Person:Joel Crain (1)

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Joel Burditt Crain
d.18 Jan 1887 , McLennan, Texas
m. 3 Oct 1837
  1. William Hampton Crain1838 - 1904
  2. James Smith CrainABT 1841 - ABT 1881
  3. Patience A. Crain1842 - 1869
  4. Martha A. CrainABT 1845 - 1928
  5. Ambrose Hulon Crain1846 - 1887
  6. Joel Newton Crain1848 - 1929
  7. Francis Marion CrainABT 1855 - 1889
  8. Ida Mae Crain1857 -
  9. Napoleon Boneparte CrainABT 1862 -
  10. Sam Houston CrainABT 1863 -
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Name Joel Burditt Crain
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 06 Sep 1813 Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States
Alt Burial? Harris Creek Cemetery
Birth[1] 8 Sep 1813 , Hardeman, Tennessee
Marriage 3 Oct 1837 , Nacogdoches, Texasto Sarah Elvina Smith
Census? 1850 Nacogdoches County, Texas, United States
Census? 1860 McLennan County, Texas, United States
Census? 1880 McLennan County, Texas, United States
Burial? Jan 1887 Harris Creek Baptist Cemetery, McLennan, Texas
Death? 18 Jan 1887 , McLennan, Texas

Listed in Records of Partitions 1843-1871 Volume ANacogdoches County [Texas]Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah Film #100750 index and page 310

Maj. Crain is listed in the San Jacinto Muster Roll, Texas State Library, Archives Division, Austin, TX.

War of 1812Veterans in Texas by Mary Smith Fae Nacogdoches, Gateway to Texas by Carolyn Erickson

1850 Nacogdoches, Texas Federal Census REEL NO: 432-913 PAGE NO: 074a & 074b Enumerated Nov 5, 1850 Enumerator: R.C. Hamil

LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W 36 299* 299* Crain Joel B. 35 M Farmer 13,000 Tennessee 37 299* 299* Crain Sarah 31 F Tennessee [Sarah Elvina SMITH CRAIN]

38  299* 299* Crain         William        11   M        Texas    X
39  299* 299* Crain         James          9    M        Texas    X
40  299* 299* Crain         Patience       8    F        Texas    X
41  299* 299* Crain         Martha         5    F        Texas
42  299* 299* Crain         Ambrose        3    M        Texas

Page 074b 1 299* 299* Crain Newton 1 M Texas

  • House # off by one - it should be #300.

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1860 McLennan County Federal Census: 44 J. B. CRAIN [Joel Burditt] 46 m Farmer TN S.E. [Sarah Elvina Smith] 41 f SC W.H. [William Hampton] 21 m Farmer TX Jas. S. [James Smith] 19 m TX P.A. [Patience A.] 17 f TX Martha A. 15 f TX A.H. [Ambrose H.] 13 m TX Joel N. [Joel Newton] 11 m TX Francis M. 5 m TX M.J. [Mae Ida or Ida Mae] 2 f TX


1880 McLennan County, Texas Federal Census 1880 Page 216 A enumerated 1 Jun 1880 ED 116 Census Place E.D. 19 And 20, Mclennan, Texas Family History Library Film 1255318

1 1 Joel B. Crain W M 67 Farmer Tennessee Georgia S Carolina Sarah E. [Smith] W F 62 Wife S Carolina S Carolina S Carolina Frank M. W M 25 Son Texas Tennessee S Carolina Julia Black W F 14 G. Daughter Texas Alabama Texas John W Hadley W M 16 Laborer Alabama Alabama Alabama

2 2 J. E. Riley W M 41 Farmer Missouri Kentucky Kentucky Mattie [Crain] W F 35 Wife Texas Tennessee S Carolina Emma W F 13 Daughter Texas Missouri Texas Jack T. W M 9 Son Texas Missouri Texas Joel N or H W M 5 Son Texas Missouri Texas William R Riley W M 50 Brother Missouri Kentucky Kentucky Lewis Kaufman B M 21 Laborer Texas

3 3 J. A. Watson W M 25 Farmer Alabama Ireland Ireland Ida [Crain] W F 22 Wife Texas Tennessee S Carolina Mattie W F 3/12 Feb Daughter Texas Alabama Texas Eddie Crain W F 8 Niece Texas Texas Texas

4 4 James Black W M 50 Farmer Alabama N Carolina Tennessee Texanna [Smith] W F 28 Wife Texas Tennessee Tennessee Joel W M 17 Son Texas Alabama Texas Tommie Milner W F 10 Step Daughter Texas (Alabama) Texas Kate Black W F 4 Daughter Texas Alabama Texas

R. B Blake transcript Nacogdoches Archives

Sgt. Major at the Battle of San Jacinto from Nacogdoches, Texas.

Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas Book III Daughters of the Republic of Texa s FHL Salt Lake City, Utah 976.4 D2f bk 3 p 601 Information submitted by Leona Aileen Crain Gamble# 12028 admitted March 20th 1983 James Butler Bonham Chapter and by Elizabeth Josephine Gamble Miller # 12030 admitted March 20, 1983 James Butler Bonham Chapter

note from Elreeta Weathers: Maj. Joel Burditt Crain who died in 1887 in McLennan County, TX, was a nephew of Stephen Crain, who died in Sept., 1859 in Pontotoc County, MS. Some of Stephen's descendants also came t o TX.

Joel Crain settled in Augustine County in 1835 and they went to McLennan County in 1855. Note from Fred Gamble: Joel Crain married Sarah Elvina Smith on October 3, 1837; they had ten children, eight of whom lived to adulthood. Joel and Sarah lived in Nacogdoches County, then moved to Henderson in Rusk County, then to McLennan County. Crain received 640 acres for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. In 1853, on the Brazos, seven miles south of Waco, he built one of the first sawmills in the county. He was also the first to plant cotton in the prairie portion of McLennan County.

From www.sanjacinto-museum.org : Biography: [also found in RB Blake Volume XXIV page 254-255]CRAIN, JOEL BURDITT -- Born in Tennessee, September 6, 1813, a son of Ambrose and Mary (Burditt) Crain, who came to Texas in October 1834 and settled in what is now Nacogdoches County. Mary Burditt was a sister of Jesse Burditt. In the Headright Certificate issued to him, February 1, 1838 for a league and a labor of land the fact that he arrived in Texas in 1834 is verified. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro's San Augustine Company, at San Jacinto and on May 17, 1851, was issued Donation Certificate No. 287 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On December 12, 1850 he received Bounty Certificate No. 742 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 15 to June 12, 1836. Mr. Crain settled first in what is now San Augustine County. Shortly after the battle of San Jacinto he moved to Nacogdoches County. In 1855 he removed to Rusk County and shortly afterward to McLennan County. He was a cousin to Roden T. Crain, who also fought at San Jacinto. He was married October 3, 1837 to Sarah E. Smith, daughter of General James and Hannah (Parker) Smith. Mr. Crain died at his farm on South Bosque in McLennan County, January 18, 1887 and is buried in the Harris Creek Cemetery fifteen miles from Waco. Mrs. Crain was born December 18, 1818 and died September 10, 1902. The graves of Mr. and Mrs. Crain are marked. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Crain were: William H., who married Frances F. Mitchell; James S., who married Miss Emma Brown; Patience A., who married James Black; Martha A., who married Joel Riley; Ambrose H., who married Miss Annie Jones; Joel N., who married Emma T. Cleveland; Francis M., who never married; and May I., who married James Watson.

Maj. Crain is listed in the San Jacinto Muster Roll, Texas State Library, Archives Division, Austin, TX.

1850 Nacogdoches, Texas Federal Census REEL NO: 432-913 PAGE NO: 074a & 074b Enumerated Nov 5, 1850 Enumerator: R.C. Hamil

LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W 36 299* 299* Crain Joel B. 35 M Farmer 13,000 Tennessee 37 299* 299* Crain Sarah 31 F Tennessee [Sarah Elvina SMITH CRAIN]

38  299* 299* Crain         William        11   M        Texas    X
39  299* 299* Crain         James          9    M        Texas    X
40  299* 299* Crain         Patience       8    F        Texas    X
41  299* 299* Crain         Martha         5    F        Texas
42  299* 299* Crain         Ambrose        3    M        Texas

Page 074b 1 299* 299* Crain Newton 1 M Texas

  • House # off by one - it should be #300.

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1 1 Joel B. Crain W M 67 Farmer Tennessee Georgia S Carolina Sarah E. [Smith] W F 62 Wife S Carolina S Carolina S Carolina Frank M. W M 25 Son Texas Tennessee S Carolina Julia Black W F 14 G. Daughter Texas Alabama Texas John W Hadley W M 16 Laborer Alabama Alabama Alabama

Joel Crain settled in Augustine County in 1835 and they went to McLennan County in 1855. Note from Fred Gamble: Joel Crain married Sarah Elvina Smith on October 3, 1837; they had ten children, eight of whom lived to adulthood. Joel and Sarah lived in Nacogdoches County, then moved to Henderson in Rusk County, then to McLennan County. Crain received 640 acres for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. In 1853, on the Brazos, seven miles south of Waco, he built one of the first sawmills in the county. He was also the first to plant cotton in the prairie portion of McLennan County.

From the southeast corner of the Robert W. Smith headright the main line turns northerly through the Smith and Henry Martin headrights, northeasterly through the Thomas Gray, Joseph E. White, and John Johnson headrights, and into the Joel B. Crain headright. In the southwestern end of the Crain headright the ore line turns westerly through the Crain, J. C. Post, Lewis Watkins, and Thomas Gray headrights to the bottom lands of the Little Cypress

CHAPTER III.

HARRISON COUNTY. Texas

BY WM. KENNEDY. THE IRON ORE REGION.

CRAIN, JOEL BURDITT (1813-1887). Joel Burditt Crain, soldier, was born September 8, 1813, in Tennessee, the son of Ambrose and Mary (Burditt or Burdett) Crain. He settled in San Augustine County, Texas (at a site now in Nacogdoches County), in October 1834. He joined Capt. William Kimbro's San Augustine Company on March 15, 1836. He was in the skirmish at San Felipe when Santa Anna's army first arrived there, and his cousin, Robert Taylor Crain, was slightly wounded in the head by an escopeta ball there. His company joined Sam Houstonqv at Groce's Retreatqv and was ordered down to San Felipe to guard that crossing. They burned the town, crossed to the other side, and entrenched. During the battle of San Jacinto,qv Sam Houston, in an attempt to disguise himself, wore the cap and rode the horse of Sergeant Major Crain. As sergeant major, Crain received the sword from Juan Nepomuceno Almonteqv at the surrender and carried the dispatches concerning the surrender to the authorities in Nacogdoches County. Crain married Sarah Elvina Smith on October 3, 1837; they had ten children, eight of whom lived to adulthood. Joel and Sarah lived in Nacogdoches County, then moved to Henderson in Rusk County, then to McLennan County. Crain received 640 acres for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. In 1853, on the Brazos, seven miles south of Waco, he built one of the first sawmills in the county. He was also the first to plant cotton in the prairie portion of McLennan County. Crain died on January 18, 1887, and was buried in the Harris Creek Cemetery. In 1972 an official Texas historical marker was placed at his grave.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932). Dayton Kelley, ed., The Handbook of Waco and McLennan County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1972). A Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell, and Coryell Counties (Chicago: Lewis, 1893; rpt., St. Louis: Ingmire, 1984).

Eleanor Hanover Nance

The Handbook of Texas Online is a joint project of The General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association.

Name: Joel B Crain Age: 35 Estimated birth year: abt 1815 Birth place: Tennessee Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Not Stated, Nacogdoches, Texas

Slaves 1850

Gender Race View Census

35 Male Black 35 Male Black 30 Female Black 28 Male Mulatto 28 Male Black 26 Male Black 25 Female Black 25 Female Black 25 Male Black 23 Male Black 18 Female Black 16 Male Mulatto 14 Female Black 10 Female Black 10 Male Black 10 Male Black 8 Female Black 5 Female Mulatto 4 Male Black 3 Female Mulatto 3 Male Black 2 Male Mulatto 2 Male Black 1 Female Black

References
  1. Census: 1850 USA Federal Census.

    1850 Nacogdoches, Texas Federal Census REEL NO: 432-913 PAGE NO: 074a & 074b
    Enumerated Nov 5, 1850 Enumerator: R.C. Hamil

    LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W
    36 299* 299* Crain Joel B. 35 M Farmer 13,000 Tennessee
    37 299* 299* Crain Sarah 31 F Tennessee [Sarah Elvina SMITH CRAIN]
    38 299* 299* Crain William 11 M Texas X
    39 299* 299* Crain James 9 M Texas X
    40 299* 299* Crain Patience 8 F Texas X
    41 299* 299* Crain Martha 5 F Texas
    42 299* 299* Crain Ambrose 3 M Texas
    Page 074b
    1 299* 299* Crain Newton 1 M Texas
    * House # off by one - it should be #300.
    ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/nacogdoches/census/1850/pg0070b.txt

    1850 Nacogdoches, Texas Federal Census REEL NO: 432-913 PAGE NO: 074a & 074b
    Enumerated Nov 5, 1850 Enumerator: R.C. Hamil