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Mary Sapp[1, 2]

Female 1800 - 1834  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name Mary Sapp 
    Born Between 1790 and 1800 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1834  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Handwritten notes from Jessie Wiess Whittington, great grandaughter of Henry and Mary (Sapp) Cravey:
          "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."
      --
      In the Cravey book by John Head is a reference to the probate for Mary Sapp Cravey in 1838 in Florida.
      "William Boulineau" wbouline-at-newnorth.net> wrote:
          It sounds like your Mary could have been a daughter of William "Squire" Sapp of Burke Co., GA.  I can't find anything on her in my records, but then the females left almost no records.  The sad part is it is in Burke Co., GA.  William had a very large plantation, and the home place survives till today, and the time frame sounds about right. This is pure speculation on my part, but he also had a lot of slaves. Now, there are almost no records that have survived for Burke Co. from about 1765 to after 1800.  There are also no census records available for  GA for 1790-1810.  I am trying to link my ancestor, Henry Sapp, b. ca 1785, to the Sapps that came to Burke Co. from NC about 1760-65. I believe they were brothers, but I can find no proof, but they all left NC about the same time, and lived very close to each other in Burke Co.  Their land was sold in NC a couple of years after they left, and they were all living near each other then.  I am sending marriages from GA and  a couple are very near Burke Co, Bulloch specifically.  I could not find O'Cravey listed, but several Cravey listed.  If you have access to the 1820-30 census for GA, you may find them listed someplace, maybe even for Burke Co.  I have extracted the Sapps for that time, but not Cravey.  You might be able to trace them until they left GA, but if Mary died in 1832, that might be a slim chance.  I do not know of census indexes available for those census, but there may be.  I have the census indexes for 1850-1870 for GA, and I will check to see if I can find Henry during that time, but no promises.  He didn't show up all the way to MS for 1850, so must have been in TX by then.  Sorry I don't have any more info, but I have been looking for my links for about 8 years.  I will also send the listing of the names of the earliest Sapps in Burke Co., GA.
    Person ID I1751  mykindred
    Last Modified Jun 16, 2016 

    Father Sapp,   b. Abt 1760,   d.  
    Family ID F58178  Group Sheet

    Family 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) 
    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
      -
    Children 
    +1. Mary "Polly" Cravey,   b. Abt 1812, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1869, Tyler county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +2. Owen W. Cravey,   b. 1812, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +3. Kessiah Cravey,   b. 1815, Early county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 08, 1850, Early county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. Elizabeth "Eliza" Cravey,   b. 1816, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    +5. Thomas Cravey,   b. 1820, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    +6. Henry Cravey, Jr.,   b. Sep 15, 1825, Telfair county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 23, 1902, Kerr county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +7. Samuel Cravey,   b. 1827, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, San Saba, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +8. Richard Cravey,   b. 1828, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 21, 1871, Spring Creek, Bosque county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +9. Jane Cravey,   b. Jul 03, 1829, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 11, 1912, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +10. Paul Cravey,   b. 1830, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     11. Mary Jane "Jane" Cravey,   b. 1831, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    +12. Charles Wesley Cravey,   b. 1832, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Coryell county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Family ID F2644  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S695] Gedcom - Hutto, George.



  
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