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JOHN CARSON CALHOUN CRISWELL FAMILY
IN PICTURES

     John Carson Calhoun Criswell was born at Alto, Cherokee County, Texas on March 12, 1858. As a young child he moved with his parents, William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell, and siblings to Falls County, Texas. He married Amy Myrtlene Manning on May 6, 1880.She was born in Cherokee County, Texas on August 31, 1861. She was the daughter of E. D. "Ed" and Penelope Petura (Watters) Manning. John farmed all his life in Falls county (Criswell community) with the exception of a short time in west Texas.

     John Carson Calhoun Criswell passed away on Feb 25, 1919. Amy survived him until June 24, 1946. Both are interred at Criswell Cemetery near Odds, Texas. Their obituaries are on Falls Website.

 

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Wedding photograph of John Carson Calhoun and Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell


Groom and Bride - John Carson Calhoun and Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell. They married on May 6, 1880. The family Bible reads "They were married at Uncle Johnie and Aunt Linda (Malinda Seay) Watter's home near old Seay home."

Daughter, Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy added a notation on the back of the tintype that her mother had said the flowers were painted on or supplied by the photographer that she did not have on flowers for this picture.

From Thomas McKinley Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Amy Myrtlene Manning Criswell Wedding Photograph


This was a tintype made at the same time as the above wedding picture.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell Parents of John Carson Calhoun Criswell


William Moore and Mary Ann "Polly" (Evans) Criswell were the parents of John Carson Calhoun Criswell. They were married on August 30, 1847 in Cherokee County, Texas. These photographs were camera copied from tintypes.

From Travis and Winifred McKinley Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Cal Criswell


On the back of this tintype was written in pencil by May McCoy: May be some of Uncle Cal's family - may be him. (Calloway Criswell)

From Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell Albums

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Dorothy Criswell Baker


This is a tintype of Dorothy Criswell Baker - who was a sister to William Moore Criswell.

Identification on the back of the tintype written by May Barton McCoy reads: "Papa's (John Carson Calhoun Criswell) aunt. Dorothy Criswell Baker - cousin Berryman (Bierman) Baker's mother - grandpa William Moore Criswell's sister." The Bakers (Joshua & Dorothy) are buried in MS.

From Amy Manning Criswell Album

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

William Bierman Baker


This picture was identified as Berryman Baker (son of Josuha and Dorothy Criswell Baker.) Obituary shows Berryman to be spelled Bierman. He lived at Mart, Texas. He was born January 24, 1852 in Alabama and died at Mart, Texas. He is buried in Kirk Cemetery, Mart, Texas-lsc

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

William Bierman Baker and Child


This picture was found recently loose in a box of pictures and letters - the black paper from the album is still attached - so if there was an identification on it we can't read it. I am very interested in learning the name of the child. Bierman Baker's daughter, Nora or Norma Baker Burchfield's obituary was among the pictures in the collection. If anyone can identify the child we'd be most grateful-lsc

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

John L. Baker Family 1910


John L. Baker family came from Lafayette Co., MS to Limestone Co., TX in 1900; Comanche Co., TX in 1910 and Archer Co. in 1910. John L. Baker was the son of Joshua and Dorothy (Criswell) Baker and the brother of William Bierman Baker. John L. Baker was born in 1860.

From the collection of a descendant of John L. Baker family-mr

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Maggie Olive Wilson Baker


Maggie Olive Wilson Baker was the wife of William Bierman Baker. She was born October 29, 1872 and died on April 22, 1937. This picture of Maggie Baker was lifted from a family group picture.

Both William Bierman and Maggie Wilson Baker are interred at Kirk Cemetery, Mart, Texas.

If anyone can add to information on the William Bierman Baker family we will certainly appreciate-lsc

From the family pictures of a Wilson descendant-bl

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Evan Henry Criswell


Evan Henry Criswell was the eldest child of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell. This was copied from a tintype. A picture of his headstone is on Falls Website in the Criswell Cemetery page.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Lena Stone Criswell

Wedding Photograph Evan Henry and Lu Criswell


Identified and written on tissue paper with the tintype as "Uncle Evan Criswell & Aunt Lu Criswell - Eugene or Gene's and Annie's parents" - May Criswell Barton McCoy.

Apparently, this tintype was made by the same photographer as the wedding picture of John and Amy Criswell - the flowers here are also tinted-lsc

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

An-- Criswell


Tintype of a child. Identification on the back of the tintype written in pencil was "Criswell, An--------". Some of the lettering had worn away. It is assumed that this may be Ann Criswell who was the child, along with brother Eugene, of Evan Henry and Lu Criswell. Notice the little ring on her finger-lsc

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Eudora Green Criswell Clewis and nephew Willie Criswell


Tintype of Eudora Green (Criswell) Clewis and nephew William "Willie" Edward Criswell, son of John Carson Calhoun and Amy (Manning) Criswell

Eudora Green (Criswell) Clewis was the daughter of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell and the wife of J. D. Clewis. Her obituary is on Falls Website.

From Amy Manning Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Clewis Child


This is a poor copy of a picture we have been told is a Clewis child. I am hoping someone else has this same picture and can give us the name of the child and provide a better copy-lsc

From Amy Manning Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

William Monroe "White Oak" Chisum


William Monroe "White Oak" Chisum has been identified as in the first row far right. Sitting next to him is Aunt Sis. (I believe she was an Aunt Sis of the Chisum family and not Aunt Sis of the Criswell family). I do not know who the others are but probably brothers of William Monroe Chisum.

William Monroe Chisum was the spouse of Nancy Josephine Criswell, daughter of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell. She is buried in the Criswell Cemetery and White Oak Chisum is buried in Grayson Co., Texas. His obituary is on Falls Website.

Frances Johnson, a descendant of William Monroe and Nancy Josephine (Criswell) Chisum

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Annie May Criswell Barton and her aunt Lodema Walker Criswell Hairston at McClanahan - 1919


This picture was identified on the back by May McCoy as: Papa's (John C.) sister; Aunt "Dink"; her real name was Lodema Criswell Hairston. She had only one daughter, Johnie Myrtlene, called her "Myrtie", named for Papa (John C.) and Mama, (Amy Criswell)

Both John C. C. Criswell and Frank Barton, husband of May Criswell Barton died in 1919. This house, at McClanahan, home of Frank and May Barton was moved to Marlin (100 Foster St) after the death of Frank. May and her mother, Amy Criswell shared the house after the death of their spouses in 1919. John and Della Criswell Erskine moved into the J. C. C. Criswell homeplace at Criswell.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell and Sister-in-Law, Lodema Walker (Criswell) Hairston at McClanahan - 1919


This picture of Amy Criswell (left) and Lodema Hairston probably was made at the same time as the picture of May Barton and Lodema Hairston at May's home at McClanahan. It too was dated 1919 - since there is a picture of Lodema Hairston at the funeral of John Criswell it is assumed that is when these two pictures were made.

From Amy Manning Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Lodema Walker Criswell Hairston at Home


This picture of Lodema Hairston was pasted into Amy Manning Criswell's album and has been camera copied from there. It appears to have been made at her home and sent to the Criswells. Notice the house on the left and the handwriting on the picture.

From Amy Manning Criswell Album in home of Travis and Winifred Criswell

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Home of Jack and Frances C. Criswell Eaves at Odds, Texas


This is the home of Jack and Frances "Aunt Sis" Criswell Eaves at Odds, Texas. We are told that this house burned. I do not have a picture of Frances Criswell Eaves but do have pictures of her spouse and children.

From Amy Manning Criswell Album camera copied at home of Travis and Winifred Criswell

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Jack and son Lloyd Eaves at home - Odds, Texas


This photograph has been identified as Jack Eaves and son Lloyd Eaves at the old house at Odds. I have no pictures of Frances (Criswell) Eaves. She was the sister of John Carson C. Criswell and daughter of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell. See Eaves obituaries on Falls Website.

From Amy Manning Criswell Collection - most of these pictures were camera copied by Glenn R. Criswell from Thomas McKinley Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Lloyd Eaves, Annie May Criswell & Curry


Some of these pictures were developed from black and white negatives - all good pictures. The name "Curry" was written on one of the pictures that had been developed. Can anyone supply her given name? This was a snowy day in Marlin. c 1920s. Lloyd Eaves was the son of Jack and Frances Caroline (Criswell) Eaves. Annie May Criswell was the daughter of John Carson Calhoun and Amy (Manning) Criswell.

From Thomas McKinley Criswell collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Lloyd Eaves and sister Effie Eaves


This picture is one of a group of picture of Lloyd and Effie Eaves and May Criswell and Curry - on one of Marlin's few snowy days. This house is in several pictures and assumed to be Jack Eaves house in Marlin. If anyone can give location of this house in Marlin I'd appreciate knowing which street it was located on.

Notice the swing on the porch and that Effie Eaves is holding a box camera which made such excellent black and white pictures. The obit of Lloyd Eaves is on Falls website.

Thomas McKinley Criswell collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Annie May Criswell Barton c 1920s - A Snowy Day in Marlin


Annie May Criswell Barton - made at same time as other pictures with Lloyd and Effie Eaves and "Curry". Can anyone identify whose house this was in the background? - A snowy day in Marlin.

Developed from black and white negatives

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Thomas Leroy "Whit" and Mary Catherine "Katie" Durham Criswell


Thomas Leroy "Whit" and Katie (Durham) Criswell. I do not know location of this picture.

Thomas Leroy Criswell was brother of John Carson Calhoun Criswell and son of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell.

From Jackie Skinner Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Thomas Leroy "Whit" Criswell and Amy Manning Criswell 100 Foster Street, Marlin, Texas


Thomas Leroy "Whit" Criswell and Amy Manning Criswell - picture taken at Annie May Barton home - 100 Foster St., Marlin, Texas.

From Jackie Skinner Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Thomas Leroy Criswell, Amy Manning Criswell, Bud Richardson and the Easters


Thomas Leroy Criswell, brother of John Carson Calhoun Criswell, Amy Manning Criswell, Bud Ricardson, cousin of Amy Criswell and the Easters.

From Amy Manning Criswell Album

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Thomas Leroy "Whit" and Mary Catherine "Katie" Durham Criswell with daughters, Mary Louise (Criswell) Bresenham


Thomas and Katie (Durham) Criswell with their daughters, Mary Louise (Criswell) Bresenham.

From Jackie Skinner Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Mary Ophelia Criswell Durham


Mary Ophelia (Criswell) Durham, daughter of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell and sister of John Carson Calhoun Criswell. Miller Studio, Marlin, Texas.

From Amy Manning Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

E. D. "Ed" Duncan Manning Father of Amy Myrtlene Manning Criswell


This tintype was identified by Leslie Manning and Winnie (Manning) Taylor, children of Christopher Columbus Manning, as their grandfather. It probably was taken during his Civil War years. Ed Manning was the father of Amy Myrtlene Manning Criswell. I have no picture of her mother.

From Amy Manning Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Permelia Manning Smith


Permelia Manning Smith, only sister of Ed Duncan Manning. She was own aunt of Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell. Permelia Manning married William Smith.

From Amy Manning Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

William Smith


William Smith was the spouse of Permelia Manning Smith. This was scanned from an original tintype. Identification on back of the tintype by May McCoy read: "Uncle William Smith - married Mama's aunt ----------- Manning. No children living - lost two children". Through research we have been able to find her given name and her picture.

From Glenn R. Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Christopher Columbus Manning


Christopher Columbus Manning - half-brother of Amy Manning Criswell. The picture was identified by May McCoy as "Uncle Chris Manning".

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Christopher Columbus Manning and Two of His Children


Christopher Columbus Manning - half-brother to Amy Manning Criswell with two of his children, Winnie Manning and her brother.

From Winnie (Manning) Taylor Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Gertrude "Gertie" Manning


Gertrude "Gertie" Manning sister to Christopher Columbus Manning and half-sister to Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Tina Manning


Tina manning - half-sister to Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell

From Winnie Taylor Collection

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Leslie, Estel and Emery Manning


Leslie, Estel and Emery Manning were sons of Christopher Columbus and Edna (Havens) Manning. They were nephews of Amy Manning Criswell.This picture was made in 1938 at Weatherford, Texas.

From Winnie (Manning) Taylor Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Dick Tidwell


Dick Tidwell - identification on back of tintype by May McCoy reads: "Mama's cousin or uncle - lived in Navarro county, near Ennis, Texas.

The identification on the back of the tintype reads: " Mama's relative great-grandma Manning, or rather Mama's grandmother was Roseannah (Tidwell) Manning from near Memphis, (maybe Marshall Co., MS or Tenn)".

We do not have a picture of Amy Criswell's mother, Penelope Petura (Watters) Manning nor her grandmother, Roseannah (Tidwell) Manning.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

William Watters


This was a studio copy of tintype of William Watters. He was the spouse of Amy (White) Watters and the father of Penelope Petura (Watters) Manning and the grandfather of Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell.

The identification on the back of the picture by May McCoy reads: "William Watters, father of Petura Watters, Amy Criswell's mother, came to Cherokee Co., Texas. Mama thinks from Ala."

Identification with copy of the same picture in the "Watters, (and) his Descendants" gives date of his birth as Sept 21, 1805 in Oglethorpe Co., Ga. and date of death as 21 Dec 1859 - Cherokee Co., Texas.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Amy White Watters


This tintype was studio copied for all the families. Identification on back of picture written by May McCoy reads: "Amy Myrtlene White married William Watters - mother of Amy Criswell's mother - Petura Watters. Grandma had two sisters - Ann married Sam Harrison - Margaret married George Blakey (or Blakley)."

Information from Cherokee Co. Family History is that Margaret (Elizabeth) White married George Grover Blakey (or Blakley.)

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

John White Watters


This tintype was identified as "Uncle Johnie Watters". He was the son of William and Amy White Watters and the uncle of Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell. He married Malinda Seay. John and Amy (Manning) Criswell were married in the John White Watters home near Hope church and near the old Seay home. John White Watters was a large landowner in Falls County.

From Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell Albums



Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Amie Watters - 1877


Amie Watters was the daughter of John White & Melinda Seay Watters. She was 17 years old when this tintype was made. She was 10 years old on 1870 census with her parents. She married (l) Thomas L. Grammer and (2) Charles Moore.

From Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Ann Catherine Watters Richardson - tintype


Ann Catherine (Watters) Richardson was the daughter of William and Amy White Watters and sister of Penelope Petura Watters.

Amy Myrtlene Manning lived in the home of Ann Catherine Richardson after the death of her mother, Penelope Petura Watters, near Alto, Cherokee Co., Texas.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Home of Ann Catherine Watters Richardson in Alto, Cherokee Co., Texas


This was the home of John and Ann Catherine (Watters) Richardson. After the death of her mother, Amy Myrtlene Manning lived here with the Richardson family. Ann Catherine Watters Richardson was a sister to Penelope Petura Watters Manning.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Cabinet made by William Watters


Written on back of picture by Annie Mae (Criswell) Barton McCoy: made in Alabama before the move to Cherokee Co., Texas - This picture of the cabinet was made in 1956 in Cherokee County.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Log Cabin


This log cabin was on John Carson Calhoun Criswell property. Glenn Criswell remembers it back in 1928 or so but does not know when it was removed from the property. It was set back from the road in a pasture and a distance from the Victorian farmhouse where John and Della (Criswell) Erskine lived at the time.

The family legend is that Whit Criswell was born in this house - in that case maybe it was the home of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell at that time.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

John Carson Calhoun Criswell - age 12


Tintype-John Carson Calhoun Criswell at age 12. He was the son of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

John Carson Calhoun Criswell - Check Coat


This is a tintype of John Carson Calhoun Criswell. He was the spouse of Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell. Four of their children lived to adulthood. William "Willie" Edward, Thomas Turner (his family will be shown under a separate heading), Annie May Criswell and Della Petura Criswell - and baby Gabe did not live to adulthood. (Most of the pictures posted here were camera copied by Glenn R. Criswell from originals.)

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Amy Myrtlene Manning - Age 16


This tintype has been identified as being that of Penelope Petura (Watters) Manning. Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy identified the tintype as that of her mother, Amy Myrtlene Manning Criswell at age 16.

From Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell collection

Descendants of the Watters family also have this tintype

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Amy Myrtlene Manning Criswell - Portrait


This smaller copy of the portrait of Amy Myrtlene (Manning)Criswell is a copy of the original. We have the original large framed picture. Miller was the studio at Marlin, Texas.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Amy Manning Criswell - full-length studio portrait


A full-length portrait of Amy Manning Criswell. This portrait was made at Miller Studio - Marlin, Texas.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Young Family of John Carson Calhoun and Amy (Manning) Criswell


This is a tintype of the young family of John and Amy Criswell - children left to right: William "Willie" Edward and Thomas Turner Criswell.

From Thomas McKinley Criswell Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

The Old House - Home of John and Amy (Manning) Criswell


This is a house where John and Amy Criswell lived and maybe reared some of their children for some of the time. These reprints were made in 1950s - and only idenfication on the back was "the old house". It may have been located on the same acreage where later the Victorian house was built. This split log fence is shown in many of the pictures.

On the porch is John Carson Calhoun and Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell and their two daughters May and Della Criswell. The faces can not be seen clearly here but show up more clearly in another picture. We believe the child to be a grandson, Herschel Holloway Criswell, son of William Edward "Willie" and Emma (Jolly) Criswell. If anyone knows anything about this house and exactly where it was located we'd appreciate any information you might have.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

The Old house - home of John and Amy (Manning) Criswell


These were reprints made in the 1950s of this house. One of the pictures has written on the back "Old Homeplace of John Carson Calhoun Criswell". I could not identify the handwriting.

Standing: John Carson Calhoun Criswell, Child (believed to be Herschel) and Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell

Seated: Daughters: Annie May Criswell and Della Petura Criswell

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Emory Gabriel Criswell


There is a caption with this picture giving his birth and death dates. There is an inscription written on the back of the picture by May McCoy that he died of the croup on one of the worst winter days of the year. See obituary on Falls Website.

From Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Large Group of Women and Children


This was a large tintype with no identification. We think it could be Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell (third from left wearing dark dress) and one beyond the lady in white apron might be Amy (Manning) Criswell with her baby "Willie". The others are unknown. We do not know the location for this picture.

If anyone can help with identification of these people in this picture we would appreciate.

From Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Child - William Edward "Willie" Criswell


This is a copy of a tintype of William Edward "Willie" Criswell. He was the son of John and Amy (Manning) Criswell.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

William Edward Criswell - Studio


This is a large studio picture of William "Willie" Edward Criswell. We have the large picture in an appropriate frame.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Wedding Picture - William Edward and Emma (Jolly) Criswell


This is the wedding picture for William Edward "Willie" and Emma (Jolly) Criswell. It was made at Miller Studios - Marlin, Texas.

From Amy Manning Criswell Albums

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Beulah Mae Criswell


Beulah Mae Criswell, daughter of William "Willie" Edward and Emma (Jolly) Criswell - Miller Studio - Marlin, Texas.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Baby Herschel Holloway Criswell


Son of William "Willie" Edward and Emma (Jolly) Criswell - brother of Beulah Mae Criswell - grandson of John Carson Calhoun and Amy (Manning) Criswell.

Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Della Petura Criswell


Della Petura Criswell was the daughter of John Carson Calhoun and Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell. She was the granddaughter of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Della Petura Criswell Erskine and Annie May (Criswell) Barton with Child on Tricycle


Della (Criswell) Erskine and Annie May (Criswell) Barton. The child on the tricycle is believed to be Herschel Holloway Criswell, first grandson of John and Amy (Manning) Criswell. This was taken at the old house. These pictures were reproduced in 1951.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Della Petura (Criswell) Erskine Feeding the Chickens


This is an original picture - identified on the back by Annie May McCoy as: "Dutch" (Della C. Erskine) at home - feeding her chicks. (Old Homeplace) - (shown) The Hen House.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

The Barn


Two pictures of the John Carson Calhoun Criswell Homeplace Barn.

The first picture is of Della Petura (Criswell) and John Chester Erskine. Notice the long feeding trough. This picture may have been after 1919 but before they moved to the homeplace.

The second picture is that of Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell. She may have still been living out at Criswell at the time this picture was made but after 1919 when John Criswell had passed away. The children with her are Travis Turner Criswell and (front) Glenn Rice Criswell, children of Thomas Turner and Mary Amelia Criswell.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

John Chester Erskine


This is an original picture mounted on a Christmas card. It is dated 1908. John Chester Erskine married Della Petura Criswell.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Della (Criswell) and John Chester Erskine in old car


Della (Criswell) and John Chester Erskine in an old car. It has been identified as a "Reo". Also, notice this is the same fence as the one around the old house.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Annie May Criswell - Age 4


Annie May Criswell at age 4. She was the daughter of John Carson Calhoun and Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell and the granddaughter of William Moore and Mary Ann (Evans) Criswell.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Annie May Criswell - Age 16


Studio picture of Annie May Criswell at age 16.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

James Franklin Barton, Annie May Criswell and father John Carson Calhoun Criswell c 1912 at the old house


Annie May Criswell married James Franklin Barton on December 18, 1912. This picture may have been made around the same time at the old house.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Eating Mulberries at the Old House


Left to right: Thomas Turner Criswell, Johnie Criswell, Frank Barton, Annie May Criswell, Della Petura Criswell and John Chester Erskine at the old house. They were eating mulberries off the tree behind them.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

James Franklin and Annie May (Criswell) Barton Studio picture


James Franklin "Frank" and Annie May (Criswell) Barton. This was their studio wedding picture. They married December 18, 1912.

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Home of James Franklin and Annie May (Criswell) Barton at McClanahan


After Frank Barton's death in 1919, this house was moved to Marlin, Texas.

From Thomas McKinley Criswell, Sr. Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Two Women With Buggy


Left to right: May be Effie Eaves and lady on right probably is Annie May Criswell. Notice the fence in background - probably is the old John Carson Calhoun Criswell place they called "The Old House".

From Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Barn of James Franklin and Annie May (Criswell) Barton at McClanahn


A picture of a buggy beside the Barton barn at McClanahan

From Thomas McKinley Criswell, Sr. Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

James Franklin and Annie May (Criswell) Barton at home McClanahan


James Franklin and Annie May Barton at home at McClanahan. Frank passed away on December 18, 1919. He is buried in McClanahan cemetery.

From Annie May Criswell Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

The McCoys - Annie May (Criswell) Barton and Cliff Anthony McCoy


Cliff and May (Criswell) Barton McCoy were married on June 14, 1939. They lived at 100 Foster St., Marlin, Texas. May's mother, Amy Myrtlene (Manning) Criswell lived with them until her death in 1946.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Cliff Anthony and Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Home


This was the home of Cliff Anthony and Annie May McCoy. It was located at 100 Foster St., Marlin, Texas. It is the same house that was moved in from McClanahan. It was located just across the street from the old Battle home.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Erskines and McCoys


On the back of the original Annie May McCoy had written: "This picture was made several Christmases ago. I think it was good of all of us at the time. I am so glad I have it." The picture may have been made early 1960s.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

The John Carson Calhoun Criswell Homeplace - at Criswell Community


An inscription on the back of one of the pictures written by May McCoy reads:
"John and Amy Criswell Home - Papa, Frank Barton, (Della) Dutch on porch 1913. I made the picture."

Melinda Criswell located the black dog in the picture and through reading the old letters (we) learned that this house was built in 1913.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Family Friend John Gann and Della Erskine at John C. C. Criswell Homeplace


Family friend John Gann and Della Petura (Criswell) Erskine at John Carson Calhoun Criswell Homplace - Criswell Community c 1913

From Thomas McKinley Criswell, Sr. Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

The Criswell Farm


This is a picture postcard of the cotton fields on the Criswell farm.

From the Annie May (Criswell) Barton McCoy Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Amy and John Criswell with their dog, Ben


This is one of a group of pictures made out at the home of John and Amy (Manning) Criswell. A notation was made on the back of the picture that these were the last pictures made of John Carson Calhoun Criswell shortly before his death in 1919.

From Thomas McKinley Criswell, Sr. Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

Della Petura (Criswell) and John Chester Erskine at the Gate


This picture was made earlier than the pictures in 1919 of Della and John Erskine at the J. C. C. Criswell homeplace in the Criswell community.

After the death of John Carson Calhoun Criswell, John and Della Erskine moved into the homeplace lived there until their last illnesses.

From Thomas McKinley Criswell, Sr. Collection

Submitted by

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

The Round Table


This table was in the home of John Carson Calhoun Criswell. It is a large round table and has never been refinished thereby retaining its natural patina. The legs can be unscrewed and removed for storing the table.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell

The Square Bedside Table


This is a small square lamp table with a pull-out drawer and a handmade drawer pull. We believe it too came from the John Carson Calhoun Criswell home. Melinda Criswell had it in her home. We now have it. It is in a very fragile condition. Glenn reglued a broken leg but it has never been refinished. We also have a hall tree and a fruit print that came from the dining room of the Criswell home. These are treasures in our home.

Glenn R.
and Lena S. Criswell






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