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Gideon Crews, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1779
Granville County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 6, 1859
Granville County
North Carolina, USA

Gideon Crews Jr was the oldest son of Gideon Crews and Jemima Wicker Crews. He married three times - first in 1801 to Nancy Lloyd. She died and in 1805, he married Temperance LeMay. They had five children. After she died, he married Parthenia H. Heggie (widow of Daniel Glover) on 23 May 1853.

Census:1810 Granville NC, living next to his father
Census:1820 Granville NC, 3 white males, 3 white females; 1 male slave, 2 female slaves
Census:1830 Granville NC, 11 male slaves, 7 females
Census:1840 Granville NC, 2 males, 2 females and 5 male slaves and 6 females
Census:1850 20 Aug - Granville NC Ragland District; with wife Temperance and grandson William age 7, living next door to Henry Crews (his son), wife Sarah and family.

According to a letter he "Died very suddenly on rising one morning from bed sitting on the side of the bed and reached for his pants that was on a chair nearby and his spleen broke and he died in a few minutes"

His will leaves to (his son) Benjamin F. Crews..."a Negro slave named Jane about twenty years old" Manson Breedlove (his son-in-law) ".. a certain Negro woman slave named Susan about twenty one years old and child Gilbert" and to (son-in-law) John Sears, "A certain Negro girl slave named Emily about twenty-two years old and her child Mary.." .

Some records show he was buried in Oak Hill Church Cemetery where his last wife Parthenia is buried. Others say that those burial records are incorrect and that Gideon Crews and Temperance Lemay's gravesite is located in the family graveyard on the family's former property in Lewis Station, Oxford. It is stated that in addition to the headstones, etc., there are other relations buried at this location, as well as numerous unmarked graves that are almost certainly the graves of slaves. Possibly there is more than one section to the family graveyard, because there are no markers in this part of it.

But the controversy has been settled by Kenneth Fawcett (#47606610) who photographed his tombstone. 
Family links: 
  Gideon Crews (1730 - 1815)
  Jemina Wicker Crews (1739 - 1825)
  Temperance Lemay Crews (1786 - 1852)
  Parthenia H. Heggie Crews (1811 - 1897)
  Martha Crews Breedlove (1806 - 1876)*
  Benjamin F. Crews (1809 - 1876)*
  Harriet G. Crews Sears (1814 - 1883)*
  Lucy Ann Crews Cottrell (1823 - 1906)*
  Gideon Crews (1779 - 1859)
  James Crews (1785 - 1875)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Gideon Crews Jr. is my 3rd great grand uncle
James Crews Family Cemetery
Granville County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: RosalieAnn
Record added: Jan 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33282403
Gideon Crews, Jr
Added by: Kenneth Fawcett
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