Walter Crow 27
- Born: Abt 1783, Rockingham County, Virginia
- Marriage: Margaret Hutchinson on May 26, 1801 in Greene County, Tennessee
- Died: 1863, Okolona, Clark County, Arkansas about age 80
Walter moved from Greene County, TN to Washington County, MO about 1802. In 1819, he moved to Clark County, AR to continue his trade as a cabinet maker.
Our ancestor, Walter Crow was born ca 1783 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His father, Benjamin moved to eastern Tennessee, along with many of his in-laws. Walter was married in Tennessee.
Around 1802 Walter, his father, his brothers and sisters all floated the Tennessee on a flat boat and settled in a new frontier in Missouri Territory. It has been written that Walter's daughter, Elizabeth was born on the trip, thus, the name Elizabeth Waters.
During the fifteen to seventeen years in Missouri, Walter his father, and his brothers and brothers-in-laws bought land, some married while living there and raised their families.
The next migration brought the "clan" to Arkansas in 1819, being among the earliest settlers of Clark County. Walter first lived just a few miles west of Arkadelphia where he followed the occupation of cabinet-making and farming. He later moved north of Okolona where he died at age 75/6.
It has been said he was a genius in making articles from wood--spinning wheels, chairs and looms, also trunks, one of which remained in the possession of one of his ancestors for many years, maybe is yet.
He served on juries, made depositions for cases tried in county courts, as his name appears in many county records.
Walter married Margaret Hutchinson, daughter of James Hutchinson and Elizabeth?, on May 26, 1801 in Greene County, Tennessee. (Margaret Hutchinson was born on May 26, 1783 in Greene County, Tennessee and died before 1860 in Okolona, Clark County, Arkansas.)