1860 - 1915 (~ 55 years)
||Lucretia "Crecy/Cresy" Harney [1, 2] |
||Panola County, Indian Territory [1, 2]
||22 Apr 1915
||Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma 
||Hardwick Plot, East Of Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma 
- "Pioneers of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Volume II"; compiled and edited by Nova A. Lemons, contains a sketch of the Hardwick Family submitted by Jon Eastman Hardwick of Baird, Texas (now deceased). He stated that Crecia (Crecy) Harney "was a half blood Chickasaw, born 1860. Creacy died in Kingston, Pickens County."
TWO WOMEN SLAIN IN FAMILY FEUD
Marshall County Farmer's Home Scene of Double Tragedy
MADILL, Okla., April 22 - (Special)-
Mrs. Creacy Merriman, aged 60, and Mrs G. M. Mutz, 35 years of age, were shot and killed Thursday morning by J. W. Honeysuckle, 27, at the latter's home, about three miles northeast of Kingston.
Honeysuckle fired two pistol shots into the body of each woman. Immediately after the second shot was fired into the body of Mrs. Merriman, she ran out of the house to the front porch where she fell dead. After Mrs. Mutz had been shot the second time she ran out of the room, and sat down by the side of the house. Mrs. Honeysuckle took the wounded woman back into the house
and placed her in bed, where she died fifteen minutes later. Honeysuckle came to Madill and surrendered three hours later. He is now in the county jail here.
According to Honeysuckle the double killing was the culmination of a quarrel over the guardianship of his three step-children. Honeysuckle had been married just one week when the killing occurred.
According to Honeysuckle's statement, Mrs Merriman was the grandmother of his step-children, and Mrs. Mutz was his sister-in-law, her first husband having been his brother. At the time of the killing, Mrs N. F. Benson [Jennie Hardwick], a daughter of Mrs Merriman, and Mrs Honeysuckle, wife of the slayer, were the only other persons in the home. Honeysuckle says that there had been previous domestic trouble in the family.
According to his statement, Mrs. Merriman and Mrs. Mutz drove up to his house during the rain about 9 o'clock Thursday morning. He says that he went to the door and invited the women to tie their team, and to come into the house, while it was raining. The women accepted the invitation, he says, and as they were entering the door one of the women made a remark which caused Mrs. Honeysuckle to object to their presence in the Honeysuckle home. The women entered the house, over the protest of Mrs. Honeysuckle, and attacked Mrs. Honeysuckle, knocking her down, says
Honeysuckle, who alleges that while his wife was on the floor she was kicked by Mrs. Mutz. He says that he pulled the women from his wife and that they assualted him, pushing him back of a stove and against the wall.
"Mrs Merriman picked up a butcher knife and started toward me," says Honeysuckle . "I warned her away several times and kept repeating, 'Don't make me hurt you.' The women kept crowding in on me. I drew a pistol and fired twice, one shot striking Mrs Merriman, the other hitting Mrs Mutz. The women grappled me, and while we were struggling I fired twice at Mrs Merriman, one of the bullets striking Mrs.Merriman, the other going wild and striking Mrs Mutz," says
Honeysuckle. Mrs. Honeysuckle's three children, over whom the trouble occurred, are of Indian extraction by her former husband, Brit Hardwick, a son of Mrs Merriman.
Mrs Merriman is a widow.
(Courtesy of Debra Usry, copied from a Rootsweb/Ancestry message board)
- (Research):Census Listings:
1890 Chickasaw Census Pickens County, Indian Territory Mrs
. Dave Hardrick (sic) Woodville age 33 Chickasaw by Marriage 1 Family Member (assume this is Lucretia "Crecy/Cressey" Harney)
From "Who Was Who Among The Southern Indians", (Page 204)
a genealogical notebook, 1698-1907 by Don Martini, 929.314, printed in
1998, Falkner, MS. It is a guide to the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Creek Indian
tribes and the relatives/possible relatives.
(Transcription by Lola Crane, original not viewed)
Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation, Twp 6
Enumerated 11 July 1900
SD 73 ED 127 Sheet 34B
Merriman, Crecy Hd In F Mar 1860 40 M6 6/4 IT Ala Miss Land Lady
Hardwick, Walter C Son In M May 1880 20 M o IT Ark IT Farm Laborer
Hardwick, Eastman Son In M Sept 1882 17 S IT Ark IT
Hardwick, Jennie Dtr In F July 1885 14 S IT Ark IT At School
Hardwick, Minnie D-in-law W F May 1882 18 M 0 0/0 Tx Mo Mo
Mutz, George Hd W M Jan 1870 30 m 6 Il Il Mo Farmer
Mutz, Ida Wf In F Jan 1878 22 M 6 2/2 IT Ark IT
Mutz, Ada Dtr In F Mar 1896 4 S IT Il IT
Mutz, Fred Son In M Nov 1898 1 S IT Il IT
Oklahoma, Marshall County, Willis Twp, Chickasaw Reservation
SD 4 ED 178 Sheet 16A
Marriman, Crisser Hd F Ind 49 Wd 3/3 Ok Miss Miss
Swert, Jessie Adopted Son M W 9 B Ok Ark Ark
Hardwick, Brit Hd M Ind 29 m1 11 Ok Miss Ok Farmer
Hardwick, Minnie Wf F W 27 M1 11 Tx Mo Mo
Hardwick, Marietta Dtr F Ind 9 S Ok Ok Tx
Hardwick, Dave Son M Ind 6 S Ok Ok Tx
Hardwick, Agnesy Dtr F Ind 4 S Ok Ok Tx
Hardwick, Joe G Son M Ind 1 6/12 S Ok Ok Tx
Dawes Enrollment Cards from Rootsweb Database:
Card No 1020 Roll No 3062
Hardwick Dave P (Parent) M
Hardwick Minnie P (Parent) F
Harney Maulsie P (Parent) F
Harney Will P (Parent) M
Merriman Crecy BB (By Blood) F 38 1/2
Merriman Tate BB (By Blood) M 36 IW
Hardwick Brit BB (By Blood) M 18 3/8
Hardwick Eastman BB (By Blood) M 15 3/8
Hardwick Janie BB (By Blood) F 12 3/8
Hardwick Mayetta BB (By Blood) F 1 3/16
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||John David "Dave" Hardwick, b. Between 1850 and 1852, Mississippi , d. 23 Oct 1889, Paris, Lamar County, Texas (Age ~ 39 years) |
||30 Nov 1876
||Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory 
- Hardwick, David [John David] Harney, Cresy [Lucretia] 11/30/76 Robert S. Bell, minister Pickens Co. Pickens Co. Records
Posted to Rootsweb by J.L. Christian, now deceased, on 7 June 2004:
Searching for Descendants of John David HARDWICK and Lucretia (Crecy) HARNEY
HARDWICK, John David was born 1852 in Mississippi, Marshall County, and died 23 October 1889 in Paris, Texas, Lamar County. He married Lucretia HARNEY 30 November 1876 in Pickens County, Indian Territory, daughter of Will HARNEY and MAULSIE UNKNOWN. She was born March 1860 in Panola County, Indian Territory, and died 22 April 1915 in Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma.
Children of JOHN HARDWICK and LUCRETIA HARNEY are:
HARDWICK, Ida, b. April 1877; d. 22 April 1915, Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma.
HARDWICK, Brit, b. 04 May 1880, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; d. 04 March 1911, Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma.
HARDWICK, Eastman, b. 15 September 1883; d. 23 December 1950, Baird, Callahan County, Texas.
HARDWICK, Janie, b. 10 July 1887; d. 13 March 1960, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma.
"Pioneers of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Volume II"; compiled and edited by Nova A. Lemons, contains a sketch of the Hardwick Family submitted by Jon Eastman Hardwick of Baird, Texas (now deceased) also showed that Dave and Crecy were the parents of an Ada Hardwick, born 1888 and died March 27, 1964 in Ardmore. He showed that she was married first to Mr. Russell and had a son, Charles. She married second to Dawes Bixby Cummings.
However, the "Jones/Johnston Ancestors" tree at WorldConnect instead shows that Ada, born ca 1888, was actually the daughter of Ida Hardwick and George Mutz. She was shown as marrying first a Russell and later Dawes Bixby Cummings.
| ||1. Ida Hardwick, b. Jan 1878, Indian Territory , d. 22 Apr 1915, Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma (Age ~ 37 years)|
| ||2. Brit Hardwick, b. 4 May 1880, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory , d. 4 Mar 1911, Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma (Age 30 years)|
| ||3. Eastman Lane Hardwick, b. 15 Sep 1883, Indian Territory , d. 23 Dec 1950, Baird, Callahan County, Texas (Age 67 years)|
| ||4. Janie Hardwick, b. Jul 1885, Indian Territory , d. 12 Mar 1960, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma (Age ~ 74 years)|
| ||5. Samuel Hardwick, b. Abt 1888, d. 24 Dec 1892 (Age ~ 4 years)|
||18 Dec 2008 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Tate Merriman, b. Abt 1860, d. Yes, date unknown |
||1 Aug 1893
- Tate Merriman (2) married Lucretia "Crecy/Cressey" Hardwick at Oakland on 1 AUG 1893.
||3 Sep 2008 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
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- [S682] Lemons, Nova A., Compiler and Editor "Pioneers of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Volume II" Timbercreek Ltd., Rt. 1 Box 242, Miami, OK 74354, 1997.