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Arrival in Ohio

Have you ever ‘lost’ an ancestor for a period of time? That’s my situation with my ancestor, James Crawford.

James and Sally Duggins are married in Garrard County, Kentucky in 1799. In 1813, there is a land record where James Crawford has made full payment for the NW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 7, Range 2. Thus, I’m trying to figure out where James and Sally were living shortly after their marriage. The county history suggests that James was living in Preble county by 1810. Unfortunately, there are TWO James Crawfords living near each other. This makes it difficult to determine which James Crawford is being referenced.

Since Kentucky tax lists have been helping me figure out who was living where in Lincoln, Garrard and Madison counties. Unfortunately, the Preble County, Ohio tax lists do not begin until 1816.

However, these tax lists contain two clues that I overlooked the first time I used them.

  • James Crawford owning the NORTHWEST quarter of Section 14, Township 7, Range 2 appeared on the tax lists at a later time than the James Crawford owning the SOUTHWEST quarter of the same section
  • The James Crawford owning the NORTHWEST quarter was referred to as James Crawford Junior

When I first used these tax lists, I likely hadn’t figured out who owned which piece of ground. That knowledge is essential to understanding these tax lists.

  • James Crawford and Sally Duggins purchased the NW 1/2 of Section 14, Township 7, Range 2 as tenants in common with William Sellers in 1813.
  • James Crawford and Martha Knight purchased the SW 1/4 Section 14, Township 7, Range 2 in 1811

These tax lists reinforced what I and other researchers have assumed:
My James Crawford ancestor was the one referred to as Junior
Unfortunately, I still don’t know where James and Sally were living between 1799 and 1813.
My notes from the tax lists thru 1820:
Preble County Ohio
Tax Records
1816-1826
FS Film 528382 DGS 48949213

Looking for

  • Crawford,
  • Sellers
  • Duggins (step-sons of James Crawford who married Sally Smith Duggins)
  • Lincoln, Moses  married 1816
  • Shanklin, David married 1817
  • Crawford John
  • Douglas b1798
  • Crawford William Allen (b1803)

1816
Image 9 – C
Image 10

  • Crawford James – 150 acres – R 2 T7 S14 NO PART GIVEN- Preble 3 D – 37 C – 5 M
  • NO Other Crawford

Image 11

  • Dugans Henry – 50 acres – R2 T7 S10 SE same 1D – 12C – 5

Image 20 – L

  • No Moses Lincoln

Image 30

  • Sellers Joseph – 150 acres – R2 – T7 Section 10 NE – same – 3-60
  • Sellers Joseph – 160 acres – R2 – T7 S14 – SW – same – 3-60

Image 31

  • Sellars Nathan 80 acres R2 – T8 – S36 NW Preble – 1-80
  • NO SHANKLAND

image 40 – 1817

POOR COPY

Missing first part of alphabet pages torn

image 44-45 – parts of names missing –

  • NO MOSES LINCOLN found

image 54 – 2 – parts of names are missing

Image 55 –

  • Sellers, Nathan with 80 acres R2T8S35 NW — but other names torn away

Image 56

  • Sellers William – 40 acres R2T7S14 SW – Crawford from James Crawford

Image 65 – 1818
Image 72 – C

  • Crawford James – 110 S14-T7-R2 SW Preble 1-65Image 73
  • Crawford James Junr – 75 – S14-T7R2 NW Preble -12-50 new entry

Image 74 – D

  • NO John Douglas Crawford or any other CRAWFORD
  • Dougan Henry – 50 – s10-T7-R2 SW Preble – 75

IM 82 – L

  • NO MOSES LINCOLN

Image 94

  • Sellers Joseph – 160 – S4 T7 R2 SW Preble 2-40
  • Sellers Joseph – 160 S10-T7 R2 NE Preble 2-49Sellers Joesph – 160 S10 T7 R2 – NW Prelbe 2-40
  • Sellers Nathan – 80 – S35 -T8 R2 Nw Preble -120
  • Sellers Nathan 40 – S10 T7 R2 Sw – 1-10Sellers Nathan 38 S9 T7 R2 NE Preble -55
  • Sellers William 40 – S14 T7 R2 SW Preble -60
  • NO David SHANKLAND

Imge 105 – 1819
Image 113

  • Crawford James – 110 acres – S14 T7 R2 Sw Preble 1-72-5image 114
  • Crawford James Junr – 75 S14 T7 R2 NW Preble 1-31-2

Image 116

  • Dugan Henry – 50 S10T7R2 SW Preble 87-5
  • No Moses Lincoln

Image 139 – S

  • Sellers – Joseph 160 S4-T7-R2 SW Preble
  • Sellers Joseph 160 S10 T7R2 NE Preble
  • Sellers Joseph – 160 S10 T7 R2 NW
  • Sellers Nathan 80 S35-T8R2 NW
  • Sellers Nathan 110 S10T7R2 Sw
  • Sellers Nathan 38 S9T7R2 NE
  • Sellers William 40 S14T7R2 SW

Image 142

  • Sellers William 75 S14T7R2 NW Preble

image 150 – 1820

Image 159 

Image 160

  • Crawford David L – 162 R2T9S25

Image 162

  • Crawford James 110 R2T7S14 SW
  • Crawford James Jnr 75 – R2T7S14 NW

Image 164

  • Duggins Henry 50 R2T7S10 SW

Image 181

  • Lincoln Moses J 30 R2T7S14 NE

Image 197

  • Sellers Nathan Senr 110 R2T7S10 SW
  • Sellers Nathan Senr 38 R2T7S9 SE
  • Sellers Nathan Senr 80 R2T8S35 NWImage 198
  • Sellers William 75 R2T7S14 NW
  • Sellers William 40 R2T7S14 SW

Image 199

  • Sellers Joseph M 80 R2T7S10 NW

Image 200

  • Sellers Robert (Estate of) 80 R2T7S4 sW
  • Sellers Joseph Senr 80 R2T7S10 NW
  • Sellers Joseph Senr 35 R3T4S26 SE