When Gabriel Crabtree was born on 4 June 1792, in Maryland, United States, his father, Peter Crabtree, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Willison, was 28. He married Rebecca Moore on 13 June 1820, in Harrison, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nottingham Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 4 January 1880, in Harrison, Ohio, United States, at the age of 87.
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from a lost place in Sowerbyshire, Yorkshire named Crabtree, named from Middle English crabbetre ‘crab-apple tree’. In some instances possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a crab-apple tree.