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Crain/Oliver Marion County

Posted: 950097600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993561933000
Surnames: Crain, Oliver
My primary line is Crain/Crane. Benjamin Crain married Mary H. "Polly" Richardson, in Robertson County, TN. Then when these familys, Adams, Wooters, Burge, Crain/Crane, Richardson, England and I belive the Olivers, moved to Marion County (in the 1830's) they all married back and forth and most lived in Marion County for a long time.
My father Benjamin Oliver was the son on Benjamin Thomas son of Benjamin and Mary Richardson. In going through some old copies of "FootPrints in Marion County" I found a article with some old letters that mentioned the marriage of the a Oliver to a Crain. I have just begun getting all these familys in order, so I don't have the exact information on the connection before me. Now that I know that there is someone that is interested in this information I will try to find by this Friday.
By the way I never had any idea that my father Benjamin Oliver might have been named for another family until i found the letters, at least I belive they were a letters that were reprinted.

Kinmundy & Omega

Ray Oliver (View posts)
Posted: 950097600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: OLIVER, BASS, ROTAN, CRAIN, PHILLIPS, PYLES, PILES, CHAPMAN, TAYLOR, PRESGROVE, KILBY, WILSON
Wesley OLIVER came to Meacham Township in 1837, per the History Book. He farmed around Omega and Kinmundy until his death in 1872. He was a widower in 1837 with two children. In 1841 he married Mahala WILSON and started another family. She died in 1902 at Kinmundy and had been living with her step-daughter, Henrietta PYLES/PILES. All the other surnames are by marriage to Wesley's children. I am anxious to contact anyone that knows of these lines.

CRAIN, OLIVER

Ray Oliver (View posts)
Posted: 950184000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: CRAIN, OLIVER, WILSON, MEACHAM
Mary Elizabeth OLIVER married John Franklin CRAIN Sep 6, 1863 in Marion County. John was born Nov 3, 1839 in Green Co,IN. This family moved from the Omega area to Danville,IL where they died in 1907 and 1913 respectively. Does this sound like your line or one related?

Mary was the eldest child of Wesley OLIVER and Mahala WILSON. Wesley came to Marion County from Montgomery County,TN in 1837. He travelled with his mother-in-law, a MEACHAM, after whom the township is named. This part of the story is in Brinkerhoff's History Book.

Annie Crain

Ray Oliver (View posts)
Posted: 950270400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: OLIVER, CRAIN, MULVANEY, ROMANAS
Gay Romanas is my sister. She died in 1995. I first saw her Footprints Article only two years ago. Thanks for copying it. I did not have a copy. I do have copies of the letters, including the one by Annie Crain, eldest child of John Franklin Crain and Mary Oliver. Annie's real name was Serepta Annabelle and she married Albert Mulvaney.

I think we are dealing with two different lines of Crains unless one of your Benjamins was related to John Franklin.

Oliver/ Crain

Posted: 950270400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993561933000
Surnames: Oliver, Crain, Bass, hale, Taylor, Edwards, Rotan
From "Footprints in Marion County" Il Vol lII No.2
Fall 1983 the following appeard and referenced the Winter 1979 Footprints for more detail. ( I don't have a copy of the 1979 issue).
WESLEY OLIVER-MAHALA ANN WILSON
Contributed by Mrs. Gaynell Romanas, 1465 W. Forrest, Dacatur IL 62522.
"I am seraching for the parents of my great-great grandmother Mahala Ann Wilson. She married Wesley Oliver (mentioned in Brinkerhoff) Her seventh child Samuel Oliver was my great grandfather, who died in 1882 in Louisville before my grandfather, Samuel Clyde Oliver, was born. He left a few letters between family members in Warren County, MO and Omega, IL for clues. My cousin Viki Oliver, in Centralia has recently discoved that Mahala returned to Kinmundy where she resided with her daughter, Henrietta (Oliver) Pyles and died about 1904.
"Footprints" has been helpful in researching my Oliver ancestors. Granpa Samuel Clyde Oliver died 1954 in Louisville, stated he had no local relitives, but probably had some in MO. Little did he know or care to tell that he had a great many aunts, uncles, and first cousins just a few miles away.
Because of your excellant publication, we have found Wesley Oliver's war records (Seminole War, 1835-37) his orginial land grant in Marion County and names of many of his descendants: Crain, Bass, Hale, Taylor, Edwards and Rotan.

There follows five letters between Samuel Oliver and Annie Crain Omega, IL 7-11-1881, also New Florence, MO. Feb 1882, Mahala Oliver dughter in law Miss Bell Oliver (Louisville, IL) J. W. Oliver to his sister in law Bell Oliver
and J. W. Oliver to W. Edwards #######

Does any of this ring a bell?
Do you have any information on Annie Crain?
I don't know if this is my Crain family or not, if you have any Crain first names I would like to see if I can match.

Annie Crain

Posted: 950356800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993561933000
Surnames: Crain, Oliver
Yes, I it appears you are correct about two different lines of Crain's. I don't have anything to tie them togather at this time.
There is a Burrell Crain from Logan County, KY / Robinson County, TN that moved to Marion County, he had a son named John in 1843, and I belive Burrell is related but there seems to be as many as three different Crain familys in Marion County in the 1830's into the 1870's. All moved Marion County from Robinson County, TN (from Gulliford County NC). So far I have not been able to line up in the correct familys.
At present I have Burrell b. 1814 and Hiram D. Crain, and John Crain (nor Burrell son)as canidate family members, only because they were at the aution of deceased Mary H."Polly" Richardson Crain in 1846. Seems to be a lot of inter marriages ie Wooter, Adams, Richardson,Burge, Crain
I will deep your note and when I go to Marion County this spring I will have it on my research list. If I find anything I will contact you. If you want to email me your mailling address I copy any information I find and mail to you.
Benjamin

Albert Mulvaney

Ray Oliver (View posts)
Posted: 962280000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mulvaney
I have Albert born abt 1868 with three children:

Lottie C., June 2 1892
Mary Alpha, May 25, 1894
Ellen M., 1896

I believe this family was from norteast marion County.
Posted: 962280000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042947951000
Surnames: mulvaney, Robbins
Can you give more info on your Albert Mulvaney, I think there might be a connection to my mulvaney family.
Posted: 962366400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042947951000
Surnames: mulvaney
ok, i have my family around the patoka area, i'm not really familiar w/that area. The earlies mulvaney i have is Fred G. mulvaney born 1887 died 1958 and married a Mary Edith Babbs. do you think there could be a connection?

Pyles Marion County

Posted: 966340800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1125022813000
Surnames: Brown, Crain, Smith, Tinkler
Henrietta Piles was the wife of William G. Pyles c1834. She was a Brown. Jemima Jane Crain married Greenberry Pyles who was a brother of William G. He is buried in Henneman Cemetery. Mary Elizabeth Oliver married John Franklin Crain son of Thomas Crain and Sarah R. Gibbs Crain.
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