John Calvin Cranford

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  • Name John Calvin Cranford 
    Born 1785  NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Honey Grove P.O., Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Feb 1868  Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jasper Memorial Cemetery, Jasper, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Calvin Cranford was born in No. Car. in 1785. He was a veteran of the war of 1812 and was at the Battle of New Orleans, as per family legend. He enlisted as a private in Colonel Means First Regiment of So. Car. Militia on Oct. 14,1814 and was dischared at Charleston, So. Car. on Mar. 17, 1815.

      Johns brother, Josiah was in the same regiment, and had the same service as John. Their pay was $8.00 per Month. They gave two rations each valued at eighteen cents for travel from Charleston to their homes.

      After Elizabeth Wilkes & John were married they lived in No. Carolina a short time and then moved to Chester Co. SC. untill about 1822, and then moved to Morgan Co. Ala.

      They settled and farmed near Falkville until 1838, and then moved to Walker Co. Ala. where they lived and farmed the remainder of their lives.

      He died on his farm in Walker Co. , AL and was buried beside his wife in the old Cranford graveyard at the foot of Cranford Hill, one mile north of New Hope Church,in Walker Co. Ala.
    • UNVERFIED - Researching as of April 2010 - tim

      >From "History of Walker County"

      (John Calvin was the son of William Henry Cranford and Elizabeth Jaggers of
      Ireland. He was born in Ireland and came to this country with two of his
      brothers, Elias and Joshiah. They traveled from Ireland > NC > Chester
      Co., SC (lated 1700's) > Morgan Co., AL 1822. All three brothers married
      Wilkes; the daughters of Abner Wilkes and Martha "Patsy" Crowder/Crider.
      Josiah married Winifred but the name of the Wilkes daughter Elias married is
      not known. )
    • Name: John Cranford
      Event: Census
      Event Date: 1850
      Event Place: Walker county, Walker, Alabama, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 70
      Marital Status:
      Race (Original):
      Race (Expanded):
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Estimated Birth Year: 1780
      Dwelling House Number: 281
      Family Number: 281
      Line Number: 4
      NARA Publication Number: M432
      NARA Roll Number: 16
      Film Number: 442867
      Digital Folder Number: 004191541
      Image Number: 00302

      Household Gender Age Birthplace

      John Cranford M 70 North Carolina
      Elezebeth Cranford F 59 South Carolina
      Liddaan Cranford F 19 Alabama
      Chesley Cranford M 17 Alabama
      Luis M 18 Alabama [1]
    Person ID I33  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father William Edward Cranford,   b. 1765 
    Mother Nancy Littleton 
    Family ID F988  Group Sheet

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Abner Cranford,   b. 22 Apr 1809, Montgomery Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1888, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Winifred Cranford,   b. 11 Feb 1811,   d. 23 Nov 1867  (Age 56 years)
     3. Celia Cranford,   b. 1812,   d. 1890, Winston Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Mary (Polly) Cranford,   b. 1813,   d. 1895, Morgan Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Martha (Patsy) Cranford,   b. 1815,   d. 1911, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     6. William Cranford,   b. 18 Feb 1818, Morgan Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1885, Covington Co, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Charlotte Cranford,   b. 1819, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904  (Age 85 years)
     8. Thomas Mathew Cranford,   b. 1820, Chester Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1866, Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     9. John Monroe Cranford,   b. 1824, Morgan County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Cairo, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Malinda Cranford,   b. 18 Apr 1825,   d. 27 Jul 1887, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     11. Minerva "Dannie" Cranford,   b. 13 Jun 1827, Morgan County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1926, Home of son, JT ....219 W. 6th Avenue, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     12. Nancy Emily Cranford,   b. 27 Oct 1827, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1919, Jasper, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     13. Lydia Ann Dorcas Cranford,   b. 1831, Morgan Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1914, Summersville, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     14. Chesley Hardie Cranford,   b. 5 Feb 1833, Falkville, Morgan Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1911, Walker Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

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  • Documents
    John Cranford
    John Cranford
    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
    John and Elizabeth Wilkes Cranford
    granddaughter, Hannah Gibson

  • Sources 
    1. [S288] 1850 United States Census.