Benjamin Franklin aka Frank Creech migrated to Wolfe Co KY between 1881 and 1890-being the birth of a son Arthur in Lee Co VA and the marriage of a son Wm.Patton Creech in 1890 in Wolfe Co KY. The missing 1890 census has made this family difficult to research.
Benjamin Franklin Creech b. ca 1850 in Lee Co VA to Silas and Sarah Dale Creech;Silas was son of JOnathan Creech and Jane Blair b. in 1830 Harlan Co KY. The known children of Benjamin Franklin Creech and wife Valera COLLIER were Wm. Patton b. 1869, JOhn M. b. ca 1871, Cleo or Clem; Sarah; Laura b. ca 1874 and Arthur b. 1881 all in Lee Co VA. William Patton CREECH m. Nancy Alice COX in Wolfe Co KY ca. 1890.Nancy Alice was d/o Fielden Cox and Martha Jane Catron. Fielden was the s/o James Cox and Annie Hanks; Annie was d/o Fielden HANKS and Lydia HARPER.
William Patton Creech and Nancy Alice Cox migrated to Major Co IN. TERR (OK) ca. 1900. Their children were Martha E. Bertha M., Augustus F. Maude, JOhn M.all born in Toliver, Wolfe Co KY. One more son was born in IN TERR-Fielden CREECH b. 1903.
Apparently the brothers of Wm. Patton, JOhn M. and Arthur migrated to IN TERR with Wm. Patton as they appear in the census records there. JOhn M. later married Nettie Cox d/o Fielden COX and Martha Jane CATRON. After the death of Wm. Patton in 1923 it appears that his brothers returned to Wolfe Co KY. There are marrige records that indicate there children married in Wolfe Co. The obit of Wm. Patton states his "aged father, Benjamin Franklin Creech" survives him in Wolfe Co KY. I have not been able to find him on the 1900 nor the 1920 Wolfe Co census records. I also have not been able to find any records of the daughters of Benjamin Franklin and Valera COLLIER CREECH.
Valera Collier had been married previously before her marriage to Benjamin Franklin Creech-to another Collier, Lewis Sr. She had two children by this marriage, Darathalu Collier w. married E.John Creech and lived in Wolfe Co KY and Lewis Collier Jr who lived for a time in Wolfe Co also.
To make this even more of a puzzle, another researcher found a d/c for an Alice Creech Patton dated 1915 in Wolfe Co KY. The informant was her husband, James Monroe Patton and he stated her parents were Jeff D. CREECH and Valera COLLIER. Jeff D. was the brother of Benjamin Franklin and Valera was his wife. Since Ben was alive in 1923 it seems to be that her parents would have been known to James Monroe Patton. Alice Creech was b. in 1884 VA. So is she the d/o Benjamin Franklin Creech and Valera Collier or is she the d/o Jeff d. Creech and Ben's wife,Valera Collier?