New Harmony Cemetery
Union Co, MS
New Harmony Cemetery is located west of the present town of New Albany, MS. To reach the cemetery take Highway 15 North (past the Hwy 78 intersection) into the New Albany city limits. Turn right at the stoplight intersecting Route 178. The cemetery is on the right hand side of Route 178 in approximately 4-5 miles.
Seaborn G. Crenshaw
July 11, 1833 - May 25, 1856
W. R. Crenshaw
December 7, 1853 - August 16, 1859
Eliza E. Crenshaw
January 8, 1857 - August 20, 1859
Henry J. Crenshaw
April 4, 1839 - March 12, 1863
Four of James Crenshaw & Mary Gray's children share the same tombstone. You can see it in the foreground middle in the picture to the right. Next to the children is a large rock marker, followed by the tombstone of Phoebe F. Crenshaw. You then see what are probably several unmarked graves. The tombstone to the right of the unmarked area is that of Abraham B. Crenshaw. In the row immediately behind the Crenshaw graves you see a row beginning with two tall tombstones. Those are the graves of Robert Presley Caldwell & his wife Jane G. McCracken. Abraham B. Crenshaw & his wife Susan T. Cobb were living in their 1880 Union Co, MS household. Can anyone explain why?
Phoebe Francis Crenshaw
October 25, 1851 - July 12, 1872
A child of James Crenshaw & his wife Mary Gray, Phoebe is listed on the 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS census as Phoebe F. On the 1870 census she is enumerated as Francis. Her tombstone is broken and can be viewed in that state in the cemetery picture shown above.
Born in Hartford Co, Tenn
May 4, 1846
Died Apr 15, 1891
Abraham B. Crenshaw died leaving a widow, Susan T Cobb. Both were enumerated in the 1880 Union Co, MS household of Robert Presley Caldwell & his wife Jane G. McCracken. Abraham Crenshaw was a son of James Crenshaw & his wife Mary Gray. The birthplace on his tombstone is a mystery as no Hartford Co, Tenn. exists today. Abraham was the only child of James Crenshaw born in Tennessee. What was their relationship to the Robert P. Caldwell family?
Union Co, MS Will Book 1 p. 26-27, A. B. Crenshaw Will, Susan T. Crenshaw Executor, State of Miss., Union County, A. B. Crenshaw of Union County Mississippi of sound mind and memory make this my last will. I give, devise and bequeath all my estate and property real and personal as follows: 80 acres of land being and lying in Union County and state of Mississippi North (40) Forty acres of the South half (1/2) Township (8) Eight, Range (4) Four, also two mules and one cow and calf one year living. I appoint as the Executor of this my last Will my wife S. T. Crenshaw Union County, Miss. In witness whereof I have signed published and declared this instrument as my will at said county this April the 8th 1891. Signed: A. B. (his mark) Cranshaw
1880 - Enumerated on the 1880 Union Co, MS census of Robert Caldwell, p. 307a
Nancy C. Littlejohn
May 14, 1855 - June 27, 1914
Sept. 24, 1854 - Dec. 21, 1899
Nancy C. Crenshaw & Drury Littlejohn married on June 28, 1882 in Union Co, MS. Bondsman was Watt Littlejohn. She was a daughter of James Crenshaw & his wife Mary Gray.
UNION CO, MS GRANTOR & GRANTEE INDEX TO DEEDS
1900 Union Co, MS Census, Blue Springs, Beat Four, house #75
Earnest A. Cobb
March 21, 1861 - March 14, 1920
Jennie L. Cobb
April 12, 1863 - July 28, 1949
Earnest A. Cobb, son of Hillary C. Cobb & his wife Elizabeth, married Jennie Lin Crenshaw about 1885. She was the youngest daughter of James Crenshaw and his wife Mary Gray.
Photo courtesy of Tony Sheffiield
1900 Union Co, MS Census, Blue Springs Precinct, Beat 4, 115-115
R. P. Caldwell
Born February 9, 1826
Died January 4, 1913
Robert Presley Caldwell married Jane G. McCracken
1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census, Birmingham Division, #2370
Jane G. Caldwell
Born Aug 14, 1831
Died September 13, 1917
Jane G. McCracken was the wife of Robert P Caldwell.
William M. Littlejohn
Born Oct. 4, 1820
Died Apr. 1, 1895
Lucinda Emmeline Littlejohn
Wife of W. M. Littlejohn
Born March 8, 1829
Died Feb. 26, 1908
W. H. Littlejohn
Born May 11, 1887
Died Nov. 30, 1908