Person:William Crawford (62)

William Crawford
m. 1740
  1. Margaret Crawford1739 -
  2. James Crawfordabt 1740 - 1803
  3. Lt. John Crawford1743 - 1832
  4. William Crawford1744 - 1792
  5. Rev. Edward Crawford1748 - 1822
  6. Alexander Crawford, II1753 - 1830
  7. Rebecca Crawford1753 - BEF 1807
  8. Elizabeth CrawfordABT 1754 -
  9. Margaret CrawfordABT 1755 -
  10. Robert CrawfordABT 1757 -
  11. Samuel Crawford1759 -
  12. Martha CrawfordABT 1761 -
  13. Mary CrawfordABT 1763 -
m. abt. 1765
  1. Alexander Crawford1766 -
  2. George Crawford1768 -
  3. Mary Crawford1770 -
  4. John Crawford1775 -
  5. Jane Crawford1777 -
  6. Rachel Crawford1779 -
  7. William Crawford1780 -
Facts and Events
Name William Crawford
Gender Male
Birth? 01 Jun 1744 Augusta County, Virginia
Baptism[1] 1 JUN 1746 Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage abt. 1765 to Rachel Sawyers
Death? 19 Oct 1792 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Baptism at Tinkling Spring

William Crawford is listed in the Tinkling Spring List of Baptisms in Augusta County, Virginia on 1 June 1746.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's: (this may pertain to this William Crawford)

  • Page 432.--22d May, 1782. Enos Atwater and Annahellena to Moses Early, William Crawford, John Beach, one-half acre in Staunton whereon Enos now lives, formerly occupied by Wm. Gilham and Thomas Smith, fronting the house and lot of the late Rodger North, deceased, conveyed to Enos by Gilham.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's: (this may pertain to this William Crawford)

  • Page 209.--23d April, 1785. Moses Easley, Crawford Black & Co., by Wm. Crawford, to Henry Miller, mortgage, lot whereon Peter Heiskell now lives, formerly occupied by Enos Atwater, by William Gilham and Thomas Smith, fronting the house of the late Roger North, deceased, and also 80 acres, as described in deed, Gibson to Atwater. Teste: Charles Cameron, Benj. Roberts, Geo. Mayberry.

Will of William Crawford

  • Page 23.--2d October, 1792. William Crawford's will--To wife, Rachel, land adjoining Robert Rennock's line, James Elliot's line, Samuel Gardner's line; to son, Alexander, land above, and to give George Crawford learning; to sons, James, John, and William; to son, George; to daughter, Polly Armstrong, £5; to Nancy Tolman, £5; to daughters, Jenny and Rachel; house to be finished and painted. Executors, wife Rachel, John Crawford, Samuel Crawford, Alex. Craig, and son Alexander. Teste: Joseph Thompson, Hannah Sawyers, Rachel Crawford, Rebecca Sawyers. Proved, December Court, 1792, by Hannah and Rebecca Sawyers and Joseph Thompson. Alexander and Rachel Crawford qualified. Alex. Craig expressly refused to qualify. Other executors have leave to qualify hereafter.


William Crawford
Birth: 1 Jun 1744 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
Death: 19 Oct 1792 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
Sex: M
Father: Alexander Crawford b. 1716 in Ireland
Mother: Mary McPheeters b. in Ireland
Burial: Augusta Co.,Virginia
Changed: 24 Jul 2001 23:29:56
Spouses & Children
Rachel Sawyers (Wife) b. 30 Apr 1750 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
Marriage: 1765 in ,Augusta,Virginia
Alexander Crawford b. 1 Jan 1766 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
George Crawford b. 1768 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
Mary Crawford b. 14 Feb 1770 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
Nancy Crawford b. 14 Feb 1770 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
James Crawford b. 29 Feb 1772 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
John Crawford b. 27 Mar 1775 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
Jane Crawford b. 1777 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
Rachel Crawford b. 1779 in Augusta Co.,Virginia
William Crawford b. 13 Feb 1780 in Augusta Co.,Virginia

CRAWFORD, WILLIAM, born June 1, 1744 in Augusta County, Virginia and died there on October 15, 1792. Married about 1765 to Rachel Sawyers, born in Augusta County, Virginia on April 30, 1750 and died in Howell, Lincoln County, Tennessee on September 4, 1821.
SERVICE:Private and Patriot, manufacturing and supplying arms to
Continental Army, Augusta County, Virginia.
CHILDREN:1. Alexander.
2. James.
3. John, born March 27, 1775 married (1) Margaret Buchanan, (2) Elizabeth Rutherford.
4. William, born February 14, 1780, married (1) Rachel Titus (2) Nancy Gibson.
5. George, born 1786, married Elizabeth
6. Polly, married - Armstrong.
7. Nancy, married - Talman.
8. Jenny.
9. Rachel.
MEMBERS:Christova Queenelle Sawyer Flache, No. 550602.
Irene Elaine Falche Parks, No. 550603.
[Citation: Roster of Revolutionery Ancestors - Texas Society,].
  1. Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom. (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 472.