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Crowson Family Genealogy






This website is devoted to the history and genealogy of the Crowson family and their associated surnames. I will be constantly updating this website as more information is found, or submitted by other researchers.

My Parents

John Haskell Crowson
January 8, 1910 - November 8, 1996
Evelyn Mae Granger
March 3, 1913 - September 22, 1979

State of Texas
County of Dallas
Marriage License
I, Leo Johnston, hereby certify that on the 28th day of July A.D. 1934 I united in Marriage
Mr. John H. Crowson and Miss Evelyn Mae Granger the parties above mentioned.
Witness my hand this 28th day of July A.D. 1934
Signed Leo Johnston, Minister, Oak Cliff Christian Church


The following is a summary of what I believe to be correct about the early Crowson family.  I am always open to changes, so please let me know if you find errors or additions - with the documentation you have used.  For those of you who are just beginning your Crowson research, this history is not meant to be a primary source for your data.  Hopefully, it will be of interest and a good starting point.

Robert Crowson, or Crowdson, first arrived in America about 1686.  He sailed from England and settled in Accomack Co., Virginia.  Robert had two sons, William and Thomas.  Nothing is known of Thomas after he was apprenticed in 1702 to Sarah Coe, widow of Timothy Coe, of Accomack Co.  It is also not known when or where Robert died.  His son, William Crowson, was also apprenticed in 1702 to John Evans of Accomack Co.  In 1715, William married Comfort Littleton.   They had six daughters and three sons:   Betty, Comfort, Hester, Margaret, Sinah, William, John, Charles and one daughter whose name is unknown.  It is John from whom my family descends.
(Source:  Page 2, Wills & Etc., 1692 - 1715, Part 2, Accomack County; "Crowson Genealogy", by Billy Elton Crowson, May 1999)

This article refers to John's son, William, born 1750 in Johnston Co., North Carolina. He married Mary Thomas 1769 in Jones Co., North Carolina. Their children were: Richard, Aaron, Moses, Mary Elizabeth, William, John, Jacob, Abraham, Isaac, Thomas B., Jonathan and Jane.

"The first permanent settlement in the county was made in about 1805, on Elk River, near the mouth of Richland Creek, and in the neighborhoods of the present towns of Elkton and Prospect, one of which lies above and the other, below the mouth of said creek, by William Crowson, his four sons and son-in-law, Vincent [Eliab Vinson], Thomas Whitson, Jordan Word, James Ford, James Wilkerson, Parish Sims, Thomas Dodd, John Reynolds, William Jenkins, Thomas Kyle, Thomas Easley, Simon Ford, John Hunnicutt and John and William Price. When these pioneers came they found the county a vast canebrake and forest, the cane being from twenty to twenty-five feet high. The settlers united their forces and cleared away the cane and built log houses for each other and the same kindness and courtesy was extended to each newcomer for years thereafter."
(Source:"Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, County Histories, Giles County - First Settlers", published by The Goodspeed Publishing Co., Nashville, Tenn., 1886)


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This is my direct ancestry from my father, John Haskell Crowson, back to Robert Crowdson.

William CROWSON and Comfort LITTLETON
William CROWSON and Mary THOMAS
Richard CROWSON and Huldah LINDSEY
William CROWSON and Catherine HARRISON
Thomas Harrison CROWSON and Mary (Polly) BLEDSOE
John Fletcher CROWSON and Martha A. (Mattie) CLOWER
Chester Clark CROWSON and Rachel Antoinette (Nettie) CONDER
John Haskell CROWSON and Evelyn Mae GRANGER



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There have been several books written on the Crowson family specifically, and on associated surnames.  Some of these are now out of print, but I would like to list them here because they all have been used extensively by family researchers.  I also want to mention a the newest one, out in July 1999.  Thanks to the author and compiler, Bill Crowson, and those who worked with him, for bringing us a new resource to use!
The Crowson Family
Leone Amott Rose, 1956

The Crowson Family of America
Dr. William L. Crowson, 1979

Crowsons in America
Robert L. Crowson, 1984

Crowson Family History
Delores Caylor Lunsford, 1993

Crowson Genealogy
Billy Elton Crowson, May, 1999

The Bledsoe Family in America - 3 Vols.
Banks McLaurin, Jr., 1993

Bledsoe Genealogy
Descendants of George Bledsoe
Leonard J. McCown, 1997

If anyone knows of more books on surnames associated with the Crowson family, please let me know, and I will add them here.


Susan Hudspeth
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Copyright 2008  Susan Kay Hudspeth
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