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Linda Crandall (#47121191)
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Bio Photo When I was 12 years old, my great aunt gave me a family group sheet with photos & I was hooked. That was 50 years ago & I've been working on my personal family genealogy since then.

About thirty years ago, I started updating the descendants of Azariah Crandall Jr. He died in 1825, in Clark county Indiana. He had 17 children, 11 of which were sons. In just a few years, all of Southern Indiana was littered with Crandalls. It was very difficult keeping the families straight. One of these days I hope to publish my research or at least give the information to local libraries.

The memorials, that aren't my personal relatives, come from newspapers, funeral homes, death certificates, cemetery census records & military records.I am also working on imputing a cemetery in Northern Arizona.

Otherwise, I live with all my dogs & cats in the Phoenix area. I breed Shih Tzus & do kitten rescue. Sometimes I get very busy bottle feeding or with a sick little one. Please have patience with me.

If you have a correction, addition or family links you'd like me to make, please let me know. Click on the edit tab of the memorial & make your suggestion, I'd also appreciate it, if when you post a photo on one of my memorials, that you let me know about it.

I recently had a negative encounter with a person on this site. I am no longer willing to transfer memorials I have created or receive emails. I'm really sorry about this.

I will transfer within the guidelines set out by Find A Grave though:

Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree.

Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer.

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Vickie Stovall
Nealy F Stovall and Lela A Crandall
Are you related to Lela? She is my grandmother and Nealy F. Stovall Sr. is my grandfather. I am Bill's daughter (He passed away in April of this year. I am really interested in finding more information regarding our families.
Added by Vickie Stovall on Dec 11, 2014 9:01 PM
Grant Wyman

I have a letter Grant Wyman wrote when Susan Bolin Wyman died in which he refers to her as his step mother. In her request for a pension following John's death she says she had no living children. (filed in 1909)
Grant is listed in the 1870 census as Edmund Grant, aged 2, with father John and mother Milly, and sisters Sarah and Rhoda. John married Susannah Bolin May 14 1877 in Crawford Indiana (marriage license) In 1850 census Milly is listed as Milla.

Added by Anonymous on Dec 08, 2014 3:19 PM
Linda Lyons
William Lofton misplaced
I've been look at him. He is not with Polly in 1900 Census. He is listed as the son of Allan Lofton in the 1900 Census. Must have been a cousin. The old ladies used to talk about his wife Lottie.
Added by Linda Lyons on Dec 04, 2014 12:43 PM
Linda Lyons
Polly Crandall
I put up family picture that I estimate is from early 1890s. If William is one of the family, where is he? Just asking because I don't know.

I have table and rolling pin made by Thomas Lofton for Polly.

Do you know the Simeon Lofton killing brother-in-law John Voiles story? We got the court records.

Added by Linda Lyons on Dec 04, 2014 10:54 AM
Linda Lyons
William Lofton
Linda, are you absolutely sure that he was a child of Thomas Lofton and Polly Crandall? I had thought there were only the twins--Elizabeth and Matilda (named after grandmothers) and two sons--George and Johnson. I can be wrong of course. Linda Lyons (husband grandson of Elizabeth Lofton Wilcox(son) ).
Added by Linda Lyons on Dec 04, 2014 10:46 AM
Becky R
Theda Crandall, wife of Frank Crandall
Hello: I wrote you once in May 2014 to ask if you knew where Theda was buried. Now I am wondering if you have a photo of her. Likely not, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Theda has a gr granddaughter by her first marriage and the gr granddaughter would like to see what Theda looked like.

Thanks for all your work, too.
Becky R.
Added by Becky R on Dec 03, 2014 6:51 PM
David Benz
david louis benz
i just found you page and have not been in touch with the crandall family in years- my grandfather was davis son of andrew and caroline- i would love to touch base - my email is
Added by David Benz on Nov 29, 2014 11:26 PM
Jim Converse
Woodland Memorial Cemetery, Olathe/Johnson/Kansas issue
Hi, I'm Jim Converse, a contributor to my wife's family members are mostly in Woodland Memorial, but I somehow virtually all of them are now in Olathe Memorial Cemetery. I have moved all of them back to Wooland now. Are any of your Crandall's missing from Woodland? Findagrave info (Katrina) says they haven't been hacked, but that flie in the face of seeing only 62 grave records in all of Woodland Cemetery.....62!!! and that's after adding my wife's family members (Vering and Watts) and my grandmother, Annie Swanson back onto the Woodland list.

I am confused that hundreds, if not thousands, of Woodland records are moved or missing. They are certainly not at Woodland anymore.


Jim Converse
Centeville Ohio (formerly Overland Park, KS)
Added by Jim Converse on Oct 02, 2014 1:06 PM
Linda Lyons
RE: transfers

I was just looking at my messages from a good while back. I asked you for some transfers. You very kindly gave me some and not others because they are shared ancestors. This was completely fair and generous. I just wanted to thank you again. I have encountered two posters who are "collectors" and will transfer nothing. The two in question are Wilcoxson/Crandall descendants who I knew personally and who have no direct descendants. Good grief, I buried one of them and attended both funerals. So annoying.
Added by Linda Lyons on Sep 30, 2014 7:27 AM
Lillian Gipson
RE: gene gipson
Hi Linda, Yes I'm talking about William Eugene Gipson Thank You
Added by Lillian Gipson on Sep 29, 2014 1:13 PM
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