No. 4A Virginia Ella
Crews (1860-1921)

Virginia "Jennie" Harrell was the fourth child of Joseph Colley and Nancy Holloway Harrell. She was born September 27, 1860, in Pine Hill (Brooker), Florida, in the county of New River (now Bradford).

Jennie married James C. Crews, son of John and Sabra Dowling Crews. He was born in Pierce County, Georgia, on December 27, 1855. He moved to Bradford County, Florida, in 1876. James and Jennie were married in Starke, Florida, on August 1, 1877. They had five children, Minnie Ella, Wallace A., Alva Nancy, Calvin Jerard (Raude), and Gertie M.

James and Jennie bought land from her parents; the deed dated August 21, 1879, in the Bradford County Courthouse in Starke. They farmed this land and raised their children and eventually died on this same land. They were members of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church near LaCrosse, Florida, as were Jennie's parents and siblings.

Virginia Harrell Crews died July 8, 1921, at her home after a long illness. According to her obituary in the Bradford County Telegraph, "The death angel visited the home of James Crews Friday morning and took his beloved wife, Jennie. She was laid to rest in the New Hope Cemetery on July 9, 1921." James died seven years later on July 27, 1928. His obituary in the Bradford County Telegraph states that he died at the home of his son Wallie Crews. His death was caused by a fall that he never recovered from. He was laid to rest beside his beloved Jennie.

Children:

No. 1B Minnie Ella Crews (1878-1958)

Minnie was born December 8, 1878, in Bradford County, Florida. She married Emanuel Hazen, who was born May 26,1874, and died on April 27, 1946. Minnie died May 1, 1958. They are buried in New Hope Cemetery.

Children:

No. 1C Debbie Hazen (1898-1900)

Debbie is buried at New Hope Cemetery.

No. 2C Marvin Frazier Hazen (1901-1982)

Married (1924)
Clara Gone (1905-1996)
Marvin and Clara are buried at Crosby Lake Cemetery.

No children

No. 3C Vasci Vernon Hazen (1904-1970)

Married (1935)
Cleone Sowell (1916-)

Vasco is buried at Antioch Cemetery, near LaCrosse, Florida. Children:

No. 1D Marcia Kay Hazen (1936-)

Married (1955)
Max William Furlong (1936)
Married (1981)
James Martin (1942)

Children:

No. 1E Max William Furlong Jr. (1958)

Not married

No. 2E Debra Kay Furlong (1961-)

Married
Richard Roberson

Children:

No. 3E Valrie Dian Furlong (1964)

Married (1984)
Wayne Edwards (1962)

Children:

No. 2D James Emanuel Hazen Sr. (1938-)

Married (1963)
Diane Millican

Children:

No. 4C LORENE HAZEN (1906)

Married (1924)
Otwa Graves Strayhorn

Children:

No. 1D Nancy Joella Strayhorn (1931)

Married (1949)
Howard Eldon Driggers (1931)

Children:

No. 1E Randall Eldon Driggers (1951)

Married (1994)
Coleen Hearn (1951)

No children

No. 2E Ronald Howard Driggers (1952)

Married (1977)
Victoria Johnson (1951)

No. 3E Nancy Delores Driggers (1952-)

Married (1976)
William Moore (1950)

Children:

No. 4E Nina Jean Driggers (1955-)

Married (1973)
Theodore Davis (1952)

Children:

No. 5E Jerry Duain Driggers (1957-)

Married (1975)
Nancy Marie Smith (1959)

Children:

No. 6E Jolinda Driggers (1960)

Married (1987)
Charles Gregory Windham

Children:

No. 2D Mary Lynn Strayhorn (1935)

Married (1954)
Frances Marion Pritchard (1932)

Children:

No. 1E Tasha Lynn Pritchard (1955-)

Married (1975)
Gregory Mullinax (1956)
Married (1991)
George Dyson (1954)

Children:

No. 2E Tamala Wynn Pritchard (1958)

Married (1976)
Thomas Calvert (1956)

Children:

No. 3E David Marion Pritchard (1957-)

Married (1986)
Theresa Kitchens

Children:

No. 5C Alpha Abram Hazen (1908-1965)

Married (1937)
Louise Conerly (1916-19-)
Alpha and Louise are buried at Antioch Cemetery.

No Children

No. 6C Aubrey Garfield Hazen (1911-1992)

Married (1947)
Lillian Lucille Thomas (1919-)

Children:

No. 1D Sidney Aubrey Hazen (1949-)

Married (1970)
Patricia Elaine Millican (1950)
Aubrey is buried at Antioch Cemetery.

Children:

No. 7C James Purvis Hazen (1914-1983)

Married (1939)
Hattie Elaine Wynn (1917 -1982)
James Purvis and Hattie Elaine are buried at Good Shepard Memorial Gardens, Ocala, Florida.

Children:

No. 1D James Purvis Jr.

He is buried at Hampton, Santa Fe Cemetery.

No. 2D Ella Jane Hazen (1943-1982)

Married (1963)
Leon Shoaf

Ella Jane is buried in Ocala. Children:

No. 3D Joyce Lee Hazen (1955)

Married (1980)
Michael Vecchiol
Married (1993)
Bubba Yongue

Children:

No. 8C infant son (1917-1917)

He is buried at New Hope Cemetery.

No. 9C Winfred Monroe Hazen (1919-1987)

Married (1943-)
Ruth Boyles (1919-)
Winfred is buried at New Hope Cemetery.

Children:

No. 1D Mary Ruth Hazen (1944-)

Married (1964)
Ted Brown (1943)

Children:

No. 1E Joseph Benjamin Brown (1968-)

Married (1992-)
Julie Ann Barton

No children

No. 2E Matthew Hazen Brown (1970)

Not married

No. 3E Cameron Douglas Brown (1973-)

Not married

No. 4E Andrew Singer Brown (1978-)

No. 2D Winfred Monroe Hazen Jr. (1946)

Married (1968-)
Sandra Robinson (1948)

Children:

No. 3D Susan Lorene Hazen (1950)

Married (1976)
Donald Dean Balloon (1946)

Children:

No. 2B Wallace A. Crews (1882-1970)

Wallace was born January 9, 1882, in Bradford County, Florida. He was married on September 14, 1905, in Bradford County to Cora Lee Dyal, She was born in Bradford County on June 27, 1890. Wallie and Cora had eight children. Three died in infancy. Their five daughters who lived were Blanche Lillian, Mary Louise, Hazel, Virginia and Evelyn Jeannette. Cora Lee died June 28, 1942, at her home in Brooker, Florida.

Wallie married Bessie Yarbrough, who was the widow of Isham Yarbrough of Melrose, Florida. Wallie and Bessie were married in 1955. They lived in Brooker for most of their married life, moving to Melrose in about the last two years. Wallie died in a Gainesville hospital on May 12, 1970. He was buried beside Cora in the New Hope Cemetery near LaCrosse, Florida. Bessie died May 23, 1979. She is buried beside her first husband in Melrose Cemetery.

Children:

No. 1C Blanche Lillian Crews (1909-1959)

Married
Ralph McNeil
Blanche is buried at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Jacksonville,Florida.

Children:

No. 2C Mary Louise Crews (1910-1987)

Married
Dilliard L. Hicks (1903-1978)
Dilliard and Blanche are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.

No children

No. 3C Hazel Crews (1921-1993)

Married (1939)
Joseph Renaldo Breeden (1915-)
Hazel is buried in Hague Cemetery in Hague, Florida.

Children:

No. 1D Martha Laverne Breeden (1946)

Married (1967)
Wayne Mainor
Married
Roy Davis (1948)

Children:

No. 1E Kay Mainor (1968)

Married
Ricky Wells
Married
Keith Epps

Children:

No. 2D Wallace Joe Breeden (1949-)

Married
Janet Kirby

Children:

No. 3D Gary Raymond Breeden (1954)

Married
Linda Claridy

Children:

No. 4C Virginia Crews (1923-19-)

Married (1939)
Earl Chesser
Virginia disappeared in the 1950s. She has not been found.

Children:

No. 5C Evelyn Jeannette Crews (1927-1991)

Married (1547)
Prince Albert Sorrells (1926-)
Evelyn died in Jacksonville, Florida. She was cremated.

Children:

No. 1D Dorothy Mae Sorrells (1949-)

Married (1965)
Franklin Epperson (1945-)
Married (1988)
Paul S. Cox (1933)

Children:

No. 1E Franklin Epperson Jr. (1969)

Not married

No. 2E Billy Epperson (1970-)

Married (1988)
Sandra Markley (1971)

Children:

No. 3E Albert Lamar Epperson (1973-)

Children:

No. 4E Andy Ray Epperson (1973-)

Not married

No. 2D Janice Lynn Sorrells (1950-)

Married (1969)
Walter Lewandowski (1941-)

Children:

No. 1E Jodi Lewandowski (1970-1970)

No. 2E Roxann Lewandowski (1973-)

Married
-- Boatwright

Children:

No. 3D Albert Lamar Sorrells (1951-)

Married (1970)
Gladys Faye Weaver
Married (1978)
Margie Isreal

Children:

No. 4D Allen Wayne Sorrells (1953)

Married (1970)
Avon White (1953-)

Children:

No. 1E Michelle Sorrells (1970)

Married (1990)
Gary McGowan

Children:

No. 2E Mark Allen Sorrells (1974-)

Married
Dory

Children:

No. 3E Jamie George Sorrells

No. 5D Mary Elizabeth Sorrells (1955)

Married (1971)
Ronny Pick

Children:

No. 1E Shannon Pick (1972-)

Married (1991)
Allen Johnson (1961-)

Children:

No. 6D Jimmy Lee Sorrells (1957)

Married (1977)
Patti Wisor

Children:

No. 7D Debra Louise Sorrells (1959-)

Married (1986)
Scott B. Strange

Children:

No. 3B Alva Nancy Crews (1884-1963)

Alva was born December 11, 1884, in Bradford County, Florida. She married Goldwire B. Colson. He was born July 24, 1883. He died March 7, 1962. Alva died February 26, 1963. Goldwire and Alva had two children - Ressie and an infant son, who wasn't named.

Children:

No. 1C Ressie Arnold Colson (1911-)

Married (1941)
Clara Dover (1921)

Children:

No. 1D Diane Colson (1 944-)

Married (1964)
Wilbur Mark Moody (1933)

Children:

No. 2D Margaret Colson (1946)

Married (1967)
S. LaRue Williams (1943-)

Children:

No. 3D Kay Colson (1950-)

Married (1969)
Wilbur Leon Waters (1949-)

Children:

No. 4B Calvin Jerard "Raude" Crews (1894-1970)

Raude was born December 5, 1894, in Bradford County, Florida. He married Edna Baxter. She was born October 15, 1895. Edna died April 29, 1946, in Bradford County. Raude died May 2, 1970, in Bradford County. They had two sons, Donald and an unnamed infant. Raude and Edna are buried at Dedan Cemetery near Brooker, Florida.

Children:

No. 1C Donald Edward Crews (1929-1996)

Married (1950)
Lonnis Thomas (1922-1984)
Donald and Lonnis are buried at High Springs, Florida.

Children:

No. 1D Donna Crews (1951)

Married (1976)
Keith Andrew Owens (1955-)

Children:

No. 2D Cindy Crews (1954)

Married
Steven Lester Wolf (1953)

Children:

By Dorothy Sorrells Cox, 1996

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