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Crissup family of Hickman Co. TN
Posted by: Sonya Smith (ID *****4781) Date: September 06, 2004 at 08:41:22
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I have been trying to find some amswers as to who the parents were for the Crissups who came from Hickamn Co. TN. The following is what information I have found. I CAN'T prove that james or Robert are correct but I suspect they are. Ther are more children for each family listed below but I am only mentioning the ones that pertain to this line.

John Harlan m. Martha Ashby and had two son Isaac and Joel.

Joel had a son named Bonham. Bonham moved to Hickman Co. TN area in the early 1800's. This is the connection that brings the Harlan family into the Hickman area.

Isaac has two sons Elijah Caleb and John

Elijah has two daughters, Jane Jenny who marries Robert CRISSIP in 1814, Butler Co. KY and Louisa who marries Joseph Renfro

John has a daughter Elizabeth who marries James CRISSIP. Elizabeth is listed as b. 1793 and d. 1820 Butler Co. KY.

Known Crissups and their approximate birth year
James abt 1790
Robert abt 1790
William 1810
Robert 1812
Pleasent 1820
Louisa 1822
Mary Ann 1829
Newton Jasper 1832
Jane 1833

Brothers James and Robert Crissip married cousins Elizabeth and Jane Harlan. Jane's sister Louise married Joseph Renfro and THIS marriage is what led me to believe that James or Robert could be the parents of the Hickman Co. Crissups

Joseph is the son of Elizabeth Renfro and Hickman Hensley. Hickman Hensley was a neighbor of the Harlan family in NC. Hickman was married to Agnes Fisher and they had several children together. It does not appear that Hickamn ever left or divorced Agnes BUT he did father nine children with Elizabeth Renfro!

In the 1820 census for Hickman Co. TN we find Elizabeth living between Daniel Garrett and Hickman Lankford. Daniel Garrett is either the father or grandfather of Brantley Garrett who marries Louisa Crissup. Hickman Lankford is the father of Cynthia Lankford who marries John Renfro, son of Hickman Hensley and Elizabeth Renfro and the brother of Joseph Renfro who married Louisa Harlan.

By 1830 Elizabeth is living in Fayette Co. IL and we find her listed on the census along with her sons Jesse and Eli. Also living near her are Hickman Lankford and William Crissip. This is the same Lankford who lived near her in Hickman Co. TN.

Elizabeth stays in IL and dies between 1850/60. Her sons Eli and John return to Hickman Co. TN and are both on the 1850 census there. The census for hickamn Co. is dated Sept 3 and on it along with Eli and John is John and Cynthia Renfro. Listed as living with the Renfro family is Jasper Newton Crissup. The census for Effingham Co. IL is dated Sept 28 and we find Jasper Newton on it as well. He is living with Brantley Garrett and Louisa (Crissup) Garrett. also living with them is Mary Ann CRissup.

By 1860 John And Centhis Renfro have moved to Effingham Co. IL and they live next door to Newton Jasper and his family and Jasper is living next to Bergis Ramsey who married Mary Ann Crissup

Returning to the Harlan family we find that Elijah moves to White Co. IL is 1823 and Pleasant Crissup eventually ends up there as well. In 1840 Pleasant is in Carroll Co. TN and lives next door to Isaac Davis Harlan. This Isaac is the son of Elijah and the brother of Jane, and Louise. Although all records I have found don't show a marriage for Pleasnat until 1862 the census for 1840 shows him to be married. In 1862 he marries Rebecca Lee in McNairy Co. TN (this is starange also as McNairy was deep in the south and he was in the Union Army at the time) By 1860 he is in White Co. IL. 1870 census finds him living very close to four of the sons of Isaac Davis and their families all in White Co. IL

I have been unsuccessful in finding out more information on
John Harlan, father of Jane, Louise and Isaac

I feel that the families of Robert and James Crissip are as follows

Robert and Jane (Harlan) Crissip
Pleasant m. (1)? (2) Rebecca Lee
Louisa m Brantley Garrett
Mary Ann m Bergis Ramsey
Newton Jasper m Elizabeth Petty
Jane m. John Willis harder

James and Elizabeth (Harlan) Crissip
William m.?
Robert m (1) Julian Ann Webb (2) Elizabeth Webb (sisters) just another little tidbit Lucinda Webb sister of Julian and Elizabeth married Henry Garrett brother of Brantley who married Louisa Crissup.

My ancestor is Louisa Crissup who married Brantley Garrett.

Well that is what I have. I welcome any input and will share all information I get in the future.

Sonya Smith


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