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MARTINs and HOOPs mid-1800s

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MARTINs and HOOPs mid-1800s

Posted: 1345682948000
Classification: Query
Surnames: MARTIN HOOP CRABLE CRABILL
William Martin (b. 1816 Rockingham County, NC) married to a Catherine (no maiden) had some children in Edgar County, IL (no names, currently). A laborer in their house, George HOOP, had a mess of kids with Roxanna (Roxy Ann, Anna) CRABLE (CRABILL). George and Catherine died around the same time (1872-1873) - either here or in Hamilton Co, IN. Most of the clan (William, Roxy, and the HOOP children) relocated to Hamilton Co, IN, married, and had kids of their own.

Attached is a list of all the children. Six married and had children, though one of them died at 21 the rest lives much longer.

I am wanting more information about these groups in Edgar Co - why did they go there, why are there so many HOOPs and MARTINs (according to the 1850 census), how intermarried are they? Did the first spouses die in an epidemic? There was a big age difference between Roxy and William and they probably married out of a need to have support from each other. William's first set of children were probably grown and out of the house when their mother died, before he remarried.
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