John Crawford (c.1701 - 1761) MP

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Birthplace: Hanover, Hanover, Virginia
Death: Died in Craven, South Carolina
Occupation: Owned a Store in Cheraw, South Carolina, Justice of the Peace
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About John Crawford

Children

  1. William Crawford b: 1726
  2. Elizabeth Crawford b: MAR 1727/8
  3. David Crawford b: JUN 1730 in Hanover County, Virginia
  4. John A. Crawford b: OCT 1731
  5. Mary Crawford b: OCT 1732
  6. Thomas Crawford b: JUL 1737 in Amelia County, South Carolina
  7. Michael Crawford b: ABT 1739 in Amelia County, South Carolina

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John Crawford is mention in the will of his father David Crawford, II, Capt:

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 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.

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•Name: John Crawford

•Given Name: John

•Surname: Crawford

•Sex: M

•Birth: ABT 1701

•PROP: 5 JUN 1736 Amelia County, South Carolina. He received a land grant for 3,546 acres on both sides of Little Saylor 's Creek, June 5, 1736.

•Residence: 1751. He is shown on a tax list for Craven County, South Carolina in 1751 with 10 slaves. He had extensive land holdings on both sides of the Pee Dee River. He had two pair of oxen and owned a ferry and two large boats. He also owned a store in Cheraw, which was an important trading center.

•Event: Justice of the Peace Elected 1755

•Will: 20 OCT 1756 Craven County, South Carolina

•Residence: 1757. He petitioned for a county court for that area.

•Probate: 10 JAN 1761 Craven County, South Carolina

•Death: 1761

Father: David Crawford b: 1662 in New Kent County, Virginia

Mother: Elizabeth Smith b: 1665 in New Kent County, Virginia

Marriage 1 Mary Duke b: ABT 1704 in Hanover County, Virginia

•Married: 10 OCT 1724 in Hanover County, Virginia

Children

1. William Crawford b: 1726

2. Elizabeth Crawford b: MAR 1727/8

3. David Crawford b: JUN 1730 in Hanover County, Virginia

4. John A. Crawford b: OCT 1731

5. Mary Crawford b: OCT 1732

6. Thomas Crawford b: JUL 1737 in Amelia County, South Carolina

7. Michael Crawford b: ABT 1739 in Amelia County, South Carolina

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20 Oct 1756 Will of John Crawford, mentioning land in SC, wife Mary and 3 sons: John, Thomas, & Michael. Also mentions money in Virginia. Will proved 10 Jan 1761.

Will of John Crawford of Craven County, SC 1756 (written) & 1761 (proved) , South Carolina, USA

[Will of John Crawford is taken from microfilm # 0023474, S. C. Charlestown - Probate Records Wills v. 9-10, 1760-1767, LDS Family History Center]

 

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WILL OF JOHN CRAWFORD IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN.

I John Crawford of Craven County in the Province of South Carolina being of perfect Sense and Memory, Thanks be to Almighty God; Do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following: FIRST and principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, trusting through the merits of Christ, to receive full pardon for all my Sins, and my Body to be buried decently by the Directions of my Executors hereafter named, And what Estate it hath pleased God to bestow on Me, after my just Debts and Funeral Charges are paid I give as followeth.

ITEM I leave unto my Loving Wife Mary Crawford One third Part of my Lands during her Natural Life or Widwohood. [typo in orginal, Winkie]

                                                                   

ITEM I leave to my said Wife Six Negroes, VIZ. Joe, Doll, Abraham Little Doll, Jenny & Mourning, during her Natural life or Widowhood, and Also One third part of my husehold Goods, and one third part of my Stock of Cattle, Hoggs and Horses, during her Natural Life or Widowhood, And after her Mariage or Decease the same to be equally divided among, such of my Children as shall be then alive.

ITEM My Will and desire is, that the Tract of Land whereon my Son John Crawford lives on the lower side of Phill's Creek, together with the Stock and five Negroes, VIZ. Jack, Nanny, Tamar, Abbey & Stephen for which I made him a Deed of Gift some few days past to be the proper use of him and his heirs for ever.

ITEM I give to my Son Thomas Crawford, the Remainder part of the Tract of Land mentioned to John Crawford that lyes above Phill's Creek with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging, to him and his Heirs forever.

ITEM I give unto my said Son Thomas Crawford, All my Land Adjoining to Abraham Lundy, with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging.

ITEM I give unto my said Son Thomas Crawford One Third part of my Stock, and my Two Large Boats and my ferry Boat.

ITEM I give unto my said Son Thomas Crawford, Pompey, Moll Hannah, Sarah, Nell to him and his Heirs forever.

Page 75 WILL OF JOHN CRAWFORD PAGE 2

ITEM, I give unto my Son Michael Crawford my Mannor House & Plantation, with Three hundred Acres of Land, whereon I now live with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging to him & his Heirs forever.

ITEM I give unto my said Son Michael Crawford my Tract of Land on Naked Creek containing Seven hundred & fifty Acres to him & his Heirs forever.

ITEM I give unto my said Son Michael Crawford Five Negroes VIZ. Isabell, Jemmy, George, Barbara, and Lucy, and One third Part of the Stock to him and his Heirs forever.

ITEM I-give-unto-my-Son-Michael-Crawford [Note the hypens "-" run thru every letter from "I...Crawford" ; marking thru to change will to:] My Will and Desire is, that my Lands on Lynch's Creek, be sold by my Executors for the Payment of my Debts, and that my said Executors have full power to convey the same.

ITEM My Will and Desire is, that Three hundred pounds which Lyes in Virginia, be equally divided between my Wife and Three Sons.

ITEM And I do constitute and Appoint my well beloved Wife Mary Crawford my Executrix and my sons John & Thomas Crawford my whole and Sole Executors of this my Last Will & Testament, dis- annulling and making Void all other Wills by me heretofore made.

IN WITNEFS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Twentieth Day of October, One thousand seven hundred and fifty six.

John Crawford (L.S.)

Charles Thomson

Durham Hills

Proved the 10th January 1761. By Arch. M. Norton

Virtue of a Dedimus; At the same time Qualified Mary Crawford & Thomas Crawford Exors. Before Wade Blair J.P.

Recorded in Will Book 1760-1767 Recorded on Page 60

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South Carolina Census, 1790-1890 about John Crawford

Name: John Crawford

State: SC

County: Craven District

Township: Will

Year: 1761

Record Type: Probate Records

Page: 00052

Database: SC Colonial Probate Index

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John Crawford's Timeline

1701
1701
Hanover, Hanover, Virginia
1715
1715
Age 14
1725
January 26, 1725
Age 24
Hanover, VA, USA
1728
March, 1728
Age 27
Hanover, VA, USA
1730
June, 1730
Age 29
Hanover, Virginia
1731
October, 1731
Age 30
Hanover, VA, USA
1732
October, 1732
Age 31
Hanover, VA, USA
1737
July, 1737
Age 36
Amelia County, South Carolina
1739
March, 1739
Age 38
Amelia County, South Carolina
1761
January 10, 1761
Age 60
Craven, South Carolina