Could you please tell me how I can go about finding out information on Christopher Stratton Crawley, born about 1815 Ireland. Mother and father born England.
My brother and I are in the process of restoring a small cemetery in a pasture in the Rock Bluff Community of Comanche Co., TX. Our great Uncle Frank Skaggs many years ago own the land that this cemetery set on. It has 74 graves in it and only 31 had marker. Uncle Frank went to this cemetery with pen and paper and made a map numbering the graves and putting names down on 29 of these graves. 14 graves he wrote unknown. Number 46 is C. C. Crawley. 1850 Census shows him as Charles and 1860 Census shows he Christopher S.. This last year by the internet and family Bibles we have been able to give names and dates to 3 of the unknown. We have been able to identify and give dates to 3 of the 29.
My brother has made up a mold and he is making marker for the graves that no one is interested in. Our funeral director is putting the names and dates on a bronze marker and Jerry, my brother is mounting this to the cement marker. They really look nice. If any family member wants to put up a marker later that will be fine.
I have been taking the 1880, 1900, 1910, & 1920 census for the Rock Bluff area and researching the family names. We want history on the families. Jerry is taking the minutes from the Rock Bluff Baptist Church and working with them. We have a very bad copy of the minutes from Dec. 1879, when they church was chartered, to 1920. The probable is many pages are missing and some are very hard to read. I have traced this Christopher Stratton Crawley from Comanche Co., TXback to Simpson Co., MS and Hinds Co., MS. He married Sophia Cates, 14 April 1842 in Hinds Co., MS. Census records show he was born about 1815 in Ireland.
I found an old query dated April 1999 from a C. W. Crawley researching this man. I guess he has changed email addresses or passed away because I can not get an answer from him. He states in his query that Christopher Stratton Crawley was born near Dundalk, Ireland. We need your help and suggestion on how to go about finding parents for this man. I have never done any research outside of US.I will be happy to share the genealogy information on him when I get it completed. I am using the Family tree maker (FTW) program for these families. Any suggestions would be a big help. Thank you. Wanda SparkmanHouston, TX firstname.lastname@example.org