The Cranfords

This is my Greatgrandmother Martha Loretta (Retta) Cranford (on the right)
and her cousin Della Griffin.
 
(((((WARNING)))))This first part on William Cranford is all postulation.. I have found no hard proof that William is the father of the 3 listed boys.. If you have proof of who John Calvin Cranford's father is I would love to hear from you!!!!
 
William Edward CRANFORD b. 1735 NC? and Nancy LITTLETON
Children of William and Nancy:
1. John Calvin Cranford, b. 1785 NC, d. 12 February 1868 at Walker, AL
m. ca. 1808 Elizabeth Wilkes, (see Wilks info ) b. S. C. about 1790 and died in 1868 in Alabama
2. Josiah Cranford, m Winnifred Wilkes
3. Elias Cranford
 
Here is the information that was sent to me. It is extracted from the "Guthery Family of Cullman County Alabama." and filled in from other sources as well as family members.
 
John Calvin and Elizabeth (Wilkes) Cranford were married about 1808 in Chester County, SC. They had 14 children: John & Elizabeth WILKES CRANFORD Tombstone Photo - Thanks Joan and Cathy!
1. Abner Cranford born c.a. 1809 married Jan 26 1831 to Elizabeth Jenkins in Morgan Co. Alabama. They had three children:
.........I.Lewis Mason Cranford b. 1831 m.Louisa Towney Posey, more info from Carlyine Gibson Peirce
.........II. Martha Cranford
.........III. William Cranford.
.........IV. Dorothey b. abt 1833,
2nd m. dau. of Richard and Mary Wedgeworth, Rebecca Wedgeworth Connors on July 18, 1837 Abner died 18 July 1888 and is buried at Mcdade Cemetery, Carbon Hill ( photo of Abner and Rebecca) thier children:
.........V. Julia Ann b. abt 1838, m. John Cunningham
.........VI. John Edward b.Feb.12, 1839, m. 1st Miss Mathis, 2nd Uretha Morris, 3rdJane Hockett
.........VII.Nancy Elizabeth (Emily) b.Feb 4, 1841, m. John Morgan Stacks
.........VIII. Elizabeth P. b. abt 1843,
.........IX. Sara Ann Mitilda b.May 27,1847, m Lewis Thomas Atkins
.........X. Newton Middelton b. abt 1853,more info from Carlyine Gibson Peirce
 
 
2. Winifred Cranford born 11 February 1811 married David Speegle on 7 Oct 1830. She died on 23 Nov 1867. (See Speegle info) (more info from Carlyine Gibson Peirce)
3. Celia Cranford was born in 1812 and married Armisted/Armistead Blevins, son of Joseph or Josiah Blevins and Rebecca - last name unknown.
4. Mary (Polly) Cranford born 1813 married William Stringer on 21 Nov 1832.
5. Martha (Patsy) Cranford born 1815 married Absalom Speegle (brother of David) in 1831.
6. William Cranford born February 18, 1818 Morgan Co., AL, married August 10, 1844 to Leaner Louise Jones. He died August 03, 1885 in Covington Co., MS .(more info on William and his Descendants)
Their Children were:
.........I. Carlin ArmstrongCranford, b. 7 Sept 1845 Jasper, Walker Co.,
AL, d. 18 Aug 1919 Essary Springs, TN m. 20 Dec 1870 Jasper, Walker Co., AL
Rebekah Anne GRAY b. 1846 Jasper, Walker Co., AL d. 13 July 1930 Tuscumbia, AL.
.........II. Celia Sadie Cranford- b.1846,
.........III. Elizabeth Cranford- b. 1848, died at age 2.
2nd he married Sidie Emmaline Tubb in 1849.
Children of William Cranford and Sidie Tubb are:
.........IV. William Madison Cranford, b. 1849, MS; d. November 30, 1907.
.........V. Tandy Walker Cranford, b. 1850, MS; d. Unknown.
.........VI Thomas Peter Cranford, b. 1852, MS; d. June 05, 1915.
.........VII. Mary Cranford, b. 1853, MS; d. August 28, 1927.
.........VIII. Jeremiah Leggett Cranford, b. June 13, 1854; d. March 30, 1915.
.........VIIII Emily Cranford, b. June 26, 1858, MS; d. August 24, 1918.
.........X. Charles Edwin Cranford, b. August 08, 1861, MS; d. April 13, 1926.
7. Charlotte Cranford born 1819 married Thomas Gibson. more info from Carlyine Gibson Peirce
8. Thomas Mathew Cranford born c.a. 1820 Chester Co. S.C., d. 11 March 1866 at Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, (More info) m. ca. 1842 in Walker Co. Ala. to Caroline Townley, b. 1820/23. Walker Co. AL. d. 1870 in Mt. Ida, Montgomery, Arkansas. Caroline married second to R. McConnell as per 1870 census.
.........I. Elizabeth Cranford born 1843, Walker Co. AL. d. abt 1883 Weber Falls OK
.........II. Wesley Ivins Cranford, b. November 1844 at Walker Co., L, m. Martha J. Spivey,1865 (see Spiva History ) died 20 Nov. 1905, AR
Their children were:
..................1. Mary B(Isabelle). Cranford- b. Oct 23, 1866 in Arkansas, Married George Keaton Wood On 22 Feb. 1884, he was born 7 Feb. 1863 Ill., Died 1 Oct. 1946 Sanger, San Fernando, Calif. His mother was Elizabeth Cooper, father's 1st name unknown Mary Died 17 June 1948 at Evans Rest home, Sanger, Calif.
Their children were,
...........................I. Geo. Earnest Wood b.8 Feb. 1897-31 d. Aug 1948 L.A. Calif., married May Quist Fuluider,
...........................II. Jordan Elza Wood b.20 Apr. 1890 -d.1896,
...........................III. Oliver Wesley Wood -b.7 Aug. 1892 - d.22 Aug 1927 married Nancy Farmer on 1 Dec. 1912 Maricopa, County, Az., Oliver Wesley And Nancy's children all born Phx.Az,
....................................1. Mary Elizabeth Wood- b.15 Feb 1915- d.Mar. 1887,
....................................2. Geo. Henry Wood b. 21 july 1917- d.Aug. 1960,
....................................3. Della May Wood - b. 25 May 1920- d.11 may 1996 married Charles Miller,
....................................4. Dora Frances Wood b. 2 Aug. 1922 married John Faulkner,
....................................5. Jake Earnest Wood b. 13 Aug. 1924 Married 3 times,
....................................6. Baby Wood b. 27 Aug. 1926 died 1926.
...........................IV. Nellie Jane Wood b. 21 Feb. 1901,
...........................V. Lenville Ivans Wood b. 14 June 1902- d. 9 Dec.1902,
...........................VI. Arther Austin Wood b. 4 Dec. 1903- d. 19 June 1904,
 
..................2. Elisha Dow Cranford- was born December 04, 1868 in Mount Ida, Arkansas, and died March 08, 1952 in Beaumont, California. He married (1) MOLINDA CATHERINE ROBERSON August 14, 1897, in Garland County, Arkansas. MoLinda born February 18, 1876 in Boxby, Arkansas, and died June 12, 1931 in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona, daughter of ROBERSON of KY. He married (2) ELIZA Ann Fridley, born August 13,1876, Texas, and died June 5, 1958 Beaumont, California.
Children of ELISHA CRANFORD and MOLINDA ROBERSON are:
...........................I. RAYMOND EDWARDS CRANFORD, b. November 14, 1902, Mount Ida, Arkansas; d. March 02, 1998, Enumclaw King, Washington.
...........................II. CLARENCE HENRY CRANFORD, b. February 01, 1904, Mt. Ida, Arkansas; d. May 1971, Deming, Whatcom County, Washington.
...........................III. CLIFFTON CLIFFORD CRANFORD, b. October 01, 1905; d. June 18,1986, Compton, Los Angles, California.
...........................IV. ROY CRANFORD, b. April 04, 1907, Maricopa County, Arizona; d. September 08, 1990, Bellingham, Whitcom County, Washington.
...........................V. HELEN KATHLEEN CRANFORD, b. April 03, 1909, Maricopa County, Arizona; d. January 24, 1993, Whatcom, Washington; m. (1) FLOYD HUGHES; b. July 04, 1904; d. May 1982, Chelan, Wenatchee County, Washington; m. (2) ?.
...........................VI. PAUL IVAN CRANFORD, b. November 04, 1911, Maricopa County, Arizona; d. September 22, 1993, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington.
...........................VII. FLORA CRANFORD, b. February 13, 1914, Maricopa County, Arizona; d. September 1982, Long Beach, Los Angles, California.
...........................VIII. ROBERT WESLEY CRANFORD, b. March 09, 1916, Maricopa County, Arizona; d. July 6, 1950, California.
...........................IX. BESSIE CRANFORD, b. April 23, 1919, Maricopa County, Arizona.
...........................X. WILLARD CRANFORD,(called Wilbur) b. March 14, 1922; d. Abt. 1925.
...........................XI. EDWARD DALE CRANFORD, b. May 02, 1924, Compton, California;
...........................XII. MARGRET CRANFORD, b. November 03, 1926, Compton, California; d. January 12, 2000, Toronto, Ohio.
..................3. Fannon Francis Cranford - born 23 October 1870, married Nancy Ann Berry she was born Sept. 1879 Bermingham, ALA. their children.
...........................I. Vander Ivan Cranford born 24 Nov.1898 Hot Springs Ark. died 23 Aug. 1985 L.A. County. Calif. married Annie May Peden on 5 Aug. 1919 Phx. AZ. 2 children, 2nd married Ethel abt 1926., 3rd remarried (after Ethel's death) Annie May Peden in 1971.died 22 Jan 1985 L.A. Co.Burbank Calif.
...........................II. Lester Jan 1901 ark.-23 Nov. 1963 Inglewood Calif. Married Cora Anderson,
...........................III. Oweetah (Female) 3 Feb. 1905 Ark. (Living),
...........................IV. John Wesley Oct. 1907Ark.-1946 Az. married Mary Ellen?
...........................V. Hazel May 2 Oct. 1909 Phx,AZ.,
...........................VI. Mary 9 june1912 Phx.-25 , Nov. 1912 Phx. Az.
...........................VII. James Rellis 7 Oct. 1909 Phx.,
...........................VIII. William. 25 Mar. 1916 Phx.
...........................IX. Dorothy Ann 28 Oct. 1919 Phx.
..................4. Wm. Elza Cranford - born 1 July 1872, died 5 June 1943. married Laura Lee Green born Mar. 1880 Ark, died, Sept. 10, 1953. William Elza and Laura Lee are buried at the Macedonian Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Ar.- their children (The following info is from Eve Blevins-fbebjb@up-link.net).......... Here are some great photos of this family.. Thanks Eve!
...........................I .Lilly Marie Cranford -Mar. 1897 Ark m. George Thomas
........................... II Mary Elizabeth Cranford - Apr. 1899 Ark
........................... III.Martha Belle Cranford
........................... IV. Marlin Died as baby
........................... V. Leatha or Lela, Died as baby
........................... VI. Chesley Odell Cranford-4 Nov. 1906 Phx.Az
........................... VII. Wesley Elmer Cranford
........................... VIII. Eunice Molly Cranford b. Aug 3, 1914 in AR m. Lloyd Elsie Wedge
........................... IX. John- Died as baby
........................... X. Baby Girl Died at birth
........................... XI.Linville Henry Cranford
........................... XII. Mildred Alta Cranford.
..................5. Della Cranford - Born 19 Feb. 1875, died Sept. 1951 Phx. Married Wm Henry Newcomb on 1 Mar. 1902, Wm. Henry born Oct 15, 1878- died 3 Mar. 1941 Both buried Greenwood cemetery Phx.
...........................I. Florence Ethel Cranford - Born 9 Aug. 1905 Hot Springs Ark. died 30 Oct.
1981, m. Neill
..................6. David Wesley Cranford - born 30 April 1877 at AR, died 3 May 1951 Hit by a car while crossing the street.
..................7. Thomas Barton Cranford - born 25 Dec. 1879, died 10 Jan 1904 married Nancy Hall,
..................8. Martha Loretta Cranford - born 22 February 1882, m.Mar 29, 1903, Albert Lewis Rawls (see Rawls History) Issue 6;
...........................I. Ruth Juanita Rawls(dec'd),
...........................II. Howard John Wesley Rawls - b. Mar 19 1908 d. May 1984,
...........................III. Vieux Rolland Rawls Sr.- b. Sep 15, 1910 d. Feb 6, 1979 m. Jun 2 1929 in AZ to Lola Hazel Hinkle (see Hinkle History) b. Feb 24, 1912,
...........................IV. Albert Rawls Jr. died 1931 in Car accident(dec'd)
...........................V. Peggy Jean Rawls- b. July 26 1920 m. Frank Wilson d. 2003
...........................VI. Delmar Laurence Rawls- b. July 30, 1922 d.Sep 1980 m. Dorthy Gibson .
..................9. Olive May Cranford b. Aug 23, 1886, married 3 times 1st Mr. John M. Austin Jul 18, 1904, 2nd Mr. Alfred Dearing Nov 22, 1918 he died Dec 7, 1939, 3rd Mr. Harvey (Frank) Mize m. July 18, 1953
...........................I. Ester Austin b. June 20, 1905
...........................II. Ruth Austin b. July 30, 1908
...........................III. Evelyn Austin b. Sept 22, 1910
...........................IV. Olive Fay Dearing b, Dec 21, 1919 in Phoenix, AZ
.........III. Maryann "Polly" Cranford born 1846, Walker Co. AL, Married J.A. Rose on the 9 apr. 1863, 2nd married Adam C. Merdith,
.........IV. Martha Ann Cranford born 1847,
.........V. John Robert Cranford born Oct 1848, AL. d. 01 May 1926, Little Rock AR. Married Manerva Jane Drain on the 8 Jan 1872 family sheet on rootsweb by Melissa C. Karrh
.........VI. Lucinda Catherine Cranford born 27 Mar 1849, AL. d 03 Sept. 1932, Little rock AR. married Wm Bartlet McKnight
.........VII. Louisa Cranford (listed as Eliza C. in the 1860 and 1870 census) born 1853, AL. d. 14 Feb 1946, Pine Ridge AR Married John Clayton Goodner on 18 Aug 1872
.........VII. Lewis F. Cranford born 1857 AR died btwn1860-1870?
9. John Monroe Cranford b. ABT 1824 in Morgan County, Alabama, died in Cairo, Illinois m. 19 OCT 1843 in Morgan County, Alabama to Sarah Ann THOMPSON b: ABT 1824 in Alabama, 6 Children:
.........I..William P. Cranford b: ABT 1845 in Alabama
.........II. Austin L. Cranford b: ABT 1847 in Alabama
.........III. Houston M. Cranford b: ABT 1849 in Walker County, Alabama
.........IV. James Cranford
......... V. Nida Cranford
......... VI. Minerva Cranford
10. Malinda Cranford born 18 April 1825 married Samuel Tubbs. (Tubbs census page)
.........I. Daniel Lee Tubbs- b. Oct.25,1842 in Walker Co. AL married Mary D. b. July 1848 in AL, 9 children, 6 were living in 1900
..................1. John A.Tubbs- b. 1867 in Walker Co. AL  
..................2. Torilda Tubbs- b. 1875 in Walker Co. AL
..................3. Jabe A. Tubbs- b. 1877 in Walker Co. AL
..................4. Mary H Tubbs- b. Jan 1880 in Walker Co. AL
..................5. Vin Lee Tubbs- b. Nov 1882 in Walker Co. AL
..................6. Dollie Mary Tubbs- b. Nov 1884 in Walker Co. AL
..................7. Etta B. Tubbs- b: Feb 1887 in Walker County, Alabama
..................8. Rhodie A. Tubbs- b: Oct 1895 in Walker County, Alabama
.........II. Mary Elizabeth Tubbs b: abt 1843 in Alabama
.........III. JohnTubbs- b. 1844 in Walker Co. AL
......... IV. Nancy M. Tubbs- b. Oct 17, 1846 in Walker Co. AL
......... V. JamesA. Tubbs- b. 1851 in Walker Co. AL
.........VI. Emily Byrd Tubbs- b. Apr. 11, 1852 in Walker Co. AL
......... VII. Lucias M. Tubbs- b. May 30, 1856 in Walker Co. AL
.........VIII. Emmanule L. 'Mancel' Tubbs- b. Aug 1860 in Walker Co. AL
.........IX. Virgil Tubbs- b: abt 1862 in Walker County, Alabama
.........X. Samuel V. Tubbs- b: Apr 1863 in Alabama
11. Minerva Cranford born 1826 married Jack W. Childress 6 children:
.........I. Eliza Childress b: 22 SEP 1846
.........II. William Edward Childress b: 16 MAR 1850
.........III. Ruth Childress b: 13 NOV 1856
.........IV. James Thomas Childress b: 8 MAY 1859
.........V. Lizzie Childress b: 1863
.........VI. Jay Washington Childress b: 25 MAR 1865
12. Nancy Emily Cranford born 7 Oct 1827 married Daniel Lee Tubbs born 7 Oct 1827 (Tubbs census page)
.........I, Mary Ann (Polly) Tubbs abt 1846 in Walker Co. AL
.........II. Matilda Jane Tubbs abt 1847 in Walker Co. AL
.........III. Samuel Spencer Tubbs abt 1849 in Walker Co. AL
.........IV Dolly Dartha Tubbs abt 1851 in Walker Co. AL
.........V. Malinda Carley Tubbs. abt 1852 in Walker Co. AL
.........VI.King David Tubbs abt 1855 in Walker Co. AL
.........VII.Daniel Lee Tubbs Jr. abt 1858 in Walker Co. AL
13. Lydia Ann Dorcas Cranford born 1831, d 1914 married 1st Montgomery Randolph and second married his brother Madison (Matt) Randolph. More family info
14. Chesley Hardy Cranford born 5 Feb 1833, married 15 DEC 1853 in Walker County, Alabama to Elmartha C. Morris b: 16 MAR 1838 - 14 Children all born in Walker County, Alabama
.........I.. John Harvey 'Jack' Cranford b: 12 MAR 1855 in Cranford Creek, Walker County, Alabama
.........II.. Naomi Mirna Frances Cranford b: 26 OCT 1856 in Alabama
.........III Modena Catherine Cranford b: 18 JUN 1858 in Walker County, Alabama, m. William Cotney Gray (pictures from Robert Gray)
.........IV. William Lafayette Cranford b: 7 FEB 1860 in Alabama
.........V. Samantha Rivers Cranford b: FEB 1862 in Walker County, Alabama
.........VI. James M. Cranford b: NOV 1863 in Walker County, Alabama
.........VII. Elias Monroe Cranford b: 27 JAN 1866 in Walker County, Alabama
.........VIII. Eliza Wineford 'Winnie' Cranford b: 16 NOV 1868 in Walker County, Alabama
.........IX. Rufus Orlando Cranford b: 27 DEC 1870 in Near Oakman, Walker County, Alabama
.........X. Mary Emily Cranford b: 22 MAY 1872 in Walker County, Alabama
.........XI. Alice Adelaide Cranford b: 1 DEC 1874 in Alabama
.........XII. Henry Wilson 'Heavy' Cranford b: 12 JAN 1877 in Walker County, Alabama
.........XIII. Stephen Cranford b: 25 DEC 1878 in Walker County, Alabama - Photo of the twins, Asa and Steve
.........XIV. Asa Cranford b: 25 DEC 1878 in Walker County, Alabama

"John Cranford was born in Virginia about 1781 and died February 12, 1868.
He was a soldier of the War of 1812 from Chester Co. S.C. He received land
in Walker Co. in the early 1850's for service in the war. He moved to Morgan
Co. Alabama in the 1820's and from there to Walker Co. Alabama."
"Elizabeth (Wilkes) Cranford was the daughter of Abner Wilkes and Martha.
She was born in S. C. about 1790 and died in 1868 in Alabama. Abner Wilkes
was the son of Thomas Wilkes and Mary (Conyers or Conyears, she was the
daughter of Richard and Margaret (Anrundel) Conyers). Thomas Wilkes was the
son of Francis Wilkes and Grace________."(see Wilks info)
"The Wilkes genealogy has been compiled in a book by Ivan E. Bass in 1964.
It includes the family of John Cranford and Elilzabeth Wilkes. The book is
probably out of print, (pp. 15-16).

If you have any changes or additions, also, I would like to have more photos or family stories. Or if you would like to add your link, please feel free to email me at cydrawls@aol.com
I would really like to thank everyone for sharing all their info... especially Mary, Carrie, Peggy, Cathy and Kennye!!!
Crandford Links:
George Cranford - George has a lot of info and family lines of The North Carolina Cranfords Since 1745. He has history into england and fcts about Cranfords in general, it is an easy page to access and research from.George L Cranford - This is george's new page..... he has links to other researchers and most of the info from his old page to date. He is stil in the process of transfering all his pages.ftp
Cathy Cranford- Cathy has put together a great page on the Cranfords, she has a lot of info and links- a must if you are researching the Cranfords! She is also the listmom for the CRANFORD-L mail list at rootsweb. click here to join www.rootsweb.com
Roy Cranford - has put up a wonderful page that has Cranford history back to the 1200's in England.

 

Rawls Links:
RAWLS RAWLES RALLS GENEALOGY - Ronald Rawls' Page- This page gives a good history on the Rawls', with lot's of links. And Ron's own lineage- good page!
Ralls Net - Stephen Ralls This web page is primarily dedicated to the genealogy and history of Ralls, Rawls, and related families, all spelling variations included.  Stephen has a pages on military records, History of the Ralls surname as well as his own lineage. There are more links to other Ralls, Rawls etc pages. Great page!
 
 
 

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