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Joseph Crews (abt. 1771 - abt. 1800)

Joseph Crews
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 18 Jun 1792 in Campbell County, Virginia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 29 [location unknown]
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Joseph Crews
Birth: on/before 1771, assuming age 21+ when on tax rolls in 1792
Place of Birth: unknown (no basis for assumption)


Death: estimated about 1800, based on the following:
Died after 1798, per tax records
Died on/before 1801, based on estimated age of wife's child (Elizabeth) by 2nd husband
Place of Death: either Virginia or Georgia
Last known location: Campbell Co, VA (1798 tax rolls)
Children's location after Joseph's death: Oglethorpe Co, Georgia, 1807 Land Lottery,
where Joseph is listed as deceased with 4 minor children.
Among those in Capt. William Hatchett District:
Crews Joseph, dec'd, Crews Ann (m/o of Joseph), Crews Nancy (m/o of Joseph), Crews Polley (m/o of Joseph), Crews Williamson (m/o of Joseph), Croley William
Note: m/o = minor of
Note: William Crowley is wife's 2nd husband listed with Joseph's children on 1807 Land Lottery.

MARRIAGE, Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Joseph Crews
Spouse's Name: Polly M. Elder
Event Date: 18 Jun 1792
Event Place: Campbell, Virginia
Spouse's Father's Name: Joseph Elder
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86858-7 , System Origin: Virginia-EASy , GS Film number: 31050
Additional marriage information:
Permission was given by father Joseph Elder on 16 Jun 1792.
Witnessed by Wm and John Hanks.
Bond was posted by Joseph Crews and Wm Matthews on 18 Jun 1792.


Joseph Crews Junior and Senior were both listed in Campbell County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax records for 1793 and 1795-1797
Joseph Crews appeared in Personal Property Tax records of Campbell County, Virginia, first in 1792 and last in 1798 [Microfilm reel 66, 1785-1814, Library of Virginia]. He did not appear in Land Tax records of Campbell County [Microfilm reel 56, 1782-1806, Library of Virginia].
1807 Georgia Land Lottery [evidence for death of Joseph Crews, names of his children, and a connection to William Crowley] Oglethorpe County Georgia


The children of Joseph and Polly Elder Crews are:
1) son Williamson Crews - born 28 Jul 1793 Find A Grave: Memorial #46178735 in Virginia [1850 Census, Henderson County, Kentucky, Microfilm series M432, Roll 204, Page 338A]; married Margery Marks (no marriage record found). Williamson Crews (28 Jul 1793-11 Apr 1880) and Margery Marks Crews (Sep 1795-4 Apr 1880) are buried in Crews cemetery, Webster County, Kentucky []. Williamson Crews was administrator at the estate sale 5 Sept 1828 of William Crowley deceased [source]. The will of John Marks, dated 24 Sep 1816 and proved Oct 1821, named Margery Cruse (sic) and other children [Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories, page 104, (Henderson County, Kentucky, Book A, 1799-1821].
2) daughter Ann Crews - born 20 May 1795 [] in Virginia; married (1) 12 Aug 1812 in Henderson County, Kentucky, to Benjamin Reynolds [Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979,] and (2) 13 Nov 1823 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, to James Whitsell [Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850,]; died 12 Jan 1839 and buried in Old Aaron Reynolds cemetery in Hopkins County []. Benjamin Reynolds died before the 1820 Census (Ann Reynolds is listed) of Hopkins County, Kentucky [Microfilm series M33, Roll 23, Page 262]; James Whitsell last found in 1850 Census (age 53, born Georgia) [Microfilm series M432, Roll 204, Page 331A].
3) daughter Nancy Crews - born 1796 Find A Grave: Memorial #26749898 in Virginia; married 27 Aug 1816 in Henderson County, Kentucky, to Henry Ashby [Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850,]; died 1873 and buried in Old Onton cemetery in Webster County, Kentucky []. Henry Ashby not listed with Nancy in 1850 Census of Hopkins County [Microfilm series M432, Roll 205, Page 145B].
4) daughter Polly Crews - no record found after the 1807 land lottery.


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Crews-838 and Crews-3 appear to represent the same person because: same wife, and same approximate birth/death. I notice you have a specific mm/dd/yy death. Can you provide source information for his death date? I have estimated his death the best I can. (Refer to notes I have written in his biography.) I have same question about his birth/death location. Can you provide source information?
posted by L Adcox

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