John Crow
Martha Newman
Walter Crow
(Between 1710-1789)


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Walter Crow 31,32

  • Born: Between 1710 and 1717, Probably Sassafras, Cecil, Maryland
  • Marriage: Ann
  • Died: Sep 28, 1789, Rockingham County, Virginia

bullet  General Notes:

The immigrant ancestor, WALTER CROW, is first mentioned in the book, Settlers By The Long Grey Trail. An early deed is dated 21June 1764, from George and William Skilleren to Walter Crow, for 343 acres on Linville's Creek on both sides of the Irish Road. (Chalkley, Vol. II, pp 46-47).

A deed, dated 22 March 1765, shows that Walter Crow purchased land from Alexander Heron (Herring) and his wife, Abigail, for 25 Pounds, 200 acres on South Fork of Linville's Creek at the corner of Samuel Harrison's land. (Deed Book 11, p 853, Augusta County Deed Books).

On 9 April 1764, Walter Crow witnessed a deed (recorded in Deed Book 11, p 647) from Samuel Harrison to Daniel Smith. Walter is also mentioned in the returns of 1768 of processioners Jeremiah Harrison and Robert Cravens. (Augusta Parish Vestry Book, p 444).

At court in Rockingham County, on 28 August 1782, Benjamin Crow, swore that he had a rifle gun, powder horn, shot pouch and knife taken from him when a continental soldier in the year 1777 and put into the magazine for which he received a certificate while he lived with Walter Crow. Walter came into court and made oath that he had lost the said certificates and never received any value for the same.

During the September 1782 court, Walter Crow made oath that upon 'this journey to Richmond, he was robbed of one bond of 10 Pounds Specie, Date November 6, 1773 to be paid the 6th May 1774, the bond upon Adam Walker and John North, securities, and one Bond of 15 pounds specie, upon Phillip Bleaten and Leddy Dickson, security, June 1776, to be paid in 1 October 1776, and one note of hand upon Joseph Pue of L 1.18.6 Specie.

Walter Crow was born 25 Aug 1717, in Sassafras, Cecil, MD, the son of John Crow and Martha Newman. About 1747, he was married to Ann Miller. She was the daughter of John Miller and Sarah Hadley. Ann was born 26 Apr 1720, in Christchurch, Middlesex Co., VA. She died 4 May 1811, Mercer, Mercer Co., KY.

A fee of 70 cents was paid to the county office by W. Roalston and H. J. Gambrill to record the will of Walter Crow, which is abstracted as follows I, Walter Crow, of Rockingham County. To wife, Ann. To eight children, viz: Mary Harnsberry, James, John, William, Benjamin, Jacob Crow, Nancy Gregg and Rachel Harnett. Will is signed 6 August 1789. Proved in court 28 September 1789, Rockingham County.

Walter Crow performed Patriotic Service during the American Revolution.


Walter married Ann. (Ann was born on Mar 11, 1720 in England and died on Apr 6, 1821 in Danville, Kentucky.)

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