John Crawford Chapter

Almont, Michigan


History of the John Crawford Chapter

Dewey Twins Marker
It is located on the north side of Orion Road on a stone,
west of the intersection of Orion/Adams Roads,
in Oakland Township of Oakland County, Michigan.
Click on bronze tablet to read inscription
The marker was placed at this location in 1928.
GPS coordinates: N42' 5.4632' W083' 12.1836'


The John Crawford Chapter of the NSDAR was organized on 5 February 1918, with twenty charter members, six of whom were direct descendants of John Crawford.

Charter Members of the John Crawford Chapter

Mrs. Aileen Betteys Corbit, Organizing Regent (John Crawford)

Mrs. Nina Crawford Brokenshaw (John Crawford)

Mrs. Mildred Betteys Dennis (John Crawford)

Mrs. Bernice Taylor Hayes (John Crawford)

Mrs. Lizzie Crawford Taylor (John Crawford)

Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford Saunders (John Crawford)

Mrs. Nora Dewey Parker (Ebenezer Dewey, Jr.)

Miss Olive B. Dewey (Ebenezer Dewey Jr.)

Miss Ethel Evelyn Hathaway (Ebenezer Dewey Jr.)

Mrs. Pearl A. Wieland Hovey (James Graham)

Mrs. Blanche M. Sims (James Graham)

Mrs. Eliza J. Coryell Carpenter (Abraham Coryell)

Mrs. Catherine A. Coryell Reed (Abraham Coryell)

Mrs. Cora L. Webster Francis (Abraham Coryell)

Mrs. Grace M. Carpenter Hopkins (Abraham Coryell)

Mrs. Nettie Laird Anderson (Joseph Coon)

Miss Minnie E. Casamer (Joseph Coon)

Mrs. Mary Louise Miller Haddrill (George Flower)

Miss Anna Elizabeth Betteys (John Wetmore)

Mrs. Ella Butts Shoemaker (John Emery)

The Territorial Road marker (in the above newspaper article on this page)
was placed in 1954 on the lawn of the old library on Mechanic Street in Oxford.
It has been recently moved to Centennial Park in downtown Oxford.
GPS coordinates: N42' 49.4115' W083' 15.8812'


The Lakeville Methodist Church boulder was placed in 1942 on the church lawn (color photo of church and boulder above). It has recently been moved to the Lakeville Cemetery on Drahner Road, Addison Township, MI. The Lakeville Methodist Church was the oldest church in Oakland County, MI.
GPS coordinates: N42' 48.8443' W 083' 09.4216'

John Crawford was born 20 Jan 1761 in Ulster/Orange Co., NY. He was the son of Samuel and Anna (Kidd) Crawford. John mustered 5 May 1778 for nine months in Captain Israel Smith’s Company of the 3rd Regiment, Orange Co., NY Militia. John Crawford served in the counties of Ulster and Orange, NY. Discharged on 5 Feb 1779, he married Sarah Barclay (born 18 Nov 1761) in 1782. Ten children were born between 1783 and 1804, nine of whom married. John Crawford died 19 Nov 1834; Sarah Barclay Crawford died 17 Feb 1838.


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