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Scotch-Irish Congress at Columbia May 1889 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Thursday, 09 September 2010 07:24

The following is taken from the LibraryIreland website and was originally written by the Hon. W. S. Fleming, Columbia, Tenn. in From The Scotch-Irish in America: Proceedings of the Scotch-Irish Congress at Columbia, Tennessee, May, 1889.

From 1730 to 1734, this colony, the parent of one in this county of Maury, to be mentioned presently, migrated to Williamsburg District, South Carolina, of which Kingstree is the county seat. Of those who came during the above period were the following heads of families: James McClelland, William and Robert Wilson, James Bradley, William Frierson, John James, Roger Gordon, James Armstrong, Erwin, Stuart, McDonald, Dobbins, Blakely, Dickey, and perhaps a few others. In the last named year, to wit, 1734, John Witherspoon, of the same family with the distinguished signer of the Declaration of Independence, born near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1670, and who had removed to County Down, Ireland, came to Williamsburg, bringing with him his four sons, David, James, Robert and Gavin, and his daughters, Jennet, Elizabeth and Mary, with their husbands, John Fleming, William James (father of Major John James, of revolutionary memory and distinction) and David Wilson. All these colonists were from County Down, Ireland. They were all members of the Presbyterian Church, or reared and indoctrinated in its faith. Consequently one of their first cares was the erection of a house for the worship of God; and the present, known as Bethel Church, is the representative and successor of the original body constituted and established by them. In 1849 three of the original elders, to wit, William James, David Witherspoon, and John Fleming, died of a singular epidemic, known as the "Great Mortality," which ravaged the country, carrying off no less than eighty persons of the little township. For many of the foregoing facts I am indebted to a historical discourse delivered on the 120th anniversary of this church, in 1856, by Rev. James A. Wallace, its then pastor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:38
The Zion Presbyterian Church PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Thursday, 09 September 2010 04:35

Zion Presbyterian ChurchBetween 1705 and 1775, persecution, drought, and famine drove 500,000 Scotch Presbyterians from North Ireland to America. Many of these immigrants found their way to South Carolina in the Williamsburg District. They laid off a town and named it Kingstree. These devout Presbyterians busied themselves organizing churches there and in adjoining settlements. The church in Kingstree was formally organized in August, 1736. Among these Scotch-Irish immigrants were our Dickey ancestors, who sailed to South Carolina in 1772.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 September 2010 07:10
Apprentice Records for Crowders in Virginia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 09:38

Apprentices in Early Virginiapage 52

Ariskam Crowder, the orphan son of Thomas Crowder is bound as an apprentice to Mary Knight to be trained as a weaver and is bound to feed, clothe, and house him.

Robert Crowder, an orphan son of Thomas Crowder lodges a complaint that his caretaker, Thomas Dameron, is guilty of "hard usage."

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Robert Crowder, the orphan son of Thomas Crowder, is bound as an apprentice to Thomas Dameron to be trained as a shoe maker.

Thomas Crowder, the orphan son of Thomas Crowder, is bound as an apprentice to Henry Hopkins to be trained as a carpenter.

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Thomas Crowder petitions the court saying he has faithfully served his master Henry Hopkins in "slavelike entertainment" and prays to be discharged from his service as he has not been taught anything. The court orders Hopkins to school Thomas until he can read and write and to train him as a weaver (rather than a carpenter).

There is a preview portion of this book available to view in google books at the time of this writing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 09:56
Crowder Marriages Northumberland County 1783-1850 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 09:28

From the book The marriage license bonds of Northumberland County, Virginia, from 1783 to 1850 By Stratton Nottingham

21 Oct 1805 Jesse Crowder m. Susanna Treacle, daughter of William Treacle

11 Mar 1817 Jesse Crowder (widower) m. Rebeckah Lansdell, daughter of John Lansdell

25 May 1831 Jesse Crowder m. Alice Toulson

12 Jul 1841 John Crowder (widower) m. Dorinda J. Haydon

11 Apr 1803 Moses Crowder m. Elizabeth Snow, daughter of Spencer Snow

5 Jan 1809 Rnadall Crowder m. Jane Butler

3 Jan 1827 William Crowder m. Alice Pooley

23 Nov 1805 Sally H. Crowder (daughter of Elizabeth Crowder) m. Opie Bean

10 Jan 1786 Elizabeth Crowder m. Jesse Beetley

2 Feb 1791 Nancy Crowder (daughter of John Crowder) m. Amos Hubbard

1 Jan 1824 Nancy H. Crowder m. Edwin Edwards

12 Jun 1829 Mary E. Crowder m. Dr. Alfred Hudnall




Index to 1810 Virginia Census PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 07:54

John Crowder was born in 1808 in Virginia, according to my records (thus far). Though I've not yet identified his parents, I did manage to get a list of the Crowders enumerated in Virginia for the 1810 census there. Surely, one of these heads of families in Virginia is his parent.

Listed below is the Crowder given name and the county in which he/she is located at the time of the census:

Crowder Marriages 1729-1853 in Lunenburg County Virginia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 08:01

Following is a list of Crowder marriages which took place in Lunenburg County, Virginia, between 1729 and 1853. The list was extracted from a book at the Library of Congress in the Local History and Genealogy reading room collection.

Colonial Virginia Crowder Records PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 07:32

I was at the Library of Congress, trying to find the parents of my John W. Crowder b. 1808 in Virginia. Though I was not able to locate the parents on that visit, I did get several good notes and references to early Virginia Crowders. Some day, I am sure I will tie at least one of these Crowders to my kin.

I present these records here in the hopes that 1) I don't lose them while I continue to dig for the Crowders in my tree, and 2) you may find them useful in your own Crowder research. ;)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 08:13
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