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George W. Crawford
Full Name: George W. Crawford
Date of birth: January 18, 1822
Date of death: June 18, 1869

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 49 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Washington / Washington   Washington
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • CRAWFORD, GEORGE W. (?-1869). Death date 6/19/1869. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Described as a "Colonel" in a company mustered for Nicaragua, November 1856, and arrived in Granada, January 1857. "Crawford was wounded in the arm, so Walker promoted him to colonel and sent him home to recruit." Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic, by Richard B. McCaslin, Texas A&M University Press, 2016. Google Books.
  • Involvement in William Walker's expedition to Nicaragua. "In January of 1857 Crawford traveled to Galveston to organize a new company of Rangers not sponsored by the state of Texas to reinforce Walker's army." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Report 7/10/1869, p. 1, from Houston Telegraph, June 20, on arrival of train the previous day with the remains of Col. George W. Crawford at Washington on the Brazos. Death date 6/17/1869, native of Mississippi, member of the Legislature from Washington County. Dallas Daily Herald.
  • Col. George Washington Crawford, birth date 1/18/1822, death date 6/18/1869 on grave marker, interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas. Inscription: Col. G.W. Crawford. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Death of Col. G.W. Grawford [sic: Crawford]"; "Tribute of Respect," resolution of Galveston Bar on the death of Col. George W. Crawford, 6/19/1869, p. 2. Funeral report, "Col. G.W. Grawford's [sic: Crawford] Funeral," 6/23/1869, p. 2. "Wash. Crawford" in report from the Banner on the death of Col. G.W. Crawford, 6/24/1869, p. 3. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical information in Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic, by Richard B. McCaslin, Texas A&M University Press, 2016. Google Books.
  • Committee Informationtop
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
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