Descendants of William Cranford

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Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM4 CRANFORD (JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born February 18, 1818 in Morgan Co., AL, and died August 03, 1885 in Covington Co., MS. He married (1) LEANNER LOUISE JONES August 10, 1844 in Walker Co., AL, daughter of WILLIAM JONES and CELIA FILES. She was born 1827 in AL, and died September 01, 1895. He married (2) SIDIE EMMALINE TUBB 1849, daughter of DANIEL TUBB and MATILDA SANDERS. She was born April 11, 1820 in Dallas/Perry ? Co., AL, and died September 01, 1895.

Notes for WILLIAM CRANFORD:
William was a private in the Fourth Alabama Mounted Volunteers. After his short service in the Creek Indian War, he mustered out.
Sidie was William's second wife. Rc'd e-mail from Bill Tubb stating, "William Cranford married Leanner Louise Jones before he ran away to Mississippi with Sidie Emmaline and had a big family. After he died it was discovered that he had never got around to divorcing Leanner Louise. I think that you will find that Leanner Louise got a pension from his service in the Indian Wars." (Story of John and Elizabeth Cranford by Willodene Brumbaugh says the amount of the pensions was "the magnificent sum of $8.00 a month!") William was described as 5'10" tall, dark eyes, fair hair, dark complected, and very handsome. He moved to MS in 1849 or 50 with Sidie. The Brumbaugh book has pictures of his tombstone and one of him.

More About WILLIAM CRANFORD:
Burial: Unknown, Emminence Cemetary, Seminary, MS
Military service: 1836, Served in Indian Wars under Capt. B.A. Philpot
Occupation: School teacher
Second marriage: December 1848, Sidy Emeline Tubb, Walker Co., AL

Notes for LEANNER LOUISE JONES:
I have an e-mail from Bill Tubb, Walker Co., AL that clearly states that William's first wife was Leaner Louise Jones. She applied and was awarded his pension from the military for his service in the Indian Wars. Kim Wyers, Rutledge, Walker County, AL has sent me information transcribed from the 1850 and 1860 Walker County censuses. Leaner is listed as the head of household residing with children Carlin, Celia, and Elizabeth on the 1850 census and children Carlin and Celia on the 1860 census. Elizabeth is reported to have died at age two. Sidie Emmaline Tubb was Leaner's stepmother's (Mary Ann Polly Tubb's) sister.

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM CRANFORD and LEANNER JONES:
The marriage was performed by a Justice of the Peace by the name of Fleming Corley at the home of Leanner's parents. William abandoned his wife and three children to go to MS with Sidie Emaline Tubb Patton. He never got a divorce from Leanner. (per info from Bill Tubb, Walker Co., AL.)

More About WILLIAM CRANFORD and LEANNER JONES:
Marriage: August 10, 1844, Walker Co., AL
Separation: 1848, William Cranford ran off to MS with Sidie Emmaline Tubb Patton

More About SIDIE EMMALINE TUBB:
Burial: Unknown, Emminence Cemetary, Handsboro, MS

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM CRANFORD and SIDIE TUBB:
William Cranford and Sidie Emmaline Tubb were never legally married as he never was divorced from Leaner Louise Jones.

More About WILLIAM CRANFORD and SIDIE TUBB:
Marriage: 1849

Children of WILLIAM CRANFORD and LEANNER JONES are:
2. i. CARLIN ARMSTRONG5 CRANFORD, b. September 07, 1845, Jasper, Walker Co., AL; d. August 18, 1919, Essary Springs, TN.
3. ii. CELIA SADIE CRANFORD, b. Abt. 1846, Walker Co., AL; d. Unknown.
iii. ELIZABETH CRANFORD, b. Abt. 1849; d. Bef. 1860, Jasper, Walker Co., Al.

More About ELIZABETH CRANFORD:
Census: 1860, Elizabeth is not listed on this census. Presumed dead.

Children of WILLIAM CRANFORD and SIDIE TUBB are:
4. iv. WILLIAM MADISON5 CRANFORD, b. 1849, MS; d. November 30, 1907.
5. v. TANDY WALKER CRANFORD, b. 1850, MS; d. Unknown.
6. vi. THOMAS PETER CRANFORD, b. 1852, MS; d. June 05, 1915.
7. vii. MARY CRANFORD, b. 1853, MS; d. August 28, 1927.
8. viii. JEREMIAH LEGGETT CRANFORD, b. June 13, 1854; d. March 30, 1915.
9. ix. EMILY CRANFORD, b. June 26, 1858, MS; d. August 24, 1918.
10. x. CHARLES EDWIN CRANFORD, b. August 08, 1861, MS; d. April 13, 1926.

 

Generation No. 2

2. CARLIN ARMSTRONG5 CRANFORD (WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born September 07, 1845 in Jasper, Walker Co., AL, and died August 18, 1919 in Essary Springs, TN. He married REBEKAH ANNE GRAY December 20, 1870 in Jasper, Walker Co., AL, daughter of JOEL GRAY and CATHRINE DUNCAN. She was born 1846 in Jasper, Walker Co., AL, and died July 13, 1930 in Tuscumbia, AL.

More About CARLIN ARMSTRONG CRANFORD:
Burial: Unknown, Pocahontas, TN

Notes for REBEKAH ANNE GRAY:
Family history relates that she was a Cherokee woman, possibly decended from a branch of Cherokee who settled in Alabama prior to the removal of the Cherokee people from their homelands east of the Mississippi. I have found no information to date that substantiates Rebekah being Cherokee. Her paternal grandmother, Sarah Benge, was related to the Cherokee Benge family by marriage. The only Cherokee link I have established in my direct line is that of cousins.

More About REBEKAH ANNE GRAY:
Burial: Unknown, Pocahontas, TN
Census: 1860, Walker Co., AL listed as age 14

More About CARLIN CRANFORD and REBEKAH GRAY:
Marriage: December 20, 1870, Jasper, Walker Co., AL

Children of CARLIN CRANFORD and REBEKAH GRAY are:
i. WILLIAM HENRY6 CRANFORD, b. August 13, 1871; d. Unknown; m. NONIE WOOTEN; d. Unknown.
ii. JOEL ABNER CRANFORD, b. September 23, 1874; d. Unknown; m. ANNIE PUTT; d. Unknown.
iii. BEN FRANKLIN CRANFORD, b. September 26, 1876; d. Unknown; m. HALLIE EARL; d. Unknown.
iv. DOLLY FRANCES CRANFORD, b. November 25, 1878; d. Unknown; m. JOSEPH ROBERTSON; d. Unknown.
11. v. JAMES CARLIN CRANFORD, b. January 13, 1880; d. 1964.
vi. CHESLEY HARDIE CRANFORD, b. September 09, 1883; d. April 07, 1957; m. STELLA GALMORE; d. Unknown.
vii. LOU AQUILLA CRANFORD, b. February 23, 1886; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM PRICE RUSSEL; d. Unknown.
viii. BAMAH MODENA CRANFORD, b. January 16, 1891; d. November 1967, AL; m. EDDIE LEE WHITE; d. Unknown.
12. ix. DOLPHUS BERTRAM CRANFORD, b. January 05, 1893, Alcorn Co., MS; d. November 20, 1972, Cullman, AL.
x. CLAUDIA BELLE CRANFORD, b. January 03, 1896; d. January 1976, AL; m. JOSEPH HIGGS; d. Unknown.

3. CELIA SADIE5 CRANFORD (WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1846 in Walker Co., AL, and died Unknown. She married COLUMBUS POSEY WFT Est. 1861-1944 in Walker Co., AL. He was born WFT Est. 1829-1866, and died WFT Est. 1855-1900.

More About COLUMBUS POSEY and CELIA CRANFORD:
Marriage: WFT Est. 1861-1944, Walker Co., AL

Children of CELIA CRANFORD and COLUMBUS POSEY are:
i. WILLIAM6 POSEY, d. Unknown.
ii. HENRY POSEY, d. Unknown.
iii. GEORGE POSEY, d. Unknown.
iv. JEFFERSON POSEY, d. Unknown.
v. JAMES ROBERT POSEY, d. Unknown.
vi. SARAH POSEY, d. Unknown.
vii. LOU POSEY, d. Unknown.
viii. TAMMIE POSEY, d. Unknown.
ix. LAURA POSEY, d. Unknown.
x. ELLIE POSEY, d. Unknown.

4. WILLIAM MADISON5 CRANFORD (WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born 1849 in MS, and died November 30, 1907. He married (1) MARY KNIGHT. She died Unknown. He married (2) MISSOURI TISDALE February 24, 1888. She died Unknown.

More About WILLIAM CRANFORD and MISSOURI TISDALE:
Marriage: February 24, 1888

Children of WILLIAM CRANFORD and MARY KNIGHT are:
i. CHARLES ASA6 CRANFORD, b. August 18, 1867; d. Unknown.
ii. MINDY AVARILLA CRANFORD, b. July 30, 1868; d. Unknown.
iii. PENELOPE ELIZABETH CRANFORD, b. August 19, 1870; d. Unknown.
iv. DANIEL WASHINGTON CRANFORD, b. April 27, 1873; d. Unknown.
v. MIKE CRANFORD, b. May 04, 1875; d. Unknown.
vi. VAN OMEGA CRANFORD, b. June 02, 1879; d. Unknown.
vii. NELLIE FRANCES CRANFORD, b. May 25, 1881; d. Unknown.

Child of WILLIAM CRANFORD and MISSOURI TISDALE is:
viii. IDA MISSOURI6 CRANFORD, b. December 25, 1889; d. Unknown.

5. TANDY WALKER5 CRANFORD (WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born 1850 in MS, and died Unknown. He married RACHEL ANN SPEED December 12, 1872. She died Unknown.

More About TANDY CRANFORD and RACHEL SPEED:
Marriage: December 12, 1872

Children of TANDY CRANFORD and RACHEL SPEED are:
i. WILLIAM LEROY6 CRANFORD, b. February 26, 1875; d. Unknown.
ii. GEORGE THOMAS CRANFORD, b. November 15, 1876; d. Unknown.
iii. TANDY WALKER (JR) CRANFORD, b. February 23, 1878; d. Unknown.
iv. ROLAND HOUSTON CRANFORD, b. February 29, 1880; d. Unknown.
v. WILEY SHARP CRANFORD, b. December 03, 1881; d. Unknown.
vi. MARSHALL RAY CRANFORD, b. July 05, 1883; d. Unknown.
vii. JACK ELI CRANFORD, b. January 04, 1886; d. Unknown.
viii. BESSIE LAURA CRANFORD, b. July 15, 1888; d. Unknown.
ix. NANCY MATILDA CRANFORD, b. August 16, 1890; d. Unknown.

6. THOMAS PETER5 CRANFORD (WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born 1852 in MS, and died June 05, 1915. He married MARY MAXIE 1867. She died Unknown.

More About THOMAS CRANFORD and MARY MAXIE:
Marriage: 1867

Children of THOMAS CRANFORD and MARY MAXIE are:
i. DOLLIE JANE6 CRANFORD, b. January 02, 1869; d. Unknown.
ii. JACOB LEE CRANFORD, b. February 05, 1870; d. Unknown.
iii. JOHN WILKEY CRANFORD, b. November 11, 1871; d. Unknown.
iv. DELLIE ELIZABETH CRANFORD, b. September 05, 1873; d. Unknown.
v. ALEXANDER JAMES CRANFORD, b. September 12, 1875; d. Unknown.
vi. WALTER ANDREW CRANFORD, b. February 09, 1879; d. Unknown.
vii. WASHINGTON CRANFORD, b. July 04, 1880; d. Unknown.
viii. WILLIAM WALKER CRANFORD, b. June 09, 1882; d. Unknown.
ix. JESSE CRANFORD, b. September 21, 1885; d. Unknown.

7. MARY5 CRANFORD (WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born 1853 in MS, and died August 28, 1927. She married SAMUEL W. WILLIAMSON 1888. He died Unknown.

More About SAMUEL WILLIAMSON and MARY CRANFORD:
Marriage: 1888

Children of MARY CRANFORD and SAMUEL WILLIAMSON are:
i. SAMUEL ERNEST6 WILLIAMSON, b. December 1889; d. Unknown.
ii. DANIEL ELBERY WILLIAMSON, b. November 1890; d. Unknown.

8. JEREMIAH LEGGETT5 CRANFORD (WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born June 13, 1854, and died March 30, 1915. He married MARY WILLIAMSON. She died Unknown.

Children of JEREMIAH CRANFORD and MARY WILLIAMSON are:
i. VAN WILLIAM6 CRANFORD, d. Unknown.
ii. ALLEN HENRY CRANFORD, d. Unknown.
iii. CHESTER JEREMIAH CRANFORD, d. Unknown.
iv. SAMUEL ELLIOT CRANFORD, d. Unknown.
v. MACK BUREN CRANFORD, d. Unknown.
vi. JAMES CALHOUN CRANFORD, d. Unknown.
vii. CHESLEY JEREMIAH CRANFORD, d. Unknown.

9. EMILY5 CRANFORD (WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born June 26, 1858 in MS, and died August 24, 1918. She married BENJAMIN F. KNIGHT October 14, 1880. He died Unknown.

More About BENJAMIN KNIGHT and EMILY CRANFORD:
Marriage: October 14, 1880

Children of EMILY CRANFORD and BENJAMIN KNIGHT are:
i. MAGGIE C.6 KNIGHT, b. February 03, 1883; d. Unknown.
ii. WILLIAM KNIGHT, b. May 19, 1885; d. Unknown.
iii. E. HUBBARD KNIGHT, b. November 03, 1886; d. Unknown.
iv. FRANCES C. KNIGHT, b. August 02, 1888; d. Unknown.
v. MARY E. KNIGHT, b. November 05, 1890; d. Unknown.
vi. ROBERT B. KNIGHT, b. April 20, 1892; d. Unknown.
vii. BENJAMIN F. (JR) KNIGHT, b. May 23, 1894; d. Unknown.

10. CHARLES EDWIN5 CRANFORD (WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born August 08, 1861 in MS, and died April 13, 1926. He married (1) VICKY COULTER October 23, 1880. She died Unknown. He married (2) MARTHA J. TISDALE August 20, 1889. She died Unknown.

More About CHARLES CRANFORD and VICKY COULTER:
Marriage: October 23, 1880

More About CHARLES CRANFORD and MARTHA TISDALE:
Marriage: August 20, 1889

Children of CHARLES CRANFORD and VICKY COULTER are:
i. FLORENCE MAY6 CRANFORD, b. January 02, 1882; d. Unknown.
ii. WILLIAM SAM CRANFORD, b. June 09, 1886; d. Unknown.

Children of CHARLES CRANFORD and MARTHA TISDALE are:
iii. CHARLES WARNER6 CRANFORD, b. June 15, 1890; d. Unknown.
iv. PIERCE MCLAURIN CRANFORD, b. October 08, 1894; d. Unknown.
v. SADIE MISSOURI CRANFORD, b. April 20, 1896; d. Unknown.
vi. WILLIAM TISDALE CRANFORD, b. January 06, 1898; d. Unknown.

 

Generation No. 3

11. JAMES CARLIN6 CRANFORD (CARLIN ARMSTRONG5, WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born January 13, 1880, and died 1964. He married DEELA DUNN. She died Unknown.

More About JAMES CARLIN CRANFORD:
Burial: Unknown, Pocahontas, TN

Child of JAMES CRANFORD and DEELA DUNN is:
i. MARCONIS7 CRANFORD, b. Private; m. LEO OSBORNE, Private; b. 1922; d. August 31, 1994.

More About MARCONIS CRANFORD and LEO OSBORNE:
Marriage Fact: Private
Private-Begin: Private
Private-Ending: Private

12. DOLPHUS BERTRAM6 CRANFORD (CARLIN ARMSTRONG5, WILLIAM4, JOHN CALVIN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born January 05, 1893 in Alcorn Co., MS, and died November 20, 1972 in Cullman, AL. He married (1) JANE ELIZABETH DUNCAN Abt. 1919 in MS ?, daughter of ROBERT DUNCAN and IDA FERRELL. She was born May 18, 1902 in Tippah Co., MS, and died December 09, 1975 in Meadville, PA. He married (2) WINNIE FLORINE PETERS Private. She was born Private. He married (3) LILLIE FULLER Abt. 1962 in Cullman, AL. She was born October 04, 1892, and died November 10, 1972 in Cullman, AL.

More About DOLPHUS BERTRAM CRANFORD:
Burial: Unknown, Cullman, AL
Occupation: Stonemason

More About JANE ELIZABETH DUNCAN:
Burial: Unknown, Meadville, PA

Marriage Notes for DOLPHUS CRANFORD and JANE DUNCAN:
Dolphus Bertram (Bert) Cranford and Jane Duncan separated about five years after they were married. They were never divorced. Bert went on to marry Winnie Florine Peters, but abandoned her when she told him she was pregnant (with Vaudie Dee.) I received this information from Debbie Moorhouse, Vaudie Dee's daughter. The next marriage that I know about was some years later when he married Lillie Fuller. It was during his marriage to Lillie in the late 1960's that it came out that he had never gotten divorced from Jane Duncan. Lillie was very upset, but they continued to live as they had when she believed they were legally married until their deaths. Lillie died November 10, 1972. Bert died ten days later.

More About DOLPHUS CRANFORD and JANE DUNCAN:
Marriage: Abt. 1919, MS ?
Separation: Abt. 1924, Bert and Jane separated when their son, James Falconer Cranford, was about 4 yrs. old.

More About DOLPHUS CRANFORD and WINNIE PETERS:
Marriage Fact: Private
Private-Begin: Private
Private-Ending: Private

More About LILLIE FULLER:
Burial: Unknown, Cullman, AL

More About DOLPHUS CRANFORD and LILLIE FULLER:
Marriage: Abt. 1962, Cullman, AL

Child of DOLPHUS CRANFORD and JANE DUNCAN is:
i. JAMES FALCONER7 CRANFORD, b. May 25, 1920, Corinth, MS; d. October 29, 1991, Livermore, ME; m. NINA HELEN ELIZABETH KARLSON, Private; b. Private.

Notes for JAMES FALCONER CRANFORD:
He was stationed on a US Naval ship which is said to have sailed out of Pearl Harbor December 6, 1941. He got out of the Navy after WWII and worked for the Edison Electric and Power Company for a short time before reenlisting. He retired in 1969 as a Chief Warrant Officer-4, after 31 years in the Navy.

More About JAMES FALCONER CRANFORD:
Burial: October 31, 1991, Maine Veterans Cemetary Augusta, ME
Military service: Bet. 1938 - 1969, US Navy
Social Security Number: 211-09-9765

More About JAMES CRANFORD and NINA KARLSON:
Marriage Fact: Private
Private-Begin: Private
Private-Ending: Private

Child of DOLPHUS CRANFORD and WINNIE PETERS is:
ii. VAUDIE DEE7 CRANFORD, b. January 17, 1927; d. December 30, 1980; m. CHARLES LEROY RAWLEY, Private; b. Private.

More About CHARLES RAWLEY and VAUDIE CRANFORD:
Marriage Fact: Private
Private-Begin: Private
Private-Ending: Private

This information is a contribution from Candace Gray: email: graywind@megalink.net - Thanks Tons Candace

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