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bullet Ben Franklin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born in 1841 in Illinois. Parents: Lewis Patrick MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Nancy WHITE.

He was married to Sarah A.. Children were: Alice P MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, B.F. Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, F.O. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.


bullet Benjamin Franklin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born in 1787 in NC. He resided in 1815 in Union County, Illinois. He died on 20 Oct 1845 in Alexander County, Ill.. He was a Farmer until 1815 in Smith Co. Tn. He was buried in Lindsey Cemetary. 1820 Illinois census
Union Co page 303 Benjamin McRaven; 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45, 2 foreigners not naturalized [I believe this should have been under number of persons engaged in agriculture]
1830 Illinois Census
Alexander Unknown Townships
Benjamin McRaven; 1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40

The following was extracted from "The Jonesboro Gazette" of June 10th 1871

He [Levi Graham] had a neighbor, also a remarkable man, though altogether a different character ---BenJamin McCravens---who emigrated from North Carolina one year after Graham [1818] and settled in that vicinity {about 10 miles south of Jonesboro on the road leading to Cape Girardeau, Mo.[Missouri] was where Graham settled}.
McCravens was an athletic man and a farmer as well as a good hunter and was a man of good social qualities and, unlike Graham, was well respected and stood high with his neighbors. He was "some" of the muscle being hard to whip and when in his "cups" would as soon fight as eat. He raised quite a family. One of his sons was made sheriff of Alexander County [Illinois]. Ben McCravens, though a wild rough kind of man, had a large heart filled with the milk of human kindness. He embraced religion and was for a number of years before his death an orthodox christian and a member of the Methodist Church.
McCravens one fall found that somebody was making nocturnal visits to his corn crib and surreptiously abstracting grain there from. He stood awhile and then said nothing, but it becomming rather to common, and losing his corn rather fast, he concluded to set a large wolf trap in his crib. The second morning afterwards, he went out early to feed his stock and found our old friend, Levi Graham, standing by the crib and an empty bag at his feet. Here was a surprise indeed, for McCravens had not suspected his neighbor. He at once addressed him "Good morning Levi, come in and get warm. We have a good fire." knowing all the time that the wolf trap held him and he could not get away.. He let him stand there for an hour or so, although it was pretty cold. Finally Grimes [sic] began to beg him and cry; he promised McCravens that if he would unfasten him and let him go, without exposure, and for the sake of his children not disgrace him with public prosecution, he would repay him for the corn and pledge himself never again to steal corn or anything else while he lived. McCravens, taking pity on his family and beliving his promise, released him and invited him in for breakfast. McCravens said nothing about the transaction until a number of years had passed. But Grimes [sic] kept his word and ever after that he conduted himself in such a manner as to be considered an honest man. Parents: Duncan Benjamin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Elizabeth Jane MCCOOL .

He was married to Mildred [Milly] VICK in 1808 in Tennessee. Children were: Jane MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN , Joshua MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Lewis Patrick MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Daniel MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Elizabeth MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN , Melinda \Malinda [Carolina] MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN , Mary MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Amelia MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, George Washington MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Pilgrim Dewitt MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN .


bullet Benjamin Franklin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born in Apr 1869 in McClure, Ill. Alexander County. He died on 6 Feb 1905. Parents: Pilgrim Dewitt MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Elizabeth Jane PHILLIPS .


bullet Benoni MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN Parents: Duncan Benjamin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Elizabeth Jane MCCOOL.

He was married to Nancy HIGHFIELD 6 APR 1825 [bond date] in Rockingham County NC.(229)


bullet Bryan Dameron MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1968. Parents: Robert D. Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Evelyn BRYAN .


bullet Camillle MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1893. Parents: George H. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Catherine FORKAS.


bulletCarl MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1879. Parents: Dameron James MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Rosa E. MCCAUL.


bullet Carol Denise MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1965. Parents: William Henry Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Wilma HAMM.


bullet Caroline MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born about 1848. She was born in 1849. Parents: Lewis Patrick MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Nancy WHITE.


bullet Charles d. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1879. He died in 1899. Parents: Dameron James MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Rosa E. MCCAUL.


bullet Charles Stephen MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1981. Parents: Stephen Wayne MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Lisa UNKNOWN2 .


bullet Dameron MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1879. Parents: Dameron James MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Rosa E. MCCAUL.


bullet Dameron James MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1843. Parents: James Harris MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Sarah Dorcas DAMERON.

Children were: Emma Mary MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Charles d. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Dameron MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Carl MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, John Sylvester MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN .


bulletDaniel MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born in 1817 in Smith Co. Tn. He died in 1840. Parents: Benjamin Franklin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Mildred [Milly] VICK.


bullet David Olando MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born about Jun 1816 in NC. (230) He died on 23 May 1897.(231) David O. McRaven 44 Farmer /1400/3700 enumerated 2nd August 1860
Amanda 39
Joseph 2
Ellen 3/12
This is different date I got off Ancestry
North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Amanda Nance
Groom: Davie McRaven
Bond Date: 20 Nov 1854
County: Lincoln
Record #: 01 087
Bondsman: Rufus Williams
Witness: J Lowe, Justice of the Peace
Bond #: 000074445
Marriage Date: 23 Nov 1854
Performed By: R H Morrison Parents: Adam MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Araminty [Minty] DOHERTY.

He was married to Mary LOWEY on 29 Oct 1848.

He was married to Amanda NANCE on 20 Oct 1850 in Tyron Co.. NC. Children were: Joseph MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Ellen MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.


bullet Desirie Christina MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1988. Parents: Stephen Wayne MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and UNKNOWN.


bullet Diza Ann MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1856. She died in 1897. Parents: John Wilson MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Almira Louise DUNCAN .


bullet Dorris MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1893. Parents: George H. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Catherine FORKAS.


bulletDuncan Benjamin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(232) (233)(234) (235) was born about 1754. He died on 22 May 1832 in Rachel Robinson's home. (236) He was also known as McCreevin. (237) Aug 9 1771
"Ordered P the Court that the following Persons-William Alexander, John Brandon, Jr., John Graham, Richard Graham, John Campble, Jr.[sic], Robert McPharsion, William McPharsion, Joseph McPharsion, John McCrivin, John. Cockerham, Andrw. Cockerham, view and lay out a road from George Savages Hill to the County Line at the Lik Branch of Buffolow." [Inferior Court 1771 Minutes, P. 226] was 45 or over in 1810 and lived alone
The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Volume I
Number 2, Spring, 1973
Compensation for Revolutionary Service
SCMAR, Vol. I, Spring 1973, No. 2, p.69
27 paid Duncan McCrevon wounded at Wrights Bluff in 81, 13.
1779 Duncan McCreevan served as a horseman in the SC Militia-379 days.
Feb 27 1781 Duncan McCrevon was wounded at Wright's Bluff.

Jan 21 1785 Duncan McCreven was granted 150 acres of land on the waters of Broad River in Ninety-Six District for three pounds, ten schillings sterling money. [South Carolina Land Grants, Volume 4, POage 319, 21 January, 1785]

Jan 21 1785 Duncan McCreven was granted 100 acres of land on the waters of Broad River in Ninety-Six District for 2 pounds, five schillings, and 8 pence sterling money. [South Carolina Land Grants, Volume 4 page 391, 21 January, 1785]

April 18th 1785 Duncan McCrevan sold 100 acres of land on the waters of Broad River in Ninety-Six District to Captain joseph Hughes for 55 pounds, nine schillings, and three pence sterling money


Possible Fathers for Duncan:
A "Thomas McCreaven" was recorded in the Hearth Money Rolls [This was a tax on each fireplace in the house.] for the Townland of Dundesard in the Parish of Killeade in the County of Antrim in Ireland in 1669.
There was also a "John McCreave" of Carnmoney Parish in County Antrim, Ireland whose name appeared on a 1775 list of protestant descenters.

John McRaven was in this Country before 1771-He was on a commission to build a road-in the County-that year-I think the others came in 1774-75.
I had heard that they had a farm 120 acres of land in Maryland-close to where Baltimore is today and before the Revolutionary War-The British drove them off-and from there they went to the Carolina's which at that time was NC, because SC came in the Union in 1788-a year after Benjamin was born.[Gerald McRaven] Parents: MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.

He was married to Elizabeth Jane MCCOOL age 16. Children were: Agness MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Elisebeth MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN , Adam MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Benjamin Franklin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Benoni MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.


bullet Edwin Banks MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1859. He died in 1919. Parents: John Wilson MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Almira Louise DUNCAN .

Children were: Lawrence MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN , Robel MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Edwin Banks Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.


bulletEdwin Banks Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1894. Parents: Edwin Banks MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Rosa Belle HOLMES.


bullet Elias A. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1817. He died in 1884. Parents: James Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Margaret MCCREE\MCRAE.

Children were: James Dilce MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.


bulletElisebeth MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN. Parents: Duncan Benjamin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Elizabeth Jane MCCOOL .

She was married to Benjamin FINCHER on 29 Jun 1815 in Mecklenburg Co. NC.(238)


bullet Elizabeth MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born in 1818 in Smith Co. Tn. Parents: Benjamin Franklin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Mildred [Milly] VICK.

She was married to James BANKSTON on 17 Apr 1844.


bullet Elizabeth MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1813.(28) She died in 1843. (28) Parents: James Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Margaret MCCREE\MCRAE.

Children were: John YEISER, Joseph YEISER.


bulletElizabeth MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(201). North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

Bride: Elizabeth McRavin
Groom: Robert Hood
Bond Date: 15 May 1797
County: Mecklenburg
Record #: 01 109
Bondsman: John Maxwell
Bond #: 000081711
Parents: John MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Jeanette MILLER.

She was married to Robert HOOD on 15 May 1797 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.


bullet Ellen MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born about May 1860. Parents: David Olando MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Amanda NANCE .


bullet Emma D. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1850. She died in 1873. Parents: James Harris MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Sarah Dorcas DAMERON.


bulletEmma Mary MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1878. Parents: Dameron James MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Rosa E. MCCAUL .

Children were: Rosa Lee Dameron HOGIN, John McRaven HOGIN, Carl Edwina 'Sweetie' HOGIN .


bulletErasmus Richardson MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1843. Parents: Stewart MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Frances RICHARDSON .


bulletEveline MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(237) was born about 1814. She died about 1902. Parents: Adam MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Araminty [Minty] DOHERTY.


bullet Evie Louise MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1899. She died in 1995.(28) Parents: John Wilson MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Lorena Emeline 'Lula' STUBBLEFIELD.

She was married to Jack Horton PEPPER. Children were: Jack Wilson P.E.. PEPPER, Frances Louise PEPPER, Lorena PEPPER, Betty Margaret PEPPER.


bullet F.O. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born about 1877. Parents: Ben Franklin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Sarah A. .


bullet George H. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1856. Parents: James Harris MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Sarah Dorcas DAMERON.

Children were: George H. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Dorris MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Camillle MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Mary MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Robert MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Lucia MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.


bulletGeorge H. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1893. Parents: George H. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Catherine FORKAS .


bullet George Washington MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born on 4 Apr 1826 in Mill Creek Prec., Union Co., Illinois. He died in 1883 in Alex.County, Illinois. He was buried in Lindsey Cemetary. Parents: Benjamin Franklin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Mildred [Milly] VICK.

He was married to Frances Louisa. LEITNER [LIGHTNER] in Thebes, Illinois. Children were: MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN .


bullet Hannah MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1929. Parents: Lawrence MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Hortense MCMORRIS.


bullet James Clinton MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1843. Parents: Stewart MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Frances RICHARDSON .


bullet James Dilce MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1849. Parents: Elias A. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Mary C. CAMERON .


bulletJames Harris MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1814. He died in 1860.(28) Parents: James Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Margaret MCCREE\MCRAE.

Children were: Dameron James MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, William J MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN , Emma D. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Mary B. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Robert D. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, George H. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN .


bulletJames Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born on 13 Apr 1775. He died in 1849.(28) Parents: James Sr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.

He was married to Margaret MCCREE\MCRAE about 1800. He was married to Margaret MCCREE\MCRAE. Children were: Joseph Andrew MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Stewart MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, James Harris MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Elias A. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN , Jane MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Mary MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Martha MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN , Elizabeth MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.

He was married to Christian CAMERON.


bullet James S. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1835. He died in 1862. Parents: Joseph Andrew MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Lucinda MCCREED\HENDERSON.

Children were: William MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.


bulletJames Sr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born about 1750. He died about 1827. Parents: MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.

Children were: James Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.


bulletJane MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born about 1806 in Smith Co. Tn. She died about 1846. Parents: Benjamin Franklin MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Mildred [Milly] VICK.

She was married to WHITTAKER in 1838.

She was married to George Washington MCDANIEL on 20 Feb 1827.


bullet Jane MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1818. She died in 1854. Parents: James Jr. MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Margaret MCCREE\MCRAE.


bulletJane Camelia MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born about 1815. Parents: Adam MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Araminty [Minty] DOHERTY .

She was married to John BEARD.


bullet Joanna MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN was born in 1857. Parents: Lewis Patrick MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Nancy WHITE .


bullet John MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(201) was born between 1735 and 1745. Parents: MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN .

Children were: Elizabeth MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN .


bulletJohn Sylvester MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(28) (29) was born in 1881. He died in 1900. Parents: Dameron James MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Rosa E. MCCAUL.


bullet John Wilson MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN(29) was born in 1828. He died in 1914. Parents: Joseph Andrew MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN and Lucinda MCCREED\HENDERSON .

Children were: Mary Laura 'Mollie' MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN .

He was married to Almira Louise DUNCAN. Children were: Diza Ann MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Joseph Cuddy MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Edwin Banks MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, William Duncan MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN , Lucy MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, Alexander Duncan MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN, John Wilson MCRAVEN ALSO MCCRAVIN.

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