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Col John Crowell
Birth: Sep. 18, 1780
Crowells Crossroads
Halifax County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1846
Fort Mitchell
Russell County
Alabama, USA

JOHN CROWELL. A son of Maj. Samuel CROWELL,Sr., and grandson of Edward CROWELL,Sr., and Martha RABUN,of Halifax Co.,NC. Born Sep 18, 1780, served as a Col. in The War of 1812; moved to AL in 1815 having been appointed as an agent of the Government to the Muscogees Indians. He settled in St. Stephens, Washington Co., AL in 1817; elected as a delegate to the 15th Congress and served from Jan 29, 1818 to Mar 3, 1819; when AL was admitted as a state into the Union he was elected as a Rep. to the 16th Congress; served from Dec 14, 1819 until Mar 3, 1821. During 1821 he was appointed agent for the Creek Indians that were in western GA and eastern AL; served
in that position until the Indians were moved to the Indian Territory in 1835. He died at Ft. Mitchell, Russell Co., AL Jun 25, 1846; internment in a private cemetery at Ft. Mitchell, AL.

- 1812, Sheriff of Washington Co., GA
- Indian Agent at Flint River Agency
- 1815, Moved to Alabama as Indian agent to the Muscogee Creeks
- 1817, elected Alabama's 1st and only territorial delegate to the 15th U.S. Congress, serving 29 Jan 1818-03 Mar 1819
- 1819, the Indian Agency ran from Ocmulgee R. to Chattahoochee R. and located on Flint R. in present-day Crawford Co., GA
- It existed until 1825
- 1819-182, served as Rep. in the 16th Congress
- 1821-1836, Appointed U.S. Agent to Muscogee Creek indians, after retiring from Congress, by President James Munroe
- Crowell took over the Agency upon insistance of U.S. Sec of State Calhoun
- The previous agent was ex-Gov. David Byrdie Mitchell who was removed for running a scheme to import black slaves into the Muscogee Nation at Coweta and at (present-day Ft. Mitchell) and irregularities in disbursements of Federal monies to/on behalf of the Indians
- Was loved & trusted by some, and hated and distrusted by other, of the Creek Indians in his charge (see copy of letter from Creek leaders to James Barbour, Sec. of Was, dtd 17 May 1825
- Among those notables who welcomed LaFayette, when the French general visited that part of Alabama c. 1824 (along with AL Gov. Israel Pickens, Hon. James Abercrombie, Chilly McIntosh, Bolling Hall, Col. Hawkins, Thomas Crowell, Henry Crowell, Billy McIntosh, Big Indian Warrior, Capt. Tom Anthony, and others; afterwards, LaFayette went on to Montgomery, AL)
- Built the Crowell-Whitaker home
- His home was the Crowell-Whitaker Home (log house)
- Owned several race horses; one of which as "John Bascombe," which won "the Race between the North an South'" and for which he was presented a silver service
- Bought the 18,000 acre reservation of the Creeks under the 1832 Treaty; on the (Creek) town [Chiaha?] site built his racetrack, where he trained his horses
- 15 Aug 1844, will dated: incl. bequests: to sister Peggy Wootten - a negro girl named Carolina & to (nephew?) Sam. C. Benton - a mulatto named Henry
- Niece, Ariadne, inherited the silver service
- Never married
- Buried in Ft. Mitchell Military Cemetery
 (bio by: Becky) 
 
Inscription:
"He was a warm hearted friend, an honest generous man. As a neighbour he was kind and charitable."
 
Burial:
Crowell Family Cemetery
Fort Mitchell
Russell County
Alabama, USA
Plot: 5 Upright monument
 
Created by: Becky
Record added: Jun 06, 2006
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Rest in Peace, John. See you and your family in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 25, 2010

- C
 Added: Jan. 21, 2007
 
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