Abt 1823 - 1902
||David Washington Crawford [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] |
||Des Moines County, Iowa [2, 5]
||31 Jul 1823
||Howard County, Missouri 
- David Washington Crawford was born July 31st, 1823 in Howard county, Missouri, died August 25, 1902, at his late home at Big Mound, Lee county, Iowa, being at the time of his death 79 years and 24 days of age.
He was the second son of John and Jane Crawford whose family consisted of twelve sons and two daughters, three brothers, James of New London and John F. of Middletown, Iowa, and Granderson of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Emily Bishop of Middletown, still survive him.
He was first married to Miss Sarah Chapman on March 2d, 1845, who died October 13th, 1860. To this union was (sic) born five children, two sons and three daughters, David of Beloit, and Henry of Attica, Kansas, and Mrs. Florence Zigler of Farmington, and Mrs Nau of Danville, Iowa, and Emeline who died in her 17th year.
He was again married in March, 1863, to Mrs. Martha (Drewer) Lee, of New London, to which union there was born six children, five daughters and one son, of which three daughters, Mrs. Sarah Zanes of near Farmington, Mrs. Ida Hemmings near Big Mound, and Mrs. Ollie Ransom of Cottonwood, Iowa, with his wife, two sons and two daughters of his first family, twenty-one grand-children, one great-grandchild, and three step-grand-sons, (seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren having proceeded him to that home above), with a host of other relatives, neighbors and friends who are left behind to mourn their loss and his departure.
In his 18th year, with his father's family he moved from his birth-place to Morgan county, Illinois, in 1836, and from there to near Burlington, Des Moines county, Iowa ,in 1837 at which place he lived until 1848 when he removed to Big Mound, at or near which place he has since made his home.
He was a kind husband and a loving father. He was baptized and united with the Christian church, February 1st, 1859, to which denomination he has ever since continued a faithful and devoted member.
The funeral was held at 11 o'clock on Thursday, August 28, from the Christian church of Big Mound by Reverend C. L. Walker of Batavia, Iowa, after which the remains were laid to rest in White's cemetery by the side of his former wife and other members of the family.
He by occupation was a farmer of no little reputation, having accumulated considerable wealth, having in his possession at the time of his death, 864 acres of good land and considerable other property.
Source: Entler Scrapbook, Volume 4, Iowa Historical Library, Iowa City, Iowa
||25 Aug 1902
||Big Mound, Lee County, Iowa 
||White Cemetery, Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa [4, 5]
||2 Mar 2014 |
||Martha Drewer, b. 12 Aug 1832, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio , d. 1 Aug 1907, Big Mound, Lee County, Iowa |
||3 May 1863
||Henry County, Iowa 
||Lee County, Iowa 
- According to early Henry County marriages online, his name was "David," but that is not correct.
||21 Jan 2014 |
||Sarah Amy Chapman, b. 7 Mar 1826, Moray County, Scotland , d. 18 Oct 1860, Iowa |
- There were five children from this marriage.
||2 Mar 2014 |
- [S328] Henry County, Iowa - Early Marriages (Reliability: 3).
- [S5329] World Connect - Some descendants of Francis Lindsley (1639): jghts, (last updated: 2008-05-04 20:31:12 UTC (Sun), contact: James B. Lindsley) (Reliability: 3).
- [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 267-269 (Reliability: 3).
- [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).
- [S13089] Crawford, David Washington - Obituary, (originally published in personal genealogical files, now housed in Iowa City, Iowa; republished on Find A Grave) (Reliability: 3).