Ann Nancy Elmore


Personal and Family Information

Ann was born in 1754 in Prince Edward Cty, Virginia, the daughter of Archelas Elmore and Susannnah Morris.

She died about 1842 in Autauga County, Alabama.

She had two marriages/partners. Her first husband was Edmund Craddock, who she married in ABT 1774. The place has not been found. Their six known children were Ann (1774-?), Mary Ann (1776-1844), Thomas Elmore (1781-1869), Judith (1787-1856), Archer (1790-1824) and Edmund jr (?-1843).

Her second husband was James Saxon, who she married in ABT 1797. The place has not been found. Their two known children were Benjamin Wadsworth (1798-1861) and Sarah E. (1800-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Ann Nancy Elmore


Archelas Elmore


Thomas Elmore


Cecilia Ellyson


Susannnah Morris



Place: Prince Edward Cty, Virginia
Address: 1757 per Pension Application Rev War S38348
DeathABT 1842
Place: Autauga County, Alabama
Address: buried beside James, Autauga Co, Alabama
BurialABT 1842
Place: buried beside James, Autauga Co, Alabama
Address: Autauga Co, Alabama also listed without photo findagrave 60004826 General John Archer Elmore Family Cemetery, Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama
See Note 3
ResidenceFROM 1822 TO 1835
Place: Autauga County, Alabama
Address: Autauga Co, Alabama with brother moved with children to Autauga Co, Alabama
Probate11 JUL 1842
Place: Autauga County, Alabama
Type: Record Book 5 - page 170
Address: SAXON, ANN Will signed 9 JUL 1837
Cause: Probate 11 July 1842
Doc-Orphans Court, Autauga County

See Note 4
Will9 JUL 1837
Place: Autauga County, Alabama
Address: Report Book 5, page 170
Agency: Autauga County Probate Office
Will - Saxon, Ann

Doc-Orphans Court, Autauga County


Military rec...
Military rec...


Note 1

sister of Gen. John Archer Elmore

He was a soldier of the Revolution in the Virginia Line and afterwards a member of the Legislature of So. Ca., and a General in the militia.

His first wife was Mary Ann Sarah Saxon, 1770-1804, sister of James, by whom he had two sons: Hon. Franklin H. Elmore, of South Carolina, who succeeded Mr. Calhoun in the United States senate, and Benjamin F. Elmore, treasurer of South Carolina

Elmore County:

Named for: General John Archer Elmore, a veteran of the American Revolution and early settler of Alabama.

Established: by the Alabama legislature on Feb. 15, 1866.

Parent Counties: Autauga, Coosa, Montgomery and Tallapoosa Counties.

Land Area: 622 Square Miles

County Seat: Wetumpka

Elmore County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1866 Feb. 15, from parts of Autauga, Coosa, Montgomery, and Tallapoosa Counties. It was named for General John Archer Elmore, a veteran of the American Revolution and early settler of Alabama. Elmore County lies in the east-central part of the state. It is drained by the Coosa and the Tallapoosa Rivers, which merge to form the Alabama River a few miles south of Wetumpka. It currently encompasses 622 square miles.

The French established Fort Toulouse at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa in 1717, upon which site Gen. Andrew Jackson erected Fort Jackson in 1814, following the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Wetumpka is the county seat. Other towns and communities include Eclectic, Tallassee, and Millbrook.

Source: Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921.

from query on roots web


Posted: 17 Sep 2000


I would like to find more information on Ann (Nancy) Elmore Craddock Saxon, who was b. about 1756 in Prince Edward Co., VA and died after July 9, 1837 in Autauga Co., AL. She was the sister of Gen. John Archer Elmore. Her first marriage was to Edmund Craddock. Her second marriage was to James Saxon. A son by her 2nd marriage, Benjamin Wadsworth Saxon, is found in Autauga Co.

I am descended from her son, Thomas Elmore Craddock, b. 1781 in VA, m. 1808 to Hannah Cook in Warren Co., KY, moved to Madison Co., MO about 1816, and died in Yuba Co., CA in 1869.

I would love to hear from anyone who has any knowledge of these people! Barb

also may refer to

this site may mirror ours or taken from Mary Makima work.

it seems to be secondary in nature.


Posted by: barbara craddock pike

Date: October 23, 2000 at 08:09:54


of 640

I have traced my ancestors to Laurens SC,with the possibility that some were also in Newberry. Am

looking for someone that might have more info or direction for me.

Edmund CRADDOCK (d. abt 1791) and Ann ELMORE (abt 1756-aft 7/1837) married before 1774

probably in Virginia. She was from Prince Edward Co., VA.. the dau. of Archelaus Elmore and Susanna

Morris. Gen. John Archer Elmore was her brother.

Edmund MIGHT be the son of William Craddock (b. 1714)of Amelia Co., VA and his 2nd wife, Hannah


Edmund and Ann moved to Laurens SC between 1786-1789.

Known children of Edmund and Ann Elmore Craddock are:

Mary (Polly) Craddock

Ann Craddock

Thomas Elmore Craddock (b. 1781)

John (Jack) Craddock

Judith Craddock (8/1/1787)

Edmund Craddock, Jr. (bef. 6/25/1789)

Archer (Archibald) Craddock (b. 1790)

Edmund Craddock, Sr. died around 1791 in Laurens SC. I have not found a cemetery listing for him.

After his death, Ann married a James SAXON, of Laurens, SC. They had two children, and they moved

to Autauga, AL, where her brother, Gen. John A. Elmore (who was also married to a Saxon) had already


I have found an old post on-line, but have been unable to reach the poster, that Mary Ann (Polly)

Craddock married James C. MITCHELL 3/16/1795 in Amelia Co., VA (I have verified that).. and that

James died in 1802, and Polly and her son, Edmund Harper Mitchell, (b. 1798 in Amelia Co., VA), moved

to Laurens Co., SC, where her mother Ann (Nancy) Elmore Craddock Saxon lived. I believe that this

Edmund Harper Mitchell is found in Newberry Dist. at some point in his life.

Thomas Elmore Craddock is my ggg grandfather. He moved to KY (where his uncle Robert Craddock was

living in Warren Co), and married Hannah COOK in Warren Co., KY in 1808. They are found in Ohio Co.,

KY in 1810, and moved to Madison Co., MO about 1816.

Judith Craddock married William CLARK about 1802. They located in AL.

Edmund Craddock, Jr. is found in court records in Laurens Co SC as late as 1826.

Archer Craddock married in 1818 to Mary Ann SIMPSON(1792-1881). Archer was murdered in Laurens

SC in 1824 by Samuel WHITWORTH. Samuel was found guilty and was hanged for the murder; his

brother, Isaac, was acquitted. Two of Samuel Whitworth's siblings were married to Craddocks...

his sister Susan Whitworth was married to a Sidney Craddock, and his sister Elizabeth was married to a

John Craddock. We have been unable to find the connection of these Craddock's. Would especially like

to find out if the John Craddock was Archer's brother. Mary Ann Simpson Craddock is buried in

Laurens in Bethany Presbyterian Cemetery, along with two of her children, Nancy Elmore Craddock, who

never married, and William Archer Craddock, who died in the Civil War.

If there is anyone out there who recognizes any of these names, or has access to records, etc. that they

might be able to glean anymore info for me, or has any tips for other places for me to search, I'd surely

appreciate hearing from you!

Barbara Craddock Pike


Don Clark

Date: December 04, 2000 at 11:28:30

In Reply to: JamesSaxon/AnnElmoreCraddock/m.ca1800SC by barbara craddock pike

of 640

Go to the "Clark" family in this forum and then to message #11060 for information about Judith Craddock Clark

I would like to hear from anyone researching this family:

William Clark, born in Halifax County, NC, August 21, 1782. His father was Thomas Clark and mother Priscilla Doyle Tucker Clark. Priscilla was the widow of William Willis (aka Billie Willis) Tucker. William Clark married ca. 1802 in SC, Judith Craddock, daughter of Edmund and Nancy (Ann) Elmore. William and Judith Clark migrated to Newton County, GA, and then to Chambers County, AL. William died February 13, 1859, and Judith November 21, 1856. They are buried at Bethel Cemetery in Chambers County.

Their children:.......

Note 2

Original Request Reference Code: RZTYYFPK

Requestor: Arthur F Bowie (

Patriot First Name: James

Patriot Last Name: Saxon

Birth: 1754 North Carolina

Death: 1836 Alabama

Spouse First Name: Ann Nancy Elmore

Comments: Enlisted at Camden, S.C.

3rd Reg S.C. Troops of Reg Line

DAR Patriot Lookup: Reference Code RZTYYFPK

Date: October 22, 2008 7:30:18 AM CDT

We have these 2 in our index.



Birth: NC 1754

Service: SC

Rank: Pvt

Death: AL 17 Jan 1836

Patriot Pensioned: Yes Widow Pensioned: No

Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No

Spouse: 1) Ann Elmore Craddock


Birth: MA 17 Apr 1757

Service: NY

Rank: Pvt

Death: NY 24 Aug 1831

Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No

Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No

Spouse: (1) Huldah X

Note 3

also listed without photo findagrave 60004826

General John Archer Elmore Family Cemetery, Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama

Anne Elmore, b. Abt. 1756, Prince Edward County, Virginia; d. Aft. July 09, 1837, Autauga County, Alabama. Married (1) Edmund Craddock, Bet. 1773 - 1774, Amelia or Prince Edward County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1789, Laurens County, South Carolina; m. (2) James Saxon, Bet. 1794 - 1795, South Carolina; b. Abt. 1754, Halifax County, North Carolina; d. January 17, 1836, Autauga County, Alabama.


Daughter of Archelaus Elmore and Susanna Morris who married

November 15, 1755, Prince Edward County, Virginia. Archelaus Elmore was disowned by Society of Friends, i.e. "Quakers", for marrying "out of unity", indicating that wife was not of the same faith.

Achelaus Elmore was born Abt. 1730 in New Kent County, Virginia, and died Bet. October 26, 1764 - June 16, 1765 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married Susanna Morris November 15, 1755 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, daughter of John Morris and Patience Davis. She was born 1737, and died 1826 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Record of Archelaus Elmore's parentage may be found in "Record Book belonging to the Monthly Meeting of Friends in Henrico County beginning from the year 1699 to the year 1756 Inclusive," a transcription of which is in the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Va.


Notes for Susanna Morris:

Will of Susannah Morris Elmore Meadors

In the name of God amen, I Susanah Meadors of State [of South Carolina] and District [of Laurens] aforesaid, being sick in body but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding Thanks be to God for the same, Do make and Devise and bequeath to my son Ruben Meadors the tract of Land I now live on forever being about ninty acres more or Less, and all the growing Crop at this time or at the time of my Death Also three horse Creatures being two mares and one horse also my Waggon and gears and all my plantation tools of every kind, also I give and bequeath unto my grand Daughtor Anne Meadors Daughter of my son Ruben Meadors my side saddle, I give and bequeath unto my sons Jason and John Meadors, all the money that Jason owes me to be equely Devided between them, also I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Sexon[Saxon] wife of James Sexon Esq. all my wearing apparel - and I do hereby order my son Ruben Meadors to pay all my lawful debts out of the property above willed to him. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son Ruben Meadors sole Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all and every will or wills at any time heretofore by me made, and Do Declare this to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I the said Susanah Meadors have here unto set my hand and Seal this Eighteenth day of July in the Year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty three.


Susanah Meadors


Signed, Sealed, declaired, and published by the above named Susanah Meadors as her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto James Bryson, Washington Meadors, Wm. Fullton.


The within will of Susanah Meadors, Deceased was proven before me in the Court of ordinary on the seventh day of August 1826 by the oath of Washington Meadors one of the Subscribing witnesses to the same - D. Anderson Ordy.

[Laurens Co., S.C. Will Bk. F, p.38]

A Inventory of the property of Susanah Meadors Deceased appraised August the 8th 1826

Household and Kitchen Furniture......$59.81 1/4

The whole of the Stock.........................70.00

The whole of the Crop.........................150.00

Plantation Tools....................................47.62 1/2

The tract of land..................................360.00

Total Value $693.43 3/4

William Blakely Jnr., Wm. Blakely Snr., Samuel Vance


Note 4

Ann Saxon's will- 1 page- names Sarah Peck (George) as daughter, and Benjamin W. Saxon as her son. Ellen a slave is also mentioned.

Will was signed 9 July 1837 but not clear when it was recorded. The next record, immediately below in same handwriting was entered 11 July 1842. more likey she died and will filed in 1842.

Orphan's Court- 1 page each

Saxon and Rodgers establish a saw and a grist mill

Ann Saxon- Benjamin W Saxon and George Peck executors (almost same as will)

Benjamin W Saxon- administrator for Eli Terry- dec

LP Saxon- be appointed commissioner (almost same as Commissioner's court)


  1. The Heritage of Elmore County,Alabama
    Source: The Heritage of Elmore County,Alabama
    Authors: researched and copied by Sue Brasel Nov 2008
    Publisher: Prattsville Public Library Prattsville, Al