This website is devoted to the history and
genealogy of the Crowson family and
their associated surnames. I will be
constantly updating this website as more information is found, or submitted by other
John Haskell Crowson
January 8, 1910 - November 8, 1996
Evelyn Mae Granger
March 3, 1913 - September 22, 1979
State of Texas
County of Dallas
I, Leo Johnston, hereby certify that on the 28th
day of July A.D. 1934 I united in Marriage
Mr. John H. Crowson and Miss Evelyn Mae Granger the parties above
Witness my hand this 28th day of July A.D. 1934
Signed Leo Johnston, Minister, Oak Cliff Christian Church
THE CROWSON FAMILY
The following is a summary of
what I believe to be correct about the early Crowson family.
I am always open to changes, so please let me know if you
find errors or additions - with the documentation you have
used. For those of you who are just beginning your
Crowson research, this history is not meant to be a primary
source for your data. Hopefully, it will be of
interest and a good starting point.
Robert Crowson, or Crowdson,
first arrived in America about 1686. He sailed from
England and settled in Accomack Co., Virginia. Robert
had two sons, William and Thomas. Nothing is known of
Thomas after he was apprenticed in 1702 to Sarah Coe, widow
of Timothy Coe, of Accomack Co. It is also not known
when or where Robert died. His son, William Crowson,
was also apprenticed in 1702 to John Evans of Accomack Co.
In 1715, William married Comfort Littleton. They
had six daughters and three sons: Betty,
Comfort, Hester, Margaret, Sinah, William, John, Charles and
one daughter whose name is unknown. It is John from
whom my family descends.
(Source: Page 2, Wills
& Etc., 1692 - 1715, Part 2, Accomack County; "Crowson
Genealogy", by Billy Elton Crowson, May 1999)
article refers to John's son, William, born 1750 in Johnston Co., North
Carolina. He married Mary Thomas 1769 in Jones Co., North Carolina. Their
children were: Richard, Aaron, Moses, Mary Elizabeth, William, John, Jacob,
Abraham, Isaac, Thomas B., Jonathan and Jane.
"The first permanent settlement in the county was made in about 1805, on Elk
River, near the mouth of Richland Creek, and in the neighborhoods of the
present towns of Elkton and Prospect, one of which lies above and the other,
below the mouth of said creek, by William Crowson, his four sons and
son-in-law, Vincent [Eliab Vinson], Thomas Whitson, Jordan Word, James Ford,
James Wilkerson, Parish Sims, Thomas Dodd, John Reynolds, William Jenkins,
Thomas Kyle, Thomas Easley, Simon Ford, John Hunnicutt and John and William
Price. When these pioneers came they found the county a vast canebrake and
forest, the cane being from twenty to twenty-five feet high. The settlers
united their forces and cleared away the cane and built log houses for each
other and the same kindness and courtesy was extended to each newcomer for
(Source:"Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, County Histories, Giles County
- First Settlers", published by The Goodspeed Publishing Co., Nashville,
CROWSON MAILING LIST
If you would like to join the Crowson
Mailing List, just follow the directions below. Anyone researching any
spelling of the the Crowson surname or any of the allied surnames is
invited. These instructions would be the same for any Rootsweb mailing list,
you might wish to join.
For Mail Mode, where every post is sent
to each subscriber as a separate piece of e-mail, send an e-mail to
CROWSON-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org with only "subscribe" (without the quotes) in
the body - nothing else. No subject is necessary.
For Digest Mode, where several posts are batched together and then sent to
subscribers, send an e-mail to CROWSON-Demail@example.com with only
"subscribe" (without the quotes) in the body - nothing else. No subject is
MY FAMILY TREE
This is my direct
ancestry from my father, John Haskell Crowson, back to Robert Crowdson.
William CROWSON and Comfort LITTLETON
William CROWSON and Mary THOMAS
Richard CROWSON and Huldah LINDSEY
William CROWSON and Catherine HARRISON
Thomas Harrison CROWSON and Mary (Polly) BLEDSOE
John Fletcher CROWSON and Martha A. (Mattie) CLOWER
Chester Clark CROWSON and Rachel Antoinette (Nettie) CONDER
John Haskell CROWSON and Evelyn Mae GRANGER
CROWSON FAMILY RECORDS
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There have been several books written on the Crowson family specifically,
and on associated surnames. Some of these are now out of print, but I
would like to list them here because they all have been used extensively by
family researchers. I also want to mention a the newest one, out in
July 1999. Thanks to the author and compiler, Bill Crowson, and those
who worked with him, for bringing us a new resource to use!
The Crowson Family
If anyone knows of
more books on surnames associated with the Crowson family, please let me
know, and I will add them here.
Leone Amott Rose,
The Crowson Family of
Dr. William L.
Crowsons in America
Robert L. Crowson,
Crowson Family History
Crowson, May, 1999
The Bledsoe Family in
America - 3 Vols.
of George Bledsoe
Leonard J. McCown,
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Copyright 2008 Susan Kay Hudspeth
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