Riley Crawford
Cenotaph

Riley Crawford

Birth
Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death Sep 1864 (aged 16–17)
Cooper County, Missouri, USA
Cenotaph Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 90127105 · View Source
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After Riley's father was murdered by federals, his mother took him to William Quantrill so he could make a bushwacker out of him and avenge his father's death. Riley was not only the youngest(15 years old) but one of the hardest fighters. He was killed just days after the Centralia massacre in Cooper County Missouri while on the return trip with Bloody Bill Anderson. They were ambushed and fired upon from a fence corner.



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Gravesite Details This is a cenotaph. Riley is buried in the Concord Cemetery in Cooper County Missouri. memorial # 134036839

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  • Created by: Ron Mac
  • Added: 14 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90127105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Riley Crawford (1847–Sep 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90127105, citing Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Ron Mac (contributor 46931715) .