Mary Crawford, (not dau of John)

Female Abt 1740 - 1790  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Mary Crawford, (not dau of John)  [1
    Suffix (not dau of John) 
    Born Abt 1740  Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1790  [1
    Notes 
    • It is family tradition that James [Alexander} McBride married Mary Crawford who was supposed to be a sister to the mother of President Andrew Jackson. This has not been proven, even though it is recorded in many books.

      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=patlinton2&id=I1432

      note by ss: First, James does not appear as Alexander anywhere.
      (per Wikipedia) Andrew Jackson's mother was Elizabeth Hutchinson. She and Andrew's father (Andrew Sr.) emigrated from Ireland 2 yrs before Andrew Jr was born in 1767, bringing with them 2 sons, Hugh b 1763 & Robert b 1764.
      A rumor of Jackson having "colored blood", meaning having "Negro" ancestry,[8] was unproven. He referred to a charge that his "Mother ... [was] held to public scorn as a prostitute who intermarried with a Negro, and [that his] ... eldest brother [was] sold as a slave in Carolina.

      She was widowed 3 wks before Andrew was born. During Rev War, Jackson and his brother were captured. She secured their release and then volunteered to nurse prisoners of war on board two ships in Charleston harbor where there had been an outbreak of cholera. She died of the disease in Nov 1781 and buried in an unmarked grave. Andrew Jackson was 14.

      If Mary Crawford were her sister, why wouldn't her name be Hutchinson?


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      His mother, Mary Crawford McBride, was a sister to Andrew Jackson's mother. McBride's Republican grandson and eventually executor of his estate, U. S. Representative John R. McBride, writing in his memoirs, said:

      My grandfather and all my relatives were democrats. My grandfather was first cousin of Andrew Jackson, and it seemed to him like family treason to be anything but a Jackson democrat; but they were all anti-slavery in their opinions . . . ."
      John R. McBride in Overland to Oregon: Yamhill County, page 73.
      For additional documentation on this disputed point, see History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington, by Elwood Evans. 2 volumes [ Portland, OR: North Pacific History Co., 1889], 2:445-447).

      http://www.usgennet.org/usa/or/county/union1/1889vol2/volumeIIpage431-450.htm
      Search on the page for "Crawford"

      http://ncbible.org/nwh/ProMcBrideTC.html

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      From: Glenn
      To: 'lumoto1'
      Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:54 AM
      Subject: RE: Are you still there?
      (snip)

      Mary Crawford is James McBride's wife mentioned on your page above. As with James, I have found documents that cast doubt on the widely held view that she is the sister of Andrew Jackson's mother. Your question on your web site goes to the heart of this issue: If Mary Crawford were her sister, why wouldn't her name be Hutchinson?

      I do beleive I know who she is but I have proven whom she isn't. She isn't the daughter of John Crawford of Lancaster and Mary McConnell. That belief springs from the work of Nellie King Daubenspeck. She missed finding an interview in the Draper manuscripts that disproves any connection between John Crawford and the Waxhaws.

      The attached picture is part of the original. Here is the transcript of it. the main point is that John's daughter,Mary Crawford died of Smallpox about 1763

      "Ponteack's war was breakingout shortly after the return of Arthur Crawford. He was commissioned a Captain of a ranging company and the people had great expectations from his services but in this they were disappointed for shortly afterwards he caught the small pocks and died together with his sister Mary."

      Mary couldn't have married James Crawford. Col. John Crawford of Lancaster had no son named James. His widow after remarriage, had a son named James McKinney.

      That family is a dead end. A century of genealogists have been misled by that mistake, including me.

      So who is Mary Crawford? I believe she is the sister of James Crawford of Waxhaws, uncle to Andrew Jackson. James Crawford (Crofford--spelled exactly as Thomas Jefferson McBride spelled it in his History of his family), moved from Paxtang PA to the Waxhaws about 1760. He was a wealthy man and I believe the shame of a daughter who ran off with the cobbler caused him to move to South Carolina. Back then, such events could literally destroy a noble family (I have documentation of this). That maintains the truth of the family tradition that they are related to Andrew Jackson, via marriage not blood, but blood was an impossibility anyway. Andrew Jackson's mother was a Hutchinson, not a Crawford.
    Person ID I32597  Roots
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2014 

    Family James McBride, Sr.,   b. 1726, Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 10 Feb 1812, White Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1757  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He was single at Braddock's defeat. This marriage date is supported by Thomas Jefferson McBride's History of McBrides. He says she was 18 when she eloped with him. She was nobility, he was a cobbler/gun smith
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    James and Mary Crawford McBride
    James and Mary Crawford McBride
    By Glenn R. Morton
    Copyright 2012

    Compilation of documents and study of James and Mary Crawford McBride and Thomas Crawford McBride of Virginia, to distinguish him from the Thomas McBride who lived in South Carolina.
    Notes 
    • from Glenn Morton:
      From my Great Grandfather's manuscript held at the University of Wisconsin

      Now sometime about the close of this war, so the story runs, it was the custom of the country then to hire a shoemaker to come to your home and make the shoes for the whole family. There was in that neighborhood a rich old planter by the name of Crofford, who hired James McBride, Sr. to make shoes for the entire family. I never learned how many children there were, but anyway he had a daughter about eighteen years of age at that time, so it turned out that while James was making the shoes for the family he fell in love with the girl and the girl with him, and that by the time the shoemaker was ready for his money she was ready to go with him. Now, the young couple knew it would not do to let the old folks know, because the Croffords were a wealthy family and would not consent to the marriage, so they planned that when he left she would meet him at a certain place that evening. So James took his pony bob and his blankets, his old trusty gun with plenty of ammunition, his stew kettle in which he stowed his grub. This stew kettle he used to cook with, and went to the place appointed. And the young lady true to her promise met him there, so she rode the pony bob and her lover walked by her side to lead and guide the pony, and so they traveled all night to the Southwest. And you must remember that one hundred forty years ago Southwestern Virginia was a wilderness, so that by daylight the next day they were way out in the wilds of Western Virginia. Their departure was taken so slyly that that the Crofford family could find no trace of them, so they continued their journey to the southwest part of Virginia to the Clynch River Country, and there they made their home, and this young lady who was my great-grand-mother on my father's side lived away from her people for there was bad blood between the Croffords and James McBride, Sr. but when the oldest son, William McBride, was sixteen years of age he went back to visit his mother's people and was welcomed by them. Now I want to say that to this woman there were ten sons born. The oldest one was named William. I can not now recollect all of the named but I have heard Father speak of his uncle Joseph, Andrew, John, and so on.

      William is my ancestor, but he is not the one of Botetourt Co.
    Children 
    +1. William McBride,   b. 1758, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1817, Campbell Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Daniel McBride, (son?),   b. 1760, Henry Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770  (Age 11 years)
     3. James McBride, Jr.,   b. Abt 1765, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1829, Patrick Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     4. Isaac McBride,   b. Abt 1770, Patrick Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1811, of, White Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     5. John McBride,   b. 1770, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1812, of, White Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     6. Maggie McBride,   b. Abt 1773,   d. Aft 1775  (Age ~ 3 years)
    +7. Thomas Crawford McBride, Sr.,   b. 27 Jan 1777, Clinch River, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1857, Carlton, Yamhill Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Andrew McBride,   b. 1779, Patrick Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Cherry Creek, White Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +9. Joseph Crawford McBride,   b. 1780, Botetourt Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, White Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F15400  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Mary Crawford, wife of James McBride, not daughter of John Crawford of Lancaster
    Mary Crawford, wife of James McBride, not daughter of John Crawford of Lancaster
    from interview in the Draper manuscripts:
    "Ponteack's war was breakingout shortly after the return of Arthur Crawford. He was commissioned a Captain of a ranging company and the people had great expectations from his services but in this they were disappointed for shortly afterwards he caught the small pocks and died together with his sister Mary."
    supplied by Glenn Morton
    John Crawford not related to Andrew Jackson
    John Crawford not related to Andrew Jackson
    Document by Glenn Morton dispelling that the Mary Crawford who married James McBride was the daughter of John Crawford of Lancaster, PA and Mary McConnell.
    (supplied to me by email from Glenn on 14 Dec 2013)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1034] Glenn R. Morton (glennmorton@entouch.net).

    2. [S1033] James and Mary Crawford McBride (c 2012), Glenn R. Morton (glennmorton@entouch.net).