Col. William Crawford
b.7 Jun 1691 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Facts and Events
William Crawford was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Importation to Orange County, VA
Information on William Crawford
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.
(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.