6. Mary Madgalene Craver (M뮣k)
--According to family records, Magdalene Craver (1832-after 1880), wife of Johann
the daughter of Zachariah Craver and Anne Weatherwax. Magdalene came from
a large family of more than a dozen children, eight of whose names have
come down to us including Anna, Julia, Jefferson, Lawrence and Catherine
Craver. According to records found in the Mormon (LDS) database, Zachariah
Craver (b.1800) married Anne Weatherwax (b. March 1, 1801, NY) on Aug.22,
1818 in the First Lutheran Church in Albany, New York. Their first
daughter, Christina Catherine Craver, was christened in 1820 in the Dutch
Protestant Reformed Church in Niskayuna, Schenectady Co., NY. (Catherine
M뮣k, but died not long afterwards and Johann remarried her younger
sister Magdalene in Washington DC in 1849.) Magdalene's other
siblings are listed as: Julia Marie (b.1823, NY),
Jefferson Lawrence Craver
(b.1825, NY), Zachariah (Jr.--b.1827) in Blooming Grove, Rens. Co. NY),
David G. Craver (Jr.--b.1833, NY), Angelina (b.1835, NY), the rest being
born in Elizabeth City, Virginia during the period when, according to Anna
Blann, the father, Zachariah, was appointed to a post in Fortress Monroe,
a Union military fort. The Virginia children were: Moses Monroe
(b.1837-other records indicate NY), John Tyler Craver
(b.1837), Virginia (b.1839), James Madison (b.1843), Thomas Jefferson (b.1841). (Magdalene
was born in Virginia in 1832.) Anna M. Blann adds that although the
Cravers lived in Northern territory, they were Southern sympathizers
during the Civil War, every son enlisting in the Confederate Army. Anna
and Magdalene settled on the Eastern shore of Maryland; Dave and Jefferson
also settled in Maryland; Monroe & Jefferson in Baltimore. (Monroe Craver
was riding with Stonewall Jackson when Jackson was mortally wounded.) The
rest of the family apparently remained in Virginia. Zachariah Craver
appears in the Virginia census records in 1850 & 1860, but not before or
after. Moses Monroe Craver appears in the 1870 VA census and is listed in
the roster of Confederate soldiers as belonging to the !st Artillery,
Company A (Also listed is "M. M. Craver" of the Light Artillery; W. P.
See how beneath the moon beam೭ile /Yon little billow
heaves its breast
Sweetly blow the gentle breezes/ On the Sabbath morn
7. Zacharia Craver --The father of Magdalene Craver, Zachariah (or Zacharias) was born in upstate New York, on Feb. 21, 1800. (His birth is listed in the records of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Sand Lake, Renseselaer Co., NY., with Zachariah Feller & Catharine [Weatherwax Feller]-probably his aunt & uncle--listed as sponsors.) His name is engraved on the front of the Craver family Bible, with the spelling "Zacharia Craver." He had at least one brother (according to LDS data), named Johannes Craver Jr. (b.1797, Rensselaer Co., NY) and a sister named Francis Ann (b.1796, NY.; married Sebastian Weatherwax in 1814)). He married Anne Weatherwax (Craver) in 1818 in the First Lutheran Church in Albany, NY. Records from Albany Co. show that the couple joined the Dutch Reformed Church in Niskayuna, (Schenectady Co.) NY. on Jan. 10, 1819 and were dismissed to the Reformed Dutch Church of Wynantskill, NY. on Aug.23, 1823 (with Zachariaডther presenting the request for dismissal). Zacharia and his family moved to Fort Monroe, VA in the late 1830d he died Sept. 9, 1868 (according to LDS). Zachariaడrents were David Craver and Grace Feller of NY.
8. David Craver --The father of Zacharia, David Craver (Sr.) was born in Albany on Oct.9, 1771 and died in March of 1842. He married Grace Feller (b. ca. 1775 in Renssaelaer, NY.), the mother of rolex replica Zacharia, in 1794, according to LDS records. An Ancestry.com listing shows David as having a second marriage (ca.1800-1804) after Grace, to Christina Feller (daughter of John Feller and Maria Ostrum), who was the mother of two further children: Catherine (b. Feb. 1804) and Moses Craver (1811-1882). David had at least one older brother, John (1759-1849) and probably other siblings. Their parents were Johannes Craver and Marytje (Maria) Kilmer. Maria was a distant cousin of Anna Milius Weatherwax, whose daughter, Anne, married David೯n, Zacharia.
9. Johannes Craver --The father of David Craver, Johannes Craver (Kreber) was born in NY. in 1735 according to the DAR Patriot Index (Vol.2), or perhaps he was born in Germany and migrated to NY. He first appears in Rensselaerwyck as an enlisted man in the Albany County Militia 6th Regiment (Land Bounty Rights) during the Revolutionary War. On Oct. 9, 1771, he married Marytje Kilmer in Albany, NY. (Another source says Johannes was born in Germantown, NY in 1728 & there married Maria Kilmer in 1753). The parents of Johannes Craver are not known. The name Craver is also spelled "Kreber", "Graver" and "Croever" in some of the NY records. Johannes wrote his will on Nov. 1, 1799, at which time he was a resident of Greenbush, Rensselaer Co. It was probated on Aug. 30, 1819. At that time, he was survived by his wife, Maritie and the following children: Jacob, Nicolas, John, Jr., Hendrich, Andries, Petrus, David, William , Jeremiah Craver and his daughter, Elisabeth, wife of John Shaver.
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