Isaac Crawford Bartholomew County Deed

Bartholomew County Indiana
Land and Property

Beeds, Vols. M (cont.) – N, 1848-1849
FamilySearch Film 1301782 DGS 8059762

Book N
Page 299

This Indenture made this 27th day of December in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven
between Isaac Crawford of the County of St Francis and
State of Missouri of the first part and William F Pidgeon
of the County of Bartholomew and State of Indiana of the
second part witnesseth that the said party of the first part
for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and 
thirty five dollars to the said party of the first part by the
party of the second part in hand paid the receipt where
of is hereby acknowledged has granted bargained and sold
and by these presents do grant bargain sell convey and

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confirm unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and
assigns forever, all my interest being the one undivided seventh
part of all the following described pieces or parcels of
land to wit: The East half of the North East quarter of
Section fourteen and the South West quarter of the North West
quarter of section thirteen in township nine north of Range
five East being the undivided interest of Isaac Crawford
in and to said land formerly owned by his father Is
aac Crawford deceased. To have and to hold the above
described premises with all the improvements and ap
purtenances to the same belonging to the said party of
the second part, his heirs and assigns forever and the
said party of the first part for himself and his heirs do
hereby covenant with the said party of the second part
and his heirs that he is lawfully seized in fee of the
premises aforesaid that the premises are free and clear
from all incumbrances whatsoever and that he will
forever warrant and defend the same and the
quiet and personable possession thereof together with
the appurteancnes to the same belonging unto the said
William F Pidgeon his heirs and assigns against the
lawful claims of all persons whomsoever.
In witness whereof the said Isaac Crawford has
hereunto set his hands and seal the day and year
first above written.
Isaac Crawford
Signed Sealed and delivered
in the presence of
State of Indiana
Bartholomew County
I Isaac S Boardman Recorder of said County
do hereby certify that the above named Isaac Crawford
came personally before me and acknowledged the foregoing
instrument of writing to be his voluntary act and deed
for the purposes therein mentioned.
IN witness of which I hereunto set my hand
and seal at Columbis this 27th day of December AD
Isaac S Boardman
Recorded 15 Sept 1849
Isaac S Boardman R.B.C.

George W. Crawford

Have you ever just stumbled across something that others may seem minor when it provides major clues. That’s what happened yesterday when I did a simple Google search for ‘Isaac Crawford Nancy Miller’.

That search led to a biography of George W. Crawford of Gentry County, Missouri in the book, The History of Gentry and Worth Counties, Missouri on page 421.

George W. Crawford

section 5, township 61,l range 30, is the owner of 223 acres of land, about
120 acres of which are under fence and in a fine state of cultivation. He
has a comfortable house, a good barn and a fine orchard. Mr. Crawford
the son of Isaac and Nancy (Miller) Crawford, both Kentuckians by birth.
During his infancy his parents died, and he was reared by his grand
parents. At the age of two years he was taken to Garrard County, Ken-
tucky, where he remained until ten years of age. In 1833, he moved
to Clay County, Missouri, continuing to reside there until about the year
1838, when he came to Gentry County. In 1846, he went to Santa Fe,
New Mexico, returning to Gentry County in the spring of 1847. In
1849, he took a trip to California and remained there until June, 1851,
when he again came to Gentry County, and here he has since lived. He
located on his present farm in 1852, and is a prominent farmer and stock
raiser of this vicinity. Mr. Crawford was married in Gentry County,
October 14, 1852, to Elizabeth Wheeler, who was born in Garrard County,
Kentucky, September 3, 1833. She is the daughter of Benjamin and
Sophia (Bradshaw) Wheeler, both of Garrard County. The result of 
this union was twelve children, ten of whom were living: Sophia J., James
A., Benjamin, Isaac N., Ulysses, Annie, Miriam, Cenie Margaret, Lueva
and Elsie. Mr. Crawford and wife are both members of the Baptist

Not only does this biography contain information about the travels of George W. Crawford as an adult, but it explains how Isaac Crawford’s children got from Indiana to Kentucky.

Since several of Nancy Miller’s siblings settled in the same area of Missouri at about the same time, this biography suggests that I need to do more research on those Miller siblings to learn more about the children of Isaac and Nancy Crawford.

Thanks Google for leading me to this biography. These are fantastic hints!