|(Formerly Barbara Craddock Pike)|
I have been researching my family's history since October 1999. A chance occurance of some old photos and obits falling off a shelf at my sister's house, set me off on this wonderful adventure. Before that time, I knew virtually nothing of my ancestors.
The main surnames on my father's side are:Craddock, Elmore, Rainbolt, Parker, Hobbs, Wood (Learwood), and Lindsey.
The Craddocks started out in England, but I don't have that documentation.My earliest documented Craddock is Edmund Craddock (abt 1751-1791), born in Virginia, & died in South Carolina.I believe he was the son of William Craddock (1714-1796) & his second wife, Hannah Harper. My Craddocks migrated from Virginia, to South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, California & Texas.
The Elmores also came from England. My earliest Elmore is Thomas Elmore, born about 1642. My Elmores migrated from Virginia to South Carolina then to Alabama.
It is believed that our Rainbolt name came from Reinboldt... and from Germany or Holland.My earliest documented Rainbolt is Joseph Rainbolt (1730-1791) who was born in North Carolina and died in Tennessee. The Rainbolts were a very migratory bunch, and also very prolific!My Rainbolts migrated from North Carolina, to Alabama, then to Texas (and probably many states in between!)
My earliest Parker is my great great grandfather, Peyton Graves Parker.He was born in 1840, but we don't know where, or who his parents were.On various documents, he indicated he was born in MS, AL and LA.By 1859, he was in Leake Co., MS, where he married, and also joined the CSA. After the war, he and his family moved to Hill Co., TX
UPDATE (Sept 2008) We've had a breakthrough on our Parker line! Peyton was the son of Anderson Peyton Parker (1808) who was the son of Benjamin Parker (1771) from North Carolina, and Nancy Anderson (1771).
The Hobbs also came from England.My earliest Hobbs is Richard Hobbs, b. abt 1621 in England. These Hobbs stayed in Virginia for several generations, finally moved to Alabama then Mississippi.
My Woods started out as Learwood.My earliest Learwood is John Learwood, b. abt 1699 in VA.The Learwoods were in North Carolina, South Carolina (where my branch morphed into L.Wood, then into Wood), then to Mississippi & Texas.
My earliest Lindsey is David Lindsey, b. 1750 in PA. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, and the Montevallo AL chapter of the DAR is named after him.My Lindeys were in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississipi & then Texas.
The surnames on my mothers side are Baskin, Mann, Yandell, Laster, Williams, Seawell, Mobley & Macon.
My earliest Baskin is William Baskin, b. 1705 in Ireland. My Baskins migrated to Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas.My Baskins married Lasters in Arkansas. They had migrated from North Carolina to Tennessee then Arkansas.They also married Yandells in Arkansas.
My earliest Mann is Robert Mann, b. 1662 in Surry, England. My Manns went from Virginia to Tennesse & stayed there.Austin Mann (1858-1899) married Virginia Williams (1860-1899) in Ripley, Lauderdale Co. TN.She was the daughter of Joseph Seawell Williams and Caroline Mobley. Joseph's father was Harry Samuel Williams (b. NC, d. 1837 in TN), married to Martha Macon Seawell. Harry S. Williams was the first settler in the southern section of Lauderdale Co., TN. The Seawells and Williams apparantly came from North Carolina, possibly Cumberland Co.
In 2001, I discovered that Martha Macon Seawell was the daughter of Joseph Seawell & Martha Macon; Martha Macon was the daughter of Gideon Hunt Macon, Sr, who was the son of John Macon (b. 1695).John Macon's sister, Martha Macon, married Orlando Jones; their daughter was Frances Jones who married John Dandridge, & their daughter was Martha Dandridge, who first married Daniel Parke Custis, then married George Washington. That makes George & Martha Washington my most famous relatives!
- Thomas Buckner Craddock & Cora Dale Parker Wedding (26 KB)
T.B. Craddock (1882-1958) & Cora Parker (1890-1971) were my grandparents. They married in Whitney, Texas in 1909. He was the son of John David Craddock & Sarah Ellen Rainbolt.She was the daughter of Columbus Campbell Parker & Ella Wood.
- Dora Belle Parker Friou (1886-1977) (30 KB)
Dora was the 8th child born to Peyton Parker & Eveline Ascue.She married Samuel Creed Friou, and had 3 children.She was born in Hill Co., TX and died in Johnson Co., Texas.
- Sarah Ellen Rainbolt Craddock, as a young woman. (22 KB)
Sarah Ellen Rainbolt (1861-1940)married John David Craddock (1847-1922)in Bosque Co., TX in 1877. She was the daughter of Hiram Rainbolt & Hester Ann Fortner. John David Craddock & Sarah Ellen Rainbolt were my great grandparents.
- Children of Lula Ward Wagner (1881-1911) (51 KB)
Lula was the daughter of Mary E. Parker & GTW Ward.She married William A. Wagner, and had 6 children, and died when they youngest was one year old.William Wagner's sister's helped raise the children.
- Columbus Campbell Parker & Ella Wood Parker, 1888 (48 KB)
Columbus Campbell Parker (1861-1904) & Ella Wood (1870-1958) married in Bosque Co., in 1888. C.C. was the 2nd child of Peyton Parker & Nancy Hobbs. Ella was the child of Charles Wood & Margaret Lindsey. C.C. & Ella were my great grandparents.
- Carolynn Virginia Craddock (30 KB)
Carolynn was the second child born to Thomas Parker Craddock, Sr. and Geraldine Baskin.She was born in 1940.Carolynn is my sister.
- John Milton Ward (1888-1903) (21 KB)
John was the son of Mary Parker & GTW Ward.I don't know the circumstances of his early death. He is buried in Cedron Cemetery in Bosque Co., TX.
- Peyton Graves Parker about 1910 (26 KB)
Peyton G. Parker (1840-1919) married Nancy A.E. Hobbs (1841-1870). He also married Eveline Ascue (1850-1924).He had 15 children altogether.Peyton was my great great grandfather.
- Thomas Parker Craddock & John Martin Craddock (33 KB)
T.P. (1911-1965) & Martin (b. 1915) were the sons of Thomas Buckner Craddock & Cora Dale Parker.T.P. was my father.
- Oliver Ward (1895-1974) & kids (25 KB)
Oliver was the son of Mary Parker & GTW Ward. His children are Patricia and John Oliver (who was named after Oliver's brother, John Ward, who had died at the age of 14.)
- Caroline Virginia "Ladybird" Mann Baskin (29 KB)
Ladybird Mann (1885-1954) married Chester Davis Baskin (1882-1945) about 1913.They were my mother's parents. Ladybird was the daughter of Austin Mann & Virginia Williams. Chester was the son of James Knox Baskin & Josephine Yandell. In her later years, Ladybird was a private duty nurse in California for mothers and their new babies.
- Mattie, William Claudis & Dollie Woods (52 KB)
These were the children of Jefferson Davis Woods, son of Thomas L. Wood.They are Mattie Lee Woods Threet (1894-1981), William Claudis Woods (1881-1970) & Dollie Woods Sims (1883-1968)
- Ladybird and Dudley Baskin about 1923, Arkansas (59 KB)
Dudley Scott Baskin was born in 1918, to Chester Davis Baskin & Caroline "Ladybird" Baskin. The lived in Little Rock, where I assume this photo was taken.They moved in the mid 1920's to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.Dudley was my uncle, and Ladybird was my grandmother.
- George Washington (1732-1799) (34 KB)
George Washington was the son of Augustine Washington & Mary Ball. George Washington was unanimously elected our Nation's First President in 1789. Painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, 1796.
- Charles Foster Wood (39 KB)
Charles F. Wood (1847-1922)was the son of Thomas L. Wood & Mary Jane Collins. He married Margaret Lindsey in Mississippi in 1866. They moved to Texas about 1867.They were the parents of Ella Wood; which makes Charles my great great grandfather.
- Edith (1908-1936) & Eugene (1910-1999) Barricklowe (21 KB)
These were the children of William Dora Barricklowe & Kittie McKnight.Kittie was the daughter of Thomas Henry McKnight & Amanda Snelling.T.H. was the son of Andrew Jackson McKnight & Martha Ann Wood & Amanda was his cousin, daughter of Calvin Snelling & Eliza Jane Wood.These Woods were the daughters of Thomas L. Wood & Mary Jane Collins.
- Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802) (31 KB)
Martha Dandridge married Daniel Parke Custis in 1749, & George Washington in 1759. Martha was the daughter of John Dandridge & Frances Jones; Frances was the daughter of Orlando Jones & Martha Macon; Martha was the daughter of Gideon Macon & Martha Woodward. I am descended from Martha Macon's brother, John Macon, making Martha Dandridge Washington my 2nd cousin, 6 times removed. Photo of Oil Painting, 1795 by Charles Wilson Peale.
- Margaret Lindsey Wragg Wood (32 KB)
Margaret was born in Alabama in 1836. She was the daughter of Elijah Lindsey & Mary Unknown. She was first married to Sam Wragg, Jr. who died in the Civil War.She had 4 Wragg children. She married Charles Wood, and had 5 Wood children. She died in 1919.She was my great great grandmother.
- John Womac Naish (1815-1900) & Elinor Nell Lindsey (80 KB)
The older couple in this photo is John W. Naish & his wife Elinor Nell Lindsey (1823-1902). Elinor was the daughter of Elijah Lindsey & his first wife, Mary Harrison. Elinor was the half sister of my great great grandmother, Margaret Lindsey Wragg Wood. The younger woman is their daughter in law, Emma Butler Naish, & her children.
- Joel Anderson Wood and Charles Foster Wood (26 KB)
Joel Anderson (1843-1917) and Charles Foster Wood (1845-1922) were brothers; sons of Thomas L. Wood & Mary Jane Collins.Charles was my great great grandfather.
- Austin Mann (36 KB)
Austin Mann (1858-1899) was the son of Hiram Bradford Mann & Mary Louise Rice. He married Virginia Williams in Tennessee in 1880.They had 4 children, and both Austin & Virginia died about 1899.Their daughter, Caroline "Ladybird" was my mother's mother; making Austin Mann my great grandfather.
- Ladybird Mann Baskin &Geraldine Baskin Craddock (36 KB)
Ladybird (1885-1954) and her daughter, Geraldine Medrith Baskin Craddock (1915-1997). Ladybird was my grandmother, and Geraldine was my mother.
- Thomas L. Wood (1805-1872) (31 KB)
Thomas was born in Laurens Co., SC to John L. Wood & Agnes Shockley.He married Mary Jane Collins in SC about 1829.They moved to Winston Co., MS about 1837.They had 16 children. They were my great great great grandparents.
- Virginia Williams Mann (41 KB)
Virginia Williams (1860-1899) was the daughter of Joseph S. Williams (1815-1878), who was an attorney & author of a semi-historical book "Old Times in West Tennessee" from Ripley, Tennessee. Virginia was my great grandmother.
- Geraldine B. Craddock & Grandkids at the Zoo, 1985 (94 KB)
Geraldine with my two children, Tommy and Hillary, in 1986 at the Houston Zoo.
- Allie Atchley Schlegel Wood (1889-1956) & son (24 KB)
Allie was the daughter of Mattie Parker & Elijah Atchley.She married Nicholas Schlegel and Allan C. Wood.She had one child, Nicholas Schlegel (1920-1947), pictured.
- Geraldine Medrith Baskin Craddock (1915-1997) (22 KB)
Geraldine was the first child born to Chester Baskin & Ladybird Mann. She was born in Little Rock, AR.She married Thomas Parker Craddock, Sr. in 1934 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
- James Calvin Parker (1891-1980) (23 KB)
James Calvin was the son of James Griffin Parker & Margret Pierce.He married Jewel Glass in 1911 in Hill Co. TX, and reportedly had 3 sons.He died in Atoka Co., OK, and had a surviving spouse named Mary Day Little Parker.
- Jane Tanksley Wood (1839-1923) & Family (79 KB)
Jane Tanksley was the daughter of Lemuel Tankersley & Keziah Skeen. She was married to James Warren Wood (1832-1905) who was the son of Thomas L. Wood & Sarah Jane Collins.
- Mollie Wragg Thompson (1865-1942) & children (60 KB)
Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Wragg was the daughter of my great great grandmother, Margaret Lindsey and her first husband, Samuel Wragg, Jr.Mollie first married Sherod Dunbar Thompson & had 5 children. When he died, she married (then divorced) Leon Winhofer.
- Mary Elizabeth Parker & George Thomas W. Ward (36 KB)
Mary (1859-1912) was the oldest child of Peyton G. Parker & Nancy A.E. Hobbs.Born in MS, died in Bosque Co. TX. They had 9 children. Mary was my great great aunt.
- Martha Matilda "Mattie" Parker Atchley (1863-1934) (22 KB)
Mattie was the 3rd child born to Peyton Parker & Nancy Hobbs. She married Elijah Atchley, a 7th Day Adventist Preacher.Elijah had at least one child by his first marriage, and he & Mattie had six children.Mattie moved to California after Elijah died, where all of her children were living.
- James Griffin Parker (1865-1940) & family (33 KB)
James "Jim" was the 4th child born to Peyton Parker & Nancy Hobbs.He was born in MS & died in Hill Co., TX. He married Margret Jane Pierce, shown here with their daughter, Emily, who married John Cochran.
- Euel Hermon Atchley (1899-1984) (28 KB)
Hermon was the son of Mattie Parker & Elijah Atchley. He was a police officer with the LAPD.His son, Euel Hermon Atchley, is a 7th Day Adventist Preacher, just like Elijah Atchley was.
- Laura Amanda Parker Coleman (1869-1945) & family (35 KB)
Amanda was the 6th child born to Peyton Parker & Nancy Hobbs.Their 5th child was Emily Parker, born & died in 1867.Amanda married Franklin W. Coleman and they had nine children. Amanda was born & died in Hill Co., Texas
- Cora Dale Parker Craddock (1890-1971) (20 KB)
Cora was the daughter of Columbus Campbell Parker & Ella Wood.She married Thomas Buckner Craddock. Cora and T.B. were my grandparents.
- Sarah Rainbolt Craddock & Adrienne Craddock (41 KB)
Sarah Ellen Rainbolt Craddock (1861-1940) with her great granddaughter, Adrienne Craddock, about 1937.
- Margaret Sue Parker Grace Brantley (1875-1962) (29 KB)
"Mag" was the 2nd child born to Peyton Parker & his 2nd wife, Eveline Ascue.She first married Arthur Grace & had 7 children; then married Unknown Brantley. She was born (most likely) in Hill Co., TX and died in Collin Co., Texas
- Dessie Lee Parker Toohey (1889-1971) (19 KB)
Dessie was the oldest daughter of Columbus C. Parker & Ella Wood.She married John Aloysius Toohey.Dessie was a school teacher.She was my great aunt.She and John are buried in Ft. Worth, Texas.
- Sarah Rainbolt Craddock & Betty & Bobby Elrod (55 KB)
Sarah Ellen Rainbolt Craddock with her great granchildren, Betty & Bobby Elrod about 1933.
- Margaret, Minnie & Dora Parker (48 KB)
Margaret (1875-1962)(standing right) who married Arthur Grace, Minnie Lee (1881-1964)(sitting middle) who married Elvin Arnold (sitting), & Dora Belle (1886-1977)(standing left)who married Creed Friou, were the daughters of Peyton Parker & Eveline Ascue.
- M.V. Anglin (1843-1927) & Ella Wood Parker Anglin (25 KB)
Martin Van Buren Anglin was born in TN, and first married to Margaret Tidwell. After she died, and after Columbus C. Parker died, M.V. married Ella Wood Parker in 1909.M.V. is buried in Hill Co. with Margaret Tidwell, and Ella is buried in Hill Co. with Columbus C. Parker.
- Thomas P. Craddock & Geraldine Baskin Craddock (33 KB)
Thomas Parker Craddock (1911-1965) married Geraldine Medrith Baskin (1915-1997)in 1934 in Corpus Christi, Texas.These were my parents.
- Stella Beatrice Parker Barrett (1892-1932) (19 KB)
Stella was the last child born to Peyton Parker & Eveline Ascue.She married Ira Barrett, and had 3 children.
- Andrew J. McKnight & Martha Ann Wood & family (35 KB)
A.J. McKnight (1843-1918) married Martha Ann Wood (1849-1926) in MS in 1863. Martha was the daughter of Thomas L. Wood & Mary Jane Collins. A. J. & Martha were Mormons. They moved to Upshur Co., TX to help build the Mormon Church there. They had 10 children.
- Thomas Buckner Craddock & young sons (36 KB)
Thomas Buckner Craddock (1882-1958) with sons, Thomas P. Craddock (b. 1911) & John Martin Craddock (b. 1915)
- Mary Belle White (1899-1966) & Bob Hammond (24 KB)
Mary Belle was the daughter of Lela Belle Ward (1884-1962) (daughter of Mary E. Parker Ward) & James Madison White (1872-1927). Mary Belle later married Frederick Burtis, and she had 3 children with her two husbands.
- Geraldine B. Craddock & daughter Adrienne in 1937 (30 KB)
Geraldine Baskin (1915-1997) & Thomas Parker Craddock, Sr. (1911-1965) had 4 children.Adrienne was their first, born in 1935. Geraldine & T.P. were my parents.
- Thomas Buckner Craddock (1882-1958) as a young boy (20 KB)
I *believe* that this is a picture of my great grandfather as a young boy, based on the strong family resemblence
- James M. White & Lela Ward White & family (29 KB)
Lela (1884-1962) was the daughter of Mary Parker & GTW Ward. They had 8 children. Lela was born in Fowler, Bosque Co., and died in Denton, Denton Co., Texas.
- Barbara Dale Craddock in 1954. (26 KB)
Barbara Dale Craddock, born 1953, daughter of Thomas P. Craddock & Geraldine Baskin.This is me!
- Thomas Parker Craddock in 1944 (22 KB)
T.P. Craddock, my father, about 1944.
- Anne Lorraine Burtis (22 KB)
Anne is the daughter of Mary Belle White & Frederick Burtis.She was born in 1929.
- Painting of the Home of James Knox Baskin in ARK. (85 KB)
This ia a painting done by Vivian Allen, who painted pictures of homes in Harmony, Johnson Co., Arkansas.James Knox Baskin & Josephine Yandell were my great grandparents.
- Cincinnatus Marion Zinn & Alice Rainbolt & family (124 KB)
Alice Rainbolt Heath Zinn, her 2nd husband, Cincinnatus Marion Zinn, daughter Annie Olive Heath (26 July 1882) (back row), children John Forsythe Zinn (2 Feb 1886), Alma Alice Zinn (16 Dec 1890), Finis Cincinnatus Ewings Zinn (7 Oct 1887)
- Oliver Clyde Jenkins & Bobbie Woolley Jenkins (37 KB)
Oliver (1899-1974) was the son of R. A. Jenkins and Sarah "Sallie" Wood.Sallie was the daughter of Charles Foster Wood & Margaret Lindsey, and the sister to my great grandmother, Ella Wood Parker Anglin.
- Cincinnatus Marion Zinn (1852-1913) (45 KB)
2nd husband of Alice Toleta Rainbolt (1846-1930)
- Cornelia "Nelie" Jane Wood Steen (1867-1947) (35 KB)
Nelie was the daughter of Charles Foster Wood & Margaret Lindsey.She married George Jackson Steen in 1884 in Bosque Co., Texas.They had 9 children.George & Nelie are both buried in Moran, Shackelford Co., Texas.
- Annie Olive Heath (1882-1962) (34 KB)
Annie was the daughter of Alice Toleta Rainbolt & her first husband, William Spencer Heath.Annie married Benajamin Joseph Garrett & had 11 children.
- Seven Doss Sisters - children of Winchester Doss (173 KB)
Daughters of Winchester Foster Doss (b. 1856) and Prudence Bailey (b. 1856).Left to right: Lila (abt 1893), Emma (abt 1882), Frances (abt 1886), Ella (abt 1879), Ardie (abt 1888), twins Nora & Dora (abt 1884).These sisters all worked in the boarding house that their parents ran in Louisiana.Photo circa 1900.