William Samuel Crawford

Male3 February 1833–28 June 1864

Brief Life History of William Samuel

William Samuel Crawford was born on 3 February 1833, in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States. He married Christina Kendall on 15 January 1860, in Fannin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 28 June 1864, in Fannin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery, Fannin, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Samuel Crawford
Christina Kendall
Marriage: 15 January 1860
James Albert Crawford
Thomas Smith Crawford
Altha Jane Crawford

Sources (15)

  • 1860 United States Federal Census
  • William Crawford, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1860Fannin, Georgia, United States
  • Children (3)

    World Events (7)

    1835 · Treaty of New Echota

    Age 2

    A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 13

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Civil War History

    William S. fought on the Confederate side. He was assigned to the 65 Georgia Infantry Regiment, Company b and Company I and held the rank of Private when discharged. as recorded in U. S. Civil War So …

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