groom identified as William E. Critchfield, age 26, b. Greene Co PA, son of John & Sarah Critchfield, occupation carpenter. Bride identified as Malinda A. Watson, age 18, b. Barbour Co (W)VA, dau of William & Nancy Watson. Ceremony held Sep 9 1860, performed by Eli M. Gaston.

    7. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).