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From: Mary Ellen Ledford <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] CRABB, Anderson
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 18:41:43 -0600

Who can help with any of Crabb family below:??? Thanks lots for any info.

Henry Livingston CRABB born Jan 23 1881 Booneville, MS Prentiss Co. died April
8, 1963 Carlsbad, NM Eddy Co., married in Bell County, Tx August 18 1903 Emily
Darby GORDON, born May 2, 1885 Holland, Texas , died 1960,dau of Benjamin Ford
Gordon and Martha Jane REID. According to obit she was 75 years of age when
she died and among survivors listed were: brothers: O W Calhoun of Coleman,
Paul Calhoun of Little Rock, Ar; A D Calhoun of Cross Plains, Tx and Jason
of Sherwood, Tx; 3 sisters Mrs Lizzie Montgomery of Georgetown, Tx; Mrs Alice
Dubois of Coleman, Tx; and Mrs Lavonia Redding of Modesto, Ca; 3 daughters
Mable B Sikes and Mrs Dollie May Thomas, both of Carlsbad, Nm and Mrs Mattie
Lue Davis of Lamy; 16 grand-children and 30 great-grand-children and son
Benjamin Perry Crabb of Artesia, NM, recently gained state wide attention for
his discovery of the fossil of a prehistoric animal east of Carlsbad, NM. Also
surviving, husband, who resides at the family home at 2316 West Idaho,
Carlsbad, NM .
Alledgely, Perry CRABB and Lou LIVINGSTON were parents of Henry Livingston
Crabb. . Lou's complete name may have been Mattie Lou LIVINGSTON??
Believe this Perry is same person as
William P Crabb b. 1829 Tn d. 1893 Ar who md Lu Livingston 1879 in Prentiss
Ms. William P Crabb married, first M. Elizabeth Horn, great-grand-parents of
Mary E. Ledford.

According to obit he had resided in Carlsbad, NM for 23 years, moving there
from Coleman Co. Tx. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Ana B. Crabb, 306 Lum St..
Carlsbad, Nm; 1 son, Benjamin Perry Crabb, Artesia, 3 daughters, Mrs Mable B
Sikes, Carlsbad; Mrs Mattie Lou Davis; Big Lake, Tx and Mrs Dollie May Thomas,
San Mateo, Ca ; & 4 stepsons, Floyd Johnson and Claude Johnson Carlsbad;
William D Johnson Iowa Park, Tx and Thomas Johnson, Flagstaff, Arizona; 2
step-daughters; Mrs Cora Spruiell, Ruidoso and Mrs Jerry Bird, Carlsbad, 28
great-grand-children; 37 grand-children and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Children of Henry L & Emily:
1. Mabel Bee Crabb b. 6-25-1904 Williamson Co.Tx. d. 12-20-1994 Carlsbad, NM.
She had 3 children, Ada born and d 6-8-1920; Mildred b. 1921 d. 1940 in Ca.,
auto accident, md Richard Fortenberry and had son Richard Jr.; and Henry.
Mabel married /2 D S Sikes, md/3 Ralph Harris 1984.
2. Benjamin Perry Crabb b. 8-24-1906 Coleman, Tx died after 1963,md/1 Estell
Powers, md/2 Sammie Ruth Dubois. They had 2 children, son Ray and dau Rita
Crabb Cowan.
3. Mattie Lou Crabb b. 2-25-1908 Valera, Tx Coleman Co. md/1 Clysta B Davis.
Children Olga Clystene Davis who md a Williams; Robert Allen Davis; Daphena
Davis born July 30 1932 Somervell Co.Tx. md Everett Dean Clemmer;and Clarence
Mattie md/2 Wilbur Lancaster. According to WILDER AND CONNECTING FAMILIES,
published 1945 by William Murtha Wilder, page 242 Mattie lived in Big Lake,
4. Algee Buel Crabb b. 10-21-1910 Valera, Tx died before 1960 md 12-24-1929
Betty or Blanch powers, and had children Gladys, Darby, and Algee Buel Jr.
5. Dollie May Crabb b 1912 Valera, Tx d 3-13-1975 San Mateo, 1927 Fred

Chester Lancaster and had children Perry Jack, Billie May and Wanda Lavell.
Dollie md/2 Thomas Lovejoy. She md/3 John Thomas and they had children Mary
Donn b 1945 and Ella b. 1948.

Another very interesting Crabb family that possibly ties in with this
family is
W P CRABB b. Tn (not same person as W P CRABB who md Elizabeth Horn)and wife
Martha Johnson born possibly 1827 Ar.. Birth order of their children not know
by Mary Ellen Crabb Ledford, but listed below are children:
1. Willis James Crabb b. 1851/3 Tn d. ca 1920 Yell Co. Ar md 1872 Martha J.
Gentry, and had children Martha Jane, Tennie, W J ?? and Anderson or
Alexander??. Willis md/2 Mary Frances "Fanny" BALLARD RITTER GENTRY in
Yell Co
Ar 1883 and had children, Joe, Henry, Jesse, Roxie and Bill. Some of Willis
James family still living Carlsbad,Nm as of October 13, 1996.
2. Taylor Crabb
3. James / John ANDERSON Crabb b. 10 26 1862 Tn d. 03 15 1937 Coleman, Tx md
??? and had children Jimmy, Joe, Bessie, living Coleman, Tx 1937, md a PARKER;
Beatrice living Coleman, Tx 1937 md Otto Kleinschmidt; Murtle living
Tishomingo, OK 1937 md a WRIGHT. Anderson Crabb was a farmer and had resided
in Coleman, Tx since 1927
Beatrice Crabb was born March 20 1910 and died Sept 15, 1981. Otto
Kleinschmidt was born Jan 1 1889 and died Jan 22 1965. Both are buried Coleman
Co. Tx.
4.Jimmy Crabb
5. Joe Crabb who had children Richard and Jo Ann
6. Rosie
7. Annie
8. Betty
9. Becky.

Believe there is a connection in these 2 CRABB families.

Can anyone help?? Any info will be appreciated very much.

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