Middle Georgia
Cranford
Cemetery Listings

 

Once again, I set to work attempting to locate my Great Grandfather's burial site. Despite extensive searches, I was unable to find the site where he is interred.

The graves of my Father and Grandfather are well known, but the site of my Great Grandfather's burial remains a mystery, though I fervently hope to locate the site and honor his service with the Confederate States Army.

During this search I located many gravesites for Cranford's, starting with Twiggs County and branching outward to the nearby Wilkinson, Bibb, Laurens, Dodge and Bleckley Counties.

Unfortunately, I fear that there is a cemetery, perhaps undiscovered, but possibly destroyed, somewhere in Twiggs County that is the final resting place of many of my ancestors.

It occurred to me that other Cranford researchers might also benefit from my efforts so I created a page listing all the Cranford references I could find.

All entries (except Riverside Cemetery in Bibb County) are the results from the USGenWeb project

 

These entries are all I found for Twiggs County, where my family originated, in Georgia, after moving from North Carolina.
Twiggs County
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/twiggs/cemeteries/
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/twiggs/cemeteries/gnistwig.txt - Cemetery Listing
  http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/twiggs/cemeteries/antiochbap.txt
  Cranford, J. F. 1907 1935  
  Cranford, James David 07-26-1896 09-03-1992  
  Cranford, Annie Williams 03-03-1907 11-28-1944  
  Cranford, Narcissa L. 8-29-1841 2-14-1920  
  Cranford, James R. Sr. 2-11-1937 6-12-1987  
  Cranford, Robert C. 3-23-1909 3-4-1979  
  Cranford, Martha F. 7-29-1910 4-23-1982  
  McCoy, Helen Cranford 6-17-1929 10-11-1981  
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/twiggs/cemeteries/jeffersonville.txt
  Cranford, A. M. 1874 1952  
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/twiggs/cemeteries/lucychapel.txt
  Cranford, Lonie (Lona) Howell
(wife of Shedrick F. Cranford)
Mary 1890 (?) Dec 29, 1958  
  Cranford, Shedrick Faulk abt 1883 6-17-1945  
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/twiggs/cemeteries/newhaven.txt
  Cranford, Floyd 4-20-1916 6-28-1953  
         
 

 

Next, to Nearby Wilkinson County. Twiggs was created when this County was divided.
Wilkinson County
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkinson/cemeteries/
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkinson/cemeteries/gniswiln.txt  Complete Listing
  http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkinson/cemeteries/hickman.txt
  Mannie F. Cranford 10/23/1903 9/17/1947  
  John T. Cranford
CPL 29th Inf. WWI
3/16/1895 6/14/1951  
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkinson/cemeteries/liberty.txt
  Cranford Benjamin H. b. Aug 21, 1863 d. Jan 31, 1925  
         
 

 

To Bibb County, where my Grandfather moved to, when he got a job with the Railroad
Bibb County
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bibb/cemeteries/
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bibb/cemeteries/gnisbibb.txt    Cemetery Listing
  http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bibb/cemeteries/evergreen1922.txt
  Mrs. N.A. Cranford   August 1912  
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bibb/cemeteries/forthillnews.txt
  Cranford child
18 mo old son of Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Cranford
(An unnamed Uncle by my Grandparents)
  March 1907  
  John Crawford
Confederate veteran
(Possible misspelling? Maybe my Great Uncle?)
  Aug. 15, 1911  
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bibb/cemeteries/rosehillc.txt
  Cranford, Carlton     L53, B1
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bibb/cemeteries/standrewchristian.txt
  Hazel Elizabeth Wyche
Daughter of A.M. and Ida Cranford Wyche
Dec. 27, 1910 Jan. 14, 1925  
  Fred Lee Wyche
Son of A. M. and Ida Crawford Wyche
Nov. 19, 1907 May 10, 1925  
  Mildred Inez Wyche
Daughter of A. M. and Ida Crawford Wyche
July 17, 1902 Oct. 4, 1926  
  Ida Crawford Wyche
Wife of A. M. Wyche
Dec. 16, 1874 Nov. 23, 1925  
  Are the above listings for Ida Crawford Wyche?  The first listing said Cranford and the rest, Crawford.
         
http://www.riversidecemetery.com/genealogy/results?page=1&LastName=cranford&FirstName=&MidName=&similar=yes
  (Many Cranford listings including my Grandfather, Father and Uncles)
         
         

 

My next search was Bleckley County where I suspect many of my Grandfather's brothers and cousins moved to.

Bleckley County

http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/gnisblec.txt  Cemetery Listing
 

http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/bethany.txt

  Name Born Died Lot / Grave #
  Cranford, Athel D. Oct 29, 1914 Oct 28, 1963 1 - 82
  Cranford, Darrel G. Apr 27, 1891 May 11, 1962 1 - 83
  Cranford, Gertrude S. Jan 25, 1895 Apr 21, 1967 1 - 84
  Cranford, Willie D. Mar 28, 1905 Oct 26, 1981 1 - 635
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/cedarhill/section1.txt
  Cranford, Wilbur
PFC US Army WWll
Nov 17, 1921   Apr 11, 1982 1 - 99
  Cranford, Willie C. Apr 23, 1919 Oct 27, 1977 1 - 100
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/cedarhill/section2.txt
  Cranford, Evie W. Oct 6, 1889 Oct 13, 1980 1 - 1076
  Cranford, J. Terrell Nov 24, 1886 Aug 15, 1918  1 - 818
  Cranford, John T.Jr Jan 21, 1911 Apr 17, 1983 1 - 1077
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/cedarhill/section3.txt
  Cranford, Allie M.
Daughter of J.W. & M. Cranford
Jan 1, 1882 Feb 11, 1902 1 - 511
  Cranford, Mattie E.
Wife of J.W. Cranford
Sep 22, 1858 Mar 28, 1913 1 - 510
  Wimberly, Mattie M. Cranford
Wife of H.S. Wimberly
Aug 7, 1883 Jan 12, 1918 1 - 509
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/h6300002.txt
  Cranford, John A. Aug 18, 1900 May 18,1967 1 - 2
  Cranford, Claudia Mae Nov 28 1904 Apr 20 1981 1 - 84
  Cranford, Debra Lynn Apr 13 1962 Feb 17 1993 1 - 85
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/holland.txt
  Phelps, Carol Marie Cranford Nov 17 1960 Mar 27 1997 1 - 39
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/limstone.txt
  Cranford, Adolph Jun 7 1930 Oct 22, 1999 1 - 166
  Cranford, Bertha S. Oct 1 1914 Sep 2, 1996 1 - 61
  Cranford, James Carlton’Dope’ Mar 6 1910 May 20, 1977 1 - 62
  Cranford, William A Jan 21 1912 Aug 17, 1988 1 - 63
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/mtcalvary.txt
  Cranford, Azilee A. Sep.17,1905 Jul.3,1993 1 - 485
  Cranford, Betty Lou Jul.26,1933 Dec.23,1991 1 - 483
  Cranford, George C. Feb.10,1906 Mar.11,1957 1 - 484
  Cranford, Leone M. Feb.24,1904 May 24,1960 1 - 82
  Cranford, Willie H. Apr.14,1909 Feb.25,1982 1 - 81
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/tbranch.txt
  Cranford, Dollie Mae M. May 13, 1902 Jul 29, 1983 1 - 353
  Cranford, Kiser J. Apr 17, 1901 Oct 30, 1992 1 - 352
  Kaiser (above) was my Uncle, the son of William Lafayette Cranford
Dollie was his wife
  Cranford, Sadie P. 1875 1958 1 - 337
         
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemeteries/unionhil.txt
  Cranford, Karen B. Mar 1, 1958 Aug 11, 1982 13 - 6
 

 

Still no luck. I haven't yet located my Great Grandfather's burial site

 

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