George Washington CrawfordAbt 1810 - Aft 1880 (~ 71 years)
Name George Washington Crawford Born Abt 1810 , , South Carolina or North Carolina, United States Gender Male Died Aft 1880 of Cove Township, Polk, Arkansas, United States Buried , , Arkansas, United States Person ID I1335 Petersen-de Lanskoy Last Modified 24 Mar 2014
Family Virginia Jane Mangum, b. 14 Jul 1824, , Maury, Tennessee, United States , d. 9 Nov 1904, Beardon, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, United States (Age 80 years) Married 8 Jun 1841 , Itawamba, Mississippi, United States Last Modified 20 Nov 2014 Family ID F787 Group Sheet
1. I use George Crawford as the husband. Consider the following:
a. "Itawamba County Marriage Book 1"at <http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~robfra/marr.html> has about 2 dozen marriages solemnized by "Samuel Adair" starting from mid-1841 to late 1844. A couple of recognizable names include: "George Crawford and Jane Mangum 8 Jun 1841."
b. No early LDS ordinance work is done for Jedediah Brown. All entries are from the 1990's whereas Jane's is from late 1800's and early 1900's as noted in her notes. No Jedediah shows up in any sources whereas George Crawford does and I am in communication with one of their descendants of theirs: Paula Haymon
c. Samuel Newton Adair, who grew up with the Mangums, in the following document clearly links George Crawford to "Jeney" Mangum. From Don and Carolyn Smith from one of three part writings of Samuel Newton Adair. [When asked who has the original of this, Carolyn referred me to Becky Hamblin [firstname.lastname@example.org] to try to locate the original of this; Becky in turn believes Collins Chapman in Mesa may have it since Collins' mother is the granddaughter who hand wrote it for Samuel. It has not yet been located by Becky. The following is one of the three parts [see Samuel Newton Adair's notes for full quotation]: "Luna, New Mexico, October 7, 1919. I, Samuel Newton Adair, will write what I know about my mother's folks. My grandfather's name was John Mangum and he married Rebecca Noles, so my grandmother's name was Rebecca Mangrum, my grandfather Mangum was a revolutionary soldier with General Morgan (one of his minute men.) He was taken prisoner with a lot of other men by the british soldiers and they set them on a log and split their heads open, all but my grandfather's and he had some kind of varmint skin cap on and that and the skull stopped the force of the sword and it glanced off and cut his ear nearly off and they turned him lose. He married after the war was over as stated above. Their children are: Cyrus Mangrum, Joseph Mangrum, John Mangrum, William Mangrum and James Mangrum. The daughter's names were: Jeney Mangrum, Gemima Mangrum, Rebecca Mangrum, and Lucinda Mangum. They were all my uncles and aunts. Joseph Mangrum married Emiline Hanner, William married Aunt Sally Adair, John married Aunt Mary Ann Adair, James Mangrum married Jane Clark, my father's niece. I don't know who uncle Cyrus Mangum married. Jeney Mangrum married George Crawford, Gemima Mangrum married Samuel Jefferson Adair, my father. Rebecca Mangrum married Joseph Adair, my father's cousin. Lucinda Mangrum married James Richey, my father's nephew."
d. I have been in communication with Paula Haymon of Maryland who is a descendant of Jane Mangum and George Crawford. Paula is working on establishing Jane as the daughter of John Mangum and Rebecca Mangum. There is nothing but circumstantial evidence that is somewhat compelling. Many records show Jane married to Jedediah M. Brown, but there has never been any proof of this except for an undocumented note in the Mangum book by Delta Ivie Mangum Hale. On the other hand, the website <http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~robfra/marr.html> has the county list of marriages of Itawamba County, Mississippi. Samuel Adair performed a marriage between her and George Crawford on 8 Jun 1841. Samuel would have been Jane's brother-in-law since he was married to Jane's sister Jemima. Jane Mangum and her husband did not follow all the other Mangums and Adairs to Iowa/Utah/Arizona. The 7 Oct 1919 written testimony of Samuel Newton Adair wherein he states Jeney Mangum, daughter of John and Rebecca Mangum married George Crawford, is the compelling link eliminating Jedediah Brown and adding George Crawford. Samuel would have been in a good position to have known this. As a side note, the names Jane and Jeney [Jenny] have long been accepted as interchangeable names for Jane. Paula's data is at the following Ancestry.com website: <http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=paulandc&id=I1134&ti=5519>. She notes: "I have located a Cyrus Mangum whom I believe to be the son of John, in Pickens County, AL in 1840 and 1850, and Lavaca County, TX in 1860. I have the names of some of his children from these census records on my Ancestry.com site. I do not have the surname of his wife, however in 1850 and 1860 her first name is given as Lucinda. I began this search on him as my ancestor since Jane Mangum Crawford named a son John Cyrus. I wanted to determine if her father was Cyrus or John. Although most genealogies list Jane Mangum, daughter of John as married to a Jedediah Brown, I have a primary record for Jane Mangum's marriage to George Crawford in Itawamba County, MS in 1841. The Cyrus Mangum family [Kerry's note: Cyrus was John's son through his second wife Gemima Goggins.]:
Father: Cyrus Mangum, b: 1803 in South Carolina [Kerry's note: Newberry, Newberry, SC.]
Mother: Lucinda Unknown, b: 1812 in South Carolina
Children per Census of Pickens County, AL for 1850 and Census of Lavaca County, TX for 1860 US:
Mary Mangum, Sex: F Birth: 1830. MARRIAGE: John Turman, b: 1822 in Tennessee, married: 1850 in Pickens County, AL. (Logical conclusions: I have placed Mary Turman in Cyrus's family as they lived near each other in both 1850 and 1860. I am not certain that his daughter in 1830 census is Mary but, here is what I've found. The daughter in the "Under 5" category of the 1830 Pickens County, AL census would have been 20-24 years old in 1850. As she was the only child in 1830, some conclusions may be drawn. (1) Cyrus and Lucinda were probably married within the past year or two. (2) With no other children, this makes her probably under two, highly likely to be under one and born in 1830. (2) Therefore, her age in 1850 is most likely toward the low end of the 20-24 range and is most probably 20. On page 11a of the Pickens County, AL., 1850 census, one page away from the Cyrus Mangum family, are Mary (20, b. in AL) and John Terman (28 b in TN). In 1860 in Lavaca County, TX, on page 193, the family immediately above Cyrus Mangum is Mary and John Turman, ages 30 and 38 with birthplaces of AL and TN, respectively.)
David Mangum, Sex: M Birth: 1833
Elizabeth Mangum, Sex: F Birth: 1836
Warren Mangum, Sex: M, Birth: 1837
Nancy Mangum, Sex: F, Birth: 1840
Alaham Mangum, Sex: M, Birth: 1844
John Mangum, Sex: M, Birth: 1850"
Paula continues: "Although I am becoming increasingly convinced that my Jane is John's daughter, because 'accepted' genealogies have her married to the wrong man [Jedediah Brown] and born in the wrong place, I have to search all the possibilities. That is, I know that my Jane Mangum married in Itawamba County, that the only family of Mangums in Itawamba county are John's family. But as yet, I have no 'smoking gun', so to speak, to directly connect her to him, a will would be handy but does not appear to exist. [These comments were made by Paula before we found Samuel Newton Adair's testimony giving us confidence of the link of George Crawford and Jane.] So, I have been 'proving' the connection by disproving other possibilities, e.g., did a grand daughter come with them to MS, etc. and making associations, e.g., my Jane Mangum and George Crawford were married by Samuel Adair. Curiously, I can find no listing of children for the Mangum - Brown connection, nor can I find a Jedediah, or even a J* Brown in any pertinent census years. I have corresponded via e-mail with Dr. Palmer and he knows of no primary record for the Jedediah Brown marriage. It almost seems as though the Jedediah Brown information was asserted, without any accompanying proof, by a descendant of a collateral line who was trying to get into the DAR. As it wasn't important to the claimant's request for DAR membership, it went unchallenged. I certainly have a lot of information on her, and others, that is of the pass along type and I don't have proof for it yet. The only thing I can surmise for all these Jane Mangum incongruities is that there were three Jane Mangum's born about 1824 - 1826 time frame: one in Tennessee, one in South Carolina, and one in Alabama, John's daughter. The South Carolina Jane Mangum married an M. D. Brown. The Tennessee woman, Sarah Jane Mangum, was born in Hardin County, in 1826 and married Daniel Hitchcock. My Jane Mangum was born in May of 1825, in Alabama, as she reports on most every census. Of course she could have been born in TN while her mother was visiting there and was not aware of it. Curiously, again, Jane Mangum Crawford apparently claimed to one of her children to have been born in Scotland, who knows why, or at what time in her life. Looks like to me that all the Janes were 'stirred' together and came out as one person. Jane Mangum Crawford died in 1904 in Oklahoma. At least her tombstone has that date. If my Jane Mangum is John and Rebecca's daughter, any and all of her work would have been done as proxies, if that's the correct word, as she never became Mormon, but was, I think, a Baptist, as were most of the Crawfords. On searches that I have done for 'Jane Mangum' on familysearch.org, I have noticed that the only marriage that is listed that is from a primary source is the Crawford one, the Jedediah Brown info is not only not primary but and is very vague, e.g. anywhere from 1840-1854 and Tennessee to Alabama to Mississippi for the same event. That's piling on the suspicions for me. I don't have obituaries, but another Crawford cousin is sending photos of Jane's tombstone. I don't know quite why, again, but it has her name as Virginia Crawford. In all official records, she used Jane, not only her marriage but also census. I will ask if they know of any obituaries for them and start searching if they don't. Newspapers were few and far between in Indian Territory for Jane; George has a higher chance as he died in Arkansas." The following is per 2 May 2003 gedcom from Paula on file for George and Jane [there are several descending generations and source documentation on the gedcom that I do not transcribe except for biodata for George and Jane's children and spouses]:
Husband: George Washington Crawford, b: 1810 in North Carolina or South Carolina. Married 8 Jun 1841 in Itawamba, MS. Death: Aft. 1880 in Clarksville, Johnson Co, AR. George's father: Thomas Crawford, b: 1784 in VA.
Wife: Jane Mangum, b. May 1825 in Alabama. Death: 9 Nov 1904 in Beardon, Okfuskee County, OK.
Amanda Crawford, b: 1842 in Itawamba Co., MS; in 1850 census for Itawamba Co., MS.
Thomas Jefferson Crawford, b: 11 Sep 1845 in MS, m. Lucinda Taylor 27 Dec 1866 in Itawamba Co., MS, d. 1923 Ben Lomond, Sevier, AR; in 1850 census for Itawamba Co., MS; in 1900 census of Sevier Co., AR; Lucinda Taylor, b. Jan 1851 in MS. [From Mary Jackson
16 Nov 2008, who is another descendant of Thomas and Lucinda: the gravestones are both found in Ben Lomond, Sevier Co., AR and read "T J Crawford Co D Miss Cav CSA Nov 9, 1845 - Feb 17, 1923" and "Lucinda Crawford, 1851-1920." Mary also has photos of Thomas and his sons.]
John Cyrus Crawford, b: Jun 1848 in Itawamba Co., MS, m. Cassie Brown; may be in Sevier Co. near his brother in the 1900 census under John S.
Nancy Catherine Crawford, b: Mar 1850 in Itawamba Co., MS, m. James Alfred Nixon 27 Feb 1873 at Itawamba Co., MS, d. and bur. Coalgate, Coal, OK. James Nixon b. 1848 in MS, d. 13 Feb 1928 in Calhoun Co., MS, and bur. in Springhill Cemetery in MS.
Flora C. Crawford, b: 1853.
Silas Crawford, b: Abt 1856.
Mary Jane Crawford, b: 1859, d. 20 Nov 1879.
William Jefferson Davis Crawford, b: 28 Apr 1861 in Choctaw Co., MS, m. America J. Miller, d. 1 Jan 1941 at Paden, Okfuskee, OK.
George Washington Crawford, Jr., b: 30 Apr 1864 in Calhoun Co., MS, m. Amber Bell Owen 5 Jan 1896 at Coalgate, Coal, OK, d. 3 Apr 1911 at Battiest, McCurtain, OK. Amber b. 1872 in VA.
1850 US: Itawamba Co., MS, p. 313A:
George W. Crawford, 40.
Armanda F., 8 [sloppy handwriting - may be Aminda].
Thomas J., 5.
John C., 3.
Nancy C., 6/12.
1860 US: Itawamba Co., MS, p. 204 of 357, Fulton P.O., 18 Aug 1860, Thomas and George live next to each other (Thomas is presumed to be the father of George.):
Thomas Crawford, 76, farmer, $550 personal estate, b. VA.
George Crawford, 50, farmer, $300/$100, b. NC.
Jane, 35, AL.
Thomas, 15, farm laborer, MS.
Cyrus, 12, MS.
Nancy, 10, MS.
Flora C., 7, MS.
Mary J., 1, MS.
1870 US: Township 9, Itawamba Co., MS, 20 Aug 1870, Fulton P.O., p. 35 of 44, George Crawford and his son Thomas live next to each other:
George Crawford, 55 farmer, $200/$300, SC.
Jane, 55, keeping house, Georgia.
Nancy, 20, MS.
Mary, 14, MS.
George, 12, farm laborer, MS.
Davis, 9, MS.
Paddy (female), 3, MS.
Thomas Crawford, 26, farm laborer, MS.
Lousinda, 23, keeping house, MS.
Joseph, 3, MS.
Jane, 3/12, MS.
Cyrus, 22, farm laborer, MS.
1880 US: Cove, Polk, Arkansas per NA Film T9-0054, p. 526D:
G.W. Crawford, 67, farmer, NC VA VA.
Jane, wife, 54, AL VA SC.
Mary J., dau., 21, MS NC AL.
William D., son, 15, MS NC AL.
George W., son, 13, MS NC AL.
Frances Boling, Gdau., 12, MS AL __.
(Note son John C. Crawford shows in same census in Union Co., MS and indicates his father was born in SC and mother in AL.)
3. Early St. George, Utah, temple work shows a daughter of George and Jane Crawford, Araminda Frances Adair, b. 1841 and d. 1860, receiving ordinance work 27 Nov 1877 by Adair relatives.
4. FHL periodical "Itawamba Settlers" has a listing of G.W. Crawford on the 1846 Tax List of Itawamba County, Mississippi.
1. See notes above for marriage.
2. "Itawamba County Marriage Book 1"at <http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~robfra/marr.html> has about 2 dozen marriages solemnized by "Samuel Adair" starting from mid-1841 to late 1844. A couple of recognizable names include: "George Crawford and Jane Mangum 8 Jun 1841."
3. FHL film 901648 "Marriages of Itawamba Co., Mississippi," vol. 1, p. 49:
"George Crawford to Jane Mangum. To any Minister of the Gospel, Judge of the State of Mississippi, of Judge, Justice, or Officer of Itawamba County authorized to celebrate marriages: Greeting - You are hereby licensed to celebrate the rites of matrimony between George Crawford and Jane Mangum and you will return unto the office of the Probate Court of said County a certificate hereon of the solemnization thereof. Witness J. Robins, Clerk of said Court and the seal thereunto annexed the 7th day of June 1841. J. Robins, Clerk by the Dept. L. J. Copeland."
"In virtue hereof the rites of matrimony between George Crawford and Jane Mangum were duly celebrated by me 8th day of June 1841. Samuel Adair, Minister of the Gospel."
1. See Burial information below.
1. There appears to be two differing opinions on the burial spot for George. Mary Jackson below is a proponent of Penney Cemetery location whereas Ola Mae Trout proposes Hilton Cemetery. I include both of their comments as follows. Please note my opinion in item C below:
A. Email from Mary Mills Jackson [mailto:email@example.com] 16 Nov 2008. Mary is the great grand-daughter of George and Virginia. Her comments:
"I am so glad that you have the correct information on my great grandmother, Jane Mangum Crawford. I was disappointed in the book that I ordered "John Mangum, American Revolutionary Soldier and Descendants" that on page 19, it had her married to a different man (Jedediah Brown) with a different date of death of 1913 rather than Nov. 1904. I called & talked with Mrs. Dallas Mangum in Utah. She said that they could not guarantee any information in the book was correct.
I found Virginia Crawford's marker in Bearden Cemetery in OK & called and talked with Mrs. Amber Ott (she lives in OK & stated that she had spent 50 yrs doing genealogy research). She said that the back of the marker of Virginia Crawford had her daughter-in-law's name on it (America Crawford).
I am in the process of ordering a grave marker for George Washington Crawford who married Virginia Jane Mangum. He is buried in Penny Cemetery. Penney Cemetery is located in Sevier County, Arkansas, in a small rural community called Falls Chapel. It sits to the left side of Highway 71 going North towards the city of Lockesburg.
My deceased Uncle Jack Crawford (great grandson of George Washington Crawford & my deceased brother, Joel "Buddy" Mills III marked the grave with some gravel. I know the lady that mows this cemetery & she remembers all of this. There all some huge rocks in the cemetery & some of the markers were stolen per the lady that now mows the cemetery. According to family story, my Uncle Jack & his father, William Arthur (Pa Jack) had visited the cemetery many years before & knew that George Washington Crawford was buried there. I want to put on it his wife's name & where she is buried for future generations.
My records show that he was born around 1810 in North Carolina. The Crawford Exchange records state that he was born Jan. 15, 1813 in McMinn, TN.
He died 3 Aug 1882 near Board Camp, Polk County, Arkansas. Polk county is north of Sevier County going towards Mena, AR.
I have a copy of his son, Thomas Jefferson Crawford's (my great grandfather) death certificate. Thomas J. Crawford lists his father's name as George Crawford born in Alabama & it shows his mother as Jane Graham, born in Alabama. The information was supplied by Ollie Hallman (sister). However, I believe that they misunderstood the mother's name. His place of burial is the Ben Lomond, Arkansas cemetery."
Mary, in a follow-up email after reviewing Ola Mae's notes below added the following comment on 30 Nov 2008: "You have some interesting thoughts on George Washington Crawford. However, my grandfather (William Arthur) & his brother (Lon Crawford) told my Uncle Jack Crawford that their great grandfather (George Washington Crawford) was buried in the Penney Cemetery in Sevier County, AR. I talked with my older brother. He remembers that our Great Uncle Lon (Alonzo Crawford, who was grandson of GWC) and another relative going to get a truckload of yellow gravel and hauling it to the Penney Cemetery and putting it on the location of the GWC grave. The lady that mows the cemetery said that she knew well where the gravel was because that was the only gravel in that cemetery and she has hit it on her mower. I truly believe that this is where he was laid to rest & I intend to place a marker in this cemetery for him. I have been unable to find a Hilton Cemetery listed with those buried in it in Polk County. Until I have more proof, I still believe that he (GWC) is buried in Sevier County. I have an Aunt that that died in 1997 at the age of 87 & she said that he was buried there also. She always said that her father's family came from Board Camp, AR.
I asked the lady, Mrs. Ott, in OK if she knew why that he would be buried there. She said perhaps he was traveling somewhere. Sevier County is just below Polk County in Arkansas."
B. Email correspondence from Ola Mae Trout 11/30/08
in regards to my inquiry of 11/28/08:
Response: "Hello Kerry, thanks for the information you sent. To answer your question, I have not seen the tombstone at Hilton Cemetery. In June 2006 I meet a lady in Mena, who said she was part of the Crawford family. She told me about the grave, and said it had a stone. The cemetery is out in a pasture, and very hard to find. We tried finding the cemetery, could not. After we came home, I did find in a listing on Rootsweb/Polk Co. where the Hilton cemetery had survived, and his name and date was listed. So later a cousin from Ark. went and found the cemetery (in the summer time) - it was so grown up with trees growing through graves and so much brush, they were afraid to walk and look through it all. I looked through the Polk Co., Ar. listings this morning and didn't find the listing. Guess it had been taken off. I had been told before this, that this George Washington Crawford was buried in Clarksville, AR, having the same date. I have not given up on trying to visit the Hilton cemetery some time. But don't know when that will be."
My inquiry: "Hello, You had the following message posted: Does any one know who this George Crawford who died Aug. 3, 1882 and is buried in Hilton Cemetery, Polk Co. Ark. is? He seems to be the only Crawford in that cemetery with a head stone, but they say there are other Crawfords buried there? Could he be the same George Crawford who was married to Virginia Jane Mangum, and the son of Thomas Crawford, who was in Itawamiba Co., MS. in the 1860 census. I think George was also in Itawamba Co. also in 1860, and then I know some of his family came into Polk and Sevier Co., Ark. Need some help on this one. Thanks Ola Mae, Okla."
C. I have been reviewing the two proposed locations in regards to a potential burial site for the George Washington Crawford who married Virginia/Jane Mangum. After some researching this week, I am now of the opinion that there were actually two George Crawfords of roughly the same age living in Polk County, Arkansas in 1880. I also believe that the two are being confused. It is my opinion that the George Washington Crawford (GWC) md. to Virginia/Jane Mangum is probably not the one buried in Hilton Cemetery. I also believe that he was not born in 1813 in Tennessee as some purport, but was actually born in the Carolinas around 1810. Consider the following:
a. In the censuses below, we have been able to properly identify GWC. There was not once in any census where he represented himself as being born in Tennessee, but shows consistently birth as always in the Carolinas (varies between North and South). He was also in Mississippi for the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses. It was only in the 1880 census that he finally appears in Arkansas (Cove Township in Polk Co.). We can also see that his father was most likely Thomas who was alive and living next door to GWC in Mississippi as late as the 1860 census. Cove Township is just barely north of Sevier County where we find the Penney Cemetery.
b. In searching for my theorized other George Crawford (GC) in the same county of Polk in Arkansas, we do indeed find one in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses and he is consistently reported in Mountain Township in these three censuses, which is in the N.E. section of the county versus Cove Township for GWC in the opposite S.W. corner of the county. Never is the GC identified with a middle name of Washington or even a middle initial. Since both GWC and GC appear in 1880 in the same census, we now know they were different individuals. GC's listed post office is also shown in the censuses as "Big Bend" which I believe refers to the large bend in the River separating Mountain Township from adjoining Fulton Township (I cannot find the exact location). Hilton Cemetery is just across the river on the Fulton Township side on more or less a straight line halfway between Board Camp and Big Bend (about a mile from the Cemetery to Board Camp or to Big Bend). It would be reasonable to assume that it is this second George who is the one in the Hilton Cemetery since it would be very close to his census location. All of the censuses report GC was born in Tennessee and allowing for the vagaries of census ages, it appears 1813 is the most likely birth - this may be why some family historians give GWC the proposed birth of 1813 in TN where it should actually be GC. I also find an entry for GC on the WorldConnect (database "llott1") as follows. The children line up to GA's census records, but certainly are a different family from GWC. It is coincidental that he also had a father named Thomas, but this Thomas died in the 1830s if one follows the links on WorldConnect. GC's wives are also different from Virginia/Jane Mangum. Note also that the death date is the same one that some GWC researchers assign (undocumentedly) to their George." The information on the "wrong" George Crawford:
Name: George Washington CRAWFORD
Birth: 15 Jan 1813 in Outside Athens McMinn Co Tennessee
Death: 3 Aug 1882 in buried at Hilton Cemetery, Boardcamp AR Father: Thomas CRAWFORD b: 8 Nov 1788 in Polk Co Tennessee Mother: Priscilla BARNETT b: 4 Apr 1794 in Person Co North Carolina Marriage 1 Anna HARKEY b: 14 Apr 1818 in North Carolina
Married to Emily Jane Parish after Anna Harkey
1. Elizabeth CRAWFORD b: 9 Feb 1849 in Arkansas
2. Sarah CRAWFORD b: 1837
3. Newton CRAWFORD b: 1839
4. Caroline CRAWFORD b: 1841 in MO
5. William CRAWFORD b: 1845
6. Anna CRAWFORD b: 1847
7. George Crawford JR b: 1853
8. James CRAWFORD b: 1863
9. John CRAWFORD b: 1867
10. Berry Samuel CRAWFORD b: 13 Jan 1870 Marriage 2 Emily Jane Parish CAHOUN"
D. Additional information from Paula Haymon received by email dated 18 Jan 2013 regarding my inquiry about the two Georges:
In regards to "George W. Crawford's burial location and his birth year... George is enumerated with the age of 67 in the 1880 Federal Census of Polk County, AR, which gives rise to the 1810-1813 birth year. Although he was most likely born in 1810 and most likely in North Carolina, his birth year and place are inconsistently reported on census records. I have not found a location for his burial. However, his son Thomas Jefferson is buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, Sevier, AR as T. J. Crawford.
"A posting, below, on Polk County USGenweb site, http://argenweb.net/polk//crawgen.htm <http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fargenweb.net%2Fpolk%2Fcrawgen.htm&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFKxXlOEfLbFYWk-aqdqG68_A3Tyg>, confirms that the George Crawford who is buried in Hilton Cemetery is the McMinn, Tennessee George. I have also located some of the probate record which is most likely for "the other" George from film number 1009391 which is now online on Family Search, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-32497-6006-79?cc=2061549&wc=M9ML-YZF:n2098365638 <http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Fpal%3A%2FMM9.3.1%2FTH-1951-32497-6006-79%3Fcc%3D2061549%26wc%3DM9ML-YZF%3An2098365638&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEB5Vk315FZmusZ0opT50lX0Ej0CA>. Even more confusing is that his father's name may have been Thomas, as there is a Thomas Crawford enumerated in McMinn, now Polk, County, TN in 1830 with a very similar family pattern to that of Thomas of Itawamba, which also matches what is known of "the other" George Crawford's family. Unfortunately there are those who are blending the two families, as a result of "clicking the leaf."
Cottman, Leslie, "Crawford Genealogy; Reprinted from Polk County AR Genealogical Society Quarterly," USGenweb: Polk County, AR, http://argenweb.net/polk//crawgen.htm <http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fargenweb.net%2Fpolk%2Fcrawgen.htm&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFKxXlOEfLbFYWk-aqdqG68_A3Tyg>: "My grandfather, Berry Samuel (Berry) Crawford, was born January 13, 1870 in Ouachita, Polk County, Arkansas. He was the son of George W. Crawford born January 15, 1813, outside Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee. His second wife, Emily Jane Parrish was born in Arkansas in 1830. George's first wife Anna Harkey, was born in North Carolina in 1820. George died on August 3, 1882 and is buried in the Hilton Cemetery at Board Camp, Arkansas."
1. FHL Film 1697868 and book "The Mangums of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Utah, and Adjoining States," by John T. Palmer, Ph.D. Santa Rosa, CA 95409, 1993, 3rd ed.