John Crawford

John Crawford (1850 - 1932)

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John Crawford
Born in Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in South Sherbrooke, Lanark, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lanark County, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Oct 2013
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John Crawford was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on January 26, 1850 to David Crawford and his wife, Margaret (Tennant) Crawford.


Name - John Crawford
Gender - Male
Christening Date - April 14, 1850
Christening Place - Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Birth Date - 26 Jan 1850
Father's Name - David Crawford
Mother's Name - Margaret Tennant

NOTE: His death registration states his date of birth as January 9, 1850. The informant was his son, John A (Jack) Crawford.

1871 Residence

John Crawford
Gender - Male
Age - 21
Birth Year (Estimated) - 1850
Birthplace - Scotland
Nationality - Scotch
Religion - Church of Scotland
Event Place - Rideau Ward B, Kingston 66, Ontario
House Number - 324
Others in Household
David Crawford - Male; age 58, born in Scotland
George Crawford - Male; age 23, born in Scotland
John Crawford - Male; age 21, born in Scotland
Jane Crawford - Female; age 20, born in Scotland
Frederick Crawford - Male; age 17, born in Scotland
Margaret Crawford - Female; age 15, born in Ontario
Robert Crawford - Male; age 12, born in Ontario


Name - John Crawford
Event Type - Marriage
Event Date - September 2, 1879
Event Place - Village of Maberly, South Sherbrooke Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Gender - Male
Age - 29
Birth Year (Estimated) - 1850
Father's Name - David Crawford
Mother's Name - Margaret Crawford
Spouse's Name - Flora McFarlane
Spouse's Gender - Female
Spouse's Age - 25
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) - 1854
Spouse's Father's Name - Alexander McFarlane
Spouse's Mother's Name - Catharine McFarlane
Residence When Married - Oso Township, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada

1911 Residence

Name - John Crawford
Event Type - Census
Event Date - 1911
Event Place - Lanark North, Sub-Districts 1-25, Ontario, Canada
Gender - Male
Age (Estimated) - 61
Marital Status - Married
Relationship to Head of Household - Head
Birth Date - Jan 1850
Birthplace - Scotland
Others in Household
Flora Crawford - Wife, Female, age 56, born in Ontario


Name - John Crawford
Event Type - Death
Event Date - 22 Dec 1932
Event Place - Flower Station, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Gender - Male
Age - 82
Birth Date - 09 Jan 1850
Birthplace - Canada (error)
Father's Name - David Crawford

NOTE: His headstone reads 1848 - 1932.

Research Notes

There is a second birth record for John Crawford, son of David Crawford and Margaret Tennant. I believe this may have been a seperate person who died an infant.

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch Birth Record for John Crawford : 10 February 2018), John Crawford, 17 Nov 1846; citing , reference 2:18M0DCV, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,066,762.

Theory - There were two children named John, the first of which died an infant. There are three years between James W and George. Our John was born in 1850.



  • "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), John Crawford, 26 Jan 1850; citing , reference 2:18M2CRG, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,066,762.
  • "Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 April 2016), John Crawford in household of David Crawford, Rideau Ward, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 86, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9999, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,352.
  • "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 April 2015), John Crawford and Flora Mc Farlane, 02 Sep 1879; citing registration , South Sherbrooke, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,507.
  • "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2016), John Crawford, 1911; citing Census, Lanark North Sub-Districts 1-25, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,506. Household ID: 68; Line Number: 30; GS Film Number: 002418506; Digital Folder Number: 007526761; Image Number: 00450
  • "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2014), John Crawford, 22 Dec 1932; citing Flower, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, 20737, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,378,656.


This profile was created from a document entitled 'Crawford Family Tree, David Crawford, 1812-1884 and Margaret Tenet, 1822 - 1896', compiled by Kenneth Crawford and dated February 28, 1982.

Thank you to Jim Crawford for creating WikiTree profile Crawford-5732 through the import of DavidCrawford MargaretTenet.ged on Oct 23, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Jim and others.

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On 7 Dec 2016 at 21:04 GMT Jim Crawford wrote:

Crawford-5732 and Crawford-7359 appear to represent the same person because: These 2 profiles are the same individual. The document that I have (created by my Father in 1980s) shows John Crawford married Flora McFarlane and they had 6 children including Marianne. I had not gotten to adding the spouse and children as yet. Please consider this merger. If you want to add me to the trusted list for Flora McFarlane I will try to add what I have. Thank you for your help. Jim

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