Henry Crawford

Henry A Crawford (abt. 1822 - 1875)

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Henry A Crawford
Born about in New York, USAmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Iowa, USAmap
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Henry A. Crawford was born on 7 Apr 1822 (date calculated from age 53y-2m-20d at 27 Jun 1875 date of death)[1] in Pennsylvania[2] or in New York.[3][4] His parents are not known.

Henry married Sarah Coon within the year before Nov 1850[2] and they had the following children:[2][3][4]

  • Charles R., 1851-1902;
  • Ada, b.1853;
  • Seth, b.1855;
  • Frank, b.1860;
  • Guy W., b.1864;
  • Earl H., b.1868;
  • 4 others? (The obituary of Henry and Sarah's son, Charles R. Crawford, states that Charles was the eldest of ten children.)[5]

The Crawford family was enumerated in U.S. Census records as follows:

1850 US Census, resided in Brown, Lycoming, Pennsylvania: Henry 27, Sarah 23. Married within the year.[2]

1860 US Census, resided in Morris, Tioga, Pennsylvania: Henry 39, Sarah 33, Charles 9, Ada 7, Seth 4, Frank 3 mo. and laborer: George Plank 36.[3]

1870 US Census, resided in Washington Twp., Linn, Iowa: Henry 48, Sarah 44, Chs 18, Addie 16, Seth 14, Guy 6, Earl 2. The family removed to Iowa after 1864 and before 1868 as this census states that son, Guy, was born In Pennsylvania about 1864 and that son, Earl, was born in Iowa about 1868.[4]

Henry Crawford died on 27 Jun 1875, aged 53 years, 2 months, 20 days and was buried at Center Point Cemetery, Center Point, Linn County, Iowa.[1] He died in Center Point, Iowa.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave, database and images: accessed 20 Aug 2018, Henry Alexander Crawford (7 Apr 1822–27 Jun 1875), Memorial #139542836, citing Center Point Cemetery, Center Point, Linn Co., Iowa, USA:Headstone photo.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch: 12 Apr 2016, Henry Crawford, Brown, Lycoming, PA, USA; NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, DC: NARA, n.d.).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch: 13 Dec 2017, Henry Crawford, 1860.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch: 12 Apr 2016, Henry Crawford, IA, USA; citing p.7, family 50, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington DC: NARA, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,904.
  5. The Independence Conservative, published 25 Jun 1902: Obituary (see photo attached to son, Charles' profile).
  6. Family tree created by his great-granddaughter, Phyllis Crawford Miell.

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