Col. William Crawford, Indian Trader
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William Crawford (02 Sep 1722– 11 June 1782) was an American soldier and surveyor who worked as a western land agent for George Washington. Crawford fought in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. He was tortured and burned at the stake by American Indians in retaliation for the Gnadenhutten massacre, a notorious incident near the end of the American Revolution.
- From "Fort Necessity and historic shrines of the Redstone country: Washington bi-centennial issue, 1732-1932", by Sons of the American Revolution. Pennsylvania Society. Fort Necessity Chapter, Uniontown:
- COLONEL WILLIAM CRAWFORD - INDIAN TRADER, PIONEER and SOLDIER ON THE FRONTIER, pg. 101
- WILLIAM CRAWFORD, the Scotch-Irish Indian trader, pioneer and frontier soldier, was born in Orange Co., Virginia, in the year 1732, son of HONORA and HUGH CRAWFORD. When he was four years old his father died. His mother soon married RICHARD STEPHENSON. WILLIAM CRAWFORD, his brother, VALENTINE CRAWFORD, and their half-brothers, JOHN, HUGH, RICHARD, JAMES, and MARQUIS STEPHENSON, were raised in the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester in what is now Frederick County, Virginia...By the time WILLIAM CRAWFORD had passed his 26th year he had traveled across the Allegheny Mountains as a Captain in the army of General Forbes, when that general found Fort Duquesne abandoned by the French and Indians in the year 1758.
- (pg. 102) In the year 1767 WILLIAM CRAWFORD settled in what is now Fayette Co...
- Upon the erection of Bedford Co. in 1771, CAPTAIN WILLIAM CRAWFORD was appointed a Justice of the Peace, and this office was renewed on the erection of Westmoreland Co. in 1773...(pg. 113 is a picture of Ruins of Colonel Crawford’s Spring House, West Connellsville, Pa.)
From Genforum Message Board:
Regarding Richard Stephenson's stepson William Crawford: A deed dated 06 Apr 1762 in Frederick Co. VA showed at that time his wife was named Hannah.
- William Crawford (soldier), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).