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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Spencer C Crain

Male Abt 1808 - 1860  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Spencer C Crain 
    Born Abt 1808  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Between 1857-1860  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His spouse, Mary J., is identified as a widow in the 1860 census of this family.
    Person ID I4317  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2009 

    Father George Crain,   b. 29 Jul 1775,   d. 24 Mar 1837, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Susannah Heard,   b. 08 Nov 1778, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1862, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F1148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary J Simmons,   b. Abt. 1819, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Jan 1834  Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • A number of researchers have identified Spencer's spouse as Mary J. Germany; however, the basis for this claim is not supported by any source. The death certficate for eldest son Robert Crain identifies his his mother as Mary Simmons. Son William Robert's death certificate identifies her as Unk. Simmons.
    Children 
    +1. George A Crain,   b. Jan ca. 1834, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1923, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)  [Birth]
     2. John G Crain,   b. Abt 1837, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Stephen H Crain,   b. 22 Jun 1838, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1906, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Susan A Crain,   b. Abt 1842, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Emily C Crain,   b. Abt 1842, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary J Crain,   b. Abt 1847, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Spencer C Crain,   b. 1850, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. William Robert Crain,   b. 11 Dec 1851, Franklin, Heard, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1943, Dallas, Dallas, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Charles McDowell Crain,   b. Dec 1854, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Amanda S Crain,   b. 1856, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: District 41, Heard, Georgia; Roll M432_73; Page: 145; Image: 185.

    2. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).