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Crow Family

Posted: 28 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jul 2002 4:01AM GMT
Surnames: Crow
An 1896 article in the Graham Leader, Graham ,TX newspaper, told of the arrest of Tom Crow of Mineral Wells for a murder committed in 1893 in Socorro, NM. Tom Crow and family show up in the 1900 NM Federal Census, Socorro. Please contact me if you have information about this family, Tom's crime or if you would like to know more about their TX and MO roots.

Re: Crow Family

Posted: 21 May 2003 12:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi ,My name is Willie,And I am Interested In this Tom Crow you have mentioned.My Crow line lived in Mineral Wells,Palo Pinto Co.Tx.Would Love to Know More about This Family.Please contact me at

Re: Crow Family

Posted: 10 Mar 2011 9:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Judy, this is Cleave Buchanan again. I just came across this post. Do you think this Thomas Jefferson Crow? I have our Tom Crow and Sarah residing in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory in the 1900 Census.

By the way, you and Carl Crow convinced me we have no Native American Indian blood in our Crow line. All of my cousins are having a hard time giving up our Indian Blood. In fact, one of my cousins who is now around 70 clearly remembers having a conversation with Addie Mae Crow Coffey, our Grandma Coffey, talking about this.

Grandma Coffey told her that her father Tom Crow was an Indian passing for white and that angered the other Indians who came and killed him. She said she was hiding in the woods when they came and killed him and saw the whole thing.

This is why family stories are sometimes not reliable. I told my cousin I thought Grandma Coffey was embelishing the story a bit. It was clearly her Grandfather, not her father who was killed by the Indians. I think Grandma Coffey thought it made a better story for us to be Indians and for her to have seen the Indian attack.


Re: Crow Family

Posted: 11 Mar 2011 5:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Crow
Hi Cleave,
This Thomas Jefferson Crow was the elder Tom Crow’s nephew. His father was William Washington Crow who was killed in the Salt Creek Indian Battle. I wrote the NM Archives and paid them to reprint the trial transcript. Basically it says that Tom and another cowboy were herding cattle for their boss when a Mexican sheep farmer brought his livestock to drink from their stock pond. Tom witnessed the other cowboy shoot the Mexican without warning or provocation. Thomas was not convicted of murder because of the testimony of a witness on a passing train. No kidding! The man came from NY City to testify!

I found Tom's Arizona death certificate 16 June 1941 at Lower Miami, Gila County. He was born in Haskell County, TX, 25 Dec 1865.

Another entry I have addresses the death of John Crow, Wm W Crow's father:
John Crow
During May of 1870, John Crow, who lived on Conner's Creek, about eight miles east of Graham, was plowing with oxen, named Ball and Bally and going from the house toward the creek. When he reached the turn of the row, and lifted his plow around, several Indians came charging after him. So John Crow ran toward his Spencer rifle, sitting against a fallen tree, some distance away. But he was shot down, and killed before he reached his gun. His race for life was plainly seen by his family at the house, not a great distance away. John Crow was the father of Wm. Crow, killed May 16, 1869, in the Salt Creek Fight. So both father and son were murdered by Indians within one year.

Note: Author personally interviewed John Crow, Jr., son of Wm. Crow; and others who lived in Young Co. at the time.
Further Ref.: Vital Statistics of the U. S. Census for 1870, which gave the month and year of this occurrence.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.

It is my understanding that the Indians began their trepidations when the state of Texas opened their land for settlement. The Crows were among many unfortunate pioneers who lost their lives and families. Nancy Green Crow, William's wife, died 12 May 1873 by the arrow. Her youngest children were adopted by the families of a lawyer and his brother.

Re: Crow Family

Posted: 27 May 2012 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Crow,parks
@ambrimmage I saw you are related to Uriah Parks I was wondering how I am related to Tom Crow.
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