Hi. From the census information I've found, it would lead one to believe that Matilda VARNA(E)DOE 1st married John A. CRAWFORD, had daughter Claudia Caroline CRAWFORD c1862 GA (or AR);
2nd married Henery Clay FRYER and had several more children;
Then it seems Matilda's daughter Claudia had a child with Henery Clay FRYER,name Henery A. FRYER c1898 in California;
3rd Matilda married a Thomas HINES, as listed in the 1900 & 1910 censuses.
Possibly Henery Clay FRYER died between 1898 and 1900, since Claudia married John Louis STRIPLIN (per article of May 1900), and had a son with him, Vergual/Jack STRIPLIN b.c1904 CA.
Have you searched the LDS site www.familysearch.org
? or the rootsweb WorldConnect database? there are several submissions for the VARNEDOE, CRAWFORD,STRIPLIN, FRYER, families, which suggest there are others also researching
these families, which may be of some help if you can make contact with them.
1. Matilda md#1 John CRAWFORD, per record, m.1858 Liberty Co, GA;
2. Matilda and John had 3 (known) children, per 1870 TX cns:
--per 1870 TX cns: Matilda CRAWFORD 37y b.GA, no husband listed, 3 children:
--Anderson CRAWFORD 10y/c1860GA
--Claudia C CRAWFORD 8y/c1862GA
--Emily CRAWFORD 5y/c1865TX
--note: sometime between 1862-1865 they moved from GA to TX
**perhaps John CRAWFORD was in the Civil War? and possibly died during the CW, but
cannot find a record that matches (there are too many John CRAWFORD
3. Matilda md#2(?can't find rec'd) Henery Clay FRYER
4. Matilda and Henery had 4(known) children, per 1880 TX cns: Henry C FRYER 35y MS MS MS, md, disabled, wife/Matilda FRYER 45y GA SC GA,
--Lucy C FRYER 13y/c1867 TX
--Margaret FRYER 10y/c1870 TX
--James M FRYER 8y/c1872 TX
--Susan FRYER 6y/c1874 TX
--Claudia C HEMMINGWAY, step-dau(to Henry), 19y, Wid, AR -- GA
--Carrie HEMMINGWAY, step-gr.dau(to Henry), 1y, TX GA AR
5.Matilda md#3(can't find rec'd) Thomas HINES, per 1900 and 1910 NM cns:
--1900NM=Matilda HINES, 69y Wid, 5 births/5 living children, b.GA, with
daughter Rosa Susan KROEGER
--1910NM=Matilda HINES, 79y Wid, GA SC GA, living as Visitor in h/h of
6.Matilda died c1916, possibly NM, per LDS info;
7. Claudia CRAWFORD md(or not-can't find record) unk HEMMINGWAY
8. per 1880 TX cns Claudia as HEMMINGWAY has one child, daughter Carrie
HEMMINGWAY 1y bTX/ c1879
9. Claudia md(can't find record) Henery C FRYER bef.1898, possibly by 1883; it seems Claudia and Henery FRYER possibly had several children together;
-- per 1930 CA census Henery A. is known as FRYER (which would lead one to believe he is the child of Claudia and Henery FRYER);
--per Claudia's obit she had several other FRYER children also:
--1920CA= indexed as Margaret Frier McDONALD 33y b.NM, married w/4 children, husband J.D.McDONALD 37y b.CAN
--per CADI=MCDONALD MARGARET ELNORA 1886 08 18 CRAWFORD FRYER FEMALE NM SANTA CLARA 1981 06 27 549325755 94
--1910CA=indexed as Ellen M DAY 27y b.TX, married#1/11yrs w/3 children, husband J.A.DAY 33y b.CA?
--per CADI=DAY Ellen M b.3 May 1882 TX, d.1 Mar 1977 San Benito Co.
10.Claudia CRAWFORD md John Louis STRIPLIN, per article May 9, 1900;
--per 1910 AZ cns: Claudia STRIPLIN 48y, M#2=10yrs, 8 births/8living, AR ENG
GA, husband John STRIPLIN 51y M#2=10yrs IL TN IL
--per 1910 AZ cns: Henery A (as)STRIPLIN bCA(?) c1898;
11. Claudia and John L STRIPLIN had one known child;
--per 1910 AZ cns:Varguel aka Jack STRIPLIN c1904 CA, per 1910 AZ cns;
--also, per 1910 AZ census, Claudia claims she has had 8 children, all living, I have not been able to find a 1900 census to confirm all names or ages.
I did find a reference to Escalon, CA, where Margaret Frier McDONALD was in 1920, so maybe John Louis STRIPLIN (her step father/md her mother Claudia) did die there in
1925 but I haven't been able to find a record of his death; perhaps it's transcribed wrong in the CADI.
Maybe there's obit for these McDONALDs and DAYs, that might have more clues. It would appear that Claudia was in TX w/FRYER until 1883 and by 1886 in New
Hope this is of some help. I have some other files, if you want to contact me. Nanc