Sian Carter Crelia

Male 1845 - Bef 1919  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Sian Carter Crelia 
    Born 0___ 1845  Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Sion 
    Died Bef 1919  Parker County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Parker County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I25771  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2010 

    Father James T. Creley,   b. 0___ 1784, (Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1859, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Lou(v)isa or Levicey Webb,   b. 7 Mar 1809, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1887, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married (Van Buren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F2134  Group Sheet

    Family Sara Ann Wilmoth Lucas,   b. 0___ 1844, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1908, Carter, Parker County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)  [2
    Children 
     1. Lucian Alvin "Lush" Crelia,   b. 27 Dec 1885, Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1932, Eldorado, Jackson County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F9184  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1845 - Van Buren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Did not appear in 1860 or 1870 Van Buren census...DAH

    • http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tamara/genie1.html

      Sian C. Crelia 1845-1919
      Sian Carter Crelia was born in May 1845 in White Co. Tenn.
      At age 5, Sian Carter was living with his father James T. Creeley (age 64), his mother, Levicey; and his sister Margarett (age 1) according to the census records of 1850. Abstracts from court records inVan Buren Co. TN indicate that on 1/1/1849 William, Sion C. and Marion Creely were brought to court. William and Sion C. to be returned to their mother. Marion, age 16 last November, was bound to M. T. Gillentine. And on 5/7/1849 William Creely was bound to William C. Haston. and S.C. Creely was to be maintained by Solomon Reece.
      Sian Carter is found on the 1860 census in the home of Solomon Reece in Carroll Co. Ark. In 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate army with the Cherokee Division led by Stand Watie.* He was in Co. A, Cooper's Battallion, Stand Watie Division, Cherokee Department, according to his pension application dated Jan 4, 1910.
      The following account shows his whereabouts in Feb 1865.
      "The springs first reached the dignity of a health resort toward the close of the Civil War. Dr. Jackson was frequently called upon by the sick and wounded of both armies, among whom was Maj. J. W. Cooper, of Cooper's battalion, Cherokee brigade, Confederate army. This officer contracted rheumatism and chronic malarial poison while campaigning in the Southwest, and having obtained leave of absence, he came to Dr. Jackson, in February, 1865. As this section was then occupied by the Federals it became necessary to take refuge in the mountain fastnesses; and a party, consisting of the Doctor, the Major, William Nichols, Sine Creeley, and two others, took refuge in the "rock house," near the present site of the Southern Hotel. Here they lived in archaic simplicity, and in a few months the soldiers had completely recovered." Sian C. Crelia surrendered on June 4, 1865 at Jasper, Newton County, Arkansas and was paroled.


      Sian married about 1869 . His wife was Sarah Ann Wilmoth Lucas who was born Aug 1844 in TN, and died Jan 2, 1908 in Carter, Parker Co. TX. She had two children by Mr. Lucas. I have not located Sian Carter and his family on 1870 census, but believe they were in Arkansas because children listed on 1880 census, born through about 1879 were born in Arkansas.

      SC Crelia stated on his pension application that he came to Hunt Co. TX on the 18th of Nov. 1879.
      In 1880, the family is located in Hunt Co, TX with six children.

      In 1900 - Sian, age 59, is on the Parker Co. TX census with Sarah (age 55) and they have been married 31 years.

      In 1908 Sarah died Jan 2 in Carter, Parker, TX of pneumonia . She was buried in Dobbs Cemetery, Parker Co. TX. See photo below.

      In 1910 Sian lived in Fort Worth at 2019 Ross Ave. and had been there for two years.

      Then in 1919 on Feb. 24, SC Crelia died in the home of his son, LA [Lucian Alvin 'Lush'] Crelia, Rt 1, Leonard, Fannin, TX and after Feb. 25 was buried at Dobbs Cemetery (now called Clark Cemetery), near Weatherford, Parker County, TX.
      Sian and Sarah had eight children:
      William Marion, Vicie Ellen, Mattie Crelia, Robert Edgar, Anna Laura Lee,James Augustus "Gus", Alonzo"Lon", and Lucian Alvin.

      *Indian Territory Confederate Units
      1861-1865
      Northwest Frontier Command of Indian Territory
      Col. Roswell W. Lee, Commanding [from Texas]
      First Osage Battalion
      Major George Washington's Frontier Battalion
      Major James W. Cooper's Battalion




      This marker was erected in 2001 or 2002 by descendants of Sian and Sarah.




  • Sources 
    1. [S87] 1850 Van Buren Co.,TN Census,transcribed by Mrs.V.K. Carpenter,Greenville,MS,, p. 10.

    2. [S7320] Crelia,Rita;Pedigree;E-Mail Address:rcrelia@door.net;8601 Memphis Drive,C-4,.

    3. [S7303] "NOTATIONS OF GENEALOGIAL INTEREST", taken from the Van Buren County Court.