|Birth: ||1864, USA|
I believe Gardner was first married to Lizzie Gibson in Butler County, AL on 31 Dec 1885, according to a marriage record for Gardner. In the 1900 and 1910 censuses, Lizzie is his listed wife. In the 1930 and 1940 censuses, Ruby is his listed wife. I presume that Lizzie died before 1930. I have not found a 1920 census listing for Gardner. Leston, a son of Gardner and Lizzie, is the father of Charlie Crenshaw, who is also buried in this cemetery. The inferred birth years of Gardner and Ruby vary across census years, and it is difficult to reconcile the ages of children listed as theirs with the parents' ages. More likely, some of the listed children were their grandchildren. All of the census listings are in Manningham, Butler County, Alabama.
1880 census. Gardner (13) is living with his brother, Charles (19) and his sister-in-law, Peggy (21). Other siblings of Charles are also in the household.
1900 census. Gardner (30) and Lizzie (30), plus 6 children.
1930 census. Gardner (70) and Ruby (age 70), plus 9 children.
1940 census. Gardner (72) and Ruby (digitized as 35, but actually illegible), plus 7 children.
An additional child of Gardner and Ruby is Mamie Crenshaw (24 Aug 1917 in Butler County, AL - 1 Jan 2011), wife of Joel Peagler. See Find A Grave Memorial# 63739492. Mamie and Joel died in Escambia County, Florida.
Ruby Dunklin Crenshaw (1888 - 1977)*
Clayton Crenshaw (1885 - 1963)*
Martha Crenshaw Crenshaw (1888 - 1925)*
Gardner Crenshaw (1914 - 1914)*
Bragg Hill AME Zion Church Cemetery
Created by: R W Boyd
Record added: Jan 06, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 122900091