John C. Crawford

Full Name: John C. Crawford
Date of birth: 1825
Date of death: May 21, 1901

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 70 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 70 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (2)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar

(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) "We are authorized to announce John Crawford as a candidate for Representative of Bexar county," "For Representative, The Western Texan (San Antonio, Texas), 6/23/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, [J.] Crawford, age 26 (born circa 1827), native state Kentucky, emigrated from Kentucky in 1846, farmer, postoffice San Antonio, Bexar County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • John C. Crawford, born 1825 in Mount Vernon, Kentucky; died 5/21/1901 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; married Maria Josefa Menchaca Garza on 12/10/1849. Crawford Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Obituary, "A Pioneer Gone: John Crawford Passed Away Last Night," 5/25/1901, p. 4. "John C. Crawford, who has lived in San Antonio since 1843," former Bexar County sheriff, county commissioner, and justice of the peace. Midshipman in United States Navy, graduated from Annapolis. San Antonio Daily Light.

Other Resources

  • John Crawford, marriage to Josefa De La Garza 12/10/1849 in Bexar County.
    Census of 1850 - John Crawford, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 22, born circa 1828 in Kentucky, sheriff, living in household with Josafa Crawford.
    Census of 1860 - J.C. Crawford, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 34, born circa 1826 in Kentucky, miller, living in household with Josephena Crawford.
    Census of 1870 - John C. Crofford, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 45, born circa 1825 in Kentucky, livery sale stable, living in household with Josefine Crawford.
    Census of 1900 - John C. Crawford, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 76, born February 1824 in Kentucky, farmer, wife Mary E. Crawford. FamilySearch. 1850 1860 1870 1900 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • John C. Crawford, death date 5/24/1901, aged 77 years, burial in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County. Find a Grave.

Committee Information top

7th R.S. - 1857
County Boundaries  
Depredations Upon Citizens of Mexican Origin Transporting Merchandise from Lavaca to San Antonio  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Indian Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
5th R.S. - 1853
Privileges and Elections  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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