Folks, in looking through "stuff," I came across a copy of some information about the Crawleys listed "Missouri Cousins." I do NOT know where this came from, how old it is, or how accurate the information, but I am copying it here in hopes it will help someone. Annette
THE CRAWLEY-CROWLEY FAMILY called County Cork home, but originally the family lived in Roscommon and was an off-shoot of the pricely family of Moylurg in common with the McDermot family of Ireland. An English family of the name begins in 1630 and is found in the unindexec, privately printed book, THE TRAILBLAZES by a Mrs. Hammett of Portland, Oregon. MEN OF IRON, published by a Univerity press-Scotland, is anothe book dealing with the family, but just in England. The book, CHAPPELL, DICKIE AND KINDRED FAMILIES, by Phil E. Chappell, has some Crawley information (an error in this book gives children to the widow Chappel who m a Crawley when, in real life, they were her grandchildren, and chn., of her son, William Crawley. A Crawley clearing house if the office of Judge Ariel L. Crowley, Probate Judge, Boise County, Idaho, Idaho City, Idaho 83631. Consequently, this chronoligical study is compiled as an aid to those searching the name.
Mrs. Hammett, whose book was pub., 1935 Metropolitan Priniting Co. (Now Bindord and Mrt) Portland, Ore, said the records of Henry Co., VA, at the time were poorly kept. She found a heap of loose duty marriage records in the court house when she searched there. They were unindexed. One was the marriage of Eliz. Crowley and Artemus Cumpton. She was a dau of Samuel Crawley. Anyway, Samueal Crowley, called "Big Sam", b. Henary Co., VA, 2786, was a son of James and Mary (McLain) Crowley who rem., to Clairborne Co., Tenn. Others of the chn of this pair were John and Thomas, twins, b. Fayette Co., Ala., 1792; James Isham Crowley b. Powells Valley, Tenn., Nancy; Huldah, and Elizabeth Crawley - Crowley. Some of these people made their way to Howard and Clay Counties, Missouri.
These reference are all Howard County, MO, unless listed as some other county or state:
1818, 7/12 Polly Cralwey m. Benn Munkers (She is said to have been dau of John and Eliz. (McLain) Crawley, and d 3/7/1888, Scio, Oregon). The minister was John Scripps.
1818 7/29 Darcus Crawley m. James Dagley, by James Zevely, JP, Grand River twnship.
1819 Jnothan Crawley lived Twnp 50, Range 14 (Gov. Plat bk)
1820 6/5 Josiah Crawley m. Becky (sic) Morris
1820 12/20 Huyldah Crawley m. John Allen (d James Crawley)
1821 James Crawley, letter advertised for in Chariton P.O.
1822 Susannah Crawley (Gov. Plat book)
1822 11/19 Jonathan Crawley on commission to select County Seat site (MO. Inel; p 3 clm 2)
1823 1/3 Deed of William Crawley to Abigail Crawley witnessed by Littlebury Crawley and Thomas Kinsey
1824 Ab. Chapell a candidate for office, Jul 3
1825 Jnothan Crawley plot of land in Twnp 51, Range 14 (Gov. Plat book)
1826 Jonathan Crawley a candidate for Representative, 21 Apr (Mo. Intel.)
1827 Major Morgan leads expeditioin, Jul 16 (Mo. Intel)
1829 Jonathan Crawley appointed Judge of County Court by Gov. Miller, Jan 2 (Mo. Intel)
1829 Jonathan Crawley removed as Justice, Oct. 16, p.2, clm 5 (Mo. Intel)
1829 Elizabeth Craley (sic) m Joseph Burton, 1 Nov. (Howard Co., mds.) He was son of Hutchins and Betsey (Stapp) Burton who had removed from Adair Co., KY. Later they went to Carroll Co., Mo. See: CARROLL COUNTY, MISSOURI 1910-1968, 394 for more information.
1829 Major Morgan to remove undesirables, 27 No (Mo. Intel)
1830 Census of for Howard County: Little B. (B. for Berry) Crawley, male 2 under 5; 1 15-20, 1 20-30; females: 1 20-30; eighbor: Wm William 1 5-10; 1 20-30; 1 50-0 by Christopher Howard. Daniel Crawley, male 1 20-30; females 1 20-30, by Philip Howard; Eleanor Chappell, 50-60, W.D. Chappel, 20-30.
1830 Census for Grainger Co., Ala.; John Crawley; Henry County, Ala; Wm. Crawley; Whitley County, Tenn. Henry R. Crawley by Tom Caswell; Claiborne County, Tenn: Hugh & Wm. Crowley; Thomas McClain; Blount County, Tenn: Gabriel Crowley; Clairborn Parish, La., Wm Crowley.
1832 Judge Jonathan Crawley d (suicide) and bond for $5000.00 posted by Thomas Crawley, Major Horner, his brother-in-law; (Also his adm.); Sonny, William Taylor; Abner Chappell and Wm. Burton, all of Howard Co., Mo. County Records, Book 2, p 2, April 21st.
Elizabeth (Morgan) Crawley, wife of Jonathan, had d 19 Sept 1827 (she was sister of Keturah (Morgan) Horner, wife of Major Honer. The date of marriage ofKeturah and Major Horner, who was b. Chesterfield Co., VA, 19 Dec 1787/9, was 7 Nov 1812. See his sketch in VIRGINIA SETTLERS IN MSSOUR, Coppage & Wulfect, p. 114).
`1833 Abner Chappell was appointed guardian of the childen of Jonathan Crawley. Though thre may have been older ones, these were: Jane Emeline Crawley, b 7 June 1837, who m. Wm. H. Davis; John Chappell Crawley, b 9 Aug 1826, d 1915, m (1) Sarah A. Atterbury, who d 1965; m (2) Lizzie Williams and (3) Mariah White. By list wife: Wm A. and Alba Crawley, by 34d: C.B., B. Essie; B. Frank, who m Louisa A. Perkins, dau of Rev. Wm of Va. They had a s., Henry Wayne Perkins Crawley; and the last child of Jno Chappell Crawley was Della.
Another daughter for whom Abner Chappell was chosen as guardian was Anne Elizabeth Crawley.
1834 Jno Croley b d 10 Dec 1884, bu Missouri City Cem., Clay Co., Mo.
1835 Wm Crowley m Eliz. Gladden, 24 Dec., Henry County , Mo. (KC Gen.)
1840 Squire Crawley/Croley m Nancy Murry, 3 June, Henry Co., Mo (KC Gen.)
1841 Littlebery Crawley m Rebecca Davis, 5 June, Henry Co., Mo., 1830 Census
1848 Frances Crawley m Joshua Leakey/Leahey, 9/20, Howard Co., Mo. It may e of inerest that this name also appeared in Ray Co., Mo., 1830 census.
1851 Leonard Crawley 12 July, d 2 June, 1934 and bu., Rose Hill Cem., Lisbon, Howard County, Mo.
1852 Sarah Crowley m John Ford., 1 July, Henry County, Mo.
The Boonesboro Cem., Boonesboro, Mo., has the graves of Benton Crawley, 14 February 1839, d 7 July 1916 and his wife, Mary Crawley b 11 Oct., 1839 d 1924
1854 Cynthia Crawley m Aaron M. Stanley, Nov 20, Howard Co., Mo.
1858 Nancy J. Crawley m Sidney Estill, 7 Jan, Howard Co., No.
Concluions: It would seem that the CRAWLEY, MORGAN, CHAPPELL and BARTON families could hae been inter-related befoe moving to Mo.
Letter dated 23 July, 1969 from Ariel C. Crowley, Probate Court of Boise County, Idaho city, Idaho read as follows:
"The spelling C R A W L E Y is uniformly erroneous. The bulk of the Missouri records actually read C R O L Y, C R O L E Y, and sometimes, C R O W L E Y. Wherever CRAWLEY apears, it is either (a) a mispision on the part of a clerk of (b) and indication that the party involved is of Amelia or Northumberland County, Virginia lines, which are not at this time known to be related to our lines."
Folks, again, I don't know this information first-hand. I have typed it as it appears on the copy I have.
Annette (Crawley) Limoges
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