Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It’s Saturday Night again – 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1)  Pick an ancestor, any ancestor.  What do you know about them?  What source type(s) do you have for each item? Answer the 20 questions below about your chosen ancestor.

2) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link on this post if you write your own blog post.

Here’s mine:

1)  Ancestor’s birth name: 

2)  Ancestor’s parents: 

  • Unknown

3)  Ancestor’s birth date and place: 

4)  Ancestor’s baptism/christening date and place: 

  • Unknown

5)  Ancestor’s spouse birth name:

  • Sarah “Sally Smith Duggins (Find A Grave / Obituary Abstracts / Marriage Records)

6)  Ancestor’s spouse parents: 

  • Ann Shoemaker (Virginia, Amherst county. Register of Marriages, Amherst County, Virginia, 1763-1853. Film #30273 DGS 7578824. Alexander Duggins Jr, 1788 Jan 22; page 40; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 6 August 2022.)

7)  Ancestor’s spouse birth date and place:  25 Feb 1770, Virginia

8)  Ancestor’s spouse death date and place: 2 May 1856, Preble County, Ohio

  • 2 May 1856 (Find a Grave Memorial no. #8559179)
  • Preble County, Ohio (Obituary Abstracts 1850-1890 from Eaton Register & Eaton Democrat newspapers in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio)

9)  Children of Ancestor and spouse: 

  • Polly Crawford – two children named in will of James Crawford
  • Nelson Garret Crawford – named in will of James Crwaford

10)  Ancestor’s death date and place:  5 July 1854 – Preble County, Ohio

  • 5 Jul 1854 (Find a Grave Memorial 8559177 )
  • Preble County, Ohio (Obituary Abstracts 1850-1890 from Eaton Register & Eaton Democrat newspapers in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio)

11)  Ancestor cause of death: 

  • Unknown

12)  Ancestor’s burial location:  Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio

13)  Ancestor’s occupation(s):

  • Farmer (1850 Preble County, Ohio Census)

14)  Ancestor’s  military service:

  • Unknown

15)  Ancestor’s residences: 

  • Virginia — place of birth (1850 Census)
  • Garrard County, Kentucky (Marriage Record, tax record)
  • Possibly Barren County, Kentucky (tax records – listed as James Jr or James (small) in record with James (big) Senr)
  • Preble County, Ohio (land records, tax records, 1850 census)

16)  Ancestor’s land records: 

  • 50 acres on Marrowbone (tax records for James Crafford Jr — but deed yet to be located)
  • NW 1/4 Section 14 Township 7 Range 2 East (Bureau Land Management Patent)

17)  Ancestor’s probate records: 

  • Will of James Crawford – 28 July 1854 – Preble County, Ohio (Preble County OH Will Book C page 389)

18)  How do you keep track of this information?:

  • RootsMagic 8 software

19)  What records do you need to find?: 

  • Anything identifying siblings
  • Anything identifying parents
  • Deed for 50 acres of land on the Marrowbone to James Crawford

20)  Have you written an ancestor genealogical sketch about this person?: 

DNA

Green River Land

While trying to find a deed for 50 acres of land on the Marrowbone that I think my ancestor, James Crawford may have owned, I was trying to find the original land entry. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any land entries or deeds for this land. However, while looking at land entry records in Green County, I found several entries for members of my CRAWFORD FAN club: namely Douglas and Dooley.

The first is an entry by Nathaniel Douglass for 200 acres. At this point, I’m not sure this Nathaniel Douglas fits in my FAN Club. My FAN club includes George Douglass and his descendants. George had a son named Nathan. FamilySearch does not have any brothers identified for George Douglas. Could the Nathaniel Douglas in the land entry be George’s son, Nathan? Maybe. But lots of research would need to be done to prove that Nathan and Nathaniel are the same person.

Image 109 – page 136

1799 Jany 14

No 503 We do hereby certify that Nathaniel Douglass is entitled to
200 acres of 2nd rate land by virtue of his having improved the same
agreeable to an act of the assembly entitled “An act for encouraging
& granting relief to settlers & located as follows upon a branch of [Tillwill]
waters of [Obeys] & Cumberland rivers beginning at a poplar & [pointers]
thence extending N70E S20ES70W & N20W for quantity so as to
include his improvement.

Then, I found an entry for Jacob Dooley. At this point, I don’t believe Jacob Dooley is a son of FAN club member, Capt. Moses Dooley. This might be an entry for the brother of Capt. Dooley, Private Jacob Dooley. The deatils for Private Jacob Dooley indicate that he resided in Madison County, KY, making it possible that this land entry is for him. Thus, I have added a discussion to that those more familiar with Private Jacob Dooley can determine whether he entered land in Green County, Kentucky.

Image 132 page 183

1799 May 3

Jacob Dooly enters 200 acres of second rate land by virtue of a
certificate of settlement No 630 Beginning at William Prices Se
corner on a Black Oak & Mulberry thence N 35W20 poles to Williams
Mullins Walnut & Mulberry corner thence with hsi line & S55W
280 poles to a dogwood & poplar thence S35E30 poles to a forked white
walnut thence N 63E200 poles with Sims line to 2 black oaks thence
S27E60 poles to 3 maples in a swamp thence 115 poles to Maple
& Sweet Gum thence N 100 poles to Walnut & hickory thence N 30 W
80 poles to a state in Prices line thence with his line S55W 70
poles to the Beginning

In 1798, brothers, George and Ruben Dooley entered adjoining land.

image 100 – page 118

1798 Dec 14

No 747 We do hereby certify that Ruben Dooley is entitled to 200
acres of 2nd rate land by virtue of his having improved the same
agreeably to an act of the assembly entitled an act for encouraging
& granting relief to settlers to locate as follows on the waters of little
Barren Beginning on the north side of a branch below a large cave
opposite his improvement running southwardly & westwardly for quantity
including his improvement.

Kentucky, Green County. Land entry books, 1780-1898, 1908, 1918. Film #1877097 DGS 8272154. Ruben Dooley, Dec 1798; page 118; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 November 2022.

image 100 – page 118

1798 Dec 14
No. 748 We do hereby certify that George Dooley is entitled to 200
acres of 2nd rate land by virtue of his having improved the same
agreeably to an act of the Assembly entitled “an act for encouraging
& granting relief to settlers & located as follows on the waters of Little
Barren
Beginning on Ruben Dooleys eastward line running southw
ardly with said Rubens line and eastwardly for quantity incl
uding his improvement.

Kentucky, Green County. Land entry books, 1780-1898, 1908, 1918. Film #1877097 DGS 8272154. George Dooley, 17898; page 118; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 November 2022.

Finally, in 1799 is an entry for Moses Dooley for land on the Marrowbone.

Image 118 page 154-155

1799 Feb 22

bottom of page 154
No 745 We do hereby certify that Moses Dooley is entitled to 200 acres of

page 155
2nd rate land by virtue of his having improved the same agreeably to an
act of the assembly entitled “An act for encouraging & granting relief
to settlers & located as follows on the waters of Marrowbone beginning 90
poles below his improvement on the south side of the creek [running] a
westerly course 179 poles thence at right angles for quantity including
his improvement.

Kentucky, Green County. Land entry books, 1780-1898, 1908, 1918. Film #1877097 DGS 8272154. Moses Dooley, 1799; page 154-155; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 November 2022.

This land entry could be for Capt. Moses Dooley or his son, Moses Dooley. A check of the tax records suggests that this entry is for the son since it is Moses Junr who owns land on the Marrowbone.

Not only did the 1800 tax list help me figure out which Moses Dooley entered land in 1799, it also alerted me to the fact that I’m missing two other DOOLEY land entries: one for Moses Dooley Senr and one for Thomas Dooley who evidently sold his land to Moses Dooley Senr.

image 98 – page 114

1798 Dec 14

No 835 – We do hereby certify that John Railsback is entitled to 200
acres of 2nd rate land by virtue of his having improved the same agreeably
to an act of the assembly entitled an act for encouraging & granting relief
to settlers & located as follows in Green County on the waters of Marrow
bone beginning at Ruben Dooley southwest corner on a line of
military survey running thence with the military line south & from
the beginning with Dooley’s line for quantity including his improvement.

No 734 We do hereby certify that Moses Dooley is entitled to 200 acres
of 2nd rate land by virtue of his having improved the same agreeably to an
act of the assembly entitled an act for encouraging & granting relief to
settlers & located as follows In the county of Green & on the middle
fork of Little Barren river beginning at an Ash tree marked MD on the
west side of the creek running to the cardinal points for quantity
including the improvement near the center of the survey.

No 746 We do hereby certify that Thomas Dooley is entitled to 200 acres
of 2nd rate land by virtue of his having improved the same agreeably
to an act of the assembly entitled an act for encouraging & granting
relief to settlers & located as follows In Green county on the waters
of little Barren beginning at Moses Dooleys senr most southwardly
corner running south 179 poles then west 179 poles thence N 179 poles
to Moses Dooleys Senr most SW corner thence to the beginning including
his improvements.

Kentucky, Green County. Land entry books, 1780-1898, 1908, 1918. Film #1877097 DGS 8272154. Moses Dooley Senr, Dec 1798; page 114; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 November 2022.

These land entries place the Dooley family in the southern part of Kentucky prior to 1800. They provide another clue about the migration of my CRAWFORD FAN club.

Tax / Deed Puzzle

Have you ever had a clue from one document that should lead you to another document, but it doesn’t? That’s my case with my James Crawford research in the early 1800s.

For background, my ancestor, James Crawford, married Sally Duggins in Garrard County, Kentucky in 1799. By 1811 he is living in Preble County, Ohio. In Ohio, his land entry is as a tenant in common with William Sellers. William Sellers married Sarah Crawford in 1796 in Lincoln County, KY. The consent for Sarah Crawford’s marriage was granted by Rebakah Crawford with James Crawford and James Sellers as witnesses. In 1793, a James Crawford obtained a bond to marry Martha Knight in Lincoln County, Kentucky. James and Martha owned land in Preble County, Ohio next to James and Sally Crawford.

While the obvious conclusion would be that all three families migrated from Garrard/Lincoln county Kentucky to Preble County, Kentucky, they likely took a detour. In 1821, James and Martha sell land in Barren County, Kentucky.

This Indenture made the eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty one between James Crawford of the
county of Preble state of Ohio of the one part and John Moorehead
of Barren County Kentucky state of the other part and
witnesseth that the said James Crawford for and in consideration
of the sum of two hundred dollars recents to the said James Craw
ford in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledge
have granted bargained aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these presents
do grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto the said John
Moorhead his heirs & assigns forever a certain tract of land containing
two hundred acres of the county of Barren & State of Kentucky on
the waters of Marrawbone

page 2
In testimony whereof, the said James Crawford & Martha his wife has
hereunto set their hands and seal the day and year first above written
James Crawford
Martha (her mark) Crawford
Sealed and Delivered
in the presence of us
David Williamson
Nathan D Sellers

Kentucky, Barren County. Deeds. Film #7899153. James Crawford to Alexander Moorehead, 11 Dec 1821; J: 1-2; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online January 2019.

While owning land in a county did not necessarily mean that the individual resided in the county, a search of the tax lists for Barren County, Kentucky has a James Crawford with 200 acres on the Marrowbone in 1800. By 1802, those tax lists show a Crawford James (small) [jr] and a Crawford James (big) Senr. James Crawford Senr is listed as owning 200 acres on the Marrowbones. A William Sellers is also found on the 1802 tax lists. By 1803, these tax lists show that Crafford James Jr owns 50 acres of land on the Marrowbone.

Since the Preble County, Ohio tax lists also uses the “Jr” designation for one of the James Crawfords, I think my James Crawford may also have lived in Barren County, KY along with James Crawford and William Sellers. Since I’ve established that James Jr in Preble county is my James Crawford, my theory is that the James Jr owning 50 acres of land on the Marrowbone is my James Crawford. However, I need to find the deed for the sale of the land on the Marrowbone.

And that’s where I’m puzzled! I can’t find such a deed in Barren County.

Since the tax lists indicate that the 50 acres on the Marrowbone were originally granted to Abner Dooley, I’ve tried tracking his land. Abner Dooley has land entered in Green County, Kentucky for 200 acres on the Marrowbone.

No. 735 We do hereby certify that Abner Dooley is entitled to 200 acres
of 2nd rage land by virtue of his having improved the same agreeably
to an act of the Assembly entitled “Al act for encouraging & granting
relief to settlers” & located as follows In Green County on the Dividing
ridge between the head of Marrowbone and the head of the Middle Fork
of Little Barren Beginning in the head of a hollow on the Marrowbone
waters at a linen tree marked AD & SC running to the cardinal points
for quantity includued the improvement near the west side of
the survey.

Kentucky, Green County. Land entry books, 1780-1898, 1908, 1918. Film #1877097 DGS 8272154. Abner Dooley, 14 Dec 1798; page 117 (image 99); digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 13 November 2022.

Searching for Abner Dooley deeds, I found one in Barren County, Kentucky from 1806 where Abner sells land to Michael Branstetter. The land description in this deed includes the following

Beginning at a lynn tree marked AD and SC

The tax records support this transfer of land. In 1806 Abner Dooley is shown with 197 acres on the L Barren. Then, in 1807, Michal Branstetter has 197 acres on L Barren that was originally entered by Ab Dooley.

If I go back to 1803, Abner Dooley is shown with two parcels of land: 200 acres on the L Barren and 50 acres on the Marrowbone.

Then, in 1804, Abner Dooley no longer has the 50 acres on the Marrowbone.

Looking at the 1803 tax list again, James Crawford Jr is listed with the 50 acres of land on the Marrowbone while another James Crawford is listed directly above with a total of 450 acres: 200 on the L Barren, 200 on Spring Creek and 50 on the Marrowbone.

Based on this tax list analysis, I am missing several deeds:

  • Abner Dooley’s land sale for 50 acres on the Marrowbone sometime after 1803
  • James Crawford’s purchase of 50 acres on the Marrowbone
  • Deeds for the sale of two different 50 acre parcels of land on the Marrowbone by James Crawford
  • James Crawford sale of 200 acres of land on Spring Creek (possibly in Cumberland county)

Friday Find

Does your FAN club ever surprise you? Have you ever found a new connection between members of your FAN club? I’ve recently been paying more attention to Moses Dooley and his family since he is in the same locations as my James Crawford.

As I’m starting to seriously research Moses Dooley and his family, I discovered that his son, Abner was married to Nancy Douglass. And of course, Douglass is another surname in my Kentucky FAN Club. According to FamilySearch, Nancy is the daughter of George Douglass.

While we still lack proof, it is suspected that George Douglass had a sister, Rebekah who married John Crawford. Based on their marriage records, Rebekah Crawford is thought to be the mother of James Crawford (wife Martha Knight), Mary Crawford (husband James Sellers) and Sarah Crawford (husband William Sellers). If Rebekah is a sister to George Douglass, then Nancy Douglass Dooley would be a niece. That would also make Nancy Douglass Cooley a first cousin to James Crawford (wife Martha).

While George Douglass’ will does not mention siblings, it does identify his children, including Nancy Dooley. This establishes a connection between the DOUGLASS and the DOOLEY families in my Kentucky Fan Club.

Will of George Douglass

Image 334 – page 74
George Douglas Will

In the name of God, Amen. I George Douglass of the County of Barren
and State of Kentucky being in a weak and lonely state of health
and knowing the uncertainty of death, but in my usual state of
mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will
& testament in the words and manner following, to wit
I will devise and bequeth to my son Saml Douglass one negro
girl named Fenny to him and his heirs forever
I will devise and bequeath to my son William Douglass the
sum of four hundred dollars to be deducted out of the money he
justly owes me to him and his heirs forever.
I will devise and bequeth to my daughter Salley Shaw one
dollar in cash to her and her heirs forever.
My will [?crossout mark] desire also is that my Negro girl Emily and
my riding horse be sold and all my just debts collected and the
money arising from the same to be equally divided between six
legatees namely Mary Hill, Nancy Dooley, Betsy Bagby, Nathan
Douglass, William Douglass, & Saml Douglass to theirs and their
heirs forever and also will same equality between the heirs of my
son John Douglass decd and the heirs of my daughter Milly Newland
decd that is to say the heirs of my son John Douglass Desc all jointly
to have one equal share with each one of the before mentioned six legatees
and that one equal share to be equally divided among the said
heirs of John Douglass Decd and the heirs of my daughter Milly Newland
decd to have an equal share with the heirs of John Douglass Decd to
them and their heirs forever. I do hereby nominate constitute and
appoint Henry F Greenwood my executor tho this my last will & testament
Acknowledged Signed and
Sealed in presence of
John Fox, J.A. Rice, William Bell
George Douglass

Barren County, To Wit November Court 1820
The foregoing writing purporting to be the last will of George Douglass Decd
ws produced in Court & John Fox, Jonathan A Rice and William Bell subscribing
witnesses being sworn saith that the said writing was signed and delivered
by the said George Douglas as his will, and that they believe he was in
his proper sense and of a disposing mind and thereupon the said writing
was ordered to be recorded as the true last will of the said George Douglass
Deceased
Test W. Logan Clk

Kentucky, Barren. Mixed Probate Records, Vols. 1-2 1799-1829. Film #film 209740 DGS 004818752. George Douglass, 1820; Book 2: page 74; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 February 2020.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

 It’s Saturday Night – 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1) What genealogical discovery surprised you? [Thank you to Linda Stufflebean for suggesting topics!]

This question almost stumped me. However, thinking back thru my research, there are some records that provided a surprising bit of information. This first document was a Garrard County, Kentucky deed for the sale of land by Rebecca and James Crawford.

Garrard County Kentucky
Deed book A page 605

This indenture made this 27th day of September Anno Dom 1804 between
Rebecca Crawford and James Crawford of the County of Barren and Common
wealth of Kentucky of the one part and Rubin Arnold of the County of Garrard
and Commonwealth afore said of the other part witnesseth that the said Rebecca
and James Crawford for and in consideration of the sum of twelve pounds
current money of Kentucky to them in hand the receipt whereof they do hereby
acknowledge and for them selves their heirs do freely clearly and absolutely
bargain and sell unto the afore said Ruebin Arnold and unto his heirs and
assigns for ever one certain tract or parcel of land containing by survey five
acres and an half situate lying and being in the county of Garrard on the
waters of Boon mill Seat Creek and is bounded as follows (to wit) beginning
at an Elm and two Beech trees now a corner to Reubin Arnold formerly a
corner of John Matthews form thence north thirty six degrees East thirty poles
to a Buck and Sugar tree near the Hickman Road from thence keeping on
the south side of said Road as it meanders to a large Black walnut standing
on the south side of the said road in the line of Myer’s preemption from thence
north four degrees west sixty poles to the beginning with its appertarnances
to him the said Reuben Arnold and unto his heirs and assigns for ever to
have and to hold and to hold the said five and an half acres of land with
al and every of its appertainances rites and members unto him the said Reuben
Arnold and unto his heirs and assigns forever and the said Rebecca and James
Crawford for them selves their heirs do and shall and with by these presents for
ever warrant and defend the title of the aforesaid land and premises agst
the claim of all and every person or persons whatsoever that shall or may claim
hereafter the same unto the afore said Reuben Arnold and unto his heirs & assigns
forever In testimony where of the said Rebecca and James Crawford have
here unto set their hand and affixed their seals the day and year above written
Rebecca (her mark) Crawford seal
James Crawford Seal
Signed Sealed and acknowledged
in the presents of

This indenture of bargain and sale from Rebecca and James Crawford
to Reuben Arnold was acknowledged in my office the 26th day of sept 1804
and ordered to record
Test
Bent Jetcher CeCC

Kentucky, Garrard. Book of Deeds. Film #183242 (DGS 7899064). Crawford ro Arnold, 27 Oct 1804; Vol A: page 605 (image 314); digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online February 2019.

This deed by itself does not prove anything since there are multiple men named James Crawford living in the area of Garrard County Kentucky prior to 1800 along with at least two women named Rebekah Crawford.

  • James Crawford and wife Rebecca Anderson
  • Rebekah Crawford, land owner in Garrard County, KY
  • James Crawford and wife Martha Knight
  • James Crawford and wife Sally Duggins

And it doesn’t help that all three James Crawford families migrated NORTH to Indiana and Ohio. James and Rebecca Crawford migrated to Jefferson County, Indiana while James and Martha along with James and Sally migrated to Preble County, Ohio. So, who are the Rebekah Crawford and James Crawford that migrated SOUTH to Barren County, KY before selling land in Garrard County, Kentucky.

A search of Barren County, KY records uncovered an 1821 deed where James and Martha Crawford of Preble County, Ohio sold land in Barren County.

Barren County Kentucky
Deed Book J page 1
Family Search Film #007899153 image 12

This Indenture made the eleventh day of December in the year of or Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty one between James Crawford of the
county of Preble state of Ohio of the one part and John Moorehead
of Barren County Kentucky state of the other part and
witnesseth that the said James Crawford for and in consideration
of the sum of two hundred dollars recents to the said James Craw
ford in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledge
have granted bargained aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these presents
do grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto the said John
Moorhead his heirs & assigns forever a certain tract of land containing
two hundred acres of the county of Barren & State of Kentucky on
the waters of Marrawbone
bounded as follows to wit: beginning
at a maple & hickory running thence west 119 poles to a chestnut
& hickory thence south 179 poles to two black oaks thence east 179
poles to a popular & dogwood thence north 179 poles crossing a
branch to an ash and hicory thence west 60 poles to the beginning
to have and to hold the said granted & bargained premances
with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging
or in any wise apertaining in the only proper use benefit and behoof
of the said John Moorehead his heirs and assigns. and the said
James Crawford doth for himself his executors and administrators
do hereby covenant promise & grant to and with the said John Moorhead
his heirs & assigns that before the ensealing ‘ho’ the sd James
Crawford was the true sole & lawful owner of the above barga
ined premises & was lawfully seized and possessed of the
the same in his own rights and good perfect & absolute
estate of inheritance in the fee simple and had in himself good
right full powers lawful authority to grant bargain sell convey
and confirm the said bargained premises in the manner aforesaid
and that the said John Moorehead his heirs & assigns shall at
and at all times forever hereafter by force & virtue of those
presents lawfully peaceably and quietably have hold use
occupy possess & enjoy the said demises & Bargained premises
with the appertenances free & clearly acquitted exonhorated are
discharge of an all & all manners of former or other gifts [grow]
to sales incumbrances if what name or nature soever that might
in any measure or degree obstruct or make void this present
deed.
Furthermore, the said James Crawford for himself his heirs
executors & administrators doth covenant & engage the above demise
premasis to him the said John Morehead his heirs & assigns
agants the lawful claims of any person or persons whatsoever
forever hereafter to warrant secure & defend by these presents

page 2
In testimony whereof, the said James Crawford & Martha his wife has
hereunto set their hands and seal the day and year first above written
James Crawford
Martha (her mark) Crawford
Sealed and Delivered
in the presence of us
David Williamson
Nathan D Sellers

The state of Ohio Preble County SS
Before us the undersigned two of
the justices of the peace in & for the sd county came personaly James
Crawford and Martha Crawford wife of the said James Crawford
the within named grantors she being examined separate & apart from
her said husband they acknowledge the within deed of
conveyance to be their voluntary act and deed for the use and purpose therein
mentioned In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and
seals this 11th day of December 1822
Isaac Stephens
David Williamson

Kentucky, Barren County. Deeds. Film #7899153. James Crawford to Alexander Moorehead, 11 Dec 1821; J: 1-2; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online January 2019.

This second deed indicates that James Crawford and wife Martha owned land in Barren County prior to their move to Preble County, Ohio. A James Crawford owning 200 acres of land on the Marrowbone is found on the 1800 tax list for Barren County, Kentucky.

Thus, the surprise isn’t the records, but the fact that James Crawford was living in Barren County, Kentucky!

James Crawford Attorney?

Do you struggle with same name issues? If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you know that my genealogy is plagued by same name issues. One of those names being James Crawford.

Thus, when I find a document for a James Crawford in a county where my ancestor lived, I can’t be certain it is my ancestor. Nor am I certain that the document is for any of the James Crawfords that I’ve researched.

So, when I find a power of attorney deed in Barren County Kentucky during the time period that I believe not one but two of my James Crawford families lived, I have to question whether it fits with what else I know about these men. This particular deed appoints James Crawford and Moses Dooley as attorneys for John Singleton. At this time, I don’t know anything about John Singleton. But I do know that Moses Dooley was a land owner in Garrard County, Kentucky with land on Sugar Creek. This places Moses Dooley in the same area as Rebekah Crawford and Mary Crawford. I also know that there is a Moses Dooley on the tax roles in Barren County at the same time both James Crawfords are listed on those roles. And the Moses Dooley family is found in Preble County, Ohio with both James Crawfords. Thus, I think this deed involves one of these James Crawfords.

One of these James Crawfords was a justice of the peace in Preble County. Between 1814 and 1824, a James Crawford was a county commissioner. Once James and Martha moved to Indiana, references to a Crawford hold office in Preble County, Ohio stopped. Thus, I have concluded that the James married to Martha is the office holder. Based on that conclusion, I think this power of attorney deed might be for this James Crawford.

Barren County, Kentucky
Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961

Vols. B-C 1801-1813
Film 209720 DGS 007899150

1803 Dooley et al Moses / John Singleton
P.of A. Book B page 33

1803

Image 28

Know all men by these presents that I John Singleton of St Clair County
in the Indiana Territory do hereby do make ordain constite and appoint
Moses Dooley and James Crawford both of Barren County and State of Kentucky
my true and lawful Attorneys for me and in my name to convey a
certain tract of land lying in Barren County in the State of Kentucky
on the head of the Glovers Creek containing one thousand acres as appears
by deed from William Croghan to me and also for me and in my name
to seal execute and deliver such deed as be the sd Moses hath agreed to give
conveyances, bargain and sale for the absolute sale and disposal thereof
or any part thereof with such clauses covenants and agreements to be
[therein] contains as my said Attorney or either of them shall think fit and [appoint] hereby
ratifying confirming all such deed conveyances bargains and sales
ratifying confirming all such deed conveyances bargains and sales
which shall any time hereafter be sealed and executed by my said Atttor
neys or either of them touching and concerning the premises In witness whereof I hae
hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal at Cahokia this 3rd day
of September in the year of our Lord 1803
John Singleton (seal)
Witness
John [Hay}
WIlliam Atchason

Illinois County Sct Be it remembered that on the 3 day of September
1813 personally appeared before me the [subin] one of the Justices of the
said county the above named John Singleton who acknowledged the
the above instrument of writing to be his voluntary act and deed in
Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and
year above written
N Parrot (seal)

Indiana territory St Clair County Sct
I John Hay Esq [Prothanotary] of the Court of Common Pleas of the said
County do hereby certify that Nicholos Jarrod Esqr the person taking the
above acknowledgment is a Justice of the peace and Court of Common Pleas
of the same county of St Clair and to all act and deeds by him subscribed
as such full faith and credit is and right to be given.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed the seal of the said Court of common Pleas of the
said county the third day of September one thousand eight
hundred & three
John Hay [Prothonatory]
SClair

Barren County To wit October County Court 1803
This power of attorney from John Singleton to Moses Dooley and
James Crawford was produced in Court with the two certificates
thereon endorsed duly authenticated and was there upon ordered to
be Recorded
Test W Logan Clk

Kentucky, Barren County. Deeds. Film #209720 DGS 007899150. James Crawford, 3 sep 1803 Vol. B: page 33; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 21 February 2022.

Douglass Land on Beaver Creek

Do ‘bright shiny objects’ cause you to change direction with your genealogy research? That’s where I find myself right now: chasing those bright shiny objects versus working on my stated goals. So, what has me distracted? My Crawford puzzle of course!

I’ve recently been updating my research of my 3rd great grandfather, Nelson Crawford — which is one of my 2022 goals. Since Nelson bought and sold land to and from descendants of James and Martha Crawford, updating my research on that family distracted me.

Then, I recently received an email from a descendant of James and Martha Crawford telling me about a message he received from a George Douglass descendant. This connection grabbed my attention since we believe that George Douglass is the uncle of James Crawford. We had already verified that George Douglass sold Rebekah Crawford land in Garrard County, Kentucky.

Since learning more about George Douglass may help us trace our Crawford lines back to Virginia, I decided to review my Douglass notes and see what else I could dig up. Like James and Martha who migrated from Garrard County to Barren County, George Douglass also made that trek. In looking at Barren County Kentucky land records, a George Douglass purchased 300 acres of land on Beaver Creek in 1808 from Levi Hollingsworth.

Vols. B-C 1801-1813
Film 209720 DGS 7899150

Image 117
Volume B page 210

Hollingsworth to Douglass Deed

This Indenture made this 24th day of February in the year of
our Lord 1802 between Levi Hollingsworth of the City of
Philadelphia by Thomas Badley his attorney in fact of the
County of Fayatte and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part
and George Douglass of the County of Barren and Commonwealth
afrsd of the other part witnesseth that the sd Levi Hollingsworth
for and in consideration of the sum of $400 current money of
Kentucky to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged hath granted bargained & sold and by these presents
doth grant bargain sell & confirm unto the sd George Douglass
his heirs or assigns all that tract or parcel of land situate and being
in the County of Barren on the waters of Beaver Creek containing
300 acres and bounded as follows to wit) Beginning at a red
oak & hickory and poplar John Mosby Shepherds north East
corner of his survey of 1000 acres on the sinks of Beaver Creek
N ° 390 and runing N 49 ° west 29 poles to a chestnut and hickory thence
N 45 ° E 128 poles crossing Beaver Creek at 102 poles to Hickory &
walnut standing in the edge of the Barrens thence with the Barrens
S 79 ° W 148 poles thence North 73 ° West 210 poles thence North
70 ° West 127 poles to two Sycammores and hack berry on Beaver
Creek in the edge of the Barrens thence south 186 poles to
Shepherd North west corner a red [oak] poplar and hickory thence
east with John Mosby Shepherds line 400 poles to the beginning
which was entered surveyed & pattented in the name of Levi
Hollingsworth it being within the District set apart for the
officers and soldiers of Virginia state line together
with all and singular the premises thereunto belonging
or in any wise appertaining to have & to hold

page 211
the land hereby conveyed with the appurtenances unto the sd George
Douglass his heirs and and assigns forever and the sd Levi Hollingsworth
for himself his heirs executors and administrators the afsd tract of land
and premises unto the sd George Douglass his heirs or assigns against the claim
or claims and every person or persons whatsoever doth and will warrant and forever
defend by these presents In Witness whereof the sd Levi Hollingsworth by
Thomas Bedley his attorney in fact duly authorized by power of attorney
recorded in the clerks office of the Court of appeals hath hereunto set his hand
and seal the day and date first above written.
Levi Hollingsworth (seal)
By Thomas Badly his
Attorney in fact

Acknowledged
in presents of
Wm Todd

State of Kentucky Lexington District (to wit) as Deputy
Clerk of he Court for the District aforesaid I do hereby certify that this
indenture was this day acknowledged before me by Thomas Bradley
as attorney in fact for Levi Hollingsworth party thereto and that a
true copy thereof is entered on record in my office Given under my hand
this 24th day of February 1802
Wm Todd Dc[S.D.C]

Barren County (to wit) September the 10th 1808 This Indenture form
Levi Hollingsworth by his atty Thomas Bradley to George Douglass with
the certificate thereon endorsed was proved to me in my office and at the
request of the sd George Douglass was admitted to record [?}
Test W Logan Clk

To try and understand what this parcel of land looked like, I plotted it in my Deed Mapper software.

Since Levi Hollingsworth was an original land owner, I was able to locate the survey and associated documents on the Kentucky Secretary of State Virginia and Old Kentucky Patent site. Levi Hollingsworth had an Old Kentucky patent – certificate number 1893. The 1785 survey of Levi Hollingsworth’s land looks very similar to the plot view from Deed Mapper.

In 1815, George Douglass sold 200 acres of this land to Joseph Neville.

Barren County Kentucky
Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935

Vols D-E 1813-1818
Film 209721 DGS 7896473

Image 222 start of Volume E

1815 Douglass Geo to Joseph Nevill book E page 52 200 A Beaver Cr

Image 263
Volume E Page 52

This Indenture made this twenty third day of August
one thousand eight hundred and fifteen between George
Douglass of the County of Barren & State of Kentucky
of the one part and Joseph Neville of the County & State aforesaid Witnesseth
that the said George Douglass for and in consideration
of the sum of eight hundred and twenty dollars to
him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledged
doth bargain sell alien and convey unto the said Joseph
Neville his heirs or assigns a certain tract or parcel of land
lying & being in the county of Barren & State of Kentucky
on the sinks of Beaver Creek which was entered and surveyed
in the name of Levi Hollandsworth containing two hund
red acres tot he same more or less and bounded as followeth
(to wit) Beginning at a red oak hickory and poplar corner

page 53

to a 1000 acre survey of John Mosby Shepherd and
runneth thence north fortynine degrees west twentynine
poles to a Chestnut and hickory thence North forty five
East one hundred and twenty eight poles to a hickory
& walnut standing in the edge of the Beavers thence
South seventy nine West one hundred & forty eight
poles; thence North Seventy three West one hundred
and fifty seven poles to a gum & two Spanish oaks
thence South sixteen West seventy eight poles to a
Black oak; thence North eighty eight degrees west
one hundred and fifty poles to three black walnuts
thence South sixty two poles to a red oak poplar & hickory
thence East four hundred poles to the beginning. to have
and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the
appurtenances unto the said Joseph Nevill his heirs or assignees
forever from me my heirs #c & from the claim of all
& every other person or persons whatsoever shall forever
warrant and in witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and affixed my seal the day and date above written.
George Douglass (seal)
Signed sealed & Delivered in
presence of
Teste Rougherty
Sherod Bybee

Barren County Sct October the 7th 1815
This Indenture of bargain and sale from George
Douglass to Joseph Nevill was on the day of the date
hereof acknowledged before me by the said Douglass
to be his act and deed and there upon the same was
admited to record in my office Teste T W Davis DCl

Below is a plot of the 200 acres (in pink) over the tope of the original 300 acre plot.

The final 100 acres of this piece of land was sold by Samuel Douglass in1829 to Thomas Br[oa]dy. This deed is on page 390 of volume L of Barren County Deeds (FamilySearch digitized microfilm)

While these deeds do not show any connection between the Douglass family and either Crawford family, they do place George Douglass in Barren County, Kentucky where James and Martha also owned land. The Crawford land was on Marrowbone Creek. At this time, I have no idea whether the Douglass land was close to the Crawford land or whether several hills and valleys separated the two pieces of land.

New Connection

In your genealogy research, do you have a FAN (Family Associates, Neighbors) club? If so, do you ever see a name and question whether to add him/her to your FAN club? If so, that’s how I felt about Moses Dooley.

It was like that name, Moses Dooley, kept cropping up in different places and times. My first notes for Moses Dooley are from tax records for Preble County Ohio — living in the same community as my ancestor, James Crawford (wife Sally Smith Duggins) and ‘big’ James Crawford (wife Martha Knight).

Thinking that I should find Moses Dooley in Kentucky with these same Crawford families, I looked back at my Kentucky notes and discovered that I didn’t record anything about Moses Dooley. Rechecking the tax records, I found Moses Dooley in 1794 Madison County, Kentucky — on the same page as several Crawfords. [Kentucky, Madison. Tax Books, 1787-1874. Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY. Film #8126 DGS 7834478. Crawford James, William, 1794 Tax bookx 1787-1797, 1799-1807: image 197; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online February 2019.]

Assuming the Moses Dooley of Preble County, Ohio is the same person as the Moses Dooley of Madison County, Ky, that places Moses Dooley traveling a similar migration path as that traveled by the two James Crawford families.

A brief study of the information about Moses Dooley on the FamilySearch tree [L66r-BYH] revealed other connection points with my research:

  • Moses Dooley was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1748. Augusta County, is where my ancestor, James Crawford, is said to have been born.
  • Moses Dooley died in 1822 in Preble County, Ohio. James Crawford was living in Preble County, Ohio in 1822 and died there in 1854.
  • Moses Dooley’s grandson, Silas Dooley married Isabel McCracken. Isabel’s grandparents were Nathan Sellers and Sarah Finley. The Sellers family is part of my Crawford FAN club.
  • Moses Dooley’s son, Abner married Nancy Douglas. Nancy is the daughter of George and Rebecca Douglas. George Douglas is believed to be the brother of Rebekah Crawford. Rebekah Crawford is believed to be the mother of Sarah Crawford (md Williiam Sellers), Mary Crawford (md. James Sellers) and James Crawford (md Martha Knight)

With all of these loose connections to my Crawford family, I decided to see what else I could learn about Moses Dooley and his family. Digging thru Google searches, I stumbled upon a biography of Reuben Dooley, son of Moses Dooley.

Not only does this biography provide a lot of detail about Reuben Dooley and his parents, but it provides details for their migration path. This path took the family from Bedford County, Virginia to Madison County, Kentucky in 1781. From there the family moved to Barren County, Kentucky and then to Preble County, Ohio.

This migration path is very similar to that of the Preble County Crawfords. Deeds place James and Martha in Barren County, Kentucky prior to moving to Preble County, Ohio. Marriage records place both James in early Kentucky. James and Martha were married in Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1793. James and Sally were married in Garrard County Kentucky in 1799. Both James are believed to have been born in Augusta County, Virginia, one in 1770 and the other in 1772.

Although I haven’t found any relationship between my Crawford line and the Dooleys, this biography provides support for the migration of the Preble County James Crawfords South onto the Marrowbone out of the Garrard County Kentucky area prior to the migration North into Preble County, Ohio.

I am glad I followed that ‘nudge’ to do more research on Moses Dooley. He is now an ‘official’ member of my Crawford FAN club.

Who Is This James Crawford?

Have you ever run across a record in a county you’ve been researching and have no idea how the person in the record fits with known families in that area? Well, that’s my situation — and it is anoter James Crawford.

James and Martha Crawford sold land in Barren County, Kentucky. Tax lists for Barren County show a James Crawford with 200 acres on the Marrowbone River. These tax lists also show another James Crawford with 50 acres on the Marrowbone. This second James Crawford is thought to be James and Sally (Smith Duggins) Crawford.

I’ve also identified the family of David Crawford who died in Barren County, KY in 1812.

Now, I’ve found a deed for a James Crawford and Patsy his wife selling land in Wythe County Virginia to Peter Kinson. This 1806 deed indicates that James and Patsy were living in Montgomery County, Ohio at the time.

So, who is this James Crawford? Patsy could be a nickname for Martha. Unfortunately, every record I’ve seen for James and Martha use her given name and not the nickname, Patsy.

Being in Montgomery County, Ohio in 1806 would imply that James and Patsy were early settlers of that state.

Based on that, I checked History.Geo’s First Landowners Project. There are 3 entries for James Crawford in Preble County. Two of these entries are for James and Martha while the third is for James and Sally. The Montgomery county entry is for Robert C. Crawford in 1816. Darke County has two entries: Alexander Crawford 1832 and Norman B Crawford 1831.

The Bureau of Land Management’s General Land Office Records has 3 entries for Crawford in Montgomery County. All of those entries are for Robert Crawford.

A search of ‘Settlers and Builders’ of Ohio does not include any James Crawford nor any Crawford in Montgomery County, Ohio.

Since the 1882 book, History of Montgomery County, Ohio has been digitized and is part of the book collection on FamilySearch, I searched it for James Crawford. Other than references to Col. William Crawford, the only Crawford reference from the early history was in a section on James Grimes. James Grimes emigrated from Rockbridge County, Virginia in 1805 travelling thru Crab Orchard, Kentucky. The James Grimes section names Mr. Crawford as one of those who made the trip with him.

At this point, I can’t place the James Crawford in this deed.

Using Land to Verify Heirs

ne of the challenges I regularly face when researching my Crawford brick wall is trying to verify the identity of a James Crawford. That is the case with my attempt to rule out David Crawford of Barren County, KY as the father of my ancestor, James Crawford.

The 1812 will of David Crawford indicates he had a son named James, James Fisher Crawford to be exact. I believe that the James F Crawford in the 1860 and 1870 census records is this same James Crawford.

Unfortunately, I haven’t found a record that clearly proves that the James Crawford in the census record is the same James Crawford in the will. However, I have found three land records that may provide supporting evidence. One is a partition of land by the sons of James F Crawford.

Another deed is the purchase of land by the ‘Heirs of David Crawford.’ The third deed is the sale of land by Polly Crawford to James Crawford. I believe the partition deed is referencing the land from these other two deeds.

Overlaying the two images shows that the land descriptions are not an exact match. However, I believe they are close enough to consider the possibility that they reference the same land.

Below are the deeds involved in this study:

1828 Deed  Herod Bybee to Heirs of David Crawford

Barren County, Kentucky
Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935
Vols. L-M 1826-1833
FS Film 209725 DGS 7899154

1828 Crawford heirs David Herod Bybee Deed Book L page 298 tract on Beaver Creek

Image 156

Page 298

This Indenture made and entered into this 18th day of July 1828 between Herod
Bybee of the one part and and the heirs and Devisees of David Crawford deceased
of the other part all of Barren County and State of Kentucky Witnesseth that the
said Herod Bybee for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars
the payment whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained and sold and by these
presents doth bargain sell alien and convey unto the said heirs and devisees of
David Crawford Deceased a certain tract or parcel of land situate in the
County aforesaid on the waters of the [links] of Beaver Creek and bounded as follows
to wit Beginning on a red Oak the North West corner of a 200 acre survey
the name of John Bybee thence South 11 east 159 Poles to two hickories on Levi
Hollonworths line thence with his line South 78 East 128 poles to a Sasafras and
Sycamore thence North 12 west 198 poles to a red and post oak thence south 88 west
93 poles to the beginning to have and to hold unto the said heirs and devisees
of David Crawford deceased the aforesaid tract of land with all & singular the
appurtenances tot hem and their heirs forever and the said Herod Bybee doth
covenant and agree to warrant and defend the title of said tract of land unto the
said heirs & devisees of David Crawford deceased against the claims of all manner
of persons whatsoever In testimony whereof the said Herod Bybee hath herewith
set his hand and seal the day and date above written.
Herod Bybee

Barren County Kentucky, to wit
I William Logan Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do certify that
that the foregoing deed of conveyance from Herod Bybee to the heirs and Devisees
of David Crawford deceased was acknowledge before me by the said  Herod Bybee
to be his act and deed, whereupon the aforesaid deed of conveyance and this certificate
hath been duly admited to record in m office this 18th day of July 1828
Test DWL

1842 Deed Polly Crawford to James F Crawford

Barren County Kentucky
Land Records

Vol. P-Q, 1838-1842
FS Film 209727 DGS 8568124

1842 Crawford Polly to James F Crawford Deed Q page 392 dated 1841 110 A Beaver Cr

This Indenture made this third day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and forty one between Polly Crawford of the County of Barren
Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and James F Crawford of the 
County and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the
said Polly Crawford for and in consideration of one hundred & [twenty] dollars 
in hand paid the receipt whereof hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained
& sold and by these presents doth grant bargain & sell unto the said James F
Crawford his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land situate & lying
in the County Barren & State of Kentucky on the waters of Beaver Creek &
bounded as follows to wit beginning on H Dickson SE corner two Spanish Oaks
thence N23E 50 poles to two black oaks thence S 81 W 100 poles to a stake
thence South 44 poles to a stone thence S 80 W 121 poles to a forked chestnut
thence S 70 E 12 poles to two chestnuts Wm Bells N w corner thence with his
line S 66 E 220 poles to a stake thence to the beginning containing one
hundred & ten acres be the same more or less together with all & singular
the appurtenances thereunto belonging [or] any wise appurtenances to have
and to hold the land hereby conveyed with the appurtenances unto the said
James F Crawford his heirs and assigns forever and the said Polly Crawford
for herself her heirs executors and administrators the aforesaid tract of
land and appurtenance unto the said James F Crawford his heirs or

page 393

assigns against the claim or claims of all & every person or persons whatsoever
claiming by through or under her the said Polly Crawford but from no
other person in witness whereof the said Polly Crawford hath hereunto
set her hand the day & date first above written
Polly (her mark) Crawford
Signed Sealed & delivered in
presence of
S Anderson
Thomas Lo[v]e
State of Kentucky, Barren County
I Thomas J Helm Clerk of the county Court for said county certify that
the deed from Polly Crawford to James F Crawford [was] on this day
proven before me by the oath of Samuel Anderson & Thomas Love
subscribing witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of said polly Crawford
whereupon the same & this certificate has been recorded in my office
Given under my hand the 21 day of March 1842
Thos J Helm BCC

1878 Deed of Partition

Barren County Kentucky
Deeds
Vols. 12-14 1875-1880
FS Film 469203 DGS 8150775

1878 Crawford David M & MB to WT & Mary J Crawford D of D book 13 page 103 1876 127 A Beaver Cr
1878 Crawford Mary J W T to D M & M B Crawford D of D book 13 page 103 1876 87 A Beaver Creek

Vol 13 starts on image 336
page 103 on image 388

Crawford to Crawford
This deed of partition made and entered into this 14th day
of January 1876 between Wm Crawford & Mary J Crawford and
D M Crawford all of the county of Barren and State of Kentucky
Witnesseth that whereas we are the joint owners of a certain
tract of land in the county and state aforesaid and on the
waters of Beaver Creek, we have this day divided said tract
of land and the said D M Crawford takes the following
boundary: Beginning at a stone running thence N 11 1/2 W 50 1/2 
poles to a post oak, thence N 19 3/4 E 72 poles to a Gum and
persimmon thence S 81 1/4 W 108 1/4 poles to a stone, thence
S 2 W 60 3/4 poles to a stone thence S 83 1/2 W 101 3/4 poles to
a double chestnut thence S 64 E 109 poles to a chestnut
thence N 79 1/2 E 100 1/4 poles to the beginning containing
87 acres
and the said W T Crawford & Mary Crawford the re-
mainder which is bounded as follows to wit: Begin
ning at a stone on the South side of a road, running
thence N 7 3/4 W 194 poles to a black oak thence West 93
poles to a stone thence with the dividing line S 79 1/2
W 100 1/4 poles to a chestnut thence S 64 E 116 poles to a post
oak, thence S 9 E 14 poles to a stone, thence S 3 1/2 W 23 poles
to a stone thence S 40 W 46 poles to a stone in Johnsons
line the lines and corners from the above post oak to
Johnson line were made by an agreement between
us and Nickols) thence S 67 E 37 1/2 poles to a Stake and 
pole north of a fur thence S 71 E 103 1/2 poles to the
beginning containing 127 acres and we hereby war-
rant the same reciprocally free from all claims with 
covenant of General warranty. Given under our hands
this 17th day of January 1876
W T Crawford
Mary J Crawford
David M Crawford
M B Crawford
State of Kentucky
Barren County
I W W Franklin clerk of the county court
for said county hereby certify that the foregoing joint
deed between W T Crawford & D M Crawford was acknowl
edged before J m Renfro an acting deputy for J P Nackols
former clerk of the court by all the parties thereto to be 

page 104

their act and deed as appears by his endorsement
thereon as follows “1846 January 26” acknowledged by
W T Crawford & Mary J Crawford, D M Crawford and his
wife M B Crawford J M Renfro DC for J P Nuckols
B C C “ and on the 7th day of June 1878 siad deed was
filed for record whereupon the same and this certificate
have been recorded.
Given under my hand this 17th day of Jun 1878
W W Franklin CBCC
by H C Crunshan DC