Crowson Family Biographies
RICHARD MOORE CROWSON
Reverend Richard Moore Crowson, son of Richard and Sarah Crowson, was born in Madison Co., AL on 20 Dec 1812. In 1830, he was converted and joined the Methodist Ch. He taught school for 2 yrs and then entered the ministry. In Dec. 1835 he was received into full connection and was ordained a Deacon by Bishop Soule. He served circuits in both the AL and MS conferences. In 1836 in Winston Co., MS he married Frances Amana McGowen. By this union there were 4 children: Mary Elizabeth, Sarah Jane, Robert LeRoy and William Doty. Richard was already serving in LA under the MS conference when in 1847, the LA conference was organized at Opelousas. He was then assigned to the Red River Circuit (1847-48) and the Minden Circuit (1849-50). While at Minden his wife died. He then served the D'Arbonne Circuit and the Ouachita Circuit. About 1851 he married again to Elizabeth Wilson of Claiborne Parish and to this union 5 children were born: Richard Mathias (Dick), Albert Leslie, John Wesley, Martha Caroline (Mattie), and Frederick. Except for 9 months in 1862, when Richard was a Chaplain in the Confederate Army, he spent the remainder of his life as a pastor or Circuit Rider.
(Source: HISTORY OF BIENVILLE PARISH, LA Vol. 1, Page 197, 1984)
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