I am seeking any information on any Eli, Elias, Elisha, or Elijah Crow who lived in East Texas and who would have been the right age to have fathered a son in 1885.
My mother related the following to me:
My paternal Grandfather, William Cooper Crow was born September 17, 1885. His father was an Eli Crow. Supposedly, Eli was up in age and had remarried. William was the offspring of Eli's second wife. It is thought that Eli had two daughters by his first wife. No names for the wives or daughters are known.
At some point, when William was a child, William apparently left home and was raised by a family named Dunn in Oakdale, Louisiana. Later he was said to have ended up in DeRidder, Louisiana and lived with the Sheriff of DeRidder.
My cousins say that they think William's parents were from Texas. I know there was an Elias Laxton Crow from Cass County at about the right time. My cousin sent me a Book on Crow's in which the 1880 Texas Census shows E. L. Crow (Cass County), Eli O. Crow (Wilson County), and Elisha Crow (Wood County).
Please contact me should you have any information in regard to the above. I would like to find out the names of wives and children of the Eli Crows mentioned.
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