Crawford Ancestors in Cumberland Co, Kentucky
Author: Jim Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). Last updated February 4, 2005
This web page has information pertaining to the family of John Crawford,
who moved to Cumberland Co, Ky. in 1790 from Cumberland Co, Pa. He died in
1813, leaving his wife Martha (Robinson) Crawford, and several children,
all of whom seem to have moved to Missouri by 1933. There are still several
loose ends relating to the family, so this document's main purpose is to
contain as much of the raw data as I have pertaining to the Crawfords in
Cumberland County, Kentucky.
Click here for 1813 letter.
Click here for photos from the trip Sharon and I took October 2003, plus some background info on the county.
The only history book that I know of that contains any reference to John
Crawford in Cumberland Co, Kentucky is the
"History of Cumberland County".
by J. W. Wells, 1947. This is an excellent book for background information on the history of this area. I have transcribed the excerpts from this book that are most relevant to the Crawfords.
1790 & 1800 US Census for Kentucky were irretrievably burned; the 1800 Census was partially reconstructed from the 1799 Tax Lists (see the Wells book for John Crawford's entry in the Tax List)
1810 US Census for Cumberland Co, Kentucky, Page 171:
. . < 10 yrs .. 2 males 3 females
. . 10 - 16 . . 0 males 3 females
. . 16 - 26 . . 1 males 0 females
. . 26 - 45 . . 0 males 1 females
. . > 45 . . . . 1 males 0 females
1820 US Census for Cumberland Co, Kentucky, Page 160:
. . < 10 yrs .. 0 males 1 females
. . 10 - 16 . . 1 males 1 females
. . 16 - 18 . . 1 males
. . 16 - 26 . . . . . . . . 3 females
. . 18 - 26 . . 1 males
. . 26 - 45 . . 0 males 0 females
. . > 45 . . . . 0 males 1 females
1830 US Census for Cumberland Co, Kentucky
There are 3 separate pieces of property pertaining to John Crawford:
(Click on small images below to see full-scale USGS maps)
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1) (orange circle)
1/4 acre in Burkeville, bought by Francis Emerson, John Crawford, and
Peyton Harrison on Dec 30, 1811 from James W. Taylor and his wife [see
Cumberland Co Deed Book B Page 182
2) (yellow circle)
100 acres along Pine Branch of Crocus Creek; first reference in the
Survey index is 10/21/1806, B-211. Also referenced 5/28/1807, B-257;
7/2/1819, A554; 10/10/1844, B-386 [see
Survey Book B Page 386 and
image of Survey Book B Page 387
]; 4/11/1848, B-413
3) (red circle)
200 acres in Irish Bottom, acquired by him in 1799 by virtue of a
certificate for settlement [see
Survey Book A Page 84
]. This land was then sold by his wife and
10 children on Sept 22, 1832 to Micajah S. Hunter [see Cumberland Co Deed Book H Page 165].
It passed on Jan 13, 1834 to Hunter's wife and children upon his death
[see Deed Book N Page 137]. They sold it on Sept 12, 1857 to Jefferson M.
Potts [see Deed Book O Page 296].