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)

Creath Marriages

My trip to the Midwest Genealogical Library this past week led me to several Creath marriage records.

Ripley county Indiana
Early Marriage records 1818-1839

compiled by Alice Ridlen
2160 Mann Drive
Beech Grove, Indiana
Copyright Colleen Alice Ridlen 1980

page 7
Creath, Margaret – William Phelp – February 16, 1837 – 2-104
Creth, Ann – John B Roberts – Dec 25, 1834 – 2-22
Creth, Cinthy – Reuben Hodges – Oct 30, 1825 -1-51
Creth, Polly – William Grimes – August 19, 1823 – 1-28
Creth, Rebecca – Joseph Shannon – September 5, 1822 1-23
Creth william – Levisa Martin – March 15, 1827 1-74

Since the Midwest Genealogical Library is a FamilySearch affiliate, I used the information from the book to locate and download five of the original marriage records.

Ripley County, Indiana

Marriage Records, 1818-1922

Joseph Shannon – Rebecca Creth

Record of Marriages v. 1, July 1818-Nov 1834Family Search Film 1311944 DGS 7730338
Vol. 1 page 23

On the 3rd September 1822 Joseph Shannon made application and obtained a marriagelicenses to be joined in the holy estate of matrimony to Rebecca CrethJoined together in the holy estate of matrimony Joseph Shannon and Rebecca Crethon the 5th day of September 1822 in theCounty of Ripley & State of IndianaJ Parsons

William Creth – Louisa Martin

Ripley County, Indiana

Marriage Records, 1818-1922

Record of marriages v. 1, Jul. 1818-Nov. 1834

FamilySearch Film #1311944 DGS 7730338

Vol. 1 page 74


March 15th 1827

To the clerk of the county of Ripley

State of Indiana

I Joseph Shannon a,minister of the Gospel did solemnize William Creth & Louisa Martin

Joseph Shannon


William Grimes – Polly Creth

Ripley County Indiana

Marriage Records, 1818-1922
Record of marriages v. 1, Jul. 1818-Nov. 1834

FamilySearch Film #1311944 DGS 7730338
Vol. 1 page 28

On the 11st August 182[3] William Grimes made application & obtained a marriage licence to be joined in the holy estate of matrimony to Polly Creth Soleminized the rights of matrimony between William Grimes and Polly Creth on the 19th August 1823 by me. Samuel Hodges J.P.

Reuben Hodges – Cinthy Creth

Ripley County, Indiana

Marriage records, 1818-1922
Record of marriages v.1, Jul. 1818-Nov. 1834

FamilySearch Film 1311944 DGS 7730338
Vol. 1 page 51

On the 30th October 1825 Reuben Hodges made application and obtained a marriage license to be joined in the holy estate of matrimony to Cinthy Creth State of Indiana Ripley County October [30]thh 1825 I Joseph Shannon an ordained preacher of the gospel did solemnize the rights of matrimony between Reuben Hodges and Cinthy Creths given under my hand Joseph Shannon


John B. Roberts – Ann Croth

Ripley County, Indiana

Marriage records, 1818-1922
Record of marriages v.2, Oct. 1834-Oct 1839

FamilySearch film #1311944 DGS 7730338
vol. 2 page 22


Be it Remembered that on the 26th day ofDecember A.D. 1834. Mishach Hyatt A. Minister of the Gospel filed here in the clerks office of the Ripley Circuit Court A certificate of Marriage, in the words & figures following to wit State of Indiana Ripley County I do certify that I joined together in the holy esate of matrimony on the 25 day of December 1834 John B. Roberts and Ann Croth Given under my hand this 26th day of December 1834.M. Hyatt | L. Deacon


Unfortunately, after downloading the five records, I was locked out of the sixth record. Thus, this sixth record is on my ‘To Do’ list for an upcoming visit to an affiliate libary.

Finding the Daughters

Have you ever tried to piece a family together without the aide of a document identifying children. That’s what I’m trying to do with William E. Crawford, son of James and Rebecca (Anderson) Crawford.

I’m using public member trees on Ancestry and the family on the FamilySearch tree as clues. Then I’m trying to find records to support the relationships.

Based on these trees, I think William E. and Elizabeth (Davis) Crawford had three daughters: Milly Crawford, Ann B. Crawford and Elizabeth Jane Crawford.

I believe I have found marriage records that may be for these three daughters.

Milly Crawford married John Douglas on 23 April 1830 in Decatur County, Indiana.

Film #004170593 (Decatur County, Indiana Marriage Records vol. B 1829-1834)
image 138
page 26

I do certify that I joined together n the holy
state of matrimony John Douglas and Milly
Crawford given under my hand this 23 of April
1830
David Douglas Elder Church of Christ

Ann Crawford married James Cartee on 2 Dec 1841 in St. Francois County, Missouri.

Image 48 of 343 (Film 914393  St. Francois County Missouri Marriage Record Vol. 1 1836-1852)
page 46

State of Missouri – County of St Francois
This is to certify that I solemnized the wrights of
matrimony between James Cartee and Ann Crawford
on the 2nd day of December 1841 both of this county.
Givenunder my hand this 2nd day of July 1842
C T Welborn Justice of the peace
Filed and Recorded August 5th 1842
John Coble Recorder

Eliza Jane Crawford married Moses Cartee on 4 Jan 1843 in St. Francois County, Missouri.

Image 51 of 343 – page 52  (Film 914393  St. Francois County Missouri Marriage Record Vol. 1 1836-1852)

I hereby certify that I joined together inthe holy state of matrimony Moses Cartee andEliza Jane Crawford on the fourth day of Januaryin the year 1843 both of St Francois County andState of Missouri. Given under my hand March 1st1843

William E Crawford

Justice of Peace

Filed for record March 29th 1843

John Coble Recorder


The 1850 census for St. Francois County, Missouri suggests that Milly Crawford Douglas died prior to 1850. Page 194 in District 80 shows the following families: James and Ann Cartee, William E Crawford, John W Douglas, John M Crawford, and William Crawford. The birthplaces of the children provide hints that the family migrated from Indiana to Missouri around 1841. 

I found a second marriage for Moses Cartee and Ellen Cochran on 29 May 1848 in St. Francois County, Missouri. This marriage was performed by William E. Crawford, Justice of the Peace.

Image 78 – page 103  (Film 914393  St. Francois County Missouri Marriage Record Vol. 1 1836-1852)

State of Missouri

St Francois County

Joined together in marriage Moses Cartee and Mary Ellen Cochranboth of St. Francois County MO Given under my hand 29th May 1848 William E Crawford Justice of Peace

Recorded June 10th 1848

Jno Coble Recorder by Wm R Taylor DC

If the Moses Cartee is the same individual that married Ellen Cochran in 1848 as the one that married Eliza Jane Crawford in 1843, then either Moses and Eliza Jane were divorced prior to 1848 or Eliza Jane died prior to 1848.
Further research is needed to support my theories about these families. Since I have potential names for spouses, it will be easier to find documents about these women and hopefully tie them to the family of William E. Crawford.

Crawford Marriages

St. Francois County, Missouri
Marriage license record

Marriage license records, vol. -2 1836-1876
FamilySearch Film 914393 DGS 7578667

Indexed
Search for Crawford

LC Crawford – James J Short — 11 March 1866
Lucy E Crawford – Ira Howe – 10 APril 1865
James Crawford – Isabella Carter – 30 Sept 1847 – page 97
Isaac Crawford – Manervia Ross – 9 October 1850 – page 130
Isaac Crawford – Mary Ann Calihan – 18 Sept 1867
Synthia A. Crawford – Hu Lovsom – 14 APril 1871
John M Crawford – Lucy Ann Needham – 17 June 1869 – page 51
William E. Crawford – Emeline Sullins – 23 March 1854
Eliza Crawford – William Lowery – 28 March 1872
Anderson Crawford – Nancy Ann Cartee – 24 Jul 1845 – page 74
Irene B. Crawford – William Thompson McFarland – 25 June 1866
Mary Elizabeth Crawford – Henry Singleton – 7 October 1851
Ann Crawford – James Cartee – 2 Dec 1841
James A Crawford – Sarah J Porter – 26 Mar 1874
John S Crawford – Rebecca L Farmer – 28 Jan 1869
James A Crawford – Rachel C Wawn – 7 March 1867
Eliza Jane Crawford – Moses Cartee – 4 Jan 1843
Rachael Crawford – Francis M Sego – 2 January 1876
William E Crawford – Perlieza C. Murry – 7 APril 1861

Volume 1
Crawford James 97
Crawford Isaac 130
Crawford Anderson – page 74
Crawford John M – 51

Image 50 – page 51

I hereby certify that I joined together in the holy state
of Marriage John Maxwell Crawford and Rebeccah Cartee
on the fifth day of January in the year 1843 both of St.
Francois County and State of Missouri
Given under my hand March the first 1843
William E Crawford
Justice of the Peace
Filed and Recorded March 29th 1843
John Coble Recorder

Image 62 – page 74

I joined together in the holy estate of Matrimony Anderson
Crawford and Nancy Ann Cartee both of St Francois County
and State of Missouri the 24th day of July AD 1845
Given under my hand this 14th Auguste 1845
William E Crawford JP
Filed for Record August 19th 1845
John Cobb Recorder

Image 75 – page 97

State of Missouri
County of St Francois
I hereby certify that I
joined together in marriage James
Crawford and Isabella Cartee both
of St Francois County MO on the
30th day of September 1847
Given under my hand the 28th day
of December AD 1847
William E Crawford
Justice of the Peace
Recorded Dcem 29th 1847
John Cobb Recorder
by W R Taylor DR

Image 91 page 130

State of Missouri
County of St Francois
Joined together them in marriage
Isaac Crawford and Monervia Ross both of St
Francois County MO this 9th day of October 1850
William Crawford JP
[11:50 ] December 1850
Filed Decr 9th 1850
by Marten I Horns DR

Image 106- Volume 2
Craford Jno S page 230
Crawford Jno M page 245
Crawford James A 352
Craford Wm E 29
Crawford Wm E 113
Crawford Isaac jr 195
Crawford James A 183

Image 146 – page 28

State of Missouri
St Francois County
Joined together in in marriage William E Crawford
Junior and Emeline Sullins the 23rd day of March 1854 both of
St Francois County MO Given under my hand this 19th day of
June AD 1854
Anderson Crawford JP
page 29
Filed for Record June 19th AD 1854 Anderson Crawford
Preacher of the Gospel
John Cobb Recorder

Image 189 – page 113
State of Missouri
St. Francois Co
Joined together on this 7 day of April
1860 Wm E Crawford and Perlieza C Murry
Wm Crawford Minister
of the Christian Church

Image 226 – page 183

State of Missouri
County of St. Francis
I Wm J Murray a minister of the
Gospel do hereby certify that I solemnized the rites of matrimo
ny between James A. Crawford and Rachel C Wawn on
the 7th day of March 1867 ni said county
Given under my hand the 24th day of April 1867
W J Murrah
Filed April 24th 1867
Wm A Taylor Recorder

April 17 1861
W R Pauley Recorder

Image 232 – page 195

Joined together in marriage September 18th 1867
by William Crawford minister of the gospel of St.
Francois Co Mo Isaac Crawford and Mary
Ann Calihan, both of St. Francois Co. MO
Wm Crawford
Filed Nov 25th 1867
Wm R Taylor Recorder

Image 260 – page 246
State of Missouri
County of St Francois
I William J Murray a minister of
the Gospel do hereby certify that I solemnized the rites of
matrimony between William C Murray and Susan Crawford
September 9th 1869
W J Murray
58 Stamp
Filed Sept 21st 1869 W R Taylor Recorder

Image 316 – page 352
State of Missouri
County of St Francois
This is to certify that I did on the 26th day of March
1874 solemnize the rites of matrimony between James A Crawford
and Sarah J Porter both of t Francois County Missouri
Matthew Wann
Minister of the Gospel
Filed April 23rd 18474
Franklin Murphy Recorder

Alexander Crawford Marriage

KY-Lincoln-Marriages 1793-1841

Loose Papers, files 1-6 1781-1809
FS Film 192262 – DGS 007899121

Image 190

Know all men by these presents that we Alexander Crawfrd & James
Gilmore are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency
the Governor of Virginia in the sum of Fifty pounds current money
to which payment well and truly be made to the said Governor and his Suc
cessors we bind ourselves our heirs & jointly and severally firmly by these
presents sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of October 1788
The condition of the above obligation is such that where as there is a
marriage shortly intended between the above bound Alexander
Crawford and Margaret McElwee for which a licence
has issued now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said mar
riage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force
Alexander Crofford
Saml Gilmore
Witness
John Reed

Lincoln I doe here by certify that
Alexander Crawford his prorpist marage
to my dater Margret and with my free
concent and doe not fail in giving
him licence and this shall bee your
sifficent warent for [soe] doing
given under my hand and seal
October 25th 1788
Jean MElwee (mark)
Robert [Modnel]
Saml Gilmore

Golden Legacy

Does your family throw a big parties? Have you had the good fortune to celebrate Golden Anniversaries in your family?

My first exposure to a Golden Anniversary celebration was for my grandparents: Leon and Winnie Crawford.

My grandparents celebrated with a reception held in the church.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crawfordrequest the pleasure of your companyat a Reception in honour of theFiftieth Wedding Anniversary of their parentsMrs. and Mrs. Leon R. CrawfordSunday, the twenty-eight of Decembertwo o’clock in the afternoonUnited Methodist ChurchDodge City, Kansas

Clipping from Dodge City Globe saved by Winnie Crawford:To Have Open House — Mr. and Mrs. Leon Crawford,911 Second Ave., who are celebrating their Golden Wed-ding Anniversary, will be honored at an open houseDec. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the First United MethodistChurch parlor. The couple was married Dec 24, 1919.Hosts for the occasion will be their son and family, Mr.and Mrs. Eugene Crawford, Marcia, David and Terry ofEmporia. The honorees request no gifts.

Leon  R. Crawford, aged 25, and Winnie Curry, aged 16,  applied for a marriage license in Dodge City, Kansas on the 22nd of December, 1919. Consent for Winnie Curry’s marriage was given by H. M. Curry. They were married on the 24th of December, 1919.

Their Marriage was reported on page one of the Dec. 26, 1919 issue of the Dodge City Daily Globe.
Dodge Young Folks Wed

Miss Winnie Currey became the Bride

of Leon Crawford Wednesday

Leon R. Crawford and Miss Winnie Currey were married here Wednesday. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride’s brother at 712 Military avenue by the Reverend C. M. Gray at 7 o’clock Wednesday evening.

Mr. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Crawford of 504 Avenue G. He has lived here since boyhood, was educated here and a few months ago was discharged from an honorable service with the army in the World War. 

The bride is well known among the younger set here and is greatly admired by all her acquaintances.

Only relatives of the couple witnessed the ceremony Wednesday evening, but since that time they have been receiving many congratulations from their numerous friends here.

Celebrating 50 years

Do you enjoy some of the online genealogy prompts to look at your data from a different viewpoint?

I know I do. Two of my currents sources for blogging prompts are Amy Johnson Crowe’s #52ancestors and Randy Seaver’s #SaturdayNightGenealogyFun.

As I was working on a blog post about love, I found I have several of my ancestors who celebrated 50 years of marriage. Thus, I thought it would be fun to suggest a ‘Saturday Night Genealogy Fun’ challenge:

1) How many of your ancestors were married for FIFTY years?
2) What is the longest marriage in your tree?

I’m approaching my 45th wedding anniversary and my parents were married for over fifty years.

Grandparents:

  • Leon Crawford and Winnie Currey — married Dec 1919; They were married 56 years before Leon passed away in Oct. 1976.
  • Edward Osmond Briles and Pauline Mentzer were married Oct 1915. They were married 40 years when Edward passed away. Pauline never remarried.

Great Grandparents

  • Judson Crawford and Josie Hammond were married Dec 1890. They were married 58 years when Judson passed away.
  • Hiram Currey and Winnie Hutchinson were married 22 years when Winnie passed away. Hiram never remarried
  • Edward Grant Briles and Frances Artlissa “Artie” Rickeets were married in Feb 1890. They were married 57 years when Artie passed away.
  • Charles Mentzer and Nettie Wells were married in Oct 1893. They were married 46 years when Nettie passed away.

2nd Great Grandparents

  • Washington Marion Crawford and Mary Foster were married in March 1860. They were married 29 years when Washington Crawford passed away. Mary Crawford never remarried.
  • Richmond Fisk Hammond and Sarah Ellen Ralston were married in Jan 1867. They were married 25 years when Sarah passed away. Richmond married Mary McClure in 1897. In 1906, Richmond married Mary Reynolds.
  • Hiram M Currey and Angelina Jane Burke were married in 1856. They were married 44 years when both Hiram and Angelina passed away.
  • Albert Hutchinson and Julia Harding were married in 1859. They were married 33 years when Julia passed away in 1892. Albert passed away in 1896.
  • Noah Briles and Sarah Thompson were married in August 1866. They were married 13 years when Noah passed away. Sarah married J. D. Davis but later divorced him.
  • James Marshall Ricketts and Rachel Christy were married Jul 1866. They were married 54 years before James passed away in 1920. Rachel passed away 7 years later.
  • George Mentzer and Emeline Minnick were married in 1867. They were married 45 years when George passed away in 1912. Emeline never remarried.
  • Thurston Kennedy Wells and Salme Adell Crandall were married in May 1861. They were married 35 years when they both passed away. This was Thurston’s second marriage after the death of his first wife, Sarah Hall.

3rd Great Grandparents

  • Nelson G. Crawford and Martha Smith were married in 1833. They were almost married 32 years when Nelson passed away. Martha never remarried.
  • Zebulon Foster and Caroline Ostrander were married in 1833. There were married 38 years when Caroline passed away. Zebulon then married Juliet Fleming.
  • Horatio Hammond and Louisa Fisk were married in 1825. They were married 49 years when Louisa passed away in 1874. Horatio died in 1879.
  • James Barr Ralston and Nancy Jane McCormick were married in 1836. They were married 68 years when James passed away in 1904. Nancy died three years later.
  • Hiram M. Currey married Rachel Harris in 1824. Death dates are unknown since records cannot be found for 1850 or later.
  • Henry F Burke married Elizabeth Bland in 1835. They were married 10 years when Henry passed away. Angelina may have remarried but documentation has not been found.
  • William G Harding and Elizabeth Fowler were married in 1830. They were married 16 years when Elizabeth passed away. William then married Eliza Henderson.
  • Alexander Briles married Sarah Rush in 1836. They were married 36 years when Sarah passed away. Alexander then married Elizabeth Ellsworth.
  • William Taylor Thompson and Polly Ann Evans were married in 1842. They were married 46 years when Polly passed away in 1896. William died in 1898.
  • John Lewis Ricketts and Orilda Reed were married in 1846. They were married 42 years when John passed away in 1888. Orilda died in 1900.
  • Samuel Christy and Lyda Gallimore were married in 1842. They were married 22 years when Lyda passed away. Samuel then married Mariah Burk and Mary Susan Amos.
  • Phillip Andrew Mentzer and Orinda Miles were married in 1816. They were married 29 years when Phillip passed away.
  • John Minnick and Elizabeth Mary Jones were married before 1850. They would have been married at least 16 years when Elizabeth passed away. John then married Phebe Tripp in 1870.
  • Ozias Wells and Mary Keneedy were married in 1818. They were married 14 years when Ozias passed away.
  • A marriage date for Lewis Crandall and Almira Nafus is unknown at this time. Almira passed away prior to 1846 when Lewis Crandall married Anna Tuttle.

Counting my parents, I have SIX sets of ancestors married for 50 years. The longest marriage in my tree was for James Barr Ralston and Nancy Jane McCormick.