George Crawford

George Walker Crawford (1798 - 1872)

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George Walker Crawford
Born in Columbia County, Georgiamap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Augusta, Georgiamap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jan 2013
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George was born in 1798. He was the son of Peter Crawford. He passed away in 1872.

George Walker Crawford was born on December 22, 1798, in Columbia County, Georgia. He was the fourth son of Peter and Mary Ann Crawford. His father was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War from Virginia who had settled in Georgia on a bounty grant, which the state of Georgia had set aside for "those who had fought for independence. George grew up on the family's estate, heavily influenced by his father, and his cousin William H. Crawford, who were well known for their political service. He continued his education at New Jersey School of Law that later became Princeton University. He graduated with a bachelor's degree there in 1820 and then received a Masters Degree from Franklin College which was the founding College of the University of Georgia. In 1826, George Crawford married Mary Ann MacIntosh. They had four children in their marriage: William Peter, Sarah MacIntosh, Anna Elizabeth, and Charles. George W. Crawford embarked on his political career the following year, accepting a gubernatorial appointment to become Attorney General of Georgia in 1827 .

In 1828 George Crawford challenged Thomas E. Burnside to a duel over the defamation of his father in an article Thomas Burnside wrote sharply criticizing the political views of his father, who was then declining in health. Crawford regarded it as an attack on his father's good name

He shot Burnside dead which caused Georgia to pass a law that prevented persons involved in duels from holding office. The restriction only applied to duels fought after the law was enacted and did not affect Crawford's career.

In 1837, he was elected to the Georgia General Assembly as a member of the House of Representatives for Richmond County Georgia, then Governor of Georgia in 1843 and reelected in 1845. He was appointed Secretary of War by President Zachary Taylor in 1849


BIRTH 1798









Name: George W Crawford Event Type: Census Event Date: 1840 Event Place: District 119, Richmond, Georgia, United States Page: 291

Family Group: 1100010000000 // 2001000000000

George is in the 6 column age 30 to 40 Mary Ann is in the 4 column age 20 to 30 1 son under 5 This must have been one named Charles who was not in 1850 census 1 son 5 to 10 (William was 8 in 1840) 2 daughters under 5 ( Sarah and Anna are both under 5 in 1840)



Name: George W Crawford Event Type: Census Event Year: 1850 Event Place: Washington, ward 4, Washington, District of Columbia, United States Gender: Male Age: 52 Race: White Birth Year (Estimated): 1798 Birthplace: Georgia House Number: 538 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace George W Crawford Male 52 Georgia Mary A Crawford Female 43 Georgia William P Crawford Male 17 Georgia Sarah Crawford Female 15 Georgia Anna E Crawford Female 12 Georgia Caroline Dent Female 19 Georgia Jefferson Brown Male 27 District Of Columbia Eliza Robinson Female 27 District Of Columbia Mary Thomas Female 20 District Of Columbia Peter Howard Male 20 District Of Columbia



Name: George W Crawford Event Type: Census Event Date: 1860 Event Place: 119th District, Richmond, Georgia, United States Gender: Male Age: 61 Race: White Birth Year (Estimated): 1799 Birthplace: Georgia Page: 12 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace George W Crawford Male 61 Georgia Mary Ame Crawford Female 59 Georgia William P Crawford Male 29 Georgia Sarah M Crawford Female 25 Georgia



Name: George W Crawford Event Type: Census Event Year: 1870 Event Place: Georgia, United States Gender: Male Age: 71 Race: White Race: W Birth Year (Estimated): 1798-1799 Birthplace: Georgia Page Number: 119 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Jupiter Grant Male 40 Georgia Susan Grant Female 35 Georgia Becky Grant Female 3 Georgia John Grant Male 1 Georgia Alfred Grant Male 8 Georgia Venus Demedecai Female 13 Georgia George W Crawford Male 71 Georgia Mary Ann Crawford Female 69 Georgia Samuel Mays Male 39 South Carolina Sarah C Mays Female 35 Georgia Marian Mays Female 7 Georgia Samuel W Mays Male 5 Georgia William D Mays Male 1 Georgia Anna C Mays Female 1 Georgia James Golkhai Male 19 Georgia Charlotte Cashin Female 35 South Carolina Benjamin Cashin Male 10 South Carolina Sarah Cashin Female 5 Georgia Abram Appling Male 56 Georgia Dora Bailey Female 27 Georgia Anna Dent Female 10 Georgia


DEATH 1872





Name: George Walker Crawford Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1872 Event Place: Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States of America Photograph Included: Y Birth Date: 22 Dec 1798 Death Date: 27 Jul 1872 Affiliate Record Identifier: 10522 Cemetery: Summerville Cemetery

Place: Summerville Cemetery

Source: Find A Grave: Memorial #10522 Find A Grave Memorial# 10522]

George Crawford is Notable.
Preceded by
20th Secretary
William L. Marcy

Preceded by
37th Governor

Charles James McDonald
George W. Crawford
21st United States
Secretary of War
Dept of War

38th Governor
of Georgia
Seal of the State of Georgia
Succeeded by
22nd Secretary
Charles Magill Conrad

Succeeded by
39th Governor

George W. Towns

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On 2 Jan 2018 at 02:40 GMT Carroll Woods wrote:

Probably should be George Washinton Crawford. Another photo here:

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