George Washington Crawford

Full Name: George Washington 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

Terms of Service top

House District 49
Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855
Legislatures: 5th  
Home City/County: Washington / Washington
Counties in district: Washington

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, [Geo.] Crawford, age 31, native state Mississippi, emigrated from Mississippi in 1839, farmer, postoffice Washington, Washington County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

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. G.W. Crawford, birth date 1/18/1822, death date 6/18/1869, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas. 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.
  • George Washington Crawford Family Bible, Dallas Genealogical Society, The Quarterly, Volume 26, Number 1, March 1980, pp. 50-52, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Birth date 1/18/1822 in Mississippi, death date 6/18/1869 in Galveston. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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