Reverand William R Crawford

25 May 1810–27 November 1879 (Age 69)
Scotts Creek, Jackson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William R

When Reverand William R Crawford was born on 25 May 1810, in Scotts Creek, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Monroe Crawford, was 42 and his mother, Mary Briscoe, was 41. He married Olive Virginia Hemphill about 1832, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 27 November 1879, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Crawford Cemetery, Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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Reverand William R Crawford
Olive Virginia Hemphill
Marriage: about 1832
Mary Emaline Crawford
Robert P. Crawford
Andrew Jackson Crawford
William Chastain Crawford
Martin W. Crawford
Phillip J Crawford
Sarah M Crawford
Violet Elizabeth Crawford
Olive Mariah Crawford
George W Crawford
Varina Carletta Crawford

Spouse and Children

about 1832
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States


    Mary Emaline Crawford




    William Chastain Crawford


    Martin W. Crawford


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Lanarkshire (Scotland) and Dorset and Lancashire (England) called Crawford, named in Old English with crāwe ‘crow’ + ford ‘ford’.2 English: variant of Crowfoot ( see Crofoot ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • W R Crawford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W R Crawford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William R Crawford, "United States Census, 1850"

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