A Chronological Timeline of my early Cranford Ancestors

 

Year

1675                1700                1725                1750                1775                1800                1825                1850           1860                                                                        

Text Box: John (Onslow) c1720/25  1785
Age at death; about 60 to 65
Wife - Mary
Text Box: William (Onslow) c1680  1745
Age at death; about 65
Wife - Katherine
 
 

 

 

 
Born when William was

40 45 Years old
 

 

Text Box: John (Duplin) c1755  1818
Age at death; about 63
Wife - Rebecca Mills
                 Born when John was 30 35
                    Years old

  

                                                                       

                                                                       Born when Duplin John
                                                                        Was about 30 years old

                             

Text Box: John (Twiggs Co. GA.) c1784  1850/60
Age at death; about 66 to 76
Wife - Mariown

 

Source: "Onslow County Court Minutes 1732-1743," Vol. 1. Compiled and published by the "Onslow County 400th Anniversary Committee," 1985 - Onslow County Historical Society.

Apr. 3, 1732/33 - William Cranford placed as Court Clerk

At a court held for Onslow Precinct at the Courthouse on New River on April 3, 1732/33. Pg. 10 Item 4): "A commission from Nathaniel RICE Esq. Secretary to William CRANFORD for Clerk of said Court is read & allowed by this Court."

                                                                                                            

Source: "Onslow County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Abstract of Minutes 1779-1782." John B. Davis, August 1989, Cary, North Carolina.

Jul. 8, 1782 James Cranford (Son of Onslow William) petitions for tax exemption due to Bodily infirmity and extreme Poverty

Page 53:        Wednesday, April 10, 1782
"On the petition of James CRANFORD, citing his body infirmity and extreme poverty, it is the opinion of this Court that he be exempt from paying any kind of tax."....."Court adjourned Wednesday the 10th 1782. John BRINSON, Hugh THOMPSON, Richard JARROTT, Wm. CRAY."

                                                                                                           

Source: "Onslow Register Records of Onslow & Jones County Citizens and Related Families," Vol. 2. Compiled by Roger E. Kammerer in 1988. No reference to publishing company or location, so appears to have been self published.

Jan. 1793 Bastardy Bond  (page 117)

Mary Cranford vs. Benj. Beasley

(Sister of Duplin John)

 

Source: "Abstracts of Land Entries: Onslow County North Carolina 1778-1796." Compiled by Dr. A. B. Pruitt, copyright 1990. No reference to publishing company or location, so appears to have been self published.

Feb. 6, 1779 - Land Sale  (page 19, entry 619)

John Rieles from John Ballard & John Cranford

 

Mar. 17, 1780 Land Sale  (page 41, entry 281)

John Specer from Mosley-Barber-Cranford-Ash

 

Source: "Duplin County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Abstracts of the Minutes 1788-1791," Part 2. Abstracted, compiled and edited by Leora H. McEachern. Duplin County Historical Society, 1979.

4 Entries for John Cranford in Duplin Co

Apr. 22, 1788 - Proved an Oral Will for Richard Chasen  (page 10)

Jul. 24, 1788 Ordered as Juryman  (page 23)

Oct. 22, 1788 Sworn as Member of Grand Jury  (page 23)

Jan. 20, 1791 Declared Insolvent.  (page 89)

(I feel this must be Duplin John.)  His Son, William, was declared Insolvent on Oct. 22, 1807

 

Source: "Duplin County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Abstracts of the Minutes 1791-1795," Part 3. Abstracted, compiled and edited by Leora H. McEachern. Duplin County Historical Society, 1980.

Jan. 16, 1792 John Sworn to Duplin County Grand Jury (page 15)

 

Jan. 19, 1792 Bill of Sale for Negro Girl (Easter) to John Cranford  (His Will says Esther)  (page 20)

 

 

 

 

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