Valentine Crawford, Jr. (1724 - 1777) MP

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Nicknames: ""Col." Valentine Crawford Jr."
Birthplace: Frederick, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of death: drowned or pneumonia after falling through ice
Occupation: Valentine acted as a secretary or an assistant to George Washington., secretary or an assistant to George Washington., Colonel in the Virginia Militia Revolutionary Army
Managed by: Charles G. McKinney
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About Valentine Crawford, Jr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA (SOLDIER). DAR Ancestor #: A027664

Biography

Valentine died at age 52, Intestate (without a will). He fell through theice while returning home, in Washington Co., PA. Colonel William Crawford took the body to Bullskin Creek, Shepherdstown, WVA, and buried it beside his mother, Honora Crawford Stephenson, born Honora Grimes. His body was interred Jan. 9, 1777 in West Virginia, Bullskin Church Cemetary, WV.

He married three times. His first wife was Catherine ??, then Sarah Morgan ( or Ann Connell), then Rachel ??.

Valentine Crawford Jr., and his brother William Crawford, enlisted in the British Army in 1754 at Winchester , VA. Both took oath to the King of England. Valentine was commissioned Colonel in the Virginia Militia in December of 1776 and served as Wagon Master General. Valentine 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.

Valentine was a private in the Augusta Co.,VA militia in 1775, stationed at Fort Finecastle. On October 1, 1776, he was stationed at Fort Henry (now Wheeling, WV). He was a Colonel in the Virginia State Militia Troops from 1776 to 1777. He was a resident of Tyrone Township, Fayette Co.,PA in 1772-1775. Valentine Crawford Jr. applied for 100 acres of land in Frederick Co.,VA in 1748, about the time of his marriage and purchased (paid for) the land on 6-21-1754. (Evelyn Pope)

Sources

  1. https://openlibrary.org/books/OL7173631M/The_Washington-Crawford_letters. The Washington-Crawford letters. Being the correspondence between George Washington and William Crawford, from 1767 to 1781, concerning western lands. With an appendix, containing later letters of Washington on the same subject; and letters from Valentine Crawford to Washington, written in 1774 and 1775, chronologically arranged and carefully annotated. By C. W. Butterfield. Published 1877 by R. Clarke & co. in Cincinnati .

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Col. Valentine Crawford's Timeline

1724
1724
Frederick, Virginia, USA
1741
1741
Age 17
1742
1742
Age 18
Estill, Kentucky, USA
1747
1747
Age 23
Virginia, USA
1748
1748
Age 24
VA
1750
1750
Age 26
Frederick County, Virginia, United States
1753
1753
Age 29
1755
1755
Age 31
1755
Age 31
1757
October 6, 1757
Age 33
VA