Porsilla (Priscilla?) Crapo

(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer19 February 1806Jonathan Bolton, a yeoman of Freetown, and his wife Thankful Bolton signed a deed agreement on 19 February 1806 to sell land in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Benjamin Crapo, a yeoman of Freetown, for the sum of $75. The deed was recorded a year after it was signed, on 26 Mar 1807, and identified the tract or parcel of land, situated in Freetown, as part of Jonathan's homestead farm containing by estimation ten acres, "be it the same more or less", and was described as follows: Beginning at a Maple tree standing by the side of the Mill River, thence running as the river runs until it comes to the Abram Ashley land, thence Westerly along the Ashley line until it comes to a spring brook, thence Northerly along the brook until it comes to Joshua Crapo's land, thence Southerly along the Crapo line until it comes to the southeast corner of Joshua Crapo's land, thence Southerly, in or about the same direction, to the Maple tree first mentioned. The deed was signed by Jonathan Bolton and with the mark of Thankful Bolton with Thomas White and Porsilla (Priscilla?) Crapo as witnesses.1

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 87, pages 196-197; on microfilm volumes 86-87 for 1806-1807, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

Jane Craven1

b. 1 May 1781, d. 12 April 1857
Birth*1 May 1781Jane Craven was born on 1 May 1781.1
Marriage*She married Gilliam Cornell.1
(Wife) Death3 April 1852Jane became a widow when Gilliam Cornell died on 3 April 1852 at about age 71.2
Death*12 April 1857She died on 12 April 1857 at age 751
Burial* and was buried with her husband in North and Southampton Churchyard, Churchville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Gilliam Cornell b. 1781, d. 3 Apr 1852
Children1.Adreanna Cornell+1,3 b. 12 Oct 1804, d. 12 Dec 1868
2.James Craven Cornell+4 b. 10 Jul 1814

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane (Craven) Cornell, Memorial# 127832277. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Gilliam Cornell, Memorial# 53453756.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Adreanna (Cornell) Dungan, Memorial# 53453788.
  4. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; baptism of James Craven Cornell, son of Gilliam Cornell and Jane Craven, baptized on 10 July 1814 at North and Southampton Dutch Reformed Club, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.

Amanda O. Crawford1

b. 30 January 1880, d. 16 August 1943
Father*William Crawford1 b. 1843, d. 8 Mar 1892
Mother*Mary Jane Wine1 b. 1845, d. 9 Jun 1894
Birth*30 January 1880Amanda O. Crawford was born on 30 January 1880 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 18805 June 1880Amanda O. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 5 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 4 years old.1,3
Marriage*11 March 1899She married Rice P. Wine, son of Marcelus A. Wine and Susanah Ellison, on 11 March 1899 in Sutton, Braxton County.4,2,5
Death*16 August 1943She died on 16 August 1943 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 632
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton.2

Family

Rice Phillip Wine b. 4 Oct 1877, d. 4 Oct 1946

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Mary Jane Crawford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 410A; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Amanda (Crawford) Wine, Memorial# 81426426. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Margaret Cogar, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 447A; Enumeration District: 009.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rice Phillip Wine, Memorial# 81426427.
  5. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Amanda Crawford and Rice P Wine on 11 March 1899 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Ann Crawford1

b. 1818
Birth*1818Ann Crawford was born about 1818 in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*She married John Sharp, son of Isaac Sharp Jr. and Eliza Ann Naylor, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1
Census US 1850*31 July 1850John W. and Ann Sharp appeared on the 1850 census taken on 31 July 1850 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. John was 33 years of age, and had no occupation noted. His wife Ann, who was enumerated as A.W., was 32, and the couple lived with their six children. Frances Marion, enumerated as F.M., was 11 years old, and had attended school within the year; Hannah, enumerated as H.M. was 9 years old, and had attended school within the year; Elizabeth, enumerated as E.A., was 7 and had also attended school within the year. The younger children were Martha, enumerated as M.J., at age 5, Jesse J. age 3 and William, age 1. All members of the household had been born in Pennsylvania.3,1
Census US 1870*29 July 1870John and Ann Sharp appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the township of Taylor, Appanoose County, Iowa. John was 53 years of age, and a farmer with a real estate value of $3000 and a personal estate of $1200. Ann was 51, and keeping house. The lived with eight of their children, the five oldest born in Pennsylvania and the three youngest in Iowa. Elizabeth A. was 26, Martha J. 23, Jesse 22, William 20, Isaac 18, Wilson 17, Lawrence 10, and Leroy 8. The five youngest had all attended school within the last year. Also living with the family in 1870 was Henry Heaton, the son of John's sister and her husband, Rebecca and Weaver Heaton. Henry was 24 years old and working as a carpenter.4,1

Family

John Sharp b. 1817

Citations

  1. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family, miscellaneous notes from previous generations. Handwritten notes from multiple hands, not dated, LHB Notebook - Document Copies, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Extended Heaton Family.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. Sharp, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_833; Page: 124B; Image: 256. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. Sharp, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_833; Page: 124B; Image: 256. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Sharp, Taylor, Appanoose, Iowa; Roll: M593_375; Page: 497B; Image: 298; Family History Library Film: 545874. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Charles Crawford1

b. 1833
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1833Charles Crawford was born about 1833 in Virginia.1
Relationship Note*Charles and Ellen Crawford may have been twins.1
(Son) Census US 185020 August 1850Charles was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 17 years old and working with his father and brother, Uriah, as farmers.1
(Son) Death14 June 1855He was about 22 years old, and unmarried, when his mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.2,3
Marriage*1857He married, as her first husband, Frances Donaldson, daughter of John Donaldson and Christina Cresimore, in 1857 in Nicholas County, Virginia.4
Divorce*Charles Crawford and Frances (Donaldson) Crawford separated, and were likely divorced, before 1867 when Frances married a second time.5

Family

Frances Donaldson b. 1834
Children1.John H. Crawford6 b. 16 Dec 1857, d. 22 Jun 1900
2.Margaret S. Crawford6 b. 1863
3.Sarah Crawford6 b. 1865

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.
  4. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Francis Donalson and Charles Crawford in 1857 in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  5. [S1387] West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Frances Crawford and Jesse Crites in 1867 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Frances Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Charles W. Crawford1,2

b. 17 March 1885, d. after 29 July 1953
Father*William Crawford1,3,2 b. 1843, d. 8 Mar 1892
Mother*Mary Jane Wine1,4,2 b. 1845, d. 9 Jun 1894
Birth*17 March 1885Charles W. Crawford was born on 17 March 1885 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1,5,2
Name VariationHis full name was Charles William Crawford.6
Name VariationHe was called Charley.1
Marriage*13 August 1910He married Ida Wilson on 13 August 1910 in Braxton County, West Virginia.7,1,5
(Husband) Death28 August 1947Charles became a widower when Ida (Wilson) Crawford died on 28 August 1947 at age 64.7
Death*after 29 July 1953He died after 29 July 1953, the date his niece, Evalena (Crawford) Stoner, died in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and her obituary the following day identified Charles, who was her young uncle, as her brother1,8
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Skidmore Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Family

Ida Wilson b. 31 Mar 1883, d. 28 Aug 1947

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Charley Crawford, Memorial# 29292600. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Chas W Crawford on 17 March 1885 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Crawford and Mary J Crawford, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Crawford, Memorial# 243116726.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane “Jennie” (Wine) Crawford, Memorial# 243118116.
  5. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Charley Crawford, age 25, born about 1885 in Braxton County, West Virginia, and Ida Wilson, age 28, born about 1882 in Braxton County, West Virginia, on 13 August 1910 in Braxton County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  6. [S1819] United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, registration on 27 April 1942 in Morgan County, West Virginia, of Charles William Crawford of Braxton County, West Virginia, USA, a farmer, born on 17 March 1885 in Braxton County, West Virginia, USA, the person who would always know his address was his wife, Ida Crawford, his height was 5'8", eyes were blue, hair was brown, weight was 180 lbs., and his complexion was dark, referencing The National Archives At St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) For the State of West Virginia; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Series Number: M1937. Hereinafter cited as United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ida (Wilson) Crawford, Memorial# 29292609.
  8. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, The Daily Times, (New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio), Thursday, 30 July 1953, page 20, reporting the death of Evalena Stoner, 44, wife of Roy C. Stoner and a resident of Boliver for the last 10 years, at Union Hospital the day before of a heart ailment after an illness of three months; daughter of the late Harry and Ida Roberta Crawford and had formerly resided in Canton; survived by her husband, one brother, Charles Crawford of Sutton West Virginia, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Fernandez of Canton; burial in Dundee Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.

Ellen Crawford1

b. 1833
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1833Ellen Crawford was born about 1833 in Virginia.1
Name VariationShe was also found recorded as Ellender Crawford.2
Relationship Note*Ellen and Charles Crawford may have been twins.1
(Daughter) Census US 185020 August 1850Ellen was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of her parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 17 years old.1
(Daughter) Death14 June 1855She was about 22 years old, and unmarried, when her mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.3,4
(Sister-in-Law) Census US 187018 July 1870Ellender was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of her sister and brother-in-law, Miriam J. and William Crites, near Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. Ellender was 37 years of age and recorded as being "without occupation."2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Miriam J. Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.

Evaline Crawford1

b. 1 December 1896, d. 29 July 1953
Father*Harry Crawford1
Mother*Ida Roberta Ashby1,2,3 b. 21 Sep 1866, d. 21 Mar 1951
(Younger Daughter) Brick WallHarry Crawford of Braxton County, West Virginia, Evalena's biological father, definitely qualifies as a serious Brick Wall. We have found only one record with his name on it, and we can't be sure it's even accurate. Sadly, here's all we know about him:

On the 1953 death certificate of Evalena Crawford, whose mother was Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford, Evalena's father's name was reported as Harry Crawford. The informant on the death certificate was Evalena's husband, Roy C. Stoner. He reported Evalena's mother's maiden name as Ida Roberta Crawford, which was both her stepfather's surname as well as her husband Harry's. Ida Roberta's maiden name was actually Ashby, the surname of her biological father, who was her mother's first husband. If Harry was the father of Evalena Crawford, who was born on 1 December 1896, he was likely also the father of Mary Jane Crawford, who was born on 4 March 1894 and was also the daughter of Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford. We have not been able to determine Harry's parents, or which of the Crawford families of West Virginia he belonged to.

While our Crawford research in this project has focused primarily on the extended family of John Crawford and Susan (Woods) Crawford of Virginia, and then later of Braxton County, West Virginia, there were several additional Crawford families in the area during the same time period. It seems logical to us that some of those other families may be connected, although we have not yet been successful, after several attempts, to prove that theory. Most of our "failures" are not included in this project because we have been able to satisfy ourselves that Harry was not among them. So, after many hours, over several weeks, of researching Crawfords in Virginia and West Virginia, our search for Harry has come to a disappointing end. Who was he?... We absolutely hate to give up, so we'll share an idea that will continue to haunt us until we learn the truth...

What if John Henry Crawford was Harry?... John Henry Crawford was the only son of Charles Crawford and Frances (Donaldson) Crawford of Braxton County. He was a nephew of William Crawford, the second husband of Mary Jane (Wine) Ashby Crawford, who was the mother of Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford. Adding to our tangled web of extended family, Ida Roberta's older sister, Margaret Alice (Ashby) Crawford, married Jordan J. Crawford, who was a brother of William Crawford and another uncle of John Henry Crawford.

Our conjecture, at first, appears not to work because John Henry married Amanda C. Bragg in April 1889 and they were enumerated together, with John's mother, Frances (Donaldson) Crawford, shortly before John's death in 1900. However, during the ten year period between 1889 and 1900, we have found no records for either John Henry or Amanda and much could have happened during those ten years. We learned from the 1900 census, for example, that during their marriage, Amanda had no children. What if she and John separated, and/or divorced, in the early years of their marriage? What if John Henry had a second short marriage with Ida Roberta which produced two daughters, Mary Jane and Evalena in 1894 and 1896? What if John, whose middle name was Henry, was called Harry? On the 1900 census, Ida Roberta was enumerated with her daughters in the household of a relative and recorded as divorced, and John Henry was enumerated with Amanda and his mother and recorded as married. John died one week after the 1900 census was taken, and Amanda married her second husband less than four months after John's death. As we see it, it is possible that John Henry Crawford could be our Brick Wall Harry Crawford. What do you think?... And if not John Henry... Who?..

If anyone reading this has information about Harry Crawford or John Henry Crawford, please contact us. We will greatly appreciate your help.1,2
Birth*1 December 1896Evaline Crawford was born on 1 December 1896 in West Virginia.1
Name VariationShe was also called Evalena.1
(Daughter) Divorcebefore June 1900She was about 3 years old when her parents were divorced.4
(Great-Grandniece) Census US 19009 June 1900Evaline was enumerated with her mother and sister on the 1900 census taken on 9 June 1900 in the household of her great-grandaunt, Elizabeth (Wine) Conrad, who was the sister of Evaline's maternal great grandfather, James Wine, in Salt Lick, Braxton County, West Virginia. Evaline was 3 years old.4
(Daughter) Marriage1905She was about 9 years old when her mother married a second time, in 1905, to Adolph Johnson.5,6
Name VariationAfter her mother's second marriage, Evaline used her stepfather's name and called herself Evaline Johnson.7,3
(Stepdaughter) Census US 191025 April 1910She was enumerated as Evaline Johnson on the 1910 census taken on 25 April 1910 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Ida and Adolph Johnson, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Evaline was recorded as 6 years old, although she was actually about age 13. She was able to read and write and had attended school within the census year.7
Marriage*9 September 1952She married, as his second wife, Roy C. Stoner, son of George W. Stoner and Minnie D. Cornell, on 9 September 1952 in Stark County, Ohio. Evalena reported her age as 40 years, although she was actually age 55, and Roy was 52 years of age. They each reported they had been married one time before. Roy's first marriage ended in divorce, and we have not yet been able to identify a previous marriage for Evalena. Additionally, Evalena reported her parents as Adolph Johnson, who had been her stepfather, and Ida Spellman. Her mother's maiden name was Ida Roberta Ashby, Ida's stepfather's surname was Crawford, her first husband's surname was also Crawford, and her second husband's surname was Johnson. We have been unable to determine why Spellman was recorded or transcribed on Evalena's 1952 Ohio marriage certificate in connection with her mother.3,2
Death*29 July 1953She died of a heart ailment on 29 July 1953 in Union Hospital, Dover Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, at age 561,2
Burial*1 August 1953 and was buried on 1 August 1953 in Dundee Cemetery, Dundee, Tuscarawas County.2,1

Family

Roy C. Stoner b. 3 Oct 1899, d. 6 Aug 1970

Citations

  1. [S2518] Ohio Department of Health, Certificates of death, 1908-1953 ; index, 1908-1911. Microfilm of original records at the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio. Note: The certificate numbers 65080-65083 and 65362-65366 from the year 1909 may not appear on the index: death certificate for Evalena Stoner of rural Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, age 56, 7 months, 28 days, died on 29 July 1953 after 3 days in Union Hospital, rural Dover, of hypertensive heart disease and decompensation, married, at home, born on 1 December 1896 in West Virginia to Harry Crawford and Ida Roberta Crawford, informant Roy Stoner, burial on 1 August 1953 in Dundee Cemetery in Dundee, Ohio, citing State File# 50214, FHL Film# 2246551, DGS# 4109471, image# 1115 of 3147; on 1207 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Certificates of death, 1908-1953 ; index, 1908-1911.
  2. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, The Daily Times, (New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio), Thursday, 30 July 1953, page 20, reporting the death of Evalena Stoner, 44, wife of Roy C. Stoner and a resident of Boliver for the last 10 years, at Union Hospital the day before of a heart ailment after an illness of three months; daughter of the late Harry and Ida Roberta Crawford and had formerly resided in Canton; survived by her husband, one brother, Charles Crawford of Sutton West Virginia, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Fernandez of Canton; burial in Dundee Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  3. [S2542] Ohio Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics, Certified abstract of marriages (Ohio), 1949-1953. Microfilm of originals in the Archives & Library at the Ohio History Connection in Columbus, Ohio: marriage on 26 August 1952 in Stark County, Ohio of Evalena Johnson of Canton, Ohio, age 40, housewife, born in West Virginia, father's name Adolph Johnson and mother's maiden name Ida Spellman, married once before, and Roy C. Stoner of R.D. #1, Boliver, Ohio, age 52, steel worker, born in Ohio, father's name George W. Stoner and mother's maiden name Minnie D. Cornell, married once before, citing Volume 66, page 189, State File# 37372; referencing "Certified abstract of marriages no. 34401-37550, 1952", FHL Film# 2251909, DGS# 5262310, image# 2991 of 3173; on 91 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Certified abstract of marriages (Ohio), 1949-1953.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Conrad, Year: 1900; Census Place: Salt Lick, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0009; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ida Johnson, Memorial# 62524628. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ida Crawford and Adolph Johnson in 1905 in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  7. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Adolph and Ida Johnson, Year: 1910; Census Place: Cleveland Ward 9, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: T624_1169; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0163; FHL microfilm: 1375182. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Harry Crawford1,2

Brick Wall*Harry Crawford of Braxton County, West Virginia, definitely qualifies as a serious Brick Wall. We have found only one record with his name on it, and we can't be sure it's even accurate. Sadly, here's all we know about him:

On the 1953 death certificate of Evalena Crawford, whose mother was Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford, Evalena's father's name was reported as Harry Crawford. The informant on the death certificate was Evalena's husband, Roy C. Stoner. He reported Evalena's mother's maiden name as Ida Roberta Crawford, which was both her stepfather's surname as well as her husband Harry's. Ida Roberta's maiden name was actually Ashby, the surname of her biological father, who was her mother's first husband. If Harry was the father of Evalena Crawford, who was born on 1 December 1896, he was likely also the father of Mary Jane Crawford, who was born on 4 March 1894 and was also the daughter of Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford. We have not been able to determine Harry's parents, or which of the Crawford families of West Virginia he belonged to.

While our Crawford research in this project has focused primarily on the extended family of John Crawford and Susan (Woods) Crawford of Virginia, and then later of Braxton County, West Virginia, there were several additional Crawford families in the area during the same time period. It seems logical to us that some of those other families may be connected, although we have not yet been successful, after several attempts, to prove that theory. Most of our "failures" are not included in this project because we have been able to satisfy ourselves that Harry was not among them. So, after many hours, over several weeks, of researching Crawfords in Virginia and West Virginia, our search for Harry has come to a disappointing end. Who was he?... We absolutely hate to give up, so we'll share an idea that will continue to haunt us until we learn the truth...

What if John Henry Crawford was Harry?... John Henry Crawford was the only son of Charles Crawford and Frances (Donaldson) Crawford of Braxton County. He was a nephew of William Crawford, the second husband of Mary Jane (Wine) Ashby Crawford, who was the mother of Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford. Adding to our tangled web of extended family, Ida Roberta's older sister, Margaret Alice (Ashby) Crawford, married Jordan J. Crawford, who was a brother of William Crawford and another uncle of John Henry Crawford.

Our conjecture, at first, appears not to work because John Henry married Amanda C. Bragg in April 1889 and they were enumerated together, with John's mother, Frances (Donaldson) Crawford, shortly before John's death in 1900. However, during the ten year period between 1889 and 1900, we have found no records for either John Henry or Amanda and much could have happened during those ten years. We learned from the 1900 census, for example, that during their marriage, Amanda had no children. What if she and John separated, and/or divorced, in the early years of their marriage? What if John Henry had a second short marriage with Ida Roberta which produced two daughters, Mary Jane and Evalena in 1894 and 1896? What if John, whose middle name was Henry, was called Harry? On the 1900 census, Ida Roberta was enumerated with her daughters in the household of a relative and recorded as divorced, and John Henry was enumerated with Amanda and his mother and recorded as married. John died one week after the 1900 census was taken, and Amanda married her second husband less than four months after John's death. As we see it, it is possible that John Henry Crawford could be our Brick Wall Harry Crawford. What do you think?... And if not John Henry... Who?..

If anyone reading this has information about Harry Crawford or John Henry Crawford, please contact us. We will greatly appreciate your help.2,3
Marriage*He married Ida Roberta Ashby, daughter of Frank Ashby and Mary Jane Wine.1,4,2
Divorce*before June 1900Harry Crawford and Ida Roberta Crawford were divorced before June 1900, when Ida was enumerated on the 1900 census as divorced, with her two young daughters, in the household of her grand aunt in Braxton County, West Virginia.5

Family

Ida Roberta Ashby b. 21 Sep 1866, d. 21 Mar 1951
Children1.Mary Jane Crawford+1 b. 4 Mar 1894, d. 4 Sep 1981
2.Evaline Crawford2 b. 1 Dec 1896, d. 29 Jul 1953

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ida Johnson, Memorial# 62524628. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2518] Ohio Department of Health, Certificates of death, 1908-1953 ; index, 1908-1911. Microfilm of original records at the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio. Note: The certificate numbers 65080-65083 and 65362-65366 from the year 1909 may not appear on the index: death certificate for Evalena Stoner of rural Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, age 56, 7 months, 28 days, died on 29 July 1953 after 3 days in Union Hospital, rural Dover, of hypertensive heart disease and decompensation, married, at home, born on 1 December 1896 in West Virginia to Harry Crawford and Ida Roberta Crawford, informant Roy Stoner, burial on 1 August 1953 in Dundee Cemetery in Dundee, Ohio, citing State File# 50214, FHL Film# 2246551, DGS# 4109471, image# 1115 of 3147; on 1207 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Certificates of death, 1908-1953 ; index, 1908-1911.
  3. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, The Daily Times, (New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio), Thursday, 30 July 1953, page 20, reporting the death of Evalena Stoner, 44, wife of Roy C. Stoner and a resident of Boliver for the last 10 years, at Union Hospital the day before of a heart ailment after an illness of three months; daughter of the late Harry and Ida Roberta Crawford and had formerly resided in Canton; survived by her husband, one brother, Charles Crawford of Sutton West Virginia, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Fernandez of Canton; burial in Dundee Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Crawford) Fernandez, Memorial# 178320538.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Conrad, Year: 1900; Census Place: Salt Lick, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0009; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Hattie Crawford1

b. 1874
Father*William Crawford1 b. 1843, d. 8 Mar 1892
Mother*Mary Jane Wine1 b. 1845, d. 9 Jun 1894
Birth*1874Hattie Crawford was born about 1874 in West Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 18805 June 1880Hattie was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 5 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 6 years old.1,2
Marriage*1890She married Thomas E. Wells in 1890 in Braxton County, West Virginia.3

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Mary Jane Crawford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 410A; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Margaret Cogar, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 447A; Enumeration District: 009.
  3. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Hattie Crawford and Thomas E Wells in 1890 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Henry Crawford1

b. 1 June 1855, d. October 1865
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1 June 1855Henry Crawford was born on 1 June 1855 in Braxton County, Virginia.1
(Son) Death14 June 1855His mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after his birth, at about age 47. Henry was her eleventh child2,3
Death*October 1865 and died in October 1865 in Braxton County at the age of 10 years, 4 months.4

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Henry Crawford on 1 June 1855 in Braxton County, Virginia, son of John Crawford and Susan Crawford, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Henry Crawford in October 1865 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 10 years, 4 months, born about 1855 in Braxton County, Virginia, son of John Crawford and Susan, referencing FHL Film# 572705.

James Homer Crawford1,2

b. 25 July 1873, d. 8 October 1936
Father*Jordan J. Crawford3 b. 4 Nov 1847, d. 26 Nov 1922
Mother*Margaret Alice Ashby3 b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 14 Apr 1950
Birth*25 July 1873James Homer Crawford was probably born on 25 July 1873 in Braxton County, West Virginia.3,4,5
Name VariationHe also used the name Homer J. Crawford.2
Marriage*26 June 1896He married Rosa Belle Henry on 26 June 1896 in Braxton County, West Virginia.6
Death*8 October 1936He died on 8 October 1936 in Sutton, Braxton County, at age 63.2
Burial*He was buried, with his name on his gravestone as Homer J. Crawford, in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.2

Family

Rosa Belle Henry b. 1880

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Margaret A. Crawford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 416B; Enumeration District: 007, James enumerated as James O.. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Homer Crawford, Memorial# 139598771. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Margaret A. Crawford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 416B; Enumeration District: 007.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Homer Crawford, Memorial# 139598771, reporting his date of birth as 27 July 1873.
  5. [S223] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, draft registration card for James Homer Crawford, age 45, born on 25 July 1873, residence in 1917-1918 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA, nearest relative was his wife, Belle Crawford; his physical build was Medium, height was Medium, hair was Dark Brown, eyes were Blue, referencing U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Braxton County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  6. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Homer Crawford and Rosa Bell Henry in 26 June 1896 in Braxton, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Jemima Jane Crawford1,2

b. 1861, d. 10 May 1928
Birth*1861Jemima Jane Crawford was born about 1861 in Bates County, Missouri.2
Name VariationShe was called Jennie.2
Marriage*4 November 1878She married, as his second wife, Larkin Stampern Flint, using the name "Ellis" Flint, son of George Washington Flint and Nancy Ann Foster, on 4 November 1878 in Altona, Bates County, Missouri. The would marry again one year later and we don't know why.3,4,1,2
Marriage7 November 1879She again married, as his second wife, Larkin Stampern Flint, son of George Washington Flint and Nancy Ann Foster, on 7 November 1879 in Altona, Bates County, Missouri. This is the second marriage record, one year later than the first, that we found for this couple. His divorce from his first marriage was reported to have occurred in 1879, so it's possible they married again in 1879 to legalize their union.5,6,1,2
Census US 1880*10 June 1880Jennie and Larkin S. Flint were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 10 June 1880 in Liberty, Saline County, Missouri. He was enumerated as "Ellis", was 33 years of age and a concert man. Jennie was 20 years old and a concert woman. Both had been unemployed for 12 months. The couple lived with their son Lee who had been born in September of 1879.7
Death*10 May 1928She died of senile dementia, with a facture of her hip from a fall on the floor 8 days before as a contributing factor, on 10 May 1928 in a State Hospital for the Insane, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, at about age 678,2
Burial* and was buried in Archie, Cass County, Missouri.8,2

Family

Larkin Stampern Flint b. 1 Mar 1847, d. 6 May 1932

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Larkin Stampern Flint, Memorial# 66758757. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jemima Jane “Jennie” Crawford Flint, Memorial# 95008576.
  3. [S1826] Bates County, Missouri Recorder of Deeds, Marriage records (Bates County, Missouri), 1860-1919. Microfilm of original records at the Bates County courthouse. Indexes are at front of each volume: Film# 945188, page 48 on image 88, marriage of Mr. Ellis Flint and Miss Jemima J. Crawford on 4 November 1878 in Altona, Bates County by justice of the peace D.W. Morrill; on 7 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Marriage records (Bates County, Missouri), 1860-1919.
  4. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage, including the image, of Mr. "Ellis" Flint and Miss "Jemma" J. Crawford on 4 November 1878 in Altona, Bates County by a justice of the peace. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  5. [S1826] Bates County, Missouri Recorder of Deeds, Marriage records (Bates County, Missouri), 1860-1919: Film# 945188, page 104 on image 116, marriage of Mr. Larkin S. Flint and Miss Jemima J. Crawford on 7 November 1879 in Altona, Bates County by justice of the peace F. M. Taylor; on 7 microfilm reels.
  6. [S1825] Missouri, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Larkin S. Flint and Jemima J. Crawford on 7 November 1879 in Bates County. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ellis L. and Jemima J. Flint, Liberty, Saline, Missouri; Roll: 716; Page: 538A; Enumeration District: 068. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1766] Web: Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1962, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Jennie Flint on 10 May 1928 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, certificate# 16228. Hereinafter cited as Web: Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1962.

John Crawford1

b. 1805, d. November 1879
Birth*1805John Crawford was born about 1805 in Virginia.2
Marriage*12 November 1830He married Susan Woods on 12 November 1830 in Nicholas County, Virginia.1,3,4
Census US 1850*20 August 1850Susan and John Crawford were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. John was 45 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $400, and Susan was 42 years of age. Nine children were enumerated with them in 1850. Uriah and Charles were ages 19 and 17 years, respectively, and both were working with their father as farmers; Ellen, Miriam and Mary Ann were ages 17, 15 and 13 years, respectively; Johnson and William were ages 10 and 7 years, respectively; and the two youngest, Lucinda and Jordan, were ages 4 and 2 years, respectively.2
(Husband) Death14 June 1855John became a widower when Susan (Woods) Crawford died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of the couple's eleventh child, in Braxton County, Virginia, at about age 47.5,6
Death*November 1879He died from diabetes in November 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 74.7

Family

Susan Woods b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Children1.Uriah Crawford2 b. 1831
2.Charles Crawford+2 b. 1833
3.Ellen Crawford2 b. 1833
4.Miriam J. Crawford+2 b. 1835
5.Mary Ann Crawford2 b. 1837
6.Johnson Crawford2 b. 1840
7.William Crawford+1,3 b. 1843, d. 8 Mar 1892
8.Lucinda Crawford2 b. 1846
9.Jordan J. Crawford+2 b. 4 Nov 1847, d. 26 Nov 1922
10.Patrick Crawford8 b. 1851, d. Oct 1916
11.Henry Crawford9 b. 1 Jun 1855, d. Oct 1865

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Crawford, Memorial# 243116726. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2532] Family History Library, West Virginia, County marriage records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1776-1971. Marriage records, available online, compiled from abstracts, transcriptions, and originals of West Virginia county marriage records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed: "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2ZF-Q7XK : 29 September 2021), William Crawford and Jane Ashby, 1870; marriage of William Crawford, age 27, widower, laborer, son of John and Susan Crawford, and Jane Ashby, age 24, widow, daughter of James and Polly Wine, both born in Braxton County and both residents of Braxton County, married on 2 September 1870 in Braxton County by William D. Baxter; image made available by www.wvculture.org; digital images, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, County marriage records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1776-1971.
  4. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Craford and Susana Woods on 12 November 1830 in Nicholas County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, UT, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  5. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.
  7. [S2536] U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John Crawford, age 74, of Diabetes in Nov 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia, born in West Virginia, occupation Farmer, identified on 1880 Census, citing ID# 197_71327. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Margaret A. Crawford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 416B; Enumeration District: 007, Patrick recorded as age 29, and his year of birth estimated as 1851. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Henry Crawford on 1 June 1855 in Braxton County, Virginia, son of John Crawford and Susan Crawford, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.

John Edgar Crawford1

b. 8 February 1880, d. 21 July 1965
Father*Jordan J. Crawford1,2 b. 4 Nov 1847, d. 26 Nov 1922
Mother*Margaret Alice Ashby1,3 b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 14 Apr 1950
Birth*8 February 1880John Edgar Crawford was born on 8 February 1880 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 19008 June 1900John E. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 20 years old, unable to read or write, and worked as a laborer.4
Marriage*27 April 1912He married Lena Wine, daughter of Phebe J. Wine, on 27 April 1912 in Braxton County. John was 32 years of age, and Lena was age 22. They were married by G. H. Williams, Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church.5,1
Death*21 July 1965He died on 21 July 1965 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 851
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton.1

Family

Lena Wine b. 4 Mar 1890, d. 9 Jun 1973

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Edgar Crawford, Memorial# 81425607. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jordan J Crawford, Memorial# 81425608.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Alice (Wine) Crawford, Memorial# 139598811.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Alice Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lena (Wine) Crawford, Memorial# 81425609.

John H. Crawford1

Marriage*27 August 1873He married Martha E. Leeper on 27 August 1873 in Macoupin County, Illinois.1
(Husband) Death3 April 1879John became a widower when Mattie Elenor (Leeper) Crawford died on 3 April 1879 at age 32.2

Family

Martha E. Leeper b. 1847, d. 3 Apr 1879

Citations

  1. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, John H. Crawford and Mattie Elenor Leeper, Macoupin County, 27 August 1873. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  2. [S1715] Web: Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916, online at www.ancestry.com, Mattie Elenor Crawford, born about 1847, died 3 April 1879 in Scottville, Macoupin County, age 32 years. Hereinafter cited as Web: Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916.

John H. Crawford1

b. 16 December 1857, d. 22 June 1900
Father*Charles Crawford1 b. 1833
Mother*Frances Donaldson1 b. 1834
(Brick Wall Candidate) Brick WallHarry Crawford of Braxton County, West Virginia, definitely qualifies as a serious Brick Wall. We have found only one record with his name on it, and we can't be sure it's even accurate. Sadly, here's all we know about him:

On the 1953 death certificate of Evalena Crawford, whose mother was Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford, Evalena's father's name was reported as Harry Crawford. The informant on the death certificate was Evalena's husband, Roy C. Stoner. He reported Evalena's mother's maiden name as Ida Roberta Crawford, which was both her stepfather's surname as well as her husband Harry's. Ida Roberta's maiden name was actually Ashby, the surname of her biological father, who was her mother's first husband. If Harry was the father of Evalena Crawford, who was born on 1 December 1896, he was likely also the father of Mary Jane Crawford, who was born on 4 March 1894 and was also the daughter of Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford. We have not been able to determine Harry's parents, or which of the Crawford families of West Virginia he belonged to.

While our Crawford research in this project has focused primarily on the extended family of John Crawford and Susan (Woods) Crawford of Virginia, and then later of Braxton County, West Virginia, there were several additional Crawford families in the area during the same time period. It seems logical to us that some of those other families may be connected, although we have not yet been successful, after several attempts, to prove that theory. Most of our "failures" are not included in this project because we have been able to satisfy ourselves that Harry was not among them. So, after many hours, over several weeks, of researching Crawfords in Virginia and West Virginia, our search for Harry has come to a disappointing end. Who was he?... We absolutely hate to give up, so we'll share an idea that will continue to haunt us until we learn the truth...

What if John Henry Crawford was Harry?... John Henry Crawford was the only son of Charles Crawford and Frances (Donaldson) Crawford of Braxton County. He was a nephew of William Crawford, the second husband of Mary Jane (Wine) Ashby Crawford, who was the mother of Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford. Adding to our tangled web of extended family, Ida Roberta's older sister, Margaret Alice (Ashby) Crawford, married Jordan J. Crawford, who was a brother of William Crawford and another uncle of John Henry Crawford.

Our conjecture, at first, appears not to work because John Henry married Amanda C. Bragg in April 1889 and they were enumerated together, with John's mother, Frances (Donaldson) Crawford, shortly before John's death in 1900. However, during the ten year period between 1889 and 1900, we have found no records for either John Henry or Amanda and much could have happened during those ten years. We learned from the 1900 census, for example, that during their marriage, Amanda had no children. What if she and John separated, and/or divorced, in the early years of their marriage? What if John Henry had a second short marriage with Ida Roberta which produced two daughters, Mary Jane and Evalena in 1894 and 1896? What if John, whose middle name was Henry, was called Harry? On the 1900 census, Ida Roberta was enumerated with her daughters in the household of a relative and recorded as divorced, and John Henry was enumerated with Amanda and his mother and recorded as married. John died one week after the 1900 census was taken, and Amanda married her second husband less than four months after John's death. As we see it, it is possible that John Henry Crawford could be our Brick Wall Harry Crawford. What do you think?... And if not John Henry... Who?..

If anyone reading this has information about Harry Crawford or John Henry Crawford, please contact us. We will greatly appreciate your help.2,3
Birth*16 December 1857John H. Crawford was born on 16 December 1857 in Nicholas County, Virginia.1,4,5,6
Name VariationHis full name was John Henry Crawford.7
(Stepson) Census US 187018 July 1870John H. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of his mother and stepfather, Frances and Jesse Crites, near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. John was 10 years old.1
(Stepson) Census US 18801 June 1880John H. was enumerated as a boarder on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in the household of his mother and stepfather, Frances Jane and Jesse Crites, in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. John was 22 years of age and worked as a laborer.8,9
Marriage*2 April 1889He married Amanda C. Bragg on 2 April 1889 at Two Lick Run, Braxton County, West Virginia. John's age was reported as 28 years, and Amanda's as 27 years. They were married by A. D. Johnson, Pastor of the Braxton Circuit Methodist Protestant Church.10,11
Census US 1900*14 June 1900Manda C. and John H. Crawford were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 14 June 1900 in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. John was 42 years of age and worked as a laborer in the lumber industry, and Manda was 39 years of age. They reported they had been married for 13 years, although it was actually 11 years, and Manda had given birth to no children. They rented their house and both were able to read, and neither was able to write. John's mother, Frances Jane Crites was enumerated with them in 1900. She was 60 years of age, divorced, able to both read and write, and had given birth to five children, all of whom were living. Two boarders, William J. Simon and Martin Riffle, were also enumerated in the Crawford household in 1900.William Simon had been born in Canada, was single, 38 years of age and worked as a blacksmith; and Martin Riffle had been born in West Virginia, was single, 22 years of age and worked as a laborer in the lumber industry. Both were able to read and write.12
Death*22 June 1900One week after the 1900 census was taken, on 22 June 1900, he died in Palmer, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 427
Burial* and was buried in Section 3, Block D, Grave 27, of Braxton Memorial Gardens, Sutton, Braxton County. He had originally been buried in Prestonia Cemetery in Webster County, and was moved in March 1981 by the Oneida Coal Company.7

Family

Amanda C. Bragg b. Apr 1861

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Frances Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2518] Ohio Department of Health, Certificates of death, 1908-1953 ; index, 1908-1911. Microfilm of original records at the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio. Note: The certificate numbers 65080-65083 and 65362-65366 from the year 1909 may not appear on the index: death certificate for Evalena Stoner of rural Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, age 56, 7 months, 28 days, died on 29 July 1953 after 3 days in Union Hospital, rural Dover, of hypertensive heart disease and decompensation, married, at home, born on 1 December 1896 in West Virginia to Harry Crawford and Ida Roberta Crawford, informant Roy Stoner, burial on 1 August 1953 in Dundee Cemetery in Dundee, Ohio, citing State File# 50214, FHL Film# 2246551, DGS# 4109471, image# 1115 of 3147; on 1207 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Certificates of death, 1908-1953 ; index, 1908-1911.
  3. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, The Daily Times, (New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio), Thursday, 30 July 1953, page 20, reporting the death of Evalena Stoner, 44, wife of Roy C. Stoner and a resident of Boliver for the last 10 years, at Union Hospital the day before of a heart ailment after an illness of three months; daughter of the late Harry and Ida Roberta Crawford and had formerly resided in Canton; survived by her husband, one brother, Charles Crawford of Sutton West Virginia, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Fernandez of Canton; burial in Dundee Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  4. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of John H Crawford on 16 December 1857 in Nicholas County, West Virginia, son of Charles Crawford and Francis, referencing FHL Film# 494314. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. and Manda C. Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1241756, reporting the date of John's birth as December 1857. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Henry Crawford, Memorial# 117273812, recording his date of birth as 16 December 1858. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Henry Crawford, Memorial# 117273812.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Frances Jane Crites, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 447B; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Allen and Sarah Cutlip, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 421D; Enumeration District: 007.
  10. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Crawford and Amanda Bragg in 1889 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  11. [S2537] West Virginia Braxton County Court Clerk, Marriage records, 1836-1967. Microfilm of original records at the Braxton County courthouse. Includes individual index for each volume, and beginning with volume 2 there is both a direct and inverse index. The first book filmed contains some general court records, and Marriage record volume 1 is arranged by performer and then by date. The set of microfilms is included in "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970" which is available online: marriage on 2 April 1889 of Mr. John H. Crawford of Braxton County, age 28 years, born in Braxton County, and Miss Amanda C. Bragg of Braxton County, age 27 years, born in Braxton County, married at Two Lick Run, Braxton County, West Virginia by A. D. Johnson, Pastor of the Braxton Circuit Methodist Protestant Church, citing FHL Film# 573806, DGS# 4130680, Volume 1, 1887-1891, page 219, image# 235 of 677; on 13 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Marriage records, 1836-1967.
  12. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. and Manda C. Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1241756.

Johnson Crawford1

b. 1840
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1840Johnson Crawford was born about 1840 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 185020 August 1850Johnson was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 10 years old.1
(Son) Death14 June 1855If Johnson was still living at the time, he was about 15 years old when his mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.2,3

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.

Jordan J. Crawford1,2

b. 4 November 1847, d. 26 November 1922
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*4 November 1847Jordan J. Crawford was born on 4 November 1847 in Braxton County, Virginia.1,2
(Son) Census US 185020 August 1850Jordan was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 2 years old.1
(Son) Death14 June 1855He was 7 years old when his mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.3,4
(Brother) Census US 18701 July 1870Jordan J. Crawford and his brother, William, were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 1 July 1870 in the household of Mary and James Wine, who was a farmer, in Franklin, Braxton County, Virginia. Jordan was 21 years of age, William, who had been widowed, was age 26, and they both worked as farmers with James Wine.5
Marriage1873He married Margaret Alice Ashby, who used the name Alice Wine, daughter of Frank Ashby and Mary Jane Wine, in 1873 in Braxton County, West Virginia.6,7
Census US 1900*8 June 1900Alice and Jordan Crawford were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 June 1900 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia. Jordan was 52 years of age and worked as a laborer, and Alice was 40 years of age. Neither was able to read or write. They rented their house, had been married for 26 years, and Alice had given birth to 9 children, 6 of whom were living. Their four youngest children were enumerated with them in 1900. John E. was 20 years old, unable to read or write, and worked as a laborer; Patrick was 18 years old, was able to read and write, and worked as a laborer; Ralph was 11 years old, able to read, although not yet to write, and had attended school for 5 months of the census year; and Sarah L. was 5 years old. Jordan's brother, Patrick Crawford, who was 49 years of age, was also enumerated with Jordan and Alice. Patrick was unable to read or write and worked as a laborer.8
(Brother) DeathOctober 1916His brother, Patrick, died at Jordan's home in Braxton County in early October 1916 at about age 65.9
Death*26 November 1922He died on 26 November 1922 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 752
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton.2

Family

Margaret Alice Ashby b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 14 Apr 1950
Children1.James Homer Crawford10 b. 25 Jul 1873, d. 8 Oct 1936
2.Louisa Elizabeth Crawford11 b. 25 Dec 1875, d. 13 Nov 1945
3.John Edgar Crawford12,2 b. 8 Feb 1880, d. 21 Jul 1965
4.Patrick F. Crawford13,2 b. 1 Nov 1882, d. 19 Nov 1909
5.Ralph C. Crawford14,2 b. 4 Jan 1889, d. 13 Apr 1927
6.Sarah Link Crawford15,2 b. 11 Feb 1895, d. Sep 1987

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jordan J Crawford, Memorial# 81425608. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Mary Wine, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 418B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2533] West Virginia County Courts, "West Virginia deaths : COLLECTION RECORD, 1804-1999". Name index, available online, of West Virginia statewide and county death records, with viewable images at www.wvculture.org. Originals housed at the county courthouses, West Virginia. The statewide death index covers years 1917-1956, and includes all 55 West Virginia counties. The county deaths index covers years 1853-1970. Data is searchable for all state and county records, however records within each county may not be available for the full year range: previously from “West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NMH4-67S : 10 March 2018), Frank Ashby in entry for Margaret Alice Crawford, 14 Apr 1950; citing Braxton County, West Virginia, County Records, 7153, county courthouses, West Virginia; referencing FHL microfilm 1984145, death certificate for Margaret Alice Crawford of Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, age 90, widowed, died of apoplexy on 14 April 1950, born on 13 March 1860 in Braxton County, Virginia, daughter of Frank Ashby and Virginia Wine, no informant identified, burial on 16 April 1950 in Sutton Cemetery, State File# 7153, image obtained from www.wvculture.org; online search with available digital images, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia deaths : COLLECTION RECORD, 1804-1999.
  7. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Jordan Crawford and Alice Wine in 1873 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  8. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Alice Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Patrick P Crawford, Memorial# 81425612.
  10. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Margaret A. Crawford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 416B; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa Elizabeth (Crawford) Lombard, Memorial# 81426100.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Edgar Crawford, Memorial# 81425607.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Patrick F Crawford, Memorial# 81425611.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ralph C Crawford, Memorial# 81425614.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Link Crawford, Memorial# 81425610.

Louisa Elizabeth Crawford1

b. 25 December 1875, d. 13 November 1945
Father*Jordan J. Crawford1 b. 4 Nov 1847, d. 26 Nov 1922
Mother*Margaret Alice Ashby1 b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 14 Apr 1950
Birth*25 December 1875Louisa Elizabeth Crawford was born on 25 December 1875 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1
Name VariationShe was called Lizzie.2
Marriage*1892She married Louis A. Lombard, son of Eugene Lombard and Eliza Ursula Bardin, in 1892 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1,3,2
(Wife) Death30 June 1941Louisa Elizabeth became a widow when Louis A. Lombard died on 30 June 1941 at age 73.3
Death*13 November 1945She died on 13 November 1945 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 691
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton.1,3

Family

Louis A. Lombard b. 23 Oct 1867, d. 30 Jun 1941

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa Elizabeth (Crawford) Lombard, Memorial# 81426100. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of L A Lombard and Lizzie Crawford in 1892 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louis A Lombard, Memorial# 139751666.

Lucinda Crawford1

b. 1846
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1846Lucinda Crawford was born about 1846 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 185020 August 1850Lucinda was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of her parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 4 years old.1
(Daughter) Death14 June 1855She was about 9 years old when her mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.2,3
(Relationship Not Known) Census US 18604 June 1860Lucinda Crawford was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 4 June 1860 in the household of Mary Anne and Homer A. Holt near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 14 years old.4

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of H. A. and Mary Ann Holt, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 344; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Margaret S. Crawford1,2

b. 1863
Father*Charles Crawford1 b. 1833
Mother*Frances Donaldson1 b. 1834
Birth*1863Margaret S. Crawford was born about 1863 in West Virginia.1
(Stepdaughter) Census US 187018 July 1870Margaret S. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Frances and Jesse Crites, near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. Margaret was 7 years old.1
(Stepdaughter) Census US 18801 June 1880Margaret S. was enumerated as a boarder on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Frances Jane and Jesse Crites, in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. Margaret was 17 years old and did housekeeping work.2,3

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Frances Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Frances Jane Crites, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 447B; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Allen and Sarah Cutlip, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 421D; Enumeration District: 007.

Mary Ann Crawford1

b. 1837
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1837Mary Ann Crawford was born about 1837 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 185020 August 1850Mary Ann was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of her parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 13 years old.1
(Daughter) Death14 June 1855She was about 18 years old when her mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.2,3
Marriage*2 May 1857She married Hugh L. Williams, son of James Williams and Bathsheba __?__, on 2 May 1857 in Braxton County, Virginia.4

Family

Hugh L. Williams b. 1839

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.
  4. [S2539] Multiple authors, Vital statistics, 1853-1860 of West Virginia. Although the title of this collection indicates West Virginia, the area was actually still a part of the state of Virginia until it was officially admitted as a U.S. state as West Virginia on June 20, 1863. This collection is a microreproduction of original manuscripts held at the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, and includes births, marriages and deaths: marriage on 2 May 1857 in Braxton County, Virginia, of Mary Ann Crawford, age 20, born about 1837 in Braxton County, to John and Susan Crawford, and Hugh L. Williams, age 18, farmer, born about 1839 in Braxton County to James and Basheba Williams, referencing FHL Film# 34484, DGS# 7499352, image# 322 of 503, Line# 11; on 10 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Vital statistics, 1853-1860 of West Virginia.

Mary Jane Crawford1,2

b. 4 March 1894, d. 4 September 1981
Father*Harry Crawford3
Mother*Ida Roberta Ashby3,4 b. 21 Sep 1866, d. 21 Mar 1951
(Elder Daughter) Brick WallHarry Crawford of Braxton County, West Virginia, Mary Jane's biological father, definitely qualifies as a serious Brick Wall. We have found only one record with his name on it, and we can't be sure it's even accurate. Sadly, here's all we know about him:

On the 1953 death certificate of Evalena Crawford, whose mother was Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford, Evalena's father's name was reported as Harry Crawford. The informant on the death certificate was Evalena's husband, Roy C. Stoner. He reported Evalena's mother's maiden name as Ida Roberta Crawford, which was both her stepfather's surname as well as her husband Harry's. Ida Roberta's maiden name was actually Ashby, the surname of her biological father, who was her mother's first husband. If Harry was the father of Evalena Crawford, who was born on 1 December 1896, he was likely also the father of Mary Jane Crawford, who was born on 4 March 1894 and was also the daughter of Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford. We have not been able to determine Harry's parents, or which of the Crawford families of West Virginia he belonged to.

While our Crawford research in this project has focused primarily on the extended family of John Crawford and Susan (Woods) Crawford of Virginia, and then later of Braxton County, West Virginia, there were several additional Crawford families in the area during the same time period. It seems logical to us that some of those other families may be connected, although we have not yet been successful, after several attempts, to prove that theory. Most of our "failures" are not included in this project because we have been able to satisfy ourselves that Harry was not among them. So, after many hours, over several weeks, of researching Crawfords in Virginia and West Virginia, our search for Harry has come to a disappointing end. Who was he?... We absolutely hate to give up, so we'll share an idea that will continue to haunt us until we learn the truth...

What if John Henry Crawford was Harry?... John Henry Crawford was the only son of Charles Crawford and Frances (Donaldson) Crawford of Braxton County. He was a nephew of William Crawford, the second husband of Mary Jane (Wine) Ashby Crawford, who was the mother of Ida Roberta (Ashby) Crawford. Adding to our tangled web of extended family, Ida Roberta's older sister, Margaret Alice (Ashby) Crawford, married Jordan J. Crawford, who was a brother of William Crawford and another uncle of John Henry Crawford.

Our conjecture, at first, appears not to work because John Henry married Amanda C. Bragg in April 1889 and they were enumerated together, with John's mother, Frances (Donaldson) Crawford, shortly before John's death in 1900. However, during the ten year period between 1889 and 1900, we have found no records for either John Henry or Amanda and much could have happened during those ten years. We learned from the 1900 census, for example, that during their marriage, Amanda had no children. What if she and John separated, and/or divorced, in the early years of their marriage? What if John Henry had a second short marriage with Ida Roberta which produced two daughters, Mary Jane and Evalena in 1894 and 1896? What if John, whose middle name was Henry, was called Harry? On the 1900 census, Ida Roberta was enumerated with her daughters in the household of a relative and recorded as divorced, and John Henry was enumerated with Amanda and his mother and recorded as married. John died one week after the 1900 census was taken, and Amanda married her second husband less than four months after John's death. As we see it, it is possible that John Henry Crawford could be our Brick Wall Harry Crawford. What do you think?... And if not John Henry... Who?..

If anyone reading this has information about Harry Crawford or John Henry Crawford, please contact us. We will greatly appreciate your help.5,6
Birth*4 March 1894Mary Jane Crawford was born on 4 March 1894 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1,4
(Daughter) Divorcebefore June 1900She was about 6 years old when her parents were divorced.7
(Great-Grandniece) Census US 19009 June 1900Mary was enumerated with her mother and sister on the 1900 census taken on 9 June 1900 in the household of her great-grandaunt, Elizabeth (Wine) Conrad, who was the sister of Mary's maternal great grandfather, James Wine, in Salt Lick, Braxton County, West Virginia. Mary was 5 years old.7
(Daughter) Marriage1905She was about 11 years old when her mother married a second time, in 1905, to Adolph Johnson.3,8
Marriage*She married first Erick Melrose in West Virginia.4
(Wife) DeathMary became a widow with three young children when Erick Melrose died.4
Marriage*9 November 1918She married second Joseph Fernandez on 9 November 1918 in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.1,9,4,10
(Mother) Marriage19 March 1928Mary, signing her name as "Mary Freandes", gave her consent for the marriage of her daughter, Margaret Melrose, who was 16 years old, and Fred R. Shook on 19 March 1928 in Huron County, Ohio.11
Census US 1930*26 April 1930Mary and Joseph Fernandez were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 26 April 1930 at 2157 Boliver Road, Canton, Stark County, Ohio. They were both 36 years of age, able to read, write and to speak English, and Joseph was employed for wages as a laborer for a Brick Contractor. He had immigrated to the United States in 1912 and had the First Papers for his naturalization. They were both recorded as being 23 years of age at their first marriage, although Mary was about 16 years old when she married her first husband, and 23 years of age when she and Joseph married. They rented their house for $25 per month, and seven children were enumerated with them in 1930. Lewis Melrose, Mary's son from her first marriage, was recorded with the surname Fernandez and was 12 years old; the couple's son, Herman Fernandez, was 10 years old, and he and Lewis had both attended school within the census year and were able to read, write and to speak English. Betty and William Fernandez, ages 8 and 7 years, respectively, were attending school; Isabelle and Dorothy Fernandez, were ages 6 and 3 years, respectively, although Dorothy was just one month short of her 4th birthday. Also enumerated in the Fernandez household in 1930 was Mary's daughter from her first marriage, Margaret (Melrose) Shook, and Margaret's one-year-old son, Fred Ray Shook Jr.. Margaret was 19 years old, able to read, write and to speak English, and was employed for wages as a Packer in a Bearing Factory. She was recorded as married, although her husband was not with her. We suspect they had separated and were planning to divorce, as Fred married his second wife in August 1934.12,13
(Mother-in-Law) Census US 19503 April 1950She was enumerated with her husband, and other members of their family, on the 1950 census taken on 3 April 1950 in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Clarence Moore, on the Township Line Road, North of 30, West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. Mary was 56 years of age and helped her daughter with the home housework. Her husband, Joseph, was 56 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and worked without pay on a farm as a farmer's helper. Also enumerated in the Moore household in 1950 were their daughter Alice's two children from her first marriage, Rosemary and Joseph Buch, two of Mary and Joseph's other daughters, Barbara Fernandez and Dorothy (Fernandez) Boggs, a son-in-law, Russell Junior Boggs, and a niece and nephew.14
(Wife) Death21 January 1981Mary Jane became a widow when Joseph Fernandez died on 21 January 1981 at age 86.9
Death*4 September 1981She died on 4 September 1981 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, at age 874
Burial* and was buried with her husband in the Garden of Peace and Brotherhood section of Sunset Hills Memory Gardens, North Canton, Stark County.4,9

Family 1

Erick Melrose
Children1.Margaret Melrose+15,11 b. 20 Jul 1911
2.Charles Melrose4 b. 31 May 1916, d. 12 Nov 1916
3.Lewis Glen Melrose16 b. 26 Dec 1917, d. 21 Apr 1994

Family 2

Joseph Fernandez b. 13 Dec 1894, d. 21 Jan 1981
Children1.Herman Fernandez1 b. 3 Nov 1919
2.Alice Betty Fernandez+1,2 b. 13 Aug 1921, d. 24 Feb 1997
3.William Fernandez1 b. 1923
4.Isabel Fernandez1 b. 1925
5.Dorothy Fernandez1,17 b. 2 May 1925
6.Barbara Fernandez1 b. 1935

Citations

  1. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Mary Fernandez, (their surname transcribed as "Fernandey" by Ancestry), Year: 1940; Census Place: Pike, Stark, Ohio; Roll: m-t0627-03151; Pages: 9A-9B; Enumeration District: 76-85. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Betty Alice Moore, age 30, daughter of Joseph Fernandez and Mary Jane Crawford, and Harold V Nichols, age 30, son of Vernon C. Nichols and Olive Meredith, on 7 March 1952 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 002251846. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ida Johnson, Memorial# 62524628. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Crawford) Fernandez, Memorial# 178320538.
  5. [S2518] Ohio Department of Health, Certificates of death, 1908-1953 ; index, 1908-1911. Microfilm of original records at the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio. Note: The certificate numbers 65080-65083 and 65362-65366 from the year 1909 may not appear on the index: death certificate for Evalena Stoner of rural Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, age 56, 7 months, 28 days, died on 29 July 1953 after 3 days in Union Hospital, rural Dover, of hypertensive heart disease and decompensation, married, at home, born on 1 December 1896 in West Virginia to Harry Crawford and Ida Roberta Crawford, informant Roy Stoner, burial on 1 August 1953 in Dundee Cemetery in Dundee, Ohio, citing State File# 50214, FHL Film# 2246551, DGS# 4109471, image# 1115 of 3147; on 1207 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Certificates of death, 1908-1953 ; index, 1908-1911.
  6. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, The Daily Times, (New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio), Thursday, 30 July 1953, page 20, reporting the death of Evalena Stoner, 44, wife of Roy C. Stoner and a resident of Boliver for the last 10 years, at Union Hospital the day before of a heart ailment after an illness of three months; daughter of the late Harry and Ida Roberta Crawford and had formerly resided in Canton; survived by her husband, one brother, Charles Crawford of Sutton West Virginia, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Fernandez of Canton; burial in Dundee Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  7. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Conrad, Year: 1900; Census Place: Salt Lick, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0009; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ida Crawford and Adolph Johnson in 1905 in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph “Joe” Fernandez, Memorial# 178320537.
  10. [S1387] West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mary Melrose and Joseph Fernandez in 1918 in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States.
  11. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Margaret Melrose of Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio, age 16 years on 20 July 1927, Student, her first marriage, born in Elyria, Ohio, daughter of Erick Melrose, deceased, and Mary Crawford, and Fred Shook of Wakeman Township, Ohio, age 21 years on 15 November 1927, so reporting his year of birth as 1906, Mill Worker, his first marriage, born in Leroy, West Virginia, son of Cyrus Shook and Dora Sholder, consent for Margaret to marry given by her mother, Mary Fernandez, her father deceased, married on 19 March 1928 in Huron County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000410269.
  12. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Mary Fernandez, (their surname spelled "Frandez" by the census taker), Year: 1930; Census Place: Canton, Stark, Ohio; Page: 34A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2341603. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Fred Ray Shook of Lorain County, Ohio, age 25 years on 15 November 1933, so born in 1908, truck driver, not previously married, born in Leroy, West Virginia, son of Cyrus Shook and Dora Showalter, and Flossie Isabell Hand of Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, age 19 years on 21 May 1934, not previously married, born in Kipton, Ohio, daughter of Clarence Hand and Cassie Cox, on 18 August 1934 in Delaware County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 001955845.
  14. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clarence and Alice Moore, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: West, Columbiana, Ohio; Roll: 372; Sheet Number: 3; Enumeration District: 15-125. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ida Johnson, Year: 1920; Census Place: Wheeling Ward 2, Ohio, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1967; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 77. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lewis Glen Melrose, Memorial# 57097813.
  17. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Dorothy Phyllis Fernandez, born on 2 May 1925 at Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, daughter of Joe Fernandez and Mary J Crawford, died in 7 July 2000, agency notes: Feb 1943: Name listed as DOROTHY PHYLLIS FERNANDEZ; Nov 1946: Name listed as DOROTHY FERNANDEZ PICKEREL; Feb 1951: Name listed as DOROTHY BOGGS; Feb 1964: Name listed as DOROTHY P WILLARD; 19 Aug 1977: Name listed as DOROTHY PHYLLIS WILLARD. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Matthew Crawford Esq.1

Residence*8 December 1806Matthew Crawford Esq. was described on 8 December 1806 as being of Rockfield, County Westmeath, Ireland.1
(Trustee) Estate and LandThe will of John Bell of Creevy, which placed much of his assets in trust, named Matthew Crawford Esq. and Reverend James Bond as trustees.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Medora J. Crawford1

b. 1874, d. April 1885
Father*______ Crawford1
Mother*Margaret A. Cutlip1 b. 1843
Birth*1874Medora J. Crawford was born about 1874 in West Virginia.1
Name VariationShe was called Dora.2
(Daughter) Census US 188021 June 1880Medora was enumerated with her divorced mother on the 1880 census taken on 21 June 1880 in the household of her maternal grandparents, Sarah and Allen Cutlip, in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Medora was 6 years old.1
(Daughter) Relationship NoteIt troubles us that we have not yet been able to identify Medora's father. We know his surname was Crawford, and that he and Medora's mother, Margaret A. (Cutlip) Crawford, had separated, and likely divorced, before the 1880 census was taken. Margaret and Medora were enumerated in 1880 in the household of Margaret's father and stepmother, Sarah and Allen Cutlip, in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Medora, who was born about 1874, died in April of 1885 at age 12.

We had originally thought that Medora's father might become important in our search for Brick Wall Harry Crawford because we had been concentrating our search for Harry among the Braxton County, West Virginia Crawfords. Medora's mother, Margaret A. (Cutlip) Crawford, was the stepdaughter of Sarah (Donaldson) Cutlip, who was a sister of Frances (Donaldson) Crawford Crites who had married, as her first husband, Charles Crawford, a son of John Crawford and Susan (Woods) Crawford, whose extended family had ended up becoming the primary focus of Harry's Brick Wall research. We noted that Sarah Crawford, the younger daughter of Frances (Donaldson) Crawford Crites and her first husband, Charles Crawford, was also enumerated in Allen Cutlip's household on the 1880 census.

If anyone reading this can help us identify the husband of Margaret A. (Cutlip) Crawford, please contact us.1,2
Death*April 1885She died in April 1885 in the Holly District, Braxton County, at the age of 12 years.2

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Allen and Sarah Cutlip, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 421D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Dora J Crawford in April 1885 in Holly District, Braxton County, West Virginia, age 12, born about 1873 in Braxton County, daughter of Margaret Crawford, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

Miriam J. Crawford1,2

b. 1835
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1835Miriam J. Crawford was born about 1835 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 185020 August 1850Miriam was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of her parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 15 years old.1
(Daughter) Death14 June 1855She was about 20 years old, and not yet married, when her mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.3,4
Marriage*15 March 1860She married William Crites, son of John Crites and Margaret Skidmore, on 15 March 1860 in Braxton County, Virginia.5
Census US 1870*18 July 1870Miriam J. and William Crites were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 July 1870 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. William was 32 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $300, and Miriam was 35 years of age and keeping house. Their three older children, Marshall, Salena and Peter, were ages 8, 5, and 2 years, respectively, and the baby, Piper, was one year old. Miriam's sister, Ellender Crawford, was also enumerated with the family in 1870. She was 37 years of age and recorded as being "without occupation". William's parents, Margaret and John Crites, were enumerated in the next household on the same census page, and the families of his brothers, Jesse and Abraham, were enumerated in the next two households after their parents on the same census page. Next on the same census page was the family of his sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Isaac Rose, and their eldest brother, William R. Crites, with his wife and children, were near the top of the next census page.2

Family

William Crites b. 1838
Children1.Marshall Crites2 b. 1862
2.Salena Crites2 b. 1865
3.Peter Crites2 b. 1868, d. 15 Jun 1872
4.Piper Crites2 b. 1869, d. Feb 1870
5.Averille Crites6 b. 5 Jun 1873, d. Jun 1874
6.Jasper Newton Crites7 b. 10 Jul 1875

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Miriam J. Crites, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 426B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808.
  5. [S2539] Multiple authors, Vital statistics, 1853-1860 of West Virginia. Although the title of this collection indicates West Virginia, the area was actually still a part of the state of Virginia until it was officially admitted as a U.S. state as West Virginia on June 20, 1863. This collection is a microreproduction of original manuscripts held at the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, and includes births, marriages and deaths: marriage on 15 March 1860 in Braxton County, Virginia, of Miriam Crawford, age 24, born about 1836 in Braxton County to John and Susan Crawford, and William Crites, age 21, farmer, born about 1839 in Braxton County to John and Peggy Crites, referencing FHL Film# 34484, DGS# 7499352, image# 329 of 503, Line# 9; on 10 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Vital statistics, 1853-1860 of West Virginia.
  6. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Averille Crites on 5 June 1873 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Crites and Miram Jane Crites, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  7. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Jasper Newton Crites on 10 July 1875 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Crites and Miriam Crites, referencing FHL Film# 573797.

Patrick Crawford1

b. 1851, d. October 1916
Father*John Crawford1 b. 1805, d. Nov 1879
Mother*Susan Woods1 b. 1808, d. 14 Jun 1855
Birth*1851Patrick Crawford was born about 1851 in Virginia.1,2,3
(Son) Death14 June 1855He was about 4 years old when his mother died on 14 June 1855, 13 days after the birth of her eleventh child, at about age 47.4,5
(Relationship Not Known) Census US 18604 June 1860Patrick Crawford was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 4 June 1860 in the household of Mary Anne and Homer A. Holt near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 9 years old.6
(Brother) Census US 19008 June 1900Patrick was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 June 1900 in the household of his brother and sister-in-law, Alice and Jordan Crawford, in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia. Patrick was 49 years of age, unable to read or write, and worked as a laborer.7
Death*October 1916He died in early October 1916 at the home of his brother, Jordan, in Braxton County, at about age 658
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County.8

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Margaret A. Crawford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 416B; Enumeration District: 007, Patrick recorded as age 29, and his year of birth estimated as 1851. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of H. A. and Mary Ann Holt, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 344; Family History Library Film: 805336, Patrick Crawford was reported as 9 years old, and his year of birth estimated as 1851. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Patrick P Crawford, Memorial# 81425612, estimating his year of birth, incorrectly we believe, as 1855. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Susan Crawford on 14 June 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 45, born about 1810, daughter of _____ Woods and Ann _____, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Crawford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 185b, reporting Susan's age as 42, and estimating her year of birth as 1808. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of H. A. and Mary Ann Holt, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 344; Family History Library Film: 805336.
  7. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Alice Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Patrick P Crawford, Memorial# 81425612.

Patrick F. Crawford1

b. 1 November 1882, d. 19 November 1909
Father*Jordan J. Crawford1,2 b. 4 Nov 1847, d. 26 Nov 1922
Mother*Margaret Alice Ashby1,3 b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 14 Apr 1950
Birth*1 November 1882Patrick F. Crawford was born on 1 November 1882 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 19008 June 1900Patrick was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 18 years old, able to read and write, and worked as a laborer.4
Death*19 November 1909He died on 19 November 1909 in Braxton County at age 271
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Patrick F Crawford, Memorial# 81425611. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jordan J Crawford, Memorial# 81425608.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Alice (Wine) Crawford, Memorial# 139598811.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Alice Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Ralph C. Crawford1

b. 4 January 1889, d. 13 April 1927
Father*Jordan J. Crawford1,2 b. 4 Nov 1847, d. 26 Nov 1922
Mother*Margaret Alice Ashby1,3 b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 14 Apr 1950
Birth*4 January 1889Ralph C. Crawford was born on 4 January 1889 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 19008 June 1900Ralph was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 11 years old, able to read, although not yet to write, and had attended school for 5 months of the census year.4
Death*13 April 1927He died on 13 April 1927 in Sutton at age 381
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ralph C Crawford, Memorial# 81425614. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jordan J Crawford, Memorial# 81425608.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Alice (Wine) Crawford, Memorial# 139598811.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jordan and Alice Crawford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 1241756. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.