Biography of Thomas V. Crabill
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





THOMAS VOSS CRABILL retired farmer. Springfield. This gentleman is one of the few living pioneers who are left to tell the tale of the trials and hardships of pioneer life. and who have helped to convert the wilds of the Mad River country into the beautiful farms to be seen throughout the county. Thomas Voss Crabill was born in Moorefield Township, Clark Co., Ohio, Nov. 2, 1810, and is the son of David and Barbery (Bear) Crabill, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Pennsylvania, who settled on Buck Creek, in Moorefield Township, in 1808: they were married in Virginia, and had born to them the following children: Sarah (deceased), Maria, John (deceased), Thomas V., David (deceased), James W., Mary, Susan (deceased), Joseph (deceased), Pierson S., William H. and Eliza J. The subject of this sketch grew up in his native township, and was there married, Jan. 31, 1833 to Sidney Yeazell, daughter of Abraham and Mary Yeazell, who was born in Moorefield Township Feb. 6, 1815, her frmily being pioneers of Clark County; of this union, fifteen children have been born, nine of whom are living, viz., William, David, James, John, Thomas, Milton, Joseph F., Levina and Elizabeth. Shortly after marriage, Mr, Crabill moved to his present farm, which he rented from his father, upon whose death he bought the property from the heirs, The parents of Mr, and Mrs, Crabill died in Moorefield Township, his father, David Crabill, having been a soldier in 1812, fighting the Indians, who were leagued with the English against his native land. Mr. Crabill inherited 100 acres of land, and his wife had $1,000 in money, with which they started in life; but, by constant toil and rigid economy, they have accumulated a large estate, owning 700 acres of land surrounding his home in Springfield Township, and 320 in Moorefield Township, Mr, Crabill is recognized as a man of upright, honest character, whose word has ever been as good as his bond; politically, he was a Whig, but, upon the formation of the Republican party, he joined its standard, and is a " stalwart" in his political opinions, his whole family being of the same faith, He is now in feeble health, having been paralyzed for some years, but, with his partner through life's joys and sorrows, he patiently awaits the day when he will be called to rest in peace.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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