1801 - Richmond, VA
7 JUL 1848 - Richmond, VA

Darius Griffin Cralle

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Darius Griffin Cralle was born in Richmond County to Samuel Cralle and Mary Jane Claughton. His father served in the Northumberland county militia during the Revolution and later held many county offices including Sheriff. Both of his grandfathers also served in the Revolutionary War. His headstone gives his year of birth as 1801. His will, which I have not seen, states he was born as early as 1796.

Some genealogists claim that Darius served in the War of 1812 as a member of the 37th Militia, I think that seems unlikely because of his age (even if he was born in 1796).

Darius married first to Jane Redman Hardwick, bond February 3rd, 1820, consent by John Hardwick the father of the bride. No children are known from this marriage, Jane must have died. Darius married secondly to Maria Gatewood Gordon, bond made December 22nd, 1826. She was the daughter of John Gordon and Elizabeth Tune. They had at least eight children.

Darius G. Cralle is listed as the head of a family in Richmond County on the 1830 census. Household members are given as one white male 20-29, one white male 30-39, one white female 20-29 and one black female slave 10-23.

The 1840 census lists Da. G. Cralle as the head of a family in Northumberland County. Household members were listed as; two white males under 5, one white male 40-49, two white females 5-9, one white female 15-19, one white female 30-39 and one black female slave under 10.

In 1842 Darius purchased 30 acres of land from Malinda Pridham for $15.90. The property was on the road from Village to Westmoreland.

Darius is said to be a founding member of Gibeon Baptist Church. In June of 1848 Darius sold 1/2 acre of land to Gibeon Meeting House for $1. According to his headstone Darius died the following month and he was buried at Gibeon.

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Sources:

  • Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
  • 1830; Census Place: Richmond, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 194; Page: 91; Family History Library Film: 0029673
  • Year: 1840; Census Place: Northumberland, Virginia; Roll: 570; Page: 238; Image: 487; Family History Library Film: 0029690
  • Web: Virginia, Find A Grave Index, 1607-2012
  • For Love of Family, Peter T. Baron, Jr, 2012
  • King, George H. S. Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia, 1668-1853. Fredericksburg, Va: G.H.S. King, 1964. Print. Pg. 45.

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Spouse & Children:

  • Maria Gatewood Gordon
    • 1805-1877

  • Eliza Jane Cralle
    • 1834-1863
  • Darius Alexander Cralle
    • 1839-1864
  • Samuel Kenner Cralle
    • 1839-1903
  • Andrew Broadus Cralle
    • 1841-1900
  • Mary S. Cralle
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  • Josphine T. G. Cralle
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  • Frances Chinn Cralle
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  • Elizabeth Cralle
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Siblings:

  • Samuel Cralle
    • 1791-1857
  • John Spelman Cralle
    • -1818
  • Sarah Cralle
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  • Mary Cralle
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Last Updated: 10/12/2019