Name: William J. Crawford
Given Name: William J.
This William Crawford is a mystery. It appears that the William whomarried Oma C. Nipper in Roane Co., TN was not the same WilliamCrawford who was the son of Jonathan H. Crawford and Neoma or OmaSmith. John or Jonathan H. Crawford was a common name. There weretwo distinct individuals with that name in East Tennessee in the 1830and 1840 census and it's possible that they both had sons namedWilliam. Several Crawford researchers have stated that the Williamwho married Oma C. Nipper in 1857 in Roane Co. TN is the same man whomarried Mary E. Long in Oklahoma in 1894. The William who married OmaNipper lived with his father John H. Crawford in Roane Co.. John islisted on the 1850 Roane Co census: John H. Crofford, 47, b. Va;Rebecca, 52, b. N.C.; Lucinda, 18; WILLIAM, 17; Rebecca J., 15; JohnW., 14 and Edmund H., 12 (John H. Crawford married Rebecca Woody 15September, 1829 in Roane Co.) John H. Crafford is found in 1830 Roaneand John H. Crawford in 1840 Roane. The numbers indicate that it isthe same man living in Roane Co., from the time of his marriage in1829 until 1850. 1840 census of Roane Co., TN: John H. Crawford210001-1200001. 1830 census of Roane Co., TN: John H. Crafford00001-000001.
Birth: BET 1830 AND 1840 in Bradley Co., Tennessee (possibly)
Death: 8 MAR 1900 in Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri
Burial: Kings Prairie, Barry Co., Missouri
This Roane Co. John Crawford is not the same man who marriedNeoma Smith d/o Wyatt Smith. Neoma's husband was listed as JonathanCrawford in 1830 Bledsoe Co., and 1840 Jackson Co., Tn and probablydied in Jackson Co. before 1850. Jonathan had two sons who laterlocated in southern Missouri (Preston and John H.) and a third wasprobably this William who is buried in Missouri in the same cemeteryas his brother John H. Crawford. He may be the William Crawford whomarried Mary E. Long in Oklahoma in 1894. The statement was made onthe marriage application that his mother was O.C. Sarah Smith and hisfather Jonathan H. Crawford. It is not known whether William wasmarried before he married Mary Long. He would have been over 50 atthe time of this marriage.
William J Crawford stated on his marriage lisence application when hemarried Mary E. Long that his father was Jonathon H. Crawford and hismother was O.C. Sarah Smith. He also said that his mother wasCherokee Indian.
William J. was in Tennessee during the Civil War. His tombstoneinscription in Barry County, Missouri reads: W.J. Crawford--Co. A, 5thTennessee Infantry. No dates are given.
The 5th Tennessee Infantry site on www lists: William J. Crawford,Cpl, A27.
1860 census of Roane Co., TN: Wm Crawford, 25; Oma C., 25; James J.,7/12; Sarah Nipper, 40; Richard Nipper, 17. (All b. TN) (This is thefamily which has been confused with that of William probable son ofJonathan and Neoma.)
This family was not found in 1870--computer search of all states.
Father: Jonathan H. Crawford b: BET 1790 AND 1800 in Tennessee
Mother: Neoma (Oma?) C. Sarah Smith b: 1794 in North Carolina
Mary E. Long b: 1837 in Ohio
13 MAY 1894
in Logan Co., Oklahoma Territory
- Abbrev: Crawford Family
Title: Descendency Charts
Author: Donald Richardson
Publication: Springfield, Missouri