Lawana I am wondering about your Jesse Craft. I received this e-mail in 2004 from a lady who is now deceased in response to a post about my John Gilbert. He is one of my brick walls.
Elizabeth Martin b.4Sept 1821 Mississippi died 3 February 1908 Lewisville, Texas. She married Russell Craft about 1837 Mississippi.
Russell was living in Attala County in 1837 along with his brother Jesse and John and mother Sarah. I have all the CRAFT history. In the 1839 tax list, Russell and Elizabeth were living near James L. Martin and John P. Martin.
I have no idea if these could be relatives of Elizabeth Martin. The birth of John W. Gilbert was listed in the CRAFT Bible. that belonged to Elizabeth and Russell. All it said was this:
"John W. Gilbert son of John Gilbert and Mourning his wife was born November 10, 1813"
Elizabeth and Russell Craft named their twins "Mourning Ophelia Craft b.1850" and "Sarah Cornelia Craft" - both born 15 July 1850 Attala County, Miss.
Their first child was born 9 Sept 1838 in Attala Co, Miss. so I assume they probably married there.