John Crawford

1748–7 April 1779 (Age 31)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Crawford was born in 1748, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, James Crawford, was 25 and his mother, Margery, was 22. He married Rebekah Douglas on 13 September 1769, in Louisa, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 April 1779, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Montgomery, Virginia, United States.

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John Crawford
Rebekah Douglas
Marriage: 13 September 1769
James Crawford
Nathan Crawford
Mary Polly Crawford
Sarah Crawford

Spouse and Children

13 September 1769
Louisa, Virginia, British Colonial America


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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 10

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 28

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

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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  • Will of John Crawford ordered recorded / appointment of administrators / appointment of appraisers, Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Inventory of John Crawford, Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Will of John Crawford, Montgomery County, Virginia

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