JAMES W. CRAWFORD, son of James Crawford, was born in Island Creek township, of which he is now a prominent citizen, November 24, 1836. During the war he enlisted in COmpany C, One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Ohio National Guards, and served about three months, doing guard duty at Fort Delaware. After his discharge he returned to his home and resumed farming, which has since been his occupation. He was married February 18, 1882, to Sarah J. Daughter of Jacob Abraham, deceased, formerly a resident of Island Creek township. In politics Mr. Crawford is an ardent republican. His life has been spent in this township, and he is widely known and highly esteemed.
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