Early N.C. Cranford Settlers
1700 - 1900
FTM # 524
Family Tree Maker has some excellent CD's for researching your Family Tree. Below are the entries that may pertain to the Cranford Line from their disk titled "Early North Carolina Settlers (1700-1900)" on the Family Tree maker disk # 524.
This is by no means the Complete CD. It only covers those parts that may have been Cranfords by the various spellings and Misspellings of our name. Since one respected Genealogist has stated that Cranford is a misspelling of Crawford, I have included the references to CRAWFORD, just in case these shed light on some of the missing CRANFORDS.
The spellings I chose were Craford, Crafford, Croford, Crofford, Crawford Craneford, and, of course, Cranford.
Early North Carolina Cranford’s
1700’s – 1900’s
John Croford North Carolina Land Grants in South Carolina pg 140
Henderson, Richard - File no. 62; Grant no. 545; Bk 20, p414
Plat: Tryon County, March 12, 176- Surveyed for Richard Henderson, 300A on both sides of south fork of Packlett . . . Pine in John Croford’s line on N side of sd. Creek . . . Zach Bullock. Alexander Kilpatrickt, Joab Mitchel, C.B. Grant issued 23 Dec, 1768.
Crafford, Wm. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 2 pg 54
Harrell, Demsey, Gates Co., Oct 15, 1808: Feb’y Court, 1812. Sons, Thomas and George, daughter, Elizabeth Harrell, wife Mary, George Harrell and Mills Eure Exrs. Test, David Harrell, Elisha Parker, Wm. Crafford
Apparently a Will attested by William Crafford. These dates puzzle me as I do not know of any of my ancestors by that name being involved in the court system in any capacity at this time. Id this Wm, Crafford is of my line, it would have to be the son of Duplin John and who later with his brother John went to Georgia.
Possibly this Crafford is actually a Crawford?
Craford, Capt. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 3 pg 43
Craford, Pvt. Jno. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 2 pg 582
Craford, Jno., Pt. Rhodes Co. June 14, 1781. Time out April 25’ ‘82
Craford, John Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 1 pg 445
Craford, William Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 3 pg 40
Craford, William, Esquire Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 3 pg 40
Cranford, Elisha Marriage & Death Notices, 1826 – 1845 pg 176
Cranford, Elizabeth Marriage & Death Notices, 1826 – 1845 pg 176
Night, Elizabeth to Elisha Cranford, Oct. Rockingham. R. R. Oct 9, 1837
Contrary to the Record, there is no reference to Elizabeth Cranford on this page.
Cranford, Leonard Marriage & Death Notices, 1826 – 1845 pg 319
* With so many references to Leonard and Old Leonard on the Cranford list, I will put the complete page index here.
There were far to many CRAWFORD’s listed to include them on this page.