The Descendants of Ellender Taylor and James Crank

 


1. David Crockett Crank was born in 1801 in Russell County, Virginia, and died in 1832 in Knox County, Kentucky. He married Deborah Rose who was born in 1804. They had two children:


(1.) Mary Jane Crank was born in 1824 and died in 1830.
(2.) James Rose Crank was born on October 18, 1825 and died on June 12, 1890 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
He married Dorthula Francis McPherson who was born on January 1, 1834 and died on February 3, 1902 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. They are buried in the Ousley Cemetery, Maynardsville, Tennessee.


2 Garrett Crank was born in 1802 in Russell County, Virginia and died in 1832 in South Carolina.


3. John Crank was born in 1803 and died in after 1860. He married Mary Mason who was born in 1804 and died in about 1856. They had eleven children:


(1.) James Crank was born in 1820.

(2.) Felix Crank was born in 1824. He married Sarah Basely who was born in about 1831.

(3.) Jane Crank was born in 1829.

(4.) Ephriam Crank was born in 1830.

(5.) Susannah Crank was born in 1834.

(6.) William Sylvester Crank was born on March 25, 1835.

(7.) Emelia Crank was born in 1841.

(8). Eleanor Crank was born in 1842.

(9.) Mary "Polly" Crank was born in 1844.

(10.) John Crank was born in 1847.

(11.) Lucinda Crank was born in 1854.


 4. Mary Polly Crank was born in 1804 and died in 1883. She married William Charles Stewart who was born in 1800 and died in 1886. They had nine children:


(1.) James Stewart was born in 1822.

(2.) Alexander Stewart was born in 1826.

(3.) Jasper Bird Stewart was born in1829.

(4.) Margaret "Peggy" Stewart was born in 1834.

(5.) Martha Stewart was born in 1836.

(6.) Lou Anna Stewart was born in 1841.

(7.) Sarah "Sallie" Stewart was born in 1844.


(8) Mary Stewart was born in 1846.

(9.) William G. Stewart was born in 1847


 5. Samuel D. Crank was born in 1808 and died on January 15, 1864. He married Ann Corley who was born in 1810 and died in about 1837. They had four children. Samuel and his second wife are buried in the Partain/Santy Cemetery south of Herold, Illinois, Pope County.


(1.) Eliakim Crank was born in 1830 in Tennessee and died on September 30, 1862 fighting in the Civil War. He married Elizabeth Cullum (1834-1876) on May 18, 1851 in Pope County, Illinois.

(2.) Calvin Crank was born in 1831. He married Mary Joiner in Pope County, Illinois on August 25, 1858. He died in the Civil War on June 20, 1862.

(3.) Mary Crank was born in 1832.

(4.) James S. Crank was born in 1834.


After the death of his first wife, Ann Corley, Samuel married Elizabeth _______who was born on February 25, 1811 and died on October 21, 1876. They had nine children. Footnote


(5.) John Crank was born in 1839.

(6.) Samuel Crank was born in 1840.

(7.) Cornelius Crank was born in 1842.

(8.) William Crank was born in 1844.

(9.) Elender Crank was born in 1846.

(10.) ________ Crank was born in 1849.

(11.) Emeline Crank was born in 1849.

(12.) Sarah Crank was born in 1859.

(13.) Charles Crank was born in 1859.


 6. Cornelius Crank was born in 1810 and died in 1880. He married Phebe Laws who was born in 1810. They had twelve children:


(1.) Samuel Crank was born in 1828. He appears in the 1860 Census for Clay County with his wife Sara and two sons.

(2.) Sarah Crank was born in 1830.

(3.) James R. Crank was born in 1832.

(4.) William Crank was born in 1834.

(5.) Thomas Crank was born in 1836.

(6.) Cornelius T. Crank was born in 1838.

(7.) Eleanor Crank was born in 1840.

(8.) John Crank was born in 1842.

(9.) Mary Jane Crank was born in 1844.

(10.) Mildred Crank was born in 1845. She married Ebenezer Townsley.

(11.) Elizabeth Crank was born in 1847.

(12.) Milton Crank was born in 1850.

 

In a filing on August 13, Aug 1865 in the Circuit Court, Knox County, Kentucky, Cornelius Crank, filed against the other children and successors to deceased children of James Crank, b.1779; See Order Book L., page 280, Box 155, Circuit Court Office, Knox County Courthouse.

 

 7. Preston Crank was born in 1813 and died in 1885. He married Minerva Ann Cordelia Wilburn who was born in 1817 in Virginia on May 18, 1838, in Carter County, Kentucky. He and his wife are buried in the Gee Cemetery, Grayson, Kentucky. He is listed on the 1839 Carter County, Kentucky Tax List.

 

(1.) George Washington Crank was born on November 18, 1839 in Lawrence County Kentucky and died in 1918 in Carter County, Kentucky. He was a chair maker. On August 27, 1862, he married Harriet Ann Colegrove who was born on July 4, 1840 and died in 1910 in Carter County, Kentucky. They are buried in the Gee Cemetery, Grayson, Kentucky.

(2.) Mary Ann Crank was born in 1842 and died in 1875 in Boyd County, Kentucky. She married Jeremiah Colegrove on January 19, 1865. A civil war veteran, he was born on September 18, 1841 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. After Mary Ann died, he married her sister, Adelia Crank in 1876. See below.

(3.) William Crank was born in 1844 and died on June 22, 1914 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and is buried in the Levi Denny Cemetery, Rockcastle County.

 He married Eliza Jane Owens on June 21, 1871. He married Sarah "Salley" Elizabeth Wiggins who was born in March 31, 1874.

(4.) Cornelius B. "Neal" Crank was born in 1847 and died on April 8, 1864 in Carter County, Kentucky.

(5.) Martha B. Crank was born in 1849 in Lawrence County Kentucky. She married Newel Porter who was born in 1843 in Carter County, Kentucky on November 24, 1869.

(6.) Robert Milton Crank was born in January 5, 1852 in Carter County, Kentucky and died on September 14, 1919 in Carter County, Kentucky and is buried in the Gee Cemetery, Carter County. He married Paula (Palina) F. Davis (March 1854).

(7.) James Nicholas Crank was born on October 18, 1853 in Carter County, Kentucky, and died on June 3, 1932 in Carter County Kentucky . He married Mary Ellen Felty who was born in 1857 in Smythe, Virginia, and died in September 1923 in Carter County, Kentucky.

(8) Ardelia Crank was born on October 11, 1855 in Lawrence County, Kentucky and is buried in the Plummer Cemetery, Carter County, Kentucky. She married Jeremiah Colegrove on January 22, 1876. He was born on September 18, 1841 in Lawrence County, Kentucky and died on January 18, 1925 in Carter County, Kentucky and is buried in the Plummer Cemetery with his wife. He fought in the civil war in the 40th Kentucky Infantry, Company D, First Corp., for the Union.

(9.) Cordelia Crank was born on November 30, 1856.

 

8. Amanda Crank was born in Knox County, Kentucky, in 1816 and died in about 1838. She married James Stewart in 1838 in Lawrence County, Kentucky.

 

9. Martha Patsy Crank was born in 1817. She died about 1890 in Booneville, Kentucky (Ousley County, Kentucky). On August 11, 1836, she was married in Perry County, Kentucky, to Jackson G. Combs who was born in about 1815 and died in 1860. They had two children:

 

(1.) Sally A. Combs was born in about 1840.

(2.) Mary "Polly" Combs was born in about 1841.

 

1850 Perry County Census

Jackson COMBS 34 M Surveyor 500
Martha (CRANK) 33 F
Polly 14 F
Lesley 12 M
Elijah 10 M
Sally 9 F
James 8 M
Jackson 7 M
John 5 M
Cassius 2 M

 

10. Elizabeth Crank was born on August 1, 1818 in Knox County, Kentucky and died in 1880 at Cobb Hill in Estill County, Kentucky. She married Russell Dickenson who was born in about 1814. James left for the California Gold Rush in 1849 and never returned to Kentucky. He sent Elizabeth thirty dollars in gold dust from California via a friend. They had five children:

 

(1.) Samuel Dickenson was born in 1838.

(2.) James B. Dickenson was born on September 14, 1841.

(3.) Elizabeth Dickenson was born in 1844.

(4.) John Dickenson was born in 1846.

(5.) Eleanor Dickenson was born in about 1849. She married John H. Barnett and Charles P. Bryant.

 

Elizabeth Crank Dickenson married John. H. Barrett on May 26, 1874.

 

 11. William Crank was born in August 1, 1818 and died on November 27, 1855. He married Rebecca Ann Barnhart who was born in 1823 and died on January 27, 1887. They had two children:

 

(1.) Grovina Crank was born in 13 Aug 1844.

(2.) Charles Crank was born in 1845


12. Elenor (Ellen) Crank was born in 1819 and died in 1878. In February of 1837, she married Christopher Horn Fortney in Knox County, Kentucky. He had been born on June 14, 1813, Crab Orchard, Knox County, Kentucky and died on September 25, 1882 in Clark, Indiana. He is buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Clark, Indiana.

 

(1.) James Fortney was born in about 1839.

(2.) Jonas Franklin Fortney was born on February 6, 1841 in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky. He served as the eighth elected Surveyor of Knox County, Kentucky (1883) and the 10th (1890). He was a 1st Sergeant in Company B of the 49th Regiment of Kentucky Infantry fighting for the Union.

(3.) John Fortney was born in about 1842.

(4.) Amanda Fortney was born in about 1844.

(5.) William G. Fortney was born in about 1846.

(6.) America Fortney was born in about 1849.

(7.) Alice Fortney was born in about 1850.

(8.) Ellen Fortney was born on January 22, 1854.

(9.) Christopher Fortney was born in about 1857.

(10.) Letitia Fortney was born in about 1850.

 

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