Colonel James Crawford

Brief Life History of James

When Colonel James Crawford was born in 1787, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, George Nelson Crawford Jr., was 37 and his mother, Rachel Ann Stringfellow, was 37. He married Mary Tate Stribling on 14 January 1813, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Augusta Parish, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 11 May 1855, in Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Virginia, United States.

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Colonel James Crawford
Margaret Allen Bell
Marriage: 8 April 1823
Margaret Ann Crawford
Eliza Florence Crawford
Sarah Jane Crawford
Frances Marie Crawford
Susan Crawford
Rebecca Magdalen Crawford
William Bell Crawford
John Davis Crawford
Wilson Tallaferro Crawford
Julia Augusta Crawford

Sources (41)

  • James Crawford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James S. Crawford, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • James Crawford, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Crawford, primarily the one in Lanarkshire (Scotland), and possibly also from the one in Lancashire. Both are named in Old English with crāwe ‘crow’ + ford ‘ford’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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