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Monday, September 14, 1992

1866 :: Crawford House

Dallas Herald. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 52, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 14, 1867

Among the victims of the yellow fever at Galveston, we find the name of Mrs. N.B. Crawford, of whom the Telegraph gives the following notice:

“She was born in Knox county, Tennessee, in the year 1815; the wife of Dr. J.W. Crawford, who died in Washington county, Texas, in the year of 1856; the daughter of Major Jesse Bartlett and Frances Calloway, who emigrated to Texas in an early day. Major Jesse Bartlett was one among the first Texians to resist Mexican oppression, and served as an officer in the army under Gen. Sam Houston during the struggle for Texas Independence. Mrs. Crawford was one of the oldest Texians in the State, and resided the largest portion of her life in Washington county, Texas. Some years previous to the war, she moved to Hempstead, where she remained until the close of the war, and then removed to Galveston where, up to her death, she kept the Crawford House. She leaves a son and daughter and many relations and friends to mourn her sore loss. Thus so untimely the community has lost one of its most benevolent servants, Christianity one of the most consistent Christians, and a family a devoted mother."

"Opposite Catholic Church, fronting on Church St."