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Thomas Crews Family

Thomas Crews, son of Joseph Crews and Massey Johnson, was born about 1750 in Hanover Co. VA, and died March, 1841 in Stokes/Forsyth Co. NC. He married Mary Talley (1752-1836).

"This is to certify that I did sell my brother-in-law Thomas Crews a Negro girl by name of Elizabeth for value received about the year 1779." This record was dated Nov. 7, 1799 and signed by Reuben Talley. It was placed in the Stokes Deed Book June, 1839 in order to prove ownership for estate purposes. Thus, Reuben Talley was the brother of Mary (Polly) Crews who married Thomas Crews ca.1773 in Granville Co., NC.

Notes for Thomas Crews: His will dated 14 May, 1830; proved March 1841. (Stokes, Book 4, p. 75.) Witnesses Geo. Linville & Jemima Linville. Will mentions son Ashley & son-in-law Soloman Warren. Daniel Dwiggins & Ursula Crew Dwiggins bought slave from estate of Thomas Crews 18 March 1841.

First Generation

Children of Thomas Crews and Mary Talley
Ashley Crews (ca. 1774-1853) m. Kitty Lemay
Sarah Crews (1775-1845) m. George Jordan, Granville Co. NC
Martha Crews (1777-1842) m. Robert Dwiggins
Mary Crews (1781-?) m. Solomon Warren
Ursula Crews (1785-1867) m. Daniel Dwiggins (1779-1856), lived Davie Co. NC
Constance Crews (1787-1855) m. Benjamin Whicker
Elizabeth Crews (1790-1876) m. Archelous Dean
Mildred/Milly Crews (1791-1821) m. Jesse Frey
Thomas Crews (1795-ca. 1851) m. Sarah Baxter
Massey Crews (ca. 1798-?) m. Jesse Frey, her sister's widower

Second Generation

Children of Thomas Crews and Sarah Baxter
William W. Crews (ca. 1823-?) m. 1) Martha Dwiggins (d. bef. 1867), 2) Ellen Hines (1841-1909)
Ashley W. Crews (ca. 1824-?). This is NOT the Ashley Crews who married Nancy Mecum!
[error corrected 1/14/04]
Henry T. Crews (ca. 1831-bef. 1870) m. Lydia (1828-1889)


Information on this family was derived primarily from Forsyth and Stokes County census, marriage, wills and cemetery records. Thanks also to Gray Harmon!

Doris Talley Adams is a Talley family researcher. Doris can be reached at: This page was created on May 12, 2002; revised on January 14, 2004 and March 25, 2009

©, 2001-2009 Faye Jarvis Moran

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