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Dr. James Craig/Hamet Craig/John Herron Treadwell
Posted by: Fredreica Speyer Date: September 17, 2001 at 08:56:24
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Surnames: Craig, Treadwell, Stanford, Standford, Ferrell, Norwood, Pemberton, Robinson, Mask, Coleston, Turner, Skinner, Shields,Dawsey, Barefield

My ancestor, John STANFORD, married second a Mattie A. or Amelia A.
Treadwell. Her parents, as per internet posting below, were John
TREADWELL and Laura CRAIG. I am desperate to find out who Hamit (or
Hammitt or Hammit or Hamitt or Hamet or Hammett or Hammet or Hamett or
Mit - you get the picture) and Laura Craig are and how they relate to
John and Laura Treadwell. I have included every lead I have to find
out more about the CRAIG and TREADWELL families. Sorry this is so
long! Thanks for your input. Fredreica

John R. STANFORD, was born about 1821 in Ala. or Ark. John R. Stanford
is sometimes listed as "physician" and at other times as "Reverend."
His middle initial is sometimes transcribed as "B." His father may
have been John W. STANFORD

John R. STANFORD was a physician in the township of Shiloh in Marengo
County as per the Marengo County Directory for 1860-1861. His first
wife was Catharine Henrietta PRICE (sometime seen as Henrietta
Catherine PRICE). She died 14 Oct 1856 at Magnolia, Alabama in Marengo
County. They were married 28 March 1849 in Drew Co., Arkansas.

Dr. John STANFORD and his wife, Catharine PRICE, had at least one
child, a daughter, Mary Wallace STANFORD. She was born 3 April 1850
(possibly in Ark.) and died 21 April 1922.

John STANFORD served in Company B with the 6th Alabama Cavalry.
After his first wife's death, he married a woman named Amelia A.
According to the 1860 Marengo Co., Ala Census (see below), she was 26
years of age and born in NC. She had two sons from a previous marriage
named Juan and Oscar. Amelia tried to kill Wallace (John STANFORD's
daughter) and Wallace was sent to school at Salem Academy in
Winston-Salem, NC. I have letters written by Wallace and her father
and dated in 1863.

According to letters postmarked from Manatee betwwen 1873 until 1880,
John STANFORD was living with Hammitt G. or J. (possibly John or
James) CRAIG. He signed his letters Uncle Hamit or Mit. John STANFORD
died in Manatee, Florida in the late 1870's while living with Hamit
(Hammett or Harmuet) J. Craig and his wife, Laura. Juan also died
while living with them in 1877. Hammit refers to himself as Wallace
STANFORD's uncle. As per the 1860 Marengo Co., Ala Census (see below)
this CRAIG family lived near the STANFORD family. Other family
members were Ella and Hamit, also known as Mit.

The following information was gotten from the Rootsweb archive and
posted by Patricia J Treadwell:

1 Reuben Treadwell b: December 14, 1751 in , Bertie, NC d: May 29,
1833 in , Rutherford, NC
.. +Amelia Frances Dawsey b: May 04, 1764 in , Marion, SC m: October
22, 1779 d: April 10, 1844 in Lamar, Marshall, MS
......... 2 John Herron Treadwell b: September 11, 1798 in ,
Darlington, SC d: January 04, 1854 in , Stanly, NC
............. +Laura Skinner Craig b: 1805 in , , NC m: September 11,
1833 in , Montgomery, NC d: Aft. 1880 in , , AL
....................3 Amelia Adeline Treadwell b: June 20, 1834 in
Centre, Stanly, NC d: January 1896
........................+John B. Standford b: 1820 in , , AR m: May
14, 1857 in , Marengo, AL

The following are from MARRIAGES from Marengo County and Contributed
by C.A. Wood

BAREFIELD, Rebecca GARNER, Richard Mar 16, 1824
BARFIELD, Amanda KIMBRELL, Reuben Oct 15, 1856
BAREFIELD, Alfred PERKINS, Matilda Oct 25, 1823
BARFIELD, Henry MCLEOD, Elizabeth Apr 8, 1829
BARFIELD, Jesse BROWN, Elizabeth Dec 24, 1827
CRAIG, Geo H. Jr FELLOWS, Alice Nov 27, 1912
CRAIG, Hammett J. MASK, Laura V. Nov 22, 1866
CRAIG, John BAREFIELD, Mary Oct 16, 1823
Performed By: Justice of
Peace Surety/Perf.
Name: Enoch Bailey
CRAIG, Ella BUSDINARD(?), John D. Jan 4,
MASK, Laura V. CRAIG, Hammett J. Nov 22, 1866
MASK, Adaline MONAHAN, Thomas Oct 30, 1866
MASK, F.E. MENDENHALL, T.E. Feb 21, 1878
MASK, Ida DUMAS, Jesse L. Nov 21, 1888
MASK, Mary D. EVANS, Frank A. June 22, 1871
MASK, Stella NETTLES, J.A Sept 26, 1890
MASK, B.B. HOPPER, Leila Sept 2, 1889
MASK, Dudley AGEE, Martha A. Nov 17, 1853
MASK, Phillip BENNETT, Mary F. Feb 8, 1859
MASK, T.P. COWAN, Annette Oct 30, 1883
STANFORD, John B. TREADWELL, Martha A. May 14, 1857 by Geo.
Ellis at Magnolia;
Saml. Gholson, bdn.
TREADWELL, Jane SKINNER, Erasmus D. Apr 2, 1856
TREADWELL, Lousisa E. WATKINS, B.O. Feb 2, 1864
TREADWELL, Martha A. STANFORD, John B. May 14, 1857
TREADWELL, Jane SKINNER, Erasmus D. Apr 2, 1856
TREADWELL, John CANTERBURY, Mary Ann Dec 22, 1841
TREADWELL, Loundes VARNER, Rebecca 21 July 1870
TREADWELL, W.F. WOOLEY(?), C.M. 23 March 1868

The following are from MAGNOLIA CEMETERY in Marengo County, Alabama
Contributed by Billy D. Boyd and Sumitted by Jan Selleck:

The cemetery is located just north of Magnolia on the road to Octagon,
County Road 47 in section 34, Township 14N, Range 4E. Cemetery was
originally surveyed by the Marengo County Genealogical Society.
Resurveyed and Updated the Fall of 2000 by contributor.

Craig, Mary Ann b. July 29, 1829 d. Sept 10,1861
Craig, Molly b. Apr 10, 1859 d. May 18, 1859
Craig, Oscar b. Sept 2, 1852 d. Jan 2, 1856
Mask, Alma Irene b. Sept 9, 1871 d. Dec 1, 1953
Mask, Philip E. b. Feb 3, 1867 d. June 30, 1939
Shields, Laura E. Skinner b. June 17, 1857 d. Nov 12, 1913
Skinner, Wilber Tredwell b. Mar 29, 1864 d. Sept 10, 1931
Treadwell, Edison A. b. Feb 7, 1884 d. Aug 16, 1887 (son of Lowndes
and Rebecca)
Treadwell, Houston b. Dec 31, 1885 d. Aug 6, 1886 (son of Lowndes
and Rebecca)
Treadwell, Lowndes
Treadwell, Rebecca
Treadwell, Roland V. b. Oct 20, 1876 d. Aug 27, 1880
Treadwell, Watterson b. Aug 31, 1888 d. June 16, 1889

Faunsdale Cemetery is located at the intersection of Country Road 59 &
54. Info provided by the Marengo County Genealogical Society.

Surname Given Birth Death Inscrip
Mask Infant Dec 5, 1892

1860 Marengo Co Census

# Name Age S C Trade Real Per born Comment Town

Laura S. Treadwell 55 F W farmer 12400 42400 N.C. Shiloh
John E. 22 M W Me min N.C. Shiloh
Wilbur F. 21 M W overseer N.C. Shiloh
Albert O.18 M W clerk N.C. Shiloh
cont. on next page)
Charles D. Treadwell 16 M W N.C. Shiloh
Lou E. 14 M W N.C. Shiloh
Loundes 11 M W N.C. Shiloh
James R. Thornhill 22 M W overseer Ala. Shiloh

H. G. Craig 32 M W farmer 20000 33000 N.C. Shiloh
Mary W. 30 F W N.C. Shiloh
Ella10 F W N.C. Shiloh
Harmuet 3 F W Ala. Shiloh
John Williamson 26 M W overseer Ala. Shiloh

John R. Stanford 39 M W physician 6000 11000 Ark Shiloh
Amelia A. 26 F W 200 N.C. Shiloh
Wallace M. 8 M W Ark Shiloh
Juan C. 5 M W Ala. Shiloh
Osco 2 M W Ala. Shiloh

Phillip Mask 33 M W farmer 15500 50100 N.C. Shiloh
Mary F. 22 F W S.C. Shiloh
Laura V. 15 F W N.C. Shiloh
Walter J. 13 M W N.C. Shiloh
Deddy F. 8 F W N.C. Shiloh
Thomas P. 4 M W Ala Shiloh

These are some CRAIG heads of households found on various census index
for Marengo Co., AL:

1860 CRAIG, H. J. page 345 Shiloh
1870 CRAIG, Hamett J. page 375 Shiloh
1870 CRAIG, Harris page 380 Hampden
1830 CRAIG, John page 352 Southern District
1830 CRAIG, William page 345 Southern District

These are some CRAIG heads of households found on various census index
for Manatee, FL:
1850 CRAIG, William Hillsborough Co. page 317 Manatee Slave Schedule
1850 CRAIG, William P. Hillsborough Co. page 315 Manatee Slave
1860 CRAIG, John Manatee Co. page 249 Sub Division Federal Census
1870 CRAIG, John Manatee Co. page 145 Township 33 Federal Census
1860 CRAIG, Simon Manatee Cty page 250 Sub Division Federal Census

Ella May CRAIG
Sex: F
Birth: 29 Jul 1873
Manatee, Manatee, Florida
Father: Henry

Ella May CRAIG
Sex: F
Spouse: Samuel Walter TURNER
Marriage: 20 Jan 1895
Manatee, Florida

Ella May Craig
Birth: 29 July 1873-- Manatee, Manatee City, FL
Death: 30 January 1906 -- Ellenton, Manatee, FL
Parents: Henry Craig

Haidee Belgium Turner
Birth: November 1904-- Manatee, Manatee, FL
Death: 28 June 1975 --
Parents: Samuel Walter Turner, Ella May Craig


Samuel Walter Turner
Birth: 1 September 1871-- Manatee, Manatee City, FL
Death: 23 November 1949 -- Wauchula, Hardee, FL
Spouse: Ella May Craig
Parents: Charles Addison Turner, Sarah Frances Foy

Simmons Cemetery, Santa Rosa County, Florida

CRAIG, Marjory Mar 3, 1871 May 11, 1890 Double marker, Sacred to the
memory of Mother and Babe, the beloved Wife of Hamet CRAIG, Aged 19
years 2 mos, 8 days. Too good for this world, dear loved one, and the
Father called thee home.
CRAIG, Marjory Tirza May 7, 1890 May 14, 1890 Infant, Dau of Hamet &
Marjory CRAIG Aged 7 days And Jesus said, "Suffer little children to
come unto Me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." We do not call
thee lost, our loved ones, but only gone before. Peaceful be thy
silent slumbers, Peaceful in thy graves so low, Thou no more shall
join our number, Thou no more our song shall know. Yet again we hope
to meet thee, when the day of life is fled, and in heaven with joy to
greet thee where no farewell tears are shed.

Laura Frances Pemberton Robinson
Submitted by her GGgranddaughter Anne Orsi Smith

...."William Stith Pemberton, second child of Thomas Pemberton and
Frances Lilly. He was born December 23, 1823. He married Laura James
Craig, daughter of Doctor James Craig and Laura Norwood, October 26,

..."I visited one winter in Florida, my mother's sister Mrs. Mary
Ferrell and her brother Hamet Craig."

...."Dr. James Craig, died a few months before my mother was born.
They lived in North Carolina near neighbors to my grandmother
Pemberton. Some years after my grandfather's (James Craig) death, my
grandmother married a Dr. Treadwell and had a good many children.
After my father and mother married, my mother's mother and all her
family went to Alabama to live."

..."said he (Dr. Craig) and his father Dr. Benjamin Robinson used to
meet and have consultations."

...."Dr. Benjamin Robinson lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and
Dr. Craig in Stanley County, North Carolina, about a hundred miles

...."my grandfather Craig, said he drove "a coach and four." I know
that he was a wealthy man for that day and place. He left his three
children, my Aunt Mrs. Mary Tyrza Ferrell, my Uncle Hamet Craig, and
my mother each a nice little fortune."

"The Craigs came from Ireland, and were Scotch-Irish. I think my great
grandfather Craig came from Ireland, and my grandfather Craig was born
in this country...."

..."I have been told we have no Craig kin in this country, except the
descendants of a sister of my grandfather Craig. His sister was Tirza
Craig, and married a Mr. Eli Springs, of Charlotte, North Carolina."

"I think a daughter or granddaughter of Tirza Craig Springs married a
Mr. Johnson, of Charlotte, North Carolina."

..."I have been told that my grandmother Laura Norwood Craig's
mother's name was Coleston."

..."My mother died while on a visit to her mother in Marengo County,
Alabama, and was buried in the cemetery about a mile from her mother's
home. I suppose her mother and a great many of her family were buried
at that cemetery, as she lived there a great many years and died

If you can help me to put these families together and, especially,
figure out where (most likely somewhere around Manatee, FL where the
Criags are buried) John Stanford might be buried, I would greatly
appreciate it.

Thanks so much!


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