Winnie Mae Hutchinson Currey

Winnie Mae Hutchinson, female, was born on 6 May 1871 in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States.14

She lived in Douglas Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States on 2 Jun 1880.5 Winnie Huchardson was listed on the 1880 census as the daughter of A Huchardson. According to the census, Winnie was 9 years old and born in Iowa.

She lived in Jackson Township, Bremer, Iowa, United States in Jul 1885.4 Winna Hutchinson was listed on the 1883 census in the household of Albert Hutchinson. According to the census, Winna was 14 years old and born in Bremer County, Iowa.

Winnie lived in Delaware Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in Jun 1900.6 Winnie M. Carrey was listed on the 1900 census as the wife of Hiram Carrey. According to the census, Winnie was 31 and born May 1869 in Iowa. Winnia and Hiram had been married 11 years.

She lived in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in Jul 1905.7 W. M. Curry was listed on the 1905 census in the household of H. M. Curry. According to the census, she was 32 years old and born in Kansas.

She lived in Rooks, Kansas, United States in Jul 1910.8 Winnie M. Currey was listed on the 1910 census as the wife of Hiram M. Currey. According to the census, Winnie was 38 years old and born in Iowa.

Winnie died on 23 Sep 1913 in Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States at the age of 42.23,911 Winnie Mae Currey died of heart disease. An abdominal tumor contributed to her death.

She was buried on 25 Sep 1913 at Olathe City Cemetery in Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States.3,10,1214

She was also known as Winnie Mae Currey.

ENDNOTES

  1. Hiram Currey, Hiram Currey Family Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1880); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, Family Record — Births: Children of H.M. and A. J. Curry “Winnie May the wife of Hiram Miles was borned May 6 1871 Osage City Iowa”.
  2. Winnie Mae Currey, death certificate #46 412 (23 September 1913), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  3. Winnie Mae Currey, (1871-1913), Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, Kansas. (738 N. Chestnut).
  4. 1885 Iowa State Census, Bremer County, Iowa, state census, Jackson Township, Bremer County, Iowa, page 33, household 177, Albert Hutchinson; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); State Historical Society of Iowa.
  5. 1880 U.S. Census, Mitchell County, Iowa, population schedule, Douglas Township, Mitchell County, Iowa, enumeration district (ED) ED 302, page 10 (image 8 and 9 of 15), household 65, A. Huchardson; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9.
  6. 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD , ED 83, sheet 20A, household 364, Hiram M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA T623.
  7. 1905 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, state census, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 2, line 17, H. M. Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society.
  8. 1910 U.S. Census, Rooks County, Kansas, population schedule, Twin Mound Township, Rooks County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD 6, ED 168, Sheet 11A, household 201, Hiram M. Currey; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA microfilm publication T6224.
  9. , Family Record: Deaths “Winnie M. Hutchison wife of H. M. Currey died Sept 15, 1913 (Note the 15 is marked out and a 23 is written above it)”.
  10. “Winnie May Curry,” obituary, Olathe Independent (Olathe, Kansas), 1 October 1913, page 8, col. 6.
  11. “Obituary”, Olathe Register, (Olathe, Kansas), 25 September 1913, page 10, last column; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.
  12. Certificate for Permanent Care Cemetery Lot Olathe, Kansas (: ), West 1/2 Lot 1, block 70 Second Addition; H. M. Currey Estate by Mrs. Leon Crawford
  13. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : Viewed Online June 2016), memorial for Winnie Mae “Winnie” Hutchinson Currey (1871-1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 13100755, created by Mike Wren, citing Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States; accompanying photograph by Shelley / Marcia Philbrick, Winnie Mae “Winnie” Hutchinson Currey.
  14. BillionGraves, digital images of tombstone, BillionGraves (billiongraves.com : viewed online August 2017), memorial for Winnie M. Currey (1871-1913), BillionGraves created by Spencer’s Eagle Project Account, citing Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Vicki, Winnie M. Currey.
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Hiram Miles Currey

Hiram Miles Currey, male, was born on 23 Oct 1866 in Missouri, United States.13 Death certificate and funeral card indicate Missouri as place of birth. Most census records indicate Kansas.

He lived in Kickapoo, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States on 20 Jul 1870.4 Hiram Curry was listed on the 1870 census in the household of Hiram M. Curry. According to the census, Hiram was 3 years old and born in Kansas.

He lived in Kickapoo, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in Jul 1875.5 H. M. Curry Jr was listed on the 1875 Kansas census in the household of H. M. Curry. According to the census, H. M. Curry was 7 years old.

Hiram lived in Delaware Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in Jul 1880.6 Hiram Currey was listed on the 1880 census as the son of Hiram M. Currey. According to the census, Hiram was 13 years old and born in Kansas.

In 7 May 1881, he was educated  at Nine Mile School in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.7

He lived in Delaware Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in Jul 1885.8 Hiram Curry was listed on the 1885 census in the household of H. M. Curry. According to the census, he was 15 years old.

Hiram was educated  between 1890 and 1891 at William Jewell College in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States.9

He  and family visited his parents the Saturday and Sunday before 3 Jan 1896 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.10

He lived in Delaware Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in Jun 1900.11 Hiram Carrey was listed on the 1900 census as the head of household. According to the census, Hiram was 33 years old and born Oct 1866 in Kansas. He was employed as a magnetic healer. Hiram and his wife, Winnie M., had been married 11 years.

Hiram  resided in 1902 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States and was employed as a miner.12

He was employed as a topman and lived in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in 1903.13

He lived in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1905.14 H. M. Curry was listed on the 1905 census as the head of a household. According to the census, H. M. was 34 years old and born in Kansas.

Hiram was placed on ballot for office of clerk district court by socialist party in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States on 20 Sep 1906.1516

He was employed as a carpenter and lived in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in 1907.17

In Jul 1908 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States,  he purchased a wagon, team and harness and is trying to purchase another team before leaving for western Kansas.1819

Hiram lived in Rooks, Kansas, United States in Jul 1910.20 Hiram M. Currey was listed on the 1910 census as a head of the household. According to the census, Hiram was a 44 year old born in Kansas.

He lived at South Chestnut in Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States on 2 Oct 1913.21

He lived at 3840 Euclid Av in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, United States in 1915.22

Hiram lived at Euclid in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, United States in 1916.23

He lived at 4108 Penn Av in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, United States in 1919.24

He lived at 4020 Central in 5th Precinct, Kansas City Ward 4, Jackson County, Missouri in Jan 1920.25 Hiram Curry was listed on the 1920 census as a lodger in the household of Charles Taylor. According to the census, Hiram was 50 years old and born in Kansas. Hiram was employed as a baker at a cone factory.

Hiram lived in Logan, Gray County, Kansas on 1 Jul 1925.26 H. M. Currey was listed on the 1925 census as a widowed male head of household. According to the census, H. M. Currey was 56 years old. He was employed as a section hand.

He lived at 510 1/2 Avenue G in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States on 19 Apr 1930.27 H. Miles Currey was listed on the 1930 census in the household of Myrtle Gaskell and was identified as her widowed father. According to the census, H. Miles was 63 years old and born in Kansas. He was employed as a carpenter working in building construction.

He lived at 512 Avenue G in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States on 1 Apr 1940.28 Hiram M. Currey was listed on the 1940 census living in the household of Leon Crawford. Hiram was identified as Leon’s father-in-law. According to the census, Hiram was a 74 year old widower who was born in Kansas.

Hiram lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1943.29

He died on 15 Sep 1943 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States at the age of 76.23,30 from a cerebral hemorrhage and artereosclerosis

He was buried on 18 Sep 1943 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.3,3133 Lot 10, block 73, section 9

 

 

 

Endnotes:

  1. Hiram Currey, Hiram Currey Family Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1880); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, Family Record — Births: Children of H.M. and A. J. Curry “Hiram Miles was borned October the 23d AD 1866”.
  2. Hiram M. Currey, death certificate (Standard Certificate of Death) 229 2924 (18 September 1943), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  3. Hiram M. Currey Funeral Program, Dodge City, Kansas, 18 Sept 1943, Philbrick Family Collection, privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. passed down from Winnie Crawford to Marcia Philbrick.
  4. 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, page 16 (image 16 of 47), household 125, Hiram M. Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2016); NARA microfilm publication T132.
  5. 1875 Kansas Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Kansas state census, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 31, household 1, H. M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society.
  6. 1880 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD 3, ED 147, page 78 (image 15 of 34), household 141, Hiram M. Currey (continued on next page); digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2016); NARA microfilm publication T9.
  7. , “Nine Mile School 7 May 1881,” Rootin Around newsletter of the Leavenworth County Genealogical Society,7 (October 1867): .
  8. 1885 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, state census, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 61 (image 31 of 133), household 129, H. M. Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2016); Kansas State Historical Society.
  9. William Jewell College, “William Jewell College Catalog – Academic Department,” 1891 – p. 12 / 1890 – p. 11, Hiram M. Currey; William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri.
  10. Lansing News, Lansing, KS, “Nine Mile Items” 3 Jan 1896 page 8 col. 2.
  11. 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD , ED 83, sheet 20A, household 364, Hiram M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA T623.
  12. 1902 Wing’s City Directory of Leavenworth, Kansas with an Alphabetical List of Its Residents (N.p.: Fred C. Wing & Co., 1902), (image 168 of 185), image 168 of 185; Leavenworth, Kansas, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016), Lansing Directory – Currey Hiram M.
  13. 1903-1904 Hoye’s City Directory of Leavenworth, Kas. (Kansas City, MO: Hoye Directory CO.,, 1904), pag 515, Hiram M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016).
  14. 1905 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, state census, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 2, line 17, H. M. Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society.
  15. “Socialist Ticket for Coming Election,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 20 September 1906, nominees for office; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).
  16. “Socialist Ticket,” The Leavenworth Post (Leavenworth, Kansas), 28 September 1906, list of nominees; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).
  17. 1907-1908 Hoye’s City Directory of Leavenworth, Kas. (Kansas City, MO: Hoye Directory Company, 1908), p. 482, Hiram M. Curry; digital image, Heritage Quest (Interactive.ancestryheritagequest.com : viewed online September 2016).
  18. “Delaware,” Local News, The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 24 July 1908; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).
  19. “Delaware,” local news, The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 17 July 1908; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).
  20. 1910 U.S. Census, Rooks County, Kansas, population schedule, Twin Mound Township, Rooks County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD 6, ED 168, Sheet 11A, household 201, Hiram M. Currey; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA microfilm publication T6224.
  21. , Olathe Mirror, Olathe, Kansas, 2 October 1913, page 3, col. 5.
  22. 1915 Kansas City Missouri City Directory (Kansas City: Gate City Directory Co., 1915), image 314 of 1403, Curry, Hiram; digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com (: viewed online September 206).
  23. 1916 Kansas City, Missouri City Directory (Kansas City: Gate City Directory Co., 1916), image 292 of 1278, Currey, Hiram and Currey, Myrtle; digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com (: viewed online September 2016).
  24. 1919 Kansas City Missouri City Directory (Kansas City: Gate City Directory, 1919), image 357, Hiram M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016).
  25. 1920 U.S. Census, Jackson County, Missouri, population schedule, 5th Precinct, Ward 4, Kansas City, Jackson County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD 5, ED 62, sheet 5A (image 9 of 23), dwelling 78, Hiram Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA microfilm publication T625.
  26. 1925 Kansas Census, Gray County Kansas, state census, Logan, Gray County, Kansas, image 8 of 30, household 43, H. M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.Com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016).
  27. 1930 U.S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, 1st Ward, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) SD 7, ED 29-5, Sheet 16B, household 362, Gaskill Myrtle; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA T626.
  28. 1940 U. S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Ward 1, enumeration district (ED) SD 7, ED 29-6A, page 17A, Hiram M. Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016).
  29. 1943, Ford County, Kansas, population schedules and statistical rolls: cities (1919-1961), Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, image 8 of 184, Hiram Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online February 2017).
  30. Hiram M. Currey Dies after Long Illness, Dodge City Daily Globe, , Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1943, p. 2 col. 3.
  31. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996. ()
  32. Computer Printout for Maple Grove Cemetery (Dodge City, KS: Dodge City, Kansas, 5/29/1985), Rec. 9399 22 lot 10 block 73 section 9 (Crawford.KS.080)
  33. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online June 2016), memorial for Hiram Miles Currey (1866-1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 35623901, created by Jason Townsend, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas United States; accompanying photograph by Kathy Hesser, Hiram Miles Currey.

 

 

Land on Sugar Creek / Mary Crawford

This indenture made this 23 day of March and year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety one between Richard Cave and Elizabeth his wife of the county of Woodford and District of Kentucky of the one part and Mary Crawford of the County of Madison and District aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Richard Cave and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Mary Crawford the receipt whereof he the said Richard Cave and Elizabeth his wife doth hereby acknowledge and themselves therewith fully sattisfied and content hath granted bargained sold aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Mary Crawford one certain tract or parcel of land containing by survey one hundred acres situate lying and being in the aforesaid county of Madison and on the waters of Sugar Creek and is bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at a black walnut and buck tree standing in the line of Richard Caves survey four hundred acres on said Creek and corner to William McChears hundred acres extending from thence south one hundred and fifty six poles to a sugar tree and Hickory from thence north sixty four degrees west seventy two poles to a Buck thence north forty five degrees west one hundred and eighteen poles to four Linns growing from one root from thence North forty poles to a Buckeye and Sugar tree corner to William McCluer and from thence East one hundred and sixty poles binding on McCluers line to the beginning including the said Mary Crawfords clearing and improvements with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said land and premises with every of its appertinences unto the said Mary Crawford and her heirs forever and the said Richard Cave for himself his heirs executors and administrators the said land and premises unto the said Mary Crawford heir heirs executors and administrators shall and will warrant and for ever defend against the claim of him the said Richard Cave and Elizabeth his wife their heirs executors and administrators or from any other person or persons claiming by or under them and against the claim of all and every other person or persons whatsoever In witness whereof the said Richard Cave and Elizabeth his wife for themselves their heirs exeuctors and administrators hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals this day and year first above written

Signed sealed acknowledged
and delivered in the presents of
(The three letters in the second line the word Woodford interlined before send)
Michael Turner
Charles Bland
witnesses for Richd Cave
Thos McClure
William McClure
witnesses for Elizabeth Cave

images 205-206-207 of 429
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  • Madison County Kentucky, Book of Deeds, Vol. A 1787-1790: images 205, 206, 207, Mary Crawford, grantee; FamilySearch microfilm # 007896910.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is that the right name? Writing first proof argument

Even though I’ve been adding sources to events in my family tree for years, I hadn’t written a ‘proof’ argument until the last month. For my first proof argument, I decided to write out my reasoning behind my great-grandfather’s name: Washington Marion Crawford.

When I started researching my family, my grandmother was my primary source of information. Even though she married into the Crawford family, she knew a lot about the family. Besides the photo albums, grandma took me on a tour of the cemetery. Since I grew up knowing about what I considered to be  ‘the’ family plot, I was surprised when she showed me other plots containing my great-great grandparents. The Crawford plot for my great-great grandparents was where I first encountered the ‘mystery of the name’. The tall family stone showed my great-great grandfather as Marion Crawford. Even though my grandmother had not met him, she knew of him as Marion Crawford. Near the tall headstone was a military stone – with a different name: Wash N Crawford.

Thus started the quest to figure out his name. Over time, I collected a wide variety of records using different variations of his name. For my proof argument, I decided to look at those records again and see how each record recorded his name.

Sources using Marion Crawford

  • Obituary – Ford County Republican
  • 1850 Census – Warren County, Indiana – household of Nelson Crawford
  • 1880 Census — Warren County, Indiana
  • Family Tombstone

Sources using M Crawford

  • 1885 Kansas Census – Ford County, Kansas

Sources using Washington Crawford

  • 1860 Census – Warren County, Indiana

Sources using W. Marion Crawford

  • Obituary – Dodge City Times
  • Lewis Post No. 294 GAR – Resolution

Sources using Washington M. Crawford

  • Coroner’s Report
  • U.S. Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans 1879-1903 (FamilySearch)
  • Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans 1879-1903 (Ancestry)
  • Certified copy of marriage license – Warren County, Indiana
  • Military and Pension file for Washington M. Crawford

Sources using Wash N Crawford

  • Footstone

Based on the fact that all of the legal documents (marriage license, military record, coroner’s report, etc.) use the name Washington M. Crawford, I have concluded that his first name is Washington. Based on the fact that an obituary and the resolution for the GAR post identify him as W. Marion Crawford, I have concluded his middle name is Marion. Thus, I believe his legal name was

Washington Marion Crawford

even though family often referred to him as Marion Crawford.

Crawford Research: Which James Is Which?

My ancestor, James Crawford, died in Preble County, Ohio in 1854. In 1821, he sold a piece of land to Wm Sellers. This Preble County Deed (Book 5, page 87), identifies the seller as James Crawford Junr and indicates that James was from Preble County, Ohio. The deed is signed by James Crawford and Sally Crawford. Sally’s signature is significant since it identifies my James Crawford and not another James Crawford living in Preble County at the time.

James Crawford married Sally Duggins in Garrard County, Kentucky on 12 Sep 1799. So far, this marriage record is the only piece of data I have that I can say for certain applies to this particular James Crawford.

In trying to learn more about my Crawford ancestry and to try and identify family units in early Kentucky, I have been going back thru the tax records. Besides tracking the CRAWFORD surname thru these tax records, I am also following the DUGGINS and the SELLERS surname.

At this point, I’ve transcribed the tax records for Lincoln, Madison, Garrard counties Kentucky and Preble county Ohio and am working on Barren County, Kentucky. All of these records are being summarized into what is becoming a fairly large table in Exel.

Hopefully, this study of the tax lists will help me identify the various CRAWFORD families in this area of Kentucky prior to 1800. This is an ongoing project since I likely need to add several more counties and then locate the land records for the property identified in these tax records.

 

 

 

Prisoner of War

State of Indiana Warren County SS

Before me the undersigned authority personally appeared Washington M Crawford who being by me first duly sworn says

my age is 46 years.

In the matter of my claim for pension No 170744 my occupation has always been that of a farmer. For five year preceding my enlistment in Co H 2nd NY Cav I worked on a farm for my father in Washington township Warren County Ind except the last year prior to the breaking out of the war I moved to Jordan township and began farming for myself. I continued there until August 3rd 1861, when I enlisted in the army in the above named Co and regiment. I was in all the engagements the regiment was in from the time of its organization until the 22nd day of Sept 1863 when I was taken prisoner in an engagement between Gen Kilpatrick and Gen Stewart near Liberty Mills Va.

The circumstances under which my disability was incurred was hardships of prison life such as being confined with thirty five thousand men on about sixteen acres of ground with insufficient food and no shelter except a government blanket which makes a poor Shade and no shelter from the rain whatever. I passed the winter of 1863 and 1864 in Bell Isle and in March 64 I was taken to Andersonville Ga where I incurred the disability during the summer of 1864. I went from there to Charleston SC and there eighteen days and was then taken to Florence SC where on the 7th of Dec 64 I was paroled in the agreement between two Commissioners to exchange ten thousand sick.

I arrived home in June 1865 and remained on the old homestead with my mother and was treated by Dr Tebbs and Dr Greeley who are both deceased. In 1866 I lived in Jordan township, tried farming and received treatment from Dr Frankeberger who is also deceased. In 1867 I lived in Washington township followed farming and was again treated by Dr Greely. I remained in Washington township until 1871 when I moved to Pike township and followed farming there until 1873 when I again moved to Washington township where I have remained to the present and have been following farming.

I am a constant sufferer with the following troubles: rheumatism, neuralgic, bronchitis, piles and the effects of Scurvy in my feet My treatment since the death of Drs Tebbs of Williamsport Ind, Dr Greely of West Lebanon Ind, and Dr Frankeberger of Jordan has been by Dr Leech who now resides at Crawfordsville Ind, Dr T B Campbell of West Lebanon, Ind and Dr. Osborne of West Lebanon Ind

I have performed manual labor every year since the war except the first year immediately after the war. I have not been able at any time since the war to do a full day’s work from the fact that my feet are so affected that I cannot stand the walking. My mussles also pain me so that I am compelled to stop. I am not able to do more than one fourth as much of any kind of farm work as I could before the war. When I do any heavy work it brings on piles when I am exposed. I suffer with Bronchitus. All the work I do must be done under great difficulties and with great pain. I am frequently confined to the house and sometimes to my bed but I cannot give dates as to time of said confinement. All I can do with any degree of certainty is to oversee the work and do chores.

I have not suffered at any time with any acute disease since my discharge from the Army.

Washington M Crawford

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of April 1884 and I certify that I have not interest in the claim this affidavit seeks to establish.

Henry C Johnson, Clk.

Fry Bryant Dep

From the Military and Pension Record File of Washington M. Crawford, obtained via mail from the National Archives and Record Administration.

Tombstone Challenge Accepted

This week’s ‘Saturday Night Genealogy Fun‘ challenge was to figure out how far back a line can be traced thru tombstones. My immediate reaction was that it was probably thru my dad’s CRAWFORD line

There are 4 generations of CRAWFORDs buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Kansas

  • Dad: Eugene Crawford
  • Granddad: Leon Russel Crawford
  • Great Grandfather: Judson Crawford
  • Great Great Grandfather: Washington Marion Crawford (headstone and footstone shown)

My 3rd great grandfather is buried in the West Lebanon cemetery just outside of West Lebanon, Indiana.

My 4th great grandfather is buried in the cemetery at Eaton, Ohio.