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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Surname Saturday–Crowley or Crawley

Pin It Surname spelling varied in documents from Crawley to Crowley

John Frank Crowley was born in May 1870 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Deanville, Coffee, Alabama.1 John died on 22 Jul 1941 at the age of 71 in Florence, Sumter, South Carolina and was buried on 23 July 1941 in Ruby, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

John Frank Crawley and Helen Laura Davis2 were married in 1891 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.3 Helen Laura Davis, daughter of Thomas P. Davis and Nancy Jane Massey, was born on 20 Apr 1870 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.45 6 7 She died on 22 Jan 1902 at the age of 31 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.8 She was named in the Estate of her Mother, Chesterfield County Estate Papers, FOLDER #595, Nancy [Massey] Davis.9 A Memorial has been created for Helen at www.findagrave.com.10

John Frank Crawley and Helen Laura Davis had the following children:

i. Etta R. Crawley was born in Apr 1893 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.11
ii. Gary Evans Crawley was born on 25 Dec 1894 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.12 He died on 17 Sep 1919 at the age of 24 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He served in the military.
iii. Arthur Franklin Crawley was born on 5 Jul 1897 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.13
iv. James F. Crawley was born in Jun 1899 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.14

John Frank Crawley and Dorothy Thurman were married about 1903 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. Dorothy Thurman, daughter of John Aaron Thurman and Elizabeth Copeland, was born in Jun 1869 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 25 November 1951 at the age of 82 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She was buried in Ruby, Chesterfield, South Carolina.









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1. 1900 U. S. Census, Coffee County, Alabama, population schedule, Deanville, Coffee County, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) 0045, Page 12B/50B (stamped); Line 75, Dwelling 213, Family 215, Household of Frank J. CROWLEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 28 November 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_9.
2. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Nancy [Massey] DAVIS; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 10 October 2012); Estate Papers, folder 595, Image 891.
3. 1900 U. S. Census, Coffee County, Alabama, population schedule, Deanville, Coffee County, Alabama, ED 0045, Page 12B/50B (stamped); Line 75, Dwelling 213, Family 215, Household of Frank J. CROWLEY.
4. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 300. Tombstone of Helen Laura Davis Crawley; 20 April 1870–22 January 1902, Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Coffee County, Alabama, population schedule, Deanville, Coffee County, Alabama, ED 0045, Page 12B/50B (stamped); Line 75, Dwelling 213, Family 215, Household of Frank J. CROWLEY.
6. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #005, Page 331C, Line 1, Dwelling 373, Family 376, Household of Thomas P. DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
7. 1900 U. S. Census, Coffee County, Alabama, population schedule, Deanville, Coffee County, Alabama, ED 0045, Page 12B/50B (stamped); Line 75, Dwelling 213, Family 215, Household of Frank J. CROWLEY.
8. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Helen Laura Davis Crawley.
9. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Nancy [Massey] DAVIS, Estate Papers, folder 595, Image 891.
10. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Helen L. Davis Crawley; (20 April 1870–22 January 1902); Memorial # 45828879; Record of the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 28 November 2012.
11. 1900 U. S. Census, Coffee County, Alabama, population schedule, Deanville, Coffee County, Alabama, ED 0045, Page 12B/50B (stamped); Line 75, Dwelling 213, Family 215, Household of Frank J. CROWLEY.
12. Ibid.
13. Ibid.
14. Ibid.






















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