This page is part of the Crawford Name Study.
John Crawford and Hannah Anderson
This John Crawford married Hannah Anderson and is believed to be a brother of James, Robert and Joseph Crawford. He stayed in Ireland, when his brothers came to America in the 1760s.
Two of his sons, James Crawford and John Crawford (1761-1833), came to America and settled in York County, South Carolina in 1782. These two sons, therefore, would be the nephews of James Crawford and Jane Hutchinson.
John Crawford of York County, South Carolina
John Crawford, born 1761 in Ireland and died 18 Jul 1833 in Gallatin County, Illinois married Agnes (Nancy) Glass in 1785 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He is buried in Old Crawford Campground Cemetery in Ridgeway, Gallatin County, Illinois.
John and Nancy's first eight children were born in the Waxhaws, York County, South Carolina. Their ninth child was born in Kentucky while they were migrating to Illinois. The remaining four children were all born in Illinois.
- Martha Crawford, b. 1791 Waxhaws, York County, SC.
She died young
- James Crawford, b. 1793 in the Waxhaws, York County, SC.
- Francis Crawford, b. 27 Jan 1795 in the Waxhaws, York County, SC.
- Agnes (Nancy) Crawford, b. 16 Dec 1796 in the Waxhaws, SC.
- George Crawford, b. 29 Oct 1798 in the Waxhaws, York County, SC.
- William R. Crawford, b. 29 June 1800 in the Waxhaws, York County, SC.
- Hannah Crawford, b. 1802 in the Waxhaws, York County, SC.
- John C. Crawford (Rev.), b. 1 Jan 1804 in the Waxhaws, York County, SC.
- Eleanor Crawford, b 1806 in Livingston County, Kentucky
- Mary (Polly) Crawford, b. 23 Feb 1808 in Grand Pierre, Pope County, Illinois
- Robert S. Crawford, b. 1810 in Grand Pierre, Pope County, Illinois.
- Isabella Crawford, b. 29 Jan 1812 in Grand Pierre, Pope County, Illinois
- Joseph Crawford, b. 26 Aug 1813 in Grand Pierre County, Illinois.
To Be Researched
- Date of John Crawford's immigration to America.
- A biography published by the Presbyterian Church that provides the following information:
- John Crawford was born in County Antrim, North Ireland, about the year 1761. He was of Scottish stock, but little is known about his childhood. He emigrated ot America in 1782 at the age of 21 and settled in the Waxhaws. He married Agnes (Nancy) Glass in 1785. She was the daughter of Francis Glass. He left South Carolina in 1801, heading west. They stayed in Tennessee for a short time before moving on to the East Bank of the Ohio River in 1803. Here, they settled at the mouth of the Grand Pierre Creek. His wife died about 1824 and he sold his property. He moved in with his son, Rev. John Crawford, a Cumberland Presbyterian Minister, and died there (Gallatin County, Illinois) on 18 Jul 1833, aged 72 years. He was an honest, upright, straight forward man.
- Agnes Glass, wife of John Crawford, was the daughter of Francis Glass and Agnes Ramsey, both of County Tyrone, Ireland. (noted in the bible of John S Crawford). In the Harold Enterprise, October 1973, an article stated: Francis and James Glass were Revolutionary War veterans. They and their families migrated from the Counties of Mecklenburg, Union and York in North and/or South Carolina to Livingston County, Kentucky, in the first decades of the 1800s. They later moved to Golconda in Pope County, Illinois.