1 John Malphus Corothers, Descendants of John Corrothers (Clear Lake, South Dakota).
John "Jack" Corothers, Clear Lake, SD to Ken Runquist, e-mail, Nov 1 2003, "Corothers & Variants Family"; privately held by Runquist; Hi All,
You do not know how happy I am to make the acquaintance of relatives that are actually researching Corrothers!!
Melba and I have been working on the name since 1960. We have talked to many people that had knowledge to share; but, none were researching until I met Chrisin 2002. That is a 42 year drouth!!!!
Just to be sure we are all on the same page and not talking apples and oranges in reference to the same people.
Collectively I call you Monongalia John's Family. Monongalia John too me is the John Corrothers m. to Catherine McCalla that had nine known children in what I think the order of birth was: Robert (James) Corrothers m. unknown; Henry Corothers m. Sarah Lour/Lowe; Elizabeth Corothers m. Philip Huffman; John Corrothers Jr.m1 unknown, m.2 Nancy Wilson; Andrew Jackson Corrothers m. Elizabeth Frum; Catherine Corrothers m. William Frum; Rebecca Corrothers m. Moses Kinkaid; Jane Corrothers m. James Gray;and, Mary Corrothers m. David W. Jones.
I, Cheryl, Chris and Ken are descended from Robert. Howard is descended from John Jr. Bob and Tom are descended from Mary. Collectively we all seem interested in pursuing Monongalia Johns ancestors back as far as we possibly can. That has been my goal since I started back in 1959 and I have had considerable sucess. The Carruthers name originated in County Dumfries in the mid 1200's. How it got from there to County Londonderry Ireland I can only guess at. I have my Grandmother Corothers family Strang traced back to County Stirling in 1790. My mother's families Hand & Burns are from the Townlands of Collops in County Cavan and Greaphlone in County Monaghan, Ireland in the1820's.
My Great Gandfather's will stated that he was born in 1811 in Monogahelea County Virginia
My first contact in Monongalia Co. in 1959 was Lou Dent Frum. Her husband was a descendant of Catherine Corrothers and William Frum. She gave me clues and other contacts.
My second contact was Robert (Bob) Corrothers of 11 Wilson Ave. Morgantown. From him I obtained a typed copy of what he called the "old transcript." He described it as old and yellowed paper. The last date on it is Jan.1, 1868. I have Henry dying of Feb. 7, 1861. I think his family was writing down items as they remembered them. It is the main document I have tried to follow back. It follows:
Great Great Grandfather
John Corrothers lived and died near Derry, Province of Ulster, Ireland. There is only one incident of his life that we are acquainted with. He served as a sailor on the British Fleet under Admiral Boscawen and was taken prisoner by the French near Gibralter, about the year 1759. He was kept in a French prison for years. When he returned home, he came destitute of clothing having only a piece of an old rug which he wrapped around him.
He married a Miss Sommerville of Londonderry, Ireland. She was of Danish descent, her ancestors came to the British Iles with William the Conqueror at the time of the Norman Conquest.
John Corrothers was born near Londonderry, Ireland in the year 1759. At the age of 14 he left home and entered on a sea faring life. He was under Admiral Rodney during his celebrated West Indies Cruise. He was present at the great naval engagement of April 12, 1782 when Rodney defeated the French and took Count De Grasse prisoner. He was married in 1785 to Catherine McCalla. He emigrated from Londonderry in August and after a six week voyage landed at Wilmington, Deleware in Oct. 1789. He settled on Crooked Run in Green County, Pa. From thence he moved to Indian Creek in Monongalia Co., W. Va. Thence the neighborhood of Smithtown in same County. He died Aug. 15, 1834. He had 9 children, Henry, Elizabeth, John, Andrew, Catherine, Rebecca, Jane, Robert and Mary.
Born in Ireland and married Sarah Lour. Decendants living in Marion Co., W. Va. Elizabeth Corrothers Married Philip Huiffman died July 11, 1832 of Cholera Lightpolis, Fairfield Co. Ohio. Descendants living in Ohio. John Corrothers died in Lewis Co., W. Va. Andrew Corrothers married to Elizabeth Frum in Monongalia Co. died in Taylor Co. Catherine Corrothers married to William Frum died June 24, 1857. Jane Corrothers married to Jas. Gray died prematurely. Rebeca Corrothers married to Moses Kincaid died Jan.1, 1868.
Is it the gospel truth? Not really. It was written 110 years after 1759 and is as they remembered it. Full of good clues to follow which I have. Not that I have finished. My Grandmother Margaret Corothers wrote a family history in 1935 from what she remembered her mother and father telling her; and, she lived with my Great Grandmother Martha Jane Corothers for two years before she passed on. She was writing about 1840 in Scotland and early Iowa. I have found that the story is generally true but may be about the wrong people or a different time. I think we have the same case in this story. It is up to us to straighten it out.
Well it is time for me to feed my dogs and myself.
3 Linda Hiser, William Frum (From) and Family (Linda Hiser's Website at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/5516/frum/html).
4 Linda Hiser, Linda Hiser Email (Email of September 02, 2002).
5 Cheryl Armstrong, [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Ken Runquist, e-mail, 16 Oct 2002, "Re: John Corothers"; privately held by Runquist.
6 Maureen Ward, Richfield ID, Shoshone Cemetery A-G Surnames (http://ftp.rootseweb.com/pub/usgenweb/id/lincoln/cemeteries/shoshne1.txt).
7 LDS Famil Search.org, 1880 United States Census, Household Record (Bluehill (Shelburne), Minnesota, USA), Family History Library Film 1254633, NA Film Number T9-0633, page 188A.
8 LDS Family Search.org, 1880 United States Census, Household Record, Family History Library 1254113, NA Film Number T9-0113, page 508A.
9 Marjorie Vera (Runquist) Jess. This information was collected by Marj Jess from a variety of sources over the years.
Rick Wolfe, Shakopee, Minnesota to Ken Runquist, e-mail, Oct 6 2002, "Re: Rolley Crothers"; privately held by Runquist; Thanks for your email. Unfortunately this is not a direct branch of my line, but a descendant of my 5th Gr Grandfather Jeremiah Woodman. I got the information on a download from Ancestry.com. That file shows that they were married in Richland County WI on October 10 1868. Sophrona'a parents are Charles Gould Campbell and Matilda Woodman(March 15, 1824 to March 30, 1917), Matildas parents are Jeremiah Woodman(June 26, 1795 to May 11, 1867) and Cynthia Dillin(March 03, 1801 to August 09, 1883 at Wolfe Island Ontario). I am sorry I can't be of more help.
11 LDS Famil Search.org, 1880 United States Census, Household Record (Bluehill (Shelburne), Minnesota, USA).
12 State of South Dakota, Department of Health, Vital Records, Birth Inforamtion for Minnie Belle Corothers, State File Number 745417.
13 State of South Dakota, Department of Health, Vital Records, Birth Inforamtion for Minnie Belle Corothers.
14 Bob Stone, Email from Bob Stone (This information was contained in an email from Bob Stone (great grandson) dated December 1, 2002.)
15 LDS Family Search.org, 1880 United States Census, Household Record, Family History Library 1254113, NA Film Number T9-0113, page 5508A.
16 State of South Dakota, Departmetn of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information for Charles F. Corothers, State File Number 595983.
17 State of South Dakota, Departmetn of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information for Charles F. Corothers.
18 State of South Dakota, Department of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information for Bessie Maud Corothers, State File Number 750928.
19 State of South Dakota, Department of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information for Bessie Maud Corothers.
20 State of South Dakota, Departmetn of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information for Nora Ann Corothers, State File Number 756471.
21 State of South Dakota, Departmetn of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information for Nora Ann Corothers.
22 LDS Family Search.org, 1880 United states Census. House Hold Record, Family History Library Film 1254326, NA Film Number T9-0326, page 169A.
23 State of South Dakota, Departmetn of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information for John Rawley Corothers, State File Number 471254.
24 State of South Dakota, Departmetn of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information for John Rawley Corothers.
25 State of South Dakota, Departmetn of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information forJames McKinley Corothers, State Fiel Number 471255.
26 Ibid, State File Number 471255.
27 State of South Dakota, Department of Health, Vital Records, Birth Information for Jean Mae Corothers, State File Number 471256.
28 Cheryl Armstrong, Email of November 7, 2002.
29 Donald Crothers, [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Ken Runquist, e-mail, 24 Nov 2000, "grandfather Delbert l. Crothers"; privately held by Runquist.
30 Runquist Fmily Bible, (Stockholm, Sweden: n.p., 1870), front; privately held by Mary Elizabeth Land; See attached photo
31 LDS Family Search.org, 1880 United States Census, Household Record, Family History Library 1254113, NA Film Number T9-0113, page 535B.
32 Parkview Funeral Chapel (Wedensday, April 22, 1987. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada).
33 Ibid, Funeral Meorial Card.
Juie Hoggan (Email of August 21, 2007 to Ken Runquist), August 21, 2007. Hi
My name is Judith Anne Hoggan. My mother is Beverly Eleanor Crothers Hoggan. Her father was Loyd V. Crothers, and her mother was Eathel May Tuel Crothers.
I can add some information. Also, the two children listed as my mothers are actually her brother's children. I can give you the spouses names, and the children's names for all of Loyd and Eathel Crothers' children.
So great to read this information, much of which I never knew!
Blessings to you and all your family, and Peace, Love, Joy and deep Laughter,
Good afternoon Cousin Ken:
It is great to receive your response and all the additional information. So, we're " half third cousins once removed"-- how does anyone ever figure these things out?!
Loyd V. Crothers had four children, as shown on the Internet.
Elizabeth Crothers married Earl Edwards (he passed away about 10 years ago) and they had two children, Linda and Ron. Linda married Robert Halliwell, and they had two children, Brian and Craig. Each of these sons married and have children--I'll have to get the details from my cousin Linda. Ron married Shirley and they had two children, Kelly and Christie. Both Kelly and Christie have married and have children--again, I'll have to get the details from my cousins.
Beverly Eleanor Crothers (8-26-28) married James Heber Hoggan (my parents) (Jim was born 4-10-28, and passed away on April 30, 2006), and they had three children, Mary Ellen (4-14-47), Judith Anne (10-3-51), and Nancy Kim (1-8-64). Mary Ellen married Alexander Harvey Watts (whose parents are from Canada), and they have a son, Harvey Kyle Watts (2-20-77), who is still unmarried at age 29; they were divorced and she is now married to Donald Neslund, with no children of their marriage. I married John Calvin Walters, divorced, and am now married to James Elwood Brown, and I never had children. Nancy married Steve Linn, divorced, has not remarried and has no children.
Don Loyd Crothers (passed away in February 2006) married Annie and they had five children, Joel, Sean, Dorothy, Charlotte, and Helen. Each of them married and had children, but I'll have to get details, if you'd like them
William Loyd Crothers never married. He currently lives in Mexico City.
I can obtain birth dates and additional information if you have any interest.
Thanks so much for writing! This family history is so fascinating. I have very little to go on for my Father's side. By the way, Loyd V. Crothers was a building contractor for many years, and in his youth was a cowboy. Extremely bright man. Blessings to you and your family, and great Laughter, Judie
35 Herbert Herald Newspaper (Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada, Herbert Herald, October 5, 2004).
36 Sheila (Slow) Runquist, Email of July 30, 2002.
Bonnie (Northcott) Corothers, Email from Bonnie Corothers, Email dated Oct. 29, 2004. Hello my name is Bonnie Northcott / Corothers. I was married to Donald
Wayne Corothers #215 on your tree. My mother was not unknown , her name
was Elizabeth Doerksen and my father's name was Edward [ Ted ]
Northcott. Here is an update on our children: 273M Charles Edward
Earl [ also known as Chuck ] Corothers married Tanya Becker children of
this mairrage are Amber Joanne Corothers [F] born Oct.7/85 Cordel
Corothers [M] born Apr.17/89 Charles and Tanya later divorced and he
remarried Jocelyn McIntyre children of this mairrage are Anna Sophia
Corothers [F] born Aug.20/94 and Isabel Corothers [F] born
Apr.26/03 274F Patricia Dawn Corothers married John
DeWolf children of this mairrage are Jesse Wayne DeWolf [M] born
May11/87 and Christopher John Charles DeWolf [M] born May2/89
275 Tracy Allen Paver Corothers[M] married Kimberley Rathburn children
of this mairrage are Amanda Elizabeth Corothers [F]born Sept 25/89 and
Jasmin Corothers born Mar.20/94 276Jan Gregory Corothers is a boy
not a girl. I commend you on this project as it's quite an
undertaking. My mother has an entire book of her family tree that took
my uncle nearly a lifetime to put together. Well done.
Kelly Carlson (March 22, 2003 email from Kelly Carlson). My name is kelly carlson. I just thought you might want some new info to add to the family tree. My sister Nicole got married on dec 24, 1996 to Bruce Benda. They have two boys Kyle Arron born Dec 3 , 1995 and Mason Evan born Oct 6 , 1997.