J. M. Crawford,
one to the prominent citizens of Clayton City, was born
in Adams County, O., Nov. 24, 1843. He moved with his
parents to Cassville, Wisc., in 1845, from whence they
removed in 1847 to Guttenberg, Ia., where the father
engaged in hotelkeeping. In 1854 they settled in Clayton
Township, and eleven years later J. M. removed to the
town of Clayton, where he has resided since. He is a
carpenter, and joiner by trade, and successfully followed
this business. He was married on June 9, 1867, to
Elizabeth Gregory, who was born in Wisconsin, in 1850.
Three children have blessed this union- John Edgar, born
1869; Albert Noble, in 1871; and Agnes E., in 1874. Mr.
Crawford votes the Democratic ticket.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 721
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