William Crawford On Warpath

Allan, William; Blind Harry, Reciting the Deeds of Wallace; Paisley Art Institute Collection, held by Paisley Museum and Art Galleries; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/blind-harry-reciting-the-deeds-of-wallace-189838

Colonel William Crawford’s ancestors, are my ancestors.  Did he know Captain Ezekiel Rose was his kin? These warriors would lead 489 armed men against the Indians. Most of them were Scot-Irish. It was at the end of the Revolutionary War that was won by these immigrants from Ireland and Scotland, who had been on the warpath with the English for hundreds of years. The English had allied themselves with several tribes to go to war with their old foes.

American politics has entered a more open Cowboy verses the Indians, phase. President Bush just gave a speech, and pleaded for tolerance of Immigrants. President Trump has taken a stand against immigration and sees the whole Democratic Party as Hostiles who are all for the Foreign Invaders and crimes against White People. It is quite clear the Whites are the Immigrant-Invaders, that all but a handful of Native Americans, were determined to repel, and, exterminate.

I am now promoting a movie about Crawford’s defeat. I would like Spielberg to direct this movie that can become a series by Ken Burnes. This is The War for America.

John Presco


“In contrast to the Wyandots and Delawares, the Shawnees burned a number of captives following the Battle of Sandusky with little or no regard for military rank. Not all the captives, of course, were from Crawford’s army; twelve Americans caught in Kentucky about the same time were reported to have arrived at Wapatomica where they were parceled out to other towns for burning.20 In this bicentennial report I will also include part of a letter received from Helen York Rose of Seminole, Oklahoma, a registered Delaware and the only Indian member of the “First Families of Ohio” genealogical organization. In response to my request for information concerning Indian archives under tribal control, she replied that Indian history has to be “dug out” little by little…. itis very difficult to get an Indian to tell our legends to white people. It so happens I was the one in our family to listen to the Older Delawares. …My own great grandmother, Sally Olivia Journey Cake Smith, always spent the time mourning for our people on the dates of slaughter [Gnadenhiitten massacre]. … The way to the battle of Sandusky is spattered with blood. What makes it so personal to me, Capt. Pipe’s band was my own ancestors band. … I am not only an Indian but collateral kin to the Crawford family, a brother of my captive grandmother, Mary Castleman, was married to Ann Crawford, related to Col. Crawford. I try to keep an open mind about the old, harsh times when my white ancestors were killing my Indians and my Indians burning white kin — with mixed blood that isn’t very easy sometimes. The battle at Sandusky had its start with the slaughter of the Christian Delawares by Williamson and his Pa. troops. Although Col. Crawford didn’t take part in the murder of the Christian Delawares, Williamson and his troops were under him….Keeping in mind it was the belief of the Indians ifone was murdered the family had the right to murder the offender if not, a member of the family paid the price and was put to death. … Ithink one has to be of Indian descent to fully realize the close kinship of Indians….21 From all accounts, white and Indian, Colonel Crawford died bravely. He was sixty years old. Heavy-set, he stood about five feet, ten inches tall. His eyes were blue, his skin fair, and his hair irongray.22″

Ezekiel Rose served as captain in the 5th Bn Washington County, Pennsylvania. He fought in battles including the Battle of Sandusky in the Ohio region where he eventually moved and died.

The will of my Ezekiel reads as follows:
Will of Ezekiel Rose of Muskingum County, Ohio

In the name of God Amen I Ezekiel Rose of Newton Township Muskingum County Ohio being weak in body but sound and perfect in mind and memory blessed be almithy God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say

First I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel Prior 84 cents I do also give and bequeth unto my daughter Sarah Williams 84 cts I aso give and bequeth unto my son Ezkiel Rose jur 84 cts I also gie and bequeth unto my daughter Nancy Smith 84 cts I also give and bequeth unto my son William Rose 84 cts I will and order to be paid within six months after my decase–
(and?) lastly to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate goods and chattles of what kind nature soever I give and bequeth the same to my daughter Hannah Rose whom I appoint my sole executrix of this my last will and testament in witness whereof ? I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 23rd day of march in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen
Ezekiel (his mark) Rose (seal)
signed and sealed and published and declared by the above named Ezekiel Rose to be his last will and testament in preance of us have hereunto subscribed our names asa witnesses in the presence of the testator
Benjamine McClain Chauncey Ford
John Weylie
Joseph Weylie
The will was proved 25 May 1818. The settlement is cited as #445,
Muskingum County, Ohio.

In 1812 he, or his son, platted the town of New Milford, Ohio which was renamed for him after his death to Roseville, Ohio. He is buried in the center of the Roseville Cemetery just south of the flag pole.
information from a Muskingum Co book of wills. Book

Roseville was laid out in 1812 by Ezekiel Rose. It was initially named New Milford, but the name had been changed to Roseville by the time a post office was applied for in 1830.[7] By 1833, Roseville had a gristmill and saw mill.[8] Roseville was incorporated in 1840, with Dr. James Little elected as the first mayor.

The Roseville area was noted for its pottery production. The Roseville Pottery Company operated from around 1890 to 1954, and was a premiere producer of art pottery in the early 20th century.



William Crawford

William Crawford (1722 – 1782)

Col. William Crawford
Born in , Spotsylvania County, Virginiamap

Ancestors ancestors

Husband of Ann Stewart — married (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of Hannah Vance — married (to ) in , Frederick County, Virginiamap

Descendants descendants

Died in Tymochtee Creek, North of the Upper Sandusky River, Connecticut Western Reserve, (later Wyandot County, Ohio)map

Malcolm Crawfurd of Kilbirnie MP

Gender: Male
Birth: circa 1551
Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: between 1592 and 1595 (36-47)
Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family: Son of Hugh Crawfurd of Kilbirnie and Margaret Colquhoun, of Luss
Husband of Margaret Cunningham, of Glengarnock
Father of John Crawfurd of Kilbirnie; Alexander Crawford; Anne Crawfurd, of Kilbirnie and Margaret Crawford
Half brother of Margaret Crawford, of Kilbirnie; Marion Crawford, of Kilbirnie; Elizabeth Crawford, of Kilbirnie; William Crawford of Knightswood; John de Crawford and 1 other; and Catherine Crawford « less
Added by: Terry L Wahl on May 27, 2007
Managed by: Michael Bishop Ebersol and 35 others
Curated by: Erica Howton

Malcolm Crawfurd of Kilbirnie

  • From the peerage.com
  • M, #183794, b. circa 1551, d. 1595
  • Last Edited=29 Mar 2011

Malcolm Crawfurd of Kilbirnie was born circa 1551.2 He was the son of Hugh Crawfurd and Margaret Colquhoun.1 He died in 1595.2 He died in 1592.1 He lived at Crawford Castle, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland.3 He was also known as Malcolm Crawford.3



  1. Margaret Cunningham, daughter of John Cunningham of Glengarnock.1

Children of Malcolm Crawfurd of Kilbirnie and Margaret Cunningham

  1. John Crawfurd of Kilbirnie+1 d. 1622. Married Margaret Blair.
  2. Alexander Crawford+3 b. c 1582, d. 1650. No descendants (sic: should read: “known to me.”. In fact there were descendants)
  3. a daughter, [Sic: Anne] married to William Cunningham, ancestor of Sir William Cunningham, baronet

Biographical notes

“He [Hugh Crawfurd] deceased in the year 1576, and had for his successor Malcolm, his son and heir, who wedded Margaret, daughter of John Cunningham of Glengarnock, by whom he had a son, John, who became his heir, and was a man of most extraordinary merit and refined accomplishments, having made a great figure, according to his rank and fortune.” (1)


  1. [S400] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, 28th edition (London, U.K.: Harrison and Sons, 1866), page 891. Hereinafter cited as The Peerage and Baronetage, 28th ed.
  2. [S443] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S73] William Fowle Crawford, A Crawford Family History (San Diego, California, U.S.A.: self-published, 1997), page 6. Hereinafter cited as Crawford Family History.


  1. The Crawfurd Peerage: With Other Original Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical Particulars Relating to the Illustrious Houses of Crawfurd and Kilbirnie (Google eBook) Andrew Jack & Company, 1829 – 484 pages. Page 39
  2. The Crawfords of the county Donegal updated 2000 edition
  3. The early ancestors of the Crawfords in America : an introduction to genealogies of American families of the name. Fred E. Crawford.  1940.



Malcolm Crawford was born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Malcolm Crawford married Margaret Cunningham.

Malcolm Crawford had 5 children. Their names are Agnes Crawford, Alexander Crawford, Andrew Crawford, Janet Crawford, and John Crawford.

Malcolm Crawford passed away in 1659 in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland

Descendants of Malcolm Crawford

[The following is from the Crawford family webpage at: http://www.geocities.com/elaineclow/surname/crawford.html#2]

Malcolm Crawford of Kilbirnie, m Margaret Cunningham

  • John Crawford, b 1600 Ayshire, Scotland d 1676 James City, VA
  • * David Crawford, b ca 1623 Kilbernie, Ayshire, Scotland d VA m Jane —-
  • * * Elizabeth Crawford, b ca 1671 New Kent Co, VA m Nicholas Meriwether II, son of Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth Woodhouse

A Little Bit of History, Bacon’s Rebellion

Ann Meriwether, b 1694 Goochland, VA d ca 1780 Louisa Co, VA m (1) Thomas Johnson Semiramis Johnson, b —- m Thomas Paulett

Ann Paulett, b m John Clark, son of Francis Clark and Cordella Lankford

Francis Clark, b 1748 m Nancy Walker

Robert Clark, Sr., b 1770 m Judith Weaver, dau of James Weaver and Tabitha —-

Robert Clark, Jr., b 1830 m Rebecca Harris, dau of Capt. Benjamin Harris and Elizabeth Weaver

Martha Jane Clark, b 1850 m Eli Brewer, son of Oliver Brewer and Elizabeth Louisa Drinnon

Andrew Martin Brewer, b 1877 m Etta Mae Hale, dau of George Henry Hale and Sarah Ellen Rose

Jesse Brewer, b 1916 m Isabelle C. Anderson, dau of James N. Anderson and Martha Arabelle Thompson

Elaine Brewer (me)

Malcolm Crawford

MALCOLM CRAWFORD was born in Kilbirnie, Scotlamd married Margaret Cunningham.

Children of Malcolm Crawford and Margaret Cunningham 1. Alexander Crawford m Mary Crichton 2. JOHN CRAWFORD, b 1600 Ayshire, Scotland d 1676 James City, VA

John Crawford JOHN CRAWFORD (Crafford) was born 1600 in Ayshire, Scotland, and died in 1676 in James City, Virginia. He married ca 1597 in Ayrshire, Scotland, wife’s name unknown. John migrated to Jamestown in 1643 and was killed during Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676.

Reference: “Magna Charta” Part VIII by John S. Wurts p 2915, and “The Meriwethers and Their Connections” by Nelson Heath.

Child of John Crawford and —- unknown —- 1. DAVID CRAWFORD, b 1623/25 Kilbernie, Ayrshire, Scotland d 13 Dec 1689 New Kent, New Kent Co, VA

David Crawford DAVID CRAWFORD was born 1623/25 in Kilbernie, Ayrshire, Scotland, and died 13 Dec 1689 in New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia. He married in 1654/56 to Jane —- born 1633 in Virginia. Various spellings in legal documents have the Crawford name as Craford or Crafford. In 1667, David had 86 acres of land located in the parish of Martyn’s Hundred in James City County granted by Sir William Berkeley, the Governor of the Colony of Virginia. The second grant of land to David was in 1672 for 1000 acres of land as “lying in ye branches of Mattadegun Creeke, in New Kent County” for having brought into the colony twenty persons. He acquired other lands: 1,350, 375, 1,300, 277, and 196 acres, most in St. Paul’s Parish and St Peter’s Parish in New Kent County or Hanover County.

“David Crawford belonged to the slave-holding aristocacy of the Old Dominion which so closely resembled the feudal nobility of earlier times.” He certaintly had Indian servants whom he said he had purchased. The way of life in Virginia at this period became very gracious for those who could afford it. Almost from one generation to the next, this class went from primitive shelters to homes built of brick. Mostly constructed of two stories, these homes had large rooms and high ceilings, large windows with glass to take care of the heat in summer. The kitchen and any other areas which were considered other than living areas were separated. So was born the southern tradition of the ‘main’ house surrounded by smaller buildings for cooking, washing, and dairy products.

Reference: “The Meriwethers and Their Connections” by Nelson Heath Meriweather, Chapter III Nicholas Meriwether II (1667-1744) p 55, This Crawford History is taken from Mrs. Frank Armstrong (Crawford) Vanderbilt’s “Laurus Crawfordiana: Memorials of that branch of the Crawford family which comprises the descendants of John Crawford, of Virginia, 1660-1883” (New York, privately printed, 1883), “Statutes at Large; A Collection of all the Laws of Virginia” Volume V, by William Waller Hening p. 257 September 1744 18th George II Chap. XXIV.

Children of David Crawford and Jane —- 1. Judith Crawford, b 1658 New Kent Co, VA m Robert Lewis 2. Angeline Crawford, b Apr 1660 New Kent Co, VA d Apr 1766 m William McGuire 3. David Crawford II, b 1662 New Kent Co, VA d Sep 1762 Amherst, VA m Nov 1695 Jamestown, VA Elizabeth Smith. 4. John Crawford, b Oct 1664 New Kent Co, VA d 13 Dec 1689 St. Peter Parish, New Kent Co, VA 5. Sarah Crawford, b 1666 New Kent Co, VA d 1752 Louisa Co, VA m 1696 Thomas Poindexter 6. ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, b 1671/72 New Kent Co, VA d 1753/62 Louisa Co, VA Elizabeth Crawford ELIZABETH CRAWFORD was born in 1671 or 1672 in New Kent County, Virginia, and died sometime between 1753 and 1762 in Louisa County, Virginia. She married in 1688 or 1689 in New Kent County to Nicholas Meriwether II, son of Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth Woodhouse.

Children of Elizabeth Crawford and Nicholas Meriwether 1. Jane Meriwether, b 1680-1705, Goochland Co, VA d 1753-57 m 1724-1725, Glouester, VA Col. Robert Lewis 2. Thomas Meriwether, b 1682-91 Goochland, VA 3. William Meriwether, b 1683-92, New Kent, VA d 1756 m 1713 Elizabeth Bushrod 4. Nicholas Meriwether, b 04 Jul 1684 Goochland, VA d 1739 m Mildred Thornton 5. David Meriwether, b 1689-90 Goochland, Virginia d 25 Dec 1744 Louisaco, VA m 1711-13 New Kent, VA, Anne Holmes 6. Elizabeth Meriwether, b 20 Jun 1690 Goochland, VA d 01 Jan 1724-25 m Thomas Bray 7. ANN (Anne) MERIWETHER, b 15 Jul 1694 Goochland, VA d 1780-85 Louisa Co, VA m (1) in VA, Thomas Johnson (2) in 1750-52 John Cosby 8. Sarah Meriwether, b 07 Dec 1697 Goochland, VA d 02 Jul 1733 m William Littlepage 9. Mary Meriwether, b 1698-1707 New Kent, Albemarle, VA d 1745 m. John Aylett


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