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Hi, I have searched for Craven McLemore for years. My father-in-law has recently taken up researching his McLemore line so it has sparked my interest again. He thinks he has found his great great grandfather, Craven McLemore. But there is an air of mystery surrounding him. The dates of death & birth match up, as do state. His wife was Mary Van, but as with most records this day it has been spelled various ways.....Mary Van, Marye Van, Mary Revan(d). Craven's father was John T. McLemore m. Agnes Smith. These McLemore's came from Mississippi, some stayed & some went settled in Louisiana. My father-in-law was from LA. Our mystery is Craven McLemore was shot in 1875 in Delhi, Louisiana. He had one son born in 1875 as well. We can find no newspaper accounts or any other documentation as to WHY he was shot. We have found news articles relating to the guy who shot him, Sam D. Brame of Delhi, LA as far as the insurance company bringing charges against him for mortally wounding Craven & collecting insurance money. If anyone could help us we'd greatly appreciate it. Craven McLemore was only in his 20s when shot. Why was she shot? What did Sam D. Brame shoot him for? It seems Craven's wife drops off the face of the Earth shortly after. My father-in-law later finds her (we're almost positive as b'day's match) in San Quentin prision in 1900. WHY was she in California in a prision? Also, my father-in-law remembers his grandfather, Richard A. McLemore married Ella Robinson,as having at least 3 sisters with the last name of McLemore. But how could that be possible because Richard's daddy Craven, died the same year he was born. Were these 3 girls born out of wedlock to Mary Van? My father-in-law said his grandfather Richard's sisters were raised by a grandparent. Lots of mystery, if anyone can help........please do so!! Thanks!! Feel free to email me as well.