William Crawford
William Crawford
William Crawford was an American soldier and surveyor who worked as a western land agent for George Washington. Crawford fought in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. He was tortured and burned at the stake by American Indians in retaliation for the Gnadenhutten massacre, a notorious incident near the end of the American Revolution.
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Twin 14-year-old girls charged with operating Baldwin County still ... - al.com (blog)
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[The home] was built in the last year of the Civil war by Dr. William Crawford, at a cost of about $16000." "Emily Campbell Adams, well known Mobile writer, died at Coden Wednesday. "She was born in Mobile, and was a descendant of pioneer families
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Fishing Report: No albacore yet, but September was a better month for it last year - San Luis Obispo Tribune
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Other jackpot winners last week were Marty Malon, Tulare, 12-6 ling; Nick Burnett, Bakersfield 12-4 ling; Kevin Varine, Taft, 12-0 ling; William Crawford, Sequoia National Park, 11-0 ling; Brandon Evans, Visalia, 9-0 ling; Alvin Hamen, Bakersfield,
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What's in a name: Crawford County - GoErie.com
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William Crawford, born in Virginia in 1722, first came to western Pennsylvania as a surveyor in the mid-18th century. He fought in the French and Indian War, and during the Revolutionary War he was colonel of the 7th Virginia Regiment and later took
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Jury deliberating in Crawford trial - Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Curtis Johnson / The Herald-Dispatch Edward William Crawford testifies in his own defense Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in Cabell Circuit Court. HUNTINGTON – A jury of seven men and five women are now deliberating in the trial of Edward William Crawford
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Jurors sent home unexpectedly in Sept. 2009 shooting trial - Huntington Herald Dispatch
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2009 shooting trial of Edward William Crawford. The jury selection process was finished Tuesday morning, but circumstances rose and caused the delay. Court will resume at 9 am Wednesday. An indictment charges the 24-year-old with murder,
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Mother devastated after deputies accuse her son of shooting, injuring man - WRDW-TV
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Her 15-year-old son is in jail after investigators say he shot William Crawford in the back. "This really shocked me because this is my baby," Linda Donald said. Crawford is the boyfriend of one of the suspect's sisters. "I don't want no fighting
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Native American students sue over their school's 'Fighting Sioux' nickname - Daily Mail
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The students bringing the lawsuit are Amber Annis, Lisa Casarez, William Crawford, Sierra Davis, Robert Rainbow, Margaret Scott, Franklin Sage and Janie Schroeder. Ms Fredericks, their lawyer, denied that the lawsuit had been timed to coincide with the
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Crawford Schools plan registration - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
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Kindergarten through fifth grades will register and pay fees at the Hannah Crawford Building; and sixth, seventh and eighth grades will register and pay fees at the William Crawford Building. High school students will register, pick up schedules,
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Guilty verdict for man who hit cyclist, leaving him partially blind - Toronto Star
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Jose Lugo-Alonso was found guilty Wednesday of impaired driving causing bodily harm in the partial blinding of cyclist William Crawford. A Cuban cigar executive has been found guilty of driving drunk and causing a 2008 collision that left a cyclist
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POLICE REPORT: Store catches man trying to conceal underwear in his clothing - Lufkin Daily News
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... Steven Ross, 39, order of surrender; William Crawford, 27, order of surrender; Charles Evans, 30, order of surrender; Rodney Wood, 41, assault causing bodily injury; and Dustin Goodwin, 18, two counts of PI (at 8:55 am and 12:20 pm Saturday)
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Remains of 2 missing Mingo County women identified; man remains missing - The Republic
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Crawford's husband, 29-year-old William Crawford, remains missing. WCHS-TV in Charleston reports that the remains of the women were discovered by someone who noticed a human limb at a site also littered with animal remains. The Point Pleasant Register
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Rockville Financial announces management changes - istockAnalyst.com (press release)
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All will report directly to William Crawford, IV, president and CEO of the company. Marino Santarelli has spent the first 21 years of his career with United Penn Bank. Most recently, he was the Wells Fargo, Senior vice president and Market Executive
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Flint school board swears in members, elects new officers - The Flint Journal - MLive.com
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Flint District Court Judge William Crawford today swore in new members Ella Greene-Moton and Isaiah Oliver as well as former board president Harold Woodson, who is starting a new term. Former vice president Antoinette Lockett was elected as the new
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Monroe-Boyette - Shelby Star
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... NC, Mr. John Reilly Zimmerman of Washington, DC, Captain William Crawford Collier of El Paso, Texas, Mr. Walter Jordan Gussenhoven and Mr. Robert Howard Pratt, both of Raleigh, NC The bride and groom knelt on the Stettinius family kneeling bench
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The Mansfield That Was: First whites found forests and Indians - Mansfield News Journal
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William Crawford, a Virginia soldier and friend of George Washington, led 480 volunteers from Pennsylvania and Virginia across this part of Ohio in an attempt to curb the Indian attacks on the white settlers. Crawford and his men traveled up the Rocky
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No, John Adams did not pass the first Obamacare law - RenewAmerica
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In 1821, US Treasury Secretary William Crawford found that the program was a disaster. He wrote a letter to explain how the bad it had gotten, a letter that should serve as a major warning as we contemplate implementing another such disastrous program
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Columbiana County Sheriff Reports for 7-5 - The Review
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A tow truck was called to remove the vehicle, which was registered to William Crawford Jr., Hubbard. His sister reportedly told deputies he and several other people had been in the creek with their vehicles when her brother's became stuck and he went
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    FIFTIES
  • 1782
    Age 50
    Died in 1782.
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    In 1782, General William Irvine persuaded Crawford to come out of retirement and lead an expedition against enemy Indian villages along the Sandusky River.
    More Details Hide Details Before leaving, on 16 May he made out his will and testament. His son John Crawford, his son-in-law William Harrison, and his nephew and namesake William Crawford also joined the expedition. After his election as commander of the expedition, Crawford led about 500 volunteers deep into American Indian territory with the hope of surprising them. However, the Indians and their British allies at Detroit had learned about the expedition in advance, and brought about 440 men to the Sandusky to oppose the Americans. After a day of indecisive fighting, the Americans found themselves surrounded. During a confused retreat, Crawford and dozens of his men were captured. The Indians executed many of them in retaliation for the Gnadenhütten massacre earlier in the year, in which 96 peaceful Christian Indian men, women, and children had been murdered by Pennsylvania militiamen. Crawford's execution was brutal; he was tortured for at least two hours before he was burned at the stake. His nephew and son-in-law were also captured and executed. The war ended shortly thereafter, but Crawford's horrific execution was widely publicized in the United States, worsening the already strained relationship between Native Americans and European Americans.
  • FORTIES
  • 1781
    Age 49
    In 1781, he retired from military service.
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  • 1780
    Age 48
    In 1780, Crawford visited Congress to appeal for more funds for the western frontier.
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  • 1778
    Age 46
    Crawford was present at the Treaty of Fort Pitt in 1778, and helped to build Fort Laurens and Fort McIntosh that year.
    More Details Hide Details Resources were scarce on the frontier, however, and Fort Laurens was abandoned in 1779.
  • 1777
    Age 45
    After the war on the western frontier intensified in 1777, Crawford was transferred to the Western Department of the Continental Army.
    More Details Hide Details He served at Fort Pitt under Generals Edward Hand and Lachlan McIntosh.
  • 1776
    Age 44
    Beginning in 1776, Crawford served as a surveyor and justice for Virginia's short-lived Yohogania County.
    More Details Hide Details When the American Revolutionary War began, Crawford recruited a regiment for the Virginia Line of the Continental Army. On 11 October 1776, the Continental Congress appointed him colonel of the 7th Virginia Regiment. Crawford led his regiment in the Battle of Long Island and the retreat across New Jersey. He crossed the Delaware with Washington and fought at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. During the Philadelphia campaign, he commanded a scouting detachment for Washington's army.
  • 1775
    Age 43
    Arthur St. Clair, another Pennsylvania official, called for Crawford to be removed from his office, which was done in January 1775.
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  • 1774
    Age 42
    At the outbreak of Dunmore's War in 1774, Crawford received a major's commission from Lord Dunmore.
    More Details Hide Details He built Fort Fincastle at present Wheeling, West Virginia. He also led an expedition which destroyed two Mingo villages (near present Steubenville, Ohio) in retaliation for Chief Logan's raids into Virginia. During the expedition, Crawford's men rescued two captives held by American Indians, killing six and capturing 14 Indians. Crawford's service to Virginia in Dunmore's War was controversial in Pennsylvania, since the colonies were engaged in a bitter dispute over their borders near Fort Pitt. Crawford had been a justice of the peace in Pennsylvania since 1771, first for Bedford County, then for Westmoreland County when it was established in 1773.
  • 1773
    Age 41
    Crawford also made a western scouting trip in 1773 with Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia.
    More Details Hide Details Washington could not accompany them because of the sudden death of his stepdaughter.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1770
    Age 38
    In 1770 Crawford and Washington travelled down the Ohio River to choose the land to be given to the regiment's veterans.
    More Details Hide Details The area selected was near what is now Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
  • 1768
    Age 36
    When the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix with the Iroquois opened up additional land for settlement, Crawford worked again as a surveyor, locating lands for settlers and speculators.
    More Details Hide Details Governor Robert Dinwiddie had promised bounty land to the men of the Washington's Virginia Regiment for their service in the French and Indian War.
  • 1767
    Age 35
    There may also have been another daughter, Nancy, born in 1767, who had apparently died when he wrote his will in 1782.
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  • 1765
    Age 33
    In 1765 Crawford built a cabin on the Braddock Road along the Youghiogheny River in what is now Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details His wife and three children joined him there the following year. Crawford supported himself as a farmer and fur trader.
  • 1763
    Age 31
    He continued to serve in the military, taking part in Pontiac's War in 1763.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1758
    Age 26
    In 1758, Crawford was a member of General John Forbes's army which captured Fort Duquesne, where Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania now stands.
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  • 1755
    Age 23
    In 1755, Crawford served in the Braddock expedition with the rank of ensign.
    More Details Hide Details Like Washington, he survived the disastrous Battle of the Monongahela. During the French and Indian War, he served in Washington's Virginia Regiment, guarding the Virginia frontier against Native American raiding parties.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1749
    Age 17
    In 1749, Col. William Crawford became acquainted with George Washington, then a young surveyor somewhat younger than Crawford.
    More Details Hide Details He accompanied Washington on surveying trips and learned the trade.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1742
    Age 10
    In 1742 Crawford married one Ann Stewart and she bore him one child, a daughter also named Ann, born in 1743.
    More Details Hide Details Apparently she died in childbirth or soon after, and on 5 January 1744 he married Hannah Vance, said to have been born in Pennsylvania in 1723. She bore him a son named John (20 Apr 1744-22 Sep 1816; he married one Effie Grimes) and at least two daughters, Ophelia "Effie" (2 Sep 1747-1825, who married??
  • 1736
    Age 4
    After his father's death in 1736, his mother married Richard Stephenson.
    More Details Hide Details Crawford had a younger brother, Valentine Crawford, plus five half-brothers and one half-sister from his mother's second marriage.
  • OTHER
  • 1722
    Age -10
    In 1722, Crawford was born in Orange County, Virginia, at a location which is now in Berkeley County, West Virginia.
    More Details Hide Details He was a son of William Crawford and his wife Honora Grimes, who were Scots-Irish farmers.
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