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Susanna STRAUB
Husband:  Paul CRAWFORD
Birth:  16 Mar 1809, PA or OH
Death:  16 Apr 1847, presumably in Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH
Disposition said to be:  buried Wyatt Cemetery, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Father:  William CRAWFORD, Sr.
Mother:  Mary DEWITT
Wife:  Susanna STRAUB
Birth:  1808/9, PA
Death:  by 1870
Disposition:  buried Pilcher Cemetery, Fayette Co., IL
Father:  Mr. STRAUB
Mother:  Ms. __?__
— born in Richland Twp., Marion Co., OH:
1.  Mary Ann CRAWFORD, b. 30 Sep 1825 
2.  Barbara Ellen CRAWFORD, b. 9 Mar 1829 
3.  Andrew CRAWFORD, b. 11 Mar 1831 
4.  Sarah J. CRAWFORD, b. 19 Aug 1833 
5.  Susanna F. CRAWFORD, b. 19 Apr 1836 
6?  Jacob CRAWFORD, b. 30 Aug 1839 — of Brown Co., IL  [see Comments] 
6?  Jordan CRAWFORD, b. 1833/4 — of Fayette Co., IL  [see Comments] 

— born in Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH:
7.  Martin Van Buren CRAWFORD, b. 1840/1 
8.  Calvin J. CRAWFORD, b. 1841/2

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In the 1850 Census, "Jacob" (æ 12, b. OH), is living with our subjects, Paul & Susanna (STRAUB) CRAWFORD.  There is also a child of that age and gender living with our subjects in the 1840 Census.  But unless someone has further documentation of a connection, I'm not entirely convinced that the Jacob CRAWFORD (æ 22, b. OH) in the 1860 census of Brown Co., IL — as linked above — is the son of our subjects, as is given by secondary sources.  If he were their son, he would be the only one of their children who left Fayette Co.

The Jacob CRAWFORD in the 1860 census of Brown Co., IL, is an unmarried farmer living in the household of Benjamin BOND, farmer, and his family.  This Jacob has $300 of his own — a goodly sum for a man so young — which suggest he has, at age 21, possibly come into an inheritance.  Between 1860 and 1870, this Jacob takes two wives, in succession, then continues to appear in the 1870 and 1880 censuses of Brown Co.  This Jacob's age, birthplace, and financial circumstances agree with him being the son of Paul & Susanna (STRAUB) CRAWFORD.  So… what's the problem?  The problem is Jordan CRAWFORD.

In the 1850 Census, Susanna (STRAUB) CRAWFORD appears as a widow, but she is not head-of-household.  The head-of-household is one Jordan CRAWFORD (æ 26, b. OH), an unmarried farmer.  Living with Jordan and Susanna are two of Susanna's children and two of her orphaned grandchildren.  In every similar circumstance I have encountered to this point, the correct reading of this census record would be that Jordan is the eldest son of a widowed Susanna.  Yet, where was Jordan in 1840 and 1850?  No child of the corresponding name and age occurs with Susanna in the 1850 Census, and no child of the corresponding gender and age is included in Paul & Susanna's household in the 1840 census.  So who is Jordan?  He pops up just this once, then disappears, though the latter is easy to explain.  As of the 1860 Census, we were on the verge of the most devastating war in U.S. history, and Jordan was prime age to be a soldier — and get killed.

What I'm wondering is whether census-taker error has obscurred the fact that Jacob, age 12 in 1850, is really the same person as Jordan, age 26 in 1860.  I've seen census-takers make worse errors.  If so, and if Jacob/Jordan died in the Civil War, unmarried and without issue, there are no descendants to make this question a matter of great concern.  It is, of course, a matter of great concern to descendants of the Jacob CRAWFORD in Brown Co., IL, whether Paul & Susanna (STRAUB) CRAWFORD really are, or are not, his parents.  If the Brown Co. Jacob is Paul & Susanna's son, then I'm left wondering, who is Jordan CRAWFORD?!


1a.  Allen L. Potts.  Marion County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, Vols. I-XII, 1824-1902 (online at Heritage Pursuit):  not found.

1b.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):  not found.

2.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 7; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1830 OH Marion Co. Richland Twp. p. 163 Ln. 17 Paul Crawford 000 020 - 200 110
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 20-29 1800-1810 = Paul (b. 1809)
= sibling?
2 females 4 or under 1825-1830 = Barbara (b. 1829)
= Mary Ann (b. 1825)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = sibling?
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Susanna (b. 1808/9)
The extra young adults could account for the older children missing from Paul's father's household; that is, they're Paul's siblings.  Also in Richland Twp.:  Susanna's brother, Joseph STRAUB

3.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13-14 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1840 OH Marion Co. Richland Twp. pp. 73B-74A Ln. 16 Paul Crawford 110 010 - 112 001 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Jacob (b. 1839)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Andrew (b. 1831) 
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 =
0 males 30-39 1800-1810 = Paul (b. 1809)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Susan (b. 1836)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Sarah (b. 1833)
2 females 10-14 1825-1830 = Barbara (b. 1829)
= Mary Ann (b. 1825)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Susanna (b. 1808/9)
Paul is in the wrong age-class, but I see no reason to doubt these are our subjects.  Listed seven lines below Conrad CUPP, who is listed one line below Peter DUNKLEBERGER

4a.  1850 Census:  Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH, p. 5 [link died] (extracted by Sharon Moore):
Susanna Crawford 41 F     Pa
Mary A. 23 F     Ohio
Andrew (?) 19? M laborer   Ohio
Sarah 17 F     Ohio
Susan 14 F     Ohio
Jacob 12 M     Ohio
Martha  9 F     Ohio
Calvin  8 M     Ohio

4b.  1850 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #15 of 306):  Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH, p. 5A, 61/61, enumerated 6 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Susanna Crawford 41 F     Pa
Mary A 23 F     O
Amdndrar (?!) 19 M Laborer   O
Sarah 17 F     O
Susan 14 F     O
Jacob 12 M     O
Martin  9 M     O
Calvin  8 M     O
Where is Jordan?  He should be 16.  Andrew's age had been written "29," then the "2" was rubbed out and replaced with a "1" — at least, that's what appears to have happened.

5.  1860 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #16 of 16 — Susanna was not indexed, only Jordan):  Hickory Creek P.O., Cumberland [now Otego] Twp., Fayette Co., IL, Roll 177 (Book 1), p. 74, PN 74, 488/499, enumerated 29 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Jordan Crawford 26 M   Farmer 800 250 Ohio
Susanna   " 59 F   Keeping house     Penn
Martin    " 19 M   Farmer     Ohio
Calvin    " 18 M   "     Do
David Schrote  7 M         Ills
Talitha A. "  4 F         Do
Who is Jordan?!  One would expect he is Susanna's son, but he does not appear in the 1840 or 1850 census with Susanna's family.  David and Talitha are Susanna's grandchildren, through her deceased daughter, Mary Ann (CRAWFORD) SCHRODT

6a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1870 (Broderbund CD-319):  not found, but there are no Fayette Co., IL, records indexed on this CD.

6b.  AIS (Accelerated Index System) 1870 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but there are no Fayette Co., IL, records indexed in this database.

6c.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com):  I checked every page of Otego Twp., Fayette Co., IL; and, while I found Susanna's children, I did not find Susanna.

7.  Paul J. Midlam & Barbara Midlam.  1985.  Marion County, Ohio, Cemetery Inscriptions (online at Heritage Pursuit).  Secondary sources say Paul is buried in Wyatt Cemetery; however, he does not show up on the Midlam's list of tombstone inscriptions for the Wyatt Cemetery — or in any other Marion Co. list done by the Midlams.

8.  Paul Edward Stroble, Jr., & John E. Denhalter, Jr.  [nd]  "Crawford Family." Fayette Facts (Fayette County Genealogical & Historical Society, Vandalia, IL), v. 8, n. 2, pp. 56-57.  Says Susanna is buried in an unmarked grave in the Pilcher Cemetery.  Be aware that the ancestry of Susanna STRAUB as given in the article is incorrect:  she was not descended from Andrew and Mary Eveline (WALTER) STRAUB of Milton, PA.  The article contains other substantial errors, so confirm, confirm, confirm!

8.  GenServ Database:  HICE7NA, by Jerry Hicks.

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Ancestral File (AF) and International Genealogical Index (IGI).

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