Abt 1790 - Abt 1862 (~ 72 years)
||Henry Cravey |
||Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA 
- His birth date also given as 1774.
||Liberty, Liberty county, Texas, USA
- 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."
||Nov 21, 2014 |
||Owen Brown Cravey, b. Between 1736 and 1740, Bertie District, Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA , d. Dec 1795 OR 1809, Edgecombe county, North Carolina, USA (Age ~ 73 years) |
||Mary Hines, b. Abt 1740, North Carolina, USA , d. Aft 1798, Burke county, Georgia or North Carolina, USA (Age ~ 59 years) |
||Mary Sapp, b. Between 1790 and 1800, d. 1834, Georgia, USA (Age ~ 44 years) |
||Burke county, Georgia, USA
- "Pioneer Reminiscences of Jefferson County", p. 174, states "Henry Cravy, Samuel Cravy, West Cravy and Henry Cravy, Jr., lived in the town of Hardin".
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
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
|+||1. Mary "Polly" Cravey, b. Abt 1812, Georgia, USA , d. Aft 1869, Tyler county, Texas, USA (Age ~ 58 years)|
|+||2. Owen W. Cravey, b. 1812, Georgia, USA , d. 1852, Jefferson county, Texas, USA (Age 40 years)|
|+||3. Kessiah Cravey, b. 1815, Early county, Georgia, USA , d. Sep 08, 1850, Early county, Georgia, USA (Age 35 years)|
| ||4. Elizabeth "Eliza" Cravey, b. 1816, Georgia, USA , d. |
|+||5. Thomas Cravey, b. 1820, Georgia, USA , d. |
|+||6. Henry Cravey, Jr., b. Sep 15, 1825, Telfair county, Georgia, USA , d. Apr 23, 1902, Kerr county, Texas, USA (Age 76 years)|
|+||7. Samuel Cravey, b. 1827, Georgia, USA , d. 1881, San Saba, Texas, USA (Age 54 years)|
|+||8. Richard Cravey, b. 1828, Georgia, USA , d. Jan 21, 1871, Spring Creek, Bosque county, Texas, USA (Age 43 years)|
|+||9. Jane Cravey, b. Jul 03, 1829, Georgia, USA , d. Jul 11, 1912, Hardin county, Texas, USA (Age 83 years)|
|+||10. Paul Cravey, b. 1830, Georgia, USA , d. 1872, Texas, USA (Age 42 years)|
| ||11. Mary Jane "Jane" Cravey, b. 1831, Georgia, USA , d. |
|+||12. Charles Wesley Cravey, b. 1832, Georgia, USA , d. 1867, Coryell county, Texas, USA (Age 35 years)|
||Sarah Brown, b. Abt 1810, Georgia, USA , d. |
||Aug 02, 1835
||Early county, Georgia, USA
- Henry and Sarah in Hardin and Liberty Counties, TX 1860.
|+||1. Elizabeth Cravey, b. 1836, Georgia, USA , d. 1870, Tyler county, Texas, USA (Age 34 years)|
| ||2. William Cravey, b. 1840, Georgia, USA , d. |
| ||3. Green Cravey, CSA, b. 1843, Florida, USA , d. 1868, Liberty, Liberty county, Texas, USA (Age 25 years)|
| ||4. Edward V. Cravey, b. 1846, Texas, USA , d. 1871, Liberty, Liberty county, Texas, USA (Age 25 years)|
| ||5. Napoleon Cravey, b. 1849, Jefferson county, Texas, USA , d. |
|+||6. Charlton Hines Cravey, b. May 05, 1852, Jefferson county, Texas, USA , d. May 23, 1912, San Jacinto county, Texas, USA (Age 60 years)|
| ||7. Josephine Cravey, b. 1853, Jefferson county, Texas, USA , d. |
- [S79] Gedcom - Bennett, Lynn.
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