Person:William Crawford (31)

  1. Col. William Crawford1691 - 1761
  • HCol. William Crawford1691 - 1761
  • WMary Douglas1693 - 1725
m. 1714
  1. Alexander Crawford, I1715 - 1764
  2. Edward Crawford1717 -
  3. James Crawford1719 - abt 1750
  4. William Crawford1720 - 1761
  5. Margaret Crawford1721 -
  6. Ann Crawford1723 - 1764
  7. Patrick Crawford1723 - 1787
  8. Mary Crawford1725 - ABT 1793
  9. George Crawford1727 - 1780
Facts and Events
Name[1] Col. William Crawford
Gender Male
Birth? 7 Jun 1691 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Marriage 1714 Scotlandto Mary Douglas
Emigration? 1723 Lancaster County, PA
Other? BET 1736 AND 1737 Little North Mountain, Augusta Co., VirginiaSettled
Death[1][2] 1761 Killed by Indians While Trading on the Ohio River, Ohio
Emigration? Near Londonderry, Ireland

William Crawford was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 23.--17th September, 1761. Thomas Lewis to Wm. Crawford, £48, 370 acres patented to Thomas, 9th Ocober, 1753, in Forks of James on First and Second Run, George Rutledge's land. Delivered to George Crawford, devisee of Wm. Crawford, 13th January, 1784.


Importation to Orange County, VA

From "Orange County", Volume II, pub. 1956, W.E. Brookman
Importations from Abroad to Orange Co. Va:
Patrick Crawford & Family July 1740 Gt. Brit.
Wm. Crawford - July 1740
(Note: both listed among many others on list).


Information on William Crawford

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Mrs. John Gamble in "Decendants of Alexander & Mary McPheeters/Crawford" book states: Col. William Crawford first American ancestor. He and Mary Douglas were married in Scotland. He and Mary moved to Londonerry, Ireland vicinity. States they died in Ireland. Nine children migrated to Lancaster co., PA before 1737. Came to America in 1723 from Scotland to Ireland then America landing in Philadelphia.

    Alexander
    Edward
    William
    Margaret
    Ann
    James
    George
    Patrick
    Mary

Mrs. Mildred Crawford left material now deposited at the Augusta county Historical Society. William I was killed by the Indians while trading on the Ohio River in 1761. He was graduate of the UN Edinburgh; Colonel of Scottish Royal Guards; civil engineer. He removed from Scotland to Ireland, thence to america in 1723, and settled in Lancaster Co. He moved to Augusta County, VA 1736-37 and settled at the base of Little North Mountain, now called Crawford Mountain, near Buffalo Gap. He established a "smith" and manufactured farming implements, guns, sabres and domestic utensils.

Amanda A. Forbes- page 4 of above book. Had only found the following children of William I and Mary Douglas Crawford: Alexander James Patrick George Mary

WILLIAM CRAWFORD was born on June 7, 1691 in Glasgow, Scotland.

William married MARY DOUGLAS, the daughter of WILLIAM DOUGLAS and GRISHILD MCKEAND, in 1726 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

William died in 1761 in Augusta County, Virginia.



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(1) "Early Western Augusta Pioneers," by George W. Cleek (1957) p.341. FHL #975.591 D2cg. (2) "Descendants of Alexander and Mary McPheeters Crawford," by Amanda Forbes and Lucetta Simmis (1980) p.2-3. Cites: (a) Mrs. John Gamble, d/o William McPheeters Jr.. (b) Papers of Mrs. Mildred Crawford, Augusta Co. Historical Soc.. (3) Ancestral File, FHL, 1995. Caroline Crawford Howard, 3431 Airlie St., Charlotte, NC 28205.

! Birth: (1) Of Scottish ancestry. (2b) 1692, Lanarkshire, Scotland. (3) Abt 1703, Scotland. Marriage to Mary Douglas: (1,2a,b) Scotland. Death: (2a) Presumed he died in Ireland. (2b) 1761. Killed on the Ohio River while trading with the Indians.

(2b) Graduated, University of Edinburgh. (2b) Civil engineer. (2b) Colonel of Scottish Royal Guards. (1,2b) Moved to Northern Ireland. (2a) Moved to Londonderry, Ireland, or in that vicinity. (2b) 1723: Came to Pennsylvania. Settled in Lancaster Co. (1) The Crawfords came to PA. (2b) 1723, 20 Dec: John Alexander, Samuel Crawford and William Crawford lived at Octoraro, Lancaster Co., PA and were traders. (2b) 1736/7: Moved to Augusta Co., VA. Settled at the base of Little North Mountain, now called Crawford Mountain, near Buffalo Gap. (2b) Established a smith and manufactured farming implements, guns, sabres and domestic utensils. (2b) A surveyor. (2b) 1745, 23 May: Listed in importations, Orange Co., VA Order Book IV, p.330. (NOTE: Father or son?) (2b) 1761, 17 Sep: Purchased from Thomas Lewis 370 acres patented to Lewis 9 Oct 1753 in Forks of James on First and Second Run, George Rutledge's land. Delivered to George Crawford, devisee of William Crawford, 13 Jan 1784.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 v13t3661.FTW.

    Date of Import: Dec 16, 2000

  2. Decendants of Alexander & Mary McPheeters/Crawford.