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Crawford Coat of Arms
The Name
Around the year 1100, people in Scotland began to assume surnames as in family names. Previous to this a person was known by a given name and then some pecuriarity about the person, a job, title or office held, was added. Scotch families almost always took the name of the land or barony they had settled. In some way thought to be connected to the River Cree and a ford discovered there apon by Mackonack, a grandson of the Duke of Brittany, while fighting on the side of the Scotch. His victory there earned him a grant to the land which became Creeford and finally Crawford.
 Ancestors and Descendants of Jeptha M. Crawford
Generation No. 1

1.  HUGH1 CRAWFORD.
  
Child of HUGH CRAWFORD is:
2.      i.     MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2 CRAWFORD.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2 CRAWFORD (HUGH1).
 
Child of MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE CRAWFORD is:
3.      i.     WILLIAM3 CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1640, Aryshire, Scotland; d. 1702, Virgina.

 
Generation No. 3

3.  WILLIAM3 CRAWFORD (MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 1640 in Aryshire, Scotland, and died 1702 in Virginia.  He married NAUDAINE VALENTINE.

Notes for WILLIAM CRAWFORD:
Burial: 1670, Came to America from Lenarkshire, Ayshire, Scotland & Donegal, Ireland
 
Child of WILLIAM CRAWFORD and NAUDAINE VALENTINE is:
4.      i.    VALENTINE4 CRAWFORD, SR., b. 1672, Delaware; d. 1726, Westmoreland County,  Virginia.
 

Generation No. 4

4.  VALENTINE4 CRAWFORD, SR. (WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born 1672 in Delaware, and died 1726 in Westmoreland County,  Virginia.  He married HONORA GRIMES 1716.

Notes for VALENTINE CRAWFORD, SR.:
Notes for Valentine Crawford, Sr:
Acted as a secretary or an assistant to George Washington. He is reported to have been elected to the
Virginia House of Burgess and voted in that body in 1758.

More About Valentine Crawford, Sr:
Fact 2: 1748, Applied for 100 acres of land in Frederick Co., VA
Fact 3: 21 Jun 1754, Paid for the 100 acres.
 
Children of VALENTINE CRAWFORD and HONORA GRIMES are:
        i.      MARY5 CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1716.
        ii.     ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, b. 1718; m. UFN ROSS.
        iii.    MARTHA CRAWFORD, b. 1720.
        iv.     COLONEL WILLIAM CRAWFORD, b. September 02, 1722.
5.      v.     VALENTINE CRAWFORD, JR., b. Abt. 1724, Fredrick County, Virgina; d. January 07, 1777, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
 

Generation No. 5

5.  VALENTINE5 CRAWFORD, JR. (VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 1724 in Fredrick County, Virginia, and died January 07, 1777 in Fayette county, Pennsylvania.  He married CATHERINE.

Notes for VALENTINE CRAWFORD, JR:
1754 - Took oath to the King of England.
Valentine Crawford, Jr. was a Colonel in the Virginia Militia Revolutionary Army in December 1776 and
served as Wagon Master General.
  
More About VALENTINE CRAWFORD, JR:
Burial: Buried @ Bullskin Creek, Shepardstown, WV
Cause of Death: Pneumonia after falling through the ice.
Fact 2: 1754, Enlisted in British Army at Winchester, PA
Fact 3: 1775, Private in Augusta Co., VA militia stationed at Ft. Finecastle.
Fact 4: 01 Oct 1776, Stationed at Ft Henry (now Wheeling WV)
Fact 5: Bet. 1776 - 1777, Colonel in Virginia State Militia Troops.
 
Children of VALENTINE CRAWFORD and CATHERINE are:
          i.     VALENTINE6 CRAWFORD.
6.      ii.     JOSEPH "JOSIAH" CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1742, Westmoreland County,  Virginia; d. Aft. 1830, Estell County, Kentucky.
         iii.    MOSES CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1748.
         iv.    GEORGE WASHINGTON CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1750, Fredrick County, Virginia; d. 1819, Crabtree Township, Haywood County, North Carolina; m. SARAH KIRBY, 1791, Virginia.
         v.     WILLIAM CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1752; d. Abt. 1782; m. EFFIE GRIMES.
        vi.     JOHN CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1753; d. Abt. 1816; m. FRANCES BRADFORD.
        vii.    ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1757; d. Abt. 1829; m. JOHN MINTER.
        viii.   EFFIE CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1765; d. Abt. 1820; m. (1) EPHRIAM WORTHINGTON; m. (2) THOMAS BRECKENRIDGE.
        ix.     RACHEL CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1775; m. HEZEKIAH THORNBERG.
 

Generation No. 6

6.  JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6 CRAWFORD (VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 1742 in Westmoreland County,  Virginia, and died Aft. 1830 in Estell County, Kentucky.  He married (1) ELIZABETH "BETSY" TOWNSEND.  He married (2) UFN ISACCS.

Notes for JOSEPH "JOSIAH" CRAWFORD:
Served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting in 1776 in Captain Durk* Company in the State of PA.
Attached to the 4th regiment of artillery to Captain Duffers' Company Pennsylvania line. Battle of
Brandywine and Jamestown; discharged city of Philadelphia, PA in year 1779 or 1780.

More About JOSEPH "JOSIAH" CRAWFORD:
Fact 2: 1776, Enlisted in Capt. Burks Co., 4th Regiment of Artillery
Fact 3: 16 Jul 1822, Discharged at City of Philadelphia, PA
 
Children of JOSEPH CRAWFORD and ELIZABETH TOWNSEND are:
        i.      MAUDE7 CRAWFORD.
        ii.     ANNA CRAWFORD.
        iii.    IDA CRAWFORD.
 
Children of JOSEPH CRAWFORD and UFN ISACCS are:
7.      iv.     ARCHIBALD "ARCHIE"7 CRAWFORD, b. March 09, 1772, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. March 27, 1866, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
8.      v.      VALENTINE "VOL" CRAWFORD, b. November 15, 1775, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. March 29, 1860, Estell County, Kentucky.
        vi.     AUSTIN CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1776, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. 1840; m. NANCY CLARK, August 06, 1814.

Notes for AUSTIN CRAWFORD:
Killed by a falling tree

        vii.    CECELIA CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1780; m. JAHUE COLE, September 23, 1806, Bourbon county, Kentucky.
        viii.   MARTITIA CRAWFORD, b. 1782, Botetourt County, Virginia; d. 1875, Kentucky.
        ix.     GIDEON CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1786.
        x.      OLIVER CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1786, Bourbon County, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1860, Wolfe County, Kentucky.
9.      xi.     WILLIAM CRAWFORD, b. Estell County, Kentucky; d. March 08, 1820, Estell County, Kentucky.
        xii.    LUCRETIA "CRESSIE" CRAWFORD, b. May 03, 1778, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. February 1864, Sullivan County, Indiana; m. REESE JONES MORGAN, January 03, 1801, Bourbon county, Kentucky.
 

Generation No. 7

7.  ARCHIBALD "ARCHIE"7 CRAWFORD (JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born March 09, 1772 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died March 27, 1866 in Breathitt County, Kentucky.  He married MARGARET BROWN December 07, 1801 in Bourbon county, Kentucky.

Notes for ARCHIBALD "ARCHIE" CRAWFORD:
Served in the War of 1812 as sergeant under General William Henry Harrison when they defeated the
Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe at Lafayette, IN on November 7, 1811. Archibald was wounded by an
arrow in this battle. He continued to serve until he was mustered out of service in February 1814, when he
returned to Miller's Creek, Estill Co., KY. He was granted 20,000 acres of land in the Middle Fork River
area for his military services.

In the spring of 1815, he moved to Bear Creek to claim his land. His two brothers, Valentine and Gideon
helped him construct a two-room cabin. He owned 30 slaves. Some of his land grant is presently owned
by his descendants and the descendants of his slaves who took the name of Crawford.

Archibald was an eccentric. He built his own coffin and kept it filled with corn under the bed he slept in.
He took a notion to have his own funeral and invited friends and relatives. There was a two-hour eulogy
by the Rev. John Spencer. During the whole affair, Archibald sat in a chair at the head of the coffin which
he had pulled out from under his bed for the occasion.
 

Archibald Crawford, born March 9, 1772 in Culpeper Co. VA., was first found in Upper Howard Creek,
Clark Co. KY in 1796. He was also on a reconstructed 1800 census schedule compiled from lists of
taxpayers for the state of Kentucky in Clark County. Also shown living in Clark Co. was Austin Crawford,
and Valentine Crawford. Archibald married Margaret (Peggy) Brown Dec. 8, 1801 in Clark Co. KY,
Margaret was born January 6, 1789. In 1820 he was shown in the Estill Co. KY census with four males,
five females and five slaves. Archibald built a home near the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. In 1850
Breathitt Co KY Archibald at the age of 78 years old is shown as a widow. In his household there are
children who probably are his grandchildren. They are Anderson, Abner, and Margaret Bowman, and
Evilin and Nancy Spicer. Living several households down is Samuel and Rachel Plummer with daughter,
America, age 5 months old. America (Annie) Plummer grew up and married James S. Crawford. James
was the grandson of Archibald Crawford. In the 1860 Breathitt Co. KY census Archibald was living with
his son, Clabourn Crawford. Archibald died March 27, 1866 in Breathit Co. KY. In 1870 Lee Co. was
form out of Breathitt, Owsly, Estill, and Wolf Counties and in the 1870 census this Crawford family was
found living in Lee Co. KY.
From Early Pioneers On The Three Forks Of The Kentucky River, written by Miles Crawford: Archibald
was a tall thin man nearly 6 and a half foot tall. He wore homespun woolen jeans and linen shirts all year
round. In his younger days he wore a long red beard and handlebar mustache. He carried a long scar on
his right cheek and neck from an arrow he received when he was shot by they Wyandott Indians in the
Battle of Tippecanoe with the Shawnee and Wyandott Indians in 1811 near the city of Lafayette, Indiana.
Archibald continued to serve with General Harrison in the Northwest Territory and was at the Battle of
the Thames in Oct. 1813. He was mustered out in February 1814, and returned to Millers Creek, Estill
Co.
Archibald came from Clark County to the mouth of Bear Creek about 1812. He built a long two room log
house and raised thirteen children. He brought thirty slaves with him. Archibald had been in the War of
1812 as a Sergeant in the Calvary and was granted 20,000 acres landbounty warrant. One ancestor said he
had so much land that he "didn't know where the boundaries were." It is know from tax lists and old
deeds that the boundaries were all the land between the waters of Bear Creek, Upper and Lower Twin
Creek. The 1800-1840 Estill and Breathitt Co. Tax list 20,000 acres of timber land. Most of the land was
inherited by his thirteen children and heirs down through the generations. Some has been sold to other
people, descendants of Archibald's original slaves still live on part of the original tract. They took the name
of Crawford and retain it to the present.
Archibald was a shoe cobbler of sorts, he made shoes from hides he had tanned and put the soles on with
dogwood pegs. About everywhere he traveled he always took along his two Jameson (large Kerr type
hunting dog) dogs. At age 78 years, Archibald decides he wanted his funeral preached while he was still
living, word spread for several miles around about the event. He invited all that could get into the family
room of the house, he pulled a coffin made from black walnut whipsawed lumber from under a huge four
poster bed. The coffin was filled with seed corn and asked them to plant it in memory of the event. Rev.
John D. Spencer, a hard-shelled Baptist, preached the funeral. Archibald told the crowd that his large four
poster bed meant more to him than anything else. He had handmade the bed as a wedding present for his
young wife in 1801, she was barely 12 years old when they married, and all of their 13 children were born
in that bed and when his time had come he wanted to die in it. Archibald died 16 years later.
The funeral was attended by James Green Trimble who wrote an account of the event and published in
the book, "Remembrances Of Breathitt County" published by The Jackson Times, Jackson, Breathitt
County, Kentucky.
 
Children of ARCHIBALD CRAWFORD and MARGARET BROWN are:
        i.      ELIZABETH8 CRAWFORD, b. January 23, 1802, Clark County, Kentucky; d. 1889; m. JAMES D. COPE.
        ii.     CLAIBORNE CRAWFORD, b. April 16, 1805, Miller's Creek, Clark County, Kentucky; d. August 09, 1895.
        iii.    LOUVINA CRAWFORD, b. May 22, 1807, Miller's Creek, Clark County, Kentucky; m. JOHN COPE, November 25, 1827.
        iv.     ORANGE "ARCIE" CRAWFORD, b. May 22, 1807, Miller's Creek, Clark County, Kentucky; d. 1838, Owsley County, Kentucky.
        v.      CYNTHIA CRAWFORD, b. October 11, 1810, Miller's Creek, Clark County, Kentucky; d. 1860.
        vi.     VALENTINE CRAWFORD, b. December 23, 1811, Estell County, Kentucky; d. 1859, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
        vii.    OLIVER CRAWFORD, b. June 28, 1814; d. January 11, 1899, Bear Creek, Estill County, Kentucky.

Notes for OLIVER CRAWFORD:
Oliver purchased 1,000 acres of the John Carmens survey on Miller's Creek, Estell Co., KY. He also
owned 1,100 acres of land on Holly Creek, Wolfe Co., KY.

        viii.   OWEN CRAWFORD, b. October 19, 1816, Bear Creek, Estill County, Kentucky.

Notes for OWEN CRAWFORD:
Owen helped manage the family farm which produced 20,000 acres of crops and lumber and supervising the 30 slaves that worked this farm.

        ix.     MARGARET CRAWFORD, b. October 22, 1818; d. 1921.
        x.      WILLIAM HARRISON "HARRY" CRAWFORD, b. December 21, 1818, Bear Creek, Estill County, Kentucky; d. November 28, 1864.
        xi.     MARANDA CRAWFORD, b. April 23, 1821, Estell County, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1850; m. EDWARD SPICER, October 03, 1841, Perry County, Kentucky.
        xii.    SIMPSON CRAWFORD, SR., b. October 13, 1824, Bear Creek, Estill County, Kentucky; d. 1908, Palo Pinto County, Texas.
        xiii.   ALBERT G. CRAWFORD, b. February 16, 1826, Bear Creek, Estill County, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1910.

8.  VALENTINE "VOL"7 CRAWFORD (JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born November 15, 1775 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died March 29, 1860 in Estell County, Kentucky.  He married SUSANNAH RHEY (RAY) January 10, 1800 in Madison County, Kentucky, daughter of BENJAMIN RAY.
 
Children of VALENTINE CRAWFORD and SUSANNAH RHAY are:
        i.      JEPTHA8 CRAWFORD, Stillborn.
        ii.     FRANCES CRAWFORD, b. 1801, Estell County, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1854, Estill County, Kentucky; m. ISAAC SPARKS, August 30, 1824, Estill County, Kentucky.
        iii.    ROBERT "RIPPER" LEE CRAWFORD, b. March 1803, Clark County, Kentucky; d. April 23, 1873, Estell County, Kentucky; m. MATILDA V. WATSON, September 25, 1852.
        iv.     ELIZABETH "BETSY" CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1828.
        v.      OLIVER CRAWFORD, b. May 17, 1805, Clark County, Kentucky; d. July 06, 1876, Estell County, Kentucky; m. DELINA PRUNTY ESTES, May 30, 1831, Madison County, Kentucky.
        vi.     SUSAN GENINGS CRAWFORD, b. 1807; m. AMOS MCMANAGLE, 1825, Estill County, Kentucky.
        vii.    JOSEPH CRAWFORD, JR., b. 1809, Madison County, Kentucky; d. 1891, Estell County, Kentucky; m. NANCY GRAY, May 21, 1829.
10.   viii.   JEPTHA M. CRAWFORD, b. December 28, 1812, Estell County, Kentucky; d. January 29, 1863, Jackson County, Missouri/ Blue Springs Cemetery.
11.    ix.     NANCY ANN CRAWFORD, b. 1816, Estell County, Kentucky.
12.    x.      MARSHALL N. CRAWFORD, b. 1817, Estill County, Kentucky; d. Collins County, Texas.
        xi.     WILLIAM CRAWFORD, b. 1820.
        xii.    ARMENIA D. CRAWFORD, b. February 11, 1820; m. JOHN N. MOBERLY, January 21, 1856, Estill County, Kentucky.
13.     xiii.   LOURANA "LOU" CRAWFORD, b. February 08, 1824, Estell County, Kentucky; d. February 10, 1910, Crowell Foard County, Texas.
        xiv.    LAURINDA CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1827; m. MERRILL BENTON, November 11, 1847, Estill County, Kentucky.
        xv.     HARDIN CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1833.
        xvi.    SARILDA "QUILDA" CRAWFORD, b. 1824, Estell County, Kentucky; d. September 27, 1861, Estell County, Kentucky; m. ELIHU BENTON, January 05, 1856, Estill County, Kentucky.

9.  WILLIAM7 CRAWFORD (JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born in Estell County, Kentucky, and died March 08, 1820 in Estell County, Kentucky.  He married SUSANNAH CURL.
 
Children of WILLIAM CRAWFORD and SUSANNAH CURL are:
        i.      JEPTHA8 CRAWFORD.
        ii.     MERIWEATHER CRAWFORD.
 

Generation No. 8

10.  JEPTHA M.8 CRAWFORD (VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born December 28, 1812 in Estell County, Kentucky, and died January 29, 1863 in Jackson County, Missouri/ Blue Springs Cemetery.  He married ELIZABETH (BETSY) HARRIS January 30, 1832 in Jackson County, Missouri, daughter of RUBAN HARRIS and MARGARET MCALEXANDER.

Notes for JEPTHA M. CRAWFORD:
Settled 1831 a short distance South of Oak Grove near Round Prairie, Jackson County, Missouri.
Bought 40 acres, April 25, 1833 in Section 15 Range 48 Township 30. Jackson County Missouri.
Bought 40 acres, May 31, 1836 Section 15 Range 48 Township 30. Jackson County, Missouri.
Bought 40 acres from Richard and Saryn Sneed, 19 September 1846 (NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 S15 T49 R30)

                                                                 The Will of  Jeptha Crawford

Jeptha Crawford died intestate Appoints Elizabeth Crawford & C.B.L. Booth, Admrs. 18 Dec 1865.
Jeptha Crawford
  Elizabeth Crawford & his children, Laura F. Whitsett, Marion Crawford, Laurana Crawford, Jeptha D. Crawford, F. Alexander Crawford, Volentine Crawford living in Jackson County, Mo., the children of Susan Vandiver & the children of Arminia Selvey. William L. Crawford in Texas, Mariah Crawford supposed in Alabama, Ann E. Selvey in Buchanan County, Mary E. Bowman in Illinois. Signed 18 December 1865.

Farmers Census 1850-1860-1870
Jackson County, Missouri

1850
Crawford, Jeptha  50 Imp. acres  40 unimp.  Value $1200  5 horses  5 oxen

1860
Crawford, Jeptha  70 Imp. acres  90 unimp.  Value $3200  7 horses  1 mule  10 oxen

1870
Crawford, Elizabeth  40 acres  20 woods area  Value $2100  No livestock

More About JEPTHA M. CRAWFORD:
Burial: January 18, 1863, Location: Row 1 Lot 3. Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs Missouri. The inscription reads: Jephthah M. Crawford died 29 January 1863 Age 50 yrs. 1  mo. 12 da.
Elected: August 05, 1836, Monday August 1836. Elected Constable with 40 votes defeating William Williams, 11 votes; Thomas P. Clark, 29 votes;  William Nolan, 5 votes.

Marriage Notes for JEPTHA CRAWFORD and ELIZABETH HARRIS:
 
                                                                Recording of their marriage

The State of Missouri, to wit, The undersigned an acting Justice of the Peace for Boone County Township in the County of Jackson, Certifies that on the 30th of January 1831 he united in Matrimony Jeptha M. Crawford & Betsy Harris, Certified this 22nd Feby 1832.
                                                                                              D.C. Butterfield    J.P.
                               Recorded the 29th Feby 1832.
 
Children of JEPTHA CRAWFORD and ELIZABETH HARRIS are:
14.     i.       LAURA F.9 CRAWFORD, b. 1833, Jackson County, Missouri.
15.     ii.      SUSAN JANE CRAWFORD, b. 1835, Jackson County, Missouri; d. August 14, 1863, Kansas City, Missouri.
16.     iii.     ANN ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, b. March 06, 1836, Jackson County, Missouri; d. October 22, 1874, Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri.
17.     iv.     ARMENIA CRAWFORD, b. 1838.
          v.      WILLIAM L. CRAWFORD, b. 1839.
18.     vi.     MARY ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, b. April 19, 1840, Jackson County, Missouri; d. June 17, 1920, Grain Valley, Purdee Cemetery, Missouri.
        vii.      MARSHALL N. CRAWFORD, b. 1843.
        viii.     MARION CRAWFORD, b. 1845, Jackson County, Missouri; d. 1872, Jackson County, Missouri; m. SUSAN ELIZABETH ST. CLAIR, November 11, 1869, Jackson county, Missouri.

Notes for MARION CRAWFORD:
                                          Letter of Administration for Marion Crawford

Marion Crawford died Intestate
Marshall N. Crawford apptd. to adm. estate 3 Jan 1872
Marion Crawford...Marshall N. Crawford Admn. with C.B.L. Booth, heirs Elizabeth Crawford, William Crawford, Laura Whitsett, Ann E. Selvey, Rany Selvey, M.N. Crawford, J.D. Crawford, F. Crawford, Valentine Crawford the children of Susan Vandever & the children of Melvina Selvey, & Susan Crawford.

        ix.     RILEY CRAWFORD, b. 1847, Jackson County, Missouri; d. 1864, Cooper County, Missouri.

Notes for RILEY CRAWFORD:
After Riley's father, Jeptha, was murdered by troops of Captain Penick, January 29, 1862, Riley's mother, Elizabeth, took him to William Quantrill and asked him to make a guerrilla of him, so he could avenge his father's death.
He was not only one of the youngest but also one of the hardest fighters on Quantrill's roster. After the Battle of Baxter Springs while eating supper and drinking whiskey from captured rations, Riley stepped up to one of the dead soldiers and said, 'Get up you S.O.B....and to everyone's surprise rise the man, having feigned death and thinking he had been discovered, stood up before him. Riley drew his pistol and shot him dead.

        x.      LURANA CRAWFORD, b. 1848.
        xi.     JEPTHA DUDLY CRAWFORD, b. 1851, Jackson County, Missouri; m. SARAH C. DEALY, February 25, 1875, Jackson county, Missouri.

Notes for JEPTHA DUDLY CRAWFORD:
Probably changed his name from Dudley Crawford to Jeptha Dudley after his father's murder.

19.    xii.    FLEMING ALEXANDER CRAWFORD, b. 1853, Jackson County, Missouri.
        xiii.   VALENTINE CRAWFORD, b. 1855.

11.  NANCY ANN8 CRAWFORD (VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born 1816 in Estell County, Kentucky.  She married GREEN BERRY KELLY October 24, 1838 in Madison County, Kentucky.
 
Children of NANCY CRAWFORD and GREEN KELLY are:
        i.       ACHILLES9 KELLY, b. 1839.
        ii.      GREEN BERRY KELLY, b. 1840.
        iii.     SUSAN KELLY, b. 1841.
        iv.     ANDREW KELLY, b. 1843.
        v.      ZENELDA KELLY, b. 1844.
        vi.     WILLIAM KELLY, b. 1845.
        vii.    MARRY KELLY, b. 1847.
        viii.   SARAH KELLY, b. 1849.
        ix.     NANCY KELLY, b. March 10, 1852, Estell County, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM KINDRED.
        x.      JOHN KELLY, b. 1854.
        xi.     EVALINE KELLY, b. 1855.

12.  MARSHALL N.8 CRAWFORD (VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born 1817 in Estill County, Kentucky, and died in Collins County, Texas.  He married REBBECA HADDIX.
 
Children of MARSHALL CRAWFORD and REBBECA HADDIX are:
        i.      NANCY9 CRAWFORD, b. 1846.
        ii.     M. N. CRAWFORD, b. 1848.
        iii.    ARMINA CRAWFORD, b. 1850.
        iv.     JNO. D. CRAWFORD, b. 1851.
        v.      ROB CRAWFORD, b. 1853.
        vi.     G W CRAWFORD, b. 1854.

13.  LOURANA "LOU"8 CRAWFORD (VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born February 08, 1824 in Estell County, Kentucky, and died February 10, 1910 in Crowell Foard County, Texas.  She married BSILEY FINNEY March 18, 1844.
 
Children of LOURANA CRAWFORD and BILEY FINNEY are:
        i.      LOUIS9 FINNEY.
        ii.     LOUISA FINNEY, m. MIKE JUDGE.
 

Generation No. 9

14.  LAURA F.9 CRAWFORD (JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born 1833 in Jackson County, Missouri.  She married STEWART WHITSETT March 13, 1852 in Jackson county, Missouri, son of ISAAC WHITSETT and CYNTHIA NOLAND.

Marriage Notes for LAURA CRAWFORD and STEWART WHITSETT:
Married by Joab Powell
 
Children of LAURA CRAWFORD and STEWART WHITSETT are:
20.   i.      LEANDER10 WHITSETT, b. 1854, Jackson County, Missouri.
        ii.     ISAAC J. WHITSETT, b. 1856.
        iii.    CYNTHIA A. WHITSETT, b. 1858.
        iv.    WILLIAM M. WHITSETT, b. 1860.
        v.     ELIZABETH WHITSETT, b. 1863.
        vi.    MARY A. WHITSETT, b. 1865.

15.  SUSAN JANE 9 CRAWFORD (JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born 1835 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died August 14, 1863 in Kansas City, Missouri.  She married (1) WILLIAM NOLAND WHITSETT March 25, 1853 in Jackson county, Missouri, son of ISAAC WHITSETT and CYNTHIA NOLAND.  She married (2) THOMAS VANDEVER March 09, 1856 in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Notes for SUSAN JANE CRAWFORD:
After the murder of her father Jeptha, Susan went from Neutralist to Southern Sympathizer. In early June, while on their way home from Kansas City, Susan, her sister Armenia Selvey and Nephew Jeptha Selvey were arrested and confined to jail, the charges-aiding and abiding the enemy. On August 13, 1863, the jail where they and 14 others were confined collapsed, killing five and injuring the rest. The dead included Elizabeth and Armenia and the sister of William Anderson who later earned the nick-name "Bloody Bill" while avenging the deaths of his sister.
Eight days later, William Quantrill raided and burned the the  city of Lawrence, Kansas where the head of the Kansas Redlegs, who had wreaked havoc on Western Missouri for so long, resided. James Lane escaped, dressed as a woman and hiding in a cornfield.

Marriage Notes for SUSAN CRAWFORD and WILLIAM WHITSETT:
Married by G. F. Harding.

More About THOMAS VANDEVER:
Census: 1860, Living in the Rhoda Harris household with Susan and four children: Arminia, 5: Jeptha, 3: Thomas, 1: Laura, 4 months. Rhoda was the aunt of Susan, sister of her mother Betsy Crawford.

Marriage Notes for SUSAN CRAWFORD and THOMAS VANDEVER:
Married by G. W. Love
 
Children of SUSAN CRAWFORD and THOMAS VANDEVER are:
       i.      ARMINIA10 VANDEVER, b. 1855.
       ii.     JEPTHA I. MANEUVER, b. 1856.
21.  iii.    THOMAS L. VANDEVER, b. December 26, 1857, Jackson County, Missouri; d. May 23, 1931, Jackson County, Missouri.
       iv.    LAURA VANEVER, b. 1860.
22.  v.     SUSIE JANE VANDEVER, b. February 14, 1859, Jackson County, Missouri; d. May 16, 1941, Jackson County, Missouri.

16.  ANN ELIZABETH CRAWFORD (JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born March 06, 1836 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died October 22, 1874 in Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri.  She married JOHN B. SELVEY January 24, 1854 in Jackson county, Missouri.

Notes for ANN ELIZABETH CRAWFORD:
                                                                Letter of Administration
Ann E. Selvey... Guardian bond for minor heirs. John B. Selvey, sec. by James L. Selvey & Matthew N. Selvey, makes bond of $ 150.00 as guardian of James J., Robert L., Sarah F., Amanda E., Harriet L., John D., Missouri A., William M., Ida M., & Charles E. Selvey minor heirs of Ann E. Selvey. 12 Nov 1874

Marriage Notes for ANN CRAWFORD and JOHN SELVEY:
Married by Hiram Bowers.
 
Child of ANN CRAWFORD and JOHN SELVEY is:
23.     i.      ROBERT R.10 SELVEY, b. February 06, 1858, Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri; d. July 08, 1949, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.

17.  ARMINIA9 CRAWFORD (JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born 1838.  She married CHARLES SELVEY February 28, 1854 in Jackson county, Missouri.

Marriage Notes for ARMINIA CRAWFORD and CHARLES SELVEY:
Married by Richard M. Smith
 
Children of ARMINIA CRAWFORD and CHARLES SELVEY are:
        i.      JEPTHA10 SELVEY.
        ii.     LEWIS FRANKLIN SELVEY, b. Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri; d. March 1924; m. NORA VINEYARD.
        iii.    WILLIAM ROLAND SELVEY.

18.  MARY ELIZABETH9 CRAWFORD (JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born April 19, 1840 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died June 17, 1920 in Grain Valley, Purdee Cemetery, Missouri.  She married LEWIS S. BOWMAN March 10, 1861 in Jackson county, Missouri, son of HIRAM BOWMAN and ISABELL HOBLIT.

Notes for LEWIS S. BOWMAN:
In 1861, after his marriage to Mary, Lewis and his brother James left Jackson County, Missouri and returned to Logan County, Illinois in order to escape the brutality inflicted on residents of Western Missouri by the Union Army, Kansas Jayhawkers and Redlegs

Marriage Notes for MARY CRAWFORD and LEWIS BOWMAN:
Married by G. F. Harding
 
Children of MARY CRAWFORD and LEWIS BOWMAN are:
        i.       GENIJIE10 BOWMAN, b. 1864.
        ii.      CHARLES BOWMAN, b. 1865.
        iii.     JAMES M. BOWMAN, b. 1867.
        iv.     DAVID BOWMAN, b. 1868.
        v.      MILTON BOWMAN, b. 1870.
        vi.     WILLIE B. BOWMAN, b. 1870.

19.  FLEMING ALEXANDER9 CRAWFORD (JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born 1853 in Jackson County, Missouri.  He married LIZZIE.
 
Children of FLEMING CRAWFORD and LIZZIE are:
        i.      OSCAR10 CRAWFORD, b. 1878.
        ii.     AUTHUR CRAWFORD, b. 1880.
 

Generation No. 10

20.  LEANDER10 WHITSETT (LAURA F.9 CRAWFORD, JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born 1854 in Jackson County, Missouri.  He married SUSIE JANE VANDEVER March 06, 1878 in Jackson County, Missouri, daughter of THOMAS VANDEVER and SUSAN CRAWFORD.

Marriage Notes for LEANDER WHITSETT and SUSIE VANDEVER:
                                                    Recording of their marriage

                                                      Lee's Summit  A. D. 1878
State of Missouri
County of Jackson---This is certify that on the 6th day of March, A.D. 1878, Mr. Lee Whitsett and Miss Susan Vandiver were by me united in marriage according to the laws of God and the State of Missouri. At Lee's Summit, Jackson county, Missouri.
                                                   N. H. C. Dryen J. P.
                                                   Prairie Township, J. C. MO

 
Children of LEANDER WHITSETT and SUSIE VANDEVER are:
        i.      WILLIAM LEE11 WHITSETT, b. April 1881.
        ii.     THOMAS LEWIS WHITSETT, b. September 1884, Jackson County, Missouri; m. JESSIE.
        iii.    MINNIE ELIZABETH WHITSETT, b. June 01, 1886, Jackson County, Missouri; d. January 31, 1971, Kansas City, Missouri; m. WILLIAM EDWARD PENNINGTON, 1906, Jackson county, Missouri.

Notes for WILLIAM EDWARD PENNINGTON:
William Edward joined his brother and sister in Missouri in 1903. He married Minnie Whitsett whose grand father was a pioneer settler in Jackson County. In 1906 they honeymooned in North Carolina and brought the youngest sister, Josie Anna, back with them.

21.  THOMAS L.10 VANDEVER (SUSAN JANE9 CRAWFORD, JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born December 26, 1857 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died May 23, 1931 in Jackson County, Missouri.  He married MARGIE E..

Notes for THOMAS L. VANDEVER:
Fact #1: Thomas' mother, Susan Vandiver and her sister Arminia Selvey and her son Jeptha, had driven a wagon load of produce from Grain Valley to Kansas City and sold it, and was returning by way of Westport when they were captured by Union soldiers. They were held prisoners in what is now downtown Kansas City and were killed in the collapse of the building.

Fact #2: Mr. Vandiver's father disappeared during the war (he had a second family in Posey County, Indiana) and was cared for by a neighboring farm family. Separated from his sister who is now Mrs. Susie Whitsett neither of whom knew of the other's existence until both were in their 'teens although they lived near each other on Jackson County farms.

Fact #3: Had a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Showers of Reading Pa.

Fact #4; Burial at Forest Hill cemetery after services at the Newcomer chapel in Kansas City.
 
Child of THOMAS VANDEVER and MARGIE E. is:
        i.      EMMA JANE11 VANDEVER, b. July 1882; d. January 08, 1906, Jackson County, Missouri; m. EARL NANCE.

Notes for EARL NANCE:
Fact #1: Proprietor of the Nance Cafe at Twelfth and Main Streets. His home was the Sopbian Plaza

22.  SUSIE JANE10 VANDEVER (SUSAN JANE9 CRAWFORD, JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born February 14, 1859 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died May 16, 1941 in Jackson County, Missouri.  She married LEANDER WHITSETT March 06, 1878 in Jackson County, Missouri, son of STEWART WHITSETT and LAURA CRAWFORD.
 

23.  ROBERT R.10 SELVEY (ANN ELIZABETH9 CRAWFORD, JEPTHA M.8, VALENTINE "VOL"7, JOSEPH "JOSIAH"6, VALENTINE5, VALENTINE4, WILLIAM3, MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE2, HUGH1) was born February 06, 1858 in Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri, and died July 08, 1949 in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.  He married MARTHA ANN HALL July 26, 1880 in Blue Springs, Missouri.
 
Child of ROBERT SELVEY and MARTHA HALL is:
        i.      ETHEL SUSIE11 SELVEY, b. February 25, 1887, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri; d. March 09, 1981, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri; m. ESTELL JOYCE, February 03, 1909, Jasper, Jasper County, Missouri.