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Mystery of Columbus Craven, Lucy Ann Craven solved

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Mystery of Columbus Craven, Lucy Ann Craven solved

Posted: 1500742153000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cravens, Bushnell, Gates
Lucy Ann Craven (s) who married George Mason Craven, then Lyman Bushnell then James M. Gates is solved. Lucy did not marry Columbus who was a brother of her first husband George. Lucy was the daughter of David Craven(s) and Martha Patsy Burton. George and Lucy moved from KY to Greene County IL, where George went bankrupt by 1842. In 1848 he was convicted on larceny and sent to state penitentiary at Alton, IL. He died there in 1851 during a cholera epidemic. George and Lucy were first cousins. George's father James Hathaway Craven and Lucy's father David Craven were brothers and sons of Armon Craven. Confirming information can be found in the General Assembly records in KY and the IL congressional records. After many years the mystery has finally been solved!
Dan Peterson

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