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Benjamin Crowley

Born: 1758

Death: Jan 1, 1842

Birthplace: Halifax County

Nationality: United States

Benjamin Crowley

Date of Birth : 1758
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1842
Birth Place : Halifax County

Benjamin Crowley II was an early settler of Arkansas. Crowley was born in Halifax County, Virginia. He was the son of Benjamin Crowley I and Sarah Strong. By 1787, he was living in Oglethorpe County, Georgia where the Crowley and Strong families had migrated. On December 15, 1795, he married Catherine Annie Wiley, the daughter of Peter Wiley and Mary Sharkey. Catherine was born c. 1771 in Augusta County, Virginia and died in 1850 at Crowley, Greene County, Arkansas. On August 9, 1808 he patented 200 acres in Christian County, Kentucky. He was listed living there on the 1810 census. By June 16, 1817, Benjamin was listed in Lawrence County, Arkansas where he was the administrator of his son John’s estate. On October 12, 1819 Benjamin Crowley purchased land from Solomon Hewitt for $200 on the Spring River about two miles above the mouth of the Eleven Point River, on the North side of said Spring River where Benjamin was currently living. On November 27, 1820 Benjamin Crowley was issued a land bounty of 160 acres for his service in the War of 1812. The land was in Phillips County, Arkansas. He was listed as a Matross in Hobart’s Company of Light Artillery.

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