David Crowder

Brief Life History of David

When David Crowder was born on 17 October 1837, in Fayette, Virginia, United States, his father, Peter Alexander Crowder, was 21 and his mother, Mary Margaret Grass, was 25. He married Narcissa Bateman on 17 March 1858, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Fayette, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 22 December 1879, in Mason, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 42.

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David Crowder
Narcissa Bateman
Marriage: 17 March 1858
Nancy Margaret Crowder
Jeremiah E. Crowder
Anna Crowder
Alexander M. Crowder
Roxa C. Crowder
Mary E. Crowder
Martha A. Crowder
Peter M Crowder
Harrison William Crowder
Matthew Irvin Crowder

Sources (17)

  • David Crowder in household of Peter Crowder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Crowder, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • David Crowder, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


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

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English crouder, crouther ‘player of the croud’, a stringed instrument sometimes known as the Welsh fiddle (Middle English croud, a borrowing of Welsh crwth). In Wales and in English counties bordering Wales the name may have been an Anglicized form of the equivalent Welsh crythor ‘fiddler’. The surname also occurs as Crowther .

Americanized form of German Krauter or its Dutch cognates Kruiter and Kruider.

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

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