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Subject: Sinclair Step Craddock & family
Author: barbdale
Date: Sunday, November 21, 1999
Classification: Query
Surnames: Craddock, Ulmer, Wufjen, Wulfjen, Perry, Brisco, Morrow, Merchant, Thurman, Whiteside

I am looking for all information that I can find on the SINCLAIR STEP CRADDOCK family, that settled in Coke county in the early 1890's, having moved from McLennan County, Texas. He was supposedly engaged in farming and blacksmithing in Sanco. He moved to Coke County, with his wife and several children, and had more children in Coke County. His first (?) wife, MARY ELIZABETH SCARBOROUGH, died in Coke Co. on Sept. 1, 1897. In found in the Coke county Marriages, where S. S. Craddock had married a MRS. E.E. THURMAN on June 28, 1898, and where he had married an EMMA MERCHANT Aug 17, 1902. From what I have deduced, Mary Elizabeth Scarborough Craddock must have died from complications of Childbirth with JAMES MARVIN CRADDOCK, who was born Aug 27, 1897. I have found that a RUFUS ORBA CRADDOCK was born May 4, 1899, with Mary Elizabeth Scarborough Craddock listed as his mother...but since she was dead, I suspect that the Mrs. E. E. Thurman that he married in 1898 was probably Rufus Orba's mother...but I need documentation of that. I also have found reference to Sinclair Step's wife being called EMMA ELIZABETH WHITESIDE...Who knows whether she is Emma Merchant, or Mrs. E. E. Thurman?

Of his children that I have found reference to marrying in Coke Co, are: Donah Anna Craddock m. Charles W. Wulfjen (or Wufjen), Thomas William Craddock m. Mary Hannah (Daisy) Perry, Jesse Sinclair Craddock m. Lela Adeline Morrow in Tom Green Co.,Lottie Lavenia Craddock m. James Arthur Ulmer in Coke Co.

I would appreciate any help locating this family!

Barbara Craddock Pike
e-mail: barbdale@flash.net