David Crawford, II, Capt (c.1662 - 1762) MP

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Nicknames: "Good Ole Captain David"
Birthplace: Assassquin, New Kent, Virginia
Death: Died in Amherst, Virginia
Occupation: A Burgess, Captain in the calvary, vestryman and warden at St. Peter's Parish
Managed by: Joseph William Thomas
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About David Crawford, II, Capt

Children

  1. David Crawford b: ABT 1697 in Hanover County, Virginia. Married Ann Anderson.
  2. Elizabeth Crawford b: ABT 1699 in Hanover County, Virginia. Married Capt. James Martin.
  3. John Crawford b: ABT 1701 in Hanover County, Virginia.
  4. Mary Crawford b: ABT 1703 in Hanover County, Virginia. Married John Rodes.
  5. Judith Crawford b: ABT 1705 in Hanover County, Virginia. Married Joseph Terry.
  6. Michael Crawford b: ABT 1707 in Hanover County, Virginia

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Will of David Crawford Dated Dec 1, 1761 and proved Sep 6, 1762 in Amherst Co., Virginia.

In the name of God, amen, I, David Crawford , of Amherst County, am ancient and not in health; but in perfect senses, and not knowing the time of my death, do make this my last Will and Testment. First, I recommend my soul to Almighty God, that gave it, trusting through the merits of the exalted Redeemer to receive free pardon for all my sins. Secondly, I commit my body to the earth to be buried according to the discretion of my Executors and as to my worldly goods and estate, I dispose of as follows: Item, I leave to my well beloved wife, my plantation whereon I now reside, with two hundred acres of land joining thereto during her widowhood.

Also, I leave to my wife five negros during her widowhood, namely, Will, Ben, Bob, Pompe and Tye, and after her widowhood to be disposed of as hereafter mentioned.

Item, I give to my son David Crawford five negros, namely Jack, Arpit, Amiky (Annekey) and Fillis, them and their increase to him and his heirs forever; I give to my son David one feather bed and furniture, and my writing desk

Item, I give to my son David two negros after my wife's death, namely Pompe and Tye, to him and his heirs forever, provided my son David pay my daughter (Elizabeth) Martin's children, sixty -three pounds current money after my wife's death to be equally divided between them.

Item, I give to my son David, on negro named Bob, after my wife's death, to him and his heirs forever, provided David does pay my son John Crawford's children fifty pounds current money after my wife's death.

Item, I give to my daughter (Elizabeth) Martins children forty pounds current money to be equally divided among them, to be paid by my wife for the se of the estate I have left her.

Item, I give to my son John Crawford six negros, which he has had in his possession a considerable time, they are to him and his heirs forever.

Item, I give to my daughter (Mary) Rhodes, four negros namely, Aggey, Nan, Stephen, and Billy, to be passed after my wife's death together with their increase to her and to her heirs forever.

Item, I leave to my daughter Judith Terry during her life, four negros, namely Cupit, Savaory, Abram and Ben. Ben is to be passed after my wife's death. Cuit is now in her possession, he being lent to her.

Item, In case my Judith Terry should die before her husband, Joseph Terry, then the said four negros do descend to four of my daughter's children namely, Lucy, David, Champness and Elizabeth. Champness to have Ben, Elizabeth to have Abram, and if any of the above said children of my daughter Judith should die without issue, that then legacy to descend to my daughter Judith's youngest children to be equally divided among them.

Item, If my son-in-law Joseph Terry, should prove any right to my negro wench Annekey, which I have given to my son David, by this will, and by deed of gift recorded in Hanover Court, which I know of none he has, then my son David is to have a full right and property to three of the said negros I have left my daughter Judith above mentioned, the right to cease in my daughter and right to cease in her three children as above mentioned and the right to be wholy invested in him and his heirs forever, namely, Savory, Abram and Ben, is the negros to be returned to my son David.

Item, my will and desire is that my wife shall not remove any of her negros I have left her from the plantation she now lives on, without the consent of my son David Crawford.

Item, I give to my executors, five pounds current money, each of them to be paid by my wife for the use of the estate I have left her.

Item, I give what money I have on hand and what maybe due to my estate to be equally divided among my children, that is to say, my son David is to have one-fifth part, my daughter (Mary) Rhodes to have one-fifth part, and my daughter (Judith) Terry to have a fifth-part and my son John Crawford, dec'd, his children to have a fifth part and my daughter (Elizabeth) Martin children to have a fifth part so that it is equally divided above mentioned.

Item, I leave to my wife all the remining part of my estate as cattle, and hogs, sheep, horses, etc, to pay my just debts and funeral charges and the legacy given as above of forty pounds to my daughter (Elizabeth) Martin's children and the ten pounds to my executors and after my wife's death, what estate she may leave is to be equally divided among my living Children and the heirs of my deceased children so that it is equally divided in five parts, the heirs of each dead child of mine to have equal to those of my children that is now living - to clear this matter if one of my deceased children is to enjoy one fifth part.

Item, I give to my grand-daughter, Susannah Barnett, all my land I possess in this county after my wife's death, to her and her heirs forever, lawfully begotten and for lack of such heirs, the land above mentioned to descend to William Crawford, son of David Crawford to him and his heirs forever.

Item, I do revoke all other will or wills heretofore made my me confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament and I do here appoint my son David and son-in-law John Rhodes to be my executors of this my last Will. In witness, hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and afixed my seal, this first day of December 1761

David Crawford (Seal) Signed, sealed and pronounced in presents of: Andrew Reid David Roach Daniel Goond Nick M. Halden

At court held in Amherst County at the court house the 6th day of September 1762, this last Will and Testament of David Crawford, deceased, was this day presented in court offered by David Crawford, one of the Executors, therein named, who made oath thereton according to law and the said will and also proved by the oaths of Andrew Reid and Daniel Goon, two of the witnesses thereto and on the motion of the said Executor ordered to be recorded. Teste, George Seaton,

Clerk Note - Son Michael Crawford and his children were not mentioned, as mentioned in Lucinda Frances Stehens book "Crawford Genealogy" (1936), Michael was disinherted but his siblings invited his children back and shared the estate with them.

Note - Grand-daughter Susannah Barnett was the daughter of David and Ann Anderson Crawford

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http://www.tusculum.sbc.edu/Household-Crawford.shtml

The Crawfords at Tusculum

Tusculum is the original home of the Crawford family in Amherst county and one of the oldest and most architecturally significant dwellings in the Virginia Piedmont. Built in the 1750's, it features a timber-frame construction and two wings connected by an innovative breezeway.

Tusculum was built in two stages: the initial house was built around 1760 for David Crawford II and a large addition completed around 1805. William Sydney Crawford inherited the house and property from his grandfather sometime after 1762. He had been educated at Princeton, practiced law, and was the clerk of the Amherst County Courts, working out of the "master's office" on the Tusculum grounds.

Tusculum was the birthplace of William Harris Crawford in 1772 and the childhood home of Maria Crawford. She was the wife of Elijah Fletcher and mother of Indiana Fletcher Williams, the founder of Sweet Briar College.

Tusculum The History of a House: http://sbc.edu/sites/default/files/artgallery/Tusculum%20The%20History%20of%20a%20House%20%282012%29_1.pdf

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Family Data Collection - Individual Records about David Crawford

Name: David Crawford

Spouse: Elizabeth Smith

Parents: David Crawford

Birth Place: Kent Co, VA

Birth Date: 1662

Marriage Date: 1695

Death Place: Amherst Co, VA

Death Date: 1762

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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about David Crawford

Name: David Crawford

Gender: Male

Birth Place: VA

Birth Year: 1662

Spouse Name: Elizabeth Smith

Spouse Birth Year: 1665

Marriage Year: 1695

Number Pages: 1

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•Name: David Crawford

•Prefix: Captain

•Given Name: David

•Surname: Crawford

•Suffix: II

•Sex: M

•Note: Captain David Crawford lived in the fork of the North and South Anna Rivers. Their home was in New Kent County, Virginia, before that county was partitioned.

•Birth: 1662

•Residence: APR 1704

•Note: David Crawford and his brother-in-law, Nicholas Merriweather, were appointed trustees for St. Paul's Parish, which had been separated from St. Peter's Parish.

•Residence: 1753

•Note: In 1753, they removed to Amherst County (now Nelson County) on the south side of the south fork of the Rockfish River, near the road passing over Duke's Gap and near the foot of Round Top Mountain.

•Death: 1762

•Burial: Stoney Battle Road, Nelson County, Virginia

•Note: He was buried at the forks of Stoney Battle Road, one mile west of a spring at the base of Three Ridge Mountain.

•Religion: a member of the Church of England Hanover County, Virginia

•Note: He was a vestryman and warden at St. Peter's Parish.

•Event: Military

•Note: He was a captain in the calvary.

Father: David Crawford b: ABT 1625 in Ayershire, Scotland

Mother: Jane b: ABT 1630

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Smith b: 1665 in New Kent County, Virginia

•Married: 1695

Children

1. David Crawford b: ABT 1697 in Hanover County, Virginia

2. Elizabeth Crawford b: ABT 1699 in Hanover County, Virginia

3. John Crawford b: ABT 1701 in Hanover County, Virginia

4. Mary Crawford b: ABT 1703 in Hanover County, Virginia

5. Judith Crawford b: ABT 1705 in Hanover County, Virginia

6. Michael Crawford b: ABT 1707 in Hanover County, Virginia

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David CAPTAIN Crawford (b. 1662, d. Abt. September 06, 1762)David CAPTAIN Crawford (son of David Crawford and Jane Ann CRAWFORD) was born 1662 in James City, VA, and died Abt. September 06, 1762 in Amherst, VA. He married Elizabeth Smith.

Notes for David CAPTAIN Crawford:

David and Elizabeth lived in the Fork of the North and South Anna rivers, in Hanover County, Virginia. In 1753-8; a few years after his son David Crawford, had moved to Amherst county, he, Captain David Crawford, settled on the south side of Rockfish river, the road passing over “Duke’s Gap” and near the foot of “Round Top” mountain. As Captain of a Troop of Cavalry guarded settlers against the Indians. Captain David Crawford in 1714 proclaimed George I, King of England, Capt. David was buried in the forks of Stony Battle Road abut 100 yards west of the spring, in Nelson County, Virginia, E. of the Three Ridge Mountain, at the base, being one mile W. of the house owned by Ryland Rodes. Captain David Crawford was Warden and Vestryman, of his church, St Peters Parish for many years.

The marriage could have occurred in 1695. The Crawfords lived in Hanover Co., Virginia and moved to Amherst Co. Virginia in their old age. David Crawford "as captain of a troop of cavalry, in 1714, proclaimed Geroge I, King." David Crawford lived to be 100 years old.

Will of David Crawford Dated Dec 1, 1761 and proved Sep 6, 1762 in Amherst Co., Virginia. In the name of God, amen, I, David Crawford , of Amherst County, am ancient and not in health; but in perfect senses, and not knowing the time of my death, do make this my last Will and Testment. First, I recommend my soul to Almighty God, that gave it, trusting through the merits of the exalted Redeemer to receive free pardon for all my sins. Secondly, I commit my body to the earth to be buried according to the discretion of my Executors and as to my worldly goods and estate, I dispose of as follows: Item, I leave to my well beloved wife, my plantation whereon I now reside, with two hundred acres of land joining thereto during her widowhood.

Also, I leave to my wife five negros during her widowhood, namely, Will, Ben, Bob, Pompe and Tye, and after her widowhood to be disposed of as hereafter mentioned.

Item, I give to my son David Crawford five negros, namely Jack, Arpit, Amiky (Annekey) and Fillis, them and their increase to him and his heirs forever; I give to my son David one feather bed and furniture, and my writing desk Item, I give to my son David two negros after my wife's death, namely Pompe and Tye, to him and his heirs forever, provided my son David pay my daughter (Elizabeth) Martin's children, sixty -three pounds current money after my wife's death to be equally divided between them.

Item, I give to my son David, on negro named Bob, after my wife's death, to him and his heirs forever, provided David does pay my son John Crawford's children fifty pounds current money after my wife's death.

Item, I give to my daughter (Elizabeth) Martin's children forty pounds current money to be equally divided among them, to be paid by my wife for the se of the estate I have left her.

Item, I give to my son John Crawford six negros, which he has had in his possession a considerable time, they are to him and his heirs forever.

Item, I give to my daughter (Mary) Rhodes, four negros namely, Aggey, Nan, Stephen, and Billy, to be passed after my wife's death together with their increase to her and to her heirs forever.

Item, I leave to my daughter Judith Terry during her life, four negros, namely Cupit, Savaory, Abram and Ben. Ben is to be passed after my wife's death. Cuit is now in her possession, he being lent to her.

Item, In case my Judith Terry should die before her husband, Joseph Terry, then the said four negros do descend to four of my daughter's children namely, Lucy, David, Champness and Elizabeth. Champness to have Ben, Elizabeth to have Abram, and if any of the above said children of my daughter Judith should die without issue, that then legacy to descend to my daughter Judith's youngest children to be equally divided among them.

Item, If my son-in-law Joseph Terry, should prove any right to my negro wench Annekey, which I have given to my son David, by this will, and by deed of gift recorded in Hanover Court, which I know of none he has, then my son David is to have a full right and property to three of the said negros I have left my daughter Judith above mentioned, the right to cease in my daughter and right to cease in her three children as above mentioned and the right to be wholy invested in him and his heirs forever, namely, Savory, Abram and Ben, is the negros to be returned to my son David. Item, my will and desire is that my wife shall not remove any of her negros I have left her from the plantation she now lives on, without the consent of my son David Crawford.

Item, I give to my executors, five pounds current money, each of them to be paid by my wife for the use of the estate I have left her. Item, I give what money I have on hand and what maybe due to my estate to be equally divided among my children, that is to say, my son David is to have one-fifth part, my daughter (Mary) Rhodes to have one-fifth part, and my daughter (Judith) Terry to have a fifth-part and my son John Crawford, dec'd, his children to have a fifth part and my daughter (Elizabeth) Martin children to have a fifth part so that it is equally divided above mentioned.

Item, I leave to my wife all the remining part of my estate as cattle, and hogs, sheep, horses, etc, to pay my just debts and funeral charges and the legacy given as above of forty pounds to my daughter (Elizabeth) Martin's children and the ten pounds to my executors and after my wife's death, what estate she may leave is to be equally divided among my living Children and the heirs of my deceased children so that it is equally divided in five parts, the heirs of each dead child of mine to have equal to those of my children that is now living - to clear this matter if one of my deceased children is to enjoy one fifth part.

Item, I give to my grand-daughter, Susannah Barnett, all my land I possess in this county after my wife's death, to her and her heirs forever, lawfully begotten and for lack of such heirs, the land above mentioned to descend to William Crawford, son of David Crawford to him and his heirs forever.

Item, I do revoke all other will or wills heretofore made my me confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament and I do here appoint my son David and son-in-law John Rhodes to be my executors of this my last Will. In witness, hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and afixed my seal, this first day of December 1761

David Crawford (Seal) Signed, sealed and pronounced in presents of: Andrew Reid David Roach Daniel Goond Nick M. Halden

At court held in Amherst County at the court house the 6th day of September 1762, this last Will and Testament of David Crawford, deceased, was this day presented in court offered by David Crawford, one of the Executors, therein named, who made oath thereton according to law and the said will and also proved by the oaths of Andrew Reid and Daniel Goon, two of the witnesses thereto and on the motion of the said Executor ordered to be recorded. Teste, George Seaton, Clerk Note - Michael Crawford and his children were not mentioned, as mentioned in Lucinda Frances Stehens book "Crawford Genealogy" (1936), Michael was disinherted but his siblings invited his children back and shared the estate with them.. Note - Susannah Barnett was the daughter of David and Ann Anderson Crawford

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Capt. David Crawford's Timeline

1662
1662
New Kent, Virginia
1695
November 1695
Age 33
Jamestown, James City, Virginia, USA
1697
June 9, 1697
Age 35
Hanover, Virginia
1699
1699
Age 37
New Kent County, Va, United States
1701
1701
Age 39
Hanover, Hanover, Virginia
1703
March 1703
Age 41
Hanover County, Virginia
1705
July 9, 1705
Age 43
Hanover County, Virginia
1707
May 4, 1707
Age 45
Hanover County, Virginia
1762
September 6, 1762
Age 100
Amherst, Virginia
1762
Age 100
Nelson, Virginia