Wednesday, July 27, 2011

our infamous distant relation appears again....

here is another mention of him from my reading....1861 The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart...accompanied by google pictures of young William Cullen Bryant, old William Cullen Bryant, and the William Cullen Bryant statue at Bryant Park, NYC

No less a sage than William Cullen Bryant advised Abraham Lincoln: "Make no speeches, write no letters as a candidate, enter into no pledges, make no promises." June 1860

Friday, July 22, 2011

found Mr William Cullen Bryant in my last 2 books!

portrait of William Cullen Bryant 1851....recent references in my reading:
The Last Gunfight The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West by Jeff Guinn "A series of literary nights kicked off in Tombstone with Mrs Charles Hudson reciting William Cullen Bryant's "Thanatopsis" to an appreciative crowd."

1861 The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
"Wherever our flag floats," cried William Cullen Bryant in his Evening Post
"it is the flag of slavery."

On the front page of the Boston Evening Transcript, a brand new poem by William Cullen Bryant, America's most revered literary figure...."Slaves but yestereve they were/ Freeman with the dawning day."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Honky Tonk Man

I had read online that Porter Wagoner had a small part in HonkyTonkMan. as a Clint Eastwood fan, I had seen this movie several times, but had to get on, buy it, and watch it. And he's in it as "Dusty". so there you go.
(for those just joining the game, Porter Wagoner, a country singer who hailed from West Plains, Missouri & launched the career of the one and only Dolly Parton, married my Grandma Grace's cousin. and the rest is history, that is!)

Lyle Allan Harris

The Mirror
Mercer Missouri newspaper
July 13 2011

Lyle Allan Harris, son of Brickely William & Mable Irene (Howard) Harris, was born December 4 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri and died July 2 2011 from complications following a stroke.
Lyle graduated from Butler High, joined the Air Force, and was stationed in Japan. He arrived in Columbia Missouri to complete a graduate degree in Community Development and developed a life long love of the Columbia community. He lived three years in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Lyle came to Springfield, Missouri area where he continued sharing his passions for music, libraries, and good food, until the very end. Lyle was a well known jazz guitarist.
He is missed by his wife, Lucinda Dailey, of Ozark, Missouri; his son Nathan Harris, Colorado Springs, Colorado; his mother of Butler, Missouri; and his sister, Regena Rook, Lee's Summit, Missouri.
In memoriam, we ask you to support your local library, eat a bagel, and look up at the clouds. Lyle will be missed by many.
Memorial services will be planned for a later date.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

found on facebook....

my niece Rachelle Kay Crabb! also sent a friend request to her little sister Sarah...

Friday, July 8, 2011

I apologize...

I have a bad habit of stealing facebook photos of my relatives...was asked to remove a picture. I really should ask before I borrow this pictures and post them...because as we get older, we decide maybe a certain picture isn't the image we want to be remembered by..and I finally found the picture, and figured out how to delete the post.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

more Porter pictures

Porter Wagoner


born Aug 12 1927 West Plains, MO

died Oct 28 2007 Nashville, TN

musician. for over 5 decades he was known as the image of country music for his showmanship and rhinestone suits. in 1952 he signed with RCA Records, released Hank Williams 'Settin' the Woods on Fire', and had his first top 10 hit in 1954, with 'Company's Comin'.' he joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1957 & remained one of it's most popular stars for his whole career. in 1960 he started the syndicated 'Porter Wagoner Show' which aired for 21 years and was a key factor in popularizing country and gospel music across the United States. through the 1960s his hits, many that he wrote or co-wrote, were 'Carroll County Accident', 'A Satisfied Mind', 'Company's Comin', 'Skid Row Joe', 'Misery Loves Company', and 'Green Green Grass of Home.' he helped launch Dolly Parton's career by hiring her as his duet partner. they were the Country Music Associations Duo Of The Year in 1970 & 1971, a hit duet was 'The Last Thing On My Mind.'

in the 1980s he continued to perform on The Grand Ole Opry , toured and appeared in the movie 'Honky Tonk Man' with Clint Eastwood. With the new Nashville Network Porter rec'd more appearances on The Grand Ole Opry and exposure in the international tv market. He has been awarded 4 Grammy Awards, 3 for gospel music. in later years he remained successful recording albums with a country-gospel flavor. his last album was 'Gospel 2006', with the hit 'The Dream (A True Story)'. inducted into The Country Music Hall in 2002.

Joseph Francis Bryant

buried at Miriam Cemetery, Bethany, MO

Harrison County

born Jan 21 1841

died Jan 16 1917

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Andrew Osborn

Andrew Osborn

The Old Davis City Cemetery

Davis City, Iowa

Decatur County, IA.

birth unknown, died 1880

Company E, Third Missouri S.M. Calvary, Civil War

Andrew J. Osborn
born April 25 1825

Tennessee, USA

death Aug 12 1901

Davis City, Iowa

Decatur County

Old Davis City Cemetery

Union Army 1862 wounded desperately by bush whackers near Newtonia, Missouri in that year..

father of five

obit Davis City Advance August 15 1901

Rebecca F. Craig

found on

this isn't 'our' Rebecca....

wife of H.W.


birth unknown

death Feb 26 1874

Burial Hess Cemetery

Cadiz, Henry County, Indiana.

she is in the right area....probably somehow distantly maybe related..

Carolyn Craig

she posted the tombstones of Rodrick & Roderick on

"I am researching the descendants of Roderick & Rebecca Craig of England-North Carolina-Henry County Indiana & Moses Dalrymple and his two wives of Pennsyvlania-Kentucky-Indiana.

Roderick Craig (Rodricks son!)

born 1796 North

Carolina, USA

died Jan 30 1852

son of Rodrick 1750-

burial Schmidt Cemetery

Blackford County Indiana


Rodrick Craig

I typed Rodrick in on Google Images...ta da!

born England 1750

died Unknown Cadiz Henry Co, Indiana USA

served in Revolutionary War, settled on farm near Cadiz, Indiana.

son Andrew came to Harrison County MO. Other descendants are Alexander, Albert, Harley, Wilbur, and his sons Steven, Michael, & James now living in Missouri

Burial Reynolds Cemetery Henry Co Indiana.

Rodrick Craig cont.

this info was sent to me by my aunt Mary Johnson.

The settlement of this county (HENRY) began in the year 1819, prior to this time all the territory of this county was in possession of the Indians; but in 1818 the United States Government negoitated a treaty with the Indians, purchased their lands and made this county, along with other portions of Central Indiana. Some of the first settlers of the county put their name down in the order in which they came into the county:
Andrew Shannon, George Hobson, Asel Woodard, Allen Shepard, Wm. Hannon, Benjamin Harvey, George and Charles See, Moses Keens, Josiah Morris, J.R. Leakey, Daniel Paul, Jonathan Bundy, Daniel Jackson, Thomas Greenstreet, Samuel Carr, Allen Hunt, A. Heaton, John Huff, W.M. Carey, Jacob Woods, RODERICK CRAIG, Wm. Owen, John Hart, Demsey Reece, and others.
1822 he settled on government land grants in what is known today as the State of Indiana, Henry County, Harrison Township.
Roderick Craig is buried in an unmarked cemetery between Cadiz and Markleville, Indiana, in a small barn yard-west of county road 775 west along state road 38. Only four stones in the cemetery. His tombstone reads 1740-1844, but some say the dates are wrong and it should be 1750-1854. Source: Carolyn Craig.

More about Rodrick Craig:
Alt Spelling of Name: ROHERICK, RODERICK
Military: Revoluntionary War Pension File #R.2428
Move 1: 1780 to Randolph County, NC near Ashford or Ashville.
Move 2: 1804 To Ohio
Move 3: 1820 to Henry County Indiana
Notes for Rebecca F. Unknown:
Supposedly was a full blooded Cherokee or Delaware Indian according to family stories
Burial: Unknown, Reynolds Cemetery, Cadiz, Henry County, Indiana.


Roderick Craig, continued....

His Revolutionary War pension number is R2428. He was only in the American Revolution for four months, that is why he did not get any pension money, but he did get the opportunity to buy land in the Indian territories of Indiana. (you needed to have six months service to get a pension.)
Revolutionary War Pension Application of Rodrick (Roderick) Craig.
State of Indiana Henry County Court
In the Henry Probate Court, day of November AD 1834 personally appeared in Open Court before the Honorable Jesse Healey probate judge of the County of Henry and the State of Indiana Rodrick Craig resident of the said county of Henry and aged eighty four years who after being duly sworn according to Law doth on this oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of an act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.
That he volunteered in the service of the United States in the fall of 1781 in the County of Randolph, State of North Caroline under Capt. Elija Williams and Colonel Belford the names of the other officers he cannot recall owing to his old age and bad memory. We marched in the said fall of 1781 after the Tories from said County of Randolph to Moore County in the State of North Caroline aforesaid we there remained one month watching the movements of the Tories and from there we returned to the said County of Randolph. We were then discharged by our said Capt. The Tories returned to the said County of Randolph and killed our Colonel. We then returned and in open suit of them the Tories and followed them back to the said County of Moore and followed them back and forward for the ? of two months after our said ? day of discharge during all which time we served ? he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity of pension except the present and he declares his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.
his mark
Rodrick Craig X
Court the day and year aforesaid.
Eli Murphy Clk.
Whereupon the Court Isic) prossounded the following interrogate
1. Ques. Where and when were you living when called into service, where have you lived since the Revolutionary War, and where do you now live.
An. I was living in the State of North Caroline when called into service and remained there for ten or twelve years after the Revolutionary War and from there moved to the State of Ohio and there remained for sixteen years and from there removed to Henry County, Indiana, and have there remained ever since.
Ques. How were you called into service, were you drafted, did you volunteer, or were you a substitute and if a substitute for whom.
Ans. I was a volunteer in Capt. William's Company.
Ques. State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served and such Continental and Militia regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service.
Ans. Our officers were Capt. Elija Williams & Col. Bedford & the general circumstances of my service is stated in my declaration.
2. Did you ever receive a discharge from service and if so by whom was it given and what has become of it.
Ans. Rec'd nothing but a verbal discharge.
Ques. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood who can testify to your character for veracity and[sic] there belief of your services as a soldier of the revolution.
Ans. There are John Coleburn, William Hiatt and the neighborhood besides.
We John Coleburn a Clergymen resident in said County of Henry and William Hiatt a resident of the same place hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Rodrick Craig who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be eighty four years of age, that he is accepted and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur in that opinion.
/s/John Coleburn
/s/William Hiatt
And the said Court d hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matters and putting the interrogations prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states adn the County further certifies that it appears to them that John Coleburn who has signed the preceeding certificate is a clergymen resident of the said County of Henry & State of Indiana and the William Hiatt who has signed the same is a resident of the County and State last aforesaid and is a credible person and that [sic] there statement is ?
/s/Jesse H. Healey
I Eli Murphy Clerk of the Henry Probate Court do certify that the foregoing contains the original preceeding of the said County in this matter of the application of Rodrick Craig for a pension.
In testimony where of I have herewith set my hand and seal of Office this Eleventh day of November 1834
/s/Eli Murphy Clk.