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Walter Crow

Walter Crow

Male - 1789

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  • Name Walter Crow 
    Born Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • POSSIBLE BIRTH RECORD
      The parish register of Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, located in Cecil County, Maryland, lists the birth of a Walter Crow, on 23 August 1717. He is listed as being the son of John and Martha [Newman] Crow.

      Widely stated that this is our Walter. Given John Finley Crow account, noting that his paternal grandfather Walter "emigrated from England settled in St. George's Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware," I am unsettled as to the parish records, and whether they truly show our Walter.

      I will note, however, that New Castle County, Delaware and Cecil County, Maryland adjoin one another. Moreover, St. Stephen's Episcopal church was located in Earleville, Cecil County, Maryland. Originally known as North Sassafras Parish, according to Wikipedia, it was one of the original 30 Anglican parishes in the Province of Maryland, named for its location north of the Sassafras River which separated Cecil County from Kent County, Maryland. Earleville is only about 16 miles from where Walter later was keeper of a tavern in New Castle County, Delaware.

    Gender Male 
    Misc 1761–1764  New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tavern keeper at Sign of the 3 Sons, located on Upper Kings Road, 13 miles south of New Castle 
    • TAVERN
      The house on the Kerby Tract, better known as Carson's or, The Buck Tavern, ca. 1728-1821, and 1821-1963, by Elwood S. Wilkins, Jr. & Richard C. Quick, contains a history of a tavern located about 13 miles south of New Castle, on the "Upper Kings Road," an early route from Virginia to Philadelphia. According to that history, a Walter Crow was the keeper of the tavern from early 1761 to 31 March 1764. The tavern was known by many names over the years, but during Walter's time as tavern keeper, it was known as "Sign of the Three Sons."
      Built in 1728 by Abel Dods; later sold to Jacob Van Bebber. Under Van Bebber family's ownership for many years, but managed by several proprietors. Original building demolished in 1821; replaced with a three-level, brick, Federal-style building.
      Location at present-day Summit Bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (south bank of canal)
      Other names over the years include Carson's Tavern, Sign of the Buck, and Buck Tavern.

      According to the Delaware State Parks Department, the original structure was a frame building that fronted Old Summit Road, which from early times had formed part of the Upper Kings Road, one of several travel routes from the southern colonies north through Annapolis to New Castle, Wilmington and Philadelphia.
      http://www.destateparks.com/residentcuratorship/successes/buck-tavern.asp

      Crow website, undocumented: states tavern located 13 miles south of New Castle, Delaware, between Christiana Bridge and Blackburn Bridge

    Misc 9 Apr 1764  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    witness to land transaction; land on south branch of Linville's Creek 
    Property 21 Jun 1764  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acquired 343 acres of land "on head of a draft of Linville's Creek on Daniel Harrison's Road." Acquired land from George and William Skillern; land patented to William Skillern, deceased, 30 August 1743. Delivered Oct 1766 
    • PROPERTY: 1764
      Augusta (now Rockingham) County, Virginia

      From Chalkley's
      Page 706.-- 21st June, 1764. George and William Skillern to Walter Crow, £__, 343 acres patented to William Skillern, deceased, 30th August, 1743, and devised by William that his sons, George and William, should dispose of same on head of a draft of Linville's Creek on Daniel Harrison's road. Teste: James Hughes. James Huston, Robt. Russell. Delivered: Walter Crow. October, 1766. Acknowledged by George.

      This from "Crow Family Kentucky and Beyond"
      20 June 1764, Walter received a 'lease for land' or bill of sale for 343 acres of land in Augusta Co, Va., near Staunton. This sale was recorded in the Augusta Co Va court records on 23 August 1764 Land now in Rockingham Co, Virginia

      Linville Creek, named after an early settler William Linville, is located in what was called the "Northern Neck" of old Virginia, in current southwestern Rockingham County. Located just to the north of present-day Harrisonburg

      (undocumented source: Samuel Newman, brother of Walter's mother Martha Newman Crow, had previously settled in 1744 in the Smith's Creek area, about 15 miles from where Walter settled.)

    Property 22 Mar 1766  [2
    To Walter Crow, from Alex. Herring (Heron) and Abigail, for 25 pounds, 200 acres on South Fork Linville's Creek; corner Samuel Harrison's land; delivered October 1766 
    • PROPERTY
      22 March 1766

      From Chalkley's
      Page 853.--22d March, 1766. Same (From Alex. Herring (Heron) and Abigail) to Walter Crow, £25, 200 acres on South Fork Linville's Creek; corner Samuel Harrison's land Delivered: Walter Crow, October, 1766.
    Misc 27 Jun 1767  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    As a subject of the Crown Colony of Virginia, Walter was required to attend all calls to muster. The Court Marshall Records for Augusta County show that Walter was fined for failure to appear at Private Muster on this date. 
    • MUSTERS
      per Bowan notes, as a subject of the Crown Colony of Virginia, Walter was required to attend all calls to muster. The Court Marshall Records for Augusta County show that Walter was fined for failure to appear at Private Muster on the following dates: 27 June and 31 Oct 1767; 1 Jan, 27 Feb, 11 June, and 10 Oct 1768; 2 Jan 1769
    Misc 31 Oct 1767  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    As a subject of the Crown Colony of Virginia, Walter was required to attend all calls to muster. The Court Marshall Records for Augusta County show that Walter was fined for failure to appear at Private Muster on this date. 
    Misc 1 Jan 1768  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    As a subject of the Crown Colony of Virginia, Walter was required to attend all calls to muster. The Court Marshall Records for Augusta County show that Walter was fined for failure to appear at Private Muster on this date. 
    Misc 27 Feb 1768  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    As a subject of the Crown Colony of Virginia, Walter was required to attend all calls to muster. The Court Marshall Records for Augusta County show that Walter was fined for failure to appear at Private Muster on this date. 
    Misc 11 Jun 1768  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    As a subject of the Crown Colony of Virginia, Walter was required to attend all calls to muster. The Court Marshall Records for Augusta County show that Walter was fined for failure to appear at Private Muster on this date. 
    Misc 10 Oct 1768  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    As a subject of the Crown Colony of Virginia, Walter was required to attend all calls to muster. The Court Marshall Records for Augusta County show that Walter was fined for failure to appear at Private Muster on this date. 
    Misc 2 Jan 1769  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    As a subject of the Crown Colony of Virginia, Walter was required to attend all calls to muster. The Court Marshall Records for Augusta County show that Walter was fined for failure to appear at Private Muster on this date. 
    Misc 9 Apr 1771  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    after missing numerous muster calls, Walter was finally exempt from military duty at the court marshal held this date. He was too old to be actually serving. 
    • MUSTERS
      per Bowan notes
      Court Marshal
      April 9 1771
      Walter was finally exempt from military duty at the court marshal held this date. He was too old to be actually serving
    Misc Mar 1775 
    Support for American Revolution: per Crow website: brought 2000 pounds of iron for merchant Felix Gilbert from Zanes Iron Works on Cedar Creek in Frederick County, a distance of approximately 40 miles from the Harrisonburg/Linville Creek area 
    • SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN REVOLUTION
      March 1775
      per Crow website: brought 2000 pounds of iron for merchant Felix Gilbert from Zanes Iron Works on Cedar Creek in Frederick County, a distance of approximately 40 miles from the Harrisonburg/Linville Creek area
    Misc Oct 1777  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rockingham County, Virginia, formed from Augusta County 
    Misc Apr 1779  [3
    Support for American Revolution: delivered 280 pounds of bacon to Albermarle Barracks 
    • SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN REVOLUTION
      April 1779
      delivered 280 pounds of bacon to Albermarle Barracks
      per Crow website, this was near Charlottesville, approximately 65 miles from Linville Creek. Albemarle Barracks was a prison camp where American forces held captured British soldiers

      See History of Rockingham County, Virginia, John Walter Wayland, Page 102
      Page 102
      August 28, 1782
      "Came into Court Walter Crow and made oath that he delivered 280 lbs of bacon to Mr. Tate Comg. at Albamarle Barricks in April 1779 for which he has never rd any value or satisfan. The Court is therefore of ye oppinoin that he be allowed 7 1/2 per lb. and ye same is ord. to be cerd."

    Property 1 Mar 1781  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    received patent by Jefferson; 216 acres by survey dated 14 April 1780, on draft of Linville's Creek, where he (Walter) now lives, corner Leonard Herring, Jerry Raggins line 
    • PROPERTY: 1781
      1 March 1781

      From Chalkley's
      Walter Crow received a "Patent by Jefferson, 1st March, 1781, to Walter Crow, 216 acres by survey dated 15th April, 1780, in Rockingham on a draft of Linville's Creek, where he now lives, corner Leonard Herring, Jerry Raggins line", [McWilliams vs. Hollingshead, Chalkley's, Vol. 2].
    Misc 30 Mar 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rev. War Claim: per entry in court minute book, Walter Crow paid for 38 pounds of bacon, at rate of 9d per pound 
    • MINUTE BOOK ENTRIES
      Rockingham County,Virginia Minute Book 1778-1792 Part I 1778-1786
      Louise Chambers Levinson and Constance A. Levinson

      Page 115: Page 138 of minute book, 30 March 1782
      "April 23, 1781 To Wat. Crow for 38 lbs beacon at 9d pr lb. pd"

      Page 126-127: Page 156 of minute book, 29 May 1782
      “Oct 9 ’80 ToWalter Crow for 4 bullocks Wt 1812 at 2d per lb. pd”
      Jan 30, ’81 ToWalter Crow for 22 days service with team at 10s per day. Pd
      March 1st81 To Walter Crow for 7 days service with his team at 10s per day. Pd
      Jany 16 ’81 ToWalter Crow for 34 lbs pickled beaf at 4d per lb, also 4 bus corn at 2s per b,8 bus oats at 1s 8d, 200 cwt of hay at 1 s 6d per cwt. Pd.
      Feb 24 ’81 To Wal.Crow for 3 ¾ of corn at 2s, 200 wt of hay at 1s 6d pd”

      Page 139: Page 174 of minute book, 28 August 1782
      "Came into court Walter Crow and made oath that he delivered 280 lbs of bacon to Mr. Tate companyat Albamarle Barracks in April 1779 for which he has never received any voucheror satisfaction. The court is thereforeof the opinion that he be allowed 7s ½ pr lb and the same is ordered to becertified.”

      Page 145-146: Page 186 of minute book, 28 September 1782
      “This day came Walter Crowinto court and made oath that on his road to Richmond that the following claimswas stolen form him with other things, to-wit: 4 bullocks 1812 lbs at 2d pr lb, NEED REST OF ENTRY
    Misc May 1782 
    Support for American Revolution: per Crow website: Rockingham Co. court ordered payment to Walter for service and supplies to the army for supplying beef, corn, oats and hay, in one instance for 22 days service and another for seven days service 
    • SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN REVOLUTION
      May 1782
      per Crow website: Rockingham Co. court ordered payment to Walter for service and supplies to the army for supplying beef, corn, oats and hay, in one instance for 22 days service and another for seven days service
    Misc 29 May 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rev War Claim: per minute book entry this date, Walter paid for claims, dated 9 Oct 1780, for 4 bullocks Wt 1812, at 2d per pound 
    • MINUTE BOOK ENTRIES
      Rockingham County,Virginia Minute Book 1778-1792 Part I 1778-1786
      Louise Chambers Levinson and Constance A. Levinson

      Page 115: Page 138 of minute book, 30 March 1782
      "April 23, 1781 To Wat. Crow for 38 lbs beacon at 9d pr lb. pd"

      Page 126-127: Page 156 of minute book, 29 May 1782
      “Oct 9 ’80 ToWalter Crow for 4 bullocks Wt 1812 at 2d per lb. pd”
      Jan 30, ’81 ToWalter Crow for 22 days service with team at 10s per day. Pd
      March 1st81 To Walter Crow for 7 days service with his team at 10s per day. Pd
      Jany 16 ’81 ToWalter Crow for 34 lbs pickled beaf at 4d per lb, also 4 bus corn at 2s per b,8 bus oats at 1s 8d, 200 cwt of hay at 1 s 6d per cwt. Pd.
      Feb 24 ’81 To Wal.Crow for 3 ¾ of corn at 2s, 200 wt of hay at 1s 6d pd”

      Page 139: Page 174 of minute book, 28 August 1782
      "Came into court Walter Crow and made oath that he delivered 280 lbs of bacon to Mr. Tate companyat Albamarle Barracks in April 1779 for which he has never received any voucheror satisfaction. The court is thereforeof the opinion that he be allowed 7s ½ pr lb and the same is ordered to becertified.”

      Page 145-146: Page 186 of minute book, 28 September 1782
      “This day came Walter Crowinto court and made oath that on his road to Richmond that the following claimswas stolen form him with other things, to-wit: 4 bullocks 1812 lbs at 2d pr lb, NEED REST OF ENTRY
    Misc 29 May 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rev. War Claim: per minute book entry this date, Walter Crow paid for 22 days service with team, January 30, 1781 claim, at 10s per day 
    Misc 29 May 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rev. War Claim: per minute entry this date, Walter paid for 3 3/4 bushels of corn at 2s, and 200 wt of hay at 1s6d 
    Misc 29 May 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rev. War Claim: per minute entry this date, Walter paid for 34 pounds pickled beef at 4d per pound, 3 bushels corn at 2s per bushel, 8 bushels oats at 1s 8d, 200 cwt hay at 1s6d per cwt. claim Jan 16, 1781 
    Misc 29 May 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rev. War Claim: per minute entry this date, Walter paid for 7 days service with team at 10s per day. Claim of March 1, 1781 
    Property 3 Aug 1782  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Treasury Warrant 13686 issued to Walter Crow, 500 acres, paid 800 pounds 
    Misc 28 Aug 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Revolutionary War Claim: claim for 280 pounds of bacon he delivered to Tate Company at Albamarle Barricks in April of 1779; court allowed claim, at 7 1/2 per pound 
    • REVOLUTIONARY WAR CLAIM
      August 1782
      claim for 280 pounds of bacon he delivered to Albamarle Barricks in April of 1779; court allowed claim, at 7 1/2 per pound
      See History of Rockingham County, Virginia, John Walter Wayland, Page 102
      Page 102
      August 28, 1782
      "Came into Court Walter Crow and made oath that he delivered 280 lbs of bacon to Mr. Tate Comg. at Albamarle Barricks in April 1779 for which he has never rd any value or satisfan. The Court is therefore of ye opinoin that he be allowed 7 1/2 per lb. and ye same is ord. to be cerd."

    Walter Crow 
DAR Listing
    Walter Crow DAR Listing
    Misc 29 Aug 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rev. War Public Claim: RCo court allowed various claims for Walter, for bullock, fodder, team, beef, corn, hay, bacon provided. 
    • REVOLUTIONARY WAR CLAIM
      Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims
      Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten
      Volume 3
      "at a court continued and held for ye Cty of Rockingham August 29, 1782"
      29 August 1782
      Rockingham County, Virginia
      (DAR recognizes these particular events as service for this Walter (1717-1789)
      page 828: Walter Crow for 200# bacon L9-6-9
      page 830: Walter Crow made oath that on his way to Richmond one cert. for 1812# beef was stolen from him with a quantity of money and many other papers the court is therefore of the opinion to be allowed for sd. Beef. Also a receipt given him by John Huston for corn, oats, hay and salt beef; also James Davis the receipt for 7 days waggoning with his team; also John Hentons receipt for corn and hay;and Reuben Moors receipt for 2 beefs; cert. of Jacob Coofmans for 69 days withhis team.
      page 834: Walter Crow 38# bacon L1-8-6
      page 836: Walter Crow 4 bullocks,1812# fodder L15-2; 22 days with his team L11; 7 days with his team L3-10; 24#beef 11s-4; 4 bu corn 8s; 8 bu corn 12s-4; 200# hay 3s; 3 ¾ bu corn 7s-6; 200#hay 6s.
    Misc 28 Sep 1782  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Walter Crow appeared before Rockingham Co court, and made oath that a number of items were stolen from him on his road to Richmond 
    Property 30 Nov 1784 
    survey for Walter Crow 400 acres by virtue of treasury warrant 13686; land situated in Jefferson county, on both sides fo Bear Creek, a branch of Green River. NOT SURE THIS IS OUR WALTER 
    Tax List 1787  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Walter Crow listed on tax list "A" as person charged with tax; no white males above 16 and under 21; 1 black over 16; no blacks under 16; 7 horses; 37 cattle; William, John, Jacob, Abraham on same list 
    • TAX: 1787
      Rockingham County, Virginia
      The Personal Property Tax List for the Year 1787 for Rockingham County, Virginia
      Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love
      Crow, Walter: charged with tax - self, 0-1-0-7-37
      White males above 16 and under 21: none
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Blacks under 16: none
      Horses: 7
      Cattle: 37
    Property 1 May 1787 
    Land Warrant issued to Walter Cros, TW 13686, 500 acres in Jefferson County on both sides fo Bear Creek, a branch of Green River. 
    Misc 1788  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Voucher: Captain Richard Ragan's Company; Walter Crow: 1 tithable, 2 slaves, 7 horses 
    • MILITARY VOUCHER
      1788
      Rockingham County, Virginia
      Captain Richard Ragan's Company; Walter Crow: 1 tithable, 2 slaves, 7 horses
    Died Aug 1789–Sep 1789 
    Will 6 Aug 1789  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    executed will; named wife Ann; children Mary Harnsberry, James, John, William, Benjamin, Jacob, Nancy Gregg, Rachel Harnett. Executors - wife Ann and son William 
    • WILL
      August 6, 1789
      Rockingham County, Virginia

      Walter executed his will, dated August 6, 1789, Rockingham County, Virginia.
      Abstract only, found in Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginai, by Lyman Chalkey, Volume I, pages 503-504

      From original court records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Order book # XXIV. Fee 70 cents, paid in the office by W. Roalston, J.H. GambrillI. I, Walter Crow, of Rockingham County. To wife, Ann. To eight children, viz: Mary Harnsberry, James, John, William, Benjamin, Jacob Crow, Nancy Gregg, Rachel Harnett. Executors, wife Ann, and William Crow, third son of testator. "A certain obligation which John Crow obtained from William Crow at Lewis Ferry, on James River, which John assigned to his father, Walter Crow, amounting to 20 pounds principle, interest from August, 1784, if John shall pay some to Anne, etc.," otherwise the amount is to be deducted from John's share.
      Signed, sealed, etc., 6th August, 1789. Test: William Dunlap, Hannah (mark) Roadecap and lie for, etc. (Signed) William Ewen, C. R. C.
      Proved in Clerk, 28th September, 1789, Rockingham County. Proved by Hannah Roadecap and lie for, etc. Signed William Ewen, C.R.C. Proved in Rockingham, 26th October, 1789, by Elizabeth Roadecap. Administration granted widow, Anne; other executor failed to appear. By the Court. (Signed) William Ewen, C.R.C. A copy. Test: H.J. Gambill, D.C. R. C.

    Walter Crow Will
part 1
    Walter Crow Will
part 2
    Will 28 Sep 1789  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    will produced to court; proven by Hannah Roadecap, one of the subscribing witnesses 
    Person ID I182  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2019 

    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.
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Crow,   b. 1756  [Birth]
    +2. Jacob Crow,   b. 1759,   d. 1823  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
     3. Nancy Crow,   b. 1764  [Birth]
     4. Rachel Crow,   b. 1767,   d. 1851  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     5. Mary Crow
     6. James Crow,   b. 1750,   d. 1819  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
     7. William Crow,   d. 23 Jan 1821, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. John Crow,   d. 30 Dec 1795  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • -John Finley Crow Memoirs

      John Finley Crow, son of Benjamin Crow and grandson of Walter Crow, in 1848, wrote his 'memoirs' - information on his parentage and relatives. 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.
      (*note - his statement of Walter emigrating from England conflicts with parish registry showing birth in Cecil County in 1717).

      Next, he states that after the death of his grandfather (Walter), his grandmother with her youngest son Jacob moved to Kentucky.

      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.

      John and William were early pioneers to Kentucky; each obtained a settlement of preemption in the vicinity of Danville. John disposed of his land and became the proprietor of a large tract of wild land on Green River. He moved with his family to the Green River country, and while opening a farm was murdered by his own negro man. Left a family of four sons and two daughters.
      William retained his farm one mile east of Danville until his death. He was a "shrewd and energetic man" and acquired a handsome property to be divided among three sons and eight daughters. Near the close of life he made a profession of religion and united with the Baptist Church.
      Jacob married in Kentucky and had a large family. He was a member of the Baptist Church, "industrious and frugal"
      Polly married a man by the name of Underwood in Virginia. They moved to Kentucky; Mr. Underwood died young, leaving three sons and two daughters. Polly lived to see her children all settled comfortably in Shelby County.
      Nancy, the 2nd daughter, married Henry Gregg (brother of JF Crow's mother). Died in middle age after having four sons and two daughters.
      Rachel married Samuel Harnett. Moved to Tennessee; settled in Cocke County. 4-5 sons and one daughter


      ANOTHER CROW IN AUGUSTA COUNTY
      A William Crow is found in Augusta County, in 1759. He was born circa 1726 in Ireland. Married Margaret Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and aunt of Andrew Lewis of Point Pleasant fame. Uncertain relation to Walter, but he is listed in Walter's 1789 will as having a certain obligation with John Crow at William Crow's Ferry on the James Rive



      DAR PATRIOT
      Ancestor #A028250: service: rendered aid and grand juror; sources cited: Rev. Public Claims Vol 3, pages 828, 830, 834, 836; and Rockingham Minute Book 1778-1792, Part 1 1778-1786 Page 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S7258] Crow Family History.

    2. [S7259] Chalkey's, 853.

    3. [S7260] History of Rockingham County, Virginia, 209.

    4. [S7259] Chalkey's.


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