Sure n' I am glad to hear from you as I know you were connected to this same family by what you said in some of your previous postings.Thank you so much for answering my queries.
Emily married Thomas A. Crafford (Crawford?) 19 Feb 1863.Thomas Clack, bondsman; J.S. Holmes, M. G. Marriage Book 5, page 264, at the Tallapoosa County Courthouse in Dadeville, AL.
Perhaps Crafford went to war and did not come back?Anyway Emily Crawford marries David C. Stratton/Stratten on Feb 26, 1865 in Muscogee, GA.This is data from the original marriage record in Muscogee, Co., GA. twp.
Next we find David C. Stratten, b. NC, head of the household #154 age 27 in the 1870, Tallapoosa, ALA. Reeltown. 1870Census.It shows his spouse as Sarah, age 29.Children enumerated James. age 4, b. AL;
Jos, age 2, b. AL
George, Age 1, b. AL (ours)
Abercrombie, Caroline, age 33, b. AL,
Caroline's (Carrie)age is wrong as she was younger than Emily Sarah or Sarah Emily?She was the youngest of the 1st family of James & wife Sarah Abercrombie. Caroline was listed as 4 yrs old in the 1850 Census of Chambers County so was born abt 1846. Don't ask me why Emily becomes Sarah in 1870 Census, as when she gets to Bastrop Co. TX, 1880 Census she calls herself Emily again.She is still Emily in the 1900 Census of Milam Co., TX, and they ask how long she has been married on it.So from the time entered she has been the mother of all the children of David C. Stratton.I will be glad to give you the rest of their children if you want them.
Yes, Caroline did stay with Emily and David Stratton most of the time so far as I can tell.She was listed in the 1870 Census in Tallapoosa, AL, in the 1880 Census she is listed as Carrie Wilson with a son Justin, age 9, so born abt 1871.In the 1900 Census in Milam Co., she is listed as Widow Wilson, Justin is no longer with them.
Emily was born in GA, so perhaps she was born in Fayette Co., GA., also?Her brother James Abercrombie married Martha J. Swigler, 15 July 1869, David C. Stratton , bondsman; E.M. Smith J.P. Marriage Book 7, page 234, at the Tallapoosa County Courthouse in Dadeville, AL. I have several other questions I would like to ask you.
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