Elizabeth Van Swearingen Cresap1,2,3

ID# 13350, (1817 - bef 1850)
FatherEdward Otho Cresap4,5 (24 Nov 1782 - 2 Jan 1817)
MotherSarah Story Briscoe6,5 (17 Aug 1787 - 30 Nov 1843)

Key Events:

Birth: 1817, Caldwell Co., Kentucky7,8,9
Marriage: Davis Russer Mims, 1 May 1837, Caldwell Co., Kentucky10,11,12
Death: before 185013,14,15

Spouse:Davis Russer Mims (about 1810 - )
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elizabeth Van Swearingen Cresap was born in 1817 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.7,8,9
     Her father died on 2 Jan 1817, months after her birth.16,17,18
     She was probably one of the two females under age 10 listed in the household of her mother's second husband, John Cobb, in the 1820 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.19 John was appointed guardian of her and her siblings 28 Aug 1820.20 She was probably one of the two females age 15 to 20 listed in the household of her mother's second husband, John Cobb, in the 1830 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, though she was only 13.21
     Elizabeth married Davis Russer Mims, son of Linah Mims and Rebeccah Davis, on 1 May 1837 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.10,11,12
     She and Davis have not been found in the 1840 census. They were not living with any of his siblings. One record shows their third son as born in Ballard Co. Since Davis does not appear in the Caldwell tax lists until 1845 it may be they were living elsewhere.
     Elizabeth apparently died before 1850, as her children all appeared in the households of other families in 1850, and her husband resigned his new position as constable.13,14,15

Citations

  1. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 301, shows name as Elizabeth Van Swearingen Cresap.
  2. [S726] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book A, Davis N. Mims to Miss Elizabeth Cresap, 1 May 1837.
  3. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, bond of Davis R. Mims and John M. Cresap, 1 May 1837, and license for Davis R. Mims and Elizabeth Cresap, same date, show name as Elizabeth Cresap.
  4. [S1971] Caldwell Co. Order Book, C:225, 28 Aug 1820, John Cobb appointed guardian to Cresap children.
  5. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 300.
  6. [S575] Matthiesen, Diana's Genealogy Home Page.
  7. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 301, shows year, as 1817.
  8. [S1791] John Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows two females under 10, who appear to be Elizabeth and Caroline.
  9. [S1971] Caldwell Co. Order Book, C:225, 28 Aug 1820, John Cobb appointed guardian to Cresap children, shows about age 3.
  10. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, license for Davis R. Mims and Elizabeth Cresap, 1 May 1837, return shows married May 1837.
  11. [S726] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book A, Davis N. Mims to Miss Elizabeth Cresap, 1 May 1837, shows date.
  12. [S374] Manley, "RE: The Logan Material," e-mail to author, 20 Feb 2000, citing Scott Haun, email 12 Jul 1998, citing Ila Earle Fowler, compiler, Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants (Kentucky Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars, 1998) reporting the marriage of Davis and Elizabeth, shows date and state.
  13. [S569] M. M. Tyler household, 1850 U.S. Census, Trigg Co., Kentucky, shows Bryon, John, and Linah in the household.
  14. [S1971] Caldwell Co. Order Book, G:358, shows her husband appointed constable 19 Mar 18949; and G:387, shows him resigned as constable 20 Aug 1849.
  15. [S1822] Lawson Cash household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows Robert and Davis in the household.
  16. [S2002] Smith, transcript of family pages from Sarah (Briscoe) Cresap Bible, shows date.
  17. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 300, shows date, county, and state.
  18. [S2094] Edward Otho Cresap grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows date.
  19. [S1791] John Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S1971] Caldwell Co. Order Book, C:225, 28 Aug 1820.
  21. [S1787] John Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  22. [S225] I assume Elizabeth is the mother of Byron, since it appears that Davis was his father, and she and Davis were married shortly before Bryon's birth.
  23. [S225] I assume Elizabeth is the mother of John, since it appears that Davis was his father, and she and Davis were married shortly before John's birth.
  24. [S225] I assume Elizabeth is the mother of Linah, since it appears that Davis was his father, and she is the only known wife of Davis.
  25. [S225] I assume Elizabeth is the mother of Robert, since it appears that Davis was his father, and she is the only known wife of Davis.
  26. [S225] I assume Elizabeth is the mother of young Davis, since it appears that the elder Davis was his father, and she is the only known wife of Davis Sr.