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||Minerva "Dannie" Cranford |
||13 Jun 1827
||Morgan County, AL
||Rockdale, Milam Co., TX
||Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
||23 Feb 1926
||Home of son, JT ....219 W. 6th Avenue, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
|Cause: Intestinal Obstruction - Dr. Dubort Miller |
||Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX UNMARKED
- At eighteen, Minerva married John "Jack" Childress. There has been some confusion about his given name. He is mentioned as both John Childress and Jack Childress; although, Jack is a fairly common nickname for John.
After the birth of their first child, Eliza, the family moved to Bessemer, Alabama.
About 1852, they moved to Daingerfield, Texas, and by 1870 they were living in Kosse, Texas.
After her husband's death, Minerva operated a hotel in Rockdale, Texas. When she retired she went to Corsicana, Texas and lived with her son James Thomas Childress until her death in 1926.
Minerva is buried in Corsicana, Texas, and her husband is buried in Kosse, Texas. 
- MINERVA CRANFORD, daughter of John and Elizabeth( Wilkes) Cranford, was
born in Morgan County, Alabama on 13 July 1827. In 1845 she married John W.
Childress, a native of Walker County, Alabama. They lived in Jasper until
the birth of their first child, after which they resided in Bessemer,
Alabama until about 1852, when they removed to Dangerfield, Texas. In 1865
they were living at Kosse Texas, where Mr. Childress died and is buried. He
was a Confederate soldier, having enlisted at San Antonio 16 February 1861,
and served as third corporal in Captain Teel's Company of the Second
Regiment. After the death of her husband,Mrs. Childress moved to Rockdale,
Texas with her six children and operated a hotel there for many years.
After her retirement from the hotel business, she moved to Corsicana Texas
to live with her son, James Thomas Childress. She did research work for
all Cranfords, and in World War I she worked for her country in every way
possible. She was quite active up her death on 23 February 1926. Her
children, grandchildren knew her as Dannie., She was buried in the cemetery
at Corsicana. She was small lady, but proud and independent. She belonged
to the Christian church and walked to church every Sunday dresssed in a
black dress carrying a black umbrella. It is said among her relatives that
if "Dannie" Childress failed to find a Christina Church in heaven, she
would be back soon. 
||Extended Families of Childress
||8 Jun 2020 |
||John Calvin Cranford, b. 1785, NC , d. 12 Feb 1868, Walker Co., AL (Age 83 years) |
||Elizabeth Wilkes, b. 1790, Chester Co, SC , d. 12 Mar 1868, Walker Co., AL (Age 78 years) |
||Chester District, SC
||John William Childress, b. 1826, Walker Co., AL , d. 7 Feb 1871, Kosse, TX (Age 45 years) |
||Walker Co., AL
| ||1. Eliza Jane Childress, b. 22 Sep 1846, AL , d. 23 Mar 1916, Fort Worth, TX (Age 69 years)|
| ||2. William Edward Childress, b. 13 Mar 1850, Jackson/Walker Co., AL , d. 21 Apr 1928, Weatherford, Parker County, TX (Age 78 years)|
| ||3. Ruth Childress, b. 13 Nov 1856, Daingerfield, TX , d. 18 Nov 1928, Bosqueville, TX (Age 72 years)|
| ||4. James Thomas Childress, b. 8 May 1858, Daingerfield, TX , d. 23 May 1931, Corsicana, TX (Age 73 years)|
| ||5. Elizabeth Hardy "Lizzie" Childress, b. 9 Dec 1862, Daingerfield, Morris Co., TX , d. 18 Mar 1953, El Paso, El Paso Co., TX (Age 90 years)|
| ||6. John "Jay" Washington Childress, b. 25 Mar 1865, TX , d. 29 Nov 1935, Fort Worth, Tarrant County TX (Age 70 years)|
||8 Jun 2020 |
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