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Crawford family genealogy

Crawford family genealogy

Descriptive Summary

Title: Crawford family genealogy
Creator: Crawford family
Inclusive Dates: circa 1950
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 typescript)
Collection Number: ms1802
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

A two-time U.S. presidential nominee and the only Georgian to run for the presidency prior to Jimmy Carter, [William Harris] Crawford campaigned in both 1816 and 1824. Although best known nationally for his 1824 bid for the presidency, the most controversial presidential election in U.S. history up to that point, Crawford served the state and nation in a variety of ways, including terms as a U.S. senator, cabinet member under two presidents, and foreign diplomat. His younger cousin, George W. Crawford, served as Georgia's governor in the 1840s.

For more information, see the article William Harris Crawford (1772-1834) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

George W. Crawford, the sole Whig to serve as governor of Georgia, was elected to two terms from 1843 to 1847. Crawford also served as a Georgia state representative, state attorney general, a U.S. congressman, and the secretary of war under U.S. president Zachary Taylor. In 1861 Crawford came out of retirement to chair the state secession convention in Milledgeville.

For more information see the article George W. Crawford (1798-1872) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a typescript detailing the genealogy of the Crawford family. The emigrant ancestor was John Crawford (circa 1600-1676). Two of the prominent Georgia descendants are Wiliam Harris Crawford (1772-1834) and George Washington Crawford (1798-1872).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Crawford family genealogy, ms 1802. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Crawford, George Washington, 1798-1872
Crawford, John, 1600-1676
Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Typescript, circa 1950