Alexander Franklin Cranfill

Alexander Franklin Cranfill

Birth
Davie County, North Carolina, USA
Death 26 Jul 1910 (aged 88)
Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Burial Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 90710253 · View Source
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The surname Cranfill/Cranfield (or Crankfield which was used by Hezekiah and his brothers Isaiah and Moses) has been used interchangeably by different families throughout the years. The Cranfills and the Cranfields were all of the same family lineage.

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Alexander Franklin Cranfill married
Rachel Elizabeth Chaffin
September 16, 1851
Davie County, North Carolina

Children:
. .Thomas Martin Cranfill (1852-1913)
. .William Wisman Cranfill (1854-1855)
. .Mary Elizabeth Cranfill (1856-1887)
. .Sarah Jane Cranfill Creamer (1858-1898)
. .John Alexander Cranfill (1861-1949)
. .Nancy Louisa Cranfill Creamer (1863-1937)
. .Hanah Emaline Cranfill (1865-1869)
. .Amanda Louisa Cranfill Gaither (1867-1950
. .Eliza Catharine Cranfill Day (1869-1945)
. .Benjamin Franklin Cranfill (1872-1943)
. .Margaret 'Odessa' Cranfill Douglas (1877-1966)

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"At Ripe Old Age"
Alexander Cranfill died at the home of his
daughter Mrs. W.L. Douglas, Tuesday, July 26,
1910. His age was 88 years, 11 months and 23
days. He was born in Davie County, North
Carolina on August 3, 1821.

In 1851 he was married in the old North state to Miss Elizabeth Chapin and in the fall of 1865
they moved to Summitville, Indiana where he lived for 25 years. In February, 1890 he moved to this county and settled near Hillsboro. In September of that year his wife died and was buried here.

Children: Thomas of Hillsboro, B.F. of Hillsboro, Odessa, wife of Wash L. Douglas of Hillsboro John of Fairmount, Indiana Amanda, the wife of Jackson Gaither of Summitville, Indiana, Nancy, wife of Thomas Creamer of Summitville, Indiana, Catharine, wife of Newton Bailey of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Alexander left 57 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Baptist Church and a highly respected citizen. "For sometime he has been suffering from the infirmities incident to old age."

Funeral services held at the residence of W.L. Douglas in Hillsboro at 10:00 a.m. Rev. E.S. Combs, pastor of the Methodist Church in Hillsboro officiated. Burial in Cress Hill Cemetery.
Montgomery County Newspaper
July 29, 1910

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  • Maintained by: Shirley Gentry
  • Originally Created by: CC
  • Added: 25 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90710253
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Franklin Cranfill (3 Aug 1821–26 Jul 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90710253, citing Cress Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Gentry (contributor 47942074) .