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.