data for Benjamin Crawford, Rev War soldier
Descendants of Benjamin Noah Crawford AND Olive Carpenter
Generation No. 1
1. Benjamin Noah1 Crawford was born in Connecticut, and died July 27, 1804 in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. He was bureid in the Terrytown Cemetery without a headstone. He married Olive (Olivia) Carpenter March 14, 1775 in Derby, Conn. She was born June 02, 1758 in Connecticut, and died February 14, 1842 in Silvara, Pennsylvania. She remarried Isaac Lacey in 1809. Isaac was also a Rev War veteran.
Notes for Benjamin Noah Crawford:
PETITION OF JONATHAN TERRY ADM. OF THE ESTATE OF BENJAMIN CRAWFORD, LATE OF SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, DECEASED, WAS READ REPRESENTING "THAT PERSONAL ESTATE OF SAID DECEASED IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO DISCHARGE THE DEBTS EXHIBITED AGAINST HIS ESTATE BY ABOUT $130.00. THAT THE DECEASED DIED SEISEEDS IN DEMESNE AS OF FEE, (THAT IS THE WAY IT WAS RECORDED). A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND CONTAINING 120 ACRES, ADJOINING LANDS CLAIMING OF OLIVER DODGE DECEASED, AND SAID LANDS AND APPURTENANCES FOR THE PAYMENT OF SAID DEBT AND CHARGES OF ADMINISTRATION.
WHEREUPON THE COURT GRANT THE PRAYER OF THE PETITION, DIRECTING DUE NOTICE BE GIVEN OF THE TIME AND PLACE OF SALE, AND RETURN OF SUCH SALE TO BE MADE ACCORDING TO THE LAW.
REPORT OF SALE: JONATHAN TERRY ADM. ESTATE OF BENJAMIN CRAWFORD, DECEASED. REPORTED: THAT AGREEABLE TO THE ORDER OF THE COURT OF APRIL 23, LAST, HE SOLD THE LANDS THEREIN DESCRIBED TO JUSTUS GAYLORD JUNIOR FOR THE SUM OF $294.00. WHICH WAS ORDER WAS ORDERED CONFIRMED BY THE COURT.
THE ACCOUNTS OF JONATHAN TERRY ADM. FOR THE ESTATE OF BENJAMIN CRAWFORD WAS PRESENTED:
WHEREIN THE ADMINISTRATOR CHARGES HIMSELF $322.34
AND PAYS ALLOWANCE OF DISBURSEMENTS $366.05
BALANCE DUE FROM ESTATE TO ADMINISTRATOR $43.71
WHICH WAS ORDERED BY THE COURT TO BE CONFIRMED.
THIS PIECE WAS GIVEN TO ME BY DAVID CRAWFORD. WHERE HE GOT IT I DON'T KNOW. LUZERNE COUNTY RECORDS I ASSUME.
(Actually it says Ben Crawford resided Springfield twp. in the settlement notice, that was the old township name, He resided in present day Wyalusing Township .)
Ben Crawford was a Rev. War vet. He made Barrels for a living. He broke his leg a few years prior to his death. Newspaper clipping written by his son Benjamin Crawford born 1793. He had two sons named Benjamin, both living at the same time. Proof from Allegheny County History(of New York), and the Benjamin Crawford article here. There is anarticle that records he left a widow and 10 children. I have 11 children. I do not know if I am wrong. I find records in the Keeney family site to support Betsey being a child.
This is a newspaper story originally printed ca 1882 about Benjamin
Carpenter Crawford and includes some info on his and our ancestor Benjamin
Noah Crawford and Olive Carpenter.
FOUR SCORE AND TEN - a reprint from newspaper article originally published ca 1882.
(Comments and clarifications by Leonard)
Benjamin C. (Carpenter) Crawford, father of John Crawford late of Washington twp (Township) and grandfather of Wesley D. Crawford of this place, was in town on Monday last. He was born at Wyalusing then Luzerne and now Bradford County, on the sixth day of December, 1793, and he is consequently now, nearly 89 years of age. He was in Tunkhannock for the first time seventy three years ago, being then sixteen years old. At that time there were but three buildings here, one was a tavern near where the Keeler House now is, one was a store kept by the Suttle Bros., and a salt house. The Whitmore House and one other house and tavern were kept near where the old bridge crosses the Tunkahannock Creek.
He was drafted in the war of 1812 and was excused from service by reason of the influence of his employer with the captain of the company. Old Joseph Camp was the captain of the company with whom many of his associates went to war. (Likely a relative of Lydia Ann Camp b 1825 who married George M. Crawford b 1825, a brother of Betsey Ann who married Squire L.W. Clark, Leonard’s Great-grandparents)
He has been married twice, and has his wife last yet living with him at his home in Auburn twp., Susquehanna County (Penn) aged 86 years. His wife is a sister of the late John Bunnell. Both are in good health and apparently will live many years yet.
His father (Benjamin Noah Crawford) and mother (Olive Carpenter) were born in Danby, Connecticut. His father was in the Revolutionary War and after the war was over, he came to Wyoming (County, Penn) and was there at the time of the Pumpkin freshet and shortly after moved to Wyalusing. After his father had lived there one season he had gathered his crops which were raised on the island of Wyalusing and had stored them in his house, it was consumed by fire. His father then moved to Frenchtown. Here he worked in making pork and cider barrels which he marketed at Kingston ans Wilkes Barre. They were transported by floating them by the side of his canoe. He bought grain with the proceeds of his barrels, which he had ground at Shoemaker’s mills, about ten miles this side of Wilkes Barre and loaded to his canoe and (brought) it back to Wyalusing. His father lived three years at Wyalusing and then moved down the river about 3 miles to a place called Fleatown. There the subject of this sketch (Benjamin Carpenter Crawford) was born (1793) in a log house built by his father. His father died there when Benjamin was but ten years of age, leaving the widow and ten children, Benjamin being the fifth child. He lived on Russell Hill about fifteen years. He has followed shoemaking his whole lifetime and began to learn his trade before he was seventeen years old. He has not taken a drink of liquor in forty-four years and had been temperate in his habits before that time. He commenced chewing tobacco at the age of eighteen and has used it moderately ever since. He was advised to use it by old Dr. Hayes for a pain in his stomach occasioned by the sewing of shoes. In those days, viz. In 1813 pegs were not used in making shoes. (An interesting comment. Apparently the shoe maker held the shoe against his stomach while shaping the leather and sewing it)
The old man has a remarkable memory, is keen and witty and remarkable in many respects.
(In handwriting on newspaper, possibly his son’s: "Died March 18, 1885")
|I have two of the same photos, one photo says June 14, 1930 and the
other records June 15, 1930.
The photo was taken in Towanda, PA. I suspect Catherine Crawford Pierce resided in that area in that time span.
Nonetheless this is the Crawford reunion taken in Towanda, PA probably by Leo Bolles. It is in his collection.
Sarah "Ella" Crawford was single in this photo, she married Leo Bolles as his second wife December 17, 1936
Catherine Crawford Pierce born in December 1886, married 3 times, I
thought I knew the order but I am not sure now. She was married to Wilson
Robbins (born September 16, 1863) who died in 1917 according to this
photo but Leo Bolles also records he died September 17, 1916.
She married to Willis Pierce. He died in 1924. I just found out about this fellow with the photo. She must have been a Pierce in 1930 when this photo was taken.
Catherine married to Lorenzo D. Strope last I think. He died in 1945. Catherine died in September 1966 and was buried in the Overfield Cemetery Meshoppen, PA September 13, 1967 with the Robbins husband.
Bertha Crawford Bolles was born December 16, 1882. She died October
25, 1935. She married Leo Bolles August 1, 1911.
Catherine, Bertha and Sarah "Ella" Crawford were the daughters of Gershom Bunnell and Sarah "Ellen" Green Crawford.
Seated is George W. Crawford February 6, 1864 - May 28, 1941. His brother Nathan G. (Gerhsom) Crawford is seated next to him. His dates are April 12, 1862 - September 27, 1947.
George W. Crawford and Nathan Gershom Crawford were the sons of
Benjamin and Catherine Bunnell Karney/Carney Crawford. Benjamin was born
December 06, 1793 in Wyalusing, PA. and died March 18, 1885 in Beech
Grove, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, PA. His wife Catherine Bunnell
was born May 13, 1797 in Middle Smithfield, Monroe County, Pennsylvania
and died February 20, 1892. Both are buried in the Bolles Cemetery, Beech
Grove, Susquehanna County, PA.
Benjamin was the son of Benjamin and Olive Carpenter Crawford of Wyalusing, Pa.
More information on the Leo Bolles and Crawford families, and more photos from his collection can be found on the work in progress of the Leo Bolles pages. http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/gallery/Bollespix.htm.
Carol HOOSE Brotzman