Family Photographs

Family Photographs


So far nearly all the photographs Iíve been able to obtain have been of ancestors in the ancillary lines of my family. Thus there are very few Cratons pictured here. For a list of photos currently online, see below. Individuals with a following their names on the ancestor charts also have photographs posted here. One of the few ďCratonsĒ to be found on this site to date is one of our more famous family members:

Michelle Craton. Michelle is unique in our family in that she exists only as a cyber creation in a computer game called Wheelspin (now apparently out of print) that was developed by Floating Point Softwear of Italy. I came across her one evening while trying to track down other Cratons in our line. I wrote to the company to learn how they came up with the name Craton for this character, but I never received a reply. Michelle hails from France and is quite lovely. I am convinced if all Craton women looked like Michelle, there would be a great many more of us today.


You may be wondering why I donít just post more of my own family photos on this site. There is really a very good reason for this: I donít have very many. I have oodles of photographs of my motherís side of the family which you can find linked from my ancestor charts and below; but, as this is the Craton genealogy page, I would like to be able to post photos of more Cratons. For this I will need your help.

My father told me that when he was a child his father (Joe Brown Craton) had scores of old photographs in a dresser drawer in his home in Oxford, Alabama. However, after Joe passed away these photographs disappeared. Unless they were given to distant relatives (and believe me, I've checked with all the close ones!), it can only be assumed that Joeís widow either threw them away or lost them in a subsequent move ó the latter being highly probable, given that she was not the most organized member of our tribe. At any rate, I have no photographs of scanning quality (photocopies donít count) of any Craton going any farther back than my grandfather. Hence, my plea to those in possession of other, older photographs.

If you have photos you would be willing to share with the world, please send them to me so I can post them to this site. Scanned photos could be sent to me as e-mail attachments. Hard copies should be mailed to me at:

John D. Craton
P.O. Box 1444
Bedford, IN 47421
You may click here to tell me what you have available or to send me scanned photos as e-mail attachments.

If you can help, PLEASE DO!


Ancestors whose photographs may be found on this site:

ADAMS, Byrd Scott
ADAMS, James Terrell
ADAMS, John Hoyt
ADAMS, Johnnie Sue
ADAMS, Mavis Ellen
CAMP, Sarah Melvina
CRATON, Joseph Arthur
CRATON, Joseph Brown
DEMPSEY, Elizabeth Manilla
DOWDEY, Albert Benjamin
DOWDEY, Annie Pearl
DOWDEY, Christopher
DOWDEY, Henry Grady
DOWDEY, John Terrell
DOWDEY, Mary Ellen
DOWDEY, Michelle
PARNELL, James Edward
PARNELL, Nancy Areacy

The Original Thomas Howell Craton Homestead


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