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John A. Crawford
Born 1837
JOHN A. CRAWFORD, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 21; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Mercer Co., Penn., in 1825; his parents, Alexander and Rachel Crawford, removed to Illinois in 1838; his mother died in 1844; his father came to Cass Township in 1857 and located in Sec. 8; he died July 6, 1866; he was a soldier in the second war with England; he was married thc second time, and his widow still lives, residing in Rochester, N.Y. Mr. John A. Crawford came to Cass Township in 1855, first settling in Sec. 8; located where he now lives about 1858. He was married to Eunice D. Leonard, a native of New Jersey; at the time of their marriage they were living in Illinois; they have four children—Emma E., Jessie, Leta M. and John; have lost a son and a daughter. Mr. Crawford has 333 acres of land, and is engaged quite extensively in stock-raising; feeds annually about 100 head of cattle and 800 head of hogs. He has been a member of the County Board of Supervisors for two terms, and a Justice of the Peace for many years.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 694.


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