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John Crawford grave marker

John Crawford was born 1766 in Ireland, and died 18 Apr 1846 in Perry Twp., Armstrong Co., Brady Bend, PA. He married Mary.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Crawford:
John is listed in the History of Perry Township and the book titled "IF THESE HILLS COULD TALK" THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM THE BOOK: John Crawford was born in Ireland in 1766. He and his wife, Mary, rode horseback to get to the ship that brought them to America. It is not known the exact date but he was first settled in Westmoreland County about 1781. About 1806 John came to Perry Township with his wife and two children, Samuel and William. John and Mary had eight children. Mary died rather young and is buried in the Rich Hill Cemetery. John's second wife was Sarah and they had seven children. John and Sarah are buried together at the Crawford Cemetery.

This farm eventually became the property of William Crawford. It was William's will that set aside the 1 1/2 acre of land for the Crawford Cemetery.

John is known as one of the first settlers of this region.


More About John Crawford:
Burial: Crawford Cemetery, Brady Bend, PA Armstrong, County.
Occupation: Farmer.
Religion: Presbyterian.

Children of John Crawford and Mary are:
  1. +William Crawford, b. 15 May 1809, Westmoreland CO., PA, d. 14 Dec 1894, Armstrong CO., PA.
  2. Samuel Crawford, b. 1804, PA, d. 20 Dec 1891, Perry Twp., Armstrong Co., Brady Bend, PA.
  3. Robert Crawford, b. date unknown, d. date unknown.
  4. Alexander Crawford, b. date unknown, d. date unknown.
  5. John Crawford, b. date unknown, d. date unknown.
  6. Nancy Crawford, b. date unknown, d. date unknown.
  7. Sarah Crawford, b. date unknown, d. date unknown.
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