Jacksonville Daily Journal, Saturday, April 1, 1882

Death of David Crawford
At his home on his farm, situated about one mile west of Bethel, in this county, occurred the death last Thursday of Mr. David Crawford. He was aged about 60 years, and had resided in the county for over 40 years. He was a well to do farmer, having by an industrious and honest life earned quite a comfortable competency. He had been sick for some time with Bright's disease of the kidneys, and his death was occasioned by the ravages of that disease. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss.

His last will and testament recorded in the Morgan County Circuit Clerk's office shows that his wife's name was Elizabeth J. Crawford and that his son, William H. Crawford, was not yet 21 years of age. The will was dated March 27, 1882. Joseph W. Baker was appointed executor of the estate on April 8, 1882 and posted a bond of $3,000. David Crawford's death certificate shows that he was born in Kentucky and was 65 years of age at the time of his death, with burial on his own farm.

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