Crawford Brick Wall

One of the suggestions I received during the brick wall consultation with Michael J Hall was to ‘disprove’ individuals as the father of James Crawford (1772-1854). By eliminating individuals, I can narrow the  potential list and hopefully identify the correct man.

Thus, I’m going to track my negative results here.

  • James Crawford Senior (1770-1833) [LH6x-7T4] of Preble County Ohio and Warren County Indiana – husband of Martha Knight
    • Similar in age to my James Crawford (1772-1854)
    • Will of James Crawford (1770-1833) does not support a connection between two James Crawfords
  • James Crawford (1758-1836)  [LVYV-H4M] husband of Rebecca Anderson
  • William Crawford (1748-1809) [LVGS-SXM] husband of Elizabeth
    • William and Elizabeth have a son named James (1782-1839) who married Anna Byrd
  • James Crawford (1758-1836) [L4B5-J8X] of Fleming County, KY husband of Sarah Vanzandt
    • James and Sarah have a son named James (1796-1877) who married Francis Mills
  • Alexander Crawford (1715-1764) [LRVH-5GV] husband of Mary McPheeters
    • Alexander and Mary (McPheeters) Crawford were killed by Indians in 1764 prior to the birth of James Crawford
  • David Crawford [G9K7-7ZQ]of Barren County, Kentucky
    • Will of David Crawford names sons Jesse [G9K7-QP2] and James Fisher Crawford [G9K7-W15]
    • Will was witnessed by George Douglass — suggesting tie to Crawford families in Garrard County, KY area
    • Polly Crawford sells 110 acres of land on Beaver Creek to James F Crawford in 1842
    • James F Crawford on census records of Barren County in 1860 and 1870 
    • Using Land to Identify Heirs – partition of land that appears to be land purchased by David Crawford heirs and land Polly Crawford transferred to James F Crawford

Potential Father – not enough information to disprove at this point

  • Rev James Crawford (1752-1803) of Lexington County, Kentucky (son of Alexander Crawford and Mary McPheeters) 
    • Annals of Augusta County Virginia indicate James was married to Rebecca McPheeters
    • No James listed as son in Annals of Augusta County
    • No James shown as son on Family Search tree
    • yDNA is not grouped with Alexander Crawford descendants
  • James Crawford of Montgomery County, Ohio