Robert and H. D. CRINER, liverymen at Henderson, established their business in 1885. They were born in Henderson County, the former in 1854 aud the latter in 1856. Their parents, John A. and Patsey Ann (Stanfield) CRINER, are both natives of Tennessee, the father born in Lincoln County about 1817 and the mother in Henderson County about 1820. After marriage they located on the old farm in Henderson County where they reared a family of eleven children, six of whom are now living.
Robert CRINER began life as a public officer, serving several years as constable, afterward as deputy sheriff of his native county. He then served two years as clerk in a dry goods store at Center Point and also filled the same position in Henderson. In 1882 he was elected to the office of sheriff of Chester County, which position he filled with credit to himself and to the people. He then returned to his father’s farm where he remained until he entered the livery business.
H. D. CRINER remained on the farm until 1883 when he engaged with Robert in their present business. He was married in December, 1882, to Miss Belle YOUNG, daughter of H. H. and Mary YOUNG and a native of Henderson County, born in 1863. She and Mr. CRINER are members of the Christian Church and are respected citizens.
Both brothers are Democrats and cast their first presidential votes for S. J. TILDEN. They are active business men and do a prosperous livery business, giving general satisfaction to their patrons.
Transcribed by David Donahue