My Cripps Family In Dekalb County.
By Jim Cripps

First Generation

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1. William Mellish Cripps.
 
Children:
 2 i. William (1699-1761)
  ii. Dolly. Born in Mar 1694 in Praquett in Nottinghamshire.
 
  iii. Edward. Born on 14 Jun 1696 in St Andrews Parish, London England.
 
  iv. Jane. Born on 15 Jan 1697 in Bradbury in Wiltshire England.
 
  v. Anne. Born on 9 Nov 1700 in Bradbury.
 
 
 

Second Generation
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2. William Cripps. Born in Apr 1699 in Badbury. William died in Boughton in Kent England on 7 Jul 1761, he was 62.
 
In 1747 when William was 47, he married Mary Splatt, daughter of Richard Splatt & Ann Mellish, in Parish of Farnsborough, Kent England. Born on 20 Mar 1704 in Bradbury-------- England. Mary died in Charlestown, S.C. on 24 Oct 1787, she was 83.
 
They had the following children:
 3 i. John Splatt (1754-)
  ii. William. Born in Nov 1748 in Chalk, Parish of Farmborough- Kent,England.
 
  iii. Mary Charlotte. Born on 22 Feb 1750 in Maidstone Kent, England. Mary Charlotte died on 14 Mar 1757, she was 7.
 
  iv. Thomas. Born on 22 Mar 1759 in Bonyleton England.
 
 
 
Third Generation
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3. John Splatt Cripps. Born on 6 Mar 1754 in Maidstone in Kent England.
 
John Splatt married Elizabeth Farr, daughter of Thomas Farr & Elizabeth Holmes, in St Andrews Parish- Charlestown,SC. Born in 1764 in Charlestown, S.C. Elizabeth died on 12 Oct 1799, she was 35.
 
They had the following children:
 4 i. John (1786-1828)
  ii. Elizabeth. Born on 10 May 1785.
 
  iii. Mary. Born on 10 May 1785.
 
  iv. William. Born on 5 Mar 1788.
 
  v. Anne. Born on 28 Dec 1789. Anne died on 18 Apr .
 
  vi. Caroline. Born on 27 Aug 1791.
 
  vii. Charlotte. Born on 24 Nov 1793. Charlotte died on 29 Mar 1870, she was 76.
 
  viii. Octavius. Born on 19 Oct 1794.
 
  ix. Cecilia Septina. Born on 31 Jan 1796.
 
  x. Clementia Elizabeth. Born on 21 Aug 1798.
 
 
 
Fourth Generation
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4. John Cripps. Born on 30 Jul 1786 in Charleston, South Carolina. John died in Smith County, Tennessee in 1828, he was 41. Religion: Baptised by the Rev. Robert Smith St Philips Charlestown,SC.
 
John married Sarah Cripps. Born in 1780 in Virginia. Sarah died in Dekalb County, Tennessee in 1850, she was 70.
 
They had the following children:
 5 i. Peter (1816-)
  ii. Zenith. Born in 1818 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
In 1850 when Zenith was 32, he married Malinda J. Bayne, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  iii. Thomas J.. Born in 1822 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
 
In 1860 when Thomas J. was 38, he married Sarah, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  iv. John L.. Born in 1826 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 2 Feb 1854 when John L. was 28, he married Nancy Catherine Smith, in Dekalb County,Tennessee.
 
 6 v. Henry (1828-)
  vi. Nancy J.. Born in 1828 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
Nancy J. married John Conner.
 
 
 
Fifth Generation
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5. Peter Cripps. Born in 1816 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
 
In 1837 when Peter was 21, he married Sarah Baine, daughter of Alexander Baine & Mary Ann Spencer, in Smith County, Tennessee. Born in 1818 in Smith County, Tennessee. Sarah died in Dekalb County, Tennessee in 1870, she was 52.
 
They had the following children:
 7 i. Zenith (1842-)
  ii. Lucretia. Born in 1838 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 24 Nov 1854 when Lucretia was 16, she married William D. Etheridge, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  iii. Thomas C.. Born in 1840 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 4 Nov 1858 when Thomas C. was 18, he married Elizabeth Carder, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  iv. Adline. Born in 1843 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  v. John. Born in 1844 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 2 Mar 1866 when John was 22, he married Eliza Luisa Trapp, in Dekalb County, Tennessee. Born on 25 Jan 1837. Eliza Luisa died in 1907, she was 69.
 
  vi. Martha Jo. Born in 1848 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 10 Jun 1869 when Martha Jo was 21, she married James Ethridge, in Dekalb County,Tennessee.
 
  vii. William. Born in 1850 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 22 Aug 1872 when William was 22, he married Martha Baughus, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
 8 viii. Winfield (1852-)
 9 ix. Henry (1854-)
  x. Harvey. Born in 1856 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 8 Dec 1881 when Harvey was 25, he married W. F. Dodd, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  xi. Sarah E.. Born in 1859 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 22 Jan 1880 when Sarah E. was 21, she married William Maynard, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
 
6. Henry Cripps. Born in 1828 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 12 Sep 1875 when Henry was 47, he married Sarah Etheridge, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
They had the following children:
  i. Lucretia.
 
  ii. James.
 
  iii. Amanda.
 
 
 
Sixth Generation
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7. Zenith Cripps. Born on 13 Oct 1842 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 16 Nov 1894 when Zenith was 52, he married Nancy E. Rhody, daughter of William H. Rhody & Mary Rhody, in Dekalb County, Tennessee. Born on 23 Mar 1879 in Dekalb County,Tennessee. Nancy E. died in Dekalb County, Tennessee on 2 Sep 1910, she was 31.
 
They had the following children:
 10 i. Shelah (1896-1990)
  ii. Roy. Born in 1901 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  iii. Virgle. Born in 1903 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  iv. Troy. Born in 1905 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  v. A.B.. Born in 1907 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  vi. J.B.. Born in 1907 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
  vii. Zeenie M.. Born in 1908 in Dekalb County,Tennessee.
 
 
8. Winfield Cripps. Born in 1852 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 4 Sep 1879 when Winfield was 27, he married Cynthia Hendrix, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
They had one child:
  i. Paralee. Born in 1878 in Dekalb County,Tennessee.
 
 
9. Henry Cripps. Born in 1854 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 12 Sep 1875 when Henry was 21, he married Sarah Ethridge, in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
They had the following children:
  i. Lucretia. Born in 1874.
 
  ii. James. Born in 1876.
 
  iii. Amanda N. Born in 1872.
 
 
 
Seventh Generation
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10. Shelah Cripps.  Born on 27 Mar 1896 in Dekalb County, Tennessee. Shelah died in Nashville, Tennessee on 8 Aug 1990, he was 94. Occupation: Construction. Religion: Baptist.
 
On 23 Jul 1918 when Shelah was 22, he married Daty Parker, in Dowell Town, Tennessee by Les Anderson. Born on 16 Dec 1895 in Dekalb County, Tennessee. Daty died in Nashville, Tennessee on 2 Jan 1983, she was 87.
 
They had the following children:
 11 i. Irene (1919-1991)
 12 ii. Bud (1921-)
  iii. Pauline. Born on 11 Jul 1924 in Dekalb County, Tennessee. Pauline died on 10 Jul 1925 in Dekalb County, Tennessee. Buried in Cripps Cemetery - Dry Creek, Tennessee.
 
 13 iv. Lucille (1925-)
 14 v. James O. (1929-)
 15 vi. Johnie (1936-)
 
 
Eighth Generation
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11. Irene Cripps.  Born on 11 Mar 1919 in Dekalb County, Tennessee. Irene died in Hickory, North Carolina on 6 Jul 1991, she was 72.
 
On 8 Feb 1935 when Irene was 15, she married Roosevelt Hale, in North Carolina. Born in Dekalb County, Tenn. Roosevelt died in Jun 1986 in Hickory, North Carolina.
 
They had the following children:
  i. Rebecca Ann. Born on (Private) in Dekalb County,Tenn.
 
  ii. Shelton Lee. Born on (Private) in Dekalb County,Tenn.
 
  iii. Linda Joyce. Born on (Private) in Dekalb County,Tenn.
 
  iv. J.W.. Born in Dekalb County,Tenn.
 
  v. Bobby Ray. Born on (Private) in Dekalb County,Tenn.
 
  vi. Thomas. Born in Dekalb County,Tenn. Thomas died in Apr 1968 in Hickory, North Carolina.
 
 
12. Bud Cripps. Born on (Private) in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
Bud married Azalee Lannom.
 
They had the following children:
  i. Betty Sue.
 
  ii. Barbera Ann.
 
  iii. Joe.
 
  iv. Judy Gail.
 
 
13. Lucille Cripps. Born on (Private) in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 24 Aug 1941 when Lucille was 15, she married Frank Walter Hinson. Born on 1 Mar 1922 in Howenwald, Tennessee.
 
They had the following children:
  i. Billie Joe. Born on (Private) in Old Hickory, Tennessee.
 
  ii. Frankie Sue. Born in (Private) in Old Hickory, Tennessee.
 
 
14. James O. Cripps. Born (Private) in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 29 Apr 1949 when James O. was 19, he married Betty Eloise Davis. Born on (Private) in Ashland City, Tennessee. Betty Eloise died in Knoxville, Tennessee on 17 Sep 1998, she was 64.
 
They had the following children:
 16 i. Jimmy L. (1949-)
  ii. JoAnn. Born on (Private) in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
 17 iii. Brenda Fay (1951-)
 
15. Johnie Cripps. Born on (Private) in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
 
On 16 Jun 1956 when Johnie was 19, he married Fay Ellis, daughter of Bernard Gardner Ellis & Johnnie Mai Eakes. Born on (Private) in Davidson County,Tennessee.
 
They had the following children:
  i. Teresa. Born on (Private).
 
Teresa married Donald Meador. Born on (Private).
 
 18 ii. Kathy (1958-)
 19 iii. Kimberly (1964-)
 
 
Ninth Generation
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16. Jimmy L. Cripps. Born on (Private) in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
On 27 Dec 1968 when Jimmy L. was 19, he married Brenda E. Kurz, in Old Hickory,Tennessee. Born on (Private) in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
They had the following children:
 20 i. Cynthia Diane (1972-)
 21 ii. James L. (1974-)
 
17. Brenda Fay Cripps. Born on (Private) in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Brenda Fay married David Faria. Born on (Private).
 
They had the following children:
  i. Allen. Born on (Private) in Guam.
 
  ii. Christopher. Born on (Private) in Sacremento, California.
 
 
18. Kathy Cripps. Born on (Private).
 
Kathy married Donald Victor McCain. Born on (Private) .
 
They had the following children:
  i. John Westin. Born on (Private).
 
  ii. Colin Reid. Born on (Private).
 
 
19. Kimberly Cripps. Born on (Private).
 
Kimberly married Mark Allen Tankersley. Born on (Private).
 
They had the following children:
  i. Samantha Kolby. Born on (Private).
 
  ii. Makalah Kathleen. Born on (Private).
 
 
 
Tenth Generation
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20. Cynthia Diane Cripps. Born on (Private) in Nashville,Tennessee.
 
Cynthia Diane married Paul Cinquemani. Born on (Private).
 
They had the following children:
  i. Angela Leigh. Born on (Private) in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
 
  ii. Tyler Davis. Born on (Private) in Alpharetta, Georgia.
 
  iii. Nickalas. Born on (Private) in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
 
21. James L. Cripps. Born on (Private) in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
James L. married Shay Testement. Born on (Private).
 
They had one child:
  i. Madison.


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