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Daniel Thomas Aaron BARCLAY was born on March 23, 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA, the son of Thomas Elliott Crawford BARCLAY and Kathy Joan MATLACK
Thomas Elliott Crawford BARCLAY is the son of Carl Freeman BARCLAY and Virginia Marie CRAWFORD. He was born on 21 Jun 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He was married in 1981 in Faith Baptist Church.
Virginia Marie CRAWFORD is the daughter of James Walton CRAWFORD and Alice BECK. Shewasborn on 01 Aug 1928 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 27 Nov 1977 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was 5 ft. 6 in. Cause of Death was Cancer of the Lung and Stage II Hodgkin’s Disease. Virginia suffered for over four years with this disease. She had had several operations and bounced back each time. She died on a Sunday, at about 3 in the afternoon in St. Francis Hospital. Arch and Mickey Kelly were her godparents. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Virginia’s Funeral Card reads:
IN MEMORY OF
Virginia Marie Barclay – Died November 27, 1977
TWENTY-THIRD PSALM
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green Pastures: He leadeth me besides the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Carl Freeman BARCLAY and Virginia Marie CRAWFORD were married on 21 Jun 1947 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA in the Rectory of St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral. Carl was a Baptist and Virginia was a Catholic. They had 5 children.
1. Alice Virginia BARCLAY was born on 21 Aug 19xx in Trenton, Mercer,New Jersey, USA.
2. Dolores Ann BARCLAY was born on 02 Aug 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, NewJersey, USA.
3. Carl Stephen BARCLAY was born on 17 Sep 1952 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. He died on 07 Jan 2002 in Montgomery, Hamilton, Ohio, USA from Respiratory Failure.
4. Geraldine BARCLAY was born on 06 Feb 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
5. Thomas Elliott Crawford BARCLAY was born on 21 Jun 19xx in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
James Walton Crawford was born on 26 Nov 1905 in Bradley Beach, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 08 Dec 1972 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause Of Death was Brain Tumor – Cerebral Anoxia. James worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad his entire life. He was the foreman at the round-house in Fallsington, where his brother and his son-in-law, Carl also worked. For my life he lived at 114 E. Ingham Ave. James believed his whole life that his middle name was Howard. Alice also believed this, despite his birth certificate specifically saying W on it.
On the 1930 census, James and Alice are living with Arch, Mickey and Doris. James is listed as a mechanic at the Round House at the Railroad. He is unemployed at the time.
Alice Beck is the daughter of Clarence Ford Beck and Barbara Louise Weismiller. She wasborn on 31 May 1909 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 24 Jun 1992 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause of Death was Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Bronchitis, and COPD. Alice was living with Dorothy Asay in Levittown for several years prior to becoming very ill. After release from St. Francis, Alice lived with Carl Barclay at 2300 Liberty Street. She is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
James Walton Crawford and Alice Beck were married on 02 Feb 1926 in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland. They had 3 children.
1. Virginia Marie Crawford was born on 01 Aug 1928 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. On 19 Aug 1928 in St. Mary’s she married Carl Freeman Barclay. They were married on 21 Jun 1947 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 27 Nov 1977 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was 5 ft. 6 in. Cause of Death was Cancer of the Lung and Stage II Hodgkins Disease. Virginia suffered for over four years with this disease. She had had several operations and bounced back each time. She died on a Sunday, at about 3 in the afternoon in St. Francis Hospital. Arch and Mickey Kelly were Virginia’sgodparents. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
2. Joan Delores Crawford. She was born on 13 Apr 1930 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 10 May 2001 in Levittown, Bucks, Pennsylvania of Emphysema.
3. Dorothy Shirley Crawford. She was born on 18 Jul 1932 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She died on 06 Mar 2006 in Levittown, Bucks, Pennsylvania of a Brain Tumor.
James G. CRAWFORD is the son of George H. CRAWFORD and Sara Jane BROWER. He wasborn on 24 Jul 1876 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 11 Apr 1908 in Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. Corporal. Cause of Death was Tuberculosis (2wks).
Lela Leona COLE is the daughter of Willard L. COLE and Mary Evona WALTON. She was bornon 24 Jul 1881 in Hightstown, Mercer, New Jersey. She died on 07 Mar 1927 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. She was buried on 10 Mar 1927 in Greenwood Cemetery. Cause of Death was Cirrhosis (Non Alcoholic).
Lela is the sister of Ernest Cole, who married Mary Beers Crawford, daughter of Louisa Holmes Van Dorn and William Henry Crawford,cousins of one another.
James G.CRAWFORD and Lela Leona COLE were married on 31 Jan 1901 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. They had 5 children.
1. Willard L. CRAWFORD was born on 11 Jun 1901 in Bradley Beach,Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 21 Oct 1923 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. Cause of Death was Homicide – Willard was shot through the heart accidentally at Ferguson’s Garage located on Perry Street. There apparently was an investigation into police mishandling. 10/22/23. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
2. Evona CRAWFORD was born on 12 Aug 1902 in Bradley Beach,Monmouth, New Jersey. She died eleven months later on 31 Jul 1903 in Bradley Beach, Monmouth, New Jersey.
3. George Howland CRAWFORD was born on 07 Apr 1904 in Bradley Beach,Monmouth, New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Veronica BECK on 26 Nov 1928 in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, having run away to get married, like James and Alice had done. He died on 25 Apr 1999 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. George and his brother, James, had married Bessie and her sister Alice!
George Crawford (Obituary)
HAMILTON – George H. Crawford, 95, died Saturday at Chandler Hall Nursing Home, Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Born in Bradley Beach, he was a lifelong Trenton and Hamilton area resident. He retired from Pennsylvania Railroad Yard, Fallsington, Pennsylvania, where he was a machinist for more than 35 years. He enjoyed gardening and baseball.
Husband of the late Elizabeth Beck Crawford and brother of the late James, Edward and Willard Crawford, he is survived by a daughter and son-in law, Lela and Harry Robinson of Hamilton Square; four grandchildren, Corrine Rooney of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania., Lela Hartnagle of Trenton, Harry L. Robinson Jr. of Florence, and George H. Robinson of Hamilton; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Saul Colonial Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chandler Hall, Attention: Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, Pennsylvania. 18940.
4. James Walton CRAWFORD was born on 26 Nov 1905 in Bradley Beach, Monmouth, New Jersey. He married Alice BECK on 02 Feb 1926 in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, having eloped. He died on 08 Dec 1972 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.
5. Edward Gilbert CRAWFORD was born on 04 Nov 1906 in Bradley Beach,Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 24 May 1968 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA. 1930 Census Edward is a machinist at Railroad. Obituary in 1968, aged 60, Wife is Marie Scalzi Crawford
George H. CRAWFORD is the son of James Gilbert CRAWFORD and Elizabeth HAGGERTY. He was born on 09 Aug 1843 in Shark River, Monmouth, New Jersey. His residence in 1850 in Ocean, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 30 Apr 1908 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He was 5 ft. 8 in. and weighed 163 lb. The Cause Of Death was Gastroenteritis. Burial in Colts Neck Church Cemetery.
George was a 1st Sgt., 2nd Calvary, Co. H of Civil War.
He was married by the Rev. William Riley
Buried in Colt’s Neck
He lived in a house on South Street still standing (4/2/1999). Fairly large house, two blocks south of Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey. In 1870, He is living in Atlantic Township with Fannie and Minnie, his daughters.
Dark Brown Hair, ruddy complexion
Worked for Charles E Strong of Colt’s Neck at various times.
New Jersey 2nd Cavalry Regiment, from 11 August 1863 to 01 November 1865
Regimental History
Battles Fought
Battle at Iuka, Mississippi on 04 December 1863
Battle on 28 December 1863
Battle on 28 January 1864
Battle at Union City, Tennessee on 02 February 1864
Battle on 13 February 1864
Battle at Holly Springs, Mississippi on 13 February 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 14 February 1864
Battle at Okolona, Mississippi on 18 February 1864
Battle at Okolona, Mississippi on 20 February 1864
Battle at Okolona, Mississippi on 22 February 1864
Battle at Union City, Tennessee on 25 February 1864
Battle on 24 March 1864
Battle at Bolivar, Tennessee on 02 May 1864
Battle at Bolivar, Tennessee on 04 May 1864
Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 06 June 1864
Battle at Guntown, Mississippi on 09 June 1864
Battle at Guntown, Mississippi on 10 June 1864
Battle at Guntown, Mississippi on 11 June 1864
Battle at Waldron’s Bridge, Mississippi on 11 June 1864
Battle at Guntown, Mississippi on 12 June 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 02 July 1864
Battle at Port Gibson, Mississippi on 15 July 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 12 September 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 13 September 1864
Battle at Memphis, Tennessee on 05 October 1864 Battle on 24 December 1864
Battle on 26 December 1864
Battle at Egypt Station, Mississippi on 28 December 1864
Battle at Mississippi on 18 February 1865
Battle at Clayton, Alabama on 28 April 1865
George enlisted as a Corporal on 24 July 1863 in Company H, 2nd Cavalry Regiment New Jersey on 24 July 1863. Promoted to Full Sergeant on 25 November 1863. Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 01 March 1865. Promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 24 October 1865 (As of Co. G Not Mustered) Mustered out Company H, 2nd Cavalry Regiment New Jersey on 01 November 1865 in Vicksburg, MS
Sara Jane BROWER is the daughter of William Henry BROWER and Elizabeth A. RIDDLE. Shewas born on 30 Apr 1846 in Atlantic, Monmouth, New Jersey. Residence 1860 in Marlboro, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. She died on 16 Nov 1916 in Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey. Cause of Death was Colon Cancer. Burial in Colts Neck Church Cemetery.
Notes for Sara Jane BROWER:
Charles H. Lane, Sara Jane’s son-in-law, was the informant. She died in his home November 16, 1916 in Colt’s Neck. Sarah Jane appears to be living in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey in 1910 on Broad Street
George H. CRAWFORD and Sara Jane BROWER were married by Wm. Reily, Minister of the Reformed Dutch Church in Holmdel, on 02 Jan 1867 in Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. They had 10 children.
1. Fannie CRAWFORD. She was born on 01 Oct 1867 in New Jersey, USA. Shemarried Charles H. LANE. They were married 1903. She died on 30 Aug 1940.
2. Minnie E. CRAWFORD. She was born on 08 Jan 1869 in New Jersey, USA. Shedied on 19 Apr 1933.
3. William B. CRAWFORD. He was born on 24 Sep 1872 in New Jersey, USA. Hedied on 14 Nov 1874 in New Jersey, USA.
4. Lyle CRAWFORD. He was born on 03 Apr 1875 in New Jersey, USA. He diedon 21 May 1875 in New Jersey, USA.
5. James G. CRAWFORD. He was born on 24 Jul 1876 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He married Lela Leona COLE. They were married on 31 Jan 1901 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 11 Apr 1908 in Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
6. Margaret A. CRAWFORD. She was born Mar 1879 in New Jersey, USA.
7. Almanza Wilbur CRAWFORD. He was born on 24 Jan 1883 in Holmdel,Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He married Minnie REID. They were married on 12 Nov 1908. He died on 06 Mar 1965.
In 1930, Almanza is living with Minnie (Reid) and Gladys, John and Raymond at 56 Throckmorton Street. He is a clerk at the post office in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey.
8. Harry Walton CRAWFORD. He was born on 07 Mar 1885 in New Jersey, USA.He died on 18 Sep 1907 in Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
Sarah Jane is listed as the Administrix of the estate of Harry Walton Crawford (9/13/1907) Harry was the Secretary to the YMCA
9. Martha Evona CRAWFORD. She was born on 14 Oct 1887 in New Jersey, USA.She died on 31 Jan 1890.
10. Eliza Jane CRAWFORD. She was born on 07 Aug 1889 in New Jersey, USA.
James Gilbert CRAWFORD is the son of Gilbert CRAWFORD and Amy VAN CLEAF. He wasborn on 29 Jun 1813 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 04 Apr 1893 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. Cause of Death was Paralysis(d.c.), Old Age, Atherosclerosis. He was a shoemaker and a painter. Burial in Colts Neck Church Cemetery.
James Gilbert was a Private in Company G, 29th Regiment in the Civil War. He would have been about 47 years old at that time.
According to a deed, in which he sells land belonging to his father, he and his wife Elizabeth are residents of Shrewsbury Township in 1843. Is it possible that James and Elizabeth lived at Elizabeth’s parents’ house? I doubt the James was Gilbert’s first or only child. Gilbert was 35 when James was born. James is living in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in 1890 Census of CW veterans.
Regimental History
NEW JERSEY 29TH INFANTRY (9 MONTHS)
Twenty-ninth Infantry – Cols., Edwin F. Applegate, William R. Taylor; Lieut.-Col., Joseph K Davison; Maj., Joseph T. Field. This regiment was raised in Monmouth County and rendezvoused at Camp Vredenburg, located on the old battle-ground near Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey. It was mustered into the service on Sept. 20, 1862, and left for Washington on the 28th, with 39 officers and 866 enlisted men. Reaching Washington on the 30th, it went into camp on East Capitol hill, where it was permanently brigaded with the 21st, 24th and 31st N. J. Regiments, under command of Col. Robertson of the 24th. Cos. A, F, D and I patrolled the city of Fredericksburg while the conflict raged along the slopes, and remained on that duty until the stormy night of Dec. 15, when they were the last to withdraw, crossing upon the upper pontoons under a fierce cannonade from the enemy, which, however, did not inflict a single casualty. The division of which the regiment formed a part held an important position in the early days of the Chancellorsville campaign without drawing on a serious engagement, though picket firing was steadily maintained, and having accomplished its purpose in diverting the enemy’s attention from the right of Hooker’s army re-crossed the Rappahannock on May 2 under a heavy fire from the Confederate batteries, the regiment losing 7 men killed or wounded. The term of service having expired, the regiment marched with the brigade to Washington, while the remainder of the army pushed on to overtake and vanquish Lee in his northward movement.
Leaving the capital on June 17, it reached Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey two days afterward, where it was mustered out on the 28th. The total strength of the regiment was 958, and it lost during its term of service by resignation 4, by discharge 63, by promotion 6, by transfer 3, by death 40, by desertion 17, mustered out 825.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 3
Battles Fought
Fought on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
Elizabeth HAGGERTY is the daughter of Asher T. HAGGERTY and Susannah HOWLAND. Shewas born on 29 Jun 1813 in Ocean Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. She died on 25 May 1874 in Colt’s Neck, Monmouth, New Jersey. Burial in Colts Neck Church Cemetery.
Monmouth County Receipts and Discharges, Book B, p. 290, proves that Elizabeth is the daughter of Asher T., and that Asher T. is married to Susannah Howland
James Gilbert CRAWFORD and Elizabeth HAGGERTY. They had 8 children.
1. Gilbert J. CRAWFORD was born 1839. He married Lavinia MAINES. They were married on 15 Nov 1864 in Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died 1913.
Gilbert was a Corporal, Company G, 29th Reg. 1862 Buried at Colt’s Neck Cemetery Living in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1890 Census and in 1880 Census Blacksmith Bartending in Shrewsbury in 1900
2. John H. CRAWFORD was born 1841. He married Elizabeth VAN DER HOOF. They were married on 01 Jan 1860 in Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
3. George H. CRAWFORD was born on 09 Aug 1843 in Shark River, Monmouth, New Jersey. Residence 1850 in Ocean, Monmouth, New Jersey. He married Sara JaneBROWER. They were married on 02 Jan 1867 in Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 30 Apr 1908 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
4. William Henry CRAWFORD was born on 26 Nov 1845. He married Louisa Holmes VAN DORN. They were married on 13 May 1867 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 07 Dec 1917 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold. He served, as did his brothers, in the Civil War.
5. Amy CRAWFORDwas born 1848.
6. Charles E. CRAWFORD. He was born on 22 Feb 1849 in Ocean Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 29 Jun 1925 in Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in a plot owned by Susan Crawford
7. Asher CRAWFORD. He was born 1853. In 1880 Census, Asher is living with Mr. Heyer and working as a Sawyer
8. Elizabeth CRAWFORD. She was born 1856.
Gilbert CRAWFORD was born on 27 Apr 1776. He died on 03 Aug 1840 in Holmdel,Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He was a Shoemaker (Inventory, 1843). He attended the Baptist (Dutch Reformed). He is buried in Holmdel Baptist Cemetery.
In a deed I4/473, the connection is made between Gilbert Crawford and James G. Crawford. In this deed, James and Elizabeth sell the land James’ father owned to John I. Taylor (9/28/1843) for $50.00. I learn in the inventory, that he was probably a shoemaker, lived in a two story house.
This land is described as follows:
In Holmdel, in the Township of Middletown, in the southeast corner of Lot#2; west to the brook, which is the east boundary of the Upper Baptist Meeting Lot. From the same origin, south 36* 1 chain and 94 links to a stake and stone planted, and west to brook, to the southwest corner of lot #2. (1 acre). Bounded north by Lot#2, and the southeast by the road leading from Monmouth to Middletown. This lot was sold to Gilbert out May 9, 1807.(Deed Book R/318)
There is a further deed related to this property, a Hugh Giberson, married to the daughter of Gilbert and Amy, (unknown). This was sold to William G. Crawford.
Married by the Justice of the Peace
Amy VAN CLEAF is the daughter of Johnnes VAN CLEAF and Elizabeth MOUNT. She was born on 07 Nov 1778 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She died on 19 Aug 1847 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She attended Holmdel Baptist Church. Burial in Holmdel Baptist Cemetery. Amy Van Cleaf Crawford was received as a member of the Holmdel Baptist Church upon Baptism in 1837. Also in the list is a Gideon and Sarah.
Married by Justice of the Peace John Smock, J. of P.to Amey Van Cleaf on Aug 25, 1801. Amey is dau. of John Van Cleaf (Cleef) and Elizabeth Mount. Gilbert and Amey are parents of William G. Crawford.
Gilbert CRAWFORD and Amy VAN CLEAF were married on 25 Aug 1801 in Atlantic Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. They had 4 children.
1. Mariah CRAWFORD. She was born Abt. 1811 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She died Aft. 1880.
2. James Gilbert CRAWFORD. He was born on 29 Jun 1813 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 04 Apr 1893 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA.
3. Sarah CRAWFORD. She was born Abt. 1817 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. She died Aft. 1880.
4. Rulliff CRAWFORD. He was born 1821 in Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA. He died on 13 May 1891. In 1870, Ruliff is in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey and has a farm worth $10,000.
I have been unable to verify who Gilbert’s father and mother are. There are only two Crawford families in Monmouth County at this time, and the given names of most all of the children are very similar, making the distinction hard to make. I welcome anyone to assist, if they have knowledge of this old Monmouth County family.

Posted September 30, 2012 by TECBarclay in Genealogy

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