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* Family History of Robert M. Crowl*

Updated April 7, 2009

This story began a long time ago
In countries far over the sea;
Where we pick up the threads
That began you and me.
----from "This is Our Life"
Eva M. Dutton Crowl (1904-1967)

Much of the Crowl family history included here is documented in the work of Sabra-Jo Crowl "CROWL OR 24 OTHER WAYS TO SPELL THE FAMILY NAME" (1988), dedicated to my grandfather, Harold M. Crowl (1903-1990). The history of my line of Crowls in colonial America beginning with Johan Michael GRAUEL, who arrived in 1733 from Germany, has been published in a recent (March, 2008) book entitled "The Two Johan Michael Grauels" by Gail Komar, editor of the "Crowl Connections" newsletter. Additional family history was obtained from my own research and from some of the contributors to the Ancestry World Tree Project.

Richard E. Lewis kindly provided his extensive research on our McClellan family history from Civil War veteran Samuel McClellan (b.1836) of Columbiana Co. Ohio back to Samuel McClellan (b. 1732) of Chester Co. Pennsylvania. Leah Rudy contributed her work on the Burnip family from England.

Most of the Crowl family photographs from the early 1900s were obtained from my Grand-Aunt Virginia Crowl (1912-2005). Photographs from the McClellan, Burnip, Wollam, and Latta families were contributed by my mother, Doris McClellan Crowl. Betty Decker Jobe contributed the photographs of the Isaac Newton Crowl family and of Mary Haines Crowl & sons (circa 1868).

To see the details of the Crowl, Dutton, Latta, Wollam, Burnip, Zellers & McClellan lines, click on the genealogy reports listed below the photographs section. The report on the descendants of Mary Haines (Crowl) contains links to selected photographs.

As the son of my genetics professor (Dr. Robert H. Crowl), I am pleased to report that my DNA profile (Y chromosome markers) was used to confirm the relationship between the Grauel/Crowl line from Germany>Pennsylvania>Maryland>Ohio and the Craul/Crowell line descended from Peter Craul who died in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina in 1763. See the genealogy report on the descendants of Conrad Grauel to see how the Crowls of Ohio are related to Crowells of North Carolina. For more information on the Crowl/Crowell DNA Project, click on the web site link at the bottom of this page.

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