Data Review – Preble County Ohio Marriages

Have you ever gone back thru some old research to discover that you’ve missed some details that might help break thru a brick wall?

Well, I decided to review my research of Polly Crawford and her family. Polly is the sister of my ancestor, Nelson G. Crawford. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of research for Polly and her family.

I decided to begin my review by looking at marriage records from Preble County, Ohio to see what I could learn about Polly and her children.

In looking thru my notes, I discovered that I had pulled records for Crawford, Duggins, and Sellers surnames from Ancestry’s database Marriage Records Vol. I 1808-1830 and Vol. II 1831-1840 for Preble County, Ohio.

In looking thru this data, I recognized names for children of several known residents of Preble County Ohio: James and Sally Crawford (my ancestor, James and Martha Crawford, Nathan Sellers, and William and Sarah (Crawford) Sellers.

However, there were several Crawford and Sellers names that I didn’t recognize. Thus, I decided to use the tree on FamilySearch to see whether I could figure out who all of these people are. To my surprise, I discovered some additional families whose children were married in early Preble County, Ohio.

  • Joseph Sellers / Rachel Summers – Joseph is a brother to Nathan Sellers and William Sellers (Joseph Sellers FamilySearch LBK3-VH6)
  • David Lloyd Daniel Crawford (FamilySearch L2QD-4RS)
  • William Crawford / Isabella McClure (FamilySearch L8WF-J2M)
  • Thomas L. Crawford (FamilySearch KZYF-WRL)

Even though I can connect Joseph Sellers and his family to other Sellers families in my data, I don’t know enough about these three Crawford families to place them in my vast pool of Crawford data.

Information on FamilySearch for David Lloyd Daniel Crawford and Thomas L. Crawford indicates that these two families had at least some tie to Maryland. FamilySearch has both of these men as sons of David Crawford II (1740-1812) and Lydia Loyd and grandson of David Crawford I (1710-1785) and Jane Douglas.

On the other hand, William Crawford has Virginia ties – BOTETOURT Virginia ties. FamilySearch shows William as the son of John Crawford (1720-1796) and Margaret Jane Brown.

At this point, I have nothing to tie these three Crawford families to the other Crawford families living in Preble County, Ohio prior to 1830: James Crawford and wife Sally Duggins and James Crawford and wife Martha Knight.

So now, I not only need to update my research of Polly Crawford Stoner and her children but I need to research these other Crawford families in early Preble County, Ohio.

Below is a listing of the various families. Bold text indicates that their marriage record was found in the Ancestry resource.

Nathan A. Sellers / Sarah Finley

  •   Mary Sellers md 1797 Benjamin Neal Bourbon KY
  •   Elizabeth Sellers md 1797 William Snodgrass Bourbon KY
  •   Flones Eleanor Sellers md 1807 Daniel McCoy Bourbon KY
  •   Jannet Jane Sellers md 1811 Henry Duggins Preble OH
  •   Sally Sarah Sellers md 1805 Bourbon KY
  •   Margaret Sellers md 1809 John Bell
  •   Nancy Sellers md 1810 John Hawkins
  •   Elsa Ann Sellers md 1810 Preble James Cox
  •   Nathaniel Finley Sellers md 1822 Mary Barnes Preble OH
  •   Rebecca Finley Sellers md 1818 Alexander McCracken Preble OH

William David Sellers / Sarah Crawford

  •   Nathan Douglas Sellers md 1818 Susanna Hawk Preble
  •         Anna M Sellers md 1840 George Morrow Preble
  •   Rebekah Crawford Sellers
  •   Nancy Sellers md 1817 John Scott Sellers Preble
  •   John Howard Sellers md 1825 Catharine Auter Preble
  •   Mary (Polly) Sellers md 1830 Jacob Swihart Preble
  •   Margaret Sellers md 1832 Harvey Wilson Preble
  •   Celia Amanda Sellers md 1837 William West Preble
  •   Jane Hunter Sellers

Joseph Sellers (FS LBK3-VH6) / Rachel Summers

  •   Mary Elizabeth Sellers md 1810 George Hardy ?Preble
  •   Mary Sellers
  •   Sally Sellers md 1818 Jacob Hawk Preble
  •   Nathan Sellers
  •   Robert A Sellers md 1819 Elizabeth Ward Preble
  •   John Scott Sellers md 1817 Nancy Sellers Preble
  •   Joseph Sellers Jr md 1821 Elizabeth Ward
  •   Jane Sellers md 1821 Ebenezer Bridge Preble
  •   Nancy Jane Sellers md 1820 Benjamin Goldsmith Preble
  •   David Sellers md 1838 Isabella Shields Preble
  •   Elizabeth Sellers
  •   Orpha B. Sellers md 1837 David Johnson Cass IN
  •   William B Sellers md 1831 Rebecca McLane Cass, IN

James Crawford / Martha Knight

  •   Elizabeth Crawford md 1816 Moses Lincoln
  •   Sarah Crawford md 1817 David Shankland Preble, OH
  •   Mary Polly Crawford md 1831 Oliver Swank Warren IN
  •   John Douglas Crawford md 1819 Mrs. Sarah Crawford 1819 Preble
  •   William Allen Crawford md 1827 Letitia Snodgrass Preble
  •   Rebecca Crawford md 1854 William Hatton Warren IN
  •   Nancy Crawford md 1832 Washington Pugh Warren IN
  •   James S. Crawford md 1835 Rachel Shelby Knox IN
  •   Harvey Harrison Crawford md 1834 Mary Pugh Warren IN
  •   Celinda Crawford md 1840 John French Warren IN

James Sellers / Mary Crawford

  •   John Crawford Sellers md 1821 Fannie Brown Garrard, KY
  •   Rebecca Sellers md John Finley Seller (son John Selelrs & Elizabeth Finley) Garrard, KY
  •   Nathan Sellers me 1824 Mary Yowell Lincoln KY
  •   Sarah Sellers md 1826 William Elder Garrard KY
  •   William Harvey Sellers md 1830 Mariah Williams Putnam, IN
  •   Harrison Perry Sellers md 1833 Margaret Vanlandingham Putnam, IN
  •   James Nelson Sellers md 1838 Matilda McCoy Missouri

James Crawford / Sally Duggins – my line

  •   Nelson Crawford md in Warren County, IN
  •   Polly Crawford md in Preble County, OH
  •   Henry Duggins md in Preble County, OH
  •   William A. Duggins md in Preble County, OH

David Lloyd Daniel Crawford (FamilySearch L2QD-4RS)

  •   Jacob Crawford md 1818 Mary Miller Preble OH
  •   Rachel Crawford md 1817 Thomas Cassady Preble OH
  •   Abigail Crawford md 1817 Valentine Phillips Preble OH
  •   Evan A Crawford md 1823 Mildred Roebuck Preble OH
  •   Elizabeth Betty Crawford md 1825 Robert Webb Rush IN
  •   Lydia Crawford md 1826 James McManus (no place given)
  •   David Henry Crawford md 1834 Nellie Eleanor Roberts Clinton OH — NOT SURE HE BELONGS IN THIS FAMILY
  •   Sarah Crawford md 1831 Samuel Stallard Rush IN
  •   David Aperman Crawford md 1835 Margaret Cassady Rush, IN

William Crawford (FamilySearch L8WF-J2M)/ Isabella McClure

  •   Elizabeth Crawford md 1809 Jacob Lybrook Preble, OH
  •   Mary Crawford md 1811 Samuel Hanna no place given
  •   Eleanor Crawford md 1813 James Hanna Franklin, IN
  •   Phoebe Crawford md 1819 William Hanna Franklin, IN
  •   Anna Crawford md 1819 Jacob Miller Franklin, IN
  •   Sarah Crawford md 1821 John Hanna Franklin, IN
  •   Martha Crawford
  •   Maria Crawford md 1824 John Shultz IN
  •   Isaac Crawford md 1829 Mary Ann Shroyer Union, IN
  •   Martha Crawford md 1825 Samuel Eikenbary Franklin, IN
  •   Rebecca Crawford md 1827 Thomas Wolverton, Union, IN
  •   Isabella Crawford md 1832 Jeremiah Bake Union, IN

Thomas L. Crawford (FS KZYF-WRL) md Mary “Polly” Carney

  •   John Crawford – possibly John Crawford who married Polly Hawk in 1817
  •   Mary Crawford md 1822 Joseph Olmstead Preble, OH
  •   Susanah Crawford md ~1820 George Loy OH
  •   Samuel Crawford md 1823 Elizabeth Loy Preble, OH
  •   Evan Crawford
  •   Sarah Crawford
  •   Thomas Crawford md ? Delilah Teford

Below is the data I abstracted from the Ancestry record for Preble County Ohio marriages. I have added probably family ties based on my the family structures found on FamilySearch.

Ancestry.com. Preble County, Ohio Marriage Records Vol. I 1808-1830 and Vol. II 1831-1840 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data: Short, Anita. Preble County, Ohio Marriage Records, 1808-1840 2 vols. in 1. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994.

Image 19 0f 161 — Image saved to Crawford\Ohio folder OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-VolOne-image19-Crawford
Crawford, Evan A. to Allillia Roebuck 11-13-1823 by George Chideler, M G. page 119 [FS Evan Crawford LZ69-FZC Evan is son of David Lloyd Daniel Crawford]

Crawford, Jacob to Polly Miller 2-12-1818 by Richard Shourt, J. P. page 72 [FS Jacob Crawford LK7S-QH6 Jacob is son of David Lloyd Daniel Crawford]

Crawford, John to Polly Hawk 11-13-1817 by John Hardy, M. G. page 60 [FS John Crawford KCHX-RHV]

Crawford Samuel to Elizabeth (no last name given) 4-6-1823 by Peter Banta, J. P. page 118 [FS Samuel Crawford LTSL-DXY], Samuel is son of Thomas L. Crawford and Mary Carney]

Crawford William, A [FS 2SHS-ZG6] to Luticia Snodgrass 3-15-1827 by Robert Rhea, J.P. page 157 [William son of James and Martha]

Image 35 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im35-Crawford
Huet, Philip to Hannah Crawford 11-4-1813 by Martin Ruple page 34 [FS Philip Huet KZDJ-6Q2]

Image 40 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im40-Crawford
Lincoln, Moses J to Elizabeth Crawford [FS 4JKG-G67] 9-19-1816 by R. Dooly page 54 (Elizabeth Crawford is the daughter James and Martha)

image 50 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-IM50-Crawford
Olmsted, Joseph to Polly Crawford 3-21-1822 by Isaac Stephens, J. P. page 108 [FS Joseph Olmsted LK7D-2ZR Mary is daughter of Thomas L. Crawford and Mary Carney]

Image 52 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im52-Crawford
Philips, Valentine to Abigale Crawford 11-6-1817 by John Quinn, J. P. page 63 [FS Valentine Philips LK7S-CZP Abigail is daughter of David Lloyd Daniel Crawford]

Image 59 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im59-Crawford
Shanklin, David to Sally Crawford [FS K2CT-K2Z] 9-27-1817 by John Hardy, M. G. page 66 (Sally Crawford is the daughter James and Martha)

image 23 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im23-Duggins

Duggin, Willian to Sally Neal 4-29-1819 by John Hardy, M. G. page 89 [William Duggin is step-son of James Crawford, son of Sarah Smith Duggins Crawford]

Dugin, Henry to Jannet Sellers 5-16-1811 by John Hardy page 19 [Henry Dugin is step-son of James Crawford, son of Sarah Smith Duggins Crawford] [Jannet Sellers is daughter of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley]

image 13 OH-PReble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im13-Sellers

Bridge Ebenezer to Jane Sellers 4-5-1821 by Isaac Stephens, J.P. page 103 [Jane Sellers (FS K2MJ-ZXM) is daughter of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

image 19 (saved with Crawford surname)
Cox, James to Elsa Sellers 1-2-181- by James Crawford, J. P. page 8 [Elsa Sellers is daughter of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley]

image 28 saved as Oh-Preble-Marriage-Records-vol1-im28-Sellers

Goldsmith, Benjamin to Nancy Sellers 3-16-1820 by James Crawford, J. P. page 94 [Nancy Sellers (FS LHRG-WGJ) is daughter of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

image 30 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im30-Sellers

Hardy, George to Polly Sellers 1-16-1810 by Samuel Westerfield page 8 [Polly Sellers is Mary Elizabeth Sellers (FS MVRB-7LX) daughter of Joseph and Rachel Sellers]

Image 32 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-IM32-Sellers

Hawk, Jacob to Sally Sellers 9-1-1818 by James Crawford, J. P. page 77 [Sally Sellers (FS LWBM-2JD) is daughter of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

Hawkins, John to Nancy Sellers 7-9-1810 – lisc [Nancy Sellers (FS LKT4-GHD) is daughter of Nathan Sellers and Sarah Finley]

image 35 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im35-Sellers
Huffman, Simeon to Nancy Sellers 12-14-1828 by Thomas Winters, M. G. page 173

Image 42 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im42-Sellers
McCracken, Alexander to Rebecka Sellers 4-16-1818 by John Hardy, J. P. page 72 [Rebecka Sellers is dauther of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley]

Image 58 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im58-Sellers
Sellars, Nathan D to Susanah Hawk 9-22-1818 by James Crawford, J. P. pag e78 [Nathan D Sellers (FS LWBM-R9L) is son of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

Sellers, Ephrain to Katharine Boffworth 1-9-1817 by William Williams, M.G. pge 56 [Ephraim Sellers may be Ephraim Zellers (FS LCPK-6WC)]

Sellers, John to Nancy Sellers 12-11-1817 by John Hardy, M.G. page 69 [John Sellers (FS 27FC-TWH) is son of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers] [Nancy Sellers is daughter of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

Sellers John H to Catherine I Auter 3-8=1825 by Robert Rhea, J. P. page 136 [John Sellers (FS L4TB-PGX) is son of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

Sellers, Joesph to Elizabeth Sellers 7-27-1821 by James Crawford, J. P. page 108 [Joseph Sellers (FS L8Q1-LV3) is son of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers; Elizabeth Sellers is widow of Robert Sellers]
Sellers, Nathan F to Mary Barnes 11-5-1822 by Isaac Stephens, J. P. page 106 [Nathan F. Sellers is son of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley]

Sellers, Robert to Elizabeth Ward 5-13-1819 by James Crawford, J. P. page 90 [Robert Sellers (FS L8Q1-LVL) is son of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

Image 63 – page 57
Swihart, Jacob to Mary Selelrs 6-24-1830 by David Bridge, J.P. page 201

image 132 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-Im132-Selelrs
Sellers, David to Isabella Shields 1-23-1838 by Henry Kumler, M. G. pge 360 [David Sellers (FS L8QR-KPZ) is son of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

image 142 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-Im142-Sellers
West, William H. to Celia Amanda Sellers 8-3-1837 by I. Stephens, J. P. page 334 [Celia Amanda Sellers (FS L4TB-5DY) is daughter of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

image 144 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-IM144-Sellers
Wilson, Harry H. to Margaret Sellers 2-2-1832 by David Bridge, J. P. page 234 [Margaret Sellers (L4TB-5Q4) is daughter of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

image 145 saved as Oh-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-im145-Sellers
Zeller, Isaac (FS KH4V-2GF) to Levinia Enochs 3-1-1838 by Henry Kesling, J. P. page 347

Zellers, David A to Susan E Sellers (FS KHH7-KNG) 11-17-1840 by George Bonebreak, Eld. page 384

image 122 saved as Oh-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-Im122-Sellers
Morrow, George [FS LCXK-QR5] to Anna M. Sellers 11-5-1840 by John M. Gray, J. P. (no page # 390-391) [Anna M. Sellers is Fannie Marie Sellers (FS LK5P-Q3C), daughter of Nathan Douglas Sellers and Susanna Hawk]

Image 61 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im61-Crawford
Stoner, John to Polly Crawford 1-18-1821 by R. Dooley, M.G. page 109 [Polly Crawford is daughter of James and Sally Crawford]

Image 41 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im41-Crawford
Lybrook, Jacob to Elizabeth Crawford 8-17-1809 by Train Caldwell page 6 [FS Jacob Lybrook KD71-FPZ Elizabeth is daughter of William Crawford and Isabella McClure]

image 17 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im17-Crawford
Casada, Thomas to Rachel Crawford 12-23-1817 – lisc [FS Thomas Cassady Jr LK7S-Q13 Rachel is daughter of David Lloyd Daniel Crawford]

Bride’s Index image 74 – OH-PReble-Marriage-Records-Im74-BridesIndex
Bride’s Index image 75 – OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Im75-BridesIndex

Image 11 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im11-Crawford
Black, Jacob to Sally Crawford 1-1-1829 by N. Benjamin, J.P. page 174 [FS for Jacob Black LZXB-W85]

Crawford – Duggins Marriage Bond

Garrard County, Kentucky, Courthouse, Bond for marriage of James Crawford and Sally Duggins, #101, James Crawford, 12 September 1799; County Clerk, Garrard County, Kentucky, Lancaster, KY.

This is to certyfy that I am willing
to join in marriage with James Crawford
given under my hand this day duly [signed]

Know all men by these presents that
we James Crawford and James Sellers are
heto and firmly bound unto James Garrard
Esq. Governor of Kentucky in the just and
full sum of Fifty pound currant money
to which payment will and truly to be
made we bind our selves our heirs & jointly
and severally firmly by these presents [sealed] and
dated this 12 day of Sept. 1799

The condition of the above obligation
is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly
into to be solemnized between the above bound
James Crawford and Sally Duggins for

which a license has issued now if there
be no lawful cause to obstruct the sd
marriage then the above obligation so
be void Else to remain in full force and
virtue

James Crawford (seal)
James Sellers (seal)

Configuring Crawford FAN Club in My Tree

Do you have ‘floating’ or ‘orphan’ trees in your Ancestry tree? I know that I do have ‘floaters’ in my tree. I recently watched a Genealogy TV video by Constance Knox on how to make connections to link some of those ‘floaters’ to my big tree.

Today, I decided to get this set up for some of the members of my Crawford FAN Club:


First, I created a ‘Custom Tag’ called FanClub Crawford and attached it to each member of the FAN club.

I also added comments:

  • Explain FAN club membership
  • Explain links located at bottom of page
  • Provide link to my blog — particularly the Untangling James Crawford post when appropriate

Hopefully, this will not only help me ‘migrate’ around my tree, but also help others see potential connections among this group of people.
This process has been very helpful since it helped me put in writing the members of the fan club. 

Cluster Overlap

Do you ever feel like you’ve figured out a new way to cluster matches and then realize that those clusters you thought you had found included matches from distinctly separate areas of your tree? Well, that was my experience when I expanded my mountain/valley analysis of my Crawford line.

As explained in my DNA Clusters: Mountains and Valleys post, I had a ‘missing mountain’ for the parents of Nelson G. Crawford in my original diagram.

Nelson Crawford’s parents were James Crawford and Sally Smith Duggins Crawford. Since Sally had two sons from her marriage to Alexander Duggins prior to her marriage to James Crawford, Nelson had two step-brothers. Knowing that I had matches whose lines go back to Nelson’s sister and a step-brother, I decided to expand my Mountain and Valley diagram to include those lines.

My thought was that I could learn more about this SMITH branch of my tree from these Duggins matches and the matches we share. I only have two matches on ThruLines thru the Duggins side of Sarah’s family. Both of those matches have ONE shared match. Thus, I’m only working with FOUR matches to potentially learn more about this SMITH line. When I followed the link to the profile page for one of my matches to view the shared matches, I was excited to see the shared match marked as having a ‘Common Ancestor’!

When I clicked to view the tree so I could see who the common ancestor was, I was disappointed. The common ancestor wasn’t on my grandfather’s CRAWFORD line, but was Osmond Bland on the line of his wife’s CURREY line.

I discovered a similar situation when I looked at the shared matches for descendants of my ancestor’s sister: Polly Crawford. Two of those descendants had shared matches that were labeled ‘MOTHER’S SIDE’. 

Since my CRAWFORD line is my dad’s side of the tree, these matches labeled ‘Mother’s side’ clearly indicate that I have some sort of cluster overlap going on. I am NOT a DNA expert and can only explain this overlap based on what I know about my tree.

  • I don’t have first cousins marrying each other in the first six generations of my tree.
  • James Crawford and Sally Smith are in the 7th generation of my tree, making them my 4th great grandparents.
  • I’m looking at matches for FIFTH cousins and thus share a smaller amount of DNA.
  • My tree is colonial. The vast majority of my ancestors were in the colonies at the time of the Revolutionary War.
  • My ancestors tend to come from New England, Pennsylvania, Maryland or Virginia.

So, I have learned that I can’t make any assumptions from shared matches of identified cousins. Since I’m wanting to learn about distant generations, those shared matches could descend from a different common ancestor.
Thank you Donna Leeds for prompting me to look at my data this way! Following your blog post, Who Is in a Cluster, helped me discover the potential for cluster overlap in my tree.

Garrard County Tax

Have you ever tried to figure out who is who in a community when there are multiple people of the same name?

Well, that’s where I am with the Garrard County tax records from 1797-1806.

I have four Crawford families that potentially live in Garrard County during that time period.

  • James Crawford husband of Rebecca Anderson who purchased land from Thomas Kennedy. James‘ sons were Isaac (?-?), William (1784-1864) and James (1790-1856)
  • William Crawford who claimed to have purchased land from J Kennedy. His sons would not have been old enough to be listed on the tax lists while William Crawford was living in Garrard County. 
  • James Crawford who married Martha Knight in 1793 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. James is thought to be the son of Rebecca CrawfordRebecca purchased land from George Douglas.
  • James Crawford who married Sally Duggins in 1799 in Garrard County, Kentucky. James is thought to be the son of Mary Crawford who married Alexander Moore.

I did find four families but not the above four families.
Now, my task is to figure out who I found. Two of the families were obvious because of the land references.

  • James Crawford on image 11 was shown with 146 acres of land on Paint Lick. The original grantor of the land was Thos Kennedy. Since I have a copy of a deed where this land was purchased and another deed for the sale of land that names Rebecca, I believe the James Crawford shown owning land on Paint Lick is the James Crawford whose wife was Rebecca.
  • William Crawford is shown on image 12 with 1808 acres on Paint Lick. The original grantor of this land was John Kennedy. In 1795, a court case was filed between the Kennedy’s and William Crawford over the land. I believe the William Crawford named in the court case is the William Crawford shown on the tax list in 1797.

James and William Crawford are in the same taxing district as the Kennedys, including Thomas Kennedy, Bazeleel Maxwell and Alexander Moor. Thomas Kennedy is who James Crawford purchased land from. Bazeleel Maxwell’s wife was an Anderson. Both James Crawford and Bazeleel Maxwell are named in a deed from 1798 that identifies heirs of John Anderson. Alexander Moor is likely the Alexander Moore that married Mary Crawford in 1793.

A second James Crawford appears on image 41 of  the 1797 tax list. This James Crawford is shown with 140 acres on Sugar Creek. The original grantor for this land was identified as Jacob Myres. Since George Douglas is found on image 43 with 200 acres of land with the same original grantor (Jacob Myres), I believe this James Crawford to be the son of Rebekah Crawford.

Also found in this same set of tax records are James and William Sellers. James and William married Mary and Sarah Crawford, respectively. Rebekah Crawford gave permission for Mary and Sarah to marry.

Since this second James Crawford isn’t always listed with land, I used the proximity to Douglas and Sellers family to identify this James Crawford.

The fourth CRAWFORD family found was in 1806. William Crawford is listed on the same page as the James Crawford who purchased land from T Kennedy. James had a son William who was born in April 1784, making him old enough to appear the tax list in 1806. Another son, James, was born in 1790. Thus, he could be the male over 16 listed with James Crawford on image 425.

Based on the above analysis, a James Crawford is missing. This is likely the James Crawford thought to be the son of Mary Crawford Moore and the James Crawford who married Sally Duggins in 1799.

James Crawford, likely husband of Martha Knight, is not found on the tax roles after 1801. [Or he disappears earlier and the James Crawford who married Sally Duggins is listed for a couple of years before disappearing off of the list.]

In 1799, there is a John Crawford listed on the same page as James Crawford. At this time, I have no idea who this John Crawford is.

After studying these tax records, there are some questions that need answered:

  • Where is the missing James Crawford? 
  • What happened to the 140 acres of land on Sugar Creek that James Crawford is listed with?
  • Where is Isaac Crawford — suspected son of James and Rebecca (Anderson) Crawford who was married in 1808 in Garrard County, KY?
  • Who is the John Crawford listed on the 1799 tax list?

____________________________

Garrard County Kentucky
Tax Books 1797-1875

Tax Books, 1797-1799-1806
film 7988
DGS 7834436

Image 5 — 1797

Image 11

  • Crawford James — 146 acres Paintlick Madison Thos Kennedy ditto ditto 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 6 horses

Image 12

  • Crawford William 180 acres Paint Lick Garrard John Kennedy ditto Ditto – 2 males > 21, 10 horses

image 13

  • Duggins Daniel – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Duggins William – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

image 19

  • Kennedy David – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks>16 , 2 total blacks, 11 horses
  • Kennedy JOhn – 340 acres Paint LIck Madison – John Kennedy ditto Thos Kennedy 1 male > 21, 2 blacks >16 , 4 total blacks, 3 horses

Image 20

  • Kennedy Thos — 300 acres Paint Lick Garrard Thos Kennedy ditto Thos Kennedy – 1 male > 21, 16 blacks > 16, 30 total blacks, 20 horses, 1 stud horse
  • Kennedy Thos 400 acres Paint Lick Garrard John Kennedy ditto ditto
  • Kennedy Thomas – 400 acres Paint Lick Garrard John Kennedy ditto ditto
  • Kennedy Thomas – 400 acres Paint Lick – Garrard John Tate Ditto Ditto
  • Kennedy Thomas – 600 acres Paint Lick Garrard James Trimble ditto ditto
  • Kennedy THomas 300 acres Dicks River Lincoln County John Kennedy ditto ditto
  • Several more entries

Image 22

  • Bazel Maxwell — land on Paint Lick, Silver Creek and Otter Creek

Image 23

  • Moore Alexander – 50 acres Paint Lick – Madison – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 33 — start of book 2

Image 41

  • Crawford James 140 acres Sugar Cr Lincoln Jacob Myres DO DO – 1 male > 21, 5 horses

Image 43

  • Douglas George 200 acres Boons Cr ?county is DO and above is illegible – Jacob Myres DO DO – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 9 horses
  • Douglas Nathan
  • Douglas John

Image 58

  • Sellers William – 100 acrs Sugar Garrard John Downing – ditto -ditt0 – 1 male > 21, 3 horses
  • Selelrs, James – 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Selelrs, Sammuel – 1 male > 21, 3 horses
  • Saller William – 304 acres boxes Cr Nelson Thos Whitledge ditto Ditto – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 67 Book 3

Image 76 book 4

Image 78 — no tax list for 1798

Image 79 – 1799

Image 83

  • Crawford James – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Douglas, Nathan 1 malr > 21, 1 black, 2 horses
  • Douglas, Samuel – 1 male > 21, 1 horses
  • Douglas, George – 1male > 21, 4 horses
  • Dougan, Daniel – 1 male > 1, 3 horses

image 84 –

  • Ellis, William
  • Ellis, Joseph

Image 88

  • Sellers James – 1 male > 21, 5 horses
  • Sellers WIlliam 1 male > 21, 4 horses
  • Sellers Samuel, 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Image 91 — book 2

Image 93

  • Crawford James 1 male 7 horses                    Likely James and Rebecca (Anderson) Crawford — Kennedy’s are in this group
  • Crawford John 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 96

  • Kennedy JOhn Senr
  • Kennedy John Jr
  • Kennedy THomas
  • Kennedy David

Image 97

  • Maxwell Bazaleel
  • Maxwell Samuel
  • Maxwell John Jr
  • Miller Jacob

Image 102
1800

Image 117

  • Kennedy family

Image 120

  • Maxwell Bazel
  • Miller Jacob

Image 121

  • Moor Alexander – 50 acres Garrard Paint lick – 1 male > 21 – 3 horses
  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Madison County Paint Lick

image 130 – start of book 2

Image 133

  • Crafford James – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 134

  • Douglas, George
  • Duggins Daniel

Image 144

  • Sellers Wm
  • Sellers James
  • Sellers SamC

Image 151
1801

Image 156

  • Crawford James – 140 Paint Lick – THos Kennedy -DO – Do – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 9 horses

Image 162

  • Kennedy family

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  • Maxwell – various but no Bezal

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Book 2

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  • Crofford James – 1 male > 21, 3 horses
  • Douglas, George – 1 male > 21, 1 Black > 16, 2 total blacks, 4 horses

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  • Duggin Daniel – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 186

  • Salyer Samuel
  • Salyer Benjamin
  • Salyer James – 100 acres Garrard County Sugar Creek Jdowning – 1 male > 21, 5 horses
  • Salyer, William – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 193
1802

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  • Crawford James – 146 acres Garrard Paint Lick – T Kennedy same same – 1 male > 21, 1 Male > 16, 10 horses

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  • Kennedy Family

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  • Thomas Kennedy

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  • More Alexander – 50 acres Garrard – Paint Lick – P ford same same – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • More Alexander – 50 acres – Madison – Paint Lick – G Clay – same – same

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  • Maxwell Bazaleel

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New Book

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  • Duggins Alex – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Duggins Richard 1 male > 21
  • Duggins Eijah – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

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  • Sellers James — 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr John Downing same same – 1 male > 21, 7 horses
  • Sellers James — 200 acres Barren Nobel er Aaron Har[?] same

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1803

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  • Crawford James – 140 acres – Garrard – Paint Lick – T Kennedy – do – do – 1 male > 21, 1 Male > 16, 11 horses

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  • Kennedy Thomas

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  • Maxwell Bezelal

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book 2

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  • Sellers James 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr J Downing same same 1 male > 21, 5 horses
  • Sellers James 200 acres Barren [Mobal a] A Harting – same

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1804

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  • Crawford James 140 acres Gard Paint Lick – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 7 horses

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  • Kennedy family

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  • Maxwell — John and James

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  • Maxwell Bazeleel
  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Grrd Paint Lick Hook do do – 1 male > 21, 4 horses
  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Madison

Book 2 – image 327

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  • Duggins Elisabeth 117 acres Garrard Sugar Cr Walker Daniel same same 3 horses

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  • Sellers James – 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr – Jno Downring same same, 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Sellers James 200 acres Barren NHobab C Aron Haslen same

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1805

image 364 – C starts

Image 374 –

  • Maxwell William and Thomas but not Bazaleel

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  • Sellers James — 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr Jas Downing same same – 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Sellers James — 200 acres Barren Nobobl — Ason Harlin – same

Book 2 — starts image 390

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  • 29 – Crawford James – 145 acres – Garrard – Pain – T Kennedy – same – same – 2 males > 21, 0 1 male > 16, 20 horses

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  • Kennedy, Thomas

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  • Moore Alex – 50 acres – garrard – PLick – 1 male > 21 – 6 horses
  • Moore, Alex – 50 acres – Madison -same –

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  • Maxwell Bazaleel – 200 acres — Garrard county – PLick – J Maxwell – Same – same – 1 male > 21 – 1 male > 16 – 2 blacks > 16  – 6 total blacks – 9 horses

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1806

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  • Crawford James 150 acres Garrd Paint Lick – T Kennedy – do – do – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 10 horses – James son over 16
  • Crawford William – 1 male > 21, 3 horses — Likely son of James Crawford on same page

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  • Kennedy Thomas

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  • Maxwell Bazeleel

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  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Grrd Paint LIck – 1 male > 21 5 horses
  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Madison Paint Lick

Image 458 start of book 2

Image 467

  • Duggins Elisabeth – 117 acres – Garrard Sugar Cr – Walker Daniel – same – same – 3 horses

Image 482

  • Sellers James — 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr – Jno Downing – same – same – 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Sellers, James – 200 acres – Barren – Nobob Cr – Aron Shanklin – same – same