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Benjamin Crow

Benjamin Crow

Male 1756 -

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  • Name Benjamin Crow 
    Born 1756 
    Gender Male 
    Military 26 Dec 1776 
    Enlisted in Captain David Stephensen's Company, 8th Virginia Regiment of Foot 
    • Later transferred to Capt. David Stephenson's company 8th Virginia Regiment under Col. Abraham Bowman.

    Military 11 Sep 1777  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Brandywine 
    • Benjamin was shot in the hip at Brandywine

    Individual Note 29 Aug 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Revolutionary War Claim 
    • a Benjamin Crow appeared in court and made oath that 1 rifle gun, shot pouch, powder horn, and knife were taken from him when a continental soldier in 1777 and put into magazine; never paid; claim allowed by court for Rockingham County; L7-1 [1]
    • “Came into court Benj. Crow and made oath that there was a rifle gun, powder horn, shot pouch and knife taken form him when a continental soldier in the year 1777 and put into the magazine for which he received a certificate which he lodged with Walr.  [Walter] Crow who also came into court and made oath that he has lost the said certificate and never received any value for the same.  The court is therefore of the opinion that the said Benj. Crow be allowed 7 L 10 s for said gun, powder horn, shot pouch and knife and the same is ordered to be certified.” [2]
    Property 1783 
    Purchased Land 
    • purchased 500 acres of land on Meadow Creek south of Nolachucky River, a tributary of French Broad River. Believe this to be in the Greene County area, Tennessee
    Individual Note 3 Jun 1789  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Security 
    • a Benjamin Crow served as security for the marriage of William Ozborn and Sarah Woolsey
    Individual Note 4 Aug 1789  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Named in Land Deed 
    • Deed Book 1, page 61; William Moore, Washington Co., NC and Robert Allison, 100 pounds pd, tr on E side dry fork of Meadow Creek and adj Benjamin Crow, being 300 acres granted Moore, No. 544, 20 Sep 1787. Wit: Richard Wood, George Gillaspie.
    Individual Note 6 Aug 1789  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Walter Crow Will 
    • Walter Crow, in his will of this date, named son Benjamin Crow
    Walter Crow Will
part 1
    Walter Crow Will
part 2
    Individual Note 2 Feb 1790  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Security 
    • a Benjamin Crow served as security for the marriage of Eliza Veatch and Janes Brown
    Individual Note 2 Jun 1792  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Named In, and Witness To, Land Deed 
    • Robert Allison & Nathaniel Poter, 83 acre tr on Meadow Creek & adj CROW and William BLACK. Allison got land by deed from William MOORE, and being where Allison now lives. Wit: Benjamin Crow, James W.Compton, Ann Crow (Deed Book 1, page 206)
    Individual Note 4 Jan 1801  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Letter James Crow to William Crow 
    • in a letter from James Crow to William Crow, who lived near Danville, Kentucky, James mentions that Benjamin had sold his plantation for 500 pounds, 400 in cash
    Residence 1802  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved to Missouri 
    • moved from Tennessee to District of St. Genevieve, Upper Louisiana, now Washington County, Missouri; settled in "a beautiful cove called Bellevue"
    Benjamin Crow
Missouri Land
    Benjamin Crow Missouri Land
    Residence 11805  Ste. Genevieve District, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name on letter, 26 Jun 1805, to Governor Wilkinson from inhabitants of Ste. Genevieve District recommending that Moses Austin continue as the "Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and quarter se
    Residence 1818  Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved to Arkansas 
    • moved from Missouri to Arkansas
    Residence 1828  Antoine Township, Clark County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A Benjamin Crow Jr. listed on the 1828 tax list for Antoine Township, Clark County, Arkansas
    Census 1830  Antoine Township, Clark County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benjamin Crow Sr. enumerated on census as head of household; 1 male age 70-79; 1 female age 30-39, 1 age 70-79  
    Tax List 1832  Antoine Township, Clark County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A Benjamin Crow Jr. listed on the 1832 tax list for Antoine Township, Clark County, Arkansas 
    Buried
    Benjamin Crow
Memorial Marker
    Benjamin Crow Memorial Marker
    In 1971 the Arkadelphia Chapter of the DAR placed a memorial marker honoring him in section 7-8-22 at the intersection of Hwy 26(Old Military Road) and the Christian Campground (Bobo Road). Location: Okolona, Arkansas, USA
    Person ID I15723  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2019 

    Father Walter Crow,   b. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1789–Sep 1789 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married
    • Mary C. Bowen, in her work entitled "Crow Family History," references memoirs of John Finley Crow, son of Benjamin Crow and grandson of Walter Crow, written in 1848. Crow states that his "paternal grandmother Mary Stuart was from Scotland and a Presbyterian." His "paternal grandfather, having emigrated from England settled in St. George's Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. For a number of years he kept a public house of some notoriety at the Sign of the "Three Sons," but some 12 or 15 years before the commencement of the Revolutionary War, he emigrated to Virginia and settled near the spot on which Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, was afterward built." He further stated that his paternal grandfather (Walter) "had several brothers, some of whom settled on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, while one migrated still farther South into the Carolinas." They all belonged to the Church of England.

      Next, he states that his grandfather (Walter) raised a family of five sons: James, John, William, Benjamin and Jacob, and three daughters: Polly, Nancy, and Rachel. The eldest son James settled near Abingdon, Washington Co., Virginia, where having raised a family of three sons and seven daughters he died at a good old age, a member of the Presbyterian Church in good circumstances.

      *note - the actual text from the memoirs is NOT included in Ms. Bowen's work. (but now have partial copy from an ancestry tree)


      Assuming this is our Walter, and that he truly married a Mary Stuart - we do not know when they wed, and we do not know when she died.

      We DO know that Walter named wife "Anne" in his will.

      We do NOT know if this is the same person, and if not, when Walter and Anne married.

      Walter named eight children in his will. We do NOT know the mother - Mary or Anne - for any of these children.
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S18805] Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Volume 3 Page 827.

    2. [S18806] Rockingham County,Virginia Minute Book 1778-1792 Part I 1778-1786, Louise Chambers Levinson and Constance A. Levinson, Page 138.


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