Samuel Crutcher/Croucher, I
|Abt. 1750 - Abt. 1830
Crutcher and his wife, Elizabeth Lee, were natives of Patrick Co., Va. Their children were - Elizabeth, Cornelia, Frank,
Charles, and Samuel. The latter married Nancy James, of Virginia, and settled in Lincoln Co., Mo., in 1810, from whence
he removed to Montgomery county in 1830. Their children were - William, John, Sophia, Lucella, and Samuel, Jr. John was
married first to Clemency White, and after her death to Mary J. Williams. Sophia married Sandy Jones, who settled in
Montgomery county in 1831. Samuel, Jr., was married three times; first to Eliza Holladay; second to a widow named
Holloway, and third to the widow Randolph, whose maiden name was Jane Winter. Lucella married John Darby, who
settled in Randolph Co., Mo. - Samuel and John Crutcher settled near Middletown, and the first goods sold in the
northern part of Montgomery county were sold in one end of Samuel's house, in 1836, by Matthew Willburger and Samuel
King. The latter sold out to Samuel Crutcher, and Willburger & Crutcher moved their stock of goods to the present
site of Middletown, into a little log cabin, which was burnt soon after, and they were both ruined.
Willburger surveyed and laid out Middletown in 1836, and John Dugan built the first house there. Stewart Slavens owned a
part of the land on which the town was built.
From the Book A History of the Pioneer
Families of Missouri
III, Histories of Families.
Published by Bryan Brand & Co., 1876
Smith Bryan, Robert Rose
Montgomery County page 248-249