Crawford, Josiah

Born: 1811-07-09 Virginia

Flourished: 1832-1834 Sangamon County, Illinois

Crawford moved with his family to Ohio in 1823. He married Hannah Watkins in 1833, with whom he had ten children. He then moved to New Salem, Illinois, but soon removed to Mason County. Hannah died in 1860 and Crawford married Minerva E. Firebaugh that same year, with whom he had three more children. He was a minister of the Disciples of Christ as well as a road commissioner. Crawford later established a large farm in Danville.

H. W. Beckwith, History of Vermilion County (Chicago: H. H. Hill, 1879), 897; R. D. Miller, Past and Present of Menard County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1905), 89-90; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 285-86, 641.