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From: "Norma Reynolds" <>
Subject: Re: [CROLEY] William Crowley and Lucinda Burnett
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 08:19:34 -0800
References: <BAY108-F18FE90E7AC607E37F11B67D9EA0@phx.gbl>


Just a note about the 1810 Patrick County Court Orders. The typed transcript
that is held by the local Historical Society shows "James" Crowley as the
orphan. However, the original records clearly state that his name was
William.
-Norma

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From: "June Bork" <>
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Subject: [CROLEY] William Crowley and Lucinda Burnett


> WILLIAM CROWLEY and LUCINDA BURNETT
> (All records show spelling of name as CROLEY, CROWLEY & CRAWLEY)
>
> WILLIAM CROWLEY was born about 1790-1800 place unknown. It is very
> possible
> the William Crowley who died in Bates County, Missouri with Jeremiah
> Burnett as the
> administrator of his estate was the following:
>
> Back to the area where Ben and the widow Elizabeth Crowley lived before
> moving to
> Georgia. Patrick County was formed from Henry Co in 1791.
>
> 1810 Court Orders of Patrick County, Virginia:
> "Ordered that the overseer of the poor bind out William Crowley, an
> orphan boy, (aged
> 10 years last February) to Granville Penn according to law." [William,
> born February 1799]
>
> In approximately the same location, Norma Reynolds found a William
> Crowley on the
> 1820 Census of Henry County, Virginia (p.859), age 16-26, born 1794-1804.
> He was
> missing in 1830. It appears from the 1820 Census that he was living
> with
> a female old
> enough to be his mother, age 26-45 (1775-1794), plus five males and four
> females, ranging
> in birth age from 1801 to 1819. To date, this orphan William Crowley has
> not been
> positively proven. Until other records are found, I believe we can
> assume
> this William was a
> grandson of Jeffrey. The following census record MAY or MAY NOT mean
> that
> all listed
> are CROWLEYS. The above record states William was an orphan.
> Generally,
> this means
> his father was dead, but his mother may still be living. Could he be an
> illegitimate son of a father
> who left town? Or perhaps he was born in GA or TN and sent back to
> Virginia to live
> with friends of his parents. We have to consider this a possibility.
> Things were not much
> different then as they are now, only the truth was covered up better.
> In the following story,
> Capt. Jeremiah Burnett had a illegitimate daughter that was so well hid,
> it took years to
> discover the truth. Or maybe its like what Forest said and we have
> another son of Samuel (Sam Jr?) who died before 1810 leaving his eldest
> son
> as head of house.
>
> 1820 Henry Co, Va
> p.859
> William Crowley 16-26 (1794-1804)
> male 16-26 (1794-1804)
> male 16-26 (1794-1804)
> male 10-16 (1804-1810)
> female 10-16 (1804-1810)
> male 0-10 (1810-1820)
> male 0-10 (1810-1820)
> female 0-10 (1810-1820)
> female 0-10 (1810-1820)
> female 0-10 (1810-1820)
> FEMALE 26-45 (1775-1794)
>
> The other children in this census does not mean they are siblings of
> William. Apparently, he
> was the eldest male in house. This may be the family he was bound too.
> He turned age 21
> this year.
>
> Then we have a William Crowley that appears in Missouri in 1830:
> 1830 Saline Co, MO
> p.241 - Jefferson Twp
> WILLIAM CROWLEY 20-30 (1800-1810)
> [living alone near Samuel Burnett (1791-1858), son of Jeremiah Burnett &
> Effie Crowley]
>
> The William Crowley of this profile was living in Jefferson Township of
> Saline
> County, Missouri in 1830, single, age 20-30. Living nearby was the farm
> of Samuel Burnett,
> age 30-40 with a large family of children. On the 22nd of June 1830,
> William Crowley
> married [his cousin] LUCINDA "Lucy" BURNETT, a daughter of Samuel Burnett
> and
> Lavinia Cox. Lucy was born about 1818 in Patrick County, Virginia.
>
> 1840 Van Buren Co, MO
> p.128 - Boone Twp
> WILLIAM CROWLEY 40-50 (1790-1800)
> female 20-30 (1810-1820)
> male 05-10 (1830-1835)
> female 05-10 (1830-1835)
> female 05-10 (1830-1835)
> male 00-10 (1835-1840)
> male 00-10 (1835-1840)
>
> Dee Olson, did much of the research on William and Lucy in 1988. She
> said
> they had six children, four sons and two daughters and William and Lucy
> both died young of
> fever or pneumonia before 1850 leaving the children orphans in Bates Co,
> MO, where Lucy
> was born. The records show that Lucy's brother, Capt. Jeremiah Burnett
> was the
> administrator of William Crowley's estate in Bates Co. The early records
> of Bates County
> was destroyed by fire.
>
> The two daughters of William and Lucy died before adulthood and the sons
> were sent to
> live with kin. Samuel Burnett Sr. died 1858 in Bates Co and the sons of
> Wm & Lucy were
> named as minor heirs: James Crowley, Frank Crowley, Samuel Crowley and
> William
> Crowley
>
> Because there were rumors of war about this time, the Burnetts decided to
> go south into Texas to raise cattle. Capt. Jeremiah (1824-1904) had
> already
> made several trips. His
> kin Isham Crowley was well established with a cattle ranch long before
> and
> I am sure he had
> something to do with this family of Burnetts in moving to Denton County,
> TX. They did make
> the move in 1859 and settled on Denton Creek. In fact, I believe Capt.
> Jeremiah Burnett
> purchased his first herd of cattle from the elder Frank Crowley (Benjamin
> Franklin?).
>
> In 1860 Denton County, two of the Missouri born sons were found. Francis
> Marion Crowley, [shown as Marion] age 23, was living in Spears Mill
> Township (p.440)
> with the Capt. Jeremiah Burnett and Nancy Turner his wife and Samuel
> Crowley, age 20,
> was living with Claiborne Burnett and Perlina "Liney" Parker his wife in
> Pilot Point
> Township (32), along with Claiborne's mother, Leander Burnett (nee
> Cox),
> age 67 born
> Virginia. Claiborne was the eldest son of Samuel and Lucy and brother of
> Capt. Jeremiah
> Burnett.
>
> The children of William Crowley and Lucy Burnett:
>
> Francis Marion Crowley, b. 10 Oct 1839 Mo; d. 20 Aug 1921 in Ralls,
> Crosby
> Co, Tx, age
> 82 yrs; moved to Denton Countywith the Burnett family in 1859. After
> the
> war, he
> returned to Elizabethtown, Denton County and was a stock drover. He was
> listed on the
> census of that year in house of Rufus Campbell, the son of Susan Smith
> Campbell who
> married 2/ Capt. Jeremiah Burnett after his wife Nancy Turner died.
> Frank
> was age 33, born
> in Missouri and had $400 in real estate and $3,000 in personal property
> meaning cattle. By
> this time he was married and had two children.
>
> Samuel Crowley, born about 1841 in Van Buren Co, Mo; living 1860 in Pilot
> Point Township of Denton Co, Tx, age 20.
>
> James Crowley, b. 10 Oct 1844 in Bates Co, Mo; d. 20 Aug 1927 in Ralls,
> Tx.
>
> William Crowley, b. ca 1846 Bates Co, Mo; Served in the Civil War and
> later died due to
> injuries he had received during the war. He was not very old when he
> died.
>
> 1870 Denton Co, Tx - Pct 4 -
> 16 Sept p.204-#190
> Elizabethtown
> Rufus Campbell 17 Tn; stock drover
> Frank Croley 33 Mo; stock drover; $400/3000
> Mildred 22 Ky [Eakins]
> Sarah J. 03 Tx
> Tilman B. 01 Tx
>
> 1870 Denton Co, Tx - Pct 4 -
> 16 Sept p.204-#191
> Elizabethtown
> William Croley 24 Mo; stock herder; $0/300
> Lizzie 22 Mo
> Frank M. 04 Tx
> Sarah J. 02 Tx
>
> =======================================
>
> Frank Crowley: http://www.6666ranch.com/history.shtml
>
> http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbu80.html
>
> http://www.imh.org/imh/qhm/6666a.html
>
>
>


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