Biography of John M. Crispin
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Crispin, John M., son of George and Hannah Crispin, was horn at Kent, England, May 21, 1820, and came to Chemung„ N. Y., in 1858, where he has since lived. In 1845 he married Sophie, daughter of John and Sarah Maize, of Bedfordshire, England, by whom he had nine children: John, Sophia, Robert, George, William, Hannah, Charlotte, Charles, and James. Robert T. Crispin, born at Aniptill, Bedfordshire, England, April 11, 1841, came to Chemung with his fattier, and on September 21, 1881, he married Mrs. Emma Renton Newelly, of Chemung, daughter of John and Rachel Broderict. He is now a resident farmer. He served in the Indian war under General Merritt, at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming Territory, five years, and was honorably discharged. Ile participated with good repute in the General Custer massacre, as well as in several other important engagements, among them being the Ute outbreak in 1881 at White River, Col. when the agency was burned and all killed by the Indians with the exception of the women, who were taken prisoners and afterward rescued by General Merritt's command.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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