Chesley Hardie Cranford

Chesley Hardie Cranford

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  • Name Chesley Hardie Cranford 
    Born 5 Feb 1833  Falkville, Morgan Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with parents, John and Elizabeth
    Census 1860  Western Div, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Twnshp 5, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  T15 R8, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Precinct 8 Pleasant Grove, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 May 1911  Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Oakman, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Last Name: Cranford
      Date of Birth:
      Birth Information:
      Date of Death:
      Death Information:
      Discharge Date:
      Discharge Information:
      Branch: Cavalry
      Regimental Unit: 56th Alabama Regiment
      Company Unit: G
      Co. Unit Name: Shapperds
      Pension Rec:
      Authority: Personal Statement Census Tax Assessor Walker County 1907.

      First Name: Chesley MI: Hardy
      Marital Status:
      Occupation:
      Enlistment Date: 1862/10/00
      Enlistment Information: Mississippi, Columbus, Private.
      Engagements:
      Engage. con't:
      Remarks: Latter made Orderly Sergeant. Continued until 1863/01/00 I left the command and reenlisted.
      Remarks con't:
      Other Info:
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/results.cfm [1]

    • Cranford, Chesley Hardy, a son of John and Elizabeth (Wilkes) Cranford, was
      born February 5, 1833, at Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama.
      It is not known just when he came to Walker County. In October, 1862, he enlisted as
      orderly sergeant, in Company G, Fifty-Sixth Alabama Cavalry, and in July,
      1863, he was transferred to Company E, Tenth Alabama Cavalry, and served
      until the close of the war. After the close of the war he served the county
      for a number of years as Tax Assessor.

      He died May 9, 1911, and is buried at New Hope. He was married to Elmartha Morris, who was born March 16,
      1838, and died June 26, 1910. She was the daughter of John Harvey and
      Catherine (Hubbard) Morris, the latter a sister of Hon. David Hubbard, of
      Lawrence County, the first Confederate Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
      Among the children of Chesley Hardy and Elmartha (Morris) Cranford were John
      Harvey Cranford and W. Lafayette Cranford, born February 7, 1860; married to
      Etta Swindle on October 23, 1881; died May 27, 1896, and buried in Swindle
      Graveyard.

      Owen's Alabama, Vol. III, page 418
      Owen's Alabama, Vol. IV, page 1687
      Memorial Record, Vol. II, page 1021
      Census of Confederate Soldiers, 1907
      Gravestones [2]
    • In the 1867 Voting Registration Loyalty Oaths, taken 31 July 1867, Chesley H. Cranford indicated he was born 5 February 1833 in Morgan County, Alabama.
    • http://www.therestorationmovement.com/alabama/cranford.htm

      [3]
    • Gospel Advocate Obituary Of Chesley H. Cranford

      On May 9, 1911, Brother C. H. Cranford, of Walker County, Ala., passed on to his reward. He died on the farm where he had lived all his life, near the town of Oakman, at the advance age of seventy-eight years, three months, and four days. He corresponded with me in March and April about holding a meeting at New Hope; and after receiving my promise to come in July he wrote that he did not expect to live till the meeting was held, but that he wanted his neighbors to have the benefit of the meeting, anyway. I stayed at his old home with his son-in-law, Brother Gray, while holding the meeting. The fact that the meeting had been arranged by him and that his place was vacant gave the entire meeting a tinge of sadness. Sister Cranford, his wife, preceded him a short time to the eternal city. Brother Cranford raised a large family and lived to see them all settled in business, save one who preceded him to the final home. He was always loyal to the truth, and one of the greatest regrets of his life was that some of his boys became dissatisfied with the "old paths" and departed after the modern things in religion. Brother Cranford had the greatest solicitude about the success of the cause of truth in his neighborhood, and was especially anxious about the success of the congregation at New Hope. He obeyed the gospel in early life, being baptized by one of the Randolphs, either Brother Dow or Brother Jerry. When he became a Christian, it amounted to something to be a Christian only, in Walker County, for every man that held out faithfully had to fight for every inch of ground he stood on; but in later years, with the compromises that are frequently made with denominational errors, people can be one thing about as easy as another. The old guard are fast passing away in Alabama, and it is necessary that young men of courage and conviction take their places and fill up the ranks.

      -F. B. Srygley. Gospel Advocate, August 3, 1911, page 855. [4]
    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31959398 [2]
    Person ID I149  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father John Calvin Cranford,   b. 1785, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1868, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wilkes,   b. 1790, Chester Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1868, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1808  Chester District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

    Family Elmartha C Morris,   b. 15 Mar 1838, Walker County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1910, Walker County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1863 
    Children 
     1. John Harvey "Jack" Cranford,   b. 12 Mar 1855, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1934  (Age 79 years)
     2. Naomi Mirna Frances Cranford,   b. 26 Oct 1856,   d. 1937  (Age 80 years)
     3. Modena Catherine Cranford,   b. 18 Jun 1858,   d. 6 Dec 1939  (Age 81 years)
     4. William Lafayette Cranford,   b. 7 Feb 1860,   d. 27 May 1896  (Age 36 years)
     5. Samantha R Cranford,   b. 10 Feb 1862
     6. James Marvin Cranford,   b. 18 Nov 1863,   d. 18 Apr 1935, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Elias Monroe Cranford,   b. 27 Jan 1866, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1945, Conroe, Montgomery Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Elizabeth Winnifred Cranford,   b. 16 Nov 1868
     9. Rufus Orlando Cranford,   b. 27 Dec 1870, Near Oakman, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1959, Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     10. Mary Emily Cranford,   b. 22 May 1872, Walker County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1943, Walker County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. Alice Adelaide Cranford,   b. 14 Dec 1874,   d. 24 Mar 1924, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     12. Henry Wilson Cranford,   b. 12 Jan 1877, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1964, Jasper, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     13. Asa Cranford,   b. 25 Dec 1878,   d. 10 Sep 1953  (Age 74 years)
     14. Stephen Cranford,   b. 25 Dec 1878,   d. 1930  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    Chesley Hardy Cranford and Elmartha C. Morris
    Chesley Hardy Cranford and Elmartha C. Morris

    Documents
    1850 US Census - AL - Walker County
    1850 US Census - AL - Walker County
    Family of John Cranford and Elizabeth Wilkes Cranford
    1860 US Census - AL - Walker County
    1860 US Census - AL - Walker County
    Family of Chesley Hardy Cranford and Elmartha Morris Cranford
    1870 US Census - AL - Walker County
    1870 US Census - AL - Walker County
    Family of Chesley Hardy Cranford and Elmartha Morris Cranford
    1900 US Census - AL - Walker County
    1900 US Census - AL - Walker County
    Chesley H. Cranford and Elmartha Morris Cranford
    1880 US Census - AL - Walker County
    1880 US Census - AL - Walker County
    Family of Chesley Hardy Cranford and Elmartha Morris Cranford
    C.H. Cranford Family Bible
    C.H. Cranford Family Bible

  • Sources 
    1. [S439] Alabama State Archives.

    2. [S767] findagrave.com.

    3. [S826] http://www.therestorationmovement.com.

    4. [S827] Gospel Advocate.