Crenshaw Family

A history of our Crenshaw family raises more questions than it answers.  Mysteries have now confronted researchers of at least two generations.  Burned courthouses and the passing of time have taken their toll.  Please join me in an exploration of those mysteries.  Together we will reach out in search of the documentation that will prove our family's history.

There are a few very special people whose memory you treasure throughout your life.  No matter how many years pass, those memories never fade, dim, or alter.  This family history is dedicated to my special person:

Frank Anderson Crenshaw  1888 - 1962

 

Pleasant C. Crenshaw  of Kemper & Neshoba Anel D. Crenshaw of Neshoba Co, MS
Robert Crenshaw of Kemper Co, MS & Houston Co, TX Thomas Crenshaw of Pontotoc & Newton Co, MS
James Crenshaw of Autauga Co, AL, Pontotoc & Union Co, MS Abraham Granger/Crenshaw of Greenville & Pickens Co, SC
Eliza Crenshaw of Autauga Co, AL, Itawamba & Monroe Co, MS John & Nancy Carter of Kemper or Neshoba Co, MS
Harrison Jefferson Crenshaw of Abbeville, SC & Newton Co, MS & TX Abraham Crenshaw of Granville Co, NC & Pendleton District, SC
Robert Crenshaw, son of Abraham of Granville Co, NC & Pendleton District, SC  Granger Family of Henrico & Chesterfield Co, VA
Gideon Crenshaw of Lunenberg & Mecklenburg  VA & Granville Co, NC Joseph Crenshaw of Lunenberg & Mecklenburg Co, VA
Maben Crenshaw / Granger of Granville Co, NC & Elbert Co, GA Rahab Crenshaw of Granville Co, NC
Sarah Williamson Crenshaw of Henrico Co, VA Minerva Crenshaw of Autauga Co, AL

Pleasant C. Crenshaw Family

The progenitor of this line was Pleasant C. Crenshaw, born May 10, 1814 in South Carolina; died January 5, 1892 in Neshoba County, MS.  He is buried at Neshoba Cemetery in the Neshoba Community.  Pleasant Crenshaw came to Neshoba County from Kemper Co, MS.  He first appears on the Kemper County Tax Lists in 1837, but is not to be found on the 1840 census.  Kemper County is a burned county and the few records that exist are the spotty tax lists, which were kept in Jackson, and census records.  Early Kemper tax lists place him in the Enondale Community, living near a Robert Crenshaw.  Pleasant later moved to the western part of the county, near the communities of Moscow in Kemper County and House in Neshoba County.  Robert Crenshaw remained in the Enondale area until after the Civil War, when he moved to Houston Co, TX.  Although the 1850 Neshoba Co, MS Census lists Pleasant Crenshaw, it appears the census taker may have made an error and enumerated a portion of Kemper that bordered the county line.  Neighbors of his are shown in Kemper County records.  An 1853 Kemper Co, MS federal land grant indicated Pleasant Crenshaw to be "of Kemper County".  And the death record of his son James Elias Crenshaw, born 1856, shows a Kemper County birthplace.  By 1860 Pleasant Crenshaw had truly moved into Neshoba Co, MS.  He is enumerated in the area directly west of Union, MS, which borders the Newton County line.  In 1863 he purchased our ancestral family land in the Neshoba Community.  There have been Crenshaw descendants living on the land since that time.  (Pictured below right:  F. A. Crenshaw cotton field 1943)

Pleasant Crenshaw married 1st Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of George Anderson and Sarah Ann Goss.  Sarah Ann Goss had married 1st Mabin Crenshaw/Granger 1784 in Granville Co, NC.  We are unsure of the exact year of Pleasant's first marriage, as a record has not been found.  This is indicative of the fact that they married in Kemper County, which has burned records for that period of time.  (The Anderson family was living just across the county line in Lauderdale County.)  Robert Crenshaw, who trailed Pleasant into Kemper, married Elizabeth Anderson's niece Elizabeth Anderson.  The younger Elizabeth was the daughter of James Madison Anderson and his 1st wife Bathsheba Hightower.

The Anderson family moved to Mississippi from Autauga Co, AL.  They were discovered by this author in Autauga during an exhaustive search for Autauga Co, AL Crenshaw roots.  A Pleasant & Robert Crenshaw had adjacent 1834 federal land grants in Autauga Co, AL.  This writer feels relatively certain they are the same men who moved to Kemper County, MS.  The land grants of the young Crenshaw men can be placed near the land grants of an older Abraham Crenshaw, who appeared on the 1840 Autauga Co, AL census.  A search of his 1830 census indicated he could not have had the above young men living in his household.  But, this writer found living next door (and not on any census index) a R. Crenshaw, who did have young men the correct age.  A thorough search through Autauga County estate records has found a Robert Crenshaw purchasing from estates in Autauga as early as 1827.  Since we know that both Pleasant & Robert Crenshaw were born in South Carolina, this author immediately began a search for a South Carolina Crenshaw family that had brothers named Abraham (b 1780-1790) & Robert (b 1770-1780).  This writer found only one family that fit the bill.  Abraham Crenshaw died March 8, 1807 leaving sons by the above names whose ages fit the above 1830 census data.  A search of the loose estate records filed after the elder Abraham's death show that his sons named Abraham & Robert left South Carolina some time after 1820.  That date is consistent with the birth year and date of the youngest suspected brother of Pleasant Crenshaw.  Robert Crenshaw / Granger's 1820 Greenville Co, SC census record indicates children the age of Pleasant and the men I have long suspected to be brothers.  Therefore I am pursuing further documentation to prove my theory that the Robert & Abraham Crenshaw of 1830 Autauga Co, AL were sons of Abraham Crenshaw who died in Pendleton District, SC in 1807.  I am also pursuing proof that Pleasant Crenshaw is a son of Robert Crenshaw of Autauga Co, AL.   There are two things that add questions to the above theory.  (1)  Pleasant Crenshaw, and all the men I suspect to be his brothers, indicate both their parents were born in Virginia.  Robert Crenshaw's father Abraham was a resident of the County Line District of Granville Co, NC, which bordered the Virginia line.  I have located him on many Granville Co, NC tax lists, but not on the lists during the Revolutionary War, when Robert would have been born.  Could Abraham have moved across the line for safety during this period of time?  Could this explain the Virginia birth place?  Could Abraham's children have been born at the home of a Virginia relative?  Or does this disprove my above theory?  (2)  The naming of 2 of the 3 children by Pleasant Crenshaw's first wife is eerily similar to the naming of the John Granger (Crenshaw) family of Lunenburg / Mecklenburg Co, VA and Granville Co, NC.  John Granger's wife was Winifred Andrews.  Pleasant named a daughter Winifred.  Pleasant's oldest son Anel's name has never been explained.  John Granger named a son Annanias.  John Granger's son Absalom was the Absalom Crenshaw who married Mary Dodson 1792 in Granville Co, NC.  They moved to the same Georgia County (Elbert) as did Sarah Ann Goss & her 1st husband Mabin Crenshaw, and used the Granger spelling for the remainder of their lives.  Descendants of Absalom Granger / Crenshaw also moved to Autauga Co, AL.

This author has not been able to locate a land grant or deed for the elder Robert Crenshaw in Autauga Co, AL.  Therefore my theory is that the land that the two boys (Pleasant & Robert) patented in 1834 is the land, adjacent to Abraham, that the elder Robert Crenshaw had been living on.  This leads to the thought that the boys patented the land, to secure their homesteading interest, because of their father's death.  The elder Robert Crenshaw is never found again by this writer.  Could they have disposed of the land and moved to Mississippi following their father's death?  This theory fits with their showing up on the 1837 Kemper Co, MS tax list.  A thorough study of Autauga Co, AL deeds did not turn up the sale of this patented land. 

Pictured to the left:  Anel Darvel Crenshaw, oldest son of Pleasant C. Crenshaw & his 1st wife, Elizabeth Anderson.

Pleasant Crenshaw had three children with his first wife:  Anel Darvel Crenshaw, born 1843, William born 1847; and Winifred Louisa born 1850.  A. D. Crenshaw married Mary Virginia Boler 1868 in Kemper Co, MS.  He lived and died in the Neshoba Community of Neshoba Co, MS and is buried near his father in Neshoba Cemetery.

Pleasant's 2nd son William is something of a mystery.  He is enumerated on the 1850 & 1860 census, then disappears without a trace.  There is a large stone standing vigil over an otherwise unmarked grave next to that of Pleasant Crenshaw.  Rocks such as this appeared to have been used to mark some graves during the early period of the cemetery's existence.  Could this be where William is spending eternity?

Winifred Louisa Crenshaw married Henry Clay Boler, son of Wesley Boler.  The H. C. Boler family lived in the Neshoba Community near her brother Anel Crenshaw.  They are also buried adjacent to Pleasant Crenshaw in the Neshoba Cemetery.

Pictured to the right:  Mentice Dominico Crenshaw, son of Pleasant Crenshaw and his 2nd wife, Sarah Jane.

Elizabeth Crenshaw died 1850 - 1854.  Pleasant Crenshaw then married Sarah Jane (maiden name unknown), who appears to be an Eakes widow.  A child Mary Jane Eakes, born 1853-1854 in Alabama appeared on Pleasant's 1860 census with his new wife and the beginnings of their family together.  There is a possibility that Sarah Jane was a Rayburn, as Rayburn researchers have, in their records, a Jane Porter Rayburn married to Pleasant Crenshaw.  But this Jane's age and birth place do not match our Sarah Jane.  The Rayburn researchers also indicate Jane Porter Rayburn's name was not Sarah Jane.  Therefore there is a possibility that they have confused two different Jane Rayburn's and that our Sarah Jane really was a Rayburn.  More research needs to be done on this issue.

The eldest son of Pleasant Crenshaw's 2nd marriage was James Elias Crenshaw.  J. E. married neighbor Francis J. Smith and moved to Texas after Pleasant's death.  The couple were granted a dismissal from New Hope Baptist Church in 1893, which could mark the date of their journey west.  The first deed I have for them in Callahan Co, TX, their eventual home, is dated January 1906.  They are buried at Tecumseh Cemetery in Oplin, TX.

Mentice Dominico Crenshaw was born 1857 and married Lillie Thomas Houston.  He died in 1896 and is buried at Neshoba Cemetery near his father Pleasant.  The youngest child of Pleasant Crenshaw was Emily Catherine "Kate" Crenshaw, who married William T. Fulton.  She died 1918 and is probably in an unmarked grave in Neshoba Cemetery.  Her church obituary can be read in the Neshoba Church Records section of this Web Page.

Pleasant Crenshaw was a member of the Golden Grove Masonic Lodge.  That organization sustained a loss of early records due to a fire.  The church in which it was housed also lost their records to the same fire.  Did Pleasant Crenshaw attend this church?  In 1877 a group of individuals, including one of the men (Thomas Crenshaw) I suspect to be his brother, organized a church on Pleasant's land.  That church, New Hope, eventually became Neshoba Baptist Church.  Pleasant Crenshaw never became a member of the church organized on his land.  Yet we know him to have been a religious man.  This indicates he had strong ties to another church.  Was it the Baptist church in the Golden Grove community, that lost their records to fire with his Masonic Lodge?  The Golden Grove Community area borders the Neshoba Community   Pleasant's early land holdings possibly extended to that community.  Discovering his church history could possible uncover valuable early records that document portions of Pleasant Crenshaw's life.

Another mystery is the disappearance of Sarah Jane following Pleasant's death.  Some family members believe she moved to Texas with James Elias Crenshaw.  But his descendants, with whom I have corresponded, have no knowledge of this.  Did she remarry?  Family lore also indicates that the Pleasant Crenshaw family Bible made the trek to Texas with J. E. Crenshaw. 

Descendants of Pleasant C. Crenshaw

Generation No. 1

1. Pleasant C.1 Crenshaw was born 10 May 1814 in South Carolina4,5,6,7,8, and died 05 Jan 1892 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS9,10,11,12. He married (1) Elizabeth " Louisa" Anderson13 Bef. 1843, daughter of George Anderson and Sarah Ann Goss. She was born Abt. 1810 in Elbert Co, GA14, and died Bet. 1850 - 1854, probably in Kemper Co, MS. He married (2) Sarah Jane Bet. 1854 - 1855. She was born Bet. 1825 - 1830 in Alabama15,16.  He is buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.

Children of Pleasant C. Crenshaw and Elizabeth "Louisa" Anderson are:

+ 2 i. Annel Darvel2 Crenshaw, born 05 Jun 1843 in Kemper Co, MS; died 12 Oct 1909 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS.

3 ii. William Allen Jackson Crenshaw, born 11 Feb 1847 in Kemper Co, MS17,18,19.

+ 4 iii. Winifred Louisa Crenshaw, born 14 Jun 1850 in Kemper Co, MS; died 29 Aug 1919 in Neshoba County, MS.

Children of Pleasant C. Crenshaw and Sarah Jane are:

+ 5 i. James Elias2 Crenshaw, born 27 Jan 1856 in Kemper Co, MS; died 29 Aug 1927 in Oplin, Callahan Co, TX.

+ 6 ii. Mentice Dominico Crenshaw, born 21 Nov 1857 in Kemper or Neshoba Co, MS; died 28 Dec 1896 in Neshoba Co, MS.

+ 7 iii. Emily Catherine Crenshaw, born 27 Dec 1859 in Kemper or Neshoba Co, MS; died 16 Oct 1918 in Neshoba Co, MS.

 

Generation No. 2

2. Anel Darvel2 Crenshaw (Pleasant C.1) was born 05 Jun 1843 in Kemper Co, MS20,21,22,23,24,25, and died 12 Oct 1909 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS26,27,28,29,30,31,32. He married Mary Virginia Boler33 1868 in Kemper Co, MS34,35,36, daughter of James Boler and Mary Josephine Camber. She was born 15 Sep 1854 in Scott County, MS37,38,39,40,41,42, and died 22 Oct 1933 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS43,44,45,46.  They are buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.

 

Family of
Anel D. Crenshaw

Family Reunion at home of Mary Virginia Crenshaw (after A. D.'s death) pictured to the left.  Music by A. C. "Ned" Boler, fiddle & Frank Anderson Crenshaw, guitar)

 

 

Children of Anel Darvel Crenshaw and Mary Virginia Boler are:

+ 8 i. Mary Elizabeth3 Crenshaw, born 01 Aug 1870 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 30 Dec 1959 in Neshoba County, MS.

+ 9 ii. James Pleasant Crenshaw, born 20 Dec 1872 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 31 Jan 1936 in Neshoba Co, MS.

+ 10 iii. Otho Dominico Crenshaw, born 19 Feb 1874 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 17

+ 11 iv. William Annel Crenshaw, born 13 Jan 1878 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 03 Apr 1974 in Mississippi.

12 v. Edmond Eugene Crenshaw, born 11 Feb 1880 in Neshoba County, MS48,49; died 28 Oct 1881 in Neshoba Co, MS50.  Buried - Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

+ 13 vi. Leona Winfred Crenshaw, born 25 Jun 1882 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 15 Apr 1964 in Neshoba Co, MS.

+ 14 vii. John Marco Crenshaw, born 28 Feb 1885 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 06 Dec 1959 in Neshoba Co, MS.

+ 15 viii. Frank Anderson Crenshaw, born 17 Jan 1888 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS; died 01 Dec 1962 in Jackson, Hinds Co, MS.

+ 16 ix. Irby Leander Crenshaw, born 20 Feb 1894 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 28 Mar 1925 in Neshoba Co, MS.

+ 17 x. Vertis Ivy Crenshaw, born 24 Mar 1896 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 30 Nov 1973 in Mississippi.

 

4. Winifred Louisa2 Crenshaw (Pleasant C.1) was born 14 Jun 1850 in Kemper Co, MS51,52,53,54,55,56,57, and died 29 Aug 1919 in Neshoba County, MS58,59. She married Henry Clay Boler 1866 in Mississippi60, son of Wesley Boler and Eliza Walton. He was born 09 Jan 1845 in Newton Co, MS61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68, and died 28 May 1928 in Neshoba County, MS69.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1870 Neshoba Co, MS Census 1107-1107
1880 Neshoba Co, MS Census ED 60 Supv. 2, p. 21, Beat 4, Dixon, Line 8
1881 - March 27 - joined New Hope (Neshoba Baptist) Church
1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #192-192, Beat 4, Supv. District 5, ED 44
1910 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, #30-30
1920 - Enumerated in the Neshoba Co, MS household of his son Ned Boler

Children of Winifred Louise Crenshaw and Henry Clay Boler are:

+ 18 i. James Allen3 Boler, born 05 Sep 1867 in Neshoba County, MS; died 09 Jan 1954.

+ 19 ii. Annal Dorval Boler, born 21 Jan 1869 in Mississippi; died 09 Aug 1951 in Neshoba Co, MS.

+ 20 iii. Emma Elizabeth Boler, born Nov 1870 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 1928 in Mississippi.

21 iv. Mary Lula Boler, born Abt. 187370.

+ 22 v. Ellen Eliza Boler, born Jan 1875 in Mississippi; died 1944.

23 vi. Catharine U. Boler, born Abt. 187770.

24 vii. William P. Boler, born 06 May 1880 in Neshoba County, MS71,72; died 12 Oct 1900 in Neshoba County, MS73,74.  Buried - Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

25 viii. Henry D. Boler, born 02 Mar 188275.

World War I Draft Registration Card: Boler, Henry D., 36, Neshoba, b 2 May 1882, Farmer, nearest relative father Henry Boler, 5 5/6 tall, Medium Build, Brown Eyes, Black Hair, Physically qualified

+ 26 ix. Walter J. Boler, born 16 Oct 1883 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 27 Oct 1971.

+ 27 x. Harvey Clifton Boler, born 25 Oct 1886 in Mississippi; died 23 Jun 1965.

+ 28 xi. Aldeen Clay (Ned) Boler, born 17 Dec 1888 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 20 Nov 1958.

29 xii. Maud M. Boler, born Oct 189175.

 

5. James Elias2 Crenshaw (Pleasant C.1) was born 27 Jan 1856 in Kemper Co, MS76,77,78,79,80,81, and died 29 Aug 1927 in Oplin, Callahan Co, TX82,83. He married Francis Jane Smith 17 Jan 1878 in Neshoba Co, MS84,85, daughter of Samuel Smith and Temperance Heflin. She was born 08 Jul 1860 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS86,87,88,89,90, and died 31 Dec 1933 in Oplin, Callaham Co, TX91,92,93.  Burial: Tecumseh Cemetery, Oplin, Callahan Co, TX

1880 - Enumerated in the Neshoba Co, MS household of his father Pleasant Crenshaw
1893, Feb. J. E. Crenshaw & wife granted letters of dismission from New Hope (Neshoba Baptist)Church
1910 Callahan Co, TX Census, ED11 Sheet 11, Vol 16
1920 Callahan Co, TX Census, #114-144, Justice Precinct 4, ED 35 Sheet 6b, Supv Dist 17, Farmer

Callahan Co, TX, 6 Jan. 1906, C. R. Aycock and wife Sallie to J. E. Crenshaw, $1,500, land situated in Callahan County, TX beginning at old Stone corner for the N. W. corner of the G. W. Denton surv no 368 from which a P O 20 ?? N13 1/2 E27 marked R Do 12" S 69E 45??. Thence W 1150 ?? to stake under wire fence. Thence S 390 ?? to large stone on top of mountain. Thence E 1150 ?? to stake in W line of No. 368. Thense N withsaid line 490 ?? to the place of beginning.

Callahan Co, TX 9 January 1909. J. B. Baron & wife Elizabeth to J. E. Crenshaw, $100 cash and 4 notes for the sum of $95 bearing interest at the rate of 10 per cent annum. Lot tract or parcel of land situated in Callahan County and known and described as the NE Quarter of Section number 11, Block number Six being part of the same land conveyed to J. F. Barton by Seth M. Walker and other heirs of Dawson A. Walker dec'd by deed recorded in Book O pages 127 to 129 Callahan County Records. Said Quarter Section containing one hundred and sixty acres of land more or less.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Jane Crenshaw, Callahan County pioneer, was held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Tecumseh Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends, with Rev. Dick Bright of Potosi, conducting the services. Fannie Jane Smith was born in Neshoba County, MS, July 8, 1860, died Dec 31, 1933. She was 73 years, 5 months, and 23 days old, was married to J. E. Crenshaw in 1877, who preceeded her in death six years ago. To this union eleven children were born, 9 girls and 2 boys. Seven of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Sallie Aycock, Calif.; Mrs. Irene Adcock, Calif.; Mrs. Callie Chrane of Tecumseh; Mrs. Clint McIntyre of Oplin; Mrs. Ludie Reynolds, Humble; Mrs. Leonard Clare, Novice; Dewey Crenshaw, Tecumseh; Twenty eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren also survive. The deceased had been a member of the Missionary Baptist church since 1880 and was a faithful and consecrated member until her death. Active pallbearers were six grandsons: E. C. Windham, Cecil Windham, Monroe Graham, Jim Crenshaw, Ernest McIntyre, John McIntyre. Flower girls: Mrs. Doris Wilson, Mrs. Olivena Loven and Billie McIntyre. Jenkins & Hodge of Tuscola had charge of funeral arrangements.

Children of James Elias Crenshaw and Francis Smith are:

+ 30 i. William Irvin3 Crenshaw, born 22 Oct 1878 in Neshoba, MS; died 24 Nov 1913 in Texas.

+ 31 ii. Minnie Lee Crenshaw, born 07 May 1880 in Neshoba, MS; died 08 Jul 1910 in Callahan Co, TX.

32 iii. Julia Cathrine Crenshaw, born 18 May 1882 in Neshoba, MS95; died 23 Jul 1884 in Neshoba County, MS95.  Buried - Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

+ 33 iv. Sarah Frances Crenshaw, born 14 Dec 1884 in Neshoba, MS; died 05 Aug 1967 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co, CA.

+ 34 v. Mary Caroline Crenshaw, born 05 Mar 1887 in Neshoba, MS; died Dec 1966 in Texas.

35 vi. Winefred Irene Crenshaw, born 24 Apr 1889 in Neshoba, MS96,97; died 13 Sep 1968 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co, CA98. She married Fred Eugene Aycock 11 May 190698; born Abt. 1885 in Texas99.

1930 Los Angeles Co, CA Census, Glendale Township, 240 North Kenwood Street, #352-469, Building Plasterer, ED 19-969 Sheet 14b, Supv Dist 15

36 vii. Jimmie Crenshaw, born 29 Apr 1891 in Neshoba, MS100,101; died in Texas. She married Clinton A. McIntyre 15 Dec 1909102; born Abt. 1885 in Texas103.

1910 Callahan Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 4, ED 11, p. 173, Supv Dist 16, #62-63, Farmer

+ 37 viii. Ludia Myrtle Crenshaw, born Jul 1893 in Callahan Co, TX; died 31 May 1940 in Texas.

+ 38 ix. Beulah Dominico Crenshaw, born 20 May 1897 in Callahan Co, TX; died 24 Dec 1979 in Texas.

+ 39 x. Dewey Crenshaw, born 06 Sep 1899 in Callahan Co, TX; died 24 Feb 1969 in Texas.

40 xi. Emma Crenshaw, born 23 Oct 1902 in Callahan Co, TX104; died 16 Jun 1903 in Callahan Co, TX104.

6. Mentice Dominico2 Crenshaw (Pleasant C.1) was born 21 Nov 1857 in Kemper or Neshoba Co, MS105,106,107,108, and died 28 Dec 1896 in Neshoba Co, MS109. He married Lillie Thomas Houston 05 Feb 1889 in Neshoba County, MS109,110, daughter of Joseph Houston and Mary Johnson. She was born 18 Mar 1871 in Neshoba Co, MS111, and died 31 Mar 1956 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co, MS111.  He is buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.  She is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, MS.

Children of Mentice Dominico Crenshaw and Lillie Thomas Houston are:

+ 41 i. Mary Jane3 Crenshaw, born 26 Dec 1889 in Neshoba County, MS; died 21 Sep 1967 in Neshoba Co, MS.

42 ii. Leander A. Crenshaw, born 21 Aug 1891 in Neshoba County, MS112; died 11 Feb 1894 in Neshoba County, MS112.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

+ 43 iii. Alma Addie Crenshaw, born Feb 1892.

+ 44 iv. Cleva Crenshaw, born Dec 1894.

45 v. Dinkey Crenshaw, born 28 May 1897 in Neshoba County, MS112; died 17 Feb 1898 in Neshoba County, MS112.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

 

7. Emily Catherine2 Crenshaw (Pleasant C.1) was born 27 Dec 1859 in Kemper or Neshoba Co, MS113,114,115,116, and died 16 Oct 1918 in Neshoba Co, MS117. She married William T. Fulton Bet. 01 Sep 1881 - 29 Aug 1882 in Neshoba Co, MS118,119, son of John Fulton and Martha Welch. He was born 13 Oct 1857 in Neshoba Co, MS120,121,122, and died 20 Nov 1899 in Neshoba Co, MS123.  He is buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.  She is probably buried in an unmarked grave in the same cemetery.

1881, August 12 - Baptized at New Hope (Neshoba Baptist) Church
1910 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, #117-119

Neshoba Baptist Church Records, February 1919: Mrs. Kate Fulton was born Dec. 21st 1862 and died Oct 18th 1919 was married to Mr.. Will Fulton and to this union was given four children, two of them and husband having preceeded her to the grave many years before. She united with the Crenshaw Baptist Church in early life and lived a faithful consistent member until death. Mrs.. Fulton's life was not one of Flowery beds of ease but she was a devoted wife, a loving faithful and true mother. She was greatly afflicted during her last days but like Job of old did not alter her trust in Jesus who said "Draw nigh to and he will draw nigh to thee". Therefore be it resolved that Neshoba Church has lost a true and faithful member, one who bore all her suffering with patience and Christian fortitude. Be it further resolved that a copy of this be given to the family and one read on the minutes of the church record. Signed: Mrs. M. E. Lewis, Miss Neva Harrison, Mrs. M. S. Lewis, Mrs. Mollie Houston.

Children of Emily Catherine Crenshaw and William T. Fulton are:

46 i. Mary Addie3 Fulton, born 07 Jul 1884 in Neshoba Co, MS123; died 23 Aug 1890 in Neshoba Co, MS123.

+ 47 ii. Luther Eugene Fulton, born 03 Jul 1888.

+ 48 iii. William Spurgeon Fulton, born 11 Feb 1894 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 12 May 1967 in Jackson, Hinds Co, MS.

 

Generation No. 3

8. Mary Elizabeth3 Crenshaw (Annel Darvel2, Pleasant C.1) was born 01 Aug 1870 in Neshoba Co, MS124,125,126,127, and died 30 Dec 1959 in Neshoba County, MS128. She married Beckner D'Leon Mason 20 Dec 1888 in Neshoba Co, MS129,130, son of Solomon Mason and Caroline Tullos. He was born 01 Mar 1869 in Mississippi131,132,133,134, and died 07 May 1919 in Neshoba County, MS135,136.  They are buried in Linwood Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.

Beckner D'Leon Mason with his wife Mary Elizabeth Crenshaw, and children Dorvil, Sol, Alva & Avah

1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census Beat 4, Supv District 5 ED 44, Sheet 15 #244-244
1910 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, #156-159
1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Waldo & Dixon, #6-6

Children of Mary Elizabeth Crenshaw and Beckner D'Leon Mason are:

49 i. Dorvil Leon4 Mason, born 15 Feb 1890 in Mississippi137,138,139,140; died 28 Jul 1968 in Union, Newton Co, MS. He married Mary Ella Ballenger 15 Oct 1911; born 16 Sep 1886 in Mississippi141,142; died 29 Oct 1960 in Mississippi143  Buried - Linwood Cemetery - Neshoba Co, MS

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #126-132

50 ii. Infant Mason, born 20 Feb 1892 in Neshoba Co, MS144; died 21 Feb 1892 in Neshoba Co, MS144.

51 iii. Dinkie Alva Mason, born 23 Sep 1894145,146; died 22 Feb 1925. She married Thomas Mose Ballenger.

52 iv. Infant Mason, born 23 Sep 1894 in Neshoba Co, MS146; died 24 Sep 1894 in Neshoba Co, MS.

53 v. Solomon Bryan Mason, born 04 Jul 1896 in Missisiippi147,148,149. He married Mattie Mae Golden Bef. 1920150; born Abt. 1903 in Missisiippi150.

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Dixon & Waldo, Beat 4, #89-92

54 vi. Avah Virginia Mason, born 08 Nov 1898151. She married Edgar Louis Golden.

55 vii. Infant Mason, born 16 Apr 1902 in Neshoba Co, MS152; died 22 Apr 1902 in Neshoba Co, MS152.

56 viii. Iva Elizabeth Mason, born 25 Sep 1903 in Neshoba Co, MS153,154. She married Alton Jackson Staton 04 May 1924; born 10 May 1905 in Newton Co, MS155,156,157,158,159; died 01 Jul 1983160.  Burial: Union Cemetery, Newton Co, MS

57 ix. Beckner D'Leon Mason, Jr., born 12 May 1905161. He married Bertha Marie Ragsdale.

58 x. William Sylvester Mason, born 28 Mar 1908 in Neshoba Co, MS162; died 26 Mar 1914 in Neshoba Co, MS162.  Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

 

9. James Pleasant3 Crenshaw (Annel Darvel2, Pleasant C.1) was born 20 Dec 1872 in Neshoba Co, MS163,164,165,165,166, and died 31 Jan 1936 in Neshoba Co, MS167,168,169. He married Mary Lucy Bassett 21 Nov 1900 in Neshoba Co, MS170,171, daughter of John Bassett and Mary Pace. She was born 28 Jul 1882 in Mississippi172,173,174, and died 24 Jul 1957175.  They are buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldon, #30-32

World War I Draft Registration Card: Crenshaw, James Pleas, 45, Neshoba, b 20 Dec 1873, Farmer, Lucy Crenshaw nearest relative, 5' 2", Short, Blue Eyes, Light Hair

Rev. Lee Breland Journal January 31, 1936 while pastoring Coffeeville (MS) Baptist Church "Bro.J. P. (Ples) Crenshaw died at Neshoba, age 60. He was buried there. I was once his pastor. He was my dear friend, very good man."

Neshoba Baptist Church Records
Neshoba Community, Neshoba Co, MS
"In Memory of Bro. J. P. Crenshaw"
Bro. James Pleasant Crenshaw was born December 20th, 1872 and died Jan. 31st 1936, making his 63 years, one month and eleven days old at the time of his death. He joined the Missionary Baptist Church at Old Crenshaw, now Neshoba Church, forty or more years ago. He was a faithful and consistent member of this church until his death. He was married Nov. 22 1900 to Miss Lucy Bassett and to this union were born ten boys and two girls. Two of the boys died in early childhood. The boys now living are Earle and Noel, now living in Texas, J. P. of Smith County, Hubby, Earnest, Otho, Maurice and Rudolph of this county. The girls are Queenie, now Mrs. Johnie Miles of Neshoba and Lucile, now Mrs. Leotis Thomas. Neshoba Church never had a more faithful member and Neshoba Community never had a truer and more valuable citizen than Plez as he was to friends. Though we know that his going was to his eternal gain we as a church and community are experiencing a feeling of distinct loss. May the Savior in whose footsteps our brother and friend endeavored to follow during his lifetime, be our guide and comforter now. Loyal and honest, brave and true. Cheerful and broad of mind. Strong for the tasks he has to do; Patient, considerate, kind. And life will hold and always will, Unto the journey's end, Such posts as there for his to fill, Brother, Neighbor, friend. The lives of many each must touch, So varied is life's Plan. We seldom realize how much It takes, just to be a man. Committee: W. J. Houston, M. S. Lewis, B. H. Walton.

Children of James Pleasant Crenshaw and Mary Lucy Bassett are:

59 i. Earl4 Crenshaw, born 12 Sep 1901176,177; died 23 Mar 1970178. He married Maggie Bell Williamson178 1925; born 04 Dec 1903178.  He is buried in Monroe, LA.

60 ii. Noel Crenshaw, born 11 Aug 1903 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS178,179. He married (1) Mildred Elizabeth Gully 11 Jul 1934 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS180; born 13 Nov 1909 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS180,181,182; died 25 Aug 1963. He married (2) Maude M. Doss Aft. 1939.  She is buried in Forest Park on Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, TX

61 iii. J. P. Crenshaw, born 09 Sep 1905183,184. He married Clodell Sharp 1925.

62 iv. Queenie Annie Crenshaw, born 19 Aug 1907 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS185,186; died 06 Oct 1987 in Jackson, Hinds Co, MS187. She married (1) John W. Miles 30 Dec 1934188; born 12 Oct 1907 in Laurel, MS189; died 28 May 1970189. She married (2) Unknown Ferrell Aft. 1970.  Buried - Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

Funeral services for Queenie Miles Ferrell, 80, were held Thursday, October 8 at 10 am from Neshoba Baptist Church. Dr. Paul Stevens, Dr. Jim Futral and Rev. Cal Cooley officiated. Burial was in Neshoba Baptist Cemetery under the direction of McClain Hays Funeral Home. Mrs. Ferrell died Tuesday in the Manhattan Health Care Center in Jackson. She was born and reared in Neshoba County. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and was formerly a member of Neshoba Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Miles.....

63 v. Armond "Hubby" Crenshaw, born 22 Nov 1909190,191. He married Chrystelle Anita Foil.

64 vi. Grady D. Crenshaw, born 17 Jan 1912 in Neshoba County, MS192; died 05 Sep 1912 in Neshoba County, MS192.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

65 vii. Earnest D. Crenshaw, born 08 Aug 1914 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS193; died 02 Jan 1976. He married Era Macie Winstead 14 Apr 1934 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS194; born 22 Jan 1909 in House, Neshoba Co, MS.  Buried - Newton County Memorial Gardens

66 viii. Edoma Crenshaw, born 30 Sep 1916 in Neshoba County, MS195; died 28 Aug 1917 in Neshoba County, MS195.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

67 ix. Lucille Crenshaw, born 17 Apr 1918 in Mississippi196,197. She married Leotis Thomas; born 05 Oct 1912 in Neshoba Co, MS197,198; died 01 Feb 1964198.  Buried - Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

68 x. Henry Otho Crenshaw, born 25 Sep 1920199,200. He married Myrtis Spears; born 17 Aug 1917.

69 xi. Maurice Annel Crenshaw, born 16 Aug 1921 in Neshoba Co, MS; died 27 Apr 1998 in Philadelphia, Neshoba Co, MS. He married Clarice Iantha Boler; born 06 Mar 1922.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

70 xii. Rudolph James Crenshaw, born 12 Apr 1924 in Neshoba Co, MS201; died 18 Jun 1998 in Philadelphia, Neshoba Co, MS202. He married Hilda Corine Ballinger; born 19 Sep 1930.Burial: 21 Jun 1998, Morrow Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS203

Occupation: Illinois Central Railroad203

 

10. Otho Dominico3 Crenshaw (Annel Darvel2, Pleasant C.1) was born 19 Feb 1874 in Neshoba Co, MS204,205, and died 17 May 1914 in Neshoba Co, MS206,207. He married (1) Ellen Gully 25 Jan 1900 in Neshoba Co, MS208, daughter of Thomas Gully and Nancy Walton. She was born 15 Jan 1872209,210, and died 07 Aug 1906 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS211,212,213,214. He married (2) Lottie Belle Gully 1910 in Neshoba Co, MS215,216, daughter of William Gully and Catherine Floyd. She was born 18 Oct 1879 in Neshoba, MS217,218,219, and died 12 Feb 1944 in Neshoba Co, MS220,221,222.  They are buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.

1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4 #223-223
1910 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4 #104-105

In 1907 a train depot was built in Neshoba Community just north of where the stores were....Other stores on the same side were O D Crenshaw....

Neshoba Baptist Church records, Sat. before 4th Sunday in June 1914. "Unfinished business, committee appointed to draft resolution of Bro. O. D. Crenshaw, resolution read and adopted, committee discharged. O. D. Crenshaw was born February 19, 1873 died May 17 1914. Joined Neshoba Baptist Church in 1896, where he lived a devoted member until his death. He was married to Miss Ellen Gully in 1899. To this union was born 5 children, one of which and his companion preceded him to the grave. In 1910 he was married to Lottie Gully, to this union were born two children, one of which is dead. He leaves a wife, five children, mother, two sisters, five bro. and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Resolved 1st that in the death therefore be it, of Bro. Crenshaw, we felt that we have lost one of our best and most loyal church members, being at the time Church Clerk. 2nd that our town and community has lost an honest man and a good citizen, always seeking the right. That we extend to the bereaved wife, children and relatives our deepest sympathy and commend them to God who alone can comfort them. 4th, That a copy of these resolutions be placed in the minutes and the Mississippi Baptist be requested to publish same. Done by the order of Neshoba Church, June 27, 1914."

Children of Otho Dominico Crenshaw and Ellen Gully are:

71 i. Ethie4 Crenshaw, born 10 Dec 1900 in Neshoba Co, MS223,224; died 13 Jan 1988224. She married Clarence Forrest McNair; born 30 Aug 1895 in Mississippi225,226,227; died 27 Mar 1956 in Neshoba Co, MS227.  She is buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS.  He is buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Block 2, Section C, Philadelphia, Neshoba Co, MS.

1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Dixon & Waldo, ED 50-14, Supv Dist 7, Sheet 12b, Beat 4, Neshoba & Dixon Road, #243-255, Farmer

72 ii. Ina Crenshaw, born 1901228. She married Charles Merkin.

73 iii. Otis Crenshaw, born 1903 in Neshoba Co, MS228; died 14 Apr 2002 in Giddings, TX229. He married Mary.  Burial: Del Rio Memorial Park, Del Rio, TX

The Union Appeal, Union, MS, Wednesday, April 24, 2002
OTIS CRENSHAW
Services for Otis Crenshaw were held Wednesday, April 17 in Del Rio, Texas with burial in Del Rio Memorial Park. Mr. Crenshaw, 98, a Neshoba County native, U.S. Army Veteran, and owner of the Roswell Drug Store in Del Rio, died Sunday, April 14 in Giddings, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, one granddaughter, Mary Lee Holloway, and four sisters, Ethie McNair, Ina Merkin, Ota Holman, and his twin sister, Mary Kate Smith.....

74 iv. Ota Crenshaw, born 1904230. She married Unknown Holman.

75 v. D Crenshaw, born 11 May 1906231; died 21 Sep 1906 in buried Neshoba, MS Cemetery231.

Children of Otho Dominico Crenshaw and Lottie Gully are:

76 i. Infant4 Crenshaw, born 20 Aug 1911 in Neshoba County, MS232; died 20 Aug 1911 in Neshoba County, MS232.  Buried - Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

77 ii. Mary Katherine Crenshaw, born 26 Oct 1913 in Neshoba, MS233,234; died Feb 1998. She married Leon Lewis Smith 08 Oct 1933 in Union, MS235; born 10 May 1910236,237; died 20 Jul 1996238.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

 

11. William Annel3 Crenshaw (Annel Darvel2, Pleasant C.1, RobertA, AbrahamB, GideonC, JosephD, JohnE Granger) was born 13 Jan 1878 in Neshoba Co, MS239,240,241,242,243, and died 03 Apr 1974 in Mississippi244. He married  He married (1) Emma R. Waller 14 Dec 1899 in Neshoba Co, MS245,246,247, daughter of Charles Waller and Rennvy Tucker;  (2) Annie Florence Harris. She was born 23 Jun 1878244, and died 10 Feb 1958 in Neshoba Co, MS244.  She was born 18 Jan 1878 in Mississippi248,249,250,251,252, and died 26 Jul 1929 in Neshoba Co, MS253,254,255,256.  They are buried in Linwood Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.

Pictured Left to Right:  William Annel Crenshaw, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Crenshaw Mason, Leona Winfred Crenshaw Bassett, & Vertis Ivey Crenshaw.

1900 - Enumerated in the household of his father-in-law Charles R. Waller
1910 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, #166-170
1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #32-34
1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4 Dixon & Waldo, ED 50-14 Sheet 2a, p. 220, Supv Dist 7, State Highway #15, #29-29, Farmer - General Farm

Neshoba Baptist Church Records. 2nd Sunday in May, 1945. A motion carried that three Deacons be elected. Bros. R. B. Vance, W. J. Houston, and W. A. Crenshaw.

World War I Draft Registration Card: Crenshaw, William Annel, 40, Philadelphia, b 13 Jan 1878, Farmer, Nearest relative Emma Crenshaw, Medium Height & Build, Blue Eyes, Black Hair, Route 5, Philadelphi, MS, September 12, 1918

Children of William Annel Crenshaw and Emma R. Waller are:

78 i. Izola4 Crenshaw, born 16 Sep 1901 in Neshoba Co, MS257,258; died 09 Aug 1984258. She married Joseph Leon Johnson; born 07 Feb 1896258; died 05 Jan 1976258.  Burial: Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

79 ii. Archie Darvill Crenshaw, born 11 Jan 1904259,260,261; died 09 Apr 1937 in Neshoba Co, MS262. He married Mary Rivers; born 01 Nov 1906263; died 10 Apr 1990263.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

80 iii. Augusta Mae Crenshaw, born 13 May 1905 in Neshoba County, MS264; died 30 Aug 1905 in Neshoba Co, MS264.  Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

81 iv. Arley W. Crenshaw, born 28 Jul 1906265; died 27 Dec 1972. He married Evie Beall.  Buried - Near Edinburg, MS

82 v. Dorothy Letty Crenshaw, born 27 May 1910 in Neshoba Co, MS265,266; died 01 Jan 1999 in Union, Newton Co, MS.

The Union Appeal, Wednesday, January 6, 1999. Miss Dorothy L. Crenshaw. Funeral services for Dorothy L. Crenshaw were held Sunday, January 3, at 2pm from Neshoba Baptist Church. Rev. Wayne Crenshaw, Rev. Johnny Collins, and Rev. Danny Ethridge officiated with burial in the Linwood Cemetery under the direction of McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Miss Crenshaw, 89, died January 1, at Laird Hospital. She was a native and longtime resident of the Neshoba Community. She was a member of Neshoba Baptist Church where she had worked with the Bible school program, served as Training Union director and was a former choir member and WMU member....

83 vi. Burnace Edward Crenshaw, born 28 Aug 1911267,268,269; died 12 Jul 1975270. He is buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

84 vii. Loky Crenshaw, born 19 Sep 1912 in Neshoba County, MS272; died 17 May 1917 in Neshoba Co, MS272.  Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

13. Leona Winfred3 Crenshaw (Annel Darvel2, Pleasant C.1) was born 25 Jun 1882 in Neshoba Co, MS272,273, and died 15 Apr 1964 in Neshoba Co, MS274. She married William Napoleon Bassett 21 Nov 1900 in Neshoba Co, MS275, son of John Bassett and Mary Pace. He was born 31 Dec 1878 in Mississippi276,277,278, and died 28 Jul 1916 in Neshoba Co, MS279.  Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #3-3
1910 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, #165-169

14. John Marco3 Crenshaw (Annel Darvel2, Pleasant C.1) was born 28 Feb 1885 in Neshoba Co, MS292,293,294, and died 06 Dec 1959 in Neshoba Co, MS. He married Eunice Robinson, daughter of Therodarie Robinson and Laura Phelps. She was born 1888 in Mississippi294,295, and died 04 Oct 1964 in New Mexico295.  They are buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 1, Sierra Precint, #102-106
1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Philadelphia & Dixon Road, #388-392, Beat 1, ED 50-6, Supv Dist 7, Sheet 20a,

World War I Draft Registration Card: Crenshaw, Johnie Marco, 33, Neshoba, b 28 Feb 1885, Farmer, Nearest relative Mrs. E. E. Crenshaw, Medium Height & Build, Gray Eyes, Light Hair

15. Frank Anderson3 Crenshaw (Annel Darvel2, Pleasant C.1)310 was born 17 Jan 1888 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS311,312,313,314,315,316,317, and died 01 Dec 1962 in Jackson, Hinds Co, MS318,319,320,321,322. He married Ruby May Winfield323 11 Jul 1923 in Johnsonville, Neshoba Co, MS324, daughter of James Raymond Winfield and Mary Annabelle McMillan. She was born 17 Jun 1891 in Madden, Leake Co, MS325,326,327,328,329,330,331,332, and died 19 Apr 1980 in Union, Newton Co, MS333,334,335,336.  They are buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.

Frank Anderson Crenshaw served his country in World War One.

1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4 Dixon & Waldo, ED 50-14 Sheet 2a, p. 220, Supv Dist 7, State Highway #15, #30-30, Farmer - General Farm

Crenshaw, Frank Anderson, 29, Neshoba, b 17 Jan 1888 in Union, Farmer, Single, Tall, Medium Build, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair, Precinct Neshoba (World War I Draft Registration Card)

16. Irby Leander3 Crenshaw (Annel Darvel2, Pleasant C.1) was born 20 Feb 1894 in Neshoba Co, MS349,350,351, and died 28 Mar 1925 in Neshoba Co, MS352. He married Clara Ethel Boler 01 Mar 1914 in Neshoba Co, MS353, daughter of Annal Boler and Mary Herrington. She was born 27 Jan 1895 in Mississippi\354,355,356, and died 27 Jul 1959 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS357.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #52-54

World War I Draft Registration Card: Crenshaw, Irby Leander, 23, Neshoba, b 20 Feb 1894 in Union, Farmer, Wife and 1 child, Medium Height & Build, Blue Eyes, Light Brown Hair, Precinct Neshoba

17. Vertis Ivy3 Crenshaw (Annel Darvel2, Pleasant C.1) was born 24 Mar 1896 in Neshoba Co, MS362,363, and died 30 Nov 1973 in Mississippi364. He married Ethel Savanan Mason Abt. 1925365, daughter of Coble Mason and Molly Harwell. She was born 25 Aug 1907 in Neshoba Co, MS366,367, and died 28 Nov 1985367.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Supv District 55-14, Sheet 2-B, #33-32, General Farmer

World War I Draft Registration Card: Crenshaw, Vertis Ivy, 21, Neshoba, b 24 Mar 1896 in Union, Farmer, Single, Medium Height, Stout, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair, Precinct Neshoba

18. James Allen3 Boler (Winifred Louisa2 Crenshaw, Pleasant C.1) was born 05 Sep 1867 in Neshoba County, MS368,369,370,371, and died 09 Jan 1954372. He married (1) Sarah Ida Herrington 1888 in Neshoba Co, MS373,374, daughter of John Herrington and Louisa Murphy. She was born 26 Oct 1871 in Mississippi375, and died 02 Nov 1922375. He married (2) Sarah Alma Dowles 14 Jun 1925 in Newton Co, MS376, daughter of Unknown and Unknown. She was born 15 Oct 1871 in Mississippi377,378, and died 10 Mar 1961379.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census 200-200
1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #261-272More About James Allen Boler:

Children of James Allen Boler and Sarah Ida Herrington are:

110 i. Archie Roy4 Boler, born 22 May 1892 in Neshoba Co, MS380,381,382,383; died 20 Oct 1948384,385. He married Alma Smith 17 Jan 1915 in Neshoba Co, MS386,387; born 1896 in Mississippi\388,389; died 1991389.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #51-53

World War I Draft Registration Card: Boler, Archie Roy, 25, Union, b 22 May 1892 in Union, Farmer, Married, Tall, Stout, Light Blue Eyes, Red Hair

Neshoba Baptist Church Records
Neshoba Community, Neshoba Co, MS
ROY BOLER
Roy BOLER was born May 22, 1872. He was the oldest child of Mr. & Mrs. Jim BOLER. He died Oct. 20, 1948. He united with the Baptist Church at Bluff Springs Aug 7, 1907. On Jan. 17, 1915 he was married to Miss Alma SMITH who survives him. In 1928 he was ordained as a deacon by the Bluff Springs Church and in the same year was elected Church Clerk, which position he held until he moved to Neshoba in 1944. Upon moving to Neshoba he united with that church and remained a faithful member until his death. Besides his wife he is survived by a step daughter and an aged father, five brothers and one half brother, 3 sisters and one half sister, a great many friends and no enemies. Roy spent his entire life within a few miles of where he was born and died among friends and many of whom had known him for more than 50 years. While perhaps not the perfect man as no flesh is perfect it can truthfully be said that in his simple faith in God, his respect for the rights of others, his devotion to his family, and his desire to be of service, stamped him as an outstanding Christian citizen. We ?? our thanks to a God of wisdom and love that such a man lived and that we had the privilege of having for our neighbor and friend for such a long time. Therefore be it resolved that the Neshoba Baptist Church in Conference that a copy of these resolutions be written unto the permanent records of our Church and that a copy be furnished the widow and father of the deceased. Committee: W. J. HOUSTON, T.O. GULLY, Mrs. Ethie McNAIR.More About Archie Roy Boler:

111 ii. Colin Boler, born 22 Feb 1894 in Mississippi390,391; died 16 Jan 1949 in Neshoba Co, MS392,393. He married Biddie Wilson 04 May 1919 in Neshoba Co, MS394,395; born 1898 in Mississippi396,397; died 1988397.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat4, Dixoo/Waldo, #271-282

World War I Draft Registration Card: Boler, Colin, 23, Union, b 22 Feb 1894 in Union, Farmer, Single, Medium Build & Weight, Brown Eyes & Hair

Neshoba Baptist Church Records
Neshoba Community, Neshoba Co, MS
COLEN BOLER
On Jan. 16 1949 Colen BOLER passed away at his house following a long illness. While still a young man he was called into the service of his country in World War I. He served with distinction as a combat soldier in France until he was severely gassed in 1918. He never fully recovered from these wounds. Colen joined the Baptist Church at Bluff Springs early in life and at his death was a member of the church a Neshoba. To know Colen was to love and appreciate him and he leaves many friends to mourn his going. Then God saw fit to take him within his garden fair. He placed him with the others Already gathered there. His time on earth was ended. But still he lingers near. His suffering days are over. May God wipe away all tears. Committee: T. O. GULLY, Miss Margie D. VIVERETT, Mrs. R. B. VANCE.

112 iii. Myrtle Boler, born 25 Jul 1896398; died 15 Dec 1979398. She married John Olen Smith 19 Nov 1916 in Neshoba Co, MS399; born 04 Sep 1893400; died 15 Dec 1979400.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

113 iv. Omer Boler401, born 28 Jun 1899 in Neshoba Co, MS402,403,404; died 22 Oct 1978 in Jackson, Hinds Co, MS405. He married Frances Viola White 19 Feb 1928 in Newton Co, MS406; born 20 Jun 1906 in Mississippi407,408,409,410; died 08 Jul 1947411.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Dixon & Waldo, Beat 4, ED 50-14, Supv Dist 7, Sheet 13b, Union & Dixon Road, #260-272, Farmer, p. 231

World War I Draft Registration Card: Boler, Omer, 19, RFD 1 Union, b 28 Jun 1889, Farmer employed by Jas A. Boler (also nearest relative), Tall, Medium Build, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair

114 v. Clifford Boler, born Abt. 1902412. He married Parlee Smith 25 Sep 1925 in Newton Co, MS413.

115 vi. Theron B. Boler, born 02 Dec 1905 in Neshoba Co, MS414,415; died 20 Jun 1966415. He married Thelma D.; born 03 Nov 1908415; died 28 Oct 1991415.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

116 vii. Oleta Boler, born 19 Jul 1908 in Neshoba Co, MS416,417; died 06 Jan 1979417. She married Clifford J. Hardin 07 May 1932 in Newton Co, MS418; born 11 Oct 1906419; died 15 Apr 1983419.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

19. Annal Dorval3 Boler (Winifred Louisa2 Crenshaw, Pleasant C.1) was born 21 Jan 1869 in Mississippi421,422,423, and died 09 Aug 1951 in Neshoba Co, MS424. He married Mary Abby Herrington 1892 in Mississippi425, daughter of John Herrington and Louisa Murphy. She was born 03 May 1874 in Mississippi426,427, and died 06 Jan 1921 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS428.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census 231-231
1910 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, #118-120
1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldon, #44-46

The Neshoba Democrat, January 16, 1896. A. D. Boler appointed overseer on: Philadelphia & New Ireland road from Abe Nash house to Dixon & Union road.

Children of Annal D. Boler and Mary Abby Herrington are:

119 i. Rufus Clyde4 Boler, born 02 Jan 1893429; died 22 Oct 1945. He married Corrie L. Hillman 18 Nov 1915 in Neshoba Co, MS430.

120 ii. Clara Ethel Boler, born 27 Jan 1895 in Mississippi\431,432,433; died 27 Jul 1959 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS434. She married (1) Irby Leander Crenshaw 01 Mar 1914 in Neshoba Co, MS435; born 20 Feb 1894 in Neshoba Co, MS436,437,438; died 28 Mar 1925 in Neshoba Co, MS439. She married (2) William Spurgeon Fulton 03 Dec 1930 in Linwood, Neshoba Co, MS440; born 11 Feb 1894 in Neshoba Co, MS441,442; died 12 May 1967 in Jackson, Hinds Co, MS443.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #52-54

121 iii. Fred Theodore Boler, born 08 Jun 1897444,445,446.

World War I Draft Registration Card: Boler, Fred, 21, Neshoba, b 8 June 1897 in Neshoba County, Father born Neshoba Co, Employed by A. D. Boler (also nearest relative), Medium Height & Build, Blue Eyes, Light Hair, Two missing fingers on right hand.

122 iv. Nola E. Boler, born 24 Nov 1900447; died 24 Aug 1981. She married Delton A. Jones; born 16 Jun 1905448; died 13 Sep 1980448.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

123 v. James Alton Boler, born 02 Jun 1903 in Neshoba Co, MS449,450,451; died 28 Aug 1997451. He married (1) Lavonia Jones; born 18 Nov 1903452; died 21 Jun 1958452. He married (2) Avah.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

124 vi. Leon Darvel Boler, born 21 Aug 1905453; died 27 Sep 1963.

125 vii. Baxter D. Boler, born Abt. 1908453. He married Myra Bell 1935.

126 viii. Winnie Lou Boler, born 25 Nov 1909453; died 29 Nov 1998 in Jackson, Hinds Co, MS. She married R. C. Jones; died 1995.  Buried: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, MS.

127 ix. Avis Laverne Boler, born 23 Jul 1914453; died 04 Nov 1986. She married Joseph Henry Bell 22 Sep 1934 in Union, Newton Co, MS.

128 x. Kenneth Lane Boler, born 14 Mar 1917453; died 07 Aug 1975. He married Unknown Bell.

 

20. Emma Elizabeth3 Boler (Winifred Louisa2 Crenshaw, Pleasant C.1) was born Nov 1870 in Neshoba Co, MS454,455,456,457, and died 1928 in Mississippi458. She married Thomas Frank Jackson 30 Dec 1888 in Neshoba Co, MS459,460,461, son of Ruben Jackson and Harriet. He was born Dec 1867 in Mississippi462,463,464,465, and died 1950 in Jones Co, MS466.  Buried at Ellisville Cemetery

1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, p. 98, Supv Dist 5, ED 44, Sheet 15A, #253-233
1910 Jones Co, MS Census, Beat 1, Ellisville Town, p. 12, Supv Dist 6, ED 72, Sheet 121A, #9-9
1920 Jones Co, MS Census, Beat 1, p. 14, Ellisville City, Supv Dist 6, ED 80, Ward 3, Sheet 14A, #228-249

Children of Emma Elizabeth Boler and Thomas Frank Jackson are:

129 i. James Carl4 Jackson, born 08 Nov 1890 in Neshoba Co, MS466. He married Flora Lucretia Yawn 21 Oct 1826466; born 1907 in Covington Co, MS466; died 1972 in Houston, TX466.

130 ii. Lenora Jackson, born Oct 1892 in Neshoba Co, MS466.

131 iii. Albert Lee Jackson, born 08 Sep 1894 in Neshoba Co, MS466; died 25 Aug 1965466. He married Eve Ola Walters; born 1901467.

132 iv. Robert Clint Jackson, born Jul 1896 in Neshoba Co, MS468.

133 v. Dewey Jackson, born Sep 1898 in Neshoba Co, MS468.

134 vi. Velma Jackson, born Abt. 1901469.

135 vii. Hattie Belle Jackson, born Abt. 1903469.

136 viii. Pearl Jackson, born 13 Apr 1906470.

137 ix. Aline Jackson, born Abt. 1908471.

 

22. Ellen Eliza3 Boler (Winifred Louisa2 Crenshaw, Pleasant C.1) was born Jan 1875 in Mississippi472,473,474,475, and died 1944476. She married George Lee Houston 07 Nov 1895 in Neshoba Co, MS477, son of Joseph Houston and Mary Johnson. He was born Nov 1867 in Mississippi478,479,480, and died 1942481.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, p. 96, Supv Dist 5, ED 44, Sheet 13A, #198-198
1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Dixon Precinct, #43-44

26. Walter J.3 Boler (Winifred Louisa2 Crenshaw, Pleasant C.1) was born 16 Oct 1883 in Neshoba Co, MS485,486, and died 27 Oct 1971486. He married Louie H. Burroughs Abt. 1905487, daughter of Unknown Burroughs and Mary Henry. She was born 15 Sep 1886 in Mississippi488, and died 06 Dec 1969488.  Burial: Union Cemetery, Newton Co, MS

1910 Scott Co, MS Census, Beat 5, Lake, p. 327, Supv Dist 5, ED 106, Sheet 7A, #86-86
1930 Newton Co, MS Census, Beat 3, ED 51-11Supv Dist 9, p. 94, Sheet 1A #9-9

27. Harvey Clifton3 Boler (Winifred Louisa2 Crenshaw, Pleasant C.1) was born 25 Oct 1886 in Mississippi491,492,493,494, and died 23 Jun 1965495. He married Emma Smith 1907 in Neshoba Co, MS496. She was born 25 Feb 1886 in Mississippi497,498, and died 20 Jul 1970498.

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #322-333

World War I Draft Registration Card: Boler, Harvey Clifton, 30, Union, b 25 Oct 1886 in Union, Farmer, Wife and 4 children, Tall, Medium Build, Gray Eyes, Light Brown Hair

28. Aldeen Clay (Ned)3 Boler (Winifred Louisa2 Crenshaw, Pleasant C.1) was born 17 Dec 1888 in Neshoba Co, MS503,504,505, and died 20 Nov 1958506. He married (1) Unknown. He married (2) Winnie E. Gordon 24 Nov 1912 in Newton Co, MS507, daughter of Andrew Gordon and Annie Gardner. She was born 23 Feb 1895 in Mississippi508,509, and died 10 Aug 1948509.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #330-341

World War I Draft Registration Card: Boler, Aldeen Clay, 28, RFD 1 Union, b 17 Dec 1888 in Union, Farmer, Wife and 2 children, Tall, Slender, Brown Eyes, Brown Hair

30. William Irvin3 Crenshaw (James Elias2, Pleasant C.1) was born 22 Oct 1878 in Neshoba, MS516,517, and died 24 Nov 1913 in Texas. He married Lillie Crane 1905517.

Callahan Co, TX 26 October 1904. Wm H. Moore & Mary E. Moore, his wife to W. I. Crenshaw. $480. Tract on parcel of land lying and situated in Callahan County, State of Texas, about 20 miles SW from the town of Baird, the county seat.

31. Minnie Lee3 Crenshaw (James Elias2, Pleasant C.1) was born 07 May 1880 in Neshoba, MS517, and died 08 Jul 1910 in Callahan Co, TX518. She married Richard Thomas Graham 01 Jan 1898519.  Burial: Oplin Cemetery, Oplin, Callahan Co, TX

Child of Minnie Crenshaw and Richard Graham is:

161 i. Edna Mable4 Graham, born 13 Feb 1900 in Tuscola, Taylor Co, TX520. She married Unknown Benton.

 

33. Sarah Frances3 Crenshaw (James Elias2, Pleasant C.1) was born 14 Dec 1884 in Neshoba, MS521,522, and died 05 Aug 1967 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co, CA523. She married Charlie Ross Aycock 01 Sep 1901 in Callahan Co, TX523,524, son of John Aycock and Arminta Wills. He was born 24 Aug 1880 in Callahan Co, TX525,526, and died 24 Mar 1928 in El Paso, TX527.

1910 Callahan Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 4, ED 11, p. 173, Supv Dist 16, #60-61, Farmer

Callahan Co, TX, 6 Jan. 1906, C. R. Aycock and wife Sallie to J. E. Crenshaw, $1,500, land situated in Callahan County, TX beginning at old Stone corner for the N. W. corner of the G. W. Denton surv no 368 from which a P O 20 ?? N13 1/2 E27 marked R Do 12" S 69E 45??. Thence W 1150 ?? to stake under wire fence. Thence S 390 ?? to large stone on top of mountain. Thence E 1150 ?? to stake in W line of No. 368. Thense N withsaid line 490 ?? to the place of beginning.

Children of Sarah Crenshaw and Charlie Aycock are:

162 i. Ruby4 Aycock, born Abt. 1903 in Texas528.

163 ii. Ernestine Aycock, born Abt. 1905 in Texas528.

164 iii. Ross Aycock, born Abt. 1907 in Texas528.

165 iv. Johnnie Louise Aycock

 

34. Mary Caroline3 Crenshaw (James Elias2, Pleasant C.1) was born 05 Mar 1887 in Neshoba, MS529,530,531, and died Dec 1966 in Texas532. She married Thomas J. Windham 17 May 1905532. He was born Bet. 1883 - 1884 in Texas533,534, and died 28 Aug 1951 in Callahan Co, TX535.

1910 Callahan Co, TX Census, #99-100, Justice Precinct 4, p. 175, ED 11, Laborer - Stock Ranch
1920 Callahan Co, TX Census, #131-131, Justice Precinct 4, ED 35, Sheet 7b, Supv Dist 17, Farmer

37. Ludia Myrtle3 Crenshaw (James Elias2, Pleasant C.1) was born Jul 1893 in Callahan Co, TX543, and died 31 May 1940 in Texas. She married Fred Reynolds 28 Dec 1912543. He was born Abt. 1890 in Texas544.

1930 Fort Bend Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 6, Simonton Town, ED79-18, Sheet 19b, Supv Dist 28, #438-461, Farmer

38. Beulah Dominico3 Crenshaw (James Elias2, Pleasant C.1) was born 20 May 1897 in Callahan Co, TX545, and died 24 Dec 1979 in Texas. She married Leonard W. Clare 31 Dec 1916545. He was born Bet. 1896 - 1897 in Texas546,547.

1920 Coleman Co, TX Census, ED 55 Sheet 7b, Supv Dist 17, Justice Precinct 4, #123-124, Farmer
1930 Coleman Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 4, #110-112, Supv Dist 14, ED 42-9, Sheet 6b, Farmer

39. Dewey3 Crenshaw (James Elias2, Pleasant C.1) was born 06 Sep 1899 in Callahan Co, TX548,549,550, and died 24 Feb 1969 in Texas551. He married Maud Oglesby 03 Apr 1921552,553. She was born Abt. 1903 in Texas553.

1930 Callahan Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 2, ED 30-3, Sheet 5b, Supv District 8, #102-104, Farmer

41. Mary Jane3 Crenshaw (Mentice Dominico2, Pleasant C.) was born 26 Dec 1889 in Neshoba County, MS554,555, and died 21 Sep 1967 in Neshoba Co, MS556. She married Walter Louis Tyner557 13 Dec 1911 in Union, MS558, son of John Tyner and Effie McDonald. He was born 03 Dec 1886 in Beech Springs, Neshoba Co, MS559,560,561, and died 03 Jan 1964 in Neshoba Co, MS562.  Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

1920 Leake Co, MS Census, Beat 5, p. 248, Walnut Grove, Supv Dist 5, ED 27, #63
1930 Leake Co, MS Census, Beat 5, Carthage Road, Widowed, p. 263, ED 40-12 Supv Dist 7, Sheet 5a, #94-96

43. Alma Addie3 Crenshaw (Mentice Dominico2, Pleasant C.1) was born Feb 1892571. She married Jerry Lemo Pilgrim, son of Amos Pilgrim and Susana Pace. He was born Aug 1898572.

Child of Alma Crenshaw and Jerry Pilgrim is:

185 i. A. J.4 Pilgrim, born 1917573; died 10 Apr 1999 in Texas574. He married Geneva Kelley; born 1924575.

 

44. Cleva3 Crenshaw (Mentice Dominico2, Pleasant C.1) was born Dec 1894576. She married Robert Trussell.

47. Luther Eugene3 Fulton (Emily Catherine2 Crenshaw, Pleasant C.1) was born 03 Jul 1888577. He married Nora.

World War I Draft Registration Card: Fulton, Luther Eugene, 27, Neshoba, b 3 Jul 1888 in Union, Farmer, Wife and 2 children, Medium Height & Build, Blue Eyes, Dark Hair, Precinct Neshoba

48. William Spurgeon3 Fulton (Emily Catherine2 Crenshaw, Pleasant C.1) was born 11 Feb 1894 in Neshoba Co, MS578,579, and died 12 May 1967 in Jackson, Hinds Co, MS580. He married Clara Ethel Boler 03 Dec 1930 in Linwood, Neshoba Co, MS581, daughter of Annal D. Boler and Mary Abby Herrington. She was born 27 Jan 1895 in Mississippi\582,583,584, and died 27 Jul 1959 in Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS585.  Burial: Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, Neshoba Co, MS

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, Dixon/Waldo, #29-30

World War I Draft Registration Card: Fulton, William Spergeon, 23, Neshoba, b 11 Feb 1894 in Union, Farmer, Single, Claims exemption because of Mother, Medium Height & Build, Blue Eyes, Dark Hair, Precinct Neshoba

Endnotes

1. 1850 Neshoba County, MS Census #270-285.
2. 1860 US Census Neshoba Co, MS Twnship 8, Range 11, Union, p. 65, #409-416.
3. 1870 Neshoba County, MS Census 1088-1088.
4. 1850 Neshoba County, MS Census #270-285.
5. 1860 US Census Neshoba Co, MS Twnship 8, Range 11, Union, p. 65, #409-416.
6. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba County, MS.
7. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
8. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 155.
9. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba County, MS.
10. Thomas G. S-Wixon & Jean Strickland, Mississippi Masonic Deaths 1819-1919, Book 1, A - G, (1991), 110.
11. Ancient, Free And Accepted Masons, Proceedings of the Grand Lodge Of Mississippi, (The Clarion-Ledger Printing Establishment, Jackson, MS, 1893), 243, Fraternal Deaths.
12. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
13. Winifred Louise Crenshaw Boler Death Certificate.
14. 1850 Neshoba County, MS Census #270-285
15. 1860 Neshoba County, MS Census #409-416
16. 1870 Neshoba County, MS Census 1088-1088.
17. 1850 Neshoba County, MS Census #170-185
18. Ruth Crenshaw Mills.
19. 1860 US Census Neshoba Co, MS Twnship 8, Range 11, Union, p. 65, #409-416.
20. 1850 Neshoba County, MS Census #270-285.
21. 1860 US Census Neshoba Co, MS Twnship 8, Range 11, Union, p. 65, #409-416.
22. 1900 Neshoba County, MS Census #227-227.
23. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba County, MS.
24. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
25. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 154.
26. Death's 1902 - 1930.
27. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba County, MS.
28. Thomas G. S-Wixon & Jean Strickland, Mississippi Masonic Deaths 1819-1919, Book 1, A - G, (1991), 110.
29. Obituary, The Neshoba Democrat, October 14, 1909.
30. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
31. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church, 190.
32. Application for Confederate Pension, (7 July 1924).
33. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba County, MS.
34. 1900 US Census Neshoba County, MS, 227.
35. 1870 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, #4-4.
36. Application for Confederate Pension, (7 July 1924).
37. 1900 Neshoba County, MS Census #227-227.
38. Mississippi Certificate of Death #16047.
39. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba County, MS.
40. 1860 Scott Co, MS Census, Morton Dist., p. 096, dwelling 142.
41. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
42. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 154.
43. Mississippi Certificate of Death #16047
44. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba County, MS.
45. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
46. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church, 114.
47. Mississippi Certificate of Death #16047.
48. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
49. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 154.
50. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
51. 1850 Neshoba County, MS Census #270-285
52. 1860 US Census Neshoba Co, MS Twnship 8, Range 11, Union, p. 65, #409-416.
53. 1870 Neshoba County, MS Census 1107-1107.
54. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
55. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 21, 144.
56. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #192-192.
57. Death Certificate.
58. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
59. Death Certificate.
60. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #192-192.
61. 1870 Neshoba Co, MS Census #1107-1107.
62. LDS F812672 #23.
63. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 21, 144.
64. 1850 US Census Newton Co, MS, p. 189, 495.
66. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
67. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
68. 1860 Newton Co, MS Census.
69. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
70. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 21, 144.
71. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
72. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 21, 144.
73. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
74. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church.
75. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #192-192.
76. 1860 US Census Neshoba Co, MS Twnship 8, Range 11, Union, p. 65, #409-416.
77. 1870 Neshoba County, MS Census 1088-1088.
78. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 155.
79. Register of Deaths, Callahan Co, TX.
80. Tombstone, Tucumseh Cemetery, Oplin, TX.
81. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
82. Register of Deaths, Callahan Co, TX.
83. Tombstone, Tucumseh Cemetery, Oplin, TX.
84. Myrna Secor.
85. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Book I, 45.
86. 1870 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
87. Death Certificate.
88. Tombstone, Tucumseh Cemetery, Oplin, TX.
89. Obituary.
90. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
91. Death Certificate.
92. Tombstone, Tucumseh Cemetery, Oplin, TX.
93. Obituary.
94. Death Certificate.
95. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
96. Myrna Secor.
97. 1930 Los Angeles Co, CA Census.
98. Myrna Secor.
99. 1930 Los Angeles Co, CA Census.
100. Myrna Secor.
101. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
102. Myrna Secor.
103. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
104. Tombstone.
105. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
106. 1860 US Census Neshoba Co, MS Twnship 8, Range 11, Union, p. 65, #409-416.
107. 1870 Neshoba County, MS Census 1088-1088.
108. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 155.
109. Lynette Granade e-mail 11/25/97.
110. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Book 2, p. 559.
111. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
112. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 49.
113. Ruth Mills
114. 1860 US Census Neshoba Co, MS Twnship 8, Range 11, Union, p. 65, #409-416.
115. 1870 Neshoba County, MS Census 1088-1088.
116. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 155.
117. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church, 193.
118. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church, 10, 28, 123.
119. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Book I, 381.
120. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 344.
121. 1870 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
122. 1880 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
123. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 344.
124. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
125. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 154.
126. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
127. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
128. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
129. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #244-244.
130. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Book 2, p. 508.
131. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
132. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
133. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
134. 1880 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
135. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
136. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
137. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #244-244.
138. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 274.
139. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
140. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
141. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 274.
142. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
143. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 274.
144. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 279.
145. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #244-244.
146. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 279.
147. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #244-244.
148. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
149. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
150. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
151. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #244-244.
152. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 279.
153. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
154. 1930 Newton Co, MS Census.
155. 1910 Newton Co, MS Census.
156. 1920 Newton Co, MS Census.
157. Bonnie Addy Smith, Jackson Eliot Smith, Robert Ervin Smith, Newton County MS - A Cemetery Census 1782-1995, (EBRS Publishing Co, 1997), 669.
158. 1930 Newton Co, MS Census.
160. Bonnie Addy Smith, Jackson Eliot Smith, Robert Ervin Smith, Newton County MS - A Cemetery Census 1782-1995, (EBRS Publishing Co, 1997), 669.
161. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
162. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 279.
163. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
164. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 154.
165. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
166. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
167. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
168. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church.
169. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
170. Marriage Ledgar, Rev. F. M. Breland.
171. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
172. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
173. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
174. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
175. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
176. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
177. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
178. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
179. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
180. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
181. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
182. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
183. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
184. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
185. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
186. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
187. Union Appeal, Wednesday, October 21, 1987.
188. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
189. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
190. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
191. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
192. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
193. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
194. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
195. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
196. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
197. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
198. Tombstone.
199. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
200. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
201. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
202. The Meridian Star, June 20, 1998.
203. "The Union Appeal," Union, Mississippi; Wednesday, June 24, 1998.
204. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 17.
205. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 154.
206. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 17.
207. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church.
208. Marriage Ledgar, Rev. F. M. Breland.
209. 1880 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
210. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 345.
211. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
212. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 17.
213. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church, 193.
214. Neshoba Church Records.
215. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987).
216. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church.
217. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
218. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
219. George E. Gully, "Gulley/Gully Family Genealogy," March 1982.
220. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
221. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 47.
222. Tombstone.
223. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
224. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 345.
225. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
226. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
227. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 94.
228. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
229. Obituary.
230. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
231. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987).
232. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 17.
233. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
234. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
235. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
236. Information furnished by Leon Smith to the Houston-Gully family Newsletter.
237. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
238. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 353.
239. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 154.
240. World War I Draft Registration Card.
241. 1900 US Census Neshoba Co, MS.
242. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
243. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
244. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
245. 1900 US Census Neshoba Co, MS.
246. Transcribed by Kathleen Mason, "Handwritten records of Leona Winifred Crenshaw Bassett."
247. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
248. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
249. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
250. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
251. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
252. 1880 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
253. Death's 1902 - 1930.
254. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
255. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
256. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
257. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
258. Tombstone, Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
259. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
260. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
261. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 352.
262. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
263. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 352.
264. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
265. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
266. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
267. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
268. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
269. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
270. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
271. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 352.
272. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
273. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
274. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
275. Marriage Ledgar, Rev. F. M. Breland.
276. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
277. 1880 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
278. James Pleasant Crenshaw Family Records.
279. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
280. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
281. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
282. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 275.
283. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
284. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
285. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 275.
286. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
287. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987).
288. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
289. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
290. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 126.
291. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
292.  Ruth Mills
293. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
294. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
295. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998).
296. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 317.
297. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
298. Tombstone, Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
299. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 317.
300. Tombstone, Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
301. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 317.
302. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
303. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 317.
304. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
305. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
306. Doris Anne Sadler
307. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
308. Doris Anne Sadler
309. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
310. 1880 Neshoba County, MS Census #227-227.
311. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, MS.
312. Frank Anderson Crenshaw Family Bible.
313. John W. McBeath War Department Dependents Application.
314. World War I Draft Registration Card.
315. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
316. Death Certificate.
317. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
318. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 48.
319. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, MS.
320. Frank Anderson Crenshaw Family Bible.
321. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church.
322. Death Certificate.
323. Mac and Louise Spence, The History of Leake County, Mississippi, (Leake County Historical Society/Leake County Chamber of Commerce).
324. Frank Anderson Crenshaw Family Bible
325. Obituary, Neshoba County Democrat, April 24, 1980.
326. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, MS.
327. Frank Anderson Crenshaw Family Bible.
328. Mississippi Certificate of Death #123-80-08975.
329. John W. McBeath War Department Dependents Application.
330. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
331. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
332. 1900 Leake Co, MS Census.
333. Mississippi Certificate of Death #123-80-08975
334. Obituary, Neshoba County Democrat, April 24, 1980.
335. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 48.
336. Tombstone, Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba, MS.
337. Death Certificate.
339. Frank Anderson Crenshaw Family Bible.
340. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
341. Frank Anderson Crenshaw Family Bible.
342. Marriage License, State of Arkansas, County of Prairie.
344. 1930 Newton Co, MS Census.
345. Frank Anderson Crenshaw Family Bible.
346. John W. McBeath War Department Dependents Application.
347. Ruth Mills.
349. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
350. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
351. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
352. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
353. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
354. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
355. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
356. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
357. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
358. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
359. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 347.
360. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
361. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 347.
362. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
363. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
364. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
365. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
366. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
367. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 347.
368. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
369. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 21, 144.
370. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS #144-144, ED 60, Supv Dist 2, p. 21, Beat 4.
371. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
372. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
373. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census, #200-200.
374. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Book 2, p. 496.
375. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 352.
376. Newton County Marriage Book, G-496.
377. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
378. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
379. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
380. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
381. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 352.
382. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
383. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
384. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 352.
385. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
386. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
387. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
388. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
389. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 352.
390. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
391. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
392. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 351.
393. Neshoba Baptist Church Records.
394. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
395. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
396. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
397. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 351.
398. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 343.
399. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
400. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 343.
401. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
402. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
403. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 351.
404. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
405. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 351.
406. Newton County Marriage Book, H-307.
407. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 351.
408. 1910 Scott Co, MS Census.
409. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
410. 1930 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
411. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 351.
412. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
413. Newton County Marriage Book, G-540.
414. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
415. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 348.
416. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
417. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 352.
418. Newton County Marriage Book, J-240.
419. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 352.
420. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
421. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 21, 144.
422. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
423. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
424. Terri Taylor 10-25-97 e-mail.
425. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #231-231.
426. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
427. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
428. Death's 1902 - 1930.
429. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
430. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
431. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
432. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
433. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
434. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
435. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
436. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
437. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
438. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
439. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
440. Lynette Duett.
441. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
442. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
443. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
444. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #231-231.
445. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
446. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
447. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
448. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 351.
449. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
450. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 342.
451. Tombstone.
452. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 342.
453. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
454. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 21, 144.
455. 1920 Jones Co, MS Census.
456. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
457. 1910 Jones Co, MS Census.
458. Joni Jackson e-mail 12-9-97.
459. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
460. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
461. 1910 Jones Co, MS Census.
462. Joni Jackson e-mail 12-9-97.
463. 1920 Jones Co, MS Census.
464. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
465. 1910 Jones Co, MS Census.
466. Joni Jackson e-mail 12-9-97.
467. Diana Myers 4-26-98 e-mail.
468. Joni Jackson e-mail 12-9-97.
469. 1920 Jones Co, MS Census.
470. Joni Jackson e-mail 12-9-97.
471. 1920 Jones Co, MS Census.
472. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
473. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 349.
474. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 21, 144.
475. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
476. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 349.
477. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
478. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 347.
479. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
480. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
481. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 349.
482. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
483. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
484. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
485. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #192-192.
486. Bonnie Addy Smith, Jackson Eliot Smith, Robert Ervin Smith, Newton County MS - A Cemetery Census 1782-1995, (EBRS Publishing Co, 1997), 666.
487. 1910 Scott Co, MS Census.
488. Bonnie Addy Smith, Jackson Eliot Smith, Robert Ervin Smith, Newton County MS - A Cemetery Census 1782-1995, (EBRS Publishing Co, 1997), 666.
489. 1910 Scott Co, MS Census.
490. 1930 Newton Co, MS Census.
491. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
492. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
493. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 344.
494. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
495. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 344.
496. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Book, D-541.
497. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
498. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 344.
499. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
500. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 344.
501. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
502. Tombstone.
503. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
504. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 347.
505. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
506. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 347.
507. Newton County Marriage Book, E-197.
508. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
509. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 347.
510. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
511. Bonnie Addy Smith, Jackson Eliot Smith, Robert Ervin Smith, Newton County MS - A Cemetery Census 1782-1995, (EBRS Publishing Co, 1997), 692.
512. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
513. Bonnie Addy Smith, Jackson Eliot Smith, Robert Ervin Smith, Newton County MS - A Cemetery Census 1782-1995, (EBRS Publishing Co, 1997), 692.
514. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 347.
515. Ruth Mills.
516. 1880 US Census Neshoba Co, MS, ED 60, p. 22, 155.
517. Myrna Secor.
518. General Index of Death Records by Name of Deceased, Callahan Co, TX.
519. Myrna Secor.
520. Randall Miller
521. Myrna Secor.
522. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
523. Myrna Secor.
524. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
525. Myrna Secor.
526. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
527. Myrna Secor.
528. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
529. Myrna Secor.
530. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
531. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
532. Myrna Secor.
533. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
534. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
535. General Index of Death Records by Name of Deceased, Callahan Co, TX.
536. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
537. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
538. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
539. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
540. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
541. 1910 Callahan Co, TX Census.
542. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
543. Myrna Secor.
544. 1930 Fort Bend Co, TX Census.
545. Myrna Secor.
546. 1920 Coleman Co, TX Census.
547. 1930 Coleman Co, TX Census.
548. Myrna Secor.
549. 1920 Callahan Co, TX Census.
550. 1930 Callahan Co, TX Census.
551. Myrna Secore.
552. Myrna Secor.
553. 1930 Callahan Co, TX Census.
554. Tombstone, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.
555. 1920 Leake Co, MS Census.
556. Tombstone, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.
557. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 56.
558. Lynette Granade e-mail 11/25/97.
559. Tombstone, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.
560. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
561. 1920 Leake Co, MS Census.
562. Tombstone, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.
563. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
564. 1920 Leake Co, MS Census.
565. Obituary.
566. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
567. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 335.
568. 1920 Leake Co, MS Census.
569. Lynette Granade.
570. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
571. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #217-217.
572. 1900 Bell Co, TX Census.
573. Janie Pilgrim Roesner.
574. Robert Roesner.
575. Janie Pilgrim Roesner.
576. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #217-217.
577. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
578. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
579. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
580. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
581. Lynette Duett.
582. Neshoba County Historical Society, Neshoba County Cemetery Records, (The Gregath Company, 1987), 53.
583. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
584. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.

Pleasant Crenshaw Census Records & Tax Lists

1834 Autauga Co, AL Land Grant
1837 Kemper Co, MS Tax Roll
1840 Lauderdale Co, MS Tax Roll, 1 poll
1842 Kemper Co, MS Tax List
1843 Kemper Co, MS Tax Roll
1844 Kemper Co, MS Tax Roll
1845 Kemper Co, MS Tax Roll
1846 Kemper Co, MS Personal Tax Roll
1846 Kemper Co, MS Land Ownership List, Sect 33-34, Twship 9, Range 18
1847 Kemper Co, MS Personal Tax Roll
1848 Kemper Co, MS Land Roll
1850 Neshoba Co, MS Census, p. 132 #270-285
1853 Kemper Co, MS Land Grant
1860 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Twnship 8, Range 11, #409-416, Union, 593
1863 Purchased Land in Neshoba Co, MS from Charles Holland
1870 Neshoba Co, MS Census, p. 146, #1088
1880 Neshoba Co, MS Census, ED 60,p. 22, 155, Beat 4, Supv District 2

Pleasant Crenshaw Legal Records

No. 20068 Land Office Cahaba, 24 Nov. 1834. it is hereby certified, That in pursuance of law, Pleasant Crenshaw of Autauga County, Alabama, on this day, purchased of the Register of the Land-Office, the Lot of North East quarter of the South West quarter of Section No. Thirty Five Township No. Nineteen Range No. Twelve containing 40 21/100 acres at the rate of 1 25/100 dollars per acre, amounting to $50.26 for which Lot the said Pleasant Crenshaw has made payment in full, as required by law. Now therefore be it known that on presentation of this Certificate to the Commission of the General Land-Office the said Pleasant Crenshaw shall be entitled to receive a Patent for the Lot above described. Register of the Land-Office.

No. 34977 Land Office at Columbus Miss 26th Sept 1853. It is hereby certified, That, in pursuance of Law, Plesant Crenshaw Kemper County, State of Mississippi on this day purchased of the Register of this Office, the Lot of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section No. Twenty One in Township No. Ten N of Range No. Fourteen E containing Forty 16/100 acres, at the rate of one dollar and twenty five cents per acre, amounting to Fifty dollars and twenty cents, for which the said Plesant Crenshaw has made payment in full as required by law. Now therefore be it known, That on presentation of this certificate to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, the said Plesant Crenshaw shall be entitled to receive a Patent for the lot above described. Signed: Register.

Neshoba Co, MS Charles Holland Deed to Pleasant Crenshaw, Deed of conveyance August 6, 1863 in consideration of two hundred and forty dollars, 80 acres of land in Section 14, Township 9, Range 11 of Neshoba County.

Neshoba Co, MS Deed Book M, p. 768, 26 July 1869, M.N. Lewis to H C Boler, a tract of land in Neshoba Co, MS. Wit: W. Gully, Pleasant Crenshaw.

Neshoba Co, MS Deed Book M, p. 774, 13 January 1870 G. V. McLanahan and his wife Lucinda of the County of Kemper & State of Mississippi and Charles M. Foster and his wife Ann of the County of Tuscaloosa, State of Alabama to Pleasant Crenshaw of Neshoba Co, MS for $80 a tract of 80 acres of land in Section 25, Township 9, Range 11 in Neshoba Co, MS.

Neshoba Co, MS Deed Book Q, p. 460, October 1873, State of Mississippi to Pleasant Crenshaw. $4.25 paid for Section 15, T 9, Range 11E which was being sold for Non-Payment of taxes.

Neshoba Co, MS, Jefferson Lewis Deed of Trust to Pleasant Crenshaw. He was indebted to Pleasant Crenshaw One hundred and fourteen dollars and 28/100 as evidenced by a promissory note dated Dec. 12, 1876 for certain indebtedness of Richard Posey to Pleasant Crenshaw. Recorded January 8, 1877.

Neshoba Co, MS Deed Book Q, p. 460, May 11, 1878, Pleasant Crenshaw to W J Gully, $4.25 a portion of Section 15, T 9 R 11E in Neshoba Co, MS.

Neshoba Co, MS Deed Book Q, p. 629, 17 January 1879, Christopher N. Hudson and his wife Nancy P of Neshoba Co, MS to Pleasant Crenshaw .

Grand Lodge of Mississippi, 75th Annual Communication Held at Natchez February 8th, 9th, and 10th A. D. 1893. Listing of Fraternal Dead: Crenshaw, P, Golden Grove Lodge, 323: January 5, 1892.

Anel D. Crenshaw

Family members pictured to the left include:  Back Row: sons John Marco & Frank Anderson.  Front Row:  A. D. Crenshaw and his wife Mary Virginia Boler with sons Irby & Vertis.

A. D. Crenshaw was a Confederate veteran who served with the 36th Mississippi Infantry, Company D.  He was wounded, captured, and imprisoned, returning to serve each time.    His obituary reads as follows:  The Neshoba Democrat, Philadelphia, MS, Thursday, October 14, 1909. "Mr. A. D. Crenshaw, the senior member of one of Neshoba's business firms, was called before the Grand Master of the Universe Tuesday and was layed to rest at Neshoba with Masonic Honors. Mr. Crenshaw was a man well liked by all who knew him and leaves a host of relatives and friends in the county to mourn his loss."

Anel D. Crenshaw Records

1870 Neshoba Co, MS Census
1880 Neshoba Co, MS Census, ED 60, p. 22 #154, Supv District 2, Beat 4 #154-154
1881, September 1 - Received under the Watch Care of New Hope (Neshoba Baptist) Church
1891, Sat. before 3rd Sunday in October - elected Moderator of New Hope (Neshoba Baptist) Church
1892, Saturday before 3rd Lord's Day in Dec., appointed Church Clerk of New Hope (Neshoba Baptist)
1891 October ordained as a Deacon of Neshoba Baptist Church (New Hope)
1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census, 227, Beat 4
1909 Buried Neshoba Baptist Church Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

(All Neshoba Co, MS Deeds were abstracted by myself from copies of the original records on file at the Neshoba Co, MS Courthouse, Philadelphia, MS)

Neshoba Co, MS Deed Book M, p. 763, 30 December 1869, Charles Holland to A D Crenshaw, $800 for 200 acres in Section 14, Township 9 Range 11E of Neshoba Co, MS.

Neshoba Co, MS Deed Book N, p. 66, 30 January 1871, A D Crenshaw to J. L. Houston. $120 for 40 acres in Sec 14, T 9 Range 11E of Neshoba Co, MS.

 

A Family Gathering
About 1942

Front Row Left To Right:  Jerry Fulton, Mary Elizabeth (Crenshaw) Mason, Unknown, Unknown, Ernest Crenshaw; 2nd Row: Hazel (Crenshaw) Shackleford, Izola (Crenshaw) Johnson, Pauline Crenshaw, Mary Lucy (Bassett) Crenshaw, Leona (Crenshaw) Bassett, Vertis Crenshaw, 3rd Row:  Leon Johnson, William Anel Crenshaw, Jackie Crenshaw, Virginia (McAdory) Crenshaw, Dorothy Crenshaw, Muriel Crenshaw?, Clara (Boler) Crenshaw Fulton, Bernie Crenshaw?, Unknown. 

 

 

 

Mary Virginia Boler Crenshaw
"The Women & Children"
About 1920

Front Row Pictured Left to Right:  Mary Virginia (Boler) Crenshaw, Mary Lucy (Bassett) Crenshaw holding son Otho, Hazel Crenshaw, Clara (Boler) Crenshaw holding Pauline, Mary Jane (Crenshaw) Tyner holding Walter;  Middle Row:  Lucille (Crenshaw) Thomas; Back Row:  Dorothy Crenshaw, Queenie (Crenshaw) Miles, Omelda (Tyner) Smith, Unknown, Etoil Bassett, Bernie Crenshaw, Ernest Crenshaw.

 

Crenshaw Family
Abt. 1920

First Row Left to Right:  Vertis Crenshaw, Leona (Crenshaw) Bassett, James Pleasant Crenshaw, Lucille (Crenshaw) Thomas, Mary Elizabeth (Crenshaw) Mason, Mary Virginia (Boler) Crenshaw;  2nd Row:  Irby Crenshaw, Frank Anderson Crenshaw, John Marco Crenshaw, William Annel Crenshaw, Henry Clay Boler. 

Could They Be Family?

There are men whose connections to Pleasant Crenshaw appear strong enough to point to a close familial relationship.  My suspicions were further heightened when I saw the men I had long suspected, listed together with Pleasant, one year only, on the 1840 Lauderdale Co, MS Tax List.  They are:  Robert, James & Thomas Crenshaw.  We will discuss Abraham later.

Robert Crenshaw
of Kemper Co, MS & Houston Co, TX

Robert Crenshaw tracked Pleasant across Alabama and Mississippi, then married his wife's niece.  This author had long suspected Robert to be the man of the same name who was listed on the 1870 & 1880 Houston Co, TX census.  That document indicated all his children to be born in Mississippi.  But the Mississippi census records of 1850 & 1860 yielded no Robert Crenshaw that met his description.  Finally I could stand the mystery no longer.  I looked at every entry on the 1850 Kemper Co, MS census.  There he was found - in the Enondale Community as one would suspect.  The census taker had spelled his name very strangely.  The children matched exactly that of the Houston Co, TX Robert Crenshaw.  I had been so successful with my 1850 efforts that I decided to tackle 1860 Kemper.  There Robert Crenshaw was found again, still in Enondale, and completely unidexed.  The mystery was solved.  Pleasant Crenshaw's associate (and probable brother) Robert, was the same Robert Crenshaw who moved to Houston Co, TX.

Excitement was not to be contained when the very strange name of Houston/Kemper Robert Crenshaw's son, Spartan Goodlett Crenshaw, was finally explained.  A search of the Greenville Co, SC records, looking for clues on Abraham Crenshaw's son Robert, yielded the information that the Court Ordinary, during the time the elder Robert Crenshaw resided in Greenville Co, SC, was a man named Spartan Goodlett.  Another puzzle piece is added in our attempt to solve the mystery.

Robert Crenshaw Census & Tax Records

1837 Kemper Co, MS Combination Tax Roll
1840 Lauderdale Co, MS Tax List
1850 Kemper Co, MS Census, p. 139 #6-6
1854 Kemper Co, MS Land Roll
1860 Kemper Co, MS Census, p. 822, #622-622
1870 Houston Co, TX Census, Augusta Precinct, p. 231, #86-86
1880 Houston Co, TX Census, Precinct 2, Supv Dist 1, ED 24, p 287B, #78-86

(Lauderdale Co, MS Court Records & Deeds were abstracted by myself from copies of the original county records on file at the Lauderdale County Archives, Courthouse Annex Building, Meridian, MS)

Lauderdale Co, MS Probate Court Docket 1846-1858, January Term 1847, Application of Robert Crenshaw & wife to review the account of James M. Anderson as guardian to Elizabeth Anderson, notice issued to all the wards. Set for hearing at this term of the court. Let citation be filed. Let citation issued to James M. Anderson requiring him to appear at next court. Let citation issue to William Norman & Martha Norman to appear at court next. Let citation issue Tempy Anderson. Let citation issue to Ezra Jennings & Jane Jennings. Let citation issue to William Anderson.

Lauderdale Co, MS. Inventory of Notes and accounts belonging to the estate of Thos Hughs, deceased, June 10th, 1849. "a note dated 25 of Aprl 1848 on Robt. Crenshaw, $15.63, classification "despate".

Lauderdale Co, MS Circuit Court Book A, p. 545, March Term 1852. Thomas T. Clay vs. Robert Crenshaw, This day comes the plaintiff and dismisses his attachments. It is therefore considered by the court that the defendant recover of the plaintiff his costs of suit herein as paid for which let restitution appear.

Lauderdale Co, MS Probate Book G, p.7-8. Robert Crenshaw purchased from the estate of Vincent Delk, late of Lauderdale Co, MS. 4 December 1856. 7 hogs.

Descendants of Robert Crenshaw

Generation No. 1

1. Robert1 Crenshaw was born Abt. 1810 in South Carolina1,2,3,4, and died Aft. 1880 in Prob. Texas. He married Elizabeth E. Anderson, daughter of James Anderson and Basheba Hightower. She was born Bet. 1823 - 1824 in Autauga Co, AL5,6, and died Aft. 1880 in Prob. Texas.

Children of Robert Crenshaw and Elizabeth E. Anderson are:

+ 2 i. Mary2 Crenshaw, born Oct 1841 in Kemper Co, MS.

+ 3 ii. Martha Crenshaw, born Abt. 1843 in Kemper Co, MS.

4 iii. Eliza Crenshaw, born Abt. 1844 in Kemper Co, MS7,8.

+ 5 iv. Robert C. Crenshaw, born 19 Oct 1845 in Kemper Co, MS; died 22 Aug 1934 in Dallas, TX.

+ 6 v. Spartan Goodlet Crenshaw, born 09 Sep 1847 in Kemper Co, MS; died 08 Dec 1907 in Weaches, Houston Co, TX.

7 vi. Minerva Crenshaw, born Bet. 1848 - 1849 in Kemper Co, MS9,10,11.

8 vii. V. Elias C. Crenshaw, born Mar 1851 in Mississippi12,13,14; died 24 Jul 1904 in Houston Co, TX15,16.

1880 Enumerated in the Houston Co, TX household of his brother Spart Crenshaw
1900 - Enumerated in the household of ? R George as a Stock Raiser: Houston Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 7, District 24, Supv Dist 8, p 249B, Weches Village, 43-44

9 viii. J. William Crenshaw, born Bet. 1852 - 1855 in Mississippi17,18,19.

+ 10 ix. Isabella Crenshaw, born Abt. 1856 in Mississippi; died 09 May 1881 in Houston Co, TX.

11 x. Thomas A. Crenshaw, born Jun 1858 in Mississippi20,21,22,23,24. He married Eliza Jane Chandler 14 Sep 1884 in Houston Co, TX25,26,27; born Oct 1864 in Mississippi27,28.

1900 - Enumerated in the Navarro Co, TX household of his mother-in-law Sarah Chandler
1910 Navarro Co, TX Census, Precinct 1, p 31, Supv Dist 6, ED 74, 106-106

+ 12 xi. George Washington Crenshaw, born Bet. Jan 1859 - 1860 in Mississippi.

13 xii. Pleasant Crenshaw, born Bet. 1862 - 1863 in Mississippi29,30. He married Paddy Henley 31 Aug 1884 in Houston Co, TX31.

14 xiii. Sarah F. Crenshaw, born Bet. 1864 - 1865 in Mississippi32,33.

 

Generation No. 2

2. Mary2 Crenshaw (Robert1) was born Oct 1841 in Kemper Co, MS33,34,35,36. She married Unknown Gage. He died Bef. 188037.

1880 - Enumerated in the Houston Co, TX household of her father Robert Crenshaw
1900 Houston Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 7, District 24, Supv Dist 8, p 248A, Weches Village, 26-27

Children of Mary Crenshaw and Unknown Gage are:

15 i. Emma3 Gage, born Abt. 1871 in Texas37.

16 ii. Lily Gage, born Abt. 1874 in Texas37.

+ 17 iii. Dolly Gage, born Feb 1874 in Texas.

 

3. Martha2 Crenshaw (Robert1) was born Abt. 1843 in Kemper Co, MS38,39,40. She married Thomas Cooksey Bef. 1870. He died 1877 in Bryan, TX41,42.

1880 - Enumerated in the Houston Co, TX household of her brother-in-law John Gayle

I don't know much about Thomas Cooksey. My uncle only told me a little about him. He said that he died in 1877 in Bryan, TX. He was a stagecoach driver who migrated to TX but I don't know from where. He also said that he drove an ammo wagon during the war. I have just received a notice from someone who said Thomas might belong to a group of Cookseys from Neshoba Co,. MS. Susan Cook Thompson Sutter, CA

 Children of Martha Crenshaw and Thomas Cooksey are:

18 i. Lula3 Cooksey, born Abt. 1870 in Texas43.

19 ii. Robert Lee Cooksey, born Nov 1873 in Texas43,44. He married Ivy Womack 24 Dec 1899 in Houston Co, TX45,46; born Mar 1882 in Texas46.

1900 Houston Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 7, District 24, Supv Dist 8, p 249A, Weches Village, 48-49

20 iii. Thomas Cooksey, born Abt. 1876 in Texas47.

 

5. Robert C.2 Crenshaw (Robert1) was born 19 Oct 1845 in Kemper Co, MS48,49,50,51,52, and died 22 Aug 1934 in Dallas, TX53. He married Emma C. Gage 15 Apr 1875 in Texas54. She was born Dec 1855 in Texas55,56,57, and died 190358.  He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX.  She is buried in Weches Cemetery, Houston Co, TX.

1880 Houston Co, TX Census, ED 24, p. 287, #72-79
1900 Houston Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 7, District 24, Supv Dist 8, p 250A, Weches Village, 52-53, Farmer

Children of Robert C. Crenshaw and Emma C. Gage are:

21 i. Robert Elbert3 Crenshaw, born 09 Jun 1876 in Houston Co, TX; died Bef. 1880 in Houston Co, TX.

22 ii. Mary Etta Crenshaw, born 05 Nov 1877 in Houston Co, TX60,61,62. She married J. B. Johnson 24 Dec 1900.

23 iii. William Bascom Crenshaw, born 12 Nov 1878 in Houston Co, TX63,64.

24 iv. Francis Isabella Crenshaw, born 27 Dec 1881 in Texas65. She married (1) W. D. Cross 12 Aug 190366. She married (2) M. L. Stewart 03 Feb 1907.

25 v. John Crawford Crenshaw, born 17 Jan 1883 in Texas67.

26 vi. Edna Elizabeth Crenshaw, born 28 Dec 1885 in Texas67. She married J. A. Musick 24 Dec 1903.

27 vii. Ada Dell Crenshaw, born 07 Jul 1888 in Texas67. She married R. C. Stewart 01 Jan 1911.  She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX

28 viii. Jessie Crenshaw, born 15 Feb 1890 in Texas67.

29 ix. Nora Naomi Crenshaw, born 10 Apr 1891 in Texas67. She married Tom Dansby 18 Aug 1912.

30 x. Bob Samples Crenshaw, born 28 Jan 1898 in Texas67.  He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX.

31 xi. Emma Virginia Crenshaw, born 16 Dec 1894 in Texas67.

32 xii. Carrie May Crenshaw, born 29 Jul 1895 in Texas68; died Bef. 190069.

33 xiii. Beulah Augusta Crenshaw, born 23 Jun 1897 in Texas69. She married Charles Drennon 04 Jun 191770.

34 xiv. Ruth Verna Crenshaw, born 26 Jan 1902.  She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX.

6. Spartan Goodlet2 Crenshaw (Robert1) was born 09 Sep 1847 in Kemper Co, MS71,72,73,74,75, and died 08 Dec 1907 in Weaches, Houston Co, TX76,77. He married Mary Alice Emaline Stutts Bet. 1875 - 1876 in Prob. Texas78. She was born Mar 1857 in Texas79,80.  He is buried in Weches Cemetery, Houston Co, TX.

1880 Houston Co, TX Census, Precinct 2, Supv Dist 1, ED 24, p 287B, #81-90, Farmer
1900 Houston Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 7, District 24, Supv Dist 8, Weches, 81-86, Farmer

Children of Spartan Goodlet Crenshaw and Mary Alice Emaline Stutts are:

35 i. Ella Phair3 Crenshaw, born 21 Sep 1876 in Madisonville, Madison Co, TX81,82. She married Stephen J. Kellum.

36 ii. Georgianne Crenshaw, born Abt. 1879 in Texas82.

37 iii. Sophronia Crenshaw, born 15 Mar 1881 in Texas83,84; died 10 Jan 196485. She married P. G. Henley; born 12 Oct 188185; died 09 May 195985.

38 iv. Eula Crenshaw, born Feb 1885 in Texas86.

39 v. Abraham Crenshaw, born Sep 1894 in Texas86.

40 vi. Cornelius Crenshaw, born Dec 1899 in Texas86.

 

10. Isabella2 Crenshaw (Robert1) was born Abt. 1856 in Mississippi87,88,89, and died 09 May 1881 in Houston Co, TX90,91. She married John Gayle Bef. 1877. He was born Abt. 1858 in England92.  She is buried in Bobbitt Cemetery, Houston Co, TX.

1880 Houston Co, TX Census, Precinct 2, Supv Dist 1, ED 24, p 287B, #79-87

Child of Isabella Crenshaw and John Gayle is:

41 i. Robert J.3 Gayle, born 1877 in Houston Co, TX92,93; died 194893. He married Mary Manuel 15 Oct 1903 in Houston Co, TX94; born 187995; died 195795.  They are buried in Bobbitt Cemetery, Houston Co, TX.

12. George Washington2 Crenshaw (Robert1) was born Bet. Jan 1859 - 1860 in Mississippi96,97,98,99,100. He married Mary E. Bobbitt 17 Mar 1885 in Houston Co, TX101. She was born Apr 1871 in Texas102,103.

1900 Limestone Co, TX Census, Precinct 3, Supv Dist 9, ED 56, p 127A, 136-136
1910 Freestone Co, TX Census, Precinct 5, p 95, Supv Dist 6, ED 22, #107-107

Children of George W. Crenshaw and Mary Bobbitt are:

42 i. James3 Crenshaw, born Aug 1886 in Texas104.

43 ii. Wadie Crenshaw, born Jul 1892 in Texas104.

44 iii. Emma Crenshaw, born Feb 1895 in Texas104,105.

45 iv. Corbin Crenshaw, born Dec 1897 in Texas106,107.

46 v. Lola Crenshaw, born Abt. 1901 in Texas107.

47 vi. Edgar Crenshaw, born Abt. 1904 in Texas107.

48 vii. Wilmer Crenshaw, born Abt. 1908 in Texas107.

 

Generation No. 3

17. Dolly3 Gage (Mary2 Crenshaw, Robert1) was born Feb 1874 in Texas108,109. She married John J. Bobbitt Abt. 1890109. He was born Oct 1870 in Texas109.

1900 Houston Co, TX Census, Justice Precinct 7, District 24, Supv Dist 8, p 248A, Weches Village, 26-26

Children of Dolly Gage and John Bobbitt are:

49 i. John A.4 Bobbitt, born Sep 1890 in Texas109.

50 ii. Liza F. Bobbitt, born Oct 1892 in Texas109.

51 iii. William A. Bobbitt, born Jan 1895 in Texas109.

52 iv. Alley O. Bobbitt, born Aug 1897 in Texas109.

53 v. Wesley L. Bobbitt, born Apr 1900 in Texas109.

Endnotes

1. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
2. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
3. 1850 Kemper Co, MS Census.
4. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
5. 1850 Kemper Co, MS Census.
6. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
7. 1850 Kemper Co, MS Census.
8. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
9. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
10. 1850 Kemper Co, MS Census.
11. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
12. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
13. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
14. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
15. Anita Drennon
16. Houston Co, TX Death Records.
17. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
18. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
19. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
20. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
21. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
22. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
23. 1900 Navarro Co, TX Census.
24. 1910 Navarro Co, TX Census.
25. Houston Co, TX Marriage Records.
26. 1910 Navarro Co, TX Census.
27. 1900 Navarro Co, TX Census.
28. 1910 Navarro Co, TX Census.
29. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
30. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
31. Houston Co, TX Marriage Records.
32. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
33. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
34. 1850 Kemper Co, MS Census.
35. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
36. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
37. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
38. 1850 Kemper Co, MS Census.
39. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
40. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
41. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
42. Susan Cook Thompson
43. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
44. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
45. Houston Co, TX Marriage Records.
46. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
47. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
48. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
49. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
50. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
51. Death Certificate.
52. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
53. Anita Drennon
54. Robert C. Crenshaw Family Bible.
55. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
56. Houston Co, TX Cemetery Book.
57. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
58. Houston Co, TX Cemetery Book.
59. Death Certificate.
60. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
61. Robert C. Crenshaw Family Bible.
62. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
63. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
64. Robert C. Crenshaw Family Bible.
65. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
66. Robert C. Crenshaw Family Bible.
67. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
68. Robert C. Crenshaw Family Bible.
69. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
70. Robert C. Crenshaw Family Bible.
71. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
72. 1850 Kemper Co, MS Census.
73. Houston Co, TX Cemetery Book.
74. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
75. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
76. Yvonne White
77. Houston Co, TX Cemetery Book.
78. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
79. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
80. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
81. Yvonne White
82. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
83. Dianna Wellman
84. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.
85. Dianna Wellman
86. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
87. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
88. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
89. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
90. Anita Drennon
91. Compiled by Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett, TX, Houston Co, TX Cemeteries, (Hunter Publishing Co, Winston-Salem, NC, 1978), 66.
92. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
93. Compiled by Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett, TX, Houston Co, TX Cemeteries, (Hunter Publishing Co, Winston-Salem, NC, 1978), 64-66.
94. Houston Co, TX Marriage Records.
95. Compiled by Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett, TX, Houston Co, TX Cemeteries, (Hunter Publishing Co, Winston-Salem, NC, 1978), 64-66.
96. 1870 Houston Co, TX Census.
97. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
98. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
99. 1900 Limestone Co, TX Census.
100. 1910 Freestone Co, TX Census.
101. Houston Co, TX Marriage Records.
102. 1900 Limestone Co, TX Census.
103. 1910 Freestone Co, TX Census.
104. 1900 Limestone Co, TX Census.
105. 1910 Freestone Co, TX Census.
106. 1900 Limestone Co, TX Census.
107. 1910 Freestone Co, TX Census.
108. 1880 Houston Co, TX Census.
109. 1900 Houston Co, TX Census.

Thomas Crenshaw
of Pontotoc Co, MS & Newton Co, MS

Thomas Crenshaw can be tracked, without any shadow of doubt, to Autauga Co, AL.  The death certificate of his oldest daughter has recently proven that he was the same Thomas Crenshaw who married Harriet Ivey 1841 in Autauga Co, AL.   He appears to have followed his in-laws into Mississippi, and made his home near them for most of his adult life.  Thomas' eldest child, Frances E., was born 1846 in Itawamba Co, MS.  His mother-in-law had moved to that county in the early 1840's with her 2nd husband, Howard Miles.  Thomas is listed on the 1860 & 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS census, and is probably the Thomas Crenshaw enumerated in west Monroe Co, MS in 1850.   He was born 1817 - 1818 in South Carolina and indicates a Virginia birth for both parents.  

Some time between 1872 - 1874 Thomas Crenshaw moved to the area of Newton Co, MS, west of the present town of Union, near the location where Pleasant Crenshaw lived in 1860.  He was enumerated a few households from Wiley Abney in 1880, indicating that his home was in the New Ireland community.  In 1877, Thomas and several of his children were charter members of New Hope Church (later named Neshoba Baptist), which was begun on Pleasant Crenshaw's land.  Thomas Crenshaw's grandson Bob Crenshaw married Lillie Thomas Houston after the death of her first husband Mentice Dominico "Dink" Crenshaw, son of Pleasant Crenshaw.  Crenshaw family members of an earlier generation remember Bob Crenshaw's family as having been related to ours in some manner.  A similar story of relationship to our family has been relayed about Thomas Crenshaw descendants who later lived in the House Community. 

We are not certain when Thomas Crenshaw and his wife died, or where they are buried.  Both left Neshoba Church in October 1887, the last time this author has located a record for them.  Thomas' son A. H. Crenshaw (father of Bob) moved to Louisiana.  There are descendants buried at Pine Grove Cemetery (House Community), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Collinsville Community) and in Meridian.

Thomas Crenshaw Census & Tax Records

1840 Lauderdale Co, MS Tax List
1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #640-640
1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1108-1108
1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #142-142
1880 Newton Co, MS Census Beat 3, ED 87, P 36, #319-307

PONTOTOC CO, MS INDEX, DEEDS, 1836 - 1872

Grantor, Grantee, Date, Book, Page

Thos. Crenshaw, Joseph Owens, Feb. 22, 1868, Book 18, p. 60

Pontotoc Co, MS Deed Book 18, p. 60-61
The deed of which the next foregoing is a true copy was filed for record March the 10th 1868 and duly on the 23rd inst. J. Sloan, Clk
Thos. Crenshaw to Joseph Owens
Whereas I Thos. Crenshaw of the County of Lee and State of Mississippi are justly indebted to Joseph Owens of the County of Pontotoc, State aforesaid in the Sum of Eighty dollars an account to be paid on or before the 1st day of November 1868. Now therefore in consideration of such indebtedness and in order to secure the payment of the Sum as aforesaid, I do hereby assign transfer sell and set over unto the said Joseph Owens the property here under described (neg) one sorrel mare four years old and the entire cotton crop that the Said Thos. Crenshaw Shall cultivate and sow(?) in the year 1868. Provided however that if the Said debt be Paid as above specified then this sale and transfer to be void. Other wise to remain in full force and effect. On witness whereof I have hereunto Set My hand and Seal the 23rd day of February 1868. Thomas (his mark) Crenshaw.
The State of Mississippi Pontotoc County: Personally appeared before me James W. Smyth as acting justice of the Peace in and for Said County Thos. Crenshaw who acknowledged that he Signed Sealed and delivered the foregoing Mortgage as his act and deed on the day and year therein named. Given under my hand and Seal the 22nd day of February 1868. Signed: James M. Smyth, Justice of the Peace.

Descendants of Thomas Crenshaw

Generation No. 1

1. Thomas1 Crenshaw was born Bet. 1817 - 1818 in South Carolina1,2,3, and died Aft. Oct 18874,5. He married Harriete Ivy 01 Dec 1841 in Autauga Co, AL6,7, daughter of James Ivy and Elizabeth Fox. She was born Bet. 1825 - 1826 in Alabama8,9,10, and died Aft. Oct 188711,12.

Children of Thomas Crenshaw and Harriete Ivy are:

+ 2 i. Frances E.2 Crenshaw, born 22 Dec 1846 in Itawamba Co, MS; died 02 Dec 1917 in Kemper Co, MS.

+ 3 ii. Alfred Hezekiah Crenshaw, born Aug 1848 in Mississippi; died Bef. 1920 in Louisiana.

4 iii. Emily P. Crenshaw, born Abt. 185013,14. She married Charlie Darden.

+ 5 iv. Mary Jane Crenshaw, born 14 Apr 1854 in Itawamba Co, MS; died 28 Feb 1952 in Simpson Co, MS.

+ 6 v. Bluford C. Crenshaw, born 05 Aug 1857 in Mississippi; died 28 Feb 1936 in Lauderdale Co, MS.

+ 7 vi. Henry J. Crenshaw, born Aug 1858 in Mississippi.

8 vii. Benjamine Crenshaw, born Abt. 1864 in Mississippi14; died Bef. 188015.

9 viii. Thomas Crenshaw, born Bet. 1865 - 186716,17.

 

Generation No. 2

2. Frances E.2 Crenshaw (Thomas1) was born 22 Dec 1846 in Itawamba Co, MS18,19,20,21, and died 02 Dec 1917 in Kemper Co, MS22,23. She married Joseph Delma Caldwell 13 Oct 1868 in Lee Co, MS, son of John Caldwell and Unknown. He was born 30 Aug 1833 in South Carolina24,25,26, and died 03 Mar 1910 in Kemper Co, MS27.  Burial: Bethel Methodist Church, Kemper Co, MS

1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #371-371, Township 8, PO: Tardyville
1880 Lauderdale Co, MS Census, Daleville, Supv. Dist 2, ED 95, Beat 3, p. 144b, #157-157
1900 Kemper Co, MS Census, Twp 10 Range 15, p. 110, Supv 5, ED 5, Sheet 18a, #318-355

Joseph Delma Caldwell moved to Kemper Co, MS between 1870 - 1880. According to descendants he was a farmer in the Fort Stephens/Damascus area of Kemper Co and owned over 600 acres. Most of his family moved to Kemper with him..

State of Mississippi, Neshoba County, June 20, 1877. New Hope Church (name changed to Neshoba Church in August 1908.) We whose names are hereunto subscribed, being regular ordained ministers of the Gospel of Christ, of the order and denomination of regular Baptists do hereby certify that we have this day at the request of the sundry brethren and sisters of the same faith and order assembled at this place of worship county and state aboved named, to consider the proprietys of constituting said brethren and sisters into church relations this convened a sermon was preached by Elder A. Winstead after which the letters of recommendation of the applicants for constitution were called for when the following brethren and sisters presented letters in order viz: N. Walton, Eliza Walton, D. A. Pilgrim, P. Heflin, Abner Smithheart, A. H. Crenshaw, N. H. Crenshaw, J. J. Ingram, H. Ingram, J. D. Caldwell, F. Caldwell, S. J. Caldwell, J. D. Herrington, Tom Crenshaw, H. Crenshaw, M. J. Crenshaw, J. Gully, H. Gully, J. A. Walton, D. Walton, E. Russell, M. Russell, P. Herrington, J. A. Herrington, L. Herrington, W. G Taylor, Jane Taylor, James Taylor. All certified to to the ministers and memers present in number 28 we upon examination were found sound in faith and it appearing to our minds that these brethren and sisters are orderly and orthodox and sufficient in number to keep house for God, and being partially destitute condition, it was deemed expedient that they be organized into a regular church do all things and enjoy all privileges that a church of Jesus Christ may do and enjoy under the name and style of New Hope Regular Baptist Church on the abstract of faith of the Mt. Pisgah Association. Signed: J. M. Moore, J. M. Kelly, A. Winstead.  (This church was formed on land that belonged to Pleasant C. Crenshaw.  He was never a member.)

Children of Frances Crenshaw and Joseph Caldwell are:

10 i. William J. T.3 Caldwell, born 16 Sep 1869 in Mississippi28,29,30; died 18 Nov 1955 in Kemper Co, MS31. He married Sidney Abt. 189732; born 1873 in Missisiippi32.  Burial: Bethel Methodist Church, Kemper Co, MS

1900 Kemper Co, MS Census, Nine Range Fifteen, #400-457

11 ii. Benjamin James Caldwell, born 22 Oct 1870 in Mississippi33,34,35; died 13 Nov 1934 in Kemper Co, MS36. He married Mary L.  Buried Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, Kemper Co, MS.

12 iii. Charles Alford Caldwell, born 07 Apr 1872 in Mississippi37,38,39,40; died 06 Mar 1944 in Kemper Co, MS41. He married Sara Mae Roberts Abt. 189642; born 09 Oct 1878 in Missisiippi43,44; died 14 Oct 1952 in Kemper Co, MS45.  Burial: Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Kemper Co, MS

1900 Kemper Co, MS Census, Twp 9 Range 15, p. 109b, Supv 5, ED 5, 294-340

13 iv. Durant A. Caldwell, born Abt. 187546.

14 v. Rachel M. Caldwell, born Abt. 187646.

15 vi. Joseph M. Caldwell, born May 187846,47.

16 vii. Mary Caldwell, born Jul 188147.

 

3. Alfred Hezekiah2 Crenshaw (Thomas1) was born Aug 1848 in Mississippi48,49,50,51, and died Bef. 1920 in Louisiana52. He married Nancy Harriet Elizabeth Caldwell Abt. 1871 in Mississippi53, daughter of Joseph Caldwell and Cynthia Reid. She was born Aug 1855 in Mississippi54,55, and died 29 May 1931 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA56.  Nancy Harriet Elizabeth Caldwell was Buried Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Just off Hwy 200, about 10 miles from W. Monroe, LA.

1880 Newton Co, MS Census, p. 37, Supv. Dist 2, Beat 3, ED 87, #329-317
1900 Newton Co, MS Census, Beat 2 Northern, #28-28

State of Mississippi, Neshoba County, June 20, 1877. New Hope Church (name changed to Neshoba Church in August 1908.) We whose names are hereunto subscribed, being regular ordained ministers of the Gospel of Christ, of the order and denomination of regular Baptists do hereby certify that we have this day at the request of the sundry brethren and sisters of the same faith and order assembled at this place of worship county and state aboved named, to consider the proprietys of constituting said brethren and sisters into church relations this convened a sermon was preached by Elder A. Winstead after which the letters of recommendation of the applicants for constitution were called for when the following brethren and sisters presented letters in order viz: N. Walton, Eliza Walton, D. A. Pilgrim, P. Heflin, Abner Smithheart, A. H. Crenshaw, N. H. Crenshaw, J. J. Ingram, H. Ingram, J. D. Caldwell, F. Caldwell, S. J. Caldwell, J. D. Herrington, Tom Crenshaw, H. Crenshaw, M. J. Crenshaw, J. Gully, H. Gully, J. A. Walton, D. Walton, E. Russell, M. Russell, P. Herrington, J. A. Herrington, L. Herrington, W. G Taylor, Jane Taylor, James Taylor. All certified to to the ministers and memers present in number 28 we upon examination were found sound in faith and it appearing to our minds that these brethren and sisters are orderly and orthodox and sufficient in number to keep house for God, and being partially destitute condition, it was deemed expedient that they be organized into a regular church do all things and enjoy all privileges that a church of Jesus Christ may do and enjoy under the name and style of New Hope Regular Baptist Church on the abstract of faith of the Mt. Pisgah Association. Signed: J. M. Moore, J. M. Kelly, A. Winstead.  (This church was formed on land that belonged to Pleasant C. Crenshaw.  He was never a member.)

Children of Alfred H. Crenshaw and Nancy Harriet Elizabeth Caldwell are:

17 i. William Thomas3 Crenshaw, born 18 Jul 1872 in Pontotoc Co, MS57,58; died 30 Nov 1945 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co, MS. He married Fanny Cougham 23 Dec 1895 in Newton Co, MS; born Oct 1873 in Mississippi59.

1900 Newton Co, MS Census ED 50 Beat 2 #32-32
1910 Newton Co, MS Census Beat 2, #24-24

18 ii. James Robert Crenshaw, born 15 Jul 1874 in Newton Co, MS60,61; died 17 Jul 1947 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co, MS62. He married Lillie Thomas Houston 19 May 1898 in Neshoba Co, MS63,64; born 18 Mar 1871 in Neshoba Co, MS65; died 31 Mar 1956 in Meridian,Lauderdale Co, MS65.  Buried Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, MS

1900 Neshoba County, MS Census #217-217
1910 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, #22-22

According to family tradition Bob Crenshaw was a 1st cousin of Lillie's first husband, Mentice Dominico Crenshaw.

Crenshaw, James Robert, 44, Meridian, b 15 Jul 1874, Car Rep employed by H. M. Settle M.M. Southern Railway, Nearest Relative Lillie Thomas Crenshaw Wife, Short, Stout, Brown Eyes, Dark Hair (World War I Draft Application)

19 iii. Louranna Crenshaw, born Nov 1878 in Mississippi66. She married Nathan Ames, Rev..

20 iv. Walter Nathaniel Crenshaw, born Sep 1881 in Newton Co, MS66; died 15 Nov 1920 in Okmulgee, OK67. He married Lillie Elizabeth Rothhammer; born 13 Feb 1889 in Indian Territory67; died 26 Sep 1983 in Muskogee, OK67.  She was Burial: Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, OK

Died from burns in an oil field fire in Oklahoma (Dawna Varnes)

Could possibly have been boarding in Neshoba Co, MS in 1900. There was a Walter Crenshaw, birth listed January 1880, Mississippi living as a laborer in the household of Charles Tingle b. 1839 GA and his wife Catherine b January 1860.

21 v. Luna Savannah Crenshaw, born Feb 1882 in Newton Co, MS68,69; died 14 Mar 1971 in Muskogee, OK70. She married John Marcus Chaney Bet. 1900 - 1902 in Mississippi71; born 25 Feb 1878 in Newton Co, MS72,73,74,75; died 26 Nov 1952 in Muskogee, OK76.  Buried Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, OK

1910 Newton Co, MS Census, Beat 2 #192-194

22 vi. Sylvester Crenshaw, born Oct 1885 in Newton Co, MS77.

23 vii. Virgil W. Crenshaw, born Sep 1886 in Mississippi77; died in Monroe, LA. He married Viola 1910 in Newton Co, MS78; born Bet. 1891 - 1893 in Mississippi78,79.

1900 - Boarding in the Newton Co, MS household of Andrew Cougham, next door neighbor to his father.
1910 Newton Co, MS Census, Beat 2, #329-331
1920 Richland Co, LA Census, Richland, Louisiana, Police Jury Ward 4
1930 Rapides Co, LA Census, Alexandria

24 viii. Lula Belle Crenshaw, born Nov 1886 in Newton Co, MS80; died 26 Sep 1966 in Monroe, LA81. She married Arvel Monroe Moore; born 02 Mar 1881 in Newton Co, MS81; died 04 Mar 1923 in Monroe, LA81.

25 ix. Joseph Edmond Crenshaw, born Aug 1889 in Newton Co, MS82. He married Una Richerson; born 01 Aug 1890 in Missouri83; died 20 May 1969 in Saskawa, OK83.  She was Buried Bristow City Cemetery, Bristow, OK

26 x. Leatha Belle Crenshaw, born 16 Apr 1892 in Newton Co, MS84,85,86; died 16 Mar 1976 in Jackson, Hinds Co, MS87. She married Isaac Levi Chaney Abt. 1907 in Mississippi88; born 15 Sep 1881 in Mississippi89,90,91,92; died 09 Jan 1965 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co, MS93.  He was Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Newton Co, MS.  She was Burial: Jackson Memorial Gardens, Jackson, Hinds Co, MS

1910 Newton Co, MS Census, Beat 2, #214-206
1920 Newton Co, MS Census, Beat 2, #332-335

 

5. Mary Jane2 Crenshaw (Thomas1) was born 14 Apr 1854 in Itawamba Co, MS94,95,96,97,98, and died 28 Feb 1952 in Simpson Co, MS99,100. She married (1) Unknown Hall. She married (2) Everitt Bell Dollar 16 Sep 1881 in Newton Co, MS101, son of Ambrose Dollar and Martha Reese. He was born 23 Jul 1860 in Mississippi102,103,104,105.  Burial: Sharon Cemetery, Simpson Co, MS

Children of Mary Jane Crenshaw and Everitt Dollar are:

27 i. Thomas E.3 Dollar, born May 1884105.

28 ii. Harriett Savana Elizabeth Dollar, born 22 Feb 1888 in Lauderdale Co, MS105; died Oct 1974 in Simpson Co, MS105. She married Daniel Calhoun Herrington; born 22 Nov 1885105; died 16 Feb 1940105.

29 iii. Martha V. Dollar, born 1889105.

 

6. Bluford C.2 Crenshaw (Thomas1) was born 05 Aug 1857 in Mississippi106,107,108,109, and died 28 Feb 1936 in Lauderdale Co, MS110. He married Sarilla Jane Caldwell 06 Dec 1880 in Lauderdale Co, MS111, daughter of Joseph Caldwell and Cynthia Reid. She was born 14 Dec 1860112,113, and died 15 Sep 1936 in Lauderdale Co, MS114.  Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Collinsville, Lauderdale Co, MS

1900 Lauderdale Co, MS Census, Beat 3, p. 224, Supv Dist 5, ED 24, Sheet 13a, #224-224, Farming
1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census, Beat 3, p. 228, Supv. Dist 5, ED 56, Sheet 11a, #128-129

Children of Bluford Crenshaw and Sarilla Caldwell are:

30 i. Edmund Eugene3 Crenshaw, born 11 Feb 1883 in Collinsville, Lauderdale Co, MS115,116; died 03 Jul 1969 in Lauderdale Co, MS117. He married Mary Viola Keen; born 09 Jun 1892 in Newton Co, MS117; died 22 Sep 1972 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co, MS117.  Buried - Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Lauderdale Co, MS

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 3, House Voting District, Mogalusha, #40-43

31 ii. Albert Crenshaw, born 02 Oct 1886; died 10 Jul 1957 in Lauderdale Co, MS.  Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Collinsville, Lauderdale Co, MS

32 iii. Lill Crenshaw, born Mar 1889118.

33 iv. Johnny C. "Pete" Crenshaw, born Mar 1891118; died 1971 in Lauderdale Co, MS119. He married Minnie Lee Keen; born Oct 1899; died 1954 in Lauderdale Co, MS119.

34 v. Minnie Crenshaw, born Jun 1892120.

35 vi. Janie Crenshaw, born May 1893120.

36 vii. Lottie Crenshaw, born May 1896120,121.

37 viii. Tommy Crenshaw, born Apr 1898122,123.

 

7. Henry J.2 Crenshaw (Thomas1) was born Aug 1858 in Mississippi124,125,126,127,128. He married Susana Davidson 15 Feb 1891 in Lauderdale Co, MS129,130,131. She was born Apr 1862 in Mississippi132,133,134.

1880 Lauderdale Co, MS Census, p. 120
1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 1, Dist. 1, ED 39, Sheet 6, #92-93
1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census, Beat 3, p. 228, Supv. Dist 5, ED 56, Sheet 11a, #129-130
1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 3, House Voting Precint, Mogulusha, #6-6

Children of Henry J. Crenshaw and Susana Davidson are:

38 i. Albert Beroy3 Crenshaw, born 14 Mar 1894 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co, MS135,136,137,138; died 07 Feb 1949 in Neshoba Co, MS139. He married Donie Brooks 05 Aug 1912 in Neshoba Co, MS140; born 16 May 1890 in Mississippi141,142; died 25 Nov 1933 in Neshoba Co, MS142.   Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Golden Grove Precinct, #114-121

World War I Draft Registration Card: Crenshaw, Albert, 23, Union, b 14 Mar 1894 in Meridian, Farmer, Wife & 2 children, Medium Height & Build, Blue Eyes, brown Hair, Precint Golden Grove

39 ii. Henry Ezra Crenshaw, born 16 Jul 1897 in Missisiippi143,144,145; died 24 Mar 1966146.  Burial: McLain's Chapel Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

World War I Draft Registration Card: Crenshaw, Henry Ezra, 21, RFD 3 Union, b 16 Jul 1897, Public Work employed by J. R. Buckwalter Lumber Co, Henry J. Crenshaw father, Medium Height & Build, Brown Eyes, Black Hair

40 iii. Eva Crenshaw, born Abt. 1899 in Missisiippi147.

41 iv. Luther Joy Crenshaw, born 14 Aug 1901 in Neshoba Co, MS147,148,149.  Buried - Pine Grove Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS. In an unmarked grave but on the original survey.  Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS

World War I Draft Registration Card: Crenshaw, Luther Joy, 19, RFD 3 Union, b 14 Aug 1901, Public Work employed by J. R. Burckwalter Lumber Co, Nearest relative Henry Crenshaw, Short, Medium Build, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair

 

Endnotes

1. 1880 Newton County, MS Census, Beat #3, #319-307.
2. 1870 US Census Carroll Co, GA, Villa Rica Twp.
3. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1108-1108.
4. 1880 Newton County, MS Census, Beat #3, #319-307.
5. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church, 53.
6. Compiled by Larry W. Nobles, Marriage Records of Autauga County Alabama, (1990), 34.
7. Kathleen Paul Jone & Pauline Jones Gandrud, Alabama Records Volume 224, 50.
8. 1880 Newton County, MS Census, Beat #3, #319-307.
9. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #142-142.
10. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1108-1108.
11. 1880 Newton County, MS Census, Beat #3, #319-307.
12. Church Records, Neshoba Baptist Church, 53.
13. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1108-1108.
14. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #142-142.
15. 1880 Newton Co, MS Census.
16. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #142-142.
17. 1880 Newton Co, MS Census.
18. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1108-1108.
19. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 100.
20. Death Certificate.
21. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
22. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS).
23. Death Certificate.
24. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 100.
25. 1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census.
26. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
27. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 100.
28. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 99.
29. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
30. 1880 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
31. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 99.
32. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
33. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 131.
34. 1880 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
35. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
36. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 131.
37. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 139.
38. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
39. 1880 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
40. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
41. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 139.
42. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
43. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 139.
44. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
45. Cemetery Records Vol V, (Lauderdale County Department Archives & History, Inc., Meridian, MS), 139.
46. 1880 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
47. 1900 Kemper Co, MS Census.
48. 1880 Newton County, MS Census, Beat #3, #329-317.
49. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1108-1108.
50. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #142-142.
51. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
52. 1920 Ouachita Parish, LA Census.
53. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
54. 1880 Newton County, MS Census, Beat #3, #329-317.
55. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
56. Chief Tusquahoma Chapter NSDAR, Louisiana Tombstone Inscriptions - Part C, Ouachita Parish, LA, (1954-1857), 151.
57. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census Ed 50 Beat 2.
58. 1910 Newton Co, MS Census.
59. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census Ed 50 Beat 2.
60. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #217-217.
61. World War I Draft Registration Application.
62. Dawna Varnes.
63. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census #217-217.
64. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
65. Houston-Gully Family Newsletter Vol. II, Issue 2, October 1990.
66. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
67. Dawna Varnes.
68. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
69. 1910 Newton Co, MS Census.
70. Dawna Varnes.
71. 1910 Newton Co, MS Census.
72. Dawna Varnes.
73. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
74. 1910 Newton Co, MS Census.
75. 1880 Newton Co, MS Census.
76. Dawna Varnes.
77. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
78. 1910 Newton Co, MS Census.
79. 1920 Richlands Co, LA Census.
80. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
81. Dawna Varnes.
82. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
83. Dawna Varnes.
84. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
85. 1910 Newton Co, MS Census.
86. 1920 Newton Co, MS Census.
87. Dawna Varnes.
88. 1910 Newton Co, MS Census.
89. Bonnie Addy Smith, Jackson Eliot Smith, Robert Ervin Smith, Newton County MS - A Cemetery Census 1782-1995, (EBRS Publishing Co, 1997), 575.
90. 1900 Newton Co, MS Census.
91. 1910 Newton Co, MS Census.
92. 1920 Newton Co, MS Census.
93. Bonnie Addy Smith, Jackson Eliot Smith, Robert Ervin Smith, Newton County MS - A Cemetery Census 1782-1995, (EBRS Publishing Co, 1997), 575.
94. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1108-1108.
95. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #142-142.
96. 1880 Newton Co, MS Census.
97. pattilyn1954@hotmail.com, Pattilyn Lee, McHenry, MS.
98. Death Certificate.
99. pattilyn1954@hotmail.com.
100. Death Certificate.
101. Newton Co, MS Marriage Records, 2-60.
102. 1880 Newton Co, MS Census.
103. Dawna Varnes.
104. 1860 Kemper Co, MS Census.
105. pattilyn1954@hotmail.com.
106. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1108-1108.
107. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #142-142.
108. Pleasant Ridge Methodist Cemetery, Collinsville, MS.
109. 1880 Newton Co, MS Census.
110. Pleasant Ridge Methodist Cemetery, Collinsville, MS.
111. Lauderdale Co, MS Marriage Records.
112. Pleasant Ridge Methodist Cemetery, Collinsville, MS.
113. 1880 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
114. Pleasant Ridge Methodist Cemetery, Collinsville, MS.
115. Harold Graham.
116. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
117. Harold Graham.
118. 1900 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
119. Harold Graham.
120. 1900 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
121. 1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
122. 1900 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
123. 1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
124. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1108-1108.
125. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #142-142.
126. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
127. 1880 Newton Co, MS Census.
128. 1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
129. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
130. Lauderdale, MS Co Marriage Records.
131. 1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
132. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
133. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
134. 1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
135. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
136. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
137. 1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
138. World War I Draft Regisration.
139. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 398.
140. Neshoba Co, MS Marriage Records.
141. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
142. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 398.
143. 1900 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
144. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
145. 1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
146. Theresa Ridout, Our Links To The Past 1833-1996, Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS, (Neshoba County Public Library, 1998), 296.
147. 1920 Neshoba Co, MS Census.
148. World War I Draft Registration 1917-1918.
149. 1910 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.

James Crenshaw
of Pontotoc & Union Co, MS

The first time I learned of James Crenshaw was in a response to a query I placed in the genealogy column of the "Clarion Ledger" newspaper, Jackson, MS.  I received a letter from Don Sandefur of Tupelo, MS, written July 9, 1997.  Don suspected that his Pleasant Crenshaw and my Pleasant Crenshaw were one and the same.  That proved not to be true.  But the father of his Pleasant D. H. Crenshaw turned out to be an important piece in the puzzle I was attempting to solve.  Unfortunately Mr. Sandefur indicated he was in very poor health.  My subsequent letters to him have remained unanswered.

James Crenshaw was born 1803 - 1805 in South Carolina.  His 1880 census record indicates both his parents were born in Virginia.  James Crenshaw's wife, Mary Gray, was born 1817 - 1820 in South Carolina.  The couple married August 5,1833  in Autauga Co, AL. 

James Crenshaw was enumerated on the Pontotoc Co, MS census beginning in 1850.  His oldest four children (through 1839) show births in Alabama.  He is listed on the 1840 Autauga Co, AL census.  A child born 1840 - 1841 is indicated to have been born in Mississippi.  This is consistent with the large Autauga Co, AL family migration to northeast Mississippi.  James Crenshaw lived in the portion of Pontotoc County that later became Union Co, MS.  Most of his children are buried in New Harmony Cemetery, now located in Union County east of New Albany, MS.  The burial location of James Crenshaw and his wife Mary is not known, but it is very likely the same New Harmony Cemetery in unmarked graves near their children.

James Crenshaw Census & Tax Records

1840 Autauga Co, AL Census
1840 Lauderdale Co, MS Tax List
1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1215-1215
1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census, p. 609, Ellistown PO, #814-814
1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census, Township 8, #12-12
1880 Union Co, MS Census, page 308C

(Autauga Co, AL Deed & Court Records were abstracted by myself from a microfilm of the original county records, obtained from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.)

Autauga Co, AL, December 15, 1827, Sale of the Estate of Lewis Stephens, deceased. James Crenshaw - 1 sorrell colt - $60, One tray & ?- 62 1/2 cents.

Autauga Co, AL, Accounting of Estate of Lewis Stephens, deceased, filed May 2, 1828: Paid J. S.(?) Crenshaw for work - $32.62.

Autauga Co, AL, April 1828. Paid out of the Estate of Lewis Stephens, deceased, paid James Crenshaw for work done part in Lewis Stephens life time and part after his death - $32.62

Autauga Co, AL, John & Jesse Hunt, Guardians for William Hunt, Accounting for the year 1830. Received of James Crenshaw - $2.25.

Autauga Co, AL, 25 Sept. 1831, A list of notes now in hand belonging to the Estate of Lewis Stephens, deceased, Joseph Collins, Executor: One on James Crenshaw - $12.

Autauga Co, AL, Sale of the Estate of Wm Hunt, deceased, recorded 13 July 1832, James Crenshaw - Wagon & ? - $25

Autauga Co, AL March Court 1839. James Crenshaw to Dixon Hall, Jr., for Thirteen Hundred & eighty dollars, 80 22/100 acres in Autauga Co, AL.

Autauga Co, AL Deed dated 25 March 1839. Jane Hunt to James Crenshaw, for thirteen hundred and eighty dollars. Recorded 1 June 1839.

PONTOTOC CO, MS INDEX, DEEDS, 1836 - 1872
Grantor, Grantee, Date, Book, Page
James Crenshaw, E. McGhee, May, 19, 1854, Book 10, p. 56
J. Crenshaw, Edmond McGhee, May 22, 1854, Book 12, p. 78
Jas. Crenshaw, John Carter, 23 Dec. 1854, Book 10, p. 321
James Cramshaw, A. W. Funk, May 13, 1867, Book 17. P. 304
James Crenshaw, P. D. Crenshaw, Jan 2, 1868, Book 18, p. 28
P. D. Crenshaw, Jas. Crenshaw, Jan. 2, 1868, Book 18, p. 28
Jas. Crenshaw, A. Crenshaw, Jan 1, 1868, Book 18, p. 33
A. Crenshaw, Jas Crenshaw, Jan 1, 1868, Book 18, p. 33
Thos. Crenshaw, Joseph Owens, Feb. 22, 1868, Book 18, p. 60

UNION CO, MS GRANTOR & GRANTEE INDEX TO DEEDS
James Crenshaw to J. I. G. Franklin January 2, 1882 Book 1, p. 77
James Crenshaw from W. F. Hill et al May 7, 1883 Book 2, p. 628
James Crenshaw et al to John I. G. Franklin June 7, 1884 Book 5, p. 119
(The above page number is incorrect in the index. The deed does not exist on that page.)
Abraham Crenshaw to J. I. G. Franklin June 7, 1884 Book 5, p. 30
James Crenshaw to N. C. & D. Littlejohn Jan. 13, 1887 Book 5, p. 421
James Crenshaw from O. W. Thompson Jan. 13, 1887 Book 4, p. 421
James Crenshaw to Sarah Goddard Dec. 10, 1889 Book 6, p. 469
James Crenshaw to Lucinda Little Dec. 10, 1889 Book 6, p. 470
James Crenshaw to D. Littlejohn Dec. 1, 1892 Book 7, p. 397 (page number may not be correct in index)
James Crenshaw to L. J. Little Apr. 6, 1894 Book 10, p. 180
James Crenshaw to Jennie Lynn Cobb Apr. 6, 1894 Book 10, p. 180
James Crenshaw from L. J. Little Apr. 6, 1894 Book 10, p. 115
Sarah Goddard to Lucinda Little Feb. 10, 1896 Book 10, p. 614

State of Mississippi, Pontotoc County, Deed Book 18, p. 28-29
The deed of which the next foregoing is a true copy was filed in my office ... and was duly recorded the 24th day of February A D 1868. John N. Sloan, Clk
James Crenshaw to P. D. H. Crenshaw
Know all men by these presents that we James Crenshaw and Mary Crenshaw his wife of the County of Pontotoc and State of Mississippi in consideration of the natural love and affection which we have and bear for our natural son P. D. H. Crenshaw and for other good causes and consideration we the Said James Crenshaw and Mary Crenshaw his wife have given granted conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do give grant convey and confirm unto the Said P. D. H. Crenshaw all and Singular a certain of land lying and being in the County of Pontotoc and the State of Mississippi (viz) Sixty acres off of the South end of the North East Quarter of Section nineteen (19) Township eight (8) range four (4) east of the basis Meridian of the Chickasaw Surveys. To have and to hold all and Singular the Said tract of land, with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging forever and we the Said James Crenshaw and Mary Crenshaw his wife covenants that we an Seised and possesed of Said land and will warrant and defend the title of the Same to the said P D H Crenshaw against the claim or claims of all persons whatsoever in witness whereof we have signed sealed and delivered this Deed the 1st day of January 1868. Signed: James (his mark) Crenshaw, Mary (her mark) Crenshaw.
The State of Mississippi, Pontotoc County: Personally appeared before me James W. Smith an acting Justice of the Peace of in and for said county James Crenshaw who acknowledge that he signed sealed and delivered the foregoing Deed as his act and deed on the day and year therein named for the purposes therein contained, also personally came Mary Crenshaw the wife of the Said James Crenshaw who after being examined Seperate and apart from his said husband by me acknowledged that She Signed Sealed and delivered the foregoing Deed as her act and deed on the day and year therein named for the purposes therein contained without any fear threat or compulsion on the part of her Said husband. Given under my hand and Seal the 2nd day of January 1868. Signed: James W. Smyth, Justice of the Peace.

State of Mississippi, County of Pontotoc, Deed Book 18, p. 33
The deed of which the next foregoing is a true copy was filed in my office for record February 10th 1868 and duly recorded on the 25th inst.
James Crenshaw to A. Crenshaw
Know all men by these presents that we, James Crenshaw and Mary Crenshaw his wife of the County of Pontotoc and State of Mississippi in Consideration of the natural love and affection which we have and bear for our natural son Abraham Crenshaw and for other good causes and considerations, we the said James Crenshaw and Mary Crenshaw his wife have given granted conveyed and confirmed unto the said Abraham Crenshaw all and Singular a certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Pontotoc and State of Mississippi (Viz) One hundred acres off of the north end of the North East quarter of Section nineteen (19) of Township eight (8) of Range four (4) east of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw survey. To have and to hold all and Singular the said tract of land with all the appurtainces thereunto belonging forever, and we the said James Crenshaw and Mary Crenshaw his wife covenants that we are Seised and possesed of Said land and will warrant and defend the title of the same to the said Abraham Crenshaw against the Claim or claims of all persons whatsoever. in witness whereof we have Signed Sealed and delivered this deed the 1st day of January 1868. Signed: James (his mark) Crenshaw, Mary (her mark) Crenshaw
The State of Mississippi, Pontotoc County: Personally appeared before me James W. Smith an acting Justice of the Peace of in and for said county James Crenshaw who acknowledge that he signed sealed and delivered the foregoing Deed as his act and deed on the day and year therein mentioned for the purposes therein contained, also personally came Mary Crenshaw the wife of the Said James Crenshaw who after being examined Seperate and apart from her said husband by me acknowledged that She Signed Sealed and delivered the foregoing Deed as her act and deed on the day and year therein named for the purposes therein contained without any fear threat or compulsion on the part of her Said husband. Given under my hand and Seal the 2nd day of January 1868. Signed: James W. Smyth, Justice of the Peace.

Union Co, MS Deed Book 1, p. 77
James Crenshaw to J. I. G. Franklin
This indenture made and into this 1st day of February 1876 between James Crenshaw and Mary Crenshaw his wife of the First part, and John J. I. Franklin of the Second. Witnesseth that the said parties of the Sum of Six hundred and Eighty dollars to them paid or seauned to be paid the nealifut of which is hereby acknowledged have Granted bargained and Sold and by this present do grant bargain and sell and convey unto the party of the Second part all our right title tile inlense and claim in and to the following discribed land to wit begining at the North East corner of Section nineteen (19) Township (18) Eight Rang four (4) East of the Basis meridian of the Chickasaw Survey runing South (160) pole to the half mile stake thence West (160) poles to a Stake in run of creek. Thence North (76) degrees West (19) poles to a Stake in ditch. Thence North (55) degrees) West with said ditch (20) poles to a Stake, Thence North (75) degrees East with another ditch, 37 poles to the Bridge on ditch. Thence North 56 degrees East with Said ditch 25 1/4 pole to Section line. Thence East 35 poles to the Beginning containing ninety sever and half (97 1/2) acres more or less To have and to hold unto him the party of the Second part his heirs and assigns forever and the said party of the first part for themselves their heirs executors and administrations do covenant and warranty that they are Seized in for simple of the land above conveyed and farther that they will defend against all persons claiming title thence to adversly to the tile being conveyed. Witness our hands and Seals the day first in These presents above Written. James (his mark) Crenshaw. Mary (her mark) Crenshaw. Attest: T. E. Richy
The State of Mississippi, County of Union
Personly appeared before me T. E. Richy a Justice of Peace in and for the County of Union and State before Said the above named James Crinshaw and his Wife Mary Crenshaw who acknowledged that they signed sealed and delivered the above deed on the day of the date thereof as theine actione deed. Given under my hand and seal this 1st day of February A. D. 1876. T. E. Richey, J. P.
Recorded January 2, 1882

Union Co, MS Deed Book 2, p. 628
W. F. Hitt et al to James Crenshaw, 9th day of April A. D. 1883. W. F. Hitt & J. M. Hitt in consideration of the sum of Fourteen and 64/100 dollars. Our entire interest and two the follow described land to wit, 30 acres of North(?) West fourth (1/4) of Section Seventeen (17) Township Eight 9 Range four (4) East. 

Union Co, MS Deed Book 4, p. 421
O. W. Thompson et w? to James Crenshaw, 1st day of November A. D. 1886. O. W. Thompson & L. A. Thompson, for the sum of Sixty Dollars, Thirty acres in the N. W. Corner of the S. W. quarter (1/4) of Sec 17, T8, R4 East.

The Deed of which the next foregoing is a true copy was filed for record January 6, 1887 and this day recorded in Deed Book No. 5, Pages 420 & 421. This January 13th 1887. S. D. ???, Clerk
Union Co, MS Deed Book 5, p. 421
James Crenshaw to N. C. & D. Littlejohn
State of Mississippi Union County. In consideration of the sum of Two hundred dollars in hand paid I warranty to Nancy Caroline Littlejohn and Drury Littlejohn her husband the land described as follows the North West fourth of the South East Quarter of Section Eighteen (18) Township Eight (8) of Range four (4) East. it is further agreed that in the division of the real estate of James Crenshaw between his five girls to wit Lucinda Little, Mary An Stephens, S. E. Goddoridge, N. C. Littlejohn and Ginny Lin Cobb, the condition is such that the above forty acres of land being valued at two hundred dollars more than the other forty acres of the same quarter to wit South East Quarter Section 18, Township 8, Range 4, it further understood that the two hundred dollars is to be equal divided between Lucinda Little, Mary Ann Stephens, S. E. Godderidge, Ginny Lin Cobb, as their has been a will made this is not to effect said will but only to sho that the money has been paid an said land according to valuation in division of said land. Witness my hand and seal this 28th day of October A D 1886. James (his mark) Crenshaw, Attest: T. E. Richy
State of Mississippi, Union County, This day personally appeared before me T. E. Richy, a Justice of the Peace of said county the above mentioned James Crenshaw who acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the within and foregoing deed of conveyance the day and year therein mentioned as his act and deed. Witness my hand this 28th day of October 1886. T. E. Richey, J. P.

Union Co, MS Deed Book 6, p. 469, December 10, 1889
James Crenshaw to Sarah Godridge
The State of Mississippi, Union County
For and in consideration of Love and affection which I have & bear for my beloved daughter Sarah Godridge I convey unto my said daughter all my right and interest into the following described tract or parcel of land to wit, the South West thirty acres (30) of the South East fourth (1/4) of Section Eighteen (18) Township Eight (8) Range four (4) East lying ???? being situated in said County & State this Deed is intended to contain impose restrain the said Douel the following limitations viz said conveyance is made to my said daughter for the period of her natural life only at her death to decend to the heirs of her body and if there be no such heirs living at her death their to her sisters as tenants in common. Witness my signatures this 22nd day of Nov. 1889. James (his mark) Crenshaw
The State of Mississippi, Union County. Personally appeared before T. E. Richey, Mayor, Ex Officio, J. P. of said county of Union the ?? ?? James Crenshaw who acknowledged that he signed and delivered the foregoing conveyance on the day and year therein ??. Witness my hand and seal this 22nd day of Nov. 1889. Signed: T. E. Richey, Major, Ex Officio J. P.

The Deed of which the next foregoing is a true copy was filed for record on the 10th day of Dec. 1889 and this day recorded in Deed Book No, 6, p. 469
Union Co, MS Deed Book 6, p. 470, December 10, 1889
James Crenshaw to Lucinda Little
The State of Mississippi, Union County
For and in consideration of Love and Affection which I have & bear for my beloved daughter Lucinda Little I convey unto my said Daughter all my right titles and interest in the following described tract or parcel of land to wit: Ten acres off North East of the South East Quart (1/4) of Section Eighteen (18) Township Eight (8) Range four (4) East lying therein situated in said County & state this Deed is intended to contain purpose upon the said Douu the following limitation viz: said conveyance is made to my said daughter for the period of her natural life only. At her death to decend to the heirs of her body, and if there be no such heirs living at her death, then to her sisters as tenants in common. Witness my signature this Nov. 22nd 1889. James (his mark) Crenshaw.
State of Mississippi, Union County. Personally appeared before me T. E. Richey Mayor, Ex officio J. P. of said County of Union, the within named James Crenshaw who acknowledged that he signed and delivered the foregoing conveyance on the day and year therein mentioned. Witness my hand this 22nd day of Nov. 1889. T. E. Richey, Mayor, Ex Officio J. P.

Descendants of James Crenshaw

Generation No. 1

1. James1 Crenshaw was born Bet. 1803 - 1805 in South Carolina1,2,3, and died Aft. Apr 1894 in Prob. Union Co, MS4. He married Mary Gray 05 Aug 1833 in Autauga Co, AL5. She was born Bet. 1817 - 1820 in South Carolina6,7, and died Bet. 1880 - 1886 in Prob. Union Co, MS.

Children of James Crenshaw and Mary Gray are:

2 i. Seaborn G.2 Crenshaw, born 11 Jul 1833 in Alabama8,9,10; died 25 May 1856 in Pontotoc Co, MS11,12.

3 ii. Lucinda Jane Crenshaw, born Nov 1835 in Alabama13,14,15,16. She married H. C. Little 20 Dec 1882 in Union Co, MS; died Bef. 190016.

1900 Union Co, MS Census, Bluesprings Precinct, Beat 4, SD1 ED 127 Sheet 6, #114-114

UNION CO, MS GRANTOR & GRANTEE INDEX TO DEEDS
Sarah Goddard to Lucinda Little Feb. 10, 1896 Book 10, p. 614

+ 4 iii. Pleasant D. H. Crenshaw, born Sep 1838 in Alabama; died Apr 1912.

5 iv. Henry J. Crenshaw, born 04 Apr 1839 in Alabama17,18; died 12 Mar 1863 in Pontotoc Co, MS18.

Enlisted in the Confederate Army on March 19, 1862 at Ellistown, Miss, today in Union Co, MS. He served in the 31st Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company K under Capt. McWhorter. He was reported absent sick on January 15, 1863 and military records show that he died of pneumonia at Mill Dale, Miss. on February 4, 1863.

6 v. Mary Ann Crenshaw, born Bet. 1839 - 1841 in Mississippi19,20. She married J. M. Stephens 03 Oct 1883 in Union Co, MS.

+ 7 vi. Sarah Elizabeth Crenshaw, born Bet. 1842 - 1845 in Mississippi; died Bet. 1900 - 1906 in Union Co, MS.

8 vii. Abraham B. Crenshaw, born 04 Mar 1846 in Hartford Co, TN21,22,23; died 16 Apr 1891 in Union Co, MS23. He married Susan T. Cobb 06 Feb 1873 in Pontotoc Co, MS24; born Abt. 1859 in Mississippi25.

1880 - Enumerated on the 1880 Union Co, MS census of Robert Caldwell, p. 307a

UNION CO, MS GRANTOR & GRANTEE INDEX TO DEEDS
Abraham Crenshaw to J. I. G. Franklin June 7, 1884 Book 5, p. 30

This Indenture made the 9th day of January A. D. 1884 between Abraham Crenshaw and his wife Susan T. Crenshaw of the County of Union State of Mississippi of the first part and J. I. G. Franklin of the second part - all of the County of Union and State of Mississippi. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and In consideration of the sum of six hundred and Thirty Dollars cash in hand paid on the delivery of this Deed of conveyance have granted bargained sold and convoyed and do hereby grant bargain sell and convey to the said party of the second part a certain piece of land in said county of Union, State of Mississippi described as follars, to wit - North West 53 a of the North East fourth section nineteen (19) Township Eight (8) Range four (4), East of the Basis Meridian of the Chickasaw Cession to have and to hold the above described land with the appertainces to this said party of the second part and his heirs ?? the said party of the first part covenants with the party of the second part that they will warranty and ?? forever defend the title of the same to the party of the second part and his heirs will warrant and defend the said premises with appurtanances unto the said J. I. G. Franklin his heirs and assignees forever. In testimony of which the party of the first part hereunto sets their hand and seals this day and year first above written. Signed Abraham (his mark) Crenshaw, Susan (her mark) Crenshaw

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

State of Miss, Union County, The said A. B. Cranshaw in the County of Union Mississippi on the 8th day of April 1891 signed the forgoing instrument and published and declared the same in our possession as his last will and us at his request and in his presense and in the presense of each other on said date have hereunder written our as subsainbing? witness is thereof. Signed: A. Richey, C. (or E) H. Caldwell. The instrument of writing of which the next foregoing is a true copy was filed for record April 18, 1891 and this day recorded in Will Book No. 1, Pages 26 & 27. This May 14th 1891. Signed: S. D. Owens Clark.

9 viii. Phoebe Frances Crenshaw, born 25 Oct 1851 in Mississippi26,27; died 12 Jul 1872 in Mississippi27.

10 ix. William R. Crenshaw, born 07 Dec 1853 in Pontotoc Co, MS28,29; died 16 Aug 1859 in Pontotoc Co, MS30.

+ 11 x. Nancy Caroline Crenshaw, born 14 May 1855 in Pontotoc Co, MS; died 27 Jun 1914 in Union Co, MS.

12 xi. Eliza E. Crenshaw, born 08 Jan 1857 in Pontotoc Co, MS30,31; died 20 Aug 1859 in Pontotoc Co, MS32,33.

+ 13 xii. Jennie Lin Crenshaw, born 12 Apr 1863 in Pontotoc Co, MS; died 28 Jul 1949 in Pontotoc Co, MS.

 

Generation No. 2

4. Pleasant D. H.2 Crenshaw (James1) was born Sep 1838 in Alabama34,35,36, and died Apr 191237. He married Mary J. Matthews 02 May 1861 in Pontotoc Co, MS38. She was born May 1840 in Mississippi39,40, and died Mar 190241.  Burial: Camp Creek Cemetery, Lee Co, MS

1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #278-278
1880 Union Co, MS Census ED 203, Sheet 69, Beat 4
1900 Union Co, MS Census No. 128, Sheet 10

Private in Company K of the 31st Mississippi Infantry Regiment under Capt. McWhorter. Enlisted from Ellistown, MS , which is today in Union County, on March 19, 1862. He was sick on September 1, 1862, went home sick on April 30, 1863, and was absent without leave, probably still sick, in October 1863. He did not return to the regiment.

Children of Pleasant D. H. Crenshaw and Mary Matthews are:

14 i. Willie Rebecca3 Crenshaw, born Abt. 1864 in Mississippi. She married Thomas Orvil White.

15 ii. James R. Crenshaw, born 17 Apr 1867 in Mississippi42,43; died 05 Jan 191343. He married Mary E.; born 05 Apr 187443; died 29 Feb 1960Burial: Camp Creek Cemetery, Lee Co, MS

16 iii. Amanda Crenshaw, born Abt. 1869 in Mississippi.

17 iv. Barcelona Caron Crenshaw, born Abt. 1872 in Mississippi. She married Thomas Orvil White.

18 v. Fanny Crenshaw, born Dec 1874 in Mississippi44.

 

7. Sarah Elizabeth2 Crenshaw (James1) was born Bet. 1842 - 1845 in Mississippi45,46,47,48, and died Bet. 1900 - 1906 in Union Co, MS49. She married Elisha I. Goddard 28 Nov 1881 in Union Co, MS, son of Sampson Goddard and Terassy Kirksey. He was born 07 Mar 1847 in Mississippi50, and died 16 Feb 1926 in Union Co, MS.

1900 Union Co, MS Census, Ellistown, Beat 4, Dist 1, ED 126, Sheet 12, #221-221
1910 Union Co, MS Census, Beat 4 Child of Sarah Crenshaw and Elisha Goddard is:

19 i. James Andrew3 Goddard, born 20 Mar 1884 in Union Co, MS50.

 

11. Nancy Caroline2 Crenshaw (James1) was born 14 May 1855 in Pontotoc Co, MS51,52,53, and died 27 Jun 1914 in Union Co, MS. She married Drury Littlejohn 29 Jun 1882 in Union Co, MS54, son of William Littlejohn and Lousinda Wood. He was born 24 Sep 1854 in Alabama, and died 21 Dec 1899 in Union Co, MS55.  Burial: New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS

1900 Union Co, MS Census, Blue Springs, Beat Four, house #75

Children of Nancy Caroline Crenshaw and Drury Littlejohn are:

20 i. James W.3 Littlejohn, born 07 May 1883 in Mississippi56; died 26 Sep 1980. He married Lillie Mae Golding 05 Dec 1909; born 18 Jun 1887; died 01 Jan 1969.

21 ii. Benjamin F. Littlejohn, born Feb 1886 in Mississippi57. He married Pearl Roberts 31 Dec 1908 in Union Co, MS.

22 iii. Walter H. Littlejohn, born 11 May 1887 in Mississippi58; died 30 Nov 1908.  Burial: New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS

23 iv. Harrison Elijah Littlejohn, born Sep 1888 in Mississippi59; died 1957. He married Lula Brazile 23 Feb 1913 in Union Co, MS.  Burial: Crittendon Memorial Park, Marion, AR

Moved to Earle, AR

24 v. Robert E. Littlejohn, born Dec 188959.

25 vi. Susan A. Littlejohn, born 02 Sep 189360. She married Amos Reagh; born 07 Aug 1883; died 17 Dec 1966.  Burial: New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS

26 vii. Driva E. Littlejohn, born Sep 189661.

27 viii. Clarence C. Littlejohn, born Jan 189861.

 

13. Jennie Lin2 Crenshaw (James1) was born 12 Apr 1863 in Pontotoc Co, MS62,63,64,65,66, and died 28 Jul 1949 in Pontotoc Co, MS67,68. She married Earnest A. Cobb Abt. 1885 in Prob. Mississippi69,70, son of Hillary Cobb and Elizabeth. He was born 21 Mar 1861 in Mississippi71,72,73, and died 14 Mar 1920 in Prob. Union Co, MS74.  Burial: New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS75

1900 Union Co, MS Census, Blue Springs Precint, Beat 4, 115-115
1910 Union Co, MS Census, p. 249b, #103-103, Farmer, ED 112, Sheet 6b, Beat 4
1920 Union Co, MS Census, 4th Beat Township 8, #25-25

Children of Jennie Lin Crenshaw and Earnest A. Cobb are:

28 i. Thomas Vernor3 Cobb, born 04 Jul 1891 in Union Co, MS76,77,78; died 20 Dec 191779. He married Venie Littlejohn 28 Nov 191180.  Burial: New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS

29 ii. Minnie Pearl Cobb, born Jan 1894 in Union Co, MS81,82.

30 iii. John Earnest Cobb, born Jun 1898 in Union Co, MS83,84. He married Mary C.; born Abt. 1903 in Mississippi85.

1920 Union Co, MS Census, 4th Beat, Twnship 8 #25-36

31 iv. Clifton C. Cobb, born Abt. 1902 in Mississippi85,86.

Endnotes

1. 1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1215-1215.
2. 1880 Union Co, MS Census.
3. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census.
4. Union Co, MS Deed Book 10, 115, 180.
5. LDS IGI Batch #M541602.
6. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #12-12.
7. 1880 Union Co, MS Census.
8. 1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1215-1215.
9. New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS.
10. Tombstone Picture.
11. New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS.
12. Tombstone Picture.
13. 1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1215-1215.
14. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #12-12.
15. 1880 Union Co, MS Census.
16. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
17. 1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1215-1215.
18. New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS.
19. 1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1215-1215.
20. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #12-12.
21. 1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1215-1215.
22. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #12-12.
23. Mrs. W. F. Smith, Cemetery Records Union County, Mississippi, (New Albany, MS Chapter NSDAR 1944), 41.
24. Pontotoc Co, MS Missing Marriages.
25. 1880 Union Co, MS Census.
26. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #12-12.
27. New Harmony Cemetery Survey.
28. New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS.
29. Tombstone Picture.
30. New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS.
31. Tombstone Picture.
32. New Harmony Cemetery, Union Co, MS.
33. Tombstone Picture.
34. 1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1215-1215.
35. 1880 Union Co, MS Census, ED 20, Sheet 69, Beat 4.
36. 1900 Union Co, MS Census No. 128 Sheet 10.
37. Compiled by Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, Lee County, MS Cemetery Records 1820-1979, (Blewett Co, Columbus, MS 1981), 69.
38. Pontotoc Co, MS Marriage Records.
39. 1880 Union Co, MS Census, ED 20, Sheet 69, Beat 4.
40. 1900 Union Co, MS Census No. 128 Sheet 10.
41. Compiled by Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, Lee County, MS Cemetery Records 1820-1979, (Blewett Co, Columbus, MS 1981), 69.
42. 1900 Union Co, MS Census No. 128 Sheet 10.
43. Compiled by Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, Lee County, MS Cemetery Records 1820-1979, (Blewett Co, Columbus, MS 1981), 69.
44. 1900 Union Co, MS Census No. 128 Sheet 10.
45. 1850 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #1215-1215.
46. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #12-12.
47. 1880 Union Co, MS Census.
48. 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census.
49. 1910 Union Co, MS Census.
50. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
51. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #12-12.
52. 1880 Union Co, MS Census.
53. Union Co, MS Cemetery Records, 214.
54. Union Co, MS Marriages.
55. Union Co, MS Cemetery Records, 214.
56. Judy Weiser.
57. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
58. Judy Weiser.
59. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
60. Judy Weiser.
61. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
62. 1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #12-12.
63. 1880 Union Co, MS Census.
64. Union Co, MS Cemetery Book, 211.
65. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
66. Death Certificate.
67. Union Co, MS Cemetery Book.
68. Death Certificate.
69. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
70. 1910 Union Co, MS Census.
71. Union Co, MS Cemetery Book, 211.
72. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
73. 1910 Union Co, MS Census.
74. Union Co, MS Cemetery Book, 211.
75. Death Certificate.
76. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
77. Union Co, MS Cemetery Book, 211.
78. 1910 Union Co, MS Census.
79. Union Co, MS Cemetery Book.
80. Judy Weiser.
81. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
82. 1910 Union Co, MS Census.
83. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
84. 1910 Union Co, MS Census.
85. 1920 Union Co, MS Census.
86. 1910 Union Co, MS Census

Abraham Granger / Crenshaw
Greenville & Pickens Co, SC

The last potential Pleasant Crenshaw brother I found was in Greenville Co, SC.  Robert Crenshaw, son of Abraham Crenshaw who died in Pendleton District, SC 1807, moved to Greenville Co, SC in 1799, apparently immediately after his marriage in Granville Co, NC.  This author began a thorough search of his South Carolina census records to verify that his children's age brackets fit the ages of the above four men.  Robert Crenshaw's South Carolina census records showed an additional male child, older than James, Robert, Thomas, & Pleasant.  A search of Greenville Co, SC records turned up a man exactly the correct age.  Abraham Granger's descendants know him by only that name.  But on at least one census record he uses the Crenshaw spelling.  Robert Crenshaw, son of Abraham of Pendleton, also used the Granger spelling alternately with Crenshaw.  Abraham Granger's 1850 census records showed that the naming of his children was very similar to the naming of Pleasant, Robert, James & Thomas.  He even named a son Spartan Granger.  Could he be the oldest son of Robert Crenshaw?  His descendants have found his parentage to be an unanswered mystery.

Census Records of Abraham Granger

1830 Greenville District, SC Census, p. 298
1840 Greenville Co, SC Census, p. 212
1850 Greenville Co, SC Census, p. 320 #36-36
1860 Greenville Co, SC Census, p. 501, Sterling Grove District, #1571
1870 Pickens Co, SC Census, Pickensville Township, p. 449, #15-15
1880 Pickens Co, SC Census, Easley Township, p. 39, #298-298

1851 Greenville Co, SC Deed Book W p. 223, 273, William Hunt to Abraham Granshaw, dower relinquishment by Elizabeth Hunt.

Berea Baptist Church (burial location of the Granger family): From Old Buncombe Road to Hwy 183 to 250. White House Road. Church is on left. A Pioneer Church of Greenville County. Springwood Public Cemetery is on N. Main Street in Greenville, SC and is where the following families are buried: Earle, Easley & Goodlett.

Descendants of Abraham Crenshaw / Granger

Generation No. 1

1. Abraham1 Crenshaw/Granger was born Abt. 1801 in South Carolina1,2,3,4, and died 26 Aug 1885 in Pickens Co, SC5. He married Mary "Polly" Edwards, daughter of Thomas Edwards. She was born Bet. 1804 - 1806 in South Carolina6,7,8,9, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880 in South Carolina10,11,12.

Children of Abraham Crenshaw/Granger and Mary "Polly" Edwards are:

2 i. Caroline2 Granger, born 23 Feb 1824 in Greenville District, SC13,14; died 28 Sep 1845 in Greenville District, SC15.

Died on the 28th ult near Greenville Court House, SC, Miss Caroline Granger, dau of Mr. Abraham Granger, aged 21 years, 8 months & 5 days (eulogy of Oct 10, 1845), p. 154-155. Marriage & Death Notices from the Up-Country of SC, Brent Holcomb.

3 ii. Unknown Granger, born Bet. 1826 - 1830 in Greenville District, SC16.

4 iii. Eliza Granger, born Abt. 1827 in Greenville District, SC16,17. She married Thomas Brackens.

+ 5 iv. William Granger, born Bet. 1828 - 1829 in Greenville District, SC.

+ 6 v. Thomas Granger, born 20 Mar 1831 in Greenville Co, SC; died 26 Jan 1910.

+ 7 vi. Spartan Granger, born Bet. 1834 - 1835 in Greenville Co, SC.

8 vii. Mary E. Grainger, born Bet. 1835 - 1837 in Greenville Co, SC17,18,19.

9 viii. James A. Grainger, born Bet. 1837 - 1840 in Greenville Co, SC20,21. He married Nancy E. Alexander 21 Oct 1860 in Greenville District, SC22,23.

Married on the 21st ist at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. James Lenderman, Mr. James Granger & Miss Nancy E. Alexander, all of Greenville District, Oct. 25, 1860, p. 235. Marriage & Death Notices from the Up-Country of SC, Brent Holcomb.

10 ix. Francis Granger, born Bet. 1839 - 1842 in Greenville Co, SC24,25,26.

11 x. Edmund Granger, born Bet. 1843 - 184427,28,29. He married Martha Gossett.

12 xi. Emily Granger, born Abt. 1846 in Greenville Co, SC30,31,32.

 

Generation No. 2

5. William2 Granger (Abraham1) was born Bet. 1828 - 1829 in Greenville District, SC33,34,35. He married Margaret. She was born Abt. 1842 in South Carolina35.

1860 Greenville Co, SC Census, #1563

Child of William Granger and Margaret is:

13 i. Mary A.3 Crenshaw, born Abt. 1859 in South Carolina35.

 

6. Thomas2 Granger (Abraham1) was born 20 Mar 1831 in Greenville Co, SC36,37,38,39,40, and died 26 Jan 191040. He married Mary Ann Brissey. She was born Bet. 1831 - 1832 in South Carolina41,42,43.

1860 Greenville Co, SC Census, p. 501, Sterling Grove District, #1570
1870 Pickens Co, SC Census, Pickensville Township, p. 448, #10-10
1880 Pickens Co, SC Census, Easley Township, p. 39, #300-300

Children of Thomas Granger and Mary Brissey are:

14 i. Elizabeth3 Granger, born Bet. 1856 - 1857 in Greenville Co, SC44,45.

15 ii. Augustus Granger, born Bet. 1858 - 1859 in Greenville Co, SC46,47,48.

16 iii. Whiteford Granger, born Bet. 1859 - 1862 in Greenville Co, SC49,50,51.

17 iv. Anna C. Granger, born Bet. 1862 - 1863 in South Carolina52,53.

18 v. Laura F. Granger, born Bet. 1863 - 1864 in South Carolina54,55.

19 vi. Ella Granger, born Abt. 1866 in South Carolina56,57.

20 vii. Abraham Granger, born Bet. 1867 - 1868 in South Carolina58,59.

21 viii. Lawrence Granger, born Abt. 1870 in Pickens Co, SC60,61.

22 ix. D. Walter Granger, born 12 Sep 1875 in Pickens Co, SC61,62; died 01 May 191462. He married Rachel Moody; born 27 Oct 187662; died 24 Mar 193262.

 

7. Spartan2 Granger (Abraham1) was born Bet. 1834 - 1835 in Greenville Co, SC63,64,65. He married Mary Alexander. She was born Abt. 1835 in South Carolina65.

1870 Greenville Co, SC Census, Gantt Township, p. 586, #18-18

Children of Spartan Granger and Mary Alexander are:

23 i. John3 Granger, born Abt. 1865 in Greenville Co, SC65.

24 ii. Charles Granger, born Abt. 1867 in Greenville Co, SC65.

25 iii. Bennie Granger, born Abt. 1869 in Greenville Co, SC65.

Endnotes

1. 1810 Pendleton District, SC Census.
2. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
3. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
4. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
5. Tombstone, Berea First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC.
6. 1830 Greenville District, SC Census.
7. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
8. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
9. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
10.
Gale Grainger
11. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
12. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
13. 1830 Greenville District, SC Census.
14. Brent Holcombe, Marriage & Death Notices from the Up-Country of SC, 154-155.
15. Brent Holcombe, Marriage & Death Notices from the Up-Country of SC.
16. 1830 Greenville District, SC Census.
17. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
18. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
19. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
20. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
21. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
22. SC Magazine of Ancestral Research.
23. Brent Holcombe, Marriage & Death Notices from the Up-Country of SC, 235.
24. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
25. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
26. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
27. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
28. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
29. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
30. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
31. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
32. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
33. 1830 Greenville District, SC Census.
34. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
35. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
36. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
37. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
38. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
39. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
40. Tombstone, Berea First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC.
41. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
42. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
43. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
44. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
45. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
46. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
47. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
48. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
49. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
50. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
51. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
52. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
53. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
54. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
55. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
56. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
57. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
58. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
59. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
60. 1870 Pickens Co, SC Census.
61. 1880 Pickens Co, SC Census.
62. Tombstone, Berea First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC.
63. 1850 Greenville Co, SC Census.
64. 1860 Greenville Co, SC Census.
65. 1870 Greenville Co, SC Census.

Eliza Crenshaw
of Itawamba & Monroe Co, MS

If Robert Crenshaw was the father of the above men, we know from his census records that there were also sisters.  Could Eliza Crenshaw, whose 1850 Monroe Co, MS household was listed within 4 households of Thomas Crenshaw, be a sister?  She named children Pleasant, Robert & James.  In addition there was a child named Elias Earle Gray.  Pleasant & Robert Crenshaw both named sons Elias.  Elias Earle was a resident of Greenville Co, SC.   Earle family members are buried there in the same cemetery as are descendants of Abraham Granger.  We know Eliza to have had an Autauga Co, AL sojourn.  Her first marriage was in that county.  Was her 2nd husband James Gray a relative of James Crenshaw's probable wife, Mary Gray?

Descendants of Eliza Crenshaw

Generation No. 1

1. Eliza1 Crenshaw was born Bet. 1819 - 1820 in South Carolina1,2,3, and died Aft. 18804. She married (1) George W. Coker 17 Nov 1832 in Autauga Co, AL5. She married (2) James Gray 27 May 1843 in Itawamba Co, MS6, son of Henry Gray and Nancy Hester. He was born Bet. 1815 - 1825 in South Carolina7,8, and died 18629.:

1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #644-644
1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census, p. 86, #358-358

Children of Eliza Crenshaw and George Coker are:

+ 2 i. Mary Jane2 Coker, born 10 Sep 1833 in South Carolina; died 21 Jan 1892 in Hamilton Co, TX.

3 ii. Munroe Coker, born 1838 in South Carolina9,10.

4 iii. George Coker, born 1840 in South Carolina11,12.

Children of Eliza Crenshaw and James Gray are:

+ 5 i. Paralee A.2 Gray, born Bet. 1843 - 1844 in Mississippi; died Bet. 1880 - 1881.

6 ii. James Gray, born Bet. 1845 - 1846 in Mississippi12,13.

+ 7 iii. Elias Earl Gray, born Bet. 1847 - 1849 in Dorsey, Itawamba Co, MS; died in Itawamba Co, MS.

8 iv. Russell C. Gray, born Bet. 1849 - 1850 in Mississippi14,15.

9 v. Jerry Gray, born Bet. 1850 - 185116,17.

+ 10 vi. William Robert Gray, born Oct 1853 in Mississippi; died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Itawamba Co, MS.

+ 11 vii. Pleasant Gray, born Bet. 1855 - 1856 in Mississippi; died in Itawamba Co, MS.

12 viii. Fanny Gray, born Abt. 185918,19.

13 ix. John Gray, born Abt. 186320.

 

Generation No. 2

2. Mary Jane2 Coker (Eliza1 Crenshaw) was born 10 Sep 1833 in South Carolina20,21, and died 21 Jan 1892 in Hamilton Co, TX22. She married Marion Lexington Hester 08 Nov 1853 in Itawamba Co, MS22, son of John Hester and Elizabeth. He was born 19 Dec 1830 in Alabama22, and died 25 Jul 1859 in Itawamba Co, MS22.

1866 - She left Mississippi for Texas in a wagon train with her two living children.

Children of Mary Jane Coker and Marion Hester are:

14 i. William Bailey3 Hester, born 28 Oct 1854 in Tupelo, MS22; died 28 May 1931 in Snyder, TX22. He married (1) Laura Amelia Adeline Huddleston 01 Apr 1874 in Gatesville, TX22; born 20 Apr 1856 in Tennessee22; died 05 Dec 1923 in Havre, MT22. He married (2) Allie Aft. 192022; born 1869 in Indiana22; died 06 Mar 1931 in San Antonio, TX22.

15 ii. Georgie Anna Lexington Hester, born 27 Aug 1857 in Monroe Co, MS22; died 13 Jun 1942 in Ireland, TX22. She married Wiley Parker Grubbs 06 Jun 1872 in Gatesville, TX22; born 19 May 1846 in Walker Co, TX22; died 1918 in Temple, TX22.

16 iii. Joannah A. M. Hester, born 07 Apr 185922; died 01 Aug 186622.

 

5. Paralee A.2 Gray (Eliza1 Crenshaw) was born Bet. 1843 - 1844 in Mississippi23,24, and died Bet. 1880 - 1881. She married Elisha I. Goddard 1868 in Itawamba Co, MS, son of Sampson Goddard and Terassy Kirksey. He was born 07 Mar 1847 in Mississippi25, and died 16 Feb 1926 in Union Co, MS.

1900 Union Co, MS Census, Ellistown, Beat 4, Dist 1, ED 126, Sheet 12, #221-221
1910 Union Co, MS Census, Beat 4

Children of Paralee A. Gray and Elisha I. Goddard are:

17 i. William Henry3 Goddard, born 09 Aug 1875; died 05 Dec 1966. He married Pheba Elsie Bell 22 Dec 1898 in Ellistown, Union Co, MS; born 19 Sep 1874; died 11 Oct 1960.

18 ii. Martha Ann Goddard, born 15 Sep 1879; died 19 Nov 1958. She married Joseph Henry Kelly; born 03 Mar 1869; died 11 Jan 1946.

 

7. Elias Earl2 Gray (Eliza1 Crenshaw) was born Bet. 1847 - 1849 in Dorsey, Itawamba Co, MS26,27, and died in Itawamba Co, MS28. He married Susannah Johnson Abt. 186528, daughter of Unknown Johnson and Ladosa. She was born Abt. 1850 in Dorsey, Itawamba Co, MS28, and died in Itawamba Co, MS.

Child of Elias Earl Gray and Susannah Johnson is:

19 i. William Greene3 Gray, born 09 May 1877 in Dorsey, Itawamba Co, MS28; died 09 Aug 1960 in Dorsey, Itawamba Co, MS28. He married Eunice Gregory 12 Dec 1903 in Lee Co, MS28; born 10 Aug 187828; died 20 Dec 1967 in Itawamba Co, MS28.

 

10. William Robert2 Gray (Eliza1 Crenshaw) was born Oct 1853 in Mississippi28,29, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Itawamba Co, MS30. He married Mary T. Parker 1876 in Itawamba Co, MS30. She was born Sep 1851 in Mississippi30, and died Aft. 191030.

Children of William Robert Gray and Mary T. Parker are:

20 i. Barney3 Gray, born 187730; died Bef. 190030.

21 ii. Columbus Lum Gray, born 25 Mar 1878 in Tupelo, MS30; died May 1968 in Poteau, OK30. He married (1) Unknown Bet. 1900 - 190730. He married (2) Ethel Horner Abt. 190830; born Abt. 189330; died Abt. 1936 in Poteau, OK30.

 

11. Pleasant2 Gray (Eliza1 Crenshaw) was born Bet. 1855 - 1856 in Mississippi30,31, and died in Itawamba Co, MS. He married Sallie Cobb Abt. 188532. She was born 14 Mar 185932, and died 18 Mar 1935 in Itawamba Co, MS32.

Child of Pleasant Gray and Sallie Cobb is:

22 i. Mary Elizabeth3 Gray, born 01 Mar 1892 in Itawamba Co, MS32; died 03 Nov 1968 in Poteau, Leflore Co, OK32. She married Kenny Gassaway 12 Feb 1911 in Itawamba Co, MS32; born 11 Sep 1890 in Itawamba Co, MS32; died 27 Sep 1973 in Poteau, Leflore Co, OK32.

Endnotes

1. 1830 Autauga Co, AL Census.
2. 1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #644-644.
3. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
4.
Warren Brower
5. Autuaga Co, AL Marriage Records.
6.
Warren Brower
7. 1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #644-644.
8. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
9.
Warren Brower
10. 1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #644-644.
11.
Warren Brower
12. 1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #644-644.
13. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
14. 1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #644-644.
15. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
16.
Warren Brower
17. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
18.
Warren Brower
19. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
20.
Warren Brower
21. 1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #644-644.
22.
Warren Brower
23. 1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #644-644.
24. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
25. 1900 Union Co, MS Census.
26. 1850 Monroe Co, MS Census #644-644.
27. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
28.
Warren Brower
29. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
30.
Warren Brower
31. 1860 Itawamba Co, MS Census.
32.
Warren Brower

John & Nancy Carter
of Neshoba or Kemper Co, MS

Robert Crenshaw of Greenville District, SC lists on his early census records a female child born about 1800.  Living within a few households of Pleasant Crenshaw in 1850 is a very suspicious family, who named children Robert and Pleasant.  The wife fits the age bracket and naming pattern perfectly.  Can anyone identify this family?

1850 Neshoba Co, MS Census, p. 132, household 274-289

John Carter		82	Virginia
Nancy			50	South Carolina
Caroline		22	Alabama
Martha			20	Alabama
Louisa			17	Alabama
George			14	Alabama
Rhoda			12	Alabama
Pleasant		11	Alabama
Robert			 8	Alabama

Harrison Jefferson Crenshaw
of Abbeville District, SC; Newton Co, MS & Newton Co, TX

Another Crenshaw of major interest to the family is Harrison Jefferson Crenshaw, almost certainly a son of the Pleasant Crenshaw who died 1837 in Abbeville District, SC.  For a short number of years H J Crenshaw lived in Newton Co, MS in close proximity to the area where both Pleasant C. & Thomas Crenshaw lived.  Older family members remember him as being somehow related to our family.  At one time this researcher felt Pleasant Crenshaw of Abbeville District, SC might be the father of Pleasant C. Crenshaw of Neshoba Co, MS.  An intensive research effort proved that our Pleasant could not fit into that family.  But Harrison J. Crenshaw certainly did.  He age was consistent with that of male members of Pleasant Crenshaw's household.  He was also a major purchaser in the Pleasant Crenshaw estate, pointing at an extremely close familial relationship.  How was this man related to our family?

Descendants of Harrison Jefferson Crenshaw

Generation No. 1

1. Harrison Jefferson1 Crenshaw (PleasantA, CorneliusB) was born Bet. 1805 - 1806 in South Carolina1,2, and died Abt. 1890 in East Texas. He married (1) Elizabeth Hall Bef. 1836. She was born Bet. 1812 - 1813 in Kentucky3,4, and died Bet. 1860 - 1861 in Newton Co, TX. He married (2) Unknown McCloven Aft. 1861.

1840 Abbeville Co, SC Census, p. 19
1843 Abbeville Co, SC State Census
1850 Census Newton County, MS #540-540
1860 Census Newton County, TX , p 254, #92-92

Member Evergreen Masonic Lodge, No. 77, Decatur, Newton Co, MS: Crenshaw, H. J. (Grenshaw) 1847 Ad Mbr; 1848; 1849; 1850 (This Lodge was chartered 17 February 1847)

Children of Harrison J. Crenshaw and Elizabeth Hall are:

2 i. Unknown2 Crenshaw, born Bef. 1836.

3 ii. Unknown Crenshaw, born Bef. 1836.

+ 4 iii. Archimedes O. Crenshaw, born Abt. 1836 in South Carolina; died Bet. 1874 - 1876 in Louisiana.

5 iv. Harrison Crenshaw, born Abt. 1838 in South Carolina5.

1860 Avoyelles Parish, LA Census
1870 Avoyelles Parish, LA Census

6 v. Triphena Crenshaw, born Abt. 1840 in South Carolina5.

7 vi. Pauline Parmelia Crenshaw, born Bet. 1843 - 1846 in Mississippi5,6.

+ 8 vii. Cornelius C. Crenshaw, born 03 Mar 1848 in Mississippi; died 29 May 1918 in Leaky, Real Co, TX.

9 viii. Pleasant Anthony Crenshaw, born 19 May 1850 in Newton Co, MS7,8,9; died 04 Jan 1935 in Ingram, Kerr Co, TX9. He married (1) Margaret Melvina Burleson 23 Apr 1873 in Kerr Co, TX9; born 12 Nov 1858 in Fayette Co, KY9; died 24 Nov 1894 in Ingram, Kerr Co, TX9. He married (2) Dora Champion Vann 14 May 19019.

1860 Newton Co, TX Census
1880 Kerr Co, TX Census ED 90, 245

10 ix. America Crenshaw, born Abt. 1854 in Mississippi10.

11 x. Hugh Carey Crenshaw, born 21 Apr 1856 in Newton Co, TX10,11,12; died 25 Jul 1933 in Ingram, Kerr Co, TX12. He married Meary Alice Pyeatt 15 May 188612.

 

Generation No. 2

4. Archimedes O.2 Crenshaw (Harrison Jefferson1, PleasantA, CorneliusB) was born Abt. 1836 in South Carolina13, and died Bet. 1874 - 1876 in Louisiana14. He married (1) Louisa C. Leigh 09 Sep 1857 in Newton Co, TX15. He married (2) Indiana Wilson Bet. 1860 - 1865 in Avoylles Parish, LA, daughter of Ludson Wilson and Sarahann Lewis. She was born 03 Nov 1845 in Avoylles Parish, LA16,17,18.

1860 Ayoyelles Parish, LA Census
Lost his arm in the Civil War.
Indiana Wilson: 1900 Pointe Coupee, LA Census Ward 1, p. 1, #2-2

Children of Archimedes O. Crenshaw and Louisa Leigh are:

12 i. Unknown3 Crenshaw, born Abt. 1858.

13 ii. Unknown Crenshaw, born Abt. 1860.

Children of Archimedes O. Crenshaw and Indiana Wilson are:

14 i. Benjamin Franklin3 Crenshaw, born 06 Nov 1865 in Louisiana19,20,21; died 188522.

15 ii. Robert Wilson Crenshaw, born 09 Jan 1868 in Louisiana23,24,25,26; died 1938 in Texas27.

16 iii. America Elenar "Maggie" Crenshaw, born 07 Jan 1870 in Louisiana28,29,30.

17 iv. Sarah Elizabeth Crenshaw, born 22 Dec 1872 in Avoylles Parish, LA31,32. She married Briton Brown Killebrew 19 Apr 1888 in Melville, St. Landry's Parish, LA33.

18 v. A. A. "Tobe" Crenshaw, born 07 May 187334,35.

 

8. Cornelius C.2 Crenshaw (Harrison Jefferson1, PleasantA, CorneliusB) was born 03 Mar 1848 in Mississippi36,37, and died 29 May 1918 in Leaky, Real Co, TX38. He married Mary Ann Burleson 07 Nov 1872 in Kerr Co, TX38.

Children of Cornelius Crenshaw and Mary Burleson are:

19 i. Cora3 Crenshaw, born 1873 in Uvalde Co, TX39; died 1967.

20 ii. Mellie Crenshaw, born 1875 in Leakey, Real Co, TX39; died 193039.

21 iii. Jeff Crenshaw.

 

Endnotes

1. 1850 Newton Co, MS Census #540-540.
2. 1860 Newton Co, Tx Census #92-92.
3. 1850 Newton Co, MS Census #540-540.
4. 1860 Newton Co, Tx Census #92-92.
5. 1850 Newton Co, MS Census #540-540.
6. 1860 Newton Co, Tx Census #92-92.
7. 1850 Newton Co, MS Census #540-540.
8. 1860 Newton Co, Tx Census #92-92.
9. Clyde & Ilene Crenshaw
10. 1860 Newton Co, Tx Census #92-92.
11. 1870 Avoyelles Parish, LA Census #322-359.
12. Clyde & Ilene Crenshaw
13. 1850 Newton Co, MS Census #540-540.
14. 1880 Pointe Coupee, LA Census, 1st Ward p 333B.
15. Mrs. W. T. Nowlin, Newton County, TX Marriage Record 1846 - 1900, (Port Arthur, TX), 8.
16. 1870 Avoyelles Parish, LA Census #322-359.
17. Karen Kerr.
18. 1880 Pointe Coupee, LA Census, 1st Ward p 333B.
19. 1870 Avoyelles Parish, LA Census.
20. Karen Kerr - From Wilson Family Bible.
21. 1880 Pointe Coupee, LA Census, 1st Ward p 333B.
22. Karen Kerr - From Wilson Family Bible.
23. 1870 Avoyelles Parish, LA Census #322-359.
24. Karen Kerr - From Wilson Family Bible.
25. 1880 Pointe Coupee, LA Census, 1st Ward p 333B.
26. 1900 Pointe Coupee, LA Census.
27. Karen Kerr - From Wilson Family Bible.
28. 1870 Avoyelles Parish, LA Census.
29. Karen Kerr - From Wilson Family Bible.
30. 1880 Pointe Coupee, LA Census, 1st Ward p 333B.
31. Karen Kerr.
32. 1880 Pointe Coupee, LA Census, 1st Ward p 333B.
33. Karen Kerr.
34. Karen Kerr - From Wilson Family Bible.
35. 1900 Pointe Coupee, LA Censu.
36. 1850 Newton Co, MS Census #540-540.
37. 1860 Newton Co, TX Census #92-92.
38. Clyde & Ilene Crenshaw
39.
Youvonne Morgan

Abraham Crenshaw
of Granville Co, NC & Pendleton District, SC

Abraham Crenshaw first appears as a titheable on the Granville Co, NC Tax List of Gideon Crenshaw in 1767.  Since the titheable age that year was 16 years of age, we can date Abraham as having been born 1750 - 1751.  Gideon Crenshaw was listed on the 1752 Lunenburg Co, VA tax list, so we can assume that Abraham Crenshaw was born in that county.  His probable mother Sarah Cook, was still unmarried when her father wrote his April 2, 1748 will.  A 1750 - 1751 birth date would be consistent with a marriage shortly after her father's death.  By 1769 Abraham was enumerated as a titheable in the Granville Co, NC household of John Williams Graves.  Graves himself did not appear to be residing in the household at the time.

Abraham Crenshaw formed his own household in early 1772, which dates his marriage at 1771 - 1772.  His wife Nancy's maiden name has not been proven.  The Crenshaw household can be tracked on Granville Co, NC Tax Lists except for a time period during the Revolutionary War, when they disappear.  They lived in the County Line District, probably very near the Virginia State Line.  Their older children made a migration to the Greenville District of South Carolina in the late 1700's with many of their Granville County neighbors and friends.  Abraham eventually followed, but died shortly after moving to South Carolina.  His widow Nancy remarried to William Harper, but died herself about 1832.  Lawsuits concerning the eventual division of Abraham Crenshaw's estate leave a paper trail well into the 1800's.

Abraham Crenshaw Census & Tax Records

(Tax List information was abstracted by myself from original Tax Lists on file at the NC Archives.  Abraham Crenshaw Equity Packet information was transcribed by myself from photocopies made from a microfilm of the original documents.  The microfilm is on file with the Church of the Latter Day Saints and can be obtained via rental from their Family History Centers.  North Carolina Deed Records were abstracted in separate trips to the NC Archives by myself and Sue Harris.)

First Enumeration on Tax List was in 1767 with Gideon Crenshaw
Enumerated in 1769 Granville Co, NC Tax List in household of John Williams Graves Larcher
1771 In Capt. Yancey's Company of Foot, Col. Richard Henderson's Regiment
1772 Granville Co, NC Tax List, 2 polls
1774 Granville Co, NC Tax List, 1 poll
Not listed on 1777 Granville Co, NC Tax List
1788 Granville Co, NC Tax List 10, 10 002 0220
1796 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, 282-1-4
1797 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, 282 acres, 1 tithe, 4 slaves
1798 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, 282-1-4
1799 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, 282-1-3
1801 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, 282-1-4
1802 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, 282-1-4
1803 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, 282-1-5
1806 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, 282-0-5

Granville Co, NC Deed Book H, p 344-345. James Downey of Granville Co, NC to John Willingham of same, 3 August 1767 for 50 lbs. current money of VA, one certain tract or parcel of land containing 229 acres. Wit: James Williamson, Luke Landers, Abram Crenshaw. Granville County Court 1767. Ack: James Downey. Test: Sam Benton CC. Registered Sm Benton PR.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book H, p 450-451. William White Jun & Molley his wife of Meclingburg Co, VA to Thomas Rudd of Granville Co, NC 20 July 1767 for 40 pounds current of VA, 296 acres lying on waters of Grassey Creek. Wit: William Graves, Isaac White, Abraham Crenshaw. Granville County August Court 1768. Proved by William Graves. Test Sam Benton CC, Truly Registered Sam Benton, PR.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book I p 323-324. Thomas Person of Granville Co, NC to Abraham Crenshaw of county aforesaid 25 January 1772 for 50 lbs Virga currency, all that dividend or parcel of land lying & being adjoyning to the said Crenshaw's line & being part of a larger tract granted to the sd Thomas Person by Erl Granville's agents. Beginning at Hicory in Crenshaw's line, thence along Malone's line So 64 pole to a Red & White Oak on a branch, thence up the meanders of the sd branch to the mouth of Head's Spring Branch, then down the Spring Branch as it meanders to a center of two Black Oaks and a White Oak on the Spring, thence No 27d E 114 pole to a Black & White Oak in Crenshaw's line, thence along his line W 160 pole to the beginning, containing 80 acres more or less. Thomas Person. Wit: James Forquhar, Thomas Bridges, Granville County February Court 1772. Ack: Thomas Person. Reuben Searcy CC.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book I, p. 339, February 4, 1772. Gideon Crenshaw deed to Abraham Crenshaw. Both of Granville Co, NC, for 10 shillings in hand paid, all that Dividend of land lying in Co. of Granville on waters of Mountain Creek, it being part of a larger tract granted to said Gideon by Earl Granville Agent, bounded as follows, beg at sd Creek, running along same to a white oak sapling, thence new line by agreement, to....corner thence other New line to sd Gidion Crenshaw 170 poles to a black oak sapling, thence W to the beg. con 140 A together with all woods and appurtenances...Wit: Frances Crenshaw, Luke Landers. Reg. Feb. Court 1772. Signed: Gideon Crenshaw.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book I, p. 323. J. Penn to A. Crenshaw.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book P, p. 372. Between Abraham Crenshaw & Thos Harvey, both of Granville, for 54 lbs. in hand paid, 227 1/2 acres of land on Mtn Creek, bounded by Thos Vass, Thos Person, Robt Elliott & Gideon Crenshaw. Reg. February Court 1797. Wit: Charles Crenshaw, Gideon Crenshaw, Thomas Vass.

Abstracts of Granville Co, NC, October 27, 1801, Gideon Crenshaw to Abraham Crenshaw for 10 pounds, a feather bed, dutch oven, spice and notion cupboard. Witnesses: Thomas Crenshaw, L. Lewis.

Granville Co, NC, 14 October 1806, V-162. Between Abram Crenshaw & David Chandler for 225 lbs in cash paid, 282 acres in Granville Co, NC north side Jonathan's Creek, Lumpkins line, Jechonias Yancey's line, Wm Ames line, David Chandler's line. Wit: Sterling Yancey, Wilkins Stovall. Abraham Crenshaw (no wife signing). Proved May Court 1811.

Pickens Co, SC, Clerk of Court Office, Pack 4-A Equity 

(The first Document listed below is not dated.  I have laid it out below as it appears on the original document.  The documents in the file are loose documents and are not arranged in any date order.  I have not listed them below in any date order.  I am still in the process of transcribing them.  There are many more that are not listed below.  I have used a line of asterisks to delineate between different documents. )

Tract of 800 acres on Jones Fork of Dody Creek of Saluda river
Purchased by Abraham Crenshaw from John McClure
Bond for Titles
Will of his Estate to widow Nancy Crenshaw during
her life
Nancy Crenshaw also Exect
Decd from McClure to Nancy Crenshaw during life
& to her as Ex for use of Heirs of Ab. Crenshaw
(105 acres included in McClure deed conveyed to Heirs of A. Crenshaw by James McAdams

Heirs of Ab Crenshaw
a widow & 12 Children
Nancy Crenshaw widow since intermarried with Wm Harper
who have conveyed to Ab Crenshaw & Wm Hester & they to Evetts
Robert Crenshaw ?? Jeptha Freeman then to Evatt
Abraham Crenshaw to Copeland to Freeman then to Evett

John Bates
(& Barbara wife formerly Crenshaw)

John Jones & wife Elizabeth) to John Gambell he to James Adams
dead in the state) & Adams to Evat
William Dunkin & wife Nancy)

Wm Crenshaw to Wm Gambrell he to James Adams then to Evat

Wm Butler & wife Patsy to Ab. Crenshaw Jr then to Evat
(In this state)
(Wm Hester & wife - Susan

Thomas Crenshaw decd - 3 children - Elizabeth, Thomas & Caroline by ??
widow Rebecca Crenshaw (guardian Hugh Terrence & widow by attorney
to Wm Harper & Harper to Evit

Matthew Chandler & wife Polley

James Jones & wife Agness

Shadrack Frazier & wife Jane

South Carolina Pendleton District, Know all men by those presents that I Robert Crenshaw of the State and District aforesaid have this day bargained and sold and say these presents do bargain and sell unto Alexander Copeland of the same place for the sum of Eighty Dollars to me paid by the said Alexander Copeland all my right title and interests to own that part of my Father's Estate that in his will to my Mother Nancy Harper now the wife of William Harper during her natural life also my part of the land and plantation on which my mother lives at the time of her death which part of said plantation is marked of to me the use and occupation of which land and plantation the said Alexander Copeland is to have possess and use during the life of my said Mother and after her death which the said land and plantation is sold according to the will of my said deceased Father then the said Alexander Copeland to receive my part of the price thereof with the other legatees according to the will of my Father together with any and all of any other part of said Estate that may belong to me by trustee of said will. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the 5th day of February in the year 1812. Signed: Robert (his mark) Crenshaw. Test: J. L. Douthit

The State of South Carolina
To Their Honors the Chancellor of the said State
Hereby complaining your orator Joseph G Evatts respectfully herewith tests your Honor that Abraham Crenshaw late of this state aforesaid departed this life on or about the (blank) day of (blank) one thousand Eight Hundred and Seven possessed of a considerable ?? sound estate consisting of Negroes, Stock of different kinds household kitchen furniture together with plantation implements amounting as appears by Inventory of said estate to about Two Thousand Four Hundred Dollars. That the said Abraham Crenshaw in his life time purchased from one John McClure a certain tract of land supposed to contain eight hundred acres, more or less situate in said state & District of Pickens on Jones Fork of Dodys Creek being a Branch of Saluda River in consideration of which the said McClure obligated himself by bound to make good and sufficient Title ?? when required. That the said Abraham Crenshaw on the sixth day of March one thousand Eight hundred and seven executed his last will and Testament a copy of which is herewith filed marked Exhibited & by which said Will he conveyed other legacies "gives and bequeaths to Nancy his wife the full amount of all his Estate and Worldly goods after the payment of his just debts to be enjoyed and used by her for and during the term of her natural life". That some time after the death of the said Abraham to wit on the sixteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and nine, the said John McClure has conformity or was supposed with the obligation of the bond aforesaid as well as his pursuance of the said will was though executed and delivered a deed of conveyance to the aforesaid Eight hundred acres of Land on Jones Fork of Dodys Creek to Nancy Crenshaw as Executrix of the said will during her life and after her death for the use of the Heirs of Abraham Crenshaw having also presented to be executed and delivered as aforesaid another deed from one James McAdams for one hundred and five acres being part of this same Eight hundred acres, both of which Deed of Conveyance are herewith filed as Exhibit B and C and to which reference ?? be had for a more full and correct description of the Land . Your ?? further shows that the said Nancy Crenshaw and John McClure being appointed Executrix and Executor of the said Will duly qualified and took upon them along their ?? of discharging said trust and having ?? from the Court of Ordinary an order for sale of sufficient property to pay past debts and returned and Inventory as above alledged for further ?? of these acting and ?? are afforded by any official returns. Your orator further shows that the said Nancy Crenshaw afterward intermarried with William Harper who in virtue of his marital rights also assumed the administration of the said Estate. That the said Nancy has since departed this life and the said John McClure has left the state having permitted the wasting of part of the personal Estate of the said Abraham Crenshaw. The Land above alluded to is subject to partition ?? the heirs of the said Abraham Crenshaw as your orator is ?? as also a negro boy Jack said to be in the employ ?? or possession of one Joseph Williams but which said slave your orator charges to be the proper goods and chattels of the Estate of said deceased. This orator further charges that he is entitled by regularly executed transfer relinqued ?? and conveyed as founded on valuable consideration to Nine Shares of the said estate the said Abraham Crenshaw having left twelve children entitled to distributive shares of the residue of his estate as will appear by the will aforesaid and that he has received by purchase the interest ?? and title which the said William Harper possessed, to which Robert , Abraham, William and Thomas Crenshaw were entitled, to which John Bates & Barbara his wife late Barbara Crenshaw, John Jones and Elizabeth his wife, William Butler and Patsy his wife, William Hester and his wife Susan Hester and William Duncan & his wife now relict Nancy Duncan formerly Nancy Crenshaw were originally entitled to of the Estate of said Abraham Crenshaw both real and personal whether under the will or otherwise - that the remaining three children daughters have all intermarried to wit Polly Crenshaw who has intermarried with Matthew Chandler, Agness Crenshaw who has intermarried with James Jones and Jane having intermarried with Shadrach Frazier are or your orator has here adjoined entitled to share of the said estate. Your Orator therefore prays that the land aforesaid as well as the said negro slave Jack may be directed by your Honor to be distributed between your orator Joseph G. Evatts as representing Nine shares as aforesaid and the remaining three children either by sale at public outcry or the more advantageous ?? on in such other manner as to your Honor shall seem ??. That the said Joseph William be de?? to account for the hire of the said slave and a ?? him up for partition and that the said William Harper and John McClure may be required to account generally as well as to discover and surrender any and all other property within their knowledge or control for purpose of distribution as aforesaid. To the and that what is the right and purpose in the ?? may be ?? your orator pray that the aforesaid parting may true and perfect answer under oath to all the allegations contained in his above Bill of Complaint and especially that the said Robert Crenshaw, Abraham Crenshaw, William Crenshaw and the heirs of Thomas Crenshaw, John Bates & Barbara his wife, John Jones and Elizabeth his wife, William Butler and Patsy his wife, William Hester and Susan his wife and Nancy Duncan widow and relict of William Duncan may particularly compare whether they have ?? severally transferred and assigned all their right title interest and claim to any sale the estate both real and personal of the deceased Father Abraham Crenshaw and whether your orator is entitled thereto as ?? and that the said Joseph Williams may dis?? ?? specially whether he has ?? or had of the filing of this Bill the said negro Jack the property of said estate in his possession and how he ??. May it please your honor to grant unto your orator gives writ of subpoena directed to the said respondents requiring them to be and appear on a day certain to answer the said Bill and further to do and receive what the said court shall order in the presense of your orator or in ?? ?? ?? even pray.
Joseph G. Evetts vs Mat. Chandler & Others, Filed 23 March 1832

Descendants of Abraham Crenshaw

Generation No. 1

1. Abraham1 Crenshaw (GideonA, JosephB) was born Bet. 1750 - 1751 in Lunenburg Co, VA1,2, and died 08 Mar 1807 in Pendleton District, SC3,4. He married Nancy Bet. 1771 - 1772. She died Bef. 22 Mar 1832, probably in Pendleton District, SC.

Children of Abraham Crenshaw and Nancy are:

2 i. Jane2 Crenshaw, born Bet. 1772 - 17735; died Bet. 1820 - 1830 in Granville Co, NC6. She married Shadrack Frazier 20 Dec 1790 in Granville Co, NC7; born Bet. 1765 - 17708,9,10.

3 ii. William Crenshaw11, born Abt. 1774 in Granville Co, NC; died 10 Dec 1814 in Shawneetown, Gallatin Co, IL12. He married Elizabeth Hart 23 Feb 1793 in Granville Co, NC13,14; born in Virginia; died 07 Dec 182915.

4 iii. Robert Crenshaw, born Bet. 1775 - 1778 in Virginia16,17,18,19. He married (1) Fanney Hester 30 Oct 1798 in Granville Co, NC20; born Bet. 1775 - 1780 in Virginia21,22,23

5 iv. Barbary Crenshaw, born 177925; died 31 Jul 1848 in Murray Co, GA25. She married Gen. John Bates 1802 in South Carolina26,27; born 15 Sep 1778 in South Carolina28,29; died 20 Oct 1854 in Murray Co, GA30,31,32.

6 v. Mary "Polly" Crenshaw. She married Matthew Chandler 23 Dec 1802 in Granville Co, NC33.

7 vi. Thomas Crenshaw, died Bef. 16 Sep 1815 in Giles Co, TN34. He married Rebecca Hart 22 Sep 1803 in Granville Co, NC35,36.

8 vii. Martha "Patsy" Crenshaw. She married William Butler 06 Dec 1803 in Granville Co, NC36.

9 viii. Elizabeth Crenshaw, born Abt. 1784 in Granville Co, NC37. She married John Jones; born Abt. 1787 in North Carolina37.

10 ix. Abraham Crenshaw, born Bet. 1785 - 179038,39,40. He married Unknown; born Bet. 1780 - 179041,42.

11 x. Agness Crenshaw, born Aft. 1785. She married James Jones.

12 xi. Nancy Crenshaw, born Aft. 1785. She married William Duncan.

13 xii. Susan Crenshaw, born Abt. 1792 in North Carolina43; died 1876 in South Carolina43. She married William H. Hester; born Abt. 1790 in North Carolina43; died Bef. 04 Feb 1861 in Pickens Co, SC44.

Endnotes

1. 1767 Granville Co, NC Tax List, Philip Pryor's List.
2. 1766 Granville Co, NC Tax List, Capt. James Yancey's District.
3. Pickens Co, SC Pack 4-A.
4. James E. Wooley, A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical & Family Records, Volume II, 43.
5. 1820 Granville Co, NC Census.
6.
Phil Jones
7. Granville Co, NC Marriage Record.
8. 1820 Granville Co, NC Census.
9. 1810 Granville Co, NC Census.
10. 1830 Granville Co, NC Census.
11. 1840 Gallatin Co, IL Census.
12. Charles Patton.
13. Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina 1753-1868, (Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. 1981), 73.
14. Granville Co, NC Marriage Record.
15. Gene Lamb
16. 1830 Autauga Co, AL Census.
17. 1810 Pendleton District, SC Census.
18. 1800 Greenville Co, SC Census.
19. 1820 Greenville Co, SC Census.
20. Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina 1753-1868, (Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. 1981), 73.
21. 1830 Autauga Co, AL Census.
22. 1810 Pendleton District, SC Census.
23. 1820 Greenville Co, SC Census.
24. Early NC Marriages to 1825.
25. Murray Co, GA Cemetery Info US GenWeb.
26. Sinclair H. Leavitt
27. Gen. John Bates WebSite.
28. Sinclair H. Leavitt, 11021 Waikiki Dr., Sun City, AZ 85351.
29. Murray Co, GA Cemetery Info US GenWeb.
30. Sinclair H. Leavitt
31. Murray Co, GA Cemetery Info US GenWeb.
32. Gen. John Bates WebSite.
33. Granville Co, NC Marriage Record.
34. Giles Co, TN Estate Records.
35. Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina 1753-1868, (Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. 1981), 73.
36. Granville Co, NC Marriage Record.
37. 1850 Dickson Co, TX Census.
38. 1830 Autauga Co, AL Census.
39. Abraham Crenshaw Sr. Will, Pendleton District, SC.
40. 1820 Pendleton District, SC Census.
41. 1830 Autauga Co, AL Census.
42. 1820 Pendleton District, SC Census.
43. Nancy A. Bedell.
44. Pickens Co Probate Records, Box 57 #619.

Robert Crenshaw
Son of Abraham Crenshaw

Many of Abraham Crenshaw's children are well documented.  But they do not include Robert Crenshaw.  He is probably the same Robert Crenshaw who married Fanny Hester October 30, 1798 in Granville Co, NC.  The bondsman for that marriage was either William Graves or William Granger.  The handwriting on the original bond is very difficult to read.  We have not proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that this marriage was for Abraham's son Robert.  There was more than one man by that name who lived in Granville Co, NC.  But it seems likely to have been the Robert that we are tracking.

The timing of Robert Crenshaw's move to South Carolina is indicative that he was moving with his new bride to begin their new life together.  He purchased Greenville District, SC land on January 14, 1799, located on the Still House Br. of Reedy R and South Side of Brush Cr.  His brother William, possibly the man who was his bondsman, had moved to the same area earlier.  Both men are enumerated on the 1800 Greenville District, SC census as Granger.  By 1810 Robert has moved into the Pendleton District.  This is not surprising, as Abraham Crenshaw's will indicated that his son Robert should live with his Mother.  But by 1820 Robert was back in Greenville District.  This, also, seems quite logical, since his Mother remarried during this time period, to William Harper.  Robert's presence in her household would have been no longer necessary.  The 1820 Greenville District, SC census is the last one on which we locate Robert Crenshaw / Granger.  Court documents subsequent to this time, concerning the division of Abraham's estate, do not list Robert Crenshaw as still being a resident of the State of South Carolina.

Court records in Autauga Co, AL show a Robert Crenshaw living there as early as 1827.  Enumerated on the 1830 Autauga Co, AL census was an R. Crenshaw living directly adjacent to an A. Crenshaw.  Both men's age brackets fit the ages of Abraham's sons Abraham & Robert.  Abraham, son of Abraham Crenshaw was enumerated on the 1820 Pendleton District, SC census but sold his land there in 1823.  He is also not shown as a South Carolina resident on estate records subsequent to that time.

Were Robert & Abraham Crenshaw of Autauga Co, AL the sons of Abraham Crenshaw, who died in Pendleton District, SC in 1807?  Their neighbors in Autauga were a Who's Who of family names from the Greenville / Pickens areas of South Carolina.

Robert Crenshaw Records

1800 Greenville Co, SC Census, p. 264 00100-10100
1810 Pendleton District, SC Census, p. 224
1820 Greenville Co, SC Census, p. 113
1830 Autauga Co, AL Census

Greenville Co, SC Deed Book E, p. 288, 14 Jan 1799, Philip Perry (Greenville Co) to Robert Crenshaw (same) for 30 lbs sterling sold 150 acres on Still house Br. of Reedy R and S side of Brush Cr; border Perry on NW, vacant land, Turpin, Scogins & Hugh Roark. S: Philip Perry, Witness: William Crenshaw & William Cleaton; Wit oath by W. Cleaton before John Burns, recorded 4 July 1799.

Greenville Co, SC Deeds 1790 - 1801, Book F p. 110. ROBERT CRENSHAW the grantor and John Jones grantee. 150 acres on Reedy River. 10 Feby 1801 "...........being proven before 
Thos (John??) Burns Esq by the oath of PLEASANT EASLEY was presented and recorded this 10th day of Feby 1801 .............Thirty five pounds Sterling money.........150 acres 
more or less...........Still House branch of Reedy River on South side of 
Brush Creek in Greenville County..

Anderson Co, SC Probate Court, Estate of Amos Atkinson, Box 1 #11, Estate administered 4 Jun 1810 by John Williams & George Head. Purchasing from the estate sale were: Elizabeth Atkinson, John Williams, Polley Atkinson, Robert Granger, George Head, William Sutton. Those receiving 2 July 1821 from the estate were: Elizabeth Atkinson, Bill G. Dilworth, John E. Norris, James H. Atkinson.

South Carolina Pendleton District, Know all men by those presents that I Robert Crenshaw of the State and District aforesaid have this day bargained and sold and say these presents do bargain and sell unto Alexander Copeland of the same place for the sum of Eighty Dollars to me paid by the said Alexander Copeland all my right title and interests to own that part of my Father's Estate that in his will to my Mother Nancy Harper now the wife of William Harper during her natural life also my part of the land and plantation on which my mother lives at the time of her death which part of said plantation is marked of to me the use and occupation of which land and plantation the said Alexander Copeland is to have possess and use during the life of my said Mother and after her death which the said land and plantation is sold according to the will of my said deceased Father then the said Alexander Copeland to receive my part of the price thereof with the other legatees according to the will of my Father together with any and all of any other part of said Estate that may belong to me by trustee of said will. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the 5th day of February in the year 1812. Signed: Robert (his mark) Crenshaw. Test: J. L. Douthit

Autauga Co, AL, December 15, 1827, Sale of the Estate of Lewis Stephens, deceased. Robt. Crenshaw - 1 lot of corn, $9.

Autauga Co, AL, 25 Sept. 1831, A list of notes now in hand belonging to the Estate of Lewis Stephens, deceased, Joseph Collins, Executor: One on Robert Crenshaw & Roland - $10.50. 

Abraham Crenshaw Records

1820 Pendleton District, SC Census, Males 26-45: 1, Females: Under 10: 4, 26-45:1, 45+: 1
1830 Autauga Co, AL Census
1840 Autauga Co, AL Census, p. 22

Pickens Co, SC Clerk of the Court Office, Pack 4-A. William Harper to William Hester. Whereas Abraham Crenshaw, deceased will to his wife Nancy the use of the land on which Crenshaw then lived during her natural life. I William Harper have since married Nancy, now for and in consideration of $65 to me by William Hester and Abraham Crenshaw, exclusive of the part of said plantation now in possession of Alexander Copeland to be inherited and cultivated by Hester and Crenshaw during my life. Hester and Crenshaw shall not unnecessarily destroy the timber or damage the land in any way. Dated 14 March 1813. Wit: Isaac McAdams, Alexander Copeland. Signed: William Harper. Joseph G. Evetts purchased the land from Abraham Crenshaw and William Hester on 3 Oct. 1823. Wit: B. J. Earle, Wm Choice.

Autauga Co, AL, December 15, 1827, Sale of the Estate of Lewis Stephens, deceased. Abraham Crenshaw - 2 lots of corn at $20.31 each.

Autauga Co, AL. 1828 accounting by John & Jesse Hunt, Guardian in A/C with William Hunt. Cash received from Abram Crenshaw - $50. Cash paid A. Crenshaw for 1 horse - $50.

Autauga Co, AL, January 20, 1829, Collected of the estate of Ambrose Jones, deceased, of Abraham Crenshaw, note - $12.31 1/4.

Autauga Co, AL, 1835, Sale of the Merchandise of the Estate of Thos Terry, Deceased. Abraham Crenshaw. 32 yards of Shirting & Tusean Bonets.

Gideon Crenshaw Legal Records

(Gideon Crenshaw's North Carolina Tax List information was abstracted by myself from the original tax lists, which are on file at the NC Archives in Raleigh, NC)

1752 Lunenburg Co, VA Tax List
1762 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District
1764 Granville Co, NC Tax List, Capt. James Yancey's District, Gideon Crenshaw & negro Hannah
1765 Granville Co, NC Tax List, James Yancy's District, Gideon Crenshaw, Jesse Landers & negro Hannah
1766 Granville Co, NC Tax List, Capt. James Yancey, Gideon Crenshaw & negro Hannah
1767 Granville Co, NC Tax List, List Taken by Philip Pryor, Gideon Crenshaw, Abraham Crenshaw, Hannah - Negro Woman
1769 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, Gideon Crenshaw & negroes Jack & Hannah
1770 Granville Co, NC Tax List, 3 polls
1771 Granville Co, NC Tax List, Gideon Crenshaw, Abraham Crenshaw & negros Jack & Hannah
1772 Granville Co, NC Tax List, 3 polls
1774 Granville Co, NC Tax List, 2 polls
Not Listed on 1777 Granville Co, NC Tax List
1797 Granville Co, NC Tax List, County Line District, 301 acres

Granville Co, NC Deed abstracts were transcribed by Sue Harris from information she obtained at the NC Archives, Raleigh, NC.

County to John Paisley of Fredericksville Parish, Loisa County...Cons. 57 pounds 16 shillings....289 acres...adjoining William Davis. /s/ James Hester/s/ Frances (x) Hester.
Witnesses: Thos. Williamson, Gideon Crenshaw, Henry Isbel.
2 October 1753 Recorded 2 October 1753. Frances Hester, wife of James Hester, released her dower right to land.

Early Settlers Mecklenburg County Virginia Vol II, Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, South Hill, Virginia
Thomas Avorett Will Book 2, p. 196
Names: Wife - Sarah, Sons - Henry, William, Matthew, Isham, John, James, Thomas, daughters - Sarah Wilkins, Elizabeth Smith, Grandson - James Wilkins
Executors - Wife Sarah and son Thomas Avorett
Witnesses: Gideon Crenshaw, Matthew Tanner
Dated 20 Jan 1757, Recorded 6 Sept. 1757

Per Sue Harris: Gideon was in Granville bef 20 Feb. 1758 when he had a survey and also was SCC (with James Cook) for John Potter for survey dated 22 Feb; SCC (with Benj Wad) for Howel Lewis for survey dated 21 Feb; SCC (with David Howard) for James Downey for survey dated 20 Feb. Gideon's SCC's were James Downey and David Howard. Benj. Cook was deeded Granville land in 1757 by William Moore.

Per Sue Harris: Gideon had a land grant dated 10 Aug 1859 in Lunenburg Co, VA for 250 acres on S side Meherrin River and sold the same land on 1 July 1760 to John Ward. He was of NC in the 1760 deed but no wife was shown.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book H p 225. Gideon Crenshaw and wife Sarah, deed to James Williamson for land whereon said Williamson now lives. February 4, 1766.

Granville Co, NC. October 18, 1769. On the Petition of Memucan Hunt, John Howard, Micajah Bullock, John Witherspoon, Luke Landers, David Frazier, Henry Parkman, William Frazier, and John Bains praying a Road from near M'r. Persons by the Church to intersect with the Grassey Creek Road near M'r. Gordons. Ordered that the following Jurors to Wit, Thomas Person, John Wilkerson, David Wilkerson, Micajah Bullock, Daniel Grant, John Owen, Richardson Owen, John Howard, Solomon Howard, Luke Landers, Isham Malone, Daniel Malone, Gideon Crenshaw, James Walker, Isaac White, Jonathan Knight, William Knight & John Gordian or any twelve of them lay off the said Road & make return thereof to the next Court.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book I, February 4, 1772. Gideon Crenshaw deed to Abraham Crenshaw.

Granville Co, NC Land Entries 1778-1785. 170. Gideon Crenshaw enters 300 acres on waters of Grassy Cr in Granville Co; Border: Sanders on Court House Rd, Spauldine, Graves, White, Williamson, his own line, & Malone; issued May 30, d dselt; claim entered February 27, 1778 by William Allin & bond filed; compromised & 10/6 paid.

Early Settlers Mecklenburg County Virginia Volume I, Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, South Hill Virginia
1752 Tithe List
Crenshaw, Joseph (& Joseph Crenshaw Jr, James Downing) Crenshaw, Gideon

Granville Co, NC Land Entries 1778-1785. May 22, 1778. Abraham Hester enters 200 acres in Granville Co on waters of Grassy Cr; border: Landers, Danl Malone, Nathl Malone, & G Crenshaw; removed from No. 195; claim entered Jul 24, 1778 by William Allin; W issued agreable to verdict Feb 1, 1779.

Granville Co, NC Land Entries 1778-1785. William Allin vs Abraham Hester a disputed claim 60 acres pd for: Dec 31 1778. We the jury do find that the defendant has entered lands that ought to belong to the plaintiff and that thtat part of his said entry which is between a line formerly run the plaintiff, Benjamin Peelor & Gideon Crenshaw's line ought to belong to Wm Allin, the plaintiff; we do find it for him accordingly; James Downey, etc., certified by Reuben Searcy cc; issued Feb. 1, 1779.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book Q, p. 234, December 29, 1795, Gideon Crenshaw of Granville Co, NC deed to Thomas Harvey of Halifax Co, NC.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book Q p 204. Gideon Crenshaw deed to Charles Crenshaw for the land whereon I now live. August 1, 1798.

Granville Co, NC Deed Book Q, p. 211, August 1, 1798, Gideon Crenshaw to Charles Crenshaw, for his paying all my debts and giving me maintainence of rainment and food, do herein deed to him all my livestock, household goods, crops of corn and tobacco, tools, and a negro.

Granville Co, NC, October 27, 1801, Gideon Crenshaw to Abraham Crenshaw for 10 pounds, a feather bed, dutch over, spice and notion cupboard. Witnesses: Thomas Crenshaw, L. Lewis.

Joseph Crenshaw Legal Records

One of the continuing mysteries in the Crenshaw family has been whether Joseph Crenshaw, whose Will was entered into Probate October 4, 1758, was the same Joseph Crenshaw killed while serving under George Washington near Fort Duquesne in the French & Indian War.  A recent finding in Virginia's Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck has left this researcher convinced it was one and the same man.  Bockstruck reports on page 136 a list of enlistments relating to the French & Indian War.  Detailed are the names of five men who enlisted in Lunenberg Co, VA on 25 July 1757.  That list includes Joseph Crenshaw.  So we can deduct with confidence that the man killed while serving under Col. Washington on September 14, 1758 was the same Joseph Crenshaw who enlisted on 25 July 1757 and whose Will was entered into Probate in Lunenberg Co, VA on October 4, 1758.

Early Settlers Mecklenburg County Virginia Volume I, Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, South Hill Virginia
1752 Tithe List
Crenshaw, Joseph (& Joseph Crenshaw Jr, James Downing)
Crenshaw, Gideon

Early Settlers Mecklenburg County Virginia Vol II, Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, South Hill, Virginia
Joseph Crenshaw, Deed Book 4, p. 317
Joseph Crenshaw & Sarah, his wife, to Benjamin Cook...cons 40 pounds...300 acres on north side of Roanoke River and on south side of Butchers Creek. Wit: Fran Bressie, Richd Palmer, Zachariah Baker, Signed: Jos. Crenshaw, Sarah Crenshaw, dated 7 Sept 1756, Recorded 7 Sept 1756. Sarah, wife of Joseph Crenshaw, released her dower.

Lunenburg Co, VA Will Book 1, Page 228. Will. I, Joseph Crenshaw of L and Parish of Cumberland -
To my wife - the liberty of the Plantation during the time of her widowhood. To my eldest son William Crenshaw - 5 sterling.
To my son Gedion - 5 .
To my son Joseph - 30 shillings.
To my daughter Prisilla Duke - 1 feather bed and furniture, being the bed that my son Micajah usually lies on.
To my daughter Hannah Parkman - 1 feather bed and covering, being the bed she now lies on, and 1 horse and side saddle. If said Hannah's husband shall come and entice her away, that which I have lent her, I give to my daughter, Mary Cook. And if the said Hannah is so enticed away, Hannah shall not have any part of my estate.
To my youngest son Micajah - the land whereon I now live, and if he should have no heirs, then to my son Joseph and the heirs of his body. I also give Micajah my young horse colt and saddle and all my wearing clothes. I want my son Micajah to live under the care of his brother Thomas. The rest of my estate is to be equally divided among them all [all the children], except that my son William is to have only as above mentioned. I do not want my estate appraised. To my son Micajah - 1 feather bed and covering.
Executors - my son[s] Thomas and Gedion.
Signed [Blank month and day], 1757 - Jos. Crenshaw.
Witnesses - Gedeon Crenshaw, William Wilkins (W his mark), Ann Wilson (+ her mark).
At Oct 4, 1758 Court, the will of the deceased was exhibited in Court by both executors, and the same was proved by the oaths of 2 of the witnesses, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said executors, who made oath, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of said will (they giving security), whereupon they, together [with] "Joseph Crenshaw Williams, Gentleman, their securities", entered into bond for that purpose.

Lunenburg Co, VA Will Book 1, Page 292. Account Current of the estate of Jos. Crenshaw, deceased. Debits. Includes payment of: William Crenshaw's legacy; Robert Langley, Merchant; David Garland; John Potter; John Bracy; Francis Bracy; Jeremia Claunch; John May; Fr's Wagstaff for ferriages; James Mitchel for ditto; Charles Cook; C. Read for tobacco; Thomas Anderson; Zach. Baker; Gideon Crenshaw's legacy; Jos. Crenshaw's legacy; Micajah Crenshaw's legacy; Hanah Bartman's legacy; Vallentine Mullins for selling the estate; returning the Works of Peace Land; Henry Parkman; Elisha Brooks; Hanah Satterwhite for weaving; Abner Nash for advice on the Will; Thomas Anderson for rum at the funeral; John Humphries; Maj'r Tabb; a bed etc delivered Robert Duk as a legacy; a bed etc delivered Hanah Parkman as a legacy; ditto delivered to Micajah Crenshaw as a ditto. Total: 46.10.4. Credits. Includes 1 Negro man, cash in Richd Wilson's hands, cash recd of John Noory, ditto of Richd Wilkins, ditto of Aony Erskine, ditto of Thos. Akin, ditto of ColoErby. Total: 79.6.6. We have examined the accts of Thos. and Gideon Crenshaw, executors of Joseph Crenshaw, deceased, and do find a balance in the executors' hands of 27.5.11. Certified [blank month and day], 1759 - Richd Witton, Jos Williams.Recorded Feb 5, 1760.

Maben Crenshaw / Granger

Granville Co, NC history includes a number of mysterious Crenshaw individuals whose origins have yet to be properly explained.  One of the most interesting of these individuals is Maben Crenshaw, who married Sarah Ann Goss December 12, 1784 in Granville Co, NC.  By 1790 Maben Crenshaw had moved his young family to the portion of Wilkes Co, GA that later became Elbert County.   Records in Georgia show his surname spelled Granger, Crenshaw, Granshaw & Grenshaw.   His given name is spelled Maben, Mabin, Mabowen, Mabourn, & Maybourn.  By 1792 he had died.  The widow Sarah Ann Goss then married George Anderson and began a 2nd family.  That family eventually moved to Autauga Co, AL.  Sarah Ann Goss Crenshaw Anderson died 1851 in Lauderdale Co, MS, while living with her son James Madison Anderson.  An interesting twist to the story is the fact that her daughter Elizabeth Anderson, and her grand-daughter Elizabeth Anderson married Crenshaw men:  Pleasant & Robert, who had also previously lived in Autauga Co, AL.  Their connection to Maben Crenshaw has yet to be established.  Proving the true ancestry of Maben Crenshaw / Granger would add an important piece to the puzzle of Crenshaw history.

North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts (Treasurer's and Comptroller's Papers; Volume XI,  Book A No. 11, part X, p. 1317, (4465) - 151- 31 - page 1 folio 38:    582    Mebane Crenshaw     3:  4:  - 2800

1790 Wilkes Co, GA Tax List, District FFF (became Elbert County) Captain Wilkins' District

Abstracts from Historical Collections of GA DAR: Maybourn Crenshaw, decd. -- Henry Rose applied for letters of administration Oct 1, 1792.

Elbert Co, GA Register of Probates, Book A. October 6, 1794, Thomas Nappier cavael against Henry Pope, obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Maybourn Crenshaw, late of Elbert Co, GA decd.

Elbert Co, GA Deed Book B p. 167. 29 Jan 1795, Henry Rose to heirs of Maben Granshaw, all of Elbert Co, GA for 10 lbs fee simple in said county on Little Beaverdam Creek, 100 acres, adj branch of Bigg Creek. Ack: 2 Feb 1795 before M. Woods JP. Recorded 2 Feb 1795.

Elbert Co, GA Deed Book F, p. 140, 16 Apr 1800. We have today borrowed from Thomas Napier, $71.45. John Griffin has borrowed $30 & Aycock the balance, $41.45. Which sum at request of Thomas we promise to pay to Middleton Woods, Esqr., clerk of Superior Court in trust for the use of the heirs of Mabowen Granger. One of them at the election of Thomas, the sum of money to be paid when the heirs or either of them arive at the age of 21, but it may be paid before if the above Griffin & Aycock thinks proper & if paid before Napier may direct sum to be put out at interest & agree to pay interest for sum of money by each of us received from this date. Wit: Thomas Cook. The within sum of $71.45 is part of the money recovered in the case of Thomas Napier & wife vs. George Anderson for assault & battery of the wife of Thomas. Not wishing to receive the money & to appropriate the same to his use, he has made the within mentioned sum a donation to the within mentioned heirs or one of them. Wit: Thomas Cook JP. Recorded 19 Apr 1800.

Elbert Co, GA Deed Book P, p 115, Received from Thomas Napier, admr. of the estate of Mabourn Granshaw, late of said county, decd., $50 in full of our distributive shares of the estate of said decd., 3 Jan 1815. Signed: Poley Granger, William Sheer. Test: Saml Paxton. Recorded 21 April 1815. Wm Woods.

Elbert Co, GA Deed Book U, p. 162. 19 Dec 1825. George Anderson & Sarahann, his wife, and Mary Crenshaw, to Eathal Tucker, Sr. all of Elbert Co for $200 on Beaverdam Creek waters in said county, 100 acres adjoining Henderson, in fee simple. Test: Wm. U. Bowen, Thos. W. Davis, Benja. Fleming, JP. Recorded 8 Dec 1826.

Elbert Co, GA Deed Book V, p 88, 4 Jan 1827. Robert Evans of Hall Co, GA, William Spears of Morgan Co, GA & William Bonner of Henry Co, GA to Ethrel Tucker Sr. of Elbert Co, GA for $120, $40 each 3/5 of tract in Elbert Co on Beaverdam Creek waters, granted to Henry Rose, 100 acres, adj. Michael Hearndon on W, William U. Bowen on SW, John Daley on SE, Ethrel Tucker Sr. on NE, being tract known as Granshaw Tract, in fee simple. Test: Benjamin Smith, Z. Smith, I. Almand JP. Recorded 21 June 1829.

Descendants of Maben Crenshaw

Generation No. 1

1. Mabin1 Crenshaw died Bef. 01 Oct 1792 in Elbert Co, GA1,2,3. He married Sarah Ann Goss 12 Dec 1784 in Granville Co, NC4, daughter of Thomas Goss and Frances Shearman. She was born Abt. 1760 in Granville Co, NC5, and died 04 Mar 1851 in Lauderdale Co, MS6.

Children of Mabin Crenshaw and Sarah Goss are:

2 i. Mehala2 Granger, born Bet. 1785 - 1786 in Elbert Co, GA7,8; died Sep 1872 in Hall Co, GA9. She married Robert Evans 12 Feb 1807 in Elbert Co, GA; born 1767 in Amherst Co, VA9,10; died 08 Jun 1855 in Hall Co, GA11.

3 ii. Martha Crenshaw. She married William Bonner.

4 iii. Jemimah Crenshaw. She married William Spears.

Endnotes

1. Elbert Co, GA Register of Probates Book A.
2. Abstracts from Historical Collections of GA DAR.
3. Reconstructed Georgia 1790 Census, 74.
4. Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina 1753-1868, (Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. 1981), 73.
5. 1850 Lauderdale Co, MS Census.
6. Lauderdale Co, MS Probate Book D, 43.
7. 1850 Lumpkin Co, GA Census.
8. 1870 Hall Co, GA Census.
9. Compiled by Cleo Harman Evans, The Roberts Evans Family, Virginia & Georgia, (1966), 1.
10. 1850 Lumpkin Co, GA Census.
11. Compiled by Cleo Harman Evans, The Roberts Evans Family, Virginia & Georgia, (1966), 1.

There may have also been a daughter named Mary "Polly" based on deeds following Maben Crenshaw's death.  The above three daughters are the only children of that marriage detailed in the will of Sarah Ann Goss Crenshaw Anderson.

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF SARAH ANDERSON.  Lauderdale Co, MS Probate Book D, p. 43. To son JAMES M. ANDERSON: Slaves Alston, John, and Randall. To Grandson GEORGE W. ANDERSON: One bed and bedding; Daughters: MEHALA EVANS: One dollar; JEMIMAH SPEARS: One dollar; MARTHA BONNER: One dollar. Remainder of proceeds of sale of slave named Rhoda to be divided equally between my son THOMAS ANDERSON, JACK ANDERSON, JAMES M. ANDERSON and WILLIAM ANDERSON and my daughters SARAH ANN COOK, ELIZABETH CRENSHAW and REBECCA SMITH.; Executor: Son JAMES M. ANDERSON
Will dated: 22 September 1843
Witnesses: JOSEPH MARTIN and WM. T. ANDERSON

I suspect that at least two of the other unexplained Granville Co, NC Crenshaw individuals might be siblings of Maben Crenshaw.  Barbara Crenshaw married Thomas Rose February 10, 1787 in Granville Co, NC.  Note above that the administrator of Maben Crenshaw's estate was Henry Rose.  Rahab Crenshaw married John Goss November 8, 1785 in Granville Co, NC.  John Goss was the brother of Maben Crenshaw's wife Sarah Ann Goss.  

Descendants of Rahab Crenshaw

Generation No. 1

1. Rahab1 Crenshaw died Bef. May 1833 in Granville Co, NC1. She married John Goss 08 Nov 1785 in Granville Co, NC2,3, son of Thomas Goss and Frances Shearman. He was born Abt. 1760 in Granville Co, NC4, and died Bef. Aug 1825 in Granville Co, NC5.

Child of Rahab Crenshaw and John Goss is:

2 i. Sally2 Goss. She married William Hobgood.

Endnotes

1. Granville Co, NC Will Book 12, 467.
2. Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina 1753-1868, (Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. 1981), 129.
3. Granville Co, NC Marriage Record.
4. WFT Vol 6 Tree #4555.
5. Granville Co, NC Will.

Granville Co, NC Will Book 12, p. 467. May Court 1833. In the name of God Amen, I Rahab Goss of Granville County and State of N Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and power following Viz first my will and desire is that after my death that my exctrs hereafter named should sell such of my property as they may think proper and out of the proceeds of such sale to pay all my justs debts. (2) I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law William Hopgood and my Daughter Salley Hopgood his wife all the balance of my property ...and hereby nominate constitute and appoint William Hopgood & Fowler Hopgood Exects to this my will and witness my hand the fourth Day of February 1833. Rahab Goss. Attest: ? Cooke. Recorded May Court 1833.

John Goss' will was filed August 1825 in Granville Co, NC leaving his entire estate to his wife Rahab (Crenshaw) Goss.

 

Miscellaneous Crenshaw Records & Information

Crenshaw Wife Sarah Williamson

The Abraham & Gideon Crenshaw families of Granville Co, NC had close associations with a Williamson family.  This record has been found earlier in Virginia, which points to a Crenshaw / Williamson marriage.  Can anyone provide more information on their family and their Crenshaw connections?

Henrico Co, VA August Court 1765, p. 502
Division of estate of John Williamson, the younger.
To Frances Williamson: John, Jack, Jemme & Tiller
To: Sarah Crenshaw: Kent, Jule & James
To: Mary Williamson: Henry, Lucy, & Little Joe
To: Rebecca Williamson: Long Jemme, Phil & Bett
To: John Williamson: Dingo, James & Gim, his paying his sisters
To: Thomas Williamson: Joe, Jack, Anthony & his paying
Dated 26 Dec 1764 by Thomas Williamson, William Smith, Martin Burton & Nathaniel Bacon

Granger Family of Henrico / Chesterfield Co, VA

Descendants of this family moved into the Lunenburg & Mecklenburg Co, VA, and Granville Co, NC area.  Descendants alternately used the Crenshaw & Granger spelling.  Any further information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Henrico Co, VA Wills Addenda, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III

Court 1 May 1721, p. 95, Petition of Joseph Granger that several particulars be delivered to the children of William Gates, decd; he also presents inventory of Gates.

Court 3 June 1723, p. 263, Will of John Granger presented by Joseph and Benjamin Granger, the Executors and proved by John and Thomas Moor, Wit: William Kennon, Gent., Security.

February Court 1741, p. 166, Will of Benjamin Granger, decd, proved by William Inothan & Richard Anders, witnesses.

P. 167 John Granger, orphan of Benjamin Granger chooses Richard Royall, his guardian.

John D.Wiggins & Minerva Crenshaw Marriage

I am searching for any information on and descendants of the following couple who married in Autauga Co, AL:

John D. Wiggins & Minerva Crenshaw, who married April 23, 1839 in Autauga Co, AL;

 

 

Pictured to the Left:  Frank Anderson Crenshaw shows off his first child, Mary Ruth, and his Ford automobile.  Early 1925 in Neshoba, MS)

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