Mary Crawford

Female7 August 1825–24 December 1898

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Crawford was born on 7 August 1825, in Ohio, United States, her father, Harison Crawford, was 21 and her mother, Maribah Rogers, was 23. She married Bethuel M Merris on 5 July 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Greenbush Township, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Holeman Cemetery, Greenbush Township, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 24 December 1898, in Warren, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bethuel M Merris
Mary Crawford
Marriage: 5 July 1846
Meribah Merriss
John B Merris
Almira Merris
Eliza Ellen Merris
Flora Merris
Melissa Merris

Sources (6)

  • Mary Merriss in household of Bethnel Merriss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Crawford - Published information: birth: 7 August 1825; Ohio, United States
  • Mary Crawford, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 July 1846
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    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.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 11

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


    Age 21

    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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