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Mary COX
(Abt 1762-1839)
(1780-After 1850)
(Abt 1805-1842)


Family Links

1. 1st Mrs. John Scrivner

2. Elizabeth CRANE
3. Delpha Turner UNKNOWN


  • Born: Abt 1805, Smith County, Tennessee 2
  • Marriage (1): 1st Mrs. John Scrivner in probably Smith County, Tennessee 1
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth CRANE on 19 Nov 1835 in Franklin County, Illinois 2
  • Marriage (3): Delpha Turner UNKNOWN 2
  • Died: 1842, Franklin County, Illinois 2

bullet  General Notes:

Per Doris Scrivner Collier's book: "John moved to IL prior to 1830. He served as a private in the Black Hawk War, Captain Bowyer's Co., Second Regiment, Mounted Volunteers; enlisted from Franklin Co., enrolled June 16, 1832." 2

bullet  Research Notes:

The discovery of probate records for John, which named his heirs, and information from Sheldon Jones about the Clark family, has resulted in the following corrections to the account of John's family in Doris Scrivner Collier's book: (1) Eli is now listed as a probable child of Moses and Nancy (Henley) Scrivner; (2) Harriet Scrivner, who married William Britton, is now listed as Harriet Clark, presumed widow of Eli; (3) Nancy Scrivner, who married Robert Richardson, is now listed as John's daughter; and (4) Samantha Scrivner is no longer listed as a daughter.

More information about the descendants of John Scrivner can be found in Doris Scrivner Collier's book.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1830, Franklin County, Illinois. 5

Scribner, John: 2 males under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 20-30.

2. Deed: 1839, Franklin County, Illinois. 6

5 Feb 1839, John Scrivner, SENE S15 T5 R4, 40 acres

3. State Census: 1840, Franklin County, Illinois. 7

Page 156: John Scrivner

4. Estate Administration: 1842-1845, Franklin County, Illinois. 3

John Scrivner, Probate Box 33

Oct 1842, Probate Book ABC
William Scrivner and Alexander Richardson were appointed Administrators of John Scrivener, Dec'd, who had died intestate.

April 1845, Probate Book ABC
Heirs of John Scrivner, Dec'd, were listed as follows: Nancy A. Richardson, William J., Fe--?, Moses H., Joel, Margaret S., and Reuben Scrivener. All received equal amounts.

John Scrivner, Probate Box 38

William Scrivner, Administrator and Guardian of Heirs, filed a report as guardian for Harriet, Joel, Margaret, Reuben and Moses. He reported that Harriet Scrivner married William Richardson and Margaret Scrivner married Calvin Allen.

[The guardianship report is included because it establishes Harriet Scrivner Richardson as John's daughter, even though her name doesn't appear in the list of heirs, unless her name or some variation thereof is the unreadable name.]


John married 1st Mrs. John Scrivner in probably Smith County, Tennessee.2


John next married Elizabeth CRANE on 19 Nov 1835 in Franklin County, Illinois.2


John next married Delpha Turner UNKNOWN.2 (Delpha Turner UNKNOWN died on 21 Aug 1843.)



1 Doris Scrivner Collier, The Descendants of Benjamin Scrivner (Published by Doris Scrivner Collier, Florissant, Missouri, 1990), Page 132. As of 2005, Doris' e-mail address was and her postal address was 177 Sanctuary Dr., Dardene Prairie, MO 63368.

2 Doris Scrivner Collier, The Descendants of Benjamin Scrivner (Published by Doris Scrivner Collier, Florissant, Missouri, 1990), Page 132.

3 Probate Records for John Scrivner and Delpha Scrivner, Franklin County, Illinois, as posted to ILFRANKL-L, the mail list, by Carla Pulliam on 21 Jan 2000.

4 Family Records of Sheldon Jones. Sheldon is knowledgeable about many Franklin County, Illinois families and how they are intertwined. His e-mail address is

5 1830 Census, Franklin County, Illinois, Roll M19_22, Page 110 ( Image 42 of 52).

6 Original Entry Book, Vol. A, Franklin County, Illinois, FHL Film No. 1,412,156, Item 5.

7 Illinois 1840 State Census Index,

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