Facts and Events
Andrew Crawford was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 216.--10th October, 1765. George Poage and Rachel ( ) to William Logan, £115, 210 acres conveyed to George by Thomas Hadley. in Forks of James River and Craigs Creek, opposite John Crawford, land of George Poage. Teste: Andrew ( ) Crawford, Jonathan ( ) Richeson, John Kirkland.
- There has been considerable debate over the placement of this Andrew Crawford among the other Crawford families in Augusta and Botetourt County. What we do know is as follows: the Andrew Crawford that left his will that was probated in February 1791 and named his wife "Ufus" or "Ufree" is likely the same Andrew Crawford that is on record as marrying Euphus Batey on 23 November 1788 in Botetourt County [likely his 2nd marriage]. This same Andrew named a married daughter "Margaret Vinsant", likely the Margaret Crawford that married Elisha Vansandt on 8 April 1788 in Botetourt County; and a daughter Eunice, that is likely the Eunice Crawford that married John McRoberts on 6 August 1793 in Botetourt County. Based upon their marriage dates, both daughters Margaret and Eunice had to have been of a prior marriage for Andrew, and NOT from his marriage to Euphus Batey in 1788. Additional research is needed on this family.
- Crawford, Andrew. Will probate February 1791.
- Names wife Ufree, and children: John, James, Eunice.
- Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 54].
Will Transcript of Andrew Crawford
- In the name of God Amen I ANDREW CRAWFORD of Botetourt County in Virginia being of sound mind & memory but very low and weak in Body do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner following. I recomment my soul to the ____ of Spirits Earnestly hoping to be made happy in his Love forever. And as to my Worldly Estate I commit it to the care of my Executors hereafter named to be disposed of in Manner following to wit:
- In the first place I give to my beloved Wife UFUS CRAWFORD all the property that she had when I was married to her for her own proper ___ forever.
- My desire is that my said Wife and my sons JOHN CRAWFORD & JAMES CRAWFORD & my Daughters EUNICE and PHEBA shall all live together on my Land untill the Boys are old enough be bound to ___ and the girls come of age or marry and as much stock and ____ kept as my Executors think necessary to carry on the farm. But in case of the Death or marriage of my said Wife then my Desire is ___ the Land be rented out & all the stock and furniture (excepting hereafter excepted) to be sold.
- And if my said son JOHN CRAWFORD should come of age before my wife marry or die, then my wish is that the Lands be valued and one third of the price of them shall be paid to my said Wife by my two sons JOHN & JAMES _____ (during?) her life. & all the Lands that I own in Botetourt shall then be divided between my two sons JOHN & JAMES for them their Heirs & assigns forever.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter MARG__ VINZANT all the Lands I now own in Kaintuckey and a Calico gown ___ her & her heirs forever.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter EUNICE CRAWFORD a good feather Bed & furniture & ten pounds in money to be paid when she comes of age or (she?) marries. I also desire her to have one of my Cows that is Called hers & a good ___ and some Flax that was ___ for her.
- Item: I give & bequeath to my Daughter PHEBA CRAWFORD a good Feather Bed and furniture & ten pounds in money, a good saddle & a cow when she comes of age or marries.
- My will further is that all my estate except what is before given and will be kept for the use of the Farm shall be sold in such a manner as my Executors shall ___ best and the money applyed as far as necessary to the paying ____ the skooling the Children & finishing the House.
- I also desire that the stock & furniture that is to be kept for the use of the farm shall be sold & the money equally divided Between my sons JOHN & JAMES & my Daughters EUNICE & PHEBA when my WIFE marries or dies or my son comes of age which shall first happen.
- I also desire that as soon as my sons comes ___ of proper age that my Executors bind them to such trades as my sons shall Choose.
- And I do appoint my Brother WILLIAM CRAWFORD & my Friend EDWARD MITCHELL - Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
- In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Tenth Day of January 1791.
- Sealed and Delivered (signed) Andrew Crawford Seal
- in presence of:
- Andrew Crawford Junr
- Andrew Batty
- John Crawford Senr At February Botetourt Court 1791.
- This Instrument of writing was produced in Court as & for the last Will & Testament of Andrew Crawford decd and proved by the oaths of Andrew Crawford Junr, Andrew Batty & John Crawford Witnesses thereto subscribed. And on the motion of William Crawford & Edward Mitchell the Executors therein named the same is ordered to be recorded.
- ([Source: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CRAWFORD/2006-09/1158430046| Botetourt Co., VA. Will Book A pages 294&295]).
Andrew's father is said to have been a John Crawford, but which of the many John Crawford's needs to be established.
From Ancestry Message Board:
Re: Andrew Crawford, Craig's Creek, Botetourt, VA
teddybrock58 (View posts) Posted: 30 Apr 2008 7:46AM
Since there were numerous Crawfords named John and Andrew, I want to be as specific as possible.
Andrew Crawford whose will was dated 10 January 1791 and submitted for Probate February 1791, included names of his children as follows: John, James, Eunice, Pheba and married daughter, Margaret Vinzant (Vansandt), who is my 4th gr. grandmother. There was a witness to the will named Andrew Crawford Junr---likely a relative and possibly a nephew, but not his son. We've all learned that in those days junior and senior was used to differentiate between older and younger men of the same name and did not necessarily connote a father/son relationship.
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Looking for info about Andrew Crawford, born in Augusta County, VA which then turned into Botetourt Co, VA. He supposedly married a Margaret and then later married Euphus (Ufus, Eunice, Euphries) Batey. His will was found in Fincastle, VA. I figure he's the son of John Crawford, but would like to be able to prove that. While John Crawford's will states he has a son Andrew, there seem to be quite a lot of Johns and Andrews.