Benjamin Crow 31
- Born: Abt 1756, Augusta County, Virginia
- Marriage: Ann Gregg
- Died: After 1830, Okolona, Clark County, Arkansas
He and his wife, Ann, had many children, but his eldest son was killed in Tennessee by Indians. He applied for a Revolutionary War pension and stated that he was in Captain David Stinson's company, the 8th regiment of the Virginia line as a private. Because of a loss of his records, he never got that pension, but in 1971 the Arkadelphia Chapter of the DAR placed a memorial marker honoring him in section 7-8-22 at the intersection of Hwy 26(Old Military Road) and the Christian Campground(Bobo Road).
Shot in hip at Battle of Brandywine, 4th VA Regiment of Foot.
On 27 June 1806, Benjamin Crow, swore a statement on the claim
of Curtis Morris. This is in regard to Morris' claim on land at the
Bellevue settlement, Washington County, Missouri. Morris must have
settled here, when the area was still the Missouri Territory.
Benjamin Crow and his son, Walter, are mentioned in a number of
these depositions regarding the claims of citizens about their land
located in Missouri. Some of these claims place them there in the
early 1800's. Several family members are quoted in these "claims -
some giving relationships, and others adding confusion to
Benjamin Crow did render service to the American fight for
Independence. He served as a private in the 3rd Virginia Regiment in
1777 and was at Valley Forge in May 1778. Later he was with the 4th
Virginia Regiment in Captain John Steed's Company at Ramapoo in
October 1779 and Morristown in December 1779. He was promoted to
Corporal and then to Sergeant during his three years service.
Benjamin Crow was born about 1756/57 in Rockingham County,
Virginia. Rockingham later became part of Augusta County. He died
in Clark County, Arkansas, after 1830.
Benjamin married Ann Gregg, daughter of Robert Gregg and Lydia Harrison. (Ann Gregg was born about 1758 in Augusta County, Virginia and died about 1835 in Arkansas.)