Could be John Williams or Williams John, due to records showing a William Crow married to a Mary Urick or Unick.
This taken from another geneology at http://www.gencircles.com/users/debcrow/3/data/38 and edited to fit current information and to reflect this authors heritage rather than original authors (different wife of John Crow)
My Crow family originated in England. The surname may have first appeared in the Norfolk area. Common use of surnames began during the mid to late 1200's. English surnames were taken from several sources, including localities or land features (such as Dale, Marsh, or Ford), physical features (such as Longfellow or Short), names of animals and flowers (such as Robin and Thorne), from occupations (such as Cooper, Carpenter or Clark), and sometimes from nicknames.
Early immigration records show numerous Crow surname listings, beginning as early as 1620. Some of the earliest immigrants we have found include William Crow to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620; HenryCrow to Virginia in 1636; James Crow to Virginia in 1657; John Crow to Virginia in 1662; Thomas Crow to Virginia in 1673; John Crow to Maryland in 1666; Francis Crow to Maryland in 1673; and Thomas Crow to America in 1679.
Although there is much disagreement on the matter, it is believed my 9th great grandfather was John Crow born about 1683, in St. George's Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland. John married Mary (last name unknown) in 1713, in St. George's Parish, Baltimore County. Mary was born about 1687. Mary died on November 16, 1713, in St. George's Parish, just five days after giving birth to her only child. (Note: Many researchers believe Mary was Mary Unick. Dale Morgan has documentation of a marriage for a William Crow and Mary Unick. We will allow you to draw your own conclusion.)
*** It is here that I draw a different conclusion. Mary Unick is indeed her true name and while she may have married a william is uncertian Another explanation is that his name is John William or William John Crow. However my lineage comes from her. Her only child John Crow then married Hanna Simpson. ***
Marriage records indicate that John Crow married Margaret Compton on April 6, 1719, in St. George's Parish. We have no information on this marriage or any children that may have been born from this union.
*** There is record of being at least 4 children in this union ****
We have been told that John Crow married my, Judith Magee, sometime before 1732. They probably married in Baltimore County, Maryland.
John died February 16, 1744, in St. George's Parish, Baltimore County, leaving Judith with several small children to raise.
An inventory was taken February 17, 1745, of John Crow's estate.(needs citation)
John Crow 1693: TEXT; Baltimore Co.,Maryland...Marriages1659-1759; By Robert Barnes: Church Records Of St George's Parish ,Episcopal Church,B 152 , Maryland Marriages;Land Deeds of Baltimore Co., Maryland....John Belchior gave James Crow a mare and stated that he (James) was the son of and heir of John Crow ,Book H,p. 35
Estate of John Crow ,Baltimore Co. ,Maryland Will of James Crow ,Written July 16,1792, Will read in 1795 in the North Carolina Archives was probated and proven on February Session of 1795 for Chatham Co., North Carolina Bk C. page 37/38as found in Gen. Photocopy of the Original Will.
According to Dan Crow "John is believed to have died prior to 1832 in the Keowee section of Pickens SC." Maryland Marriages by Robert Barnes lists "Crow, John; on the Monday before Ash Monday, no yeargiven, Judity Mage."
John CROW(1) was born in 1683 in St. George's Parish, Baltimore Co., MD. (1) He died on 16 Jun 1744 in St. George's Parish, Baltimore Co., MD.(1) Baltimore Co. Marriages 1659-1759 by Robert W. Barnes,Church Records of St.George's Parish, Episcopal Church, p 152. Maryland Marriages by Robert W. Barnes.
Land Deeds of Baltimore Co., MD - John Belchior gave James Crow a mare, and stated that he was the son and heir of John Crow, Bk H, p 35, FHL film #13326.
Estate of John Crow, Baltimore Co., MD Admin. Bonds Vol 3, 16 June 1744, FHL
Inventory of John Crow estate, Baltimore Co., MD inventories, 17 Feb 1745, Bk 7 folio 114, FH L film #13657.
Admin of John Crow estate, Baltimore Co., MD, Orphans Court Records, Vol 5 folio 49, FHL film #13604.
Research notes of Dan Crow, N. Dale Morgan, Kevan Hagen, Barbara McConnell.
He was married to Mary in 1713 in Baltimore, Co. MD.
Mary died on 16 Nov 1713 in St. George's Parish, Baltimore Co., MD.(1) She was born in MD. !Baltimore Co. Families, 1659-1759 by Robert W. Barnes, Church Rec. of St.George Parish Episcopal, p 152.
The additional account of the estate of John Crow of Cecil County deceased .....by William Brown and Martha, his wife, Administratrix of said Crow
These accountants charge themselves with the balance of the deceased....... estate remaining in the hands of said Martha on paying form and account. Fortythree and fourteen and one half
And with twentyfive pounds currency valued fiftythree received of Abraham Allman for the deceaseds right and title to a tenement of land on Bohemia Manor held by lease under Colonel Augustine Herman and held by these accountants....£27 15 shillings?
And they humbly crave allowance for the following payments and disbursements vs:
Of current money paid William Rumsey in discharge of a judgement recovered by him. Van Bibbers (?) .......agt accomptants for a tobacco debt from the deceased by bond proved. .... as ...appears. £13 5shillings
Of 640 pounds tobacco paid by this account Martha to Colonel Ephraim Augt Herman for & 2.13.4 ...?....money ....of rent due from the deceased to said Herman for the above plantation as ........ £3 4 shillings (?)
Of commesary(?) Generalls fees due to Charles Calvert Esquire paid by these accots....320 pounds (?) of tobacco due from the deceased to John Jones as of account proved and paid by this account Marthaas of oath appears .... 12/....
Of ditto due from ditto to John Campbell as Ditto .....233.
Of ditto paid by Edward Rumsey as surety for the account Martha to John Baldwin thereof for Daniel Delaney Esquire as accot. and ....... it appears..... 63
Of Depty Comm-y fees paid William Rumsey in current money for 200 of Ditto tob paid ditto for drawing....this additional account. 100.
The above 916/2 pounds tobacco at 20 pounds per hundred___________9 3 4
Commission for payment £200.14.10 at 10 percent 2 17Settlement dated 3 June 1734.
John also went by the name WIlliam. Most likely his actual name was John William Crow, but this has not been proven.He had three marriages and had sons named James by two different wives - both sons lived and had children.
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