Rev James Crawford

Rev James Crawford

Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Death 11 Apr 1803 (aged 49–50)
Lexington-Fayette, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Walnut Hill (Coletown), Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 59499985 · View Source
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4th great grand uncle of husbandJames Crawford
Birth1752inMountain View near Buffalo Gap, Augusta, Virginia, United StatesDeath1 Apr 1803inLexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States

James became a Presbyterian minister and was licensed to preach in 1779. He removed to Kentucky and was for many years pastor of Walnut Hill Church, near Lexington. In 1792 he was a member of the convention that framed the first constitution on Kentucky -Crawford Family by William M. Clemens-

Married his cousin - Descendants of Alexander and Mary McPheeters Crawford p.13 - Allen Co, Library, Ft. Wayne, IN

James Crawford was serving in Kentucy during the Cane Ridge Revival period and was a witness to the events.

"take all this into consideration, and it will abate our surprise very much, when informed that the number of persons who fell, was computed by the Rev. James Crawford, who endeavored to keep an accurate account, at the astounding number of about three thousand." - Richard McNemar, "The Kentucky Revival" (1807)

"I attended the like occasions, at the following places, yiz. Paris, Mr. Reynolds's congregation; Walnut Hill, Mr. Crawford's congregation; Salem, Mr. Lyle's congregation; Beaver, Mr. Marshall's: and last Sabbath, Blue Spring, Mr. Marshall's -- all similar to those I have described. The work is greatest on Sacramental occasions. -- history-of-religion-in-america.html

on the 17th day of October 1786 called the Transylvania Presbytry a Branch of the Abington Presbytry consisting of the following 5 ministers of the Gospel viz.: Revd. David Rice, Adam Rankin, John McClure, James Crawford, Thos. B. Craighead. --

Some miles southeast of Lexington off the Richmond Road, at the intersection of Walnut Hill Pike, stands the oldest Presbyterian church building in Kentucky. The Reverend James Crawford organized the church in 1784 in Fayette County, and Levi Todd (Mary Todd Lincoln's grandfather) conveyed land to the church on which the present structure was erected in 1801.Walnut Hill Church, erected in 1801 is the oldest Presbyterian Church building in Kentucky. ridge&source=web&ots=E78PFVNukE&sig=UQ6J2-Xi8fPYHDaBujPaZEreDaU&hl=en&sa=X&o i=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result#PPA10,M1

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  • Created by: Dancing With Ghosts
  • Added: 1 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59499985
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev James Crawford (1753–11 Apr 1803), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59499985, citing Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Walnut Hill (Coletown), Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Dancing With Ghosts (contributor 47068368) .