Kearns in 1947/48 Polk’s Mobile City Directory

Kearns entries in the 1947/48 Polk’s Mobile City Directory show:

Abbie L. Bernard Kearns, wife of Timothy Miles Kearns (son of John and Catherine McNulty), living at r102 S Dearborn

Claude M. Kearns and Inez (son of Michael “Buddy” Tearence Kearns) a salesman at City Sales living at h rear 135 Margaret

Jack M. Kearns, son of Rhett Goode Kearns, a bookkeeper at Jules L. Brana Co. living at r115 Herndon Avenue

Rhett Goode Kearns and 2nd wife Carmie C. He’s an electrician at Ala SD&T, living at h306 N Jackson

Selden S. Kearns, son of Rhett Goode Kearns, a private secretary for George R. Irvine, living at r115 Herndon Ave (with his brother Jack M. Kearns)

The other Kearns are unknown but it looks like Thomas N, Robert J, Robert J. Jr., Raphael E., Numa F., Charles M. and Charles M. Jr. are related, all of them working for Warley Fruit and Produce at different addresses.

Daniel Faggard and Martha

According to the information had at Rootsweb Daniel FAGGARD was born abt 1784 in SC and died 15 June 1844 in Citronelle, Mobile, AL.

Daniel was the son of Henry FAGGARD who was born 1760 in SC. This Henry is given as perhaps related to a Valentine FAGGART of NC. Various spellings given are FAGGART, FEGAR and FEGART. The name is said to be French. This Henry is given as having married a Catherine and lived in SC. Daniel and John G. FAGGARD are given as being the two known children. I’ve read that Henry went to AL, that the two sons were in Washington Co., AL, and that while Daniel remained in AL, his brother, John G., born 1802 SC, settled in Jackson Co. MS. after marrying Lucinda DENNY 18 Dec. 1832 in Greene Co. MS. (Source: Rootsweb Dickerston/Langston Family tree)

The Rootsweb Dickerston/Langston Family tree states that Henry FAGGARD received a land grant 1784 in Sumter Co. SC. and that he is in the 1810 Clarendon Co. SC census. I find him in the 1800 census but have yet to locate him in the 1810 Sumter CO. Clarendon Township Census.

A Catherine FAGGARD appears in the 1840 census, given as between 90 and 100 years of age, which would make her born between 1740 and 1750. She is of an age to be the mother of Daniel, but it is unlikely she would be the mother of John G. unless the age in the census is off by a decade.

Daniel FAGGARD is given as marrying Martha, perhaps a sister to Henry WELLS who went to Jackson Co. MS. According to the 1850 census she was born 1779.

The Rootsweb Dickerston/Langston Family tree relates that Daniel D. FAGGARD served in the 1812 wst Reg’t, Means, SC Militia, Servant, Roll Box 69, Roll Exct. 602, and that he was married about 1808 in SC. Daniel and Martha had 8 known children:

  • Henry Wells b. 1809 probably SC married Eva Elizabeth MURRY.
  • Jackson b. 1813 SC married 1st Rebecca HOWARD abt. 1845, b. 1823 MS, then Elizabeth WILLIAMS 19 Jan. 1847 in Citronelle. The Rootsweb site has him born in SC.
  • William b. 1815
  • Sarah b. 6 August 1817 married Ervin/Irvin CRABTREE. The Rootsweb site has her born in GA.
  • Catherine b. 1820 married a Mr. CAIN
  • Ransom D. b. 1822 AL d. 26 June 1900 AL. m. “Rhody” according to 1850 census. The Rootsweb site gives this as Rhoda ALLEN. The sit also gives “1888096 Birmingham, AL city directory Ransom D and Mrs.Martha Faggard are listed as grocers at R. D. Faggard and Co.”
  • George Washington b. abt. 1823, d. 187001880, Bosque Co. TX. married abt. 1841 in AL to Martha OVERSTREET b. 1822 SC, d. 1897 in Comanche Co. TX.
  • Sarena b. 1826 is given by the Geocities site. But the above ROOTSWEB site instead has Daniel J. born 1820, dying before 1850, marrying a Sarena.

Amie Akerman wrote me:

Here is what I have on the Faggard’s. This is from William T. Faggard, Jr.of Redding Ca. (Living). He shows George Washington, the son of Daniel, and brother to Sarah (wife to Ervin Crabtree); on John.html, shows a George Faggard b 1839 in Ms., no middle name, as the son of John (brother to Daniel) and does not show George Washington as son of Daniel. *Total Confusion. William T. Faggard, Jr. has a foot note on his family history about Martha Overstreet Faggard, (in a letter from Ira Doyle to Margie Weimer), Ira said. ‘Uncle Alfred told him the name was Ledbetter,not Overstreet, but he (Uncle Alfred?) was 96 years old then.’ **I have not checked this out. I know on William, Jr’s website on the “Faggard”s every one is trying to track down Martha Overstreet Faggard’s parents. I do not show Martha as one of Jacob and Elizabeth OVERSTREET’s children; my guess would be she could possibly be the sister of Jacob, b.1802 but that would make her much older than George Washington. She could also be a niece to Jacob, because there are a lot of Martha’s in the Overstreet family.

On to the census.

Benjamin JOHNSON
Williwam Osburn ANDERSON
James BOWMAN Sr.
George J. DAWSON
Free negro, Sarah CARTER
Gershon BENBOW
Henry FAGGOT 0 1 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1
William MALONE
Shadrick WHEELER
William TAYLOR
William POTTS
Samuel NELSON Sr.

The 1800 census:

A Daniel and Henry FAGGARD appear in the 1820 Baldwin County, AL Federal census index (no page, ID#AL320407718 and #AL320407723).

The 1830 census showing the Faggards and Crabtree.

1830 ALABAMA MOBILE COUNTY CENSUS pg. 11 (pg. 19 ancestry)
Franklin KIMBALL
Thomas MAY?
Joseph BATES Sr.
Lemuel BIRD
William LEWIS
Reaubin LOWERY?
William THOMAS
Littleton CRABTREE 1 1 1 1 1 2… | 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 (no slaves)
NOTE: According to this there was 1 male under five in the house (b. after 1825, this is probably Haynes Crabtree b. 1829), 1 male between 5 and 10 (b. between 1820 and 1825, this would be Alfred R. b. 1822), 1 male of ten and under 15 (b. between 1815 and 1820, this would be Jackson b. 1817), 1 male of 15 and under 20 (b. between 1810 and 1815, this would be Irvin born 1814), and 1 male of 20 and under 30 (b. between 1800 and 1810). Two males between 30 and 40 (b. between 1790 and 1800). The 3 young females are all given as being under five so born between 1825 and 1830. Then there is one born 1820 to 1825 and an adult female of 40 and under 50. Louisa is perhaps the female given as born between 1820 and 1825, though an 1850 census places her as born abt. 1818. Millay or Milley is one of the females under 5, an 1850 census having her born 1826. Littleton Crabtree would be one of the two males in the 30 to 40 category, and Rebecca COX is likely the female in the 40 to 50 category.
Henry CENTINY(?)
Jonathaon DAVIS
John FAGGETT 0 0 0 0 1… | 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (female 80 to 90) (no slaves)
Daniel FAGGETT 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 … | 1 1 1 0 0 1 (no slaves)
John MALYES(?)
Frances MOSLEY

The 1840 Mobile Co. AL census shows Daniel and Catherine FAGGARD:

John ?
Joseph ?
William MOLONE
Isaac DAVIS?
Daniel FAGGARD 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 | 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
Catherine FAGGARD no males | 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
NOTE: So 1 male 15 to 20 in the Daniel FAGGARD household (would be George b. abt. 1823 or Ransom b. 1822), 2 males 20 to 30 (Jackson b. 1813 and William b. 1815), 1 male 50 to 60 (Daniel FAGGARD), 1 female between 10 and 15 (would be Sarena b. 1822), 1 female between 15 and 20 (would be Catherine b. 1820), and 1 female between 50 and 60 (would be Martha). Catherine FAGGARD is given as between 90 and 100.
David LEWIS?
Nathaniel PETERS
Willis WINDOM?
Catherine MASON
Robert BYRD

1840 census showing John:

FAGGARD John 2 1 0 0 0 1/0 1 0 0 1
Bartlett GAVIN
Mathew MOODY
Thomas AVERY

Ervin CRABTREE is seen as Evin or Ewin in the 1840 Mississippi Newton County Census. He appears to be living next door to his father, Littleton. Two more houses down is Daniel OVERSTREET, and further down is a James OVERSTREET. James is perhaps a brother of John OVERSTREET, grandfather of Margaret OVERSTREET, who married Samuel Thomas CRABTREE. Her father was Jacob. George Washington FAGGARD married a Martha M. OVERSTREET abt. 1841 AL who was born 1822 in SC.

CRABTREE Evin 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 0 0 0 0 1
(1 male under 5 would be Samuel Thomas b. 1838, 1 male 5 to 10 would be Littleton b. 1835, 1 male 30 to 40 would be Irvin b. 1814, 1 female 20 to 30 would be Sarah Ann b. 1819)
CRABTREE Littleton 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 0 2 0 0 0 1
1 male under 5 would be ?, 1 male 5 to 10 might be Murphy b. 1831), 2 males 10 to 15 would include Haynes b. 1829, 1 male 15 to 20 would be perhaps Alfred R., so one of these must be the missing male in the 10 to 15 category, 1 male 20 to 30 would be perhaps Jackson b. 1817, 1 male 50 to 60 would be Littleton b. 1790, 1 female under 5, 2 females 10 to 15, 1 female 40 to 50 would be Rebecca COX.
Lee Jacob
OVERSTREET Daniel M. (James OVERSTREET further down page).

In the 1850 Alabama Mobile census, Irvin gives himself as 36, so born 1814. NOTE that Sarah Ann gives herself here as 34, born about 1815 rather than 1819.

In the 1850 Alabama Mobile census, Milley, 14, and Murphy, 19, are living with the CHAMPENOIS. Louisa CRABTREE married Isaac and is the Louise in the household.

pg. 472
446/446 Martha A. FAGGARD 71 b. SC
Henry F. 41 laborer b. SC
Sarena 24 b. AL
Ann 1 b. AL
447/447 Ransom FAGGARD 28 laborer b. AL
Rhody 22 F. b. AL
Martha Ann 5 Mary Jane 3
Daniel 1
Pamelia BRAKER? 22 b. FL
Joseph 3 b. AL
Mary Ann 1 b. AL
448/448 Jackson FAGGARD 37 laborer b. SC
Becky 27 b. MS
Martha Ann 3 b. AL
Susanna 1 b. AL
449/449 William CRAWFORD 34 farmer $500 b. AL
and Mary Ann 24 and family

Amie Akerman writes that a Charles Faggard told her that “Daniel (brother to Sarah) shot Jackson Crabtree in turn, Jackson stabbed Daniel in a fight over an axe, Jackson married in 1843 died (from wound) in 1844. Daniel died in 1845 from the stab wound. Jackson was the son of Littleton and Rebecca Cox Crabtree.”

John Ranager and Mary Clark

John RANAGER was reportedly born 1794 in Germany.

John married, in either Wayne or Greene County, Mississippi, Mary CLARK b. 1802 in SC, daughter of John Thomas CLARK and Elizabeth PHIPPS. John Thomas Clark was b. 1753, Duplin Co., NC, d. Oct 31, 1839, Mobile Co, AL. Elizabeth PHIPPS was born 1769, married Jul 9, 1787 in Duplin Co, NC. Her date of death is unknown.

John and Mary had 5 children:

  • Margaret Elizabeth b. 6 Oct 1823, died in San Jacinto Co. TX and was buried at the Pine Valley Cemetery, Can Jacinto Co., TX. She married Lewin ADAMS b. 27 Dec. 1822, Wilcox County, AL, died 17 Feb. 1899 San Jacinto Co. TX. They were married 23 Dec 1841 at Mobile AL. They had 10 children.
  • George Washington b. 1824 Wayne or Greene Co. MS. 1867 March 20 in Mobile he married Louisa Baptiste b. 1850 Aug 15 in Mobile, Mobile Co. AL. Louisa’s parents were Edward Pierre Baptiste and Susan Adams, and Edward’s parents were Jean Pierre Baptiste and Nancy Williams, and Jean Pierre’s parents were Pierre Baptiste and Margueritte Jacob. Jean Pierre had a brother Jacob Pierre Baptiste who had, with Sarah Turner, John Pierre Baptiste who married Margaret Monroe and had John Monroe Baptiste who married in 1882 Mary Ann McNulty who was niece of Catherine McNulty who was married to John Kearns of Ireland. Louisa Baptiste and John Monroe Baptiste were second cousins.
  • Andrew Jackson b. 15 Jan 1826, Mobile, AL married Martha Jane JONES. Their daughter Alice married Adam Bell Crabtree. Their daughter Susan married Rhett Goode Kearns whose grandparents were the above mentioned John Kearns and Catherine McNulty.
  • Arrena Catherine was born 1828, Wayne or Greene Co., MS. On 1852 June 6 in Mobile she married Nowlin Silverman.
  • John Wesley b. 1830 Mobile AL. He married Elizabeth Childress b. 1830 Sept 24

Vicki Ranager (a descendant through John Wesley) reports that John Ranager was supposedly a ship builder…

“…and built a small ship in which he and some of his relatives used to come to America (I’m not sure if there were any ‘family members’ – I heard the term ‘relatives’) He entered America at Mobile, AL. (I believe he probably arrived in America cir. 1821) He went inland to Greene County, MS, and married Mary in 1822 (I have also seen Wayne County – the lines were moved and Greene County was added). She was the daughter of John Thomas Clark…I found John and Mary on the Wayne County 1830 census with 4 children (she must have been pregnant with John Wesley and went to Mobile to have him and didn’t live long after). After she died John left the 5 children with Mary’s mother and she raised them. John later married Louisa Dismukes in 1834 in MS, but soon returned to Mobile where he and Louisa had 5 or 6 children, with only about 2 living to adulthood. Louisa died Oct 20, 1859 and John died Nov 20, 1859 (one month later) in Whistler, Mobile Co., AL. Supposedly he is buried in Mobile in an unmarked grave – I am still checking this out. I also have information on Mary Clark’s brothers and sisters (there were 10 of them). The following note is what I had to start my search on this line and there was a lot of info to help me make several connections and contacts to get the info I have.

“Margaret dictated an account of her family history to a son-in-law at a family reunion on her 86th Birthday, October 6, 1909. The following statement is in her own words:

Dear children and friends, as this may be our last family reunion, and as the Lord has blessed me to so live and see this day, which is my 86th birthday, and as I desire you my children to hold in memory the record of our family, I herewith give you my past life.

My Father, which is your grandfather, name is John Ranager, born in Germany in the year about 1794. My mother, which is your grandmother was Mary Clark, born in South Carolina in the year 1802. Father and mother married in the state of Mississippi, Greene County, in the year 1822. I and three brothers and one sister named, I, Margaret, Andrew Jackson, Arrenar Catherine, George Washington, and John Wesley Ranager were born to them. I, Andrew Jackson, Arrenar Catherine, and George Washington were born in Mississippi. John Wesley was born in Mobile, Alabama. I was born in the year 1823 and had the loving care of my mother up to my 6th year and he who has to do all things well separated me from my dear mother by death and we children had to be taken care of by my grandmother Elizabeth Clark in the state of Alabama, Mobile County, where I was raised and grew up to the age of 18 years and married at the home of grandmother Clark to your father and grandfather Lewin Adams in the year 1841. We remained in the state of Alabama until 4 children were born to us namely Pollie, John, Sallie, and Arrenar Catherine. After which we moved to the state of Mississippi, Greene County, where 2 children were born, Susie and Marthey. After which we moved to Jones County, Mississippi, where 3 children were born, namely Charlotte, Nancy, and Millie, which was the time of the trouble between the states and caused me many heartaches and hardships and after the war trouble was over, I and your father and 9 children moved to the state of Texas in the year 1865 in Polk County, where one more child was born, namely Georgia, making 10 children. From where we moved to this the old homestead in San Jacinto County, which once was a part of Walker County. You can see that I once had part in settling of the pioneer days of 3 states, namely Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas. And the most heart rendering times I have had in life was when the good Master separated me from my loving companion, Lewin Adams, your father and grandfather, in the year 1899, February 17. Ever since I have been waiting the Master’s call, living in the faith of my Redeemer and in the hopes of meeting my loved ones gone before me. Above all things I wish to thank the giver of all good gifts that I have lived to see my children into the 4th generation. My greatest desire and prayer is that all of the children prepare to meet me in heaven that we can make one happy family reunion. That we shall sing our Redeemer’s praise. I herewith make a statement of our family by blood and marriage.

This I respectfully submit to your care and keeping, and I herewith thank each one of you, my children, for your hearty handshaking and meeting with me on my 86th birthday. Your union has been sweet, your company has been dear, your word delightful to my ear. So could I stay with friends so kind, I know would cheer my drooping mind, if you on earth no more I see, in heaven, look for there I’ll be. But with our blessed holy Lord, we’ll shout and sing with one accord. Bye Bye, let us pray.

Buried Pine Valley Cemetery, San Jacinto County, near Coldspring, TX”

The 1820 Wayne County, Mississippi census shows:

1820 Mississippi Wayne Co. census
pg. 4 of 12
Joseph WOLSON?
Elaxander TINNON?
Benjamin BENNETT
George EGNER
John CLARKE 1 1 1 – 1 -/- 3 1 – 1 -/- 1/
Thomas DAVIS
Samuel CLARKE 3 – 1 – – 1 – 1 2 – 1
Andrew MURRAY 1 – – 1 – 1 1 – – – 1
George M. HICKS
William SUETT
Pleasant MOORE or MOOSE
Philip JAMES
Duncan SMITH
Page 6 of 12 there is a Malcom CLARKE and Daniel CLARKE Sr. between a William PACE, Hezekiah WALKER and John KEASLEY Jr. and John BRIGGS
Page 7 is virtually illegible
pg. 11 Joseph CLARKE pg. 12 of 13 John OVERSTREET Sr., John OVERSTREET Jr., Stephen OVERSTREET, ? OVERSTREET

In the 1830 Wayne County, Mississippi census we see both John Ranager and John Clark.

1830 Mississippi Wayne census
(alphabetical order)
CLARK John – – 1 – 1 – – 1 / – 1 – 1 1 with 1 male slave 55 to 100 years of age
other Clarks:
CLARKE Joseph – – – 1 – – – – 1/ – – 1 – – – – 1
CLARK Daniel C. – – – – – 1 – – 1/ – – – – 2 – – – 1
CLARK James B.- – – – 1 1/ 2 – – – 1
CLARK Samuel – – – 2 – – – – 1/1 – – – 1 – – – 1
CLARKE Thomas – – – – 1/1 – – 1
RENINGER (RININGER) John 2 – – – 1/ 1 1 – – 1

Mary Clark died and in 1834 John Ranager married Louisa Dismukes.

1850 Mobile Co. AL census
(pg. 397-398
Elizabeth PHIPPS CLARK and Catherine RANAGER are shown in the household of Ann SHELTON.
476 Benj. COLLINS 39 b. AL and Elizabeth 33 b. MS
477 Hamilton CHAMBERS 38 b. AL and Eliza 33 b. AL
478 Albert FILLINGER? 59 b. GA and Eliza 39 b. SC
479 James SHELTON 41 farmer $500 b. LA
Charlotte 25 b. SC
John 9 b. AL
James 7
Charles 4
Elizabeth 2
Mary F. 7/12
Charles McGUIRE 22 laborer b. ?
480 Ann SHELTON 69 $1500 b. GA
Alexander 21 Pilot b. AL
William 18 farmer
? 16 (female)
Ann 13
George 12
Ann DYAS 7
Elizabeth CLARK 81 b. NC
Catharine RENEGAR 22 b. AL
George 27 laborer
481 Charles CLARK 38
Louisa 24
Elizabeth 11
Charles 2
?ton 4/12 male
482 Sarah PAGE 43 b. GA
James 20 b. MS
Solomon 25
Louisa Ann 9 b. AL
John S or L 7
Mary CALLAHAN 45 b. Ireland
483 Sarah GOFF 45 b. SC
Sarah 20 b. MS
Almandsley? 14 (female) b. AL
Susana? 13
Rowena 2
284 Diego ALVAREY? 50
Adeline 43

1850 AL, Mobile Co.
pg. 410
1972/2068 Jno. RANAGER 53 Carpenter b. Germany
Louisa 37 b. SC
Mary L. 14 b. AL
Julia 9 b. AL can’t read
Lenora 7 b. AL can’t read

Louisa Dismukes Ranager died 20 Oct 1859. John died two months later, 20 Nov. 1859, at Whistler, Mobile Co., AL. He is reportedly buried at Mobile, AL.

Census data
Vicki Ranager