Sunday, January 21, 2018

The James B. Crail Sr. Family II

Since I have already posted James Jr.'s story, I will skip over him. Here are the other children.

3.  Thomas Jefferson Crail4 (James Berry-1) was born circa 1811 in Pendleton Co., Kentucky, United States.4 He died circa 1881/2 at the age of 71 in Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States.4 Thomas was born about 1811 in Pendleton Co., KY. He was in Hamilton Co., OH by 1833, where he was on the Whitewater Twp. tax list for 1833 and 1834.

Crail married for the first time in 1836. There is some confusion over the maiden name of his first wife. The 4 August 1836 record shows Thomas married Mary Magdalena. Magala is another possibility. Daughter Hannah's death certificate gives Mary's name as Coy. Coil is another variation.

Mary and Thomas had two daughters, Sarah Ann [1838] and Hannah J. [1841] born in Shelby Co., IN. Mary had died by 1845 when Thomas married his second wife, Catherine Locke on 20 January in Rush Co., IN.

Thomas was taxed in Addison Twp., Shelby Co., IN in 1842 and 1844. He purchased land in Bartholomew Co., IN on 10 December 1848. He resided in Harrison Twp. until his death in the early 1880s.

In 1880, Thomas and Catherine had taken in their grandchildren, Charles, Nancy and Sarah Weddle. They were the orphaned children of Mary Ellen Crail and Elijah Weddle, who had died two years earlier. A domestic servant named Mary Robinson was helping to care for the grandchildren.

Thomas Jefferson Crail and Mary Coy4 were married on 4 Aug 1836 in Hamilton Co., Ohio, United States.4 Mary Coy4 was born circa 1820–1825. She died in 1841–1844 at the age of 21 in Shelby Co., Indiana, United States.4 She was also known as Mary Magdalena, Magala or Coil.
 
Thomas Jefferson Crail and Mary Coy had the following children:
 
12 i. Sarah Ann Crail, born ca 1838, Shelby Co., Indiana, United States; married John Rouse, 9 Mar 1854, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; died 2 Mar 1873, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States.
13 ii. Hannah Jane Crail, born 27 Jan 1840, Shelby Co., Indiana, United States; married Alamson Bishop, 6 Jun 1857, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; died 9 Nov 1919, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States.
 
Thomas Jefferson Crail and Catherine Lock17 were married on 20 Jan 1845 in Rush Co., Indiana, United States.4 Catherine Lock4 was born circa 1827 in Indiana.4 She died on 1 Feb 1882 at the age of 55 in Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States.4 According to the entry for Catherine on Find A Grave, she was working around the house on 1 February 1882 and suffered paralysis of the heart. Death was instantaneous.
 
Thomas Jefferson Crail and Catherine Lock had the following children:
 
14 i. Margaret E. Crail, born ca 1847, Shelby Co., Indiana, United States; married Thomas Hopkins, 3 Oct 1862, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; died 29 Jul 1878, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States.
15 ii. Rachel Crail, born ca 1849, Shelby Co., Indiana, United States; married John Robertson, 24 Nov 1864, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; married Thomas Hillman, 1 Sep 1876, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; married Thomas Hopkins, 14 Apr 1886, Coles, Illinois, United States; died 3 Feb 1917, Charleston, Coles, Illinois, United States.
16 iii. Mary Ellen "Polly" Crail, born ca 1851, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; married Elijah C. Weddle, 30 Nov 1867, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; died 29 Jul 1878, Brown Co., Indiana, United States.
17 iv. Eliza Crail, born 26 Jul 1855, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; married John Rudolf, 4 Apr 1870, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; married Joseph R. Crail, 18 Nov 1874, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States; died 13 Aug 1926, Charleston, Coles, Illinois, United States.
 
4.  Mary W. Crail6 (James Berry-1) was born circa 1813 in Pendleton Co., Kentucky, United States.6 She died after 1881 at the age of 68 in Dearborn Co., Indiana, United States.6 Mary was the eldest daughter of James and Margaret. While the family was residing in Hamilton Co., OH, she met and married Cyrus Boyles. Unlike the majority of her siblings, Mary remained in Ohio. She and Cyrus reared ten children. Cyrus died in 1870. By 1880 Mary had moved to Dearborn Co., IN and was living with youngest son, Cyrus Jr. and his family. Mary probably died there during the early part of the decade.
Mary W. Crail and Cyrus Boyles6 were married on 7 Aug 1835 in Hamilton Co., Ohio, United States.6 Cyrus Boyles6 was born on 7 Jan 1801 in Pennsylvania.6 He died on 4 Jan 1870 at the age of 68 in Hamilton Co., Ohio, United States.6
 
5.  Absalom Crail5 (James Berry-1) was born circa 1816 in Campbell Co., Kentucky, United States.5 He died after 1880 at the age of 64 in Camden Co., Missouri, United States.5 Absalom Crail was born in Campbel¼l Co., KY in 1816. He was on the Addion Twp., Shelby Co., IN tax list in 1842. Absalom married Celestia Harford in 1844 in Decatur Co. The Crails resided in Shelby Co. until the late 1840s, when they followed the family migration to Jackson Twp., Brown Co. [1850] and Harrison Twp., Bartholomew Co. [1860].

By 1870, Absalom had moved his family to Jackson Twp., Camden Co., MO near Proctor. He purchased 160 acres there 2 March 1876 [Twp. 38N Range 15W Sec 5 S½ SW¼ and Sec 6 E½ SE¼].

Both Absalom and Celestia died during the 1880s and were buried in the Buffalo Prairie Cemetery in Montreal, Camden Co., MO.
Absalom Crail and Celestia Harford5 were married on 11 Feb 1844 in Decatur Co., Indiana, United States.5 Celestia Harford5 was born circa 1816 in Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, United States.5 She died after 1880 at the age of 64 in Camden Co., Missouri, United States.5
  
6.  Senar Jane Crail3 (James Berry-1) was born on 14 Jul 1820 in Ohio.3 She died on 12 Oct 1903 at the age of 83 in Harrison Twp., Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.3 She was buried on 13 Oct 1903 in Mount Olive United Methodist Cemetery, Bethany, Harrison, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.3 Senar was born in Ohio in 1820. The Crails may have just moved to Harrison Co., IN after her birth. She met Joseph Houk while he was working on a ferry in Miamitown, Whitewater Twp., Ohio. Senar taught Joseph English. The couple married in 1837 in Dearborn Co., IN  The Houks lived in Shelby Co. in 1840 and Brown Co. in 1850. They were neighbors of Senar's parents.

They had 9 children*, 6 survived to adulthood and 3 outlived their mother. Sarah Ann [1838], Margaret Jane [1840], Elizabeth [1843], Joseph J. [1846], Angeline [1848], Absalom Richard [1855]. Joseph, Angeline and Richard survived their mother. Richard was born after the death of his father.

After Joseph died, Senar moved to a 40 acre farm in Bartholomew Co. to be near family and to have help raising the children.

Senar was living with Joseph at the time of her death.

*10 according to the 1900 census. Senar had 10 children, with 3 living.
Senar Jane Crail and Joseph Houk18 were married on 1 Jul 1837 in Dearborn Co., Indiana, United States.1819 Joseph Houk18 was born in 1814 in Germany.18 He died in 1854 at the age of 40 in Beanblossom, Brown, Indiana, United States.18 He was buried in 1854 in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Beanblossom, Brown, Indiana, United States.18 Joseph Houk, born 1814, was a German Catholic immigrant who fled his homeland to avoid military service. His mother's name was supposedly Madman. Joseph took a job operating a ferry in Miamitown, Ohio.

There he met his future bride, Senar Jane Crail, who taught him English. The couple married in 1837 in Dearborn Co., IN. They had 10 children, 6 of whom reached adulthood.

Joseph died in Brown Co., IN in 1854. His youngest child, Richard Absalom Houk was born after his death.
 
7.  Robert Ralston Crail5 (James Berry-1) was born on 21 Feb 1822 in Harrison Co., Indiana, United States.5 Date on headstone. Alternate birthdate 21 Mar 1822. He died on 25 Jun 1897 at the age of 75 in Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States.5 Age is given as 70 yrs. 3 mo. 4 days. Robert was probably born in Harrison Co., IN in 1822. He appeared on the Shelby Co. tax list for 1844. Crail married Lucinda Keller in 1845 and purchased land in Bartholomew Co., IN on 10 April 1846. He was assessed by the IRS in November 1863.

The following year [10 August 1864], Robert enlisted in Co. D, 140th Indiana Infantry and was mustered out at Greensboro, NC on 11 July 1865. The regiment was at the Seige of Murfreesboro, defended the Nashville and Chatanooga RR, was in the Carolinas Campaign and accepted the surrender of Gen. Johnston's Army.

By 1870, Crail had moved his family to Bowdre Twp.,Douglas Co., IL. He applied for an Invalid pension on 14 March 1883. Robert spent his final years in Jasper Co., IL

Crail Robert (Wednesday, January 27, 1897), early settler. Lung fever. Died early Monday morning, Jan. 25, 1897 at home of his son James' 2 AB miles south of Newton. Member of Christian (New Light) Church. Buried in Shiloh cemetery. Old soldier. (Illinois Genealogy Trails: Jasper Co. Obits - C -  genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/obits_c.html)

Lucinda died on  30 Dec 1886 in Jasper Co., IL and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery..
Robert Ralston Crail and Lucinda Keeler5 were married on 24 Apr 1845 in Shelby Co., Indiana, United States.5 Lucinda Keeler5 was born on 17 Oct 1827 in Rush Co., Indiana, United States.5 She died on 30 Dec 1886 at the age of 59 in Jasper Co., Illinois, United States.5
 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Family of James Berry Crail Sr. [part I]

At last the family of James B. Crail Sr. & Margaret Stewart! There were a lot of twists and turns in compiling this family group record. The children listed are those known to have survived into adulthood.

1.  James Berry Crail Sr.12 was born on 24 Dec 1783 in Patton, Washington Co., Pennsylvania.1 He died between 1860 and 1870 at the age of 77 in Bartholomew Co., Indiana.1 The story of the Crail family becomes somewhat sketchy with James Berry Crail, Sr. and his wife Margaret Stewart. He was born in 1783 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania and had moved to Campbell Co., Kentucky with his family about 1795.

He was living in Pendleton Co., Kentucky from 1804 to 1811. James and Margaret Stewart were probably married there about 1806/7. The 1810 census for Pendleton Co. shows a James Crale with 3 males under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 female over 45.[roll 8, p. 105] (The tick mark for the 1 female over 45 could be in error and should have been in the 26-44 column.) By 1810, James and Margaret would have son James and possibly Thomas.

In 1812 James purchased 150 acres on Grassy Creek. He was on the Campbell Co., Kentucky tax list as "James Creal." He was shown on the Delinquent Tax List for 1812 as having moved to Campbell Co. Crail was recorded on the Campbell Co. tax lists through 1818. James purchased a sale bill from the estate of neighbor John Thrasher on 9 May 1818.

There is a James Crale listed in the 1820 census for Harrison Co., Indiana [M33_14, p. 56] with 2 males 0-10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 3 females 0-10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female over 45. The 1830 census for Washington Co., Indiana [M19_31, p. 310] shows a James B. Crale with 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 0-5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, and 1 female 40-50.
Some interpretation of the census records is offered here. Unfortunately, assumptions have to be made as well, such as misplaced tick marks for the eldest female in 1810 and 1820. In 1810, the known family members were James Senior and Junior and Margaret. That means, assuming this to be the correct family, that there were two other boys born between 1800-1810 and a third born between 1795-1800. It is unlikely that all four are sons of James and Margaret. The eldest could be a young farmhand. The other two, if sons, probably died before 1820.

The 1820 census accounts for James Sr. [37], James Jr. [c11],Thomas [9], Absalom [4], Margaret [36], Mary [c7] and Senar Jane [c1]. Left are a daughter 10-15, and a daughter under 10.

The numbers for 1830 account for James [47], James [c21], Thomas [19], Absalom [13], Robert [8], Margaret [46], Mary [17], Senar Jane [10] and Margaret [2]. Yet to be identified is a daughter between ages 5-9. A daughter 20-25 either married or died before 1830.

The following scenario is offered as a possiblity of birth order for the unidentified and identified children. (1) James, Jr. - born c. 1808; (2) Daughter. - born c. 1809/10; (3) Thomas - born 1811; (4) Mary W. - born c. 1813; (5) Absalom - born c. 1816; (6) Senar Jane - born c. 1820; (7)  Robert R. - born 1822; (8) Daughter - born 1821-25; (9)Margaret - born c. 1828.
On 14 June 1839 James Crail purchased two 80 acre tracts near Cyntheria, Hendricks Twp., Shelby Co., Indiana; one of which was transferred to Robert R. Crail on 29 March 1845. Crail was living in Addison Twp. in 1840.  In August 1843 James and Thomas lost land in a sheriff's sale. On 26 August 1845, James sold land to Francis Coyle of Warren Co., Ohio [Shelby Co. Deed Book N, p. 339] His last appearance in the Shelby Co. records was on the Addison Twp. tax list for 1848.

James purchased 42.17 acres in Bartholomew Co., IN on 10 May 1848. He purchased 40 acres in Brown Co., IN on 1 May 1850 and was residing in Jackson Twp. of that county in the 1850 census. James was listed as being blind. Wife Margaret and daughter Margaret were also in the household. James, Margaret and Margaret were in Harrison Twp., Bartholomew Co. by 1860. Absalom and Thomas J. Crail followed James in the census.

Margaret's death is given as 31 May 1865 in Bartholomew Co. James Berry Crail Sr. died sometime during the 1860s. He and Margaret were buried in the Crail Cemetery [now Alanson, Bishop, Crail Cemetery] in Bartholomew Co.
James Berry Crail Sr. and Margaret Stewart36 were married about 1807 in Probably Pendleton Co., Kentucky, United States.1 [est. based on James B., Jr. being eldest son.] Margaret Stewart7, daughter of Charles Stewart and Elizabeth [Stewart], was born about 1784 in Patton, Washington Co., Pennsylvania.1 She died on 31 May 1865 at the age of 81 in Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States.1 Margaret was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth [_______] Stewart. She was born in Pennsylvania about 1784.

Family tradition holds that she was a cousin to Daniel Boone.
 
James Berry Crail and Margaret Stewart had the following children:
 
2 i. James Berry Crail Jr., born ca 1807–1809, Ohio; married Mary A. Jones, ca 1833, Ohio; died 1855–1874, Indiana?.
3 ii. Thomas Jefferson Crail, born ca 1811, Pendleton Co., Kentucky, United States; married Mary Coy, 4 Aug 1836, Hamilton Co., Ohio, United States; married Catherine Lock, 20 Jan 1845, Rush Co., Indiana, United States; died ca 1881/2, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States.
4 iii. Mary W. Crail, born ca 1813, Pendleton Co., Kentucky, United States; married Cyrus Boyles, 7 Aug 1835, Hamilton Co., Ohio, United States; died aft 1881, Dearborn Co., Indiana, United States.
5 iv. Absalom Crail, born ca 1816, Campbell Co., Kentucky, United States; married Celestia Harford, 11 Feb 1844, Decatur Co., Indiana, United States; died aft 1880, Camden Co., Missouri, United States.
6 v. Senar Jane Crail, born 14 Jul 1820, Ohio; married Joseph Houk, 1 Jul 1837, Dearborn Co., Indiana, United States; died 12 Oct 1903, Harrison Twp., Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.
7 vi. Robert Ralston Crail, born 21 Feb 1822, Harrison Co., Indiana, United States; married Lucinda Keeler, 24 Apr 1845, Shelby Co., Indiana, United States; died 25 Jun 1897, Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States.
vii. Margaret Crail8 was born circa 1827 in Harrison Co., Indiana, United States.8 Margaret was the youngest of the Crail children. According to census records, she could neither read nor write. There is no further record of her after 1860.

Friday, January 19, 2018

When in doubt, investigate!

As I was putting the wraps on Thomas J. Crail's family, one daughter lacked any details beyond an estimated birth year. Polly E./Mary E. Crail was born about 1851 according to the 1860 census. She was not in the 1870 census with her parents.

As I typed the standard "She probably died between 1860 and 1870," it dawned on me that at about 19, Polly could have married already.

An investigation of Indiana marriages turned up a couple of likely candidates. Following that up with a family tree search, the candidates were narrowed to one.

On 30 Nov 1867, Mary E. Crail married Elijah C. Weddle. Mary would have been about 16. Both Mary and Elijah died in July 1878. They had three children: Charles [1870], Nancy [1872] and Sarah [1875].

The three Weddle children were living with Thomas J. and Catherine Crail in 1880 and were listed as grandchildren of the couple. Nancy's death certificate [1930] listed her parents as Elijah Weddle and Ellen Crail.

Several trees kept Elijah alive beyond 1878. He died in Oregon in 1912. The problem was that the Elijah in Oregon married and had children in the same time period that Elijah of Indiana married Mary and had Charles, Nancy and Sarah. A classic case of if he fits the profile, he must be the right guy. Square peg in the round hole.

Research lesson: When you have incomplete data, conduct a search [or searches] to fill in the blanks. You may not find them, but, then again, you may flesh out the story!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Errors can be a good thing - once you've fixed them!

While working on the James Crail Sr. brood, I came across an item stating that daughter Senar Jane met future husband Joseph Houk while he was operating a ferry in Miami, Ohio. I could not find a town near Cincinnati that fit. That is, until I got to the family of Senar's sister, Mary. Mary's eldest daughter was born in Miamitown. Ah hah!

Miamitown was founded in 1816 and is in Whitewater Twp., Hamilton Co. Miamitown was on the Great Mami River and it had a ferry!

During the 1830s, several Crail men appeared on the Whitewater Twp. tax lists: Absalom, two Thomases and James. With the appearances of Mary and Senar in the same township, it is reasonable to assume that the Crail family had indeed settled in Whitewater Township, probably near Miamitown.

Little successes!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Winter Weather Interruptions!

Winter snowfall and frigid temperatures have played havoc with blogging. Shovel, rest, shovel. It's weekends like this one past that make me contemplate why I left Florida. Of course the sunny south has been winterized too.

The entry of Crail data is coming along slowly, but coming along.

I've been reading Steve Vogel's Through the Perilous Fight about the War of 1812, focusing on the British raids along the Chesapeake, the Battle of Bladensburg, the burning of Washington's government buildings and the failed Siege of Fort McHenry.

Our Founding Fathers turned Presidents learned little from the Revolutionary War and George Washington. Jefferson apparently still feared a standing army, even though it was a standing army of sorts that achieved success after Valley Forge. Those who adhered to Jeffersonian philosophy, like James Madison, relied on militia and an extremely limited standing army.

The militia generally did not fare well in traditional battles during the Revolution. A well-trained army did. During the Chesapeake Campaign, the militia bolted at Bladensburg and failed to defend the capital. Joshua Barney's flotilla men [sort of a rogue naval operation in the bay] were the exception. The politicians and military leaders just got in each others' way and let vanity control their emotions. [Especially Secretary of War Armstrong!]

I'm up to the citizens of Baltimore and a scattering of militia and regular army preparing for the defense of the city.

It's an interesting read. One of my ancestors even get some credit for warning off Madison of the approaching British forces. [p. 131] William Simmons was a clerk for the War Dept. He was fired for essentially being insubordinate. He didn't get along with Armstrong.

History and genealogy - fun stuff!





On the military front

Friday, January 12, 2018

Reasons to organize your files: misplacing vital information

Back when I was scheduling my trip to Pendleton Co., KY to research the Crails, Berrys and other families, one of the pieces of information I wanted to reexamine was a timeline report that I had generated on the Crail family back in  February 2011. This report was a follow-up to my Salt Lake Problem Solving project that January.

I was unable to locate the report. The other day I was googling James Berry Crail, Sr.  and Margaret Stewart. One of the hits was my own blog from 2016. I had posted the report over about 4 days. It was hard to read since I typed each timeline in a different color.

The search was renewed for the report. I located it among a stack of Prall Family newsletters and other materials. It had been there since I scanned it to the blog.

My point?

Organize your genealogy materials and file them on a regular basis!!!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

James Berry Crail Jr. - Part IV (Sources & Notes)

 
Sources:
1. Marion County Health Department, Indianapolis, Indiana , Certificate of Death, Record Type: Death, Name Of Person: John V. Crail, Volume: 15:148, Number: 14812.
        2. Shelby Co. Deed Book, W : 66, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana, IND-1-07310.
        3. Shelby Co. Deed Book, W: 67, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana, IND-1-07310.
        4. Shelby Co. Deed Book , X: 205, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana, IND-1-07311.
        5. Certificate of Death # 228 for Mary A. Crail: Marion County Health Department, Indianapolis, IN, Record Type: Death, Name Of Person: Mary A. Crail, Volume: 5, p. 22.
        6. Indiana Deaths 1882-1920 Vital Records, Record Type: Death Registration, Subject: Mary A. [Jones] Crail, Photographer: Genealogy.com, Url: http://geneaology.com, Series: H-2, File Name: WPA Records: Indiana (10 July 2003), H-2, p. 338.
        7. Lora Addison Radiches, Marion County, IN Deaths: Collins - Dippel, Subject: Mary A. [Jones] Crail, Listserve: Rootsweb.com/Marion Co., IN (11 July 2003, Original Date, 20 March 2002), Book H-2, p. 338.
        8. Crown Hill Cemetery Burial Records for Mary A. Crail, Record Type: Burial / no marker, Name Of Person: Mary A. [Jones] Crail, Reader: Terry Prall (July 2002).
        9. 1860 Federal Census: Deleware Twp., Hamilton Co., IN, Record Type: Census, Household: Sylvester Crail & John Crail, Location: Hmilton Co., IN, Record Info: p, 424, Film: M653_263 (June 1860).
        10. Ancestry.com Indiana Marriage Records 1845 - 1920 [from Indiana Works Progress Administration records 1938 - 1940], Url: Ancestry.com.
        11. 1880 US Federal Census for Marion Co., IN, 8th Ward, Indianapolis, Record Type: census, Household: Sylvester B. Crail, Location: Marion Co., IN, Record Info: p. 258D, Film: FHL # 1254295 (1880).
        12. Sylvester B. Crail File, Soldier's Application for Admission to the Indiana State Soldiers' Home, Indiana Civil War Records (Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana State Archives ),.
        13. Sylvester B. Crail, death registration. Vol. 3, p.1 (1898), Tippecanoe Co. Court House, Lafayette, Indiana.
        14. Adina Watkins Dyer, "Sylvester B. Crail Obituary," e-mail message to (Ancestry.com), 24 March 2004 [printout date:16 December 2004].
        15. Sylvester B. Crail File (Co. B, 79th Ind., 94th Co., 2nd Batt'n, VRC), Sylvester B. Crail: Civil War Service Record, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives),.
        16. Sylvester B. Crail File (Invalid Pension, Certificate #308202), Sylvester B. Crail: Invalid Pension , (Washington, D.C.: National Archives),.
        17. Emma [Sylvester] Crail: Widow's Pension, Record Type: Civil War Widow's Pension, Name Of Person: Emma Crail (NARA, Washington, D.C.).
        18. John Crail: Invalid Pension File, Record Type: Civil War Invalid Pension, Name Of Person: John Crail, File Number: 426611, Film: T289 Roll 101 (NARA, Washington, D.C.).
        19. Soldier's Application for Admission to the Indiana State Soldiers' Home: Sylvester B. Crail, Subject: Military Record: Sylvester B. Crail, Film: Indiana Civil War Records: Sylvester B. Crail (Indiana State Archives, Indianapolis, IN).
        20. Indiana Death Records 1882-1920  Vital Records : Genealogy.com, Record Type: death, Name Of Person: S. B. [Sylvester] Crail, Volume: S-11L, p. 1 - WPA.
        21. Tippecanoe Co., IN GenWeb: Indiana State Soldiers' Home Cemetery, West Central Section, Url: http://rootsweb.com/~intippec/SoldiersHmCem.htm.
        22. Marriage Index - Indiana 1851 - 1920, Url: Genealogy.com.
        23. Shelby Co. Marriage Records Book 6 [1846-1856]: 473, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana, IND-1-073A2.
        24. Ancestry.com Indiana Marriage Records 1845 - 1920 [from Indiana Works Progress Administration records 1938 - 1940], Url: Ancestry.com, Johnson Co. Marriage Records 1851-75, vol. 2, p. 17.
        25. Ernie Grubb, Compiler: Ernie Grubb, Grubb-Griffith and Related Families, Location: Ancestry World Tree, Url: http://awt.com (10 September 2006).
        26. Mary A. Crail, death certificate no. Form 9 Death Return (1887), Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana.
        27. World Family Tree Vol. 3, pre-1600 to present: Tree #3643 (Borderbrund: Banner Blue/Family Tree Maker, Novato, CA, c1996).
        28. Emma Crail, 1930 US Federal, Tippecanoe Co., IN, population schedule, Indiana State Soldiers Home, Wabash Twp., p. 5B, Enumeration District (ED) 33; National Archives micropublication T626, 630.
        29. 1870 Federal Census for Indianapolis, Center Twp., Marion County, Indiana, Record Type: Census, Household: John Crail, Location: Marion Co., IN, Record Info: p. 322, Film: M593_337 (1870).
        30. Civil War Muster Cards, Indiana State Archives, Subject: John and Aaron Cral, Film: ?? (Indiana State Archives, Indianapolis, IN).
        31. Crown Hill Cemetery Records, Record Type: Burial, Name Of Person: John V. Crail, Reader: Sue Buckner (20 December 2000).
        32. 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Center Twp., Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Record Type: Census, Household: John Crail, Record Info: 3-A, Film: ?T623_387 (4 June 1900).
        33. John Crail Funeral Notice,article, Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Indiana, 27 November 1907, p. 12.
        34. John Crail Civil War Service Record, Subject: John Crail, Film: M253 (NARA, Washington, D.C.).
        35. Melissa [John] Crail: Widow's Pension File, Record Type: widow's pension - Civil War, Name Of Person: Melissa J. Crail, Series: T288, File Number: 880579 (NARA, Washington, D.C.).
        36. Compiler: Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records Marion Co. [IN], 1882-1920 (Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN, 1939, 1983), Book 7, p. 360.
        37. 1850 US Federal Census for Washington Twp., Hamilton Co., Indiana [J.D. Richardson], Record Type: census, Household: J.D. Richardson, Record Info: p. 249, Film: M432_148 (27 August 1850).
        38. John Blair, Re: Jeremiah Richardson, England and Indiana, Subject: Melissa Richardson's parents, Listserve: GenForum (5 March 2005, Original Date, 4 March 2005).
        39. Melissa Crail & Johm Gall, 1910 US Federal Census, 1st Ward, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana, p. 1A; 15 April 1910; NARA T624_366.
        40. Crown Hill Cemetery Interment Records, Record Type: burial, Name Of Person: William & Rebecca Wamsley, Reader: unknown (Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN, 21 July 1997).
        41. 1880 Federal Census for Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, Record Type: 1880 Census, Household: John Crail, Location: Marion Co., IN, Record Info: p. 208, Film: NA: T9_295 / FHL: # 1254295 (4 June 1880), Theresa does not appear in this census.
        42. 1880 Federal Census for Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, Record Type: 1880 Census, Household: John Crail, Location: Marion Co., IN, Record Info: p. 208, Film: NA: T9_295 / FHL: # 1254295.
        43. Lora Addison Radiches, Marion County, IN Deaths: Collins - Dippel, Subject: Mary A. [Jones] Crail, Listserve: Rootsweb.com/Marion Co., IN.
        44. Crown Hill Interment Information for Bertha Crail, Record Type: burial, Name Of Person: Bertha Crail, Volume: Burial Locator.
        45. Charles McHugh, Notes, Letters, and Interviews from "Uncle Mutt" Charles McHugh, Interviewer: Terry Prall, Informant Address: Augusta, GA, Recipient Address: Arcadia, FL (1991-????).
        46. Aaron Crail File (Private, 124th Indiana Infantry, Co. I), Civil War Service File, (Washington, D.C.: NARA), # 337.
        47. Marion County, Indiana Marriages, Record Type: Marriage, Subject: Aaron Crail - Catharine O'Neil (8 June 1857).
        48. 1870 US Federal Census for Delaware Twp., Hamilton Co., IN, Record Type: census, Household: Catherine Crail, Location: Hamilton Co., IN, Record Info: p. 53, Film: M593_319 (1870).
        49. Catharine Crail, widow of Aaron Crail: Widow's pension file, Record Type: widow's pension, Name Of Person: Catharine Crail, File Number: 160607 (NARA, Washington, D.C.).
        50. Aaron Crail, 1860 US Federal Census, Center Twp. [North], Marion Co., Indiana, p. 764; NARA M653_229.
        51. Catherine Crail, 1886 Soldiers, Widows and Orphans Enrollment, Indiana, Card Index; Indiana State Archives [FHL # 1605667].
        52. Eller Cemetery, Delaware Twp., Hamilton Co., IN Records: Tombstone Inscription, Record Type: Burial, Name Of Person: Aaron S. Crail, Reader: Terry D. Prall (June 1999), Cemetery Record: age at death - 28 y. 4 m. 9 d.
        53. Eller Cemetery, Delaware Twp., Hamilton Co., IN Records: Tombstone Inscription, Record Type: Burial, Name Of Person: Aaron S. Crail, Reader: Terry D. Prall.
        54. Marion County, Indiana Marriages, Record Type: Marriage, Subject: Aaron Crail - Catharine O'Neil, Book 6, p. 577.
        55. Indiana State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Standard Certificate of Death, Record Type: Death, Name Of Person: Catharine O'Neil [Crail], Number: 22711 (30 July 1934).
        56. Shelbyville City Directory for 1901, 1907-1908 and 1909 (R.L. Polk, Shelbyville, IN, 1901, 1907-1908, 1909).
        57. Catherine Crail, 1880 US Federal Census, 4th Ward, Peru, Miami Co., Indiana, p. 554D; June 1880; Family History Library NA: # T9_0298 / FHL: # 1254298    .
        58. James Crail & Charles J. McHugh, 1910 US Federal Census, 31st Ward, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, p. 18A; 30 April 1910 ; NARA T624_227.
        59. James, Mima, & Catherine Crail tombstone, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana (38th Steet); Terry Prall / June 1999.
        60. Interview with Ruthjane Prall (Bonita Springs, Florida), by Terry Prall, 1990-2000. Transcript held by Terry Prall (Arcadia, Florida).
        61. Indiana State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Standard Certificate of Death, Record Type: Death, Name Of Person: Catharine O'Neil [Crail], Number: 22711, Birth year listed as 1933, but age 99, making birth year 1934.
        62. Indianapolis Star: Mrs. Catherine Crail, 99, Dies; Funeral Tomorrow, Location: Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN (30 July 1934).
        63. Marion County, IN Health Department - Death Certificate, Record Type: Death, Name Of Person: Martin Cawby, Volume: 9, p. 293.
        64. George Berry Crail, death certificate 39687 (28 December 1923), Indiana State Board of Health, Indiana State Board of Health, Indianapolis, IN.
        65. Terry D. Prall, "Report on Findings from Indianapolis City Directories 1867-1921: Crail Surname," ; report, [address for private use], 2002, 2005; held by [address for private use].
        66. "Public Member Tree," database, Ancestry.com (http:/www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 January 2018), "Fitzgerald Family Tree" family tree by Sally Kay Shelby, profile for George Berry Crail Sr. & family.
 
Notes: The determining factor that added George to the family was re-examining the 1867-1921 Indianapolis City Directories. The various Crails were residing within a block or two of each other for several years. It may have been coincidental, but probably a family group locating in the same general neighborhood.