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Added family history on the Cranford's

Family History research from Lloyd Wilkerson (copied from his site and added here 27 Sep 2009 by Wayne Austin. with permission)
Major General, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
706 Freemason’s Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407

Frances “Franky” BARKER
Birth: 17 Nov 1791; Birth Place: (Caswell) NC
Death: 23 Feb 1873; Death Place: (Maury) TN
Burial Place: Cranford Cemetery off Bear Creek Pike (Maury), TN
Jill Knight's research
Moved from NC to TN 1815
(Maury) TN Will A. H. Cranford WB G 1876-1898 p 8-9 pro 5 MAR 1877
US Census (Maury), TN 1850 p 573

Spouse Arthur H. CRANFORD Sr.
Birth:19 Dec 1790 Birth Place: NC
Death:3 Mar 1877 Death Place: (Maury) TN
Burial Place: Cranford Cemetery off Bear Creek Pike (Maury), TN
Father: William CRANFORD (1760-)
Jill Knight's research
1812 Soldiers (Maury) TN by Jill K. Garrett p 40

Cathy Cranford-Ailstock Hi folks, found these Cranfords in the Sierra Home Family Tree Data base research Center and thought I would pass them along. War of 1812: ARTHUR H. CRANFORD - 2 REGIMENT WEST TENNESSEE MILITIA.

(Maury) TN Will A. H. Cranford WB G 1876-1898 p 8-9 pro 5 MAR 1877

Age 70 when married second time

US Census (Maury), TN 1850 p 573

NOTES (from Ann Dobson research): “Arthur H. Cranford was a slave owner. He enlisted as a private on September 20, 1812 in Captain John Looney’s Company, 2nd Regiment West Tennessee Militia. In the 1860 Census Arthur and Frances Cranford are listed with a William A. Carrigan, their grand-son by daughter Sarah, age 19 and again in the 1870 Census with William Carrigan, age 28, farmer born in Tennessee. Arthur first shows as a head of household in 1820 Maury County, Tennessee Census. He is listed as having a wife, one daughter, and two sons.”

“Arthur H. Cranford from old news print:

“Mr. Arthur Cranford who was married on the 17th was a soldier in the War of 1812. He invited to his wedding Major John D. Fleming, aged about 82, and Thomas J. Whitaker, of uncertain age.....Sixty years ago Major Fleming then a young man, went from here to South Carolina coast, through a wilderness, and broke the ice in Chickamauga and swam it on the way...just to see his sweetheart...(Ch,3 Oct 1873)

COLUMBIA HERALD December 15, 1871

“War of 1812 pensioner who lives in District 27 of Maury County Tn”


“Arthur H. Cranford of the headwaters of Bear Creek died Saturday nite at the age of 88 years. War of 1812 soldier, never had a doctor in the family until 1st week...married second wife two years ago.”

“Arthur died March 3, 1877 and is said to never have had a doctor in his family until the previous week before his death. He is interred in the Cranford family Cemetery off Bear Creek Pike beside his first wife Frances. 
(Direction to Cranford Cemetery: East on Cranford Hollow Road to old Cranford {now Sandy Akin} place. Cemetery is high up on slope of Dean Hill in a thicket marked by medium size cedar trees. This cemetery is hard to reach and is practically hidden by brush and vines. It has not been used in many years. {listed April 1, 1986, by Fred Hawkins in the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries})