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Randy Crain (#46795670)
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Sherry Ann Gary (Nicholas)
Harriet Emma Crane/Crain
Hello my great grandma was Harriet Emma Crane/Crain she was born 10 Jun 1859 in St. Clair County, Missouri and died 4 Aug 1883 in I am assuming Cedar, Cedar, Missouri since that was her last residence in 1880. I have been unable to find her place of burial though or a death certificate. Her D.O.D. though is in the family bible. Her parents were Daniel M. Crane 1835-1885 and Armilda Alice McWilliams. Her grandparents were Russell Titus Crain 1815-1850 and Mary M. Dale. Her great grandparents were Abijah C. Crain 1785-1862 and Amelia Emily "Milly" Sparks. Her 2x great grandparents were Capt. William Crain 1752-1833 and Mary. I saw your posts of her same Crain family on Findagrave here. :) So I am wondering if you may have any further info on maybe her burial or the Crains in general. I have learned there were 2 different Crain families. One from England/Wales and the other is from Northern Ireland and were Scotch Irish. I haven't solved it yet which they were but I have their line as far as Ambrose Crain Sr. born 1722 Amelia County, Virginia and died 1794 Wilkes County, Georgia. He married Elizabeth and her death was in 1792.

Thanks :)

Sherry Ann Gary (Nicholas)

I am on GEDMATCH as well A453596, on Family Tree DNA as Sherry Gary and on Ancestry DNA as sherryagary1985 (my main tree is my Nicholas Family Tree).
Added by Sherry Ann Gary (Nicholas... on Mar 27, 2016 10:22 PM
Paul Hoyt
RE: Baby Crain
Hi Randy - Thank you for the note!

I based the Crain surname on verbal information given to me by my wife's grandmother and great aunt who were Ledbetter descendants and grew up beside the Ledbetter Cemetery. Linda's grandmother described the single grave as "Mrs. Ferd Crain, with baby in arms, both died in childbirth". Her great aunt described it in similar terms. I wish I had had the foresight to ask more questions before they both passed away.

I found the memorial for Ferdinand Crain in the Glenn Cemetery, and made the link for the mother and child. I have found evidence that Ferdinand Crain was "Jack" Ledbetter's stepson, and evidence that Ferdinand married Sophia Cochran in 1889, but I was not aware of her re-marriage in 1893.

If you are certain that Sophia Cochran is not buried there, I'll be glad to change the cemetery and memorial notes. I speculated that this was Sophia's grave, based upon her marriage to Ferd in 1889. I hesitate to change the surnames - I'm comfortable with the knowledge that those two ladies had of the cemetery.

Once again - Thank you for your interest! Comments are always welcome!

Paul Hoyt
Added by Paul Hoyt on Dec 28, 2015 9:40 AM
Caroline Plunkett
Hey Randy:

I was looking for items on Lee Royce Crain and noticed the lineage that is set on Roy Lee and Betty Morgan. I am the daughter of Faye Evelyn Crain. I was just wondering why Faye isn't connected.
My son is doing a project for Veterans Day and we were looking at OLD photos of the family. My mom kept/has several. It's nice looking back!
Added by Caroline Plunkett on Nov 10, 2015 7:06 AM
Eddie Grant
Rives Cemetary

Im Eddie Grant I work for the airport, and as part of our recent fence project the cemetary was "unfenced" so you can access it from the road. Are you a relative or just a passer-by we want to try to contact the family to let them know that they can access it now.

please reply to me

Eddie Grant
Added by Eddie Grant on May 02, 2014 2:35 PM
Megan Heyl
RE: Crain / Clore Cemeteries
Thank you Randy! I will send you the rough draft on your private email - hope that will help. Megan
Added by Megan Heyl on Aug 07, 2013 8:03 AM
Megan Heyl
Crain / Clore Cemeteries
Hello Randy,
I am helping the Randolph County Genealogical Society update their database on cemeteries in the county. One of our members provided me with a "rough description" of where these two cemeteries are located. I found your email on F.A.G. and the photo you took!! Would you be able to either provide me with GPS coordinates for each of these places or descriptions? We want to be able to have the correct information available. If you would like me to send you the "rough description" I was given, I would be more than happy to do so. Thank you so much (in advance) for helping me with this cemetery project.
Megan Heyl

Added by Megan Heyl on Aug 06, 2013 5:04 PM
Jimmy Huffman
RE: Mildred Crain Brock
I research on a service called "One Great Family". I'm aware that it sometimes has incorrect information so I put what I have on Find A Grave in hopes that I will connect with someone like you who has better information. I am transferring her to you so that you can fill in the missing data. Thanks Jimmy Huffman
Added by Jimmy Huffman on Oct 24, 2011 11:20 AM
Cecil Saul
I'm still stoned at Glenn
Hey Cousin Randy!
First your questions.
Nope, sorry, I didn't know your dad. Your numbers tell the story ...1938.... he graduated in the spring . I started in the fall. I was classmates with
Pansy and Lulu Jane . I'm sorry I don't know which Crain family they belong to and that's my fault. Back then when I looked at girls my mind tended more toward decendants than ancestors if you know what I mean. And I didn't even know about Memorial# 9731270 which shows a Grosvenor mothered a whole nest of Cranes . You got that W E Talbott stone figured, huh? I don't. I don't understand your explanation. Try again. I'm all ears!
Added by Cecil Saul on Feb 05, 2011 3:19 PM
Cecil Saul
Crains and Cranes
Thank you, Randy Crain! It is heart-warming to know that someone is reading my stuff. As you noticed, I was speculating on a lot of things in that bio in hopes that someone, somewhere, sometime would clear up some of the mysteries of Sarah Hill. But wait, There's more! Sarah had a daughter from her marriage with Allen Hill. What happened to them? AND There is a stone in Glenn cemetery which reads , "Erected in the Memory of W R Talbott and John Grosvenor Father and Brother-in-Law of W E Talbott" We believe John Grosvenor was an only child. W E Talbotts bio on pg 92 of the Jackson Co History 1978 srates " Mr.Talbott was married January 14th, 1841 to Miss Elizabeth Crain. " Both W R Talbott and John Grosvenor died in 1847. WE Talbott was about 29 yrs old at the time and contemporary to both men.
So why the Sam Hill (No relation to Sarah) did W E think John was his Brother-in-Law? I've got a theory that involves Miss Elizabeth Crain. The ball is in your court!
Added by Cecil Saul on Feb 05, 2011 11:53 AM
Ginny Lehner
The Crain Family
Hi Cousin Randy, I can't thank you enough for all the years of top notch, in depth research you've done on the Crains and extended familys. You've been so generous in sharing all the information you've gathered and you've brought a great deal of pleasure to all of us Crain genealogy nuts! GOD bless you, Ginny
Added by Ginny Lehner on Sep 27, 2009 9:31 AM
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