1. WALTER1 CROXTON was born November 29, 1792 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England,and died Abt. 1852 in Little Sandy, Wyoming. He married MARGARETGRIFFIN October 10, 1814 in Kingston, Staffordshire, England, daughterof WILLIAM GRIFFIN and WEAVER. She was born 1791 in England, anddied May 1852 in Kanesville, Iowa.
Notesfor WALTER CROXTON: WalterCroxton’s naturalization papers, dated March 30, 1852, indicate that hewas born November 29, 1792; emigrated from Liverpool, England, on September18, 1844, arriving in New Orleans in October; and arrived in Illinois onFebruary 7, 1846.
Heapparently tried to start a pottery somewhere between New Orleans and Illinois.
Walterand Margaret are listed in the 1850 census of Bainbridge township, in thearea of Pleasantview. Walter is listed as a potter.
JosephGragg’s account of his trip to Oregon states that Walter died on the trailin Little Sandy, Wyoming.
CynthiaCroxton Parkinson states that her father, Thomas Elijah Croxton said thatthe name was spelled Crockstown and later shortened. He believedthe town might have been called that.
MoreAbout WALTER CROXTON: Burial:Big Sandy, Wyoming Emigration:September 18, 1844, from Liverpool, Eng. to New Orleans Naturalization:March 30, 1852, Schuyler County, IL Residence:Sheaf Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, England
Notesfor MARGARET GRIFFIN: Margaretdied in the Spring of 1852 in southwestern Iowa while traveling the OregonTrail. She’s buried in Kanesville, Iowa, near the present locationof Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County. FrankCutshaw Croxton says Margaret died from cholera.
Childrenof WALTER CROXTON and MARGARET GRIFFIN are: 2.i. CHARLOTTE2 CROXTON, b. September 06, 1815, Staffordshire, England. 3.ii. THOMAS CROXTON, b. February 12, 1817, Staffordshire, England; d. December09, 1868. 4.iii. WALTER CROXTON, JR., b. January 29, 1820, Staffordshire, England;d. July 1862, Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri. 5.iv. ELIJAH PHIPPS CROXTON, b. July 18, 1822, Hanley, Staffordshire, England;d. October 09, 1872, Huntsville Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois. v.MARGARET CROXTON, b. Abt. 1827, Staffordshire, England; m. (1) THOMAS DIMMICK,September 01, 1848; m. (2) JAMES N. VANNOY, February 12, 1854.
Notesfor MARGARET CROXTON: Sarah’smarriage date is listed as September 7, 1848 on the data sheet..
2. CHARLOTTE2 CROXTON (WALTER1) was born September 06, 1815 in Staffordshire,England. She married THOMAS DELVES OLLIVANT March 06, 1837 in England,son of GEORGE OLLIVANT. He was born May 03, 1816 in Staffordshire,England.
Notesfor THOMAS DELVES OLLIVANT: ThomasOllivant’s naturalization papers, dated March 30, 1852, indicate he wasborn in 1816, but the 1850 census notes that he was born in 1814, aged33, and a potter. Charlotte was 32.
PerDouglas Ollivant, Thomas was born May 3, 1816 and christened May 5, 1816.
Thenaturalization papers also state that he emigrated in May of 1843, leavingLiverpool about May 10, 1843, arriving in New York in June, and arrivingin Illinois about July 15, 1948.
Hearrived in Oregon October 10, 1852.
MoreAbout THOMAS DELVES OLLIVANT: Christening:May 05, 1816, Barlaston, Stafford, England Occupation:potter
Childrenof CHARLOTTE CROXTON and THOMAS OLLIVANT are: i.GEORGE3 OLLIVANT, b. 1837.
Notesfor GEORGE OLLIVANT: DouglasOllivant believes George remained in England.
ii.LAVINA OLLIVANT, b. 1839.
Notesfor LAVINA OLLIVANT: DouglasA. Ollivant believes Lavina remained in England.
6.iii. ELIJAH OLLIVANT, b. April 23, 1842, ?England/Missouri?. iv.FREDERICK OLLIVANT, b. Abt. 1845, Illinois, USA; d. 1863.
Notesfor FREDERICK OLLIVANT: PerDouglas A. Ollivant, Frederick died unmarried and childless in 1863.
v.WILLIAM H. OLLIVANT, b. Abt. 1848, Illinois, USA. vi.THOMAS MILTON OLLIVANT, b. 1851, Illinois. vii.EMMA R. OLLIVANT, b. 1855, Douglas County, Oregon; d. 1948. viii.ANNA F. OLLIVANT, b. 1857, Douglas County, Oregon; d. 1942.
3. THOMAS2 CROXTON (WALTER1) was born February 12, 1817 in Staffordshire,England, and died December 09, 1868. He married HANNAH BOX December25, 1837 in England. She was born in England.
Notesfor THOMAS CROXTON: ThomasCroxton’s naturalization papers, dated March 30, 1852, indicate that hewas born February 2, 1817, emigrated from Liverpool, England on October27, 1842, arriving in New Orleans in November. Thomasresided in Illinois since January 29, 1845, and is included in the 1850census of Schuyler County. Hearrived in Douglas County, Oregon, October 10, 1852. DARMagazine, May, 1976: Historians place the arrival of Thomas and his family in the Grants Pass area in 1858. His sons attended school at Vannoy Ferry. In 1859 Thomas acquiredtwo land claims, one of which had been granted to Orson Gilbert in 1854,and the other he purchased from Joshua Schols. Between the claims,Thomas owned what is now northwest Grants Pass. (In 1859 all hisland was in Jackson County.) Thomaswas a farmer-rancher-miner. He purchased an interest in the Dry Diggins,a gold mining operation located about three miles east of present day GrantsPass. He worked there during the winter months. He was alsoa circuit-riding Methodist preacher, traveling throughout southern Oregonand northern California. In1864, when a road was being built over Merlin Hill, the Croxton Stage Stationwas established about a half mile from what is now the Industrial Parknot far from the the junction of Highland and Vine Street. As owner-operatorof the stage station, Thomas applied for a post office under the name of”Grant”. The application was denied because there was already a postoffice in Oregon by that name. He resubmitted his application, onlythis time he requested the name “Grants Pass.” It was approved, andThomas became the first postmaster in 1865. Thomasdied in 1868 while preaching a sermon in Gold Beach.
MoreAbout THOMAS CROXTON: Naturalization:March 30, 1852, Schuyler County, IL Occupation:Potter
Childrenof THOMAS CROXTON and HANNAH BOX are: 7.i. MARGARET3 CROXTON, b. Abt. 1838, England. ii.WALTER A. CROXTON, b. Abt. 1840, England. iii.SARAH JANE CROXTON, b. 1844, Missouri; d. 1915, Grants Pass, Oregon; m.EBENEZER DIMMICK; b. 1836; d. 1900.
Notesfor SARAH JANE CROXTON: fromand article in the DAR Magazine, May 1976. birth- 1844, death 1915 SarahCroxton was the last person known to be buried in the Croxton Cemetery. Sometimesreferred to as Pioneer Cemetery or the Old City Cemetery, the Croxton Cemeteryis a two acre parcel located between Ninth and Tenth Streets, south ofSavage Street at about Pioneer Way. The land was donated in about1864 or 1865, to the public as a cemetery by Thomas Croxton. It wasthe first formal burying ground in the area that later became JosephineCounty.
Sarahwas the great-grandmother of Lee Moore.
MoreAbout SARAH JANE CROXTON: Burial:1915, the Croxton Cemetery, Grants Pass, Oregon
Notesfor EBENEZER DIMMICK: froman article in the DAR Magazine, May 1976: birth1836 death1900
iv.LAVINA CROXTON, b. Abt. 1845, Illinois, USA. v.THOMAS F. CROXTON, b. August 12, 1850, Illinois, USA.
4. WALTER2 CROXTON, JR. (WALTER1) was born January 29, 1820 in Staffordshire,England, and died July 1862 in Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri. He married SARAH PARKS Abt. 1846 in Staffordshire, England. She wasborn May 01, 1821 in England, and died March 21, 1901 in Schuyler Co.,Illinois.
Notesfor WALTER CROXTON, JR.: Thereis no record of Walter, Jr. going to Oregon. Helived in Iron County, Missouri.
MoreAbout WALTER CROXTON, JR.: Burial:Abt. 1861, Messerer Cemetery, Frederick Twp., Schuyler Co., IL
Notesfor SARAH PARKS: Returnedwith 5 children to Schuyler County after Walter’s death. Livedin Bainbridge Twp.
MoreAbout SARAH PARKS: Burial:Messerer Cemetery, Frederick Twp., Schuyler County, Illinois
Childrenof WALTER CROXTON and SARAH PARKS are: 8.i. MARGARET ANNA3 CROXTON, b. February 23, 1846, Bainbridge twn., SchuylerCo., Illinois; d. June 25, 1882, Pleasantview, Schuyler Co., Illinois. ii.FREDERICK WILLIAM CROXTON, b. March 06, 1847, Bainbridge Twp., SchuylerCo., Illinois; d. January 31, 1929, Pleasantview, Schuyler Co., Illinois;m. NANCY ANN PARISH, August 29, 1875, Schuyler Co., Illinois; b. September19, 1852; d. May 19, 1940, Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois.
MoreAbout FREDERICK WILLIAM CROXTON: Burial:Messerer Cemetery, Frederick Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois
Notesfor NANCY ANN PARISH: NancyParish and Frederick Croxton had no children.
MoreAbout NANCY ANN PARISH: Burial:Messerer Cemetery, Frederick Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois
9.iii. HENRY THOMAS CROXTON, b. December 25, 1849, Bainbridge Twp., SchuylerCo., Illinois; d. January 14, 1921. 10.iv. MARY ELLEN CROXTON, b. May 31, 1850, Bainbridge Twp., Schuyler Co.,Illinois; d. June 02, 1915. v.WALTER ENOCH CROXTON, b. May 31, 1856, Pilot Knob, Iron Co., Missouri;d. May 24, 1942; m. MARY ANNIAH AMBROSIUS, April 15, 1877.
5. ELIJAH PHIPPS2 CROXTON (WALTER1) was born July 18, 1822 in Hanley, Staffordshire,England, and died October 09, 1872 in Huntsville Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois. He married (1) CHARLOTTE BAGNELL in England. He married(2) HESTER JANE GILLENWATER August 03, 1848 in Schuyler Co., Illinois,daughter of JOEL GILLENWATER and MARGARET PHIPPS. She was born January07, 1830 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, and died February 11, 1898 in Augusta,Hancock Co., Illinois.
Notesfor ELIJAH PHIPPS CROXTON: ElijahCroxton, according to his naturalization papers, dated March 30, 1852,was born on July 18, 1822 in Staffordshire, England; emigrated from Liverpoolon March 8, 1844, arriving in New Orleans in April; and arrived in Illinoison March 13, 1846.
MaryMcCabe Wurmle believes he died in Rushville, Illinois.
MoreAbout SAMPSON BAGNELL CROXTON: Burial:August 05, 1864, graveyard on Joel Gillenwater’s farm Causeof Death: lung disease Militaryservice: Company F, 119th Illinois Regulars Reinternment:Huntsville Cemetery.
Childrenof ELIJAH CROXTON and HESTER GILLENWATER are: 11.ii. WILLIAM PHIPPS3 CROXTON, b. April 26, 1849, Huntsville Twp., SchuylerCo., Illinois; d. June 23, 1930, Mt. Sterling, Illinois. 12.iii. MARY AMANDA CROXTON, b. May 07, 1851, Huntsville Twp., Schuyler Co.,Illinois; d. December 19, 1913. 13.iv. MARGARET ELIZABETH CROXTON, b. January 25, 1854, Douglas Co., Oregon;d. April 23, 1937. 14.v. JOEL ERWIN CROXTON, b. November 05, 1855, ?Grants Pass, Jackson Co./DouglasCo.?, Oregon; d. November 07, 1942, Huntsville Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois. 15.vi. THOMAS WALTER CROXTON, b. October 15, 1857, Douglas Co., Oregon; d.February 29, 1924. 16.vii. JOHN EDWIN CROXTON, b. September 17, 1860, Huntsville Twp., SchuylerCo., Illinois; d. January 12, 1917. 17.viii. HESTER CHARLOTTE CROXTON, b. March 06, 1863, Huntsville Twp., SchuylerCo., Illinois; d. April 10, 1886, Huntsville Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois. ix.NANCY FAVORETTA CROXTON, b. April 30, 1866, Huntsville Twp., Schuyler Co.,Illinois; d. July 05, 1907.
18.x. SARAH MAY CROXTON, b. May 14, 1868, Huntsville Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois;d. April 30, 1944. 19.xi. FREDERICK CLEAVELAND CROXTON, b. May 03, 1871, Huntsville Twp., SchuylerCo., Illinois; d. April 03, 1960, Washington, DC.