J. B. Green

Male, #16411, (circa 1897 - )
Birth*circa 1897 J. was born circa 1897. 
Marriage* He married Bessie Cooper

Family

Bessie Cooper (after 1910 - )
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

W. T. Cooper

Male, #16412, (after 1910 - )
Father*William Franklin Cooper (16 Aug 1873 - 24 Jun 1949)
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Sapp (25 Oct 1883 - 9 Jan 1943)
Birth*after 1910 W. was born after 1910. 
Marriage* He married Betty Pierce
Residence*1987 W. resided at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1987. 

Family

Betty Pierce (after 1898 - )
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Dec 2000

Betty Pierce

Female, #16413, (after 1898 - )
Married Name Her married name was Cooper. 
Birth*after 1898 Betty was born after 1898. 
Marriage* She married W. T. Cooper

Family

W. T. Cooper (after 1910 - )
Children
Last Edited12 Aug 2000

Joseph D. Cooper

Male, #16414, (after 1910 - )
Father*William Franklin Cooper (16 Aug 1873 - 24 Jun 1949)
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Sapp (25 Oct 1883 - 9 Jan 1943)
Birth*after 1910 Joseph was born after 1910. 
Residence*1987 Joseph resided at Coral Gables, Dade Co., Florida, in 1987.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Feb 2002

Citations

  1. Mentioned in obituary of sister Elizabeth Peters.

Cornelius Boland Croft1

Male, #16415, (14 Sep 1875 - 15 May 1944)
Father*James Coleman Croft (6 Apr 1853 - 6 Apr 1925)
Mother*Wealtha Anna Cooper (12 Jun 1856 - 24 Feb 1948)
Birth*14 Sep 1875 Cornelius was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 14 Sep 1875. 
Census*1880 He was in the in 1880 census at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Marriage*say 1899 He married Lisa Croft say 1899. 
Census1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1900. 
Death of Father6 Apr 1925 His father James Coleman Croft died on 6 Apr 1925 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death*15 May 1944 He died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 15 May 1944 at age 68. 
Burial*circa 17 May 1944 His body was interred circa 17 May 1944 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Biography* Cornelius Boland was known as "Bollie." There was a "Boland Croft" who married 1 Aug 1891 according to The Church Register of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South Colquitt County, Georgia by Lee Collins Hale, Nov 1978. The name of the wife was not given. This Boland was expelled from the church in 1898. In the 1900 census, he was listed as living with his parents. Another Cornelius Croft, born Oct 75, was also living in Colquitt Co., GA according to the 1900 census. He was recorded with his wife Mamie. This 33 year old "Cornelius Croft" was listed (ED 35 Sheet 4) in the 1910 Colquitt Co., GA census with wife "Mamie" (33 FL AL TN) and three children, Jacob (11 GA), Nathaniel (8 GA) and Rubie May (4 GA). What relation this Cornelius Croft was to Cornelius Boland Croft is not clear, but the two should not be confused. 

Family

Lisa Croft (circa 1878 - )
Marriage*say 1899 He married Lisa Croft say 1899. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Jun 2002

Citations

  1. James Kenneth Cooper, web page, May 2002.
    http://members.aol.com/jkmcs2/index.html
    Kenneth has the name as James Bolin 'Boley' Croft.

Lisa Croft

Female, #16416, (circa 1878 - )
Birth*circa 1878 Lisa was born circa 1878. 
Marriage*say 1899 She married Cornelius Boland Croft say 1899. 

Family

Cornelius Boland Croft (14 Sep 1875 - 15 May 1944)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Callie Nellie Virginia Croft

Female, #16418, (4 Mar 1880 - 7 Dec 1962)
Father*James Coleman Croft (6 Apr 1853 - 6 Apr 1925)
Mother*Wealtha Anna Cooper (12 Jun 1856 - 24 Feb 1948)
Married Name Her married name was Dell. 
Birth*4 Mar 1880 Callie was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 4 Mar 1880. 
Marriage* She married Adolphus Jackson Dell
Death of Father6 Apr 1925 Her father James Coleman Croft died on 6 Apr 1925 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Mother24 Feb 1948 Her mother Wealtha Anna Cooper died on 24 Feb 1948 at Colquitt Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Spouse12 Jul 1950 Her husband Adolphus Jackson Dell died on 12 Jul 1950 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death*7 Dec 1962 She died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 7 Dec 1962 at age 82. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* In a 20 Jul 1978 letter, Bryon W. Croft recorded his sister's name as "Callie Nellie Virginia Croft." The name on the tombstone is "Callie Croft Dell." She was known as "Callie." A "Callie Cooper" was baptised 27 Aug 1890 by F. M. Watts according to The Church Register of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South Colquitt County, Georgia by Lee Collins Hale, Nov 1978. It was also noted that this Callie married a "Dell." Further on in the register, there is a record of "Dell, Adophus" who was received by certificate 14 Apr 1894. However, 14 Apr 1894 was also recorded as the marriage date. From this, it appears that he married the same day he was received into the church. The name of the wife was not given. Possibly this is the date of the marriage to Callie Croft, although she would have been very young. Or possibly the date of baptism was accidentally copied as the marriage date. 

Family

Adolphus Jackson Dell (19 Feb 1875 - 12 Jul 1950)
Marriage* She married Adolphus Jackson Dell
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1947.
  2. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 26.

Adolphus Jackson Dell

Male, #16419, (19 Feb 1875 - 12 Jul 1950)
Birth*19 Feb 1875 Adolphus was born on 19 Feb 1875. 
Marriage* He married Callie Nellie Virginia Croft
Death*12 Jul 1950 He died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 12 Jul 1950 at age 75. 
Burial* His body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Callie Nellie Virginia Croft (4 Mar 1880 - 7 Dec 1962)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 25.

Thomas Simeon Croft

Male, #16420, (31 Dec 1881 - 25 Oct 1975)
Father*James Coleman Croft (6 Apr 1853 - 6 Apr 1925)
Mother*Wealtha Anna Cooper (12 Jun 1856 - 24 Feb 1948)
Birth*31 Dec 1881 Thomas was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 31 Dec 1881. 
Employment* Thomas's occupation: farmer. 
Census*1900 He was in the in 1900 census at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Marriage*circa 1905 He married Tempie Croft circa 1905. 
Birth of Son27 May 1910 His son David B. Croft was born on 27 May 1910.1 
Census1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1910. 
Birth of Son25 Feb 1914 His son Ralph Morris Croft was born on 25 Feb 1914. 
Birth of Son23 Dec 1916 His son Leon C. Croft was born on 23 Dec 1916. 
Death of Father6 Apr 1925 His father James Coleman Croft died on 6 Apr 1925 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Mother24 Feb 1948 His mother Wealtha Anna Cooper died on 24 Feb 1948 at Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Death*25 Oct 1975 He died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 25 Oct 1975 at age 93. 
Burial* His body was interred at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Biography* Thomas Simeon was known as "Tom." The name was listed as Thomas Samuel Croft in Esther Croft Burley's obituary on p. 2A Weekly Moultrie Observer Wednesday 27 Jul 1988 but his brother, Byron W. Croft, listed the name as "Thomas Simion [sic] Croft" in a 31 Aug 1978 letter. 

Family

Tempie Croft (11 Feb 1888 - May 1980)
Marriage*circa 1905 He married Tempie Croft circa 1905. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1947.

Tempie Croft

Female, #16421, (11 Feb 1888 - May 1980)
Father*David Croft (s 1859 - b 1910)
Mother*Ann Hiers (s 1860 - )
Birth*11 Feb 1888 Tempie was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 11 Feb 1888. 
Marriage*circa 1905 She married Thomas Simeon Croft circa 1905. 
Birth of Son27 May 1910 Her son David B. Croft was born on 27 May 1910.1 
Census*1910 She was in the in 1910 census at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Birth of Son25 Feb 1914 Her son Ralph Morris Croft was born on 25 Feb 1914. 
Birth of Son23 Dec 1916 Her son Leon C. Croft was born on 23 Dec 1916. 
Death of Spouse25 Oct 1975 Her husband Thomas Simeon Croft died on 25 Oct 1975 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death*May 1980 She died at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia, in May 1980 at age 92. 
Burial*May 1980 Her body was interred in May 1980 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Biography* Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale preserved the following funeral notice from p. 2 of the Weekly Moultrie Observer Thursday, 22 May 1980: Funeral Held For Mrs. Croft Funeral services for Mrs. Tempie C. Croft were held Thursday afternoon in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Perry McClellan officiated, and pallbearers were Gerald Chapman, Donald Chapman, Jerry Chapman, Ricky Latona, Donnie Tillman and Gerald Croft. Mrs. Croft died Wednesday in the local hospital. She was 92 years of age. Mrs. Croft, who was born in Colquitt county on February 11, 1888, was the daughter of the late David Croft and Ann Hiers Croft. She was a member of Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving Mrs. Croft are three sons, David Bernie Croft, Berlin, Ralph M. Croft, Berlin, and Leon C. Croft, Moultrie; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Chapman and Mrs. Esther Burley, both of Berlin; one sister, Mrs. Mittie Dampier, Berlin; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Family

Thomas Simeon Croft (31 Dec 1881 - 25 Oct 1975)
Marriage*circa 1905 She married Thomas Simeon Croft circa 1905. 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Zed William Croft

Male, #16422, (19 Apr 1885 - 10 Feb 1972)
Father*James Coleman Croft (6 Apr 1853 - 6 Apr 1925)
Mother*Wealtha Anna Cooper (12 Jun 1856 - 24 Feb 1948)
Birth*19 Apr 1885 Zed was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 19 Apr 1885. 
Census*1900 He was in the in 1900 census at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Marriage*circa 1909 He married (?) (?) circa 1909. 
Census1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1910. 
Death of Father6 Apr 1925 His father James Coleman Croft died on 6 Apr 1925 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Mother24 Feb 1948 His mother Wealtha Anna Cooper died on 24 Feb 1948 at Colquitt Co., Georgia.1 
Death*10 Feb 1972 He died at Miami, Dade Co., Florida, on 10 Feb 1972 at age 86. 
Burial* His body was interred at Miami, Dade Co., Florida

Family

(?) (?) (say 1887 - )
Marriage*circa 1909 He married (?) (?) circa 1909. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1947.

Ruth Elizabeth Croft

Female, #16423, (11 Aug 1887 - 19 Feb 1922)
Father*James Coleman Croft (6 Apr 1853 - 6 Apr 1925)
Mother*Wealtha Anna Cooper (12 Jun 1856 - 24 Feb 1948)
Birth*11 Aug 1887 Ruth was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 11 Aug 1887. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Marriage*16 Aug 1908 She married Emmet Sullivan at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 16 Aug 1908 at age 21.1 
Married Name16 Aug 1908  As of 16 Aug 1908, her married name was Sullivan. 
Death*19 Feb 1922 She died at Cordele, Crisp Co., Georgia, on 19 Feb 1922 at age 34. 

Family

Emmet Sullivan (circa 1884 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    1908 by Baney Hester.

Emmet Sullivan

Male, #16424, (circa 1884 - )
Birth*circa 1884 Emmet was born circa 1884. 
Marriage*16 Aug 1908 He married Ruth Elizabeth Croft at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 16 Aug 1908.1 

Family

Ruth Elizabeth Croft (11 Aug 1887 - 19 Feb 1922)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    1908 by Baney Hester.

Clarence Edgar Croft

Male, #16425, (4 Jul 1892 - 20 Oct 1987)
Father*James Coleman Croft (6 Apr 1853 - 6 Apr 1925)
Mother*Wealtha Anna Cooper (12 Jun 1856 - 24 Feb 1948)
Birth*4 Jul 1892 Clarence was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 4 Jul 1892. 
Marriage* He married Ruby Manning
Census*1900 He was in the in 1900 census at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Census1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1910. 
Birth of Sonafter 1915 His son Edgar Croft was born after 1915. 
Death of Father6 Apr 1925 His father James Coleman Croft died on 6 Apr 1925 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Mother24 Feb 1948 His mother Wealtha Anna Cooper died on 24 Feb 1948 at Colquitt Co., Georgia.1 
Death*20 Oct 1987 He died at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 20 Oct 1987 at age 95. 

Family

Ruby Manning (circa 1895 - )
Marriage* He married Ruby Manning
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1947.

Ruby Manning

Female, #16426, (circa 1895 - )
Married Name Her married name was Croft. 
Marriage* She married Clarence Edgar Croft
Birth*circa 1895 Ruby was born circa 1895. 
Birth of Sonafter 1915 Her son Edgar Croft was born after 1915. 

Family

Clarence Edgar Croft (4 Jul 1892 - 20 Oct 1987)
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Byron Weathers Croft

Male, #16427, (13 Sep 1896 - 19 Oct 1979)
Father*James Coleman Croft (6 Apr 1853 - 6 Apr 1925)
Mother*Wealtha Anna Cooper (12 Jun 1856 - 24 Feb 1948)
Birth*13 Sep 1896 Byron was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 13 Sep 1896. 
Census*1900 He was in the in 1900 census at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Census1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1910. 
Marriage*circa 1918 He married Martha Edna Boyd circa 1918. 
Death of Father6 Apr 1925 His father James Coleman Croft died on 6 Apr 1925 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Birth of Son5 Jun 1927 His son Ted Morris Croft was born on 5 Jun 1927. 
Birth of Son8 Jun 1929 His son Joseph M. Croft was born on 8 Jun 1929.1 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Byron was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Robinson, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Birth of Son25 Sep 1935 His son Marvin Lamar Croft was born on 25 Sep 1935.1 
Birth of Son10 May 1942 His son Ronald W. Croft was born on 10 May 1942.1 
Death of Mother24 Feb 1948 His mother Wealtha Anna Cooper died on 24 Feb 1948 at Colquitt Co., Georgia.3 
Death*19 Oct 1979 He died at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 19 Oct 1979 at age 83. 
Burial*21 Oct 1979 His body was interred on 21 Oct 1979 at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Biography* Byron Weathers Croft was known as Byron. A "Byron Croft" was baptised 16 Aug 1908 by Moses Register according to The Church Register of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South Colquitt County, Georgia by Lee Collins Hale, Nov 1978. The following obituary, preserved by Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale, is from p. 2 of the Weekly Moultrie Observer Thursday 25 Oct 1979: Rites Held For Mr. Croft Funeral services for Byron W. Croft, a resident of Route 5, Moultrie, were held Sunday at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Odom and Rev. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial was at Wesley Chapel cemetery. Mr. Croft died Friday morning in Colquitt County Memorial Hospital following an illness of six months. He was 83 years old. Pallbearers included Marvin Croft, Sonny Dampier, Scott Croft, Ricky Croft, Joel Smith, and Donald Davis. Mr. Croft was born on Sept. 13, 1896, in Colquitt County. the son of the late James Coleman Croft and Weatha Anna Cooper Croft. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Byron (Martha Boyd) Croft of Route 5, Moultrie; seven sons, Ray Croft, Ted Croft, and Lamar Croft, all of Moultrie, Joe Croft of Route 5, Moultrie, Zed B. Croft of Kissimmee, Fla., Roger Croft of Elkhorne, Ky., and Ronnie Croft of Adel; five daughters, Mrs. Renna [Rena?] Baldwin of Moultrie, Mrs. Mryle Saffa of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Winonna Dampier of Quitman, Mrs. Juanita Smith of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Connie Davis of Moultrie; one brother, Clarence Croft of Thomasville; 26 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 

Family

Martha Edna Boyd (11 Feb 1904 - Apr 2002)
Marriage*circa 1918 He married Martha Edna Boyd circa 1918. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Robinson, Colquitt, Georgia; Roll: 348; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 477.0.

    Name Age
    Byron Croft 33
    Martha Croft 29
    Rena Croft 11
    Muriel Croft 8
    Ray Croft 6
    Wenona Croft 5
    Ted Croft 9/12
    Joe Croft.
  3. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1947.

Martha Edna Boyd

Female, #16428, (11 Feb 1904 - Apr 2002)
Birth*11 Feb 1904 Martha was born on 11 Feb 1904. 
Marriage*circa 1918 She married Byron Weathers Croft circa 1918. 
Married Namecirca 1918  As of circa 1918, her married name was Croft. 
Birth of Son5 Jun 1927 Her son Ted Morris Croft was born on 5 Jun 1927. 
Birth of Son8 Jun 1929 Her son Joseph M. Croft was born on 8 Jun 1929.1 
Birth of Son25 Sep 1935 Her son Marvin Lamar Croft was born on 25 Sep 1935.1 
Birth of Son10 May 1942 Her son Ronald W. Croft was born on 10 May 1942.1 
Residence*1979 Martha resided at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1979. 
Biography* The Friday 26 Oct 1990 edition of Wesleyan Christian Advocate noted that October 7 had been declared "Ma Croft Sunday" to honor Mrs. Martha Croft "who has been an active member of the church for 72 years." A certificate of recognition was presented by Harold Hires, chair of the Administration Board. Rev. Donald Powers presented her with a letter from Bishop Looney. 
Death of Spouse19 Oct 1979 Her husband Byron Weathers Croft died on 19 Oct 1979 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Son12 Mar 1985 Her son Ted Morris Croft died on 12 Mar 1985 at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia
Death*Apr 2002 She died at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia, in Apr 2002 at age 98.2 

Family

Byron Weathers Croft (13 Sep 1896 - 19 Oct 1979)
Marriage*circa 1918 She married Byron Weathers Croft circa 1918. 
Children
Last Edited11 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written May 2007 - Dec 2007 to Lew Griffin from Joan M. (Croft) Ashton ID: 25536, e-mail address.

Clara Croft

Female, #16429, (11 Feb 1907 - 11 Sep 1992)
Father*Thomas Simeon Croft (31 Dec 1881 - 25 Oct 1975)
Mother*Tempie Croft (11 Feb 1888 - May 1980)
Married Name Her married name was Chapman. 
Birth*11 Feb 1907 Clara was born at Georgia on 11 Feb 1907. 
Marriage* She married (?) Chapman
Census*1910 She was in the in 1910 census at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Father25 Oct 1975 Her father Thomas Simeon Croft died on 25 Oct 1975 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of MotherMay 1980 Her mother Tempie Croft died in May 1980 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death*11 Sep 1992 She died at Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 11 Sep 1992 at age 85. 

Family

(?) Chapman (say 1905 - )
Marriage* She married (?) Chapman
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Esther Croft

Female, #16430, (26 Sep 1908 - 22 Jul 1988)
Father*Thomas Simeon Croft (31 Dec 1881 - 25 Oct 1975)
Mother*Tempie Croft (11 Feb 1888 - May 1980)
Married Name Her married name was Burley. 
Birth*26 Sep 1908 Esther was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 26 Sep 1908. 
Marriage* She married Elmer Burley
Census*1910 She was in the in 1910 census at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Father25 Oct 1975 Her father Thomas Simeon Croft died on 25 Oct 1975 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of MotherMay 1980 Her mother Tempie Croft died in May 1980 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death*22 Jul 1988 She died at Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 22 Jul 1988 at age 79. 
Burial*24 Jul 1988 Her body was interred on 24 Jul 1988 at Sardis Cemetery, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Biography* The following funeral notice, preserved by Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale, is from p. 2A of the Weekly Moultrie Observer for Wednesday 27 Jul 1988: Esther Croft Burley Esther Croft Burley 79, of Berlin died Friday at Colquitt Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at Berlin First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jack Taylor and Danny Moree officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donny Tillman, Randy Liles, Jack Dampier, Gerald Chapman, Garland Croft and Thomas Kinser. Mrs. Burley was born Sept. 26 1908, in Colquitt County, daughter of the late Thomas Samuel and Tempie Croft, and had lived in the county all her life. She was married to the late Elmer Burley. Survivors include three brothers, David Bernice Croft and Ralph Morris Croft, both of Berlin, and Leon C. Croft of Moultrie; one sister, Clara Chapman of Berlin; and several nieces and nephews. 

Family

Elmer Burley (say 1908 - before 1988)
Marriage* She married Elmer Burley
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Carrie Lucy Crosby

Female, #16431, (14 Oct 1880 - 15 Jul 1967)
Father*Paul Joshua Crosby (3 Oct 1853 - 3 Jul 1938)
Mother*Lula Alice Virginia Cooper (14 Jan 1862 - 19 Nov 1938)
Birth*14 Oct 1880 Carrie was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 14 Oct 1880. 
Marriage*27 Dec 1903 She married John Frank Herndon at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1903 at age 23.1 
Married Name27 Dec 1903  As of 27 Dec 1903, her married name was Herndon. 
Birth of Son25 Jul 1913 Her son Paul John Herndon was born on 25 Jul 1913. 
Birth of Son4 Oct 1915 Her son Julian Walter Herndon was born on 4 Oct 1915. 
Birth of Son1918 Her son Infant Son Herndon was born in 1918. 
Death of Son1918 Her son Infant Son Herndon died in 1918 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Spouse14 Dec 1921 Her husband John Frank Herndon died on 14 Dec 1921 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Father3 Jul 1938 Her father Paul Joshua Crosby died on 3 Jul 1938 at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia
Death of Mother19 Nov 1938 Her mother Lula Alice Virginia Cooper died on 19 Nov 1938 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Death*15 Jul 1967 She died at Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 15 Jul 1967 at age 86. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale wrote, 9 Jan 1978, about Carrie Lucy Crosby Herndon and the death of Carrie's husband, John Frank Herndon: Grandmother was left with four young children to raise alone. Grandmother always talked about how handsome Grandpa Herndon was, tall, black hair and blue eyes. Grandmother said that she and Grandpa Herndon claimed each other for sweethearts their first day in school and remained so until death separated them and even after his death she never considered remarriage.... Grandmother Herndon was a beautiful lady, dark brown hair and grey eyes.
On 4 Dec 1978, Lee added that "grandmother Carrie Crosby Herndon had a minor heart condition that could have been inherited since I and my mother both have it." In 19 Nov 1993 letter Lee added: It is my belief that these minor heart arrhythmias are related to and may be directly caused by a problem that is far more common in our line of the family and that is Thyroid disorder - Grandmother Carrie Crosby Herndon had a goiter in her thyroid gland but never had it removed. In 1942 my mother had her Thyroid removed, along with a very large goiter that was growing around her jugular vein - This was slowly choking her to death - At that time this was a very serious operation. My heart first acted up in 1951 when I was pregnant and when I delivered there was a problem with bleeding caused by Thyroid dysfunction - My Thyroid has not worked since then. My sister had a goiter & had her thyroid removed and my brother has had some minor problems with Thyroid dysfunction - Thyroid dysfunction does cause some heart palpitations or arrhythmias - It seems in the back of my mind that somewhere I heard that grandma Alice had a goiter too - So I think the Throid disease was inherited & caused the heart problem. 

Family

John Frank Herndon (10 Nov 1878 - 14 Dec 1921)
Marriage*27 Dec 1903 She married John Frank Herndon at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1903 at age 23.1 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Feb 2002

Citations

  1. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    1903 by J. M. Odam.
  2. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1935.
  3. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 16.

John Frank Herndon

Male, #16432, (10 Nov 1878 - 14 Dec 1921)
Father*John Walter Herndon (c 1845 - 24 Jan 1929)
Mother*Nancy Rogers (11 Dec 1845 - 20 Feb 1920)
Birth*10 Nov 1878 John was born on 10 Nov 1878. 
Employment* John's occupation: farmer. 
Marriage*27 Dec 1903 He married Carrie Lucy Crosby at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1903 at age 25.1 
Birth of Son25 Jul 1913 His son Paul John Herndon was born on 25 Jul 1913. 
Birth of Son4 Oct 1915 His son Julian Walter Herndon was born on 4 Oct 1915. 
Birth of Son1918 His son Infant Son Herndon was born in 1918. 
Death of Son1918 His son Infant Son Herndon died in 1918 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Mother20 Feb 1920 His mother Nancy Rogers died on 20 Feb 1920 at Brooks Co., Georgia
Death*14 Dec 1921 He died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 14 Dec 1921 at age 43. 
Burial* His body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* Betty Lee Collins Hale sent a clipping from p. 2 of a 15 Feb 1921 paper about the death of John Frank Herndon. Lee said that her "grandmother always said he took the gun in hopes of killing a squirrel": J. F. HERNDON KILLS HIMSELF WHILE HUNTING Coroner's Jury Returns a Verdict saying his Death was Accidental. Body Found Lying, Near a Fence by School Children-Was Well Known. J. F. Herndon, a prominent farmer of the Berlin section, was found lying dead with a gunshot wound through his chest late Wednesday afternoon. A shotgun was nearby, with one empty shell. The body was found by school children on their way home. They notified members of the family. Coroner Barber went to the scene to hold an inquest. The verdict was to the effect that Mr. Herndon came to his death by a shot accidentally self inflicted. The entire load of shot penetrated Mr. Herndon's body near his heart. A fence was within a few feet of where he fell dead. It could not be determined whether he had gotten over the fence or not. The gun was between him and the fence. Mr. Herndon left home about 4 o'clock, saying he was going to drive up some cattle, adding that he was going to carry his gun with him in the hope of killing a bird. Members of the family declared that his affairs were in good condition and that he had shown no signs of having been worried about anything. Mr. Herndon was prominent in his community and the news of his tragic death was the cause of many expressions of regret. He was about 30 years old.
      Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale noted 19 Nov 1993 that J. F. Herndon had actually been 43 years old at the time of his death and added "he must have looked young." 

Family

Carrie Lucy Crosby (14 Oct 1880 - 15 Jul 1967)
Marriage*27 Dec 1903 He married Carrie Lucy Crosby at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1903 at age 25.1 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    1903 by J. M. Odam.
  2. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 15.

Minnie Lizzie Crosby

Female, #16433, (28 Mar 1882 - 16 Aug 1965)
Father*Paul Joshua Crosby (3 Oct 1853 - 3 Jul 1938)
Mother*Lula Alice Virginia Cooper (14 Jan 1862 - 19 Nov 1938)
Birth*28 Mar 1882 Minnie was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 28 Mar 1882. 
Marriage*27 Dec 1905 She married John James Branch at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1905 at age 23.1 
Married Name27 Dec 1905  As of 27 Dec 1905, her married name was Branch. 
Birth of Son30 Sep 1906 Her son James Mayhew Branch was born on 30 Sep 1906. 
Census*1910 She was in the in 1910 census at Autreyville, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Father3 Jul 1938 Her father Paul Joshua Crosby died on 3 Jul 1938 at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia
Death of Mother19 Nov 1938 Her mother Lula Alice Virginia Cooper died on 19 Nov 1938 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Son9 Feb 1957 Her son James Mayhew Branch died on 9 Feb 1957 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Spouse17 Mar 1962 Her husband John James Branch died on 17 Mar 1962 at Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death*16 Aug 1965 She died at Albany, Dougherty Co., Georgia, on 16 Aug 1965 at age 83. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.3 

Family

John James Branch (13 Jul 1882 - 17 Mar 1962)
Marriage*27 Dec 1905 She married John James Branch at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1905 at age 23.1 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    1905 by J. M. Odam.
  2. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1935.
  3. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 4.

John James Branch

Male, #16434, (13 Jul 1882 - 17 Mar 1962)
Birth*13 Jul 1882 John was born on 13 Jul 1882. 
Employment* John's occupation: mail carrier. 
Marriage*27 Dec 1905 He married Minnie Lizzie Crosby at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1905 at age 23.1 
Birth of Son30 Sep 1906 His son James Mayhew Branch was born on 30 Sep 1906. 
Census*1910 He was in the in 1910 census at Autreyville, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death of Son9 Feb 1957 His son James Mayhew Branch died on 9 Feb 1957 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Death*17 Mar 1962 He died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 17 Mar 1962 at age 79. 
Burial* His body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale listed the name in her 19 Nov 1993 notes as "James John Branch" but the tombstone lists the name as "John J. Branch." 

Family

Minnie Lizzie Crosby (28 Mar 1882 - 16 Aug 1965)
Marriage*27 Dec 1905 He married Minnie Lizzie Crosby at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1905 at age 23.1 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    1905 by J. M. Odam.
  2. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 3.

Cary Romelous Crosby

Male, #16435, (30 Jan 1884 - 23 Dec 1957)
Father*Paul Joshua Crosby (3 Oct 1853 - 3 Jul 1938)
Mother*Lula Alice Virginia Cooper (14 Jan 1862 - 19 Nov 1938)
Birth*30 Jan 1884 Cary was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 30 Jan 1884. 
Marriage*30 Oct 1904 He married Julia E. Watson at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 30 Oct 1904 at age 20.1 
Death of Father3 Jul 1938 His father Paul Joshua Crosby died on 3 Jul 1938 at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia
Death of Mother19 Nov 1938 His mother Lula Alice Virginia Cooper died on 19 Nov 1938 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Death*23 Dec 1957 He died at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1957 at age 73. 
Burial* His body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* According to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery indexed by Forrest Dulane and Lee Collins Hale in Nov 1978, the name on the tombstone is "Cary R. Crosby." Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale noted 19 Nov 1993: Aunt Julia & Uncle Cary raised a niece from this union [Julia's sister, Mary Susannah Watson and Thomas Walter Cooper] - as their own daughter - Nettie Cooper Baker now deceased - Nettie had 4 sons and always attended all the Crosby Reunions. 

Family

Julia E. Watson (2 Oct 1877 - 6 Mar 1961)
Marriage*30 Oct 1904 He married Julia E. Watson at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 30 Oct 1904 at age 20.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    has '1905' by J. M. Odam.
  2. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1935.
  3. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 48.

Julia E. Watson

Female, #16436, (2 Oct 1877 - 6 Mar 1961)
Birth*2 Oct 1877 Julia was born on 2 Oct 1877. 
Marriage*30 Oct 1904 She married Cary Romelous Crosby at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 30 Oct 1904 at age 27.1 
Married Name30 Oct 1904  As of 30 Oct 1904, her married name was Crosby. 
Death of Spouse23 Dec 1957 Her husband Cary Romelous Crosby died on 23 Dec 1957 at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia
Death*6 Mar 1961 She died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 6 Mar 1961 at age 83. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* Julia and Carey Crosby raised Nettie Cooper after the death of Nettie's mother, Julia's sister, Susie Watson Cooper. Julia and Carey had no children of their own. 

Family

Cary Romelous Crosby (30 Jan 1884 - 23 Dec 1957)
Marriage*30 Oct 1904 She married Cary Romelous Crosby at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 30 Oct 1904 at age 27.1 
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    has '1905' by J. M. Odam.
  2. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 49.

Paul Culpepper Crosby

Male, #16437, (9 Oct 1885 - 17 Jan 1887)
Father*Paul Joshua Crosby (3 Oct 1853 - 3 Jul 1938)
Mother*Lula Alice Virginia Cooper (14 Jan 1862 - 19 Nov 1938)
Birth*9 Oct 1885 Paul was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 9 Oct 1885. 
Death*17 Jan 1887 He died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 17 Jan 1887 at age 1. 
Burial* His body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 96.

Emma Georgia Crosby

Female, #16438, (12 Sep 1888 - 9 Aug 1963)
Father*Paul Joshua Crosby (3 Oct 1853 - 3 Jul 1938)
Mother*Lula Alice Virginia Cooper (14 Jan 1862 - 19 Nov 1938)
Birth*12 Sep 1888 Emma was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 12 Sep 1888. 
Death of Father3 Jul 1938 Her father Paul Joshua Crosby died on 3 Jul 1938 at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia
Death of Mother19 Nov 1938 Her mother Lula Alice Virginia Cooper died on 19 Nov 1938 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia.1 
Death*9 Aug 1963 She died at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 9 Aug 1963 at age 74. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* Emma never married. According to Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale, Emma had the Crosby family Bible. In 19 Nov 1993 notes, Lee added: My Aunt Nancy Lorene Herndon Price discovered this Bible in a box that Grandmother gave her - She allowed me to borrow it to confirm some of my information.... I assume she still has it. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1935.
  2. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 99.

Guy Ross Crosby

Male, #16439, (7 Nov 1890 - 20 May 1972)
Father*Paul Joshua Crosby (3 Oct 1853 - 3 Jul 1938)
Mother*Lula Alice Virginia Cooper (14 Jan 1862 - 19 Nov 1938)
Birth*7 Nov 1890 Guy was born at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 7 Nov 1890. 
Marriage* He married Emma Clover Hardee
Birth of Son17 Jun 1915 His son Infant Son Crosby was born on 17 Jun 1915. 
Death of Son17 Jun 1915 His son Infant Son Crosby died on 17 Jun 1915.1 
Birth of Son12 Oct 1919 His son Infant Son Crosby was born on 12 Oct 1919. 
Death of Son12 Oct 1919 His son Infant Son Crosby died on 12 Oct 1919. 
Death of Father3 Jul 1938 His father Paul Joshua Crosby died on 3 Jul 1938 at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia
Death of Mother19 Nov 1938 His mother Lula Alice Virginia Cooper died on 19 Nov 1938 at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Spouse14 May 1969 His wife Emma Clover Hardee died on 14 May 1969 at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia
Death*20 May 1972 He died at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 20 May 1972 at age 81. 
Burial*circa 22 May 1972 His body was interred circa 22 May 1972 at Pavo City Cemetery, Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia

Family

Emma Clover Hardee (24 Oct 1888 - 14 May 1969)
Marriage* He married Emma Clover Hardee
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 101 had 1917 but Lee's 1978 record 'b & d, 17 June 1915.'
  2. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
    another source has year of death as 1935.

Emma Clover Hardee

Female, #16440, (24 Oct 1888 - 14 May 1969)
Married Name Her married name was Crosby. 
Birth*24 Oct 1888 Emma was born on 24 Oct 1888. 
Marriage* She married Guy Ross Crosby
Birth of Son17 Jun 1915 Her son Infant Son Crosby was born on 17 Jun 1915. 
Death of Son17 Jun 1915 Her son Infant Son Crosby died on 17 Jun 1915.1 
Death of Son12 Oct 1919 Her son Infant Son Crosby died on 12 Oct 1919. 
Birth of Son12 Oct 1919 Her son Infant Son Crosby was born on 12 Oct 1919. 
Death*14 May 1969 She died at Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 14 May 1969 at age 80. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Lebanon Cemetery, Pavo, Thomas Co., Georgia
Biography* Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale wrote that "Emma Hardee Crosby was always known to us as Aunt Maid." In 19 Nov 1993 notes, Lee added that according to an obituary, Emma had developed the "Alice Valine Variety of Camellias." 

Family

Guy Ross Crosby (7 Nov 1890 - 20 May 1972)
Marriage* She married Guy Ross Crosby
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 101 had 1917 but Lee's 1978 record 'b & d, 17 June 1915.'