John Crawford


JOHN CRAWFORD, deceased, formerly one of the prominent stockdrovers and farmers of Jefferson county, was born May 8, 1824, in that county, the son of Josiah and Nancy (Cooper) Crawford. He was married July 1, 1847, to Ruth A., daughter of John and Abigail (Willis) Sapp, natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sapp, her father, came to Ohio at a very early day in the settlement, and settled in Knowx township, where he died about 1813. About the year _____ he was married to Miss Willis, and by this marriage had seven children, five of whom are now living. Their daughter Ruth by her marriage to Mr. Crawford had ten children, as follows: Ann V., James W., Josiah J., Nancy A. (deceased), Sarah V., John M., Orlando Y., Sylvester V. and Joseph S., and one tha tdied in infancy. Mr. Crawford and wife were members of the Sugar Grove Methodist Episcopal church, with which she is still sffiliated. In politics he was a strong republican. Mrs. Crawford, who survives her husband, who death occurred July 29, 1870, who is an esteemed lady who has many friends throughout the township.

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