|About The Crawford - Johnson Tree
THIS TREE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS - there are mistakes, misprints, duplicates, etc. I am working
on them. If you notice anything that needs fixing - PLEASE LET ME KNOW. As family historian -
I want this as perfect as can possibly be! ALL MY LOVE - PATSY
PLEASE SIGN MY GUEST BOOK - so I will know who is visiting.
FOR PRINTED TREES - Click on HOME, SITE MAP, then Printable Reports.
I will be adding new and wonderful Lists and Additions asap. I REALLY want to focus for the
next year on our Veterans - our wounded warriors and those that fought and served our country.
If you have suggestions, please let me know.
PHOTOS WILL BE ADDED LATER - this is for your information -- mainly.
NOTES FOR THE JOHNSON TREE:
1)Be sure to visit RICHARD GRANCY GREGORY - my 4th great-grandfather. His page has wonderful
and interesting information for all in/on our Johnson / Gesford / Clark side. He was our first
Texican and makes me, Charley and Wanda 7th generation Texans.
2)MAYFLOWER family: HENRY HOWLAND(10th ggf-JONES) -- brother of John Howland, passenger on the
Mayflower. That's as close as I can get and document it. (It's 1230am and I remember that we
are related to one of the Mayflower crew - I will find that and update. 11-3-2018)
NOTES FOR THE CRAWFORD TREE:
VETERANS in our Crawford/Johnson family:
1)My Daddy: Clarence Milton Johnson (JONES) - went to Italy after WWII - U.S.S ARMY
2)My Brother: Charles Milton Johnson - USMC - Embassy Duty in Ankara, Turkey and Geneva,
Switzerland for 18 months each. Charley was in Geneva during the S.A.L.T. talks and got to
know some of the visiting dignitaries to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks from 1976 to 1979.
3)* Dr. Walter Reed (CLARK) - MAJOR U. S. Army - best remembered for finding the source for
yellow fever. The Walter Reed Medal is awarded to Army doctors who make advances in medical
AMERICAN REVOLUTION - REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Dates: 1775 to 1783
Where: Eastern Seaboard of North America
Ended: TREATY OF PARIS - signed 03 Sep 1783
American Casualties: 4,435 (217,00 served)
* Captain Caleb Brewster (GESFORD) - Member of General George Washington's Culpepper Spy Ring
* Richard Grancy Gregory(CLARK)-served in Virginia - land and pension granted.
* Samuel Fowle (GESFORD) - Massachusetts - Jan 1, 1778 to Nov 30, 1780. Sgt in Capt Calvin
Curtiss' Company and Col John Jacob's regt in Rhode Island. Then Capt Farnum's Company and Col
Frye's rgt at BATTLES OF LEXINGTON AND BUNKER HILL.
WAR of 1812
Dates: 1812 – 1815
Where: Canada, Eastern seaboard of the United States, Great Lakes and Lake Champlain
How It Ended: The Treaty of Ghent was signed on Dec. 24, 1814. Unaware of the treaty, Gen.
Andrew Jackson engaged and crushed the British at New Orleans on January 8, 1815.
American Casualties: 2,260 (approx.);
Approx. 286,730 served
*Davy Crocket - (GESFORD) Tennessee Mounted Gunmen under Captain John Cowan in Spanish Florida
*Charles Matlock (MATLOCK) Company:DYER'S REG'T, CAVALRY AND MTD. GUNMEN, TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS.
Rank - Induction:PRIVATE Rank -Discharge: PRIVATE Roll Box 134 Microfilm Publication: M602
*Christopher Lemuel Vaughan (JONES)-served with Capt Samuel Faucette's Company Colonel Hugh
Mean's 1st Regiment, S.C. Militia. He was discharged in 1815 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dates: 1846 – 1848
Where: Mexico and southwestern United States, including modern-day Texas, California and New
Ended: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on Feb. 2, 1848.
American Casualties: 13,283 (approx.)
Approx. 78,718 served; 1,733 battle deaths; 11,550 other service deaths
1)Richard Gregory Jr. (CLARK)(also CW) - REPUBLIC OF TEXAS: see #2 link below in Useful Links
2)George Socrates Martin (GESFORD) (also CW) - Company A - 1 Tennessee Infantry - served twelve
Dates: 1861 – 1865
Where: Primarily in the Eastern half of the United States (east of the Mississippi River)
How It Ended: Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the small settlement of
Appomattox Court House in southwestern Virginia on April 9, 1865.
American Casualties: Union forces 646,512 and Confederate forces 133,821 (approx.)
Union Service 2,213,363; battle deaths 140,414; other service deaths 224,097, Confederate
Service 1,500,000; battle deaths 74,524; other service deaths 59,297
* Spenser Coleman (JONES)-47th Infantry - enlisted 1862.
* Thomas Columbus Crawford (CRAWFORD) - 1st Gordon Squadron, Cavalry(State Guards), 2d Georgia
Cavalry AND 2d Georgia Cavalry -DIED IN ACTION AT THE ACADEMY HOSPITAL-CHATTANOOGA -- 22 Sep
1863 MEMORIAL PAGE ON FOLD3 (CRAnFORD)
* George Francis Dickson/Dixon (CLARK-3rd ggf) -Widow's pension letter states he served the CSA
- no other information.
* Andrew Jackson Fox (CRAWFORD) - Conferacy -Rank at enlistment:Private State Served:
Tennessee Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, Tennessee 5th Cavalry Regiment.
Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records (Dad is Jesse Fox Sr.)
* Jesse Fox Sr. (CRAWFORD) - Confederacy - Tennessee
* Allen B. Giles (JONES) -Company K, 14th Alabama Infantry Regiment), Buried at POINT LOOKOUT
CONFEDERATE CEMETERY in Scotland, Maryland. Died from chronic diarrhea after being a
Confederate POW and 18 daysin the hospital. See Useful Links for a Link to this YANKEE PRISON
where our 3rd great grandfather was starved to death.
* Richard Houston Gregory (CLARK) (also MW^^) -CSA CO D SPAIGHTS BN KILLED IN ACTION
* Joseph Franklin Griffith (GESFORD)Co. G, 30th Texas Cavalry, CSA (Capt. Levi W. Goodrich's
Co.) July 13, 1862 at Comanche. The muster roll of July and August 1863 for Co G, 30th Regt
Texas Cavalry, shows him on detached service to Krumhaars Battery since July 24, 1863. The
Company return of 17 Texas Field Battery of July 1863, show him at Camp Bankhead, on detached
service from Gurley as per special order. So he was moved around quite a bit. No later muster
rolls have been located, but his wife's pension application shows he served from July 1862 to
the end of the war.
* Lewis P Griner/Grinder (GESFORD) - Private - Enlisted in the Tennessee 10th Cavalry Regiment.
Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate
* George Socrates Martin (GESFORD) (also MW^^) - Company A 22nd Infantry. T.S.T. Brigage
* Henry Beaseley Matlock(MATLOCK)- Enlistment Date:1863 Rank:2 Sgt,Military Unit:19th Regiment,
Tennessee Infantry, Company E.
* Jacob Shetley (CRAWFORD) - Enlisted 1862 North Carolina Rank at enlistment: Private State
Served: North Carolina Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, North Carolina 62nd Infantry
Regiment. Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
* Lovin Lankford Stephens (MATLOCK) - CSA - fought for ALABAMA - fought at Vicksburg,
Mississippi. When Brad and I visited back in 1998 - we asked one of the Park Rangers if they
knew anything about L. L. Stephens and she had a 3 x 5 index card box with all the information
about the soldiers that fought there and he was in that box! She was very helpful with which
hill he fought on and when he was captured and how long he was POW. patsy
* Lucian Butrum (GESFORD)-Regiment State/Origin: Illinois, Regiment:114th Regiment, Illinois
Infantry, Company:F, Rank In: Private, Rank Out: Private
* Rufus M. Coleman (JONES)-6th Regiment/ Tennessee Cavalry, Company A. Private when Enlisted,
Sergeant going out.
* Stephen J. Gesford (GESFORD)-Enlistment State: Iowa Rank: Private Company: C Regiment: 17
Iowa Vols DIED in 1862 in Jacinto, Mississippi.
* James Miller Matlock (MATLOCK) 1862 -2nd Lieut. in Company H of the 63rd enrolled Missouri
Dates: April 25 – Aug. 12, 1898
Where: Mainly in the Spanish possessions of Cuba and the Philippines
Ended: The Treaty of Paris was signed on Dec. 10, 1898.
American Casualties: 2,446 (approx.)
Service 306,760 worldwide; battle deaths 385; Other deaths in service 2,061
WORLD WAR I
Dates: 1914 – 1918
Where: The Atlantic Ocean and Europe
Ended: Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919.
American Casualties: 116,708 (approx.)
Worldwide Service 4,734,991; battle deaths 53,402; Other deaths in service 63,114 (non-theater)
WORLD WAR II
Dates: 1939 – 1945
Where: Europe, North Africa, Asia, Australia, and Pacific islands including Hawaii, Atlantic
and Pacific Oceans
Ended: Japan was the last Axis power to surrender on August 14, 1945, after the U.S. bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
American Casualties: 407,316 (approx.)
Service (worldwide) 16,112,566; Battle deaths 291,557; Other deaths in service 113,842 (non-
World War II
* R L Boydston (MATLOCK) - U.S.NAVY- Killed Dec 07, 1941 - is buried in the USS ARIZONA and his
name is on the wall.
* William Matthew Crawford (CRAWFORD) - U.S. Navy, served in the South Pacific on the Escort
Carrier: U.S.S. Kahlinin Bay. He was in the Battle of Leyte(prounounced LAY-TAY) Gulf and the
Battle of Samar. See link #3 below for more information.
Dates: 1950 – 1953
Where: North and South Korea
Ended: The war reached a stalemate in June 1951. An armistice was finally reached on July 27,
American Casualties: 36,512 (approx.)
Service (worldwide) 5,720,000; battle deaths 33,741; Others deaths in service 106,117 (theater
Dates: 1954 – 1975
Where: Southeast Asia
Ended: The U.S. withdrew after a ceasefire in 1973, the war ended in a North Vietnamese victory
American Casualties: 58,193 (approx.)
Service (worldwide) 8,744,000; Southeast Asia 3,403,000; battle deaths 47,424; other service
deaths 42,785 (theater and non-theater)
PERSIAN GULF WAR (Desert Shield & Storm )
Dates: August 1990 – April 1991
Where: Iraq and Kuwait
Ended: After a four-day ground war, an American-led coalition declared victory. A cease-fire
agreement was signed on April 9, 1991.
American Casualties: 148 (approx.)
Service worldwide 2,322,000; Sent to Gulf 694,550; battle deaths 147; Other deaths 1,825
(theater & non theater)
War on Terrorism
Dates: Oct. 7, 2001 (War begins with U.S.-led Operation Enduring Freedom, in Afghanistan, after
the terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Approximately 3,000
civilians and members of the military died as a result of the attacks in New York, Washington
and Pennsylvania.) – Conflict continues…
Where: An effort to combat terrorism world-wide begins in Afghanistan.
American Casualties in Afghanistan:
FAMOUS CRAWFORD / JOHNSON's:
*Davy Crockett (Gesford/Martin/DeShazo/Barnett/Vance/Farrar) 5th cousin 5x removed
ACTORS and ACTRESSES:
*JOHN IRELAND (Gesford/Martin/Grinder) 8th cousin 3x removed. famous movies: RED RIVER 1948,
ALL THE KING'S MEN 1949, LITTLE BIG HORN 1951, HURRICANE SMITH 1952, THE GOOD DIE YOUNG 1954,
GUNFIGHT AT O.K. CORRAL 1957.
*ANNA KENDRICK (Gesford/Martin/Newhall) my 9th cousin
*MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY (Clark/Dixon) my 7th cousin 3x removed
ARTISTS and ARCHITECTS:
AUTHORS and WRITERS:
*James Joyce - (Jones-Dole-Brocklbanck) wrote "Ulysses" "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young
Man" and "Finnegan's Wake"
CRIME FIGHTERS and LAWYERS
CRIMINALS, ECCENTRICS and ODDITIES
ENTERTAINERS and MAGICIANS
EXPLORERS & ADVENTURERS:
*Martha Jane CALAMITY JANE Canary (Jones) 8 cousin 2 x removed
MUSICIANS and COMPOSERS:
*BONO-U2 Paul David Hewson (Jones/McFarland/Hays/Brown) my 9th cousin
*ELVIS PRESLEY (Gesford/Martin/Totty/Andrews) my 8th cousin 1x removed
*HANK WILLIAMS (Gesford/Martin/Newhall) 9th cousin 1x removed
SCIENTISTS and INVENTORS:
*ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL 03 Mar 1847-02 Aug 1922 - (Jones/Giles/Hayes) 8th cousin 1x removed
US PRESIDENTS and FIRST LADIES:
*(43)GEORGE W. BUSH - (Jones-Vaughn-Smith) - 10th cousinZ
US SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS
HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS: