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Henry Cravey[1, 2]

Male Abt 1790 - Abt 1862  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Henry Cravey 
    Born Abt 1790  Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • His birth date also given as 1774.
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1862  Liberty, Liberty county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Henry Cravey was in Montgomery County, GA about 1820, but soon moved to Texas.
          His great-granddaughter, Jessie WIESS WHITTINGTON wrote "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 hear 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 ventures 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 I7311  mykindred
    Last Modified Nov 21, 2014 

    Father Owen Brown Cravey,   b. Between 1736 and 1740, Bertie District, Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1795 OR 1809, Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Hines,   b. Abt 1740, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1798, Burke county, Georgia or North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Aft 1764 
    Family ID F2529  Group Sheet

    Family 1 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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    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

    Family 2 Sarah Brown,   b. Abt 1810, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.  
    Married Aug 02, 1835  Early county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Henry and Sarah in Hardin and Liberty Counties, TX 1860.
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Cravey,   b. 1836, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Tyler county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. William Cravey,   b. 1840, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     3. Green Cravey, CSA,   b. 1843, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Liberty, Liberty county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     4. Edward V. Cravey,   b. 1846, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Liberty, Liberty county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     5. Napoleon Cravey,   b. 1849, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    +6. Charlton Hines Cravey,   b. May 05, 1852, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 23, 1912, San Jacinto county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     7. Josephine Cravey,   b. 1853, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    Family ID F756  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S695] Gedcom - Hutto, George.

    3. [S21] Owen Cravey of Bertie District, North Carolina ...



  
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