The Crawford Family Web site
This Web site documents the descendants of John Crawford, Sr. (1804-1876).
It was created by Brian Crawford and is intended for the use of the members of
the family, to serve as a central site for genealogical information and for the
current addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail of the members of the family so we
can better keep in touch. If anyone has any additions or corrections to the
information on this site, or if you have suggestions as to how I might improve
it and make it more useful, please e-mail me at Brian@BrianCrawford.info.
Security: For privacy reasons, I have protected the genealogical data
with a password so strangers and telemarketers can't see our addresses, phone
numbers, and e-mail addresses. To see the genealogy, you must enter David
Crawford Sr.'s middle name as a password. If you don't know what it is,
call me at 415-454-3439 or e-mail me
and I will tell you.
Origin and Purpose of this
Most of this information was originally collected over several decades by my
father, Ken Crawford. After his death in 1977, I organized his material and put
it into digital form. After my son Nathan Crawford was born in 1988, I was
inspired to learn more about our family. My aunt Gladys Crawford Schleich
provided a great deal more information, and most importantly, she had addresses
and phone numbers for many of the people. She and I tried to contact one member
of each branch of the family and asked them to review and correct their
information. I updated the genealogy with their responses and mailed it out to
everyone who responded to our initial requests. During a family reunion in
August 1999, those present corrected their own family's data. At that time I
was asked to put the genealogy online so we could all have access to it. Since
then I have been calling relatives and getting updates to the various branches
of the family. This will no doubt be a continuing project.
The site was built to serve several purposes:
1. To serve as a repository of all available information about our family.
Wherever possible, it would include full names and the date and place of
births, marriages, and deaths. Anyone interested in delving deeper or following
other lines of descent would know where to go to find official documents for
further genealogical research.
2. For living family members, to provide a handy central location for
addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses, so members of the family can
contact one another.
3. Where possible, to include pictures and biographical data to give faces
and stories to relatives who otherwise would only be names, in an effort to
give the younger members of the family a sense of belonging to a larger group,
extending across almost two hundred years and a good part of the globe.
4. To include a notices section to announce significant events within the
family, proposals for future reunions, etc.
Structure and Use
Structure of this
Every known member of the family has an entry containing their full name and
the date and place of birth, marriage, and death, if known. The same
information is provided for their spouse(s). Their children are listed in birth
order. For living family members, their address, phone number, and e-mail is
provided if I know it. In a few cases I have included pictures and biographical
From a person's entry page, you can click on any of their children's names
to bring up their child's own entry. A button is also provided to go back up to
the person's parents. You can use the BACK button on your browser at any time
to return to the top of the file.
Finding a name:
You can click on a name on a person's list of children to go down the
generations, and click their parent buttons to go up. If you are searching for
a particular person, use your browser's FIND function (usually control-F on the
keyboard) to search for that person's name.
Because many names occur repeatedly and it can all become confusing, I have
assigned a number to every member of the family. The system is simple and based
on birth order. For example, George Crawford, the patriarch's ninth child, is
number 9. George's first child David is 91. David's sixth child Kenneth is 916,
and I am Kenneth's second child, so I am 9162. The number of digits then
represents the generation - I am in the fourth generation from John Crawford,
Sr. In the cases where there are more than nine children, I continued numbering
with the letters "A","B", etc. If you find all this
confusing, ignore it.
History of Revisions
- 09/11/2014 After a long hiatus, I was contacted by
Wesley Hough, who had found this website while Googling his
ancestors. He and his aunt
Katrina Hough provided many updates for their branch of the family. This inspired me to bring the site
up to date.
- 04/25/2007 Added Sarah Brawn's new husband Richard
- 06/04/2005 Corrected addresses and e-mails for Terri
Andrews-Cain's (91222) family. Her daughter Caryn (912222) married Larry
Drury in June 2003 (and Caryn changed her name to Cain-Drury). They had a
daughter, Rayn Blythe Cain-Drury (9122221), on May 9, 2004. From an e-mail
- 09/04/2004 Discovered I had left out Charles Crawford,
Grandpa David's next sibling (who lived only 19 days, but long enough to
mess up my numbering scheme). This required renumbering several hundred
people beyond David's family (Uncle Pete, Uncle John, Aunt Ida, and Aunt
- 09/03/2004 Added middle names for Nelson Brawn and
Beverly's husbands, and corrected contact info for Gary's kids. From an
e-mail from Gary.
- 09/01/2004 Corrected various info for Vesta's family,
including the additions of Dominique Octavius Hough (9111311), son of
Monica Hough (911131), and Hailey Faye Noble (9111222), Dean Preston Noble
(9111223), and Zander Charles Noble (9111224), all children of Samantha
Faye Hough Noble (911122). Also added Alexanne Jia Lun Hough (911134),
daughter of Joseph Wayne Hough (91113). The family's been growing, and we
didn't know. From an e-mail from Katrina Hough.
- 08/24/2004 Corrected the info (and name) for Bryan
Thompson (91921), son of Joanna (Mary Jo) Thompson (9192), daughter of
Uncle Glenn (919). From an e-mail from Joanna.
- 08/16/2004 Corrected the e-mail address for Rick and
Cindy Wayland (91311) from an e-mail from Cindy.
- 07/29/2004 Added an e-mail address for Howard and
Katrina Hough (91111) from an e-mail from Katrina.
- 11/29/2003 Applied many corrections to the families of
Ken Sowers, Sr. (9511), including the birth on 6/4/2003 of Emmaline Baron
(9511211), a new great-great-great-great-granddaughter of our patriarch.
From a letter from Karen Bricker (95111).
- 08/08/2003 Added Chuck Schultz' (91513) recent marriage
and corrected his address and phone number. Also corrected his brother Ray
Tower III's (91514) address and his mom Beverly Tower's (9151) address.
From an e-mail from Bev.
- 07/18/2003 Corrected the birth date and phone number
for Theron Smith (91412).
- 07/02/2003 Moved the entire website to
- 11/26/2002 Added another scion of the family: Ethan
Scott Andrews (912232), born on the remarkable date of 2/22/2. Also
pictures of Ethan and his brother Bennett (912231), from an e-mail from
the proud papa, Scott Andrews (91223).
- 09/12/2002 Updated info about Lynn Kakiris' (9A21) family
from a letter from her.
- 12/20/2001 Moved the entire website to
- 02/07/2001 Added information about RootsWeb and other
- 12/28/2000 Finally got around to recording the death of
Mary Andrews (9122) in May, the deaths in July of Marion O'Neill (9131)
and Philip Crawford (9411), and updated the address of Philip's son Pierre
- 12/27/2000 Finally got around to adding the two Y2K
babies Nicholas John Kine (941211) and Christopher William Goolsby
- 02/26/2000 William John Woodworth III (7263) found the
genealogy online and e-mailed me updated information on Agnes Crawford
Woodworth's (7) branch of the family, including five new members of the
fifth generation: Daniel McLaughlin (72622), son of his sister Nina
McLaughlin (7262); and his brother James Woodworth's (7263) four boys
James Jr. (72631), Joshua (72632), Justin (72633), and Jeffrey (72634)
- 02/06/2000 George and Marion O'Neill (9131) sent me
info for two grandchildren, Dennis Julian Wayland (913111) and Kelly
Eileen Wayland (913112), children of their daughter Cindy (91311). Also,
George and Marion's area code changed to 321.
- 02/06/2000 Corrections to the family of Susan Ludwig
(9412), including a new e-mail address, from an e-mail.
- 11/01/1999 A picture of Frank and Mary Andrews and
their family just a month before Frank's death, from an e-mail from Terri
- 10/25/1999 Corrections to Luella's family from an
e-mail from Jane Smith (9141s).
- 10/04/1999 Corrections to the family of Terri
Andrews-Cain (91222) from an e-mail, with the addition of two children of
her husband Samuel Cain: Caryn (912221) and Nicholas Cain (912222).
- 10/01/1999 Noted with sadness the death on 09/29/1999
of Frank Andrews (9122s), 68, husband of Mary Crawford Andrews (9122). In
the same week that we lost a member of the family, we gained one: Scott
Vance, who married Beverly Tower's (9151) daughter Christine (91512) on
09/25/1999. Welcome to the clan, Scott.
- 09/28/1999 Updates from a phone conversation with
Barbara Whitehead (9121), and the addition of her grandchildren Richard
Henkle (912131) and Alison Henkle (912132).
- 09/26/1999 Structural changes. Everything except the
actual genealogy itself has been moved to this home page, with navigation
buttons right at the top. The link to the genealogy is immediately below
that, so you don't have to page to the link to get started.
- 09/25/1999 Updates to the family of Grace Eubanks
(9143) from a phone conversation, and added her grandson Patrick Eubanks
- 09/19/1999 Corrections to the family of Dale Crawford
(9172) from an e-mail.
- 09/18/1999 Many updates to the family of Olive Ewell
(9A2) from a phone conversation. Also corrections to the family of Susan
Ludwig (9412) from an e-mail.
- 09/16/1999 Recombined the two genealogy files into one.
It was getting to be a hassle on my end. It will take a little longer to
load. If this is a problem, let me know. I can speed it up a bit by making
the pictures links that you click to see.
- 09/16/1999 Updates from an e-mail from Carroll Roach
(91231s) including another member of the sixth generation, Sarah Jane
- 09/16/1999 Updates from an e-mail from Mary Jo Thompson
- 09/16/1999 Updates from phone conversations with
Meredith Higgins-Hargrave (9431).
- 09/12/1999 Updates from phone conversations with Ellen
Moore (943) and her daughter Connie Emmerling (9432), and with Mary
Andrews (9122), including a new member of the sixth generation, Jillian
- 08/31/1999 Corrections from a letter from Shirley
- 08/31/1999 Corrections from an e-mail from Billy Ray
- 08/27/1999 Change of address for Ray Tower III (9154).
- 08/23/1999 Corrections to some data for Philip Crawford
(9411) and pictures of his family.
- 08/22/1999 Added a password feature to protect our
privacy. Corrected Gary Crawford's (9161) address. In the news section,
changed the pictures of the reunion to links so you won't have to wait for
them to load every time you view the news.
- 08/22/1999 Updates to the family of Theron Smith, Jr.
(91412) from an e-mail. Got addresses and phone numbers and added two
children: Elizabeth Susanne Smith (914121) and Mitchell Thomas Smith
- 08/19/1999 Updates to the family of Shirley McLain
(9142) from a phone conversation with her. Got addresses and phone numbers
for her children and added two great-granddaughters Kayla Danielle McLain
(9142211) and Krista Lynn McLain (9142212) and a new great-grandson David
Jason McLain (9142213). Shirley believes she's the first cousin (in our
fourth generation) to have great-grandchildren. So far as I know, she's
correct - Kayla (12/01/1992) is the first great-great-great-great-great-grandchild
of John Crawford. Bob Hough's great-grandson Tyler Scott Hough (9111221)
is a close second at 04/17/1995. We'll find out if there are any other
contenders after I talk to the rest of the family.
- 08/19/1999 Updates to the family of Bev Tower (9151)
from an e-mail. Got addresses and phone numbers for her children and added
five grandchildren: Nicholas Joseph Scopelliti (915111), Sean Anthony
Scopelliti (915112), Dean August Scopelliti (915113), Chelsea Alexus Hodge
(915121), and Kyle Michael Hiera (915122).
- 08/18/1999 Updates to the family of Stillman
"Uncle Pete" Crawford (94) from phone conversations with Susan
Crawford Ludwig (9412) and Philip Crawford (9411). Both are interested in
the genealogy project. Added four new members of the family: Gina Renee
Crawford (94111), Stephanie Nicole Hollingsworth (941241), Jennifer
Christine Hollingsworth (941242), and Rebekah Elizabeth Hollingsworth
(941243). Also added pictures of Stillman and Anna Crawford (94), Margaret
Annen (942), Ellen Moore (943), and Meredith Hargrave (9431) and her
family from my files.
- 08/18/1999 Updates to the family of Bob Hough (9111)
from a phone conversation with his wife Dot. Got addresses and phone
numbers for her children and added two grandsons Michael Donovan Hough
(911112) and Leslie Kyle Hough (911133) and a great-grandson Tyler Scott
- 08/18/1999 Various corrections from an e-mail from Bev
- 08/18/1999 Added a picture and bio for Nathan Crawford
(91621) and a bio for me (9162) and my dad Ken (916).
- 08/17/1999 Added pictures of George and Clarissa
Crawford (9) and my dad Ken Crawford (916) and numerous revisions from
various e-mails. Added buttons for scrolling between the two genealogy
files (Dave and non-Dave).
- 08/16/1999 First published online.
I have also published the entire Crawfords genealogy to Ancestry.com, an international clearing house of
genealogical databases (don't worry, the first names and addresses of all
living family members do not appear). This is a great place to research our
ancestors. It's very easy to just search their entire database for any specific
ancestor. This is how I've pushed our tree all the way back into the 2nd
century. The tree at Ancestry is
based on my son Nathan, so it contains the family trees of both his parents,
not just the Crawfords. The intent
is to serve as an easily-accessed, easily-updated, ongoing repository for
everything I can find out about Nathan’s ancestors.
The other great advantage to the Ancestry.com
site is that it provides a less-laughable security firewall than this site. Other subscribers can see our tree, but
can’t get any personal information on living relatives (they just appear
as “Living”) for the protection of their privacy.
If you'd like to be
There is an annual fee to use Ancestry.com, but I can invite people to allow
them to view (but not update) the information. Write to me to be invited. Let me know if you turn up any more of