Creasman Family Genealogy Forum
Can anyone help me fill in some blanks?
George.Dewey.Creasmans own words (1898 - 1982). Found on handwritten Pink pages.
Transcribed by his granddaughter Rebecca Creasman, Sept '96
"I was born June 25, 1898, the 6th child of Wm. B.(Barlow) and Rita Jane Creasman. I
was named (George Dewey) after the famous navy commodore of the Spanish America
War 1898. - My father was a Baptist Preacher and farmer. A sister, Willie, was the
seventh and last child - My grandparents were George and Caley Haney. My grandfather _____________
enlisted in the US army at 15 yrs of age and served until the close of the Civil war - (about
1 yr.) My mother was the oldest child of my Haney grandparents.
My grandfather___________ Creasman enlisted in the US army and served until the close of the Civil
War - - The Creasmans had migrated to the US from Holland Dutch - I well remember
when one of our family said we were Dutch - Granddad would say - Holland Dutch - he
wanted nothing to do with the German part of the old country - The Creasman's from
Europe remained in the US having settled in North Carolina for a few years, and then
they decide to move West to the country across the Smoky Mts. My grandfather was 12
years old at that time.
In 1824 ------ they joined a wagon train drawn by oxen. after several weeks they stopped
in a country of fertile land and plenty of timber from which they could build houses
(Tennessee) - My father (William Barlow) was born in one of those old log houses. After
several years, my mother and father met and it was love at first sight. To this union several
children were born 3 boys and 4 girls. Of this seven, six are still alive. All but one
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The oldest, Felix, married Floy Robinson
The had five children. The second, Nona, married Frank Bowling, no children. Agnes
married John M. Davis, one child, John Jr. .Bertha married Albert Long, 3 children.
Clarence married Mae Brock, 2 children.
While we were living in Athens (Tennessee) , I was attending Sunday school in a small
country school house - a new girl in the area was attending this Sunday school (Pauline Cate). I looked
at her and she looked at me and something clicked = We really fell in love and it has lasted
as of today, 54 years - we are in love as we have been all these years -
I had left Tennessee and went to Arizona to work for Miami Copper Co. - I had worked
for Tenn Copper Co."
I would appreciate any input. Grandad forgot to put in any names. Thanks