Lucy Abigail Ludington

23 March 1818–30 April 1893 (Age 75)
Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lucy Abigail

Lucy Abigail Ludington was born on 23 March 1818, in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. She married John Washington Crenshaw on 25 April 1842, in Perry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Marion, Perry, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died on 30 April 1893, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Marion Cemetery, Marion, Perry, Alabama, United States.

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John Washington Crenshaw
Lucy Abigail Ludington
Marriage: 25 April 1842
Fannie Crenshaw
Mary F. ( twin) Crenshaw
John Lemuel Crenshaw
Theron C. ( twin) Crenshaw
Joseph T. Crenshaw
W. T. Crenshaw

Spouse and Children

25 April 1842
Perry, Alabama, United States


    Fannie Crenshaw


    John Lemuel Crenshaw


    Mary F. ( twin) Crenshaw


    Theron C. ( twin) Crenshaw


    Joseph T. Crenshaw


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 14

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 20

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Lutton in Northamptonshire named in Old English as Ludingtūn ( see Lutton ) or from Luddington in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Ludintone, both named from the Old English personal name Luda + -ingdenoting association with + tūn ‘estate’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lucy Crenshaw in household of Washington Crenshaw, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lucy A Luddington Crenshaw in entry for Wm T Crenshaw, "Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955"
  • Lucy A Luddington, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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