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Crews family information in Howard Co, Missouri
Date: Saturday, 10 October 1998 1:55

Hello All and Roy!
Roy, I thought you might like these cemetery inscriptions for your page.
I was looking through some of my Crews information in Howard Co., MO and ran across the following information concerning the Drake family there. I thought it might be useful to someone. These are working notes only so there are probably many errors. Susan is said to be descended from Enoch Crews. I have ___ Crews entered because I have not proven that Susan is a sister of our Joseph Crews. If anyone has information on the Crews family I am in desparate need of getting them sorted out.
Judith Weeks Ancell
1810 Edgecliff Terrace
Boise, ID 83702-2911

Descendants of _____ Crews

Generation No. 1

1. _____1 CREWS.

Hi, On the 1840 Madison Co Census there is a Martin Crews with 3 m 5-10/1 m 30-40/1 f u 5/1 f 10-15/1 f 20-30. The three males 5-10 yrs would have been born in the right time frame to be Joseph b. 1832. You might see if you can find a will for Martin Crews and see if he lists the children by name. Hope some of this will help. Eileen

There is also a Wm Crews -1 m 20-30/? f u 5/1 f 5-10/1 f 20-30.

A Thomas Crews witnessed the will of Thomas Portwood 28 Apr 1795 in Mad. co, KY.

David Crews was Exec. for Samuel Willyford 14 Dec 1807-Mad Co, KY

Thomas Crews Jr. witnessed will for John Woodroof 2 Jan 1808-Mad Co.

Children of _____ CREWS are:

2. i. JOSEPH C.2 CREWS, b. Abt. 1832, Madison, KY; d. Bef. August 1862, Howard, MO.

ii. WILLIAM CREWS, b. 1841; d. Abt. December 18621.

Notes for WILLIAM CREWS: William and Joseph Crews are living together in the 1860 Census in Howard County. I believe that they are brothers. However, he may not be the William Crews listed in the following obituary. This is inserted for further research. DEATH RECORDS FROM MISSOURI NEWSPAPERS: THE CIVIL WAR YEARS; Jan. 1861 - Dec. 1865; Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson, Maryhelen Wilson: Southern Historical Press Inc. 1990: Page 39: "Crews, William, of Poindexter's Command, captured in Howard Co., 17 Sep, in Gratiot Prison of Pneumonia. MORE 20 Dec 1862." MORE Missouri Republican, St. Louis, but reported from the entire state."

additional records on that page: "CREWS, George shot at Breckenridge by state militia, a bushwhacker. (From the Chilicothe Chronicle.) MORE 5 Oct 1862." "CREWS, Gideon, memorial to: died 23 May, refers to absent son and little grandchild. From Revs. Fristoe, Quarles, and Baldwin. MORE 27 May 1865." CREWS, Mrs Stanley, widow, 25 Jul. COWS Jul 1865. [COWS Missouri Statesman, Columbia, Boone, Central. Reported from a wide area]."

Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPH C.2 CREWS (_____1) was born Abt. 1832 in Madison, KY, and died Bef. August 1862 in Howard, MO. He married SUSAN HAINES 19 September 1861 in Howard, MO, daughter of JOHN HAINES and MARY _____.

Notes for JOSEPH C. CREWS:

1860 CENSUS State of Missouri, County of Howard, Franklin Township enumerated on the 5th day of June 1860. Post Office: New Franklin, Original page #9.

Dwelling #60 Family # 56: JOSEPH CREWS 28 m Farmer Valuation 3000 pers. 800 born MO; William 19 m Farmer MO

[On the same page are listed the following family heads and Crews family members in their household, including DRAKE]

Dwelling # 52 John Jourdan 36 m Farmer 1000 600 KY ; Margaret 33 f MO; Sarah 3 f MO; Joell Jourdan 1 f MO; George Crews 15 m Farmer 600 200 MO; David? 12 m MO

Dwelling #54 GEORGE W. DRAKE 36 m Farmer 6285 6144 MO; Susan F. 26 f MO; Charles 6 m MO; Ebemelech 2 m MO; John Hawthorn 20 m Farmer MO; James Crews 26 m Farmer MO
[Note: Susan, wife of George W. DRAKE, was the daughter of Enoch Crews according to the History of Howard and Cooper Counties. Research this further! They were married 05 July 1855 and Susan died 29 April 1865. They had five children Charles E. born April 9, 1856; Ebemelech S. born O4 March 1858; Joseph T. born 13 November 1860; Sarah E. born 09 December 1862. George W. Jr. died aged 1 year.]

Donna Porter, 8 Rodney Lane, Baytown, TX 77520, has written a book on the Crews family, I have not seen it and do not know if it includes the DRAKE family as well.

From: Floyd H. Strader[SMTP:fstrader@mail.coin.missouri.edu] Sent: Saturday, November 30, 1996 9:36 AM To: Judith Ancell Subject: RE: CREWS/DRAKE of Howard & Boone Cos., MO Judith, Just a quick note:

On the census listing of George W. Drake, wife Susan F. Susan Frances CREWS, dau of Enoch Crews md George W. Drake she dc 4-29-1865 age 29y 6m 12d

They also had a son George W. Drake d/c 4-19-1865 1y 9m

George Drakes stone : Drake, G. W. b 10-8-1833 Kentucky d. 10-24-1905 82y 16d m first Nancy Jordan second 1855 Susan Frances Crews third 1867 Martha Pearson

Drake, Charles E. son of G. W. and S. b 4-9-1856 d 12-14-1927

Drake, Lemuel S. son of G. W. and Susan F. Crews drake b 3-4-1858 d 1-26-1920

These stones are in the DRAKE/Campbell Cemetery T49/48 R 15 S 19 Howard Co., Mo. in a field on a rural farm.


i. JOSEPH HENRY3 CREWS, b. 07 July 1862, Howard Co., MO2; d. 17 July 1937, Fayette, Howard Co., MO2; m. ELIZABETH GARTH2, 12 August 1884, Rocheport, Boone Co., MO.


1. "in Gratiot prison of pneumonia;"

2. Bible of Henry Harrison Garth Family and Descendants, (John E. Potter and Company, No. 617 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. Printed by Collins Printer).