The James CRAWFORD family of Houlton
Submitted by Michelle Thomas, Bangor, Maine
(Sources: Annals of the Town of Warren Maine, Houlton Vital Records, 1850 Census Houlton, 1870 Census Houlton, Genealogical Research by Sandra Naylor, Oral Family History).
Father – James CRAWFORD
Married: 31 Dec 1833, Houlton, Maine by Squire Cook who lived 4 miles ( and across the border) from the JAMESON farm in Richmond Corner New Brunswick.
(There is circumstantial evidence that James CRAWFORD is the same James mentioned in Annals of the Town of Warren, Maine by Cyrus Eaton. The James CRAWFORD mentioned in the Annals removed from Warren to New Brunswick, then to Arkansas. This would fit into James meeting Jane JAMESON, who’s family had a farm in New Brunswick before coming to Houlton, lack of appearance on any other census records in Houlton after the children were born. Also the James in Warren had a brother and cousins named Spofford CRAWFORD, the same name given to James and Jane’s last child. Due to the originality of this name, it seems a likely clue to connect the two families.)
Mother – Jane JAMESON
Born: 1812, in Kircudbright, Scotland
(The daughter of Nathaniel JAMESON and Mary CLARK
Jane appears on the 1850 census record for Houlton, with her children, living with her father. By 1880 she and her children are living with her brother George. This would support the theory that James removed to Arkansas, leaving Jane and the children in the care of her family.)
Children of James and Jane CRAWFORD
Born 1834, Richmond Corner, New Brunswick; married 16 May 1854 in Houlton, to Willard DRAKE; died 29 Jul 1862 in Houlton.
Born 1836, Richmond Corner, New Brunswick
(It is likely that Sarah never married. She is listed on the 1880 Census for Houlton, at age 44, single living with her uncle)
Born 1838, Richmond Corner, New Brunswick; married 4 Jul 1861, in Houlton, Ellis DRAKE.
Born 1840, Richmond Corner, New Brunswick; died 12 May 1896, Houlton.
Born 1851, Houlton, Maine; married 20 Jul 1872, in Houlton to Mary Ellen REED; died 24 Apr 1899 in Houlton
SPOFFORD CRAWFORD FAMILY OF "B" ROAD, HOULTON
Submitted by Michelle Thomas, Bangor, Maine; email email@example.com
(Sources: Houlton Vital Records, Personal Family History of Doris LEE granddaughter of Spofford CRAWFORD)
Father – Spofford L. CRAWFORD
Born 1851 in Houlton; married 20 Jul 1872 in Houlton; died 24 Apr 1899 in Houtlon
Son of James CRAWFORD and Jane JAMESON
Mother- Mary Ellen REED
Born 3 Apr 1852 in Houlton; died 24 Jan 1933 in Houlton.
Daughter of Gardner J. REED and Eleanor SPRAGUE
Children of Spofford and Mary Ellen CRAWFORD
Born 14 Oct 1873, Houlton; married Harriet RUGAN, 30 Oct 1919 in Houlton; died 1945 Houlton.
Born 5 Dec 1875, Houlton; married 1st Clara ARMSTRONG, 2nd Ada M. ?; died 16 Jun 1930 Houlton.
Born 3 Oct 1882, Houlton; married Anna Gertrude RUGAN, 1909 in Woodstock New Brunswick; died 11 Jul 1952 in Bangor, Maine.
Born 8 Jan 1888 in Houlton; died 7 Oct 1968 in Houlton
(Ellen never married is described as a very tall woman by her niece Doris Lee)
Born Feb 1890 in Houlton; married Cora N. ?; died 1962 in Houlton.
FAMILY OF HERBERT LEIGH CRAWFORD OF HOULTON
Submitted by Michelle Thomas of Bangor, Maine email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Sources: Personal Family History of Doris Lee, daughter of Herbert CRAWFORD)
Father – Herbert Leigh CRAWFORD
Born 3 Oct 1882 in Houlton
Married 1909 in Woodstock, New Brunswick
Died 11 Jul 1952, Houlton.
Son of Spofford L. CRAWFORD and Mary Ellen REED
Mother –Anna Gertrude RUGAN
Born 28 Jan 1888 in Houlton
Died 26 Feb 1966, in Bangor, Maine.
Daughter of Micheal RUGAN and Mary COFFEY
Children of Herbert and Anna CRAWFORD
Born 19 May 1910, Houlton; married Franklin Jared LEE 15 Oct 1930 in Houlton.
Born 19 Aug 1912, Houlton; married 1st Louise CORY 16 Oct 1931 in Houlton (divorced), married 2nd Lucille PATCHELL; died May 1997 in Somerville Massachuetts.
Born 28 Jul 1914, Houlton; married Beulla CARR, Beulla died Aug 2001 in Florida; died 26 Feb 1967 in Portland, Maine.
Born 25 Mar 1920 Houlton; married James GARDNER; died Jul 1984 in Oregon.
Born and died 31 May 1922, Houlton
Born and died 22 Apr 1923, Houlton
Born 1 Sep 1925 in Houlton; married Fredrick DRISCOLL 28 July 1948, in Houlton.
Born 17 Dec 1927, Houlton; married Leigh CUMMINGS 15 Sep 1947 in Houlton.