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John C. Crowder

John C. Crowder

Posted: 14 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Jul 2002 11:38AM GMT
Surnames: Crowder
I am looking for information on John C. Crowder who owned property in Sangamon county, sec. 32. I am doing a history of our house and would like to know more about the first owner. He was from Green Co. Ky. Any help?
Posted: 15 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Jun 2005 6:49PM GMT
Surnames: CROWDER
Carollyn:
There is a John C. Crowder listed in the obituary book for 1861-1896 from the Sangamon Co. Genealogical Society - they have taken them from the card file at Lincoln Library in Springfield. All it says is: CROWDER, John C. d. 4-10-1863 60 yrs. You might try writing to the library's Reference Desk (where they have the newspapers) and see if you can get a copy of the obit. Good luck

John C. Crowder

Posted: 5 Feb 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Feb 2004 6:45PM GMT
Surnames: CROWDER, CHANDLER, LOSWELL, LASWELL
I believe the person you are referring to is John Crowder, son of Philip Crowder and his third wife Sarah Chandler. John was born in Green Co, KY about 1802. Philip and his family moved to Sangamon Co, IL by 1830. John married Mary "Polly" Loswell/Laswell 9 October 1822 in Green Co, KY. According to the book "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" by John Carroll Power (1876), John and his wife had 2 children in Green Co. and moved to Sangamon Co in 1826, preceding his father by 4 years. They had 8 more children in Sangamon Co. Those children and information about their marriages and subsequent children are also in Power's book. I would be happy to share the information. John's father, Philip Crowder, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

Re: John C. Crowder

Posted: 26 Nov 2002 11:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Dec 2002 2:18PM GMT
I have John and Polly having 5 children, James, Sarah, William, Thomas Jefferson, and Nancy. What were the names of their other children and do you have any info on each of them?

Thanks,
Kathy

Re: John C. Crowder

Barbara Volker (View posts)
Posted: 26 Nov 2002 5:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CROWDER, COX, ALBANS, LASWELL, WRIGHT, WARREN, WOOD, HARRIS, PERKINS, LUDLAM
The children of John C. CROWDER and Mary "Polly" LASWELL were:

1. James H. CROWDER, b. 24 Dec 1823 in KY, m.10 Apr 1849 in Sangamon Co, IL to Mary A. WRIGHT b. 07 Nov 1831 in Adair Co, KY
2. Sarah J. CROWDER b. 12 Dec 1825 in KY, m. Jan 1850 in Sangamon Co, IL to E.J. WARREN. They had 7 children. Sarah died 17 July 1870.
3. William CROWDER, b. 05 June 1828 in Sangamon Co, IL, m. Mary WOOD. They had 3 children.
4. Nancy CROWDER, b. 26 Oct 1830, m. John HARRIS.
5. Mary E. CROWDER, b. 24 April 1833, d. at age 17 yrs.
6. Thomas J. CROWDER, b.28 May 1835, m. 24 June 1856 to Elizabeth F. WRIGHT who died Nov. 1872. He was a Methodist minister.
7. Frances CROWDER, b. 21 May 1838, m. Jessie PERKINS. They had 4 children.
8. Martha A. CROWDER, b. 25 Sept 1840, m. Theophilis LUDLAM. They had 5 children.
9. Matilda CROWDER, b. 28 April 1843 and died at age 4 years.
10. Catharine A. CROWDER, b. 27 Oct 1844, m. 15 July 1865 to Alexander H. WRIGHT.

John C. CROWDER's wife, Mary "Polly" LASWELL CROWDER, died and John married Ursula ALBANS. They had 4 children:

1. Died in infancy
2. Henry C. CROWDER, b. 21 April 1855, d. 23 April 1876.
3. John J. CROWDER
4. Joseph W. CROWDER

John C. CROWDER's wife, Ursula ALBANS CROWDER, died and John married Mrs. Elizabeth COX. They had one child.

1. Luella CROWDER

John C. CROWDER died 10 April 1863.

Source of all this information is the book "History of Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" by John Carroll Power, c. 1876. There is also some information there about John C. CROWDER's grandchildren that I did not include here.
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