William Crawford

Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Oct 1792 (aged 48)
Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Burial Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 104076933 · View Source
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*William Crawford...In an old graveyard on a high hill overlooking Middle River, on the farm of the late Ephraim Geeding, is an ancient sand-stone, flat on the ground and broken in two. The inscription upon it, which is nearly illegible is as follows; ""William Crawford, departed this life October 15, 1792, aged 48 years.""
He was twenty years old when his parents were massacred..."

The location of this cemetery appears to be the same as in the description provided in this excerpt. It originally was called the Sawyer/Sayer Cemetery and later the Allen Cemetery

His parents were believed killed on same Indian Raid that also claimed the life of Thomas Gardiner whose will was proved 19 June 1764. Information supplied in the same source quoted above.

Father: Alexander Crawford believed d. **Oct 1764
Mother: Mary McPheeters Crawford believed d. **Oct 1764

From "Annals of Augusta County." Jos. A. Waddell, 1902.
*Pg. 205.
**Pg. 191.

"Alexander Crawford and his wife were murdered by Indians, in October, 1764, it is believed...and that he was dead by November Court, 1764 when his administrators qualified."

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  • Created by: Harvey Bell
  • Added: 23 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104076933
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Crawford (1 Jun 1744–15 Oct 1792), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104076933, citing Allen Cemetery, Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Harvey Bell (contributor 47163055) .