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Jane Cravey[1, 2]

Female 1829 - 1912  (83 years)


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  • Name Jane Cravey 
    Born Jul 03, 1829  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Jul 11, 1912  Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bumstead Cemetery, East Walton Road, Lumberton, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Her granddaughter, Jessie Wiess Whittington, said she learned the Bible at her grandmother's knee.
      handwritten notes from my grandmother, Jessie Wiess Whittington  ... some garbled
          "Henry O'Cravey or Cravey -- came to Georgia in somewhere about 1790 or before -- he was serving as a slave overseer for a Georgia planter by the name of Sapp.  I do not know his first name, or the exact location of the Sapp plantation.  Could have been near or in what is now Savanna, GA or Atlanta, but I somehow feel that Savannah is the more likely place.  While Henry was so employed as slave overseer, he fell in love with the boss' daughter, Mary Sapp.  They finally eloped together and lived in the woods out of reach of Mary's father, who had certainly not planned for his daughter to marry a penniless immigrant Irishman.  Mr. Sapp, who was very angry, hunted his daughter and her husband for two weeks -- with his Negro body servant riding with him to carry the muzzle loading rifle.  The body servant, when told to load the rifle always spit in the firing pan, so that the rifle would not fire.  Finally Henry O'Cravey and Mary settled in a small home, and she ventured home to get her clothes. Her father does not speak to her at this time.  Later, Papa Sapp decides to go see how Mary is making out.  He found Mary rubbing out her wash at a tub, which slaves had always done for at her father's house, so he goes home and sends eight Negro slaves over to take care of Mary. When Henry came home he took an ox whip and ran the slaves off.  But later he bought slaves of his own.  He made quite a fortune moving across the South buying and selling abandoned homesteads, and renovating and reselling these plantations.  He and his Mary had a large family.  My grandmother, Jane O'Cravey was one of Henry O'Cravey's youngest daughters, born about 1820-26, died 1912 somewhere near that.  There were about six daughters and six or seven sons -- and then Mary died."
          "After that, Henry O'Cravey immigrated across the Mississippi River across Louisiana on their way to East Texas.  On crossing the Mississippi on a ferry, my grandmother said there were two mules carrying the gold on the way to Texas.  By now Henry is getting up in years but, in Texas, he remarries a widow with two children and there are two or three more children born to old Henry and his new wife.  I do not know her name, but one of the half brothers was named Charlton O'Cravey -- so there must have been 16 or more children of this Irishman Henry O'Cravey.  He last settled at a place now called Old Hardin a few miles West of Kountze Texas in Hardin County.  His great reason for remarrying was to get a governess for his young daughters. But this stepmother was not to use any harsh discipline, and he almost sent her away for slapping my grandmother, Jane O'Cravey."
    Person ID I1322  mykindred
    Last Modified Nov 21, 2014 

    Father Henry Cravey,   b. Abt 1790, Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1862, Liberty, Liberty county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Sapp,   b. Between 1790 and 1800,   d. 1834, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 1812  Burke county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • m. prior to 1813
    Notes 
    • "Pioneer Reminiscences of Jefferson County", p. 174, states "Henry Cravy, Samuel Cravy, West Cravy and Henry Cravy, Jr., lived in the town of Hardin".
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      1850 Census Jefferson Co., TX, Free Schedule, Page 237, (M432-912, p.237), Oct. 1, HH  49
      Henry CRAVEY Sr, 60, Male, Farmer, 398, NC
      Sarah CRAVEY, 40, Female, GA
      Paul CRAVEY, 20, Male, Farmer, GA
      Jane CRAVEY, 19, Female, GA
      Charles CRAVEY, 18, Male, Laborer, GA
      William CRAVEY, 10, Male, FL
      Green CRAVEY, 7, Male, TX
      Edward CRAVEY, 4, Male, TX
      Napolean CRAVEY, 1, Male, TX
      Charlton CRAVEY, 1/12, Male, TX
      Reuben, LEGGETT, 21, Male, Farmer, GA
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      1860 census, TX, Hardin, Hardin, p 25-26, July 16
      -- HH 161/160
      Paul CRAVEY, 30, M, FL
      Artemisia CRAVEY, 12, F, GA
      Nancy CRAVEY, 2, F, TX
      Warren CRAVEY, 1, M, TX
      -- HH 165/163
      Henry CRAVEY,70, M, NC
      Sarah CRAVEY,50, F, GA
      William CRAVEY,19, M, GA
      Green CRAVEY,17, M, FL
      Bird CRAVEY,14, M, FL
      Napolean CRAVEY,10, M, FL
      Charlton CRAVEY,8, M, FL
      Josephine CRAVEY,7, F, FL
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    Family ID F2644  Group Sheet

    Family Mourad Whitfield Bumstead,   b. Feb 12, 1811, Hempstead, Queens county, Long Island, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 17, 1887, Fletcher, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [4
    Married May 11, 1848  Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • They were on the 1860 Hardin county census, p. 338, Concord P.O..
      In 1908, T.J. Russell, a long-time resident of Jefferson County, wrote that "Murad W. Bumstead lived on the west side of Village Creek, near Cook's ferry".  Later, in the same piece, he wrote "Down on Village creek lived at the old Cook Ferry, Capt. James Chesher; then Murad W. Bumstead on the West side of the creek and near him was Job Foster".
      Byron and Ezra died in a diphtheria epidemic in 1869.
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      1860, TX, Hardin cty, Concord PO, (M653-1296, 338)
      June 28, 1860, lines 29-35, HH 67
      Morad BUMSTEAD, 49, M, farmer, 830, 290, NJ
      Jane BUMSTEAD, 30, F, Geo
      Joseph BUMSTEAD, 10, M, Texas
      Jacob BUMSTEAD, 8, M, do
      Morad BUMSTEAD, 4, M, do
      Byron BUMSTEAD, 2, M, do
      Ezra BUMSTEAD, 11/12, M, do
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      1870 census, Hardin county, Concord, TX, pct 2; p. 460B, (M593-1589, p.460)
      July 8, 1870, HH 130/130
      BUMSTEAD, M.W., 59, M, W, Farmer, NJ
      BUMSTEAD, Jane, 40, F, W, Keeping House, Georgia
      BUMSTEAD, Joseph, 20, M, W, Farm Hand, Texas
      BUMSTEAD, Jacob, 18, M, W, Farm Hand, Texas
      BUMSTEAD, Morad, 14, M, W, Farm Hand, Texas
      BUMSTEAD, Henry, 4, M, W, Texas
      BUMSTEAD, Olia, 7, F, W, Texas
      BUMSTEAD, Ella, 1, F, W, Texas
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      1880 census, TX, Hardin cty ,e.d. 29 p. 15, (T9-1308,422C)
      June 18, 1880, lines 10-22, HH 113/119
      Bumstead, M.W., W, M, 69, farmer, NJ, NY, NY
      BUMSTEAD, Jane, W, F, 50, wife, keepinghouse, GA, GA, GA
      BUMSTEAD, Joseph P, 30, son, farmer, TX, NJ, GA
      BUMSTEAD, Henry, 15, son, farmer
      BUMSTEAD, Ellen, 10, daughter, at home
      BUMSTEAD, Dora, 8, daughter
      BUMSTEAD, Mary E, 28, dau-in-law, at home (Mary Johnson, wife of Joseph, above)
      BUMSTEAD, Beulah E, 9, g-dau
      BUMSTEAD, ?Joseph?, 8, g-son
      BUMSTEAD, Cave J, 9, g-son
      BUMSTEAD, Olia, 4, g-dau
      BUMSTEAD, Margret J, 3, d-dau
      BUMSTEAD, Ida G?, ?/12, b. Oct, g-dau
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      lines 23-24, same home, different family HH 113/121
      FAIRCHILD, Henry, W, M, 28, lumberman, TX, MS, LA
      FAIRCHILD, Olia, 19, wife, keepinghouse, TX, NJ, GA
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      Mourad died in 1887.  In 1900, Jane is living with her daughter, Dora Wiess (dwelling 221, households 229 and 230, 1900 Census Hardin county, Texas, 2nd pct, p. 256B).  Next door is her son Herman.
      [5]
    Children 
     1. Editha Bumstead,   b. 1849, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850  (Age < 0 years)
    +2. Joseph P. Bumstead,   b. Feb 1850, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    +3. Jacob Franklin Bumstead,   b. 1852, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 06, 1929, Trinity county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Morad Whitfield Bumstead, II,   b. Jan 19, 1856, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 11, 1928, Fletcher, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Byron or Bryan Bumstead,   b. 1858,   d. 1869  (Age 11 years)
     6. Ezra Bumstead,   b. Abt Jul 1859, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869  (Age ~ 9 years)
    +7. Olia Bumstead,   b. Jan 23, 1863, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 05, 1929, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +8. Henry Bumstead,   b. Aug 30, 1865, Fletcher, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 04, 1945, Warren, Tyler county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +9. Ella Bumstead,   b. May 09, 1869, Fletcher, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 14, 1953  (Age 84 years)
    +10. Dora Bumstead,   b. Feb 10, 1871, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 26, 1951, Silsbee, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F493  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Cravey, Jane (1829-1912)
    Cravey, Jane (1829-1912)
    Jane Cravey / O'Cravey
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Histories
    Bumstead, Dora -- Family Bible
    Bumstead, Dora -- Family Bible
    The family Bible of Dora Bumstead Wiess and Willie Simon Wiess
    The Bible of Willie Wiess & Dora Bumstead
    The Bible of Willie Wiess & Dora Bumstead
    PDF version for printing
    Bumstead, Mourad
    Bumstead, Mourad
    Republic Of Texas Service Claims

  • Sources 
    1. [S79] Gedcom - Bennett, Lynn.

    2. [S136] 1860 US federal census, 1860, TX, Hardin cty, Concord PO, (M653-1296, 338), HH 67.
      1860, TX, Hardin cty, Concord PO, (M653-1296, 338)
      June 28, 1860, lines 29-35, HH 67
      Morad Bumstead, 49, M, farmer, 830, 290, NJ
      Jane " , 30, F, Geo
      Joseph " , 10, M, Texas
      Jacob " , 8, M, do
      Morad " , 4, M, do
      Byron " , 2, M, do
      Ezra " , 11/12, M, do

    3. [S2015] Obit / burial information (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S224] IGI - International Genealogical Index -- BEWARE.
      batch # M530101; dates 1837-1883; source call # 1311466; type: film

    5. [S83] Pioneer Reminiscences of Jefferson County, GC 976.514506 RUS.



  
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