I know from the notes of my grandfather, William Peyton Cunningham, that his earliest known Cunningham ancestor was David Cunningham, whose first wife was named Elizabeth Crownover, and that they are the parents of John Hamilton Cunningham, who was born in 1810 or 1812 in SC.The only Elizabeth Crownover who was in SC around the time frame that John Hamilton Cunningham was born was the daughter of Benjamin and Rachel Jasper Crownover, born ca. 1782.However, in the book, "Crownovers of USA"by Helen Crownover, it is written (in one place) that Elizabeth Crownover, daughter of Benjamin and Rachel Jasper Crownover, married a Mathias Fulcrod.This information is repeated in a lot of online records, but it is clearly incorrect.Records as cited below show that Elizabeth Crownover and "Matthias Fulkrod" obtained a marriage license in St. Clair, Illinois on September 21, 1826.Could she have been a bride at age 44?Later census records show, in fact, that Elizabeth Fulkrod/Fulcrod was born after 1800, a full 20 years later than Benjamin and Rachel Crownover's daughter Elizabeth.In the 1850 census, Elizabeth Fulcrod's age is listed as 48, indicating a birth date in 1802. In the 1860 census, she gives her age as 55, indicating a birth date of 1805 (the 1840 census is consistent with these two, showing she was between 30 and 40 years old).
Obviously, this could not be the Elizabeth Crownover who gave birth to JH Cunningham in 1810 or 1812. Also, since David Cunningham married his second wife, Mariah Crook, in 1822, then I assume his Elizabeth Crownover died prior to that time (and did not marry Mathias Fulcrod in 1826).
So it seems clear that Benjamin's daughter Elizabeth is likely our ancestor, and that she died before 1822, when David Cunningham married his second wife, Mariah Crook.
The question still remains - who was the Elizabeth Crownover who married Mathias Fulcrod?
Interestingly, in 1843, Mathias Fulcrod obtained three land grants in Claiborne Parish, LA, where our ancestor JH Cunningham also lived.The documents were signed in Natchitoches, La. Due to the geographic connexity, it is probable that Elizabeth Crownover Fulcrod was a first cousin or niece of Elizabeth Crownover Cunningham, and therefore a first cousin or 1st cousin once removed of JH Cunningham.
Benjamin Crownover's daughter Elizabeth was born about 1782, according to the main Covenhoven/Crownover website. The children of Benjamin Crownover and Rachel Jasper are listed as follows:
Lydia Crownover+ (c 1772 )
John Crawford Crownover+ (1. Oct. 1774 - 18. Sep. 1842)
William Crownover+ (c 1777 - )
Jesse Crownover (c 1777 - )
Melissa Crownover (c 1778 - )
(Unknown) Crownover (c 1780 - c 1795)
Elizabeth Crownover (c 1782 - )
Abraham Abel Crownover+ (c 1782 - )
Rachel Crownover+ (Mar. 1785 - Mar. 1815)
Joseph Crownover+ (c 1786 - c 1814)
(Unknown) Crownover (c 1791 - )
(Unknown) Crownover (c 1793 - )
(Unknown) Crownover (c 1795 - )
Due to the geographic connexity, it is probable that Elizabeth Crownover Fulcrod was a first cousin or niece of Elizabeth Crownover Cunningham, and therefore a first cousin or 1st cousin once removed of JH Cunningham.
This page has copies of the three land patents obtained in 1843 by Mathias Fulcrod, and other Fulcrod/Foulkrod info: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~foulkrod/ghtout/np2.htmhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~foulkrod/ghtout/np2.htm
See this page for info on marriage license of Elizabeth Crownover and Mathias Fulcrod: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~foulkrod/marriages.htmhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~foulkrod/marriages.htm
(Copy of Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, Vol. B, p. 58 under cover letter dated November 13, 2000 from the
Illinois Regional Archives Depository, c/o Special Collections, Morris Library--6632, Southern Illinois University,
Carbondale, IL 62901-6632; Special note: IRAD erroneously identified date as "02/21/1829."
Copy of microfilm clearly shows the correct date marriage license issued to be September 21, 1826)
Marriage Licenses for St. Clair County
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" 21 Issued a Marriage License to Matthias Fulkrod & Eliz.b Crownower.
Note for: Mathias Fulcrod, 1800 - 1869 Index
In his will dated May 2, 1800 and proved August 4, 1800, Jacob Folkrode granted an annuity to his wife Margaret. Part of his plantation fronting on the Bristol Road and bounded by land of Robert Campbell and John Hilt was to be divided into three portions and bequeathed to his sons, George and Michael, and to his daughter, Elizabeth (wife of Henry Schoch). The remainder of the plantation was to be divided by a lane and the remainder divided into four lots of two acres each. These were bequeathed to grandson John Henry, grandson Jacob, grandson Matthias ("son of my deceased son Philip"), and granddaughter Ann.
Fulcrod, Mathias 1790-1799 MN
(Family Archive CD255 Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI,
Request for lookup sent to Ben Hart on May 27, 2000.
On 1 Apr 1843 Mathias Fulcrod is the Patentee on 3 tracts of land at the Natchitoches Land Office, Louisiana; 80.1900 acres, 40.1000 acres, and 80.1400 acres totalling 200.4800 acres.
(Louisiana Land Records Online @@ )
[Accessed May 28, 2000]
Franklin County, MISSISSIPPI: 1830 Census Index: Fulkrod, p. 162
( sfran30.txt accessed
December 28, 2000)
Mathias Foulkrod was enumerated as Matthias Fulchrod in the Claiborne Parish, LA 1840 Federal Census on page 113.
(Louisiana Census, 1810-90 available online @@ )
[Accessed May 28, 2000]
On Sep 13, 1850 as "Mathias Futchrod" (in Ancestry.com records, "Mathew Fulchrod" in other lists) in the Goliad, TX 1850 Federal Census on page 637, as follows, viz: Elizabeth "Fulchrod/Futchrod", age 48, b. SC; Mathew, age 50, b. PA; Maryann, age 17; b. MS; Catharine, age 16, b. MS; and Philip, ae 13, b. MS. Also living with Mathew & Elizabeth Fulchrod were Martha Pool, ae 20, b. MS and her son Wm. Pool, ae 4, b. TN.
(See census here:
(Goliad, TX 1850 Federal Census available online @@ tp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/census/tx/goliad/1850/pg00635.txt (c) 1998 by Ellen Horner; Reel #432-910, p. 637, lines 10-16)
[Accessed May 27, 2000]
10 21 21 FULCHROD Elizabeth 48 F W SC
11 21 21 FULCHROD Mathew 50 M W Farmer 3,000 PA
12 21 21 POOL Martha 20 F W MS
13 21 21 POOL Wm 4 M W TN
14 21 21 FULCHROD Maryann 17 F W MS
15 21 21 FULCHROD Catharine 16 F W MS
16 21 21 FULCHROD Philip 13 M W MS
Goliad City, Goliad Co., TX 1860 Census Index: Fuchrod, M, p. 736
(1860 Census Index, FTM Archive CD #___ as/per Belinda Keal)
Husband S2075 S28081
Born: 1800 - PA
Marr: 21 SEP 1826 - , St. Clair, IL
Died: 1869 -
Father: Philip Foulkrod
Wife S2075 S28081
Born: 1798 - SC
Died: 1860 -
Born: ABT. 1827 - , , AL
Marr: - William Shannon McCampbell
Died: ABT. 1873 - , Goliad, TX
Maryann Foulkrod S2075
Born: ABT. 1833 - MS
Catharine Foulkrod S2075
Born: ABT. 1834 - MS
Philip Fulcrod S2075
Born: ABT. 1837 - MS
Marr: 1882 - Ada Gray
Died: 21 JAN 1916 - , Goliad, TX
She was from a South Carolina Tory Family, per ???.
Variations in the Conover name: from http://conovergenealogy.com/http://conovergenealogy.com/
"In the 1700's there were many variations of the original name. Gerret Williamse of Brooklyn, a grandson of Gerret Wolphertse, signed "Gerret Counover" in 1702. Well into the twentieth century the Kouwenhovens of Flatlands wrote their name in full but were referred to among themselves and by neighbors as Conovers. In New Jersey, there were many variations. While Cowenhoven and Covenhoven were prominent, we find such spellings as Couenhoven, Kovenhoven and Cr (K) ownover. Three stones in the Conover-Schenck cemetery, Holmdel, New Jersey show John Kouenhoven, Cornelius Conover and Christopher Kovenhoven, son of Cornelius A. Covenhoven! In the late 1700's the use of Conover increased and gradually more and more descendants of Wolphert bore that name.
"Descendnts of Wolphert have taken part in every important phase of America's development: giving their lives in ever war; helping expand the frontiers by pushing west into New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois; crossing the Mississippi, the Great Plains, and over the Rockies to the Pacific. Many became leaders in local and national affairs; others in the professions such as education, engineering, law, medicine and religion. Still others were craftsmen, skilled in the various trades, while many became successfull farmers and businessmen."
"VARIATIONS IN THE SPELLING OF THE CONOVER NAME
Coavenhoven, Coenhoven, Cofenhofen, Coneover, Connoven, Connower, Connoyer, Conoven, Conover, Conver, Couen Houen, Couenhouen, Coughvenhoven, Counoven, Counover, Couvenhoven, Couwehowen, Couwenhove, Couwenhoven, Couwenhowen, Couwenoven, Coven Hoven, Covenhove, Covenhoven, Covenhover, Cowerhoven, Cownnover, Cownouer, Cownover, Cownovr, Coyenhoven, Crownover, Koienhoven, Koienoven, Konover, Korenoven, Kouenhoven, Kouveoven, Kouwenhove, Kouwenhoven, Kouwenove, Kouwenoven, Kovenhoven, Kowenhoven, Kownoven, Koyenhoven, Van Couwenhoven, Van Couwenhoven, Van Covenhoven, Van Cowenhoven, Van Kouwenhoven."