Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Monday, January 21, 2013

Crawley Family

My grandmother was Kizzie Mae Crawley.  She was the daughter of William Crawley and Margret Bennett Crawley.  In the 1900 Federal Census they were living in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Pigg River District.  The enumerator was William T. Jefferson and the date the census was taken was June 19, 1900.
This enumerator was probably Eros Gray Bailey's grandfather.  Eros Gray Bailey would go on to marry William and Margaret Bennett Crawley's  daughter Kizzie Mae.

In the 1900 census the following information is available

William Crawley Head of the household, white, male, born March 1856, 44 years old, married for 18 years.  He was born in Virginia and so was his parents.  He was a farmer that could not read or write.
William Crawley was married to Margaret E.  She was white, born May 1864, 36 years old.  She had nine children, eight of which were still living.  She was also born in Virginia as were her parents.  It looks like they were married in 1882.  William would have been 26 and Margaret would have been eighteen.

They had the following children living with them in 1900.  The following pictures were generously donated by Melody Margrave.

Noel E son born August, 1882.  He was seventeen and single. According to the 1910 census, he was still living at home.   He was married to Ora Mae Yeatts.  Could be Ola.  He is buried at Gretna Burial Park in Gretna, Va.  He died on November 30, 1951

Nannie daughter born October 31, 1885. In the 1900 census. She was fourteen and single.  She later married Theophilus J. Payne known as Thee.  Here she is with her husband, mother and children.

This is a picture of her at a younger age.
 Nannie Crawley Payne died on August 3, 1948.  Her husband Thee died on November 30, 1961.

Samuel Crawley was born  January, 1889.  He was eleven years old in 1900.  He later married to Irene S.  At this time I have not verified his date of death, but some family tree information has him as dying on December 25, 1942.

Sallie K  daughter born February, 1891.  She was nine at the time of the 1900 census.  She married George Russell Bishop.  He was the son of Sam and Ella Bennett Bishop.  I found an obituary for him in the Danville Bee dated November 14, 1962.  He was still in Gretna, Virginia and his wife Sally was still alive.  He had died the day before.  I cannot find where Russell and Sally Bishop are Buried.

Kizzie M. daughter born January, 1892.  She was eight in the 1900 census.  She married Eros Gray Bailey on September 17, 1927 in Henry County, Virginia. They had two sons Clarence and Harold.  Kizzie died on July 14, 1966.  I remember it well.  She died at Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, Virginia.  She had been having heart attacks and back then they gave you a nitroglycerin tablet.  She would take one of those, but she kept having them so the doctor sent her to the hospital.  She died that night.  We said goodbye to her and she to us before Daddy took her.  That was the last time I saw her.  They woke us up that night to let us know.  Granddaddy died at Roman Eagle Nursing Home in Danville, Virginia on March 6, 1974.

Jennie L. daughter born February, 1895.  She was five in 1900.    She married James L. Goard and they lived in Newport News, Virginia.  She died on April 5, 1971.

This is a picture of Laura M Crawley ,daughter.  Her sister Jennie is the one sitting.  She was born  February, 1896.  She was four at the time of the 1900 census.  I thought that she had married a George, but I can't find anything to confirm this.  Will look further.

James W. Crawly son born June, 1898.  He was one in 1900 census. This picture is James W and his wife Amy.  They lived in Gretna.

George Crawley and Ethel Crawley were born after the 1900 census.

George Crawley was seven in the 1910 census which puts his birthdate on or near 1903.   I believe he died in July of 1964.  I have found no obituary or grave stone to prove the fact.  He was married to Myrtle West.  She was the daughter of Daniel David and Virgie West.  The picture below is of George, Myrtle and their son Herman.

Ethel Crawley was three at the time of the 1910 census.  She died on November 18, 1977.  She married Willie Price and they had a daughter Janice.

Pictures contributed by Melody Crawley Margrave.