Byron Crabtree, farmer, is a son of James and Elizaljeth (Wilkinson) Crabtree, and was born August 19, 1833, in Massilon, Ohio. He was reared in Muskingum County, this state, and married in Decatur, Illinois, to Mary A. Crawford, who bore him four children: Elmus (deceased), Edna, William, and Carrie. He came to his present farm in March, 1876. It is located on the Circleville and Washington pike, two and a half miles from New Holland; contains one hundred and ninety-eight acres, well improved. He farms chiefly to grain. Mrs. Crabtree is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is a Free and Accepted Mason. During the war he went out in the one hundred days service. Is a Republican, and has held the office of justice of the peace in his township.


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County