The John Crawford Chapter of
the NSDAR was organized on 5 February 1918, with twenty
charter members, six of whom were direct descendants of
Charter Members of the John
Mrs. Aileen Betteys Corbit,
Organizing Regent (John Crawford)
Mrs. Nina Crawford Brokenshaw
Mrs. Mildred Betteys Dennis
Mrs. Bernice Taylor Hayes (John
Mrs. Lizzie Crawford Taylor
Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford
Saunders (John Crawford)
Mrs. Nora Dewey Parker
(Ebenezer Dewey, Jr.)
Miss Olive B. Dewey (Ebenezer
Miss Ethel Evelyn Hathaway
(Ebenezer Dewey Jr.)
Mrs. Pearl A. Wieland Hovey
Mrs. Blanche M. Sims (James
Mrs. Eliza J. Coryell Carpenter
Mrs. Catherine A. Coryell Reed
Mrs. Cora L. Webster Francis
Mrs. Grace M. Carpenter Hopkins
Mrs. Nettie Laird Anderson
Miss Minnie E. Casamer (Joseph
Mrs. Mary Louise Miller
Haddrill (George Flower)
Miss Anna Elizabeth Betteys
Mrs. Ella Butts Shoemaker (John
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.