Missing Ancestors – John Crenshaw and Martha White (born ca. 1820, maybe), possibly in the Carolinas or Georgia

John and Martha are believed to be the parents of my maternal great-great-grandmother, Martha Crenshaw, who married Caswell Hall in Pickens County, Georgia, on 18 October 1858. Martha and Caswell have been found in the 1860 U.S. census (Pickens County, Ga.), 1870 (Fulton Co., Ga.), and 1880 (Cobb Co., Ga.). Martha’s birth year is estimated as 1842-1845, based on the three records.

The only indication I have that Martha and John Crenshaw are my ancestors is found in a set of family genealogy notes shared with me by a cousin.  It is said, and the notes indicate, that they also had a son named Turner Crenshaw, who at one time lived in or near Atlanta. I don’t know anything else about him and haven’t found any definitive records that tie anyone of that name to John and Martha Crenshaw.

I’d be very grateful to hear from any researcher who is familiar with these families and am happy to share information.


Family History Research of Blanche M. Wallace

The purpose of this series of pages is to share the research I began in 2005. Please explore the various tabs to see what I’ve collected so far on the families I’m researching. I will continue to add information and will endeavor to document each and every fact that you find here so that you can verify for yourself that the material is correct. I’d love to hear from anyone with knowledge of any of the folks I write about. Your comments, corrections, additions will always be appreciated.

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