Archibald Crawford

1777–11 January 1864 (Age 87)
New York, United States

The Life of Archibald

When Archibald Crawford was born in 1777, in New York, United States, his father, Captain Edward Crawford, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Unk, was 27. He married Mary MacDonald on 21 January 1796, in Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Montgomery, Montgomery, Orange, New York, United States in 1820 and Crawford, Orange, New York, United States for about 15 years. He died on 11 January 1864, in Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Archibald Crawford
Mary MacDonald
Marriage: 21 January 1796
Sarah Crawford
Janet Crawford
Edward Crawford
Ranald Crawford
Ann Crawford
Mary Crawford
Margaret Crawford
Alexander Crawford
Archibald Crawford

Spouse and Children

21 January 1796
Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Sarah Crawford


    Janet Crawford


    Edward Crawford


    Ranald Crawford



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Captain Edward Crawford


    Sarah Unk





    Margaret Crawford


    Sarah Crawford


    Andrew Crawford


World Events (8)

1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

Age 0

The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Archibald Crawford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Archibald Crawford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Archibald Crawford, "United States Census, 1820"

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