John S. Crawford

25 April 1794–20 September 1854 (Age 60)
Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John S.

When John S. Crawford was born on 25 April 1794, in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Crawford, was 30 and his mother, Jean Brown, was 26. He married Jane Bozarth on 24 June 1821, in Howard, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Flint River Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 20 September 1854, in Middletown, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Leuins Point Cemetery, Middletown, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

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John S. Crawford
Jane Bozarth
Marriage: 24 June 1821
William D Crawford
David Washington Crawford
James Madison Crawford
Minerva Ann Crawford
Absalom J Crawford
Robert Cunningham Crawford
John F Crawford
Delilah Emily Crawford
Francis M crawford
Joseph B. Crawford
Oliver P. Crawford
Anderson Crawford
Grandison P Crawford
Carlisle Crawford

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  • Marriage
    24 June 1821Howard, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 6
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 8
    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
    1811 · The Tron Riot
    Age 17
    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

    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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    Sources (25)

    • John Crawford, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Crafford, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • John Crawford in entry for James M Crawford, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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