I'm seeking to reconnect with descendants of several Crains who were living in the Peace Valley area of Howell County in the late 1940s and previously: Darta Aquilla Crain (he may also have gone by Aquilla or A. Crain) and Melissa Crain Matthews. They were siblings of my great-great-grandfather, Alfred Monks Crain, and mentioned in his obituary in Dec. 1949. The three were among the offspring of Dennis Darta Crain, a Baptist minister who homesteaded in the Bakersfield area of Ozark Co., Mo., in the 1870s, and died in 1901 in Stoddard Co., Mo. Due to an estrangement three generations ago, my branch of the family knows very little about these early generations of Crains and would love to hear from anyone who has information or who is related. I'm also eagerly seeking to contact Mary Greene who has posted on these boards about the Crains and seems to be related to me -- she formerly used the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
but must have changed e-mail addresses in the last few years. Of course, I'm also very willing to share the information that I have. Thanks!