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The Lancaster County, South Carolina Crawfords

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This family begins with a man known as Colonel John Crawford, the traditional patriarch of the Crawfords of Lancaster County, South Carolina.[1]


Colonel John Crawford

No documentation has been found to identify John Crawford. He is considered the father of these four children:

  • Robert Crawford, see family listed below
  • James Crawford, see family listed below
  • Joseph Crawford, who died without issue in South Carolina
  • John Crawford, who married Hannah Anderson and remained in Ireland. See family listed below

Robert Crawford and Jane White

Robert Crawford was born about 1728 in County Antrim, Ireland, and died 5 Oct 1801 in Lancaster County, South Carolina. He was a Major in the militia during the Revolutionary War and was one of Andrew Jackson's guardians during his early childhood. He married Jane White and had ten children:

Source Material

  • DAR Ancestor entry
  • The Life of Andrew Jackson, by James Parton
  • Sorting the Waxhaw Crawfords, by Mary Veach

James Crawford and Jane Hutchinson

James Crawford was born about 1729 in Antrim, Ireland and died about 1780 in Lancaster County, South Carolina. He married Jane Hutchinson. They had seven known children:


  1. Sorting the Waxhaw Crawfords; Veach, Mary, 1993; in the possession of the Clan Crawford Association, accessed 20 May 2020

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