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Mary Martha Lomax

 

 

Born: 29 Jan 1829, Montgomery County, NC
Died:  23 Dec 1910, Deweese Township, Davidson, NC

 
 

Mary Martha Lomax was born 29 Jan 1829 in Montgomery County, NC.

In the early 1850s, Martha married Manley Wilson Cranford.

 

(Right) Manley Wilson Cranford, Manley Jr., and Martha
(Left) Mary Martha Lomax Cranford

                             
                             
Martha and Wilson had five children.
                             
Children of Manley Wilson Cranford and Mary Martha Lomax
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Laura Rossie Cranford 02 Jan 1855 05 Mar 1909 William Alexander Loftin
Mary M. Cranford Abt. 1857   Edd Allen
Nancy Anna Cranford Abt. 1859   Lock Shelton
Manley Wilson Cranford Jr. Abt. 1861 14 Mar 1927 Sarah Elizabeth Caldwell
Lou Ellen Cranford      
 
 

The Manley Wilson Cranford homeplace

The Cranford homeplace in the Little Mountain area of Catawba County (1995) 
Ivon Beatty owned the property at the time

 
 

Manley Wilson Cranford died 23 Jun 1889.

 
 
The 1900 Census shows widowed Martha still living in the Mountain Creek Township of Catawba County, NC, with her grandson, Edgar L. Shelton, age 24.  Martha's age is listed as 74, with her birth being listed as Jan 1829.  Grandson Edgar is listed as "Insane".
 

1900 Catawba County, NC, Census

 
Name Relation Race Sex Birth S
M
Wd
Kids Birth
Self
F&M
Occup Farm
Last First Mth Yr Age Born Living
Cranford Martha M. Head W F Jan 1829 71 Wd 1 1 NC Farmer O
Shelton Edgar L. Grandson W M Aug 1875 24 S     NC Insane  
 
 
 
According to the 1910 Mecklenburg County Census, Martha was living with her son Manley and his wife Elizabeth on North Main Street in Deweese Township of Davidson.  Their children still at home were Grace, Spencer, Reid, Charlotte and Elizabeth.  Martha was 87 years old.
 

1910 Mecklenburg County, NC, Census

Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age Single/
Married
Occupation 1 Occupation 2
Cranford Manley W. Head M W 49 M Merchant General Store
------- Elizabeth Wife F W 49 M None  
------- Grace Daughter F W 21 S Teacher Music
------- Spencer Son M W 19 S Salesman General Store
------- Reid Son M W 14 S Salesman General Store
------- Charlotte Daughter F W 12 S None  
------- Elizabeth Daughter F W 9 S None  
------- Martha Mother F W 87 Widow None  
 
 
 

Martha died 23 Dec 1910.  She and Wilson are buried at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford, NC.

 
 
 
 
The Landmark
Statesville, NC, Newspaper
 
Cranford, Martha L., Mrs. - Aged 79, died at her home at Davidson, Dec 25, 1910.  She was the wife of the late Rev. Wilson Cranford.  A son, M. W. Cranford, survives.  Mrs. Cranford has spent much of her life in Catawba County.  Buried at Mt. Pleasant Church in Catawba County.
 
 
 
 

 

See Manley Wilson Cranford for more information about Martha

 
 
 
If you have photos or additional information on Martha Lomax Cranford, please contact me.
A special thanks to Peggy Loftin Brotherton for the photos of Martha and her family.