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Descendants of Jesse Cravens

Generation No. 4

5. REBECCA J4 CRAVENS (JESSE3, JESSE2, JESSE1) was born Abt. 1836 in Indiana, and died Bef. April 18, 1867 in unknown. She married GEORGE SHAW January 08, 1857 in Crawford Co. Ill..

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EORGE SHAW and REBECCA CRAVENS:
Marriage: January 08, 1857, Crawford Co. Ill.
     
Child of R
EBECCA CRAVENS and GEORGE SHAW is:

i. SAMUEL B.5 SHAW, b. Bet. 1857 - 1867.
Notes for SAMUEL B. SHAW:
Samuel B. Shaw recieved his mother's share of the estate of Samuel's grandfather. His father as Samuel's gaurdian signed for it in 1871.

6. JOSIAH4 CRAVENS (JESSE3, JESSE2, JESSE1) was born Abt. 1853 in Crawford Co., ILL, and died Bef. March 30, 1907. He married SARAH F. RINGER June 26, 1881 in Sullivan Co., IN. She was born Abt. 1863 in Dayton, Ohio, and died Aft. March 30, 1907.

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OSIAH CRAVENS and SARAH RINGER:
Marriage: June 26, 1881, Sullivan Co., IN
     
Children of J
OSIAH CRAVENS and SARAH RINGER are:

i. ?5 CRAVENS, b. Bet. 1882 - 1889.
Notes for ? CRAVENS:
Jessie Gay Cravens birth records state that she was the third child of this couple.
ii. ? CRAVENS, b. Bet. 1883 - 1889.
Notes for ? CRAVENS:
Jessie Gay Cravens birth records state that she was the third child of this couple.
iii. JESSIE GAY CRAVENS, b. February 09, 1890, Montgomery Twp., Crawford Co., ILL; m. CECIL VINCENT CARR; b. March 03, 1885, Vigo Co., IN.
Notes for CECIL VINCENT CARR:
On his marriage ap he lists his occupation as a miner.

7. JESSE P.4 CRAVENS (JESSE3, JESSE2, JESSE1) was born Abt. 1860 in Crawford Co. Ill., and died Aft. 1887 in unk. He married ELNORA GANNON January 30, 1880 in Crawford Co. Ill., daughter of HARRIS GANNON and ELLINORE DAILEY. She was born April 23, 1859 in Jennings Co., Ind., and died July 01, 1921 in Palestine, Ill..

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ESSE P. CRAVENS:
Jesse is not with Elnora and the children in the 1900 Census, nor is his name on the same gravestone with Elnora. I have not yet found death cert. or estate papers for him and this is unusual for this line. Jesse and Elnora seperated for a period of time, shortly after their marriage. She publicly accused him of infidelity (in very explicit language) and published in the Robinson Argus that she was seeking a divorce, see notes under Elnora. Did they reconcile thereafter (Andrew Jackson and Lulu Belle claimed he was their father and they were born long after these events)? It is a mystery whether he died or was seperated or divorced from Elnora by 1900. In Lulu's obit in 1920 it is listed that her mother is still alive but doesn't mention Jesse.

Goldia B. Swanner DeVore knew Lulu's mother's name and Noah's parents names, (they would have been Goldia's husbands grandparents) but she didn't know Jesse's name.....more mysteries.....

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LNORA GANNONFor more on this line see the Gannon's and the Dailey's
She is buried fairly close to the road on the right side as you come into the graveyard. On my first trip looking for these graves my Mom (Betty Fasnacht DeVore) said that my Grandmother (Goldie Swanner DeVore) had always said that we had 'kin' buried in that area. I went looking, begrudgingly, and found almost the whole Gannon, Cravens and Dailey family. Even Andrew Winters and his mother my ggg-grandma Margaret Elisabeth Ivey Winters and her brother John Ivy!!


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LNORA GANNON:
Burial: Palestine Cemetary near mother a few rows away
Cause of Death: apoplexy

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ESSE CRAVENS and ELNORA GANNON:
Marriage: January 30, 1880, Crawford Co. Ill.
     
Children of J
ESSE CRAVENS and ELNORA GANNON are:

i. BERTHA5 CRAVENS, b. September 1880, Illinois; d. Bef. January 1920, Illinois, probably Crawford Co; m. JAMES BARDEN, July 02, 1899, Sullivan Co., IN.
Notes for BERTHA CRAVENS:
Lulu's obit said that she had two sisters and that they both predeceased her.
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Marriage: July 02, 1899, Sullivan Co., IN
10. ii. LULU BELLE CRAVENS, b. September 14, 1884, Richwoods, Ill.; d. January 25, 1920, Palestine, Ill..
iii. ANDREW JACKSON CRAVENS, b. July 1888, Sullivan Co., IN; d. July 07, 1948, Ill.; m. OLA I. KIMBERLIN, February 24, 1915, Crawford Co., ILL; b. 1896, Sullivan Co., IN; d. Aft. February 18, 1956.
More About ANDREW JACKSON CRAVENS:
Burial: Palestine Cemetary
iv. ? CRAVENS, b. Unknown; d. Bef. 1900.
Notes for ? CRAVENS:
Lulu's obit lists two sisters that predeceased her.

 

8. ANNIE EULAN4 CRAVENS (JESSE3, JESSE2, JESSE1) was born July 09, 1862 in Illinois, and died February 03, 1904 in Crawford Co. Ill.. She married BENJAMIN O. ISBELL January 22, 1885 in Crawford Co. Ill., son of THOMAS ISBELL and ELISABETH MILLER. He was born September 02, 1836 in Indiana, and died January 20, 1918 in Crawford Co. Ill..

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ENJAMIN O. ISBELL:
I am almost certain that this same Benjamin was the one who had done some work for Jesse and was paid out of Jesse's estate when he died. I suspect that he was related to America Isbell who was the mother of Jesse's daughter Nancy Jane Cravens Williams. Were America and Benjamin brother and sister? Benjamin's records claim he was born in Indiana and America in Kentucky, but this doesn't prove anything either way. At his time of marriage to Annie, Benj. lists his place of residence as Gatesville, Texas. He states that at the age of 48 this is his first marriage. UPDATE (10/19/00) Benjamins fathers name was Thomas Isbell, and I have found a Thomas Isbell in 1830 AND 1840 in Sullivan County, IN!!! This is the SAME COUNTY that in 1850 I have found Jesse AND HIS WIFE AMERICA ISBEll Cravens. YEP, I think I've got them. However, I have no proof. And so many questions! Where is Thomas (and Benjamin et al) in 1850? Are the older children (not listed as heirs in Jesse's estate later) America's brothers and sisters? And then I have TONS of questions about America such as when, why and how she died and whether or not she was Jesse's second wife.

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ENJAMIN ISBELL and ANNIE CRAVENS:
Marriage: January 22, 1885, Crawford Co. Ill.
     
Children of A
NNIE CRAVENS and BENJAMIN ISBELL are:

i. ?5 ISBELL, b. Abt. December 1885, Montgomery Twp., Crawford Co., ILL.
ii. CIRCE FAYETTE ISBELL, b. January 02, 1888, Palestine, Crawford Co., ILL.



9. ELIJAH DAVID4 CRAVENS (JESSE3, JESSE2, JESSE1) was born October 31, 1864 in Crawford Co. Ill., and died May 31, 1910 in Crawford Co. Ill.. He married RUHAMA J. O'HAVER September 22, 1887 in Crawford Co., ILL, daughter of SAMUEL O'HAVER and RACHEL RANKIN. She was born July 15, 1869 in unknown, and died January 31, 1959 in Crawford Co. Ill..

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LIJAH CRAVENS and RUHAMA O'HAVER:
Marriage: September 22, 1887, Crawford Co., ILL
     
Child of E
LIJAH CRAVENS and RUHAMA O'HAVER is:

i. NAVEDA MYRTLE5 CRAVENS, b. October 15, 1894, Crawford Co., ILL; m. HERSCHEL BURKETT, October 26, 1910, Flat Rock, Crawford Co., ILL; b. Abt. 1889, Crawford Co., ILL.
More About HERSCHEL BURKETT and NAVEDA CRAVENS:
Marriage: October 26, 1910, Flat Rock, Crawford Co., ILL


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