Person:Hiram Crabtree (3)

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Hiram CRABTREE
m. 01 JAN 1800
  1. Jacob CRABTREE1800 - 1885
  2. John CRABTREE1808 - 1838
  3. Hiram CRABTREE1809 - 1865
  4. Wesley CRABTREE1812 - 1865
  5. Mary CRABTREE1814 -
  6. Celia CRABTREE1814 - 1880
  7. Nancy CRABTREE1815 - 1850
  8. Elizabeth Betsy CRABTREE1818 - 1847
  9. William CRABTREE1819 - 1889
  10. Naoma Oma CRABTREE1821 - 1848
  11. Rebecca CRABTREE1825 - 1865
m. 1832
  1. Hiram CRABTREE
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Hiram CRABTREE
Gender Male
Alt Birth[3] 1805 VA
Birth[2][3] 01 JAN 1809 New Garden, Russell, Virginia, USA
Marriage 1832 KYto Evaline Short
Military? 06 SEP 1862 Wayne County, Virginia now, West Virginia, United States16th Cavalry VA Confederate Army
Death[2] 28 MAY 1865 Fort Gay, Wayne, West Virginia, USA

HIRAM'S REVENGE: THE 16Th VIRGINIA CALVARY WAS ON PATROL NEAR THE KENTUCKY-VIRGINIA BORDER WHEN IT WAS ATTACKED BY YANKEE CALVARY. DURING THE FIGHTING, HIRAM CRABTREE WAS SEPERATED AND CAPTURED BY A COMPANY OF YANKEES . HE WAS BROUGHT INTO CAMP AND THE YANKEE CAPTAIN DECIDED TO SEND HIM TO A PRISON CAMP LOCATED IN MORE FRIENDLY TERRITORY. SO HE SENT HIM OFF ON THE TRAIL NORTH. GRANDPA HIRAM DID NOT LIKE THAT IDEA. A COMPANY OF YANKEE SOLDIERS WAS ASSIGNED TO GUARD HIM. AFTER ABOUT 10 HOURS OF TRAVEL, THEY DECIDED TO CAMP FOR THE NIGHT. THEY STACKED THEIR RIFLES AND BUILT A FIRE. GRANDPA THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT WOULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN TO HIM THAT NIGHT SO HE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION. AS THE YANKEES SAT AROUND THE FIRE, GRANDPA EASED OVER A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE STACKED RIFLES. WITH QUICK ACTION THE 77 YEAR OLD SUPRISED THE YANKEES. HE GRABED A RIFLE AND SHOT ONE YANKEE AND CLUBBED ANOTHER SENSELESS ALL WITHIN A FEW SECONDS. THE OTHER YANKEES TOOK OFF AND RAN INTO THE WOODS AT TOP SPEED. THEY WERE GOING SO FAST, THEY OUT RAN A STARTLED TEN POINT BUCK. THE LAST TIME THEY WERE SEEN, THEY WERE ALMOST IN KENTUCKY. HE SAFELY RETURNED TO HIS UNIT AND WAS CAPTURED SEVERAL MORE TIMES AND EXCAPED SEVERAL MORE TIMES. THE LAST TIME HE WAS TRADED FOR A YANKEE SOLDIER IN RICHMOND JUST TO GET THAT 77 YEAR OLD MAN OUT OF THEIR HAIR. RICHMOND WAS ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE STATE OF VIRGINIA FROM THEM. THIS STORY WAS TOLD BY DAVID CRABTREE. IT WAS RELAYED TO HIM BY HIS GRANDMOTHER LIZZIE CRABTREE, WIFE OF FRED CRABTREE, SON OF HIRAM RICHARD 'DICK' CRABTREE, SON OF HIRAM SR.

HIRAM'S REVENGE:

THE 16Th VIRGINIA CALVARY WAS ON PATROL NEAR THE KENTUCKY-VIRGINIA BORDER WHEN IT WAS ATTACKED BY YANKEE CALVARY. DURING THE FIGHTING, HIRAM CRABTREE WAS SEPERATED AND CAPTURED BY A COMPANY OF YANKEES . HE WAS BROUGHT INTO CAMP AND THE YANKEE CAPTAIN DECIDED TO SEND HIM TO A PRISON CAMP LOCATED IN MORE FRIENDLY TERRITORY. SO HE SENT HIM OFF ON THE TRAIL NORTH. GRANDPA HIRAM DID NOT LIKE THAT IDEA. A COMPANY OF YANKEE SOLDIERS WAS ASSIGNED TO GUARD HIM. AFTER ABOUT 10 HOURS OF TRAVEL, THEY DECIDED TO CAMP FOR THE NIGHT. THEY STACKED THEIR RIFLES AND BUILT A FIRE. GRANDPA THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT WOULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN TO HIM THAT NIGHT SO HE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION. AS THE YANKEES SAT AROUND THE FIRE, GRANDPA EASED OVER A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE STACKED RIFLES. WITH QUICK ACTION THE 56 YEAR OLD SUPRISED THE YANKEES. HE GRABED A RIFLE AND SHOT ONE YANKEE AND CLUBBED ANOTHER SENSELESS ALL WITHIN A FEW SECONDS. THE OTHER YANKEES TOOK OFF AND RAN INTO THE WOODS AT TOP SPEED. THEY WERE GOING SO FAST, THEY OUT RAN A STARTLED TEN POINT BUCK. THE LAST TIME THEY WERE SEEN, THEY WERE ALMOST IN KENTUCKY. HE SAFELY RETURNED TO HIS UNIT AND WAS CAPTURED SEVERAL MORE TIMES AND EXCAPED SEVERAL MORE TIMES. THE LAST TIME HE WAS TRADED FOR A YANKEE SOLDIER IN RICHMOND JUST TO GET THAT 56 YEAR OLD MAN OUT OF THEIR HAIR. RICHMOND WAS ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE STATE OF VIRGINIA FROM THEM.

THIS STORY WAS TOLD BY DAVID CRABTREE. IT WAS RELAYED TO HIM BY HIS GRANDMOTHER LIZZIE CRABTREE, WIFE OF FRED CRABTREE, SON OF HIRAM RICHARD 'DICK' CRABTREE, SON OF HIRAM SR.

References
  1. Ancestry Family Trees. (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;)
    Ancestry Family Trees.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;)
    Database online.

    Record for Hiram Crabtree

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (1). (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;)
    Database online. Source number: 551.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: DKB.

    Record for Hiram Crabtree