John Francis Crawford

Full Name: John Francis Crawford
Date of birth: May 24, 1810
Date of death: April 9, 1893

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Nov 4, 1861 - Sep 21, 1863 9th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Bonham / Fannin   Fannin, Hunt

(1) James B. Davis, in special election 10/24/1863, succeeded John F. Crawford, resigned 9/21/1863. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) One of eight Senators in 9th Legislature that only served one term in the Senate, p. 12. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • J.F. Crawford, Bonham, Fannin County, nativity Missouri, farmer, age 52. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, John Francis Crawford, Volume I, p. 75. Born 5/24/1810 in Madison County, Missouri; moved to Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, and elected sheriff in 1850 and 1852. Elected state senator in 1861. Died 4/9/1893 in Ellis County. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album, 1995.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - J.F. Crawford, Fannin County, age 50, born circa 1810 in Missouri, farmer.
    Census of 1870 - John F. Crawford, Fannin County, age 60, born circa 1810 in Missouri, farmer. FamilySearch. 1860 1870
  • John Francis Crawford, birth date 5/24/1810 in Madison County, Missouri; death date 4/9/1893 in Palmer, Ellis County; burial in Palmer Cemetery, Palmer, Ellis County. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.

Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Public Lands  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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