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  • ID: I208 View Post-em!
  • Name: Rachel CRAWFORD
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 4 MAR 1822 in Jennings County, IN
  • Death: 22 MAY 1891 1
  • Note:
    Note: - OR TRAIL PIONEER - 1851
    Peter SMITH and his wife, Rachel CRAWFORD SMITH came across the OR Trail from Madison, Indiana. They arrived in OR in the fall of 1851 and settled Donation Land Claim #3491 in what is now southwest Portland, in the vicinity of Patton and Scholls Ferry roads and extending southward to Hamilton Street. By 1870, the family removed to the Dairy Creek,/Forest Grove area of Washington County.
    - "We Claimed This Land: Portland's Pioneer Settlers"
    by Eugene E. Snyder; Binford & Mort Publishing, Portland, OR copyright 1989
    "With Peter, we are on firmer ground because he acquired his 319 acres as a Donation Land Claim, and reliable Land Office records are available for DLCs. Peter was born in 1810 in VA (more precisely, in the part that separated from VA in 1861, because of a difference of opinion about the Civil War, and became the State of West VA in 1863). Peter came to OR on 1851. A year before, in Indiana, he married Rachel, so he was entitled to 320 acres. Claimants often accepted a tract smaller than that for which they might have qualified, in order to get a desirable location amidst the claims that had already been taken. Peter's tract, upon which he settled in November 1851, is in what is now southwest Portland, in the vicinity of Patton and Scholls Ferry roads and extending southward to Hamilton Street. By 1868, Thomas Humphrey, probably related to H. M. Humphrey whose DLC was just to the north, had purchased most of Peter's land.
    At least five Peter Smiths appear in various Portland and OR archives, but not one of them has a birth year or year of arrival in OR that corresponds with that of our subject. So, but for the bare facts just stated, Peter and Rachel must live and die in obscurity."
    NOTE - arthor did not find 1880 & 1870 Washington County, OR census which shows the Peter Smith family in the Forest Grove/Dairy Creek area.
    - 1880 United States Census Dairy, Washington County, OR
    Rachael SMITH Female
    Birth Year <1822>
    Birthplace IN
    Age 58
    Occupation Housekeeping
    Marital Status M <Married>
    Race W <White>
    Head of Household Peter SMITH
    Relation Wife
    Father's Birthplace KY
    Mother's Birthplace KY
    Source Information:
    Census Place Dairy, Washington County, OR
    Family History Library Film 1255084
    NA Film Number T9-1084
    Page Number 328C
    - Sister of Philemon Crawford of Crawfordsville, OR

    SMITH, PETER CRAWFORD, RACHEL
    Jefferson 12-5-1850

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  • Change Date: 6 MAR 2004



    Father: James Maxwell (Marshall) CRAWFORD b: 3 MAR 1790 in Garrard County, KY
    Mother: Lucy VAWTER b: ABT 1792 in Shelby, KY

    Marriage 1 Peter SMITH b: 22 APR 1810 in <Greenbrier County>, (West) VA
    • Married: 5 DEC 1850 in Jefferson County, IN 2
    Children
    1. Has No Children baby son SMITH b: 1 SEP 1851
    2. Has Children Nira (Mira) Elizabeth SMITH b: 16 OCT 1852 in Washington County, OR
    3. Has Children Thomas Benton SMITH b: 17 NOV 1854 in Washington County, OR
    4. Has No Children George Robert SMITH b: 16 APR 1856 in OR
    5. Has No Children James C SMITH b: 17 AUG 1856 in Washington County, OR
    6. Has No Children John Allen SMITH b: ABT 1857 in OR
    7. Has Children Jesse E Vawter SMITH b: 10 FEB 1861 in Washington County, OR
    8. Has Children William T Franklin SMITH b: 5 FEB 1863 in Washington County, OR

    Sources:
    1. Type: Internet
      Text: www.pinardfamily.com
    2. Type: Indiana State Library Genealogy Division
      Text: Indiana State Library Genealogy Division
      "S - T"
      Indiana Marriages Through 1850

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