Rev. William Crutcher


Born:June 15, 1787, Virginia
Died:April 6, 1868, New Market, Alabama
Buried:Mt Param Cemetery. New Market, Madison County, AL
Father of:Rev. Reuben William Crutcher


•  "The following is taken from an article written by Sue Lawler: 'My grandfather, Wm Crutcher was a preacher of the Old Baptist. He was a strong defender of Salvation by Grace, for which cause he was much disliked by other denominations. He was a handsome man with black and very expressive eyes and rather heavy built in form. When convinced that he was right no argument could move him. He had the sweetest, softest, most melodious voice in the pulpit ever heard. He was kind and considerate, very industrious and practiced great economy, hence amassed considerable property, but most of was destroyed by the Civil War. His person was badly treated by the Federal Soldiers and his son, John Bruce, was killed at the Battle of Nashville. All this, with his old age, was too hard for him, consequently he was never himself any more in mind or body. He died in New Market, Alabama at the home of his son-in-law Joesph Miller on April 4, 1868.'" - Roots Web

•  Moved to Alabama in 1814 - Roots Web

•  Children from his marriage to Susannah Deupree:
-Mary Ann Frances Crutcher b. 1808
-James T. Crutcher b. 1810, d. 1861
-Reuben William Crutcher b. 12 Apr 1812, d. 10 Jan 1867
Children from his marriage to Tibitha Bruce:
-Lucy Caroline Crutcher b. 18 Jan 1821, d. 1 Dec 1846
-John B. Crutcher b. 28 Mar 1827, d. 16 Dec 1864
-Henrietta V. Crutcher b. 14 Jul 1831, d. 20 Apr 1873
-Sarah Agnes Crutcher b. 17 Aug 1835, d. 8 Jan 1916 - Roots Web

•  Rev. William Crutcher was ordained before February 7, 1827 at Baptist Church of Christ, Madison, Alabama; ordained Elder. - Roots Web

•  Married: 1.) Susannah Deupree, daughter of William Deupree Sr. and Amey Pettus, on 21 October 1807 at Charlotte County, Virginia. 2.) Tabitha Bruce on April 15, 1820 at Charlotte County, Virginia - Roots Web

•  "The head of this household (Crutcher) was an elderly minister, and into this home was taken the mortally wounded General McCook. The Union officers in charge were appreciative of this act of humanity on the part of Confederate sympathizers and kept the home under guard until after the body was removed and for a short time afterwards. Soon after the guard was lifted, however, the home was burned by Union sympathizers who apparently blamed the Crutchers with the General's death." - Roots Web

Related Links:

•  Criticism - Rev. Crutcher was mentioned in the book "A History of Methodism in Alabama" by Anson West, © 1893, on page 112. It claimed the Baptists, lead by Rev. Crutcher, were opposed to benevolent enterprises.

•  Find a Grave - Paged created by Jason Presley, Spet. 1, 2004

• - Posted by Deborah E. Moorefield, October 30, 2001. Article tells the history of the Mount Param Cemetery.

•  Roots Web - Collection of information with citations. Compiler: Randy Whited. Page 24 (a little past half-way down the page).

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