Dear Arlene, Thank you for the e-mail of8/5/00. I would be most grateful to getany group sheets about your family that you could send. I hope someday to write this stuff up.
Over the past few months, thanks to all the info you have dug up, I have been constantly filling in the blanks on my Crankfields for Littleton and his children, but not for those more recent on the tree, like your side of the family.
One interesting item I came across.I wanted to wait until I fully checked it out; but since I am writing, I will get into it. I was looking at my notes from Emma Boyle. She mentioned that in "Centennial History of Arkansas" by Dallas T. Herndon, published in 1922 at Little Rock, Ark. by S.J. Clarke Pub., in volume 2, is a piece about James Dickerson Hogan (1838-1922), who was the oldest son ofMargaret Jane Crankfield (Hogan)(1818-1860).
The article states that Capt. James Dickerson Hogan was the son of Sanders S. and Margaret (Crankfield) Hogan. It says that Sanders S. was a native of SC and married to the daughter of Littleton Crankfield and Lucy Wilson Crankfield, who was the daughter of Capt. James Wilson. Capt. James Wilson lived in Kershaw and Fairfield Co. The British drove off his cattle in the war.
I wanted to get down to the Library of Congress and make sure that it says that for myself. But if that is the case, then it puts into question at least for me that statement by Nancy in Va. who descends from George Walton Bush and Eliza K., that Lucy's last name was Randolph.
James Dickerson Hogan would have known pretty well the last name of his grandmother. And since JD was a big one for things military, he would have taken some interest in having a great grandfather that was a captain in the Revolutionary War. (However, it seems like a lot of these Revolutionary officersgot that honor only in retrospect -- including Capt. JD Hogan -- I am pretty sure I have looked up his military service record in the past, and there is no indication he was a captain -- although I do not have the records before me right now).
JD apparently made no reference to a Randolph. Since the Randolphs were pretty prominent and someone that he might like to emphasize if he wanted to gilt his ancestry, it makes you wonder why he did not mention them, if they were part of the family history.
Emma has material aboutJames Wilson of Fairfield making a petition to the SC senate for a revolutionary pension, which was rejected in 1833. This James Wilson was 80 years old at the time (b. 1753). She notes there were 5 James Wilsons in the same area in 1790.
About the Wilsons: the Will of John Wilson of Fairfield Co., died 1799, father of James Wilson, is on line in the Genforum. It was put there on Feb. 11, 1999 by Debra T. Johnson. I think it was from this will that Emma got the idea that the wife of James Wilson was a Perry -- i.e., no Randolph at least back up to that level.
Emma Boyle also had some more notes, one of which is a case that ties the Wilson and Crankfields together: Settlement of Estate of James Wilson, died Aug. 4, 1836, Fairfield Co. MM 514 & 515, 1838. Daniel Hood andJudity (wife), James Rains, etc. against Littleton Crankfield, Judith Dibe (Duke?),? Wilson.
Next time I get down to SC, I will try to dig out that case and see what it was about.
In another note Emma has that Sanders S. Hogan went to a town near Huntsville, Ala. and stayed there a while and then came back to SC and married a Crankfield.She states that Sanders Samuel Hogan went to Alabama because his brother, William D. Hogan, had gone there and settled. Emma has that the Crankfields are maybe from Salisbury, NC.
An item that Emma has that ties William Hogan the revolutionary to Lionnel Hogan is a document from Camden E-43: "William Hogan and Jemima to Lawrence William 100 acres on Road toFriday's Ferry from Camden, signed William Sanders, Feb. 1, 1790: witness Cordell Hogan p. 46
Emma also has that both Cordell and William Hogan were commissioners of the road.
This is scattered stuff. I had hoped to do more work on it before I got back to you. And I will in time. I may get down to SC in October. I hope someone else beats me to the records, so I do not have to do it.