John Crow, d. 1775
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1763 Apr 23 Order to survey approx. 500 acres of land for John Crow of Frederick Co, Virginia. transcription
1764 Apr 13 Map for John Crow of 463 acres known as Howard's Marsh as surveyed by Thomas Rutherford as a result of the above order. transcription
Map of John Crow land by number and neighboring owners prepared by Martinsburg WV Historical Society, Belle Boyd House. date unknown. original document original map
1770 June 12 Land grant of 463 acres in Frederick Co., VA from Lord Fairfax to John Crow original document transcription
1772 Berkeley County, W.VA formed from Frederick Co. VA web link
1774 April 9 Will of John Crow of Berkeley Co. leaving "...parcels of land being a part of four Hundred and sixty three acres of Land granted to me by a Deed from Lord Fairfax dated the twelfth day of June One Thousand seven hundred and seventy" to his son, Thomas Crow. Names other children and wife, Mary. names in will transcription
1791 Oct. 10 Thomas Crow sells Joseph Nourse of Philadelphia "...part of four hundred and sixty three acres of Land granted to John Crow by a Deed from the proprietor of the northern neck of virginia bearing date the twelfth day of June one thousand seven hundred and seventy seventy and by him devised to the said Thomas Crow as by the last Will and testament of the said John Crow." "...said Thomas Crow and Susannah his wife hereunto moving" transcription
1805 Dec 28 Thomas and Susanna move to Ross Co. Ohio. Thomas purchases 160 acres Worthington's survey. original document
1809 Susanna dies, Thomas marries Elizabeth Connelly. cemetery transcription
1810 Pickaway Co. Ohio formed from Ross Co. web link
1810 Aug 15 Thomas Crow buys additonal land in Worthington's Survey, Ross Co. original document transcription
1812 Jan 24 Will of Thomas Crow in Pickaway Co., OH, leaving Worthington's survey land to son, David Crow. Names other children: John, Robert, Thomas, Samuel, William, Joseph, Sara, Susanna (w/o Charles Fielder) and Mary Rush (w/o Runnel Fielder). Names wife Elizabeth and friend Samuel Harvey as Executors. transcription
The facts point to Mary Rush, daughter of Thomas RUSH and Esther CRISPIN, as the wife of John Crow. She was born 27 Nov 1714 in Byberry, Philadelphia, PA, m. ____ Crow and "settled with her husband in Virginia"[1,2,3,4]
Pennsylvania archives records list a John Crows married Jan. 1745. (no day). Pennsylvania marriage licenses between Dec. 1742 and May 1746 only recorded the names of the male applicants. If this is the correct John Crow then Mary Rush would have been about 31 at the time of that marriage.
John Crow was married in Philadelphia in 1745. John witnessed the will of Thomas CRISPIN in Philadelphia on Apr 30, 1749  and Thomas Crow was born Dec 14, 1749.
John Crow's will lists a daughter named Esther which is the name of Mary Rush's mother.
The Rush family name appears in the descendants of John and Mary Crow: Mary Rush Crow b. 1785 Aug 29 (granddaugther) and George Rush Crow, b. 1832 Sep. 26 (greatgrandson), Frank Rush Crow (ggreat-grandson).
No death date has been uncovered for Mary Rush Crow. However, since Thomas sold John's land to Joseph NOURSE in Oct 1791, it is likely she died before that date.
1. Linn, John B. and William H. Egle, Eds. Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1790 Reprinted with supplementary material from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co, 1979) p. 63.
2. Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families: From the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983) p. 664
3. Historical and Genealogical Account of the Rush Family by Sylvester R. Rush (Omaha: Festner Pr., 1925)
4. David Rush and His Descendants and Stories of the Community. comp. by Mary Jane (Mamie) Rush Broadwater. (Bradley, SC, 1953) p. 40
5. Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Wills, Book, p. 1000, No. 75
6. Bible. Joseph Crow. n.d. 4p.
DAR. Revolutionary Soldiers Who Lived in the State of Ohio. Roster 111, 1959. p. 88.
For a genealogy of the Rush family, including John Rush, father of Thomas Rush, see
Last revised January 2017